October 6, 2016

CHIPOLA RANKED BY ONLINECOLLEGES.COM

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College was recently ranked number 32 on a list of the Best Online Colleges in Florida. The website, OnlineColleges.com, listed Chipola 32nd among 112 institutions in the state.

Chipola President Dr. Jason Hurst says, “We’re very proud that our online program is ranked in the top third of all colleges and universities in Florida.  The majority of Chipola students are enrolled in face-to-face classes, but we think it’s important to offer other delivery options.” 

Chipola utilizes Canvas, a Learning Management System, which provides a platform for students to interact with faculty in online and in traditional courses. While Chipola does not offer all courses in an online format, students may earn a general Associate in Arts (AA) degree completely online. Chipola also offers the RN to BSN degree with all upper level classes in an online format.  Other online programs also are being explored.

Vikki Milton, Chipola’s Director of Distance Learning, says, “To ensure that our online classes have the same high standards as traditional classes, our faculty are required to meet proficiency standards. Online courses also are proctored to confirm that a student’s work is their own.”

OnLineColleges.com ranked institutions using information from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. OnlineColleges.com ranked more than 2,500 accredited colleges and universities on a variety of factors, including affordability, student services and the availability of online programs. See the rankings at: http://www.onlinecolleges.com/top-colleges-tool/florida.html

Chipola’s OnlineColleges.com listing comes two weeks after the college was ranked 10th on the list of Top Public Schools in the South by U.S. News and World Report.

Chipola is designated as a state college in the Florida College System. Established in 1947, Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

For information about Chipola College, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 850-526-2761.

 

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October 6, 2016

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL WINS GATEWAY TOURNAMENT

 

LAKE CITY—The Chipola College Brain Bowl Team won the Florida Gateway Invitational Oct. 1 in Lake City.

The Chipola team of Hunter Davis, Katie Everett and Alex Tharp finished the tournament with an 8-0 record to claim the title.

Chipola had three teams in the tournament. The team of Turner McCroan and Donavan Ebersole finished second overall with a 6-2 record. The team of Michael Young, Trey Rollins, Daniel Lewis and Ann Marie Brown finished in the top half with a 4-4 record.

Chipola players Turner McCroan, Hunter Davis, and Katie Everett finished first, second and third respectively in individual scoring. This is the first time Chipola has had three players finish as the top three scorers.

This was Chipola’s first tournament of the Fall season. Other schools in the tournament were Valencia, Central Florida, South Florida, Northwest Florida State, Santa Fe and Florida Gateway. Chipola’s next tournament is in Ocala on Oct. 21-22.

 

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October 6, 2016

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL WINS AT GATEWAY— The Chipola College Brain Bowl Team won the Florida Gateway Invitational Oct. 1 in Lake City. Pictured from left, are: the team of Hunter Davis, Katie Everett and Alex Tharp, along with Turner McCroan, top scorer in the tournament. 

 

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October 6, 2016

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AMERCIAN IDOL FINALIST TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series will present vocalist Melinda Doolittle, Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Described as “a young Gladys Knight”, Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress. She is a flawless vocalist with irresistible artistry and effortless style compelling her audiences to keep listening.

Doolittle became a household name during season six of American Idol in 2007. She came in third in the voting, first with Simon Cowell calling her his “personal favorite” and quickly became the sweetheart of American Idol winning over the hearts of all with her stunning powerhouse vocals and her personal charm.  Learn more at www.melindadoolittle.com 

An art exhibit featuring the work of Dr. Kitty Myers will open in the Center for the Arts gallery before the Doolittle performance. Patrons may visit the exhibit before and after the show and through the end of October.

Individual tickets for Melinda Doolittle are on sale now for $20, and $10 for under 18. Season tickets for all four events are on sale for $60. Single event tickets range from $20-$25 for adults, $10 for under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees

A Meet the Artist Reception for season ticket holders will be hosted by First Federal Bank of Florida.

For more information, contact the Box Office at 850-718-2420.

 

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October 6, 2016

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KITTY MYERS ART ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Original works by Dr. Kitty Myers will be on display in the Chipola College Center for the Arts Gallery beginning Oct. 8. The opening will coincide with the Artist Series performance of Melinda Doolittle.

Dr. Myers worked at the college from 1981 to 2011. She began her career as a mathematics instructor and retired as Vice President of Instruction and Baccalaureate programs.

