August 7, 2017

 

CHIPOLA COLLEGE FALL REGISTRATION

 

MARIANNA—New students planning enroll in Fall classes at Chipola College are encouraged to submit an Application for Admission as soon as possible.   

Applications are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or online at www.chipola.edu. Regular registration for Fall classes is Aug. 16-18. Classes begin Aug. 21.

There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application 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 and certifications. 

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, Accounting, Information Technology and Engineering Management; 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 http://www.chipola.edu/studentservices/cguides/index.html

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

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

College Credit Certificate programs include: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Paramedic; Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certification, Child Care Center Management, 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 7, 2017

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE AUG. 7

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series promises an exciting line-up of great entertainment for all ages for the 2017-18 season. Season tickets go on sale Aug. 7.

Opening Sept. 21 with an immersive blend of technology, live music, and three-part pop/folk sibling harmonies, Derik Nelson & Family delivers a concert experience like no other. Featuring pristine sound, a state of the art light show, and an integrated 20-foot video display, Derik’s interactive “clones” are featured throughout the show on the 5 screen video wall. Derik has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on television’s “Glee,” among other shows. Learn more at www.deriknelson.com

In 1998, Brian Haverkate gathered singers, who needed no instrumental accompaniment, to form the first group of its kind at Florida State University. Dubbed All-Night Yahtzee, the group held its first concert in 1999, and a cappella music was born at FSU and has since evolved into one of the most noted groups in the nation.  Performing Nov. 7, Yahtzee has been featured on the Pitch-Perfect reality TV series.  Learn more at www.anyahtzeefsu.com

Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show. The variety includes contemporary romantic piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano, and classical with a modern twist! The Feb. 18 performance will entertain all ages of your family.   Learn more at www.jasonfarnham.com

The Young Irelanders include eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. The group has performed for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, US Presidents, the Queen of England and more.  Learn more at www.theyoungirelanders.com

Season tickets—$60—go on sale Aug. 7. Season ticket holders get a VIP pass to Meet the Artist receptions.  Single event tickets will vary between $20-$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees.  Individual tickets for Derik Nelson and Family go on sale Sept 1.  Reserved seating for season tickets will be limited after Aug. 14.

For information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.  The Box Office opens Aug. 7.

 

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August 7, 2017

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ENDLESS SUMMER EVENT SET FOR AUG. 26

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance is set for Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

Chipola graduate Sen. Bill Montford is hosting the event. Proceeds will go to a new endowment in honor of Robert Trammell, a former Chipola basketball player and long-time supporter of Chipola athletics.

Trammell graduated from Chipola in 1966 where he played on the basketball team coached by the late Coach Milton Johnson. In 2013, Trammell helped raise $50,000 to erect a bronze statue of Coach Johnson in front of the college gymnasium.

Trammell has served multiple terms as president of the Chipola Appreciation Club which raises thousands annually to support the college’s athletic program. Through his leadership at events like Endless Summer, the club has established a $1.6 million Athletic Endowment.

While serving in the Florida House of Representatives, Trammell helped secure funding for three new buildings at Chipola: Public Service, Literature/Language and Natural Science Lab. He also helped the college win grant funds to renovate the old Field House into a Cultural Center.

As an attorney, former teacher and coach, Trammell has enabled countless students to attend Chipola. Robert met his wife Kay at Chipola, and their children, Meredith and Doug, also are Chipola graduates. 

Chipola College President Dr. Sarah Clemmons, says, “Robert Trammell has been a great friend to Chipola for many years. We invite all alumni and friends to attend this event to establish a scholarship in his honor.”

Endless Summer will feature music by The Villagers, a popular Chipola band which has performed since the 1960’s. Original Villagers–Cliff Ellis, Allen Myers, George Boyer, Walter Dover and Andy Murray—will play dance favorites, including their hit song “Laugh It Off.”

Tickets are $50 per person for a southern barbecue dinner, social hour and dance beginning at 6:30 p.m. Summer casual attire is recommended. 

Tickets are available online at http://www.chipola.edu/endlesssummer/ or by phoning Sue Stanley at 850-718-2405.

 

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August 10, 2017

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CHIPOLA COLLEGE FALL REGISTRATION

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College is Aug. 16-18Classes begin Aug. 21.

Applications are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or online at www.chipola.edu. There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application 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 and certifications. 

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, Accounting, Information Technology and Engineering Management; 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 http://www.chipola.edu/studentservices/cguides/index.html

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

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

College Credit Certificate programs include: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Paramedic; Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certification, Child Care Center Management, 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 10, 2017

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VILLAGERS TO HEADLINE CHIPOLA ENDLESS SUMMER DINNER/DANCE

 

MARIANNA—The Villagers, a popular band from the 1960’s, will perform at Chipola’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance set for Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

The Villagers are celebrating more than 50 years of performing for Chipola students, alumni and friends throughout the South. Original Villagers – Cliff Ellis of Chipley, Allen Myers of Malone, George Boyer of Port St. Joe, Walter Dover of Quincy and Andy Murray of Chattahoochee – will perform their favorite dance tunes and beach music.

