July 1, 2014

CHIPOLA STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY NOW FOR FINANCIAL AID

 

MARIANNA—Students planning to enroll in Fall classes at Chipola College are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application should be completed and all required documents must be received in the Chipola College Financial Aid Office by July 21 in order to use Federal Financial Aid to cover Fall tuition and fees.

Dr. Jayne Roberts, vice president of Student Affairs, says, “Students should be sure to provide a correct mailing address and to check email accounts assigned by the college. Those who miss the deadline will be required to pay tuition and fees up front, but may be reimbursed once financial aid is awarded.”

Chipola is no longer participating in the Federal Direct Loan Programs which include Federal Direct Subsidized, Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Plus Loans.

For information about the FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or visit www.fafsa.ed.gov

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July 10, 2014

CHIPOLA STUDENTS WIN TOP HONORS AT NATIONAL CONFERNCE

 

NASHVILLE—Chipola College Phi Beta Lambda students received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence on June 27 in Nashville, TN.

Chipola College winners include: Shareem Goodlet – 1st place Music Business; the team of Alex Anderson and Jeff Pitts – 7th place Business Ethics; the team of Brady Carlson and Shareem Goodlet – 8th place Network Design; and Brady Carlson – 9th place Networking Concepts.

Glenda Bethel and Vikki Milton serve as advisers to the Chipola Phi Beta Lambda chapter.

More than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to the historic city of Nashville to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $79,000 in cash awards.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville on June 24–27. Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS WIN TOP HONORS AT NATIONAL CONFERNCE—Chipola College Phi Beta Lambda students received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence on June 27 in Nashville, TN. Pictured from left: Shareem Goodlet, Josh Myers, Brent Canada, Jeff Pitts, Alicia Bednar, Brady Carlson, Kathryn Meadows, Alex Anderson and Jessica Taylor.

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July 10, 2014

VILLAGERS TO HEADLINE CHIPOLA ENDLESS SUMMER DINNER/DANCE

 

MARIANNA— The Villagers, a popular, local band from the 1960’s, will perform at Chipola’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance set for Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

The Villagers are celebrating their 50th anniversary 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 tunes. The group’s former drummer, Billy Bryan of Bascom, died in 2010. 

Ellis, head basketball coach at Coastal Carolina University, has fronted the Villagers ever since they laid down the single “Laugh It Off” at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1966. David Johnson of FAME Studios and head of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame will be in attendance at Endless Summer along with Bill Moody of the Big Bam Radio show.

Bill Moody said, “The Big Bam was a 50,000 watt AM station that played Top 40 hits like the Beach Boys, The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, and The Villagers.” The Big Bam featured a cannon which blasted a bam whenever a request was played. Moody said, “We played ‘Laugh It Off’ on the Make it or Break It show and it jumped up in the charts.” Over the years, Ellis and Moody did concerts together and have recently done radio shows spinning oldies and beach music.

                Coach 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.”

                The Endless Summer event is planned to reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to benefit the college’s athletic programs. In addition to the Villagers, a professional DJ will spin some great oldie dance tunes. Chipola College began in 1947 and has enjoyed more than 67 great years including numerous state and national athletic titles, and thousands of individual success stories among its graduates.

Special guest for the evening is Sen. Bill Montford, a Chipola alumnus and Villagers fan.  Montford grew up in Blountstown and graduated from Chipola in 1967. Proceeds from the event will go to establish an endowed scholarship honoring Sen. Montford.

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

For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375. 

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July 10, 2014

CRAVEN ATTENDS CHANCELLOR’S LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

 

ST. AUGUSTINE – Dr. Bryan Craven, Chipola College Director of Public Relations, was among 35 faculty and administrators from the Florida College System's (FCS) 28 community colleges, state colleges and colleges who recently graduated from the 2014 Chancellor's Leadership Seminar (CLS).

Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna offered his congratulations at a ceremony in historic downtown St. Augustine. "We are excited to once again provide this leadership development opportunity to administrators and faculty within the Florida College System who may be interested in a leadership role," said Chancellor Hanna. "The impetus is to promote individuals who may be primed to move into administrative or other leadership roles and are committed to Florida's college system."

The CLS participants attended an all-encompassing four-day seminar, which was held at the St. Johns River State College St. Augustine Campus June 17-20. Since 2001, the seminar has marked a significant phase in each participant's professional development. This nomination-only event indicates that each class member has been recognized as an individual with the potential for professional advancement within the FCS. Speakers at the seminar included state legislators, CLS alumni, and college presidents, one of whom was Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.

Florida's colleges remain the primary point of access to higher education in Florida, with 65 percent of the state's high school graduates pursuing postsecondary education beginning at a Florida college, and 82 percent of freshman and sophomore minority students in public higher education attending one of Florida's 28 colleges.

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CRAVEN ATTENDS CHANCELLOR’S LEADERSHIP SEMINAR—Dr. Bryan Craven, Chipola College Director of Public Relations, was among 35 faculty and administrators from the Florida College System's (FCS) 28 colleges who recently graduated from the 2014 Chancellor's Leadership Seminar (CLS). Here, Craven (left) is congratulated by Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna.

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July 10, 2014

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY NOW FOR FINANCIAL AID

                

MARIANNA—Students planning to enroll in Fall classes at Chipola College are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application should be completed and all required documents must be received in the Chipola College Financial Aid Office by July 21 in order to use Federal Financial Aid to cover Fall tuition and fees.

Dr. Jayne Roberts, vice president of Student Affairs, says, “Students should be sure to provide a correct mailing address and to check email accounts assigned by the college. Those who miss the deadline will be required to pay tuition and fees up front, but may be reimbursed once financial aid is awarded.”

Chipola is no longer participating in the Federal Direct Loan Programs which include Federal Direct Subsidized, Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Plus Loans.

For information about the FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or visit www.fafsa.ed.gov

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July, 10, 2014

CHIPOLA TO OFFER CORRECTIONS CLASSES

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Public Service Department will offer a Basic Corrections course beginning Aug. 11.

The 420-hour program will meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Nov. 11. Completion of the program prepares candidates to take the State Board Examination for entry into the Corrections field.

Candidates for all programs must be at least 19 years of age and 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.

Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening.

                 For information regarding the application process, contact Jamie McAllister, Corrections Coordinator, at (850) 573-0437

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July 17, 2014

SACS APPROVES CHIPOLA COLLEGE FOR MID-POINT ACCREDITATION

 

MARIANNA—The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has informed Chipola College of its approval of the institution's Fifth-Year Interim Report. This means the college has been found in compliance with all Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements addressed in the report.

“SACS accreditation is vital to our institution, so this is great news,” said Chipola President Dr. Jason Hurst. “Our faculty, staff and administrators work together every day to ensure that our students receive a quality education. I am proud of the diligent work that resulted in a positive outcome from this fifth year report.”

Chipola submitted its Fifth-Year Interim Report to SACS in 2013, five years after the college’s most recent reaffirmation of accreditation in 2008. According to Chipola’s SACS Liaison Gail Hartzog, the Fifth-Year Interim Report is considered accreditation at the mid-point. It required the college to submit 17 reports on specific SACS Principles ranging from institutional effectiveness to student achievement.

The college was required to include a QEP Impact Report on the success of its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which SACS approved in 2008. A Chipola committee developed the five-year plan entitled “Learning to Persist.” The overall goal was to increase student persistence and graduation. The plan was implemented from 2008 through 2013. Since 2008, three-year graduation rates at Chipola have increased by over 28% among all AA degree students.

The QEP Impact Report outlined the QEP’s impact on the student learning environment and lessons the institution has learned as a result of the QEP. The college has received national recognition for these efforts. Chipola has been named among the top 10% of the nation’s community colleges (120 colleges) and eligible to compete for the Aspen Prize for the last three years. Also, last year Washington Monthly ranked Chipola 14th among the top 20 community colleges in the nation.

