June 3, 2014

Cancer Survivor Day

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CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY HOSTS SURVIVOR DAY— In observance of the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day on June 3, the Chipola College Cosmetology program joined with other salon professionals nationwide to offer complimentary cosmetology services for cancer survivors and those living with cancer. Chipola staff and students offered free services and refreshments. Here, cosmetology student Hilary Shumaker (left) works on her mother Teresa Shumaker’s hair (right) along with former student Troy Golden of Partenza Salon.  

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 Pink heels Fire Truck

PINK HEALS FIRE TRUCK--Philip Meadows with The Pink Heals Fire Truck also participated to show support for the event.

Blood Pressure 

BLOOD PRESSURE--Chipola nursing instructor Amber Bruner (left) takes Carolyn Killings’ blood pressure as former cosmetology student Belkis Torres looks on.

Sharing A Laugh 

SHARING A LAUGH—Cosmetology student Kaily Williams of Chipley shares a laugh with Nancy Melvin of Alford.

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June 5, 2014

Elam Stoltzfus

CHIPOLA TO SCREEN FLORIDA WILDLIFE CORRIDOR EXPEDITION FILM

        MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a screening of the Elam Stolzfus documentary film, “The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee,” Thursday, June 12, at 6 p.m., in the Chipola Center for the Arts.

                The Emmy award-winning film has been shown nationwide on public television. Chipola graduate and 30-year veteran filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus will be on hand to discuss the film.  A reception will follow the screening.

                The 2012 film documents the journey of four explorers who traveled 1,000 miles in 100 days, from the Everglades to Okefenokee Swamp in Southern Georgia. Their goal: to raise awareness of the real possibility to protect and restore connected landscapes throughout the Florida peninsula and create a viable corridor through Florida.

                For information about the event, phone 850-718-2277.

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June 5, 2014

CHIPOLA SUMMER II REGISTRATION IS JUNE 20

                MARIANNA—Chipola College registration for Summer Session II classes is Thursday, June 20, from 8 to 6 p.m.

                Classes begin Monday, June 23, with late registration continuing through noon on June 24. The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu

                Early Fall registration for current students is June 9-12 and 16-17. Fall 2014 application deadline for new students is Aug. 6.

                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 (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance. Students should report to Room 156 in the Student Services Building and sign in to see an academic advisor.

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

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June 5, 2014

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CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY HOSTS SURVIVOR DAY— In observance of the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day on June 3, the Chipola College Cosmetology program joined with other salon professionals nationwide to offer complimentary cosmetology services for cancer survivors and those living with cancer. Chipola staff and students offered free services and refreshments. Here, cosmetology student Hilary Shumaker (left) works on her mother Teresa Shumaker’s hair (right) along with former student Troy Golden of Partenza Salon. 

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PINK HEALS FIRE TRUCK--Philip Meadows with The Pink Heals Fire Truck also participated to show support for the event.

 

BLOOD PRESSURE--Chipola nursing instructor Amber Bruner (left) takes Carolyn Killings’ blood pressure as former cosmetology student Belkis Torres looks on.

 

SHARING A LAUGH—Cosmetology student Kaily Williams of Chipley shares a laugh with Nancy Melvin of Alford.

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June 5, 2014

SWIMMING LESSONS SET AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Children’s Swimming lessons for ages four and up on the following dates: Session 1: June 16-26 with a registration deadline of June 12; Session 2: July 14-24, with a registration deadline of July 10; Session 3: August 4-14, with a registration deadline of July 31.

                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. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods.

                Cost of each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee.

                For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

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June 5, 2014

TSIC Check

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CAPITAL CITY BANK HELPS TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN—Capital City Bank of Chipley recently presented a check to the Washington County Scholarship Foundation. Funds donated will go towards a Take Stock in Children Two-Year Scholarship to Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: Take Stock in Children directors, mentors, and leadership council members, Wayland Fulford, president Capital City Bank of Chipley; David Solger; Patsy Justice; Bert Roberts; Curtis Carter; Susan Roberts; Gary Hartman; Renae Roundtree; Sheriff Bobby Haddock and Ted Everett.  Not pictured are Foundation Directors LaMerle Feitsma and Jim Town.

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June 12, 2014

MONTFORD, VILLAGERS TO HEADLINE CHIPOLA PARTY

                MARIANNA—Celebrate the season with the Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance, Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Marianna National Guard Armory.

                Just as the Beach Boys’ “Endless Summer” album reminds us of a simpler time with hits like “Surfin’ USA” and “Be True to Your School,” this event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to establish an endowed scholarship honoring Florida Senator Bill Montford (Chipola Class of 1967).

                The Villagers, a popular Chipola band from the 1960’s which is also being honored, will provide the perfect musical backdrop for the occasion. The Villagers are celebrating their 50th anniversary with the release of a new album. Original Villagers – Cliff Ellis of Chipley, Allen Myers of Malone, George Boyer of Port St. Joe, Walter Dover of Quincy and Andy Murray of Chattahoochee – will perform their favorite tunes, including their hit song “Laugh It Off.”

