December 4, 2014

 ACE

CHIPOLA ACE LAB NAMED FINALIST FOR BELLWETHER AWARD

 

                GAINESVILLE, FL—The Chipola College Academic Center for Learning (ACE) has been named a finalist to compete for a 2015 Bellwether Award.

                The project, entitled, “Chipola College, ACE Is the Place: Providing New Pathways to Graduation,” was one of 10 outstanding community college programs in the Instructional Programs and Services category which highlights programs or activities designed and successfully implemented to support teaching and learning in the community college.

                Chipola’s tutoring center, known as the ACE (Academic Center for Excellence) has helped improved student success since its inception in 2005. Chipola’s three-year graduation rates for AA degree-seeking students increased from 24% in 2005 to 30.9% in 2013.

                The ACE is based on the premise that students need academic support at the course level—where grades are determined by performance on tests and assignments. ACE provides individual tutoring, test reviews, and group tutoring in a lounge style facility that has made it a favorite student hang-out. More than 800 students visit ACE weekly. Some 900 students made 8,000 visits to the ACE during the Fall of 2013.

                Chipola’s ACE recently was recognized by Florida College System (FCS) Chancellor Randy Hanna for innovation and excellence through the Chancellor’s Best Practice Awards.  

                Bellwether finalists were announced at the Community College Futures Assembly.  The field of nominations was competitive with over 300 applications. Prior to the application process, some 1,000 community college programs were nominated. The ten finalists were selected in three categories. 

                Chipola College officials will present at the Assembly on Jan. 26, 2015 in Orlando, and one winner will then be selected from each category by a panel of national experts. The winners will be announced on Jan. 27.

                Finalists in the Instructional Programs & Services category include: Chipola College, FL; Palm Beach State College, FL; Cuyahoga Community College, OH; Maricopa County Community College District, AZ; Norco College, CA; Sinclair Community College, OH; South Mountain Community College, AZ; The Community College of Baltimore County, MD; Walla Walla Community College, WA; and Wallace Community College - Dothan, AL.

                Finalists in the Planning, Governance & Finance category include: Bristol Community College, MA; Broward College, FL; California Community Colleges’ Success Network, CA; East Central Community College, MS; Flathead Valley Community College, MT; Grayson College, TX; Isothermal Community College, NC; Northeast Alabama Community College, AL; Ocean County College, NJ; St. Louis Community College, MO.

                Finalists in the Workforce Development category include: Alamo Colleges, TX; Alamo Colleges, TX; Cape Cod Community College, MA; Metropolitan Community College, MO; Niagara County Community College, NY; Northern Virginia Community College, VA; Piedmont Technical College, SC; Pueblo Community College, CO; Santa Fe College, FL; and Technical College of the Lowcountry, SC.

                The Community College Futures Assembly convenes annually as an independent national policy forum for key opinion leaders to serve as a think tank in identifying critical issues facing the future of community colleges, and to recognize Bellwether Finalist colleges as trend-setting institutions. 

                For more information, visit http://education.ufl.edu/futures.

 

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December 4, 2014

 Kyle Hudson Chipola Board

HUDSON APPOINTED TO CHIPOLA COLLEGE BOARD 

 

 

                TALLAHASSEE–Governor Rick Scott on Nov. 25 announced the appointment of Kyle Hudson and the reappointments of Hannah Sumner Causseaux and Daniel Ryals, III, to the Chipola College District Board of Trustees.

                Hudson, 33, of Westville, is the Holmes County Clerk of the Circuit Court. He previously was a teacher in Holmes County. Hudson currently serves as a board member of the Holmes County Fair Board. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Florida and a master’s degree for the University of West Florida. Hudson succeeds Dr. Leisa Bailey and is appointed for a term beginning November 25, 2014, and ending May 31, 2017.

                Causseaux, 30, of Bristol, is the former director of appointments in the Executive Office of the Governor. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. She is reappointed for a term beginning November 25, 2014, and ending May 31, 2018.

                Ryals, 63, of Blountstown, is a real estate broker and currently serves as chair of the Chipola College Board. He is chairman of the Calhoun County School Board, and a board member of the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Committee and the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. Ryals is reappointed for a term beginning November 25, 2014, and ending May 31, 2017.

