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CHIPOLA FALL CLASSES BEGIN AUG. 22
MARIANNA—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College is Aug. 17-19. Classes begin Aug. 22. Late registration will continue Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 23.
To register, students must submit all required documents to the Admission and Records Office and be cleared for registration. Required documents include: college application, high school transcripts, and residency statement with documentation.
Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at www.chipola.edu. There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application available online 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. 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 or Accounting; 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 www.chipola.edu.
Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs. Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Firefighter I & II, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Corrections to Correction, Cosmetology, Nursing Assistant and Welding.
Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Networking Services Technology, Nursing (RN) and Recreation Technology.
College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Paramedic; Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certification 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.
CHIPOLA EMPLOYEES AWARDED FOR SERVICE
Marianna-Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service during the first staff meeting of the school year on August 15.
Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. The following were recognized:
Five years: Kelly Brookins, Jim Dunaway, Robert Farnell, Jimmy Hendrix, Dr. Jason Hurst, Ada Scott.
Ten years: Dr. Josh Martin, Edward Mount, Jane Stephens.
Fifteen years: Rance Massengill.
Twenty years: Laurel Foran, Jeff Johnson, Ana Stephens, Evelyn Ward.
Thirty years: Karan Davis, Richard Edenfield, Dr. Jayne Roberts, Bonnie Smith, Michelle Stone and Lucy Thomas.
FIVE YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Five year employees are, from left: Dr. Jason Hurst, Jimmy Hendrix, Robert Farnell, Jim Dunaway and Kelly Brookins. Not pictured is Ada Scott.
10 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Ten year employees are, from left: Jane Stephens and Dr. Josh Martin. Not pictured is Edward Mount.
15 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Rance Massengill was awarded for 15 years of service.
20 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Twenty year employees are, from left: Evelyn Ward, Ana Stephens, Jeff Johnson and Laurel Foran.
30 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Thirty year employees are, from left: Michelle Stone, Bonnie Smith, Dr. Jayne Roberts, Richard Edenfield, and Karan Davis. Not pictured is Lucy Thomas.
MOCK IS CHIPOLA’S CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
MARIANNA—Meri Mock, Chipola College’s Publications Coordinator, has been named the college’s Career Employee of the Year for 2016.
As Publications Coordinator, she is responsible for overseeing all college publications, design, logos and marketing campaigns. Mock has worked at Chipola since 2014. She is active in the Association of Florida Colleges. In addition, she has served on several college committees including Catalog and Class Schedule and Marketing and Recruitment.
Her supervisor Dr. Bryan Craven, Director of Public Relations, says, “Meri is a talented artist who works to promote a consistent, professional image of the college through outstanding design in publications and marketing campaigns. Her creativity can be seen in the college website and in many other design elements. She loves her work and does all she can to promote the college.”
Mock and her husband, Chris, live in Marianna with their son, Dalton, a sophomore in Chipola’s Engineering Technology program. Their daughter, Kaitlyn, is a stylist in Mississippi who will be married Sept. 3.
The Employee of the Year award recognizes the exceptional work of Chipola's career service employees. Candidates are nominated by fellow employees for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism. Annual winners receive a $1,000 bonus, reserved parking for a year, a one-year membership in AFC, and a $100 gift certificate from the college Book Store.
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MOCK IS CHIPOLA’S CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR— Meri Mock, Chipola College’s Publications Coordinator, has been named the college’s Career Employee of the Year for 2016. Here, Mock receives the award from Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.
FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE
MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Firefighting I and Firefighting II day classes beginning in August. Orientation is set for Thursday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m.
Firefighter I runs September 6 through Oct. 20, and meets Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Firefighter II will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 18.
Pre-requisite for both courses is First Responder (EMT or higher certification). A daytime First Responder class will meet Aug. 29 through September 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $130.
Cost is approximately $1,600 each for Firefighter I or Firefighter II classes. Firefighter I price includes: 225 hour class, book, Drug and Background Test and (5) T-shirts. Firefighter II price includes: 225 hour class, Forestry S-130/180/L-190, use of SCBA and bunker gear. Some financial aid is available for both classes. Ten $200 scholarships are available to the first 10 qualified applicants.
For information, contact Brian Eddins at (850) 718-2483, (850) 596-4157 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chipola.edu.
CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES 2016-17 FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS
MARIANNA—The Chipola College Fine and Performing Arts Department has an outstanding lineup of performances this year.
Tickets for all events are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. The Box Office is open 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. Call the Box Office at 718-2420.
