September 1, 2005

CHIPOLA COLLEGE ENROLLMENT UP FOR FALL SEMESTER

 

            MARIANNA—Enrollment is up three percent this Fall at Chipola College continuing a positive trend that began in the Fall of 2002. 

            According to Dr. Jayne Roberts, Dean of Enrollment Services, a total of 2,191 students were enrolled through the final day of late registration, compared to 2,132 last Fall. College officials expect this figure to rise once high school dual-enrollment registrations are added. Many of the college’s Workforce Development programs also will continue to enroll students throughout the semester.

            Fall and Spring enrollment has remained above the 2,000 student-mark since 2002. Roberts reports that the addition of bachelor’s degrees to the Chipola curriculum and the presence of university programs on the Chipola campus have contributed to the increase in students. Roberts said her office fields numerous inquiries about the college’s bachelor’s degree programs in Secondary Mathematics and Science Education. 

            Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough said, “We are pleased that so many students are taking advantage of the opportunities available at Chipola. It is our goal to make college more accessible to the citizens of our district.”

            Of the 2,191 students enrolled, 60 percent are freshmen. One-third of all students are completely new to the college experience, classified as first-time freshmen.  Females constitute 60 percent of the student body. Half of all students fall in the 18-19 age range. 

            Roughly half of the students are enrolled on a full-time basis, with the other half taking less than 12 semester hours.  The majority of students take courses only during the day; while 300 students attend only evening courses.  Another 400 students are enrolled in a combination of day and evening courses.

            The college’s new Student Services Building was warmly-received students registering this Fall. Thanks to the $4 million renovation/construction project, students now have the full range of student services—from admissions to graduation— in one place for the first time in the college’s 58-year history. “They were pleasantly surprised to find that they could take care of all their business in a matter of steps,” said Roberts. 

Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, a two-year degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 11 public universities. The college also awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in mathematics and science. Chipola’s University Center offers classes on the Chipola campus leading to bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees from the University of West Florida, Florida State University and Troy University.

Chipola also offers Associate in Science degrees and certificates in Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs. Several Workforce programs feature open-enrollment throughout the semester.

            The Continuing Education Department offers lifelong learning opportunities in a variety of areas ranging from computers to real estate. Custom courses and workshops also are available for businesses and organizations.

            For admission information, call 850-718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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September 1, 2005

 

Chipola Employees Awarded For Service

 MariannaEmployees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service during the first staff meeting of the school year on August 15.

 Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments.  The following were recognized:

            Five years: Penny Bevis, John Gardner, Mark Panichella, Laurie Berry, Nell Donaldson, Boris Granberry, Nancy Johnson, Sheila Mercer, Jeremy Smith, Mandy Suggs.

            Ten years:  Dr. Jeff Bodart, Byron Quivey, Allan Tidwell.

            Fifteen years:  Bruce White, Alice Pendergrass, Gayle Duncan, Annie Graham.

            Twenty years:  Betty Broome, Dr. Steve Shimmel, Diane Timmons.

            Twenty-five years:  Wayne Herring, Jane Walker.

            Thirty years:  Sybil Cloud, Carole Edenfield, Mary M. McClendon.

 

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Employees of Chipola College were recently recognized for years of service. Employees were awarded five-year plaques to mark their anniversaries. The following were recognized:

Five Years—from left: Penny Bevis, John Gardner, Laurie Berry, Mark Panichella, Nell Donaldson, Boris Granberry, Nancy Johnson, Jeremy Smith, Mandy Suggs, not pictured Sheila Mercer.

Ten years—from left: Dr. Jeff Bodart, Byron Quivey, Allan Tidwell.

Fifteen years—from left: Bruce White, Alice Pendergrass, Gayle Duncan, Annie Graham.

Twenty years—from left: Betty Broome, Dr. Steve Shimmel, Diane Timmons

Twenty-five years—from left: Wayne Herring, Jane Walker.

Thirty years—from left: Sybil Cloud, Mary McClendon. Not pictured Carole Edenfield.

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September 1, 2005 

 

‘ALL MY SONS’ AUDITIONS SEPT. 12 AND 13 AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold auditions for the Arthur Miller drama “All My Sons,” Sept. 12 and 13 at 6 p.m. in the college theater. Scripts are available for checkout in the Chipola Library.

            The Pulitzer-Prize winning Arthur Miller play chronicles the life of businessman Joe Keller. During World War II he obtained lucrative contracts from the Army to build engines for fighter planes. One batch of cylinders turned out defective, but there wasn't enough time to fix the engines. “All My Sons” explores the dangers of unprincipled greed, the limits of family loyalty and the importance of taking responsibility.

