August 8, 2016

CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION DATES

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola is Aug. 17-19. Classes begin Aug. 22. Current students may qualify for online registration at any time.

To register, students must have submitted all required documents to the Admission and Records Office and have been cleared for registration. Required documents include: college application, high school transcripts, and residency statement with documentation.

New student application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at www.chipola.edu. There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application available online or call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance.  

Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate in Arts Degrees, Associate in Science Degrees and Workforce Development programs. Bachelor’s Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; a Business Administration degree with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

 The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university.  Credits are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available at www.chipola.edu

Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs.  Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Firefighter I & II, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Corrections to Correction, Cosmetology, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Networking Services Technology, Nursing (RN) and Recreation Technology.

College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Paramedic; Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certification and Engineering Tech Support Specialist Certificate.

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 8, 2016

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES TICKETS ON SALE

 

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

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 on all college holidays. 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. 

The 2016-2017 season promises to be an exciting line-up of great entertainment for all ages opening Sept. 22 with an enchanting, energetic, and simply adorable show. Two on Tap brings audiences back in time to an era when couples like Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony, and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography, and unique musical arrangements all take center stage in a show that has entertained tens of thousands worldwide! Learn more at www.two-on-tap.com.

Described as “a young Gladys Knight,” Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress who will perform on Oct. 8. She is a flawless vocalist with irresistible artistry and effortless style compelling her audiences to keep listening. Doolittle became a household name during season six of American Idol in 2007. She came in third in the voting, first with Simon Cowell calling her his “personal favorite” and quickly became the sweetheart of American Idol winning over the hearts of all with her stunning powerhouse vocals and her personal charm.  Learn more at www.melindadoolittle.com.

The Cashore Marionettes are unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement. The internationally acclaimed marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. The moving and humorous performances have astounded audiences in Europe, the Far East and across North America including stops at the Kennedy Center, Annenberg Center, Kravis Center, and many others. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide an entertaining and sensitive vision of what it is to be human. The performance explores a range of emotions with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing. The marionettes are engineering marvels and the quality of movement is extraordinary. The Feb. 16 performance will entertain all ages of your family.  Learn more at www.cashoremarionettes.com.

The season rounds out on Mar. 28 with Jump, Jive and Wail featuring The Jive Aces. Having become the first ever band to reach the semifinals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band. Together for over a decade, The Jive Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music (the exciting sound where Swing meets Rock ‘n Roll) and spectacular stage show. They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements of swing/Jive/R&B classics - songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jnr - along with a selection of superb swinging originals taken from their studio albums. Learn more at www.jiveaces.com.

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 will vary this year between $20-$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees.  Individual tickets for Two on Tap go on sale Aug. 22, $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under.  Reserved seating for season tickets will be limited after Aug. 22.

For more information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

 

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES TICKETS ON SALE—Chipola College Artist Series season tickets are now on sale at the Center for the Arts Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Events are pictured from left: (top) Two on Tap, Sept. 22; singer Melinda Doolittle, Oct. 8; The Cashore Marionettes, Feb. 16; and Jump, Jive and Wail featuring The Jive Aces, Mar. 28. For more information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

 

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August 8, 2016

CHIPOLA BSU HOLDS SUPPLY DRIVE FOR ANCHORAGE CHILDREN’S HOME

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Black Student Union recently held a supply drive for the Anchorage Children’s Home.

Students collected donations of school supplies and personal hygiene items at the college and at the Marianna Wal-Mart. BSU collected a total of 237 school supply items for foster children. Clothing items and shoes were also donated by college employees.

The Anchorage Children’s Home office is located on Jireh Court in the Jackson County Big Bend Community Building.  Anchorage staffers Tosha Kirkland and Shannon Green accepted the donated items which will benefit children in Jackson, Washington, Calhoun and Holmes Counties.  Those who wish to donate clothing, personal hygiene items or more school supplies, may call 482-9568.

