Dr. Sarah Clemmons named Interim President
Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice President of Instruction, was named Interim President of the college following the
resignation of former college President Dr. Jason Hurst on Oct. 18.
In meetings with all college employees on Oct. 25, Dr. Clemmons said,
“I am honored to have been asked to lead the college. Your help and support are important to the college.”
She asked for all employees to work together in the college’s ten-year re-accreditation process which will culminate
with an on-site visit from a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Review Team in October 2017.
Dr. Clemmons is currently the chief academic officer for the college with responsibility over all academic and workforce
instructional programs. She also oversees the college’s accreditation, grants, assessment and academic support programs.
Dr. Clemmons came to Chipola in 1979 as an English instructor and became Division Chair of the Lit/Lang Division
rising through the ranks. She helped start the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and was instrumental in establishing
Bachelor’s Degree programs at Chipola beginning in 2003.
Dr. Clemmons is a native of Marianna, and is an alumnus of Marianna High School, Chipola College, University of West Florida, Troy University
and Florida State University.
The Chipola District Board of Trustees recommended that Dr. Clemmons serve as interim president of the college through June 30, 2017.
November 3 McRae/Rex Lumber
through Scholarships available
December 16 Chipola is now accepting
applications for the Robert and
Chipola will hold Early Registration for the Spring 2017 semester for current Kathryn McRae /Rex Lumber
students, Nov. 3-4 and continuing through Dec. 16 on regular business days. Scholarships. Application deadline
Current students may register in Student Services (A156), or with an adviser. for the Spring 2017 semester is Dec. 2.
Eligible students may register online at https://my.chipola.edu/ics Rex Lumber established the scholarships for
New students may register beginning Nov. 14. students pursuing an AS degree in Engineering
For students who register early, between Nov. 3 and Dec. 8, fees are due Technology.
by Dec. 8. For students who register from Dec. 8-16, fees are due on the day of Multiple one-year scholarships are awarded
registration. Registration is not complete until all fees are paid. Failure to do so by the Rex Lumber Graceville plant. Priority
will result in the cancellation of classes/registration. consideration will be given to current or recent
Wednesday, Nov. 2, is the last day to withdraw from a class for the Fall Semester. graduates from the following high schools:
Nov. 16 is last day to resign from all classes. Students who stop attending class Graceville, Poplar Springs, Holmes County,
without withdrawing will receive a failing grade. For information, call 718-2311. Cottondale or Chipley. Additionally, multiple
scholarships are awarded in association with
Nov. 9 Chipola’s Student Ambassadors have invited the Rex Lumber Bristol plant with priority
area high school seniors to visit campus on Nov. 9 consideration for graduates from Liberty County,
The day will feature performances by the Chipola Blountstown and Altha. Second consideration
cheerleaders, men’s and women’s basketball teams, will go to graduates of any other high school
show choir and theatre. Seniors will tour campus and within Chipola’s five-county district. Applicants
enjoy lunch on the lawn of the Johnson Center. The must have a minimum 2.5 GPA high school.
Student Ambassadors would like to thank everyone in Application packets must include: transcript,
advance for helping make Senior Day a success! letter of application and two letters of
recommendation. Visit www.chipola.edu or
The Chipola Student Support Services (SSS) Chipola theatre presented the comedy hit, Southern Fried Funeral, Oct. 27-30.
program will host a series of Business and Career Day Auditions for the spring musical Hello Dolly, are Nov. 7-8, at 6 p.m., in the Center
workshops on Nov. 8–9, 9 am to 2:45 pm in the CareerSource for the Arts. Hello Dolly will run Feb. 22-26.