Cliff Ellis, head basketball coach at Coastal Carolina University, has fronted the Villagers ever since they recorded ‘Laugh It Off’ at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals in 1966. The song jumped in the charts after it was played on the Big Bam “Make it or Break It” radio show. 

Jim Dooley of WYBT (98.1) Radio in Blountstown still plays the Villagers on his station which features hits of the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Dooley will introduce the Villagers at the event. In addition to the Villagers, DJ Matt White will spin some great oldie dance tunes at Endless Summer.

 Coach Cliff Ellis, who has led four teams to the NCAA Tournament including Coastal, Auburn and Clemson, said, “It’s no secret that the Villagers had a recording contract and I gave it up in 1968 for coaching. But I had a great journey playing with people like Roy Orbison and Etta James, just some tremendous people. And I learned a lot from it.”

Endless Summer is planned to reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to benefit the college’s athletic programs and to raise money for an endowment in honor of Robert Trammell, a former Chipola basketball player and former member of the Florida House of Representatives. Trammell says, “Endless Summer is always a great time, and the Villagers still sound as good as they did when they played in the old Chipola field house in 1966.” Special guest host is Sen. Bill Montford, a Chipola alumnus and Villagers fan.  

Tickets are $50 per person with a social hour and barbecue dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tables of eight are available for $400. Summer casual attire is recommended.   

For ticket information, call Sue Stanley at 718-2405, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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August 10, 2017

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MARINE CORPS PLC MEETING SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College invites students interested in becoming a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps to attend a meeting at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Building Z, Room 201, on the Chipola campus.

Students will learn how they can enroll in a bachelor’s degree program at Chipola and earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps after graduation through the Marine PLC (Platoon Leaders Course) program.

In addition to scholarships and/or stipends, PLC students would have the opportunity to participate in leadership, physical fitness events, and team-building activities.

For more information about Marine Corps PLC at Chipola, visit https://www.thebalance.com/united-states-marine-corps-platoon-leaders-course-3332801 or contact Dr. David Bouvin at 718-2380 or email bouvind@chipola.edu

 

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August 10, 2017

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series promises an exciting line-up of great entertainment for all ages for the 2017-18 season. Season tickets are on sale now.

Opening Sept. 21 with an immersive blend of technology, live music, and three-part pop/folk sibling harmonies, Derik Nelson & Family delivers a concert experience like no other. Featuring pristine sound, a state of the art light show, and an integrated 20-foot video display, Derik’s interactive “clones” are featured throughout the show on the 5 screen video wall. Derik has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on television’s “Glee,” among other shows. Learn more at www.deriknelson.com

In 1998, Brian Haverkate gathered singers, who needed no instrumental accompaniment, to form the first group of its kind at Florida State University. Dubbed All-Night Yahtzee, the group held its first concert in 1999, and a cappella music was born at FSU and has since evolved into one of the most noted groups in the nation.  Performing Nov. 7, Yahtzee has been featured on the Pitch-Perfect reality TV series.  Learn more at www.anyahtzeefsu.com

Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show. The variety includes contemporary romantic piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano, and classical with a modern twist! The Feb. 18 performance will entertain all ages of your family.   Learn more at www.jasonfarnham.com

The Young Irelanders include eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. The group has performed for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, US Presidents, the Queen of England and more.  Learn more at www.theyoungirelanders.com

Season tickets—$60—go on sale Aug. 7. Season ticket holders get a VIP pass to Meet the Artist receptions.  Single event tickets will vary between $20-$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees.  Individual tickets for Derik Nelson and Family go on sale Sept 1.  Reserved seating for season tickets will be limited after Aug. 14.

For information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.  The Box Office opens Aug. 7.

 

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August 10, 2017

Chipola EMT and Paramedic 08-15-17

CHIPOLA TO OFFER EMT AND PARAMEDIC CLASSES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes for the Fall 2017 semester which begins in August.

Applications may be printed from the Health Sciences page at www.chipola.edu Applicants for EMT and Paramedic are required to take a PERT test through the Chipola Testing Center before applying. 

An orientation for EMT and Paramedic students will be held for all students, Monday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class begins Aug. 21, with an application deadline of Aug. 3.  The EMT program consists of 300 clock hours and will be 16 weeks in length. EMT classes meet from 5 to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.

The Paramedic Program is 3 semesters and begins Aug. 21. Day classes meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and are designed to accommodate students by providing a flexible A & B schedule.