BSU members would like to thank the community and Chipola College faculty and staff for their heartfelt donations.  BSU members who participated in the event were President Jackie Dudley, Vice President Edward Arroyo, Historian Ariana Martin and BSU member Marquis Baker.

Dr. Willie Spires is the BSU adviser and encourages incoming Chipola students to consider joining the Black Student Union.  BSU’s mission is to promote educational, social, political, and cultural awareness on and off campus. BSU is open to all students who attend Chipola College. 

 

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From left, are: Shannon Green, BSU President Jackie Dudley, and Tosha Kirkland.

 

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August 8, 2016

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ROTARY HELPS CHIPOLA—Marianna Rotary Club President Johnny Milton (center) recently presented Rotary’s annual monetary contribution to Chipola College Foundation Director Julie Fuqua (left) and Chipola President, Dr. Jason Hurst. Many previous Rotary scholarship recipients have completed their course of study and are productive members in the community. Marianna Rotary was established in 1929 and follows the motto “Service Above Self.”

 

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August 18, 2016

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CHIPOLA FALL CLASSES BEGIN AUG. 22

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College is Aug. 17-19. Classes begin Aug. 22. Late registration will continue Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 23.

To register, students must submit all required documents to the Admission and Records Office and be cleared for registration. Required documents include: college application, high school transcripts, and residency statement with documentation.

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at www.chipola.edu. There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application available online or call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance.

Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate in Arts Degrees, Associate in Science Degrees and Workforce Development programs. Bachelor’s Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; a Business Administration degree with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university.  Credits are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available at www.chipola.edu

Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs.  Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Firefighter I & II, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Corrections to Correction, Cosmetology, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Networking Services Technology, Nursing (RN) and Recreation Technology.

College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Paramedic; Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certification and Engineering Tech Support Specialist Certificate.

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 18, 2016

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 15.

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

Five years: Kelly Brookins, Jim Dunaway, Robert Farnell, Jimmy Hendrix, Dr. Jason Hurst, Ada Scott.

Ten years: Dr. Josh Martin, Edward Mount, Jane Stephens.

Fifteen years: Rance Massengill.

Twenty years: Laurel Foran, Jeff Johnson, Ana Stephens, Evelyn Ward.

Thirty years: Karan Davis, Richard Edenfield, Dr. Jayne Roberts, Bonnie Smith, Michelle Stone and Lucy Thomas.

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FIVE YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Five year employees are, from left: Dr. Jason Hurst, Jimmy Hendrix, Robert Farnell, Jim Dunaway and Kelly Brookins.  Not pictured is Ada Scott.

 

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10 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Ten year employees are, from left: Jane Stephens and Dr. Josh Martin.  Not pictured is Edward Mount.

 

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15 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Rance Massengill was awarded for 15 years of service.

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20 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15.  Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Twenty year employees are, from left: Evelyn Ward, Ana Stephens, Jeff Johnson and Laurel Foran.

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30 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15.  Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Thirty year employees are, from left: Michelle Stone, Bonnie Smith, Dr. Jayne Roberts, Richard Edenfield, and Karan Davis.   Not pictured is Lucy Thomas.

 

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August 18, 2016

MOCK IS CHIPOLA’S CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

 

MARIANNA—Meri Mock, Chipola College’s Publications Coordinator, has been named the college’s Career Employee of the Year for 2016.

As Publications Coordinator, she is responsible for overseeing all college publications, design, logos and marketing campaigns.  Mock has worked at Chipola since 2014. She is active in the Association of Florida Colleges.  In addition, she has served on several college committees including Catalog and Class Schedule and Marketing and Recruitment.

Her supervisor Dr. Bryan Craven, Director of Public Relations, says, “Meri is a talented artist who works to promote a consistent, professional image of the college through outstanding design in publications and marketing campaigns. Her creativity can be seen in the college website and in many other design elements. She loves her work and does all she can to promote the college.”

