November 3, 2016

Dr. Robert Dunkle 11-3-16

Dr. Robert Dunkle Inducted Into FCSAA Hall Of Fame

 

ORLANDOChipola College Assistant Brain Bowl Coach Dr. Robert Dunkle was recently inducted into the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Orlando.  He joins Chipola Head Brain Bowl Coach, Stan Young, who was inducted into the hall of fame last year. 

Dr. Dunkle taught English and humanities at Chipola College from 1988 until his retirement in 2011. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate and a Rhodes Scholar finalist, Dr. Dunkle earned his B.A. in English from the University of Florida, his M.A. in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his Ph.D. in humanities from Florida State University.  Dr. Dunkle's doctoral dissertation title was "The Long Goodbye: Raymond Chandler's Novel and Robert Altman's Film."

Dr. Dunkle began serving as a volunteer assistant coach to his former A+ student Chipola Associate Professor of Mathematics Stan Young in 2006.  Dr. Dunkle continues to serve in that capacity.  Dr. Dunkle has helped professor Young lead Chipola brain bowl teams to a record seven consecutive FCSAA state brain bowl championships from 2008-2014, and three consecutive National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) national championships from 2011-2013.

Dr. Dunkle's peers at Chipola nominated him for the Kirkland Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006 and for the Chipola Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award in 2011.  Florida's brain bowl coaches selected him FCSAA Brain Bowl Coach of the Year in 2012.

In August 2006, Dr. Dunkle and his wife Nancy, who served as a Chipola faculty librarian from 1978 to 2006, used the $1,000 Dr. Dunkle received when he won the Kirkland Award and matched it with another $1,000 to establish the Roy Maxwell and Margaret Goff Deloney Memorial College Brain Bowl Endowment.  The endowment honors Nancy's parents who were both life-long educators. 

This year's FCSAA Hall of Fame class also includes: Dr. Rick Gaspar, Productions Division, Hillsborough Community College; Rick Hitt, Athletics Division, South Florida State College; Alexa Kyros, Forensics Division (student), Tallahassee Community College; Gaby Pacheco, Student Government Division (advisor), Seminole State College; and John Bill Todd, Forensics Division (coach), Miami Dade College.

 

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November 3, 2016

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR HELLO DOLLY

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold open auditions for the musical “Hello Dolly,” Nov. 7-8, at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. 

The show has a large cast of women, men and children with opportunities for actors, singer and dancers.

For information, contact Sirmon at 850-718-2227 or email sirmonc@chipola.edu

Visit Chipola Theatre on Facebook or at www.chipola.edu

 

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November 3, 2016

CHIPOLA SENIOR DAY IS NOV. 9

 

Chipola College’s Student Ambassadors have invited area high school seniors from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties to visit campus on Wednesday, Nov. 9  The day will feature performances by the Chipola cheerleaders, men’s and women’s basketball teams, show choir and theatre. Seniors will tour campus and enjoy lunch on the lawn of the Johnson Center.

 

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November 3, 2016

Chris Hart, Chipola Workforce 11-3-16

CHIPOLA WORKFORCE ADVISORY MEETING IS NOV. 10

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Workforce and Economic Development Division will host the Annual Advisory Committee Meeting, Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Chipola Cultural Center. The Keynote Speaker is Chris Hart IV, President and CEO of CareerSource Florida.

A general meeting and luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advisory Council Program Meetings will continue from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on 14 separate advisory committees for each of the college’s technical programs. Members advise Chipola faculty on the development, evaluation, and revision of educational programs.

For information, call Janice Holley at 850-718-2484 or email holleyj@chipola.edu.

 

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November 3, 2016

FSU ASTROPHYSICIST TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Florida State University Astrophysicist Dr. Eric Hsiao will present a lecture entitled, “Discovering our Place in the Universe," Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m., at Chipola College. The lecture is sponsored by the Chipola Science Club.

Dr. Hsiao is an assistant professor of Physics at FSU. He is an observational astronomer who has worked in California, Chile and Denmark before coming to Florida.

His research interests include the physics and observational properties of supernovae, the explosive ends of some stellar life cycles that can outshine entire galaxies. These supernovae are also used to measure immense distances and determine the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of our universe.

 

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November 3, 2016

APPLY NOW FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer a Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class beginning in August.  Start date for the class will be determined by enrollment.

Day classes will meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Night classes will meet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Completion of either of these programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, upon becoming employed with a law enforcement agency.

Prior to admission, all candidates must 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. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

For information, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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November 3, 2016

Dr. Lipford presents 11-3-16

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CHIPOLA’S LIPFORD PRESENTS AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE—Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean of the Chipola College School of Health Sciences, recently presented at the U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress.  The conference for healthcare professionals centers on mental health topics.  Dr. Lipford’s poster presentation was on the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) project conducted through Troy University in collaboration with Florida State Hospital.  The topic was: Communication Needs at an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Josefina Baluga, Medical Services Director at Florida State Hospital and Dr. Karen Lipford.

