August 11, 2011

CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold Fall registration for returning students Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Returning students are those who enrolled in the Spring or Summer 2011 terms.

New and returning student registration is Aug. 18-19. Classes begin Aug. 22. Late registration will continue through noon on Aug. 23. Drop/add will continue through noon on Aug. 26. 

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu.  

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelor’s Degrees in Education include majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. A Business Administration degree is available with concentrations in Management or Accounting. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also is offered.  The college also offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

            Chipola’s most popular program continues to be the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree which 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 earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs.  Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Computer Systems Technology I, Firefighter II, Computer Systems Technology II, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Nursing Assistant (Long Term Care), Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement and Patient Care Assistant.

            Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology.

            College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

           For information, call 850- 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA COLLEGE FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS AUG. 17—Here, Chipola College students in Conservation Biology identify tree species on campus. Chipola will hold Fall registration for returning students Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. New and returning student registration is Aug. 18-19. Classes begin Aug. 22. Late registration will continue through noon on Aug. 26. Applications are available in the Admissions Office or on-line at www.chipola.edu  For information, call 850- 718-2211.

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August 11, 2011

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA—Season tickets for the 2011-12 Chipola Artist Series go on sale Monday, Aug. 22, in the lobby of the McLendon Fine Arts Building. Individual tickets for the first performance go on sale Aug. 29 in the college Business Office.        

            The highly acclaimed four-event series opens Sept. 11 with a Sunday afternoon matinee at 2 p.m. in the Chipola Theatre “Artistic Reflections”  presented by the Chipola College Music and Theatre Faculty will honor Joan Stadsklev, the retiring Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts.  A memorable afternoon of music ranging from classical to modern will feature pianists Dr. Christine Yoshikawa and Dr. Josh Martin, Dr. Daniel Powell, saxophone, Adam Larison, guitar, Angie White, vocalist, Charles Sirmon, Theatre, and others.  Concert-goers are cordially invited to attend a reception in the Arts Center hosted by the Chipola Regional Arts Association honoring Stadsklev and her talented faculty and staff.

            “Songs and Stories of the Civil War” presented by Bobby Horton will transport you back in time to the most turbulent era in our nation’s history.  Dressed as a 19th century performer, using period musical instruments, Horton explores the stories of both the North and South through the music they loved with each song placed in historical context. Horton has produced and performed musical scores for eight Ken Burns PBS films, including “The Civil War’ and “Baseball.” The performance is Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

            “Fused Tutu” a mixed dance repertoire program presented by Dance Alive, the National Ballet Company, will fill the Chipola stage on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. on March 18, 2012. Ranging from classical ballet to physically outrageous contemporary dance, from Bach to African music, the program starts with a roar and never slows down.  The show is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

            “The Whiffenpoofs,” the oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella all-male singing group will perform Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 7 p.m. These 14 senior Yale University men carry on a tradition begun in 1909.  The Whiffenpoofs  have performed in Lincoln Center, the White House, Carnegie Hall, the Rose Bowl, and on television shows The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, 60 Minutes, and NBC’s The Sing-Off to name a few. 

            The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

            Season tickets—$40 for all four events—entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the "Meet The Artist" receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal next year. A limited number of individual event tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office. 

            For tickets contact 850-718-2220, the college Business Office. For performance information, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at 850-718-2257 or powelld@chipola.edu.

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES—Season tickets for the 2011-12 Chipola Artist Series go on sale Monday, Aug. 22, in the lobby of the McLendon Fine Arts Building. Events are pictured from left: (top) “Artistic Reflections”  presented by the Chipola Music and Theatre Faculty, “Songs and Stories of the Civil War” presented by Bobby Horton, (bottom) “Fused Tutu” a mixed dance repertoire, and “The Whiffenpoofs,” a cappella all-male singing group . 

