Pictured above: Senior nursing Chipola ranked in Top 150 U.S. Community Colleges
students recently participated in a
simulation lab. Students administered CPR Eligible for $1 Million Aspen Institute Prize
and lifesaving medications to patient simulators.
Chipola has been selected as one of only 150 institutions nationally to be eligible
for the fifth biennial $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons, says, “We are proud that Chipola has once
again been recognized by the Aspen Institute. Our faculty work every day to ensure
that our students receive a quality education. This nomination affirms the excellent
work of our students and faculty.”
Chipola’s fifth consecutive Aspen nomination comes in a year when college
officials already are celebrating being named a Gold College in the Florida College
System’s performance-based funding program. Chipola was one of only seven colleges
among the 28 in the Florida system to earn the Gold ranking.
Community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize were selected
from a pool of 1,000 public two-year colleges using publicly available data on student
outcomes. The list of 150 is online at: www.highered.aspeninstitute.org/aspen-prize.
The top ten finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize will be named in May 2018.
Aspen officials will conduct site visits to ten finalist colleges to collect additional. A
distinguished Prize Jury will select a grand prize winner, finalist(s) with distinction,
and rising star(s) in spring 2019.
Chipola Softball to host Division 1 Opponents
Members of the Chipola Softball team are preparing
for some big-time opponents in their Fall schedule.
Chipola will face eight different Division 1 teams
in the pre-conference season. The Lady Indians hosted
Mississippi State, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. and
Jacksonville University at 5 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 10,
The Lady Indians host Embry-Riddle at 1 p.m., and the
Lady Seminoles of FSU, at 5 p.m.
Chipola also travels to Ole Miss, the University of Tennessee, the University
of Florida and LSU throughout the Fall season.
Coach Belinda Hendrix, says, “This is a program first for us. We have
never hosted a Division 1 program and I’d like to invite our fans out to watch
some great softball on our home field.”
The Chipola Artist Series welcomes Florida State Congressman Dunn visits Chipola—U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn recently visited
University’s All Night Yahtzee, Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7
p.m. in the Center for the Arts. Chipola College to congratulate college President Dr. Sarah Clemmons for winning Gold
Yahtzee competes in the International in the Florida College System Performance program. Dunn also visited the Engineering
Competition for Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and Technology lab, the Academic Center for Excellence and the Automotive Technology
has been featured on the Pitch-Perfect reality TV program.
series, and Sing It On on Pop Network.
Tickets - $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and
under, and $5 for Chipola students and employees
- are on sale at the Center Box Office or online at
The remaining Artist Series lineup includes
pianist Jason Farnham, Jan. 18 and The Young
Irelanders, March 13.
For tickets, call 718-2420 or visit www.chipola.
• • • • • • • • Career Fair is Nov. 14 • • • • • • • •
Thousands of area high school students are expected to attend the annual Regional Career Fair, Tuesday,
Nov. 14, at Eastside Baptist Church in Marianna. For information, call Janice Holley at 718-2484.
Chipola to host Milton Johnson Classic (Chipola Teams ranked in Pre-Season Poll)
The Chipola Indians host Snead State in the Milton Johnson Classic, Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. Chipola hosts Gordon
State in a 2 p.m. game on Sunday, Nov. 5.
On Saturday, Nov. 4, Snead State and Gordon State play at 4 p.m. Chipola will not play on Saturday.
The Indians are the number 11 team in the NJCAA Pre-Season Ranking. Northwest is the only other Panhandle
school in the poll at number two. See the Men’s poll at http://www.njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2017-18/div1/polls
The Johnson classic in named in honor of the late Coach Milton H. Johnson, who coached at Chipola from 1961
Chipola men’s basketball Coach Bret Campbell is looking for big things in his third season after a successful
22-8 record in 2016-17. Campbell has increased the number of wins in both years since he has taken over.
Last year’s team finished in the top ten nationally
in several categories: fourth in free throw attempts per game; fifth in defensive field goal percentage at 38%, seventh
in field goal percentage at 51.87%, and tenth in defensive 3 point field goal percentage at 29%.
The Chipola women’s basketball team is ranked fourth in the NJCAA Pre-Season Poll. Gulf Coast is first.
Tallahassee is number seven. See the full Women’s pre-season poll at http://www.njcaa.org/sports/wbkb/2017-18/
Chipola hosts the Women’s Classic, Nov. 10-11. Chipola plays Florida SW, Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Pensacola
plays Daytona in the 5 p.m. game.
CHIPOLA’S FALL HOME BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Milton Johnson Classic (Men’s) – Nov. 3-4
Nov. 3 vs. Snead State 7:00 PM M
Nov. 5 vs. Gordon State 2:00 PM M
Women’s Classic—Nov. 10-11
Nov. 10 vs. Florida SW 7:00 PM W
Nov. 11 vs. Daytona 3:00 PM W
Panhandle Classic (Men’s) – Dec. 1-2
Dec. 1 vs. Lawson State 7:00 PM M
Dec. 2 vs. GA Highlands 3:00 PM M
Dec. 8 vs. Central GA Tech 6:00 PM W
Dec. 13 vs. Arkansas Baptist 6:30 PM W
Dec. 14 vs. ASA New York 6:30 PM W
An Equal Access / Equal Opportunity Institution www.chipola.edu/equity STUDENTS Rex Scholarships Awarded—Rex Lumber officials recently visited the
Chipola campus to meet recipients of the Robert and Kathryn McRae scholarship
OFFICERS for students in the Engineering Technology program. Recipients are: Jonathan
Dilmore, Dillan Green, Logan Stone, Caleb Rogers, Chance Jowers, Wade Robinson,
The Chipola Student Government Association Justin Faircloth, Elijah Conrad, Jared Robinson, James Eastridge, Garrett Ames,
recently held Fall elections. Pictured from left, Blaine Tharpe, Dakota Skipper and Billy Bodiford. One-year scholarships for
are: (front) sophomore senator, Dazhonna tuition and/or books and supplies are awarded annually by the Rex. For info, visit
Dawson of Marianna; SGA President, Abbi the Foundation at www.chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2404.
