December 1, 2010

CHIPOLA TO HOST PANHANDLE CLASSIC

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola hosts the Panhandle Classic Dec. 2-4 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            Six teams from the FCCAA Top 10 will be in action. Northwest Florida State (9-0) is the top-ranked team in the state poll. Chipola (8-1) is ranked third.  Tallahassee (7-2) is fourth.  Miami Dade (6-2) is fifth. Santa Fe (8-1) is sixth.  Pensacola (8-3) is tied for tenth place with Daytona.

            Action begins Thursday with Miami-Dade and Southern Sports Academy at 5 p.m. Chipola plays Tampa Bay Academy at 7 p.m.

            All five Panhandle Conference teams will be in action Friday beginning with Tallahassee and Alabama Southern at noon. Pensacola plays Southern Sports Academy at 2 p.m. Gulf Coast plays Miami-Dade at 4 p.m. Northwest Florida faces Brunswick at 6 p.m. Chipola plays Santa Fe in the 8 p.m. nightcap.

            Action continues Saturday with Pensacola and Alabama Southern at noon. Gulf Coast and Southern Sports Academy face off at 2 p.m. Tallahassee and Sante Fe meet at 4 p.m. Northwest Florida plays Miami Dade at 6 p.m.

            Chipola takes on Brunswick in the 8 p.m. nightcap Saturday. During pre-game, members of the Chipola Softball team will be presented their 2010 State Championship rings. A reception will be held for the players’ families and appreciation club members during halftime.

            The Indians improved to 8-1 with an 86-78 win over Northwest Shoals (AL) on Nov. 27 at the Rick Flores Classic in Niceville.  Marcus Knight led Chipola with 19 points. Shamarr Bowden had 18. Keith Dewitt and Geron Johnson scored 15 points apiece.

            Chipola outlasted Daytona State to win 66-54 on Nov. 26. Marcus Sutton led Chipola with 17 points. Shamarr Bowden had 14.  

            The Indians suffered their only misfire of the season in a 72-61 loss to Monroe College Nov. 20 in the MDC Shark Classic. Chipola got back on track Nov. 21 beating Miami Dade, 71-69. 

            Both Chipola teams open the Conference season Jan. 8 at Gulf Coast. Chipola’s next home games are Jan. 11, 2011, when both teams host Pensacola.

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December 3, 2010

CHIPOLA BOARD APPROVES SALARY INCREASE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees on Nov. 23 approved a two percent salary increase for career, professional and administrative employees filling positions on the table of personnel.

The increase is effective for the 2010-11 year and includes faculty employees contingent upon ratification by the faculty’s collective bargaining unit, the Chipola Faculty Association.

The board also agreed to continue to fully cover the cost of individual health insurance premiums and retirement contributions. Health insurance premiums increased 5.61 percent this year and have grown by more than 35 percent since 2007. Full-time employees of the college receive Blue Cross health insurance coverage as part of their benefits package. The college pays $406 a month for individual insurance premiums which totals $4,872 annually. Employees also have the option of purchasing health insurance for spouses and children. 

The college also contributes 10.77 percent of each full-time employee’s annual salary to the Florida Retirement System which reflects a .92 percent increase over last year.

Chipola president Dr. Prough said, “Chipola’s most important resource is the people who serve our students. I am proud that our board agreed to improve salaries and to fully cover the increased cost of benefits for these employees who provide quality educational opportunities for this community.”

Chipola is one of 28 community colleges in Florida and was designated a state college in 2008. Some 2,000 students are enrolled this Fall with an annual enrollment of more than 5,000.

The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which provides the first two years of college for students planning to transfer to a university at the junior level or into one of Chipola’s four-year programs.

Chipola offers eight Bachelor’s degrees: Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science for middle or high school, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Business Management and RN to BSN in nursing.

 The college also offers several Workforce programs, including Automotive Technology, Corrections, Computer Systems Technology, Cosmetology and Law Enforcement. Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration and Management, Computer Information Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science, Network Administration and Recreation Technology.     

            The Health Science Division offers the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program leading to LPN or RN certification. The college also offers Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic programs.  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes are offered throughout the year. 

            For information about college programs, call 850-526-2761 or visit www.chipola.edu.