Chipola Career Resource Center (L 105 – next to ACE). Students
may visit during those times to receive assistance with career
inventories, job market information, and available jobs. Students
graduating are encouraged to register with CareerSource when
they apply for graduation. Students graduating from the Chipola
ADN Nursing Program may be eligible for help with the cost of the
RN Board exam. For information, contact Donna Chandler (850)
718-2431 or Sonia Ubias (850) 633-2759.
ross Country competes at FSU Invitational Chipola Theatre
The Chipola Women’s Cross Country Team
recently competed at the FSU Invitational. HELLOOpen Auditions for
All Chipola runners’ times were fairly consistent with DOLLY
two logging personal bests: Hannah Redmond Rees
(26:15) and Katie Cox (25:30). Nicole Morse led Chipola Nov. 7 & 8
with a 21:42. Lydia Wiedeman finished at 22:26. Jayde 6 p.m. in
Smelcer ran a 24:16. Conner Melvin also completed the the CFA
race but was hampered by injury.
The Chipola team finished just behind Tallahassee CC chipolatheatre.com
and Weber College. A total of 16 teams competed in the
Chipola next travels to the Nov. 4 NJCAA Region
VIII meet in Tallahassee to compete with three other
community colleges—Tallahassee, South Florida State
The Chipola Brain Bowl Team won the Florida Gateway Invitational Oct. 1 in Lake City.
The team of Hunter Davis, Katie Everett and AlexTharp finished the tournament with
an 8-0 record to claim the title. Chipola had three teams in the tournament. The
team of Turner McCroan and Donavan Ebersole finished second overall with a
6-2 record. The team of Michael Young, Trey Rollins, Daniel Lewis and Ann Marie
Brown finished in the top half with a 4-4 record.
Chipola playersTurner McCroan, Hunter Davis, and Katie Everett finished
first, second and third respectively in individual scoring. This is the first
time Chipola has had three players finish as the top three scorers.This was
Chipola’s first tournament of the season. Other schools in the tournament
wereValencia, Central Florida, South Florida, Northwest Florida State, Santa Brain Bowl team members are: Payton Berkly, Daniel Lewis, Donavan Ebersole, Michael Young,
Fe and Florida Gateway. Chipola’s next tournament is in Ocala on Oct. 21-22. Katie Everett, Mason Young, Hunter Davis, Alex Tharp, Carolyn McInnis and Turner McCroan.
Chipola Beall-Myers Scholarships Chipola Basketball Tips Off Nov. 4
Two students in Chipola’s Bachelor of Science Chipola College and the Jackson County Tourist Development Council will
host the Panhandle Classic Nov. 4-5 in the Milton H. Johnson Center.
in Nursing (BSN) program recently were awarded The Chipola Indians play Conrad at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4. The Indians play
the Roy Beall-Dr. Kitty Myers Scholarship. Here, Jones College, Saturday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. IMG plays Jones Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.
Courtney Reeves of Bonifay is congratulated by IMG plays Conrad Nov. 5, at 2 p.m.
Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean of the School of Health The Indians will be in action again, Tuesday, Nov. 8, when they host Faith
Sciences. Not pictured is BSN student Zack Perkins. Baptist, at 7 p.m.
Seven students in the Teacher Education program Both Chipola teams host the Milton Johnson Classic Nov. 18-19. The Lady
also received scholarships: Charity Sikora, Shelby Indians play East Georgia State at 5 p.m., Nov. 18, and Georgia Highlands at
Bryan, Kelsey Stewart, Le’Tonya La’Shandra’ Reed, 5 p.m., Nov. 19. The Indians play Reddevil’s Academy, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. and
Savannah J. Shelley, Deborah S. Graham and Holly Combine Academy, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Tallahassee plays Combine, Nov. 18, at 3
E. Corne. p.m. and Reddevil’s, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. Pensacola faces East Georgia, Nov. 19,
at 1 p.m. For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu
Chipola accepting applications for B.S. Degree Programs
November Chipola is now accepting applications for each of the college’s 10 bachelor’s degrees programs in
Education, Business and Nursing. 2 LastDaytoWithdrawfromaClass
Application deadline is Dec. 2 for the Spring 2017 semester which begins in January. Chipola SGA Campus Blood Drive
offers seven different bachelor’s degrees in the teaching field: Elementary Education, Exceptional 3 Early Spring Reg. - Students with
Student Education, English Education, Middle School Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics, Middle 30+Hrs. 8 a. - 6 p.
