July 9, 2015

CHIPOLA WINS AT PBL NATIONAL CONFERENCE 

 

                CHICAGO—Chipola Phi Beta Lambda members won four top 10 national awards at the recent PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago.

                Chipola winners include: Dustin Graham, Financial Services, 1st place; Alicia Bednar, Entrepreneurship Concepts, 6th place; Susan Burns, Help Desk, 7th place; and the team of Alex Anderson, Alicia Barton and Alicia Bednar, Forensic Accounting, 9th place.

                More than 1,600 of America’s best and brightest college students showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win more than $81,000 in cash awards. Students from across the U.S. participated in more than 55 accounting, business, leadership and technology competitive events.

                Chipola PBL adviser Glenda Bethel, says, “Congratulations to all of our PBL members for their outstanding efforts. Our national competitors worked hard to prepare for this competition. We also appreciate the support we have received for this venture from the college administration and numerous others who have donated funds and helped our students with practice and advice.”

                For information about Chipola’s PBL, visit: www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA WINS AT PBL NATIONAL CONFERENCE—Chipola Phi Beta Lambda members won four Top 10 national awards at the recent PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago. Picture from left, are: (front) Victoria Brown; Calen Masai; Angel Rapozo; Deborah Graham, (second row) Glenda Bethel, Adviser; Alicia Barton; Bethany Horton; Susan Burns; Alicia Bednar; (back) Jonathan Chaney, Adviser; Dorothy Day-Chaney; Shareem Goodlet; Kathryn Meadows; Joshua Myers; Alexander Anderson and Dustin Graham.

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July 9, 2015

 Sen. Montford

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ENDLESS SUMMER

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance, is set for Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

                The event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to raise money for Chipola scholarships. Proceeds will go to the Sen. Bill Montford Scholarship Endowment (Chipola Class of 1967), as well as a new endowment in honor of Ronnie Myers, a former Campbellton and Chipola basketball star (Chipola Class of 1962).

                Sen. Montford said, "Working on Endless Summer has been great fun and a very satisfying experience. Chipola College has a great reputation built on generations of success and respect. People trust and appreciate Chipola and we're going to have a very successful and enjoyable evening that will benefit many students."

                Sen. Montford (Chipola Class of 1967) was born in Marianna and moved to Blountstown where he grew up and attended public school. He graduated from Chipola and transferred to FSU where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics education and Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision.

                In the Florida Senate, Montford currently serves as Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education.

                Montford began his career as a math teacher in 1969 and went on to serve as a school administrator for 26 years. He was elected Leon County Superintendent of Schools in 1996 and was selected as the 2002 Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Superintendents Association. In 2006, Montford was named CEO of the Florida Association of Superintendents.  He served two terms as a Leon County Commissioner from 1982 to 1988.

                In 2008, the Leon County School Board named a Middle School after him as a tribute to his lifelong contributions to education.  The FSU College of Education and now Chipola College also have established scholarships in his name.

                Montford has received recognition for his personal contributions to the Mayor’s Initiative on Race Relations, the Teenage Parent Program, the 100 Black Men of Tallahassee, the NAACP, the Tallahassee Human Relations Council, and he was awarded the Educational Leadership Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation of Florida.

                Sen. Montford lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Jane, a public school teacher. Bill and Jane have two children, William J. Montford IV (Bill) and Katherine Montford Peters and five grandchildren.

                One of Montford’s favorite bands from his Chipola days, The Villagers, will provide the perfect musical backdrop for Endless Summer. Original Villagers -- Cliff Ellis of Chipley, Allen Myers of Malone, George Boyer of Port St. Joe, Walter Dover of Quincy and Andy Murray of Chattahoochee -- will perform their favorite tunes, including their hit song “Laugh It Off.”

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

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

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July 9, 2015

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY NOW FOR FINANCIAL AID

 

                MARIANNA—Students planning to enroll in Fall classes at Chipola College are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

                The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application should be completed and all required documents must be received in the Chipola College Financial Aid Office by July 29 in order to use Federal Financial Aid to cover Fall tuition and fees.

                Students should be sure to provide a correct mailing address and to check email accounts assigned by the college. Those who miss the deadline will be required to pay tuition and fees up front, but may be reimbursed once financial aid is awarded.

                Chipola is no longer participating in the Federal Direct Loan Programs which include Federal Direct Subsidized, Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Plus Loans.

                For information about the FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or visit www.fafsa.ed.gov

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July 9, 2015

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer two new programs in Engineering Technology beginning in the Fall 2015 semester.

