October 2, 2014

Nina Adams, BS grad business

 

COMMUNITY SOUTH CFO STARTED AT CHIPOLA

 

CHIPLEY—Nina Adams, CFO of Community South Credit Union, is a 2012 graduate of the Chipola College Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program.  

While enrolled in the Chipola program, she was worked full-time, and took three classes a semester.  Adams says “I could never have afforded the money or time to go away to a university to complete my degree.  Having the Chipola bachelor’s degree program close to home allowed me to achieve the success I have.”

Adams worked at Community South while she was enrolled at Chipola, and upon completion of her bachelor’s degree, was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.  She is active in the business community and also serves on Chipola’s Business Advisory committee.

Dr. Jim Froh, Chipola Dean of Business and Technology, says, “Nina was an “A” student in all classes and she also was named our Outstanding Accounting student.  She is an excellent example of the need for the BSBA program here in our district.” 

For information about Chipola’s Bachelor’s degree in business, call 718-2441 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 2, 2014

FSU Botantist speaks at Chipola

 

FSU Botanist Lectures at Chipola College

MARIANNA—Chipola College Environmental Science students heard their first lecture in botany from Dr. Loran Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Biological Science at Florida State University, and former Curator of the Godfrey Herbarium.

Dr. Anderson discussed basic botany and his knowledge of some of the thousands of plant species he has categorized. He also offered his expertise in the identification of species collected by the students.  Billy Bailey, Florida Caverns Park Specialist, referred Dr. Anderson to the college.

Dr. Anderson, who earned his PhD in plant taxonomy, has been influencing botany and conservation in Florida for almost four decades as a professor of biology at the FSU for 29 years and to the present.   His unique and inspiring teaching style enriches young minds as he introduces students to fields of conservation and botanical exploration in Florida.

Dr. Anderson has served as a member of the Florida Endangered Plant Advisory Council for over 20 years and remains active in field surveys and herbarium studies. He has also described several species for the first time. 

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October 2, 2014

 

ADVANCED FIRE-FIGHTING COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA--Chipola College will offer three Firefighter Advanced training courses in

October and November.

The 45-hour Fire Service Course Delivery (FSFC 208/FFP 1740) meets Oct. 13, 15, 17, 20, 22 and 24 from 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m. This course covers principles, procedures, and techniques of teaching, with emphasis on methods of instruction developing training outlines, use of visual aids, and teaching procedures of fire science instructors. The class is not available for college credit, but is intended for firefighters seeking Fire Officer I certification. Cost is $150 plus the cost of the book.

The Advanced Training 8-hour Firefighter Lost Drill (black out) and

Live Burn class will be offered Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m., or Nov. 5 and 6, from 5:30 to 9:30p.m. Students will learn: techniques for donning a SCBA; how and when to call a Mayday; on air to make entry, how to breach a wall covered with dry-wall, and how to escape a wire tangle hazard. To participate in the live burn portion of the course, the participant must be certified as a Firefighter I or II. Cost is $25. This class will satisfy the requirements for training by ISO for 8 of the 18 hours a year needed for maximum points for training facilities and use (T1).

The Live Fire Training Instructor (LFT 1) course will be offered Nov. 17. This class

provides information required to pass the State Exam to be a Live Fire Training Instructor 1.

To participate in the class the student must be a State Certified Firefighter 2 and a Firefighter Instructor l. Class meetings are November 17, 18, 20, 24, 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m. A live burn will take place Dec. 1, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $150.

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) and

Company Officer (FSFC 311/FFP 2120). 

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

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October 2, 2014

 

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS OCT. 16 WITH CENTER DEDICATION

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series opens Thursday, Oct. 16, with Trio Viseltear, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

Prior to the performance, the college will host a Dedication Ceremony and Reception to celebrate the naming of the Center for the Arts in honor of retired college president Dr. Gene Prough. There is no charge to attend the ceremony and reception which begins at 6 p.m. 

The Artist Series performance is a ticketed event with tickets available online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice or at the Box Office. Tickets also will be available at the Box Office on Oct. 16.

Trio Viseltear features British violinist Peter Povey, Russian cellist Alexei Romanenko, and Canadian pianist Christine Yoshikawa. The group has delighted audiences around the world with their vibrant musicality and technical brilliance. Presenting an exhilarating program of masterpieces from classics to contemporary, they are advocates of new music.

Chipola music instructor Christine Yoshikawa has established herself as one of Canada’s exciting young pianists of her generation. Russian-born cellist Alexei Romanenko has graced international stages as one of the most electrifying artists of today. British violinist Peter Povey, is a 2008 graduate of the Yale School of Music. He is on the faculty of numerous programs including the Montgomery Music Project in Alabama.

Season tickets for the four-event Artist Series and single event tickets for Trio Viseltear are on sale at the Center for the Arts Box Office or online. Season tickets—$60—include a VIP pass to Meet the Artist receptions. Single event tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees. 

Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order confirmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show.  Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon.  

For information, call 850-718-2277 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

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October 2, 2014

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘RUMORS’

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in rehearsal for the hit comedy, “Rumors,” which opens Nov. 13.  

Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast local actors in the comedy.  Cast members are: Josiah Brooks as Ken Gorman, Kate Burke as Chris Gorman, Seth Alderman as Lenny Ganz, Odra Chapman as Clair Ganz, Ethan Bass as Ernie Cusak, Elyn Sapp as Cookie Cusak, Austin Spears as Glenn Cooper, Shayli Tharp as Cassie Cooper, Patrick Mathis as Officer Pudney and Caleb Brooks as Officer Welch. 

The comedy happens in a large, tastefully-appointed townhouse, where the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce. Gathering for their 10th wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer Ken and wife Chris must get the story straight before the other guests arrive. As confusion and miscommunication mounts, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. 

Tickets for all Chipola Theatre productions go sale two weeks prior to the performance. Theatre fans are invited to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) VIP fund, which guarantees the best seats for all shows. The ACT Fund offers five levels of membership including Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Corporate Angel with VIP seating available at all levels. A portion of ACT memberships is tax-deductible.

For information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, at sirmonc@chipola.edu or 850-718-2277. Visit www.chipola.edu and like Chipola Theatre on Facebook.

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October 2, 2014

 

EMERGENCY VEHICLE TRAINING SET AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a 16-hour Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (VFIS) Oct. 14 and 17 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The class is open to anyone who needs a certificate in vehicle operations for insurance purposes or emergency vehicle training for ISO.  The course is recommended for firefighters, city and county drivers, or anyone that drives a company vehicle (dump truck, garbage truck, pick-up, etc.). The class will satisfy the requirements for driver training by ISO for maximum points for existing driver/operator training program (T5).

Cost is $60 if a Chipola vehicle is used, and $50 if the student brings their own vehicle. It is recommended that the student bring the vehicle they drive on the job in order to get a certificate for operating that vehicle.

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

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October 2, 2014

Maggie Braxton Chipola Bright Futures

 

CHIPOLA STUDENT FEATURED ON FLORIDA LOTTERY FACEBOOK PAGE

MARIANNA—Chipola College sophomore Maggie Braxton of Cottondale is a spotlight student on the Florida Lottery’s Bright Futures Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FloridaLottery

Braxton, a pharmacy major, is a member of the Chipola Honors program. She also works as a tutor in the college ACE lab.

Braxton says, “Bright Futures has allowed me to focus on my goal of becoming a pharmacist without having to worry about how to pay for college.”

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October 2, 2014

 

CHIPOLA MCLENDON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS OCT. 15

MARIANNA—Application deadline for the McLendon Educational Trust Scholarship for Spring 2015 classes at Chipola College is Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m.  All application materials are due by this time. Incomplete applications will not be considered.   

                The McLendon Educational Trust Scholarship is for Chipola students with both merit and a financial need. Scholarships are awarded each semester, and students must submit a new application with complete supporting documentation for each semester.

The application is available online at www.chipola.edu/foundation. For information, call 718-2404.

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October 2, 2014

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CHIPOLA TALENT SEARCH STUDENTS VISIT UF

GAINESVILLE—Talent Search high school seniors from Chipola College’s five county area toured the University of Florida on Sept. 25 

Talent Search student Sheridan Dryden from Marianna High School said, “The tour guides, called the Cicerones, were informative and reminded us to work out in the gym so we don’t gain the freshmen 15.”  Calhoun County student Bridgette Howland said, “The tour was very informative as it highlighted the different living accommodations and the steps to apply and be accepted to the university.” 

Chipola Talent Search Coordinator Angie Tyler says, “Visiting various campuses within a day’s distance stretches the minds of our students and makes them realize the opportunities that exist for them if they stay the course.” 

Talent Search is a TRIO program funded by the federal government. Students are selected for the program by their teachers and guidance counselor for exhibiting good character and good grades.

For more information about Chipola College Talent Search visit www.chipola.edu/talent_search.

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October 2, 2014

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS TINKER WITH SOCIOLOGY

MARIANNA—Students in Latresha Bighem’s Chipola College Sociology class recently used Tinkertoys to examine how humans develop a sense of self through social interaction.

Groups of two to three students were given Tinkertoys and instructed to create a physical structure using all the pieces. Once a group completed a structure, they connected theirs to another group’s until all structures in the classroom were connected.

Instructor Bighem says, “The role of sociology is to help understand why and how contexts matter, and how they both constrain and enable us to be who we are. This exercise helped students understand the role of social structures in shaping our society.”

Students also learned about leadership, dysfunction, conflict, harmony and divergent thinking.  

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October 2, 2014

 dr. Cathryn Meegan, Chipola Faculty of month

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MEEGAN IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Dr. Cathryn Meegan has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the month for October.  Meegan is an Assistant Professor in Accounting and Business and has worked at the college since 2013.  Pictured from left, are Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Senior Vice President; Dr. Cathryn Meegan, and Dr. Jim Froh, Dean of the School of Business and Technology.

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October 2, 2014

 

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS IN TOP 10 AT DARTON MEET

ALBANY—Two Chipola College runners finished in the top 10 at the Darton College Mid-Season Farm Run, Sept. 27, in Albany, Ga.

Marty Wiedeman led Chipola for the second week with a third place overall finish and a time of 22:07. Veronica Taylor set a personal best time of 23:21, finishing 10th overall. Melissa Newsome finished among the top 15 with a time of 24:36.  Taylor Green improved her time with a 25:47.

The tri-meet was hosted by Darton with Georgia Southwestern and Chipola completing the field of teams.

