May 7, 2015

 

CHIPOLA SUMMER I REGISTRATION IS MAY 11

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold Summer Session I registration for new and returning students, Monday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

                Summer I classes begin May 12. Late registration continues through noon on May 13.

                Application deadline for Summer Session II is May 28. Registration is June 25 and classes begin June 29. 

                Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 6. New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 26 may register for Fall classes July 7-10. New students who register during July will be required to attend orientation classes July 15, 16, 17, 18, and 22.  Day and evening orientation classes will be offered.

                Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at www.chipola.edu 

                Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs and 10 Bachelor’s degrees.

                For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

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May 7, 2015

 

CHIPOLA’S ‘SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE’ IS MAY 13-14

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Theater will present the children’s musical, "School House Rock Live," May 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.  

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently selected the cast which includes: Seth Alderman as Tom, Caleb Brooks as George, Kate Burke as Dori, Shayli Tharp as Shulie, Joseph Brooks as Joe and Odra Chapman as Dina.

            The School House Rock Junior Ensemble includes JayRiah McGriff, Veronica Taylor, Kimball Bass, Jared Standiford, Austin Spears, Ray White, Saylor Novonglosky, Patrick Mathis and Victoria Taylor. 

            The technical crew includes: Connie Smith, Technical Director; Ryan Ponsell, Assistant Technical Director; Elyn Sapp, Stage Manager; and Chris Manasco, Choreographer.

            Schoolhouse Rock Live is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970’s cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever songs. The stage show is lighting up theatres everywhere, instructing a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Do The Circulations,” along with other well-known tunes “Just A Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction.”

            Tickets—$5 for everyone—are available online at www.chipola.edu and at the Center for the Arts Box Office. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and one hour prior to each show.

            For information, call 850-718-2420.

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CHIPOLA’S ‘SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE’ IS MAY 13-14—Chipola Theater will present the children’s musical, "School House Rock Live," May 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.   A few of the cast are, from left: Saylor Novonglonsky, Kate Burke, Seth Alderman, Shayli Tharp and Caleb Brooks. Tickets—$5 for everyone—are available online at www.chipola.edu and at the Center for the Arts Box Office. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and one hour prior to each show. For information, call 850-718-2420.

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 May 7, 2015

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James Matthews in Concert at CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Pianist James Matthews will be in concert at the Chipola Center for the Art, Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $10.

                Matthews will present a show entitled, “From Chipola to Carnegie Hall.” Matthews earned his chance to play the famous venue with a video entry in the 2014 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition. His performance of Sergei Prokofiev's "Piano Sonata No. 7" won him an honorable mention and thus a spot to perform April 20, 2014, at the New York City landmark. After Carnegie Hall, the soon-to-be UWF college graduate, also appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Matthews is scheduled for another performance at Carnegie Hall on May 2.

                The musician says, "It all started from me being homeless my first year of college in Lakeland, Florida, struggling to find a safe place to sleep and stay in school studying piano to achieve my dreams. I chose to persevere and stay diligent to never back down, despite how tough it was living on the streets. It all led to God saving me by sending me to Marianna to attend Chipola College."

                Tickets for Matthew’s Chipola show go on sale April 20. For information, contact the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420.

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May 7, 2015

 

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting scholarship applications for the new Engineering Technology program. Application deadline is June 4.

                Rex Lumber has established the Robert and Kathryn McRae scholarship fund to help students planning to pursue an A.S. degree in Engineering Technology specializing in Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Motors Certification.

                The new program will be offered in the Fall 2015 semester. Multiple one-year scholarships for up to 30 semester hours of tuition and/or books and supplies will be awarded by the Rex Lumber Graceville plant. Priority will be given to graduates from the following high schools: Graceville, Poplar Springs, Holmes County, Cottondale or Chipley. 

                Scholarships also will be awarded in association with the Rex Lumber Bristol plant with priority consideration for graduates from Liberty County High, Blountstown High and Altha School. Second consideration will go to graduates of other high school within Chipola’s five-county district.  Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA.

                Scholarship applications are due June 4 at the Chipola Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.  Applications must include: high school and/or college transcript, a personal letter of application and two letters of recommendation.  

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

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May 7, 2015

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Chipola Talent Search Seniors Visit UWF—Chipola College Talent Search seniors recently toured the University of West Florida. Students visited the School of Business, robotics lab, virtual reality classroom, gym, indoor track, rock wall, student life center, dorms, library, and the Schools of Business and Engineering/Applied Technology. Talent Search is a TRIO program funded by the federal government. Students are selected for the program by their teachers and guidance counselors for exhibiting good character and good grades. For more information about Chipola College Talent Search visit www.chipola.edu/talent_search.

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May 7, 2015

 

CHIPOLA INDIANS PLAY MAY 9 IN STATE TOURNAMENT

 

                MARIANNA– The Chipola Indians (39-10) play in the FCSAA State Tournament May 9-13 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. Chipola’s first game is Saturday, May 9, at 9 a.m. (CST) against Friday’s winner of Broward vs. Hillsborough.

                The championship game is set for the morning of Wednesday, May 13, at 9 a.m. (CST) with a possible extra game if necessary.

                Chipola games are broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM radio and are streamed live on http://www.psblive.tv/

                The Chipola Indians captured their second straight Panhandle Conference Championship winning 12 of their final 13 league games. The Indians are second in the FCSAA State Poll and seventh in the NJCAA National poll.

                The Indians improved to 16-4 in conference play and 39-10 overall by sweeping Tallahassee in the final three games of the season.

                Ten Chipola Indians were named to the Panhandle All-Conference Baseball Team.  Lazaro Rivera was named Conference Player of the Year.  Rivera leads the conference in hitting with a .401 batting average.

                Chipola’s first-team selections include: outfielder Isiah Gilliam with a .364 batting average; infielders, Gunnar McNeill with a .351 batting average and 270 put-outs; Kevin Santa with a .377 average and 112 assists; Lazaro Rivera with a .401 average and 77 assists; and pitcher Junior Harding (6-0) with a 1.42 ERA. 

