Chipola welcomes new employees


A collage of headshots of 13 new Chipola College employees arranged in two rows.

Newly-hired Chipola College employees were recognized during the first staff meeting of the school year on Aug. 17. Thirteen new employees were hired since last year.

They include:

Mathematics and Natural Science

  • Jennifer Bernatis, Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Denise Freeman, Instructor, Biology

School of Business and Technology

  • Thomas Schaefer, Assistant Professor, Business

Workforce Development

  • Scott Phelps, Construction Tech Instructor

Financial Aid

  • Ugreenal Ivey, Senior Office Assistant


  • Donnie Tyndall, Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
  • John Rushing, Assistant Athletic Director
  • Jordan VerHulst, Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball
  • Bobby Pierce, Assistant Coach, Baseball

Fine Arts Department

  • Raines Carr, Instructor, Theatre

Facilities and Campus Operations

  • Mary Allen, Custodian
  • Lemon Baker, Groundskeeper
  • Robert Head, HVAC Technician