November 1, 2012

PREPARE NOW FOR CHIPOLA SPRING SEMESTER

 

                MARIANNA—Students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Spring 2013 semester are encouraged to make application as soon as possible.

                The application deadline for the Spring semester is Nov. 28. Students planning to use financial aid to pay tuition for Fall 2012, must have financial aid files complete by Nov. 15.  Apply for federal financial aid on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Call 850-718-2293 for assistance.

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

                Students who have completed testing, submitted all required documents and been cleared for admission, will be eligible to register Jan. 4.

                Registration for currently-enrolled students is scheduled for Nov. 2, Nov. 5-9 and Nov. 12-13. Registration for new students who have been cleared for admission is Nov. 8-9 and Nov. 12-13.

                Chipola offers 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; 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 Affairs 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, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections and Patient Care Assistant.

                Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology.

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

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

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 November 1, 2012

CHIPOLA ENSEMBLES CONCERT IS NOV. 13

 

                MARIANNA—The premiere performance of the Chipola College ensembles in the new Center for the Arts is set for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

                The Center for the arts was acoustically designed by Siebein Associates, Inc. and is called one of the finest performing arts centers in the U.S. by theatre consultant Bob Lorelli.  Music fans are invited to hear firsthand the professional craftsmanship of this building as these musical groups showcase the talent in our community.

                The evening will feature jazz, an antiphonal choir, and voices from throughout the community that will give celestial meaning to the season.  

                The Chipola Chamber Chorus will be joined by the Chipola College Community Chorus featuring local voices from the area.  This is the premiere performance of new vocal instructor, Dale Heidebrecht, who has recently joined the Chipola faculty from the University of Colorado. 

                After a one-year hiatus from directing the Jazz Band, Dr. Daniel Powell will once again lead this group of artists. The Jazz Band will perform a variety from a ballad to swing, Latin, and funk styles.  Improvisation is heavily featured and the element of uncertainty will keep the audience listening for what will happen next.

                This eclectic evening of music is free. For information, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or phone (850)718-2277.

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CHIPOLA ENSEMBLES CONCERT IS NOV. 13—The premiere performance of the Chipola College ensembles in the new Center for the Arts is set for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. The Chipola Chamber Chorus with Community Chorus and the Jazz Band will perform. Members of the Chipola Jazz Band are, from left:  (kneeling) Joseph Raley, Chris Gilmore, (standing) Rebecca Delgado, Anthony Marotta, Dr. Mark Ebel, Anna Williams, Daniel Kern, Alex Hanks, Allen Holbert, Dr. Daniel Powell, John Russ, Michael Lingerfelt, Samantha Reed and Alex Layton. The concert is free. For information, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or phone (850)718-2277.

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November 1, 2012

CHIPOLA TEACHER ED STUDENTS ATTEND CONFERENCE

 

                ORLANDO—Teacher candidates enrolled in the Chipola College Mathematics Education Program recently attended the Florida Conference for Teachers of Mathematics (FCTM) conference in Orlando.  

                Their attendance with Dr. Lou Cleveland, Dean of the School of Education, marks the seventh year that Chipola has promoted the professional development of students enrolled in bachelor’s programs by attending this conference. 

                Joining other mathematics educators from Florida and other states, these teacher candidates attended sessions that focused on teaching strategies that engage and inspire students.  

                The teacher candidates received notice in September that their proposal to conduct a session at the conference was accepted.   Each student took a part in their session, The Mysterious Case of the Conics: Where Algebra and Geometry Meet

                During the remainder of the conference, the Chipola students attended sessions that increased their repertoire of instructional activities and skills in teaching the Common Core State Standards.

                The Chipola teacher candidates will share their presentation and some of the other outstanding teaching strategies at the Future Educator’s Club (FEC) Teacher Workshop on Feb. 2, 2013.   The FEC conference held on the Chipola campus is free to all district educators.  

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CHIPOLA TEACHER ED STUDENTS ATTEND CONFERENCE—Teacher candidates enrolled in the Chipola College Mathematics Education Program recently attended the Florida Conference for Teachers of Mathematics (FCTM) conference in Orlando. Pictured from left, are: (front) Amy Cannon, Jessica Haid, Sam Griffin, (back) Dr. Lou Cleveland, Mika Moore, Scott Phelps and Ashley Pavuk.

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November 1, 2012

CHIPOLA ASTRONOMY NIGHT SUNDAY AT CITIZENS LODGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Science Club will host Astronomy Night, Sunday, Nov. 4, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., at Citizens Lodge in Marianna.

                Star-gazers should be able to see Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and several constellations. Telescopes, hot drinks and snacks will be available.

                For information, call Dr. Jeff Bodart at 850-526-2761 or email bodartj@chipola.edu

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November 1, 2012

PROBLEM BEHAVIOR WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College is the site of a free workshop, entitled, “Managing Problem Behavior in School and Home Settings, Nov. 9-10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

                The workshop will meet in the Chipola Literature/Language Building, Jackson Hall (Room 116).

                The workshop is designed for professionals, parents and caregivers co-hosted by: Chipola Area Autism Resource Center, Chipola College and The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System /PAEC and sponsored by The Foundation for Autism Training and Education.

                Over the past 25 years an effective technology for reducing problem behavior has emerged within the field of applied behavior analysis. This workshop will focus on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior maintained by the two most common functions, socially-mediated negative reinforcement and socially-mediated positive reinforcement.

                Thomas M. Caffrey, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, will lead the workshop. Caffrey co-authored with Dr. Vincent J. Carbone an 8 hour professional development training CD series “The Verbal Behavior Approach to Teaching Children with Autism.” He is an internationally recognized speaker who specializes in teaching functional communication skills and helping teachers implement strategies to manage problem behaviors in public school settings.