                Chipola’s second-team picks are: outfielders Andrew Dilacqua with a .342 batting average; infielder Jay Estes with a .310 batting average; catcher Tyler Biggs with 238 put-outs and a .988 fielding percentage; pitchers Adonis Hernandez (6-2) with a 2.48 ERA and Culver Lamb (7-1).

                Chipola coach Jeff Johnson’s Indians have made the FCSAA State Tournament 14 straight years with seven appearances in the title game.  The Indians finished second in the state four times and among the top four eight times.  Chipola has made three trips to the NJCAA National Tournament in the last seven years including a 2007 national title.

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May 7, 2015

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CHIPOLA BASEBALLERS NAMED ALL CONFERENCE—Ten Chipola Indians were named to the Panhandle All-Conference Baseball Team.  Pictured from left, are: (top) first team picks, Lazaro Rivera, Isiah Gilliam, Gunnar McNeill, Kevin Santa, Junior Harding, (bottom) second team picks, Andrew Dilacqua, Jay Estes, Tyler Biggs, Adonis Hernandez and Culver Lamb.

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May 7, 2015

 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL WINS STATE TITLE

 

                VERO BEACH—The Chipola College Lady Indians captured the FCSAA/Region VIII State Championship with a 3-2 win over Miami-Dade in the title game on May 3.

                Chipola trailed 2-0 until the seventh inning when Madison Ragan hit a 2 RBI single to tie the game. Jenna reeves hit a single to score Savannah Ryken for the winning run. 

                Chipola ace Jessica Elliot started the game, but Ilonga Andringa pitched the final four innings to earn the win. Chipola is 4-0 in the state tournament title games, with a 3-0 against Miami-Dade in championship games. Chipola also has the most state titles with 4.

                Head coach Belinda Hendrix says, “I’m very proud of our girls and our staff. They’ve worked hard to meet our first two goals—a conference title and a state title. Now we’re focused on our next goal of bringing home a national championship. We appreciate all the support from the college and the community.”

                Chipola captured the school’s first national title in softball in 2007.  The Lady Indians play in the 2015 NJCAA National Tournament May 13-16 in St. George, Utah. Final round games will be broadcast on http://www.ihigh.com/njcaaregion8/.

                In the state tournament, Chipola also beat Miami 7-1 on May 2 to advance to the title game. The Lady Indians batted around in the second inning scoring 6 runs. Brashante' Dareus, Gabriela Santos, Courtney Davis and Madison Ragan all singled and scored. Shelby Clark had a double with 2 RBI and a run.  Savannah Ryken walked, stole third and scored. Jenna Reeves singled and stole second with 2 RBI.

                On their way to the title, Chipola beat top-ranked Central Florida 5-3 on May 2. Jessica Elliot earned the win for the Lady Indians. Madison Ragan got the save.

                Chipola beat St. John’s River 8-0 in the opening round on May 1. Chipola ace Jessica Elliot earned the win in 4 innings of work. Ciara Jones was 2 for 3. The Lady Indians scored 1 in the second and 7 in the third.

                Chipola scored a 4-2 win over Indian River in their second contest on May 1. Madison Ragan picked up the win for Chipola in 5 innings. Elliot earned the save. Shelby Clark was 2 for 3 the Lady Indians.

                Chipola had four players on the All-Tournament team: infielder, Courtney Davis; outfielder, Shelby Clark; Designated Player, Madison Ragan; and pitcher, Jessica Elliot.

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL WINS STATE TITLE—The State Champion Chipola College Lady Indians are, from left: (front) Courtney Davis of Tallahassee; Reagan Oliver of Marianna; Tori McDaniel of Moulton, Ala.; Ciara Jones of Bonifay; Jenna Reeves of Thomasville, Ga.; Alexis Macias of San Antonio, Tex.; (middle) Nalleli Lopez of Saltillo, Mexico; Whitney Lipford of Marianna; Shannon Eckaus of Valrico; Gabriela Santos of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Dana Edmundson of Panama City Beach; Luana Imamura of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Savannah Ryken of Bonifay; Brashante’ Dareus of Freeport, Bahamas; Madison Ragan of Coleman, Ga.; Ilona Andringa of Almere, Netherlands; Katie Etheridge of Dacula, Ga. and Jessica Elliott of Orlando.

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May 14 2015

CHIPOLA HONORS RETIRING EMPLOYEES

                            

            MARIANNA—Chipola College honored six of its retirees at the recent end-of-year luncheon.

            Joyce Mitchell, Senior Staff Assistant in Enrollment Services, was honored for 19 years of service.  Dr. Vickie Stephens, Dean of School of Health Sciences, was honored for 5 years of service.  Annie O’Pry, Senior Office Assistant in Financial Aid, was honored for 34 years of service.  Sybil Cloud, Director of Financial Aid, was honored for 39 years of service.  Annie Graham, Custodian, was honored for 25 years of service.  Martin Fowler, Fire Science Program Manager was recognized for 12 years of service.

            Retirees were roasted and toasted by their colleagues with lighthearted songs, stories and performances by the Chipola Show Choir.  All were presented resolutions from the college board of trustees citing their accomplishments.  Each retiree received a Chipola Gold Card which provides lifetime admission to college events.  Retirees who were members of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) were awarded lifetime memberships in AFC.

            The event was sponsored by AFC, the Chipola Faculty Association (CFA) and the Career Employees Association (CEA).

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CHIPOLA HONORS RETIREES—Chipola College honored six retiring employees at the annual end of year luncheon.  Pictured from left, are: Joyce Mitchell, Vickie Stephens, Annie O’Pry, Sybil Cloud and Annie Graham. Not pictured is Martin Fowler.

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May 14 2015

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CUMMINGS IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Jan Cummings is Chipola College’s Career Employee for May.  Cummings serves as a Department Associate to the Senior Vice President of Instruction and has worked at the college more than 26 years.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, Jan Cummings and Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice President.

