Chipola Students And President Recognized At Press Event

April 12, 2019

Students with President

MARIANNA—Chipola College recognized two of its top students and the college president at a press conference on April 10.

Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons recently was presented the Paragon Award by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The group recognized 25 college presidents with the award for new presidents. Clemmons has served as president of the college since 2017.

The Chipola Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently won the Chancellor’s Student Service Award at the All Florida ceremony on April 4. PTK Chapter President Isabella Wilson accepted the award.

Citlali Gutierrez and Ansleigh Walters have been named to the All-Florida Academic Team as Coca-Cola Gold Scholars. Gutierrez has been named a national Guistwhite Scholar. Their portraits will be added to the Chipola College Academic Wall of Honor.

Citlali Gutierrez of Blountstown, is the daughter of Jaime and Eva Gutierrez. She is a Biochemistry major who plans to transfer to the University of West Florida. She graduated in 2017 from Blountstown High School as salutatorian. During high school she was involved in the Academic Competition team, Future Business Leaders of America, and National Honor Society.

At Chipola, Guitierrez is a member of the Honors Program, Science Club, Mu Alpha Theta, SSS, Phi Theta Kappa, and a tutor in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). She has been awarded Chipola’s Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award for excellence in science, and she was selected as the November 2018 Florida College Systems Chancellor’s Student of the Month. Through PTK, she organized a school supply drive for students in Mexico, and assisted with Hurricane Relief. She won the Guistwhite Scholarship which is awarded to only 15 students nationally, as well as the Coca Cola Gold Scholar Award.

Ansleigh Walters of Chipley, is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Walters. She is a Pharmacy major who plans to transfer to Auburn University. She is a 2017 graduate of Chipley High School where she was valedictorian. She played volleyball for CHS and was an assistant coach for the middle school volleyball team. She also spent time volunteering at Doctor’s Memorial Hospital in Chipley.

At Chipola, Walters is a member of the Honors Program, SGA President, Phi Theta Kappa, and a tutor in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). Through PTK, she has organized a donation drive for “Give Kids the World,” a family vacation spot for children with terminal illnesses. She also assisted with Hurricane Michael relief, and took the lead role in the “Character to Careers” video series for local middle school students. Walters was awarded the Coca Cola Gold Scholar Award. This $1,500 scholarship is only give to 50 students nationally.

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Chipola College recognized two of its top students and the college president at a press conference on April 10. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Pam Rentz, PTK co-adviser; Isabella Wilson, PTK President; Wall of Honor inductee Citlali Gutierrez of Blountstown; Wall of Honor inductee Ansleigh Walters of Chipley; Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons and Charity Sikora, PTK co-adviser.

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