            The Chipola production will run Nov. 3-6.

            For information, contact director Charles Sirmon at 718-2227.

                                               

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September 1, 2005 

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA—Season tickets for the 2005-06 Chipola Artist Series are on sale through Sept. 26 in the college Business Office located in Building A.   

            The four-event series opens Sept. 26 with “Solid Brass.” Sophisticated, inspiring and entertaining describe the Solid Brass ensemble which is recognized by audiences and critics alike as one of the premier brass groups in America. Members of the ensemble are some of the New York’s finest musicians who have performed at Lincoln Center with the Metropolitan and New York City Opera orchestras and N.Y. City Ballet orchestra. With ten brass players and a percussionist, Solid Brass is the only ensemble of its kind in North America. The glorious sound of Solid Brass and its rapport with audiences provide a great concert experience.

             “A Sanders Family Christmas” presented by The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Southeastern Tour, is set for Nov. 28. Perfect for the holiday season, the Singing Sanders Family return to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on Christmas Eve 1941, just three weeks after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and FDR’s Declaration of War. Rev. Oglethorpe has invited the family back to sing and witness in an effort to rouse the congregation into the holiday spirit before the boys are shipped off to World War II. Filled with hilarious yuletide stories, slapstick comedy and over two dozen Christmas songs, the Sanders Family Christmas will keep you and your family laughing, clapping and singing.

            Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva will play the Chipola Theater on Jan. 17.  The Bulgarian native Vlaeva started playing piano at age five. She has performed in concerts internationally, giving solo recitals in Bulgaria, Russia, Slovakia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Spain, England, Canada, Barbados and the U.S. She also has appeared as a soloist with the Budapest Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, The Capella Istropolitana in Slovakia, the Edinburgh Symphony and with various orchestras in Bulgaria and Holland.  Included among her major awards are the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Liszt competition in Lucca, Italy; and the Yamaha Award for the best interpretation of Brahms, in Weimar. Vlaeva gave her New York debut in the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in 2000.

            The Core Ensemble will present “Tres Vidas” at Chipola, April 3. Consisting of cello, piano, and percussion, Core Ensemble will perform a new music theatre piece, Tres Vidas (Three Lives). The work celebrates the lives of three powerful Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant-activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni. Tres Vidas features a script by award-winning Chilean writer Marjorie Agosin. Actress Georgina Corbo will portray all three protagonists with the Core Ensemble onstage. The trio will perform popular and folkloric music from a variety of Latin cultures.

            The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

            Season tickets—$40 for all four events—entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the "Meet The Artist" receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal next year. A limited number of individual event tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office.

            For season tickets, call the Business Office at 718-2220.                                                          

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 September 1, 2005

 

 DINNER RAISES $50,000 IN MEMORY OF SHERIFF W.A. WOODHAM

 

 

            QUINCY—More than 400 friends of late Gadsden County Sheriff W. A. Woodham raised $50,000 for an endowed scholarship in Woodham’s name at Chipola College at a recent dinner in Quincy.

            Woodham died in April of this year shortly after his retirement as Sheriff of Gadsden County, an office he held for 33 years.  Woodham served as student body president at Chipola College in 1962.

Hosted by "100 Friends of W. A. Woodham" and sponsored by the Chipola Appreciation Club, the event celebrated Woodham’s life and recognized the late sheriff’s contributions to the people of Gadsden County.

  Tax-deductible gifts to the fund may be made to the Chipola College Foundation.

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WOODHAM DINNER NETS $50,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIP More than 400 friends of late Gadsden County Sheriff W. A. Woodham raised $50,000 for an endowed scholarship in Woodham’s name at Chipola College at a recent dinner in Quincy. Pictured from left, are: Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young, Laurie Beth Woodham, Donna Beth Woodham, Emily Woodham, Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough, Amy Jo Woodham Dunbar and Robert Trammell, event organizer.

 

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September 1, 2005

 

SOCIAL WORKERS ASSOCIATION MEETS AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Social Work professionals and students met recently at Chipola College for an organizational meeting of the local unit of The National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

            NASW has a Florida Chapter and an Emerald Coast Unit that includes members in Calhoun, Liberty, Bay, Jackson, Washington, and Holmes counties. The group of 40 discussed social work issues in the state and in the panhandle and to discuss service activities and continuing education opportunities for local social workers.

            Those present represented a variety of occupations including corrections, elder care, drug abuse treatment, mental health, hospice, children’s services, physical and developmental disabilities, Department of Health, Juvenile Justice, and community support services.

