August 11, 2014

 

CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY

 

                MARIANNA—Fall classes at Chipola College begin soon, but there is still time for new and returning students to enroll.

                Registration for returning students begins Aug. 13. New and returning student registration is Aug. 14 and 15. Classes begin Aug. 18.

                College officials are rolling out a new academic schedule for the Fall semester. The new plan offers the possibility for students to register for a two-day schedule and attend classes only two days a week.

                Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice President of Instruction, says, “This new schedule will provide another option for students in addition to online classes and evening classes. Other colleges with a two-day schedule option report that it is popular with students who wish to commute fewer days of the week.”

                With the new schedule, a three-hour class will meet only twice a week for 75 minutes compared to old schedule which would require three classes a week for 50 minutes.

                There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Application for Admission; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request that high school send a final transcript to the Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance. Students should report to Room 156 in the Student Services Building and sign in to see an academic advisor.

             Chipola offers more than 40 individual programs in four major areas: the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

            Bachelor’s Degrees include: Science Education Middle Grades (5-9); Biology Education Secondary Grades (6-12); Mathematics Education Middle Grades (5-9); Mathematics Education Secondary Grades (6-12); English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration 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, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

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

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. Computer Information Technology certificates include: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support Technician and IT Support Specialist. Network Systems Technology Certificates include: Digital Forensics, Network/Cyber Security, Network Support Technician and Server Administration.

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

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August 14, 2014

 

CHIPOLA LATE REGISTRATION AUG. 18 AND 19

 

                MARIANNA—Fall classes at Chipola College begin Monday, Aug. 18, but there is still time for new and returning students to enroll. Late registration continues Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. 

                There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Application for Admission; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request that high school send a final transcript to the Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance. Students should report to Room 156 in the Student Services Building and sign in to see an academic advisor.

             Chipola offers more than 40 individual programs in four major areas: the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

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

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August 14, 2014

 

RYALS ELECTED CHAIR OF CHIPOLA COLLEGE BOARD

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees recently elected Danny Ryals of Blountstown to serve as chair of the board for the 2014-15 year.

Ryals is a Realtor from Calhoun County.  Gina Stuart, a Realtor from Marianna was elected vice-chair.

Ryals assumed the chair from Gary Clark, vice president of West Florida Electric Cooperative.

                Nine trustees—appointed by the Florida Governor—represent Chipola’s five-county district on the board. Other trustees include: Jan Page, CEO of Community South Credit Union in Chipey; Tommy Lassmann of Marianna, a commercial banker with Cadence Bank; Hannah Causseaux of Bristol, former Director of Appointments in the Executive Office of the Governor; John Padgett of Marianna, a retired Jackson County Commissioner; and Dr. Leisa Bailey, a physician in Holmes County.

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PASSING THE GAVEL— The Chipola College District Board of Trustees recently elected Danny Ryals of Blountstown to serve as chair of the board for the 2014-15 year.

Here, Ryals (left) presents a plaque to outgoing chair Gary Clark. Gina Stuart was elected vice-chair.

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August 14, 2014

  

CHIPOLA STUDENT APPOINTED TO PBL STATE OFFICE

 

                MARIANNA –Chipola College senior Alexander Anderson of Caryville was recently appointed to the office of State District 1 Vice-President in Phi Beta Lambda for the 2014-15 school year. 

                Anderson will assist the State President in the promotion and development of PBL in District 1, participate in planning district activities, and preside at district meetings.  Anderson will also represent Chipola as the local Phi Beta Lambda chapter president.

                Anderson said, “I am honored to be a proud member and leader of such a wonderful organization, and I hope to make all of our Phi Beta Lambda members proud.”

                Anderson won state awards at the 2013 State Leadership Conference for PBL, placing 2nd in the state in Business Ethics and 4th in Contemporary Sports Issues as well as placing 7th at the National Leadership Conference in Business Ethics.  He was also selected to participate in the Leadership Jackson County class as a representative from Chipola College.

                Anderson is a graduate of the 2010 class of Vernon High School and is currently a senior in Chipola’s BSBA program with a focus in Accounting.  He plans to graduate in the Spring of 2015.