The ACE (Academic Center for Excellence), an on-demand tutoring center, was established as part of the QEP. Student enthusiasm for the ACE has been overwhelming over the last five years. ACE provides free academic assistance for all students.  The ACE operates with administrative staff and more than a dozen student, peer-tutors who have excelled in the courses in which they tutor. Nearly 900 students made about 8,000 visits to the ACE during the 2013 Fall semester.

Chipola is serving as a model as other institutions learn of the success of the QEP. Visitors to campus have included a team from Missouri, which established a similar effort to increase persistence. A group from Florida State University established an Academic Center for Excellence on their campus. College personnel have also been asked to present at state and regional meetings.

College officials have learned a great deal from the QEP process. Hartzog said, “We learned that some students cannot be retained with academic support alone. Though three-year graduation rates have increased by over 28% among all AA degree students and much more among developmental/remedial students, the fall-to-fall persistence rates of entering students have not increased during the same period. This means that, while the college’s efforts have helped many students, some entering students face issues which cannot be addressed by academic support. Life situations often prevent students from remaining enrolled into the second year.”

The QEP also included workshops and guest speakers to help faculty and staff learn to retain students. Hartzog says that changes facilitated by faculty development occurred gradually over the last five years. “Faculty came to realize that they were the only real link to the students. Other college personnel interact with students periodically, but the teachers in the classrooms must engage students and help them feel connected.”

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. SACS is one of five regional accrediting organizations that have regularly conducted a comprehensive review of member institutions every 10 years. The Fifth-Year Interim Report was recently implemented to meet U.S. Department of Education requirements that accrediting agencies monitor institutions more often to ensure those having access to federal funds continue to meet accreditation standards.

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July 17, 2014

PREPARE NOW FOR CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION

 

MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Fall semester classes at Chipola College are encouraged to make application as soon as possible.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application should be completed and all required documents must be received in the Chipola College Financial Aid Office by July 21 in order to use Federal Financial Aid to cover Fall tuition and fees.

Application deadline for the Fall semester is Aug. 6. Registration for returning students begins Aug. 13. New and returning student registration is Aug. 14 and 15. Classes begin Aug. 18.

There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Application for Admission; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request your high school to 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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July 17, 2014

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER NEW P.E. COURSES FOR COACHES

 

MARIANNA—This Fall Chipola will be offering two new Physical Education courses that, in conjunction with a third course, will satisfy the requirements for the Florida Department of Education Athletic Coaching Endorsement, Administrative Rule 6A-4.0282. 

Chipola Athletic Director Dr. Steve Givens, says, “This is the first time we have ever offered this opportunity to both our students and the community at large.”

Two of the courses will be offered during the Fall semester: Theory and Methods of Coaching, (PET 2760) will meet Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (PET 2622) will meet Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. During the Spring 2015 semester, Theory & Practice of Coaching Specific Sports (PEO 2004) will meet Tuesday and Thursday, at 10:30 a.m.

For information, contact the Chipola Athletic Department at 850-718-2299.

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July 17, 2014

  

MONTFORD, VILLAGERS TO HEADLINE ENDLESS SUMMER DINNER/DANCE

 

MARIANNA—Celebrate the season with the Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance, Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

Special guest for the evening is Sen. Bill Montford (Chipola Class of 1967).  Just as the Beach Boys’ “Endless Summer” album reminds us of a simpler time with hits like “Surfin' USA” and “Be True to Your School,” this event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to establish an endowed scholarship honoring Sen. Bill Montford.

The Villagers, a popular Chipola band from the 1960’s which is also being honored, will provide the perfect musical backdrop for the occasion. The Villagers are celebrating their 50th anniversary with the release of a new album. 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 tunes, including their hit song “Laugh It Off.”

