August 5, 2010

ENDLESS SUMMER DINNER/DANCE DEDICATED TO THE LATE BILLY BRYAN

 

            MARIANNA— The Villagers, a popular, local band from the 1960’s, will perform at Chipola’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance set for Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

            The performance is dedicated to the memory of the late Billy Bryan of Bascom, an original member of the Villagers, who passed away earlier this year. Billy was drummer for the group and performed at the Villagers reunion concert in 2008 which was staged four decades after their 1968 performance at the National Guard Armory.

            Billy’s daughter, Keisha Sunday, said, “Daddy loved the band and he looked forward every year to their reunion.” Billy played in the Villagers along with his fellow members Cliff Ellis of Chipley, Allen Myers of Malone, George Boyer of Port St. Joe, Walter Dover of Quincy and Andy Murray of Chattahoochee. The group will perform favorites from the 1960’s at the Aug. 21 event, including their own hit “Laugh It Off.”

            Billy was a lifelong resident of Bascom. He is survived by his wife Janet Taylor Bryan, two daughters Keisha Sunday of Bascom, Deza Rae Smith of Marianna, a son Josh Bryan of Marianna and five grandchildren whom he adored. He played basketball at Malone High School and attended Chipola in the 1960’s. He worked for years as a car and truck salesman at Chipola Ford in Marianna, but music always played a big part in his life.

            Billy’s daughter said, “Daddy was a good man who loved music and loved to sing.” He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bascom where he sang gospel music.  Billy also was a founding member of the Bryan Brothers Quartet, a gospel group that is still going after several decades. Through his inspiration, he fostered the tradition of gospel singing. His legacy lives on through his nephews John and Dax Bryan who continue the Bryan Brothers Quartet.

            In addition to the Villagers, a professional DJ will spin dance tunes for Aug. 21 event. Endless Summer is planned to reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to benefit the college’s athletic programs. Chipola College began in 1947 and has enjoyed more than 60 great years including numerous state and national athletic titles, and thousands of individual success stories among its graduates.

            Robert Trammell, incoming president of the Chipola Appreciation Club and longtime supporter, says, “While music has evolved from Big Band to Rock N’ Roll and Hip Hop during Chipola’s 60-plus years, the bonds and friendships built at this little college have remained constant.”

            Trammell points to the commitment of alumni and supporters as the key to the college’s success. “Without strong support from our people, Chipola Athletics would be unable to perform at the national level,” he says.

            Tickets are $25 per person with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. Tables of eight are available for $200. Summer casual attire is recommended. Barbecue chef Bobby Sims will prepare his famous, mouth-watering pulled pork for the dinner. Special guest for the evening is Leonard Hamilton, head men’s basketball coach at Florida State University. 

            For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375. 

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ENDLESS SUMMER DEDICATED TO LATE BILLY BRYAN— The Villagers, a popular, local band from the 1960’s, will perform at Chipola’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance set for Saturday, Aug. 21. The performance is dedicated to the memory of the late Billy Bryan of Bascom, an original member of the Villagers, who passed away earlier this year. Here Billy is pictured behind the drums in the 1960’s and in a recent photo. For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375. 

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August 5, 2010

CHIPOLA TO FUND MORE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMPUTER MAJORS

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College students interested in computers and information technology are encouraged to apply for the “WIRED for Technology” scholarship program. Chipola was recently notified that scholarship funds will continue through the Fall 2010 term. The program funded 23 technology students during the 2009-10 academic year.

The “WIRED for Technology" scholarships can only be awarded students enrolled in computer-related programs.

Applications will be accepted from Associate in Arts (AA) degree-seeking students majoring in Computer Science and Information Technology. These students would likely take classes at Chipola for two years and then transfer to a university to complete the junior and senior years of a bachelor’s degree in a technology-related field.

            Associate in Science (AS) degrees in Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Technology, and Networking Services Technology are also included among the eligible programs. These degrees prepare students for careers after taking one to two years of coursework.

            Scholarships are also available for Workforce Certificate program in Computer Systems Technology which can be completed in as little as one year.

            The new scholarships may fund all or part of costs for tuition and fees for students in computer-related majors or programs of study.  The scholarships may be awarded in addition to other scholarships or grants; however, the selection panel will also consider other funds available to students through the Foundation or Financial Aid Office. The newly funded scholarships will be available only for the fall 2010 semester. .

            The WIRED for Technology project is being funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through a consortium of panhandle colleges in partnership with the University of West Florida and Florida's Great Northwest.

