Chipola recently hosted a screening of the film, You Gave Me a Song, produced by Ashley Melzer, an alumnus of Chipola. The film is about old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard.
Producer Ashley Melzer, originally from Sneads, is a producer, writer and media-maker living in Durham, NC. She was born in North Florida, and earned a Bachelors in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Folklore from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of Sneads High School and Chipola College.
Pictured from left, are: brother Dr. Daniel Melzer; father Dr. James Melzer, mother Connie Melzer; Ashley Melzer and husband Jack David Reitz.