 

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November 3, 2016

CHIPOLA HOSTS PANHANDLE CLASSIC

 

 MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the Panhandle Classic Nov. 4-5 in the Milton H. Johnson Center.

The Chipola Indians play Conrad at 7 p.m., Friday. The Indians play Jones College, Saturday, at 4 p.m. IMG plays Jones Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. IMG plays Conrad Nov. 5, at 2 p.m.

The Indians will be in action again, Tuesday, Nov. 8, when they host Faith Baptist, at 7 p.m.

Both Chipola teams host the Milton Johnson Classic Nov. 18-19. The Lady Indians play East Georgia State at 5 p.m., Nov. 18, and Georgia Highlands at 5 p.m., Nov. 19. The Indians play Reddevil’s Academy, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. and Combine Academy, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Tallahassee plays Combine, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. and Reddevil’s, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. Pensacola faces East Georgia, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m.

Second year Chipola men’s basketball coach Bret Campbell leads the Indians into battle with a pair of seasoned players. Forward Eric Turner averaged 11 points and nearly 6 rebounds a game season last year for Chipola. Point guard Taevon Ashmeade started in final stretch of the 2016 conference season. 

Coach Campbell says, “We have more size than we had a year ago. We’ve got a couple transfers that are going to be solid for us.” University of South Carolina transfer Eric Cobb (6-9, 280) will give the Indians some size inside. Freshman Yuat Alok from New Zealand (6-10, 220) was one of the top recruits in the country. Campbell says, “We’re deeper at every position than we were a year ago. Our goal is to defend and rebound well because that’s what wins you championships. I think our team can certainly play for a Panhandle championship. We’ve got four Division I transfers that understand what it takes.”

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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November 10, 2016

 Chipola Workforce Advisory 11/14/16

WORKFORCE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETS AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College recently hosted the annual meeting of members of the Workforce Development Advisory Council. Chris Hart IV, President and CEO of CareerSource Florida was the keynote speaker for the event. The theme of the meeting was “Leading with Talent.”

More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on 14 separate advisory committees for each of the college’s technical programs.

Members advise Chipola faculty on the development, evaluation, and revision of educational programs. Advisors help ensure that curriculum meets the needs of business, industry and the community and that program graduates are capable of performing entry level skills in the occupation in which they are trained. Members also help recruit students for career and technical education training programs and aid students in locating occupationally related jobs.

Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, says, “We depend on the expertise of these professionals to provide real-world advice about the training we need to provide to our students. Their involvement ensures our students are well-prepared to enter the workforce.”         

Chipola advisory committees and members are:

AutomotiveMike Robinson, Bryan Wiggins, and Mike Ashley, Advance Auto Parts; Ray Lawrence, Ray’s Garage; Mellissa Lombardo, Chipola Ford; Chuck Anderson, Michael John Mitchell and Jamie Cozart, Rahal-Miller Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Nissan; Mike Bowyer, Florida Panhandle Technical College; Ronnie Stevens, Marianna Auto Parts; John Pforte and Tim Poppell, Bob Pforte Motors; Walmart; Philip Deshazo, Deshazo Automotive; Darren Womac, Carquest; Luke Shores and David Shores, Cobbs Front End; Jeff Schumacher, Firestone; Fred Van Buren, Triple J Tires; Cody Mears, Auto Zone; Tony Schumacher, King of Battle; Cliff Chruchwell and David Steinmetz, Waste Management; and Eddie Johns, Florida Department of Transportation.          

Cosmetology—Treva Cravatt, Paul Mitchell Representative and Business Owner; Ashley Scott, Ashley’s; Mitchel Gleason, The Salon Center-Brazilian Blowout Representative; Dana Torbett, Owner,  Partenza Salon and Spa; and Troy Golden, Partenza Salon & Spa.

Law Enforcement—Sheriff Lou Roberts and Captain Darren S. Edwards, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office; Sheriff Glenn H. Kimbrel, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office; Chief Mark Mallory, Blountstown Police Department; Chief Hayes Baggett, Marianna Police Department; Chief Elton Horton, Graceville Police Department;

Chief William Watford, Cottondale Police Department; Chief Burt McAlpin, Sneads Police Department; Chief Jimmy Baggett, Altha Police Department; Glenn Hess, State Attorney and Investigator Dave Edmondson, Office of State Attorney; William L. Wright, Circuit Judge; and Wade Mercer, County Judge.

Corrections—Warden Jeffery Thomas and Richard Heming, GEO, Inc./

Graceville Correctional Facility; Steven White, Heath Holland and Earl Gravin, Jackson County Correctional Facility;, Jackson Correctional Institute; Ronald Mathis, Correctional and Probation; John A. Barfield, Warden, A.C.I. Correctional Institution; Scott Payne, Warden, Calhoun Correctional Institution; Richard Johnson, Warden, Liberty Correctional Institution; and Michael White, Florida Department of Corrections; and Shelly Sonberg, Warden, Gadsden Correctional Facility.

