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FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA
MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is accepting applications for the First Generation in College Scholarship for the Spring 2016 semester. Several partial scholarships may be awarded.
Completed applications must be received in the Foundation office by 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.
Students must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) and have been determined to be Pell eligible and still have an unmet financial need in order to apply for the First Generation Scholarship. Current Chipola students must have a 2.0 college GPA. New students must have a 2.0 high school GPA.
The need-based scholarship is available to Florida residents who enroll as undergraduate, degree-seeking students for a minimum of six hours per term. Students must demonstrate financial need and must come from a family where neither parent has completed a bachelor’s degree. If the student regularly resides with only one parent who provides support, that one parent must not have completed a bachelor’s degree for the student to be eligible.
Students must submit a personal letter and an application—available in the Foundation Office—with all required items outlined on the application by Dec. 2.
For information, call 850-718-2404.
FLORIDA BLUE ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA
MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is now accepting applications for the Florida Blue Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship with a deadline of Dec. 2.
Approximately 9 partial $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in the Spring 2017 semester. The need-based scholarship is available to Florida residents enrolled in a community college in one of the following eligible programs: Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse, Associate Degree Nurse, Baccalaureate Degree Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic.
Applicants must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) to qualify. The Scholarship application, personal letter and transcripts must be submitted to the Foundation Office by Dec. 2, 2016. Application files must be complete.
Students entering college in Spring 2017 must have a 2.0 GPA at high school graduation or have earned a GED. Students previously enrolled in college must have both a cumulative and semester GPA of 2.0. High school transcripts must be submitted if Fall 2016 is the first semester of college enrollment. College transcripts must be submitted if the applicant has earned more than 24 college credit hours. If less than 24 hours have been earned, submit both high school and college transcripts. Unofficial Chipola transcripts are available online at www.mychipola.edu.
For information, visit www.chipola.edu/foundation or contact the Foundation Office at 718-2445.
CHIPOLA TO HOST MILTON JOHNSON CLASSIC, NOV. 18-19
MARIANNA— Both Chipola teams host the Milton Johnson Classic Nov. 18-19 in the Johnson Center.
The Lady Indians play East Georgia State at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, and Georgia Highlands at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19. The Indians play Reddevil’s Academy, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. and Combine Academy, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Tallahassee plays Combine, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. and Reddevil’s, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. Pensacola faces East Georgia, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m.
The Lady Indians are 2-0 after a big 70-29 win over Mississippi Gulf Coast Nov. 4. Barbara Johnson led Chipola with 19 points and 4 steals. Raven Baker-Northcross and Sydnee McDonald both scored 11 points and both had 6 rebounds.
The Lady Indians scored a 78-70 win over Trinity Valley on Nov. 5. Tiaera Phillips led Chipola with 20 points. Danielle Garven had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Barbara Johnson scored 11. Chipola is number 2 in the FCSAA State Poll behind top-ranked Gulf Coast. The Lady Indians are number 7 in the NJCAA National Poll.
The Chipola men’s team improved to 2-1 on the year with a big 103-73 win over Faith Baptist on Nov. 8. DeShawn Martin and Carter Skaggs scored 18 apiece in the win for Chipola.
Yuat Alok scored 14 and pulled down 10 rebounds. Eric Cobb had 12 points with 9 rebounds.
Chipola split a pair of games in the Panhandle Classic Nov. 4-5. Chipola trounced Conrad Academy, 116-65, on Nov. 4. Eric Turner led the Indians with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Carter Skaggs had 18 points and 6 rebounds. Jahshire Hardenett scored 11. Taevon Ashmeade and Yuat Alok each scored 10.
The Indians lost a close 82-77 game to Jones County Junior College on Nov. 5. Chipola was led by Yuat Alok with 12 points and 4 rebounds. Deric Patton scored 11.
Second year Chipola men’s basketball coach Bret Campbell leads the Indians into battle with a pair of seasoned players. Forward Eric Turner averaged 11 points and nearly 6 rebounds a game season last year for Chipola. Point guard Taevon Ashmeade started in final stretch of the 2016 conference season.
For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipolaathletics.com
BOUVIN IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Dr. David Bouvin has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award of the month for November. Bouvin is the Dean for the School of Business and Technology and has worked at the college since 2015. Pictured from left are, Dr. David Bouvin and Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Interim President.
CHIPOLA TO HOST SIGNING CEREMONY FOR ATHLETES
MARIANNA—Chipola College Athletics will hold a signing ceremony for student-athletes Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m., in the Hospitality Room of the Johnson Center.
