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Published by Chipola College, 2020-06-11 13:05:35

Chipola Monthly June 2020

Chipola Monthly June 2020

II CLASSES There is still time to enroll in Summer Session II classes. The
college Application for Admission deadline for Summer Session II is June
11. Summer II classes begin June 30. Students may apply at 
Early Fall Registration has been postponed. Early Fall Registration
for currently enrolled students has been postponed until July 13. Early Fall
Registration for new students has been postponed to July 20.

All summer academic classes will be offered online with
some workforce clock-hour programs offered in person.

Firefighting, Corrections, and Law Enforcement programs will begin face-to-face classes June 1 meeting distancing
and group safety guidelines. Welding and Cosmetology will begin limited face-to-face classes in Summer Session II.
Students may register online or contact one of these advisers: Karen Hall, Dual Enrollment, general
advising, [email protected] or 718-2424; Ken Kallies, VA, General Advising, [email protected]  or 718-2437;
Leigh Whittington, Disability, Nursing, General Advising, [email protected] or 718-2290; Ashley Harvey,
Student Support Services  [email protected]; and Kristie Mosley, Student Support Services  [email protected]
Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate in Arts Degrees, Associate in Science Degrees and Workforce Development programs
and certifications. The schedule of classes is available online at For information, call 526-2761.

Workforce Programs Moving Forward
The Chipola College Workforce Education
programs are planning to re-launch their
clockhour programs in the coming weeks. 

The Automotive Technology program Summer 1
term is successfully moving forward virtually during
May and with modified hands-on learning during June.

Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce
Education, says, “This is an innovative, progressive
path helping our automotive students advance during
these difficult times. Automotive instructors John
Gardner and Josh Ellis are doing an outstanding job.”

Chipola is planning a June 1 relaunch of the Firefighting,
Corrections, and Law Enforcement training programs with
a modified approach meeting distancing and group size
safety guidelines. Gilmore says, “I am so proud of our Director of Public Service, Jamie McAllister, and his team.
We offer quality and consistency which helps our trainees earn credentials and prepare them well for their chosen
occupations. Our Public Service exam pass rate and placement rate are routinely among the best in the state.

Welding and Cosmetology also are excellent and well-run programs. Lead instructors Curtis
Jenkins and Paige Vanderwerf respectively, plan to start with a modified face-to-face approach
during the Summer 2 Session. Chipola is now registering students for these opportunities. 

Chipola’s credit hour Engineering Programs will start again in the Fall term with plans to add clock hour
programs to both Engineering Tech (mechanical and electrical skills) as well as Civil Engineering Tech
platforms. Gilmore says, “I am excited to develop these programs which will be shorter pathways to help
our students get to work and align with credentials which even better connect with regional demands.” 

Chipola’s Summer Session 2 classes begin June 30 with registration ongoing.
For information about Chipola Workforce Education programs, contact Gilmore at [email protected] or

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program is Thursday, June 11.

All prospective students are encouraged to apply for admission by 5 p.m. on
June 11. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is nationally-accredited
by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

A link to the application is available at:

Applications should be emailed to Samantha Skipper at
[email protected] For information, email: [email protected] or phone

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Chipola College Reopening June 15

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, President of Chipola, has announced the re-
opening of the college campus with employees returning to their offices on
June 15 as part of Governor DeSantis’s Phase II Re-Opening. Dates and plans
for Phase III are yet to be determined.
While employees will be in their offices, telephone and/or email are still
the recommended communication methods. Students who would like to visit a
department in person, should make an appointment. A directory of employees
and departments is available at:
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President Clemmons says, “The foundational priority of Chipola’s
phased plan to resume operations is the health and welfare of all students,
faculty, staff, vendors, volunteers and visitors. The safety of all is a shared responsibility. Everyone is subject to new
policies, procedures, and oversight designed to provide a safer environment for teaching, learning, and working, including
strategies to protect individuals at higher risk for developing adverse outcomes of Covid-19. We urge all stakeholders to
commit to this plan’s success in order to remain on campus.”
All students and staff will be asked to practice physical distancing, to avoid physical contact and to wear face
masks whenever on campus. A self-screening checklist will be provided for students and employees to keep up with their
personal health and to aid in virus tracking. The re-opening plans include self-isolation for sickness, travel and exposure
to Covid-19.
Academic summer classes will continue remote instruction with some workforce lab classes will meeting with
physical distancing modifications. The ACE lab will continue with virtual
tutoring this summer. Library services will be online.
For information, visit or call 850-526-2761