Mock and her husband, Chris, live in Marianna with their son, Dalton, a sophomore in Chipola’s Engineering Technology program.  Their daughter, Kaitlyn, is a stylist in Mississippi who will be married Sept. 3. 

The Employee of the Year award recognizes the exceptional work of Chipola's career service employees. Candidates are nominated by fellow employees for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism. Annual winners receive a $1,000 bonus, reserved parking for a year, a one-year membership in AFC, and a $100 gift certificate from the college Book Store.

 

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MOCK IS CHIPOLA’S CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR— Meri Mock, Chipola College’s Publications Coordinator, has been named the college’s Career Employee of the Year for 2016. Here, Mock receives the award from Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.

 

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August 18, 2016

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FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Firefighting I and Firefighting II day classes beginning in August. Orientation is set for Thursday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m.

Firefighter I runs September 6 through Oct. 20, and meets Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Firefighter II will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 18.  

Pre-requisite for both courses is First Responder (EMT or higher certification).  A daytime First Responder class will meet Aug. 29 through September 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $130.

Cost is approximately $1,600 each for Firefighter I or Firefighter II classes.  Firefighter I price includes: 225 hour class, book, Drug and Background Test and (5) T-shirts.  Firefighter II price includes:  225 hour class, Forestry S-130/180/L-190, use of SCBA and bunker gear.  Some financial aid is available for both classes. Ten $200 scholarships are available to the first 10 qualified applicants.

For information, contact Brian Eddins at (850) 718-2483, (850) 596-4157 e-mail eddinsb@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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August 18, 2016

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES 2016-17 FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Fine and Performing Arts Department has an outstanding lineup of performances this year.

Tickets for all events are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. The Box Office is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon.  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.  Call the Box Office at 718-2420.

The Chipola Theatre Showcase is set for Sept. 8, at 7 p.m.  Featuring performances by Chipola Theatre majors, “It’s like Saturday Night Live on a Thursday night.” Tickets are $10.  This production contains adult content. Call Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre at 718-2227 or sirmonc@chipola.edu

The Chipola Artist Series Event, “Two On Tap,” is Sept. 22.  Two On Tap brings audiences back in time to an era when couples like Fred and Ginger filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, harmony, and precision tap dancing. Individual tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under.

Chipola’s Artist Series Event, Melinda Doolittle, is Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Described as “a young Gladys Knight,” Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress who became a household name on American Idol in 2007 when she came in third in the voting. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under.  

Chipola’s Jazz Band Concert and Swing Dance is Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Cultural Center.  The UWF Jazz Band joins Chipola and other local bands for a fun evening of jazz favorites.  Enjoy the concert and “Cut a Rug” in the Cultural Center (the old college gym). Tickets are $5 at the door the night of the event.

Chipola will host an AFC Opening Night Dinner Theatre, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m., for a performance of Chipola’s theatre production, Southern Fried Funeral.  Seating is by reservation only.  All proceeds go to the Chipola Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges.  Tickets—$30—including dinner and a show, go on sale Oct. 5.

Chipola Theatre’s fall production, Southern Fried Funeral, runs Oct. 27-29, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m.  Southern Fried Funeral is a big-hearted comedy about family, Southern-style. Dewey Frye has died and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- if they don't kill each other first. Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Oct. 5.

Sunday Afternoon with the Arts is Nov. 6, from 1-4 p.m., in the Cultural Center.  This family-oriented event will feature hands-on workshops for young and old, exhibits, artists and authors demonstrating their work, plus music, refreshments, door prizes and more.  The event is sponsored by the Artists Guild of Northwest Florida and the Chipola Fine Performing Arts Department. Contact Michelle Kimbrough at micheletaborkimbrough@gmail.com.

Chipola’s Art Gallery Christmas Exhibit will be on display Nov. 28 through Jan. 2 in the Center for the Arts Art Gallery.