The Chipola Theatre Showcase is set for Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. Featuring performances by Chipola Theatre majors, “It’s like Saturday Night Live on a Thursday night.” Tickets are $10. This production contains adult content. Call Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre at 718-2227 or email@example.com
The Chipola Artist Series Event, “Two On Tap,” is Sept. 22. Two On Tap brings audiences back in time to an era when couples like Fred and Ginger filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, harmony, and precision tap dancing. Individual tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under.
Chipola’s Artist Series Event, Melinda Doolittle, is Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Described as “a young Gladys Knight,” Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress who became a household name on American Idol in 2007 when she came in third in the voting. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under.
Chipola’s Jazz Band Concert and Swing Dance is Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Cultural Center. The UWF Jazz Band joins Chipola and other local bands for a fun evening of jazz favorites. Enjoy the concert and “Cut a Rug” in the Cultural Center (the old college gym). Tickets are $5 at the door the night of the event.
Chipola will host an AFC Opening Night Dinner Theatre, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m., for a performance of Chipola’s theatre production, Southern Fried Funeral. Seating is by reservation only. All proceeds go to the Chipola Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges. Tickets—$30—including dinner and a show, go on sale Oct. 5.
Chipola Theatre’s fall production, Southern Fried Funeral, runs Oct. 27-29, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. Southern Fried Funeral is a big-hearted comedy about family, Southern-style. Dewey Frye has died and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- if they don't kill each other first. Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Oct. 5.
Sunday Afternoon with the Arts is Nov. 6, from 1-4 p.m., in the Cultural Center. This family-oriented event will feature hands-on workshops for young and old, exhibits, artists and authors demonstrating their work, plus music, refreshments, door prizes and more. The event is sponsored by the Artists Guild of Northwest Florida and the Chipola Fine Performing Arts Department. Contact Michelle Kimbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chipola’s Art Gallery Christmas Exhibit will be on display Nov. 28 through Jan. 2 in the Center for the Arts Art Gallery.
A Chipola Christmas is set for Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in Center for the Arts Theatre. Chipola’s show choir, music students, and staff will perform sounds of the season in a beautiful holiday setting. Tickets - $10 – go on sale Nov. 14. Call Angie White at 718-2354.
Chipola’s Community Chorus begins practice on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the McLendon Fine Arts Building. All voices are invited to join the Community Chorus, including adults and high school students. Practices are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Call 718-2376.
The Chipola Artist Series Event, Cashore Marionettes, is Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. The internationally-acclaimed marionettes redefine the art of puppetry through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight. Tickets ($20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under) go on sale Jan. 17.
Chipola Theatre’s spring production, Hello Dolly, is Feb. 22-Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb.26, at 2 pm. Tickets go on sale Feb. 8. Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Feb. 8. Call 718-2227or email@example.com.
Chipola Artist Series Event, The Jive Aces, is March 28, at 7 p.m. The first band to reach the semi- finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012, The Jive Aces are the UK's top Jive & Swing band. They combine a mixture of classics made famous by Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong and Dean Martin, along with original material. Tickets ($25 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under) go on sale March 7.
Chipola’s Jazzmatazz will be held March 30-31 and April 1 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. Chipola’s award-winning Show Choir will present high-energy, song and dance favorites under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin, with choreography by Brittney Holmes. Tickets—$10--go on sale Feb. 27.
Chipola’s Spring Ensemble Concert is April 11, at 7 p.m. The free concert is open to the public and will feature the College Chorus, President’s Ensemble, Community Chorus, and Rock and Jazz Band.
The Chipola Children’s Theatre Production of The Magic Schoolbus will be held Thusday, May 11 at 7 p.m. An eccentric school teacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus. Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale April 26.
Chipola Theatre’s Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp (Grades K-6) is June 12-15. Students will spend the week in hands-on learning experiences while they prepare for their big performance at the culmination of the camp. For more information, call Evelyn Ward at 718-2257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about all Fine and Performing Arts programs, call 718-2420, or visit www.chipola.edu/fine-and-performing-arts.
CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES TICKETS ON SALE
Chipola Artist Series season tickets are on sale at the Center for the Arts Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
The season 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 www.two-on-tap.com.
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, first with Simon Cowell calling her his “personal favorite” and quickly became the sweetheart of American Idol. Learn more at www.melindadoolittle.com.
The internationally-acclaimed Cashore Marionettes will present a show for all age, Feb. 16. The moving and humorous performances have astounded audiences in Europe, the Far East and across North America. Through virtuoso manipulation, music and theatrical illusion, the vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide an entertaining vision of what it is to be human. Learn more at www.cashoremarionettes.com.
