May 2, 2013

CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED AT AWARDS CEREMONY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

                The following students received academic awards: Cathy Riddle of Bonifay, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs Student Leadership; Jeffrey Stewart of Blountstown, Accounting-BSBA; Katelyn DeRosier of Marianna, Accounting-AA/AS; Lindsey Sutherland, Management; Adrian Staley of Marianna and Patrick Collins of Bascom, Network Services Technology; Robert Smith of Marianna and Tanner Gilbert of Chipley, Information Technology; Lee Herring of  Malone, Jason Holland of Clarksville and Kimberly Grant of Marianna, Global Business Strategy-BSBA; Alana Hearn of Chipley, Biology for Science Majors; Travis Pittman of Blountstown, Health Sciences; Reid Davis of Westville, Freshman Chemistry; David Leonard of Blountstown, Sophomore Chemistry; Wesley Chevillot of Altha, Calculus I; David Leonard of Blountstown, Calculus II; Meghan Wilder of Chipley, Calculus III;     Brittney Norris of Blountstown, Freshman English; Amber Eby of Blountstown, Sophomore English; Meghan Wilder of Chipley, Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award; Kristine Brance of Riga, Latvia, Social and Behavioral Science; John Whittington of Marianna, Phi Theta Kappa FSU /PC Scholarship; Josh Tetlow of Marianna, Outstanding Theatre Student.

                Students in Workforce Development programs received the following awards: Daniel Johns of Marianna, Automotive Technology; Robert Richards, III of Marianna, Corrections; Marcela Centeno of Crestview, Firefighting; Charity Newsome of Chipley, Cosmetology and Jessica Weathersbee of Marianna, Law Enforcement.

                Two student received awards for athletics: Clayton Rooks IV of Marianna, Charlton Keen Scholar Athlete Award; Kristen Allen of Chattahoochee, Neal Sportsmanship Award.

                The following students received awards for extracurricular activities: Jessica McCalister of Greenwood, Black Student Union; Jackson Cagle of Chipley, Mu Alpha Theta; April Harrison of Marianna, Katrina Messer of Altha, Sheetal Patel of Bonifay, Jeff Pitts of Chipley, Cathy Riddle of Bonifay, Jessica Taylor of Marianna, Nacole Thomas of Marianna and Barbara Wynn of Graceville, Phi Beta Lambda; Meghan Wilder of Chipley, Science Club; Dara Wilkerson of Bonifay, Student Ambassadors; Karlee Floyd of Bascom and Tatum Skipper of Malone, Student Government Association; Paul Kelson of Marianna, Brain Bowl MVP Award; John Whittington of Marianna and Kaylee Toole of Alford, All-Florida Academic Team, Kaylee Toole of Alford, All-USA Academic Team. 

                Two awards were given to non-students. The student body selected English professor Dr. Rachel West for the Distinguished Service Faculty Award; and Associate Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dr. Willie Spires, for the Distinguished Service Administrator Award.

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TOP CHIPOLA GRADUATES—Twelve members of the Chipola College Class of 2013 received the President’s Medallion for earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average in all courses attempted at the college. Pictured at graduation are four of the top grads, from left: Jackson Cagle, Meghan Wilder, Rachel Pelt and Jaren Bannerman.  Not pictured are Cassandra Coley, Michael Lingerfelt, Travis Pittman, Clayte Rooks, Erin Solger, Jared Byrd, Meghan DeLang and Emily Stewart.

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May 2, 2013

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL TEAM RECOGNIZED FOR AMAZING RECORD

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola officials recognized the college Brain Bowl team’s accomplishments at a press conference that followed the championship round of Chipola’s annual High Brain Bowl tournament on May 2.

                The 2013 Chipola College Brain Bowl Team not only set a state record with sixth consecutive Florida College System Activities Association State Championships, but its winning score of 915-50 against Valencia was the largest margin of victory in state finals history.

                The team won also won the North Florida Sectional in January. Three separate Chipola teams qualified for the community college national championship with wins in the Sectional hosted by Chipola Jan. 26. Paul Kelson, playing solo as Chipola Blue, earned the number one seed, posting an 8-0 record. He recorded more power buzzes than any player in history, and broke the points-per-game and points-per-bonus records.

                The trophies kept coming in March when Chipola won its third consecutive Community College National Championship at the National Academic Quiz Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. Following that performance, Chipola was one of only six community colleges invited to compete in the Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (ICT). Chipola was ranked as the number five seed behind only Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Brown Universities.

                In the ICT in Chicago on April 12-13, Chipola became only the second community college in history to make the championship round. Chipola finished the initial round robin with a 6-1 record—including a 290-245 win over MIT—to qualify for the championship bracket with Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Chicago, Illinois, Williams and MIT.

                Only teams in the championship bracket were eligible to win the tournament. Chipola coach Stan Young, said, “The Chipola team finished the tournament seventh overall, but played valiantly in the bracket.” Chipola lost to Yale 350-315, on the last question of the match. Yale finished second overall. Chipola had a close match with Harvard, losing 385-310. Stanford went undefeated to win the championship.

