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The Chipola Artist Series opens Sept. 22 with Two on Tap. The show brings audiences back in time to an era when Fred and Ginger and Mickey and Judy filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony, and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography, and unique musical arrangements all take center stage in a show that has entertained tens of thousands worldwide. Learn more at

Described as “a young Gladys Knight,” Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress who will perform on Oct. 8. Doolittle became a household on American Idol in 2007 when she came in third in the voting.

The internationally-acclaimed Cashore Marionettes will present a show for all ages, Feb. 16. Through virtuoso manipulation, music and theatrical illusion, the vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide an entertaining vision of what it is to be human.

The season rounds out Mar. 28 with Jump, Jive and Wail featuring The Jive Aces. The first ever band to reach the semifinals of Britain's Got Talent, also performed for Her Majesty The Queen. The Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music and spectacular stage show.

Season tickets for all four events are on sale for $60. Single event tickets range from $20-$25 for adults, $10 for under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees. Individual tickets for Two on Tap are on sale now for $20, and $10 for under 18.

Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order confirmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show.

For more information, call 718-2420 or visit



MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cosmetology program is now offering Brazilian Blowouts, the latest method for taming frizzy hair. The Brazilian system helps improve the condition of the hair to allow the stylist to achieve a smooth, sleek result, or to keep the curl and lose the frizz. The blowout is available for only $100.

Chipola offers a full lineup of services for the cost of materials. Services include: shampoo, blow dry styles, haircuts, color, highlights, waxing, manicures, pedicures, relaxers, perms, and up–styles.

For information and pricing, call 718-2439



Chipola Student Support Services (SSS) will host a two-day orientation session, Sept. 13-14, at 1:30 p.m., in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE).

All SSS students are encouraged to attend to learn about SSS program and resources available. Student Support Services provides academic advising, campus tours/cultural activities, career counseling, financial aid and scholarship preparation. The Chipola ACE Lab, in collaboration with SSS, provides free tutoring sessions for all students, including test prep and remediation services.

SSS Project Director Kristie Mosley says, “SSS assists students in preparing students to succeed academically.” Data has proven that SSS increases retention, graduation and transfer rates of students in the program. The first campus tours for the 2016-17 year are FSU and UF.

To learn more about SSS, contact Donna Chandler at (850) 718-2431.

Southern Fried Funeral


MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theatre will hold auditions for the Fall production, “Southern Fried Funeral,” Sept. 12-13 at 6 p.m.

Who knew southern fried could be so good for you? Dewey Frye is dead and his wife Dorothy is left behind to pick up the pieces and hold her family together. Her daughters are at each other’s throats; Ozella Meeks from the Sunshine committee is trying to take over the funeral, and Dewey’s brother is trying to take away her house. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Frye family is no exception. This is a big-hearted comedy about family- Southern Style.

The cast consists of 6 women and 5 men. Those auditioning will be asked to read selected scenes.

Tickets for “Southern Fried Funeral” go on sale Oct. 5. The show will run Oct. 27-30.

Chipola’s Spring musical is “Hello Dolly,” and the children’s Summer show is “The Magic Schoolbus.”

Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, is beginning his 19th season at Chipola. He invites theatre fans to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) Fund which offers five levels of membership: Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Corporate Angel. VIP seating is available at all levels. A portion ACT memberships are tax-deductible. Patrons may join online at, or in person at the Box Office.

For information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420 or email

Welding Helps Habitat

CHIPOLA WELDING HELPS HABITAT—The Chipola College Welding program recently completed a project for Jackson County Habitat for Humanity. The Chipola students fabricated racks and shelving for a Habitat construction trailer to be used on home sites. Habitat purchased the materials with Chipola providing the manpower. Chipola Welding instructor Curtis Jenkins says, “This project gave our students real-world experience in fabrication to add to their knowledge base. We were glad to help Habitat which makes this a better community.” Pictured from left, are: students Ronald Oliver, Cody Baxter, David Wentz, Habitat Director Carmen D. Smith, Welding instructor Curtis Jenkins, students Cody Henson and Korey Hatcher.



TALLAHASSEE—The Chipola College women’s cross country team started the season at the Godby Cougar Challenge Cross Country Invitational on Aug. 26. The meet was a Pre-Season event for NJCAA Region VIII.

Chipola was led by freshman Nicole Morse of Lake City who finished third overall out of 35 runners. Morse recorded a 22:09 in the 5K race. Sophomore Lydia Wiedeman of Wakulla finished 18th with a 24:53. Sophomores Jayde Smelcer of Chipley and Conner Melvin of Cottondale also participated along with freshman Hannah Rees of Marianna, who competed in her first race. Katie Cox of Altha missed the race due to an injury, but is expected to return.

Chipola Coach Rance Massengill, says, “I’m very proud of our team for running well on a very tough course. All team members have been working hard in the hottest part of the year.”

Tallahassee CC, Pasco-Hernando State College and Life College also competed in the race.

The Chipola team hits the road for meets in Gainesville and Orlando. Chipola will host a dual meet with Tallahassee Community College on Sept. 30.

Chipola offers scholarships for women’s cross country. For information, contact coach Massengill at 850-718-2440 or email


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—The Chipola College women’s cross country team started the season at the Godby Cougar Challenge Cross Country Invitational on Aug. 26. Pictured from left, are: Cross Country Coach Rance Massengill, Hannah Rees of Marianna, Nicole Morse of Lake City, Jayde Smelcer of Chipley, Lydia Wiedeman of Wakulla, Conner Melvin of Cottondale and Katie Cox of Altha.

Fall Classes Begin


MARIANNA— The Florida Lottery will participate, for the fifth year in a row, in the Chipola College Fall Festival, Thursday, Sept. 29.

Lottery officials will be on hand to meet Bright Futures scholarship recipients and to celebrate the Lottery’s 28-year history of supporting education in Florida.

All Chipola students are excused from classes Sept. 29, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Chipola’s Student Government Association puts on the annual event for the student body. The event will be held in front of the Chipola gym, the Milton Johnson Center.

In addition to Outrageous Relay Races, students will enjoy music and free food. Several universities are expected to send recruiters to meet with potential students. The Lottery will provide free t-shirts and a drawing for premium door prizes.

Since Bright Futures was established in 1997, the Lottery has contributed more than $3.9 billion to send more than 600,000 students to college. To date, more than 5,000 Bright Futures scholarships have been awarded to Chipola students, totaling $8 million.

For information about the Fall Festival, call 718-2308 or visit the Chipola Student Activities Office, K-105.


Oneblood reported that they collected 21 units of blood at our Chipola blood drive yesterday! This will supply 61 products of blood. So thank you to all that gave and helped spread the word to the students about this worthy cause!
Our next blood drive is November 2nd!
Thanks again for your support!! J

Tyndall Helps Chipola

TYNDALL HELPS CHIPOLA--Tyndall Federal Credit Union has established a Public Service Scholarship at Chipola College with an initial donation of $5,000. The scholarship is intended to help students enrolled in the college’s Law Enforcement, Corrections and Firefighting programs. Pictured from left, are: Julie Fuqua, Chipola Foundation Director; Tanya Williams Tableriou, Tyndall Federal Regional Manager; Shalla Jefcoat, Tyndall Federal Board of Directors; and Jamie McAllister, Director of Public Service programs at Chipola.