December 1, 2011

CHIPOLA SHINES AT STATE AFC CONVENTION

               

                MARIANNA—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2011 Association of Florida Colleges Annual Convention in Naples.

                Chipola garnered numerous honors, including chapter recognition, membership awards and leadership awards.

                The Chipola Chapter was named a Platinum Chapter, the highest recognition a chapter can receive for chapter leadership and activities.

                The Chipola Chapter accepted a special membership award for having 83% of full time employees at Chipola as AFC members. 

                Chipola College Publications Coordinator Evelyn Ward presided over the state-wide conference as the 2011 Association President.  Ward has served in this position since January and will conclude her year of service on December 31.

                During her term as president, Ward facilitated the name change of the organization which was formerly known as the Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC). Ward said, “We are excited to have the opportunity to change the name of our association to better reflect the exciting changes in our state system and to better represent our constituents - the Florida colleges and their employees.”

                Ward is the fourth Chipola employee to serve as statewide president, including Chipola Executive Assistant to the President, Joyce Traynom; Chipola athletic director Dr. Dale O’Daniel, and former associate athletic director Sandra Harrell.

                During the convention, Ward also presented an Educational Session on the new AFC Certified College Professional leadership program beginning in February 2012. This program will provide AFC members with the opportunity to earn a designation related to their work as a college professional, and expose them to content and leadership experiences they may not be able to obtain elsewhere.  The designation will be recognized not only by their college, but by the entire Florida State College system. 

                Chipola College Network Coordinator Matt White presented an Educational Session, “There’s an App for That! Are you getting the SMART out of your smartphone?”   White’s presentation highlighted how to get the most out of smartphones, including new and exciting apps and tips. White also serves as the State Parliamentarian on the State Board of Directors.

            Pat Barfield was honored as the Chipola College Unsung Hero for her outstanding work in the chapter. Barfield, Departmental Staff Assistant for Institutional Development and Planning, also serves as the Vice President-Elect for Regions and Chapters and sits on the state Board of Directors.

                Several Chipola employees will serve in state leadership roles next year.  Pat Barfield will serve as the Vice President of Regions and Chapters, Evelyn Ward will serve as Past President, and Alice Pendergrass will serve on the state Credentials Committee.

                Also attending the convention from Chipola, were: Katy Flowers, Stacey Hinson, and Dr. Jim Froh.

                AFC is a statewide organization open to all employees, retirees and trustees of Florida's 28 state colleges. AFC provides professional development opportunities for its members, and represents the interests of community colleges before the Florida Legislature. Today, all 28 of the state's public colleges support the work of the Association as do nearly 9,000 individual employee and retiree members.

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CHIPOLA SHINES AT AFC - Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2011 Association of Florida Colleges Annual Convention in Naples.  Chipola Publications Coordinator Evelyn Ward presided over the state-wide conference as the 2011 Association President. Pictured are AFC CEO Michael Brawer (right) presenting Ward with a plaque at the Presidential Gala.

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December 1, 2011

CHIPOLA STUDENTS VISIT APALACHICOLA BLUFFS AND RAVINES PRESERVE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College biology professor Dr. David Hilton and 14 students from Conservation Biology (BSC1059) recently hiked the 3.75 mile Garden of Eden Trail at the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve near Bristol. 

                The students were able to observe steephead ravines, some of the rarest of freshwater habitats.  Dr. Hilton says, “These unique features are the only places on earth where two rare evergreens, the Florida Torreya and Florida Yew can be found.” 

                The trail begins in a longleaf and wiregrass upland and ends with a spectacular view at Alum Bluff, 135 feet above the Apalachicola River.  The hike is moderately difficult as hikers climb down into and then out of two of the ravines. 