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 in 2012, also performed for Her Majesty The Queen. The Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music and spectacular stage show. They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements made famous by such greats Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jr. Learn more at www.jiveaces.com.
Evelyn Ward, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “Season tickets are expected to go quickly. Some events are expected to sell out when single event tickets are available.”
Season tickets—$60—include a VIP pass to Meet the Artist receptions and early renewal privileges for next season.
Single event ticket prices vary between $20-$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees. Individual tickets for Two on Tap go on sale Aug. 22, and are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under.
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 www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
CHIPOLA BCM POOL PARTY
Chipola College’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries will host a Welcome Back party, Thursday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Chipola Pool.
All Chipola students are invited to enjoy swimming, refreshments, and door prizes. Join the conversation on social media at #wearebcmchipola BCM is open to all currently-enrolled Chipola students.
For information, contact Darwin Gilmore at 718-2270.
CHAMBER LUNCHEON TO HONOR HEROES OF PUBLIC SERVICE
MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Thursday, Sept. 8, in the college Public Service Building.
The luncheon will include a recognition of heroes from the first-responder community, including law enforcement officers and firefighters. Chipola’s Public Service Department also will conduct a demonstration on the college softball field.
For information, contact Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, at 718-2270.
CHIPOLA PLAYERS NAMED TO FCSAA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
TALLAHASSEE – A total of 15 Chipola College student-athletes have been named to the Florida College Activities Association All-Academic Team.
Team members achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average with at least 18 college credit hours in the 2015-16 academic year. Several athletes on the list have graduated from Chipola.
Chipola All-Academic Team members include: Women’s Cross Country: Hannah Jackson, Jayde Smelcer, Lydia Wiedeman and Margaret Wiedeman.
Men’s Basketball: Taevon Ashmeade, Eric Lockette and Eric Turner.
Women’s Basketball: Raven Baker and Cynthia Petke.
Softball: Liz Osburn, Nalleli Lopez, Lexie Basford and Ilona Andringa.
Baseball: Jose Caballero and Hudson Graham.
CHIPOLA PLAYERS NAMED TO FCSAA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM—A total of 15 Chipola College student-athletes have been named to the FCSAA All-Academic Team for the 2015-16 academic year. Pictured from left, are: (top) Baseball-Jose Caballero, Hudson Graham, Basketball-Taevon Ashmeade, Eric Lockette, Eric Turner (middle) Softball- Liz Osburn, Nalleli Lopez, Lexie Basford, Ilona Andringa, Women’s Basketball- Raven Baker, (bottom) women’s Cross Country-Hannah Jackson, Jayde Smelcer, Lydia Wiedeman, Margaret Wiedeman and Women’s Basketball-Cynthia Petke.
NAACP SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT CHIPOLA—Four Chipola College students were recently awarded the 2016-17 Eulice Bryant NAACP Scholarship sponsored by Rahal-Miller Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, Nissan, GMC. Pictured from left to right Ricky Miller; Eulice Bryant, Scholarship Committee Chair; Keionna Mitchell; Anastasia Mitchell; Arianna Martin; Yasmine Bellamy; and Leroy Boone, NAACP Scholarship Committee member.
ROULHAC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED—Chipola College sophomore Anastasia Mitchell (center) has been awarded the Judge Roy L. Roulhac, J.Y. and Gehazel Rolack Scholarship for the 2016-17 school year. She is pictured here with Maurice Clay (left) and LaDon D. Clemmons.
CHIPOLA PARAMEDIC PROGRAM GRADUATION
MARIANNA—The Chipola College Paramedic graduation ceremony was held on Aug. 9 in the Health Sciences Department.
Many EMS dignitaries, Chipola alumni, community affiliates and family members were in attendance including special guest Rep. Brad Drake, Florida House of Representatives, District 5.
Class academic awards were presented by Tina Maloy, EMS Program Director and Dr. Jason Hurst, President of Chipola College. Brandon Waldorff was class valedictorian. Jordan Newman was salutatorian; and an individual award was given to Seth Gilley.
CHIPOLA PARAMEDIC PROGRAM GRADUATION—The Chipola College Paramedic graduation ceremony was held on Aug. 9 in the Health Sciences Department. Pictured from left, are: (front) Tina Maloy, Seth Gilley, Steven Foreman, (back) Dr. Jason Hurst, Rep. Brad Drake, Jasper Carter, John Cessna, Scott Van Rijs, Tammi Terry, Jordan Newman and Brandon Waldorff.