Chipola College shines at AFC Conference

Those attending from Chipola are: Joc Callaway, Chipola AFC Chapter President; Joyce Traynom, retiree; Janet Wise, retiree; Jennifer White and Matt White.

Those attending from Chipola are: Joc Callaway, Chipola AFC Chapter President; Joyce Traynom, retiree; Janet Wise, retiree; Jennifer White and Matt White.

LAKE BUENA VISTA—Chipola College was one of the most talked about colleges at the recent Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Conference in Orlando.

Chipola Chapter was named a Gold Level Chapter, and was one of only three chapters with more than 50 percent membership. Alice Pendergrass won the Lifesaver Award and Evelyn Ward won the Unsung Hero Award.

Chipola won three AFC Communications and Marketing Commission Awards of Excellence. Publications coordinator Meri Mock, won second place in the Student Handbook category. TV Director Eric Dove won first, second and third place awards in the Video/Electronic Promotion competition.

Retired Chipola Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle was inducted into the FCSAA Hall of Fame for his service as Assistant Coach of Chipola’s Seven-Time State Champion Brain Bowl team. Florida Senator Bill Montford, a Chipola alumnus, won the James Wattenbarger Award for contributions to the Florida College System.

Chipola AFC Chapter President Joc Calloway presented a session at the conference, entitled “Proactive Student Advising: Strategies to Effectively Engage a New Generation of College Students.”  Also attending the conference from Chipola, were: Joc Calloway, Matt White, Jennifer White and retirees Joyce Traynom and Janet Wise.

AFC is a statewide organization open to all employees, retirees and trustees of the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. AFC provides professional development opportunities for members, and represents the interests of colleges before the Florida Legislature. The Association has nearly 9,000 individual employee and retiree members.