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS FINISH SIMULATION MODELING CLASS—Five students recently completed Chipola College’s first Simulation Modeling (3-D) Technician class. Pictured from left, are: instructor Matt White, Courtney Sawyer, John Paul McCoy, Dylan Bass, Tim Glass and Rep. Marti Coley, who was instrumental in starting the program. Students developed the technical skills necessary to produce three-dimensional content to be used in business, education and government.  Students learned several programs including Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, ArcGIS, Java Script, AutoCAD and Unity gaming software.

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HINSON SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED AT CHIPOLAThe Hinson Scholarship was recently established at Chipola College to honor Jack, Mary Madge and Janice Hinson, all natives of Jackson County who are buried in the Campbellton Baptist Church Cemetery. Relatives Kenneth Anderson (right) and JJ Gilbert (left) recently presented the first Hinson Scholarship to Sarah Wade, a single parent of two now attending Chipola. Anderson and Gilbert are nephews of Jack Hinson. As benefactors of the Hinson estate, they established the scholarship in memory of the Hinson family.

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August 11, 2011

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a series of small business seminars in the coming months.

On Friday, Sept. 16, a seminar entitled, “Steps to Starting a Business” will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Participants will learn about organizational requirements and licensing for a small business in Florida, personal financial assessments, credit checks, defining customers, location considerations, and employee requirements.

On Oct. 7, a seminar entitled, “How to write a Business Plan,” will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn to create an impressive, professional business plan to get it right the first time.  Participants also will review a software program and walk through the business plan process.

“Starting Your Own Restaurant Business” is set for Oct. 21. Marketing Series, Part 1:  Introduction to 21st Century Marketing is Nov. 4 and Marketing Part 2   Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media is Dec. 2.

The workshops will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. Cost of each seminar is $30.

            Register at http://clients.floridasbdc.org/center.aspx?center=41230&subloc=4

For information, contact Dr. Jim Froh at 718-2413 or email: frohj@chipola.edu

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August 11, 2011

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College’s annual Select Baseball Showcase, is set for Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Chipola field.

The event is open to all high school sophomores, juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division I coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 17. The event will continue rain or shine with indoor facilities available.

Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. with skill evaluation for hitting, pitching

and catching to follow. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves, hats and protective cups.

Registration deadline is Sept. 14. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $100.

Chipola College in located in Marianna, Florida, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes south of Dothan. The physical address is 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL. 

For information, call coach Jeff Johnson at 850-718-2237, or visit www.chipola.edu.   

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August 18, 2011                                  

CHIPOLA FALL CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Fall Term A and B classes begin Monday, Aug. 22. Late registration will continue through noon on Aug. 23. Drop/add will continue through noon on Aug. 26. 

            Chipola also offers a Fall Term ‘C’ which begins Oct.14. Registration for the six-week Term C is Oct. 13. 

           Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu.  

           Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelor’s Degrees in Education include majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. A Business Administration degree is available with concentrations in Management or Accounting. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also is offered.  The college also 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 earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs.  Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Computer Systems Technology I, Firefighter II, Computer Systems Technology II, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Nursing Assistant (Long Term Care), Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement and Patient Care Assistant.

            Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology.

College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

         For information, call 850- 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA FALL CLASSES BEGIN—Chipola College students enjoy a break in the student center. Chipola Fall Term A and B classes begin Monday, Aug. 22. Late registration will continue through noon on Aug. 23. Drop/add will continue through noon on Aug. 26.  Chipola also offers a Fall Term ‘C’ which begins Oct.14. Registration for the six-week Term C is Oct. 13.  Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu.

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August 18, 2011                                  

Chipola Employees Awarded For Service

Marianna-Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service during the first staff meeting of the school year on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments.          

             The following were recognized:

             Five years: T. Joshua Martin, Edward Mount, Daniel Powell, Jane Stephens.

             Ten years: Rance Massengill, Wanda Pope. 

             Fifteen years: Rose Cavin, Harry Fleener, Laurel Foran, Jeff Johnson, Joyce Mitchell, Ana Stephens, Evelyn Ward. 