            Sherri Stone, program coordinator for the University of West Florida Social Work Program on the Chipola campus, said, “Social Workers take an active and positive role in improving the lives of the residents of our counties. They enter the workplace with training and skills specifically focused on assessing needs, locating resources and providing assistance.” BSW students in the UWF program at Chipola will be entering field placements in the spring. MSW students from FSU Panama City are also completing internship hours in local agencies.

            Agencies interested in student interns should contact Sherri Stone, at 526-2761, Ext. 3356. Area social workers interested in joining the local NASW unit should email their contact information to sstone@uwf.edu. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19. 

 

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SOCIAL WORKERS MEET AT CHIPOLA— Social Work professionals and students met recently at Chipola College for an organizational meeting of the local unit of The National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Here, Sherri Stone, program coordinator for the UWF/Chipola Social Work Program, addresses the group.  For information, call Stone, at 526-2761, Ext. 3356, or email: sstone@uwf.edu.

 

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 September 1, 2005

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet Sept. 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Sept. 17 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Oct. 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $24. 

            A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, Sept. 29 through Oct. 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 27 through Nov. 17, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

.           Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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 September 1, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

 

      MARIANNA—Chipola College Baseball will host its Fourth annual High School Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Chipola field.

The event is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division I coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 17. The event will continue rain or shine with indoor facilities available. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. Skill evaluation for pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves, hats, protective cups etc.

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 9. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $85.

Chipola College in located in Marianna, Florida, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, Alabama. 

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2237, or visit www.chipola.edu

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September 8, 2005

SOLID BRASS TO OPEN CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

          

            MARIANNA—The 2005-06 Chipola College Artist Series opens Sept. 26 with “Solid Brass.”         

            Sophisticated, inspiring and entertaining describe the Solid Brass ensemble which is recognized by audiences and critics alike as one of the premier brass groups in America. Members of the ensemble are some of the New York’s finest musicians who have performed at Lincoln Center with the Metropolitan and New York City Opera orchestras and N.Y. City Ballet orchestra. With ten brass players and a percussionist, Solid Brass is the only ensemble of its kind in North America. The glorious sound of Solid Brass and its rapport with audiences provide a great concert experience.

            Season tickets for the 2005-06 Chipola Artist Series are on sale through Sept.26 in the college Business Office located in Building A. The four-event series also will feature The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Southeastern Tour of A Sanders Family Christmas on  Nov. 28. Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva will play Jan. 17. The Core Ensemble will present “Tres Vidas” April 3.

            Season tickets—$40 for all four events—entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the "Meet The Artist" receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and annual early ticket-renewal. A limited number of individual event tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office.

            The Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

            For ticket information, call the Business Office at 718-2220.                                                                                                                                                                            

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September 8, 2005

 

‘ALL MY SONS’ AUDITIONS SEPT. 12 AND 13 AT CHIPOLA

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold auditions for the Arthur Miller drama “All My Sons,” Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. both nights in the college theater. Scripts are available for checkout in the Chipola Library.

            The Pulitzer-Prize winning Arthur Miller play chronicles the life of businessman Joe Keller. During World War II he obtained lucrative contracts from the Army to build engines for fighter planes. One batch of cylinders turned out defective, but there wasn't enough time to fix the engines. “All My Sons” explores the dangers of unprincipled greed, the limits of family loyalty and the importance of taking responsibility.

            The Chipola production will run Nov. 3-6.

            For information, contact director Charles Sirmon at 718-2227.

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September 8, 2005 

CHIPOLA WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

             MARIANNA—Registration is ongoing for a number of Workforce Development programs at Chipola College.

Most certificate programs feature open enrollment, which allows students to enroll at any time and complete programs at their own pace. All programs offer excellent job placement potential. Financial aid is available and remedial assistance is provided for most programs. Several programs have reached enrollment capacity, but have established waiting lists.  Certificate Programs include: Applied Welding Technology, Automotive Service Technology, Correctional Officer, Computer Systems Technology, Electronics Technology, Cosmetology, Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections and Telecommunications.

Workforce preparation programs of study based on college credit courses include Associate in Science degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees, and college credit certificates.   Most courses in these programs require enrollment and attendance following the standard academic calendar (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters).  Apply now for next semester.

Associate in Science Degree Programs include: Business Administration & Management, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Administration,  Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Electronic Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Network Administration, Recreation Technology, Telecommunications Technology and Office Administration.     

Associate in Applied Science programs in Electronic Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology also are available. College credit certificates are provided in Dental Assisting, Child Development Early Intervention, Office Support, Office Specialist and Office Management.