                BCBA CEU’s are available for this workshop. A certificate of attendance will only be issued after attending both days of workshop. This conference will also be posted to the PAEC ePDC after the event to ensure participants are eligible to receive inservice points.

                Contact Faye Yongue regarding inservice points at 850-638-6131/Ext. 2229. Pre-registration is required and available on-line at www.thefate.org

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November 1, 2012

VETERANS PROGRAM AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

                MARIANNA—In recognition of Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, Chipola College officials are reminding local U.S. veterans of a new program to help with training assistance.

                The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 includes the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). Unemployed or underemployed Veterans who qualify may receive up to $1,473 per month for 12 months for enrolling in educational programs at a community college.

                The program is intended to provide seamless transition for Service members, expand education and training opportunities for Veterans, and provide tax credits for employers who hire Veterans with service-connected disabilities.

                In order to qualify, a Veteran must: be at least 35 but no more than 60 years old; be unemployed or underemployed; have an other than dishonorable discharge; not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program; not be in receipt of a VA compensation due to unemployability; and not be enrolled in a Federal or state job training program.

                Nov. 15 is the deadline to have VA and financial aid files complete for the Spring 2013 semester at Chipola College. Classes begin Jan. 7.  

                For information, visit www.benefits.va.gov/vow and click on the VOW program. At Chipola College, contact Student Adviser Dan Sims, at 718-2290.

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November 1, 2012

MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer two small business seminars on

Friday, Nov. 9. “Marketing Series, Part 1:  Introduction to 21st Century Marketing” will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “International Trade, Part 2” will meet at noon. 

                The Marketing seminar will cover the methods for marketing a business, targeting a market audience, creating a free web site, using social media, and optimizing internet presence.

                In the Trade seminar, participants will learn about market penetration strategies, market presence, collections, getting paid, export finance, and exporting for the service industry.

                Chipola will offer several more small business seminars this year.  All seminars meet Fridays in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                “Marketing Series, Part 2:   Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media” is Nov. 16. “Credit Basics” is set for Dec. 7.

                Cost of each seminar is $30. The first five Chipola students to sign up for any seminar will receive free admission. 

                Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.com.  For information, contact Elissa Severson at Chipola at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu

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TEACHER OF THE YEAR VISITS CHIPOLA—The Florida Department of Education’s teacher of the year Alexandre Lopes recently addressed Teacher Education students at Chipola College. Lopes is a Pre-Kindergarten teacher in Miami-Dade County. Pictured from left, are: Chipola students Cassia Daniels, Miranda Jordan, Daniel Williams, Heather Hall, Teacher of the Year Alexandre Lopes and Casey Bush, Chipola Teacher Education instructor.

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BRYANT SPEAKS AT CHIPOLA BSU—Elmore Bryant, Area Director of the NAACP, recently addressed the Chipola College Black Student Union on the subject of civic involvement.  Bryant (center) is pictured with Kendra Myrick, BSU chaplain (left) and Jessica McCallister, BSU president (right).

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CHIPOLA PUMPKIN WINNER—The Chipola College Cosmetology program recently held their annual Pumpkin Decorating contest.  Allison Ates won first place for her M & M pumpkin.

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November 1, 2012

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS TO HOST TOURNAMENT

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians will host the Collegiate Girl’s Report Basketball Classic Nov. 8-10 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                Action begins Thursday, Nov. 8, with Northwest Florida taking on Roxbury (MA) at 3 p.m. Tallahassee meets Santa Fe in the 5 p.m. game. The Lady Indians take on Monroe (NY) in the 7 p.m. nightcap.

                Friday’s games include Gulf Coast and Roxbury at 3 p.m. St. Petersburg plays Monroe at 5 p.m. Chipola faces Monroe at 7 p.m.

                Four games are set for Saturday with Northwest and Santa Fe at 1 p.m.; Gulf Coast and Monroe at 3 p.m.; Tallahassee and St. Pete at 5 p.m. and Chipola and Roxbury at 7 p.m.

                The Chipola Indians open the men’s home basketball season Tuesday, Nov. 13, with a 6:30 p.m. game against Waycross.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu

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Thursday, November 8

3:00 pm NW Florida vs. Roxbury

5:00 pm Tallahassee vs. Santa Fe

7:00 pm Chipola vs. Monroe

 

Friday, November 9

3:00 pm Gulf Coast vs. Roxbury

5:00 pm St. Petersburg vs. Monroe

7:00 pm Chipola vs. Santa Fe

 

Saturday, November 10

1:00 pm NW Florida vs. Santa Fe

3:00 pm Gulf Coast vs. Monroe

5:00 pm Tallahassee vs. St. Petersburg

7:00 pm Chipola vs. Roxbury

 

 

November 2, 2012

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy beginning Nov. 28.

                The program will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 770 clock hours in length.

                Candidates for the program must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). 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.

                The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is offered at the Public Service Building on Chipola Campus every Tuesday at 12:30.  Cost of the test is $45.

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

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November 8, 2012

CHIPOLA SPRING SEMESTER DATES ANNOUNCED

 

                MARIANNA—Students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Spring 2013 semester are encouraged to make application as soon as possible.

                Students planning to use financial aid to pay tuition for Spring classes must have financial aid files complete by Nov. 15.  Apply for federal financial aid on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Call 850-718-2293 for assistance.  The college application deadline for the Spring semester is Nov. 28.           

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

                Students who have completed testing, submitted all required documents and been cleared for admission, will be eligible to register Jan. 4.