                The three appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

                Nine trustees—appointed by the Florida Governor—represent Chipola’s five-county district on the board. Other trustees include: Jan Page of Chipley, CEO of Community South Credit Union; Gary Clark of Chipley, vice president of West Florida Electric Cooperative; Gina Stuart of Marianna, a Realtor; Tommy Lassmann of Marianna, a commercial banker with Cadence Bank; and John Padgett of Marianna, a retired Jackson County Commissioner.

 

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December 4, 2014

 Wizard

CHIPOLA WIZARD OF OZ AUDITION WORKSHOP SET FOR DEC. 7

AUDITIONS SLATED FOR JAN. 4-5

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold a Wizard of Oz audition workshop, Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m., in the Dance Studio of the Prough Center for the Arts.

                Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, will lead the free workshop to familiarize those interested in auditioning for the Wizard of Oz in January.

                No previous experience is required. Singing and light dance will be a part of the workshop. Minimum age for cast members is six years, with one completed year of elementary school. Most lead roles will be cast as college age and adults. Munchkins and some other supporting roles are open to children or anyone under 60" in height.

                Open call auditions for all actors except munchkins are set for Sunday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m.  Munchkin auditions are Monday, Jan. 5, at 5 p.m., with other roles at 6 p.m. The show will run Feb. 25 to March 1, 2015.

                For information, call 718-2227 or email sirmonc@chipola.edu

 

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December 4, 2014

 Lee Shock Retiring From Tax Business

RETIRED CHIPOLA PROF RETIRING FROM TAX BUSINESS

 

                Retired Chipola College accounting professor Lee Shook is hanging up his computer after more than a decade of helping college local citizens file free income tax returns.  As a volunteer, Shook has helped hundreds of area residents file taxes for free and get maximum returns.

                Shook plans to continue his amateur acting career and to support Chipola Theatre and the Spanish Trail Playhouse in Chipley.

                Residents may get free help with tax returns, by calling 482-9620, or emailing Taxaide Local Coordinator, Bob Flynn at troublemaker1933@yahoo.com  ​

                The service will begin in late February as a project of the local AARP at the Jackson County Agricultural Center on Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna.

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December 4, 2014

 holiday festival artchipola christmas show dec 11

CHIPOLA TO PRESENT HOLIDAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will present A Holiday Festival featuring Chipola's Music Ensembles, Thursday, December 11.

                The 7 p.m. show will be held in the main theatre of the Prough Center for the Arts.

                This holiday musical extravaganza will feature Chipola’s Chorus, Community Chorus, President's Ensemble, Rock and Jazz Band, Show Choir, First Baptist Church of Marianna Handbell Choir, Sneads First Methodist Church Handbell Choir, area dancers and more. Patrons will enjoy the sounds of the season in this holiday show with a variety of music for all ages.

                Tickets—$10—may be purchased online at www.chipola.edu, and at the Center for the Arts Box Office, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, and one hour before the show.

                For ticket information, call 718-2420.

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December 4, 2014

 Chipola spring registration

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Spring 2014 semester are encouraged to make application before the college closes for the holidays on Dec. 11.            

            There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. 

            New student testing begins Jan. 2. Returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.

            Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

            Bachelor’s Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration degree 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, 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 Systems Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing and Recreation Technology

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. Computer Information Technology certificates include: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support Technician and IT Support Specialist. Network Systems Technology Certificates include: Digital Forensics, Network/Cyber Security, Network Support Technician and Server Administration.

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

 

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December 4, 2014

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER G.I.S. COURSE IN JANUARY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer an Introduction to Geographic Information Systems course beginning in January. (GIS 1040) will meet Tuesday and Thursday, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 8 to March 3. 

                The course will provide hands-on instruction in spatial data exploration, map creation, data editing and analysis. No prior knowledge of GIS is necessary.  The course will use ESRI ArcGIS 10.2 software with step-by-step exercises to teach the core functionality of the ArcGIS for Desktop software, including map-making and build and edit spatial databases using realistic projects.  

                The course will cover the application of GIS in various fields to modify and analyze spatial data to answer real-world questions. Computer instructor Dr. Joseph Rhodes will teach the course.