Chipola’s Victoria Taylor suffered an ankle injury and was unable to finish. She is expected to return for Chipola’s Oct. 4 race at Point University in West Point, Georgia. 

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October 2, 2014

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS IN TOP 10 AT DARTON— Two Chipola College runners finished in the top 10 at the Darton College Mid-Season Farm Run, Sept. 27, in Albany, Ga. From left: Marty Wiedeman, Taylor Green, Melissa Newsome, coach Rance Massengill, Veronica Taylor and Victoria Taylor.

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  October 9, 2014

ARTIST SERIES OPENS OCT. 16 WITH DEDICATION AND ART EXHIBIT

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Fine and Performing Arts Department will celebrate three special events on Thursday, Oct. 16.

                At 6 p.m., the college will host a Dedication Ceremony to celebrate the naming of the Center for the Arts in honor of retired college president Dr. Gene Prough. A reception will follow. There is no charge to attend the ceremony and reception.

                Immediately following the dedication, patrons are invited to attend a Gallery Opening featuring the works of the late Jane Ludlum Pender. A noted Jackson County artist, Pender is remembered for her love of history and her ability to capture in great detail life in the Chipola 

District. The private collection of Pender’s works is on loan to the college from her family – husband Laurence Pender, II, and their four children, Laurence, III, Adris, Elizabeth and Patti. 

                The first event in the Chipola Artist Series, Trio Viseltear, begins at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts Main Theatre.  Trio Viseltear features British violinist Peter Povey, Russian cellist Alexei Romanenko, and Canadian pianist Christine Yoshikawa, a Chipola music instructor. The group has delighted audiences around the world with their vibrant musicality and technical brilliance. Presenting an exhilarating program of masterpieces from classics to contemporary, they are advocates of new music.

                The Artist Series performance is a ticketed event with tickets available online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice or at the Box Office, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon.  Tickets also will be available at the Box Office at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16.

                Season tickets for all four Artist Series events are $60. Single event tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees. 

                Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order confirmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. 

                For information, call 850-718-2277 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

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October 9, 2014

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PENDER ART EXHIBIT OPENS OCT. 16 AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—A Gallery Opening featuring the works of the late Jane Ludlum Pender is set for Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m., in the Chipola College Center for the Arts Gallery.

                The private collection of Pender’s works is on loan to the college from her family - husband Laurence Pender, II, and their four children, Laurence, III, Adris, Elizabeth and Patti. 

                A noted Jackson County artist, Pender is remembered for her love of history and her ability to capture in great detail life in the Chipola District. She studied art at the University of Alabama and under numerous instructors.

                Pender won numerous awards for her paintings and drawings, many of which are featured in the book, Jackson County Florida, A History.

                The exhibit also will be available for viewing by appointment weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Nov. 20.

                For information, call 718-2277.

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October 9, 2014

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CHIPOLA AFC SCHOLARS—The Chipola College Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) recently awarded 11 scholarships to children and grandchildren of college employees.  Scholarship recipients are seated with their sponsors standing, from left: MacKenzie May and grandmother Dianne Green, Madelyn Craven and father Dr. Bryan Craven, Hayden Hurst and father Dr. Jason Hurst, Delmar Jones and mother Vicki Jones, Ashley Pelt and mother Laurel Foran, Riby and Curtis Stephens and mother Ana Stephens.  Not pictured are: Heather Wilson and mother Tammy Neal, Cameron and Reagan Oliver and grandfather Royce Reagan, Zachary Perkins and grandmother Jayne Roberts.  Since 1993, AFC has awarded over $153,000 to students through Chipola’s AFC Scholarship Endowment. AFC members raise funds through concession sales at college sports events and with an annual silent auction.

 

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 October 9, 2014

 Tina Dorsey appointed to State Nursing

CHIPOLA NURSING INSTRUCTOR APPOINTED TO STATE BOARD 

 

TALLAHASSEE—Tina Dorsey, a nursing instructor in the Chipola College School of Health Sciences, has been appointed to the Florida Center for Nursing Board of Directors.

Dorsey, 41, of Niceville, is appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott for a term beginning Oct. 3, 2014, and ending June 30, 2016. Dorsey has worked at the college since 2010. She is a Chipola graduate, and also earned BSN and MSN degrees from Florida State University.

The Florida Center for Nursing is a state workforce center established in Florida statute (F.S. 464.0195) to recommend solutions to address Florida's nursing shortage.

Dr. Vickie Stephens, Dean of the Chipola School of Health Sciences, says, “We are excited about Tina’s appointment to the Florida Center for Nursing.  This is an honor both for her and for Chipola College.”

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October 9, 2014

 CAlhoun Signing

FIVE CALHOUN COUNTY STUDENTS SIGN TAKE STOCK SCHOLARSHIPS

 

                BLOUNSTOWN--Five Calhoun County students recently signed scholarship contracts with the Take Stock in Children Chipola Program.

                The students are: Altha School students Sebastian Skidmore and Nolon Bean, and Blountsown High students Chelsee Cook-McGee, Hayley Sapp and Destiny Williams.

                The students will earn two-year scholarships to Chipola College once they graduate high school if they maintain above a “C” average, remain drug/crime free, have good behavior, and maintain respectable attendance throughout high school.

