May 3, 2012

CHIPOLA CHILDREN’S SHOW IS LAST IN OLD THEATER

           

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College children’s show, “Finale,” will be the last show in the old theater. The college will move into the new Center for the Arts in September.

                A public performance of “Finale” is set for Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets—$5 for students and $7 for adults—are on sale in the college Business Office.  The show will also be presented to hundreds of elementary school children during the week. 

                Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon cast the following actors in the show: Atrayu Adkins, Dylan Bass, Dante Brown, Joni Barfield, Darren Blake Collins, Brett Floyd, Meghan Gilliland, Cade Guthrie, Dianna Glaze, Sierra Hill, Jae House, Elizabeth Mathis, Trey McKay, Taylor Myrick, Leah Page, Austin Pettis, Jamal Robinson, Ashleigh Stowe, Kayla Todd, Christin Wiggins and Gracie Wallace.

                The show was written by Chipola guest choreographer Chris Manasco and will be the last one in the old theatre. Manasco says, “It’s time to move to the new theatre and there is going to be a lot of change. But someone forgot to tell the zany characters from past children’s shows.  Don’t be surprised to see Snoopy, the Three Little Pigs, or even Alice in Wonderland make an appearance.  Come along as this roller coaster of an adventure weaves storylines and characters together in exciting and unexpected ways, reintroducing the audience to some of Chipola Theatre’s most memorable characters.”

                For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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CHILDREN’S SHOW FINALE AT CHIPOLA—The Chipola College Theater is in rehearsal for the children’s show, “Finale,” which will be presented to hundreds of elementary school children in May.  A public performance is set for Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m.

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May 3, 2012

CHIPOLA CHEM STUDENTS TOUR UWF LAB

 

                PENSACOLA—Chipola College students in Dr. Jocelyn Wahlgren’s Organic Chemistry class recently toured the Chemistry Labs at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. 

                Dr. Wahlgren, who is a UWF alumna, afforded her students an opportunity to analyze their products with some of the university’s more than 20 pieces of instrumentation used for detailed chemical analysis. Throughout the course of the semester, Dr Wahlgren’s students had completed a number of experiments including hydrogenation, nitration, oxidation, esterification, and Diehls Alder reactions.  Each student was able to analyze a sample of one of their products through Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).  This process allowed students to see how consistent their products were with theoretical expectations. 

                Dr. Wahlgren’s students also had a chance to meet with UWF students who were actively involved in research and expressed great interest in the analyses.  UWF Department of Chemistry Chair Mike Huggins commented that even UWF students do not often get a chance to utilize the instruments that Dr. Wahlgren’s students were able to use.

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CHIPOLA CHEM STUDENTS TOUR UWF LAB—Chipola College students in Dr. Jocelyn Wahlgren’s Organic Chemistry class recently toured the Chemistry Labs at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. 

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May 3, 2012

CHIPOLA AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM TRAINING VIDEO RELEASED

 

                MARIANNA—Instructors from the Chipola College Automotive Technology program are featured in a Video Training Series released by BBB Industries and now available on the web.

                The first video of a new three-part series: Meters and Test Equipment for Automotive Troubleshooting is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDy9-lGNeQM .

                The video offers an overview, and shows proper use of common meters like the DVOM, VAT 40, VAT 45, MT3750 and more. The training videos were filmed at Chipola College's Automotive Service Technology Program and are hosted by and Chipola instructors John Gardner and Chase Vlieg who are both ASE-certified Master Technicians.

                The new video training series was developed with BBB Industries, the leading remanufacturer of automotive rotating electrical equipment (alternators and starters). BBB representatives visited the Chipola Automotive program in March to shoot three programs in the series.

                Chipola instructors John Gardner and assistant instructor Chase Vlieg wrote the scripts for the series and are featured as the on-screen talent.   Training films on Electrical Fundamentals, Meters and Test Equipment, and Magnetism were produced during the Chipola shoot.

                BBB also donated alternators and starters valued at $5,000 to be used for training in the Chipola program. BBB is a major supplier to Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper, Carquest, O’Reilly’s, Parts Plus and NAPA, all of which have representatives on the Chipola Automotive Technology Advisory Committee. The videos will be available to parts stores, shops, technicians and the do-it-yourselfers. Chipola and other NATEF certified institutions also will have free access to these training films.

                Tri-States Automotive representatives Walter Spence, Bill Stevens and Ronnie Stevens also assisted with the program. Ricky Miller of Rahal-Miller Chevrolet, Cadillac, representing General Motors, provided a new Electric Chevy Volt for the production. 

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CHIPOLA AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING VIDEO RELEASED—Instructors from the Chipola College Automotive Technology program are featured in a Video Training Series released by BBB Industries and now available on the web. Chipola instructors John Gardner (center) and assistant instructor Chase Vlieg (right) wrote the scripts for the series and are featured as the on-screen talent.  

                The first video of a new three-part series: Meters and Test Equipment for Automotive Troubleshooting is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDy9-lGNeQM .

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May 3, 2012

TRACY WILLIAMS WIERMAN MEMORIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

 

                MARIANNA—The family of the late Tracy Williams Wierman has established a memorial scholarship at Chipola College in her honor. Wierman was a teacher at Golson Elementary School at the time of her death in 2011.

                The partial scholarship is available to an elementary education major who is a senior in Chipola’s four-year Teacher Education program.  The scholarship may be used for tuition or books. Special consideration will be given to residents of Jackson County and to students with limited financial means. 

                Application deadline is June 7. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at Chipola and must exhibit good moral character.  Applicants also must write a letter describing their motivation to enter the education field. 

                Applications are available in the Chipola College Foundation Office.  For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2404.

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WIERMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT CHIPOLA—The family of the late Tracy Williams Wierman has established a memorial scholarship at Chipola College in her honor. Wierman was a teacher at Golson Elementary School at the time of her death in 2011. Pictured from left, are: Tracy’s husband, Mike Wierman; her daughters Brooke and Ashlyn Wierman, and her mother Pat Williams and father Jim Williams.  Tracy’s sister Becky Crook is not pictured.