            The Chipola Success Center has openings for students who need help with testing skills, GED Prep, academic confidence or refreshers in Reading, Language, Math and Pre-algebra in order to succeed in academic and workforce programs. 

            For information about Chipola’s Workforce programs, call 718-2270.

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September 8, 2005 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.       

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $24. 

            A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Sept. 17 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Oct. 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 6 through 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

                Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                  

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September 8, 2005 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Baseball will host its Fourth annual High School Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Chipola field.

            The event is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

            Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division I coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 17. The event will continue rain or shine with indoor facilities available. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. Skill evaluation for pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves, hats, protective cups etc.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 14. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $85.

Chipola College in located in Marianna, Florida, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, Alabama. 

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2237, or visit www.chipola.edu

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September 8, 2005

 

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 CHIPOLA CORRECTIONS GRADS—Fourteen candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections Academy at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Precious Baker of Blountstown, Sandra Campbell of Grand Ridge, Wayne D. Chambliss Jr. of Malone, Jonathan Granger of Marianna, (middle) Michael J. Hagan of Chattahoochee, Robin Hall of Malone, Tallice E. Hinson of Marianna, Chris Hudgins of Chipley, Jarmal A. McClellan of Chattahoochee, (back) Dora Fortner Mosley of Blountstown, Ronpheal Myrick of Marianna, Marlena A. Renfro of Grand Ridge, Kimberly K. Wood of Clarksville and Quinton Young of Marianna.                                                                 

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September 8, 2005 

BANK OF BONIFAY HELPS WINGS PROGRAM

 

            MARIANNA—Steve Thames, President of the Bank of Bonifay, recently helped to raise some $9,000 in corporate and private contributions to help fund the local WINGS (Winning Intellectually and Gaining Safety) program.

            Joan Stadsklev, Chipola College Director of Fine and Performing Arts, who serves on the WINGS Advisory Board, said, “The check represents a massive effort by Thames and the Bank of Bonifay to bring ‘A Heroes’ Journey’ into the WINGS program of 12 area schools in conjunction with Florida's Division of Cultural Affairs, Department of State.” 

            “Heroes’ Journey” is a multi-session program designed and presented by internationally-recognized flutist and athlete Donna Wissinger who uses music, drama, athletics, and art to create a learning environment that is full of fun while building character, life skills, and civic responsibility.

            Nancy Finch is the WINGS Program Director with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) in Chipley.  WINGS is a state and federally-funded 21st Century Community Learning Center Project for middle schools in Jackson, Holmes and Washington Counties.

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MONEY FOR WINGS—Steve Thames, President of the Bank of Bonifay, recently helped to raise some $9,000 in corporate and private contributions to help fund the local WINGS (Winning Intellectually and Gaining Safety) program. Pictured from left, are: Joan Stadsklev, WINGS Advisory member; Steve Thames, president of the Bank of Bonifay; Donna Wissinger, flutist and educator; and Nancy Finch, WINGS Program Director with (PAEC).

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PEANUTS FOR EVACUEES—The Chipola College Student Activities Office recently donated several gallons of boiled peanuts to hurricane evacuees housed at Blue Springs Assembly in Marianna. Pictured from left, are: Nancy Johnson, Chipola Student Activities Director; a pair of Blue Springs volunteers and Rance Massengill, Chipola Pool Manager.

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September 15, 2005

CHIPOLA AND JAAT RECOGNIZED FOR WATER QUALITY PROJECT

 

             MARIANNA—Science educators from Chipola College and Jackson Academy of Applied Technology have been recognized by the Florida Tech Prep Network for developing a program to teach students about science through testing water quality in the Chipola River.

            The innovative program will be recognized later this month at the National Tech Prep Network Conference in Orlando. Tech Prep also will make a monetary award to the Chipola/JAAT project and feature the work in the Tech Prep Network Newsletter.

            Phillip Smith, who teaches Marine Biology at Jackson Academy, said, “This cooperative-learning opportunity required students to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills while integrating science concepts to solve a real world problem.”

            College students in Chipola’s Secondary Science Education program implemented the river study with three classes of high school students from JAAT. The Chipola students designed field experiences in which high school students would conduct a researchable question and use the scientific method to study water quality. Chipola students researched various measures of water quality and reported implications for environmental quality and human health. College students also developed lesson plans and taught high school classes on scientific method and experimental design. JAAT students and Chipola students made field trips to sample water quality at various sites along the river and organized results into tables and graphs. Finally, Chipola’s future teachers developed tests to assess the high school students’ knowledge of the scientific concepts that were studied.