                For information about the course, call 718-2441. 

 

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December 4, 2014

 

CHIPOLA THEATRE MAJORS GET RAVE REVIEWS AT THEATRE CONFERENCE

 

                GAINESVILLE—Chipola College Theatre majors recently attended the Florida Theatre Conference at Santa Fe College in Gainesville.

                Sophomore theatre majors Seth Alderman and Kate Burke received overwhelming reviews on their auditions. Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre said "Kate and Seth are very strong and dedicated actors and I'm sure they will succeed wherever they go. I'm very proud of both of them."

                Chipola came away with a record number of callbacks. Several colleges, universities expressed interest in Chipola students, including: CAP 21 America’s Musical Theatre Conservatory; The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of NY; UWF; UF; UAB; NOVA; Loyola; The National Theatre Institute; The Atlantic Acting School and FIU.

                Students will spend the next few month visiting colleges and universities and discussing scholarship opportunities as they make plans to continue their education in Theatre.

 

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CHIPOLA THEATRE MAJORS GET RAVE REVIEWS—Chipola College Theatre majors recently attended the Florida Theatre Conference at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. Pictured are sophomore theatre majors Seth Alderman and Kate Burke who received overwhelming reviews on their auditions.

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December 4, 2014

 Chipola Lady Indians

 

CHIPOLA BASKETBALL TEAMS TO HOST 8 GAMES IN DECEMBER

 

                MARIANNA— Chipola basketball fans will have the chance to see eight home games in the newly-renovated Johnson Center in December.

                Action begins Friday, Dec. 5, when the Indians host the Panhandle Classic sponsored by the Jackson County Tourist Development Council. The Indians play Santa Fe, Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Gulf Coast and Brunswick meet at 5 p.m., Friday.

                Chipola plays Brunswick, Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. Gulf Coast and Santa Fe play at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Indians are fresh off a big 83-77 road win over Miami Dade College on Nov. 25. Dejuan Marrero led Chipola with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Tra-Deon Hollins had 18 points and 7 assists. Junior Saintel had 11 points and 5 rebounds.

                Chipola lost a close game to Broward College (76-84) on Nov. 24. Junior Saintel led Chipola with 23 points. Marrero had 13 points and 17 rebounds. Ty Baker added 12 points.

                The Indians beat Lawson State 80-72 on Nov. 20. Dejuan Marrero led Chipola with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Mehdy Ngouama had 12 points and 5 rebounds. Greg King had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Scott and Junior Saintel also scored 10 points apiece. 

                Men’s head coach Patrick Blake is beginning his third season at Chipola. His Indians are coming off a great 2013-14 season with a 26-6 record. They are the defending State Champions and Panhandle Conference Champions. Last year’s squad also made it to the Elite 8 of the national tournament losing to eventual champion Jones County.

                The (10-0) Lady Indians host the Chipola Women’s Classic, Dec. 12-13. Chipola plays Georgia Highlands, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. Gulf Coast and Eastern Florida State play at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 13, the Lady Indians play Eastern Florida State at 4 p.m. Gulf Coast plays Georgia Highlands at 2 p.m. Saturday.

                Both Chipola teams play in the Chipola Classic set for Dec. 16-18. The Indians host Motlow State, Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m., followed by the Lady Indians vs. ASA at 7 p.m.

                The Lady Indians host East Georgia State, Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. ASA and South Georgia Tech women meet at 5 p.m.

                The Lady Indians play South Georgia Tech, Thursday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. East Georgia and ASA women meet at 2 p.m.

                The (10-0) Lady Indians are number one in the nation and in the state topping both the FCSAA State Poll and the NJCAA National Poll.

                Chipola’s Evelyn Akhator is the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season. Akhator, a sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria, averaged 15.7 points and 16.3 rebounds in three games. Her efforts led Chipola to three wins at the Capital Courtyard Classic, including a 70-39 triumph over nationally-ranked Walters State in which she racked up 17 points and 13 rebounds, along with five steals. Akhator recorded double-doubles in each game, including with 11 points and 15 rebounds against Central Florida on Nov. 25.

