July 13, 2011

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Application deadline for the Fall Semester at Chipola College is Aug. 4. Financial Aid application deadline for Fall classes is Aug. 3. 

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, 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.

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PREPARE NOW FOR FALL SEMESTER AT CHIPOLA—A group of Chipola College students takes a break between classes. Application deadline for the Fall Semester at Chipola College is Aug. 4. Financial Aid application deadline for the Fall classes is Aug. 3. Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu.  

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 July 13, 2011

FORMER CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER IS NEW DERMATOLOGIST

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College alumna and former cheerleader Dr. Shellie (Davis) Marks recently completed her Dermatology Residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she served as Chief Resident. She recently joined Inverness Dermatology and Laser in Hoover, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham.

Dr. Marks graduated with a 4.0 GPA from the University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Program with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She was awarded the 2002 University of Florida Golden Key International Honor Society Senior Academic Scholarship. 

Dr. Marks received her medical degree from The Florida State University College of Medicine in 2006 where she graduated in the top of her class. While attending medical school, she was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. She was the recipient of the FSU College of Medicine Student Research Award, the John A. Johnson, MD Scholarship, and a Women’s Dermatologic Society Medical Student Awareness Program Grant. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Marks completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia where she received the Most Valuable Internal Medicine Resident Award in October 2006.

Dr. Marks spent a year performing research trials as the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Dermatology Clinical Research Fellow prior to starting her Dermatology Residency at UAB. She participated in numerous research studies focusing on treatments for psoriasis, onychomycosis, disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis, and cutaneous candidiasis, among others.  She has been published in multiple medical journals and continues to present lectures at local and national medical conferences.

Dr. Marks is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Dr. Marks was Valedictorian of Grand Ridge High School in 1998. She graduated from Chipola College in May of 2000 where she was a member of the Chipola Cheerleading Squad.  The former Shellie Davis met her husband Paul in Dr. Bodart’s Physics class at Chipola. The couple married in 2003. Paul is a Financial Advisor with Vision Financial Group in Birmingham. They are the proud parents of a Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese mix named Koco.

Dr. Marks is the daughter of Jerry and Maria Davis formerly of Grand Ridge, who are now living in Andalusia, Alabama.

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 July 13, 2011

SWIM LESSONS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer the final swimming lessons for ages four and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. The following sessions are scheduled Session 4: Aug. 8-18 with registration deadline Aug. 1.

Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions are Monday through Thursday for two weeks of 45-minute lessons. Cost is $45 for each session. Pre-registration is required with a $5 late registration fee.

For information, visit the Pool web page at www.chipola.edu 

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 July 13, 2011

CHIPOLA ATHLETES NAMED TO ALL ACADEMIC TEAMS

 

MARIANNA—Though Chipola College’s athletic seasons have concluded, postseason academic honors continue to pour in from the state and national level.

The Chipola Women’s Cross Country team was recently recognized as a NJCAA All-Academic Team for their academic accomplishments.  The team of Courtney Hodges of Marianna, Mackenzie Willis Johnson of Marianna and Rebekah Wiltse of Alford balanced athletic ability with academic achievement by combining for a 3.43 cumulative grade point average. 

In softball, Chipola’s Hannah Lovestrand (Wakulla, FL) earned NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement honors for her outstanding effort in the classroom during her two-year span at Chipola College.  Earlier this spring, Lovestrand won the Charlton Keen Scholar-Athlete Award and the Neal Sportsmanship Award.

The following Chipola student-athletes were named to the Florida College System Activities Association All-Academic Team: Courtney Hodges, Mackenzie Willis Johnson, and Rebehak Wiltse (Cross Country); Ance Celmina, Sara Djassi (Women’s Basketball); Haley Adkinson, Mayra Akamine, Elizabeth Krauser, and Hannah Lovestrand (Softball) and Carlos Alegria (Baseball).

Panhandle Conference All-Academic Team selections included: Courtney Hodges, Mackenzie Willis Johnson, and Rebehak Wiltse (Cross Country); Shamarr Bowden, Daniel Cummins, Sam Grooms, and Marcos Knight (Men’s Basketball); Ance Celmina, Sara Djassi, and Ty O’Neill (Women’s Basketball); Haley Adkison, Mayra Akamine, Ashley Ellis, Elizabeth Krauser, and Hannah Lovestrand (Softball); Carlos Algeria, Adam Bigale, Jonathan Gilbert, and Alexandre Lagarde (Baseball).