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December 3, 2010

SUNDAY MATINEE ADDED TO JAZZMATAZZ CHRISTMAS

 

            MARIANNA—Due to the quick selling of tickets for Chipola Show Choir’s A Jazzmatazz Christmas, the Fine Arts Department has added a Sunday matinee on Dec. 12, at 2 p.m.            

            Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 for children ages 18 and younger.

            Tickets may be purchased in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building or from any Show Choir member.  Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the Theater box office 30 minutes prior to show time.

            All those with tickets to any of the Jazzmatazz shows are asked to bring a can of non-perishable food to the concert for donation to local food banks to share the holiday spirit.

            For more information phone 850-718-2277 or email pricea@chipola.edu.

 

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December 3, 2010

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer two small business seminars on Friday, Dec. 10.

            Discovering Missed Business Income Tax Deductions will meet Friday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.   The seminar will explore which tax deduction areas are being missed due to lack of communication with the tax preparer. Existing business owners may determine if a change of entity can decrease their taxes.

            CPA Johnny Branch, a Certified Business Analyst, will lead the seminar.

            Steps to Starting a Small Business will meet Friday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Topics include discussion on organizational requirements and licensing for a small business in Florida, personal financial assessments, credit checks, defining customers, location considerations and employee requirements.

            Valerie Simmons, a Certified Business Analyst with the Small Business Development Center, will lead the seminar.

            Both workshops will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. Cost of each seminar is $20.

            The Small Business Development Center is based in Lynn Haven and utilizes experienced business owners to present hands-on instruction from the business world. 

            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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December 3, 2010

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WEST IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Rachel West has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator of the month for December. West has served as a Professor, English since 1993.  Here, (left) West accepts the award from Chipola senior vice president Sarah M. Clemmons.

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December 3, 2010

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CHIPOLA ELEMENTARY ED STUDENTS VISIT FAMU—Chipola College Elementary Education Majors  enrolled in the “Teaching Elementary Social Science” course recently visited the Meek Archives at Florida A and M University and the Florida History Museum. The field trip was intended to enrich the students’ Social Science knowledge.  The students are seniors in the Elementary Education program and most will be interning in the Spring 2011 semester.

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December 3, 2010

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chipola Science Ed students tour Mill pondChipola College Science Education students (front row) Rebecca Hambly, Schellane Smith and James McCalvin, along with their ecology and science education professors (back) Dr. David Hilton (left) and Dr. Santine Cuccio, recently explored the flora, fauna, spring and cave systems on Merritt’s Mill Pond. Captain Bryan Craven led the tour. A goal of the Science Education program is to prepare the students for teaching and learning through Florida’s environment; and to instill ethics of conservation, preservation and restoration, all of which they will share with their students.

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December 9, 2010

APPLY NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Spring semester classes at Chipola College are encouraged to make application by Dec. 16.

            Registration for returning students for the Spring 2011 Semester will be Jan. 5.  New and returning students can register on Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.            

            Chipola offers AA degrees, workforce programs and BS degrees. The Associate in Arts (AA) degree provides the first two years of college for students planning to transfer to a university or into one of Chipola’s Bachelor’s degree programs. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available on the college website at www.chipola.edu.

Chipola offers eight Bachelor’s degrees programs: Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science for middle or high school, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Business Management and an RN to BSN program in nursing.  The college also offers an Educator Preparation Institute which provides teacher certification for persons with a bachelor’s degree in a non-teaching major.

 Workforce programs include: Automotive Technology, Corrections, Computer Systems Technology, Cosmetology and Law Enforcement. Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration and Management, Computer Information Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science, Network Administration and Recreation Technology.     

            The Health Science Division offers training programs for a number of health-related careers. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a 1+1 LPN to RN curriculum. Students are eligible to take the LPN exam after the first year, and the RN exam after the second year. The college also offers an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program and a Paramedic program. A new Paramedic to RN bridge program is set to begin in Summer of 2011.  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes are set to begin in January. 

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

            Applications are available online at www.chipola.edu. Students without ACT or SAT scores must take the College Placement Test by calling 718-2284.

For information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit www.chipola.edu.

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APPLY NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA—Chipola students Shelby Basford and Paul Gochenaur head to class on a cool Fall day. New students planning to enroll in Spring semester classes at Chipola are encouraged to make application by Dec. 16. Registration for returning students for the Spring 2011 Semester will be Jan. 5.  New and returning students can register on Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7. For information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit www.chipola.edu.

