July 13, 2017

Robert Trammell 07-13-17

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. 

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. 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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July 13, 2017

CHIPOLA SHINES AT NATIONAL PBL CONFERENCE

 

ANAHEIM, CA— Students in the Chipola College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity brought home seven Top-10 national awards, including an outstanding First Place win, and four national PBL scholarships at the PBL National Leadership Conference, June 24-27, in Anaheim, California.

Chipola winners include: Bethany Horton and Melea Kirk, Social Media, First; Hayden White, Information Management, Fourth; Bradach Carlson and Chase Mason, Network Design, Fourth; Sarah Hall, Financial Services, Sixth; Bonnie NeSmith, Justice Administration, Eighth; Bradach Carlson, Project Management, Eighth; Hayden White, Help Desk, Tenth. Four students—Bradach Carlson, Bethany Horton, Kathryn Meadows and Hayden White—won $400 PBL National Scholarships.

More than 2,000 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Southern California to establish their own Legacy of Leadership as they competed for more than $95,000 in cash awards and an honored spot on stage among the Top-10.

Participants from across the U.S. attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and compete in 60 business and business-related events. Students showcased skills and knowledge in competitive events that involved objective tests, skills tests, prepared reports, interviews, speeches, role play scenarios, and presentations. A video of the awards ceremony is available at:  http://pdcproductions.com/pbl2017/index.php

Chipola PBL adviser, Glenda Bethel, says, “Please join me in congratulating these students and all of our PBL members for their outstanding efforts this year.  Our national competitors worked hard to prepare for the competition. Our students had the opportunity to attend educational workshops, visit the information-packed exhibit hall, participate in motivational sessions, and explore Anaheim. Chipola PBL is a small but noteworthy chapter at state and national competitions.”

 

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Chipola Phi Beta Lamda Wins At Nationals 07-13-17

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CHIPOLA SHINES AT NATIONAL PBL CONFERENCE--Students in the Chipola College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity brought home seven Top-10 national awards, including an outstanding First Place win, and four national PBL scholarships at the PBL National Leadership Conference. Pictured from left, are: Bradach Carlson of Marianna; Sarah Hall of Clarksville; Joshua Myers of Chipley; Andrew Bizaillion of Chipley; Glenda Bethel, Adviser; Bonnie NeSmith of Marianna; Melea Kirk of Bonifay; Kathryn Meadows of Marianna; Bethany Horton of Cottondale; Chase Mason of Marianna; and Hayden White of Blountstown.

 

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July 13, 2017

Angie White Stars On Stage Camp 07-13-17

CHIPOLA STARS ON STAGE FINE ARTS Camp JULY 31 – AUG 4

 

MARIANNA— Chipola College will offer a Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp July 31 through Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Center for the Arts. 

A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for their big performance at the culmination of the camp.

Led by Chipola staff and students, morning rehearsals will focus on singing, acting, dancing and team building. Afternoon workshops will be spent in scenery and costume development.  At the end of the week, young actors will present a full-scale musical performance for family and friends, Friday, Aug. 4 at noon. 

Tuition for the one-week camp is $200 for the first child and $150 for any additional children (brothers and sisters only) in the same family. Full tuition is due at time of registration. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Only the first 50 applicants will be accepted as space permits.  Applications will be available May 30 on the Chipola website at www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp

Students must bring a sack lunch each day.  Concessions will be available for the purchase of drinks and snacks.

Proceeds from the camp will go to fund scholarships for the Take Stock in Children initiative, a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/students. Visit http://www.chipola.edu/tsic/index.htm.

To register online, visit www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp.  For more information, contact Angie White at whitea@chipola.edu or Evelyn Ward at warde@chipola.edu.

 

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July 13, 2017

CHIPOLA TO OFFER EMT, PARAMEDIC AND CNA 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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CNA Class 07-13-17

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CHIPOLA TO OFFER CNA CLASS—Chipola College offers a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program to prepare students for a new career in just 10 weeks. Jobs are available in local hospitals and nursing homes with great benefits and vacation packages. The next (CNA) class begins Aug. 21 with an application deadline of Aug. 3. Classes run for 10 weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, contact Jennifer Ham at 850-718-2316 or email hamj@chipola.edu Here, Chipola CNA instructor Tracy Speights, works with a student.