Of her love for art, Myers said, “From the time I could hold a crayon, I've always loved to sketch, and color and paint.” 

During her 30 year career in education, she continued to learn more about the artistic process, taking lessons, reading and painting. “Since my retirement, I've devoted myself to my passion for art,” Myers said. She paints mostly with oils and occasionally watercolor pencils. Her work covers a wide range of subjects including portraits, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes. “I paint for my own enjoyment and I frequently accept commissions for paintings and sell other paintings to interested persons.”

The show will be open through the end of October. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. 

 

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October 6, 2016

JAZZ BAND CONCERT AND SWING DANCE IS OCT. 13

 

Chipola College will host a Jazz Band Concert and Swing Dance Party, Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.

The Chipola Jazz Band will join the UWF Jazz Band, the Marianna High Jazz Band and other local bands for a fun evening of jazz favorites. All jazz fans are invited to enjoy the concert and to cut a rug in the Cultural Center (the old Chipola gym).

General Admission tickets are $5 at the door the night of the event.   

For information, contact the Box Office at 850-718-2420.

 

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October 6, 2016

CHIPOLA’S SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL TICKETS ON SALE

 

MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College production of the comedy hit, “Southern Fried Funeral,” go on sale Oct. 13 in the Center for the Arts Box Office and online.

The show is centered on the news that Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces—if they don't kill each other first. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in families. 

The show runs Oct. 27-30 and plays nightly at 7 p.m. with a Sunday, Oct. 30, matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under.

An opening night dinner show is set for Oct. 27 with seating by reservation only.  Proceeds go to the Chipola Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges.  Tickets—$30—for dinner and show, are on sale now. 

Sirmon invites theatre fans to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) Fund Patrons may join online at www.chipola.edu/theatre, or in person at the Box Office.

For information, call the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 6, 2016

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SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL—Tickets for the Chipola College production of the comedy hit, “Southern Fried Funeral,” go on sale in the Center for the Arts Box Office and online Oct. 13. Here, strong mother Dorothy Frye comforts her young child Dewey Frye, Jr. The show runs, Oct. 27-30. For information, call the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 6, 2016

CHIPOLA FINE ARTS EVENTS IN OCTOBER

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Fine and Performing Arts program has four events planned during October.

The Chipola Artist Series will present vocalist Melinda Doolittle, Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Described as “a young Gladys Knight,” Doolittle was a finalist on American Idol. Tickets are $20, and $10 for under 18.

An art exhibit featuring works of Dr. Kitty Myers will be on display in the Center for the Arts gallery Oct. 8-31. Patrons may visit the exhibit before and after the Doolittle performance, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon.

Chipola will host a Jazz Band Concert and Swing Dance Party, Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., in the Cultural Center (the old Chipola gym). Jazz Bands from Chipola, UWF, Marianna High and others, will present an evening of jazz favorites. Tickets are $5 at the door.   

The Chipola Theatre production of the comedy, “Southern Fried Funeral,” runs Oct. 27-30. An opening night dinner show is set for Oct. 27.  Tickets—$30—for dinner and show, are on sale now.  Show tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go sale Oct. 13.

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

 

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October 6, 2016

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CHIPOLA TRIO HELPS BACKPACK—The Chipola College TRiO Society recently participated in the Backpack for Kids fall food drive. Non-perishable food items were donated to feed of Jackson County’s youth during the week-long fall break. Backpack for Kids of Jackson County is a non-profit group dedicated to feeding the needy, displaced and homeless children in our county. Chipola TRiO Society sponsors are Kristie Mosley, Donna Chandler or Angie Tyler.

 

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October 6, 2016

Dr. Loran Anderson Chipola Science Speaker 10-06-16

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ANDERSON LECTURES AT CHIPOLA—Dr. Anderson, Professor Emeritus FSU, botanist, and curator, was a recent guest lecturer in Chipola College classes of environmental science.  His presentation on botanical biodiversity, appreciation and protection is part of a program of study designed to move students from visualizing environmental science to living it. Dr. Anderson is former Curator of the Godfrey Herbarium at FSU.  He served as a member of the Florida Endangered Plant Advisory Council for over 30 years and remains active in field surveys, describing several species for the first time, updating and adding species to a list of over 600 at the Florida Caverns State Park.

 

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October 6, 2016

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY HOSTS DUAL MEET

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cross Country team hosted a dual meet with Tallahassee Community College, Sept. 30, at Citizens Lodge in Marianna.