                The program has two tracks: Civil Engineering Technology and Engineering Technology. Civil Engineering Technology is a construction track touching all aspects of road, bridge and structure type projects. The program will focus on Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Surveying, Engineering, Contracting and Testing.  

                Engineering Technology is an industrial track focused on plant maintenance and advanced manufacturing to include: hydraulics, pneumatics, motors and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s).      

                Both programs require approximately two years of class work.  Scholarships available for both programs. Classes begin in August. 

                The Chipola Chapter of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society is offering a $500 scholarship to a student entering the Civil Engineering Technology program.  Deadline is Aug. 3.

                Rex Lumber has established scholarships for Engineering Technology students specializing in Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Motors Certification.

                July 29 is the Financial Aid application deadline for those who plan to use Federal Financial to pay for Fall classes. New student college application deadline for the Fall semester is Aug. 6. Registration for returning students begins Aug. 19. New and returning student registration is Aug. 20-21. Classes begin Aug. 24.

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

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

                To learn more about either program, visit www.chipolaworkforce.com or phone 850-718-2321.

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July 9, 2015

 

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY TRAINING AT CHIPOLA JULY 16

 

                MARIANNA—Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center and Chipola College will host a “Pediatric Procedures, Practice and Playtime Pig Lab” training program, Thursday, July 16, at the Chipola Cultural Center on the corner of College Street and Indian Circle. 

                The training is sponsored by Florida Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC).  EMSC is providing $230 per attendee deferring the final cost to $20.

                Chipola Paramedic students are in the pediatric portion of their program.  This training is targeted specifically to rural EMS and other healthcare providers. 

                Chipola College would be providing a specialized pediatric training for the community healthcare providers and EMS students. The training will be available for 32 attendees.

                For information about the Chipola training, contact Tina Maloy, EMS Program Director at maloyt@chipola.edu or phone (850) 718-2403.

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July 9, 2015

 

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a small business seminar "Winning with Social Media, Search Engines & Customer Review Websites", Wednesday, July 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building (M).

            The FSBDC at UWF is presenting "Winning with Social Media, Search Engines & Customer Review Websites".  Learn practical, cost-effective strategies for marketing your small business.  Discover low-cost ways social media can bolster your current marketing efforts.  Learn which social media weapons are a good fit and where your target customers are looking.

            Cost of the seminar is $35 for the public and free for students and employees of GCSC, Chipola College or Florida State University who present a Name Tag or student ID.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended.  Participants may register online at https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=10350271 , sign up in Building M, (108).

            For information, contact Severson at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu

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July 9, 2015

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WJHG-TV VISITS CHIPOLA—Officials from WJHG-TV recently visited the campus of Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: Royce Reagen, Chipola TV Director; Ulysses Carlini, General Manager of WJHG; Dan Long, WJHG Sales Manager; Donna Bell, WJHG News Director; Dr. Bryan Craven, Chipola Director of Public Relations; and Brian Hill, WJHG Marianna Bureau Reporter.

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July 9, 2015

 Cleveland Family Retirement

DR. LOU CLEVELAND RETIRES FROM CHIPOLA—Dr. Lou Cleveland, former Dean of the Chipola College School of Education, was honored at a retirement reception at the college. Dr. Cleveland taught for a total of 45 years with more than 32 of those years at Chipola.   She is pictured here, with her family (from left): son Colby Cleveland, daughter Dr. Emily Phillips, Dr. Lou Cleveland, grandson Jackson Phillips, and husband Al Cleveland. The event was hosted by the Chipola School of Education and the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

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July 9, 2015

 

TWO FORMER CHIPOLA PLAYERS IN MLB ALL-STAR GAME

 

                MARIANNA—Former Chipola College players—Jose Bautista and Russell Martin—were selected to play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, set for Tuesday, July 14, at 6 p.m. (CST) on FOX.

                Bautista and Martin were reunited on the Toronto Blue Jays roster this season for the first time since playing together at Chipola in 2000-01. Bautista is a starting outfielder for the Jays, and Martin is the everyday catcher.

                Chipola baseball coach Jeff Johnson says, “We’re just extremely of proud of these two guys for what they do on and off the field. They are great players with a lot of class. For the fans to select them over and over speaks volumes for the type players they are consistently. They are both proud to be Chipola Indians.”

                Chipola and Vanderbilt are reportedly the only colleges with two alumni in the All-Star game. 