Firefighting—Scott Birge, Will Arryo, Jackson County Fire Rescue; Nakeya Lovett and George Gay, Marianna Fire Rescue; Floyd Aycock, Chipley Fire Rescue; Ben Hall, Blountstown Fire Rescue;  Brian Young, West Director Fire Association and Rodney Andreasen, Jackson County Emergency Management.

Business—Kenny Griffin, Chipola Regional Workforce Board; Sara Applewhite; Nina Adams, Community South Credit Union; Candace Croft, West Florida Electric Cooperative; David Melvin, Melvin Engineering; Larry Meese, Jackson Hospital and Sandon Speedling, Department of Health.

Information Technology—Jamie Hussey, Jackson Hospital; Michael Pinnella, Holmes County School District; Kevin King, Department of Transportation; April Alday, Department of Revenue; Jack Mason and Landon Davis, Family Dollar Distribution; Philip Wynn, InfoStation; and Dennis Everett and Byron Ward, Chipola College.

Nursing—Gene Grantham, Blountstown Health and Rehab; Bobbie Finch, Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center; Joyce Roland, Chipola Nursing Pavilion; Merian Milton, Covenant Hospice; Janet Smith, Doctors Memorial Hospital; Kelley Tyus and Kim Barnes, Florida State Hospital; Marilyn McKissick, Flowers Hospital; Christianna Orvis, Gulf Coast Medical Center; Alice Pate, Jackson County Health Department; Robbin Catt, Jackson Hospital; Pam Moss, Marianna Health and Rehab; Karla Nichols, Rivervalley Rehab Center; Diane Buntyn and Gwen MacGilberry, Southeast Alabama Medical Center; Geri Williams and Michele Henderson, Sunland; Heidi Stone, Kindred at Home; Debbie Barber, Northwest Florida Community Hospital; Judith Beck, Healthmark Regional Medical Center; and Barbara Alford and Kathy Mason, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

EMT—Scott Birge and Will Arroyo, Jackson County Fire Rescue; Phillip Hill, Calhoun County EMS; Liberty County EMS; Randy Truette, Washington County EMS; Steve Connell, Holmes County EMS; Bobby Martin and Greg Cain, North Walton Fire Department; Richard Talbert and Ryan Crawford, South Walton Fire District; and Andre Walker, Gadsden County EMS; Ruth Attaway, Calhoun/Liberty Hospital; Ashley Foshee, Doctors Memorial Hospital; Melissa Hobbs, Gulf Coast Medical Center; Jenny Paul, Healthmark Regional Medical Center; Kathryn Jordan, Jackson Hospital; Sean Gibson, Dothan Fire Department; and Andy Waldorff, Calhoun County EMS.

Early Childhood Education—Donna Doelman, PAEC; Kelly Edwards,  JCSB Early Childhood Program; Sarieta Russ, Chipola College; Kim Long, Jackson County Early Childhood Programs; and Chesnee McCaskill, Calhoun County Head Start; and

Leisha Jeter.

Welding—Ray Windham, Branning’s Towing; Kelly Stephens, Spanish Trail Lumber; Chris Stiver, Lincoln Electric; Harris Baker; Pete Gilmore, Melvin Engineering; Ed Egert, Eastern Ship Building.

Civil Engineering Technology—Larry Kelly, Atkins; Trey Vidrine, NEI; David Melvin, Melvin Engineering; Thomas Mead, Southeastern Surveying; Lee Anderson, Southeastern Surveying; Scott Golden, Jason Peters and Steve Benak, Florida Department of Transportation; Daryll Burnett, Metric Engineering; Doug Cauley, Metric Engineering, Inc.; Joseph Alday, Alday-Howell Engineering and Kevin Wall, Anderson Columbia; and Gene Strickland, Anderson Columbia.

Engineering Technology—Nolan Coumbie, Mowrey Elevator; Caroline Dauzat; Ross Jackson, Rex Lumber; Rod Peters, Rex Lumber; John Halstead, Stuart Irby; Richard Williams, CareerSource Chipola; Byron Ward, Chipola College; Benny Smith,TriDelta Systems Systems; Larry Shemetulskis, Tektronix; Tom Evans, Rock Tenn; Sustin Smith, National Instruments; Matthew Pearse, Siemens; Michael Bouche, AWC, Inc; Gary McGowan, Automated Control Systems; Jacob Terrell, Nova; Cheri Gilmore, Manown; Terry Ellis, West Point Home; David Nordnes, Siemens; Tom Kish, Globe Motors; Mark Haser, Enviva; Chris Davison, Enviva; Nora Swanson, Farley; William Floyd, Farley; Michelle Schaefer, Rex Lumber; Jared Banta, Rex Lumber; Kristie Kelley, Gulf Power; Christopyer Fedele, Moog, Inc.; Quinton Martin, Trane; and Bobby Baker, Safari Helicopter.    

