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The Odd Couple

CHIPOLA THEATRE TO PRESENT FEMALE ODD COUPLE 

MARIANNA—Chipola Theatre will present The Odd Couple (Female Version), Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29 in the Prough Center for the Arts. Nightly shows are at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. 

Unger and Madison are at it again. Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers, but the hilarity remains the same.

Tickets—$10 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Oct. 12 at the CFA Box Office or online www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Chipola students and employees get free advance tickets. An opening night dinner theatre is set for 5:30 p.m. before the Thursday show. Tickets are $30 for dinner and the show. Dinner theatre tickets are by reservation only. 

For information, call 850-718-2420.

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CHIPOLA THEATRE TO PRESENT FEMALE ODD COUPLE—Chipola Theatre will present The Odd Couple (Female Version), Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29 in the Prough Center for the Arts. Nightly shows are at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.  Here, lead actresses—Mary Keyton as Florence (left) and Ashleigh Braswell as Olive—rehearse a scene.

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APPRECIATING COUNSELORS—School counselors from five area counties recently attended Chipola College’s annual Counselor Appreciation Day. Here, Lisa Aaron, Malone High School Counselor (left), accepts a door prize from Kim Collins, Department Associate in Student Affairs. The meeting included discussions of transfer requirements, testing, dual enrollment and financial aid.  Counselors were treated to lunch and a performance by Chipola Theatre students.

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Chipola Cross Country Team

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT FSU INVATATIONAL

 

TALLAHASSEE– The Chipola College women’s cross country teams competed in the FSU Invitational hosted by Florida State University on Oct. 6.

Chipola’s Chelsea Cook-McGee ran a 20:36 in the 5K race. She finished number 81 in the field of 190 runners and ahead of numerous runners from Division 1 Universities including UWF, FSU and FAMU.

Chipola team member Summer Hill improved her time from the previous race with a 24:33. Hannah Rees ran a 29:34.  Madison Daniels and Elizabeth Fleener also scored for Chipola.

Chipola will host a college/high school meet, Saturday, Oct. 14, at Citizen’s Lodge in Marianna. The college women’s 5K begins at 8 a.m. CST. The high school girls 5K starts at 8:35 a.m. CST, and the boys high school 5K begins at 9:15 a.m.

Chipola will compete at the Region 8 Championship, Oct. 28, at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.

 

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT FSU INVATATIONAL—The Chipola College women’s cross country teams competed in the FSU Invitational hosted by the Florida State University on Oct. 6. Chipola’s Chelsea Cook-McGee of Blountstown finished in 81st place with a time of 20:36.

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Rex Lumber

REX LUMBER AWARDS CHIPOLA ENGINEERING TECH SCHOLARSHIPS 

 

MARIANNA— Rex Lumber established the Robert and Kathryn McRae scholarship fund to help students planning to pursue an A.S. degree in Engineering Technology or the Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certificate program at Chipola College.

Rex Lumber officials recently visited the college to meet this year’s scholarship recipients. All of the students expressed their gratitude for the award and the opportunity that it affords them. Scholarship recipients are: Jonathan Dilmore, Dillan Green, Logan Stone, Caleb Rogers, Chance Jowers, Wade Robinson, Justin Faircloth, Elijah Conrad, Jared Robinson, James Eastridge, Garrett Ames, Blaine Tharpe, Dakota Skipper and Billy Bodiford.

Multiple one-year scholarships for up to 30 semester hours of tuition and/or books and supplies are awarded annually by the Rex Lumber Graceville plant and the Rex Lumber Bristol plant. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA to apply and must maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester in order to retain the scholarship.

First-year scholarship recipients will be eligible to reapply during the second year of the program. Second year funding is subject to prevailing economic conditions and the student’s performance in the program.  Students who excel in the program may be eligible for paid internship positions within Rex Lumber.

For information, visit the Chipola Foundation at www.chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2404.

 

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REX SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED—Rex Lumber officials recently visited the Chipola College campus to meet the latest recipients of the Robert and Kathryn McRae scholarship for students in the college’s Engineering Technology program. 

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TENNIS ANYONE? TENNIS TUESDAYS START SEPT. 26

Chipola Students Services is sponsoring Tennis Tuesday for Chipola students and employees.   Anyone interested in playing tennis is asked to show up at the courts, Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 3:15 p.m. Play will continue to meet on Tuesdays until we name a Campus Champion. 

All levels of skill are welcome. The college also has a few rackets and free tennis balls available.

Math instructor Bunny Odom, a life-long tennis player, is helping with Tennis Tuesday along with Rance Massengill, Pool Manager. 

For more information, contact Odom in D-123 or at 718-2235 or Massengill in A105 or 718-2440.

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CHIPOLA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR B.S. DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for each of the college’s 10 bachelor’s degrees programs in Education, Business and Nursing. 

Application deadline is Dec. 1 for the Spring 2018 semester which begins in January. Deadline to apply for Federal Financial Aid to cover Spring tuition and fees is Nov. 16. 

Scholarships are available for all 10 B.S. degrees.  Financial aid also is available through the Chipola Foundation and through state and federal programs. 

Chipola’s tuition is $115 per semester hour for upper division courses compared to $215 per hour at nearby universities. Chipola also offers in-state tuition for Alabama and Georgia residents.

Chipola offers seven different bachelor’s degrees in the teaching field: Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, English Education, Middle School Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics, Middle School Science and Secondary Science (Biology).  All education degrees have high placement rates with excellent re-hire rates for the second year. Chipola education graduates are teaching in nearly all of the 34 public schools in the college’s service area which includes: Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties. For information, call 718-2416.