                Appreciation Club President Robert Trammell says, “Even though music has changed dramatically during Chipola’s 60-plus years, the bonds and friendships built here have remained constant.” Trammell points to the commitment of alumni and supporters as the key to the college’s success. “Without strong support from our people, Chipola would not be what it is today. Our athletic programs would be unable to perform at the national level,” he added.

                Chipola College began in 1947 and has enjoyed more than 67 great years, including numerous state and national athletic titles – with hundreds of individual success stories among its graduates.

                Tickets are $50 per person, with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. Tables of eight are available for $400. Summer casual attire is recommended. Jackson County’s famous smoked steaks will be served.

                For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375.

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June 12, 2014

CHIPOLA LAUNCHES NEW TWO-DAY SCHEDULE FOR FALL

                MARIANNA—Chipola College officials are rolling out a new academic schedule for the Fall semester which begins in August.

                The new plan offers the possibility for students to register for a two-day schedule and attend classes only two days a week.

                Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice President of Instruction, says, “This new schedule will provide another option for students in addition to online classes, evening classes, and a three or four-day schedule. Other colleges with a two-day schedule option report that it is popular with students who wish to commute fewer days of the week. Longer class periods also may be better for courses scheduled in labs.”

                Typically under the old Chipola schedule, a three-hour class would meet three times a week for 50 minutes each time. With the new schedule, a three-hour class would meet only twice a week for 75 minutes.

Clemmons reports that not all student schedules will be able to plan a two-day schedule depending on the classes required for particular academic plans or courses already completed.  Some courses offered are single section or require various co-requisites depending on the student’s major or chosen transfer institution.         

                Fall 2014 application deadline for new students is Aug. 6. 

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

                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). 

                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

                For more information about registration, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 718-2211.

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June 12, 2014

Chipola Summer II Reg

CHIPOLA SUMMER II REGISTRATION IS JUNE 19

                MARIANNA—Chipola College registration for Summer Session II classes is Thursday, June 19, from 8 to 6 p.m.

                Classes begin Monday, June 23, with late registration continuing through noon on June 24. The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu

                Early Fall registration for current students is June 9-12 and 16-17. Fall 2014 application deadline for new students is Aug. 6.

                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 (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance. Students should report to Room 156 in the Student Services Building and sign in to see an academic advisor.

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

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June 12, 2014

SWIMMING LESSONS SET AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Children’s Swimming lessons for ages four and up on the following dates: Session 1: June 16-26 with a registration deadline of June 12; Session 2: July 14-24, with a registration deadline of July 10; Session 3: August 4-14, with a registration deadline of July 31.

                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. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods.

                Cost of each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee.

                For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

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June 12, 2014

Roulhac Emp of Month

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ROULHAC IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Melvin Roulhac is Chipola College’s Career Employee for June.  Roulhac has worked in the college Physical Plant since 2013.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, Melvin Roulhac and Custodial Supervisor Edward Mount.

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June 16, 2014

Ret Turner

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RET TURNER VISITS CHIPOLA CENTER—Hollywood costume designer Ret Turner recently toured the Chipola College Center for the Arts. He is the brother-in-law of Pauline Turner of Marianna. Pictured from left, are: Ret’s friend Tom Wilkinson, Chipola Technical Theatre director Connie Smith, Ret Turner and Chipola Theatre Director Charles Sirmon.  Turner has been nominated for 21 Emmys with five wins. His work includes “The Jim Nabors Show,” “The Andy Williams Show,” “Sonny and Cher,” “Carol Burnett,” “Donny and Marie,” and “Mama’s Family,” just to name a few. He headed NBC Studios’ wardrobe department for 20 years before entering into a partnership with Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan for Elizabeth Courtney Costumes.

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June 26, 2014

CHIPOLA BOARD APPROVES SALARY INCREASE

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees on June 17 approved a 3% salary increase for career, professional and administrative employees filling positions on the table of personnel at the college.

                The increase of 3% or $750, whichever is greater, is effective July 1.  The Board also approved an overall faculty increase of 3% to the base salary, step included, contingent upon ratification by the Chipola Faculty Association, the faculty’s collective bargaining unit. 

                The board also agreed to continue to fully cover the cost of individual health insurance premiums and retirement contributions. Health insurance premiums increased 8% in January. Full-time employees of the college receive Blue Cross health insurance coverage as part of their benefits package. The college pays $453 a month for individual insurance premiums which totals $5,436 annually. Employees also have the option of purchasing health insurance for spouses and children. 

                The college also contributes 7.37% of each full-time employee’s annual salary to the Florida Retirement System which reflects a .42% increase over last year.