Dean Gilmore also announced the formation of an Economic Development Advisory Committee which will include professionals in the region who desire to regularly collaborate to consider best practices to support existing companies with curriculum and training. The committee also will plan a unified approach to recruit new companies into the five-county region.

For information about Chipola’s Advisory Committees, call 718-2270, or email gilmored@chipola.edu

 

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WORKFORCE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETS AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College recently hosted the annual meeting of members of the Workforce Development Advisory Council. Chris Hart IV, President and CEO of CareerSource Florida was the keynote speaker for the event. Pictured from left, are: Richard Williams, Executive Director of CareerSource Chipola; Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Interim President of Chipola College; Chris Hart; and Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce and Economic Development.

 

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November 10, 2016

 Chipola Shines At AFC Conference 11/14/16

CHIPOLA COLLEGE SHINES AT AFC CONFERENCE

 

LAKE BUENA VISTA—Chipola College was one of the most talked about colleges at the recent Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Conference in Orlando.

Chipola Chapter was named a Gold Level Chapter, and was one of only three chapters with more than 50 percent membership. Alice Pendergrass won the Lifesaver Award and Evelyn Ward won the Unsung Hero Award. 

Chipola won three AFC Communications and Marketing Commission Awards of Excellence. Publications coordinator Meri Mock, won second place in the Student Handbook category. TV Director Eric Dove won first, second and third place awards in the Video/Electronic Promotion competition. 

Retired Chipola Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle was inducted into the FCSAA Hall of Fame for his service as Assistant Coach of Chipola’s Seven-Time State Champion Brain Bowl team. Florida Senator Bill Montford, a Chipola alumnus, won the James Wattenbarger Award for contributions to the Florida College System.

Chipola AFC Chapter President Joc Calloway presented a session at the conference, entitled "Proactive Student Advising: Strategies to Effectively Engage a New Generation of College Students."  Also attending the conference from Chipola, were: Joc Calloway, Matt White, Jennifer White and retirees Joyce Traynom and Janet Wise.

AFC is a statewide organization open to all employees, retirees and trustees of the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. AFC provides professional development opportunities for members, and represents the interests of colleges before the Florida Legislature. The Association has nearly 9,000 individual employee and retiree members.

 

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CHIPOLA SHINES AT AFC CONFERENCE—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the recent Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Conference in Orlando winning major awards in several categories. Those attending from Chipola are, from: Joc Callaway, Chipola AFC Chapter President; Joyce Traynom, retiree; Janet Wise, retiree; Jennifer White and Matt White. 

 

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November 10, 2016

 Sen Bill Montford 11/14/16

SEN. BILL MONTFORD WINS WATTENBARGER AWARD

 

TALLAHASSEE—Florida Senator Bill Montford was named the 2016 recipient of the James L. Wattenbarger Award for exceptional commitment to the Florida College System at the recent Association of Florida Colleges Convention.

Sen. Montford is an alumnus of Chipola College (1967) and has been a champion of public education in Florida for his entire life. In the Florida Senate, Montford represents a large 11-county district which includes numerous universities, colleges and schools. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and as Chair of the Committee on Agriculture.  He also serves on the Education Pre-K-12 Committee, as well as the Appropriations, Banking and Insurance, Reapportionment and Rules committees.

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Interim President of Chipola College, says, “Sen. Bill Montford is a worthy recipient of the Wattenbarger Award. He is a product of the Florida College System who has dedicated his life to serving the citizens of Florida.”

Sen. Montford’s contributions to Chipola College have been tremendous. In 2015 and 2014, he served as guest host of Chipola’s Endless Summer Event which has raised more than $50,000 for a Scholarship Endowment in his name. Montford said, "Chipola College has a great reputation built on generations of success and respect. People trust and appreciate Chipola, and I am proud to be associated with an institution that benefits so many students."

Sen. Montford delivered the commencement address at the Chipola graduation ceremony in 2012. He also is a regular supporter of the Chipola Quail Calcutta which has raised more than $100,000 for college scholarships.   

After graduating from Chipola in 1967, Montford went on to FSU where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education and Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision. He began his career as a math teacher in 1969 and went on to serve as a school administrator for 26 years, including 18 years as a principal. He served two terms as a Leon County Commissioner and was elected Leon County Superintendent of Schools in 1996. Since 2006, Montford has served as CEO of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. 

Sen. Montford’s outstanding public service has been recognized by local and statewide organizations. In 2006, the William J. Montford, III, Educational Scholarship was established by the Florida State University College of Education. In 2008, the Leon County School Board named the William J. Montford, III, Middle School as a tribute to his lifelong contributions to education. 