                The 6,295 acre Bluff and Ravines preserve is owned and maintained by the Nature Conservancy.  Several restoration projects are currently underway, from the re-introduction of native species to the control and removal of invasive, non-native species.  The Nature Conservancy also provides land management assistance for neighboring Torreya State Park.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS VISIT APALACHICOLA PRESERVE—Chipola College biology professor Dr. David Hilton and 14 students from Conservation Biology (BSC1059) recently hiked the 3.75 mile Garden of Eden Trail at the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve near Bristol.  Pictured from left, are: (front) Nicole Schneider, Kaitlyn Baxley, Stephanie Smalley, Kasey Ivey, Amber Boatner, Sierra Hill, Nadine Long, (back) Jeff Pitts, Joseph Covington, Chris Holloway, Hays McKay and Timothy Davis.

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December 1, 2011

CHIPOLA SCIENCE ED STUDENTS ATTEND F.A.S.T. CONFERENCE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College students in the Science Education bachelor’s degree program recently attended the Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) professional development conference in Orlando.

                Students Jessica Harrell, Rebecca Hambly, Travis Moore and Schellane Smith attended the conference along with Dr. Santine Cuccio, Chipola science education facilitator.

                Educators from Florida and other states conferred, planned lessons, and networked.  Students spoke with veteran teachers, scientists and conservationists; attended demonstrations and lectures on magnetism, genetics, energy, conservation, and ecology; and participated in workshops on integrating music, reading and the Florida environment into the K-12 curriculum. 

                Participating students stated that both their content knowledge and pedagogy were reinforced and extended to the level of application; and will transfer their knowledge to the classroom. 

                Conference vendors provided the students with sample textbooks, instructional materials, CD’s and DVD’s to use in their classrooms.  

                Students who attended the conference will share some of the outstanding teaching strategies at the Future Educator’s Club Teacher Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.  The conference held on the Chipola campus is free to all district educators.

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CHIPOLA SCIENCE ED STUDENTS ATTEND F.A.S.T. CONFERENCE—Chipola College students in the Science Education bachelor’s degree program recently attended the Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) professional development conference in Orlando. Pictured from left, are Travis Moore, Rebecca Hambly, Jessica Harrell and Schellane Smith.

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December 1, 2011

NEW SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is accepting applications for the First Generation in College Scholarship for the Spring 2012 semester.  There will be four partial $1,000 scholarships awarded.

                Applications must be received in the Foundation office by 4 p.m. on the deadline date not postmarked by the deadline date. Application deadline is Dec. 9.

                Students must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) and have been determined to be Pell eligible in order to apply for the First Generation in College Scholarship.  Applicants must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below 5273 and still have unmet financial need. 

                The First Generation in College Scholarship is a need based scholarship to Florida residents. The student must enroll as an undergraduate, degree-seeking student for a minimum of six hours per term in a community college in Florida.  The student must meet the eligibility requirements for demonstrated financial need and must come from a family where neither parent has completed a baccalaureate degree.  If the student regularly resides with only one parent who provides support, that one parent must not have completed a baccalaureate degree for the student to be eligible. 

                In order to apply for a First Generation in College Scholarship students must complete an application available in the Foundation office and turn it in with all of the required items outlined on the application by Dec. 9. 

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December 1, 2011

CHIPOLA FUTURE EDUCATORS TEACHER WORKSHOP IS JAN. 21

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host the fifth annual Teacher Workshop, Jan. 21, 2012. Current teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola, with the assistance of the Department of Education faculty and staff, will present hands-on activities along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms.

                The sessions will include presentations and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE.  Various sessions will be held for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. 

                Some 21 sessions are already scheduled.  A few of the topics being presented are: Using Foldables and Manipulatives, Student Engagement with Social Studies, Cooking Through the Content Areas, Teaching Reading Components Using Picture Books, Using Holidays With the ESOL Student in Mind, Integrating Reading and Math, Technology in the Classroom, Discovering Pi, Classroom Management, Incorporating Drama into the Classroom, How to Build a Classroom Community, Accommodating All Students in the Mainstream Classroom, Science Activities for elementary, middle school, and high school and a General Session with Center Ideas and an on-site Usborne Book Representative.