Chipola’s Nicole Morse won the race with a time of 20:16. Four Lady Indians finished in the top 10. Lydia Weideman was third with a 21:16. Jayde Smelcer was sixth with a 23:13.Hannah Redmond-Rees was 10th at 24:59. Katie Cox and Conner Melvin also scored for Chipola.

Tallahassee won the two-team meet with a score of 28 to Chipola’s 31. Cross Country scoring is calculated by adding the place finish of a team’s top five runners.

All Chipola runners improved their times from the first two meets of the season in Tallahassee and Gainesville.  The Lady Indians head to Orlando Oct. 8 for the Disney Cross Country Challenge.

 

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October 13, 2016

CHIPOLA’S SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL TICKETS ON SALE

 

MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College production of the comedy hit, “Southern Fried Funeral,” are on sale in the Center for the Arts Box Office and online.

The show is centered on the news that Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces—if they don't kill each other first. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in families. 

Actors include: Sarah Liffick as Dorothy Frye, Gracie Wallace as Sammy Jo Frye-Lefette, Darby Benjamin as Harlene Frye, Chandler King as Dewey Frye, Jr., Jaylyn Palmer as Dub Frye, Saylor Novonglosky as Atticus Van Leer, Avery Potts as Beecham Lefette, Ashleigh Braswell as Martha Ann Fox, Layton Hanlon as Fairy June Cooper, Destin Dawson as Benny Charles and A’dajah Swilley as Ozella Meeks.

The show runs Oct. 27-30 and plays nightly at 7 p.m. with a Sunday, Oct. 30, matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under.

 An opening night dinner show is set for Oct. 27 with seating by reservation only.  Proceeds go to the Chipola Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges.  Tickets—$30—for dinner and show, are on sale now. 

Sirmon invites theatre fans to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) Fund Patrons may join online at www.chipola.edu/theatre, or in person at the Box Office.

For information, call the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 13, 2016

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SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL—Tickets for the Chipola College production of the comedy hit, “Southern Fried Funeral,” are on sale in the Center for the Arts Box Office and online.  Pictured are the cast and crew of the show. The show runs, Oct. 27-30. For information, call the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 13, 2016

CHIPOLA SEEKING ALUMNI

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is working to update the contact information of thousands of alumni.

Sue Stanley has been hired as the Alumni Development Staff Assistant in the Chipola Foundation. She is working to update alumni contact information and looking for alumni success stories. 

All alumni are encouraged to contact Sue with updated contact information. Chipola is looking to inform alumni about the many fine arts, athletic, and academic events on campus. 

All alumni are encouraged to send contact information or news on family and friends who may have attended Chipola to:  StanleyS@chipola.edu , or by phone at 850-718-2405. Alumni may mail information to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.

Chipola is seeking the following information: Name/Maiden Name, Mailing address, Email address, Telephone Number the Years of Attendance at Chipola. The college also wants to hear success stories of any and all alumni.

For more information, call Sue Stanley at 850-718-2405, email stanleys@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 13, 2016

CHIPOLA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR B.S. DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for each of the college’s 10 bachelor’s degrees programs in Education, Business and Nursing. 

Application deadline is Dec. 2 for the Spring 2017 semester which begins in January. Deadline to apply for Federal Financial Aid to cover Spring tuition and fees is Nov. 17. 

Scholarships are available for all 10 B.S. degrees.  Financial aid also is available through the Chipola Foundation and through state and federal programs. 

Chipola’s tuition is $115 per semester hour for upper division courses compared to $215 per hour at nearby universities. Chipola also offers in-state tuition for Alabama and Georgia residents.

Chipola offers seven different bachelor’s degrees in the teaching field: Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, English Education, Middle School Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics, Middle School Science and Secondary Science (Biology).  All education degrees have high placement rates with excellent re-hire rates for the second year. Chipola education graduates are teaching in nearly all of the 34 public schools in the college’s service area which includes: Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties. For information, call 718-2416.