                Chipola’s Paul Kelson was the top individual scorer in the ICT tournament and in nearly every tournament he has entered over the last two years. He averaged 114.55 per 20 tossups heard at the ICT. Kelson is only the third person in DII tournament history to average more than 100 point per 20 tossups heard. The other two individuals were Matt Jackson (Yale), and Neil Gurram (MIT).  Chipola coach Stan Young said, “Paul Kelson will finish his career at Chipola as arguably the best community college player in the history of the game.”

                Coach Young, a Chipola math professor, and volunteer assistant Coach Dr. Robert Dunkle, a former Chipola humanities professor, lead the team in year-round practice sessions. That hard work has helped Chipola gain national acclaim in college quiz bowl circles.  Brain Bowl team members include: Blake Benton, Wesley Chevillot, Becca Delgado, Bobby Gause, Paul Kelson, Jamie McCoy, Katelyn Miller, William Singleton and Faith Tice.

                Coach Young, said, “I would especially like to thank coach Dunkle and everyone at the college and in the community for supporting the Brain Bowl program.”

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL TEAM RECOGNIZED FOR AMAZING RECORD—Chipola officials recognized the college Brain Bowl team’s accomplishments at a press conference that followed the championship round of Chipola’s annual High Brain Bowl tournament on May 2. Pictured from left, are: volunteer assistant Coach Dr. Robert Dunkle, Blake Benton, Jamie McCoy, Faith Tice, Becca Delgado, Wesley Chevillot, Katelyn Miller, Bobby Gause, William Singleton, Paul Kelson, Coach Stan Young and Chipola Senior Vice President Dr. Sarah Clemmons.

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May 2, 2013

CHIPOLA ARTS ASSOCIATION TO MEET MAY 21

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) will meet Tuesday, May 21, at 11:30 a.m., at Jim’s Buffet.

                The program will feature teachers who received CRAA mini-grants to help teach music, art, and theatre to school children in the Chipola district.

                Since 2000, CRAA has given $30,000 to area art, music, and theatre teachers who use the funds to support art programs in the area schools.  Dr. Daniel Powell, Executive Director of CRAA, states: “This is a powerful testament to what your donation to CRAA can do for the community.  All funds received by this worthy organization directly support local arts programs.” 

                CRAA is in the middle of their fundraising campaign to fund next year’s programs and hopes to increase their impact on the community. This year’s CRAA rotating scholarship is offered to Washington County.  CRAA has given out over $45,000 in scholarships to deserving art, music, and theatre students at Chipola College.  With over $125,000 given to support the artist series and an endowment of close to $70,000, there is no end to this organization’s success with your support.

                For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.

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 May 2, 2013

CHIPOLA COLLEGE NURSING PARTICIPATES IN RELAY FOR LIFE

           

                MARIANNA— Chipola College’s Nursing Department was one of 38 participants in this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life was held for Central Jackson County on April 26 and 27 at Citizens Lodge.

                The Nursing department’s tent was decorated in Chipola’s colors and brought in the Nursing theme by using their very own mannequin Chelsea, as part of their display.

                Chipola sold coffee and tea donated by the Wharf, as well as sweets, sandwiches and popcorn. Chipola raised $230 through a raffle of items donated from various organizations and businesses.  Faculty and students provided blood pressure made hourly laps around the track.

                The following local businesses donated items for the raffle: North Florida Liquidators, Beef-O-Brady’s, El Rio, Po Folks, Ruby Tuesday, San Marcos, K. Barfiled, P. Benedict, Nail Spa, Bear Paw Adventures and The Wharf.

                Dr. Vickie Stephens, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, said, “We would like to thank Rhonda Burke, Angela Parker and Carie Wailgum for their assistance and allowing us to be participants in such a wonderful event.”

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CHIPOLA COLLEGE NURSING PARTICIPATES IN RELAY FOR LIFE Chipola College’s Nursing Department was one of 38 participants in this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life was held for Central Jackson County on April 26 and 27 at Citizens Lodge.  Participants from the Nursing department included from (left to right): Karis Smith, Amber Bruner, Vickie Stephens, Tina Dorsey, Amy Sampson, Justine Seiss, Angela Shaw, Tanya Green, Marina Spernos, Aimee Golden, Lora Riley, Tiffany Burdeshaw and Yolanda Hamilton. Not pictured are: Deloris Brockner, Sheena Davis, Mary McClellan and Trevor Williams.

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May 2, 2013

CHIPOLA STUDENTS NAMED TO WHO’S WHO

 

                MARIANNAThe 2013 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include the names of 93 students from Chipola College who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

                Chipola students named this year are:

                Alford—William Singleton, Kaylee Toole.

                Altha—Katrina Messer, Kimberly Wiltse.