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July 13, 2011

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Hinson IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Stacey Hinson is Chipola College’s Career Employee for July. Hinson serves as a Department Associate in the Student Affairs Departmentand has worked at the college since 2008. Here, Hinson is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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 July 13, 2011

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GULF POWER INCREASES CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIP FUND—Gulf Power in Chipley recently added $1,000 to the Gulf Power Endowed Scholarship Fund at Chipola College. Here Darrin Wall, Gulf Power manager (right), presents the check to Chipola Foundation director, Julie Fuqua.

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July 13, 2011

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CHIPOLA PBL WINS FOURTH AT NATIONALS—The Chipola College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently placed fourth in the national competition in Parliamentary Procedure.  Chipola team members are, from left: Barbara Wynn, Katrina Messer, Tracy Scott and James Lewis.  The event included an objective test preliminary round followed by an intense performance where team members demonstrated knowledge of parliamentary procedure in the presence of registered parliamentarians.  Colleges in the top five along with Chipola were University of Illinois –Urbana/Champagne, Arkansas State University, Arizona State University and Southern Arkansas University. Chipola Business professor Vikki Milton is adviser to Chipola’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda.

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 July 21, 2011

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Application deadline for the Fall Semester at Chipola College is Aug. 4. Financial Aid application deadline for the Fall classes is Aug. 3Fall registration for returning students is Aug. 17. New and returning student registration is Aug. 18-19. Classes begin Aug. 22.

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, 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 FALL CLASSES BEGIN SOON—Chipola College Automotive teaching assistant Chase Vlieg (left) demonstrates a computer diagnostic tool for a pair of students. Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 4. Fall registration for returning students is Aug. 17. New and returning student registration is Aug. 18-19. Classes begin Aug. 22. Financial Aid application deadline for the Fall classes is Aug. 3. Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu

For information, call 850- 718-2211.

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 July 21, 2011

Call to Artists and Authors for Sunday with the Arts

 

   Calling all authors, painters,  potters, photographers,  jewelry designers, sculptors and other fine arts craftsmen 18 years old and older  to enter the 7th Annual Sunday Afternoon with the Arts Exhibit and Reception at Chipola College. This year's reception is scheduled for Nov. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. 

    The exhibit has quickly become one of the premier art exhibits in the region featuring a variety of original work by over 60 artists. Last year's exhibitors came from as far away as Arizona, Panama City, Dothan and Tallahassee. 

     The Exhibit Reception hosts an average audience of over 400 people. This year's event will include several new and exciting features to be announced throughout the summer. 

   Local and regional artists and authors and Chipola College students are invited to plan now to participate in this year's event. The Entry Guidelines and Entry Form are on the Chipola College web site at www.chipola.edu - follow  the links to the Fine Arts Department and to Sunday Afternoon with the Arts.  For more information about the fall event contact Judy Brooten at JDBrooten@aol.com or at 850- 209-5747.

    The Exhibit and Reception is sponsored by The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida, Inc. in partnership with the  Chipola Regional Arts Association and the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Chipola College.  

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July 21, 2011

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FLORIDA COLLEGE SYSTEM FOUNDATION HELPS CHIPOLA—Dick D’Alemberte, a board member of the Florida College System Foundation, recently presented two checks to Chipola College Foundation director Julie Fuqua. The donations will be used for the Bank of America “Dream Makers” Scholarship and the Helios Education Foundation First Generation Scholarship. The two scholarships are available to students who attend colleges in the Florida College System.

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July 27, 2011

Big Bend AHEC Health Careers Summer Camp

 

MARIANNA—Twenty-three students from high schools in Jackson, Washington, and Holmes Counties recently attended a week-long Health Careers Camp at Chipola College. 

          The students were selected based on their interest in pursuing a health career, academic record, teacher evaluations, and personal essay.  The camp included an eight-hour ACT prep course, dissection exercise, blood-typing activity, medical terminology, financial-planning, goal-setting, positive thinking, simulation lab skills, and information on health careers. 

          Students toured Jackson Hospital, Marianna Health and Rehab, Chipola College, FSU College of Medicine, and the Molar Express in Tallahassee.  According to student Taylor Cintron, “The highlight of the camp was spending a day shadowing a health professional.”  The experiences ranged from observing a baby being born in Labor and Delivery to scrubbing in and observing surgery in the Operating Room. 