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December 9, 2010

CHIPOLA TO OFFER CNA COURSE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Health Sciences Department will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant class beginning Jan. 10.

            The course meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ten weeks.

            The CNA certification offers the chance for good jobs locally. Most students in the program are employed before completing the course.

            Registration is Jan. 6 for students who have completed the application process.

            For more information, call 850-718-2407.

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December 9, 2010

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Theatre will hold auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors,” Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. and Jan. 11 at 6 p.m.

            The long-running Off-Broadway hit musical by the songwriting team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman will run March 9-13, 2011, in the Chipola Theatre.

            The story centers on Floral-shop employee Seymour who discovers an exotic plant species at a flea market and brings it back to Mushnik’s Skid Row Florist, where the mysterious plant draws in curiosity seekers and customers.  Mr. Mushnik is thrilled with the new business, but soon, Seymour learns the plant has an unusual appetite that must be satisfied.  The plant, named “Audrey 2,” having developed a mind and a rhythm-and-blues singing voice of its own, demands that Seymour fulfill its cravings, promising wealth and fame in exchange. 

            Auditioners should be prepared to sing, dance and read lines from a script. Parts available include: Seymour, a tenor singing voice and a bit of a klutz; Audrey, a high and squeaky voice with a Brooklyn accent; Mr. Mushnik, a foreign accent who rants in Yiddish; Dentist Orin Scrivello, who speaks with a cool drawl and sings in spoken and yelled words; the Voice of Audrey 2, who sings in a powerful, deep R&B bass-baritone voice; and the trio of Chiffon, Ronnette and Crystal, ages 16-30, in extremely important singing and dancing roles.

            In addition to the voice of Audrey II, a puppeteer is needed to manipulate three of the four Audrey II puppets.

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

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 December 9, 2010

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA— The Freddy Cole Quartet in Concert, the third event in the Chipola College Artist Series, will be presented Feb. 7, 2011. 

            Individual event tickets - $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under –go on sale Jan. 24 in the Chipola Business Office.

            Freddy Cole, a Grammy nominee in his own right, makes no apology for sounding like his brother, Nat King Cole.  And he stands shoulder to shoulder with today’s jazz greats.  Warm, intimate, elegant come to mind with Freddy behind the piano and microphone. A master vocalist and pianist, Cole will captivate listeners with his warm presence, subtle phrasing, and world class jazz.  He has been charming audiences in the States and abroad for over 40 years.

            Freddy’s music education began at Chicago's Roosevelt Institute, continued with degrees from the Juilliard School of Music in New York and the New England Conservatory of Music. He hit the thriving jazz scene of New York City learning the ropes from such influential mentors as drummer Sonny Greer. For information, visit www.freddycole.com.

            The Manhattan Piano Trio closes the 2010-11 season, March 17, 2011. The Trio has become one of the most creative, exciting, and dynamic young ensembles in the United States. The group uses piano, violin and cello as their individual instruments of expression to present Classical, Romantic and Contemporary music. For information, visit www.manhattanpianotrio.com.

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December 9, 2010

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GOLSON STUDENTS ATTEND JAZZMATAZZHundreds of Golson Elementary students got in the spirit with a special Dec. 8 preview of Chipola Show Choir’s Jazzmatazz Christmas. Here, Golson teachers Tanya Wiggins (left) and Teresa Long (right) huddle with their students. Jazzmatazz runs Dec. 9-12. Tickets may be purchased in the Fine Arts Building or at the Theater box office 30 minutes prior to show time. Guests are asked to bring a can of food to the concert for donation to local food banks. For information, call 850-718-2277 or email pricea@chipola.edu.

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 December 9, 2010

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HARRELL HONORED BY CHIPOLA—Sandra Harrell, former Chipola Assistant Athletic Director, was recently honored by the Chipola Appreciation Club for her years of service to the college’s athletic program. Harrell, who had worked at the college since 1989, recently took a job as a music teacher at Grand Ridge School. Here, Harrell (center) is congratulated by Bill Davis, Appreciation Club board member (left) and Dr. Dale O’Daniel, Chipola Athletic Director.