                Registration for currently-enrolled students is scheduled for Nov. 12-13. Registration for new students who have been cleared for admission is also Nov. 12-13.

                Chipola offers 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; 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 Affairs 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, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections and Patient Care Assistant.

                Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology.

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

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

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November 8, 2012

CHIPOLA’S CLEVELAND WINS MATH EDUCATOR AWARD

 

                MARIANNA—Dr. Lou Cleveland, Dean of the School of Education at Chipola College, has been named the Kenneth P. Kidd Mathematics Educator of the Year by the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics (FCTM).

                The award was established in 1976 to recognize outstanding contributions to mathematics education at the local, state, and national levels.

                As Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Cleveland directs a program that prepares local students to become local teachers, meeting a critical district need for teachers of Secondary and Middle Grades Mathematics, Secondary Biology, Middle Grades Science, English Education, Elementary Education and Exceptional Education.

                She has worked with Chipola instructors and administrators to establish a curriculum that offers multiple opportunities for classroom practice, and specific tasks to ensure completion of all 12 Florida Educator Accomplished Practices.

                The person who nominated Dr. Cleveland for the award, says, “As Chipola students enter the classrooms they are prepared to share their love of mathematics with their own students, expanding the influence of Dr. Cleveland's love of teaching on K-12 students.”

                In her work at Chipola, Dr. Cleveland has organized multiple summer workshops for grades K-12 students, including interdisciplinary math/science activities.  She was a founder of the annual Chipola Math Olympiad in which teachers and students in a five county area have the opportunity to meet and compete and discuss their common interest - mathematics.

                She travels with her students each year to the annual FCTM conference, where the students present lessons using up-to-date technology.  As a Mathematics Coordinator, she has organized numerous enrichment programs for the mathematics educators in a five-county area.  She conducted professional development workshops using graphing calculators when they were relatively new to the field.  She coordinated field trips for teachers to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, and also to Washington, D.C., in which teachers explored the mathematics involved in space exploration.  These trips served as an inspiration for participating teachers to share new and innovative materials with their students, enhancing the classroom mathematics curriculum at multiple grade levels.

                Dr. Cleveland began her career teaching in the K-12 system.  She worked at both the middle school and high school levels and taught courses ranging from eighth grade mathematics to Calculus.  Her former students praise her enthusiastic teaching style, her caring attitude, and her contributions to their success in mathematics.

                Dr. Cleveland earned a doctorate, master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. She has worked at Chipola since 1982.

                Among her awards and recognitions are: Chipola Administration/ Faculty Award (2006); Kirkland Teaching Excellence Award - Chipola College (1998); Florida Two year College Mathematics Association Teaching Award (1998); Innovative Excellence Award – Seventh National Conference for College Teaching, Learning and Technology (1996); Little Red Schoolhouse Award (Florida Professor of the Year) - Florida Association of Community Colleges (1988);  Master Teacher - National Institute for Staff and Organization Development (1987).

                She is past president of the Florida Two Year College Mathematics Association; and a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Florida Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

                Dr. Cleveland holds Professional Competencies in Clinical Educator Training, Train to Trainer Certification and a Florida Teaching Certificate.

                Her publications include: Turtlometry - K-3, 4-6,7-8, 9-12 published by PAEC Printing and The CLAST Review Book, Metzger, Cleveland and Kennedy, published by Harcourt, Brace and Jovanavich, 1993.

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 November 8, 2012

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS FINISH THIRD AT VANDERBILT

 

                NASHVILLE—The Chipola Brain Team finished third out of 21 teams at the ACF (Academic College Federation) Fall Tournament Nov. 3 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

                As the only community college in the tournament, the Chipola team of Paul Kelson, Katelyn Miller, William Singleton, and Becca Delgado finished the preliminaries 6-0, defeating Georgia Tech A, Alabama A, Auburn B, Harding, Western Kentucky B, and Centre C. 

                After making it to the top bracket of seven, Chipola went three for three in the playoffs, defeating Centre A, Auburn A, and Western Kentucky A. Chipola’s losses came against Georgia Tech B, Georgia Tech A, and Alabama A. Georgia Tech A and Alabama A avenged losses against Chipola from earlier in the day.

                Chipola’s Paul Kelson finished second in overall scoring behind Adam Silverman, the leading scorer at high school nationals last year. Silverman plays for Georgia Tech B as a freshman.

                Team and individual statistics from the tournament are available at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1155/stats/all_games/standings/

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS THIRD AT VANDY—The Chipola Brain Team finished third out of 21 teams at the ACF (Academic College Federation) Fall Tournament Nov. 3 at Vanderbilt University. Chipola team members are, from left: Becca Delgado, Katelyn Miller, Paul Kelson and William Singleton.

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November 8, 2012

CHIPOLA ENSEMBLES CONCERT IS NOV. 13

 

                MARIANNA—The premiere performance of the Chipola College ensembles in the new Center for the Arts is set for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

                The Center for the arts was acoustically designed by Siebein Associates, Inc. and is called one of the finest performing arts centers in the U.S. by theatre consultant Bob Lorelli.  Music fans are invited to hear firsthand the professional craftsmanship of this building as these musical groups showcase the talent in our community.

                The evening will feature jazz, an antiphonal choir, and voices from throughout the community that will give celestial meaning to the season.  

                The Chipola Chamber Chorus will be joined by the Chipola College Community Chorus featuring local voices from the area.  This is the premiere performance of new vocal instructor, Dale Heidebrecht, who has recently joined the Chipola faculty from the University of Colorado. 

                After a one-year hiatus from directing the Jazz Band, Dr. Daniel Powell will once again lead this group of artists. The Jazz Band will perform a variety from a ballad to swing, Latin, and funk styles.  Improvisation is heavily featured and the element of uncertainty will keep the audience listening for what will happen next.

