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Published by Chipola College, 2022-07-14 11:53:39

Chipola Monthly July 2022

Chipola Monthly July 2022

Chipola Wins Five Awards at National PBL Conference

Students in the Chipola College Chapter
of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity
brought home five Top-10 national awards
at the PBL National Leadership Conference,
June 24-27, in Chicago, Illinois.
Chipola winners include: Ashley Lytle,
second in Future Business Educator; Chad
Mayo, third in Client Services and fifth
in Computer Concepts; Cullan Murray,
eighth in Cost Accounting; Christopher
Brockington, eighth in Impromptu Speaking.
Angelina Hereld and Jeremy Thomason also
Pictured from left, are: Chad Mayo, Cullan Murray, competed.
Ashley Lytle, Angelina Hereld, Christopher Brockington,
More than 1,000 of America’s best and
and Jeremy Thomason. brightest college students traveled to Chicago

to compete for an honored spot on stage
among the Top-10 and a share of more than
$95,000 in cash awards.
Participants from across the United States attended this exciting conference to enhance their business
skills, expand their networks, and compete in accounting, business, leadership and technology events. Students
showcased their skills and knowledge in competitive events that involved objective tests, skills tests, prepared
reports, interviews, speeches, role play scenarios, and presentations.
Chipola PBL adviser, Glenda Bethel, says, “Please join me in congratulating these students and all of our
PBL members for their outstanding efforts this year. Our national competitors worked hard to prepare for the
competition. Chipola PBL is a small but noteworthy chapter at state and national competitions.”
For information about Chipola’s PBL Chapter, contact Glenda Bethel at (850) 718-2262.

Workforce Scholarships Mayo is Employee of The Month

Steve Mayo is Chipola’s
Career Employee
for July. Mayo serves
as an Electrician in
the Physical Plant
Department and has
worked at the college
since 2018. Pictured
from left, is: Steve Mayo
and Chipola president,
Dr. Sarah Clemmons.

New scholarships will be awarded for use during the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 semesters to applicants planning to
pursue an education in Engineering Technology or Advanced Manufacturing Production Technology.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded by the Rex Lumber, Graceville and Bristol plants. Applicants will be given
priority consideration if they are current or recent graduates from the high schools within Chipola’s five-county
district, Liberty, Calhoun, Jackson, Washington, and Holmes Counties.

Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and maintain a 2.5 GPA at Chipola to retain the scholarship.
The Robert and Kathryn McRae/Rex Lumber Scholarships may be used for up to 30 semester hours of tuition
and/or books and supplies. The Fall 2022/Spring 2023 first-year scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for the
scholarship for use during the second year. Second-year funding is based upon prevailing economic conditions and
the student’s performance in the program.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL
32446. Applications are available at
Students who excel in the Engineering Technology program may be eligible for paid internship positions within
Rex Lumber. For more information about Chipola workforce programs visit,

Chipola Announces Registration for Fall 2022 Classes
Registration for the Fall 2022 semester at Chipola College is now open for all new and
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Advisers are: Karen Hall, Dual Enrollment, general advising, [email protected] or
718-2424; Ken Kallies, Veteran’s Affairs, General Advising, [email protected] or 718-
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New students must apply for admission before registering for classes. August 10
is the deadline to apply to the college for students planning to register for the Fall
2022 semester.
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the College Placement Test (non-exempt students). For
more information, email [email protected]
or call 718-2311.

Enroll Now in Building Construction Chipola College is seeking students
Chipola College is for its it’s new, state-of-the-art Network
seeking students for its Security program.
Building Construction
Program. The 1,050 Students can complete a 30-credit hour
clock-hour course covers certificate in Network Security that then
electrical, plumbing, leads into an Associate of Science degree.
conditioning, masonry, This program prepares students for
carpentry, cabinets, and entry-level positions as network security
the use of hand tools and personnel.
power tools. Students
also will work with Content includes topics and skills
math and construction emphasized in various industry
drawings of floor certifications including the CompTIA A+,
systems, walls, ceilings and roofing. This multi-craft skills Security+, and Network+ as well as various
training will expose students to all the steps in a building Microsoft network certifications.
project to allow them to make choices about which trade
they most enjoy. The program also covers entrepreneurship The program can be completed in three
skills for students who want to start their own business. semesters. Students interested can apply for
Learn more at or call 850-718-2430. scholarships at

For more information, call 850-526-2761

Johnson Adds Rush Hixon to Baseball Staff
Chipola College’s Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach, Jeff Johnson,
has announced the addition of Rush Hixon to his staff. As an assistant coach for the
Indians, Hixon will serve as the Recruiting Coordinator.