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May 3, 2012

RETIREES HONORED AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College honored three of its retirees at the recent end-of-year luncheon.

                Margie Williams, Student and Disability Services Advisor, was honored for 26 years of service. Pat Ward, Custodian, was recognized for 7 years of service. Tony Baker, Custodian, was honored for 9 years of service.

                Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough presented resolutions from the college board of trustees citing each retiree’s accomplishments.  Retirees were presented Chipola Gold Cards which provide lifetime admission to college events. Williams and Ward were awarded lifetime memberships in the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC).

                The event was sponsored by AFC, Council of Chipola Educators (CCE), Chipola Faculty Association (CFA) and Career Employees Association (CEA).

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COLLEGE HONORS RETIREES—Chipola College honored three retiring employees at the annual end of year luncheon. Here, Margie Williams, Pat Ward and Tony Baker receive congratulations from Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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CHIPOLA NURSING GRADS—Thirty-two students recently completed Chipola College’s Associate Degree Nursing program. Pictured from left, are: (front): Sheron Stevenson, Kim Carter, Terri Handshy, Paula Stanley, Caitlin Poff, Jensen Reinert, Heather Peddie, Candice Searcy, Brittani Mount, Kristy Goodwin,  Jennifer Sizemore, (back) Shawnna Clemmons, Kristina Bailey, Kelly Stahl, Jennifer Peters, Robin Simpkins, Lateka Hambright, Demetrice Jackson, Rhonda Johns, Brittany Manzella, Candace Koonce, Brandilyn Richardson, Jessica Laster, Annabelle “Jamie” Martinez, Jenifer Turner, Anastasia Horne, Alicia Haisley, James J.D. Tyler, Locklyn Tucker, Chris Calloway, Stacy Martin and Natalie Hauck.

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 May 3, 2012

scholarship available for summer II and FAll at chipola

 

                MARIANNA—The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., from the Edward K. Roberts Fund established a scholarship at Chipola College for the upcoming Summer Session II and Fall 2012.

                The scholarship fund was created with a $50,000 donation from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with funds from the estate of the late Edward K. Roberts.

The scholarship will be available for the Summer II Session at Chipola College and the application deadline is May 16. Deadline for Fall 2012 is June 7. 

                Preference will be given to part-time students who may not qualify for other financial aid. Applicants must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester at Chipola, must have a minimum 2.0 high school GPA, and must follow standard college requirements.   A description of the scholarship and application are available online at www.chipola.edu/foundation

                To contact the Chipola Foundation, call 850-718-2445.

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 May 3, 2012

CHIPOLA STUDENTS NAMED TO WHO’S WHO

 

                MARIANNAThe 2012 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include the names of 76 students from Chipola College who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

                Chipola students named this year are:

                Alford—Kaylee Toole.

                Altha—Katrina Messer, Rebekah Wiltse.

                Bascom—Karlee Floyd.

                Blountstown—Travis Pittman.

                Bonifay—Jessica Bean, Jonathon Carrell, Macy Miles, Cathy Riddle, Brittany Riley, Caleb Whitaker, John Brown, Charles Dinkins.

                Campbellton—Fredrick Beachum.

                Chipley—Mariah Carter, Allyson Gainer, Adriane Guettler, Cecil Mathis, Alyssa Munns, Jeffery Pitts, Hillary Saunders, Erin Solger, Emily Stewart, Meghan Wilder, Alicia Rhodes, Kevin Russell, Haley Worley.

                Clarksville—Patrick Jones.

                Cottondale—Kaitlyn Baxley.

                Graceville—AnneMarie Nichols, Jessica O'Keefe, Cody Sikora.

                Grand Ridge—Caroline Peacock, Rachel Pelt, Ryan Pilcher, Anita Halling, Ariel White.

                Marianna—Mayra Akamine, Jaren Bannerman, Chelsea Blanton, Travis Bontrager, Kristine Brance, Danaya Brazzle, Shanay Corbett, Edgar Delgado, Sara Djassi, Brett Floyd, Stephanie Garrels, Forrest Garrett, Zachary Gilmore, Cayce Griffin, Lindsey Hamlin, Nicholas Harris, Leonard Hollins, Stefani Jackson, Jeniece Johnson, Paul Kelson, Trantell Knight, Alexandre LaGarde, Elizabeth Mathis, Eron Milton, Brittany Peacock, Jordan Poole, Jelleah Sidney, Austin Southall, Chelsey Steedley, Luther Thomas, Lindsay West, John Whittington, Ashton Williams.

                Sneads—Jordan Coley, Nathan Walden.

                Sunny Hills—Elise Kirk.

                Westville—James Lewis.

                Out of District—Adrian Carr of Chattahochee and Sierra Hill of Donalsonville, Ga.

            Inclusion in the directory is based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success. They join an elite group of students from more than 1,400 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.

            Outstanding students have been honored in Who’s Who since it was first published in 1966.

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 May 3, 2012

CHIPOLA ELIMINATED FROM STATE TOURNAMENT

 

                PENSACOLA—After winning the Panhandle Conference and topping the state poll for most of the season, the Chipola Lady Indians were eliminated from the FCSAA State Tournament by Tallahassee in a 5-4 extra innings game on April 28. 

                The Lady Indians eliminated Northwest Florida State from the tournament with a 7-3 win on April 28.

                Chipola defeated Hillsborough 7-6 in the first round of the tournament on April 27, but lost to conference rival conference rival Gulf Coast 4-1 later on Friday.

                The Lady Indians finished the season as Panhandle Conference champion with a league record of 12-4 and 48-12 overall. Chipola was ranked first in the FCSAA State Poll for most of the season and entered the state tournament as the top seed in the Gulf District bracket.

                Gulf Coast made it to the championship game of the Gulf District bracket, but lost to State College of Florida. Seminole, the winner of the Atlantic bracket won the FCSAA championship game and will advance to the NJCAA National Tournament along with State College of Florida.