                This eclectic evening of music is free. For information, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or phone (850)718-2277.

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CHIPOLA ENSEMBLES CONCERT IS NOV. 13—The premiere performance of the Chipola College ensembles in the new Center for the Arts is set for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. The Chipola Chamber Chorus with Community Chorus and the Jazz Band will perform. Members of the Chipola Chamber Chorus are pictured here. The concert is free. For information, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or phone (850)718-2277.

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November 8, 2012

FIVE COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN CHIPOLA SPANISH CLASS

 

                MARIANNA—Students in Chipola College’s Spanish 1121 course have opportunity to experience much diversity during the 2012 Fall semester.

                Many cultural backgrounds are represented in the class.  The ten students come from five different countries.  Akta Patel came to the U.S. as a teenager from Vankal, Gujarat, India. Two young men who made their way to Chipola from Venezuela are Neiker Navarro, a shortstop on the Chipola baseball team and Carlos Misell Martinez, a pitcher. Other players are Luis Tuñon Castillo, a third baseman from Panama, and Alexander De Los Santos, a pitcher from the Dominican Republic.

                The Americans in the class are Dennis Allen, Justin Brock, Jason Huckaby, Sharraneka Jackson and Marlena Paulk.  Heather Ausburn, Spanish Club President and Spanish tutor, assists in the class as part of her work study.

                Dr. Mark Ebel, professor of the class, says, “We use student interviewing as a technique for the students to increase their interaction and learning of each other’s cultures. Open class discussion promotes interaction in the Spanish language amongst the native speakers as well as the English speakers.”

                For information about the course, contact Dr. Ebel at ebelm@chipola.edu.

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FIVE COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN CHIPOLA SPANISH CLASS

Pictured from left, are: (seated) Neiker Navarro, Sharreneka Jackson, Alexander De Los Santos, Akta Patel.  Standing are Jason Huckaby, Marlena Paulk, Carlos Misell Martinez, Luis Tuñon Castillo, Dennis Allen, Justin Brock and professor Dr. Mark Ebel. 

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November 8, 2012

CRAA MEETING TO FEATURE GRACEVILLE STUDIO OWNER

 

                MARIANNA— Artist Keith Martin Johns, winner of the $500 Kathy Wycoff Memorial Award, will be the featured guest at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA).

                CRAA meets at Jim’s Buffet, with a Dutch-treat luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and program beginning at noon.

                Johns has recently opened an art studio in Graceville. In addition to his appearance, the CRAA program will center on the recent Sunday Afternoon with the Arts. Some 800 people attended the eighth annual event which featured 95 artists exhibiting more than 210 pieces and live music.  CRAA has co-sponsored the event since its inception and, under the leadership of the Artist Guild of Northwest Florida, it has grown into an event worthy of publication in the periodical “An American Profile” which featured only a handful of events in the state of Florida. 

The meeting will provide an opportunity to talk to artists and look at the behind-the-scenes of this increasingly successful event.

                All in attendance at the CRAA meeting will be entered into a drawing for artist series tickets to Davis and Dow Jazz Quartet scheduled for Feb. 7.  

                For information about CRAA, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.

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November 8, 2012

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy beginning Nov. 28.

                The program will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 770 clock hours in length.

                Candidates for the program must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). 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.

                The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is offered at the Public Service Building on Chipola Campus every Tuesday at 12:30.  Cost of the test is $45.

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

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November 8, 2012

MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer two small business seminars on

Friday, Nov. 9. “Marketing Series, Part 1:  Introduction to 21st Century Marketing” will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “International Trade, Part 2” will meet at noon.

                The Marketing seminar will cover the methods for marketing a business, targeting a market audience, creating a free web site, using social media, and optimizing internet presence.

                In the Trade seminar, participants will learn about market penetration strategies, market presence, collections, getting paid, export finance, and exporting for the service industry.

                Chipola will offer several more small business seminars this year.  All seminars meet Fridays in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                “Marketing Series, Part 2:   Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media” is Nov. 16. “Credit Basics” is set for Dec. 7.

                Cost of each seminar is $30. The first five Chipola students to sign up for any seminar will receive free admission. 

                Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.com.  For information, contact Elissa Severson at Chipola at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY FOOD DRIVE—Thanks to the donations of students and customers, the Chipola College Cosmetology program collected 322 pounds of food for Chipola Family Ministries.  Pictured from left, are Cosmetology students Cheyenne Bailey, Savannah Gafford and Nilsa Prowant.

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HAMILTON ATTENDS CHIPOLA MEETING—FSU basketball coach Leonard Hamilton was the special guest at the Chipola Appreciation Club’s annual basketball kick-off meeting at the home of Ronnie and Kitty Myers. Pictured from left, are: Chipola women’s basketball coach Greg Franklin, Hamilton and Chipola men’s basketball coach Patrick Blake.

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N UR FACE AT CHIPOLA BSU—Representatives from the N UR Face project recently discussed their HIV/Substance Abuse Education program at a meeting of the Chipola College Black Student Union. Pictured from left, are: Deneika Roulhac, N UR Face representative; Jessica McCallister, BSU president; and Justin Omorinola, NUR Face representative. For information about the program, visit www.basicnwfl.com.

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CHIPOLA THEATRE SHOWCASE—The Chipola College Theatre Showcase is Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., in the new Chipola Center for the Arts. Here, student actors prepare for night of scenes, songs and humor.  Theater-goers will enjoy several different scenes during the one-hour show.  Tickets—$10—are available from Theatre students, in the Fine Arts Department or at the door. For information, call 850-718-2227 or visit www.chipola.edu.