                Bautista is a six-time All-Star, with the fans selecting him from 2010 to 2015. Bautista led all players in All-Star voting in 2014 and 2013. In the 2010, Bautista became the 26th member of the 50 home run club which includes Babe Ruth, David Ortiz and Mickey Mantle. Bautista led the major leagues in homeruns in 2010 and 2011. He has won two Hank Aaron Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards.    

                Bautista signed a five-year contract worth $65 million in early 2011. During his time in the majors, he has played for the Pirates, the Orioles and the Royals. Bautista played at Chipola before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 20th round of the 2000 draft.  His official signing came in 2001, the same year the Indians captured the Panhandle Conference title and second place in the state tournament.

                Russell Martin is a four-time All-Star (2015, 2011, 2008 and 2007). He was drafted by the Dodgers in 2002 and made his MLB debut in 2006. He spent five years with the LA Dodgers, before moving on to the Yankees. In 2012, he led the Pirates to their first post-season appearance in 21 years. In 2014, Martin signed a five-year, $82 million contract with the Blue Jays where he was reunited with Bautista.

                Bautista and Martin are both regulars at Chipola’s Alumni Baseball Weekend, an event that helps raise money for the college baseball program and gives local fans a chance to rub elbows with some of the great players in pro baseball. 

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

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BAUTISTA AND MARTIN IN ALL-STAR GAME—Former Chipola College players—Jose Bautista and Russell Martin—were selected to play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, set for Tuesday, July 14, at 6 p.m. (CST) on FOX. Pictured from left, are: Russell Martin, Chipola coach Jeff Johnson and Jose Bautista.

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July 16, 2015

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Chipola College in the Fall 2015 semester are encouraged to apply immediately.            

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

            Students planning to use Federal Financial Aid to pay tuition must apply for aid by July 29. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application should be completed and all required documents must be received in the Chipola Financial Aid Office by July 29 in order to use Federal Financial Aid to cover Fall tuition and fees. For information, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or visit www.fafsa.ed.gov

            New student testing begins Aug. 19. Returning student registration is Aug. 19. New and returning student registration is Aug 20, 21, 24, 25. Classes begin Aug. 24.

            Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree 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 earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website 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, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN) and Recreation Technology

             College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. 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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PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA—New students planning to enroll in Chipola College in the Fall 2015 semester are encouraged to apply immediately.  Here, Dr. Chastity Duke teaches a nursing class at the college. The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

 

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July 16, 2015

 

UNITED PROFESSIONALS AWARD THREE SCHOLARSHIPS

 

                MARIANNA—Each year, the Association of United Professionals, Inc., (AUP) provides two scholarships to deserving, graduating seniors in the Jackson County School District. Most of the students continue at Chipola College.

                Competition was heavy this year and the scholarship committee decided to award three scholarships. Anthony Severson, a Graceville High graduate, and Tagaria Davis, a Cottondale High graduate, both will attend Chipola College.  Qua’Jun Andrews, a graduate of Graceville High, will play football at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL.

                The AUP is proud to play a vital role in the development of young people in our community through the pursuit of higher education, political activism, moral development and impeccable citizenship.

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UNITED PROFESSIONALS AWARD THREE SCHOLARSHIPS—The Association of United Professionals, Inc., (AUP) recently awarded scholarships to three Jackson County graduates. Pictured from left, are: Anthony Severson, a Graceville High graduate; Tagaria Davis, a Cottondale High graduate; presenter Dr. Willie Spires; and Qua’Jun Andrews, a Graceville High graduate.

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July 16, 2015

SWIMMING LESSONS OFFERED AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: July 27-Aug. 6, with a registration deadline of July 24. Classes are available at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. Cost of each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

                A Parent/Infant Swimming Class for ages 3 and under may be scheduled with sufficient interest. Cost is $45.  An Adult Swimming Class for ages 15 and up may be scheduled with sufficient interest. Cost is $45. 

                For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

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July 16, 2015

 

CHIPOLA PLAYERS NAMED TO Panhandle All-Academic Team

 

TALLAHASSEE – A total of 34 Chipola College student-athletes have been named to the Panhandle Conference All-Academic Team for the 2014-15 academic year.

Team members achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average, either in the current academic year or over multiple years.

Chipola student-athletes on the All-Academic Team include:

Womens Cross Country: Margaret Wiedeman, Melissa Newsome, Alexandria Hitchcock.

Men’s Basketball: Legend Clifford Robertin, DeJuan Marrero, Mehdy Ngouama, Floyd Preito, Junior Saintel.

Womens Basketball: Jayla Hobza, Kendra Martin.