                Bascom—Karlee Floyd.

                Blountstown—Travis Pittman, Sharlyn Smith.

                Bonifay—Anna Bailey, Jessica Bean, Misty Kirkland, Macy Miles, Sheetal Patel, Cathy Riddle, Brittany Riley, Jessica Taylor, Dara Wilkerson.

                Bristol—Anthony Marotta.

                Campbellton—Keion Woulard.

                Chipley—Salem Acuff, Brandi Brubaker, Jackson Cagle, Cierra Corbin, Jeffery Pitts, Meredith Saunders, Gregory Shaub, Ryan Smith, Faith Tice, Meghan Wilder, Crystal Zuraff.

                Clarksville—Joshua Jeffery.

                Cottondale—Duante' Smith.

                Graceville—Jared Byrd, Rebecca Delgado, David Miller.

                Grand Ridge—Rachel Pelt.

                Marianna—Kristen Allen, Jaren Bannerman, Cody Barfield, Linsey Basford, Dwayne Bentley, Alexander Bigale, Kristine Brance, Rayven Brooks, Brian Chalker, Karissa Childs, Stephen Clark, Christian Correa, Jasmine Crawford, Meghan Delang, Cole Evans, Stephanie Garrels, Robert Gause, Cameron Gibson, Christopher Gilmore, Jade Givens, Steven Givens, Jr., Christopher Godwin, Terel Hall, Dalton Hendrix, Sierra Hill, Jeremiah House, Kathryn Huffman, Karl Jabour, Preston Johnson, Paul Kelson, Daniel Kern, Donia Lanier, Michael Lingerfelt, LaShonda Littleton, Michael Mader, Courtney Massengill, Jamie McCoy, Natalya Miller, Mallory Mock, Brett Moore, Kendall Norman Partrick, Jonathan Nyman, Hayley Parker, Zachary Perkins, Clayton Rooks, IV, Chandler Seay, Latonya Smith, Jasmine Tanksley, Joshua Tetlow, Luther Thomas, Clayton Touchton, Joseph Uchebo, Eva Voortman, Earl Watson, John Whittington.

                Sneads—Lauren Locke.

                Westville—Reid Davis, Katelyn Miller.

                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 2, 2013

CHIPOLA BASEBALL HEADED TO STATE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians captured second place in the Panhandle Conference and earned a spot in the FCSAA State Tournament.

                Chipola (35-19) will face Miami Dade (35-8) in the first round of the FCSAA State Tournament, Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. (EST).  A win would put the Indians in a second round game, Saturday at 7 p.m., with the winner of State College of Florida and Seminole. A loss in the double-elimination tournament would move Chipola to the 1 p.m. game on Saturday.

                The regular season league standings are: Tallahassee (16-4), Chipola (12-8), Gulf Coast (9-11), Pensacola (7-13) and Northwest (6-14).

                Chipola is ranked seventh in the FCSAA State Coaches Poll. Tallahassee is first. Gulf Coast is eighth.

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May 9, 2013

CHIPOLA’S SPRING DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

                MARIANNADr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 299 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring Semester 2013.

                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:

                Altha—Wesley Chevillot, Caleb Chew, Britney Collings, Justin Godwin, Tiffany Hill, Katrina Messer, Kristen Peacock, Adam Preston, Stephanie Shelton, Trenton Smith, Elizabeth Uhrick, Kimberly Wiltse.

                Bascom—Miranda Jordan.

                Blountstown—Tasheana Brown, Kenneth Edwards, David Leonard, Shannie Lockhart, Hailey Moravek, Travis Pittman, Mark Shuler, Jessica Stallworth.

                Bonifay—Donna Acosta, Angela Gluck, Aaron Godwin, Thomas Herndon, George Hutton, III, Misty Kirkland, Terry Marshall, Macy Miles, Troy Rackley, Kolton Sellers, Caleb Whitaker, Kelsey Wilkerson.

                Bristol—Brittney Willis.

                Campbellton—Patrea' Clark, Scheneka Johnson, Kayla Whitehead. 

                Chipley—Jennifer Adkison, Jackson Cagle, Cierra Corbin, Tanner Gilbert, Olivia Guettler, Allison Hayes, Alana Hearn, Meghan Salter, Haley Smothers, Erin Solger, Emily Stewart, Katherine Stone, Meghan Wilder.

                Clarksville—Joshua Jeffery, Monica Jones, Timothy Waldroff

                Cottondale—Kaitlyn Baxley, Kyle Griffin, Hannah Lamb, Thomas Thornton.

                Cypress—Alayna Tharp.

                Graceville—Sarah Biddle, Jared Byrd, Rebecca Delgado, Robert Hawkins, Kayla Hyatt, Nancy Messer, Kimberly Williams.

                Grand Ridge—Sara Bien, Jessica Harrell, Rebecca Hart, Rachel Pelt.

                Greenwood—Patrick Spires.