The late Dr. James Wattenbarger is credited as being the Father of the Florida Community College System. His doctoral dissertation at the University of Florida outlined a master plan that the state used in 1955 to create the modern community college system.

Presidents from the 28 college in the Florida College System submit nominations for the Wattenbarger award. Nominees must be a student, faculty member, administrator, trustee, or alumni of one of Florida’s colleges or be a supporter of a college and/or champion for the Florida College System, or be a state legislator or member of the executive branch of state government.

 

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November 10, 2016

 

FSU ASTROPHYSICIST TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Florida State University Astrophysicist Dr. Eric Hsiao will present a lecture entitled, “Discovering our Place in the Universe," Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m., in the Chipola Cultural Center. The lecture is sponsored by the Chipola Science Club.

Dr. Hsiao is an assistant professor of Physics at FSU. He is an observational astronomer who has worked in California, Chile and Denmark before coming to Florida.

His research interests include the physics and observational properties of supernovae, the explosive ends of some stellar life cycles that can outshine entire galaxies. These supernovae are also used to measure immense distances and determine the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of our universe.

 

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November 10, 2016

 

TICKETS ON SALE FOR A CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS

 

MARIANNA—Tickets are on sale for “A Chipola Christmas,” set for Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Prough Center for the Arts.  

Presented by the Chipola music department under the direction of Angie White, Dr. Josh Martin, and Connie Smith, the show is the perfect start to the holiday season. The Chipola Show Choir and Music Ensembles, will present the large musical production with dazzling costumes and stage design. The show also will feature community hand bell choirs, musicians and dancers.

For ticket information, visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice or phone 718-2420.

 

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November 10, 2016

 

FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is accepting applications for the First Generation in College Scholarship for the Spring 2016 semester.  Several partial scholarships may be awarded.

Completed applications must be received in the Foundation office by 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.

Students must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) and have been determined to be Pell eligible and still have an unmet financial need in order to apply for the First Generation Scholarship.  Current Chipola students must have a 2.0 college GPA. New students must have a 2.0 high school GPA.

The need-based scholarship is available to Florida residents who enroll as undergraduate, degree-seeking students for a minimum of six hours per term.  Students must demonstrate financial need and must come from a family where neither parent has completed a bachelor’s degree.  If the student regularly resides with only one parent who provides support, that one parent must not have completed a bachelor’s degree for the student to be eligible. 

Students must submit a personal letter and an application—available in the Foundation Office—with all required items outlined on the application by Dec. 2. 

For information, call 850-718-2404.

 

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November 10, 2016

 

APPLY NOW FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer a Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class beginning in August.  Start date for the class will be determined by enrollment.

Day classes will meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Night classes will meet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Completion of either of these programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, upon becoming employed with a law enforcement agency.

Prior to admission, all candidates must 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. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

For information, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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November 10, 2016

 

FLORIDA BLUE ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is now accepting applications for the Florida Blue Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship with a deadline of Dec. 2.

Approximately 9 partial $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in the Spring 2017 semester. The need-based scholarship is available to Florida residents enrolled in a community college in one of the following eligible programs: Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse, Associate Degree Nurse, Baccalaureate Degree Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic. 

Applicants must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) to qualify. The Scholarship application, personal letter and transcripts must be submitted to the Foundation Office by Dec. 2, 2016. Application files must be complete.

Students entering college in Spring 2017 must have a 2.0 GPA at high school graduation or have earned a GED.  Students previously enrolled in college must have both a cumulative and semester GPA of 2.0.  High school transcripts must be submitted if Fall 2016 is the first semester of college enrollment. College transcripts must be submitted if the applicant has earned more than 24 college credit hours.  If less than 24 hours have been earned, submit both high school and college transcripts. Unofficial Chipola transcripts are available online at www.mychipola.edu.

For information, visit www.chipola.edu/foundation or contact the Foundation Office at 718-2445.

 

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November 10, 2016

 PAEC 11/14/16

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PAEC TEACHER RECRUITMENT MEETING AT CHIPOLA—The Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) is coordinating an effort to recruit and retain teachers in Northwest Florida. A group of educational leaders met recently at Chipola College to discuss the initiative. Pictured from left, are: John Selover, Executive Director of PAEC, meets with Dr. Pam Rentz, Dean of the Chipola School of Education, and Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola College Interim President.

 

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November 10, 2016

 Bouvin Top Chipola Employee 11/14/16

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BOUVIN IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Dr. David Bouvin has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award of the month for November.  Bouvin is the Dean for the School of Business and Technology and has worked at the college since 2015.  Pictured from left are, Dr. David Bouvin and Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Interim President.

 

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November 10, 2016

 Seniors 11/14/16

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CHIPOLA HOSTS SENIOR DAY—More than 1,000 area high school seniors attended Chipola College’s annual Senior Day hosted by the Student Ambassadors. Pictured are ________ High Seniors. Students from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties enjoyed performances by the Chipola cheerleaders, men’s and women’s basketball teams, show choir and theater. Seniors were treated to lunch after touring the campus.