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August 14, 2014

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER NEW COMPUTER NETWORKING AND I.T. PROGRAMS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer several new programs of study in Computer Information Technology and Network Systems this Fall.

                Computer Information Technology Certificates are available in: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support and IT Support Specialist.

                Network Systems Technology Certificates include Digital Forensics, Network Support Technician, Network/Cyber Security and Server Administration.

                Students holding current IT certifications may be awarded credit for selected courses based on certifications. Programs emphasize various industry certifications including the CompTIA A+, Security+, and Network+ as well as various Microsoft network certifications.

                All courses taken may be counted towards an AS degree in Computer Information Technology.  Students who plan to pursue an AS or AA degree will need additional credit hours. Students may complete general education requirements concurrently while completing the courses in these programs.

                For information about these and other computer programs, visit www.chipola.edu or call (850) 718-2441.

 

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August 14, 2014

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA

 

                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 Sept. 12.  Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30–9:30 p.m.

                 Completion of either of these programs 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.  Cost of the test is $45.  The deadline for all applications will be Sept. 5.

                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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August 14, 2014

 

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CHIPOLA HOSTS STAFF DEVELOPMENT FOR JACKSON COUNTY TEACHERS—Chipola College recently hosted a staff development meeting for teachers and administrators of the Jackson County School system. Lucas Boyce, Director of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for the Orlando Magic, spoke to the group about leadership and teamwork. The Chipola Foundation sponsored Boyce’s appearance. He also addressed Chipola employees at the annual back-to-school luncheon. Pictured from left, are: Cheryl McDaniel, Deputy Superintendent, Jackson County Schools; Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola President; guest speaker Lucas Boyce of the Orlando Magic; and Shirl Williams, Director of Student Services for Jackson County Schools.

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August 18, 2014

CHIPOLA NURSING PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College School of Health Sciences been approved for national accreditation for the college’s nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  College officials made the announcement at a press conference Monday at the college.

                ACEN conducted a site visit to Chipola in January with the team recommending both Chipola’s Associate Degree Nursing and Baccalaureate Nursing programs for national accreditation for five years. 

                The accreditation journey began in February 2013 with the acceptance of candidacy status for national accreditation of both programs. Chipola’s nursing programs have maintained continuous accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) since their inception. The Health Sciences Department pursued the national accreditation status for both programs. Statistics reveal that graduate nurses from nationally-accredited programs have enhanced opportunities for employment and educational advancement. 

                Dr. Vickie Stephens, Chipola Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Chipola, says, “This ACEN accreditation is a testament to the professionalism of our educational team. We embrace the opportunity to provide quality health education through innovative teaching and partnerships with our community.”

                Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola President, says, “National accreditation by ACEN will greatly expand the career and educational opportunities for our nursing graduates. I congratulate Dr. Stephens, the Chipola nursing faculty and staff for their diligent work on this initiative. ACEN accreditation is an important milestone in the life of our health science programs.”

                Chipola offers the RN to BSN Degree with all upper level classes available online. The Associate Degree Nursing program provides training to prepare students for certification as Registered Nurses.

                For information about Chipola’s Nursing programs, call 850-718-2316 or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA NURSING PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION—The Chipola College School of Health Sciences been approved for national accreditation for the college’s nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  College officials made the announcement at a press conference Monday at the college. Here, Chipola nursing faculty and administrators celebrate the accreditation, from left: Dr. Chastity Duke, Amy Sampson, Shanna May, Judy Hussey, Dr. Vickie Stephens, Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Dr. Jason Hurst, Jennifer Ham, Vikki Bogalis, Amber Bruner, Tina Dorsey, Dr. Kelley Kindelspire and Dr. Karen Lipford.

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August 21, 2014

 

CHIPOLA’S ENDLESS SUMMER CREATES MONTFORD SCHOLARHSIP

 

                MARIANNA—More than 400 friends of Chipola College attended the Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance on Aug. 16. 

                Sen. Bill Montford (Chipola Class of 1967) was the special guest for the evening. The $50-a-ticket event raised thousands to endow a college scholarship in his name.

                The Villagers, a 1960’s rock band made up of Chipola alumni, performed for the Chipola faithful. 