 

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July 13, 2017

 Virginia Staley Emp Of Month 07-13-17

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STALEY IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Virginia Staley is Chipola College’s Career Employee of the Month for July.  Staley has worked in the college Physical Plant since 2009.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola President, Dr. Sarah Clemmons; Staley; and Steve Young, Vice President of Administrative and Business Affairs.

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July 20, 2017

The Villagers 07-20-17

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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July 20, 2017

The Young Irelanders 07-20-17

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/boxofficeThe Box Office opens Aug. 7.

 

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July 20, 2017

Chipola Law Enforcement 07-20-17

LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Criminal Justice Training Center is offering day and evening Law Enforcement Academy and Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over classes. 

Day classes meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Evening classes start Aug. 23 and will meet weeknights from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

All candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT).  The test is offered at the Public Service Building Tuesdays at 8 a.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. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

Classes are forming now.  If interested, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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July 20, 2017

 Chipola Theatre 07-20-17

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CHIPOLA THEATRE FACULTY ATTEND BROADWAY WORKSHOP—Charles Sirmon, Chipola Director of Theatre and Connie Smith, Chipola Technical Director were recently invited to attend the recent Broadway Teachers’ Workshop in New York. The workshop included 30 hours of coursework on direction, choreography, production skills, story structure, song interpretation, Broadway history and professional observation. The Chipola faculty also attended four Broadway productions and met with cast members, producers and creative teams. Pictured are Sirmon and Smith on stage at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street, the second oldest theater in America and home of Disney's Aladdin.

 

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July 20, 2017

 PBL Board 07-20-17

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CHIPOLA BOARD RECOGNIZES PHI BETA LAMBDA—Students in the Chipola College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity were recognized at the College District Board of Trustees’ July meeting. The team brought home seven Top-10 national awards at the recent PBL National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.

 

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July 20, 2017

CHIPOLA PLAYERS NAMED TO FCSAA All-Academic Team

 

TALLAHASSEE – A total of 40 Chipola College student-athletes have been named to the Florida College Activities Association All-Academic Team.

Team members achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average with at least 18 college credit hours in the 2016-17 academic year. Several athletes on the list have graduated from Chipola.

Chipola All-Academic Team members include:

Women’s Cross Country: Hannah Rees, Jayde Smelcer and Lydia Wiedeman.

Men’s Basketball: Carter Skaggs, Yuak Alok, Eric Cobb and Jahshire Hardnett.

Women’s Basketball: Marlene Aniambossou, Sydnee McDonald, Alexandria Obouh Fegue, Nana Sule, Danielle Garven and Ti’Aera Phillips.

Softball: Lexie Basford, Marta Gasparotto, Sydney Golden, Krystal Goodman, Meaghan Grah, Alexis Grampp, Melany Sheldon, Ashlyn Perry, Barbara Woll, Jordenne Gaten, Emily Glover, Megan Morgan, Ashley Morris and Debora Ribeiro.

Baseball: Edmond Americaan, Jose Caballero, Christopher Clayton, Derek Eberly, Andrew Grogan, Jordan Hollins, Francisco Jose Urbaez Antigua, Andrew Carber, Connor Hock, Robert Knox, Cole McKissock, Roberto Negron and Parker Warren.

On the field, Chipola student-athletes had an outstanding year with three teams playing in their respective national tournaments. Chipola Baseball (51-9) won the NJCAA National Championship, the FCSAA State Championship and the Panhandle Conference Title. Women’s Basketball (28-5) made it to the Quarterfinals of the NJCAA National Tournament after finishing as Runner-Up in the FCSAA State Tournament. Chipola Softball (59-9) earned a berth to the NJCAA National Tournament after finishing as runner-up in the FCSAA State Tournament and winning the Panhandle Conference Title.