White Awarded Hasty Music Award Chipola Theatre

Chipola music student Sarah Welcomes New Faculty Member
Lynn White of Blountstown, has
been awarded the Winford E. The Chipola Fine and Performing Arts
Hasty Memorial Music Award for Department welcomes George Raines Carr as an
Outstanding Musicianship. White Assistant Professor in the theatre department.
is a sophomore majoring in music Carr comes to Chipola with an extensive
education. White has been a member career as a director and educator with over 10
of the Chipola Show Choir, College years of experience at all levels of theatre and film. Carr is currently an
Chorus, President’s Ensemble, and Adjunct Instructor of Theatre at Flagler College in St. Augustine and at
has performed in the Chipola Theatre. Florida State College of Jacksonville and Associate Director of the Apex
The Hasty Award is awarded to an Theatre Studio in Ponte Vedra Beach. He has also served as the Main
sophomore music student showing Casting Associate and Operations Manager for a top Hollywood Casting
outstanding accomplishment in Company on over 450 national and regional commercials, Production
academics, performance, talent Coordinator of Development for Walt Disney Feature Animation in
improvement and ability, attitude, and Burbank, CA, creator of a Traveling Shakespeare Company, and creator
involvement in Fine Arts Programs. of a first of its kind annual Sam Shepard Theatre Festival.
He says, “Being from the South has given me a different
perspective on the stories that matter and how powerful theatre can be
to those with limited exposure. We live in a very diverse country and
I find theatre to be the last truly democratic place left in our society.
We can all share the spotlight. Our voices can be heard and crafter in
the emptiest of spaces. I love teaching acting and directing to the next
generation. It fills me with purpose and joy at their artistic discoveries. I
am a builder. My Hollywood experience with thousands of professional
actors has taught me that we don’t all reach the finish line in the same
way. I enjoy finding the path to my actor’s success.”
Carr and his wife, Brooke, plan to move to Marianna this
summer. He earned his AA degree from Tallahassee Community
College, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Florida State University and a
Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Alabama.

Chipola Students Win Campus Awards
Chipola College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the end of the Spring 2020 term.
Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