                Former Chipola basketball player and Appreciation Club President Robert Trammell said, “The commitment of alumni and supporters has been the key to Chipola’s success over the years. Without strong support from our people, Chipola would not be what it is today. This support helps our athletic programs compete on the national stage year after year.”

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

                Sen. Montford was born in Marianna and grew up in Blountstown. He graduated from Chipola in 1967 and transferred to FSU where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics education and a Master’s Degree. He began his career as a math teacher and went on to serve as a school administrator for 26 years. He was elected Leon County Superintendent in 1996. Since 2006, he has served as CEO of the Florida Association of Superintendents. 

                The Leon County School Board named a Middle School after Sen. Montford as a tribute to his lifelong contributions to education.  The FSU College of Education also has established a scholarship in his name.

                At the Endless Summer event, Chipola College President Dr. Jason Hurst introduced the Chipola coaches and highlighted the success of all five sports programs. Hurst said, “Here’s the score: at Chipola, we win, our students graduate and move on to the next level, and we have the best supporters of any community college in America.”

                In support of this statement, Hurst reported that the Appreciation Club contributes more than $80,000 to the college annually to help with scholarships, recruiting, tutoring and meals. Over the last 10 years, the Club has raised an additional $112,000 to help Chipola teams travel to state and national tournaments. Through events like Endless Summer, the club has raised more than $1.5 million for an endowment. Interest from the endowment will be used to add six new baseball scholarships this year and three new basketball scholarships next year. 

                Hurst said, “In academics, athletics and many other areas, Chipola is simply the best. I’d like to thank everyone, especially Sen. Montford, for giving their time and money to support Chipola College.

                Chipola began in 1947 and has enjoyed more than 67 years, including numerous state and national athletic titles – with thousands of individual success stories among its graduates.

                Incoming Appreciation Club president Shannon Saunders invites all Chipola alumni and friends to join the club to help continue the success of the college’s athletic program. 

                For information, call 718-2451 or visit www.chipola.edu

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August 21, 2014

 

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 MONTFORD IS #1 WITH CHIPOLA COLLEGE— Sen. Bill Montford is presented a #1 Chipola Baseball Jersey at the recent Endless Summer event. Pictured from left, are: Chipola Appreciation Club President Robert Trammell, Cliff Ellis of the Villagers, Sen. Bill Montford and Chipola baseball coach Jeff Johnson. More than 400 friends of Chipola attended the event to raise money for a scholarship endowment in honor of Sen. Bill Montford.

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August 21, 2014

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CHIPOLA’S ENDLESS SUMMER CREATES MONTFORD SCHOLARHSIP—More than 400 friends of Chipola College attended the Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance on Aug. 16.  Sen. Bill Montford (Chipola Class of 1967) was the special guest for the evening. The $50-a-ticket event raised thousands to endow a college scholarship in his name. Pictured from left, are: Elmore Bryant, Eulice Bryant, Jane Montford, Sen. Bill Montford, Alisa Hurst and Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola President.

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August 21, 2014

Chipola Employees Awarded For Service

           

             Marianna-Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service during the first staff meeting of the school year on August 11.

            Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments.  The following were recognized:Five years: Jennifer Ham, Dan Sims, Virginia Staley, Vickie Stephens. Ten years: Glenda Bethel, Kathy Dunaway, Mark Ebel, Terri Fowler,    Lillie Hamil, Belinda Hendrix, Renee Hopkins, Robert Martin, Amie Myers, John Tracy Spikes, Matthew White, Stan Young. 

            Fifteen years: Richard Hinson, Vickie Jones, Charles Sirmon.

            Twenty years: Julie Fuqua, Vicki Mathis, Shanda O’Bryan.

            Twenty-five years: Kim Collins, Mary B. Hamilton, Angela Tyler.

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August 21, 2014

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FIVE YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College recently were recognized for years of service. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Five year employees are, from left: Dan Sims, Jennifer Ham and Vickie Stephens.  Not pictured is Virginia Staley.

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August 21, 2014

 

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10 YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College recently were recognized for years of service. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Ten year employees are, from left (back): Matthew White, Stan Young, Renee Hopkins, Terri Fowler, Belinda Hendrix, Glenda Bethel, Lillie Hamil, Kathy Dunaway, Mark Ebel, Amy Myers, Robert Martin and John Tracy Spikes.