 

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July 24, 2017

CHIPOLA WINS GOLD IN FDOE PERFORMANCE RANKINGS

 

TALLAHASSEE—Chipola College has been named one of the top colleges in the Florida College System earning a Gold ranking in the state’s performance program. 

Chipola was one of only seven colleges to earn Gold among the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. The Florida Board of Education announced the annual performance rankings of Gold, Silver, Bronze and Purple at a July 18 meeting.  The seven Gold colleges are: Chipola College, Santa Fe, Palm Beach State, Eastern Florida State, Seminole State, South Florida State and Valencia. Chipola earned a Silver ranking in—2016 and 2015—the first two years of the rankings.

Chipola earned the Gold ranking for performance in four key areas: student retention, graduation rate, job placement, and entry level wages after graduation.

Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons said the prestigious Gold ranking confirms the great work of Chipola’s students and employees. “Everyone at Chipola works hard every day to help our students succeed. We know our students and faculty are doing excellent work, and it’s very encouraging when our efforts are validated by the Florida Department of Education.”

Dr. Clemmons pointed to several factors that lead to Chipola’s success. “Everything we do at Chipola is about helping students succeed and move on to a career or to gain more education. We try to put students first in every decision, and we strive to keep class sizes small to encourage student-teacher interaction. We have a highly-qualified faculty and staff leading an excellent academic program. We also have an outstanding extracurricular program for students to connect to others with similar interests.”

Clemmons pointed to two specific programs that have led to recent gains in student performance: the ACE Lab and Dropout Detective. “Our Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) provides free peer tutoring in every subject. This award-winning program has greatly improved student success and graduation rates,” Clemmons said. The college also initiated Dropout Detective last year to help faculty and advisers monitor student performance and offer strategies to help students succeed.

Chipola offers 41 different educational programs in four main areas: bachelor’s degrees, associate in arts degrees, associate in science degrees and workforce certificates. 

More information is available at www.chipola.edu

 

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 Chipola Earns Gold For Performance 07-24-17

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CHIPOLA WINS GOLD IN FDOE PERFORMANCE RANKINGS— Chipola College has been named one of the top colleges in the Florida College System earning a Gold ranking in the state’s performance program.  Here, Chipola English Professor Dr. Rachel West (left) works with a student in the college ACE lab.

 

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July 27, 2017

Chipola Earns Gold For Performance 07-27-17

CHIPOLA WINS GOLD IN FDOE PERFORMANCE RANKINGS

 

TALLAHASSEE—Chipola College has been named one of the top colleges in the Florida College System earning a Gold ranking in the state’s performance program. 

Chipola was one of only seven colleges to earn Gold among the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. The Florida Board of Education announced the annual performance rankings of Gold, Silver, Bronze and Purple at a July 18 meeting.  The seven Gold colleges are: Chipola College, Santa Fe, Palm Beach State, Eastern Florida State, Seminole State, South Florida State and Valencia. Chipola earned a Silver ranking in—2016 and 2015—the first two years of the rankings.

Chipola earned the Gold ranking for performance in four key areas: student retention, graduation rate, job placement, and entry level wages after graduation.

Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons said the prestigious Gold ranking confirms the great work of Chipola’s students and employees. “Everyone at Chipola works hard every day to help our students succeed. We know our students and faculty are doing excellent work, and it’s very encouraging when our efforts are validated by the Florida Department of Education.”

Dr. Clemmons pointed to several factors that lead to Chipola’s success. “Everything we do at Chipola is about helping students succeed and move on to a career or to gain more education. We try to put students first in every decision, and we strive to keep class sizes small to encourage student-teacher interaction. We have a highly-qualified faculty and staff leading an excellent academic program. We also have an outstanding extracurricular program for students to connect to others with similar interests.”

Clemmons pointed to two specific programs that have led to recent gains in student performance: the ACE Lab and Dropout Detective. “Our Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) provides free peer tutoring in every subject. This award-winning program has greatly improved student success and graduation rates,” Clemmons said. The college also initiated Dropout Detective last year to help faculty and advisers monitor student performance and offer strategies to help students succeed.

Chipola offers 41 different educational programs in four main areas: bachelor’s degrees, associate in arts degrees, associate in science degrees and workforce certificates. 