             Twenty-five years: Betty Broome, Nancy Burns, Karan Davis, Richard Edenfield, JoAnn Everett, Jayne Roberts, Bonnie Smith, Joan Stadsklev, Michelle Stone, Lucy Thomas, Doris Williams, Margie Williams.

             Thirty years: Annie O’Pry.

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FIVE YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments.  Five year employees are, from left: Joshua Martin, Daniel Powell and Jane Stephens. Edward Mount is not pictured.

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10 YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments.  Ten year employees are, from left: Rance Massengill and Wanda Pope.

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15 YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments.  Fifteen year employees are, from left: Rose Cavin, Harry Fleener, Laurel Foran, Jeff Johnson, Joyce Mitchell, Ana Stephens and Evelyn Ward.

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25 YEARS AT CHIPOLA— Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on August 15. Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments.  Twenty-five employees are, from left: Doris Williams, Joan Stadsklev, Nancy Burns, Karan Davis, JoAnn Everett, Richard Edenfield,  Jayne Roberts, Margie Williams, Bonnie Smith, Michelle Stone, Lucy Thomas and Betty Broome. 

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O’PRY SERVES 30 YEARS—Annie O’Pry accepts an award for 30 years of service to Chipola College from Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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August 18, 2011                                  

ALTRUSA HELPS CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

         MARIANNA—Altrusa International of Marianna recently donated $2,500 to the Chipola College Foundation for the club’s annual scholarship awards. 

         Altrusa sponsors an annual award to a female student from Jackson County who is returning to Chipola in an effort to secure advancements in her chosen career.  The scholarship can be applied toward tuition, books, and items required for coursework.  The scholarship was divided for the 2011-12 academic year between Amy Rehberg ($1,000) and Rhonda Johns ($500), both nursing majors at Chipola. 

         The club also awards a scholarship to a returning woman in a literacy- related field.  That award was presented to Rebecca Hart ($500) who is majoring in Elementary Education. 

         In addition to the individual scholarships awarded this year, the Altrusa club also made a $500 donation to the Vivian Ford Scholarship fund at the Chipola Foundation. Donna Ford Rogers, Vivian’s daughter, is a long-time member of the Altrusa club. 

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ALTRUSA HELPS CHIPOLA—Rose Cavin (right), chair of the vocational committee of Altrusa International of Marianna is shown presenting a $2,500 check to Julie Fuqua of the Chipola College Foundation for the club’s annual scholarship awards. 

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August 18, 2011                                  

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CELLIST IN CONCERT AT CHIPOLA

 

         MARIANNA—Chipola College will feature a special event on Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Chipola College Chapel featuring Russian virtuoso cellist Alexei Romanenko performing a program presented by the Department of the Fine and Performing Arts.

         Romanenko will present a recital of the complete cycle of Johann Sebastian Bach's monumental, unaccompanied Six Solo Cello Suites. The six works will be presented in an extended afternoon program from 2 p.m to 3 p.m. followed by a short intermission, and continuing from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

         The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed in support of our visiting artist.

         To learn more about Romanenko, visit www.alexeiromanenko.com For more information on this concert, please contact the Chipola Music Department at (850) 718-2277.

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CHIPOLA NURSING GRADS—Twenty-four students recently completed Chipola College Associate Degree Nursing program. Graduates are, from left: (front) Tisha Brock of Cottondale, Ariel Johnson of Quincy, Kristen Davis of Cottondale, Kiki Dickey of Havana, Heather Robbirds of Sneads, Shawna Phillips of Bonifay, Monica Fitzsimmons of Sneads, Mitch Lyons of Panama City Beach; (second row)Aimee Nichols of Sneads, Jessica Ward of Panama City, Allison Brown of Chipley, Jennifer Cantrell of Perry, Jennie Crews of Tallahassee, Keith Watford of Graceville, Jackie Peterson of Quincy, Karen Taylor of Bristol, Aryca Westfall of Marianna, Ashley Jones of Chipley, Lauren St. Amant of Panama City, Rachel Lyons of Panama City Beach, Amanda Trawick of Iron City, Ga., Gynell Pettis of Hunter of Bonifay, Janice Roberts of Altha, Amy Hildebrand of Chipley.