                Marianna—Jaren Bannerman, Kayley Bryan, Maya Capehart, Brian Chalker, Meghan Delang, Katelyn Derosier, Robert Gause, Tiffany Grimsley, Heather Hall, Sierra Hill, Kasey Ivey, John Lane, William Larkin, Michael Lingerfelt, Mallory Mock, Jay Phelps, Quatarious Pope, Clayton Rooks, IV, Sara Wade, John Whittington. 

                Sneads—Haley Bennett, Ian Griffin, Cody Harrison, Travis Moore, Ashley Pavuk, Cody Roberts

                Westville—Reid Davis, Samuel Griffin, Carrie Hayford, Andrew Stafford.

                Out of District—Anna Marshall, Jacea McWaters and Lynnsey Russell of Ashford, Ala.; Allen Campbell of Chattahoochee; Ciara Folsom and Sarah Moore of Dothan, Ala.; Anna Williams of Havana; Karl Jabour of Jacksonville; Amy Cannon of Jakin, Ga.; Kristine Brance of Riga, Latvia and Erik Wickstrum of Tallahassee.

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

                Alford—Kendall Braxton, Brittany Shores, Kaylee Toole.

                Altha—William Graham, Justin Terry.

                Bascom—Alexander Layton, Emily Stephens. 

                Blountstown—Kimberley Daniels, Amber Eby, Brannon Evans, Lauren Futch, Geraldine Gutierrez, Brittney Norris, Makynzie O'Bryan.

                Bonifay—Anna Bailey, Jessica Bean, Ashlee Corbin, Marissa English, Chelsea Herndon, Coty Long, Mika Moore, Anne Mary Nichols, Danielle Payne, Ashley Pitts, Courtney Reeves, Cathy Riddle, Brittany Riley, Travis Scorza, Taylor Smith, Tyler Walker, Julie Wells, Jarred Westbrook.

                Bristol—Daniel Kern, Anthony Marotta, Maggie McCaskill, Kasey Revell, Joseph Williams.

                Campbellton—Angel Rapozo.

                Chipley—Kendall Alderman, Ashley Ayers, Shamara Baker, Mary Bowen, Sarah Bowen, Brandi Brubaker, Chelsea Collins, Stacy Collins, Rebecca Day, Megan Goodman, Alyssa Grimes, Mattea Harbour, Lathan Harwell, Holley Hinson, George Hoffman, Jesse Kneiss, Amber Larue, Asia McKenzie, Jaclyn Morris, Jordan Nedeau, Joanna Peters, Tasha Richter, Meredith Saunders, Alexander Shatas, Gregory Shaub, Stephanie Smalley, Ryan Smith, Leigh Stone, Tori Taylor, John Thompson, Dan Wells.

                Clarksville—Joseph King, Adam McCullen, Ashley Sims.

                Cottondale—Alida Capps, Kendra Pittman, Michael Ralls, Cyrus Tyus.

                Graceville—Hadley Battles, David Cluff, Katie Collins, Cierra Corbitt, Rachael Dixon, Mallory Evans, Kacy Miles, David Miller, Anna Catherine Payne, Kevin Potts, Jr., Garrett Vickers, Lindsey Wheatley.

                Grand Ridge—Ashley Carr, Emily Gilley, Joseph Harrison, Emily Jones, Louis Miranda, III, Michelle Schouest, Byran Segers, Billy Theall, Winter Caldwell.

                Greenwood—Lindsey Brock, Cody Ferguson.

                Kinard—Amy McLeod.

                Malone—Kayla Oliver-Lewis.

                Marianna—Cherie Baggett, Sharnesia Baker, Jeremy Barber, Samantha Barnes, Adam Bigale, Janna Bigham, Kristin Cook, Kelsey Couch, Kendall Cummings, Robert Davis, Aerial Folsom, Melanie Foster, Shondel Frear, Stuart Gamble, Megan Gardner, Zoeanna Gause, Christopher Gilmore, Christopher Godwin, Kathryn Huffman, Jaejung Hyun, Jaron Johnson, Paul Kelson, Nelia Larrubia, Katelynn Lewis, Michael Mader, Angelia Martin, Brandon Massengill, Courtney Massengill, Matthew McFarland, Tabatha Melzer, Christopher Newton, Kendall Norman Partrick, Cameron Oliver, Akta Patel, Zachary Perkins, Anhar Rambe, Jay Rees, Melissa Sims, Robert Smith, Tabetha Smith, Autumn Speigner, Tiffany Stephens, Darrel Sutterfield, Christopher Swindle, Jordan Thigpen, Devin Thomas, Clayton Touchton, James Walker, Amber Wells, Dustin Whitehead.

                Ponce De Leon—Joshua Tetlow.

                Sneads—Georgie Branaman, Karissa Childs, Aimee Glover, Sylvia Hilton, Christen Howell, Amanda Locke, Trenton McDaniel, Emily McKinnie.

                Vernon—Emily Adams.