Chipola student-athletes are expected to sign with the following colleges: men’s basketball: Cedric Wright-Morehead State University, Eric Turner-University of Tennessee/ Chattanooga; baseball: Bowden Francis-Florida State University, Trey Dawson-University of Kentucky, Ryan Shauger-University of Southern Mississippi, Kevin Craft-Western Carolina University and Connor Hock-University of Central Florida.
For information about the signing, contact Natalie Aliff at 718-2398.
PAEC TEACHER RECRUITMENT MEETING AT CHIPOLA—The Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) is coordinating an effort to recruit and retain teachers in Northwest Florida. A group of educational leaders met recently at Chipola College to discuss the initiative. Pictured from left, are: John Selover, Executive Director of PAEC, meets with Dr. Pam Rentz, Dean of the Chipola School of Education, and Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola College Interim President.
CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT FCSAA STATE MEET
TALLAHASSEE– The Chipola College Women’s Cross Country Team recently competed in the first-ever NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA State Cross Country Championship, Nov. 4 in Tallahassee.
Chipola was led by Lydia Weideman who finished 11th overall at 22:09, her best time this season. Jayde Smelcer was 17th at 23:33. Nicole Morse competed with an injury to finish at 24:11. Hannah Redmond Rees ran a personal best (24:55). Katie Cox finished at 26:27. Conner Melvin logged a 28:48.
Three other Florida colleges—Tallahassee, Pasco-Hernando and South Florida State—competed in the meet.
The meet was the last cross country event of the season for Chipola. Three Chipola runners plan to compete in the Orange Beach Half-Marathon on Nov. 19.
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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT FCSAA STATE—The Chipola College Women’s Cross Country Team recently competed in the first-ever NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA State Cross Country Championship, Nov. 4 in Tallahassee. Team members are, from left: Katie Cox, Hannah Redmond Rees, Nicole Morse, Jayde Smelcer, Lydia Weideman and Conner Melvin.
CHIPOLA COLLEGE SHINES AT AFC CONFERENCE
LAKE BUENA VISTA—Chipola College was one of the most talked about colleges at the recent Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Conference in Orlando.
Chipola Chapter was named a Gold Level Chapter, and was one of only three chapters with more than 50 percent membership. Alice Pendergrass won the Lifesaver Award and Evelyn Ward won the Unsung Hero Award.
Chipola won three AFC Communications and Marketing Commission Awards of Excellence. Publications coordinator Meri Mock, won second place in the Student Handbook category. TV Director Eric Dove won first, second and third place awards in the Video/Electronic Promotion competition.
Retired Chipola Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle was inducted into the FCSAA Hall of Fame for his service as Assistant Coach of Chipola’s Seven-Time State Champion Brain Bowl team. Florida Senator Bill Montford, a Chipola alumnus, won the James Wattenbarger Award for contributions to the Florida College System.
Chipola AFC Chapter President Joc Calloway presented a session at the conference, entitled "Proactive Student Advising: Strategies to Effectively Engage a New Generation of College Students." Also attending the conference from Chipola, were: Joc Calloway, Matt White, Jennifer White and retirees Joyce Traynom and Janet Wise.
AFC is a statewide organization open to all employees, retirees and trustees of the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. AFC provides professional development opportunities for members, and represents the interests of colleges before the Florida Legislature. The Association has nearly 9,000 individual employee and retiree members.
CHIPOLA SHINES AT AFC CONFERENCE—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the recent Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Conference in Orlando winning major awards in several categories. Those attending from Chipola are, from: Joc Callaway, Chipola AFC Chapter President; Joyce Traynom, retiree; Janet Wise, retiree; Jennifer White and Matt White.
FSU ASTROPHYSICIST TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA
MARIANNA—Florida State University Astrophysicist Dr. Eric Hsiao will present a lecture entitled, “Discovering our Place in the Universe," Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m., at Chipola Cultural Center. The lecture is sponsored by the Chipola Science Club and will be held in the Dr. Hsiao is an assistant professor of Physics at FSU. He is an observational astronomer who has worked in California, Chile and Denmark before coming to Florida.
His research interests include the physics and observational properties of supernovae, the explosive ends of some stellar life cycles that can outshine entire galaxies. These supernovae are also used to measure immense distances and determine the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of our universe.