                In addition to the student-led sessions, a representative from Big Ideas Learning will conduct a session for middle school math teachers. A representative from Teacher Effectiveness also will conduct a session on Classroom Management for teachers in grades 3–6.

                Registration opens at 8 a.m. in Building D on the Chipola College campus. Sessions begin at 8:15 a.m. and run through 12:30 p.m.

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, those planning to attend are asked to RSVP. 

                For information or to reserve a spot, contact Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or 850-526-2761, Ext. 2449.

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December 1, 2011

JAZZMATAZZ Show Choir Concert moved to january

 

                MARIANNA—The popular Chipola College Show Choir series, Jazzmatazz, has an interesting twist this year.  It is called “Stadsmatazz” to honor Joan Stadsklev, retiring Associate Dean of Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Department.

                The song and dance performances under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin are scheduled for Jan. 5, 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Theatre. 

                Originally slated for December, Jazzmatazz has been rescheduled in part to allow more alumni to come back to campus to be a part of this historic event.  Signature songs highlighting the history of the group are slated to be performed. 

                Dr. Daniel Powell, Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “Come join this ‘now and then’ experience as the Show Choir electrifies the stage to honor one of their founding directors:  Joan Stadsklev.”  Powell invites everyone to enjoy the high energy group that will feature musical selections from a wide variety of styles. Show Choir members are selected through competitive auditions and Powell indicates the talent of this year’s group is exceptionally strong. 

                Tickets go on sale Nov. 28 and are available from Show Choir members and through the Fine and Performing Arts Department at (850) 718-2277. 

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December 1, 2011

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CHIPOLA STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY—Original works by Chipola College art students is now on display in the Art Gallery of the Violet McLendon Building.  Here, Chipola student Katelyn Bush is pictured with one of her creations. All art and craft work was created by students of Chipola art instructors Chuck Carbia and Kelly Boehmer. The exhibit is open to the public for viewing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 7.

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December 1, 2011

CHIPOLA AND TDC TO HOST PANHANDLE BASKETBALL CLASSIC

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College and the Jackson County Tourist Development Council will host the Panhandle Classic Dec. 1-3 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

                Nine teams from the FCSAA Top 10 will be in action. Northwest Florida State (8-0) is the top-ranked team in the state poll. Palm Beach (8-0) is second.  Chipola (8-0) is ranked third. Brevard (7-1) is fourth.  Pensacola (10-1) is fifth. Tallahassee (6-2) is sixth. Santa Fe (6-1) is seventh. Central Florida (6-3) is ninth. St. Petersburg (6-3) is tenth.  

                Chipola coach Jake Headrick said, “This is probably one of the top junior college regular season tournaments in the country. We’ve got all the Panhandle teams and five more really good teams from Florida and probably three of the top 15 teams in the country all playing in one gym. It will be a fun weekend with some really good basketball.”

                Chipola is coming off of a pair of lopsided victories over the weekend in Niceville, beating Lamar State 59-47 on Nov. 25 and Southwest Academy 75-45 on Nov. 26. In the Southwest game, Joseph Uchebo scored 16 points to lead the Indians, with Jason Carter adding 13, Earl Watson 12, Jerel Scott nine, and MoHammad Lee eight.

                Action begins Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., with third-ranked Chipola taking on number four Brevard.

                All five Panhandle Conference teams will be in action Friday, Dec. 2, with number five Pensacola taking on second-ranked Palm Beach at noon.  Number six Tallahassee meets seventh-ranked Santa Fe at 2 p.m. Gulf Coast plays ninth-ranked Central Florida at 4 p.m. Number one Northwest Florida takes on number four Brevard at 6 p.m. Chipola faces Miami Dade in the 8 p.m. nightcap.