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 December 9, 2010

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SEVERSON IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Elissa Severson is Chipola College’s Career Employee for December. Severson serves as a Departmental Staff Assistant in Business and Technology and has worked at the college since 2008. Here, (left) Severson is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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December 9, 2010

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LADY INDIANS GET RINGSPlayers and coaches from the Chipola College Lady Indians Softball 2009-10 team were presented State Championship rings at a ceremony on Dec. 4. The Lady Indians captured the FCCAA/NJCAA Region VIII title in May of 2010.

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December 9, 2010

INDIANS MOVE TO THIRD IN STATE POLL

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians improved to 11-1 with three wins in the Panhandle Classic played Dec. 2-4 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            Chipola moved to third in the FCCAA State Poll behind Northwest and Palm Beach both tied for first place. Tallahassee is fourth.

            Chipola began the weekend with a 104-53 rout of visiting Tampa Bay Academy. Seven Indians scored in double figures led by Rashad Perkins with 19. Elijah Pittman scored 16 and Sam Grooms had 15.

            The Indians outlasted sixth ranked Santa Fe 64-55 on Dec. 3. Shamarr Bowden led Chipola with 15 points. Marcos Knight had 13. Pittman added 10.

            Chipola closed out the classic with a 73-69 win over Brunswick on Dec. 4. Geron Johnson led the Indians with 19 points. Bowden had 15 including four three-pointers. Keith Dewitt added 12 points and 18 rebounds. Marcos Knight suffered a shoulder injury in the game.

            Chipola head coach Jake Headrick said overall he is pleased with the Indians’ progress. “We’ve got to focus on finishing games and we need to get a lot better to be ready for the conference season.”

            Chipola plays Polk and St. Pete in the final games of the Fall schedule Dec. 10-11 in the Gainesville Shootout. 

            In other action at the Panhandle Classic on Dec. 4, Alabama Southern defeated Pensacola 65-63. Gulf Coast trounced Southern Sports Academy 88-55.  Tallahassee beat Santa Fe 61-51. Northwest beat Miami Dade 71-56.

            On Dec. 3, Tallahassee beat Alabama Southern 78-68. Pensacola whipped Southern Sports Academy 90-59.  Miami Dade beat Gulf Coast 75-66. Brunswick College outlasted Northwest 73-72. 

            On Dec. 2, Miami Dade crushed Southern Sports Academy 117-85.  Alabama Southern beat Gulf Coast 84-71.

            The Indians scored an 86-78 win over Northwest Shoals (AL) on Nov. 27. Chipola outlasted Daytona State to win 66-54 on Nov. 26. The Indians suffered their only misfire of the season in a 72-61 loss to Monroe College Nov. 20. Chipola got back on track Nov. 21 beating Miami Dade, 71-69. 

            Both Chipola teams open the Conference season Jan. 8 at Gulf Coast. Chipola’s next home games are Jan. 11, 2011, when both teams host Pensacola.

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December 9, 2010

LADY INDIANS RANKED FOURTH IN STATE POLL

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians improved to 9-3 on the year with a 101-65 win over Miami Dade on Dec. 4.

            Carleeda Green led Chipola with 24. Jasmine Shaw scored 22. Sara Djassi had 20. Brieona Warner added 10. Ance Celmina pulled in 9 rebounds.

            The Lady Indians were 7 of 10 from the three-point line in the first half and 6 of 10 in the second half.  Chipola led 52-32 at the half.

            The Lady Indians outlasted St. Petersburg 60-58 on Dec. 3. Shaw led Chipola with 13 points. Djassi had 11 points and 7 rebounds. Celmina had 10 points and 9 rebounds.

            Chipola will be without the services of sophomore point guard Tykeshia O’Neill who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week.

            The Lady Indians are tied for fourth in the FCCAA State Poll and sixteenth in the NJCAA National Poll. Pensacola sits atop both the state and national polls. Panhandle Conference teams occupy the top five spots in the FCCAA State Poll. Pensacola (13-0) is first. Gulf Coast (6-1) is second.  Tallahassee (7-1) is third. Chipola (9-3) and Northwest (10-1) are tied for fourth.

            Chipola hits the road for a series of games over the next few weeks, returning to the area for games in Panama City, Dec. 17-18. The team opens the conference season at Gulf Coast, Jan. 8. Chipola’s next home game is Jan. 11, 2011, when they host Pensacola.