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May 14 2015

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CLIFF ELLIS DELIVERS CHIPOLA COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS—Cliff Ellis, head basketball coach at Coastal Carolina University, delivered the commencement address at the Chipola College graduation ceremony on May 7. Ellis, a Chipola alumnus, played on the Chipola golf team in the 1960’s. Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, Coach Cliff Ellis and Danny Ryals, Chair of the Chipola Board of Trustees.

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May 14 2015

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James Matthews in Concert at CHIPOLA—Chipola alumnus and pianist James Matthews will be in concert at the Chipola Center for the Arts, Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $10. Matthews will present a show entitled, “From Chipola to Carnegie Hall.” Matthews has played Carnegie Hall and appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show. For information, contact the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420.

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May 14 2015

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CHIPOLA EDUCATION GRADS—Chipola College Teacher Education graduates celebrated at the recent college commencement ceremony.

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May 14 2015

 

CHIPOLA’S SPRING DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

            MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 302 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring Semester 2015.

            To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 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:

            Alford—Kendall Braxton, Ashley Pelt, Mary Raines, Audrey Sterrett.

            Altha—Ethan Peacock, Elizabeth Uhrick, Tristan Walden, Brianna Yon.

            Bascom—Benjamin Whiddon.

            Blountstown—Austin Britt, Madelynn Lytle, Haileigh Pippin, Travis Pittman.

            Bonifay—Michelle Dampier, Koleton Forehand, Chelsea Herndon, Thomas Herndon, Paige Lawson, Ashleigh McWaters, Mikayla Moore, Brittany Riley, Seth Taylor, Chelsea Walters, Dakota Ward.

            Bristol—Haley Brady, Jacob Shuler, Crystal Womble.

            Campbellton—Patrea' Clark, Angel Rapozo. 

            Chipley—Chelsea Bush, Madison Carter, Kaylor Collins, Jamie Ellis, Macie Horton, Ragen McDaniel, Elijah McKinnie, Austin Miles, Jaclyn Morris, Phillip Pippin, Olivia Saunders, Haley Smothers, Denise Spracklen, Paula Stanley, Emily Stewart.

            Clarksville—Melissa Newsome.

            Cottondale—Maggie Braxton, Emily Helton, David Horton, Brandy McDonald, Kristen Reynolds, Katherine Waller, Anna Wescoat.

            Fountain—Kasey Ivey.

            Graceville—Victoria Brown, Camerin Dixon, Robert Hawkins, Frances Martin, Hunter Potts, Kevin Potts, Kayla Wilson.

            Greenwood—Niki Ferguson, William Glover. 

            Hosford—James Brown.

            Kinard—Krystal Yon. 

            Malone—Caroline Rogers. 

            Marianna—Kayley Bryan, Brent Canada, Brian Chalker, Tensia Clark, Madelyn Craven, Vallen Driggers, Dianna Floyd, James Folds, Brianna Godwin, Brianna Granberry, Elizabeth Hester, Hannah Jackson, Chelsea Kuhajda, John Lane, Katelynn Lewis, Stacy Martin, Mallory Merrifield, Brandi Middleton, Katrina Milliser, Sara Newsom, Matthew Norville, Caitlin Register, Leslie Sims. Devin Thomas. 

            Sneads—Aimee Glover, David Hamilton.

            Vernon—Tosha Potter.

            Westville—Kristin Eaton, Victoria Crawford, Makala Hicks, Ciara Lee.

            Out of District—Chelsea Adams and Jordan Skipper of Ashford, Ala.; Jacob Mathers of Chattahoochee; Lauren Odom of Cowarts, Ala.; Margaret Wiedeman of Crawfordville; Jessica English and Brittany McKee of Gordon, Ala.; Olivia Adams of Jakin, Ga.; Amy Hayes of Panama City Beach; Benjamin Elkins of Quincy; Leonardo Bonell and  Ayla Register of Tallahassee; And Kalyn Bidwell of Wewahitchka.

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

            Alford—Jacob Abbott, Alicia Barton, Marissa Cannady, Kathryn Jones.

            Altha—Shayla Chason, Deborah Graham, William Graham, Tiffany Hood, Trista Lemmons, Ivy Martin, Madison Rowe, Jacob Tolbert, Emily Williams.

            Bascom—Joshua Blackburn, Olivia Daniels, Tawanna Dunaway, Alexander Layton, Mary Katherine Pittman. 

            Blountstown—Lauren Baber, Shameya Bell, Andrew Bennett, Kayla Campbell, Cayla Davis, Kelly Dunn, Ased Farooqi, Carson Flowers, Cassidy Gurliaccio, Calen Masai, Porter Smith, Jose Verduzco.

            Bonifay—Fallon Braxton, Bailey Burch, Emily Hamilton, Morgan Helms, Caitlyn Hutton, Jay Jordan, Leo McCann, Hira Mushtaq, Savannah Ryken, Jordan Segers, Chelsea Wells, Samuel Wells, Anna Whitaker.

            Bristol—Carla Bramblett, Michael Marotta, Jacob Reed, Hyrum Wahlquist.

            Campbellton—Samantha Matthews, Avery Taylor.

            Chipley—Amynah Binmahfooz, Susan Burns, Sara Compton, Garrett Enfinger, Cheyenne Fenwick, Isaac Guettler, Cody Kriser, Loretta Latham, Morgan Locke, Brittany Marsceill, Joel McKinnie, Kyle Middlemass, Brittani Mount, Emaleigh Munn, Joshua Myers, Jessie Owen, Sagar Patel, Allison Pettis, Tyler Pettis, Braylee Pooser, Shane Sapp, Zane Shafer, Sierra Stoe, Trista Waits, Corrie Wilkins.           

            Clarksville—Aelon Dykes, Savannah Stephens.