Academics: Workforce Development Awards:
English Award - Ken Thomas of Alford. Automotive – Matthew Wakefield of Graceville.
Calculus I – Daniel Lee of Vernon and Caitlyn Hurst of Corrections – Teantavious Childress of Quincy.
Clarksville. Cosmetology – McKenize Whitehead of Cottondale.
Calculus II – Madison Retherford of Marianna. Engineering Technology – Cameron Hand of Bainbridge,
Calculus III – Morgan Johnson of Marianna. Georgia.
Biology for Science Majors – Sheridan Padgett of Fire Fighter – Curtis Lemons of Graceville.
Marianna and Parker Hooper of Bonifay. Law Enforcement – Seth Smith of Altha.
Freshman Chemistry – Caitlyn Hurst of Clarksville. Welding – Samuel Leidy of Graceville.
Sophomore Chemistry – Mary Beth Brown of Hosford.
Health Sciences – Alexis O’Neal of Tallahassee.
Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award – Mary Beth Brown of Hosford. Athletic Awards:
Social and Behavioral Science – Kaesha Ephriam of Charlton Keen Scholar-Athlete Award – Mikayla Lewin of
Marianna. New Zealand.
Accounting – AA/AS – Duncan Hosford of Hosford.
Accounting – BSBA – Valerie Sims of Marianna. Extracurricular Activities and State & National Awards:
Computer Science – AA/AS – Jessica Porter of Quincy. Black Student Union (BSU) – Kaesha Ephriam of Marianna.
General Management – BSBA – Jeremy Porter of Quincy. Honors Program – Lila Taylor of Chipley and Carlos Staley
Strategic Management – BSBA – Wes Adkison of Chipley. of Marianna.
National Leadership in Business Award – Benjamin Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) – Kylee Rhodes of Tallahassee AND
Bridges of Marianna. PBL State Competition Team - Bradley Manning of Malone,
Kylee Rhodes of Tallahassee, Diane Watson of Marianna.
Fine and Performing Arts: Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) – All-Florida Academic Team - Mary
Hasty Award for Excellence in Music – Sarah Lynn White Beth Brown of Hosford and Lila Taylor of Chipley AND PTK
of Blountstown. – Coca-Cola Gold Scholar and Guistwhite Scholar – Mary
FCSAA All Academic Awards for Music – Zachary Chorn of Beth Brown of Hosford.
Slocomb, Alabama, Anna Gillis of Blountstown, Caroline Student Scientists Association – Weston Schrock of
King of Graceville, Sarah Lynn White of Blountstown, Ally Blountstown.
Williams of Havana. Student Government Association (SGA) – Kaci Compton of
FCSAA All Academic Awards for Theatre – Dorian Chancey Chipley.
of Ozark, Alabama, Bailey Fenn of Marianna, Aaron
Hamilton of Marianna, Sarah-Grace Lockard of Ariton,

Chipola’s Clark Wins Kirkland Teaching Award

Dr. Amanda Clark, associate professor in the Natural Sciences
department, has been selected by her colleagues for the Kirkland Award for
Excellence in Teaching. Clark has worked at the college since 2013, where
she teaches a variety of science and education courses. She began teaching
at Chipola as an adjunct in 2009. She is Chipola’s STEM Coordinator and
works tirelessly to plan and implement the annual STEM event. She also helps
coordinate Science Day for area school students.
The Chipola faculty member who nominated Clark, says, “Amanda
goes above and beyond the call of duty to help her students. She started an
A&P Lab Snapchat to create videos and tutorials for her students. She posted
the videos on Canvas but once she put them on Snapchat her grades increased
Her colleague continued, “Amanda encourages her students to attend
Science Seminars, a wonderful new endeavor for the campus. She is always available and willing to help her students to help
them succeed in her courses.”
On winning the award, Clark says, “I love Chipola and I’m excited every day to help our students learn about science
and to reach their goals.” Clark and her husband, Tory Hussey, live in Marianna with their 2 children, Cyann and Torin
The Kirkland Award was established by brothers, J.R. Kirkland and David Kirkland, in honor of their parents, the
late Willis and Carolyn Kirkland of Marianna. The award provides a $1,000 bonus to the annual recipient. Previous winners
include: Dr. Rachel West, Kurt McInnis, Amie Myers, Glenda Bethel, Casey Dowgul, Joy Ree (Georgia) Ashmore, Vikki
Milton, Dr. Gina McAllister, Robert Ivey, Dr. David Hilton, John Gardner, Stan Young, Richard Hinson, JoAnn Everett,
Dr. Rose Cavin, Dr. Lou Cleveland, Nancy Burns, Geraldine DeFelix, Mary McClendon, Dr. Stephen Shimmel, Lee Shook,
Kathryn Roberts, Brenda Alford, Paul Huang, Peggy Register, Charlene Lord, Lonnie Keene, Dr. Cherry Ward, Jean Taylor,
Dr. Robert Dunkle, the late Donald Holley, the late Dr. Bill Brievogel and the late Don Adams.

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