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Chipola Financial Aid Deadline



MARIANNA—Wednesday, July 26, is the Financial Aid Application deadline for students planning to use Federal Financial Aid to pay for Fall classes at Chipola College.

Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to qualify for Pell, Work Study and other Federal Financial Aid. The FAFSA takes several days to process; therefore, students are encouraged to submit all electronic forms as soon as possible. For information, call 850-718-2366 or visit

The general college Application for Admission deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3.   Applications are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or online at Regular registration for Fall classes is Aug. 16-18. Classes begin Aug. 21.

There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application or call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance.  

Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate in Arts Degrees, Associate in Science Degrees and Workforce Development programs and certifications. 

Bachelor’s Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; a Business Administration degree with concentrations in Management, Accounting, Information Technology and Engineering Management; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university.  Credits are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available at

Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs.  Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Firefighter I & II, Law Enforcement Officer, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Nursing (RN), Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Networking Services Technology, and Recreation Technology.

College Credit Certificate programs include: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Paramedic; Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certification, Child Care Center Management, and Engineering Tech Support Specialist Certificate.

Computer Information Technology certificates include: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support Technician and IT Support Specialist. Network Systems Technology Certificates include: Digital Forensics, Network/Cyber Security, Network Support Technician and Server Administration.

The schedule of classes is available online at For information, call 718-2211.

Chipola Shines at National PBL Conference



ANAHEIM, CA— Students in the Chipola College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity brought home seven Top-10 national awards, including an outstanding First Place win, and four national PBL scholarships at the PBL National Leadership Conference, June 24-27, in Anaheim, California.

Chipola winners include: Bethany Horton and Melea Kirk, Social Media, First; Hayden White, Information Management, Fourth; Bradach Carlson and Chase Mason, Network Design, Fourth; Sarah Hall, Financial Services, Sixth; Bonnie NeSmith, Justice Administration, Eighth; Bradach Carlson, Project Management, Eighth; Hayden White, Help Desk, Tenth. Four students—Bradach Carlson, Bethany Horton, Kathryn Meadows and Hayden White—won $400 PBL National Scholarships.

More than 2,000 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Southern California to establish their own Legacy of Leadership as they competed for more than $95,000 in cash awards and an honored spot on stage among the Top-10.

Participants from across the U.S. attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and compete in 60 business and business-related events. Students showcased skills and knowledge in competitive events that involved objective tests, skills tests, prepared reports, interviews, speeches, role play scenarios, and presentations. A video of the awards ceremony is available at:

Chipola PBL adviser, Glenda Bethel, says, “Please join me in congratulating these students and all of our PBL members for their outstanding efforts this year.  Our national competitors worked hard to prepare for the competition. Our students had the opportunity to attend educational workshops, visit the information-packed exhibit hall, participate in motivational sessions, and explore Anaheim. Chipola PBL is a small but noteworthy chapter at state and national competitions.”


Students in the Chipola College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity brought home seven Top-10 national awards, including an outstanding First Place win, and four national PBL scholarships at the PBL National Leadership Conference, June 24-27, in Anaheim, California.

Pictured from left, are: Bradach Carlson of Marianna; Sarah Hall of Clarksville; Joshua Myers of Chipley; Andrew Bizaillion of Chipley; Glenda Bethel, Adviser; Bonnie NeSmith of Marianna; Melea Kirk of Bonifay; Kathryn Meadows of Marianna; Bethany Horton of Cottondale; Chase Mason of Marianna; and Hayden White of Blountstown.


Chipola Offers CNA Classes


CHIPOLA TO OFFER CNA CLASS—Chipola College offers a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program to prepare students for a new career in just 10 weeks. Jobs are available in local hospitals and nursing homes with great benefits and vacation packages. The next (CNA) class begins Aug. 21 with an application deadline of Aug. 3. Classes run for 10 weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, contact Jennifer Ham at 850-718-2316 or email  Here, Chipola CNA instructor Tracy Speights, works with a student.




MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes for the Fall 2017 semester which begins in August.

Applications may be printed from the Health Sciences page at Applicants for EMT and Paramedic are required to take a PERT test through the Chipola Testing Center before applying. 

An orientation for EMT and Paramedic students will be held for all students, Monday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class begins Aug. 21, with an application deadline of Aug. 3.  The EMT program consists of 300 clock hours and will be 16 weeks in length. EMT classes meet from 5 to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.

The Paramedic Program is 3 semesters and begins Aug. 21. Day classes meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and are designed to accommodate students by providing a flexible A & B schedule.

Contact Tina Maloy, EMS Director at 850-718-2403, or email


Endless Summer


MARIANNA—The Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance is set for Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

Chipola graduate Sen. Bill Montford is hosting the event. Proceeds will go to a new endowment in honor of Robert Trammell, a former Chipola basketball player and long-time supporter of Chipola athletics.

Trammell graduated from Chipola in 1966 where he played on the basketball team coached by the late Coach Milton Johnson. In 2013, Trammell helped raise $50,000 to erect a bronze statue of Coach Johnson in front of the college gymnasium.

Trammell has served multiple terms as president of the Chipola Appreciation Club which raises thousands annually to support the college’s athletic program. Through his leadership at events like Endless Summer, the club has established a $1.6 million Athletic Endowment.

While serving in the Florida House of Representatives, Trammell helped secure funding for three new buildings at Chipola: Public Service, Literature/Language and Natural Science Lab. He also helped the college win grant funds to renovate the old Field House into a Cultural Center.

As an attorney, former teacher and coach, Trammell has enabled countless students to attend Chipola. Robert met his wife Kay at Chipola, and their children, Meredith and Doug, also are Chipola graduates.  

Endless Summer will feature music by The Villagers, a popular Chipola band which has performed since the 1960’s. Original Villagers–Cliff Ellis, Allen Myers, George Boyer, Walter Dover and Andy Murray—will play dance favorites, including their hit song “Laugh It Off.”

Tickets are $50 per person for a southern barbecue dinner, social hour and dance. Summer casual attire is recommended. 

Tickets are available online at or by phoning Sue Stanley at 850-718-2405.


Chipola Employee of the Month


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STALEY IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Virginia Staley is Chipola College’s Career Employee of the Month for July.  Staley has worked in the college Physical Plant since 2009.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola President, Dr. Sarah Clemmons; Staley; and Steve Young, Vice President of Administrative and Business Affairs.


Chipola Stars on Stage Camp


MARIANNA— Chipola College will offer a Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp July 31 through Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Center for the Arts.  

A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for their big performance at the culmination of the camp.

Led by Chipola staff and students, morning rehearsals will focus on singing, acting, dancing and team building. Afternoon workshops will be spent in scenery and costume development.  At the end of the week, young actors will present a full-scale musical performance for family and friends, Friday, Aug. 4 at noon.  

Tuition for the one-week camp is $200 for the first child and $150 for any additional children (brothers and sisters only) in the same family. Full tuition is due at time of registration. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Only the first 50 applicants will be accepted as space permits.  Applications will be available May 30 on the Chipola website at

 Students must bring a sack lunch each day.  Concessions will be available for the purchase of drinks and snacks.

Proceeds from the camp will go to fund scholarships for the Take Stock in Children initiative, a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/students. Visit

To register online, visit  For more information, contact Angie White at or Evelyn Ward at