CHIPOLA HOSTS SENIOR DAY—More than 1,000 area high school seniors attended Chipola College’s annual Senior Day hosted by the Student Ambassadors. Pictured are ________ High Seniors. Students from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties enjoyed performances by the Chipola cheerleaders, men’s and women’s basketball teams, show choir and theater. Seniors were treated to lunch after touring the campus.
SEN. BILL MONTFORD WINS WATTENBARGER AWARD
TALLAHASSEE—Florida Senator Bill Montford was named the 2016 recipient of the James L. Wattenbarger Award for exceptional commitment to the Florida College System at the recent Association of Florida Colleges Convention.
Sen. Montford is an alumnus of Chipola College (1967) and has been a champion of public education in Florida for his entire life. In the Florida Senate, Montford represents a large 11-county district which includes numerous universities, colleges and schools. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and as Chair of the Committee on Agriculture. He also serves on the Education Pre-K-12 Committee, as well as the Appropriations, Banking and Insurance, Reapportionment and Rules committees.
Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Interim President of Chipola College, says, “Sen. Bill Montford is a worthy recipient of the Wattenbarger Award. He is a product of the Florida College System who has dedicated his life to serving the citizens of Florida.”
Sen. Montford’s contributions to Chipola College have been tremendous. In 2015 and 2014, he served as guest host of Chipola’s Endless Summer Event which has raised more than $50,000 for a Scholarship Endowment in his name. Montford said, "Chipola College has a great reputation built on generations of success and respect. People trust and appreciate Chipola, and I am proud to be associated with an institution that benefits so many students."
Sen. Montford delivered the commencement address at the Chipola graduation ceremony in 2012. He also is a regular supporter of the Chipola Quail Calcutta which has raised more than $100,000 for college scholarships.
After graduating from Chipola in 1967, Montford went on to FSU where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education and Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision. He began his career as a math teacher in 1969 and went on to serve as a school administrator for 26 years, including 18 years as a principal. He served two terms as a Leon County Commissioner and was elected Leon County Superintendent of Schools in 1996. Since 2006, Montford has served as CEO of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents.
Sen. Montford’s outstanding public service has been recognized by local and statewide organizations. In 2006, the William J. Montford, III, Educational Scholarship was established by the Florida State University College of Education. In 2008, the Leon County School Board named the William J. Montford, III, Middle School as a tribute to his lifelong contributions to education.
The late Dr. James Wattenbarger is credited as being the Father of the Florida Community College System. His doctoral dissertation at the University of Florida outlined a master plan that the state used in 1955 to create the modern community college system.
Presidents from the 28 college in the Florida College System submit nominations for the Wattenbarger award. Nominees must be a student, faculty member, administrator, trustee, or alumni of one of Florida’s colleges or be a supporter of a college and/or champion for the Florida College System, or be a state legislator or member of the executive branch of state government.
CHIPOLA SEEKING ALUMNI
MARIANNA—Chipola College is working to update the contact information of thousands of alumni.
Sue Stanley has been hired as the Alumni Development Staff Assistant in the Chipola Foundation. She is working to update alumni contact information and looking for alumni success stories.
All alumni are encouraged to contact Sue with updated contact information. Chipola is looking to inform alumni about the many fine arts, athletic, and academic events on campus.
All alumni are encouraged to send contact information or news on family and friends who may have attended Chipola to: StanleyS@chipola.edu , or by phone at 850-718-2405. Alumni may mail information to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446.
Chipola is seeking the following information: Name/Maiden Name, Mailing address, Email address, Telephone Number the Years of Attendance at Chipola. The college also wants to hear success stories of any and all alumni.
For more information, call Sue Stanley at 850-718-2405 or visit www.chipola.edu
CHIPOLA EARLY SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS NOV. 3
MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold Early Registration for the Spring 2017 semester for current students, Nov. 3-4 and continuing through Dec. 16 on regular business days.
Current students may register at Student Services Room (A156), or with an adviser. Eligible students may register online at https://my.chipola.edu/ics
New students who have completed the admissions process may register beginning Nov. 14.
High school dual enrollment students taking classes on Chipola’s campus or online (Section 700) must bring a new completed Course Approval form with them to register. Students taking dual enrollment classes on high school campuses will register and complete the Course Approval form at the high school and do not have to report to the college.
For students who register early, between Nov. 3 and Dec. 8, fees are due by Dec. 8. For students who register from Dec. 8-16, fees are due on the day of registration. Registration is not complete until all fees are paid. Students must contact the Business Office to declare how fees will be paid (grant, scholarships, Bright Futures, dual enrollment, etc.). Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of classes/registration.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, is the last day to withdraw from a class for the Fall Semester. Nov. 16 is last day to resign from all classes. Students who stop attending class without withdrawing will receive a failing grade.