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May 3, 2012

FRANKLIN IS NEW CHIPOLA WOMEN’S COACH

 

                MARIANNA—Greg Franklin was introduced as the new women’s basketball coach at Chipola College during a press conference on Tuesday, May 1.

                Franklin replaces Chipola coach David Lane, who recently accepted an assistant coaching position at Drake University.

                Coach Franklin comes to Chipola after serving five seasons as an assistant coach in the Mississippi State University women’s basketball program. He was instrumental in helping Mississippi State claim back-to-back year wins in the NCAA Tournament, including the program's first Sweet 16 appearance.

                Before Mississippi State, Franklin served in various positions at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg, Illinois. He joined Southeastern in 1997 as assistant men's basketball coach. He was named the head women's coach prior to the start of the 2002-03 season, and also served as the school's athletic director. As head women's coach, Franklin put the SIC program on the national map. In five seasons at the helm, he posted a record of 154-25 and led the 2006-07 squad to a fourth-place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament and won the Region XXIV title. Southeastern was ranked first in the NJCAA national poll for nearly all of 2007. After the team's 33-3 overall record and 16-0 conference mark, Franklin earned Conference, Region and District Coach of the Year honors, IBCA Illinois Junior College Coach of the Year honors for the fifth time and was named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. 

                During his time at Mississippi State and Southeastern Illinois, Franklin coached four players who were drafted by the WNBA, including Amber Holt, Chanel Mokongo, Armellie Lumanu and Alexis Rack.

                Franklin's first coaching position was as Assistant Coach at Brewton Parker College in Georgia. Before arriving at Southeastern Illinois, he spent two years at Butler County (Ky.) High School.

                Franklin is a native of Central City, Kentucky. He played college basketball at Austin Peay graduating in 1994 with a B.S. in health and physical education. He lettered for the Austin Peay in basketball from 1989-1993, earning all-Ohio Valley Conference honors as a junior and senior and all-OVC Freshman Team honors and Co-Freshman of the Year honors during the 1989-1990 season. He finished his college career with 1,000+ points.

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May 3, 2012

CHIPOLA INDIANS NAMED TO ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

 

                MARIANNA – Eleven Chipola Indians were named to the Panhandle All-Conference Baseball Team. 

                Andrew Toles was named Conference Player of the Year.  Toles leads the Indians in hitting with a .367 batting average and is fourth in the state in stolen bases with 29 steals in 36 attempts.

                Robby Coles was selected as the Conference Pitcher of the Year. Coles, who has signed with Florida State, has a 9-0 record with a 2.957 ERA.

                Chipola’s first-team selections include: infielder Kaleb Barlow; outfielder Andrew Toles; designated hitter Jordan Poole and pitchers Robby Coles, Austin Southall and LJ Hollins.  LJ Hollins has a 5-2 record and a 2.286 ERA. Austin Southall has a 6-3 record with a 2.495 ERA.

                Chipola’s second-team picks are: infielders Edgar Delgado and Tyler Bocock; outfielders Chris Triplett and Sasha LaGarde, and catcher Ladson Montgomery.

                The Indians are Panhandle Conference Champions and headed to the FCSAA State Tournament set for May 3-7, at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. Chipola will play Indian River State on Thursday, May 3, at 4 p.m. (EST).

                Chipola is the defending state champion and finished fifth in the 2011 NJCAA National Tournament. It was the Indians’ third trip to the national tourney in the last five years including a National Championship in 2007.

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CHIPOLA BASEBALLERS NAMED ALL CONFERENCE—Six Chipola Indians were named to the Panhandle All-Conference Baseball first Team.  Pictured from left, are: (top) Robby Coles, Conference Pitcher of the Year; Andrew Toles, Conference Player of the Year; Austin Southall, First Team Conference Pitcher; (bottom) L J Hollins, First Team Conference Pitcher; Kaleb Barlow, First Team Conference Infielder; and Jordan Poole, Chipola Designated Hitter. Five other players were named to the All-Conference Second team.

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May 9, 2012

CHIPOLA CHILDREN’S SHOW IS LAST IN OLD THEATER

           

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College children’s show, “Finale,” will be the last show in the old theater. The college will move into the new Center for the Arts in September.

                A public performance of “Finale” is set for Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets—$5 for students and $7 for adults—are on sale in the college Business Office.  The show will also be presented to hundreds of elementary school children during the week. 

                Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon cast the following actors in the show: Atrayu Adkins, Dylan Bass, Dante Brown, Joni Barfield, Darren Blake Collins, Brett Floyd, Meghan Gilliland, Cade Guthrie, Dianna Glaze, Sierra Hill, Jae House, Elizabeth Mathis, Trey McKay, Taylor Myrick, Leah Page, Austin Pettis, Jamal Robinson, Ashleigh Stowe, Kayla Todd, Christin Wiggins and Gracie Wallace.

                The show was written by Chipola guest choreographer Chris Manasco and will be the last one in the old theatre. Manasco says, “It’s time to move to the new theatre and there is going to be a lot of change. But someone forgot to tell the zany characters from past children’s shows.  Don’t be surprised to see Snoopy, the Three Little Pigs, or even Alice in Wonderland make an appearance.  Come along as this roller coaster of an adventure weaves storylines and characters together in exciting and unexpected ways, reintroducing the audience to some of Chipola Theatre’s most memorable characters.”

                For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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May 9, 2012

MCALLISTER WINS KIRKLAND AWARD

 

                MARIANNA—Dr. Gina McAllister is the recipient of the 2012 Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at Chipola College.

                McAllister has worked at the college since 1998 and presently serves as a professor in Chipola’s Teacher Education program. She teaches a wide range of courses, including Introduction to Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Diverse Populations.

                Dr. McAllister was selected to represent the faculty on a college-wide Quality Enhancement Plan which is part of a re-accreditation program for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). She also has represented the faculty on a number of college committees including Staff and Program Development; Computing and Telecommunication; and Catalog and Class Schedule.

                Dr. McAllister holds membership in four college organizations: Applauding Chipola Theatre; Association of Florida Colleges, Council of Chipola Educators and the Chipola Appreciation Club.