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December 9, 2010

OLYMPIC SOFTBALL PLAYERS COMING TO CHIPOLA COLLEGE

           

            MARIANNA—Area softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with three team USA Olympic medalists at the Chipola College Softball field, Jan. 22-23, 2011.

            The Triple Threat team of Cat Osterman, Kelly Kretschman and Caitlin Lowe will provide a weekend of softball instruction focusing on pitching, offense and defense.

            Pitcher Cat Osterman played at the University of Texas. She was an Olympic Gold Medalist and Silver Medalist, a two-time World Cup Champion and a two-time Pan American Gold Medalist. Osterman was a three-time USA Collegiate Player of the Year and a three-time NFCA First-Team All-American. She was the two-time ESPY Award winner as the Top Collegiate Female Athlete. Cat is the assistant softball coach at DePaul University in Chicago, and plays professionally for the Rockford Thunder.

            Kelly Kretschman played outfield and infield at the University of Alabama. She was an Olympic Gold Medalist and Silver Medalist. She also was a Gold medalist at the Pan American Games and a member of the World Cup Championship team. The four-time NFCA All-American lives in Southern California and plays for the USSSA Pride.

            Caitlin Lowe played outfield at the University of Arizona. She was an Olympic Silver Medalist and a Gold medalist at Pan American Games.  A member of the two-time World Cup Championship team, she also was a four-time NFCA First-Team All-American. Caitlin now resides in Texas where she gives specialized lessons in out-fielding and slapping.

            Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix says, “This is a great opportunity for local players to learn from some of the best softball players in America.”

            The two day Chipola camp will include six hours of instruction each day with lunch included. Registration fee is $200 by Dec. 18 and $250 after Dec. 18.

            For additional information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358 or 718-2359, or visit www.triplethreatsoftball.com or www.chipolaathletics.com

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OLYMPIC SOFTBALL PLAYERS COMING TO CHIPOLA— USA Olympian Cat Osterman (pictured here) will join the Triple Threat team of Caitlin Lowe and Kelly Kretschman for a weekend of softball instruction, Jan. 22-23, 2011, at the Chipola College Softball field. For information, contact Chipola Coach Belinda Hendrix at 718-2358 or visit www.triplethreatsoftball.com

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December 16, 2010

APPLY NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Spring registration for returning students is Jan. 5.  New and returning students may register on Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.    Chipola offers AA degrees, workforce programs and BS degrees. The Associate in Arts (AA) degree provides the first two years of college for students planning to transfer to a university or into one of Chipola’s Bachelor’s degree programs. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available on the college website at www.chipola.edu

Chipola offers eight Bachelor’s degrees programs: Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science for middle or high school, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Business Management and an RN to BSN program in nursing. The college also offers an Educator Preparation Institute which provides teacher certification for persons with a bachelor’s degree in a non-teaching major.

Chipola was recently approved to offer a BS degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Management and a BS degree in English Education.  The new degrees will begin in May, 2011.  

Chipola’s Workforce programs include: Automotive Technology, Corrections, Computer Systems Technology, Cosmetology and Law Enforcement. Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration and Management, Computer Information Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science, Network Administration and Recreation Technology.     

            The Health Science Division offers training programs for a number of health-related careers. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a 1+1 LPN to RN curriculum. Students are eligible to take the LPN exam after the first year, and the RN exam after the second year. The college also offers an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program and a Paramedic program. A new Paramedic to RN bridge program is set to begin in Summer of 2011.  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes are set to begin in January. 

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

            Applications are available online at www.chipola.edu. Students without ACT or SAT scores must take the College Placement Test by calling 718-2284.

For information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit www.chipola.edu

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December 16,2010

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CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION—Chipola natural science professor Dr. David Hilton (left) helps students identity native trees on campus. Spring registration for returning students is Jan. 5.  New and returning students may register on Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7. For information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit www.chipola.edu

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December 16,2010

BLOUNTSTOWN STUDENTS BEGIN A+ CERTIFICATION

 

            MARIANNA—Four Blountstown High students who are dual enrolled in the Chipola College Networking Services Technology program completed the first of two exams required to earn the A+ Certification.

            The students—Sawyer Maxwell, Harlea Perdue, Travis Pittman and Brandon Alford—completed the examination in Chipola’s Testing Center.

            Chipola Computer Systems Technology Instructor Dean Giles, said, “We now have the ability for our computer networking students to take their industry certification exams right on campus. Our Testing Center and Information Systems staff really went the extra mile to provide this opportunity for our students.”