School Science and Secondary Science (Biology). Chipola offers the B.S. in Business Administration 4 ACT Reg. Deadline - DecemberTest
with majors in Accounting or Management. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers all Early Spring Reg. - Cur. Students 8 a.-3 p.
upper division classes completely on-line. Call 850-718-2305 or visit www. chipola.edu 4-5 Panhandle Classic (Men Basketball)
4 Basketball (M) vs Conrad – 7 p.
CHIPOLA TRIO HELPS BACKPACK— 5 Basketball (M) vs Jones Cty JC–4 p.
CAAP Exam - All AA Fall Grads
A Chipola 6 Sunday Afternoon with the Arts 1p. - 4 p.
Christmas 7-9 SundayAfternoonwiththeArtsExhibitopen
Tickets go on sale Nov. 14 for AChipola 7-10 Early Spring Reg. - Cur. Students 8 a. - 6 p.
8 TRiO Mtg. 1:30 p. Cafe
Christmas. The show is Thursday, Dec. 9 Senior Day
8, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.
Chipola’s talented show choir, music 10 Workforce Advisory Meeting 11:30-2p,
students, and staff will perform sounds Culture Center
of the season in a beautiful holiday The Chipola TRiO Society recently participated 11 Veterans Day - College Closed
setting. Tickets—$10—are available at in the Backpack for Kids fall food drive. Non- 14-16 Early Spring Reg. 8 a. - 3 p.
the Box Office or online at www.chipola. perishable food items were donated to feed of 15 Career Fair
edu/boxoffice, or 850-718-2420. Jackson County’s youth during the week-long fall CRAA General Mtg. DutchTreat 11:30 a.
break. Backpack for Kids of Jackson County is a 16 Last Day to Resign from All Classes - Fall
For info about the Show Choir, non-profit group dedicated to feeding the needy, Night Student Social 7p. Cafeteria
contact Angie White at 718-2428.
displaced and homeless children in our county. 17 Deadline to complete Financial Aid -
Chipola TRiO Society sponsors are Kristie Mosley, Spring 2017
Donna Chandler or Angie Tyler. 18 Early Spring Reg. 8 a. - 3 p.
18-19 Milton Johnson Classic- Basketball
Chipola Seeking Alumni 21-22 Fall Break – College Closed
Chipola is working to update the contact information of thousands of alumni. 23-25 Thanksgiving Holidays - College Closed
Sue Stanley has been hired as the Alumni Development Staff Assistant in the 28 Art Gallery Christmas Exhibit opens CFA
Chipola Foundation. She is working to update alumni contact information Art Gallery
and looking for alumni success stories. Alumni are encouraged to send contact 28-30 Early Spring Reg. 8 a. - 3 p.
information or news on family and friends who may have attended Chipola
to: StanleyS@chipola.edu , or by phone at 850-718-
2405. Alumni may mail information to: Chipola College
Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446.
Chipola is seeking the following information: Name/Maiden
Name, Mailing address, Email address, Telephone Number the Years
of Attendance at Chipola. The college also wants to hear success
stories of any and all alumni. For information, call Sue Stanley at
850-718-2405 or visit www.chipola.edu
The annual SundayAfternoon
Workforce Advisory Meeting is Nov. 10 with the Arts event is scheduled
Chipola will host theAnnualAdvisory Committee for Nov. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m., at
Meeting, Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Chipola Cultural the Chipola Cultural Center on College St.
Center. The Keynote Speaker is Chris Hart IV, The family-oriented event will feature hands-on
President and CEO of CareerSource Florida. workshops, an art exhibit and artists demonstrating
A general meeting and luncheon runs from 11:30 their work. Music, refreshments and door prizes will
a.m. to 1 p.m. Advisory Council Program Meetings be available.
will continue from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Artists Guild of
More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on 14 Northwest Florida in partnership with The Chipola
separate advisory committees for each of the college’s technical programs. Regional Arts Association and Chipola’s Fine and
Members advise Chipola faculty on the development, evaluation, and Performing Arts Department.
revision of educational programs. For information, visit http://tagnwfl.org/
Call Janice Holley at 850-718-2484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Equal Access / Equal Opportunity Institution www.chipola.edu/equity