            Cottondale—Haley Boggs, Cheyanne Franklin, Bethany Horton, Cassie Lentzsch, Brianna Morris, Anna Perkins, Elynora Sapp, Valerie Shackelford, Roberta Vargo, Frederick Ward, Erin Wright.

            Graceville—Trienietiy Boston, Katie Collins, Courtney Duffell, Erika Forehand, Logan Justice, Justin Miles, Jessica Singletary.

            Grand Ridge—Melinda Baxter, Ashley Carr, Kristal Cooley, Sheila Edwards, Farishta Estok, Courtney Fowler, Shareem Goodlet, Heather Havard, Alyssa Klotz.

            Greenwood— Christen Ferguson, Trivia Richardson, Sabrina Shoup, Tracy Swint.

            Hosford—Melvin Durden.

            Malone—Cassidy Birge, Shelby Calloway, Tatum Skipper.

            Marianna—Jasmine Alonso, Emily Anderson, Julie Arroyo, Shayn Baggett, Lexie Basford, Patricia Bellamy, Jamie Bodie, Logan Cable, Tierra Campbell, Maya Capehart, Bradach Carlson, Angie Carpenter, Amy Christmas, Morgan Cook, Ashley Delameter, Jordan Exum, Jackson Gilmore, Madison Harrell, Nicholas Hess, Kitana Hill-Rosario, Hayden Hurst, Michelle Kilpatrick, Salina Lamb, Christopher Lambe, Aprille Lawson, Johnie Lawson, Chase Mason, Sarah McIntire, Haylie McLane, Danielle Melvin, Kaitlyn Moss, Cameron Oliver, Reagan Oliver, Marcus Pender, Charlie Reiff, IV, Brittany Scharlach, Emoree Smith, Gerald Speights, Caleb Spurlock, Christin Suber Marianna, Shayli Tharp, Kayce Ward, Vanessa Wynn.

            Sneads—Emily Goodwin, Tyler Henry, Ashtin McMullian, Jenna Poole, Savannah Thompson.

            Vernon—Kaitlin Burke, Jaclyn Coatney, Antwan Siples.

            Wausau—Shelby Clark.

            Westville—Katelyn Miller.

            Out of District—Kailee Adkins of Ashford, Ala.; Mehdy Ngouama of Blanck-Nesmil, France; Anthony Auletta of Broad Channel, N.Y.; Mallory Myhill of Chattahoochee; Elijah Williams of Chicago, Ill.; Jody Eslinger of Cottonwood, Ala.; Anna Atkinson of Cumming, Ga.; Josiah Brooks, Alex Ozbun, Presley Plummer, and Jermelle Rogers of Dothan, Ala.; Ryan McClendon of Duluth, Ga.; Gregory King of Ellenwood, Ga.; Kimberly McWilliams of Jacksonville; Lindsey Hamlin of Mayo; Junior Saintel of Mays Landing, N.J.; Jessica Elliott of Orlando; Alexandria Hitchcock of Panama City; Jenna Reeves of Pavo, Ga.; Floyd Preito of Philadelphia, Pa.; Alexis Maclas of San Antonio, Tex.; Ramon De La Cruz of Stockbridge, Ga.; Nathalie Esellem, Kati Fannin, Brent Patten, and Jessica Woodell of Tallahassee; Ryan McCullers of Tampa; Culver Lamb of Virginia Beach, Va.

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May 14 2015

 

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            MARIANNA—The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., from the Edward K. Roberts Community College Fund established a scholarship at Chipola College for Fall 2015.

            The scholarship fund was created with a $40,000 donation from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with funds from the estate of the late Edward K. Roberts.

            The scholarships will be available for the Fall 2015 semester and the application deadline is June 4.

            Preference will be given to part-time students who may not qualify for other financial aid. Applicants must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester at Chipola, must have a minimum 2.0 high school GPA, and must follow standard college requirements.   A description of the scholarship and application are available online at www.chipola.edu/foundation

            To contact the Chipola Foundation, call 850-718-2445.

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May 14 2015

 

ROTARY DONATES TO TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN

 

            BLOUNSTOWN—The Calhoun County Rotary Club recently donated $4,000 to the Calhoun County Take Stock in Children program.

            Rotary’s generous donation will sponsor one student in Calhoun County through the Take Stock program. Students apply for the program during their eighth grade year. If selected, they begin their ninth grade year with the promise of a two-year scholarship to Chipola College once they graduate high school.

            TSIC participants are also matched with a volunteer mentor who meets with them regularly at school. Parents and students sign a contract agreeing to maintain above a 2.0 GPA, attend school regularly, and remain drug and crime free.

            Take Stock in Children is grass-roots program that depends on volunteers and private donations to provide scholarships, mentors, and hope for deserving low-income students.

            For information on how to help, call 718-2428 or visit Take Stock on facebook at www.facebook.com/tsicchipola

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ROTARY DONATES TO TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN—The Calhoun County Rotary Club recently donated $4,000 to the Calhoun County Take Stock in Children program. Pictured from left, are: Paige White (Rotarian), Danny Ryals (Calhoun School Board Chairman, Chipola Trustee Chairman), Mary Helen Smith (TSIC Program Manager), Vicki Montford (Rotarian), Donald Stanley (Rotarian), Becki Stanley (TSIC Calhoun Committee Representative, BHS Guidance Counselor) and Carla Hand (Rotarian).

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May 14 2015

 

CORRECTION CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer a daytime Corrections class.  Classes will meet Monday through Thursday from 7:30 – 4:30 P.M. The new Corrections class will start Tuesday June 9, 2015. Dateline for application will be June 4, 2015.

            Completion of this program prepares candidates to take the State Board Examination and become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission upon becoming employed with a Correctional agency.

            Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.  Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening.

            For information regarding the application process, contact Jamie McAllister, Corrections Coordinator, at 718-2212.

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May 14 2015

 

CHIPOLA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS SIGN WITH MAJOR UNIVERSITIES

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Athletics on Wednesday hosted a signing ceremony for members of the national champion women’s basketball team.  