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 August 25, 2011

CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY LAUNCHES Pivot Point Learning IN NEW SHOP

 

               MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cosmetology program has a new home and a new online learning system (OLS) to enhance the students’ studies and comprehension. 

                The Pivot Point OLS, created from Pivot Point’s Designer’s Approach library, will allow students to access information at any time and from anywhere as they pursue their studies and prepare to take state board examinations.

               “We want students to be able to study and learn wherever they are and use tools they are familiar with,” said Chipola Cosmetology instructor Paige Vanderwerf. “Our students are comfortable with the virtual world and the Pivot Point system provides an online environment where they can continue their studies at home or on the go.  This tool provides all the information in one place as well as the flexibility students need to be more successful in their studies and careers.”

               With Designer’s Approach online, students can take quizzes and track their day-to-day learning and comprehension.  Students also have access to ebooks, videos, an interactive glossary, and educators have access to teacher support material.  Additionally, the video content is available on iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad.

               In addition to a new virtual environment, Cosmetology students also have a new shop with all the furnishings of a full-service salon. The program is housed in the new $3.3 million Workforce Development building which opened earlier this year. In addition to 20 student work stations, the space also includes a facial room, a manicure/pedicure room and a customer-friendly reception area.  

               Cosmetology is a 1,200 hour program which takes approximately one year to complete. New students will be accepted into the program in January 2012, with an orientation to be announced later this Fall.

               For more information on the Chipola Cosmetology program, call 718-2349 or email: vanderwerfp@chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY LAUNCHES new system IN NEW SHOP—

The Chipola College Cosmetology program has a new home and a new online learning system (OLS) to enhance the students’ studies and comprehension.  Pictured in foreground are Chasity Johnson (left) and instructor Paige Vanderwerf. Student Juanita Knapp is pictured in the background. For more information on the Chipola Cosmetology program, call 718-2349 or email: vanderwerfp@chipola.edu

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August 25, 2011

CHIPOLA THEATRE CELEBRATES FINAL SEASON ON OLD STAGE

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre director Charles Sirmon has scheduled three great shows for the final season in the old theatre building. College officials anticipate moving into the new $16 million Center for the Arts by August of 2012.

The 2011-12 season opens with the Thornton Wilder favorite, “Our Town,” Nov. 3-6. Our Town explores the lives of people living in a small, quintessentially American town. It was first produced in 1938 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The play is divided into three aspects of the human experience: Daily Life, Love and Marriage, and Death making it one of the most deeply human scripts in all of American theatre. Auditions for “Our Town” are set for Sept. 6 and 7 at 6 p.m.

            Chipola will present the hit musical, “Godspell,” Feb. 29, Mar. 1-4, 2012. Based on the book of Matthew, “Godspell” is one of the biggest Broadway successes of all time. “Godspell” boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” As the cast performs “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All For The Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side,” the parables come humanly and hearteningly to life. “Godspell” is a groundbreaking and unique reflection with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. Auditions are Jan. 9 and 10.

            The children’s show, “Finale” is set for May 10, 2012. Created by Chipola’s long-time guest choreographer Chris Manasco, this will be the last show in the old theatre.  It’s time to move to the new theatre, but someone forgot to tell the zany characters from past children’s shows.  Don’t be surprised to see Snoopy, the Three Little Pigs, or even Alice in Wonderland in this high-energy show.  The roller coaster of an adventure weaves storylines and characters together in exciting and unexpected ways, reintroducing the children to some of Chipola Theatre’s most memorable characters. Auditions are March 12 at 5 p.m.

            Reserved tickets for all shows are customarily on sale three weeks prior to opening. Theatre fans also are invited to join the The Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) VIP fund, which guarantees the best seats for all shows. The ACT Fund offers five levels of membership including Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Corporate Angel with VIP seating available at all levels. A portion ACT memberships are tax-deductible.