            For information about the scholarships at Chipola, contact Gail Hartzog or Pat Barfield at 850-718-2342 or email: hartzogg@chipola.edu or Nancy Burns at 850-526-2761 or email: burnsn@chipola.edu.

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CHIPOLA TO FUND MORE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMPUTER MAJORS—Chipola College students interested in computers and information technology are encouraged to apply for the “WIRED for Technology” scholarship program. Pictured from left are: Joseph Phinney of Blountstown, Zachary Folks of Grand Ridge and computer networking instructor Dean Giles. For information, contact Gail Hartzog or Pat Barfield at 850-718-2342 or email: hartzogg@chipola.edu or Nancy Burns at 850-526-2761 or email: burnsn@chipola.edu.

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August 5, 2010

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Chipola College this fall are encourage to apply immediately. Registration is Aug. 18-20. Classes begin Aug. 23.

Chipola’s most popular program continues to be the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which provides the first two years of college for students planning to transfer to a university at the junior level or into one of Chipola’s Bachelor’s degree programs. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available on the college website at www.chipola.edu

Chipola offers eight Bachelor’s degrees programs: Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science for middle or high school, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Business Management and an RN to BSN program in nursing.  

 Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs. Workforce programs include: Automotive Technology, Corrections, Computer Systems Technology, Cosmetology and Law Enforcement.

Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration and Management, Computer Information Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science, Network Administration and Recreation Technology.     

The Health Science Division offers training programs for a number of health-related careers. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a 1+1 LPN to RN curriculum. Students are eligible to take the LPN exam after the first year, and the RN exam after the second year. The college also offers an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program and a Paramedic program. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes are offered throughout the year. 

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

Complete a college application, available online at www.chipola.edu, or call 850-718-2233 for assistance. Applicants are asked to request their high school to send a final high school transcript to Chipola. Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT, must take the College Placement Test by calling 718-2284.

For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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SHOOK HELPS CHIPOLA—Chipola College Accounting professor Lee Shook (left) recently presented a check for $1,000 to Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough for the Lee Shook Theater Scholarship Endowment. The funds will be immediately available to help the Chipola Theater program.  Donations and state matching funds for the Shook Endowment have reached $20,000. To contribute to the fund, call the Foundation at 850-718-2478.

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August 12, 2010

CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS AUG. 18

 

            MARIANNA—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College is Aug. 18-20. Classes begin Aug. 23.

            Fall registration for returning students (those enrolled in the spring or summer 2010) will be held Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration for new and returning students will be held Thursday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Classes begin Aug. 23.

            Late registration is Aug. 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continues through noon on August 24.  No student will be allowed to register unless they have filed an application by noon on Aug. 24. Drop/add for registered students continues noon Friday, Aug. 27. 

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which provides the first two years of college for students planning to transfer to a university at the junior level or into one of Chipola’s Bachelor’s degree programs. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available on the college website at www.chipola.edu

Chipola offers eight Bachelor’s degrees programs: Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science for middle or high school, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Business Management and an RN to BSN program in nursing.  The college also offers an Educator Preparation Institute which provides teacher certification for persons with a bachelor’s degree in a non-teaching major.

 Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs. Workforce programs include: Automotive Technology, Corrections, Computer Systems Technology, Cosmetology and Law Enforcement. Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration and Management, Computer Information Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science, Network Administration and Recreation Technology.     

            The Health Science Division offers training programs for a number of health-related careers. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a 1+1 LPN to RN curriculum. Students are eligible to take the LPN exam after the first year, and the RN exam after the second year. The college also offers an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program and a Paramedic program. A new Paramedic to RN bridge program is set to begin in Summer of 2011.  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes are offered throughout the year. 

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

Complete a college application, available online at www.chipola.edu, or call 850-718-2233 for assistance. Students without ACT or SAT scores must take the College Placement Test by calling 718-2284.

For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS AUG. 18—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College is Aug. 18-20. Classes begin Aug. 23. Here, Chipola students discuss their upcoming classes. For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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 August 12, 2010

Chipola College Announces Paramedic to RN Bridge Program

   

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Health Science Program will offer a Paramedic to RN bridge program beginning in the Summer of 2011. 

            The course Career Mobility (NUR 1002 M) is required for both Paramedics and LPNs seeking entry into the nursing program. The course will be offered fall 2010 and spring 2011.  The Career Mobility course is partially online with a skill lab component.