For information about registration, call 718-2311.
WORKFORCE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETS AT CHIPOLA
MARIANNA—Chipola College recently hosted the annual meeting of members of the Workforce Development Advisory Council. Chris Hart IV, President and CEO of CareerSource Florida was the keynote speaker for the event. The theme of the meeting was “Leading with Talent.”
More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on 14 separate advisory committees for each of the college’s technical programs.
Members advise Chipola faculty on the development, evaluation, and revision of educational programs. Advisors help ensure that curriculum meets the needs of business, industry and the community and that program graduates are capable of performing entry level skills in the occupation in which they are trained. Members also help recruit students for career and technical education training programs and aid students in locating occupationally related jobs.
Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, says, “We depend on the expertise of these professionals to provide real-world advice about the training we need to provide to our students. Their involvement ensures our students are well-prepared to enter the workforce.”
Chipola advisory committees and members are:
Automotive—Mike Robinson, Bryan Wiggins, and Mike Ashley, Advance Auto Parts; Ray Lawrence, Ray’s Garage; Mellissa Lombardo, Chipola Ford; Chuck Anderson, Michael John Mitchell and Jamie Cozart, Rahal-Miller Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Nissan; Mike Bowyer, Florida Panhandle Technical College; Ronnie Stevens, Marianna Auto Parts; John Pforte and Tim Poppell, Bob Pforte Motors; Walmart; Philip Deshazo, Deshazo Automotive; Darren Womac, Carquest; Luke Shores and David Shores, Cobbs Front End; Jeff Schumacher, Firestone; Fred Van Buren, Triple J Tires; Cody Mears, Auto Zone; Tony Schumacher, King of Battle; Cliff Chruchwell and David Steinmetz, Waste Management; and Eddie Johns, Florida Department of Transportation.
Cosmetology—Treva Cravatt, Paul Mitchell Representative and Business Owner; Ashley Scott, Ashley’s; Mitchel Gleason, The Salon Center-Brazilian Blowout Representative; Dana Torbett, Owner, Partenza Salon and Spa; and Troy Golden, Partenza Salon & Spa.
Law Enforcement—Sheriff Lou Roberts and Captain Darren S. Edwards, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office; Sheriff Glenn H. Kimbrel, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office; Chief Mark Mallory, Blountstown Police Department; Chief Hayes Baggett, Marianna Police Department; Chief Elton Horton, Graceville Police Department; Chief William Watford, Cottondale Police Department; Chief Burt McAlpin, Sneads Police Department; Chief Jimmy Baggett, Altha Police Department; Glenn Hess, State Attorney and Investigator Dave Edmondson, Office of State Attorney; William L. Wright, Circuit Judge; and Wade Mercer, County Judge.
Corrections—Warden Jeffery Thomas and Richard Heming, GEO, Inc./Graceville Correctional Facility; Steven White, Heath Holland and Earl Gravin, Jackson County Correctional Facility;, Jackson Correctional Institute; Ronald Mathis, Correctional and Probation; John A. Barfield, Warden, A.C.I. Correctional Institution; Scott Payne, Warden, Calhoun Correctional Institution; Richard Johnson, Warden, Liberty Correctional Institution; and Michael White, Florida Department of Corrections; and Shelly Sonberg, Warden, Gadsden Correctional Facility.
Firefighting—Scott Birge, Will Arryo, Jackson County Fire Rescue; Nakeya Lovett and George Gay, Marianna Fire Rescue; Floyd Aycock, Chipley Fire Rescue; Ben Hall, Blountstown Fire Rescue; Brian Young, West Director Fire Association and Rodney Andreasen, Jackson County Emergency Management.
Business—Kenny Griffin, Chipola Regional Workforce Board; Sara Applewhite; Nina Adams, Community South Credit Union; Candace Croft, West Florida Electric Cooperative; David Melvin, Melvin Engineering; Larry Meese, Jackson Hospital and Sandon Speedling, Department of Health.
Information Technology—Jamie Hussey, Jackson Hospital; Michael Pinnella, Holmes County School District; Kevin King, Department of Transportation; April Alday, Department of Revenue; Jack Mason and Landon Davis, Family Dollar Distribution; Philip Wynn, InfoStation; and Dennis Everett and Byron Ward, Chipola College.