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  November 8, 2012

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY TEAM HEADED TO NATIONALS

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College women’s cross country team will compete in the NJCAA Division I National Championship for the first time in school history on Nov. 10.

                Head coach Rance Massengill and five Chipola runners will depart for Ina, Illinois, on Thursday for the meet at Rend Lake College on Saturday.

                More than 200 runners are expected to participate in the 5,000 meter run which covers 3.1 miles.

                The Chipola team is led by Natalya Miller, a freshman from Wewahitchka. She holds the Chipola school record of 20:16 at the 5K distance. Miller was second overall in a field of 30 at the Darton College meet in October. She finished among the top 10 percent of runners at three meets this season.

                Donia Lanier of Wewahitchka has a personal best of 22:44. Kimi Wiltse of Altha has recorded a 24:30. Newcomers Kathryn Huffman and Karlee Floyd will also participate. Sharlyn Smith of Altha is recovering from surgery and will not participate.        

                Chipola Athletic Director Dr. Steve Givens, said, “We’re very proud of our women’s cross country program. The team has improved each year since its inception in 2007. Cross Country offers significant participation opportunities for female athletes in our area.”

                Head coach Rance Massengill said, “I hope our improvement over the past season will spark interest from other local runners.”

                Chipola offers tuition scholarships for women who compete in the program. For information, call coach Massengill at 718-2440.

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY TEAM HEADED TO NATIONALS—Chipola Cross Country team members are, from left: Karlee Floyd, Kathryn Huffman, Lauren Pettis, Sharlyn Smith, Donia Lanier, Natalya Miller, Kimi Wiltse and coach Rance Massengill.

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  November 8, 2012

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS TO HOST TOURNAMENT

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians will host the Collegiate Girl’s Report Basketball Classic Nov. 8-10 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                Action begins Thursday, Nov. 8, with Northwest Florida taking on Roxbury (MA) at 3 p.m. Tallahassee meets Santa Fe in the 5 p.m. game. The Lady Indians take on Monroe (NY) in the 7 p.m. nightcap.

                Friday’s games include Gulf Coast and Roxbury at 3 p.m. St. Petersburg plays Monroe at 5 p.m. Chipola faces Monroe at 7 p.m.

                Four games are set for Saturday with Northwest and Santa Fe at 1 p.m.; Gulf Coast and Monroe at 3 p.m.; Tallahassee and St. Pete at 5 p.m. and Chipola and Roxbury at 7 p.m.

                The Chipola Indians open the men’s home basketball season Tuesday, Nov. 13, with a 6:30 p.m. game against Waycross.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu

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November 15, 2012

SPRING APPLICATION DEADLINE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Spring 2013 semester are encouraged to make application by the Nov. 28 application deadline.           

                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; call 718-2284 for assistance. 

                Students who have completed testing, submitted all required documents and been cleared for admission, will be eligible to register Jan. 4.

                Chipola offers 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; 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 Affairs 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, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections and Patient Care Assistant.

                Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology.

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

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

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November 15, 2012

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT DELTA BURKE TOURNEY

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Brain Bowl Team finished the fall season winning the Delta Burke in Orlando for the fifth year in a row.

                Paul Kelson, playing solo as Chipola Blue, finished the tournament 12-0. Along the way, he set the team points per game record, the points per bonus record, and the individual scoring record for the tournament. Kelson averaged 153.64 points per game, besting his older brother Dallin Kelson’s record of 153.46 points per game set two years ago. According to Chipola Brain Bowl coach Stan Young, “Kelson achieved a rare feat in the tournament, answering all 20 questions in one round. The opposing coach asked for a picture with Kelson, which he granted.”

                Chipola White also had a strong tournament, finishing tied for second with Valencia Red and Valencia Black. The team of Katelyn Miller, William Singleton, and Wesley Chevillot finished 9-2, losing only to Paul Kelson and Valencia Black.

                Chipola’s third team, Gold, finished the tournament 5-6, but won both games in the playoffs. Chipola Gold team members are: Jamie McCoy, Bobby Gause, and Faith Tice.

                Three Chipola players finished in the top 15 in individual scoring. Paul Kelson led all players as tournament MVP. Katelyn Miller finished fourth overall, and Bobby Gause finished twelfth.

                Chipola is off for the holidays, but will return home to host the Florida Sectionals on Jan. 25, 2013. 

                Chipola math professor Stan Young is head coach of the Brain Bowl team with volunteer assistant Dr. Robert Dunkle.          

                Tournament stats are available at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1176/stats/combined/individuals/

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November 15, 2012

JAZZMATAZZ TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Show Choir will present a Jazzmatazz Christmas classics in their annual series Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in the new Center for the Arts. 

                The award-winning Show Choir will perform an eclectic mix of holiday favorites that will capture the true meaning of Christmas. This is the first holiday concert in the new performing arts complex.

                All three shows begin at 7 p.m. General admission tickets—$10—are available from Show Choir members or by calling (850) 718-2277.

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November 15, 2012

CHIPOLA THEATRE AWARDED BY FCSAA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College theatre was recently recognized by the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) for the 2011-12 season.

                Chipola’s production of “Our Town” and “Godspell” earned excellent reviews from FCSAA adjudicators.

                Respondent comments include: “The Director had an excellent concept for the productions. The overall form and execution was very successful, while the actors demonstrated knowledge of period and movement. Actors in both productions understood the style of the Director's intellectuality and physical style."

                Sirmon has been a part of the FCSAA adjudication process during his 14 years as a director at Chipola College. He also serves as a respondent at other colleges.