            Chipola Health Science director Vickie Stephens, says, “This is an exciting opportunity for paramedics to further their education in the healthcare field.”

            Prospective students can visit www.chipola.edu for an academic planning guide for the program.  Prerequisites to the program include:  (SLS 1101) Orientation, (ENC 1101) Communication Skills I, (PSY 2010) General Psychology, (MAC 1105) College Algebra, (DEP 2004) Human Growth and Development, (BSC 2093 & 2093 L) Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab, (BSC 2094 & 2094L) Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab, (MCB 2010 & 2010 L) Microbiology w/lab, and (NUR 1002M) Career Mobility Nursing Concepts. 

            The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a limited access program.  Upon acceptance to the program, students can complete the nursing program in three semesters.          

            For further information, contact Vickie Stephens, Health Science Director at (850) 718-2316 or Dr. Jayne Roberts, Vice-President of Student Affairs at (850) 718-2407.

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CHIPOLA PARAMEDIC TO RN PROGRAM—The Chipola Health Science Program will offer a Paramedic to RN bridge program beginning in the Summer of 2011.  Career Mobility (NUR 1002 M) is required for both Paramedics and LPN’s seeking entry into the nursing program and will be offered fall 2010 and spring 2011.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola student Ceely Barfield, Jackson Hospital OB Nurse Manager Connie Swearingen, RN, and Jackson Hosptial nurse Delilah Lewis, RN. For information about the Paramedic to RN program, contact Vickie Stephens, Health Science Director at (850) 718-2316 or Dr. Jayne Roberts, Vice-President of Student Affairs at (850) 718-2407.

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 August 12, 2010

APPLY NOW FOR WIRED SCHOLARSHIPS AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Fall classes begin Aug. 23, but it’s not too late to students interested in computers and information technology are encouraged to apply for the “WIRED for Technology” scholarship program.

            Chipola was recently notified that scholarship funds will continue through the Fall 2010 term. The program funded 23 technology students during the 2009-10 academic year. The scholarships can be awarded only to students enrolled in computer-related programs.

Applications will be accepted from Associate in Arts (AA) degree-seeking students majoring in Computer Science and Information Technology. These students would likely take classes at Chipola for two years and then transfer to a university to complete the junior and senior years of a bachelor’s degree in a technology-related field.

            Associate in Science (AS) degrees in Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Technology, and Networking Services Technology are also included among the eligible programs. These degrees prepare students for careers after taking one to two years of coursework.

            Scholarships are also available for Workforce Certificate program in Computer Systems Technology which can be completed in as little as one year.

            The scholarships may fund all or part of costs for tuition and fees for students in computer-related majors or programs of study for the Fall 2010 semester.  The scholarships may be awarded in addition to other scholarships or grants; however, the selection panel will also consider other funds available to students through the Foundation or Financial Aid Office.

            The WIRED for Technology project is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through a consortium of panhandle colleges in partnership with the University of West Florida and Florida's Great Northwest.

            For information, contact Gail Hartzog or Pat Barfield at 850-718-2342 or email: hartzogg@chipola.edu or Nancy Burns at 850-526-2761 or email: burnsn@chipola.edu.

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WIRED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College Fall classes begin Aug. 23, but it’s not too late to students interested in computers and information technology are encouraged to apply for the “WIRED for Technology” scholarship program. Here, Chipola computer students work in the computer lab. For information, contact Gail Hartzog or Pat Barfield at 850-718-2342 or email: hartzogg@chipola.edu or Nancy Burns at 850-526-2761 or email: burnsn@chipola.edu.

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August 12, 2010

SPANISH AND FRENCH NIGHT CLASSES OFFERED AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer foreign language classes during the evening this fall in French and Spanish. 

            Dana Ayers will teach Elementary French I (FRE 1120) on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Intermediate French I (FRE 2220) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Both are four credit hour classes. 

            Dr. Mark Ebel will teach Elementary Spanish I (SPN 1120) on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is a four credit hour class.

            Colleges and universities in Florida require a foreign language before awarding a bachelor’s degree.  The foreign language minimum requirement may be fulfilled by taking two years of the same foreign language at the high school level or 8-10 hours of the same language at the college level.  Many majors require a third foreign language course.

            Fall registration for returning students (those enrolled in the spring or summer 2010) will be held Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration for new and returning students will be held Aug. 19 and 20.  Classes begin Aug. 23. Late registration is Aug. 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continues through noon on August 24.  Drop/add continues until Aug. 27 at noon. 