                Dr. McAllister earned the Doctorate of Education and Education Specialist degrees from the University of West Florida. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Auburn University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education from Troy State University.

                She is a certified Microsoft Office User Specialist, and has completed Clinical Educator training necessary to supervise interns.

                Prior to joining the Chipola faculty in 1998, she taught business courses at Daleville (AL) High School for six years.

                The Kirkland Award was established by brothers, J.R. Kirkland and David Kirkland, in honor of their parents, Carolyn and the late Willis Kirkland of Marianna. The award provides $1,000 to the annual recipient.

                Previous winners of the Kirkland Ward include current faculty Robert Ivey, Lee Shook, JoAnn Everett, Nancy Burns, Dr. Lou Cleveland, Dr. Rose Cavin, Dr. David Hilton, John Gardner, Stan Young, Geraldine DeFelix and Dr. Cherry Ward; faculty emeriti Mary McClendon, Dr. Stephen Shimmel, Dr. Bill Brievogel, Kathryn Roberts, Brenda Alford, Donald Holley, Paul Huang, Don Adams, Peggy Register, Charlene Lord and Lonnie Keene; and former instructors Jean Taylor and Dr. Robert Dunkle.

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May 9, 2012

CHIPOLA’S SPRING DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

                MARIANNADr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 308 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring Semester 2012.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

                Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:

                Alford—Dylan Paramore, Kaylee Toole.

                Altha—Justin Godwin, Tory Lipford, Kathryn Nichols, Kristen Peacock, Trey Peacock, Stephanie Shelton, Maria Trejo Gonzalez, Elizabeth Uhrick.

                Blountstown—Junicia Baker, Robert Deason, Kenneth Edwards, Hailey Moravek, Travis Pittman, Jeffrey Stewart.

                Bonifay—Keltcee Berry, Travis Cook, Traci Corbin, Angela Gluck, Aaron Godwin, Misty Kirkland, Mindy Myers, Ryan Pickwick, Caleb Whitaker.

                Bristol—Jace Ford, Karey Gautier, Kelsey McDaniel, Joseph Williams.

                Campbellton—Eleazar Thompson. 

                Caryville—Lindsey Sutherland. 

                Chipley—Jennifer Adkison, Autumn Basinger, Sarah Bethea, Brandi Brubaker, Jesse Carter, Stacy Collins, Adriane Guettler, Holley Hinson, Allison Marcoguiseppe, Alyssa Munns, Gina Page, Meghan Pettis, Hillary Saunders, Erin Solger, Emily Stewart, Katherine Stone, Meghan Wilder. 

                Clarksville—Joshua Jeffery, Monica Jones, Patrick Jones, John Miller, II.

                Cottondale—James Cloud, Jessica Gray, Thomas Thornton.

                Cypress—Alayna Tharp.

                Graceville—Lindsey Engstrom, Tiffany Flournoy, Laci Laney, Nancy Messer, Kacy Miles, Annemarie Nichols, Jessica O'Keefe, Cody Sikora, Nicole Willis.

                Grand Ridge—Michelle Blackburn, Rebecca Hart, Jolie Johnson, Caroline Peacock, Rachel Pelt, Ryan Pilcher, Sara Riley, Schellane Smith.

                Greenwood—Cody Ferguson, Benjamin Griffin.

                Marianna—Cherie Baggett, Kimberly Baggett, Jaren Bannerman, Daunta Bell, Robin Besczezynski, Travis Bontrager, Jessica Chaddock, Meghan Delang, Katelyn Derosier, Brett Floyd, Melanie Foster, Stuart Gamble, Tracy Goodwin, Gavin Hall, Heather Hall, Rebecca Hambly, Stephanie Hamm, Rebecca Herb, Michael Lingerfelt, Erica Manning, Amber Perry, Jay Phelps, Caitlin Shouse, Murphy Sims, William Smith, II, Kristina Snelgrove, Freddie Staley, Wesley Stephens, Jasmine Thomas, John Whittington. 

                Sneads—Haley Bennett, Cassandra Coley, Jordan Coley, Brandon Hightower, Tyler Pickens, Nathan Walden.

                Vernon—Eric Lee.

                Westville—Samuel Griffin, Carrie Hayford, Ethan Thomas.

                Out of District—Lynnsey Russell of Ashford, Ala.; Christopher Pullen of Chattahoochee; Brenden Bailie of Defuniak Springs; Melanie Ellison, Michael Evans, Sarah Moore and Hannah Parrish of Dothan, Ala.; Kristopher Hood and Roger Quinsey of Havanna; Colleen Rish of Panama City; Alexandre Lagarde of Pierrefonds Que, CN; William Shaynak of Quincy; Eric Gill and Benjamin Green of Tallahassee

                 Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:

                Altha—Taylor Brantley-Curl, Sierra Chason, Justin Terry, Rebekah Wiltse. 

                Bascom—Karlee Floyd, Alexander Layton. 

                Blountstown—Dana Cooper, Wayne Faircloth, Jesse Griffin, Jahnice Jones, Candace Koonce, David Leonard, William Leonard, Robin Simpkins, Cameron Smith, Trevor Williams.

                Bonifay—John Brown, Brenton Burch, Katelyn Bush, Ashlee Corbin, Jade Cunningham, Chelsea Godwin, Mary Hewett, Ashley Holley, Coty Long, Allen McWaters, Macy Miles, Mika Moore, Mary Parish, Kaitlyn Pope, Brittany Riley, Victoria Short, Marli Sullivan, Clayton Ward, Victoria Ward, Cassie White.

                Bristol—Christy Brock, Daniel Kern, Phyllis Reddick.

                Campbellton—Kayla Farris, Samantha Matthews.

                Caryville—Susan Miller.