A Chipola Christmas is set for Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in Center for the Arts Theatre.  Chipola’s show choir, music students, and staff will perform sounds of the season in a beautiful holiday setting.  Tickets - $10 – go on sale Nov. 14. Call Angie White at 718-2354.

Chipola’s Community Chorus begins practice on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the McLendon Fine Arts Building. All voices are invited to join the Community Chorus, including adults and high school students.  Practices are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Call 718-2376.

The Chipola Artist Series Event, Cashore Marionettes, is Feb. 16, at 7 p.m.  The internationally-acclaimed marionettes redefine the art of puppetry through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight. Tickets ($20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under) go on sale Jan. 17.

Chipola Theatre’s spring production, Hello Dolly, is Feb. 22-Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb.26, at 2 pm. Tickets go on sale Feb. 8. Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Feb. 8. Call 718-2227or sirmonc@chipola.edu.

Chipola Artist Series Event, The Jive Aces, is March 28, at 7 p.m.  The first band to reach the semi- finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012, The Jive Aces are the UK's top Jive & Swing band.  They combine a mixture of classics made famous by Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong and Dean Martin, along with original material. Tickets ($25 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under) go on sale March 7. 

Chipola’s Jazzmatazz will be held March 30-31 and April 1 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. Chipola’s award-winning Show Choir will present high-energy, song and dance favorites under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin, with choreography by Brittney Holmes. Tickets—$10--go on sale Feb. 27.

Chipola’s Spring Ensemble Concert is April 11, at 7 p.m. The free concert is open to the public and will feature the College Chorus, President’s Ensemble, Community Chorus, and Rock and Jazz Band.

The Chipola Children’s Theatre Production of The Magic Schoolbus will be held Thusday, May 11 at 7 p.m.  An eccentric school teacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.  Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale April 26.

Chipola Theatre’s Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp (Grades K-6) is June 12-15. Students will spend the week in hands-on learning experiences while they prepare for their big performance at the culmination of the camp.  For more information, call Evelyn Ward at 718-2257 or warde@chipola.edu.

For information about all Fine and Performing Arts programs, call 718-2420, or visit www.chipola.edu/fine-and-performing-arts.

 

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August 18, 2016

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES TICKETS ON SALE

 

Chipola Artist Series season tickets are on sale at the Center for the Arts Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

The season opens Sept. 22 with Two on Tap. The show brings audiences back in time to an era when Fred and Ginger and Mickey and Judy filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony, and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography, and unique musical arrangements all take center stage in a show that has entertained tens of thousands worldwide. Learn more at www.two-on-tap.com.

Described as “a young Gladys Knight,” Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress who will perform on Oct. 8. Doolittle became a household on American Idol in 2007 when she came in third in the voting, first with Simon Cowell calling her his “personal favorite” and quickly became the sweetheart of American Idol.  Learn more at www.melindadoolittle.com.

The internationally-acclaimed Cashore Marionettes will present a show for all age, Feb. 16. The moving and humorous performances have astounded audiences in Europe, the Far East and across North America. Through virtuoso manipulation, music and theatrical illusion, the vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide an entertaining vision of what it is to be human. Learn more at www.cashoremarionettes.com.

The season rounds out Mar. 28 with Jump, Jive and Wail featuring The Jive Aces. The first ever band to reach the semifinals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012, also performed for Her Majesty The Queen. The Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music and spectacular stage show. They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements made famous by such greats Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jr. Learn more at www.jiveaces.com.

Evelyn Ward, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “Season tickets are expected to go quickly. Some events are expected to sell out when single event tickets are available.” 

Season tickets—$60—include a VIP pass to Meet the Artist receptions and early renewal privileges for next season.

Single event ticket prices vary between $20-$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees.  Individual tickets for Two on Tap go on sale Aug. 22, and are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under.

Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon.  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. 

For more information, call 718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

 

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August 18, 2016

CHIPOLA PARAMEDIC PROGRAM GRADUATION

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Paramedic graduation ceremony was held on Aug. 9 in the Health Sciences Department.