            Call (850) 526-2761 for more information.

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August 19, 2010

 

CHIPOLA FALL CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, AUG. 23

 

            MARIANNA—Fall classes at Chipola College begin Monday, Aug. 23, with late registration continuing through noon on August 24.

            No student will be allowed to register unless they have filed an application by noon on Aug. 24. Drop/add for registered students continues noon on Friday, Aug. 27. 

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which provides the first two years of college for students planning to transfer to a university at the junior level or into one of Chipola’s Bachelor’s degree programs. Curriculum guides for specific majors are available on the college website at www.chipola.edu

Chipola offers eight Bachelor’s degrees programs: Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science for middle or high school, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Business Management and an RN to BSN program in nursing.  The college also offers an Educator Preparation Institute which provides teacher certification for persons with a bachelor’s degree in a non-teaching major.

 Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered. Some programs feature open-enrollment which allows students to register throughout the semester. Workforce programs include: Automotive Technology, Corrections, Computer Systems Technology, Cosmetology and Law Enforcement. Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration and Management, Computer Information Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science, Network Administration and Recreation Technology.     

            The Health Science Division offers training programs for a number of health-related careers. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a 1+1 LPN to RN curriculum. Students are eligible to take the LPN exam after the first year, and the RN exam after the second year. The college also offers an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program and a Paramedic program. A new Paramedic to RN bridge program is set to begin in Summer of 2011.  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes are offered throughout the year. 

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

Complete a college application, available online at www.chipola.edu, or call 850-718-2233 for assistance. Students without ACT or SAT scores must take the College Placement Test by calling 718-2284.

For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA FALL CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, AUG. 23—Chipola College students CJ Fussell (left) of Grand Ridge and Valerie D’Ambrosio of Cottondale discuss their Fall schedules. Fall classes at Chipola College begin Monday, Aug. 23, with late registration continuing through noon on August 24. For information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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August 19, 2010

BOYD DELIVERS $1.1 MILLION GRANT TO CHIPOLA COLLEGE  

 

MARIANNA—Current and future Chipola College students will benefit from a $1.1 million federal grant which was recently awarded to the college.

U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd visited the Chipola campus Aug. 19, to present the check for a Student Support Services Grant. The college requested $220,000 per year for five years to implement a project to help 140 first generation students enter college and complete a degree.

            Congressman Boyd said, “Chipola College has a long history of providing students with the skills and talents they need to be successful in their future endeavors, whether that be continuing their education or entering the workplace.  This federal funding will help them continue this tradition, and I am very proud to have been a part of bringing this award to the Chipola College community.”

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “We were excited to receive the good news from Congressman Boyd that our grant request had been funded.  These programs will expand opportunities for our students and prospective students for years to come.”                                                                                                                                   

            The Support Services project will include: college success coaches, the use of special curriculum to help students remain engaged, supplemental instruction, tutoring in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and the creation of a special lab space for students in the program.

            The funding also will make available career and life planning, academic advising and course placement, counseling, and transfer assistance into one of Chipola’s four-year programs, or to other colleges and universities.

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BOYD DELIVERS $1.1 MILLION GRANT TO CHIPOLA--U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd visited the Chipola campus on Aug. 19 to present a $1.1 million grant for a Student Support Services Grant. Boyd is pictured here with Chipola officials, from left: Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Gail Hartzog, Judy Riviere, Rep. Allen Boyd, Dr. Gene Prough and Bonnie Smith.

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August 19, 2010

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA—Season tickets for the 2010-11 Chipola Artist Series go on sale Aug. 31 in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building, Building H, located behind the Arts Center.

            Season tickets - $40 for all four events – entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the “Meet The Artist” receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal next year.

            This exciting four-event series opens Sunday, Sept. 19, with “An Afternoon of Music and Dance” presented by the Tallahassee Ballet. A non-profit dance company, The Tallahassee Ballet provides a training ground for emerging professionals while stimulating appreciation for the dance arts through quality productions of classical and contemporary works.  The organization strives to be recognized as the preeminent dance organization in North Florida. For information, visit www.tallahasseeballet.org.            

            Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle will be presented Nov. 9. “The Lone Eagle” was just one of many nicknames given to Lindbergh by the press after he became the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York to Paris in May of 1927.  This one- man play written and portrayed by Steve Carroll spans Lindbergh’s life as he returns from the grave to set the record straight about his life. Guests will learn of his early barnstorming days, the famous flight to Paris, his son’s kidnapping, the unpopular stance he took against entering WWII, his subsequent heroism as a fighter pilot, and his final days as a world renowned environmentalist. For information, visit www.dreamscapeprods.com.

