Chipola’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) was developed over a
The QEP will help students identify career goals and educational
pathways and is supported by educational research and best
practices. On Chipola’s Fall 2016 Entering Student Survey, 100%
e Chipola TRIO Society recently held an Installation of 2017-2018 O cers. of respondents indicated “yes” or “maybe” when asked if they
Pictured from le : Angie Tyler-Student Adviser, Donna Chandler-Departmental needed help identifying a college major or career. After analyzing
Sta Assistant, Parliamentarian-Danny Morales, SGA Liaison-Charli Robbirds, data, feedback from constituencies, and best practices, the college
President-Tyre Myrick, Assistant Secretary-Christopher Oliver, Social Media identi ed the goal of its QEP:To Enable Students to Make Informed
Consultant-Dazhonna Dawson, Secretary-Josalynne Giles, Vice President- Decisions Regarding Their Career Goals and Related Educational
Cristina Ramirez, Treasurer-Ariel Beswick and Kristie Mosley-SSS Director. Pathways. To achieve its goal, the college will develop and
• SSS ORIENTATION • implement a two-credit course, SLS 1401, Career and Life Planning,
Students recently attended Chipola College’s Student Support Services that rst-time in college, degree-seeking students will take during
(SSS) orientation in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). SSS Advisor their initial semester of enrollment. Through self-assessments and
Angie Tyler provided an overview of resources available through SSS career exploratory assignments, students will attain the following
including academic advising, career counseling, nancial aid, scholarships, outcomes:
and graduation requirements. An ACE Lab partnership with SSS provides free 1. Students will assess their personal skills, interests,
tutoring for all students. and values related to career options.
2. Students will research the viability of career options
Upcoming SSS/TRiO events include: Business & Career Day in the related to the results of their self-assessments.
CareerSource Chipola Career Resource Center - October 11 and 12 and a FSU 3. Students will establish career goals.
Campus Tour/Football game on October 21. SSS students must RSVP for the 4. Students will formulate personal educational plans
FSU game prior to Oct. 6. For information, call 718-2431.
related to their career goals.
The college anticipates a decrease in the number of students
who have not declared a college major after completing the course.
Cast will provide data for assessment of the QEP.
Chipola Theater Director Charles Sirmon recently cast local Chipola has dedicated resources to ensure faculty members
actors in The Odd Couple (Female Version) which opens a four- are prepared to teach SLS 1401. Plans include the development
day run, Oct. 26. of SLS 1401 by a team of faculty during fall 2017, through a pilot
course in spring 2018, and full implementation in summer and fall
The cast includes: Ashleigh Braswell as Olive, Mary Keyton 2018. Assessment processes will ensure e ective evaluation, and
as Florence, Sarah Liﬃck as Mickey, Breeanna Bennett as Vera, planning throughout the next ve years, at which time the course
will be fully embedded in the institution.
Landry Tharp as Sylvia, Sydney Cobb as Renee, Kane Keﬀer as
Manolo and Destin Dawson as Jesus.
The play takes place in New York City in 1985. Unger and Enjoy a great meal while supporting
Madison are at it again—Florence Unger and Olive Madison, Future Educators Club at Marianna’s
that is, in Neil Simon’s contemporary comic classic: the female
version of ‘The Odd Couple.’ Instead of the poker party that Beef O’Brady’s Spirit Night,
begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m.
over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have
been replaced by the two Costazuela brothers—but the hilarity Let your server know that you are there
remains the same. For information, contact Charles Sirmon at supporting Chipola Future Educators Club,
718-2227 or email email@example.com & 10% of your bill will go to the FEC.
2017 Theatre Showcase is a Hit Chipola accepting Applications
for B.S. Degree Programs
A host of theatre-goers attended the recent Chipola
College Theatre Showcase. The event is a fundraiser for Chipola is now accepting applications for each of the
Chipola theater majors’ educational trip to New York college’s 10 bachelor’s degrees programs.