                Saturday, Dec. 3 games begin at noon with Gulf Coast and Santa Fe. Pensacola meets Brevard at 2 p.m. Tallahassee and Miami Dade face off at 4 p.m. Northwest Florida takes on Palm Beach at 6 p.m. Chipola plays Central Florida in the 8 p.m. game. During pre-game of the Chipola men’s game, members of the Chipola Baseball team will be presented their 2011 State Championship rings.  

                Both Chipola teams open the Conference season Jan. 7 at Tallahassee. For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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December 8, 2011

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Spring classes begin January 6, 2012. Registration for returning students is Jan. 4. New and returning student registration is Jan 5. 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 Education, 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.  Additionally, the college 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. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Affairs 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, 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 SPRING CLASSES—Chipola College Spring classes begin January 6, 2012. Registration for returning students is Jan. 4. New and returning student registration is Jan 5. Here, Chipola students Stephanie Garrels and Forrest Garrett head to class. Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 850-718-2211.

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December 8, 2011

CHIPOLA’S AUTO TECH PROGRAM IS BELLWETHER FINALIST

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Automotive Technology program recently was selected as a finalist for a Bellwether Award in the Workforce Development division.  Chipola instructors John Gardner and Chase Vlieg will present an overview of their innovative program at the Community College Futures Assembly set for January 2012 in Orlando.

                The Chipola Automotive program utilizes an industry-based curriculum in partnership with local dealerships, shops, and an advisory committee to provide students with the competitive edge in this ever changing high-tech training environment. The Chipola program also was named a Bellwether runner-up in 2006 and Florida’s Best Business & Education partnership in 2004.

                Chipola’s automotive technology program is centered on today’s students.  Instructor John Gardner says, “Today’s technologically savvy students grew up with computers, cell phones and video games. If we want a successful program in today’s ‘I want it now,’ microwave society our programs must evolve as well. In order to do so we had to reinvent the wheel.”

                Gardner said outdated training videos and materials with voice over and slow animation were not holding the students’ attention. He and his assistant Chase Vlieg formed a partnership with the entertainment industry to create a new fast-paced “Infotainment” training system. Infobase Learning, Films Media Group agreed to work with Chipola, ACI and film experts Brenton Productions to produce an ASE Automotive Training Video Series. Brenton produces several successful TV shows, including Two Guys Garage, Truck Universe, Hi Rev Tuners, Shadetree Mechanic, Crank & Chrome and Wounded Worrier Series.

                The Chipola instructors starred in the new training series with help from industry partners Auto Value and A-Tech Automotive Training Systems. Gardner says, “We created the first ever ASE Certification series written, scripted, and on screen talent by two practicing automotive technology instructors with over 22 years of combined experience earning the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) stamp of approval.” 

                Each segment contains: Hands on Demonstrations, Parts Identification, Theory of Operation, Professionalism Dialogue, Motivational Tips, ASE Preparation & Five ASE Style Questions. The no fluff informative videos are 3-10 minutes each, and designed to be utilized on internet based programs or stand alone DVD’s. Gardner says the series was strategically scripted and produced to meet the needs of today’s automotive students, instructors and technicians. All videos are quick and to the point, with multiple shots at different locations, positive, bright and upbeat. The DVD’s/curriculum package was designed to meet the needs of all three types of learners: visual, audio and kinesthetic. All content includes animation and graphics, close ups of components and parts labeling, ASE questions with highlighted answers, demonstrations explained verbally with all parts labeled. All live demonstrations with tools and equipment involve the audience in the learning process.

                Any institution can implement the DVD’s into their current program.  ASE and NATEF correlations are an integral part of the curriculum package. Students and instructors can learn theory together and then reinforce the content technically with hands-on experience.

                Gardner says the impact of the DVD series has been nationwide. Automotive publishers Infobase Learning, Films on Demand Goodheart-Wilcox, Delmar, Cengage Learning and Pearson are currently developing their automotive curricula with this system, either by emulation or direct utilization.