Chipola offers the B.S. in Business Administration with majors in Accounting, Management, Engineering Management and Computer Information Systems. Most of the courses are offered in the evening and online. There are seven prerequisite courses for the program.  For information, call 718-2380.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers all upper division classes on-line. Applicants must be licensed RN’s in (Florida, Alabama, or Georgia) with a minimum 2.5 GPA and at least a "C" in all pre-requisites. Applicants must have completed an AS degree in Nursing from a regionally-accredited institution or have completed the AA degree with all prerequisites from a Florida public institution or 60 semester hours and completion of Chipola's general education requirements. For information on the Nursing program, contact Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean of Health Sciences, at 850-718-2278 or email lipfordk@chipola.edu 

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Hymn Festival

CHIPOLA HYMN FESTIVAL SET FOR OCT. 15

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Hymn Festival, Sunday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Marianna.  

The Chipola Community Chorus will join with area churches for a special service focused on hymns and songs of faith. These may include old favorites and newly-composed hymn arrangements, traditional and contemporary.

At least three choirs have confirmed their participation: First Baptist Marianna, Eastside Baptist, and the Chipola Community Chorus. 

For information, contact Evelyn Ward at 718- 2257.

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CHIPOLA TO HOST FLORIDA COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH

MARIANNA—The Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE) professional development institute will be held at Chipola College Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST.

Dr. Pam Rentz, Chipola Vice President of Instructional Affairs, is an FCTE board member and Executive Editor of the Florida English Journal. Chipola Literature Instructor Amie Myers serves as assistant editor of the journal. Carrie Dunkle Perry, a native of Marianna and English teacher at Prew Academy in Sarasota, is the President of the FCTE.

Dr. Rentz says, “This is the first time this statewide conference has been held in the Panhandle. We invite all area English/Language Arts teachers to attend to share in the latest and best practices in teaching.”

The theme of the meeting is “Finding Our Balance.”  Workshops will center on helping teachers find and maintain balance between: testing and teaching, work life and home life, STEM and the arts, technology and text, and classic and contemporary.

Presenters include: Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English and education at Central Michigan University; Elizabeth Thomas, published poet, performer, educator and advocate of the arts; Carol Jago, who taught English in middle and high school for over 30 years in California; and Mark Hinson, journalist and entertainment columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat.

Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English and education at Central Michigan University. His work focuses on the teaching of writing, literacy and technology. He collaborates with K– 12 colleagues and explores how they implement newer literacies in their classrooms.  

Elizabeth Thomas is a widely-published poet, performer, educator and advocate of the arts. She served as Poet-in-Residence at the United Arab Emirates University in Dubai in 2009. She has been a member of three Connecticut National Poetry Slam teams and in 1998 was a member of the U.S. team that performed in Sweden. She is an organizer with Brave New Voices: International Youth Poetry Slam Festival.  

Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school in California for over 30 years. A past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, she serves as an associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA.  

Chipola College alumnus Mark Hinson is a journalist and entertainment columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat. He studied in the Florida State University Creative Writing Program with noted writing professor Jerome Stern.  Hinson’s fiction has been published in literary journals and he was nominated for an O. Henry Award. Hinson has interviewed many noted figures such as Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Joseph Heller, Allen Ginsberg, Elie Weisel, Jonathan Demme and Salman Rushdie. 

For information about the conference, visit floridacouncilofteachersofenglish.wildapricot.org or phone 850-718-2305.

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TRIO ATTENDS LEAD CONFERENCE—Chipola’s TRiO Society officers recently attended the SSS LEAD Conference 2017 hosted by Student Support Services at Enterprise State Community College and the Alabama Aviation College.  The conference featured speakers and activities on leadership, career exploration and planning, academic success, etiquette and networking.

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CHIPOLA FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2018 TERM

 

MARIANNA—Nov. 16 is the Financial Aid Application deadline for students planning to use Federal Financial Aid to pay for Spring 2018 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 www.fafsa.gov

The general college Application for Admission deadline for the Spring Semester is Dec. 1.   Applications are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or online at www.chipola.edu. Regular registration for Spring classes is Jan. 3-4. Classes begin Jan. 5.

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 http://www.chipola.edu/studentservices/cguides/index.html

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 www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

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Enjoy a great meal while supporting Chipola College's Future Educators Club at Marianna Beef O?TBrady?Ts Spirit Night, Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. Let your server know that you are there supporting Chipola Future Educators Club, and 10% of your bill will go to the FEC.

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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 2017 semester.  Several partial scholarships may be awarded.

Completed applications must be received in the Foundation office by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.

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 Nov. 15. 

For information, call 850-718-2404.

 

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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 Nov. 15.

Approximately 9 partial $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in the Spring 2018 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 Nov. 15. Application files must be complete.

Students entering college in Spring 2018 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 2017 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.

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STUART LEAVES CHIPOLA COLLEGE BOARD—Virginia “Gina” Stuart of Marianna is leaving the Chipola College District Board of Trustees after serving for 18 years. Stuart was in the real estate business for 38 years, and is a broker associate with Chipola Realty. She currently serves as a board member of the StopOver House and previously served as a member of the Florida Real Estate Commission.

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Enjoy a great meal while supporting Chipola College's Future Educators Club at Marianna Beef O’Brady’s Spirit Night, Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. Let your server know that you are there supporting Chipola Future Educators Club, and 10% of your bill will go to the FEC.

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CHIPOLA HYMN FESTIVAL SET FOR OCT. 15 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Hymn Festival, Sunday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Marianna.  

The Chipola Community Chorus will join with area churches for a special service focused on hymns and songs of faith. These may include old favorites and newly-composed hymn arrangements, traditional and contemporary.

At least three choirs have confirmed their participation: First Baptist Marianna, Eastside Baptist, and the Chipola Community Chorus. 

For information, contact Evelyn Ward at 718- 2257.

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