City. Here, students perform a dance routine.
Application deadline is Dec. 1 for the Spring 2018
Chipola Hosts First Responders semester which begins in January. Deadline to apply for
Federal Financial Aid to cover Spring tuition and fees is
Some 200 rst responders from Louisiana and Mississippi got the Nov. 16. Financial aid also is available through the Chipola
royal treatment at the Chipola Public Service Building as they staged Foundation and through state and federal programs.
there in preparation to assist in Hurricane Irma recovery e orts.
Chipola’s tuition is $115
Chipola volunteers provided sleeping quarters, showers and three per semester hour for upper
meals a day for three days with donations and help from Evangel, division courses compared
Rivertown and Trinity Churches, Register’s Meats, Panhandle RV and to $215 per hour at nearby
the Baptist College of Florida Conference Center. Chipola also provided universities.
meals for Jackson County Sheri ’s Department and Fire and Rescue,
Marianna Police and Fire Departments and Florida Highway Patrol. Chipola oﬀers seven diﬀerent
bachelor’s degrees in Teaching:
Jamie McAllister, Director of Criminal Justice and Public Service Elementary Education, Ex-
Programs, said, “Our guests said this was the best they had ever been ceptional Student Education, English Education, Middle
treated. We were glad to host them in preparation for their important School Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics, Middle
work.” School Science and Secondary Science (Biology). Call
During the teams’ 14-day deployment to Florida, the State Chipola oﬀers the B.S. in Business
Emergency Operations Center will dispatch the teams to di erent Administration with majors in
areas of the state to assist with collapsed buildings, swift water rescue, Accounting, Management, Engineering
and search and recovery. Management & Computer Information
Systems. Most courses are oﬀered in
the evening and online. There are seven
prerequisite courses. Call 718-2380.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program oﬀers
all upper division classes on-line.
Applicants must be licensed RN’s
in (Florida, Alabama, or Georgia)
with a 2.5 GPA and a “C” in all
pre-requisites. Applicants must
have completed an AS degree
in Nursing from an accredited
institution or have completed the
AA with prerequisites from a Florida public institution or
60 hours and completion of Chipola’s general education
Call 850-718-2278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students Services is sponsoring Tennis Tuesday
for Chipola students & employees.Anyone interested
should show up at the courts, Tuesday, Sept. 26, at
3:15 p.m. Play will continue to meet on Tuesdays
until we name a Campus Champion.
All levels of skill are welcome. The college also
has a few rackets and free tennis balls available.
Math instructor Bunny Odom, a life-long tennis
player, is helping with Tennis Tuesday along with
Rance Massengill, Pool Manager.
For more info, contact Odom in D-123 or at
718-2235 or Massengill in A105 or 718-2440.
Chipola to host Florida Council of Teachers of English
The Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE) professional
development institute will be held at Chipola College Saturday, Oct. 14, from
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST. 03 LastDayVerticalTransfer-Fall
Dr. Pam Rentz, VP of Instructional Aﬀairs, is an FCTE board member and 03 HighSchoolCounselorAppreciationDay
Executive Editor of the Florida English Journal. Chipola Literature Instructor
Amie Myers serves as assistant editor of the journal. Carrie Dunkle Perry, a
native of Marianna and English teacher at Prew Academy in Sarasota, is President of the FCTE. 05 DeadlinetodesignateHonorClassesSpring ‘18
Dr. Rentz says, “This is the ﬁrst time this statewide conference has been held in the Panhandle. 05 Music Through Performance, CFA Exp. Theatre
06 CAAP Reg. deadline for Fall AA Grads
We invite all area English/Language Arts teachers to attend to share in the latest and best practices
The theme of the meeting is “Finding Our Balance.” Workshops will center on helping teachers 11-12 SSSBus.&CareerWorkshop,CareerSource,8:45a.