                Sirmon said "It's nice to get a chance to see each other's work and share thoughts and ideas about educational theatre."

                Director Sirmon is currently in the creative process for the upcoming auditions for the hit musical “Hairspray.” Open auditions are Jan. 7 and 8 at 6 p.m. in the Chipola Center for the Arts.

                For more information, contact Sirmon at sirmonc@chipola.edu or 850-718-2227

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CHIPOLA THEATRE AWARDED BY FCSAA —Chipola College theatre was recently recognized by the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) for the 2011-12 season. Chipola’s production of “Our Town” and “Godspell” earned excellent reviews from FCSAA adjudicators. Pictured are, from left: Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts, Dr. Daniel Powell; and Director of Theatre, Charles Sirmon.

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November 15, 2012

NEW SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is accepting applications for the First Generation in College Scholarship for the Spring 2013 semester.  There will be five partial $1,000 scholarships awarded.

                Completed applications must be received in the Foundation office by 4 p.m. on Dec. 6.

                Students must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) and have been determined to be Pell eligible in order to apply for the First Generation in College Scholarship.  Applicants must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below 5273 and still have unmet financial need. 

                The First Generation in College Scholarship is a need based scholarship to Florida residents. The student must enroll as an undergraduate, degree-seeking student for a minimum of six hours per term in a community college in Florida.  The student must meet the eligibility requirements for demonstrated financial need and must come from a family where neither parent has completed a baccalaureate degree.  If the student regularly resides with only one parent who provides support, that one parent must not have completed a baccalaureate degree for the student to be eligible. 

                In order to apply for a First Generation in College Scholarship students must complete an application available in the Foundation office and turn it in with all of the required items outlined on the application by Dec. 6. 

                For information, call 850-718-2404.

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November 15, 2012

CREDIT SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a small business seminar “Credit Basics” on Friday, Dec. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

                The major determining factor on receiving any type of loan is a personal credit score and credit history. The class will cover credit basics, what makes up a credit score and how to improve the overall score. Anyone interested in opening a business can benefit from the information offered.

                Seminars meet Fridays in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. Cost of each seminar is $30. The first five Chipola students to sign up for any seminar will receive free admission. 

                Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.com.  For information, contact Elissa Severson at Chipola at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu

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November 15, 2012

DESIGNER SPEAKS TO CHIPOLA THEATRE STUDENTS

 

               MARIANNA—Jeremy Floyd, a professional designer in Chicago recently spoke to Chipola College theatre humanities class.

              Floyd shared with the students his education background and the process of becoming a designer. He gave in-depth examples of how costume design is created and executed.  He also held a brief talk back afterwards with the students and visited the costume shop in the new Center for the Arts.

                Floyd’s professional work includes designs from Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre and the Actors Theatre of Lexington. He also has lectured at Northwestern University and continues to travel the state as a freelance costume designer.

                Floyd was a student of Chipola Director Charles Sirmon.  Floyd’s first experience with theatre and design started years ago while Sirmon was teaching at Dothan High School. Since that time Jeremy has earned a BFA in Theatrical Design from the University of South Alabama, a MA in Dramatic Theory and Criticism from University of Kentucky and a MFA in Stage Design form Northwestern University.

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PROBLEM BEHAVIOR WORKSHOP AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College was the site of a recent Autism conference entitled, “Managing Problem Behavior in School and Home Settings.” Thomas M. Caffrey, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, lead the workshop which was attended by school professionals, parents and caregivers. The event was co-hosted by Chipola Area Autism Resource Center, Chipola College and The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System /PAEC and sponsored by The Foundation for Autism Training and Education. Pictured from left are: Syntha Alvarez, Ann Marie Shelton, Susan Armstrong and speaker Tom Caffrey.

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CHIPOLA NURSING GRADS—Eighteen students recently completed Chipola College CNA program on Thursday, November 1. Graduates are, from left: (front) Halle Bright, Whitney Smith, Shonteria McKinnon, Cynthia Spires, Megan Daniels, Maria Trejo Gonzalez, Danet Vrazel, Mercedez Gammon, Shelly Hood, Kylea Morency (second row) Rochelle Glynn, Porshea Patterson, Pamela Barnes, Jeannifer Powell, Michelle Simmons, Anna Wright, Micheal Lipford-Hall, Bonnie Schmidt.

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 November 15, 2012

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 CHIPOLA HOSTS FBLA—The Chipola College Business and Technology Department and the Phi Beta Lambda business organization recently hosted the Future Business Leaders of America Fall Rally. FBLA students from 12 area schools attended.  Pictured from left, are: Vikki Milton, Chipola PBL adviser; PBL members John Eubanks; Jeff Pitts; Cathy Riddle and Elissa Severson, Departmental Staff Assistant in Business and Technology.

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 November 15, 2012

CRAA MEETING TO FEATURE GRACEVILLE STUDIO OWNER

 

                MARIANNA— Artist Keith Martin Johns, winner of the $500 Kathy Wycoff Memorial Award, will be the featured guest at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA).

                CRAA meets at Jim’s Buffet, with a Dutch-treat luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and program beginning at noon.

                Johns has recently opened an art studio in Graceville. In addition to his appearance, the CRAA program will center on the recent Sunday Afternoon with the Arts. Some 800 people attended the eighth annual event which featured 95 artists exhibiting more than 210 pieces and live music.  CRAA has co-sponsored the event since its inception and, under the leadership of the Artist Guild of Northwest Florida, it has grown into an event worthy of publication in the periodical “An American Profile” which featured only a handful of events in the state of Florida. 

                The meeting will provide an opportunity to talk to artists and look at the behind-the-scenes of this increasingly successful event.

