Chipola This Week

March 13 - April 22, 2020
 
Chipola College
Office of Public Relations
For Immediate Release
March 13, 2020

Chipola Athletic Events Suspended

In accordance with the FCSAA, Chipola Athletics will suspend all competition from March 13-27. 

“The safety and health of our students is our number one priority,” said Athletic Director Jeff Johnson. “This falls in line with decisions made around the country and gives us time to follow how the situation develops.”

All baseball and softball games previously scheduled between March 13-27 will not be played at this time. It is yet to be determined if these games will be rescheduled. 

Check ChipolaAthletics.com or social media profiles (Twitter: @ChipolaNation, Facebook: @ChipolaNation) for updates as they become available. 

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Chipola College
Office of Public Relations
For Immediate Release
March 13, 2020

Chipola Fine Arts Cancels/Postpones Spring Semester Events

For the protection of our students, staff and patrons, the Chipola College Fine Arts Department will be cancelling or postponing all remaining productions for the Spring 2020 Semester.  The health and safety of our community is our highest priority.

This includes the cancellation of the “Spring Ensemble Concert” (April 7) and the “Sophomore Cabaret” (April 24).

The Show Choir production “A Disney Celebration” (April 16-19) will be postponed at this time until May 14-17, 2020.  Patrons’ tickets will be automatically exchanged for like days.  For example, if you are currently holding tickets for Thursday, April 16 your ticket will automatically be exchanged to Thursday, May 14.  Patrons needing to exchange to a different date or wanting a full refund may contact the box office at 850-718-2420 or email warde@chipola.edu.  Refunds may be done by phone or email and can be mailed to the patron. 

The Box Office will be closed March 23-27 for Spring Break. We encourage you to make all transactions with the Box Office through phone or mail.
Auditions for “Disney’s Winnie and the Pooh” slated for Monday, March 16 have been cancelled. The production scheduled for May will be rescheduled during the 20-21 season.

For more information, contact Evelyn Ward, Director of Fine and Performing Arts at warde@chipola.edu

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Chipola College
Office of Public Relations
For Immediate Release
March 18, 2020

Chipola College Classes to go online for remainder of Spring Semester

Florida Governor DeSantis and Commissioner Corcoran ordered the Florida College System campuses to close and go fully online with instruction for the remainder of the semester.  Students will be able to contact instructors and access all courses in Canvas beginning March 30. 

The college will provide phone numbers and emails for answering questions or concerns beginning March 30.   Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons says, "Our goal is to provide the opportunity for students to complete their courses by the end of the semester, but we understand we have to meet challenges to accomplish this." 
College employees will work remotely and should contact their supervisors by phone or email for further information.

Clemmons continued, "We encourage students to let us know how we can support them as we all do our very best at Chipola to stay safe and keep learning going.  Please do your best to protect yourself, family, and the community."

For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 850-526-2761. 

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Chipola College
Office of Public Relations
For Immediate Release
March 20, 2020

Chipola Fine Arts Cancels/Postpones Spring Semester Events

For the protection of our students, staff and patrons, the Chipola College Fine Arts Department will be canceling or postponing all remaining productions for the Spring 2020 Semester.  This includes the cancellation of the “Spring Ensemble Concert” (April 7) and the “Sophomore Cabaret” (April 24).

The Show Choir production “A Disney Celebration” (April 16-19) will be postponed at this time until May 14-17, 2020.  Patrons’ tickets will be automatically exchanged for like days.  For example, if you are currently holding tickets for Thursday, April 16 your ticket will automatically be exchanged to Thursday, May 14.  Patrons needing to exchange to a different date or wanting a full refund may contact the box office at 850-718-2420 or email warde@chipola.edu.  Refunds may be done by phone or email and can be mailed to the patron.  The Box Office will be closed March 23-27 for Spring Break. We encourage you to make all transactions with the Box Office through phone or mail.

Auditions for “Disney’s Winnie and the Pooh” slated for Monday, March 16 have been canceled. The production scheduled for May will be rescheduled during the 20-21 season.

For more information, contact Evelyn Ward, Director of Fine and Performing Arts at warde@chipola.edu.  The health and safety of our community is our highest priority.

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Chipola College
Office of Public Relations
For Immediate Release
April 9, 2020

CHIPOLA HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAMS HELP JACKSON HOSPITAL

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Health Sciences Department recently donated materials to help Jackson Hospital in Marianna during the Corona Pandemic.

The materials include: 400 N95 masks, 200 gowns, 100 surgical masks, 25 face shields, 50 hair covers, and two portable ventilators.

Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons, who also serves on the Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees, says, “Chipola College provides training for many of our area’s front-line health-care professionals from EMT’s to nurses. We are glad to do our part to donate materials to help our essential medical personnel.”

Trilla Mays, Chipola Director of Health Sciences, says, “Jackson Hospital is a great partner in providing clinical experiences for our students. We are glad to help them during this time.”

Tina Maloy, Chipola Director of EMS Programs, says, “EMS professionals are a close-knit community. We look out for each other, especially during times of crisis.