Softball: Ilona Andringa, Gabriela Santos, Shelby Clark, Dana Edmundson, Jessica Elliott, Alexis Macias, Victoria McDaniel, Reagan Oliver, Madison Ragan, Jenna Reeves, Savannah Ryken.

Baseball: Anthony Burke, Jr., Tevelle Clark, Keiner Colmenarez, Melvin Durden, III, Adonis Hernandez, Hayden Hurst, Culver Lamb, Ryan McClendon, Ryan McCullers, Jacky Miles, Jr., Addison Reed, Kevin Santa, David Wright.

 

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July 23, 2015

Chipola Fall Registration Deadline 2015 8-7-15

CHIPOLA FALL FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 29  

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Fall classes don’t begin until mid-August, but the most important deadline for students may be Wednesday, July 29. 

This is the deadline to apply for Federal Financial Aid to cover Fall tuition and fees. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and submit required documents to the Chipola Financial Aid Office by July 29.            Those who miss the deadline will be required to pay tuition and fees up front, but may be reimbursed once financial aid is awarded. Students should be sure to provide a correct mailing address and to check email accounts assigned by the college.

For information about the FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or visit www.fafsa.ed.gov

Aug. 6 is the college application deadline for new students planning to enroll this Fall. New student testing begins Aug. 19. Returning student registration is Aug. 19. New and returning student registration is Aug 20-21 and 24-25. Classes begin Aug. 24.

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

Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Courses are offered during the day, evening and via the internet.

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

 

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July 23, 2015

Pam Rentz 8-7-15

PAM RENTZ NAMED DEAN OF CHIPOLA SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Pam Rentz of Sneads recently was named Dean of the Chipola College School of Education. 

Rentz has taught English at the college since 2005, and also has served as the Facilitator for the English Education bachelor’s degree program.

For the past decade, Rentz additionally served as faculty adviser to the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Under her leadership, the Chipola chapter of PTK was named the Most Distinguished Chapter of the Florida Region and Chipola students have won numerous recognitions for academic achievement and service projects.

Rentz also was a key faculty member involved in Chipola’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) for re-accreditation.

 Her supervisor Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice-President, says, “Dr. Rentz is respected by students, peers, and administrators for her dedication to education. Her involvement of students and the college in projects to serve the community and the nation earned her much special recognition and appreciation by all.”

Prior to coming to the college, Dr. Rentz worked at Sneads High School for 25 years, teaching English and serving as a guidance counselor.  She has a total of 35 years of experience in education.

Rentz is a Chipola alumnus who earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida State University.  She holds a B.A. from the University of West Florida and an M.S. from Nova Southeastern University.

Rentz and her husband, Bill, have two children. Their daughter Paige is a member of the Chipola Academic Hall of Fame. She is a journalist with the Fayetteville Observer. Their son Chase is a retail manager in Tallahassee, and is enrolled at Chipola. 

The Chipola School of Education offers several bachelor’s degrees with majors in Middle and High School Mathematics or Science Education, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. The School has nearly a 100 percent placement rate, a trend that has been consistent since the college graduated its first mathematics and science teacher candidates in 2005. 

For information about Chipola’s School of Education, visit www.chipola.edu or call 850-718-2492.

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 July 23, 2015

 Endless Summer 8-7-15

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ENDLESS SUMMER EVENT 

 

MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance, set for Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

The event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to raise money for Chipola scholarships. Proceeds from the event will go to the Senator Bill Montford Scholarship Endowment (Chipola Class of 1967), as well as a new endowment in honor of Ronnie Myers, a former Campbellton and Chipola basketball star (Chipola Class of 1962).

The Villagers, a popular Chipola band from the 1960’s, will perform at the event. 

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

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

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July 23, 2015 

 Pediatric Training At Chipola 8-7-15

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CHIPOLA HOSTS PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY TRAINING—Chipola College and Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center recently co-hosted a “Pediatric Procedures, Practice and Playtime Pig Lab” at the college. Peds-R-Us Medical Education company utilized pig cadavers in the training which was sponsored by Florida Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC). Here, Chipola Paramedic students participate in the training which was targeted to rural EMS and other healthcare providers.

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July 23, 2015

 

SWIMMING LESSONS OFFERED AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: July 27-Aug. 6, with a registration deadline of July 24.

Classes are available at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. Cost is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee.

For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

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July 30, 2015

CHIPOLA FALL APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUG. 6

 

MARIANNA—Thursday, Aug. 6 is the college application deadline for new students planning to enroll in Fall classes at Chipola College.

