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Published by Chipola College, 2017-08-10 15:42:53

Chipola Monthly August

Chipola Monthly August

Chipola was the top-ranked school in an annual evaluation
tied to performance funding. Chipola received the highest
point total in the state’s performance assessment, which
measures colleges on issues such as retention of students,
graduation times and job placement.
Chipola was one of only seven colleges to earn Gold among
the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. The Florida Board
of Education announced the annual performance rankings
of Gold, Silver, Bronze and Purple at a July 18 meeting. The
seven Gold colleges are: Chipola College, Santa Fe, Palm Beach
State, Eastern Florida State, Seminole State, South Florida State
and Valencia. Chipola earned a Silver ranking in—2016 and
2015—the first two years of the rankings.
Chipola earned the Gold ranking for performance in four key areas: student retention, graduation rate, job placement, and entry level
wages after graduation.
Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons said the prestigious Gold ranking confirms the great work of Chipola’s students and
employees. “Everyone at Chipola works hard every day to help our students succeed. We know our students and faculty are doing
excellent work, and it’s very encouraging when our efforts are validated by the Florida Department of Education.”
Dr. Clemmons pointed to several factors that lead to Chipola’s success. “Everything we do at Chipola is about helping students
succeed and move on to a career or to gain more education. We try to put students first in every decision, and we strive to keep class sizes
small to encourage student-teacher interaction. We have a highly-qualified faculty and staff leading an excellent academic program. We
also have an outstanding extracurricular program for students to connect to others with similar interests.”
Clemmons pointed to two specific programs that have led to recent gains in student performance: the ACE Lab and Dropout
Detective. “Our Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) provides free peer tutoring in every subject. This award-winning program has
greatly improved student success and graduation rates,” Clemmons said. The college also initiated Dropout Detective last year to help
faculty and advisers monitor student performance and offer strategies to help students succeed.
Kiwanis add scholarships in memory of Brown & Rigsby
The Marianna Kiwanis Club recently added $10,000 to
the group’s scholarship endowment at Chipola College. The
additional donation is made in memory of two club leaders and
active members over the years: Charlie Brown and Jimmy Rigsby. Their
names will be added to the Kiwanis Club Scholarships, which now include:
the Frank Harris Memorial, Judge Robert McCrary Memorial, Ernest Duffee
Memorial, Charlie Brown Memorial, and Jimmy Rigsby Memorial. Pictured
from left, are: Julie Fuqua, Chipola Foundation Director; Irene Rigsby; Shannon
Rigsby; Peggy Brown and Dr. Jerry Kandzer, Kiwanis Club President.

ARTISTSERIES New students planning enroll in Fall classes at Chipola
College are encouraged to submit an Application for Admission
TICKETS ON SALE AUG. 7 as soon as possible.
Applications are available in the Admissions Office or online at
The Chipola Artist Series promises an exciting line-up of great Regular registration for Fall classes is Aug.
entertainment for all ages for the 2017-18 season. Season tickets go on sale 16-18. Classes begin Aug. 21.
Aug. 7. There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete
Opening Sept. 21 with an immersive blend of technology, live music, the college Admission Application or call 718-2311 for
and three-part pop/folk sibling harmonies, Derik Nelson & Family delivers assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent
a concert experience like no other. Featuring pristine sound, a state of the to Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College
art light show, and an integrated 20-foot video display, Derik’s interactive Placement Test (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for
“clones” are featured throughout the show on the 5 screen video wall. Derik assistance.
has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on television’s “Glee,” among Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate in Arts Degrees,
other shows. Learn more at Associate in Science Degrees and Workforce Development
In 1998, Brian Haverkate gathered singers, who needed no programs and certifications.
instrumental accompaniment, to form the first group of its kind at Florida Bachelor’s Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and
State University. Dubbed All-Night Yahtzee, the group held its first concert High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional
in 1999, and a cappella music was born at FSU and has since evolved into Student Education and Elementary Education; a Business
one of the most noted groups in the nation. Performing Nov. 7, Yahtzee Administration degree with concentrations in Management,
has been featured on the Pitch-Perfect reality TV series. Learn more at Accounting, Information Technology and Engineering Management; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students
garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what who plan to complete their first two years of college work and
comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show. The variety includes then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another
contemporary romantic piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano, and college or university. Advising guides that outline requirements
classical with a modern twist! The Feb. 18 performance will entertain all for majors are available at
ages of your family. Learn more at cguides/index.html
Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs
The Young Irelanders include eight sensational performers who are offered which provide training for high wage jobs. The
have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. schedule of classes is available online at For
The group has performed for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, information, call 718-2211.
US Presidents, the Queen of England and more. Learn more at www. Apply Now
Season tickets—$60—go on sale Aug. 7. Season ticket holders get a VIP for Nursing
pass to Meet the Artist receptions. Single event tickets will vary between Program
$20-$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students
and employees. Individual tickets for Derik Nelson and Family go on sale The Chipola Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is
Sept 1. Reserved seating for season tickets will be limited after Aug. 14. now accepting nursing applications for the Spring, 2018
semester which begins in January.
For information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718- ApplicationdeadlineisSept.22. Studentsmustcomplete
2420 or visit The Box Office opens Aug. 7. a college application, as well as a nursing application to be
considered for admission. The ADN program prepares
students for first level positions as Registered Nurses.