                Chipola’s women scored a big 75-37 win over Southern Union on Nov. 27. Akhator led Chipola with 19 points and 21 rebounds. Sueterrica Key had 16 points. Rosemarie Julien had 11 points and 7 rebounds. Kendra Martin added 10 points. 

                The Lady Indians trounced Walters State 70-39 on Nov. 26. Key paced Chipola with 25 points. Akhator had 17 points and 13 rebounds. Jayla Hobza had 11 points.

                Chipola scored a 64-47 win over College of Central Florida on Nov. 25. Hobza led with 18 points. Key had 15 points. Akhator scored 11 points and pulled down 15 rebounds.

                Head coach Greg Franklin is in his third year leading the Lady Indians who are are coming off the most successful season in school history with a 34-2 record, a third place finish in the national tournament and a state championship. The 2013-14 team also ran the table in the conference season finishing (12-0) to take the league title.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu

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December 11, 2014

SPRING REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will open in 2015 with new student testing on Jan. 2.  Returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.

            There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application at www.chipola.edu; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test.

            Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

            Bachelor’s Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration degree 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, 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 Systems Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing and Recreation Technology

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. Computer Information Technology certificates include: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support Technician and IT Support Specialist. Network Systems Technology Certificates include: Digital Forensics, Network/Cyber Security, Network Support Technician and Server Administration.

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

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December 11, 2014

 

CHIPOLA WIZARD OF OZ AUDITION AUDITIONS SLATED FOR JAN. 4-5

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold auditions for The Wizard of Oz Jan. 4-5, 2015, in the Prough Center for the Arts.

                Open call auditions for all actors except munchkins are Sunday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m.  Munchkin auditions are Monday, Jan. 5, at 5 p.m., with other roles again at 6 p.m. The show will run Feb. 25 to March 1, 2015.

                No previous experience is required. Minimum age for cast members is six years, with one completed year of elementary school. Most lead roles will be cast as college age and adults. Munchkins and some other supporting roles are open to children or anyone under 60" in height.

                For information, call 718-2227 or email sirmonc@chipola.edu

 

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December 11, 2014

 

FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer several Firefighting classes in early 2015.

Firefighter I and II classes in day and evening formats.

                Daytime Firefighter I and II classes will begin in February. Both classes will be offered Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Firefighter I will run Feb. 16 through March 26.  Firefighter II will run March 30 through May 14.  Orientation for Day classes is Jan. 13.

                Evening classes for Firefighter I and II will meet Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Firefighter I will run Feb. 16 through May 11.  Firefighter II will run May 12 through July 29.  Orientation for night classes is Jan. 20.

                Cost is $1,800 each for Firefighter I or Firefighter II classes.  Firefighter I price includes: 225 hour class, book, Drug and Background Test and (5) T-shirts.  Firefighter II price includes:  225 hour class, Forestry S-130/180/L-190, use of SCBA and bunker gear. 

                Pre-requisite for both courses is First Responder (EMT or higher certification).  A daytime First Responder class will meet Jan. 26-30, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  An evening First Responder class will meet Feb. 2-12, from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost is $150. Some financial aid is available.

                An Online Firefighter I course is set for Feb. 17 through April 28. Orientation will be held Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m., in the Public Service Building. Cost is $400, which includes: tuition, use of SCBA, hazardous material class, structure burns, car burn, and use of all related equipment.  Additional costs may include: tuition for First Responder ($50); Forestry classes S-130, S-190 L-180 ($50), and the book Essentials of Fire Fighting 6th Edition ($100).  Students who have previously taken First Responder and Forestry classes will receive credit for these courses. 

                A Firefighter Skills Refresher class is Feb. 17 through April 28. Orientation will be held Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m., in the Public Service Building. Cost is $100.

                Other classes scheduled for early 2015 are: Firefighting Tactics and Strategy I

(FSFC 206/FFP 1810); Building Construction for the Fire Service (FSFC 209/FFP 2740), Company Officer (FSFC 311/FFP 2120) and Forestry (S-130/S-190).

                For information, contact Martin Fowler at (850) 718-2483, e-mail www.fowlerm@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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December 11, 2014

 

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its seventh Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 24, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms. Sessions will include resources and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE. There will also be drawings for several door prizes.