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August 21, 2014

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15 YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College recently were recognized for years of service. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Fifteen year employees are, from left: Richard Hinson and Charles Sirmon. Not pictured Vickie Jones.

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August 21, 2014

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20 YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College recently were recognized for years of service. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Twenty year employees are, from left: Vicki Mathis, Julie Fuqua and Shanda O'Bryan.

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August 21, 2014

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25 YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College recently were recognized for years of service. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Twenty-five year employees are, from left: Angela Tyler, Mary B. Hamilton and Kim Collins.

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August 21, 2014

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30 YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College recently were recognized for years of service.  Here Dennis Everett (right) accepts his 30 year award from Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.

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August 21, 2014

 

CHIPOLA NURSING PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College School of Health Sciences been approved for national accreditation for the college’s nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  College officials made the announcement at a press conference Monday at the college.

                ACEN conducted a site visit to Chipola in January with the team recommending both Chipola’s Associate Degree Nursing and Baccalaureate Nursing programs for national accreditation for five years. 

                The accreditation journey began in February 2013 with the acceptance of candidacy status for national accreditation of both programs. Chipola’s nursing programs have maintained continuous accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) since their inception. The Health Sciences Department pursued the national accreditation status for both programs. Statistics reveal that graduate nurses from nationally-accredited programs have enhanced opportunities for employment and educational advancement. 

                Dr. Vickie Stephens, Chipola Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Chipola, says, “This ACEN accreditation is a testament to the professionalism of our educational team. We embrace the opportunity to provide quality health education through innovative teaching and partnerships with our community.”

                Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola President, says, “National accreditation by ACEN will greatly expand the career and educational opportunities for our nursing graduates. I congratulate Dr. Stephens, the Chipola nursing faculty and staff for their diligent work on this initiative. ACEN accreditation is an important milestone in the life of our health science programs.”

                Chipola offers the RN to BSN Degree with all upper level classes available online. The Associate Degree Nursing program provides training to prepare students for certification as Registered Nurses.

For information about Chipola’s Nursing programs, call 850-718-2316 or visit www.chipola.edu

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August 21, 2014

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CHIPOLA NURSING PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION—The Chipola College School of Health Sciences been approved for national accreditation for the college’s nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  College officials made the announcement at a press conference Monday at the college.

Here, Chipola nursing faculty and administrators celebrate the accreditation, from left: Dr. Chastity Duke, Amy Sampson, Shanna May, Judy Hussey, Dr. Vickie Stephens, Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Dr. Jason Hurst, Jennifer Ham, Vikki Bogalis, Amber Bruner, Tina Dorsey, Dr. Kelley Kindelspire and Dr. Karen Lipford.

 

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August 21, 2014

 

CHIPOLA THEATRE SHOWCASE IS SEPT. 18

             

MARIANNA—Charles Sirmon, Chipola College Director of Theatre, will begin his 16th season at the college with a Theatre Showcase, Sept 18, at 7 p.m.

                Chipola Theatre majors will present scenes and skits in a showcase that Sirmon says, “Is a lot like Saturday Night Live on a Thursday.”

                The production is general admission and allows all theatre majors the opportunity to share their talent and many for the first time.

                Tickets—$10—go sale Sept. 4, and are available to purchase from theatre majors, at the Center for the Arts box Office, or online at www.chipola.edu.

                The Showcase is a fundraiser to help Chipola theatre students with their annual trip to Atlanta where they will take a master class in improvisation and attend a performance with a professional theatre company.

                For ticket information, call 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu

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August 21, 2014

LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA

 

                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 Sept. 12.  Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30–9:30 p.m.

                Completion of either of these programs 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.  Cost of the test is $45.  The deadline for all applications will be Sept. 5.

                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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August 21, 2014

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ODOM AWARDED SPORTSMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP—The Chipola Sportsmen’s Club recently presented its first Chipola College scholarship to Cassidy Odom of Clarksville. Pictured from (left) are: Clay Milton, Lee Anderson, Cassidy Odom, Chuck Mathis and Allen Scheffer. Scholarship chairman Lee Anderson, says, “In addition to the scholarship, our group intends to support area outdoor youth organizations, and establish new programs that promote safety, ethics, and interest in the outdoors. We hope that in the years to come, we are able to help improve the outdoor experience for everyone, both young and old, in the Chipola and surrounding areas.”