Many EMS dignitaries, Chipola alumni, community affiliates and family members were in attendance including special guest Rep. Brad Drake, Florida House of Representatives, District 5.

Class academic awards were presented by Tina Maloy, EMS Program Director and      Dr. Jason Hurst, President of Chipola College. Brandon Waldorff was class valedictorian. Jordan Newman was salutatorian; and an individual award was given to Seth Gilley.

 

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CHIPOLA PARAMEDIC PROGRAM GRADUATION—The Chipola College Paramedic graduation ceremony was held on Aug. 9 in the Health Sciences Department. Pictured from left, are: (front) Tina Maloy, Seth Gilley, Steven Foreman, (back) Dr. Jason Hurst, Rep. Brad Drake, Jasper Carter, John Cessna, Scott Van Rijs, Tammi Terry, Jordan Newman and Brandon Waldorff.

 

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August 18, 2016

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CHIPOLA BCM POOL PARTY

 

Chipola College’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries will host a Welcome Back party, Thursday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Chipola Pool.

All Chipola students are invited to enjoy swimming, refreshments, and door prizes. Join the conversation on social media at #wearebcmchipola BCM is open to all currently-enrolled Chipola students.

For information, contact Darwin Gilmore at 718-2270.

 

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August 18, 2016

CHAMBER LUNCHEON TO HONOR HEROES OF PUBLIC SERVICE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Thursday, Sept. 8, in the college Public Service Building. 

The luncheon will include a recognition of heroes from the first-responder community, including law enforcement officers and firefighters. Chipola’s Public Service Department also will conduct a demonstration on the college softball field. 

For information, contact Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, at 718-2270.

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August 18, 2016

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NAACP SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT CHIPOLA—Four Chipola College students were recently awarded the 2016-17 Eulice Bryant NAACP Scholarship sponsored by Rahal-Miller Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, Nissan, GMC.   Pictured from left to right Ricky Miller; Eulice Bryant, Scholarship Committee Chair; Keionna Mitchell; Anastasia Mitchell; Arianna Martin; Yasmine Bellamy; and Leroy Boone, NAACP Scholarship Committee member. 

 

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August 18, 2016

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ROULHAC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED—Chipola College sophomore Anastasia Mitchell (center) has been awarded the Judge Roy L. Roulhac, J.Y. and Gehazel Rolack Scholarship for the 2016-17 school year.  She is pictured here with Maurice Clay (left) and LaDon D. Clemmons.

 

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August 18, 2016

CHIPOLA PLAYERS NAMED TO FCSAA All-Academic Team

 

TALLAHASSEE – A total of 15 Chipola College student-athletes have been named to the Florida College Activities Association All-Academic Team.

Team members achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average with at least 18 college credit hours in the 2015-16 academic year. Several athletes on the list have graduated from Chipola.

Chipola All-Academic Team members include: Women’s Cross Country: Hannah Jackson, Jayde Smelcer, Lydia Wiedeman and Margaret Wiedeman.

Men’s Basketball: Taevon Ashmeade, Eric Lockette and Eric Turner.

Women’s Basketball: Raven Baker and Cynthia Petke.

Softball: Liz Osburn, Nalleli Lopez, Lexie Basford and Ilona Andringa.

Baseball: Jose Caballero and Hudson Graham.

 

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CHIPOLA PLAYERS NAMED TO fcsaa All-Academic Team—A total of 15 Chipola College student-athletes have been named to the FCSAA All-Academic Team for the 2015-16 academic year. Pictured from left, are: (top) Baseball-Jose Caballero, Hudson Graham, Basketball-Taevon Ashmeade, Eric Lockette, Eric Turner (middle) Softball- Liz Osburn, Nalleli Lopez, Lexie Basford, Ilona Andringa, Women’s Basketball- Raven Baker, (bottom) women’s Cross Country-Hannah Jackson, Jayde Smelcer, Lydia Wiedeman, Margaret Wiedeman and Women’s Basketball-Cynthia Petke.