                Money for the scholarships was raised by the Calhoun County TSIC Committee. The group held a Stockyard Stampede 5K Run and a Miss Stockyard Pageant to fund scholarships. All money raised is matched dollar for dollar by the state.

Tax-deductible donations to Take Stock may be made to the Chipola Foundation and designated for Calhoun County. Donations may be made online at www.takestockinchildren.org.

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TAKE STOCK STUDENTS IN CALHOUN COUNTY—Five Calhoun County students recently signed scholarship contracts with the Take Stock in Children Chipola Program. Pictured from left, are: (front) Sebastian Skidmore (Altha School), Nolon Bean (Altha School), Chelsee Cook-McGee (Blountstown High), Hayley Sapp (Blountstown High), Destiny Williams (Blountstown High); (back) Ralph Yoder, Calhoun Superintendent, Sen. Bill Montford, Rep. Marti Coley, Executive Director of Chipola Take Stock, Mary Helen Smith, Take Stock Program Manager, Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola President, and Danny Ryals, Calhoun School Board and Chipola Board Member. 

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October 9, 2014

 FSU Film School At CRAA

CRAA MEETING TO FEATURE FSU FILM SCHOOL FILMS

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association Oct. 21 meeting will feature the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts.

                The program will include several award-winning mini movies produced entirely by FSU students. The films will be shown in the Center for the Arts main theatre beginning at 1 p.m.

                Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Center for the Arts Experimental Theatre. The menu will include Chicken Salad, Pasta Salad, Broccoli and Bacon Salad, Fruit Salad, Tea and Dessert. Cost is $8. Lunch reservations are required.

Call 718-2277 or email: price@chipola.edu to make a reservation.

                                                                      

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 October 9, 2014

 

 CHIPOLA MCLENDON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS OCT. 15

 

                MARIANNA—Application deadline for the McLendon Educational Trust Scholarship for Spring 2015 classes at Chipola College is Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m.  All application materials are due by this time. Incomplete applications will not be considered.   

                The McLendon Educational Trust Scholarship is for Chipola students with both merit and a financial need. Scholarships are awarded each semester, and students must submit a new application with complete supporting documentation for each semester.

                The application is available online at www.chipola.edu/foundation. For information, call 718-2404.

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October 9, 2014

 

STARTING A BUSINESS SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNAChipola College will offer a small business seminar, “Basic and More-Starting a Business,” Friday, Oct. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in Room M-108 of the Business and Technology building (M).

The seminar will focus on organizational requirements, licensing, financial assessments, insurance, marketing, loans, defining customers, location and employee requirements. The course will be taught by the staff of the Small Business Development Center. 

Cost of the seminar is $30. Registration deadline is Oct. 15. Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.com, click on “Workshops”.

                The first six Chipola students to sign up will receive free admission. Students should contact Elissa Severson to register. 

For information, contact Elissa Severson at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu

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October 9, 2014

 Chipola Counselor Appreciation Day

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APPRECIATING COUNSELORS—School counselors from five area counties recently attended Chipola College’s annual Counselor Appreciation Day. Here, Lindsey Smith, Poplar Springs School counselor, (right) meets with Brooke Mathis, Career Specialist in the Chipola Talent Search program. The meeting included discussions of transfer requirements, testing, dual enrollment and financial aid.  Counselors visited the college’s Center for the Arts and were treated to a performance by the Chipola Show Choir. The day concluded with lunch.

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October 9, 2014

 Dale Cox Speaks At Chipola

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COX SPEAKS AT CHIPOLA—Local historian Dale Cox was the guest speaker at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Chipola College Honors seminar. Cox discussed the Battle of Marianna which happened 150 years ago. Pictured from left, are: Robert Ivey, Chipola Honors adviser; Historian Dale Cox and Gabrielle Simpson, Chipola Honors student.

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October 9, 2014

 

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES IN POINT INVITATIONAL

 

                LANETT, AL– The Chipola College Cross Country team competed in the third annual Point Invitational at Point University, in Lanett, Alabama, on Oct. 3.

                Chipola finished ninth overall in the race with five runners recording times. Head coach Rance Massengill reported that four of five Chipola runners improved their 5K times by more than one minute.

                Marty Weideman led Chipola with a time of 21:10, finishing number 32 in a field of 97 runners. Victoria Taylor was close behind with a 22:46. Melissa Newsome ran a personal best of 23:40. Taylor Green finished in 23:59, and Veronica Taylor ran a 24:46.

The Chipola team is scheduled to run in the Disney Cross Country Challenge on Oct. 11.

 

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES IN POINT INVITATIONAL—The Chipola College Cross Country team competed in the third annual Point Invitational at Point University, in Lanett, Alabama, on Oct. 3. Pictured from left, are: Veronica Taylor, Melissa Newsome, Marty Wiedeman, Taylor Green and Victoria Taylor.

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October 16, 2014

WORKFORCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO MEET AT CHIPOLA

              MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the annual meeting of the Workforce Development Advisory Council, Thursday, Oct. 23. College officials are expected to announce the launch of two new programs during the meeting.

              More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on 11 separate advisory committees for each of the college’s career and technical education programs.

              Advisory committee members advise Chipola faculty on the development, evaluation, and revision of educational programs. Advisors help ensure that curriculum meets the needs of business, industry and the community and that program graduates are capable of performing entry level skills in the occupation in which they are trained.