         The camp is co-sponsored by Big Bend Area Health Education Center (BBAHEC), a non-profit organization based in Tallahassee and at Chipola College.  Jackson Hospital also is a partner serving as a training site for medical students, physician assistant students, nurses and other health professionals. BBAHEC serves a 14-county area and has been conducting similar camps for over 20 years. 

         Camp director Bridgett Nuccio, says, “The goal of the camp is to help rural students interested in health careers to be admitted to professional schools such as medical, dental and nursing.  The students also get to see that there is more to health care than just doctors and nurses.  Students witness how various health professions work together as a team to care for the patient. The counselors give the campers a view of college life and the life of a health professions student.  Some students may decide after attending camp that a health career is not for them.  This is a valuable experience as well. The student can make informed decisions about their career goals.  “If you don’t spend some time in health care settings, you have no way to know if a health career is really for you, “says Nuccio. 

         Big Bend AHEC has numerous success stories from former campers. This year, Martin Clemmons, DO, a camper from 1997 returned to share his experiences.  Dr. Clemmons recently graduated from medical school and begins his internal medicine residency in Largo, FL next month.  He is the son of Drs. Tracy and Sarah Clemmons of Marianna. Nuccio was also a camper and came back from her training at University of Florida as a physician assistant and now works for Big Bend AHEC.

         The next summer Health Careers Camp is scheduled for June, 2012.  For more information contact Brigitta Nuccio at (850) 482-6500 or visit the Big Bend AHEC Facebook page.

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Big Bend AHEC Health Careers Summer Camp—Twenty-three students from high schools in Jackson, Washington, and Holmes Counties recently attended a week-long Health Careers Camp at Chipola College.  Pictured from left, (front) are: Rebecca Aaron, Taylor Logan, Roshani Patel, Caroline Odom, Lacey Mead ; (2nd row) Brooke Shores, Taylor Cintron, Destiny Robinson, Marieta Douglas, Ashley Thomas, Shelby Lawrence; (3rd row) Jenna Sneads, Jinhee So, Ashley Vallejos, Valerie D’Ambrosio, Sharice Forward Junior Counselor; Jordan Hussey, Jordan Lane, Kyndall Whitson, Randyn McMillan, Brigitta Nuccio Summer Camp Director; Sara Riley Counselor; Myrlande Joseph Counselor; (back) Tim Jones, Junior Counselor; Travis Bontrager ACT Instructor; Bobby Gause, Junior Counselor; Fletcher Dilmore.

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 July 27, 2011

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Application deadline for the Fall Semester at Chipola College is Aug. 4. Financial Aid application deadline for the Fall classes is Aug. 3. Fall registration for returning students is Aug. 17. New and returning student registration is Aug. 18-19. Classes begin Aug. 22.

         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, 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 FALL CLASSES BEGIN SOON—Chipola College students Kasey Revell (left) and Gina Tharpe (center) get help from switchboard operator Victoria Mock. Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 4. Financial Aid application deadline is Aug. 3. Fall registration for returning students is Aug. 17. New and returning student registration is Aug. 18-19. Classes begin Aug. 22. Applications are available in the Admissions Office or on-line at www.chipola.edu  For information, call 850- 718-2211.

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July 27, 2011

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CRAWFORD RECOGNIZED BY CHIPOLA BOARD—Jeff Crawford of Marianna, outgoing chair of the Chipola College District Board of Trustees, was recently recognized for his leadership during the 2010-11 year. Here, incoming chair Jan Page of Chipley, presents a plaque to Crawford. Members are appointed by the governor and meet monthly to set policy for the college. The board also includes Danny Ryals of Blountstown, Mark Plummer of Bristol, Robert Jones of Westville, Dr. Leisa Bailey of Bonifay, John Padgett of Marianna, Gina Stuart of Marianna and Gary Clark of Chipley.

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July 27, 2011

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SMITH TO RUN FOR CHIPOLA—Sharlynn Smith, a standout athlete from Altha School, has signed a scholarship to run Cross Country for Chipola College.  Pictured, standing (from left) are: her mother Lea Smith, Chipola Cross Country coach Rance Massengill, and Joc Calloway, Chipola Assistant Athletic Director. Smith also played basketball at Altha and led her teams to regionals in volleyball and cross country. She was a member of the Student Council, Senior Beta Club and vice president of FBLA.  She is the daughter of Buster and Lea Smith of Blountstown.

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