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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