Members also help recruit students for career and technical education training programs and aid students in locating occupationally related jobs.

               Darwin Gilmore, Dean of Workforce Education and Economic Development, says, “We depend on the expertise of these professionals to provide real-world advice about the training we need to provide to our students. Their involvement insures that our students are well-prepared to enter the workforce.”

For information about the meeting, call Janice Holley at 850-718-2484.

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October 16, 2014

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BOB GRAHAM TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE OCT. 22

MARIANNA—Bob Graham, former Governor of Florida and United States Senator, will address students in the Chipola College Honors program, Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 1:30 p.m., in Jackson Hall of the Chipola Literature/Language building.

After retirement from the U.S. Senate in 2005, Graham established the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida.  The center provides students with opportunities to train for future leadership positions, and the university community to engage with policy makers and scholars.

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October 16, 2014

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CHIPOLA’S JOHNSON IS TEACHER ED GRAD MADE GOOD

 MARIANNA--After graduating from Malone High School, Mackenzie Willis Johnson, like most high school graduates from the area, enrolled in Chipola College Johnson was a scholar-athlete who was a member of Chipola’s cross-country and cheerleading teams.

After completing her Associate of Arts degree, she was accepted into the Chipola School of Education and completed a Bachelor in Science in Elementary Education in 2011. During her time in Chipola’s program, she was recognized as a “Who’s Who” scholar.

In August 2011, Johnson began her teaching career at Grand Ridge School. That same year, she entered graduate school at Florida State University Panama City.   Even with the demands of being a first year teacher and taking graduate courses, Johnson was recognized as Rookie Teacher of the Year. She completed her M.S. in Reading Education in 2013 and was accepted into the Ph.D program in Curriculum and Instruction at Florida State University.

Johnson now has experience teaching at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. Her current research interests involves reading and writing in the content areas, how teachers conceptualize and implement literacy in content areas, and identifying disciplinary literacy practices that should be implemented across all subjects.

In addition to conducting her own research study on content area literacies in secondary classrooms, Johnson also works as a research assistant on two additional projects. She is on an FSU team serving Ethiopia's Ministry of Education which develops curriculum and trains teacher educators.

Dr. Lou Cleveland, Dean of the Chipola School of Education, says, “Mackenzie has a sincere passion for learning processes and helping teachers acquire the best pedagogy that will ultimately benefit their students. She believes that Chipola gave her a firm foundation to pursue her endeavors.

Johnson says, "Chipola gave me the desire to learn more, do more, and be more. The faculty showed me the possibilities of the education discipline and modeled mentorship in such a way that made me want to give back to others."

For information about the Chipola College Teacher Education program, call 850-718-2492, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 16, 2014

CHIPOLA INVITES THEATRE FANS TO JOIN ACT FUND

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre Director Charles Sirmon invites theatre fans to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre Fund. Become a member of the ACT and receive VIP setting for a great 2014-2015 season.

The Chipola Theatre season opens with the comedy, “Rumors,” Nov. 13–16. At a large, tastefully-appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their 10th wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer and wife must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. The play contains some adult humor.

The musical, The Wizard of Oz, is set for Feb. 25–March 1, 2015. Young Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas where a large tornado picks up her house and her dog, and deposits them in the land of Oz. While searching her way home she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who needs a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who needs courage. Classic songs include “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Off To See The Wizard” and other treasured songs.

The Children’s Musical “Schoolhouse Rock Live” is set for May 13 -14, 2015. The Emmy Award-winning 1970’s cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and politics through clever songs is lighting up stages everywhere, instructing a whole new generation with popular songs, “Interjection” and “Conjunction Junction.”

Membership in the Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) VIP fund guarantees the best seats for all shows. The ACT Fund offers five levels of membership including Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Corporate Angel with VIP seating available at all levels. A portion ACT memberships are tax-deductible.

You may join online at www.chipola/theatre.com or contact the Theatre Box Office at 850-718-2420.

For more information, contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre at sirmonc@chipola.edu.

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CHIPOLA THEATRE ACT FUND—Chipola College Theatre Director Charles Sirmon invites theatre fans to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre Fund. Become a member of the ACT and receive VIP setting for a great 2014-2015 season. The Theatre season opens with the comedy, “Rumors,” Nov. 13–16. Here, student actors rehearse for the show. For more information, contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre at sirmonc@chipola.edu.

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October 16, 2014

WASHINGTON COUNTY TAKE STOCK RECOGNIZES STUDENTS AND MENTORS

CHIPLEY—The Washington County Scholarship Foundation, Inc., and Take Stock in Children Chipola College, hosted a Mentor Appreciation Dinner and Scholarship Signing, Oct. 14, at Pattillo’s restaurant in Chipley.

Seven students signed Take Stock in Children Scholarship contracts.  The students, their mentors and scholarship sponsors, are: Jamison York, Mentor-Forest Smith, Sponsor-Lions Club; Jamelia Hogan, Mentor-Mishelle Hidle, Sponsor-In Honor of Sandy Solger by NWFL United Way; Colton McGee, Mentor-Jeff Goodman, Sponsor- Capital City Bank; Nicole Bell, Mentor-Susan Roberts, Sponsor- Townsend Building Supply; Keirston Seal, Mentor-Roxanne Bush, Sponsor- PeopleSouth Bank; Shanaray Sheffield, Mentor- Margaret Chesnut, Sponsor- Sybil and Bill Webb. Not pictured is Savannah Moore, Mentor-Pricilla Brown, Sponsor-OneSouth Bank.

