April 8, 2010

 

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR MEMBER WINS IDOL DREAM TICKET

 

            ORLANDO—Kyndall Covington, a member of Chipola College’s Show Choir, won an American Idol Dream Ticket at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando.

The Show Choir performed at Disney during Spring Break. 

            Successfully auditioning and performing her way to the evening competition, Covington was voted best singer of the day by the large enthusiastic audience. She won a Dream Ticket giving her the opportunity to sing in front of an American Idol representative at a regional audition for the American Idol TV show. 

            The Dream ticket is the ultimate “Fast Pass” to the regional auditions.  While at Disney, the Chipola Show Choir performed for a standing-room-only crowd in Downtown Disney.  Chipola Show Choir is under the direction of Angie White, Josh Martin, and Brittney Holmes.

            Auditions for Chipola Show Choir 2010-11 are for Monday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the college’s Arts Center.  All college and graduating high school seniors who are interested in being a part of Show Choir are encouraged to audition. 

            For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at stadsklevj@chipola.edu or 850-718-2301.

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CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR MEMBER WINS IDOL DREAM TICKET—Kyndall Covington, a member of Chipola College’s Show Choir, recently won an American Idol Dream Ticket at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Here, Covington (center) receives Dream Ticket from American Idol and Disney representatives.

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April 8, 2010

 

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR CHIPOLA FALL TERM SET FOR APRIL

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer two weeks of early registration in April for the Fall 2010 term.

            Early registration dates for current students are based on the number of hours completed. The following dates are scheduled: April 19, students with 45 or more hours; April 20, students with 15 or more hours; April 21-22 and April 26-30, students with at least one hour.

            All current students with one or more hours also will be eligible to register for Fall classes June 14-17.

            For information, visit www.chipola.edu, or call the Registration Office at 718-2311.

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April 8, 2010

 

PIANO AND CELLO DUO TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

           

            MARIANNA—The Romanenko-Yoshikawa Duo will present a concert in the Chipola College Arts Center, Sunday, May 9, at 3 p.m.

            The concert is sponsored by the Chipola Fine and Performing Arts Department. Admission is by donation only.

            The duo includes cellist Alexei Romanenko and pianist Christine Yoshikawa and will feature works by Valentini, Schnittke, Fauré, Liszt, Romanenko and Strauss.

            The Romanenko-Yoshikawa Duo continues to delight audiences around the world with their highly vibrant musicality and technical brilliance. Equally in demand as concert soloists, the duo has distinguished itself as a combined dynamic team of artists with an impressive list of awards and personal achievements.

            They also are advocates for new music and dedicated pedagogues to a generation of young musicians, with current and past teaching positions at the University of British Columbia, Arizona State University, University of Florida, and Chipola College.

            Touring regularly throughout the U.S. and abroad presenting an exhilarating program of solo and duo cello/piano masterpieces from the classics to modern. Some of their forthcoming engagements include the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall with Live Broadcast on WFMT-FM radio Chicago, Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, Amelia G. Tapper Centre Theatre, Emerald Coast Studio Live on WKGC-FM, and artistic residencies across North America including the University of Toronto, Georgia Southern University and the University of North Florida.

            For information, visit: www.alexeiromanenko.com and www.christineyoshikawa.com.

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April 8, 2010

 

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S “THE THREE LITTLE…”

           

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the children’s play, “The Three Little…,” which will be presented to hundreds of elementary school children in May. A public performance is set for Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m.

            This high energy, original production is an adaptation by Chipola director Charles Sirmon and choreographer Chris Manasco. “The Three Little . . .” tells the story of Pigs, Blind Mice and other familiar tales in which 3 is a magic number. 

            Director Sirmon recently selected actors in the following roles: Ben Grande as Eathan, Aven Pitts as GaGa, Fairytale “Dream Weavers” are Matthew Van Buren, Tabitha Shumaker, Brenna Kneiss, Austin Pettis, MadisonWester, Joe Evans, Piper Williams, Mark Lent, DR Forrester, Kristina Lopez, Kayla Todd, Cameron Hitchcock, Emily Harrison, Seth Basford, Sarah Lovins, Caleb Sapp and Kyndall Covington.  Brenton Jones is the Stage Manager.

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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April 8, 2010

 

AREA TEACHERS TO PRESENT AT CHIPOLA REGIONAL ARTS MEETING

 

            MARIANNA—The public is cordially invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association on Tuesday, April 20, at Jim’s Buffet and Grill, Marianna, with a Dutch-treat buffet luncheon at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at noon.

            This month’s program will be given by selected teachers in the Chipola District who were the recipients of “CRAA Mini-Grants to Enhance the Arts” for the 2010-11 academic year in their respective programs.

            Those reporting will include: Jonathan Alford, Blountstown Middle; Karen Bouton and Roberta Newell, Graceville Elementary; Richard Bouton, Graceville High; Amy Cloud, Victory Christian School; Vanessa Ford, Liberty County High; Judy Griffs and Teresa Marschka, Vernon Elementary; Vicki Steverson, Bonifay Elementary and Wretha Webb, Altha Public School. 