                Chipley—Salem Acuff, Lindsey Albritton, Wendy Brown, Chelsea Collins, Michelle Daniels, Tanner Gilbert, John Laney, Cecil Mathis, Travis Nellums, Anne  Mary Nichols, Casey Parker, Jeffery Pitts, Zachary Provost, Rachel Rackard, Alexandra Rodriguez, Deyanira Rodriguez, Kevin Russell, Jennifer Shurrum, Taylor Sloan, Ryan Smith, Paula Stanley, Leigh Stone, Haley Worley.        Clarksville—Morgan Davis, Robert Johns, John Tharpe, Cole Thompson.

                Cottondale—Dennis Allen, Kaitlyn Baxley, Keara Conrad, Hannah Lamb, Jennifer Sizemore, Daniel Thompson, Ariel White.

                Graceville—Jared Byrd, Scott Fowler, Kayla Horton, David Miller, Kevin Potts, Jr., Kaley Register, Garrett Steverson, Amanda Taylor, Kimberly Williams.

                Grand Ridge—Rufus Cargile, III, Emily Gilley, Hope Mooneyham, Byran Segers, Karis Smith, Jessica Tillman, Jessica Harrell.

                Greenwood—Courtney Sawyer.

                Kinard—Amy McLeod.

                Malone—Brandon Jackson, Shandrell Mount.

                Marianna—Mary Adams, Jonna Aydelotte, Shayn Baggett, Shelby Basford, Jacob Beasley, Alexander Bigale, Jessie Bodie, Sallyanne Braxton, Jordan Burke, Kala Burttschell, Brian Chalker, Kayla Collins, Heather Conley, Stephanie Darby, Brandy Davis, Laramie Dryden, John Ellerbee, Shondel Frear, Christopher Gilmore, Paul Gochenaur, Anastasia Horne, Ryan Hughes, John Jackson, Paul Kelson, Bre Anna Knight, William Larkin, Brandon Massengill, Stephanie Milliser, Spencer Oates, Nicholas Ratzlaff, Jared Scott, Sandy Sims, Latonya Smith, Tabetha Smith, Autumn Speigner, Ashleigh Stowe, Devin Thomas, James Tyler, Elynn Wallace, Lindsay West, Christin Wiggins, Mindy Williams.

                Ponce De Leon—Joshua Tetlow.

                Sneads—Phillip Daniels, Ian Griffin, Sylvia Hilton, Amanda Locke, Brittany McClamma, Joel McKeown, Travis Moore, Ashley Pavuk, Joseph Raley, Cody Roberts, Courtney Rogers, Kayla Sheffield.

                Sunny Hills—Elise Kirk. 

                Vernon—Danielle Adkison, Christopher Blankenship, Jeremy Kirkland, Tyler Steverson.

                Wausau—Cierra Gregerson.

                Westville—Vanessa Hamilton, Jonathan McKinney, Hunter Somerset.

                Out of District—Jordan Poole of Calhoun, Ga.; Ruby Harrison and Joshua Blount of Chattahoochee; Shyann Jackson and Sunny Neve of Dothan, Ala.; Amy Cannon of Jakin, Ga.; Anthony McDow of Leesburg; Mack Murray of Live Oak; Leah Spears of Marietta, Ga.; Kerry Bryant and Casie Phillips of Panama City; Denise Potter of Quincy; Kristine Brance of Riga, Latvia; Taylor Guy, Alicia Haisley and Anthony Zahradnick of Tallahassee; Anita Pecurcika of Ventspils, Latvia; Katarina Armstrong of Wewahitchka; Chelsey Steedley of Zolfo Springs. 

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May 9, 2012

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

                Swimming lessons will be offered for all ages. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods.

                A Parent/Infant Swimming Class for ages 3 and under is scheduled for June 4–7 with classes available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Registration deadline is May 31. Cost is $30.  An Adult Swimming Class for ages 15 and up is scheduled for June 25–28 with classes available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., or 7 p.m.  Registration deadline is June 18.  Cost is $45. For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

                Children’s Swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 1: June 11-21 with a registration deadline of June 4; Session 2: July 9-19, with a registration deadline of July 2; Session 3: July 30-Aug. 9, with a registration deadline of July 23. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45 minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost of regular swimming lessons is $45. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

                Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three camps. A Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 11-12.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 13-14.  Cost is $100.   A Skills Camp for ages 7-8 will meet June 18-19.  Cost is $100.  A Grand Slam Special rate for all three camps is $250. All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, contact Assistant Coach Mike Bradford 718-2243. 

                Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer three Softball camps for all ages. A Hitting Camp will meet June 20-21.  Cost is $100.  A Skills Camp will meet June 25–26.  Cost is $100.  A Pitching Camp will meet June 27.  Cost is $50. A Grand Slam Special rate for all three camps is $225.  All softball camps meet from 1 to 4 p.m.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

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May 9, 2012

CHIPOLA ‘SPRING INTO SUMMER CONCERT SERIES’

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Department of Fine and Performing Arts announces three upcoming performances in the new Spring Into Summer Concert Series. 

                All concerts begin at 2 p.m., and admission is by donation.

                On Sunday, May 20, the series will present Dr. Arrika Gregory, mezzo soprano and Dr. David Murray, Piano. The concert will be held in the Chipola Arts Center. Dr. Gregory and Dr. Murray serve on the faculty of Georgia Southern University. Murray is Associate Professor and Keyboard Area Chair, and his wife, Dr. Arikka Gregory, mezzo soprano is Opera Director and Associate Professor. Their performances have taken them to many of the world's prestigious concert halls.

                The May 27 Summer Series Concert will feature Dr. Andy O’Brien, Solo Piano, performing works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Szymanowski, Scriabin and Ravel. Dr. O’Brien received his doctorate in piano performance from Arizona State University.  He has performed at the Tempe Center for the Arts and with Arizona’s San Tan and Sustainable Symphonies. 

                He teaches piano at Scottsdale Community College and has a private studio in Ahwatukee and is an adjudicator for the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program.  His teachers include Robert McDowell, Pawel Checinski, Gabriel Chodos, Karl Ulrich Schnabel and Robert Hamilton.

                The June 10 concert is the Old Toad Guitar Duo featuring Dr. Matthew Cochran and Dr. Stephen Mattingly, guitarists at 2 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center.