             During the course, students installed systems and software, and performed maintenance and troubleshooting on desktop computer systems.      

            Bud Riviere, Chipola Dean of Workforce Programs, said, “The great thing about this program is that the students are able to earn the A+ Certification while still in high school. A+ is the industry standard minimum certification to work as a computer technician. Industry certification is crucial to be competitive in this job market.”

            Blountstown High technology instructor Debra Perdue facilitated the class at the high school.     

            Student interested in earning the A+ Certification through Chipola, should contact Dean Giles at 850-718-2392, or email gilesd@chipola.edu

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BLOUNTSTOWN STUDENTS BEGIN A+ CERTIFICATION— Four Blountstown High students who are dual enrolled in the Chipola College Networking Services Technology program completed the first of two exams required to earn the A+ Certification. Pictured from left, are: Becky Davis, Chipola Testing Center Coordinator, students Harlea Perdue, Travis Pittman, Sawyer Maxwell, Brandon Alford and Dean Giles, Chipola Computer Systems Technology Instructor.

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December 16,2010

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CHIPOLA AUTO STUDENTS EARN ASE CERTIFICATION—Nine Chipola Automotive Technology students recently passed the National (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence exam. Instructor John Gardner, says, “These students have brought our class to higher level and all are going to make great technicians.” Pictured from left, are: Jeffrey Felton, Timothy Rainer, Jeremy Anderson, Patrick Baxley, Sam Robison, Levi Stephens, Chuck Hinson, Michael Kinard and T.J Allsop. Three of the students—Felton, Rainer, and Anderson—have earned six of the eight ASE’s and may become Master ASE Certified Technicians before graduation. 

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December 16,2010

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CHIPOLA CORRECTIONS GRADS—Nine candidates from the Graceville Correctional Facility recently completed the Basic Corrections Academy at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: Kenya Golden, Training Manager at Graceville Correctional; Theodore Doane of Graceville; Brandon Jones of Graceville; Rene’ Jones of Dothan; Wendy Jones of Panama City; Jason Ellis, Warden of Graceville Correctional; (back) Nicholas Kelly of Dothan; Jeoffrye Lee of Ozark; Joanna Thompson of Cambellton; John Thompson of Marianna and Daezi Whitehurst of Dothan.                                                   

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December 16,2010

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PASSING THE GAVEL—Rex Wimberly (left), incoming president of the Chipola College Foundation, congratulates outgoing president Dr. Alex Dudley. The Foundation provides financial support for Chipola students and college programs through endowments and contributions. For information about making a tax-deductible donation, contact Foundation Director Julie Fuqua at 718-2478 or email fuquaj@chipola.edu

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December 29, 2010

CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS JAN. 5

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Spring registration for returning students is Jan. 5.  New and returning students may register on Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.   

Chipola offers AA degrees, workforce programs and BS degrees. The Associate in Arts (AA) degree provides the first two years of college for students planning to transfer to a university or into one of Chipola’s Bachelor’s degree programs. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available on the college website at www.chipola.edu

Chipola offers eight Bachelor’s degrees programs: Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science for middle or high school, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Business Management and an RN to BSN program in nursing. The college also offers an Educator Preparation Institute which provides teacher certification for persons with a bachelor’s degree in a non-teaching major.

Chipola was recently approved to offer a BS degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Management and a BS degree in English Education.  The new degrees will begin in May, 2011.  

Chipola’s Workforce programs include: Automotive Technology, Corrections, Computer Systems Technology, Cosmetology and Law Enforcement. Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration and Management, Computer Information Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science, Network Administration and Recreation Technology.     

            The Health Science Division offers training programs for a number of health-related careers. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a 1+1 LPN to RN curriculum. Students are eligible to take the LPN exam after the first year, and the RN exam after the second year. The college also offers an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program and a Paramedic program. A new Paramedic to RN bridge program is set to begin in Summer of 2011.  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes are set to begin in January. 

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

            Applications are available online at www.chipola.edu. Students without ACT or SAT scores must take the College Placement Test by calling 718-2284.

For information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATIONSpring registration for returning students is Jan. 5.  New and returning students may register on Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7. Here, students enjoy a break in the college Student Center. For information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit www.chipola.edu

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