            The Freddy Cole Quartet in Concert will be presented Feb. 7, 2011.  Freddy Cole, a Grammy nominee in his own right, makes no apology for sounding like his brother, Nat King Cole.  And he stands shoulder to shoulder with today’s jazz greats: “warm, intimate, elegant come to mind with Freddy behind the piano and microphone.”  Freddy has what audiences seek and expect to see and hear on stages of such a master: personality, perfectly polished, smoky jazz.  Master vocalist and pianist, Freddy Cole will captivate listeners with his warm presence, subtle phrasing, and world class jazz.  He has been charming audiences in the States and abroad for over 40 years. For information, visit www.freddycole.com.

            The Manhattan Piano Trio closes the 2010-11 season, March 17, 2011. Hailed by critics as “a grand departure from the usual” the Manhattan Piano Trio has become one of the most creative, exciting, and dynamic young ensembles in the United States. The Trio uses piano, violin and cello as their individual instruments of expression and listeners will experience the passion, joy, and harmony in their playing of Classical, Romantic and Contemporary music. For information, visit www.manhattanpianotrio.com.

            A limited number of individual event tickets - $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under – will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office.

            For season ticket information, call the Fine Arts Department at 718-2277.

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE—Season tickets for the 2010-11 Chipola Artist Series go on sale Aug. 31 in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building, Building H, located behind the Arts Center. The four-event series includes: “An Afternoon of Music and Dance” by the Tallahassee Ballet, Sept. 19; Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle, Nov. 9; The Freddy Cole Quartet in Concert, Feb. 7, 2011; and The Manhattan Piano Trio, March 17, 2011.

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August 19, 2010

Chipola College Announces Paramedic to RN Bridge Program

   

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Health Science Program will offer a Paramedic to RN bridge program beginning in the Summer of 2011. 

            The course Career Mobility (NUR 1002 M) is required for both Paramedics and LPNs seeking entry into the nursing program. The course will be offered fall 2010 and spring 2011.  The Career Mobility course is partially online with a skill lab component.

            Chipola Health Science director Vickie Stephens, says, “This is an exciting opportunity for paramedics to further their education in the healthcare field.”

            Prospective students can visit www.chipola.edu for an academic planning guide for the program.  Prerequisites to the program include:  (SLS 1101) Orientation, (ENC 1101) Communication Skills I, (PSY 2010) General Psychology, (MAC 1105) College Algebra, (DEP 2004) Human Growth and Development, (BSC 2093 & 2093 L) Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab, (BSC 2094 & 2094L) Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab, (MCB 2010 & 2010 L) Microbiology w/lab, and (NUR 1002M) Career Mobility Nursing Concepts. 

            The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a limited access program.  Upon acceptance to the program, students can complete the nursing program in three semesters.          

            For further information, contact Vickie Stephens, Health Science Director at (850) 718-2316 or Dr. Jayne Roberts, Vice-President of Student Affairs at (850) 718-2407.

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CHIPOLA PARAMEDIC TO RN PROGRAM—Chipola College will offer a Paramedic to RN bridge program beginning in Summer 2011.  The Career Mobility (NUR 1002 M) course is required for entry into the program and will be offered fall 2010 and spring 2011.  Pictured from left, are Health Science faculty: Ricky Wingett, Dr. Karen Lipford, Dr. Kathy Leigh, Keith Maddox, Amy Sampson and Vickie Stephens. For information about the Paramedic to RN program, contact Vickie Stephens at (850) 718-2316 or Dr. Jayne Roberts at (850) 718-2407.

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 August 19, 2010

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 16.

            Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments.  The following were recognized:

            Five years: Joy Ree Ashmore, Elisa Cruz, Dr. Katherine Leigh, Pam Rentz, Monroe Rhynes, Billy Ray Richter, Patricia Ward.

            Ten years: Laurie Berry, Nell Donaldson, John Gardner, Boris Granberry, Nancy Johnson, Sheila Mercer, Mark Panichella, Jeremy Smith

            Fifteen years: Pat Barfield, Dr. Jeff Bodart, Byron Quivey.

            Twenty years: Annie Graham, Alice Pendergrass.

            Twenty-five years: Diane Timmons.

            Thirty years: Wayne Herring.