Chipola offers the B.S. in Business Administration with majors in Accounting or Management. Both programs have excellent placement rates. Most of the courses are offered in the evening and online. There are seven prerequisite courses for both programs: (ACG 2021) Introduction to Financial Accounting, (ACG 2071) Introduction to Managerial Accounting, (CGS 1100) Microcomputer Applications, (ECO 2013) Macroeconomics, (ECO 2023) Microeconomics, (MAC 2233) Calculus for Non-science Majors, (STA 2023) Introduction to Statistics or (STA 2122) or (QMB 2100) Business Statistics.  For information, call 718-2441.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers all upper division classes completely on-line. Applicants must have completed an AS degree in Nursing from a regionally-accredited institution or have completed the AA degree with all prerequisites from a Florida public institution or 60 semester hours and satisfactory completion of Chipola's general education requirements including Gordon Rule and all prerequisites. Applicants must be licensed RN’s in (Florida, Alabama, or Georgia) with an overall 2.5 minimum GPA with a minimum grade of "C" in all common pre-requisites.

For information on the Chipola Nursing program, contact Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean of Health Sciences, at 850-718-2278 or email lipfordk@chipola.edu 

Call 850-718-2305 or visit www. chipola.edu

 

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October 13, 2016

FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Firefighting I and Firefighting II night classes beginning in January 2017. Orientation is set for Jan 5 at 5 p.m.

Firefighter I runs Jan. 23 through April 11, and meets Monday through Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Firefighter II will run April 17 through June 21.   

Pre-requisite for both courses is First Responder (EMT or higher certification).  An evening First Responder class will meet Jan. 9 through Jan. 19, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $130.

Cost is approximately $1,600 each for Firefighter I or Firefighter II classes.  Firefighter I price includes: 205 hour class, book, Drug and Background Test and (4) T-shirts.  Firefighter II price includes:  192 hour class, Forestry S-130/180/L-190, use of SCBA and bunker gear.  Some financial aid is available for both classes.

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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October 13, 2016

CHIPOLA BACHELOR’S DEGREE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED 

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College recently awarded The Roy Beall/Dr. Kitty Myers Scholarship to 12 students enrolled in the college’s Bachelor’s degree programs.

Recipients are: School of Education—Shelby Lane Bryan of Bascom, Charity Newsom Sikora of Chipley, Le’Tonya La’Shandra’ Reed of Blountstown, Savannah J. Shelley of Ashford, Deborah S. Graham of Altha, Kelsey Rebekah Stewart of Bonifay, Holly E. Corne of Bonifay; School of Business & Technology—Bethany Horton of Cottondale, Shana Sloan of Bonifay, Patrick Spires of Greenwood; School of Nursing—Courtney Reeves of Bonifay and Zachary Perkins of Marianna.  

Chipola Bachelor’s degree programs include: Mathematics Education (Middle School Grades 5-9 and Secondary 6-12), Science Education (Middle School Grades 5-9 and Secondary 6-12), English Education, Exception Student Education, Elementary Education, Nursing, and Business Administration with concentrations in Management or Accounting.  

Prospective students are encouraged to tour any of the bachelor’s degree programs to learn more. Contacts for B.S. programs include: Business, Dr. David Bouvin and Katrina Griffin, 718-2380, griffink@chipola.edu; Nursing, Dr. Karen Lipford and Jennifer Ham, 718-2316, hamj@chipola.edu; Education, Dr. Pam Rentz and Shawn Keihn at 718-2492, keihns@chipola.edu.

 

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October 13, 2016

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CHIPOLA BEALL-MYERS SCHOLARSHIPS—Two students in Chipola’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program recently were awarded the Roy Beall-Dr. Kitty Myers Scholarship. Here, Courtney Reeves of Bonifay is congratulated by Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean of the School of Health Sciences. Not pictured is BSN student Zack Perkins.

 

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October 13, 2016

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CHPOLA BEALL-MYERS SCHOLARSHIPS—Seven students in Chipola’s Bachelor of Science Teacher Education program recently were awarded the Roy Beall-Dr. Kitty Myers Scholarship. Pictured from left, are: Charity Sikora of Chipley, Shelby Bryan of Bascom, and Kelsey Stewart of Bonifay.  Not pictured are: Le’Tonya La’Shandra’ Reed of Blountstown, Savannah J. Shelley of Ashford, Deborah S. Graham of Altha and Holly E. Corne of Bonifay.

 

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October 13, 2016

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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October 13, 2016

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GULF POWER HELPS CHIPOLA TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN—Gulf Power in Chipley recently contributed a total of $4,400 toward the Take Stock in Children Funds for Jackson, Holmes and Washington Counties. Take Stock provides scholarships for local students to attend Chipola College.  Here Darrin Wall, Manager of Gulf Power in Chipley (center), presents the check to Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst (right) and Julie Fuqua, Chipola Foundation Director.