                                                                          

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August 28, 2014

 

CHIPOLA COLLEGE YEARBOOKS AND NEWSPAPERS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College yearbooks and student newspapers have been are now available through the college website.

                To find the materials, visit www.chipola.edu and click on the Library link in the My Chipola box. Chijuco yearbooks from 1948 to 1983 and Papoose student newspapers from 1948 to 2007 are accessible in the online database. Materials also are searchable using a simple search which can send users directly to pages containing student names.

                Chipola Librarians Renee Hopkins and Jane Stephens, and staff assistant Nell Donaldson, worked with PLAN to prepare the materials for digitization.

                Two grants from the Panhandle Library Access Network made the digitization of these resources possible. The Papoose student newspapers were digitized in 2007. In 2014, the Chijuco college yearbooks were added to the collection.

                The Chipola materials are located on the Florida Hidden Treasures database hosted by the Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN). A multi-library cooperative, PLAN is composed of members from public, academic, special, and school libraries located in 17 Panhandle counties. The development of the website was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, State Library and Archives of Florida.

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CHIPOLA YEARBOOKS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE—The Chipola College yearbooks and student newspapers have been are now available through the college website. From left, Chipola Librarians Renee Hopkins and Jane Stephens, and staff assistant Nell Donaldson, look over the old yearbooks and newspapers.  To find the materials, visit www.chipola.edu and click on the Library link in the My Chipola box.

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August 28, 2014

 

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES TICKETS ON SALE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Artist Series season tickets go on sale Sept. 9 at the Center for the Arts Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

                Online tickets may 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 are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon.  The Box Office will be closed Labor Day and all college holidays.

                The 2014-2015 season promises to be great entertainment for all ages opening Oct. 16 with international artists, Trio Viseltear. British violinist Peter Povey, Russian cellist Alexei Romanenko, and Canadian pianist Christine Yoshikawa have delighted audiences around the world with their vibrant musicality and technical brilliance. Equally in demand as concert soloists, Trio Viseltear is a dynamic team with an impressive list of awards and personal achievements. The three performers have enjoyed debuts on many of the world’s prominent concert stages. Presenting an exhilarating program of solo, duo, and trio masterpieces from classics to contemporary, they are advocates of new music. Included in the program is the world premiere of composer Clare Shore's “Daytripping” for violin, cello and piano - written for and dedicated to Trio Viseltear.

                Cheryse McLeod Lewis, Mezzo-Soprano, will command the Chipola stage on Nov. 20 with her soulful program, Then Sings My Soul.  Lewis is an accomplished performer in opera, Broadway, concert, and recital.  Most recently, she performed the title role of Bess on The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess 1st National Broadway tour. She has performed the role numerous times to critical acclaim and was commended for her “stunning vocal power” and “rich lyric mezzo sound.” The Chipola Chorus and Community Chorus will join Lewis on stage for several numbers.

                Embraceable You, the Music of George Gershwin comes to the Chipola stage, Jan. 22, 2015.   Sizzling dance numbers, nostalgic ballads, and romantic comedy, all backed by live musicians and set under the Paris sky–is like watching Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse trip the light fantastic.  Performers Dean and Lisa Balkwill are triple threats brimming with charm and charisma. Featuring standards -“They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “I Got Rhythm,” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off!.” - the Music of George and Ira Gershwin is musical comedy at its finest. 

                Rounding out the Chipola line-up is Unsinkable Women, Stories and Songs from the Titanic, April 2, 2015. Deborah Jean Templin began writing Unsinkable Women while touring with the stage hit Titanic: A New Musical. Wondering what it was like when survivors finally came home, the show stimulated her investigation into the tragedy which saw 1,500 people perish on April 15, 1912. During the course of this one-woman play about women survivors, Templin portrays nine individuals, shifting from one to the other without leaving the stage. Her roles include Madeline Astor, heiress to one of America‘s greatest fortunes; New York housewife Daisy Spedden, whose son’s teddy bear survived the sinking and inspired a classic children‘s book; and the celebrated Molly Brown—the bold, unsinkable character who took charge of a floundering lifeboat and guided it to safety.