Appreciation Club President Robert Trammell says, “Even though music has changed dramatically during Chipola’s 60-plus years, the bonds and friendships built here have remained constant.” Trammell points to the commitment of alumni and supporters as the key to the college’s success. “Without strong support from our people, Chipola would not be what it is today. Our athletic programs would be unable to perform at the national level,” he added.

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

Tickets are $50 per person, with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. Tables of eight are available for $400. Summer casual attire is recommended. Jackson County’s famous smoked steaks will be served.

For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375.

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July 17, 2014

CHIPOLA ALUM IS MISS FLORIDA USA

 

FORT LAUDERDALE – Chipola College alumna Ashleigh Lollie was crowned Miss Florida USA in the pageant held July 12 in the Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale.

Lollie, of Grand Ridge, was crowned Miss Emerald Coast earlier this year. Seventy women were vying for the crown. She was a freshman member of the Chipola Homecoming Court in 2010.

A law student at Florida State University, Lollie goes on to represent Florida in the Miss USA pageant next year. A win there would earn her a spot at Miss Universe.

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 July 17, 2014

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FLOWERS—Katy Flowers is Chipola College’s Career Employee for July.  Flowers serves as a Staff Assistant in Enrollment Services and has worked at the college since 2010.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, Katy Flowers and Chipola Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Jayne Roberts

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July 17, 2014

 

BAUTISTA CAPTAINS HOMERUN DERBY AND LEADS ALL-STAR VOTING

 

TORONTO, CANADA—Former Chipola College player Jose Bautista, an outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, was selected to play in the Major League Baseball All Star Game and also to serve as American League Captain of MLB Home Run Derby.

For the second time, Bautista received the highest number of All-Star Game votes in the Majors, with 5,859,019. The American League won the All-Star game 5-3 which gives the league home field advantage in the World Series.  

As captain of the 2014 Homerun Derby, Bautista hit 10 homers in the first round to earn him a bye to round three where hit four. His American league teammate Yoenis Céspedes repeated as derby champion for the second straight year.

In the 2010 season, Bautista became the 26th member of the 50 home run club which includes Babe Ruth, David Ortiz and Mickey Mantle. Bautista led the major leagues in home runs in 2010 and 2011. He has won two Hank Aaron Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards, and has appeared in four MLB All-Star Games.           

During his time in the majors, the 34 year-old has also played for the Pirates, the Orioles and the Royals.

Bautista played at Chipola before being drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates in the 20th round of the 2000 amateur draft.  His official signing came in May 2001, the same year the Indians captured the Panhandle Conference Championship and were the NJCAA Region VIII Runner-up. 

Bautista is a regular at Chipola’s Alumni Baseball Weekend, an event that helps raise money for the college baseball program and gives local fans a chance to rub elbows with some of the great players in pro baseball. This year’s event is slated for Feb. 7, 2015.

For the latest news about Chipola Athletics, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

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July 24, 2014

PREPARE NOW FOR CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION

 

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

                New student application deadline for the Fall semester is Aug. 6. Registration for returning students begins Aug. 13. New and returning student registration is Aug. 14 and 15. Classes begin Aug. 18.

            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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July 24, 2014

CHIPOLA FACULTY SELECTED FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION PANEL

 

                TALLAHASSEE—Three Chipola College educators were selected to participate on 16-member panels that made recommendations on the passing scores for the various subtests of the K–6 Elementary Education Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE).    

The Florida Department of Education coordinates test development and activities to maintain professional standards and ensure alignment with state-approved education standards.  The results of these activities have increased the rigor of the (FTCE). 

                Casey Bush, Chipola Elementary Education facilitator, was selected to be a member of the Language Arts Panel.   Dr. Amanda Clark, Chipola science instructor, was named to the Science Panel.  Dr. Lou Cleveland, Dean of Chipola’s School of Education, participated on the Mathematics Panel. Dr. Cleveland said, “The inclusion of a member of the Chipola faculty on each of these statewide panels allows our faculty to experience the depth and scope of the individual assessments.  Besides being honored by their nomination to these panels, participation on these committees provides knowledge that allows our faculty to prepare classroom activities that introduce, reinforce and test the concepts that teacher candidates will be required to know to be eligible for a Florida teaching certificate.”