                All in attendance at the CRAA meeting will be entered into a drawing for artist series tickets to Davis and Dow Jazz Quartet scheduled for Feb. 7.  

                For information about CRAA, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.

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 November 15, 2012

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy beginning Nov. 28.

                The program will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 770 clock hours in length.

                Candidates for the program must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). 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.

                The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is offered at the Public Service Building on Chipola Campus every Tuesday at 12:30.  Cost of the test is $45.

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

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 November 15, 2012

CHIPOLA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL AT HOME TUESDAY

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians host Miami-Dade, Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The Lady Indians are fourth in the FCSAA state poll.

                The Lady Indians improved to 5-0 with a three-game sweep in the Collegiate Basketball Report Classic, Nov. 8-10. Chipola scored a 59-44 win over Roxbury; a 62-58 win over Santa Fe, and trounced Monroe, 69-40.

                Chipola logged a 68-60 win over Georgia Perimeter in Panama City on Nov. 3. The Lady Indians crushed Central Florida, 88-37, in the season opener, Nov. 2. 

                The Indians host the men’s Panhandle Classic, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

The lineup for the Classic includes: Friday, Nov. 30, noon, Gulf Coast vs. State College of Florida; 2 p.m. Pensacola vs. Brunswick; 4 p.m., Tallahassee vs. Queens City Prep; 6 p.m. NW Florida vs. Clinton; and 8 p.m., Chipola vs. Santa Fe. 

                Panhandle Classic games for Saturday, Dec. 1, are: noon, Gulf Coast vs. Clinton; 2 p.m., Pensacola vs. State College of Florida; 4 p.m., Tallahassee vs. Santa Fe, 6 p.m., NW Florida vs. Queens City Prep; and 8 p.m., Chipola vs. Brunswick.

                The Indians are 4-0 as of Nov. 15. Chipola is second in the FCSAA men’s state poll and fifth in the NJCAA national poll.

                Both Chipola teams begin Panhandle Conference play at home Jan. 5 in pair of games with Tallahassee. For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu

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November 29, 2012

CHIPOLA RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR’S $10K CHALLENGE

 

                MARIANNA—Gov. Rick Scott on Nov. 26 challenged Florida's community and state colleges to develop four-year degrees that would cost no more than $10,000.

                Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, “One of our primary goals at Chipola is to provide students access to higher education. We work hard to keep tuition as low as possible without sacrificing quality in our educational programs. We look forward to working with the governor and the Florida College System to make college even more accessible to the citizens of our district.”

                Dr. Jayne Roberts, Vice President of Student Affairs, indicated that Chipola’s tuition is already close to the governor’s plan. “If a student enters Chipola as a college-ready student and does not deviate from their academic plan, the tuition to earn a bachelor’s degree could fall within the $10,000 range for certain B.S. programs,” Roberts said. She selected a sample of one student’s records who earned an A.A. degree and a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Their total tuition was within the $10,000 range.  Fees brought the cost to a little over $10,000.

                The mean level of tuition and fees for schools in the Florida College System was $3,328 during the 2011-12 academic year, according the Department of Education's 2012 annual report At that rate, a four-year degree would cost about $13,300, or $3,300 above Scott's goal. Tuition and fees for four years at a Florida university averages about $25,000, or nearly twice as much as for the 28 colleges.

                Chipola’s tuition and fees for lower level courses (freshman and sophomore) is $102 compared to the Florida College system state average of $103. For upper level courses (junior and senior), Chipola charges $115 compared to the Florida College system state average of $118.

                The State University system charges an average of $202 per credit hour for undergraduate (freshman through senior) level courses.

                Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, Associate in Arts Degree, 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; 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.

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

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November 29, 2012

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Spring 2013 semester are encouraged to make application before the college closes for the holidays.           

                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; call 718-2284 for assistance. 

                New student testing begins Jan. 2. Returning student registration is Jan. 3. New and returning student registration is Jan. 4. Classes begin Jan. 7.

                Chipola offers 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; 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 Affairs 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, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections and Patient Care Assistant.

                Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology.

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

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

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November 29, 2012

ILLUSIONIST TO PERFORM FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

                MARIANNA—The second event in the Chipola Artist Series is a first for the college. Illusionist Sammy Cortino will present his Las Vegas style magic show in the Center for the Arts, Jan. 17, 2013.

                With Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton endorsing his International Brotherhood of Magicians membership, Sammy Cortino is taking magic back to its roots in its purest, up-to-date form. His raw, live, unprecedented style brings out a sense of old Hollywood charm. Going against the mesh of cutting-edge illusionists of today, he is reviving the classics of magic presented in the spirit of the late Houdini and Harry Blackstone. Cortino holds a Doctoral Degree in Magic from the International Magicians Society and is a member of London’s Magic Circle.

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Click “Fine Arts” and “Artist Series.” Online tickets can be printed at home, or with an order con­firmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. Box office hours will be established closer to the performance. Single event ticket sales will be $14 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees. 

                Two more events follow Cortino in the Chipola Artist Series. The Davis and Dow jazz quartet featuring a vocalist and a request-by-favorites second half is Feb.7, 2013. The popular bluegrass/country comedy group, Three on a String, will perform April 11, 2013.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 718-2257.

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November 29, 2012

HAIRSPRAY AUDITIONS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College theatre director Charles Sirmon announces open auditions for the hit musical “Hairspray,” Jan. 7-8 at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

                “Hairspray” tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a large girl with big hair and a kind heart, who has only one passion—to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" and is quickly transformed into a teen celebrity. She then successfully sets out to vanquish the program's reigning princess, win the heart of the super handsome Link Larkin, and racially integrate the television show.