                For information about all Fine and Performing Arts events, visit www.chipola.edu, or call 850-718-2257.

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WILTSE TO RUN FOR CHIPOLA—Altha School senior Kimi Wiltse has signed a Cross Country scholarship with Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: (seated) Kimi Wiltse (back) Chipola Cross Country coach Rance Massengill; Kimi’s sister Rebekah Wiltse and Kimi’s mother Dottie Wiltse. Wiltse has been a member of Altha’s women’s cross country team for three years. This year as captain, she led her team to district where they placed second overall and she placed seventh individually. Her best time stands at 24:01. She is also a member of Senior Beta, SWAT and FCA. Kimi Wiltse is the daughter of Robert and Dottie Wiltse of Altha. Kimi’s sister Rebekah also ran Cross Country at Chipola.

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TOP CHIPOLA GRADUATES—Five members of the Chipola College Class of 2012 received the President’s Medallion for earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average in all courses attempted at the college. The super five includes, from left: (top) Jordan Coley of Sneads, Adriane Guettler of Chipley, (bottom) Alyssa Munns of Chipley and Dylan Parramore of Alford. Ethan Thomas of Westville is not pictured. Jordan Coley of Sneads earned a 4.0 during four years of her Bachelor’s Degree.

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CHIPOLA PRESENTS AT GRACEVILLE KIWANIS—Chipola College representatives Dr. Daniel Powell (left) and Dr. Bryan Craven (right) presented the program at the Graceville Kiwanis on May 1. They were welcomed by Kiwanis president Derek Chadwell (center). The program centered on Chipola’s new Center for the Arts and the Applause! fundraising campaign. For information about the campaign, visit www.chipola.edu

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May 17, 2012

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

                Swimming lessons will be offered for all ages. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods.

                A Parent/Infant Swimming Class for ages 3 and under is scheduled for June 4–7 with classes available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Registration deadline is May 31. Cost is $30.  An Adult Swimming Class for ages 15 and up is scheduled for June 25–28 with classes available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., or 7 p.m.  Registration deadline is June 18.  Cost is $45. For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

                Children’s Swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 1: June 11-21 with a registration deadline of June 4; Session 2: July 9-19, with a registration deadline of July 2; Session 3: July 30-Aug. 9, with a registration deadline of July 23. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45 minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost of regular swimming lessons is $45. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

                Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three camps. A Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 11-12.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 13-14.  Cost is $100.   A Skills Camp for ages 7-8 will meet June 18-19.  Cost is $100.  A Grand Slam Special rate for all three camps is $250. All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, contact Assistant Coach Mike Bradford 718-2243. 

                 Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer three Softball camps for all ages. A Hitting Camp will meet June 20-21.  Cost is $100.  A Skills Camp will meet June 25–26.  Cost is $100.  A Pitching Camp will meet June 27.  Cost is $50. A Grand Slam Special rate for all three camps is $225.  All softball camps meet from 1 to 4 p.m.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

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May 17, 2012

CHIPOLA ‘SPRING INTO SUMMER CONCERT SERIES’

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Department of Fine and Performing Arts announces three upcoming performances in the new Spring Into Summer Concert Series. 

                All concerts begin at 2 p.m., and admission is by donation.

                On Sunday, May 20, the series will present Dr. Arrika Gregory, mezzo soprano and Dr. David Murray, Piano. The concert will be held in the Chipola Arts Center. Dr. Gregory and Dr. Murray serve on the faculty of Georgia Southern University. Murray is Associate Professor and Keyboard Area Chair, and his wife, Dr. Arikka Gregory, mezzo soprano is Opera Director and Associate Professor. Their performances have taken them to many of the world's prestigious concert halls.

                The May 27 Summer Series Concert will feature Dr. Andy O’Brien, Solo Piano, performing works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Szymanowski, Scriabin and Ravel. Dr. O’Brien received his doctorate in piano performance from Arizona State University.  He has performed at the Tempe Center for the Arts and with Arizona’s San Tan and Sustainable Symphonies. 

                He teaches piano at Scottsdale Community College and has a private studio in Ahwatukee and is an adjudicator for the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program.  His teachers include Robert McDowell, Pawel Checinski, Gabriel Chodos, Karl Ulrich Schnabel and Robert Hamilton.

                The June 10 concert is the Old Toad Guitar Duo featuring Dr. Matthew Cochran and Dr. Stephen Mattingly, guitarists at 2 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center.

                For information about all Fine and Performing Arts events, visit www.chipola.edu, or call 850-718-2257.

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 May 23, 2012

HILTON IS CHIPOLA’S TOP PROF

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College natural science professor Dr. David Hilton has been named the Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the Year at Chipola College.

                Dr. Hilton has taught science courses at Chipola since 1997 and developed the Conservation Biology course to provide students with academic knowledge to appreciate and preserve the natural environment. He also serves as academic adviser for student-athletes.

                The student body has selected Dr. Hilton to receive the Teacher of the Year and Distinguished Service awards numerous times. He also was chosen by his peers to receive the 2007 Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching.

                Dr. Hilton is a member of the Chipola Faculty Association and the Chipola Council of Educators. He has served on several committees including: Budget Review and Development, Marketing and Recruitment, Intercollegiate Athletics, Alumni/Homecoming, Planning and Accountability and the Governance Council. He also has served as a Chipola Partner at Cottondale High School.

                An anonymous student said of Dr. Hilton, “When you see Dr. Hilton lecturing, teaching, demonstrating and evaluating, you can look around the room and see the light bulb come on in the eyes of the young men and young women in his classes. He uses examples of everyday things and his own experiences to improve understanding and to trigger interest.” An anonymous colleague noted, “Dr. Hilton is never satisfied with anything less than his best. He is continually revising and revamping his course to meet the ever-changing needs of student learners.”

                Dr. Hilton volunteers in the college Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) each week to offer extra assistance with the courses he teaches.  He also works closely with the Chipola Pre-Med Society which prepares students to apply to medical school.