                The State Board of Education recently reviewed and approved the new Complete Competencies and Skills, 20th Edition which included the competencies that teachers must know to be awarded a temporary or professional Florida teaching certificate. FCTE tests were revised to test these new competencies and field tested by individuals seeking teacher certification in Florida.  Test development and activities require the participation of educators throughout Florida who must be nominated and approved for participation on these committees.  

                Chipola’s Education program includes majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education.

                Chipola Teacher Education graduates are employed in K–12 schools throughout the five-county district and in neighboring counties.  The Teacher Education program has nearly a 100 percent placement rate, a trend that has been consistent since Chipola graduated its first mathematics and science teacher candidates in 2005. 

                For information about Chipola’s Teacher Education program, visit www.chipola.edu or call 850-718-2492.

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CHIPOLA FACULTY SELECTED FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION PANEL—Three Chipola College educators were selected to participate on 16-member panels that made recommendations on the passing scores for the various subtests of the K–6 Elementary Education Florida Teacher Certification Examinations. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Amanda Clark, Chipola science instructor; Dr. Lou Cleveland, Dean of Chipola’s School of Education, and Casey Bush, Chipola Elementary Education facilitator.   For information about Chipola’s Teacher Education program, visit www.chipola.edu or call 850-718-2492.

 

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July 24, 2014

 

MONTFORD HEADLINE ENDLESS SUMMER DINNER/DANCE

 

                MARIANNA—Sen. Bill Montford is the special guest for the Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance set for Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

                The event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to establish an endowed scholarship in Montford’s name.

                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're going to have a very successful and enjoyable evening that will benefit many students."

                Sen. Montford (Chipola Class of 1967) was born in Marianna and moved to Blountstown where he grew up and attended public school. He graduated from Chipola and transferred to FSU where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics education and Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision.

                In the Florida Senate, Montford currently serves as Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Vice-Chair of both the Education Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education.

                Montford began his career as a math teacher in 1969 and went on to serve as a school administrator for 26 years. He was elected Leon County Superintendent of Schools in 1996 and was selected as the 2002 Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Superintendents Association. In 2006, Montford was named CEO of the Florida Association of Superintendents.  He served two terms as a Leon County Commissioner from 1982 to 1988.

                In 2008, the Leon County School Board named a Middle School after him as a tribute to his lifelong contributions to education.  The FSU College of Education also established a scholarship in his name.

                Montford has received recognition for his personal contributions to the Mayor’s Initiative on Race Relations, the Teenage Parent Program, the 100 Black Men of Tallahassee, the NAACP, the Tallahassee Human Relations Council, and he was awarded the Educational Leadership Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation of Florida.

                Sen. Montford lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Jane, a public school teacher. Bill and Jane have two children, William J. Montford IV (Bill) and Katherine Montford Peters and five grandchildren.

                Endless Summer will feature The Villagers, one of Montford’s favorite bands from his Chipola days. Original Villagers–Cliff Ellis, Allen Myers, George Boyer, Walter Dover and Andy Murray—will perform their favorite tunes, including their hit song “Laugh It Off.”

                Tickets are $50 per person, with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. Summer casual attire is recommended. Jackson County’s famous smoked steaks will be served.

For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375.

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  July 24, 2014

CHIPOLA TO OFFER CORRECTIONS CLASSES

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Public Service Department will offer a Basic Corrections course beginning Aug. 11.

                The 420-hour program will meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Nov. 11. Completion of the program prepares candidates to take the State Board Examination for entry into the Corrections field.

                Candidates for all programs must be at least 19 years of age and 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.

                Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening.

For information regarding the application process, contact Jamie McAllister, Corrections Coordinator, at (850) 573-0437                                                                                

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July 24, 2014

SWIMMING LESSONS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Children’s Swimming lessons for ages four and up, Aug. 4-14, with a registration deadline of July 31.