                Sirmon will cast a minimum of 18 women and 14 men in named roles. He also will cast a dancing/singing ensemble. Some roles are race and gender specific. There also are opportunities for anyone interested in working with the backstage crew.

                For information, contact Sirmon at 850-718-2227 or email sirmonc@chipola.edu

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November 29, 2012

NEW SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is accepting applications for the First Generation in College Scholarship for the Spring 2013 semester.  There will be five partial $1,000 scholarships awarded.

                Completed applications must be received in the Foundation office by 4 p.m. on Dec. 6.

                Students must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) and have been determined to be Pell eligible in order to apply for the First Generation in College Scholarship.  Applicants must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below 5273 and still have unmet financial need. 

                The First Generation in College Scholarship is a need based scholarship to Florida residents. The student must enroll as an undergraduate, degree-seeking student for a minimum of six hours per term in a community college in Florida.  The student must meet the eligibility requirements for demonstrated financial need and must come from a family where neither parent has completed a baccalaureate degree.  If the student regularly resides with only one parent who provides support, that one parent must not have completed a baccalaureate degree for the student to be eligible. 

                In order to apply for a First Generation in College Scholarship students must complete an application available in the Foundation office and turn it in with all of the required items outlined on the application by Dec. 6. 

                For information, call 850-718-2404.

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November 29, 2012

FREE CREDIT SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNAChipola College will offer a free small business seminar Credit Basics on Friday, Dec. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

                The major determining factor on receiving any type of loan is a personal credit score and credit history. The class will cover credit basics, what makes up a credit score and how to improve the overall score. Anyone interested in opening a business can benefit from the information offered.

                The seminar will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. There is no cost to attend the seminar.

                Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.comFor information, contact Elissa Severson at Chipola at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu

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November 29, 2012

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CHIPOLA HOSTS FBLA—The Chipola College Business and Technology Department and Phi Beta Lambda business organization recently hosted the Future Business Leaders of America Fall Rally. FBLA students from 12 area schools attended.  Here, FBLA officers participate in an induction ceremony. Officers are, from left: Caleb Reed, District Middle Level Vice-President, Grand Ridge Middle School; Casey Richards, District Treasurer, Bethlehem High School; Alyssa Curlee, District Secretary, Vernon High School; Caitlyn Hutton, District Vice-President, Vernon High School; and Brason English, District President, Ponce de Leon High School.

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November 29, 2012

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JAZZMATAZZ AT CHIPOLA—The Chipola College Show Choir will present Christmas classics in their annual a Jazzmatazz series Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in the new Center for the Arts.  The award-winning Show Choir will perform an eclectic mix of holiday favorites that will capture the true meaning of Christmas. This is the first holiday concert in the new performing arts complex. All three shows begin at 7 p.m. General admission tickets—$10—will be available at the door each night at 6:30 p.m.

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November 29, 2012

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KOSCIW IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Dennis Kosciw is Chipola College’s Career Employee for November. Kosciw serves as a HVAC Technician in the Physical Plant and has worked at the college since 1998. Here, Dennis Kosciw (right) is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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November 29, 2012

CHIPOLA TO HOST PANHANDLE CLASSIC FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians host the men’s Panhandle Classic, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Chipola will play at 8 p.m. Friday and at 6 p.m. Saturday.

                Fans will get a look at five teams from the FCSAA Top 10. The Indians (8-0) are second in the State Poll behind top-ranked Northwest (8-0). Gulf Coast (8-1) is fifth. Tallahassee (6-2) is sixth. State College of Florida (6-1) is seventh.

                Games begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, with Gulf Coast vs. State College of Florida. Pensacola plays Brunswick at 4 p.m. Northwest Florida State meets Clinton at 6 p.m. Chipola takes on Santa Fe in the 8 p.m. nightcap. 

                Saturday, Dec. 1, games include: Gulf Coast vs. Clinton at noon; Pensacola vs. State College of Florida at 2 p.m.; Tallahassee vs. Santa Fe, at 4 p.m., and Chipola vs. Brunswick at 6 p.m.

                First year Chipola head coach Patrick Blake said he is pleased with his team’s performance so far. “We still have a lot of room for improvement. There are still a lot of things we’ve got to get better at, but to be 8-0 at this point in the season, I’m very happy. We’ve just got to make sure that we focus on the process of getting better each and every day.”

                Chipola improved to 8-0 on the year with a pair of wins on Nov. 23-24 at the Northwest Florida Rick Flores Classic. The Indians beat Columbia State 87-73, on Nov. 24. Carlos Morris led Chipola with 18 points. Cinmeon Bowers and Kruize Pinkins added 16 points each. Chipola outlasted Lee College 75-67 on Nov. 23.

                In women’s basketball, the Chipola Lady Indians (10-0) are tied for first in the FCSAA state poll with Northwest (8-0). Gulf Coast (7-1) is third. Tallahassee (6-2) is fifth. Pensacola (5-3) is seventh.                

                Both Chipola teams begin Panhandle Conference play at home Jan. 5 in pair of games with Tallahassee. For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu

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November 30, 2012

CHIPOLA TO HOLD DANCE WORKSHOP FOR HAIRSPRAY

 

             MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold a free dance class dedicated to musical numbers from Hairspray on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m.

             Chipola theatre choreographer, Chris Manasco will lead the workshop in the Center for the Arts dance studio.

             No previous experience is needed. Dancers should be dressed to move and dance to this hit Broadway musical. The workshop is open to all community members age 14 and up. Auditions for Hairspray are Jan. 7-8.

             For more information contact Director of Theatre, Charles Sirmon, at 850-718-2227 or sirmonc@chipola.edu.

 

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