Rushing of Marianna; sophomore class vice
president, Kayla McDonald of Marianna; The Chipola Cosmetology program is now offering Brazilian
(middle) sophomore senator, Charli Robbirds of Blowouts, the latest method for taming frizzy hair. The Brazilian
Sneads; freshman senator, Mary Lee Steverson system helps improve the condition of the hair to allow the stylist
of Bristol; sergeant at arms, Sarah Deese of to achieve a smooth, sleek result, or to keep the curl and lose the
Marianna; freshman senator, Lana Wood of frizz. The blowout is only $100.
Blountstown; (back)Chaplain, Chris Brockington Chipola offers a full lineup of services for the cost of
of Malone; treasurer, Michael Ingram of Marinna; materials including: shampoo, blow dry styles, haircuts,
sophomore class president, Hampton Jordan color, highlights, waxing, manicures, pedicures,
of Marianna. Not Pictured: SGA Vice President, relaxers, perms and up–styles. For information and
Ann Marie Brown; sophomore senators: Cianna pricing, call 718-2439
Harris, Zack McDaniel; freshman class president,
Hannah Mays; freshman vice president,
Josalynne Giles; freshman senators: Trevor
Brogdon, Bridgit Owens; chief justice, Hanna
Donofro; secretary, Chelsee Cook-Mcgee;
parliamentarian, Daniela Fuentes.
Chipola Theatre presented 1 LastDaytowithdrawfromaClass
The Odd Couple (Female 1-3 AFCAnnualConference–Innisbrook,FL
Version) to hundreds of 2-3 EarlySpringReg.
theatre-goers Oct. 26-29. 4 SSSCampusTour,FAMUvs.HowardUniv.
The Spring Musical will be 6-9 EarlySpringReg.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid, 7 ArtGalleryOpening: CFA,6p.m.
Feb. 28 - March 3, 2018. 7 ArtistSeries:AllNightYahtzee,CFA,7p.m.
Foundation Scholarships Available 10 VeteransHoliday-CollegeClosed
The Chipola Foundation is accepting applications for 14 CareerFair-8A.-12:30P.
several scholarships for the Spring 2018 semester. 15 LastDaytoresignfromclasses–Fall
Applications for the First Generation in College 15 TRiOSocietyMeeting,Cafe,1:30p.
Scholarship are due Nov. 15. Students must demonstrate 15 NightStudentSocial,Cafeteria7p.
financial need and must come from a family where neither 16 DeadlineFinancialAidFilesforSpring ‘18
parent has completed a bachelor’s degree. 20-21 FallBreak-CollegeClosed
The Florida Blue Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship has a deadline of Nov. 22-24 ThanksgivingHolidays-CollegeClosed
15. Nine partial $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for Spring 2018. The need-based 27-30 EarlySpringReg.8a.-4p.
scholarship is available for the following programs: Nursing Assistant, Practical
Nurse, Associate Degree Nurse, Baccalaureate Degree Nurse, EMT or Paramedic. Chipola’s TRiO Society officers recently
Dec. 11 is the application deadline for the Robert and Kathryn McRae/Rex attended the SSS LEAD Conference 2017, a
Lumber Scholarships students planning to pursue an Associate of Science degree in Student Success and Leadership event hosted
Engineering Technology. Fall 2017/Spring 2018 first-year scholarship recipients are by Student Support Services at Enterprise
eligible to reapply for the scholarship for use during the second year. State and the Alabama Aviation College. The
The Staywell Way Scholarship Program for Certified Nursing Assistants has an leadership conference featured speakers from
application deadline of Jan. 4. Students who plan to enroll in the Certified Nursing throughout the southern region and a variety of
Assistant (CNA) program in January 2018 are eligible. sessions tailored specifically for student leaders
For information about Foundation Scholarships, call 718-2404 or visit www. on leadership, career exploration and planning,
chipola.edu academic success, etiquette, and networking.
Nov. 16 is the Financial Aid Application deadline for students planning to use
Federal Financial Aid to pay for Spring 2018 classes at Chipola.
Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in
order to qualify for Pell, Work Study and other Federal Financial Aid. The FAFSA takes
several days to process; therefore, students are encouraged to submit all electronic
forms as soon as possible. Call 850-718-2366 or visit www.fafsa.gov
Chipola Teacher Ed Student
receives Commissioner’s Award
The Chipola women’s cross country team
has competed in three races this Fall. Team Chipola teacher education student Michelle Dampier recently was awarded the
members are, from left: (front) Elizabeth Florida Department of Education Commissioner’s Leadership Award. Pictured from
Fleener of Chipley, Chelsea Cook-McGee left, are: Pam Stewart, Florida Commissioner of Education; Michelle Dampier; and
of Blountstown, (back) Hannah Rees of Marva Johnson, Chair of the State Board of Education. The award is presented to
Marianna, Coach Rance Massengill, students who have overcome significant hurdles to achieve their academic and
Summer Hill of Blountstown and Madison personal goals.
Daniels of Marianna.