             Chipola science instructor Dr. Santine Cuccio, said, “This experience gave our student teachers an opportunity to reflect on their teaching of science, technology and critical thinking in accordance with the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices.”

            Chipola science instructor Dr. Stephen Shimmel, “This project helped instructors to integrate science education methods course with ecology lab, environmental science and marine biology. The students were enthusiastic as they took ownership of the problem which they designed through construction of the researchable question.”

            Gary Latham, a former JAAT teacher who helped design the project, said, “The project may be repeated in future years and the data added to the research literature. Future results may be compared to assess any change in water quality. Students also may present the data to a visiting member of the Environmental Protection Agency who may be interested in recording the data.”

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CHIPOLA AND JAAT RIVER PROJECT—Science educators from Chipola College and Jackson Academy of Applied Technology have been recognized by the Florida Tech Prep Network for developing a program to teach students about science through testing water quality in the Chipola River.  Pictured from left, are: JAAT instructor Phillip Smith, Chipola professor Dr. Santine Cuccio, and former JAAT instructor Gary Latham and Chipola professor Dr. Steve Shimmell.

 

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September 15, 2005 

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘ALL MY SONS ’

 

             MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the Arthur Miller drama, "All My Sons," which opens a four-day run, Nov. 3.  

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently selected cast local actors in the following roles: Heath Carroll as Joe Keller, Danuta Jacob as Kate Keller, Michael John Milton as Chris Keller, Felecia Gibson as Ann Deever, Brad Brooks as George Deever, Kevin Russell as Dr. Jim Bayliss, Brittney Holmes as Sue Bayliss, Zack Price as Frank Lubey, Courtney Haile as Lydia Lubey and Richie Cooper as Bert.      

           “All My Sons” weaves the story of Joe Keller and Herbert Deever who ran a machine shop which made airplane parts during WWII.  Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men.  Keller went free and made a lot of money.  The missing Keller son, the love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever, who returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free, all are set in a structure of almost unbearable power. 

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

                                   

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 September 15, 2005

CHIPOLA WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

 

                MARIANNA—Registration is ongoing for a number of Workforce Development programs at Chipola College.

Most certificate programs feature open enrollment, which allows students to enroll at any time and complete programs at their own pace. All programs offer excellent job placement potential. Financial aid is available and remedial assistance is provided for most programs. Several programs have reached enrollment capacity, but have established waiting lists.  Certificate Programs include: Applied Welding Technology, Automotive Service Technology, Correctional Officer, Computer Systems Technology, Electronics Technology, Cosmetology, Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections and Telecommunications.

Workforce preparation programs of study based on college credit courses include Associate in Science degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees, and college credit certificates.   Most courses in these programs require enrollment and attendance following the standard academic calendar (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters).  Apply now for next semester.

Associate in Science Degree Programs include: Business Administration & Management, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Administration,  Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Electronic Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Network Administration, Recreation Technology, Telecommunications Technology and Office Administration.     

Associate in Applied Science programs in Electronic Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology also are available. College credit certificates are provided in Dental Assisting, Child Development Early Intervention, Office Support, Office Specialist and Office Management.

            The Chipola Success Center has openings for students who need help with testing skills, GED Prep, academic confidence or refreshers in Reading, Language, Math and Pre-algebra in order to succeed in academic and workforce programs. 

            For information about Chipola’s Workforce programs, call 718-2270.

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September 15, 2005

CHIPOLA TO OFFER MATH AND SCIENCE B.S. PROGRAM

 

             MARIANNA—Chipola College is offering a new program of junior and senior level courses that lead to a bachelor’s degree in middle school mathematics education or science education. 

            Courses will be offered at night and at other convenient times for working students.  Those who have completed an Associate in Arts (AA) degree or 60 hours of college work may be eligible to enroll immediately.

            Chipola recently was awarded a SUCCEED Florida grant which will provide funds to offer alternative class times, non-traditional delivery systems, tutoring and tuition assistance.

            Students currently employed as instructional aides may be able to satisfy certain internship requirements in their home schools.

            To learn more, call Dr. Lou Cleveland at 850-718-2416, email clevelandl@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu and click on the SUCCEED Florida link. 

 

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September 15, 2005

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        A 10-Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Oct. 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Nov. 12 & 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 6 through 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

.           Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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 September 15, 2005

 

Cliff Ellis TO Speak to Chipola Appreciation Club

 

                MARIANNA—Chipley native Cliff Ellis, one of college basketball’s all-time most successful coaches, will return to his alma mater Sept. 29 to speak to the Chipola College Appreciation Club.