Chipola’s Nursing program is a limited enrollment
program approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and
nationally-accredited by the Accreditation Commission
for Education in Nursing.

Chipola shines at National PBL Conference August

7-9 EarlyFallReg.8a.-5p.
8 LastClassDay–Sum.II
9 GradesDue8a.
10 EarlyFallReg.8a.-4:30p.
14 Returnto5DayWorkWeek
Students in the Chipola of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity brought home sevenTop-10 awards 14 FacultyReturns-Fall
at the National Leadership Conference, June 24-27, in Anaheim, California. 16 NewStudentTesting
Chipola winners include: Bethany Horton and Melea Kirk, Social Media, First; Hayden White, Infor- 16 ReturningStudentReg.8a.-4p.
mation Management, Fourth; Bradach Carlson and Chase Mason, Network Design, Fourth; Sarah Hall, 16-18 TRiOWelcomeBackCelebration
Financial Services, Sixth; Bonnie NeSmith, Justice Administration, Eighth; Bradach Carlson, Project Man- 17 Registration8a.-6p.
agement, Eighth; Hayden White, Help Desk, Tenth. Four students—Bradach Carlson, Bethany Horton, 18 Registration8a.-3p.
Kathryn Meadows and HaydenWhite—won $400 PBL Scholarships. 21 ClassesBegin
More than 2,000 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Southern California to 21 LateReg.,Drop/Add&Emp.FeeWaiver8a.-6p.
establish their own Legacy of Leadership as they competed for more than $95,000 in cash awards and an 21 SGAMeeting,Z-116,1:30p.
honored spot on stage among theTop-10. 22 LateReg.Fall,endsatNoon
Chipola PBL adviser, Glenda Bethel, says,“Please join me in congratulating these students and all of 22 Drop/Add&EmployeeFeeWaiver8a.-6p.
our PBL members for their outstanding efforts. Our national competitors worked hard to prepare for the 23-24 Drop/Add & Employee Fee Waiver 8a.- 4p.
competition. Chipola PBL is a small but noteworthy chapter at state and national competitions.” 25 Drop/Add&EmployeeFeeWaiver8a.-Noon
Pictured from left, are: Bradach Carlson; Sarah Hall; Joshua Myers; Andrew Bizaillion; Glenda Bethel, Adviser; 28 SGAMeeting,Z-116,1:30p.
Bonnie NeSmith; Melea Kirk; Kathryn Meadows; Bethany Horton; Chase Mason; and Hayden White.
29 BSUMeeting,C104,12p.
30 TRiOSocietyOrganizationalMeeting

The Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer” dinner & dance EMT & Paramedic
is set for Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Marianna National Guard Armory. Classes
Chipola graduate Sen. Bill Montford is hosting the event. Proceeds
Chipola is accepting applications for
will go to a new endowment in honor of Robert Trammell, a former Chipola basketball Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) &
player and long-time supporter of Chipola athletics. Paramedic classes for the Fall 2017 semester.
Trammell graduated from Chipola in 1966 where he played on the basketball team Applications may be printed from the
coached by the late Coach Milton Johnson. In 2013, Trammell helped raise $50,000 to Health Sciences page at
erect a bronze statue of Coach Johnson in front of the gymnasium.
Trammell has served multiple terms as president of the Chipola Appreciation Club The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
which raises thousands annually to support the college’s athletic program. Through class begins Aug. 21, with an application
his leadership at events like Endless Summer, the club has established a $1.6 million deadline of Aug. 3. The EMT program
Athletic Endowment. While serving in the Florida House of Representatives, Trammell consists of 300 clock hours and will be 16
helped secure funding for three new buildings at Chipola and helped win grant funds to weeks in length. EMT classes meet from 5 to
renovate the old Field House into a Cultural Center. As an attorney, former teacher & 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.
coach, Trammell has enabled countless students to attend Chipola. Robert met his wife The Paramedic Program is 3 semesters and
Kay at Chipola, and their children are Chipola graduates. begins Aug. 21. Day classes meet from 9 a.m.
Endless Summer will feature music by The Villagers, a popular Chipola band which to 5 p.m., and are designed to accommodate
has performed since the 1960’s. Original Villagers–Cliff Ellis, Allen Myers, George students by providing a flexible A & B
Boyer, Walter Dover and Andy Murray—will play dance favorites. schedule.
Tickets are $50 per person for a southern barbecue dinner, social hour and dance Contact Tina Maloy, EMS Director at
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Summer casual attire is recommended. 850-718-2403, or email
Tickets are available online at or by phoning
Sue Stanley at 850-718-2405.

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