 

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November 10, 2016

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST MILTON JOHNSON CLASSIC, NOV. 18-19

 

MARIANNA— Both Chipola teams host the Milton Johnson Classic Nov. 18-19 in the Johnson Center.

The Lady Indians play East Georgia State at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, and Georgia Highlands at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19. The Indians play Reddevil’s Academy, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. and Combine Academy, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Tallahassee plays Combine, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. and Reddevil’s, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. Pensacola faces East Georgia, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m.

The Lady Indians are 2-0 after a big 70-29 win over Mississippi Gulf Coast Nov. 4. Barbara Johnson led Chipola with 19 points and 4 steals. Raven Baker-Northcross and Sydnee McDonald both scored 11 points and both had 6 rebounds.

The Lady Indians scored a 78-70 win over Trinity Valley on Nov. 5. Tiaera Phillips led Chipola with 20 points. Danielle Garven had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Barbara Johnson scored 11. Chipola is number 2 in the FCSAA State Poll behind top-ranked Gulf Coast. The Lady Indians are number 7 in the NJCAA National Poll.

The Chipola men’s team improved to 2-1 on the year with a big 103-73 win over Faith Baptist on Nov. 8.  DeShawn Martin and Carter Skaggs scored 18 apiece in the win for Chipola.

Yuat Alok scored 14 and pulled down 10 rebounds. Eric Cobb had 12 points with 9 rebounds.

Chipola split a pair of games in the Panhandle Classic Nov. 4-5. Chipola trounced Conrad Academy, 116-65, on Nov. 4. Eric Turner led the Indians with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Carter Skaggs had 18 points and 6 rebounds. Jahshire Hardenett scored 11. Taevon Ashmeade and Yuat Alok each scored 10.

The Indians lost a close 82-77 game to Jones County Junior College on Nov. 5. Chipola was led by Yuat Alok with 12 points and 4 rebounds. Deric Patton scored 11.   

Second year Chipola men’s basketball coach Bret Campbell leads the Indians into battle with a pair of seasoned players. Forward Eric Turner averaged 11 points and nearly 6 rebounds a game season last year for Chipola. Point guard Taevon Ashmeade started in final stretch of the 2016 conference season. 

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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November 10, 2016

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST SIGNING CEREMONY FOR ATHLETES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Athletics will hold a signing ceremony for student-athletes Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m., in the Hospitality Room of the Johnson Center.

Chipola student-athletes are expected to sign with the following colleges: men’s basketball: Cedric Wright-Morehead State University, Eric Turner-University of Tennessee/ Chattanooga; baseball: Bowden Francis-Florida State University, Trey Dawson-University of Kentucky, Ryan Shauger-University of Southern Mississippi, Kevin Craft-Western Carolina University and Connor Hock-University of Central Florida.

For information about the signing, contact Natalie Aliff at 718-2398.

 

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November 15, 2016

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST SIGNING CEREMONY FOR ATHLETES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Athletics will hold a signing ceremony for student-athletes Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m., in the Hospitality Room of the Johnson Center.

Chipola student-athletes are expected to sign with the following colleges:

Men’s basketball:  

·         Eric Turner- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

·         Cedric Wright- Morehead State University

 

Baseball:

 

·         Bowden Francis- Florida State

·         Trey Dawson- Kentucky

·         Ryan Shauger- Southern Mississippi

·         Kevin Craft- Western Carolina

·         Connor Hock- UCF

·         Reynaldo Rivera- Mississippi State

·         Jose Caballero- University of Tampa

·         Jacob Silverstein- University of West Florida

·         Riley Cabral- University of Memphis

·         Evan Steele- Auburn

For information about the signing, contact Natalie Aliff at 718-2398.


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November 17, 2016

 Chipola Brain Bowl Wins Delta Burke 11/17/16

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL WINS DELTA BURKE TOURNAMENT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College brain bowl team captured its seventh Delta Burke title Nov. 12 at Valencia College in Orlando.

The Chipola team finished the preliminary rounds with a 5-0 record, and swept the championship bracket on Saturday with a 10-0 overall record to claim the title. Chipola last won the Delta Burke in 2013. State College Manatee won in 2015 and New College won in 2014. Delta Burke is among the largest community college tournaments of the Fall season. This year’s field consisted of 24 teams from Florida and some from Alabama.

Chipola’s A team—Katie Everett, Hunter Davis, Turner McCroan and Alex Tharp—finished the tournament averaging 411 points per game, and 20 points per bonus, the highest averages for a Chipola team since the Paul Kelson led team in 2013. Turner McCroan and Hunter Davis finished 9th and 11th respectively in individual scoring.

Chipola’s B team—Michael Young, Donavan Ebersole and Daniel Lewis also had a good showing finishing 5-5. Michael Young finished 17th in individual scoring.