            “It’s entirely fitting that one of the best college coaches in history will come back home to speak to the members of one of the most successful junior college booster clubs in America,” said Appreciation Club President Robert Trammell.  “We look forward to having a big crowd to hear Cliff at our kickoff meeting for the 2005-06 year.”

            Ellis’ 534 victories rank him 29th on the list of all-time career coaching victories in Division 1 basketball.  He was national coach of the year in 1999 at Auburn University, when his Tigers won 29 games and captured the school’s first SEC championship in 40 years.  In 1990 he coached Clemson to its only ACC title in history and his South Alabama teams won Sun Belt Conference regular-season championships in 1979, 1980 and 1981.  At both Clemson and South Alabama he holds school records for coaching victories and he is the second-winningest coach in Auburn history.

            After receiving degrees from Chipola (AA) where he was a member of the golf team; and Florida State University (BS), Ellis began his coaching career in 1968 in Niceville – first at Ruckle Junior High and later at Niceville High School.  He coached one year at Ocala Vanguard High and received his MS degree from Middle Tennessee State University before beginning his college coaching career in 1972 at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn.  He coached at South Alabama from 1975 to 1984, at Clemson from 1984-1994, and at Auburn from 1994-2004.

            “I look forward to visiting with the Chipola Appreciation Club,” Ellis said.  “Their record of supporting successful junior college athletic programs is one of the best in the country.  Chipola has always been a winner and I’m proud to have gotten my start there.”

            The Sept. 29 meeting will be held at the Marianna home of Ronnie and Kitty Myers, beginning with a 6 p.m. social hour followed by dinner at 7:00.

            All current and prospective Appreciation Club members are welcome to attend.

 

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September 22, 2005 

SOLID BRASS TO OPEN CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

            MARIANNA—“Solid Brass” opens the 2005-06 Chipola College Artist Series, Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., in the college theater.  

            A limited number of tickets may be available at the Theater box office 30 minutes before the show.

            Described as sophisticated, inspiring and entertaining, the “Solid Brass” ensemble is recognized by audiences and critics alike as one of the premier brass groups in America.        Members of the ensemble are some of the New York’s finest musicians who have performed at Lincoln Center with the Metropolitan and New York City Opera orchestras and N.Y. City Ballet orchestra. With ten brass players and a percussionist, Solid Brass is the only ensemble of its kind in North America. The glorious sound of Solid Brass and its rapport with audiences provide a great concert experience.

            Season tickets for four-event series are on sale through Sept.26 in the college Business Office. Three other events include: The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Southeastern Tour of A Sanders Family Christmas on Nov. 28; Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva, Jan. 17 and The Core Ensemble presents “Tres Vidas,” April 3.

            Season tickets—$40 for all four events—entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the "Meet The Artist" receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and annual early ticket-renewal. Individual tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office.

            The Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

            For ticket information, call the Business Office at 718-2220.                                                     

 

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September 22, 2005 

       

PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHIPOLA ALUMNUS ON DISPLAY AT COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—An exhibit of Jackson County naturescapes and farm buildings by photographer Jill Arrazatte of Sneads will be on display in the Chipola Arts Center through Oct. 6.

            The exhibit includes several photos from the Wester-Inwood Homestead of Pencie Wester, Chipola’s oldest alumnus who turns 100 this year.

            Arrazattee is a Chipola alumnus currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from Florida State University.

            For information about the exhibit, call 850-718-2277.

 

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September 22, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER MATH AND SCIENCE B.S. PROGRAM

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College is offering a new program of junior and senior level courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in middle school mathematics education or science education. 

            Courses will be offered at night and at other convenient times for working students.  Those who have completed an Associate in Arts (AA) degree or 60 hours of college work may be eligible to enroll immediately.

            Chipola recently was awarded a SUCCEED Florida grant which will provide funds to offer alternative class times, non-traditional delivery systems, tutoring and free tuition.

            Students currently employed as instructional aides may be able to satisfy certain internship requirements in their home schools.

            To learn more, call Dr. Lou Cleveland at 850-718-2416, email clevelandl@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu and click on the SUCCEED Florida link. 

 

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  September 22, 2005                     

CNA COURSE SET TO BEGIN AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course beginning Oct. 31.

            Applications are due in the Chipola Health Science Programs office by Oct. 26.  

            Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The final week of the course will include clinical experiences for eight hours each day. 

            The cost is approximately $500.  Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), available in the Chipola Success Center, Monday through Thursday at 8 a.m. Scores must be submitted with the application.