                Westville—Clay Jackson.

                Out of District—Luis Tunon-Castillo of Aguadulce, PN; Carlos Morris of Apalachicola; Brett Moore and Christina Smith of Ashford, Ala.; Eva Voortman of Bilthoven, NL; Ruby Harrison and Kristen Allen of Chattahoochee; Cameron Gibson of Conyers, Ga.; Rebecca Stewart of Crawfordville; Coleton Barberree and Kinnyatar Melton of Dothan, Ala.; Joseph Uchebo of Enugo, Nigeria; Michelle Calano of Gordon, Ala.; Erin Roberts of Grayson, Ga.; De'mone Harrison of Greensboro, N.C.; Troy Black of Headland, Ala.; Katherine Harrison of Noblesville, Ind.; Cinmeon Bowers of Oak Creek, Wis.; Heath Bailey and Casie Phillips of Panama City; Demetrius Floyd of St Louis, Mo.; Carlos Misell Martine of Stockbridge, Ga.; Steven Givens, Jr. of Tallahassee; Neiker Navarro of Valencia Res, VE; Donia Lanier and Samantha Layfield of Wewahitchka.

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May 9, 2013

MARIANNA HIGH WINS CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL TOURNAMENT

 

                MARIANNA—Marianna High School Purple defeated Graceville High Orange (220-95) to win the championship round of Chipola College’s annual High School Brain Bowl Tournament on May 2.

                Marianna Purple members include Blake Benton, Jamie McCoy and Jacob Leff. Graceville Orange members are: Rebecca Delgado, David Cluff, Caroline Nichols and Katelyn Padgett.

                Two additional teams—Marianna Gold and Cottondale Orange—made the semi-final round. Marianna Gold includes Maddie Craven, Chance Pender and Masha Yaroshenko. Cottondale Orange members are Grace White, Patrick Fortunato and Alex Tharp.

                A total of 15 teams from seven area high schools competed in the annual tournament, including: Blountstown, Chipley, Cottondale, Graceville, Holmes County, Marianna and Malone.

                The top 10 individuals scorers in the tournament were: first, Rebecca Delgado, Graceville; second, Blake Benton, Marianna; third, Jacob Leff, Marianna; fourth, Patrick Fortunato, Cottondale; fifth, Kole Forehand, Holmes; sixth, J.P. Leonard, Blountstown; seventh, Chance Pender, Marianna; eighth, Jamie McCoy, Marianna; ninth, Fletcher Dilmore, Chipley and tenth, Cary Laird, Chipley.

                Chipola Brain Bowl team members host the annual high school tournament with help from coach Stan Young and volunteer assistant coach Dr. Robert Dunkle.

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MARIANNA HIGH WINS CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL TOURNAMENT--Marianna High School Purple defeated Graceville High Orange (220-95) to win the championship round of Chipola College’s annual High School Brain Bowl Tournament on May 2. Marianna Purple team members are, from left: Jacob Leff, Blake Benton and Jamie McCoy.

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GRACEVILLE FINISHES SECOND IN CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL— Graceville High Orange made it to the championship round and finished second in Chipola’s annual High School Brain Bowl Tournament on May 2. Graceville Orange members are, from left: Rebecca Delgado, David Cluff, Caroline Nichols and Katelyn Padgett.

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BRAIN BOWL TOP 10—The top 10 individuals scorers in the Chipola High School Brain Bowl tournament are: (not in order) first, Rebecca Delgado, Graceville; second, Blake Benton, Marianna; third, Jacob Leff, Marianna; fourth, Patrick Fortunato, Cottondale; fifth, Kole Forehand, Holmes; sixth, J.P. Leonard, Blountstown; seventh, Chance Pender, Marianna; eighth, Jamie McCoy, Marianna; ninth, Fletcher Dilmore, Chipley and tenth, Cary Laird, Chipley.

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May 9, 2013

RETIREES HONORED AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNAChipola College honored four of its retirees at the recent end-of-year luncheon.

                Pat Barfield, Departmental Staff Assistant, was honored for 17 years of service.  Dr. Rose Cavin, Associate Dean of Mathematics and Natural Science, was recognized for 16 years of service.  Geraldine DeFelix, Professor of English, was honored for 16 years of service.  Wanda Pope, custodian, was recognized for 11 years of service.

                Retirees were presented resolutions from the college board of trustees citing each of their accomplishments.  Retirees were presented Chipola Gold Cards which provide lifetime admission to college events.  All 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 four retiring employees at the annual end of year luncheon.  Pictured from left, are: Wanda Pope, Pat Barfield, Geraldine DeFelix and Dr. Rose Cavin

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HINSON IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Stacey Hinson is Chipola College’s Career Employee for May.  Hinson serves as Departmental Staff Assistant in Student Affairs and has worked at the college since 2008. From left, are: Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, Stacey Hinson and Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Jayne Roberts.