            The following Chipola players have signed with these colleges: Evelyn Akhator, Kentucky; Kendra Martin, Fresno State; Jayla Hobza, Texas Tech; Janisha Lindsey, Alabama A & M; Taliah Moore, Alabama A & M; and Sueterrica Key, Ole Miss.

            Chipola Head coach Greg Franklin said, “We’re very proud that all of our sophomores are moving on to division 1 colleges. They’ve won championship after championship, but more importantly they’ve played the game the right way with a lot of character. I hate to see this group go, but I know they’re going to some great places.”

            Coach Franklin has led Chipola to the national tournament three times in three seasons at Chipola. The Lady Indians (34-1) captured the college’s first ever national title in basketball this season with a 54-46 win over previously unbeaten Hutchinson (Kansas) (36-1) in the championship game of the NJCAA National Tournament.

            Evelyn Akhator finished her two years at Chipola as the most honored player in program history.  She was an NJCAA All-American First Team member, along with her teammate, sophomore Sueterrica Key, who made the All-American Second Team. Akhator pulled in 14 rebounds in the National Championship game to finish the year with the new NJCAA Single-Season Rebounding Record of 584 rebounds. She also was named National Tournament Most Outstanding Player, FCSAA Player of the Year and Panhandle Conference Player of the Year.

            Chipola has a great tradition in athletics and academic success. Most players move on to four year colleges and several sign professional contracts.

            Chipola president Jason Hurst says, “We are proud of the championships, but we are even more proud of our record of preparing student-athletes to move on to the next level.”

            Chipola competes in five intercollegiate sports—baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s cross country.

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CHIPOLA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS SIGN WITH MAJOR UNIVERSITIES—Chipola College Athletics on Wednesday hosted a signing ceremony for members of the national champion women’s basketball team.   Pictured from left, are: (front) Evelyn Akhator, Kentucky; Sueterrica Key, Ole Miss; Kendra Martin, Fresno State; (back) Taliah Moore, Alabama A & M; Jayla Hobza, Texas Tech; coach Greg Franklin; and Janisha Lindsey, Alabama A & M.

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May 14 2015

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL ADVANCES IN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

 

            ST. GEORGE, UTAH—The Chipola College Lady Indians beat Shelton State 7-1 in their first round game in the NJCAA National Softball Tournament, May 13 in St. George, Utah.

            Chipola advances to play Howard College, Thursday, May 14, at 6 p.m. (CST). The Lady Indians scored three runs in the second inning, two in the third, and one apiece in the fourth and sixth.

            Jessica Elliott earned the win for Chipola in five innings. She allowed one earned run, five hits and chalked up eight strikeouts. Illona Andringa pitched the final two innings, giving up just one hit.

            Brashante Dareus and Tori McDaniel each had two RBIs for Chipola. Dareus was 2-for-4 with a run and McDaniel was 3-for-3 with two runs. Jenna Reeves went 2-for-4 with a run. Shelby Clark batted 2-for-3.

            The tournament continues through Saturday, May 16. Final round games will be broadcast on http://www.ihigh.com/njcaaregion8/.

            Chipola captured the school’s first national title in softball in 2007.  Chipola won the FCSAA/Region VIII Florida State Championship with a 3-2 win over Miami-Dade in the title game on May 3.

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May 21 2015

EVERETT WINS CHIPOLA ADMIN AWARD

 

            MARIANNA—Dennis Everett has been named the Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the Year at Chipola College.

                Everett serves as Associate Vice President of Information Systems. He recently completed 30 years at Chipola, where he is responsible for all computing, information and telecommunication systems. He serves on numerous college committees including Computing and Telecommunications, Budget Review and Development, Institutional Planning and Accountability, Website Advisory, Instructional Resources and Safety. He also is a member of the Association of Florida Colleges.  

                In addition to his regular duties, Everett is serving as project manager for the college’s implementation of a new data management system—Jenzabar EX. Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst says, “Dennis has shown great leadership and tremendous dedication as project manager for the Jenzabar implementation. He has saved the college hundreds of thousands of dollars and helped all departments through this very challenging, 18-month process.”

                A native of Bonifay, Everett graduated from Chipola and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida. Everett and his wife JoAnn, have a daughter, Katie, who is a junior at Marianna High School. The family is active in Eastside Baptist Church, where Everett serves as a deacon officer.

                The Faculty/Administrator of the Year award provides a $1,000 bonus, a $100 gift certificate from the College Book Store and reserved parking for a year.

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EVERETT WINS CHIPOLA ADMIN AWARD— Dennis Everett has been named the Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the Year at Chipola College. Everett is Associate Vice President of Information Systems at the college. Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst presented the award.

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May 21 2015

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CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY CANCER SURVIVOR DAY IS JUNE 3

 

                MARIANNA—In observance of Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day on Wednesday, June 3, the Chipola College Cosmetology program will join with other salon professionals nationwide to offer complimentary cosmetology services for cancer survivors and those living with cancer. Chipola will offer select services from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

                Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day was founded in 2003 by Barbara Paget who recruits salons and cosmetology schools to participate.

            Chipola Cosmetology instructor Paige Vanderwerf, says, “Chipola is participating in this event because we believe that community service is important to the success and growth of our stylists.”               

                For more information on Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day at Chipola, call 850-718-2439.

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May 21 2015

 kaitie Everett Of MArianna High School

CHIPOLA HOSTS HIGH SCHOOL BRAIN BOWL TOURNAMENT

 

                MARIANNA—Blountstown High School Red came out victorious at the recent 10th Annual Chipola High School Brain Bowl Invitational.

                The Blountstown team overcame being the 7 seed entering the playoff round to win the title. A total of 15 teams from 7 different schools competed in the May 7 tournament.

                Teams were initially divided into 3 brackets of 5, with the top 8 teams moving to the playoffs. Advancing to the playoffs, in order of seed, were: Marianna Purple, Graceville Black, Marianna Gold, Cottondale Orange, Marianna White, Holmes Blue, Blountstown Red and Blountstown Black.