            For information, call 850-718-2278.

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September 22, 2005

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.  

 A 10-Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Nov. 12 & 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 6 through 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41. A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

.           Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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 September 22, 2005

 

FORMER CHIPOLA PLAYER CALLED UP TO MAJORS

 

MARIANNA—Former Chipola College baseball player Jose Bautista is in the big leagues playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

The 6-0, 190 pound, third-baseman, from Santo Domingo, Panama, has played in five straight games for the Pirates, logging a .214 average.  

            Bautista signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in May of 2001. After several trade deals leading up to the 2004 season, Bautista hit .205 with three doubles and two RBI in 64 major league games with four different teams—Baltimore, Tampa, Kansas City and Pittsburgh.

            Chipola baseball coach Jeff Johnson predicted Bautista’s future in 2001, when he said, "Jose is a great kid. He's got some great tools and he has a very good chance of making it to the big leagues. He's also a kid with excellent character and class." 

Bautista led Chipola’s 2001 squad in homeruns with 15 and was fifth on the state list.  He finished the 2001 year with a .326 batting average including 15 doubles, 15 hr, and 47 RBI's, and 12 stolen bases. Bautista also made 16 pitching appearances on the year with five saves. He was the winning pitcher in Chipola's 5-3 win over Okaloosa-Walton that gave the Indians the 2001 Panhandle Conference championship.

He led Chipola to a second place finish in the State Tournament, and was named tournament MVP after pitching an entire nine-inning game in Chipola's 8-4 win over St. Pete in game three. He amassed a 7-1 pitching mark, striking out 25 batters in 33 1/3 innings, and chalking up a 2.43 ERA.

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September 22, 2005

 

FORMER AUBURN COACH TO Speak to Chipola BOOSTERS

  

            MARIANNA—Chipley native Cliff Ellis, one of college basketball’s all-time most successful coaches, will return to his alma mater Thursday, Sept. 29, to speak to the Chipola College Appreciation Club.

            “It’s entirely fitting that one of the best college coaches in history will come back home to speak to the members of one of the most successful junior college booster clubs in America,” said Appreciation Club President Robert Trammell.  “We look forward to having a big crowd to hear Cliff at our kickoff meeting for the 2005-06 year.”

            Ellis’ 534 victories rank him 29th on the list of all-time career coaching victories in Division 1 basketball.  He was national coach of the year in 1999 at Auburn University, when his Tigers won 29 games and captured the school’s first SEC championship in 40 years.  In 1990 he coached Clemson to its only ACC title in history and his South Alabama teams won Sun Belt Conference regular-season championships in 1979, 1980 and 1981.  At both Clemson and South Alabama he holds school records for coaching victories and he is the second-Winningest coach in Auburn history.

            After receiving degrees from Chipola (AA) where he was a member of the golf team; and Florida State University (BS), Ellis began his coaching career in 1968 in Niceville – first at Ruckle Junior High and later at Niceville High School.  He coached one year at Ocala Vanguard High and received his MS degree from Middle Tennessee State University before beginning his college coaching career in 1972 at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn.  He coached at South Alabama from 1975 to 1984, at Clemson from 1984-1994, and at Auburn from 1994-2004.

            “I look forward to visiting with the Chipola Appreciation Club,” Ellis said.  “Their record of supporting successful junior college athletic programs is one of the best in the country.  Chipola has always been a winner and I’m proud to have gotten my start there.”

            The Sept. 29 meeting will be held at the Marianna home of Ronnie and Kitty Myers, beginning with a 6 p.m. social hour followed by dinner at 7:00.

            All current and prospective Appreciation Club members are welcome to attend.

 

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September 22, 2005

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 LAYING DOWN THE LAW—Marianna attorney John Roberts of Roberts, Roberts, Roberts, was the recent guest speaker at the Chipola College Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity.  Pictured from left, are: Rebecca Dominguez, PBL vice president; Barbara Wynn, PBL president; attorney John Roberts; Bridget Holmes, PBL publicist and Sarah Johnson, PBL secretary.      

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September 22, 2005

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CHIPOLA WORKFORCE PROGRAMS OPEN—Chipola College Welding student Zeb Sims of Bristol checks a bead in the college Welding Technology shop. For information about any of Chipola’s Workforce Development programs, call 718-2270.

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September 29, 2005

 

CHIPOLA STUDENT WINS FAIA SCHOLARSHIP

 

MARIANNA—Josh Ellis of Marianna, a student in the Chipola College Automotive Technology program, recently was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Florida Automotive Industry Association (FAIA).

