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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 7, 2001

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: The American Association of University Women has a scholarship available under the Central Florida Community College Student Financial Aid Office. To be eligible, a student must be a Citrus County high school graduate, have completed at least one term of college work and maintain a 2.5 grade point average in her degree program. The scholarship is available for women who have had their schooling interrupted and wish to continue pursuing a full degree. For information, call 726-6479 or 795-9314.

LINDA MILLER JOINS CFCC TEAM: Linda Miller, former community relations specialist with the Citrus County School District, has joined Central Florida Community College's Building Futures campaign team. She will focus her efforts on fundraising activities in Citrus County and the development of the Citrus Campus Conference Center. For information on the Building Futures campaign, contact Miller at (352) 746-6721, extension 6125.

FLEXIBLE GED SCHEDULES: Withlacoochee Technical Institute is offering flexible-schedule summer GED preparation classes. For information, call 726-2430 or stop by 1201 West Main St., Inverness.

NEW CFCC CULINARY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM: Central Florida Community College is offering a new culinary management associate's degree program. The U.S. Department of Labor says the profession of culinary management is growing faster than average. Opportunities for advancement in the industry are best for those with college degrees in the field.

The program will prepare students for career positions such as general manager, assistant manager, executive chef, kitchen supervisor. It will combine classroom and hands-on experience and cover a wide range of topics, including food preparation and nutrition, customer service, garde-manger, personnel management, record keeping, inventory control, and health and safety standards.

For information, call 746-6721 in Citrus County or 493-9533 in Levy County, extension 1743 for Chef Hogerheide or extension 1281 for Dr. Cheryl Fante.

CHICKEN POX VACCINE: As of the beginning of the new school year, any child entering, attending or transferring to a preschool or kindergarten in Florida who has never had chicken pox will have to get the Varicella vaccine against chicken pox. Children may receive the shots from private physicians or free from the Citrus County Health Department. For questions or to make an appointment at the Citrus County Health Department, call Inverness, 726-1731; Lecanto, 527-0068; Crystal River, 795-6233.

CHS 20TH REUNION: The Citrus High School Class of 1981 will hold its reunion Aug. 3-5. To help, contact Clare Kelly, 726-3315, or Brandel Eldridge, 344-5897.

COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXCHANGE SEEKS HOST FAMILIES: The Council on International Education Exchange, endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, is seeking families in Citrus County to be hosts for high school students from around the world for the upcoming school year. The students will arrive in early or mid August, attend high school, and return to their homes in early June 2002. They are eager to live in an American home and learn the culture. They have medical and accident insurance and spending money. They have studied English for at least three years and most have studied for more than five years. They are accomplished in singing, dancing, musical instruments and sports. Host families are couples with or without children, or single parents with children at home. They provide a bed, breakfast, dinner and a loving atmosphere for the student. If you wish to open your home and your heart to an international student or learn more about being a host family, call Rich McConnell (341-5905) or Alicia Varoas (344-5670), local coordinators for Citrus County.

LOCAL HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS: ASSE International Student Exchange Programs seeks local host families for boys and girls from Europe, Asia, the former Soviet Union, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand. These students are ages 15 to 18 and will be coming to Citrus County for the upcoming high school year. Host families may choose their students through applications, pictures and biographical essays. For information, call Joan Soderqvist at (954) 757-5115 or (800) 473-0696 or visit the Web site

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