 

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August 22, 2016

CHIPOLA RANKED NUMBER 53 IN U.S. BY WalletHub.Com

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials announced Monday that WalletHub.com ranked Chipola number 53 on its list of the best community colleges in the U.S. Chipola was sixth among the 28 Florida Colleges eligible for the list.

“We’re very proud of our national ranking,” said college president, Dr. Jason Hurst. “We believe our students and employees are some of the very best in the country. This ranking affirms that we are accomplishing our mission of providing access to quality learning opportunities.”

Hurst said the WalletHub ranking adds to a list of recent honors for the college, including four consecutive nominations for the prestigious Aspen Prize (2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017) and Chipola’s Silver classification in the Florida College System Florida's performance-based funding program.  

WalletHub is a group that researches the best value in financial institutions, educational institutions, including advisers and insurance brokers. The research project evaluated 821 of the roughly 1,100 community colleges in the U.S. institutions across three key dimensions: 1) Cost & Financing, 2) Education Outcomes and 3) Career Outcomes.

Education Outcomes measured student retention rates, graduation rates and number who go on to universities. 

Cost and Financing considered student tuition fees, how much schools spent per student, and the total amounts of state and local financial assistance students received weighed against federal assistance and faculty and staff salaries. 

Career Outcomes compared initial salaries of students in their new career fields compared to the costs of the college educations and the ratio of student loan defaults. 

WalletHub reports that across the board, community colleges are slowly stacking up against their university counterparts by offering better schedule flexibility, smaller class sizes and comparatively rigorous coursework, including bachelor’s degree programs at a fraction of the university cost.

The rankings used data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research and College Measures. Rankings and methodology are listed at: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-community-colleges/15076/

Chipola is designated as a state college in the Florida College System. Established in 1947, Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

For information about Chipola College, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 850-526-2761.

 

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August 25, 2016

CHIPOLA DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES 2016-17 THEATRE SEASON

MARIANNA—Charles Sirmon, Chipola College Director of Theatre, announces his 19th season of outstanding student performances.

The Chipola Theatre Showcase, presented by Chipola Theatre majors, is Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. Like Saturday Night Live on a Thursday night, the production contains adult content.   Tickets—$10—may be purchased at the CFA Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

Auditions for the Fall production, “Southern Fried Funeral,” are Sept. 12-13 at 6 p.m. The show will run Oct. 27-30. Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces—if they don't kill each other first. Matriarch Dorothy has to contend with sudden widowhood, the church, Dewey's snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in families. Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Oct. 5.  

Auditions for the Spring musical “Hello Dolly” are Nov. 7-8, at 6 p.m. The show runs Feb. 22-26. Chipola’s adaptation of the 1964 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical tells the story of Dolly Levi, a New York City matchmaker who merrily arranges things like furniture and daffodils and lives. A widow, she has found herself in love with a “half-a-millionaire” merchant named Horance Vandergelder. She weaves a web of romantic complications involving him, his two clerks, a pretty milliner and her assistant.  Eventually, all is sorted out, and everyone ends up with the right person.  Tickets go on sale Feb. 8. 

The Children’s Theatre production of “The Magic Schoolbus” is May 11. The show tells the story of an eccentric school teacher who takes her class on wondrous, educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.  Tickets go on sale April 26.

Director Charles Sirmon invites all theatre fans to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) Fund to get the best seats for all shows. ACT offers five levels of membership: Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Corporate Angel, with VIP seating at all levels. A portion ACT memberships are tax-deductible. Proceeds directly support the Chipola Theatre department as it seeks to grow, challenge, dazzle, and of course, entertain. Patrons may join online at www.chipola.edu/theatre, or in person at the Box Office.

For information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420, call Director Sirmon at 850-718-2420 or email sirmonc@chipola.edu.