                Evelyn Ward, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “Season tickets are expected to go quickly, so don’t miss out. Some events are expected to sell out when single event tickets are available.  Season tickets are the best way to be sure to get the best seat in the house.  ” 

                Season tickets—$60—are a bargain price when compared to sister institutions where prices are double or triple this amount.  Season ticket holders also get a VIP pass to Meet the Artist receptions and early renewal privileges for next season.

                Single event ticket prices are $18 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees.  Individual tickets for Trio Viseltear go on sale Sept. 19.

                For more information, call 850-718-2277 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

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August 28, 2014

  

CHIPOLA THEATRE SHOWCASE IS SEPT. 18

 

                MARIANNA—Charles Sirmon, Chipola College Director of Theatre, will begin his 16th season at the college with a Theatre Showcase, Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m.

                Chipola Theatre majors will present scenes and skits in a showcase that Sirmon says, “Is a lot like Saturday Night Live on a Thursday.”

                The production is general admission and allows all theatre majors the opportunity to share their talent and many for the first time.

                Tickets—$10—go sale Sept. 4, and are available to purchase from theatre majors, at the Center for the Arts box Office, or online at www.chipola.edu.

                The Showcase is a fundraiser to help Chipola theatre students with their annual trip to Atlanta where they will take a master class in improvisation and attend a performance with a professional theatre company.

                For ticket information, call 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu

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August 28, 2014

  

ALTRUSA HELPS CHIPOLA COLLEGE

                MARIANNA—Altrusa International of Marianna recently donated $2,500 to the Chipola College Foundation for the club’s annual scholarship awards.

                Altrusa sponsors an annual award to a female student from Jackson County who is returning to Chipola in an effort to secure advancements in her chosen career.  The scholarship can be applied toward tuition, books, and items required for coursework. 

                The club also awards a renewable scholarship to a returning woman who is majoring in a literacy- related field such as English Education or Elementary Education. 

                These scholarships are made possible through the fundraising projects of the Altrusa Club that include an annual golf tournament and biannual yard sales. 

 

      

       

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ALTRUSA HELPS CHIPOLA—Rose Cavin (right), chair of the vocational committee of Altrusa International of Marianna, presents a $2,500 check to Julie Fuqua, Chipola Foundation Director, for Altrusa’s annual scholarship awards. 

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August 28, 2014

 

 CHIPOLA TO OFFER SMALL BUSINESS VISIONING SEMINAR

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a small business seminar entitled, “Listening to Your Business,” Friday, Sept. 19, from 8:00-11:30 a.m.

                The seminar is designed to help business owners establish a three-year vision for their business. Participants will: examine a strengths, weaknesses and opportunities model; formulate an internal planning process to establish interim goals and strategies; identify resources to reach goals; examine and respond to challenges and transitions; develop an action plan to grow the business; discover the operational systems needed to support a growing business and improve profitability and financial performance.

                Cost of the seminar is $30 for Chipola students and Chamber of Commerce members in Jackson, Washington and Holmes counties. Cost is $75 for all other participants.

                The seminar will meet in the Chipola Business and Technology Building, Room M-108.

                For information, call Call 850-718-2441 or email: severson@chipola.edu

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August 28, 2014

 

CHIPOLA SUMMER DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, senior vice president of Instruction at Chipola College, commends some 181 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer I and II Terms 2014.

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

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

                Alford—Ashley Barrentine.

                Altha—Autumn Coleman, Jennifer Harkleroad, Jacob Tolbert, Christina Watson.

                Blountstown—Donavan Ebersole, Kristy Eldridge, Chessa Goodman, Geraldine Gutierrez, Colby Tanner.

                Bonifay—Michelle Dampier, Jordan Dixon, Wendy Gavin, Chelsea Herndon, Hannah Peters, Brandi Rotello, Jarrett Segers, Anna Smith, Katelyn Strickland.

                Bristol—Jeri Anderson, Janna Martin, Robert Miles, Eliza Nobles, Emily Whittaker.

                Campbellton—Scheneka Johnson.

                Chipley—Lisa Glass, Loretta Latham, Brittany Marsceill, Noah Smothers, Emily Stewart.