New student testing begins Aug. 19. Returning student registration is Aug. 19. New and returning student registration is Aug 20-21 and 24-25. Classes begin Aug. 24.

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

Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Courses are offered during the day, evening and via the internet. 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 earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website 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, 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, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN) and Recreation Technology

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. 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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July 30, 2015

 

CHIPOLA AUTOMOTIVE PRESS CONFERENCE TUESDAY, AUG. 4

 

                MARIANNA—John Gardner, Chipola Automotive Technology instructor and TV car guru, will tape several episodes of season 2 of Tech Garage on the Chipola College campus Tuesday, Aug.  4.  The show airs on Discovery/Velocity channel.

                A short press conference will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 11:45 a.m. Guests will watch the actual taping of the ‘Tech Garage’ show. Lunch and an EDC meeting will continue from noon to 1 p.m.  

                Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce Education and Economic Development, says, “The goal of this meeting is to demonstrate to Advance Auto (and their vendor base) that a Chipola-initiated and State of Florida-backed team approach stands ready to solicit and engage transportation/vehicle related manufacturing and distribution organizations regarding our regional assets, workforce readiness, and available incentives.” 

                Two companies, Federal Mogul, a $7 billion powertrain and parts leader and Advance Auto, will present information on their companies.  Chipola College also will share a business recruitment presentation to the group.

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July 30, 2015

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST OPEN HOUSE FOR ENGINEERING TECH PROGRAMS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will host an Open House, Tuesday, Aug. 11, to officially open the college’s two new programs in Engineering Technology.

                The program has two tracks: Civil Engineering Technology and Engineering Technology. Civil Engineering Technology is a construction track touching all aspects of road, bridge and structure type projects. The program will focus on Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Surveying, Engineering, Contracting and Testing.  

                Engineering Technology is an industrial track focused on plant maintenance and advanced manufacturing to include: hydraulics, pneumatics, motors and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s).      

                Both programs require approximately two years of class work.  Scholarships available for both programs. Classes begin in August.  Rex Lumber has established scholarships for Engineering Technology students specializing in Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Motors Certification. The Chipola Chapter of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society is offering a $500 scholarship to a student entering the Civil Engineering Technology program.  

                College officials, instructors and representatives of local business and industry have been invited to meet with students during the open house.  

                To learn more about either program, visit www.chipolaworkforce.com or phone 850-718-2321.

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July 30, 2015

 

Chipola hosTS Active Shooter Suppression Training

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College recently hosted an Active Shooter Suppression training program for local first responders.

                Several local officials observed a red suit, simulation drill conducted by a Homeland Security team from LSU. The course was presented as part of a sequence of classes in advanced training.

                The course concentrated on minimizing casualties in active shooter situations. The Chipola Public Service building was locked down during drills which will be held in hallways and classrooms.

                Grants funds provided the training which were offered as a public service to first responders. Local officials expressed the need for specialty training for first responder personnel. Officials in attendance included: Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce Development; Lt. Kevin Arnold, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office; Marianna Fire Chief Nicky Lovett; Steve Anderson, Chipola Director of Public Service; Marianna Police Chief Hayes Baggett; Chief Scott Birge, Jackson County Fire and Rescue and Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.

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Chipola hosTS Active Shooter Suppression Training— Chipola College recently hosted an Active Shooter Suppression training program for local first responders. Pictured from left, are: Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce Development; Lt. Kevin Arnold, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office; Marianna Fire Chief Nicky Lovett; Steve Anderson, Chipola Director of Public Service; Marianna Police Chief Hayes Baggett; Chief Scott Birge, Jackson County Fire and Rescue and Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.

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July 30, 2015

 

CHIPOLA BSU HOSTS OMEGA LAMPLIGHTER INDUCTION

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Chapter of the Black Student Union recently sponsored an induction ceremony for the first class of the Jackson County Omega Lamplighters.

                LaDray Gilbert, Esq. is the Advisor for the group. Inductees are: Mason Mobley, AJ Portee, Ja'Kil Snowden, Lamarion Bell, Isaiah Paramore, Lawrence Brown, Jr., Lemonte' Baker, Cameron Williams and An'Ton Williams.

                The mission of the Lamplighters is to positively impact the local community by turning good young men into great young men. The principles of the group are Leadership, Academics, Maturity and Perseverance.  Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 (although 2.5 is preferred). Inductees must have three letters of recommendation along with strong community and church involvement.

