Chipola College news


Live performing arts returns to Chipola College with Chipola Live!, Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Theatre.

Chipola Fine and Arts students will be live on stage for a night of music and theatrical scenes featuring students from the Show Choir, College Chorus, President’s Ensemble, Rock and Jazz Band and Theatre.

Tickets—$10—may be purchased online at  beginning April 1.  Seating will be socially-distanced with limited seating available. Patrons are encouraged to wear masks.


March 11 is the application deadline for the McLendon Educational Trust Scholarship for Chipola College Summer Sessions I and II.

Students should submit only one application which will cover all Summer 2021 classes.

Applications are available in the Chipola College Foundation Office and on the college website, applications may be submitted in person at the Foundation office or mailed to Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.

The scholarship may be used toward tuition and/or books for both terms at Chipola. Applicants must complete the scholarship application and provide documents outlined on the application, which include: a student letter, college and/or high school transcripts and the previous year’s household income tax returns.

The scholarship selection is based on both financial need as well as merit.

For information, contact the Foundation at 850-718-2445.


Chipola College baseball coach Jeff Johnson picked up his 900th career win Feb. 27 in a 4-2 victory over San Jacinto College in game two of the doubleheader between the powerhouse programs.

The Indians recorded 20 strikeouts in the win, including 12 from starter Andrew Baker. Baker pitched 6 innings, allowing four hits and zero runs. Michael Esposito threw the last 2.1 innings to record the save, striking out 7 and only giving up one hit.

A three-time NJCAA Coach of the Year, Johnson has amassed a career college record of 900-410-2. Johnson also won 152 high school games in his eight years coaching Marianna and Liberty County High Schools.

Johnson’s Chipola squads have won three National Championships, six FCSAA State Championships, and thirteen Panhandle Conference Championships.

Chipola is currently ranked second in the NJCAA rankings with a 16-5 record. The Indians host Andrew College, March 6, at 3 p.m. Chipola opens the Panhandle Conference with a March 9, 5 p.m., home game against Tallahassee.

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MARIANNA—Term ‘C’ classes at Chipola College begin March 8 with late registration continuing through March 9.

Currently enrolled students may add Term C classes to their schedule. New students are encouraged to make application to the college and register as soon as possible. Face-to-face, online and Zoom classes are offered in several areas.

Term C courses include: Face-to-Face Courses: (ENL 2022) Survey of English Literature II, (ETD 2551) Cad Civil, (GEB 4940) Business Internship, (HLP 1081) Concepts of Life Fitness, (MVV 1111) Class Voice, (RED 3311) Teaching Reading Intermediate Grade, (RED 4519) Diagnos/Instruc Interventions Read, (SLS 1401) Career & Life Planning, (SLS 2264) SGA Leadership Development IV, (SPN 1120) Elementary Spanish I and (TPA 2077) Introduction to Scene Painting.

Online Courses: (AMH 2010) American History To 1865, (AST 1002) General Astronomy, (CGS 1060) Introduction to Microcomputer Use, (EDF 1005) Intro to the Teaching Profession, (ENC 1101) English Composition I, (MUL 2010) Music Appreciation, (PSY 2012) General Psychology, (RED 3311) Teaching Reading Intermediate Grade, (RED 3360) Teaching Reading Middle/Sec Schools, (RED 4519) Diagnos/Instruc Interventions Read, (SLS 1101) Orientation, (THE 1000) Theatre Appreciation, (TSL 4081) TESOL Issues & Practices

Combination of Face-to-Face and Zoom Courses: (ETD 2551) Cad Civil and (SPC 2608) Effective Public Speaking.

Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.

Prospective students should complete a college application online at Students also must provide an official high school and college transcript. Students should visit an academic advisor in the Student Services building to register.

For information about enrolling at Chipola, call the Admission and Records office at 850-718-2311, or visit


Chipola College’s final semester nursing students participated in an Adult Emergency Simulation Day on March 2.

Nursing students observed paramedic students perform a scenario of a patient with chest pain in the field and the handoff they give to nurses in the emergency room.

Katie Hayes, Patient Simulation Coordinator, said, “The scenario gave nursing students the opportunity to witness what paramedics do in the field and what they include in their reports. This helps establish inter-professional knowledge, teamwork and respect.

The students also practiced preparing medications used in emergency situations, reviewing Basic Life Support, proper ventilations, and case studies of the acute cardiac patient. The highlight of the day was allowing the students in small groups participate in a cardiac arrest scenario using a high-fidelity mannequin. Students performed the roles and actions of a team of healthcare providers working together to resuscitate a patient. The high fidelity mannequin allows for real life application and feedback. For instance, the students observe on a monitor how well they are performing chest compressions by depth, rate, recoil, and hand placement.

Hayes said, “The students find this Simulation Day extremely beneficial in preparing them for their preceptorship and soon to be graduate nurses in the hospital.”

For information about the Chipola Nursing program, visit or call 850-718-2316.