            Thirty-five years: Sybil Cloud, Carole Edenfield.

 

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FIVE YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 16. Five year employees are, from left: Joy Ree Ashmore, Elisa Cruz, Dr. Katherine Leigh, Pam Rentz, Billy Ray Richter and Patricia Ward. Not pictured is Monroe Rhynes.

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TEN YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 16. Ten year employees are, from left: John Gardner, Laurie Berry, Nell Donaldson, Sheila Mercer, Nancy Johnson, Mark Panichella, Boris Granberry and Jeremy Smith. 

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FIFTEEN YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 16. Fifteen year employees are, from left: Pat Barfield, Dr. Jeff Bodart and Byron Quivey.

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TWENTY YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 16. Twenty year employees are, from left: Alice Pendergrass and Annie Graham.

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HERRING MARKS 30 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 16. Here, Wayne Herring (right) accepts an award for 30 years of service from college president, Dr. Gene Prough.

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CLOUND MARKS 35 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 16. Here, Sybil Cloud (right) accepts an award for 35 years of service from college president, Dr. Gene Prough.

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ROTARY HELPS CHIPOLA—Marianna Rotary Club President Philip Tyler (center) and Scholarship Chairman Kenneth Anderson (left) recently presented Chipola Foundation Director Julie Fuqua with a check to fund four scholarships for the 2010-11 school year. The Marianna Rotary Club was established in 1929 and follows a club motto of “Service Above Self.” Many previous Marianna Rotary Scholarship recipients now serve the community as leaders in education, nursing, and banking.  A recent scholarship recipient is attending the Florida State University College of Medicine and another recipient credits his career in the U.S. Navy with the scholarship he received which enabled him to attend Chipola. The Marianna Rotary Club is proud to support the education process and Chipola College.

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August 26, 2010

COLLINS IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

 

            MARIANNA—Kim Collins has been named Chipola College’s Career Employee of the Year for 2010.

            Collins has served as a Senior Staff Assistant in the college’s Enrollment Services Department since 1996 and has worked at the college since 1989.

            She says, “Chipola is a great place to work. I enjoy helping our students and working with so many great people.”

            Collins supervisor Dr. Jayne Roberts, says, “Mrs. Collins is always pleasant and courteous to all, very reliable and is a dedicated employee. She comes in early and stays     late.  She is pleasant to be around; she likes her job and does it extremely well!  She brings a positive and outstanding effort to her job.”             

            Collins is a very active member of Chipola’s chapter of Florida Association of Community Colleges and the Chipola Career Employees Association.

          Kim and her husband, Stewart, have three children and six grandchildren.  She is active in Bethlehem Baptist Church. 

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 FACC, and a $100 gift certificate from the college Book Store. 

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COLLINS IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR—Kim Collins (right) accepts the Chipola College Career Employee of the Year award from Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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August 26, 2010

CHIPOLA PBL WINS NATIONAL AWARD

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda captured a national award at the recent PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN.        

Chipola PBL faculty adviser Vikki Milton, says, “Competing at the national level is an honor in itself, as PBL students, state teams and local chapters must earn the right to compete by placing first or second at the state level in the various event categories which represent the organization’s focus on business and leadership development.” 
            Chipola students, Devon Beachum, Jordan Hatcher, Michael Ingram, Tracy Scott and Paige White along with adviser, Vikki Milton, attended the conference.  Michael Ingram was awarded top honors, placing 6th in the nation in Financial Analysis and Decision Making. 

In addition to competitions, students participated in a variety of business and leadership workshops. Students enjoyed keynote speaker for the event, Robin Crow - author, innovative guitarist and owner of Dark Horse Recording.  Crow’s recording company is home to Faith Hill, Allison Krauss, Neil Diamond and Tim McGraw to name a few.

Chipola College PBL is a local chapter of the national business organization.  The organization strives to develop competent, aggressive business leadership, as well as, strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.  Students need not be business majors to join, as business skills are necessary in nearly every profession today.

 A  PBL Kick-off Reception is scheduled for Tues., Aug 31, from 11 -1 pm, in bldg M (Business bldg), room 202.  Students are invited to stop by anytime between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to learn more about the organization.

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CHIPOLA PBL WINS NATIONAL AWARD— The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda captured a national award at the recent PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN. Here, Chipola student Michael Ingram accepts the sixth place award for Financial Analysis and Decision Making from National PBL president, Gloria Lau at the PBL National Convention.