                En route to the championship, Blountstown beat 2 seed Graceville (200-180) in the quarterfinals, 3 seed Marianna Gold (350-75) in the semifinals, and 4 seed Cottondale Orange (255-125) in the finals.

                Blountstown Red team members are: J.P. Leonard, Walker Strawn, Donavan Ebersole and Haileigh Pippen.

                Cottondale Orange team members are: Turner McCroan, Alex Tharp, Hunter Davis and Joyelle Saun.

                The top ten individual scorers in the tournament were: 1. Kyle Silsby (Blountstown Black); 2. Noah Smothers (Chipley Blue); 3. Katie Everett (Marianna Purple); 4. Turner McCroan (Cottondale Orange); 5. Katelynn Cannady (Marianna Purple); 6. Madison Martin (Marianna Gold) 7. Haileigh Pippin (Blountstown Red); 8.  Sierra Ennis (Graceville Black); 9. Matthew Pelham (Marianna Gold); and 10. Alex Tharp (Cottondale Orange).

                Full tournament stats are at: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=6428

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May 21 2015

 

CHIPOLA FOUNDATION OFFERS MONEY FOR COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation will award more than $500,000 in scholarships for qualified students who attend the college during the 2015-16 school year.

            Scholarships are available for a variety of majors. The Fall Application Deadline is Thursday, June 4. Visit www.chipola.edu/foundation for a listing of scholarships.

            To be eligible for a particular scholarship, students must satisfy all of the requirements outlined in the scholarship description. Scholarships awarded through the Chipola Foundation are supported by private donations with scholarship criteria set by the donors.

            To apply, complete the scholarship application(s) and submit the required attachments listed on the application by 4 p.m. on June 4. Applicants who require assistance with the application process are encouraged to apply early and contact the Chipola Foundation office staff for help prior to the deadline week.  

            Completed scholarship packages for scholarships offered through the Chipola Foundation may be delivered or mailed to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, Florida 32446. Applications for scholarships awarded through other organizations are mailed to the addresses indicated in each scholarship description.  Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified by mail. 

            For questions, contact the Foundation at (850) 718-2445 or e-mail oliverg@chipola.edu.

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May 21 2015

 

CHIPOLA CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Chapter of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society is offering a $500 scholarship to a student entering the Chipola College Civil Engineering Technology program in the Fall 2015 semester which begins in August. 

                Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA from high school and a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA in any college work. 

                Applicants must be a resident of the Chipola five county service district: Liberty, Calhoun, Jackson, Washington, or Holmes Counties.  Applications must include: high school and/or college transcript; a letter of application two letters of recommendation.

                Submit applications and required documents immediately. Absolute deadline is Aug. 3.

                Visit the Chipola Foundation website http://www.chipola.edu/foundation/ or phone 718-2445.

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May 21 2015

 

SWIMMING LESSONS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Children’s Swimming lessons for ages four and up on the following dates: Session 1: June 8-18 with a registration deadline of June 5; Session 2: July 6-16, with a registration deadline of July 2; Session 3: 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.

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May 21 2015

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER THREE NEW COURSES IN FALL

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences will offer three new courses in the Fall 2015 semester.

                African American History I (AMH 2091 001) is an introductory course designed to acquaint students with, and stimulate interest in, the culture and history of the African-American. Emphasis is on the origins, struggles, fears, aspirations, and achievements of African-Americans.  No prerequisite, but either AMH 2010-2020 or SYG 1000-1010 is recommended. This course has been designated as an international/diversity course.

                Industrial Psychology (INP 2390 001) is designed to help students understand human relations, getting along with other people, and succeeding in the world of work. The course is recommended for Business majors to familiarize them with the best methods of working with others. 

                Psychology of Personality (PPE 2001) will provide students with a review and critical evaluation of the major personality theories within the field of psychology.  The 3-semester hour course provides elective credit. 

                For information about the courses, call the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences at 718-2319 or visit www.chipola.edu

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May 21 2015

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Coastal Dune Lakes film showing june 18 at chipola

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a free screening of Elam Stoltzfus’ latest documentary film "Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida's Emerald Coast," Thursday, June 18, at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

                The film is the latest project from producer and cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus who became familiar with the lakes over 30 years ago.  Elam’s son, Nic, also assisted with the project serving as scriptwriter and photographer.  Both will be on hand for a reception after the film.

                In addition to the documentary, there is a is a full color, 132-page coffee table book showcasing the 15 coastal dune lakes along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida. The father-son team takes viewers on an odyssey spanning from Scenic Highway 30A to New South Wales, Australia.  The pair interviewed scientists, businesspeople, residents, and visitors all working on conserving the lakes and living in harmony with nature. The book highlights and documents the beauty discovered during the film-making process.

                The 15 named lakes are made up of brackish water that open at intervals during the year and flood into the Gulf.  In turn, the salty water from the sea sometimes floods into the lakes.  The Coastal Dune Lakes are among the most unique ecosystems in the world found in very few places, like coastal Oregon, Madagascar and Australia. The film explores the connection to the lakes, and inhabitants of the dunes and uplands around them. 

            For information about the film, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2257.

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May 21 2015

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CHIPOLA THEATRE BANQUET—Chipola Theatre recently held the annual 2014-15 banquet. Director Charles Sirmon recognized the following for theatre excellence: from left, (front) Best Male Newcomer-Patrick Mathis; Best Female newcomer-Kimball Bass; Best Ensemble Actor-Caleb Brooks; Best Ensemble Actress-Shayli Tharp; Backstage Excellence-Saylor Novonglosky; (back) Best Character Actor-Jared Standiford; Best Supporting Actress-Odra Chapman; Best Actor-Seth Alderman; Director Charles Sirmon; Best Actress-Kate Burke; Technical Excellence-Josiah Brooks; Best Character Actress-Elyn Sapp; and Best Male cameo-Colton Day.