 

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October 13, 2016

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VANDERWERF IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Paige Vanderwerf has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award of the month for October.  Vanderwerf serves as an Instructor for Cosmetology and has worked at the college since 2006.  Pictured from left are, Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce and Economic Development; Paige Vanderwerf and Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Senior Vice President.

 

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October 13, 2016

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT FSU INVITATIONAL

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (October 7, 2016) – The Chipola College Women’s Cross Country Team recently competed at the FSU Invitational.

Chipola picked up the FSU run to replace the Disney Cross Country Challenge which was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew. 

All Chipola runners’ times were fairly consistent with two logging personal bests: Hannah Redmond Rees (26:15) and Katie Cox (25:30). Nicole Morse led Chipola with a 21:42. Lydia Wiedeman finished at 22:26. Jayde Smelcer ran a 24:16. Conner Melvin also completed the race but was hampered by injury.

The Chipola team finished just behind Tallahassee CC and Weber College. A total of 16 teams competed in the College Division.

Chipola next travels to the Nov. 4 NJCAA Region VIII meet in Tallahassee to compete with three other community colleges—Tallahassee, South Florida State and Pasco-Hernando. 

 

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October 17, 2016

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CHIPOLA COLLEGE PRESIDENT RESIGNS; BOARD NAMES INTERIM

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of college president Dr. Jason Hurst at the board’s regular meeting on Oct. 18. Hurst was a semi-finalist for the presidency of Northwest Florida State College.

In a letter to the board of trustees, Dr. Hurst said, “I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your president over the past two and a half years. I have had the opportunity to work with some of the finest faculty and staff during my five year tenure as both President and Vice President. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you, and our more than 3,000 students. I am excited about what is next for me and my future. I am also hopeful that Chipola College will continue to thrive and build upon the many great initiatives currently ongoing.”

Hurst became Chipola’s tenth president in April, 2014. He came to Chipola 2011 as Vice-President of Baccalaureate and Workforce programs, and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2013. Prior to coming to Chipola, he served as VP for Workforce Education and Academic Support at Pensacola State College. He also served Central Alabama Community College as Director of Workforce and Director of the Talladega Center.  

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice President of Instruction at Chipola, was named Interim President. She is currently the chief academic officer for the college with responsibility over all academic and workforce instructional programs. She also oversees the college’s accreditation, grants, assessment and academic support programs. 

Dr. Clemmons came to Chipola in 1979 as an English instructor and became Division Chair of the Literature/Language Division rising through the ranks to eventually become the top academic officer of the college. She helped to start the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), a free tutoring program for all students, which has been recognized with the Florida College System Chancellor’s Best Practice Award and as a finalist for the national Bellwether Awards Program. She was instrumental in establishing Bachelor’s Degree programs at Chipola beginning in 2003. Chipola now offers 10 B.S. degrees in Business, Nursing and Education. Dr. Clemmons is a native of Marianna, and is an alumnus of Marianna High School, Chipola College, University of West Florida, Troy University and Florida State University.

 

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October 20, 2016

 

CHIPOLA’S SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL TICKETS ON SALE

           

            MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College production of the comedy hit, “Southern Fried Funeral,” are on sale in the Center for the Arts Box Office and online.

            The show is centered on the news that Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces—if they don't kill each other first. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in families. 

            Actors include: Sarah Liffick as Dorothy Frye, Gracie Wallace as Sammy Jo Frye-Lefette, Darby Benjamin as Harlene Frye, Chandler King as Dewey Frye, Jr., Jaylyn Palmer as Dub Frye, Saylor Novonglosky as Atticus Van Leer, Avery Potts as Beecham Lefette, Ashleigh Braswell as Martha Ann Fox, Layton Hanlon as Fairy June Cooper, Destin Dawson as Benny Charles and A’dajah Swilley as Ozella Meeks.

            The show runs Oct. 27-30 and plays nightly at 7 p.m. with a Sunday, Oct. 30, matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under.

            An opening night dinner show is set for Oct. 27 with seating by reservation only.  Proceeds go to the Chipola Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges.  Tickets—$30—for dinner and show, are on sale now. 

Sirmon invites theatre fans to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) Fund Patrons may join online at www.chipola.edu/theatre, or in person at the Box Office.