                Classes are available at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods.

                Cost of each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee.

                For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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July 24, 2014

 

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST DUAL ENROLLMENT ORIENTATION

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will host an orientation for new and prospective Dual Enrollment Students, Thursday, July 31, at 6 p.m., in Room 116 of Building Z (Literature and Language Building).

            For information, call (850) 718-2424.

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July 24, 2014 

 

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DALLAS IS NAACP SCHOLAR—Briana Dallas is the recipient of the Jackson County NAACP Scholarship to Chipola College.  Dallas is a 2014 graduate of Malone High School.  Pictured from left, are: Leroy Boone, Briana Dallas and Rev. Ronald Mizer, NAACP President. Not pictured is Eulice Bryant, NAACP Scholarship Committee member.

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July 31, 2014

MALOY NAMED EMS DIRECTOR AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

                MARIANNA—Tina Maloy has been named Director of Emergency Medical Services at Chipola College. She is the college’s first full-time director.

                Maloy’s EMS experience includes 17 years of emergency medical services in educational and clinical settings. She has worked as a Paramedic on ambulances in Washington and Calhoun Counties and as a Field Supervisor and Field Training Officer in Alabama. She also has taught as an adjunct instructor in Chipola’s EMT and Paramedic programs and at Wallace Community College. 

                She earned a B.S. degree in EMS from the University of South Alabama. She also has multiple certifications as a provider and instructor including ACLS, PALS, Healthcare Provider and ITLS.

                Maloy says, “First responders tend to jump full force into anything we do, so I’m excited to get the program moving in a positive direction.” Increasing enrollment in the college’s EMT and Paramedic programs to meet the needs of the community is Maloy’s first order of business. She will be visiting local fire departments and ambulance services to recruit students and instructors.

                Her second goal is to gain national accreditation for the college’s EMS programs. She plans to enhance professional development to help EMS instructors to become nationally-certified. 

                Chipola offers a one-semester Basic EMT course which prepares graduates for licensure with the national registry for EMT which leads to Florida licensure.

                Certified EMT’s are eligible to enroll in the college’s Paramedic program which runs for one year or three semesters. The preceptor training program includes simulation lab training and clinical hours in ambulance and hospital settings.

                Chipola’s next EMT and paramedic programs begin Aug. 18. Prospective students are encourage to contact Maloy immediately to learn about both programs. She can be reached at (850) 718-2403 or by email at maloyt@chipola.edu

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July 31, 2014

LUCAS BOYCE TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE AUG. 11

 

                MARIANNA— Lucas Boyce, the Director of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for the Orlando Magic, is the special guest speaker for two events at Chipola College on Aug. 11.

                Chipola officials are hosting a staff development event for teachers and administrators of the Jackson County School Board in the college Center for the Arts at 8:30 a.m.

                The Chipola Foundation is sponsoring Boyce’s appearance at Chipola. Boyce will also address Chipola employees at the annual back-to-school luncheon at noon on Aug. 11.

                Boyce travels throughout Central Florida and across the country giving speeches focused on leadership, team work, overcoming obstacles and making a positive impact on the lives of others.

                His responsibilities with the Magic include strategic business planning with a focus on developing a new sports and entertainment district (SED) in downtown Orlando. He also oversees the company’s efforts in legislative affairs. Prior to this role he served as Director of Community Relations, Cause Marketing and Government Affairs.

                Prior to the Magic, Boyce served at the White House with President George W. Bush in the Office of Political Affairs where he monitored political activity and tracked key races across the Plains-Southwest region. He also coordinated proactive communication and education outreach across diverse communities on behalf of the President.

                During his tenure at the White House, Boyce also served in the Office of Public Liaison. In this role, he directed African-American and Professional Sports Outreach in addition to event related work in the fields of healthcare and economic policy. Prior to this, Boyce worked for Direct Impact, a public affairs firm in Alexandria, Virginia, and served in the Vice President’s Political and Communications Office.