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May 21 2015

 Gulf Power Helps Chipola

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 GULF POWER INCREASES CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIP FUND—Gulf Power in Chipley recently added $2,000 to the Gulf Power Endowed Scholarship Fund at Chipola College. Here Darrin Wall, Gulf Power manager (right), presents the check to Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.

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May 21 2015

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Chipola Swim Team Donation—The Marianna Swim Team recently made a $600 donation to the Chipola College Pool in recognition of the team’s 20-year partnership with the college. Pictured from left, are: team members Meagan Pelham, Dena Edenfield, and Chipola Pool Manager Rance Massengill. All children ages 3 and up are welcome to join the team. For information, visit the pool Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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May 21 2015

 

CHIPOLA SUMMER II APPLICATION DEADLINE

 

                MARIANNA—Application deadline is May 28 for Summer Session II at Chipola College. Registration is June 25 and classes begin June 29. 

                Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 6. New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 26 may register for Fall classes July 7-10. New students who register during July will be required to attend orientation classes July 15, 16, 17, 18, and 22.  Day and evening orientation classes will be offered.

                Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at www.chipola.edu 

                Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs and 10 Bachelor’s degrees.

                For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

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May 21 2015

 Chipola National Championship Recognition

NATIONAL CHAMPION LADY INDIANS HONORED AT CELEBRATION

                MARIANNA—Chipola College honored the National Champion Lady Indians softball team with a welcome home ceremony and reception at the softball field on May 19.

                The Lady Indians won the 2015 NJCAA Division I Softball Championship May 16 in St. George, Utah, beating Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College 7-2. This is the second national title in the program’s history; the last championship win was in 2007.

                Head coach Belinda Hendrix, who also coached the 2007 team to championship victory, said, “I am incredibly proud of the team. Our success would not be possible without the support of my husband and co-coach, Shane Hendrix, my assistant coaches, my family, and particularly my mother.”

                After pitching a complete game in the championship game, Jessica Elliot was named Tournament MVP and Outstanding Pitcher. Elliott and three other Lady Indians were named All Tournament. Those players are: catcher Savannah Ryken, infielder Brashante’ Dareus and outfielder Gabriela Santos.

                During the ceremony, the coaches presented an award to Patricia Duce, wife of the late “Coach” Donnie Duce, who passed away in August 2014. Duce was the team driver, concessions volunteer and biggest fan.

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DUCE HONORED AT CHIPOLA— Chipola College honored the National Champion Lady Indians softball team with a welcome home ceremony and reception at the softball field on May 19. During the ceremony, the coaches presented an award to Patricia Duce, wife of the late “Coach” Donnie Duce, who passed away in August 2014. Duce was the team driver, concessions volunteer and biggest fan. Pictured from left, are: head coach Belinda Hendrix, assistant coach Kelly Brookins, assistant coach Shane Hendrix and Patricia Duce.

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May 28, 2015

CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY CANCER SURVIVOR DAY IS JUNE 3

 

                MARIANNA—In observance of Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day on Wednesday, June 3, the Chipola College Cosmetology program will join with other salon professionals nationwide to offer complimentary cosmetology services for cancer survivors and those living with cancer. Chipola will offer select services from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

                Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day was founded in 2003 by Barbara Paget who recruits salons and cosmetology schools to participate.

            Chipola Cosmetology instructor Paige Vanderwerf, says, “Chipola is participating in this event because we believe that community service is important to the success and growth of our stylists.”

                For more information on Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day at Chipola, call 850-718-2439.

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May 28, 2015

 welding skills usa

CHIPOLA STUDENTS COMPETE IN SKILLS-USA STATE CONTEST

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs recently participated in Florida's state-level SkillsUSA competition in Lakeland.

                Chipola Welding student James Ledbetter won First Place in Welding Sculpture. Ledbetter will advance to the SkillsUSA National Competition, June 22-26, in Louisville, KY.

                Chipola Cosmetology graduate Roneika Williams, won third place in Nail Care.  Graduate Connor Ward also participated in the Cosmetology event.

                Automotive student Mark Richards finished in the top 10 among 30 competitors in the Automotive Competition.

                The students were accompanied to the competition by Chase Vlieg, Automotive Instructor; Paige Vanderwerf, Cosmetology Instructor; and Curtis Jenkins, Welding Instructor.

                The Chipola students advanced to state after winning the following awards at the the regional competition in March: James Ledbetter, first in Welding Sculpture; Dylan Kirk, third in Welding; Connor Ward, first in Cosmetology; Roneika Williams, first in Nail Care; and Mark Richards, third in Automotive.

                SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Contests begin locally and continue through state and nationals. The organization serves college and high school students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.

                To learn about Chipola’s Workforce programs, visit www.chipolaworkforce.com or phone 718-2270.

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May 28, 2015

 Madison Carter Honored

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CARTER RECOGNIZED AT CHIPOLA BOARD MEETING—Recent Chipola College graduate Madison Carter of Chipley was recognized at the Chipola Board of Trustees meeting for her nomination to the 2015 All-Florida Academic First Team. Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, professor Dr. Pam Rentz, members of Carter’s family—father Gil Carter, Madison Carter, mother Gina Carter, great grandmother Mickey Wilson, grandmother Vivian Adams, grandfather John Adams, and friend Seth Pemberton. 

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May 28, 2015

 

LIGHTING THE WAY HELPS TAKE STOCK PROGRAM

 

                MARIANNA—The Lighting the Way for Kids Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Take Stock in Children, raised $8,000 in the recent Ignite the Night 5K Fun Run.

                Over 250 participants registered for the run.  Together these organizations, local business leaders, school board employees and the Jackson County community raised enough funds to purchase two scholarships through the Take Stock for two of Jackson County’s deserving students.

                Students apply for the Take Stock in Children during their eighth grade. If selected, they begin high school with the promise of a two-year scholarship to Chipola College once they graduate.