Rush Hixon comes to Chipola after two seasons as the head baseball coach at
Pike Liberal Arts School in Troy, AL. Hixon’s teams won Alabama Independent
School Association State Championships in each year of his tenure with a combined
record of 60-11. Hixon coached multiple players who moved on to play college
baseball including three NCAA D1 athletes. Prior to Pike Liberal, Hixon was a
student assistant coach under Mark Smartt at Troy University.

Hixon began his coaching career in the summer travel baseball circuit with Troy
Post 70, an American Legion Baseball program in Alabama. After a season as an
assistant in 2016, he became the head coach in 2017. During his six-year tenure with
Post 70, the team won the Alabama state championship every year and nearly every player signed to college baseball teams
including 15 that moved on to NCAA D1 schools and two that were drafted by Major League teams.

Hixon began his collegiate playing career as a freshman at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, in Andalusia, AL
where Hixon posted a 5-1 record in 34.1 innings of work. During his sophomore year, he played for former Chicago White
Sox pitcher, Larry Thomas, at Central Alabama Community College and was a member of the All-Region and All-Conference
teams. With a 1.000 fielding percentage, he was also awarded the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NJCAA
Division I Gold Glove at pitcher.

Hixon finished his playing career with his hometown team, Troy University. Hixon’s versatility on the mound allowed
him to perform multiple roles for the Trojans. In 50 appearances over two seasons, Hixon started eight times and finished his
career with a 5-5 record over 99.2 innings, an ERA of 4.06, and six saves.

“We’re very proud to have Rush as a part of our staff here at Chipola,” says Coach Johnson. “He has had a history of
winning championships at the high school and American Legion Baseball levels even at such a young age. I believe the
experience he brings with young players will translate into success for our student-athletes. He is a young man of outstanding
character and class and has a great future in collegiate baseball.”

Tyndall Announces New Additions to Coaching Staff
Chipola men’s basketball head coach Donnie Tyndall
announced the addition of Lane Below, Jaren Harris, and JD
Gledhill to the Indians’ staff.
Lane Below of Advance, Missouri, comes to Chipola after
two seasons as an assistant coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast
Community College. Prior to his time at MGCCC, Below
spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University
of Mississippi working for head coach Kermit Davis, who
was the head coach at Chipola in 1993-94. Below started his
collegiate playing career at Three Rivers Community College
in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, playing for the legendary Gene Bess
and then played for two seasons at Ole Miss. He graduated in
2018 with a bachelor’s degree in general studies and went on
to earn a master’s degree in health promotion.
Jaren Harris of Tennille, Georgia, spent the previous two
years as an assistant coach at South Georgia Technical College
where he helped develop back-to-back Conference Players of
the Year, a Conference Freshman of the Year, two NJCAA All-
Americans and helped lead their team to the NJCAA National
Tournament. Harris began his college basketball career at the College of Coastal Georgia, playing for the Mariners from 2009
– 2011, he was selected to all-conference and all-tournament teams and was also selected team captain in his sophomore
year. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Albany State University to continue his education and basketball career where he was
awarded offensive player of the year and selected to the all-conference team. Off the court, he was a member of Center for
the African-American Male and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Harris graduated from Albany State University
with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance.

JD Gledhill, of Marietta, Georgia, rounds out the Chipola men’s basketball staff. Gledhill comes to Chipola after spending
the 2021-2022 season as a graduate assistant at Ole Miss on coach Kermit Davis’s staff. Prior to that season, he served for five
years as a student manager for the Rebels under Davis and former Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy. Gledhill graduated
from Ole Miss in 2021 with a degree in geological engineering and went on to complete his Masters in Sports Analytics the
following year.

“I’m excited to have these coaches on our staff ” says Coach Tyndall. “I believe they will bring an outstanding work ethic
and a real passion for player development to our team. I have no doubt they will exceed our expectations here at Chipola.”

Chipola College is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institution

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