ﬁnd and maintain balance between: testing and teaching, work life and home life, STEM and the 12 DeadlineforFoundationScholarshipsSpring‘08
arts, technology and text, and classic and contemporary. 17 NightStudentSocial,Cafeteria7p.
18 TRiO Society Meeting, Cafe, 1:30 p.
Presenters include: Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English and education at Central Michigan 18 SSS On Course Seminar, College Survival
21 SSS Campus Tour & Football, FSU v. Louisville
University; Elizabeth Thomas, published poet, performer, educator and advocate of the arts; 26 DeadlinetoapplyforFallGrad.-AllDegrees
Carol Jago, who taught English in middle and high school for over 30 years in California; and 26 AFCOpeningNightDinner,CFA,5:30p.
Mark Hinson, journalist and entertainment columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat. For info, visit 26-28 FallTheatreProd.,TheOddCouple,CFA,7p.
ﬂoridacouncilofteachersofenglish.wildapricot.org or phone 850-718-2305. 28 ACTExam
The Chipola Chapter of
the Association of Florida
Colleges (AFC) recently 29 FallTheatreProd.,TheOddCouple,CFA,2p.
awarded nine scholarships
to dependents of college Florida Lottery
Scholarship recipients are seated with their sponsors standing, from left: Randi Fowler
& mother Terri Fowler, Kaylee Messer & mother Kelly Lanier, Katie Everett & father Dennis Fall Festival
Everett, MichaelYoung & father SteveYoung, Jack Craven & father Dr. Bryan Craven, Adrian
Johnson Cruz & mother Dr. Irma Cruz-White. Not pictured are Seth Gilmore, Cameron The Florida Lottery hosted
Williams, and Sawyer O’Bryan. Since 1993, AFC has awarded over $170,000 to students for the sixth year in a row,
through Chipola’s AFC Scholarship Endowment. AFC members raise funds through in the Chipola College Fall
concession sales at college sports events and with an annual silent auction. Festival,Thursday, Sept. 28.
Lottery o cials—including
• • • • • • • • MELVIN Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell, were on
SCHOLARSHIP hand to meet Bright Futures scholarship recipients
and to celebrate the Lottery’s 29-year history of
supporting education in Florida.
Chipola’s Student Government Association
puts on the annual event for the student body.The
event will be held in front of the Milton Johnson
Four Chipola students majoring in engineering recently were awarded the Mike Melvin Memorial In addition to Outrageous Relay Races,
Scholarship. Pictured from left, are: Engineer Cleve Dryden, Ruth Melvin, scholarship recipients— students enjoy music and free food. The Lottery
provides free t-shirts, giveaways and a drawing
Bryan Buchanan, Trevor Brogdon, Trent Woodham, Quaid Van Huss—and Engineer Randy Lane. for premium door prizes. Since Bright Futures was
Funds for the scholarship are raised through an annual golf tournament in Melvin’s memory. established in 1997, the Lottery has contributed
more than $5 billion to send more than 750,000
Marine Corps PLC meeting at Chipola students to college. To date, more than 5,000
Chipola invites students interested in becoming a commissioned oﬃcer in the U.S. Marine Corps
to attend a meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Room 116 (Jackson Hall) Z. Students will
learn how they can enroll in a bachelor’s degree program and earn a commission as a second lieutenant
in the Marines after graduation through the Marine (Platoon Leaders Course).
In addition to scholarships and/or stipends, PLC Bright Futures scholarships have been awarded to
students participate in leadership, physical ﬁtness Chipola students, totaling $8 million.
events, and team-building activities. For information about the Fall Festival, call
Visit www.thebalance.com/united-states-marine- 718-2308 or visit the Chipola Student Activities
corps-platoon-leaders-course-3332801 or contact
Dr.DavidBouvinat718-2380oremailbouvind@ O ce, K-105.
An Equal Access / Equal Opportunity Institution www.chipola.edu/equity