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CHIPOLA HELPS UNITED WAY—Chipola College employees donated $3,976 to United Way of Northwest Florida’s annual campaign. Pictured from left, are: Ron Sharpe, United Way; Bryan Craven, Chipola Director of Public Relations; and Royce Reagan, Chipola Television director.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS EARN COMPUTER CERTIFICATION—Four students in Chipola College’s Computer Information Technology program recently earned industry certifications. Students are their certifications are, from left: Patrick Collins of Bascom (A+), instructor Marcus Dubai, Earwin Robinson of Marianna (A+), Susan Burns of Chipley (A+) and Adrian Staley of Marianna (Network + and A+). Chipola offers programs in Computer Information Technology and Network Services Technology which prepare students to earn industry certifications in: CompTIA A+, Security+, Network+, Microsoft (MTA, MCITP). For information, call 718-2441.

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May 9, 2013

CHIPOLA TO FACE MIAMI-DADE IN STATE BASEBALL TOURNEY

 

                LAKELAND—The Chipola Indians (35-19) will face Miami-Dade College (35-8) in the first round of the FCSAA State Baseball Tournament, Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. (EST) at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.

                A win would move the Indians to a 7 p.m. game on Saturday against the winner of State College of Florida and Seminole. A loss would put the Indians in the consolation bracket to face the loser of State College of Florida and Seminole at 1 p.m. Saturday.

                The tournament continues Sunday and Monday with the championship game set for Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m.

                Chipola is ranked seventh in the FCSAA State Coaches Poll. Tallahassee is first. Gulf Coast is eighth. The Indians captured second place in the Panhandle Conference to earn a spot in the State Tournament. Tallahassee is the conference champion.

                Chipola played four games in the 2012 State Tournament before being eliminated by Polk.  The Indians won the state title in 2011 and finished fifth in the 2011 NJCAA National Tournament. It was the Indians’ third trip to the national tourney in five years including a National Championship in 2007.

                In 17 seasons at the helm, Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson has lead the Indians to the state tournament 14 times with seven appearances in the title game.  Chipola won the state title in 2011, 2008 and 2007 and captured the school’s first-ever national title in 2007. The Indians finished second in the state tournament in 2009, 2005, 2002 and 2001, third in 1998, and among the top four in 2006.    

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May 9, 2013

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians defeated Santa Fe, 8-5, in the championship game of the FCSAA/Region VIII Softball Tournament on May 5.

                Karissa Childs was the winning pitcher for Chipola. Jasmine Tanksley was three for four. Mya Anderson had four RBI’s, two hits and one run.

                Chipola made it to the championship game by winning the Gulf District bracket.

Chipola scored a 10-2 win over State College of Florida on May 3. Eva Voortman was the winning pitcher for the Lady Indians. Stephanie Garrels was two for three and scored two runs. Chandler Seay went two for two with one run scored. 

                Chipola beat Pensacola 11-6 also on May 3. Voortman was the winning pitcher. Mya Anderson was two for three with three runs scored. Katie Harrison was two for two with three runs scored and three RBI’s. Chandler Seay was two for three with two runs.

                Chipola beat Polk, 11-0, on May 4. Voortman was the winning pitcher. Katie Harrison was two for three with two runs and four RBI’s. Stephanie Garrels was three for four with two runs. Meghan Borak was two for three with two runs and two RBI’s. Chipola also beat Polk again on May 5, 7-1.

                Chipola (40-8) will play in the NJCAA National Softball Tournament, May 15-18, in St. George, Utah. Games will be broadcast via internet www.ihigh.com/njcaatv

For national tournament information, visit http://sgcity.org/recreation/njcaa/index.php

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May 9, 2013

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College’s annual High School Baseball Showcase is set for Saturday, May 18, at the Chipola field.

                The event is open to all high school unsigned seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

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

                Check-in opens at 9 a.m. on May 18. The event will continue rain or shine with indoor facilities available. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 10 a.m. Skill evaluation for pitchers and catchers begins at 1:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves, hats and protective cups. 

                Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 15. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $100.

                Chipola College in located in Marianna, Florida, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, Alabama. 

                For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332, or visit www.chipola.edu

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May 16, 2013

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.

                Children’s Swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 1: June 3-13 with a registration deadline of May 30; Session 2: June 17-27, with a registration deadline of June 13. Classes are available at 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 $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.  July and August sessions will be announced at a later date.

                Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three camps. A Pitching Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 10-11.  Cost is $100.   A Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June    12-13.  Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 17-18.  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 at 850-718-2243. 

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May 23, 2013

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. Lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 1: June 3-13 with a registration deadline of May 30; Session 2: June 17-27, with a registration deadline of June 13. Classes are available at 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 $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee.  For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.  July and August sessions will be announced at a later date.