Contact Tina Maloy, EMS Director at 850-718-2403, or email maloyt@chipola.edu

 

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August 17, 2017

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CHIPOLA COLLEGE LATE REGISTRATION

 

MARIANNA—Fall classes at Chipola College begin Monday, Aug. 21. Late registration continues Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Applications are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or online at www.chipola.edu. There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application 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 and certifications. 

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, Accounting, Information Technology and Engineering Management; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). 

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 http://www.chipola.edu/studentservices/cguides/index.html

Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs. 

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

 

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August 17, 2017

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ENDLESS SUMMER EVENT SET FOR AUG. 26

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance is set for Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

Chipola graduate Sen. Bill Montford is hosting the event. Proceeds will go to a new endowment in honor of Robert Trammell, a former Chipola basketball player and long-time supporter of Chipola athletics.

Trammell graduated from Chipola in 1966 where he played on the basketball team coached by the late Coach Milton Johnson. In 2013, Trammell helped raise $50,000 to erect a bronze statue of Coach Johnson in front of the college gymnasium.

Trammell has served multiple terms as president of the Chipola Appreciation Club which raises thousands annually to support the college’s athletic program. Through his leadership at events like Endless Summer, the club has established a $1.6 million Athletic Endowment.

While serving in the Florida House of Representatives, Trammell helped secure funding for three new buildings at Chipola: Public Service, Literature/Language and Natural Science Lab. He also helped the college win grant funds to renovate the old Field House into a Cultural Center.

As an attorney, former teacher and coach, Trammell has enabled countless students to attend Chipola. Robert met his wife Kay at Chipola, and their children, Meredith and Doug, also are Chipola graduates. 

Chipola College President Dr. Sarah Clemmons, says, “Robert Trammell has been a great friend to Chipola for many years. We invite all alumni and friends to attend this event to establish a scholarship in his honor.”

U.S. Congressman Al Lawson says, “Robert has been my friend for more than 40 years. We worked together recruiting for FSU basketball and we continued to work together in the Florida Legislature. He always worked to bring money to the people of the Panhandle. Robert loves people and he was always trying to help someone along. Every legislator and lobbyist would say that Robert Trammell is a great ambassador for Chipola College. He has done everything to make sure the institution survives and thrives.”

Endless Summer will feature music by The Villagers, a popular Chipola band which has performed since the 1960’s. Original Villagers–Cliff Ellis, Allen Myers, George Boyer, Walter Dover and Andy Murray—will play dance favorites, including their hit song “Laugh It Off.”

Tickets are $50 per person for a southern barbecue dinner, social hour and dance beginning at 6:30 p.m. Summer casual attire is recommended. 

Tickets are available online at http://www.chipola.edu/endlesssummer/ or by phoning Sue Stanley at 850-718-2405.

 

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August 17, 2017

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series promises an exciting line-up of great entertainment for all ages for the 2017-18 season. Season tickets are on sale now.

Opening Sept. 21 with an immersive blend of technology, live music, and three-part pop/folk sibling harmonies, Derik Nelson & Family delivers a concert experience like no other. Featuring pristine sound, a state of the art light show, and an integrated 20-foot video display, Derik’s interactive “clones” are featured throughout the show on the 5 screen video wall. Derik has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on television’s “Glee,” among other shows. Learn more at www.deriknelson.com

In 1998, Brian Haverkate gathered singers, who needed no instrumental accompaniment, to form the first group of its kind at Florida State University. Dubbed All-Night Yahtzee, the group held its first concert in 1999, and a cappella music was born at FSU and has since evolved into one of the most noted groups in the nation.  Performing Nov. 7, Yahtzee has been featured on the Pitch-Perfect reality TV series.  Learn more at www.anyahtzeefsu.com

Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show. The variety includes contemporary romantic piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano, and classical with a modern twist! The Feb. 18 performance will entertain all ages of your family.   Learn more at www.jasonfarnham.com

The Young Irelanders include eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. The group has performed for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, US Presidents, the Queen of England and more.  Learn more at www.theyoungirelanders.com

Season tickets—$60—include a VIP pass to Meet the Artist receptions.  Single event tickets will vary between $20-$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees.  Individual tickets for Derik Nelson and Family go on sale Sept 1.  Reserved seating for season tickets will be limited after Aug. 14.

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

 

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August 17, 2017

 

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 14.

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

Five years: Amber Bruner, Marcus Dabai, Brendan Foley, Greg Franklin, Matthew Hall, Kurt McInnis, Elizabeth Odom, Connie Smith, Steven Stewart.

Ten years: Sarah Gambill, Paige Vanderwerf, Chase Vlieg.

Fifteen years: Gwen Oliver.

Twenty years: Carl DesRosier, David Hilton, Richard Rehberg, Steve Young.