Chipola’s C team—Jonce Palmer, Sierra Ennis and Colby Hargrove also finished 5-5. Jonce Palmer finished 15th in individual scoring and Sierra Ennis finished 18th overall.

The Chipola team has completed its fall season, winning the Florida Gateway Open, the Erik Korray Open, and the Delta Burke. The team will next compete in January at the NAQT Sectional hosted by Chipola.

Stats to the tournament: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4071/stats/combined/

 

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL WINS DELTA BURKE TOURNAMENT—The Chipola College brain bowl team captured its seventh Delta Burke title Nov. 12 at Valencia College in Orlando. Brain Bowl team members are, from left: Payton Berkly, Daniel Lewis, Donavan Ebersole, Michael Young, Katie Everett, Mason Young, Hunter Davis, Alex Tharp, Carolyn McInnis and Turner McCroan. 

 

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November 17, 2016

 

CHIPOLA BLACK STUDENT UNION CELEBRATES ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Black Student Union has been very busy this Fall Semester. 

BSU participated in the Sunland Fall Festival Parade on Oct. 29.  BSU, Phi Beta Lambda and the TRiO Society sponsored the Fall Carnival which raised funds and awareness for the Anchorage Children’s Home in Marianna.

Chipola BSU President, Jackie Dudley was selected as Region 1 Director for the Florida African American Student Association (FAASA).  She will direct other FAASA students from seven state colleges and universities within the region which includes: FAMU; FSU; Gulf Coast; Northwest Florida; Pensacola; Tallahassee; and University of West Florida. 

The Florida African American Student Association (FAASA) Convention was held on Nov. 10-13 in Jacksonville. The Chipola BSU was recognized as a Four-Star Program for the 2016-17 school year.  BSU members received priority seating at the Fall Leadership Convention.  Chipola BSU adviser Dr. Willie Spires and other advisors also were recognized for their leadership.

 

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November 17, 2016

 Hello Dolly cast 11/17/16

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘HELLO DOLLY’

           

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast local actors in the hit musical, “Hello Dolly,” which opens a five-day run, Feb. 22.  

The cast includes: Gabriela Merz as Mrs. Dolly Levi, Darby Benjamin as Ernestina, Destin Dawson as Ambrose Kemper, Keith Watford as Horace Vandergelder, Sarah Liffick as Ermengarde, Zac West as Cornelius Hackl, Saylor Novonglosky as Barnaby Tucker, Grace Wallace as Minnie Fay, Dianna Floyd as Irene Malloy, Ashleigh Braswell as Mrs. Rose, Colton Day as Rudolph Reisenweber, Anthony Severson as Stanley. 

The ensemble includes: Karissa Mercer, Oliva Wester, Sarah Beth Yoder, Madyson Hendrix, Angela Jones, Jamie Gibson, Karen Redman, Nicole Morse, Caroline King, Stephanie King, Jennifer Bernier, Elizabeth Bennett, Stephanie Mitchell, Grace Rossou, Cheyenne Cobart, Katelyn Cannady, Sydney Jansen, Bethany Schneider, Jamie Sory, Venus Boyd, Jaylyn Palmer, Calen Masai, Victoria Kanesm, Jill Berquist, Hannah Ahalaseh and Breeanna Bennet. 

The children’s ensemble includes: Victoria Kanes, Anna Barber, Emilyann Raoulhac, Kodibeth Bates, Alec Griffin, Catherine Lewis,Addison Hussey, Madelin Garcia, Emily Rezek, Willa Wester, Chandler King, Alana Kerr and Keegan Bernier.

Chipola’s adaptation of the 1964 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical tells the story of Dolly Levi, a New York City matchmaker who merrily arranges things like furniture and daffodils and lives. A widow, she has found herself in love with a “half-a-millionaire” merchant named Horance Vandergelder. She weaves a web of romantic complications involving him, his two clerks, a pretty milliner and her assistant.  Eventually, all is sorted out, and everyone ends up with the right person.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 8.  For information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, at sirmonc@chipola.edu or 850-718-2277.  Visit the Chipola Theatre page at www.facebook.com or www.chipola.edu/theatre

 

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November 17, 2016

 

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CUMMINGS—Jan Cummings is Chipola College’s Career Employee for November.  Cummings serves as a Department Associate for the Vice President of Instruction and has worked at the college for 28 years.  Here, Chipola Interim President Dr. Sarah Clemmons (left) presents the award to Jan Cummings.

 

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November 17, 2016

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST MILTON JOHNSON CLASSIC, NOV. 18-19

 

MARIANNA— Both Chipola teams host the Milton Johnson Classic Nov. 18-19 in the Johnson Center.

The Lady Indians (2-0) enter the tournament as the number two team in the FCSAA State Poll and the number 7 team in the NJCAA National Poll. Chipola plays East Georgia State at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, and Georgia Highlands at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19. Pensacola’s women face East Georgia, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m.