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

 

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August 25, 2011

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS SEPT. 11 WITH FACULTY SHOW

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series opens Sunday, Sept. 11, with “Artistic Reflections” presented by the Chipola College Music and Theatre Faculty.

                The 2 p.m. matinee performance will honor Joan Stadsklev, the retiring Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts.  A memorable afternoon of music ranging from classical to modern will feature pianists Dr. Christine Yoshikawa and Dr. Josh Martin; Dr. Daniel Powell, saxophone; Adam Larison, guitar; Angie White, vocalist; Charles Sirmon, Theatre; and others. 

                All concert-goers are invited to attend a reception in the Arts Center hosted by the Chipola Regional Arts Association honoring Stadsklev and her talented faculty and staff.

                A limited number of individual event tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—“Artistic Reflections” go on sale Aug. 29 in the college Business Office. Season tickets for the entire four-event Artist Series are still available.

                The Artist Series includes three more outstanding performances, including “Songs and Stories of the Civil War” presented by Bobby Horton, Jan. 30, 2012, 7 p.m. Dressed as a 19th century performer, using period musical instruments, Horton explores the stories of both the North and South through the music they loved. Horton has produced musical scores for eight Ken Burns PBS films, including “The Civil War’ and “Baseball.”    

                “Fused Tutu,” a mixed dance repertoire program presented by Dance Alive, the National Ballet Company is set for March 18, 2012, at 2 p.m. The show ranges from classical ballet to physically outrageous contemporary dance, from Bach to African music.  The performance is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

                “The Whiffenpoofs,” the oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella all-male singing group, will perform April 26, 2012, at 7 p.m. These 14 senior Yale University men carry on a tradition begun in 1909.  The Whiffenpoofs have performed in Lincoln Center, the White House, Carnegie Hall, and on The Today Show, Saturday Night Live and 60 Minutes

                The Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

                Season tickets—$40 for all four events—entitle holders to same seat reserved seating, invitations to the "Meet The Artist" receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal next year. A limited number of individual event tickets—$12 for adults, $8 for 18 and under and $4 for Chipola students—will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office. 

                For tickets, contact the college Business Office at 718-2220. For performance information, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at 850-718-2257 or powelld@chipola.edu.

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS SEPT. 11—The Chipola College Artist Series opens Sunday, Sept. 11, with “Artistic Reflections” presented by the Chipola Music and Theatre Faculty. Pictured from left, are: (front) Charles Sirmon, Theatre; Angie White, vocalist; Dr. Josh Martin, pianist; (back) Dr. Christine Yoshikawa, pianist; Dr. Daniel Powell, saxophone; and Adam Larison, guitar.

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August 25, 2011

FLOWERS IS CHIPOLA CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

 

             MARIANNA—Katy Flowers has been named Chipola College’s Career Employee of the Year for 2011.

            She has served as a Staff Assistant in the college’s Admissions and Records Department in Student Affairs since 2010.

            Flowers says, “Chipola is a wonderful place to work.  I was welcomed right from the start and feel like I’ve come home. Students are a joy to work with, especially when they have such a passion for their education.” 

Her supervisor Dr. Jayne Roberts, says, “Katy is a team player and willingly takes on new responsibilities and challenges in the Admission and Record’s Office. Her well-developed sense of customer service makes her a hit with the students and the staff! She is a ‘keeper’.”

            Flowers is an active member of Chipola’s chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges and the Chipola Career Employees Association.

          She enjoys baking cakes and is active in the Christian Center Church.  Flowers has one child, whom she says “is the light of her life.” 

The Employee of the Year award recognizes the exceptional work of Chipola's career service employees. Candidates are nominated by fellow employees for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism.  Annual winners receive a $1,000 bonus, reserved parking for a year, a one-year membership in AFC, and a $100 gift certificate from the college Book Store. 

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FLOWERS IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR—Katy Flowers (left) accepts the Chipola College Career Employee of the Year award from Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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August 25, 2011

CHIPOLA PHI BETA LAMBDA ATTENDS NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

               ORLANDO—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently attended the PBL National Leadership Conference in Orlando. 