 

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August 25, 2016

 

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS SEPT 22 WITH TWO ON TAP

 

The Chipola Artist Series opens Sept. 22 with Two on Tap. The show brings audiences back in time to an era when Fred and Ginger and Mickey and Judy filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony, and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography, and unique musical arrangements all take center stage in a show that has entertained tens of thousands worldwide. Learn more at www.two-on-tap.com.

Described as “a young Gladys Knight,” Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress who will perform on Oct. 8. Doolittle became a household on American Idol in 2007 when she came in third in the voting.

The internationally-acclaimed Cashore Marionettes will present a show for all ages, Feb. 16. Through virtuoso manipulation, music and theatrical illusion, the vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide an entertaining vision of what it is to be human. 

  The season rounds out Mar. 28 with Jump, Jive and Wail featuring The Jive Aces. The first ever band to reach the semifinals of Britain's Got Talent, also performed for Her Majesty The Queen. The Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music and spectacular stage show. 

Season tickets for all four events are on sale for $60. Single event tickets range from $20-$25 for adults, $10 for under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees.  Individual tickets for Two on Tap are on sale now for $20, and $10 for under 18.

Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon.  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. 

For more information, call 718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

 

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August 25, 2016

 

FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Firefighting I and Firefighting II day classes beginning in August. Orientation is set for Thursday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m.

Firefighter I runs September 6 through Oct. 20, and meets Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Firefighter II will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 18.  

Pre-requisite for both courses is First Responder (EMT or higher certification).  A daytime First Responder class will meet Aug. 29 through September 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $130.

Cost is approximately $1,600 each for Firefighter I or Firefighter II classes.  Firefighter I price includes: 225 hour class, book, Drug and Background Test and (5) T-shirts.  Firefighter II price includes:  225 hour class, Forestry S-130/180/L-190, use of SCBA and bunker gear.  Some financial aid is available for both classes. Ten $200 scholarships are available to the first 10 qualified applicants.

For information, contact Brian Eddins at (850) 718-2483, (850) 596-4157 e-mail eddinsb@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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August 25, 2016

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ROULHAC IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Melvin Roulhac is Chipola College’s Career Employee for August.  Roulhac has worked in the college Physical Plant since 2013.  Here, Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst (left) presents the award to Roulhac.

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August 25, 2016

 

CHIPOLA APPRECIATION CLUB MEMBERSHIP

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Appreciation Club kicked off its annual membership drive with a recent meeting at The Oaks.

Chipola Athletic Director Jeff Johnson reported that the club is working toward reaching the goal of 200 members.  

Last year, the group also celebrated the addition of 23 corporate sponsors including: Platinum Legacy Sponsors—Chipola Engineering, McCoy’s Outdoors, Hopkins Motors and Trinity Baptist Church, and Gold Legacy Sponsors—A&J Pest Service, Badcock Furniture of Graceville, Road-Mart, Barnes & Noble, Badcock Furniture of Marianna, Capital Truck, Christian Center Church, El Rio, Edward Jones/David Carrel, David Melvin Engineering, Donofro Architects, Walmart, Mercedes Benz of Dothan, Florida Public Utilities, First Federal Bank of Florida, Anderson Columbia, Chipola Ford, Jackson Hospital and Wayne Edenfield.

The Appreciation Club is a tax-deductible organization governed by local supporters. The group helps the college and its students by promoting athletics and underwriting scholarships and functions not supported from public funds.

The standard $250 club membership provides access to Appreciation Club general seating and Hospitality Room for four guests at all Chipola home men’s and women’s basketball games and admission to all Chipola baseball and softball games. Corporate Sponsorships also are available. A portion of membership dues are tax-deductible.

Both Chipola basketball teams open the season in November. Baseball and softball play a pre-conference Fall schedule beginning in September.

For information about the Appreciation Club, call 850-718-2398, or visit www.chipolaathletics.com Credit card payment is available.

 

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