Thirty years: Willie Spires.

Forty years: Kathy Rehberg.

 

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 Chipola Five Years of Service

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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 (front): Amber Bruner, Marcus Dabai, Elizabeth Odom, Connie Smith, Steven Stewart (back) Greg Franklin, Matthew Hall, Kurt McInnis.  Not pictured is Brendan Foley.

 

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 Chipola Ten Years of Service

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10 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 14. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Ten year employees are, from left: Sarah Gambill, Chase Vlieg, Paige Vanderwerf.

 

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Gwen Oliver Fifteen Years of Service

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15 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 14. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Fifteen year employee is Gwen Oliver.

 

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Chipola Twenty Years of Service

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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: David Hilton, Carl DesRosier, Richard Rehberg and Steve Young.

 

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Willie Spires 30 Years of Service

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30 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College recently were recognized for years of service. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Thirty year employee is Willie Spires.

 

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Kathy Rehberg 40 Years Chipola

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40 YEARS AT CHIPOLA—Employees of Chipola College recently were recognized for years of service. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Here Kathy Rehberg (right) accepts her 40 year award from Chipola president Dr. Sarah Clemmons

 

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August 24, 2017

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Jim Dean Appointed TO Chipola College District Board of Trustees

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott recently announced the appointment of James “Jim” Dean to the Chipola College District Board of Trustees.

Dean, 58, of Marianna, is the City Manager of Marianna and previously served in the United States Marine Corps. Dean received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A & M University and his master’s degree from Webster University. He succeeds Virginia Stuart, and is appointed for a term beginning August 21, 2017, and ending May 31, 2021.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Nine trustees represent Chipola’s five-county district on the board. Other trustees include: Danny Ryals (Chairman), a Realtor from Calhoun County, Darrin Wall of Chipley, Manager of Gulf Power in Chipley; Andrew Fleener of Chipley, Deputy Director at Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Tommy Lassmann of Marianna, a commercial banker with PeoplesSouth Bank; John Padgett of Marianna, a retired Jackson County Commissioner; Hannah Causseaux of Bristol, former Director of Appointments in the Executive Office of the Governor; Kyle Hudson of Westville, Holmes County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Joel Paul, Jr., of Bonifay, Executive Director of the Tri County Council, Inc.

 

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August 24, 2017

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CHIPOLA THEATRE SHOWCASE IS SEPT. 7

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theatre Showcase, presented by Chipola Theatre majors, is Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts main theatre.

Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, who is beginning his 20th season, says, “It’s like Saturday Night Live on a Thursday night. The production contains adult content and may not be suitable for children.”

The Showcase is a fundraiser for Chipola theater majors’ educational trip to New York City. Students will have the chance to attend Broadway shows and backstage talks with performers. They also will visit the 911 Memorial and tour NBC Studios. 

Auditions for Chipola’s Fall production, “The Odd Couple (Female Version),” are Monday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. The show will run Oct. 26-29.  The Spring musical is “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” Feb. 28-March 4, and the children’s Summer show is “Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat,” May 10.

Theatre fans are invited 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. Patrons may join online at www.chipola.edu/theatre, or in person at the Box Office.

Showcase tickets—$10—may be purchased at the CFA Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

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 24, 2017

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series promises an exciting line-up of great entertainment for all ages for the 2017-18 season. Season tickets are on sale now.

Opening Sept. 21 with an immersive blend of technology, live music, and three-part pop/folk sibling harmonies, Derik Nelson & Family delivers a concert experience like no other. Featuring pristine sound, a state of the art light show, and an integrated 20-foot video display, Derik’s interactive “clones” are featured throughout the show on the 5 screen video wall. Derik has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on television’s “Glee,” among other shows. Learn more at www.deriknelson.com

In 1998, Brian Haverkate gathered singers, who needed no instrumental accompaniment, to form the first group of its kind at Florida State University. Dubbed All-Night Yahtzee, the group held its first concert in 1999, and a cappella music was born at FSU and has since evolved into one of the most noted groups in the nation.  Performing Nov. 7, Yahtzee has been featured on the Pitch-Perfect reality TV series.  Learn more at www.anyahtzeefsu.com

Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show. The variety includes contemporary romantic piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano, and classical with a modern twist! The Feb. 18 performance will entertain all ages of your family.   Learn more at www.jasonfarnham.com

The Young Irelanders will perform March 13. The group includes eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. The group has performed for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, US Presidents, the Queen of England and more.  Learn more at www.theyoungirelanders.com

Season tickets—$60—include a VIP pass to Meet the Artist receptions.  Single event tickets will vary between $20-$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees.  Individual tickets for Derik Nelson and Family go on sale Sept 1.  Reserved seating for season tickets will be limited after Aug. 14.

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

 

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