Chipola holds Golden Gala
Everything was turning up gold at Chipola’s back-to- <Tommy Lassmann, Chair of
school luncheon on Aug. 13. Chipola officials were marking the Chipola District Board of
earning a Gold ranking for the second straight year in the state’s Trustees, reads a Resolution
Performance Funding Model program. Gold tablecloths and of Appreciation for the college
centerpieces adorned the Cultural Center. Employees were earning a Gold Ranking for the
treated to a lunch of gold-colored food and participated in
a gold trivia game. Chipola was one of only five colleges to second straight year.
earn Gold among the 28 colleges
in the Florida College System.
The Florida Board of Education
announced the annual performance
rankings of Gold, Silver and
Bronze in July. The five Gold
colleges are: Chipola College,
Santa Fe, Seminole State, South
Florida State and Valencia. All
five colleges also received a Gold
ranking in 2017.
Chipola President Dr. Sarah
Clemmons said, “We are so proud
to earn Gold in back-to-back years.
Chipola Employees Awarded for Service
Employees were recognized for years of service during the first staff meeting of the school year on Aug. 13.
The following employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments: Five years: Jamie McAllister,
Latresha Moore, Melvin Roulhac, Amanda Clark and Elvin Batson. Ten years: Darrell Brooks, Steve Givens, Shawn
Keihn, Kelly Lanier, Elissa Severson and Richard Vann
Fifteen years: Irma Cruz-White, Santine Cuccio, Chastity Duke, Stacey Gainer, Kristie Mosley, Bobbie Peace and
Wendy Pippen. Twenty years: Dennis
Kosciw, Gina McAllister and Tammy
Neal.Twenty-Five years: Vikki Milton
and Rachel West
Lucinda Baker, Bryan Craven,
Jan Cummings, Janice Holley, Johnny 5 Year 10 Year
Meredith, Carol Saunders and Anita
15 Year 20 Year
25 Year 30 Year
OCT. 30 The Chipola Artist on Oct. 30 will present A Band Called Honalee, a modern-
day folk trio inspired by the legacy of Peter, Paul & Mary, and featuring the music of
Bob Dylan, The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, and others
from the 1960’s folk rock era, comes to the Chipola stage. Musically accomplished,
interactive and energetic, their shows allow audiences to experience this timeless
music live onstage once again. Their mission is to share this uniquely American
music with new audiences, while rekindling the passion of life-long fans. Learn
more at www.abandcalledhonalee.com. A Meet the Artist Reception will be hosted
by Hancock Bank.
Sean Dietrich is a writer, humorist, novelist, and biscuit connoisseur, known
for his commentary and stories on life in the American South will perform Jan. 10.
Learn more at www.seandietrich.com. A Meet the Artist Reception will be hosted
by First Federal Bank of Florida.
The season rounds out Mar. 14 with Our Lives in Letters: A World War
II Perspective. This is a collaborative effort among Chipola, Northern Illinois
University School of Theatre and Dance and Florida State University’s Institute on
World War II and the Human Experience.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola
students and employees. Call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420
or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
Chipola Director meets Broadway Star Gutierrez Awarded Peel Scholarship—Citlali Gutierrez of
Blountstown has been awarded the Dr. Randy Peel Biological
Chipola Director of Theatre recently took a Broadway Scholarship to Chipola College for a second year. Dr. Peel is a
directors workshop from John Cariani, the playwright of veterinarian who graduated from Chipola and the University of
Chipola’s upcoming production, “Almost, Maine.” Florida. He funded the scholarship to help college students with an
Sirmon had a chance to visit with Cariani during the interest in research.
workshop and also to discuss Chipola’s upcoming
production. Sirmon says “It was thrilling to meet the
playwright and talk about our production.”
As a playwright, Cariani is best known for his first
play, Almost, Maine, which has become one of the most
frequently-produced plays in the U.S. Chipola will
perform the show in October. Auditions are Sept. 10-11,
at 6 p.m.
As an actor, Cariani is
known as forensic expert Julian
Beck in Law & Order. He earned
a Tony nomination for his role
as Motel the Tailor in the 2004
Broadway revival of Fiddler on
the Roof. He starred as Nigel
Bottom in the musical Something
Rotten!, and is currently starring
in the Tony winning musical The Band’s Visit.
For information, email [email protected] or phone
SGA Blood Drive ROTARY HELPS CHIPOLA—The Marianna Rotary Club recently
September 13th awarded three $500 scholarships to Chipola College students. OnAug. 29,
the club announced plans to fund an additional scholarship for students
Indian Circle enrolled in Workforce Education programs. Rotary member Jorge Garcia
of Marianna Toyota made the $1,200 donation for the new scholarship.
Many previous Rotary scholarship recipients have completed their course
of study and are productive members of the community. Pictured from
left, are: Bill Wright; Allen Harkins; Chipola Foundation Director, Julie
Fuqua; Chipola Workforce Dean, Darwin Gilmore; Jorge Garcia, Ron
Duell and Rotary President, Mike Van Huss.
Chipola TRiO Student Support Services’ (SSS) Program is currently accepting 03 LaborDayHoliday--CollegeClosed
applications for the 2018-19 academic year. The SSS program helps increase 05 ClubDay-FrontofBldgZ10AM
student retention and graduation rates and facilitates transfers to four- 06 TheaterShowcase,CFA7PM
year colleges. SSS funds are used to support Chipola’s Academic Center for 08 ACTExam
Excellence (ACE), where students receive free tutoring from peers and faculty. 10-11 Auditions for Chipola Theatre’s Production,
For information, contact the TRiO SSS office at 718-2417. AlmostMaine,CFA6PM
28 ACT Registration Deadline for October Test
CHIPOLA THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE 2018-19 SEASON
The Chipola Theatre Department invites you
to “Be Our Guest!” for the 2018-2019 season with
a line-up that promises exciting entertainment for
Season Memberships for the ACT (Applauding
Chipola Theatre) Fund go on sale Aug. 6.
Memberships support the Chipola Theatre
program. Membership levels include tickets to all
three Chipola productions—Almost, Maine; Beauty
and the Beast and The Wee Sing Train Musical.
Membership levels are: Sponsor, $25 (2 tickets);
Patron, $50 (4 tickets), Benefactor, $75 (6 tickets),
Angel, $100 (8 tickets), and Corporate Angel, $300
(12 tickets). ACT Fund members receive early ticket
purchase opportunities and special benefits.
The season opens with Almost, Maine, Oct.
18-21. Almost, Maine, is a town that’s so far north,
it’s almost not in the United States - it’s almost in
Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its
residents never got around to getting organized.
So it’s just Almost.
The Academy Award-winning film Disney’s
Beauty and the Beast comes to life in this romantic
and beloved take on the classic fairytale (Feb. 21-
All aboard for fun and adventure on The Wee Sing Train Musical, May 9, 2019. Children everywhere will clap, move,
and sing along to the exhilarating song and dance numbers of Imagine playing with a toy train and suddenly becoming
Call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
An Equal Access / Equal Opportunity Institution www.chipola.edu/equity