The students will earn two-year scholarships to Chipola College once they graduate high school if they maintain above a “C” average, remain drug/crime free, have good behavior, and maintain respectable attendance throughout high school. Funds for the scholarships were raised in Washington County by local businesses and families.

Sandy Solger was presented the Lavender Family Mentor of the Year Award. She has served as a mentor since 2004, and has helped many students achieve success. She is Washington County TSIC Mentor Coordinator, and serves on the Washington County TSIC Leadership Council, as a Student Advocate at Chipley High, and as President of the Washington County Scholarship Trust.

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October 16, 2014

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SOLGER IS TAKE STOCK MENTOR OF THE YEAR—Sandy Solger was presented the Lavender Family Mentor of the Year Award. Pictured from left, are: Jeanne Lavender (TSIC Donor and Mentor), Sandy Solger, (2014 Mentor of the Year), and Gary Hartman (Mentor Coordinator).

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October 16, 2014

Take Stock Wash Co. Scholarship

WASHINGTON COUNTY STUDENTS SIGN TAKE STOCK SCHOLARSHIPS—Seven Washington County students signed Take Stock in Children Scholarship contracts.  The students, their mentors and scholarship sponsors, are: (from left) Jamison York, Mentor-Forest Smith, Sponsor-Lions Club; Jamelia Hogan, Mentor-Mishelle Hidle, Sponsor-In Honor of Sandy Solger by NWFL United Way; Colton McGee, Mentor-Jeff Goodman, Sponsor- Capital City Bank; Nicole Bell, Mentor-Susan Roberts, Sponsor- Townsend Building Supply; Keirston Seal, Mentor-Roxanne Bush, Sponsor- PeopleSouth Bank; Shanaray Sheffield, Mentor- Margaret Chesnut, Sponsor- Sybil and Bill Webb. Not pictured is Savannah Moore, Mentor-Pricilla Brown, Sponsor-OneSouth Bank.

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October 16, 2014

MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—The Mike Miller Memorial Scholarship at Chipola College is dedicated in memory of Michael Steven Miller who served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Correctional Officer. 

The $1,000 scholarship may be used for tuition, books, or associated fees required of an individual seeking to complete courses for certification as a Correctional Officer. 

The Scholarship is available to Jackson County residents who are actively serving their community as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular activities, community service or work experience. Candidates should have a demonstrated financial need and be highly motivated to succeed.

Candidates must be accepted into the Chipola Basic Corrections program for the class beginning in January 2015. Application deadline is Dec. 1. Applications are available in the Foundation Office and in Public Service building. 

For information, call 850-718-2445.

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October 16, 2014

FIREFIGHTER COURSES AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer several Firefighting courses in the coming months.

The Advanced Training 8-hour Firefighter Lost Drill (black out) and

Live Burn class will be offered Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m., or Nov. 5 and 6, from 5:30 to 9:30p.m. Students will learn: techniques for donning a SCBA; how and when to call a Mayday; on air to make entry, how to breach a wall covered with dry-wall, and how to escape a wire tangle hazard. To participate in the live burn portion of the course, the participant must be certified as a Firefighter I or II. Cost is $25. This class will satisfy the requirements for training by ISO for 8 of the 18 hours a year needed for maximum points for training facilities and use (T1).

The Live Fire Training Instructor (LFT 1) course will be offered Nov. 17. The class provides the information required to pass the State Exam to be a Live Fire Training Instructor 1.

To participate in the class the student must be a State Certified Firefighter 2 and a Firefighter Instructor l. Class meetings are November 17, 18, 20, 24, 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m. A live burn will take place Dec. 1, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $150.

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) and

Company Officer (FSFC 311/FFP 2120). 

The Online Firefighter 1 course will be offered 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 will meet Feb. 17 through April 28. Orientation will be held Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m., in the Public Service Building. Cost is $100.

Daytime Firefighter I and II classes will begin in February 2015. 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 for each Firefighter I & II classes.  Firefighter I price includes: 225 hour Firefighter I Class, book, Drug and Background Test and (5) T-shirts.  Firefighter II price includes:  225 hour Firefighter II 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, 27, 28, 29, and 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  An evening First Responder class will meet Feb. 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12, from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost is $150. Some financial aid is available.

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

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October 16, 2014

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CHIPOLA FCA HOSTS FIELDS OF FAITH—The Chipola Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted Fields of Faith at the Chipola Softball Stadium on Oct. 9. Fields of Faith is a student-led, peer-to-peer movement where thousands of students from across the nation and world gather on their school’s athletic fields to share stories and challenge each other to apply the Bible as their “game plan for life.” This is the third year Chipola FCA has participated.  Student leaders of the Chipola FCA Huddle organized and planned the event which included food, music, a message from Bobby Davis of Rivertown Community Church, student testimonies and a closing prayer on the field. The Chipola FCA Huddle meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights in the Cafeteria/Student Center.  All Chipola students are welcome. 