               Students competed in business and technology objective and performance events.  Chipola PBL members, James Lewis, Katrina Messer, Tracy Scott and Barbara Wynn won fourth place in the nation in the Parliamentary Procedure event. Chipola PBL adviser, Vikki Milton, represented Florida as the host state’s Advisor of the Year in the opening session’s “Parade of States.”

Regarding the conference, Milton said, “The PBL National Conference is a first class, fast-paced, intense, competitive, networking event.  Our students exchange business cards with corporate executives, get the edge on career-building, and meet hundreds of college and university students from across the nation.  They exchange ideas, get focused on their career and see so many opportunities available to them.  I’ve been involved in PBL for four years and I’m continually amazed at the impact this organization has on our students. “

               Over 1,800 college and university students participated in a variety of business and leadership workshops including “Becoming a Mover and a Shaker in the Interviewing Room,” “Preparing for Management in a Global Setting,” “Ethical Leadership,” “GMAT Strategy Session,” “CSI: Accounting,” and “The New Guerilla Job Search in a Digital Age.”  Students had the opportunity to network with representatives from numerous corporations to explore career and graduate school opportunities.

               PBL is the college division of FBLA/PBL, the largest student leadership organization in the world. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. FBLA-PBL is on the leading edge of career and technical education. Promoting business ethics is critical to the organization.

               Chipola will host a PBL Kick-off Reception Wednesday, Sept 7, at 10 a.m., in room M202.  All interested Chipola students are invited to attend. 

               For more information on Chipola’s PBL chapter, contact Vikki Milton at 526-2761 ext. 3371 or miltonv@chipola.edu.

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CHIPOLA PHI BETA LAMBDA ATTENDS NATIONAL CONFERNECE—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently attended the PBL National Leadership Conference in Orlando. Pictured from left, are: Chipola PBL adviser Vikki Milton, Jordan Hatcher, Katrina Messer, Nick Harris, Devon Beachum, Zach Gilmore, Tracy Scott, Barbara Wynn, Hollie Daniels and James Lewis.

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ROTARY HELPS CHIPOLA—Marianna Rotary president John Young Roberts presents Chipola Foundation director Julie Fuqua with the Club’s annual contribution for scholarships. Marianna Rotary has been a long-time supporter of the Chipola scholarship program.  Many past Rotary scholarship recipients have earned four-year degrees and are working in Jackson County. Marianna Rotary proudly supports the club’s motto, “Service Above Self.”

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August 25, 2011

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a series of small business seminars in the coming months.

“Steps to Starting a Business” is Friday, Sept. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Participants will learn about organizational requirements and licensing for a small business in Florida, personal financial assessments, credit checks, defining customers, location considerations, and employee requirements.

               On Oct. 7, a seminar entitled, “How to write a Business Plan,” will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn to create an impressive, professional business plan to get it right the first time.  Participants also will review a software program and walk through the business plan process.

               “Starting Your Own Restaurant Business” is set for Oct. 21. Marketing Series, Part 1:  Introduction to 21st Century Marketing is Nov. 4 and Marketing Part 2   Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media is Dec. 2.

The workshops will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. Cost of each seminar is $30.

            Register at http://clients.floridasbdc.org/center.aspx?center=41230&subloc=4

For information, contact Dr. Jim Froh at 718-2413 or email: frohj@chipola.edu

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August 25, 2011

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College’s annual Select Baseball Showcase, is set for Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Chipola field.

The event is open to all high school sophomores, juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division I coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

               Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 17. The event will continue rain or shine with indoor facilities available. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. with skill evaluation for hitting, pitching and catching to follow. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves, hats and protective cups.

               Registration deadline is Sept. 14. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $100.

               Chipola College in located in Marianna, Florida, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes south of Dothan. The physical address is 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL. 

               For information, call coach Jeff Johnson at 850-718-2237, or visit www.chipola.edu.   

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