                Dr. Hilton is active in his church and community.  He sponsors the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Chi Alpha with weekly meetings and Sunday night Chapel services on campus.

                Hilton earned a Doctor of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College. He and his wife Renea, have a son Marshall, who is a graduate student at the University of Florida.

                The Faculty/Administrator of the Year award provides a $1,000 bonus, and a $100 gift certificate from the College Book Store reserved parking for a year. The award is selected from among the monthly winners.

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HILTON IS CHIPOLA’S TOP PROF—Chipola College natural science professor Dr. David Hilton (left) has been named the Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the Year at Chipola. College president Dr. Gene Prough presented the award.

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May 23, 2012

CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY CANCER SURVIVOR DAY IS JUNE 5

 

                MARIANNA—In observance of the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day on Tuesday, June 5, the Chipola College Cosmetology program will join with other salon professionals nationwide to offer complimentary cosmetology services for cancer survivors and those living with cancer.

                Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day was founded in 2003 by Barbara Paget. Each year, she recruits salons and cosmetology schools from 44 states to participate. Barbara was featured in the July 2011 issue of the Chicago Tribune for her volunteering spirit. “The real beauty of the day is the support that it gives to cancer survivors,” says Barbara Paget.

            Chipola Cosmetology instructor Paige Vanderwerf, says, “Chipola is participating in this event because we believe that community service is important to the success and growth of our stylists.”               

                For more information on the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day at Chipola, call 850-718-2439.

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CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY CANCER SURVIVOR DAY IS JUNE 5

In observance of the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day on Tuesday, June 5, the Chipola College Cosmetology program will join with other salon professionals nationwide to offer complimentary cosmetology services for cancer survivors and those living with cancer.

Here, cosmetology students Leslie Mollet of Bonifay (left) and Ashlee Easterling from Chipley (right) practice their craft. For more information on the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day at Chipola, call 850-718-2439.

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May 23, 2012

OLD TOAD GUITAR DUO TO PERFORM FOR CHIPOLA CONCERT SERIES

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Spring into Summer Concert Series presents the Old Toad Guitar Duo, featuring former Chipola guitar instructor Dr. Steve Mattingly, Sunday June 10, at 2 p.m., in the Chipola Chapel. Admission is by donation.

                The Old Toad Guitar Duo consists of Dr. Stephen Mattingly and Dr. Matthew Cochran, longtime musical collaborators who first met at the Eastman School of Music in 1995. The Old Toad Duo explores the roots of Americana, joyfully tinkering with the richness and diversity of America’s musical landscape.

                They are co-founders of the groundbreaking Tantalus Quartet, with whom they regularly appear at concert series and festivals throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada.

                Dr. Cochran serves on faculty at Darton College and Albany State University. Dr. Mattingly, a former guitar instructor at Chipola, currently teaches at the University of Louisville.

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May 23, 2012

CHIPOLA ALUMNUS TO GIVE PIANO RECITAL JUNE 3

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College alumnus John Callahan will return to the college campus to give a piano solo recital on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m., in room H-108 of the McLendon Fine Arts Building. 

                Callahan is currently a senior at Florida State University where he is pursuing a degree in Piano Performance with Dr. Read Gainsford. Callahan was the winner of the 2012 French Piano Competition at FSU, and recipient of the 2012 Brautlecht Award, which recognizes musical and academic excellence.

                As a composer, Callahan was a consecutive winner in the 2008 and 2009 Young Composers Challenge, and has studied with Robert Aldridge and David Dzubay at the Brevard Music Center in 2011. His orchestral works have been performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Transylvania Symphony Orchestra at the Brevard Music Center.

                His recent commissions include “Elements” for piano and percussion, which saw over 50 performances this spring by pianist Julian Toha, and “Pulsar,” which was premiered by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of esteemed conductor JoAnn Falletta.

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May 23, 2012

LIBERTY TRUMPETER AWARDED CRAA SCHOLARSHIP

 

                MARIANNA-- The Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) has awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Christian “Alex” Hanks, a trumpet player from Liberty County High School

                CRAA has awarded more than $45,000 in scholarships to music, art, and theatre students who attend Chipola. The CRAA scholarship rotates each year through the five-county district.  Dr. Daniel Powell, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “This year was Liberty County’s turn and the applicants were outstanding.  Alex is an excellent player and is sure to be a great asset to the Fine and Performing Arts department.

                In the ten year period before the formation of the Liberty Arts Council in 2003, there were only three declared art, music, and/or theatre majors from Liberty County.  Since the formation of this local arts agency, Chipola has always had a declared art, music, and/or theatre major from Liberty county, with a 50% increase in the last three years.  Powell says, “This is a powerful testament to the strength of arts advocacy and the belief that you can make a difference in the arts.”

                Chipola College recognizes the importance of the arts and is committed to helping students with their arts education.  During the last five years, $8,000 of fine and performing arts scholarship monies have helped students from Liberty County.  This figure does not include outside awards and awards given to non-majors who participate in arts programs.  Currently, over 25% of students in the programs are not music, art, and theatre majors. 

                To increase accessibility in the arts, Chipola is committed to providing high quality and low cost performing arts events in the new Center for the Arts.  With the support of the community in the APPLAUSE! fundraising campaign, Powell says, “We can provide many more years of excellence in the arts in a wonderful, state-of-the-art facility.” 

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 May 23, 2012

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STUDENT COMPLETES CHIPOLA PARAMEDIC TO RN PROGRAM—Natalie Hauck (left) receives congratulation from Chipola College Health Science director Vickie Stephens as the first graduate of Chipola’s Paramedic to RN Bridge program.  Hauck was a working paramedic who recently graduated from Chipola’s Associate Degree Nursing Program.   She is planning to work as a nurse in the critical care setting and hopes to continue to serve as a paramedic in her spare time.  For information about Chipola’s Health Science programs, call 850-718-2316 or visit www.chipola.edu

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May 23, 2012

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PAGE RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE—Jan Page of Chipley, chair of the Chipola College District Board of Trustees, was recently recognized by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough for her leadership during the 2011-12 year. The board has reappointed Page to serve as chair for 2012-13.  The board of trustees also includes Danny Ryals of Blountstown, Mark Plummer of Bristol, Robert Jones of Westville, Dr. Leisa Bailey of Bonifay, Jeff Crawford of Marianna, John Padgett of Marianna, Gina Stuart of Marianna and Gary Clark of Chipley.