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October 16, 2014

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PRO RACE CAR DRIVER VISITS CHIPOLA AUTO AND WELDING PROGRAMS—Professional race car driver Gary Price recently brought his Racing Mustang to Chipola College Automotive Technology. Price races in the Ultra/Ultimate Street Nitrous class. Chipola welding and automotive students got a firsthand look at the technology both in fabrication and automotive components. Gary also discussed the race series along with the professionalism and craftsmanship that goes into building a race car. For information about Chipola’s welding or automotive programs, visit www.chipola.edu or call 850-526-2761.

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October 16, 2014

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AT HOME OCT. 21

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians play their final home game of the Fall baseball season, Tuesday, Oct. 21, in a 3 p.m. game with Northwest. Several Chipola players are expected to play in the FCSAA All-Star Game, Oct. 25, in Lakeland.

Chipola closes out the Fall season with three games in Tallahassee Oct. 29 and 31. The Indians play FAMU Oct. 29, and FSC at Jacksonville and Northwest on Oct. 31.

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October 17, 2014

PENDER ART EXHIBIT AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The works of the late Jane Ludlum Pender are now on display in the gallery of the Prough Center for the Arts at Chipola College.

                The private collection of Pender’s works is on loan to the college from her family - husband Laurence Pender, II, and their four children, Laurence Pender, III, Adris, Elizabeth and Patti. 

                A noted Jackson County artist, Pender is remembered for her love of history and her ability to capture in great detail life in the Chipola District. She studied art at the University of Alabama and under numerous instructors.

                Pender won numerous awards for her paintings and drawings, many of which are featured in the book, Jackson County Florida, A History.

                The exhibit will be available for viewing by appointment weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Nov. 20.

For information, call 718-2277.                          

 

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PENDER ART EXHIBIT AT CHIPOLA—The works of the late Jane Ludlum Pender are now on display in gallery of the Prough Center for the Arts at Chipola College. Pictured at the exhibit opening are, from left: Jane’s husband Laurence Pender, II, and two of her children, Patti Johnson, and Laurence Pender, III. 

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October 23, 2014

BOB GRAHAM SPEAKS AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Bob Graham, former Governor of Florida and United States Senator, was the guest speaker for the   Chipola College Honors program on Oct. 22. Graham talked to the group about the importance of civic involvement.

 After retirement from the U.S. Senate in 2005, Graham established the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida.  The center provides students with opportunities to train for future leadership positions, and the university community to engage with policy makers and scholars.

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BOB GRAHAM SPEAKS AT CHIPOLA—Bob Graham meets with students at Chipola College on Oct. 22.

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October 24, 2014

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CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES NEW ENGINEERING TECH PROGRAMS AT MEETING

MARIANNA—More than 100 area business leaders were on hand for the announcement of two new Engineering Technology programs to be offered at Chipola College.

The announcement came at the annual meeting of the Workforce Development Advisory Council on Oct. 23.

Darwin Gilmore, Dean of Workforce Education and Economic Development, announced that Chipola will offer two engineering tracks beginning in 2015. He explained Civil Engineering Technology as “a construction track touching all aspects road/bridge/structure type projects.” The program will include: Computer Automated Drafting (CAD), Geomatic Information Systems (GIS), Surveying, Engineering, Contracting and Testing. 

Gilmore described the Engineering Technology track as, “an Industrial track focused on plant maintenance and advanced manufacturing to include hydraulics, pneumatics, motors and programmable logic controllers (PLC).”

Caroline McRae Dauzat, president of Rex Lumber Company, announced that her company is partnering with Chipola to offer scholarships for the program. David Melvin of Melvin Engineering also expressed support for the program and pledged to offer scholarships for some of his employees.      

Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, was the keynote speaker at the event. He highlighted the need for rural communities to work together to bring business and industry to the area.

More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on 12 separate advisory committees for each of the Chipola’s career and technical education programs which include: Automotive, Cosmetology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Law Enforcement, Corrections, Firefighting, Business and Information Technology, Nursing, EMS, Welding and Engineering Technology. 

For information about the Chipola’s Career and Technical programs, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2270.

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October 24, 2014

Rumors tickets on sale at Chipola 10-24-14

RUMORS TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

MARIANNA—Tickets go on sale Oct. 30 for the Chipola Theatre production of the comedy, “Rumors.”

The show runs Nov. 13–16 with nightly shows at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday, Nov. 16, matinee at 2 p.m., in the Prough Center for the Arts.

The public also is invited to enjoy an Opening Night Dinner Theatre Thursday, Nov. 13. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $30 which includes dinner and show ticket. Reservation deadline is Nov. 6.   The event is sponsored by the Chipola Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC).

The story is set in a large, tastefully-appointed townhouse where the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their 10th wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer and wife must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. The play contains some adult humor.

Tickets for all shows may be purchased online at www.chipola.edu, and at the Chipola Center for the Arts Box Office, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. 

For ticket information, call 718-2420.

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October 24, 2014

BOOK FAIR SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club invites everyone to get a head start on Christmas shopping at their Scholastic Book Fair the week of Nov. 3-7.

Book Fair hours are 8:30-4:30 daily in Building O (Teacher Education).

FEC members will be working the Book Fair which will offer titles ranging from Pre-K through 8th grade.  Profits from the fair go to Chipola Teacher Education students who will earn credits to buy books for their future classrooms.

For information, call Casey Bush at 718-2449.