                Kidz College for ages 6-12 is scheduled during June. Session 1 is June 17-20 with Session 2, June 24-27.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with early drop-off available beginning at 7:30 a.m. A number of fun, educational activities are planned. Participants will be provided lunch in the Chipola cafeteria. For information, contact Alicia Hatcher at 850-718-2405 or hatchera@chipola.edu

                Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three camps. A Pitching Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 10-11.  Cost is $100.   A Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June    12-13.  Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 17-18.  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 at 850-718-2243. 

                Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer two Softball camps. A Hitting Camp for all ages will meet June 19.  Cost is $50.  A Skills Camp for all ages will meet June 17–18.  Cost is $100.  A Grand Slam Special for both camps is $135.  Both camps meet from 1 to 4 p.m.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

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May 23, 2013

Roberts scholarship available at chipola

 

                MARIANNA—The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., from the Edward K. Roberts Fund established a scholarship at Chipola College for Fall 2013.

                The scholarship fund was created with a $40,000 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 Fall 2013 semester and the application deadline is June 6.

                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 23, 2013

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PAGE RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE—Jan Page of Chipley, chair of the Chipola College District Board of Trustees, was recently recognized for two years as chair of the board. Here, Executive Vice-President Dr. Jason Hurst presents a gift to Page at the recent college graduation. 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, 2013

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CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY OPEN DURING SUMMER— Here, student Ciara Baxley highlights a customer’s hair. The Chipola College Cosmetology Salon will be open during both summer sessions. Students offer a variety of services, including haircuts, color, manicures and facial waxing.  The college also carries Paul Mitchell and Redken products. Clients should call 718-2439 to make an appointment.

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May 23, 2013

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THIRD GENERATION OF PROUGH FAMILY GRADUATES FROM CHIPOLA—Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla met as students at Chipola College in the 1960’s. Last week a third generation of the Prough family graduated from Chipola. Pictured from left, are: Priscilla Prough (Class of 1968), grandson John Whittington (Class of 2013), daughter Stephanie Prough Gleason (Class of 1989), granddaughter Jessica Glawson (Class of 2012) , grandson-in-law Robbie Glawson (Class of 2013) and the next generation of the Prough family Ali Maddox (front).

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     May 23, 2013

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL FINISHES FIFTH IN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

 

                ST. GEORGE, UTAH—The Chipola Lady Indians finished fifth in the NJCAA National Tournament winning two of four games in the four-day tournament. Chipola infielder Katherine Harrison was named to the All-Tournament team. Following the tournament, Mya Anderson was named an NJCAA First Team All-American. Chipola entered as the No. 3 seed in the 16-team double-elimination tournament.

                The Lady Indians finished 44-11 on the year with a state championship.

                Chipola’s season ended with a 4-3 loss to No. 1-seed and top-ranked Butler (KS) on May 17.  Chipola hurler Karissa Childs was hampered by three errors, which led to three unearned runs, to take the loss.  

                Earlier on May 17, second-seeded Salt Lake (UT) shut out Chipola 12-0 in the championship bracket.

                On May 16, Chipola advanced to the Championship bracket with 12 runs and 12 hits in a 12-3 win in five innings over #6-seed Lake Land (IL).  Chipola broke open a 1-1 game with five third-inning runs to race out to a 6-1 lead. The Lakers drew a run closer in their half of the frame, but Chipola answered with two tallies in the fourth and four more in the fifth to end the game via the eight-run rule. Chipola infielder Mya Anderson drove in four runs on two hits to lead Chipola, while Katherine Harrison and Hayley Parker each had two hits and two RBI. Indian starter Eva Voortman won her second game of the tourney, scattering nine hits and three runs over five innings with four strikeouts.

                Chipola beat Odessa 7-2 in the first round of the national tournament on May 15. Chipola raced out to an early lead and never looked back to notch a 7-2 triumph over #14-seed Odessa (TX). The Indians had seven runs on five hits and six walks. Chipola scored a pair of runs in the first and two more in the second, thanks to a two-RBI single from Katherine Harrison. Chipola put the game away with a run in the fourth, and two more in the fifth. The run support was more than enough for Indian hurler Eva Voortman, who fanned eight and scattered two runs and five hits in seven innings.

                Chipola defeated Santa Fe, 8-5, to win the Florida FCSAA/Region VIII State Championship on May 5. Chipola made it to the state title game by winning the Gulf District bracket. Chipola scored a 10-2 win over State College of Florida and an 11-6 win over Pensacola, both on May 3.  Chipola beat Polk twice in the state tournament, 11-0, on May 4, and 7-1 on May 5.

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May 28, 2013

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

                Chipola’s Continuing Education department and Future Educator’s club have partnered to host Kidz College, an educational program for kids ages 6-12.  Session 1 is June 17-20, and Session 2 is June 24-27.  Tuition is $75 per session and covers all course materials and lunch each day. Courses range from “Writing Wizardry” and “Nifty Newspapers, Wacky Words, and Colorful Columns” to “All About the Ocean” and “Rocks You Can Eat” and many in between.  All courses have been tailored to fit specific age groups and are sure to be entertaining and educational. For information, contact Alicia Hatcher, Continuing Education Coordinator, at 850-718-2405.