Chipola offers a range of health science programs, including: Associate Degree Nursing (training for RN’s), a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone (850)-718-2278.
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Chipola College
Office of Public Relations
For Immediate Release
April 9, 2020

REGISTER NOW FOR CHIPOLA SUMMER CLASSES

MARIANNA—There is still time to enroll in Summer I and II classes at Chipola College. Registration begins April 13. Summer I classes begin May 11. Summer II classes begin June 30. All classes will be offered online. The campus is closed, but all student services will be provided remotely via phone or email.

Students may register online or contact one of the advisers listed here: Karen Hall, Dual Enrollment, general advising, hallk@chipola.edu or 718-2424; Ken Kallies, VA, General Advising, Kalliesk@chipola.edu  or 718-2437; Leigh Whittington, Disability, Nursing, General Advising
whittington@chipola.edu or 718-2290; Ashley Harvey, Student Support Services
harveya@chipola.edu; and Kristie Mosley, Student Support Services
mosleyk@chipola.edu 

The college Application for Admission is available online at www.chipola.edu.

There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Application or call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a high school or college transcript be sent to Admission and Records; 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 526-2761.
                                                                       
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Chipola College
Office of Public Relations
For Immediate Release
April 16, 2020

CHIPOLA ALUMNUS HELPS CREATE LOW COST VENTILATOR

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY PANAMA CITY — Jesse Waymire, a graduate of Chipola College, was part of a team of engineers and experts which developed a new prototype ventilator to help COVID-19 patients.
The team at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City created the Pre-Vent which costs $254, weighs 35 pounds, uses things available at any local hardware or auto parts store and can be assembled by anyone using only household tools.

Waymire is the Lead Engineer of the Hydrospace Laboratory at the NSWC. He graduated from Chipola in 2005 and transferred to the University of Florida to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Waymire said, “My time at Chipola College was great.  The college awarded me a scholarship for being a Valedictorian at Chipley High School. Because Chipola was close to home with a great math department, it made for an easy decision to pursue my Associate in Arts degree there. My math professors—Bonnie Smith and Dr. Lou Cleveland—and Physics Professor, Dr. Jeff Bodart, all had very enjoyable classes. 

Waymire said, “Working on the team that has developed the Pre-Vent has been very rewarding knowing that the ventilator or even parts of it may go on to be used in saving lives. Normally I test diving and life support equipment that people use, so this project was well suited to our team.   We were one of just a few teams selected to go to FDA testing. Depending on how testing goes, we could see our ventilator or parts of it integrated into ventilators of the other teams.  The point of the exercise is to provide ultra-low cost ventilators that would support life using commonly available materials in a shortened timeline.  I feel that it is important to do the best job you can, but also to set your ego aside to make the best product possible.”
NSWC PC Mechanical Engineer Andrew Schicho said, “The Pre-Vent runs on 120 VAC, has on-board battery backup, is portable enough to be carried by one person — and can be built in about a day. It isn’t pretty, but it will get the job done for now.”

The project was a race against time. The Department of Defense gave teams at different universities and agencies two weeks to develop the prototype. While four out of five teams at NSWC PC developed concepts and designs, only Schicho’s team built and tested its prototype — which performed above DoD requirements. Schicho’s team included: Alain Aznaran, Dustin Bride, Greg Holbrook, Greg Murphy, Chris Musto, Bill Ramey, Jason Scott, Chuck Self, and Jesse Waymire. The team used the NSWC Hydrospace Lab for its base operations and the Navy Experimental Dive Unit for medical expertise.

If the team wins the challenge, which included hundreds of submission across the country, the prototype could become a patented product and deployed quickly for use against COVID-19 at home and abroad — by purchase or do-it-yourself.

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Photos:
Jesse Waymire
Pre-Vent Prototype
 
 
Chipola College
Office of Public Relations
For Immediate Release
April 22, 2020

Chipola Student-Athletes Sign with Division 1 Programs

Eight Chipola basketball players signed scholarships to play at the Division 1 level this week.
For the Lady Indians, Chipola has three student-athletes moving on to the next level.
Ariel Cummings will continue her career at West Virginia University.
Rachel Johnson will continue her career at Wichita State University.
Caitlyn Wilson will continue her career at the University of Cincinnati.
“I am very proud of all of my sophomores that are moving on to the D-1 level,” said Coach Greg Franklin. “These ladies have worked so hard and are very deserving of their opportunities. I look forward to following all of them at their perspective universities. I wish them good luck and know they will make Chipola Nation proud!”
On the men’s side, the Indians have five student-athletes who have signed at the Division 1 level.
Lat Mayen will continue his career at the University of Nebraska.
Malik Zachery will continue his career at the University at Buffalo.
Cheikh Faye will continue his career at Eastern Kentucky University.
Christian Lorng will continue his career at American University.
Marial Mading will continue his career at the University of the Pacific.  
“I’m so proud of our sophomores that signed their National Letter of Intents this week,” said Coach Brendan Foley. “They will be continuing their academic and athletic careers at the Division 1 level for outstanding programs and coaches. All of these guys represented Chipola College in the highest regard and will continue to do great things at their next destination. We wish them the best and will be rooting for their continued success!”

Photo:
Eight Chipola basketball players signed scholarships to play at the Division 1 level this week. Pictured from left (top) and ( bottom)
 

 

 

 

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