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October 24, 2014

CRAA DONATES $6,200 TO CHIPOLA ARTS PROGRAMS

MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. Members recently donated $6,200 to Chipola College Fine and Performing Arts programs. The group contributed $5,000 to the Chipola Artist Series. Contributions of $300 each were made to the Show Choir, Community Chorus, Rock and Jazz Ensemble, Theatre and Fine Art programs. CRAA also contributed $400 to The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida for the Sunday Afternoon with the Arts.

CRAA has donated over $130,000 since its inception to support the Chipola Artist Series that features professional touring groups. Over $47,000 in scholarships have been given to deserving Chipola College Fine and Performing Arts students.

The purpose of CRAA is: to develop the appreciation and enjoyment of all the cultural arts; to encourage and support the cultural life at Chipola College and the five county district it serves; to sponsor theatrical productions, musical concerts, exhibits, lectures, scholarships and to promote any programming that may future its mission.

More than 25,000 K-12 school children have seen special performances as a result of CRAA supported art programs in the public schools. Since 2000, CRAA has awarded mini grants totaling $36,000 to deserving K-12 teachers who need supplemental support to their art, music, and theatre programs.

The CRAA Endowment Fund is building a financial resource to help fund vital programs of the Fine and performing Arts Department for the future of Chipola College. To date, over $80,000 has been given toward the $100,000 goal.

Formed in 1989, the CRAA membership consists of those persons who give their time, talents and financial contributions to the arts. All meetings of CRAA are open to the public. Approximately eight meetings are held between September and May.

The Chipola College Foundation is the custodian of CRAA funds. Contributions may be mailed to Chipola Regional Arts Association, Chipola College, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446.

For information, call (850) 718-2277, or visit www.chipola.edu

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October 24, 2014

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CRAA DONATES $6,200 TO CHIPOLA ARTS PROGRAMS—The Chipola Regional Arts Association is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. Members recently donated $6,200 to Chipola College Fine and Performing Arts programs. Pictured from left, are: CRAA president Joan Stadsklev, Chipola Choral director Dale Heidebrecht, Artists Guild member Lois Jones,  Music professor Dr. Josh Martin, Show Choir director Angie White, Fine and Performing Arts Director Evelyn Ward and Chipola president, Dr. Jason Hurst.

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October 24, 2014

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BOB GRAHAM SPEAKS AT CHIPOLA—Bob Graham, former Governor of Florida and United States Senator, was the guest speaker for the Chipola College Honors program on Oct. 22. Graham talked to the group about the importance of civic involvement. After retirement from the U.S. Senate, Graham established the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida.  The center provides students with opportunities to train for future leadership positions.

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October 24, 2014

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KEIHN IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Shawn Keihn is Chipola College’s Career Employee for October.  Keihn serves as a Departmental Staff Assistant in the Education Department and has worked at the college since 2008.  Pictured from left, are: Dr. Lou Cleveland, Dean of the School of Education, Shawn Keihn and Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.

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October 24, 2014

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PENDER ART EXHIBIT AT CHIPOLA—The works of the late Jane Ludlum Pender are now on display in gallery of the Prough Center for the Arts at Chipola College. Pictured at the exhibit opening are, from left: Jane’s husband Laurence Pender, II, and two of her children, Patti Johnson, and Laurence Pender, III.

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October 24, 2014

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PROUGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS— Chipola College officials recently hosted a dedication ceremony to celebrate the naming of the Prough Center for the Arts in honor of retired college president Dr. Gene Prough. The $16 million center was completed in 2012.

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October 24, 2014

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CHIPOLA BASKETBALL TIPS OFF OCT. 31

MARIANNA—Both Chipola College basketball teams open the regular season at home Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the newly-renovated Johnson Center.

The Lady Indians play Central Georgia Tech, Friday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Indians and Atlanta Metro at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 1, the Lady Indians play Denmark Tech at 4 p.m. The Indians play South Georgia Tech at 6 p.m.

The gym has recently undergone a $1.6 million renovation that includes a new floor, lighting, roof and HVAC system. 

For information, visit www.chipola.edu.

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October 24, 2014

APPRECIATION CLUB MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

MARIANNA—The Chipola Appreciation Club has kicked off its annual membership drive. The first home games of the season are Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

The Appreciation Club is a tax-deductible organization governed by local supporters. The group helps the college and its students by promoting athletics and underwriting scholarships and functions not supported from public funds.

The standard $250 membership provides access to Chipola Appreciation Club general seating and Hospitality Room for four guests at all Chipola home men’s and women’s basketball games and admission to all Chipola baseball and softball games.

The Gold $1,000 Membership provides Chipola Appreciation Club reserved seating for four guests and Appreciation Club general seating for two more guests, and admittance to the Chipola Club Hospitality Room. Corporate Sponsorships also are available. A portion of membership dues are tax-deductible.

For information about the Appreciation Club, call 850-718-2451.

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October 24, 2014

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CONTINUING THE LEGACY—The Chipola Appreciation Club has kicked off its annual membership drive. Here, David Johnson, son of the late Milton H. Johnson, presents a membership check to Amie Myers (right), Appreciation Club board member, and daughter of former Chipola player Ronnie Myers. Also pictured are David’s son, Lane Johnson, and girlfriend, Kristie Neal.

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