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Chipola College PBL members at the National Convention are, from left: Michael Ingram, Paige White, Tracy Scott, Jordan Hatcher and Devon Beachum.

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August 26, 2010

CHIPOLA THEATER ANNOUNCES UPCOMING SEASON

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre director Charles Sirmon has planned another exciting season of great shows.

            The season opens with the Fall comedy, “Dearly Departed,” Nov. 4-7. Auditions are set for Tuesday, Sept. 7 and Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m.  Not since “Steel Magnolias,” has a more dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason-Dixon. When the patriarch of the family keels over dead, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan, including the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put “Mean and Surly” on the tombstone. Audiences amused by “Greater Tuna,” will enjoy this more ambitious trip down a rustic main street written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones.

            Chipola’s Spring musical will be the smash hit, “Little Shop of Horrors.” One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950’s sci-fi movies has become a household name with a successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, “Little Shop of Horrors” never fails to entertain. Auditions are Jan. 10 and 11, with shows, March 10-13.  

            Chipola’s annual Summer children’s show is Aesop’s (Oh-So-Slightly Updated) Fables by Kim Esop-Wylie. The play weaves six of Aesop’s most famous fables into a show that’s funky, fast-paced, and full of surprises. The show features favorite tales, including: The Dog and the Bone, the Tortoise and the Hare, the Lion and the Mouse, the Fox and the Grapes, the Country Maid, and the Miller, His Son and the Donkey.

            Auditions for the children’s show are March 21 and 22. The show will play for hundreds of school children with an evening show for the public on May 12 at 7 p.m.

            Theater fans are invited to join the ACT (Applauding Chipola Theatre) Fund. Benefits include advance ticket selection and VIP seating for all Chipola productions.

            For information, call director Charles Sirmon, at 850-718-2227, or email: sirmonc@chipola.edu

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August 26, 2010

FORMER CHIPOLA PLAYER STILL MAJOR LEAGUE HOMERUN LEADER

 

            TORONTO, CANADA—Former Chipola baseball player Jose Bautista is still Major League Baseball’s homerun leader with 40 as of Aug. 23.

            Bautista, a right-fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, smacked two homeruns in the Jays 3-2 win over the Yankees on Aug. 23 the New York Yankees. The two gave him a Major League-leading 40 home runs on the season and accounted for all of the offense for the Blue Jays (65-59).

            Bautista belted 44 home runs combined over his past three big league campaigns. With 38 games remaining on the schedule for the Blue Jays, Bautista sits seven home runs shy of George Bell's single-season club record of 47 bombs in 1987. The right fielder is the first player to achieve 40 homers in a season for the Jays since Carlos Delgado launched 42 in '03.

            Bautista was a member of the Chipola Baseball squad before being drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates in the 20th round of the 2000 amateur draft.  His official signing came in May 2001, the same year the Indians captured the Panhandle Conference Championship and was the NJCAA Region VIII Runner-up. 

            During his time in the majors, the 29 year-old has also played for the Pirates, the Orioles and the Royals.

            For the latest news about Chipola Athletics, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

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August 26, 2010

BASIC AUTOMOTIVE COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer three basic automotive courses which are open to the public.

            Chipola automotive instructor Chase Vlieg will teach all three courses in the college Automotive Technology Building (P-103). Students are encouraged to register as soon as possible. The cost of each course is $40. Registration and payment must be completed two days prior to beginning of class.

            Basic Car Knowledge meets Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The five-hour course is designed for those who want to know basic automotive tips to feel confident with car repairs.  Core topics include: basic car safety tips, oil change, tire repair, basic automotive maintenance and what to look for when buying a car.

            Introduction to Automotive Mechanics will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Sept. 21 to Oct. 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The 30-hour course is designed to provide the student with entry level skills to ASE standards for automotive technicians.  The use of diagnostic equipment is stressed. 

            Auto Detailing will meet Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The five-hour course covers five major areas of auto detailing: exterior, interior, engine, trunk, and special problems.  Core topics include: washing, buffing, touch-up painting, detailing chemical equipment, accessories, auto restoration, marketing strategies and entrepreneurial skills. 

            For questions, call Christen Bennett at (850)718-2395, or email: bennettc@chipola.edu or vliegc@chipola.edu.

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 August 26, 2010

SUMMER II DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 84 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer II Semester 2010.

            To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 6 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

            Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:  

            Blountstown—Shanna Watson.