                Gardner says, “Our goal is to train tomorrow’s workforce in a relevant and applicable way meeting the needs of present and future industries with teaching methods that reach today’s students.”

                Information on the DVD series is available at filmsmediagroup.com

                For information about Chipola’s Automotive Technology program, call 850-718-2306, or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA’S AUTO TECH PROGRAM IS BELLWETHER FINALIST-Chipola College’s Automotive Technology program recently was selected as a finalist for a Bellwether Award in the Workforce Development division.  Here, Chipola instructors John Gardner (left) and Chase Vlieg are pictured on the set during filming of their ASE Automotive Training Video Series. The instructors present an overview of their innovative program at the Community College Futures Assembly set for January 2012 in Orlando.

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December 8, 2011

CHIPOLA BUSINESS TEAM PLACES IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

 

                MARIANNA—A team of Chipola College business students in professor Bob Foulk’s Strategic Management class represented the college in a recent Global Business Simulation.

                The 10-week competition included 4,247 teams from 288 colleges and universities worldwide. 

                Chipola’s winning team, Brazen Athletics, was co-managed by Accounting major Lisa Jenkins of Chipley, Management major Haley-Marie Green of Sneads, and Accounting major Tracy Scott of Cottondale. The Chipola team finished with the third best Stock Price, fourth best in Earnings Per Share, tied for 27th in Overall Score worldwide and 90th in Return on Average Equity.  Additionally, in every corporate success measure, the average of Chipola’s four teams was above the all-company global average.

                The Chipola team has been invited to compete in the next Best Strategy Invitational against industry winning teams from colleges and universities across the globe.

                For information about the contest, visit: http://www.bsg-online.com/stats/top20.html?id=905

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CHIPOLA BUSINESS TEAM PLACES IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION—A team of Chipola College business students in professor Bob Foulk’s Strategic Management class represented the college in a recent Global Business Simulation. Pictured from left, are: professor Bob Foulk, Management major Haley-Marie Green of Sneads, Accounting major Tracy Scott of Cottondale and Accounting major Lisa Jenkins of Chipley.

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December 8, 2011

CHIPOLA FUTURE EDUCATORS TEACHER WORKSHOP IS JAN. 21

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host the fifth annual Teacher Workshop, Jan. 21, 2012. Current teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola, with the assistance of the Department of Education faculty and staff, will present hands-on activities along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms.

                The sessions will include presentations and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE.  Various sessions will be held for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. 

                Some 21 sessions are already scheduled.  A few of the topics being presented are: Using Foldables and Manipulatives, Student Engagement with Social Studies, Cooking Through the Content Areas, Teaching Reading Components Using Picture Books, Using Holidays With the ESOL Student in Mind, Integrating Reading and Math, Technology in the Classroom, Discovering Pi, Classroom Management, Incorporating Drama into the Classroom, How to Build a Classroom Community, Accommodating All Students in the Mainstream Classroom, Science Activities for elementary, middle school, and high school and a General Session with Center Ideas and an on-site Usborne Book Representative.

                In addition to the student-led sessions, a representative from Big Ideas Learning will conduct a session for middle school math teachers. A representative from Teacher Effectiveness also will conduct a session on Classroom Management for teachers in grades 3–6.

                Registration opens at 8 a.m. in Building D on the Chipola College campus. Sessions begin at 8:15 a.m. and run through 12:30 p.m.

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, those planning to attend are asked to RSVP. 

                For information or to reserve a spot, contact Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or 850-526-2761, Ext. 2449.

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December 8, 2011

JAZZMATAZZ Show Choir Concert moved to january

 

                MARIANNA—The popular Chipola College Show Choir series, Jazzmatazz, has an interesting twist this year.  It is called “Stadsmatazz” to honor Joan Stadsklev, retiring Associate Dean of Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Department.

                The song and dance performances under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin are scheduled for Jan. 5, 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Theatre. 