                Guest sessions will include: Whole Brain Intermediate (K-6) — Heather Bailey; Text-Based Writing Strategies (3-5) — Carmen Riviere and Tiffany Steverson; and Science You Can Eat — Heather Hall and Drew Chalker; Classroom Economics (2-6) — Anna Beth Rackley; Teach with Movies (6-12) —Mackenzie Willis; Using Children’s Lit as Model Text (K-2) — Heather Pilcher; and Comprehending Expository Text Using Graphic Organizers (K-2) – Adrienne Barnes. 

                Other session topics include: Making Sense of Math (K-6); Music With Movement (K-6); Doing “The Daily 5” (K-3); Hands On Social Studies (K-2); Real “Real-World” Math Problems (6-12); “Brain Breaks” That Won’t Get Boring (K-3); Social Studies Without the Textbook (3-6); Hands on Science Minus a Long Supply List (K-4); The Wonderful World Of Readers (5-12); How Does the Interactive Notebook Fit in the Classroom? (3-5); “Whole Brain Teaching” for Primary Grades (K-2); and “Whole Brain Teaching” for Intermediate Grades (3-6).

                The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:15 a.m.  

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2449.

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TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its seventh Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 24.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend.  Here, Teacher Ed graduates Hannah Lamb (right) and Haley Bennett present at a previous workshop. Interested persons should RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2449.

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December 11, 2014

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class beginning Jan. 26, 2015. Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

                 Completion of either of these programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination and become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission upon becoming employed with a law enforcement agency.

                Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.  The next opportunity to take this exam is Jan. 6. Cost of the test is $45.  Application deadline is Jan. 21.

                Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

                For information regarding the application process, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 718-2286.

 

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December 11, 2014

 

CORRECTION CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer a daytime Corrections course beginning Jan. 22, 2015.  Classes will meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

                 Completion of this program prepares candidates to take the State Board Examination and become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission upon becoming employed with a Correctional agency.

                Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.  The next opportunity to take this exam will be on Jan. 6. Cost of the test is $45.  Application deadline is Jan. 16.

                Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening.

                For information regarding the application process, contact Jamie McAllister, Corrections Coordinator, at 718-2212.

 

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December 11, 2014

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFERE G.I.S. COURSE IN JANUARY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer an Introduction to Geographic Information Systems course beginning in January. (GIS 1040) will meet Tuesday and Thursday, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 8 to March 3. 

                The course will provide hands-on instruction in spatial data exploration, map creation, data editing and analysis. No prior knowledge of GIS is necessary.  The course will use ESRI ArcGIS 10.2 software with step-by-step exercises to teach the core functionality of the ArcGIS for Desktop software, including map-making and build and edit spatial databases using realistic projects.  

                The course will cover the application of GIS in various fields to modify and analyze spatial data to answer real-world questions. Computer instructor Dr. Joseph Rhodes will teach the course.

                For information about the course, call 718-2441. 

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December 11, 2014

 LOCKE AWARDED EFURD SCHOLARSHIP AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Lauren Locke of Sneads has been named the first recipient of the Railey Efurd Memorial Nursing Scholarship at Chipola College. Locke is a third semester nursing student at the college.

                The scholarship dedicated in memory of Railey Efurd, the late son of Sammy and Marthe Efurd of Marianna. The scholarship will next be awarded in the Fall 2015 semester.  Applicants must either be enrolled in, or accepted to, the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester.

                More than $10,000 has been donated to the Efurd Scholarship Endowment. Those wishing to make donations, may send checks to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL, 32446.

                 For information, call 850-718-2445.

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LOCKE AWARDED EFURD SCHOLARSHIP AT CHIPOLA—Lauren Locke (left) of Sneads has been named the first recipient of the Railey Efurd Memorial Nursing Scholarship at Chipola College. The scholarship dedicated in memory of Railey Efurd, the late son of Sammy (right) and Marthe Efurd (center) of Marianna.

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December 11, 2014

 Chipola EMT Grads

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CHIPOLA EMT GRADUATES—Ten candidates recently completed the Chipola College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program. Pictured from left, are: Ethan Manos of Chattahoochee, Blake Henson of Bascom, Justin Terry of Youngstown, Michael Grazioso IV of Marianna, Casite Barbee of Kinard, Christian Bay of Altha, Robert Burks of Campbellton, Joseph Land of Malone and Caleb Morris of Marianna. Not pictured is Cara McCormic of Marianna.