                TSIC participants are also matched with a volunteer mentor who meets with them regularly at school. Students and parents sign a contract agreeing to maintain above a 2.0 GPA, attend school regularly, and remain drug and crime free.

                Take Stock is a grass-roots program that depends on volunteers and private donations. The organization is seeking volunteers to mentor a student several times a month or to provide monetary donations.

                For more information on how to help provide scholarships, mentors, and hope for deserving students in Jackson County, call 718-2428 or find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tsicchipola

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LIGHTING THE WAY HELPS TAKE STOCK PROGRAM--Anderson Columbia, Wells Fargo, and Florida Public Utilities presented checks to the Lighting the Way Foundation which supports the Take Stock in Children program.

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May 28, 2015

 

CHIPOLA FOUNDATION OFFERS MONEY FOR COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation will award more than $500,000 in scholarships for qualified students who attend the college during the 2015-16 school year.

            Scholarships are available for a variety of majors. The Fall Application Deadline is Thursday, June 4. Visit www.chipola.edu/foundation for a listing of scholarships.

            To be eligible for a particular scholarship, students must satisfy all of the requirements outlined in the scholarship description. Scholarships awarded through the Chipola Foundation are supported by private donations with scholarship criteria set by the donors.

            To apply, complete the scholarship application(s) and submit the required attachments listed on the application by 4 p.m. on June 4. Applicants who require assistance with the application process are encouraged to apply early and contact the Chipola Foundation office staff for help prior to the deadline week.  

            Completed scholarship packages for scholarships offered through the Chipola Foundation may be delivered or mailed to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, Florida 32446. Applications for scholarships awarded through other organizations are mailed to the addresses indicated in each scholarship description.  Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified by mail. 

            For questions, contact the Foundation at (850) 718-2445 or e-mail oliverg@chipola.edu.

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May 28, 2015

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class  beginning July 13th, 2015.  Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30 – 9:30 P.M.

                Completion of either of these programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, upon becoming employed with a law enforcement agency.

                Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.  The next opportunity to take this exam will be on Tuesday June 2nd.  The cost of the test is $45.  The deadline for all applications will be July 7th.

                Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

                For information regarding the application process, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 718-2286.

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May 28, 2015

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR LOU CLEVELAND

 

                MARIANNA—The public is invited to a retirement reception honoring Dr. Lou Cleveland, Dean of the Chipola College School of Education.

                The drop-in reception will be held Monday, June 22, between 3 and 5 p.m., in the Continuing Education Building on College Street.

                The event is hosted by the School of Education and the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Dr. Cleveland has worked at Chipola for more than 32 years.

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May 28, 2015

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Coastal Dune Lakes film showing june 18 at chipola

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a free screening of Elam Stoltzfus’ latest documentary film "Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida's Emerald Coast," Thursday, June 18, at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

                The film is the latest project from producer and cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus who became familiar with the lakes over 30 years ago.  Elam’s son, Nic, also assisted with the project serving as scriptwriter and photographer.  Both will be on hand for a reception after the film.

                In addition to the documentary, there is a is a full color, 132-page coffee table book showcasing the 15 coastal dune lakes along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida. The father-son team takes viewers on an odyssey spanning from Scenic Highway 30A to New South Wales, Australia.  The pair interviewed scientists, businesspeople, residents, and visitors all working on conserving the lakes and living in harmony with nature. The book highlights and documents the beauty discovered during the film-making process.

                The 15 named lakes are made up of brackish water that open at intervals during the year and flood into the Gulf.  In turn, the salty water from the sea sometimes floods into the lakes.  The Coastal Dune Lakes are among the most unique ecosystems in the world found in very few places, like coastal Oregon, Madagascar and Australia. The film explores the connection to the lakes, and inhabitants of the dunes and uplands around them. 

                For information about the film, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2257.

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May 28, 2015

 

CHIPOLA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EMT AND PARAMEDIC PROGRAMS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for the EMT and Paramedic programs. Application deadline for both programs is Aug. 6.

                The Paramedic Program prepares students to practice as Paramedics. Applicants must have current licensure as a State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician with documentation of a minimum of 240 hours of EMS experience.

                The program is 42 semester credit-hours and spans three semesters, approximately 11 months. Classes meet weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                Clinical assignments are required in addition to regular class hours. Three letters of recommendation are required.

                The Emergency Medical Technician program prepares students for employment at the emergency medical technician-basic level. This course is 11 credit hours (minimum 250 clock-hours in length). Clinical assignments are required in addition to regular class hours. Classes in session August – Dec. 11, Monday – Thursday from 5-10 p.m.

                Both programs are limited-enrollment and competency-based. A high school diploma or GED is required with minimum test scores: Reading/ACT (19), CPT (83), or PERT (10). Applicants must be 18 years of age and certified in CPR for Healthcare Provider by American Heart Association. Upon acceptance, applicants must complete a background check conducted through Chipola College (fingerprinting and drug screening) and submit to Medical History/Physical Exam/Immunization requirements.

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

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May 28, 2015

 

SWIMMING LESSONS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Children’s Swimming lessons for ages four and up on the following dates: Session 1: June 8-18 with a registration deadline of June 5; Session 2: July 6-16, with a registration deadline of July 2; Session 3: 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.

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May 28, 2015

 Jessica Elliot

CHIPOLA’S ELLIOT NAMED NJCAA SOFTBALL ALL-AMERICAN

 

                COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Chipola College sophomore pitcher Jessica Elliot has been named to the 2015 NJCAA Softball All-America First Team.

                Elliott led the Lady Indians to the NJCAA National Championship where she was named MVP of the tournament. After pitching a complete game in the national championship game, Elliot was named Tournament MVP and Outstanding Pitcher.

                She finished the season with a 21-5 record and 2 saves. She has signed with the University of South Carolina.

                Selections were made by each respective division’s sport committee via conference call. Nominations and region ranking of student-athletes were submitted by each region’s respective women’s director.

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