Lady Indians head coach Greg Franklin says, “This team is growing, getting better, and learning how hard to play. We’ve got some outstanding players. I like our team, our character, and the makeup of the team. We want to put a good product on the floor and make everybody proud.”

The Lady Indians trounced Mississippi Gulf Coast 70-29 on Nov. 4. Barbara Johnson led Chipola with 19 points and 4 steals. Raven Baker-Northcross and Sydnee McDonald both scored 11 points and both had 6 rebounds.

The Lady Indians scored an important 78-70 win over Trinity Valley, the pre-season national #2, on Nov. 5. Tiaera Phillips led Chipola with 20 points. Danielle Garven had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Barbara Johnson scored 11. 

The Indians (4-1) are the ninth-ranked team in the FCSAA State Poll. Chipola plays Reddevil’s Academy, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. and Combine Academy, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Tallahassee’s men play Combine, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. and Reddevil’s, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m.

The Indians outlasted Snead State 80-73 on Nov. 12. Jashire Hardnett led the Indians with 23 points. Deyshawn Martin had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Taevon Ashmeade scored 11 points.

Indians head coach Bret Campbell says, “Our players have been working extremely hard since the summer in the weight room and on the floor. We’re all excited that the season has finally arrived.”

Chipola beat Wallace Hanceville 69-50 on Nov. 11. Eric Cobb led Chipola with 13 points. Cedric Wright scored 11. Yuat Alok added 10 points and pulled down 5 rebounds.

The Indians scored a big 103-73 win over Faith Baptist on Nov. 8.  DeShawn Martin and Carter Skaggs scored 18 apiece in the win for Chipola. Yuat Alok scored 14 and pulled down 10 rebounds. Eric Cobb had 12 points with 9 rebounds.

Chipola split a pair of games in the Panhandle Classic Nov. 4-5. Chipola trounced Conrad Academy, 116-65, on Nov. 4. Eric Turner led the Indians with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Carter Skaggs had 18 points and 6 rebounds. Jahshire Hardenett scored 11. Taevon Ashmeade and Yuat Alok each scored 10.

The Indians lost a close 82-77 game to Jones County Junior College on Nov. 5. Chipola was led by Yuat Alok with 12 points and 4 rebounds. Deric Patton scored 11.   

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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November 17, 2016

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS SIGNING CEREMONY FOR ATHLETES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Athletics recently hosted a signing ceremony for student-athletes moving on to four-year colleges and universities.

Chipola student-athletes signed with the following colleges:

Men’s basketball: Eric Turner- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Cedric Wright-Morehead State University.

Baseball: Bowden Francis-Florida State University; Trey Dawson-University of Kentucky; Ryan Shauger-University of Southern Mississippi; Kevin Craft-Western Carolina University; Connor Hock-University of Central Florida; Reynaldo Rivera-Mississippi State University; Jose Caballero-University of Tampa; Jacob Silverstein-University of West Florida; Riley Cabral-University of Memphis; and Evan Steele-Auburn University.

 

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November 17, 2016

 Chipola Baseball Signing 11/17/16

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CHIPOLA BASEBALLERS GO NEXT LEVEL—Chipola College Athletics recently hosted a signing ceremony for student-athletes moving on to four-year colleges and universities. Baseball signees are, from left: (front) Jacob Silverstein-University of West Florida; Connor Hock-University of Central Florida; Jose Caballero-University of Tampa; Evan Steele-Auburn University; Kevin Craft-Western Carolina University; (back) Reynaldo Rivera-Mississippi State University; Bowden Francis-Florida State University; Riley Cabral-University of Memphis; Trey Dawson-University of Kentucky; Ryan Shauger-University of Southern Mississippi and Chipola Coach Jeff Johnson.

 

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November 17, 2016

Chipola Basketball Signing 11/17/16

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CHIPOLA BASKETBALL PLAYERS MOVE ON UP— Chipola College Athletics recently hosted a signing ceremony for student-athletes moving on to four-year colleges and universities. Basketball signees are, from left: (front) Eric Turner- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Cedric Wright-Morehead State University, (back) Chipola basketball coach Bret Campbell and Athletic Director Jeff Johnson.

 

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November 17, 2016

 Chipola christmas 11/17/16

TICKETS ON SALE FOR ‘A CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS’

 

MARIANNA—Tickets are on sale for “A Chipola Christmas,” set for Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Prough Center for the Arts.  

Presented by the Chipola music department under the direction of Angie White, Dr. Josh Martin, and Connie Smith, the show is the perfect start to the holiday season. The Chipola Show Choir and Music Ensembles, will present the large musical production with dazzling costumes and stage design. The show also will feature community hand bell choirs, musicians and dancers.

For ticket information, visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice or phone 718-2420.

 

 

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