                Swimming lessons will be offered for all ages. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. Lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 1: June 3-13 with a registration deadline of May 30; Session 2: June 17-27, with a registration deadline of June 13. Classes are available at 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 $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee.  For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.  July and August sessions will be announced at a later date.

                Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three camps. A Pitching Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 10-11.  Cost is $100.   A Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June    12-13.  Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 17-18.  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 at 850-718-2243. 

                Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer two Softball camps. A Hitting Camp for all ages will meet June 19.  Cost is $50.  A Skills Camp for all ages will meet June 17–18.  Cost is $100.  A Grand Slam Special for both camps is $135.  Both camps meet from 1 to 4 p.m.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

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May 30, 2013

BURNS IS CHIPOLA’S TOP PROF

 

            MARIANNA—Computer Science professor Nancy Burns of Graceville has been named the Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the Year at Chipola College.

            Burns recently completed 27 years at Chipola, where she teaches various computer science courses. She serves on numerous college committees including Curriculum, and Catalog and Schedule of Courses. She also is a member of the Association of Florida Colleges. In 1997, Burns was chosen by her colleagues to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching.

                Her fellow professor Vikki Milton, says, “Nancy's soft spoken manner is well received by her students and colleagues.  No matter how busy, she is always willing to stop and talk with a student or fellow employee.  We can count on her to shed a positive light on any situation.  She loves the field of technology and she loves Chipola.”

            Burns was a leader in the recent revision of the college’s Associate in Science (A.S) information technology programs and serves as an adviser to students enrolled in the programs. Her supervisor Dr. Jim Froh says, “Students are impressed with her ability to have the classes relate to real work experience. Nancy was there throughout the implementation of the new technology curriculum.  Her dedication to getting it right for the students is what truly makes the difference.”

                A native of Houston, TX, Burns earned bachelor’s degrees from both the University of Houston and Troy University. She earned a master’s of education degree from North Texas State University and completed graduate coursework at Florida State University.

                Burns and her husband, Mike, have two grown sons. She is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Graceville. She currently is serving as pianist for Greenwood Baptist Church.

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

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BURNS IS CHIPOLA’S TOP PROF—Chipola College computer science professor Nancy Burns (right) has been named the Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the Year at Chipola. College senior vice-president Dr. Sarah Clemmons presented the award.

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May 30, 2013

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. Lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 1: June 3-13 with a registration deadline of May 30; Session 2: June 17-27, with a registration deadline of June 13. Classes are available at 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 $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee.  For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.  July and August sessions will be announced at a later date.

                Kidz College for ages 6-12 is: Session 1, June 17-20, and Session 2, June 24-27.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with early drop-off available beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tuition is $75 per session and covers course materials and lunch in the Chipola cafeteria. Members of Chipola’s Future Educators Club will serve as instructors. Courses range from “All About the Ocean” and “Rocks You Can Eat” to “Writing Wizardry” and “Nifty Newspapers.” For information, contact Alicia Hatcher at 850-718-2405 or hatchera@chipola.edu

                Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three camps. A Pitching Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 10-11.  Cost is $100.   A Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June    12-13.  Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 17-18.  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 at 850-718-2243. 

                Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer two Softball camps. A Hitting Camp for all ages will meet June 19.  Cost is $50.  A Skills Camp for all ages will meet June 17–18.  Cost is $100.  A Grand Slam Special for both camps is $135.  Both camps meet from 1 to 4 p.m.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

 

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May 30, 2013

CHIPOLA PRESS CONFERENCE SET FOR JUNE 6

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a press conference Thursday, June 6, at 1 p.m., to announce that the college’s Automotive instructors John Gardner and Chase Vlieg have been selected by Advance Auto Parts to develop a training system for company employees. 

                The project will include writing, scripting and hosting 25 videos that Advance will use nationally as their team member training series.

                Advance officials and a video production team will be on campus June 6 to begin filming and to present a check for $5,000 to the college to help automotive students pay for their ASE certification exams.

 

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May 30, 2013

CHIPOLA COLLEGE SUMMER II REGISTRATION IS JUNE 20

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College registration for Summer Session II classes is Thursday, June 20, from 8 to 5 p.m.

            Classes begin Monday, June 24, with late registration continuing through noon on June 25. The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu

           Application for deadline for the Fall 2013 semester is Aug. 1. Early Fall registration for current students is June 10-13.

            There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request your high school to send a final transcript to Chipola College Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. Students should report to Room 156 in the Student Services Building and sign in to see an academic advisor.

             Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

            Bachelor’s Degrees include: Science Education Middle Grades (5-9); Biology Education Secondary Grades (6-12); Mathematics Education Middle Grades (5-9); Mathematics Education Secondary Grades (6-12); English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). 

                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, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

            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), Nursing LPN to RN, Paramedic to RN, and Recreation Technology.

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

            The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

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