Nursing—Gene Grantham, Blountstown Health and Rehab; Bobbie Finch, Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center; Joyce Roland, Chipola Nursing Pavilion; Merian Milton, Covenant Hospice; Janet Smith, Doctors Memorial Hospital; Kelley Tyus and Kim Barnes, Florida State Hospital; Marilyn McKissick, Flowers Hospital; Christianna Orvis, Gulf Coast Medical Center; Alice Pate, Jackson County Health Department; Robbin Catt, Jackson Hospital; Pam Moss, Marianna Health and Rehab; Karla Nichols, Rivervalley Rehab Center; Diane Buntyn and Gwen MacGilberry, Southeast Alabama Medical Center; Geri Williams and Michele Henderson, Sunland; Heidi Stone, Kindred at Home; Debbie Barber, Northwest Florida Community Hospital; Judith Beck, Healthmark Regional Medical Center; and Barbara Alford and Kathy Mason, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
EMT—Scott Birge and Will Arroyo, Jackson County Fire Rescue; Phillip Hill, Calhoun County EMS; Liberty County EMS; Randy Truette, Washington County EMS; Steve Connell, Holmes County EMS; Bobby Martin and Greg Cain, North Walton Fire Department; Richard Talbert and Ryan Crawford, South Walton Fire District; and Andre Walker, Gadsden County EMS; Ruth Attaway, Calhoun/Liberty Hospital; Ashley Foshee, Doctors Memorial Hospital; Melissa Hobbs, Gulf Coast Medical Center; Jenny Paul, Healthmark Regional Medical Center; Kathryn Jordan, Jackson Hospital; Sean Gibson, Dothan Fire Department; and Andy Waldorff, Calhoun County EMS.
Early Childhood Education—Donna Doelman, PAEC; Kelly Edwards, JCSB Early Childhood Program; Sarieta Russ, Chipola College; Kim Long, Jackson County Early Childhood Programs; and Chesnee McCaskill, Calhoun County Head Start; and Leisha Jeter.
Welding—Ray Windham, Branning’s Towing; Kelly Stephens, Spanish Trail Lumber; Chris Stiver, Lincoln Electric; Harris Baker; Pete Gilmore, Melvin Engineering; Ed Egert, Eastern Ship Building.
Civil Engineering Technology—Larry Kelly, Atkins; Trey Vidrine, NEI; David Melvin, Melvin Engineering; Thomas Mead, Southeastern Surveying; Lee Anderson, Southeastern Surveying; Scott Golden, Jason Peters and Steve Benak, Florida Department of Transportation; Daryll Burnett, Metric Engineering; Doug Cauley, Metric Engineering, Inc.; Joseph Alday, Alday-Howell Engineering and Kevin Wall, Anderson Columbia; and Gene Strickland, Anderson Columbia.
Engineering Technology—Nolan Coumbie, Mowrey Elevator; Caroline Dauzat; Ross Jackson, Rex Lumber; Rod Peters, Rex Lumber; John Halstead, Stuart Irby; Richard Williams, CareerSource Chipola; Byron Ward, Chipola College; Benny Smith,TriDelta Systems Systems; Larry Shemetulskis, Tektronix; Tom Evans, Rock Tenn; Sustin Smith, National Instruments; Matthew Pearse, Siemens; Michael Bouche, AWC, Inc; Gary McGowan, Automated Control Systems; Jacob Terrell, Nova; Cheri Gilmore, Manown; Terry Ellis, West Point Home; David Nordnes, Siemens; Tom Kish, Globe Motors; Mark Haser, Enviva; Chris Davison, Enviva; Nora Swanson, Farley; William Floyd, Farley; Michelle Schaefer, Rex Lumber; Jared Banta, Rex Lumber; Kristie Kelley, Gulf Power; Christopyer Fedele, Moog, Inc.; Quinton Martin, Trane; and Bobby Baker, Safari Helicopter.
Dean Gilmore also announced the formation of an Economic Development Advisory Committee which will include professionals in the region who desire to regularly collaborate to consider best practices to support existing companies with curriculum and training. The committee also will plan a unified approach to recruit new companies into the five-county region.
For information about Chipola’s Advisory Committees, call 718-2270, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKFORCE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETS AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College recently hosted the annual meeting of members of the Workforce Development Advisory Council. Chris Hart IV, President and CEO of CareerSource Florida was the keynote speaker for the event. Pictured from left, are: Richard Williams, Executive Director of CareerSource Chipola; Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Interim President of Chipola College; Chris Hart; and Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce and Economic Development.