            Bonifay—Nina Adams, Kacie Forehand, George Hutton, III, Kari McConkey, Joshua Peronto, Christopher Steverson, Helen Williams.

            Chipley—Mary Alderman, Deanna Beter, Bhagyashri Patel.

            Cottondale—Jerry Baker, Anthony Kadenzy.

            Graceville—Jeffrey Register.

            Grand Ridge—Amy Bell, April Holguin, Courtney Lewis, Katherine McClelland.

            Greenwood—Daericca Godwin.

            Marianna—Alexander Briggs, Michael Browning, Rebecca Fanchette, Patrick Jones, James McGrath, Jay Phelps, Angie White, Joseph Whitfield, II, Amanda Williams, Lori York.

            Sneads—Brittiany Asher, Valaree Douglas, James Owens.

            Vernon—Tracy Scott.

            Westville—Megan Dady, Savannah Whigham.

            Out of District—Tykiesha O'Neill of Beebe, Ark., April Bradley and Tara Bryant of Chattahoochee, Jasmine Shaw of Cincinnati, OH, Amber Christie of Crawfordville, Ance Celmina, Saldus, Latvia, Hope Bridwell of Sopchoppy.

            Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:

            Altha—Linda Godwin, Aaron Redmond.

            Blountstown—Amelia Garrett, Jessica Goodman, Alisha Strawn, Kimberley Taylor.

            Bonifay—Heather Bailey, Morgan Johnson, Anna Parmer, Christina Rotello, Christopher Smith.

            Bristol—Pooja Patel.

            Chipley—Laci Abbott, Kristen Garney, Tiffany Stoe.

            Cottondale—Elizabeth Krauser.

            Graceville—Rebecca Arrants, Ryan Walker.

            Grand Ridge—Jessica Harrell.

            Marianna—Jordan Burke, Monica Guilford, Justin Hodge, Erica Manning, Jimmy Melvin, Jennifer Rabon, Jesse Roberts, Alexandra Sanchez, Jessica Ward, Matilda Weeks, Bryan Whitfield, Deanna Wickham.

            Westville—Judy Montes.

            Out of District—Lynnsey Prevatt of Ashford, Ala., Brian Wingate of Orlando, Susan Appleby and Alisa Frost of Panama City, Amanda Hines, Lara Newberry and Tenesia Pearson of Quincy, Morgan Brannon of Slocomb, Ala., Khai Nguyen and Eric Sauls of Tallahassee. 

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August 26, 2010

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CHIPOLA NURSING STUDENTS WELCOMED—The Chipola College Health Science Department recently welcomed a new class of nursing students with a Wizard of Oz skit about the program. Students and faculty in the skit are pictured from left: (front) Aimee Nichols; Kim Carter; Amy Sampson, SIMS Lab Coordinator; Pamela Cain; Dr. Karen Lipford, Nursing Professor; Kylee Shores; Brad Whitfield; Heather Robbirds; Keith Watford; Kristen Davis and Jessica Ward.

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 August 26, 2010

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CHIPOLA’S ENDLESS SUMMER A HITChipola grads Cliff Ellis (left) and Walter Dover performed with their band The Villagers at the Endless Summer 2010 event on Aug. 21. More than 350 people attended the fundraiser for Chipola athletics.

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August 26, 2010

FORMER CHIPOLA PLAYER STILL MAJOR LEAGUE HOMERUN LEADER

 

            TORONTO, CANADA—Former Chipola baseball player Jose Bautista is still Major League Baseball’s homerun leader with 40 as of Aug. 23.

            Bautista, a right-fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, smacked two homeruns in the Jays 3-2 win over the Yankees on Aug. 23 the New York Yankees. The two gave him a Major League-leading 40 home runs on the season and accounted for all of the offense for the Blue Jays (65-59).

            Bautista belted 44 home runs combined over his past three big league campaigns. With 38 games remaining on the schedule for the Blue Jays, Bautista sits seven home runs shy of George Bell's single-season club record of 47 bombs in 1987. The right fielder is the first player to achieve 40 homers in a season for the Jays since Carlos Delgado launched 42 in '03.

            Bautista was a member of the Chipola Baseball squad before being drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates in the 20th round of the 2000 amateur draft.  His official signing came in May 2001, the same year the Indians captured the Panhandle Conference Championship and was the NJCAA Region VIII Runner-up. 

            During his time in the majors, the 29 year-old has also played for the Pirates, the Orioles and the Royals.

            For the latest news about Chipola Athletics, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

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