                Boyce is the author of Living Proof: From Foster Care to the White House and the NBA, published in January 2011. Learn more by visiting www.LucasDanielBoyce.com.

                He was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott as a Trustee of the FAMU Board in July 2014 and the Valencia College Board in August 2013. Governor Scott appointed him to chair the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group in July 2012. He also serves on the Orange County Library Board, the National Coalition for Adoption Institute, Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida and on U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s Service Academy Nomination Board.

                Boyce was honored by the University of Central Missouri Alumni Association as the 2012 Outstanding Recent Alumnus. In 2011, the Orlando Business Journal recognized Lucas as the 40 Under 40 Man of the Year.

                Boyce received his bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication from the University of Central Missouri and graduated with his Executive MBA from Rollins College in May 2013.

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July 31, 2014

CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION DATES ANNOUNCED

 

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

                New student application deadline for the Fall semester is Aug. 6. 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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July 31, 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.

                July 30 is the deadline to have Financial Aid files complete to pay Fall 2014 tuition And fees. The college application deadline for the Fall semester is Aug. 6. 

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

 

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July, 31, 2014

CHIPOLA TO OFFER QUICKBOOKS COURSE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer an online class in QuickBooks beginning Aug. 18.

                The introductory course (ACG 2002) will cover the use of QuickBooks Pro Software. The course is intended to provide a working knowledge of computerized accounting software. The five major systems commonly found in computerized accounting will be covered, including: general ledger, depreciation, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll.

                Leslie Tucker, a CPA with Carr, Riggs and Ingram, will teach the course. The three-semester hour credit may be taken by non-students as an audit class.

                For questions about the course, call 718-2441.   

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July 31, 2014

MONTFORD AND VILLAGERS TO HEADLINE ENDLESS SUMMER 

 

                MARIANNA—Sen. Bill Montford is the special guest for the Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance set for Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

                The event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to establish an endowed scholarship in Montford’s name.

                Sen. Montford (Chipola Class of 1967) was born in Marianna and moved to Blountstown where he grew up and attended public school. He graduated from Chipola and transferred to FSU where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics education and Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision.

                Endless Summer will feature The Villagers, one of Montford’s favorite bands from his Chipola days. Original Villagers–Cliff Ellis, Allen Myers, George Boyer, Walter Dover and Andy Murray—will perform their favorite tunes, including their hit song “Laugh It Off.”

                Tickets are $50 per person, with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. Summer casual attire is recommended. Jackson County’s famous smoked steaks will be served.

                For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375.

 

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July 31, 2014

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CHIPOLA NURSING GRADUATES—Twenty-six students recently completed the Associate Degree Nursing program at Chipola College. Graduates are now qualified to take the state certification examination to become Registered Nurses. Pictured from left, are: Pictured from left, are: (front) Caroline Johnson of Blountstown, Aleena Tew of Altha, Karis Smith of Grand Ridge, Brandie Hathaway of Youngstown, Danielle Stokes of Tallahassee, Catherine Thon of Tallahassee, Yolanda Graham of Tallahassee, Lora Riley of Blountstown, Aimee Golden of Bascom, Candice Brown of Westville, Tanya Green of Greenwood, (back) Emily Williams of Altha, Lindsey Russell of Panama City Beach, Amy Piland of Tallahassee, Alena Martin of Westville, Chase Walker of Panama City, Keith Avery of Marianna, Cheyne Roberts of Marianna, Arianna Dillard of Graceville, Erin Pierce of Clarksville, Denise Potter of Sneads, Ryan Smith of Sneads, Angelanell Shaw of Marianna, Danielle Rich of Wewahitchka, Justine Seiss of Marianna and Chelsea Faircloth of Blountstown.

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July 31, 2014

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FLOWERS—Katy Flowers is Chipola College’s Career Employee for July.  Flowers serves as a Staff Assistant in Enrollment Services and has worked at the college since 2010.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, Katy Flowers and Chipola Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Jayne Roberts

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