For information, call the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL— Tickets for the Chipola College production of the comedy hit, “Southern Fried Funeral,” are on sale in the Center for the Arts Box Office and online.  The show runs, Oct. 27-30. For information, call the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 20, 2016

BSU Fall Carnival 10-31-16

 

CHIPOLA BSU TO HOST HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

            The Chipola College Black Student Union will hold a Fall Carnival on Monday, Oct. 31, in the Cultural Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Entry to this event is $1 per person. 

            All proceeds will be donated to the Anchorage Children’s Home in Marianna.  There will be games, candy, prizes, balloons, photo ops, and more. Hot dog and chili sales will help BSU students attend the Fall Institute Conference in Jacksonville on Nov. 10-13.  The public is invited.  For information, call 718-2319.

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October 20, 2016

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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

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October 27, 2016

CHIPOLA’S SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY

 

MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College production of the comedy hit, “Southern Fried Funeral,” are on sale in the Center for the Arts Box Office one hour before each show. The show runs Oct. 27-30 and plays nightly at 7 p.m. with a Sunday, Oct. 30, matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under.

The show is centered on the news that Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces—if they don't kill each other first. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in families. 

For information, call the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 27, 2016

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SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL— Tickets for the Chipola College production of the comedy hit, “Southern Fried Funeral,” are on sale in the Center for the Arts Box Office one hour before each show. The show runs Oct. 27-30 and plays nightly at 7 p.m. with a Sunday, Oct. 30, matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under.

For information, call the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 27, 2016

CHIPOLA EARLY SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS NOV. 3

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold Early Registration for the Spring 2017 semester for current students, Nov. 3-4 and continuing through Dec. 16 on regular business days.

Current students may register at Student Services Room (A156), or with an adviser. Eligible students may register online at https://my.chipola.edu/ics

New students who have completed the admissions process may register beginning Nov. 14.

High school dual enrollment students taking classes on Chipola’s campus or online (Section 700) must bring a new completed Course Approval form with them to register. Students taking dual enrollment classes on high school campuses will register and complete the Course Approval form at the high school and do not have to report to the college.

For students who register early, between Nov. 3 and Dec. 8, fees are due by Dec. 8.  For students who register from Dec. 8-16, fees are due on the day of registration.  Registration is not complete until all fees are paid. Students must contact the Business Office to declare how fees will be paid (grant, scholarships, Bright Futures, dual enrollment, etc.). Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of classes/registration.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, is the last day to withdraw from a class for the Fall Semester. Nov. 16 is last day to resign from all classes. Students who stop attending class without withdrawing will receive a failing grade.

For information about registration, call 718-2311.

 

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October 27, 2016

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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October 27, 2016

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SMITH—Rachel Smith is Chipola College’s Career Employee for October.  Smith serves as a Senior Staff Assistant in Admissions and Registration and has worked at the college since 2015.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Jayne Roberts, and Rachel Smith.

 

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October 27, 2016

CHIPOLA BASKETBALL TIPS OFF NOV. 4

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College and the Jackson County Tourist Development Council will host the Panhandle Classic Nov. 4-5 in the Milton H. Johnson Center. 

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

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

 

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DR. SARAH CLEMMONS NAMED INTERIM PRESIDENT

 

MARIANNA— Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice President of Instruction at Chipola, was named Interim President of the college following the resignation of former college President Dr. Jason Hurst on Oct. 18.

 

In meetings with all college employees on Oct. 25, Dr. Clemmons said, “I am honored to have been asked to lead the college.

 

Dr. Clemmons is currently the chief academic officer for the college with responsibility over all academic and workforce instructional programs. She also oversees the college’s accreditation, grants, assessment and academic support programs. 

 

Dr. Clemmons came to Chipola in 1979 as an English instructor and became Division Chair of the Literature/Language Division rising through the ranks to eventually become the top academic officer of the college. She helped to start the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), a free tutoring program for all students, which has won a Florida College System Chancellor’s Best Practice Award and has been a finalist for a national Bellwether Award. She was instrumental in establishing Bachelor’s Degree programs at Chipola beginning in 2003. 

 

Dr. Clemmons is a native of Marianna, and is an alumnus of Marianna High School, Chipola College, University of West Florida, Troy University and Florida State University.

The Chipola District Board of Trustees recommended that Dr. Clemmons serve as interim president of the college through June 30, 2017.