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May 23, 2012

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

                Swimming lessons will be offered for all ages. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods.

                A Parent/Infant Swimming Class for ages 3 and under is scheduled for June 4–7 with classes available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Registration deadline is May 31. Cost is $30.  An Adult Swimming Class for ages 15 and up is scheduled for June 25–28 with classes available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., or 7 p.m.  Registration deadline is June 18.  Cost is $45. For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Children’s Swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 1: June 11-21 with a registration deadline of June 4; Session 2: July 9-19, with a registration deadline of July 2; Session 3: July 30-Aug. 9, with a registration deadline of July 23. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45 minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost of regular swimming lessons is $45. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

                Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three camps. A Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 11-12.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 13-14.  Cost is $100.   A Skills Camp for ages 7-8 will meet June 18-19.  Cost is $100.  A Grand Slam Special rate for all three camps is $250. All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, contact Assistant Coach Chris Hutcheson and phone number to 718-2332.

                Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer three Softball camps for all ages. A Hitting Camp will meet June 20-21.  Cost is $100.  A Skills Camp will meet June 25–26.  Cost is $100.  A Pitching Camp will meet June 27.  Cost is $50. A Grand Slam Special rate for all three camps is $225.  All softball camps meet from 1 to 4 p.m.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

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CHIPOLA SUMMER CAMPS—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer. Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer three Softball camps for all ages. Here, Chipola pitcher Eva Voortman pitches earlier this season.

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May 31, 2012

CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY CANCER SURVIVOR DAY IS JUNE 5

 

                MARIANNA—In observance of the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day on Tuesday, June 5, the Chipola College Cosmetology program will join with other salon professionals nationwide to offer complimentary cosmetology services for cancer survivors and those living with cancer.

                Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day was founded in 2003 by Barbara Paget. Each year, she recruits salons and cosmetology schools from 44 states to participate. Barbara was featured in the July 2011 issue of the Chicago Tribune for her volunteering spirit. “The real beauty of the day is the support that it gives to cancer survivors,” says Barbara Paget.

            Chipola Cosmetology instructor Paige Vanderwerf, says, “Chipola is participating in this event because we believe that community service is important to the success and growth of our stylists.”              

                For more information on the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day at Chipola, call 850-718-2439.

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CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY CANCER SURVIVOR DAY IS JUNE 5—

In observance of the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day on Tuesday, June 5, the Chipola College Cosmetology program will join with other salon professionals nationwide to offer complimentary cosmetology services for cancer survivors and those living with cancer.  Here, cosmetology student Vicki Gibson of Marianna (right)works with assistant instructor Ada Scott. For more information on the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day at Chipola, call 850-718-2439.

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May 31, 2012

OLD TOAD JUNE 10 AT CHIPOLA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Spring Into Summer Concert Series will present The Old Toad Guitar Duo, Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m., in the Chipola Chapel. Admission is by donation.

                Old Toad consists of Dr. Stephen Mattingly and Dr. Matthew Cochran, longtime musical collaborators who first met at the Eastman School of Music in 1995. The duo explores the roots of Americana, joyfully tinkering with the richness and diversity of America’s musical landscape. They are co-founders of the groundbreaking Tantalus Quartet with which they regularly appear in concert series and festivals throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada.

                Dr. Cochran serves on faculty at Darton College and Albany State University. Dr. Mattingly, a former guitar instructor at Chipola, currently teaches at the University of Louisville.

                For information about all Fine and Performing Arts events, visit www.chipola.edu, or call 850-718-2257.

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May 31, 2012

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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 (center), presents the check to Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough (right) and Foundation director, Julie Fuqua

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May 31, 2012

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MATHIS IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Vicki Mathis is Chipola College’s Career Employee for May. Mathis serves as a Grants Operations Coordinator and has worked at the college since 1994. Here, (left) Mathis congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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SeN. MONTFORD Speaks at CHIPOLA Commencement—Florida Senator Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) delivered the commencement address at the recent Chipola College graduation ceremony. Here, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough (right) thanks Montford for his words of encouragement to the Class of 2012. Montford is a 1967 graduate of Chipola.

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CHIPOLA EDUCATION GRADS—Chipola College Teacher Education graduates celebrated at the recent college commencement ceremony. Pictured from left, are Lindsey Engstrom, Tiffany Flournoy, Gina Page, Christy Brock, Jasmine Thomas, Mary Sue Adams, Instructor Casey Busy, Danielle Baggett, Allen McWaters, Haley Worley, Tracy Goodwin, Tenisha Henderson, Mindy Myers, Laci Laney, Danielle Adkison and Jordan Burke.

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CHIPOLA THEATRE AWARDS—Chipola College theatre students were recognized for outstanding achievement at their recent annual banquet. Pictured from left, are: (front) Best Supporting Actor- Dylan Bass, Best Character Actress – Kayla Todd, Best Actor – Trey McKay, Best Actress and Outstanding Theatre Student – Ashleigh Stowe, Best Supporting Actress – Leah Page, Best Male newcomer and Best Character Actor – Dante Brown, (back) Best Supporting Actor – Jae House, Best Ensemble Actress - Gracie Wallace, Choreographer – Chris Manasco, Technical Excellence – Austin Pettis, Best Female Cameo – Meghan Gilliland, Best Male Cameo – Griffin Smith, Backstage Excellence – Josh Tetlow, Best Ensemble Actor – Blake Collins, Director of Theatre – Charles Sirmon, and Director of Technical Theatre – Connie Smith. The Chipola Players theatre club was founded 13 years ago under the leadership of director Charles Sirmon.

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