More information is available at www.chipola.edu

 

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July 27, 2017

CHIPOLA COLLEGE FALL APPLICATION DEADLINE

 

MARIANNA—New students planning enroll in Fall classes at Chipola College are encouraged to submit an Application for Admission by Aug. 3.  

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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July 27, 2017

-ngie White Stars On Stage Camp 07-27-17

CHIPOLA STARS ON STAGE FINE ARTS Camp JULY 31 – AUG 4

 

MARIANNA— Chipola College will offer a Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp Monday, July 31 through Friday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Center for the Arts. 

A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for their big performance at the culmination of the camp.

Led by Chipola staff and students, morning rehearsals will focus on singing, acting, dancing and team building. Afternoon workshops will be spent in scenery and costume development.  At the end of the week, young actors will present a full-scale musical performance for family and friends, Friday, Aug. 4 at noon. 

Tuition for the one-week camp is $200 for the first child and $150 for any additional children (brothers and sisters only) in the same family. Full tuition is due at time of registration. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Only the first 50 applicants will be accepted as space permits.  Applications will be available May 30 on the Chipola website at www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp

Students must bring a sack lunch each day.  Concessions will be available for the purchase of drinks and snacks.

Proceeds from the camp will go to fund scholarships for the Take Stock in Children initiative, a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/students. Visit http://www.chipola.edu/tsic/index.htm.

To register online, visit www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp.  For more information, contact Angie White at whitea@chipola.edu or Evelyn Ward at warde@chipola.edu.

 

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July 27, 2017

FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Firefighting I and Firefighting II day classes beginning in Aug. 2017. Orientation is set for Aug. 24 at 5 p.m.

Firefighter I runs Sept. 12 through Oct. 26 and meets Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a total of 206 hours. Cost is $670.

Firefighter II will run Oct 31 through Dec. 14, and meets Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a total of 192 hours. Cost is $633. 

Pre-requisite for both courses is First Responder (EMT or higher certification).  A daytime First Responder class will meet Aug. 28 through Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $130.

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

 

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July 27, 2017

Chipola Artist Series Collage 2017-18 07-27-17

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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July 27, 2017

Chipola EMT and Paramedic 07-27-17

CHIPOLA TO OFFER EMT, PARAMEDIC AND CNA 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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July 27, 2017

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. 

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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July 27, 2017

 CNA Class 07-27-17

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CHIPOLA TO OFFER CNA CLASS—Chipola College offers a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program to prepare students for a new career in just 10 weeks. Jobs are available in local hospitals and nursing homes with great benefits and vacation packages. The next (CNA) class begins Aug. 21 with an application deadline of Aug. 3. Classes run for 10 weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, contact Jennifer Ham at 850-718-2316 or email hamj@chipola.edu Here, Chipola CNA instructor Tracy Speights, works with a student.

 

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July 27, 2017

 Kiwanis 07-27-17

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KIWANIS ADD SCHOLARSHIPS IN MEMORY OF BROWN AND RIGSBY—The Marianna Kiwanis Club recently added $10,000 to the group’s scholarship endowment at Chipola College.  The additional donation is made in memory of two club leaders and active members over the years: Charlie Brown and Jimmy Rigsby.  Their names will be added to the Kiwanis Club Scholarships, which now include: the Frank Harris Memorial, Judge Robert McCrary Memorial, Ernest Duffee Memorial, Charlie Brown Memorial, and Jimmy Rigsby Memorial. Pictured from left, are: Julie Fuqua, Chipola Foundation Director; Irene Rigsby; Shannon Rigsby; Peggy Brown and Dr. Jerry Kandzer, Kiwanis Club President.

 

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July 27, 2017

 Timmons Chipola Emp Of Month 07-27-17

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TIMMONS IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Diane Timmons is Chipola College’s Career Employee for July.  Diane Timmons serves as a Senior Staff Assistant in the Human Resources Department and has worked at the college since 1985.  Pictured from left, are: Karan Davis, Associate Vice President of Human Resources; Diane Timmons and Chipola President, Dr. Sarah Clemmons. 

 

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