                Originally slated for December, Jazzmatazz has been rescheduled in part to allow more alumni to come back to campus to be a part of this historic event.  Signature songs highlighting the history of the group are slated to be performed. 

                Dr. Daniel Powell, Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “Come join this ‘now and then’ experience as the Show Choir electrifies the stage to honor one of their founding directors:  Joan Stadsklev.”  Powell invites everyone to enjoy the high energy group that will feature musical selections from a wide variety of styles. Show Choir members are selected through competitive auditions and Powell indicates the talent of this year’s group is exceptionally strong. 

                Tickets are available from Show Choir members and through the Fine and Performing Arts Department at (850) 718-2277. 

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JAZZMATAZZ Show Choir Concert moved to january—The popular Chipola College Show Choir series, Jazzmatazz, is scheduled for Jan. 5, 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Theatre.  Here, Show Choir members perform at a recent show. Tickets are available from Show Choir members and through the Fine and Performing Arts Department at (850) 718-2277. 

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December 15, 2011

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Spring classes begin January 6, 2012. Registration for returning students is Jan. 4. New and returning student registration is Jan 5. 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 Education, 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.  Additionally, the college 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. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Affairs 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, 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 SPRING CLASSES—Chipola College Spring classes begin January 6, 2012. Registration for returning students is Jan. 4. New and returning student registration is Jan 5. Here, Chipola ACE staff member Alicia Hatcher (left) works with student Annie Braxton. Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 850-718-2211.

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December 15, 2011

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DUPONT HELPS CHIPOLA COLLEGE—Robert E. Nedley, president of the Alfred I. duPont Foundation, Inc., (center) recently presented a check for $75,000 to Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough (right) and Chipola Foundation Director Julie Fuqua. The donation will be used to fund scholarships and other special projects at the college. The Alfred I. duPont Foundation supports numerous educational institutions and charitable causes throughout the southeast.

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December 15, 2011

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HAM IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Jennifer Ham (center) accepts the December Chipola College Career Employee of the Month award from Chipola president, Dr. Gene Prough (left) and Vickie Stephens, Dean of the School of Health Science. Ham serves as Staff Assistant in Health Sciences Division where she has worked since 2009. 

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December 15, 2011

CHIPOLA FUTURE EDUCATORS TEACHER WORKSHOP IS JAN. 21

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host the fifth annual Teacher Workshop, Jan. 21, 2012. Current teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola, with the assistance of the Department of Education faculty and staff, will present hands-on activities along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms.

                The sessions will include presentations and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE.  Various sessions will be held for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. 

                Some 21 sessions are already scheduled.  A few of the topics being presented are: Using Foldables and Manipulatives, Student Engagement with Social Studies, Cooking Through the Content Areas, Teaching Reading Components Using Picture Books, Using Holidays With the ESOL Student in Mind, Integrating Reading and Math, Technology in the Classroom, Discovering Pi, Classroom Management, Incorporating Drama into the Classroom, How to Build a Classroom Community, Accommodating All Students in the Mainstream Classroom, Science Activities for elementary, middle school, and high school and a General Session with Center Ideas and an on-site Usborne Book Representative.

                In addition to the student-led sessions, a representative from Big Ideas Learning will conduct a session for middle school math teachers. A representative from Teacher Effectiveness also will conduct a session on Classroom Management for teachers in grades 3–6.

                Registration opens at 8 a.m. in Building D on the Chipola College campus. Sessions begin at 8:15 a.m. and run through 12:30 p.m.

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, those planning to attend are asked to RSVP. 

                For information or to reserve a spot, contact Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or 850-526-2761, Ext. 2449.

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December 15, 2011

 ‘GODSPELL’ AUDITIONS JAN. 9-10 AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre director Charles Sirmon will hold auditions for “Godspell” Jan. 9 and 10 at 6 p.m. Actors should come prepared to sing, act and dance. Audition packets are available in the lobby of the Fine Arts building.