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CHIPOLA’S ENDLESS SUMMER EVENT TO HONOR RONNIE MYERS

 

                MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance, set for Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

                The event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to raise money for Chipola scholarships. Proceeds from the event will go to the Senator Bill Montford Scholarship Endowment (Chipola Class of 1967), as well as a new endowment in honor of Ronnie Myers, a former Campbellton and Chipola basketball star.

                During Homecoming 2015, Chipola officials dedicated the “Ronnie Myers Appreciation Club Room” in the Milton H. Johnson Center. Myers graduated from Chipola in 1962 where he starred on the basketball team coached by the late Milton Johnson. He led the Indians to numerous wins from 1960 to 1962. His Chipola team also won the first State Championship in 1962.

                Chipola President Dr. Jason Hurst says, “Ronnie has been a continuous supporter of Chipola Athletics for 43 years. This is a fitting honor for his dedicated service.”

                Myers has served as Appreciation Club President in different terms totaling 10 years. He has led ticket sales, membership drives, and hosted many coaches and supporters in his home. Myers played a key role in bringing the State Basketball Tournament to Marianna and served as a Tournament Director for 18 years. He helped organize numerous events to fund Athletic Scholarships and was inducted into the FCSAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

                The Villagers, a popular Chipola band from the 1960’s, will perform at Endless Summer.  Tickets are $50 per person, with a social hour, dinner and dance. Summer casual attire is recommended. 

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

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NAACP SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED—The Jackson County NAACP recently presented five scholarships to students planning to attend Chipola College.  Pictured from left, are: Leroy Boone of Rahal-Miller, member of the NAACP Scholarship Committee; Anthony Severson of Graceville, Keionna Mitchell of Marianna, Vernon Spencer of Marianna, Daniel T. Marks of Marianna, Anastasia Mitchell of Marianna; and Ronstance Pittman, Vice-Preisdent of NAACP. Not pictured is Eulice Bryant, NAACP Scholarship Committee member.

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July 30, 2015

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CHIPOLA NURSING GRADUATES—Forty-one students recently completed the Associate Degree Nursing program at Chipola College. Graduates are now qualified to take the state certification examination to become Registered Nurses. Pictured from left, are: (front) Latrelle Williams, Rachel Callahan, Buffy Gartman, Brittany Shores, Jessica Porter, Kristen Whitfield, Lauren Locke, Emily Jones, Anella Shouse, Veronica Bell, Danielle Cessna, Jessica Coleman, (back) Chandler Braxton, Kristen Paul, Michael Shelley, Curtis Stephens, Robert Smith, Jacqueline Carr, Jacqueline Young, Dustin Whitehead, Leigh Anna Hall, Amanda Fellows, Jeffery Waldroff, Brittany Dilmore, Gregory Shaub, Tiffany Lawrence, Missy Marlow, Brett McCullers, Kimberly Strader, Dexter Herndon, Justin Bagomolny, Tracey Barfield, Adam Maloy, Karen Formby, Danielle Payne, Stanley Bates, Jessica Bean, Ivy Martin, Brianna Johnson, Tamela Johnson and Donia Lanier.

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July 30, 2015

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CLARK THANKED BY CHIPOLA BOARD—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees recently recognized Gary Clark for 17 years of service to the board. Pictured from left, are: Gary Clark and his wife, Staci, Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst and Board Chair Danny Ryals. Clark has stepped down from the Chipola Board to pursue the next chapter in his professional life as Deputy Secretary of Land and Recreation for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. 

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July 30, 2015

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST OPEN HOUSE FOR ENGINEERING TECH PROGRAMS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will host an Open House, Tuesday, Aug. 11, to officially open the college’s two new programs in Engineering Technology. The Open House will run from 10 a.m. to noon with a press conference scheduled at 10:45 a.m.

                The program has two tracks: Civil Engineering Technology and Engineering Technology. Civil Engineering Technology is a construction track touching all aspects of road, bridge and structure type projects. The program will focus on Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Surveying, Engineering, Contracting and Testing.  

                Engineering Technology is an industrial track focused on plant maintenance and advanced manufacturing to include: hydraulics, pneumatics, motors and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s).      

                Both programs require approximately two years of class work.  Scholarships available for both programs. Classes begin in August.  Rex Lumber has established scholarships for Engineering Technology students specializing in Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Motors Certification. The Chipola Chapter of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society is offering a $500 scholarship to a student entering the Civil Engineering Technology program.  

                College officials, instructors and representatives of local business and industry have been invited to meet with students during the open house.  

                To learn more about either program, visit www.chipolaworkforce.com or phone 850-718-2321.

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