            Ellis is a second-year student in the automotive program and also is enrolled in academic courses at Chipola. He plans to transfer Florida State University to pursue a degree in engineering.

            FAIA is a statewide automotive aftermarket association dedicated to serving the needs of its members which include wholesale distributors, jobbers, paint and body, general repair, transmission, muffler shops, engine re-builders, machine shops and manufacturers. 

            John Gardner, instructor of Chipola’s automotive program, says, “We appreciate the FAIA and local members Roy Scheffer and Alan Scheffer of Auto Electric in Marianna who contribute to our program’s success. Their active role in the aftermarket parts industry and determination to bring professionalism to this industry is reflected every day in our program. Our partnership with this organization as well as our entire advisory committee affords our students many opportunities.”

The FAIA scholarship provides financial assistance to recipients to pursue education beyond the secondary level. Scholarships may be used in any accredited college or university in Florida and at Northwood Institute. Applicants must be nominated by an FAIA member.  Selection is based on academic achievement, merit and need.  FAIA members/business owners are not eligible; however, children and employees of members are eligible. Applications must be received at the FAIA office by May 1 of each year.

            The automotive aftermarket in Florida includes over 24,000 independent businesses that employee over 150,000 employees.

            For information about the Scholarship, call 1-800-989-1992.

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CHIPOLA AUTO STUDENT WINS FAIA SCHOLARSHIP—Josh Ellis of Marianna, a student in the Chipola College Automotive Technology program, recently was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Florida Automotive Industry Association (FAIA). Pictured from left, are: George Ehrhard, FAIA Executive Vice President; Chipola student Josh Ellis; Chipola automotive instructor John Gardner; Chipola academic vice president Dr. Sarah Clemmons; and Alan Scheffer and Roy Scheffer of Auto Electric.              

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September 29, 2005

CHIPOLA FALL FESTIVAL IS WEDNESDAY

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the annual Fall Festival for students and employees, Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The free event will be held on the lawn of the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

Five-member teams from Chipola student organizations will participate in relay and tug-of-war competitions with T-shirts for the winners.  Relays begin at 10:30 a.m. 

The menu of free hamburgers, hotdogs and Subway cookies will be served at 11 a.m.  Great door prizes will be awarded during lunch.

Soft play inflatable games including jousting, bull-riding and a giant slide will be available. Several area universities will have recruiters on site during the event.

For information, contact Nancy Johnson, Chipola Student Activities Director, at 718-2314.

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SLIDE INTO FALL FESTIVAL—Giant inflatable games will be part of the fun when Chipola College hosts its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 5, on the lawn of the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event is open to currently enrolled students and college employees.

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September 29, 2005

CHIPOLA’S ‘ALL MY SONS’ ENTERED IN KENNEDY CENTER PROGRAM

 

            MARIANNA—The upcoming Chipola College production of the Arthur Miller drama “All My Sons” will be entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).

            The Kennedy Center theater education program was established to identify and promote quality in college theater.  The Chipola performance is eligible for a response by KCACTF representative. Selected students and faculty are invited to participate in KCACTF programs involving scholarships, internships, grants and awards for actors, playwrights, designers, stage managers and critics at both the regional and national levels.

            Productions also are eligible for inclusion at the KCACTF regional festival and can also be considered for invitation to the KCACTF national festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC in the spring of 2006.

            “All My Sons” weaves the story of Joe Keller, a successful, self-made man who has done a terrible and tragic thing: during World War II, rushing to meet an order from the Army, he knowingly sold them defective airplane parts which later caused the planes to crash and killed 21 men. The Chipola production opens a four-day run, Nov. 3.  

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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‘ALL MY SONS’ ENTERED IN KENNEDY CENTER PROGRAM—The upcoming Chipola College production of the Arthur Miller drama “All My Sons” will be entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Pictured from left, are: (front) (middle) Kattie Brown, Heath Carroll, Richie Cooper, Felicia Gibson, Danuta Jacob (back) Courtney Kirkland, Zack Price, Josh Barber, Michael John Milton, Charles Sirmon, Brad Brooks, Brittney Holmes and Kevin Russell.

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September 29, 20005

CNA COURSE SET TO BEGIN AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course beginning Oct. 31. Applications are due in the Chipola Health Science Programs office by Oct. 26.  

Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The final week of the course will include clinical experiences for eight hours each day.  The cost is approximately $500.  Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), available in the Chipola Success Center, Monday through Thursday at 8 a.m.   Scores must be submitted with the application.

For information, call 850-718-2278.

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September 29, 2005

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 6 through 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $24.A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Nov. 12 and 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

.           Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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