                Chipola will present the musical Feb. 29, Mar. 1-4, 2012. “Godspell,” is the beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin. Audiences will enjoy all the good gifts from one of the most enduring shows of all time as it comes to Chipola in a brand new, intimately staged, one-of-a-kind production. The Tony-nominated score is filled with popular hits “Day By Day,” “Learn Your Lessons Well” and “Turn Back, O Man.”

                This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world with the greatest story ever told.

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

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December 15, 2011

JAZZMATAZZ Show Choir Concert moved to january

 

                MARIANNA—The popular Chipola College Show Choir series, Jazzmatazz, has an interesting twist this year.  It is called “Stadsmatazz” to honor Joan Stadsklev, retiring Associate Dean of Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Department.

                The song and dance performances under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin are scheduled for Jan. 5, 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Theatre. 

                Originally slated for December, Jazzmatazz has been rescheduled in part to allow more alumni to come back to campus to be a part of this historic event.  Signature songs highlighting the history of the group are slated to be performed. 

                Dr. Daniel Powell, Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “Come join this ‘now and then’ experience as the Show Choir electrifies the stage to honor one of their founding directors:  Joan Stadsklev.”  Powell invites everyone to enjoy the high energy group that will feature musical selections from a wide variety of styles. Show Choir members are selected through competitive auditions and Powell indicates the talent of this year’s group is exceptionally strong. 

                Tickets go on sale Nov. 28 and are available from Show Choir members and through the Fine and Performing Arts Department at (850) 718-2277. 

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December 15, 2011

WORLD CLASS SOFTBALL CAMP SET AT CHIPOLA 

           

                MARIANNA—Area softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with world-class softball players Charlotte Morgan and Kelsi Dunne at the Chipola College Softball field January 20-22, 2012. 

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

                Camp participants have several opportunities to choose from during the weekend of Jan. 20-22. Players who are interested in improving their hitting can choose to attend the Jan. 21 Hitting session only for $100. Pitchers may choose the Jan. 22 Pitching session only for $100. A homerun derby on Jan. 21 is $20 per person. A Jan. 21 Banquet with the players is $30 per person.

                An all-inclusive three day camp with hitting and pitching sessions, additional instruction, Banquet, Home Run Derby, lodging and food is $350. Deadline to Register is Jan. 6, 2012

                Charlotte Morgan is a professional softball player with the USSSA Pride based out of Kissimmee which is part of the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF). She is an alumnus of the Alabama and was the first pick in the 2010 National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft. The California native was one of the most highly decorated players in Crimson Tide softball history. In 2009 and 2010, Morgan was named the (SEC) Player of the Year. She was a USA Softball Player of the Year Top 10 finalist and ESPN Magazine's Academic third-team All-American. She ended the 2010 season with a 7–2 pitching record, a .350 batting average and led the team with 16 home runs. She was the first player in Crimson Tide history with three 50-plus RBI seasons. She led Alabama in all three major hitting categories in her final season with a .406 batting average, 11 home runs and 59 RBI.

                Kelsi Dunne is a senior at the University of Alabama where she was a teammate of Charlotte Morgan.  Dunne is the second pitcher in Alabama history to be named SEC Pitcher of the Year. She was the SEC tournament MVP and was named to the all-tournament team was on the ASA/USA Player of the Year Watch List.  She led the SEC during league play in wins (13), strikeouts (144) and opponent batting average (.174). She struck out at least 10 batters in seven conference games last season. She entered NCAA 2011 postseason winning her last 16 consecutive starts. She threw a career-high 17 strikeouts and notched the second most K’s in a game in Alabama history by fanning 17 in a complete game at UAB (Feb. 23).  She became the first pitcher in Alabama history to start all three games at the SEC tournament and earn all three wins.

                For additional information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com or contact Coach Belinda Hendrix at 718-2358 or Coach Kelly Brookins at 718-2468. 

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