                Chipola President Dr. Jason Hurst said, “I am so thankful for the great work that our employees do every day to make a difference in the lives of our students. I look forward to a great future as we continue striving for excellence.”

                For information about college programs, call 850-526-2761 or visit www.chipola.edu

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June 26, 2014

CHIPOLA COACHES AND OFFICIALS CHILL FOR CHARITY

                MARIANNA—The weather is hot, but the latest trend is ice cold. Sports teams across the country are dousing their coaches and college officials in ice cold water for charity.

                It's called #Chillin'4Charity, a friendly challenge in which coaches are called out by their peers before passing on the favor and receiving their arctic bath. All proceeds go to the Kay Yow Foundation, helping raise awareness for breast cancer and funds for research.

                The rules are simple. A coach calls out another coach before they receive an ice water shower. Called out people have 48 hours to respond by taking on the cold water challenge or paying up in donations. Those who fail to do so owe the Kay Yow Foundation $250. Assistants owe $100. To help the cause, those who take the ice bath are still asked to pony up a donation of $50 or $25 to the foundation.

                Chipola women’s basketball coach Greg Franklin was the first Chipola coach to take the challenge. He called out Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, Athletic Director Dr. Steve Givens, Assistant Athletic Director Joc Calloway and Cross Country Coach Rance Massengill.

                Chipola personnel issued challenges to Northwest Florida State president Ty Handy, Chipola Workforce Dean Darwin Gilmore, local high school coaches Travis Blanton, Steven Welch, Matt Anderson, Chris Obert and Pensacola AD Bill Hamilton.

                The Chipola Cheerleaders also recently raised $200 in the challenge.

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CHIPOLA COACHES AND OFFICIALS CHILL FOR CHARITY—The weather is hot, but the latest trend is ice cold. Sports teams across the country are dousing their coaches and college officials in ice cold water for charity. Pictured from left, are: Chipola Cross Country Coach Rance Massengill, Assistant Athletic Director Joc Calloway, Athletic Director Dr. Steve Givens and college President Dr. Jason Hurst.

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June 26, 2014

Chipola IT Program

CHIPOLA TO OFFER NEW COMPUTER NETWORKING AND I.T. PROGRAMS

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer several new programs of study in Computer Information Technology and Network Systems this Fall.

                Computer Information Technology Certificates are available in: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support and IT Support Specialist.

                Network Systems Technology Certificates include Digital Forensics, Network Support Technician, Network/Cyber Security and Server Administration.

                Students holding current IT certifications may be awarded credit for selected courses based on certifications. Programs emphasize various industry certifications including the CompTIA A+, Security+, and Network+ as well as various Microsoft network certifications.

                All courses taken may be counted towards an AS degree in Computer Information Technology.  Students who plan to pursue an AS or AA degree will need additional credit hours. Students may complete general education requirements concurrently while completing the courses in these programs.

                July 30 is the deadline to have Financial Aid files complete to pay Fall 2014 tuition And fees. The college application deadline for the Fall semester is Aug. 6. 

                For information about these and other computer programs, visit www.chipola.edu or call (850) 718-2441.

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June 26, 2014

ROULHAC SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA 

                MARIANNA—The Upsilon Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is accepting applications for the Judge Roy L. Roulhac, J.Y. and Gehazel Rolack Scholarship to Chipola College. Applications must be received by Aug. 15.

                The $1,000 scholarship may be used for tuition and/or books. Half of scholarship will be awarded during the first semester and half during the second semester, provided a 2.5 GPA is maintained.

                Applicants must be African American students from Jackson County student who recently graduated from high school or are currently enrolled at Chipola.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA or 2.5 Chipola GPA. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, financial need, and a sincere desire to persevere with integrity.

                The application package must include a 500-word essay detailing how perseverance influenced the contributions of a Jackson County African American during Reconstruction or the early 20th century. The application also requires two letters of recommendation, high school or college transcript, a completed Scholarship Application and Certification Form (available in Chipola Foundation) and photo of the applicant. The selection committee may require a personal interview.

                Mail application packet to Maurice Clay, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., P.O. Box 143, Marianna, FL 32447.

                For information, contact the Chipola Foundation at 718-2445.

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June 26, 2014

SWIMMING LESSONS AND CAMP SET AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Swimming lessons and a Competitive Swim Camp in the month of July.

                Lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 2: July 14-24, with a registration deadline of July 10; Session 3: August 4-14, with a registration deadline of July 31. 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. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. Cost of each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee.

                A Competitive Swim Camp for ages 6 and up will be offered July 21, 22 and 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. All participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted. Cost is $45.

                For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

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June 26, 2014

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CHIPOLA FIREFIGHTERS LEARN ON LP GAS SYSTEM—Candidates in Chipola College’s Firefighting Academy recently practiced their skills on the college’s Liquid Petroleum Gas training system and vehicle fire simulator. The LP system simulates a fire in a residential gas tank. For information about the Firefighting program, call 850-718-2483.

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