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 December 11, 2014

 

LADY INDIANS TO HOST CHIPOLA WOMEN’S CLASSIC

 

                MARIANNA—The (10-0) Lady Indians host the Chipola Women’s Classic, Dec. 12-13. Chipola plays Georgia Highlands, Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. Gulf Coast and Eastern Florida State play at 5 p.m.

                On Saturday, Dec. 13, the Lady Indians play Eastern Florida State at 4 p.m. Gulf Coast plays Georgia Highlands at 2 p.m. Saturday.

                The (10-0) Lady Indians are the number one in the state and nation topping both the FCSAA State Poll and the NJCAA National Poll.

                Chipola’s Evelyn Akhator was the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season. Akhator, a sophomore from Nigeria, averaged 15.7 points and 16.3 rebounds in three games the week of Nov. 25-27. Her efforts led to three wins at the Capital Courtyard Classic, including a 70-39 win over Walters State in which she racked up 17 points, 13 rebounds and five steals. Akhator recorded double-doubles in each game, including with 11 points and 15 rebounds against Central Florida on Nov. 25.

                Chipola’s women scored a big 75-37 win over Southern Union on Nov. 27. Akhator led Chipola with 19 points and 21 rebounds. Sueterrica Key had 16 points. Rosemarie Julien had 11 points and 7 rebounds. Kendra Martin added 10 points. 

                The Lady Indians trounced Walters State 70-39 on Nov. 26. Key paced Chipola with 25 points. Akhator had 17 points and 13 rebounds. Jayla Hobza had 11 points.

                Head coach Greg Franklin is in his third year leading the Lady Indians who are coming off the most successful season in school history with a 34-2 record, a third place finish in the national tournament and a state championship. The 2013-14 team also ran the table in the conference season finishing (12-0) to take the league title.

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December 11, 2014

CHIPOLA CLASSIC SET FOR DEC. 16-18

 

                Both Chipola teams play in the Chipola Classic set for Dec. 16-18. The Indians host Motlow State, Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m.

                The Lady Indians host East Georgia State, Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. The Lady Indians play South Georgia Tech, Thursday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m.

                The Indians split a pair of games in the Panhandle Classic. Chipola scored a 76-68 win over Brunswick on Dec. 6. Dejuan Marrero led Chipola with 22 points and 18 rebounds. Junior Saintel scored 17. Ty Baker added 12.

                The Indians lost a close 61-56 game to Santa Fe on Dec. 5. Saintel led the Indians with 26 points. Marrero had 16 points and 14 rebounds.

                The Indians scored a big 83-77 road win over Miami Dade College on Nov. 25. Dejuan Marrero led Chipola with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Saintel had 11 points and 5 rebounds.

                The Indians beat Lawson State 80-72 on Nov. 20. Dejuan Marrero led Chipola with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Mehdy Ngouama had 12 points and 5 rebounds. Greg King had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Scott and Saintel also scored 10 points apiece. 

                Men’s head coach Patrick Blake is beginning his third season at Chipola. His Indians are coming off a great 2013-14 season with a 26-6 record. They are the defending State Champions and Panhandle Conference Champions. Last year’s squad also made it to the Elite 8 of the national tournament losing to eventual champion Jones County.

                The (10-0) Lady Indians are the number one in the state and nation topping both the FCSAA State Poll and the NJCAA National Poll.

                Chipola’s Evelyn Akhator was the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season. Akhator, a sophomore from Nigeria, averaged 15.7 points and 16.3 rebounds in three games the week of Nov. 25-27.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu

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December 23, 2014

SPRING REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will open in 2015 with new student testing on Jan. 2.  Returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.

            There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application at www.chipola.edu; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test.

            Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

            Bachelor’s Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration degree 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, 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 Systems Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing and Recreation Technology

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. Computer Information Technology certificates include: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support Technician and IT Support Specialist. Network Systems Technology Certificates include: Digital Forensics, Network/Cyber Security, Network Support Technician and Server Administration.

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

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Here, Chipola science instructor Alex Chew works on a chemistry problem.