                Clarksville—Kayla Phillips.

                Cottondale—Kaitlyn Baxley, Maggie Braxton, Joyelle Saun, Brooke Vickery.

                Graceville—Joley Dixon, Mary-Roselyn Jernigan, Frances Martin, Meagan Sanders, Lindsey Wheatley, Teresa Willis.

                Grand Ridge—Shareem Goodlet, Shelby Lawrence.

                Greenwood—Drew Bennett, Nicole Bradley, Mary Culpepper, Christen Ferguson, Katherine May, Tracy Swint.

                Malone—Dennis Pratt.

       Marianna—Emily Anderson, Kristie Bard, Clifford Blighton, Tensia Clark, Kiandra Decree, Benjamin Durham, Jordan Exum, Christina Fulford, Sherri Johnson, Faith Kpandee, Johnie Lawson, Tina Mathena, Rachel Redfern, Michaela Sanchez, Taylor Shelton, Gerald Speights, Shavell Wallace, Christin Wiggins.

                Sneads—Kilee Everett, David Hamilton, Christopher Pavuk, Jenna Sneads.

                Vernon—Lindsay Boone.

                Out of District—Barbara Fellows of Alachua, Carrie Flowers of Fountain, Noelle Webster of Miami, James Debow, III of Orlando, Angila Dean of Southport, Cora Fageaux of Tallahassee, Thompson Geron of Ann Arbor, Mich., Chelsea Adams, Alissa Commerford and Anna Marshall of Ashford, Ala., Legend Cliffordrobert of Barking Essex, UK., Austin Hutchison of  Dandridge, Tenn., Coleton Barberree of  Dothan, Ala., Madison Dillard and Payton Dillard of Gordon, Ala., Junior Saintel Mays of Landing, N.J. and Khadijah Ellison of Roxbury, Mass.

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

                Altha—Candy Crenshaw, Aleena Tew, Emily Williams.

                Bascom—Patrick Collins,Tawanna Dunaway.

                Blounstown—Cayla Davis, George Glass, Caroline Johnson, Lora Riley, Kenneth Rollins, Jose Verduzco.

                Bonifay—Chesney Ard, Anna Bailey, Bailey Burch, Ashlee Corbin, Ashley Hardy, Lauren Johnson, Cameron Mayo, Leo McCann, Hira Mushtaq, Ashleigh Pippins, Taylor Smith.

                Chipley—Lydia Alderman, Alicia Bednar, Victoria Crawford, Mattea Harbour, Austin Lee, Shane Sapp, Mysti Sasser, Paula Stanley.

                Clarksville—Erin Pierce.

                Cottondale—Cassie Lentzsch, Anna Perkins.

                Graceville—Arianna Deneau, William Forehand, Alan Wakefield, Lindsey Wheatley.

                Grand Ridge—Carlos Edenfield, Victoria Harrell, Melanie Hobbs.

                Greenwood—April Linton, Katherine May, Tracy Swint.

                Malone—Tykajah Jackson, Kayla Oliver-Lewis.

                Marianna—Shayn Baggett, Patricia Bellamy, Clifford Blighton, Kelsey Davis, Shelana Hazelton, Franklin Holt, Nicholas Hussey, Amber Jackson, Jonathan Jansenius, Sharonne Jemison, Wendy Joiner, Matthew McFarland, Angelanell Shaw, Jared Standiford, Jacqueline Young, Tawana Young.

               Sneads—Jack Glover, David Hamilton, Christopher Johnson, Christopher Pavuk, Denise Potter, Ryan Smith, Jenna Sneads, Mary White.

                Westville—Candice Brown.

               Out of District—Chase Walker of Panama City, Lindsey Russell of Panama City Beach, Anietie Ekon and Amy Piland of Tallahassee, Danielle Rich of Wewahitchka, Sydney Borener of Black, Ala., Mehdy Ngouama of Blanck-Nesmil, FR., Shakirah Ellison of Boston, Mass., Ali Sinera Dippakunda, Del., Torian Graham of Durham, N.C., Brianna Wright of Greenville, Miss., Stephanie Howell of Headland, Ala. and Tra-Deon Hollins of Omaha, Nebr.

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