            Others grant recipients who will not be presenting, include: Norma Bean, Cottondale Elementary; Rebecca Dilmore, Cottondale High; Gayle Grissett, W.R. Tolar School K-8; Heather Howell, Poplar Springs; Christine Lauen, Bonifay Elementary and Julie McWaters, Vernon Elementary.

            For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at stadsklevj@chipola.edu or at 850-718-2301.

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EVERETT IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—JoAnn Everett has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator of the month for April. Everett has served as Assistant Professor, Mathematics since 1986.  Everett (right) is congratulated by Dr. Rose Cavin, Director of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

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April 8, 2010

 

Gator Gathering At Chipola College

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College and the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences invites CALS alumni, friends and prospective students and their families to the annual Gator Gathering on the Chipola campus, Tuesday, April 27. 

            The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Continuing Education Conference Center where dinner will be served. 

            Those in attendance will receive an update from CALS Dean Kirby Barrick and hear from Agricultural Education and Communication Chair Ed Osborne. The UF representatives will discuss the proposed Agricultural Education and Communication program to begin in the Fall of 2011 on the Chipola campus. 

            Dr. Osborne also will discuss the distance learning masters program which is now available. 

            Overall, the gathering will provide an excellent opportunity to answer questions regarding any area of interest offered by UF-CALS. 

            Please respond by April 12 regarding attendance and the free dinner to Dean Bud Riviere at Chipola (850-718-2268), or email: riviereb@chipola.edu

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SPRING FROLICS CHAMPS—Chipola College students recently enjoyed a day off from class for SGA’s annual Spring Frolics. Student groups participated in zany relays to win a coveted Spring Frolics t-shirt. Here, this year’s champions, the Players Club theater group, mug for the camera. They are, from left: (front) Aven Pitts, Ben Grande, (back) Kayla Todd, D.R. Forrester and Austin Pettis.

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SPRING FROLICS FUN—Chipola theater students carry Kayla Todd in the mattress race at Chipola College’s recent Spring Frolics.

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April 8, 2010

 

LADY INDIANS LEAD PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

 

            MARIANNA—The league-leading Chipola Lady Indians finish up the conference season with a pair of home doubleheaders: TCC on Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m. and Northwest on Friday, April 16, at 4 p.m.

            Chipola leads the Panhandle Conference race with a 10-2 record as of April 8. Northwest is 7-5. Gulf Coast is 4-6. TCC is 3-6 and Pensacola is 3-8.

            Chipola is third in the FCCAA poll behind top-ranked Miami Dade and second place Santa Fe. Northwest is sixth. Gulf Coast is ninth.

            Chipola swept a pair of games from Pensacola April 7, winning 4-1 and 9-2.

The Lady Indians split an April 1 double-header with Gulf Coast, losing 6-3 in game one and winning 7-5 in game two.

            Chipola swept Northwest in a March 30 double-header winning 4-3 in game one and 9-0 in game two.

            Chipola’s Michelle Hewett was named NJCAA Softball Player of the Week for April 4.  Hewett had a tremendous week at the plate for the sixth-ranked team in the country.  In a March 30 double-header against Northwest, the sophomore went 7-for-9 with two runs, two doubles, two RBIs, and two stolen bases. 

            Two days later, in a double-header against Gulf Coast, Hewett went 2-for-6 with two runs, one RBI, two walks, and one stolen base. For the week, the outfielder batted .600 (9-15) with four runs, two doubles, three RBIs, two walks, and three stolen bases.

Hewett was also named FCCAA Softball Player of the Week on Feb. 25.

            The FCCAA state softball tournament is set for April 30 in Auburndale.

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April 8, 2010

 

INDIANS SECOND IN CONFERENCE RACE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians moved into second place in the Panhandle Conference race with a string of Spring Break wins.

            Chipola won two of three games in a recent series with Pensacola. Pensacola won a 7-5 decision on April 7. The Indians scored a 9-7 win over Pensacola on April 5. Chipola beat PJC 7-5 on April 3.

            Chipola swept a three game set with Northwest, including a 9-8 win on April 2, and a 10-4 win on March 31. The Indians blanked Northwest 10-0 on March 29 behind the shutout pitching of Austin Wright.

            With nine conference games remaining as of April 8, the Indians are 7-8 in league play. Gulf Coast (11-1) leads the league. TCC, PJC and Northwest are all knotted at 6-9.

            The top two teams from the conference will represent the Panhandle in the state tournament.

            The Indians play at Tallahassee April 9 and return home to host Tallahassee Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m., at the Chipola field.  Chipola heads back to TCC April 12.

            Chipola hosts Gulf Coast Wednesday, April 14, at 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m. The Indians play at Gulf Coast April 16.

            The Indians host Northwest in the final home conference game Monday, April 26, at 5 p.m. Chipola plays at Northwest April 24 and April 28.

            The Indians’ recent success moved them back into the FCCAA Top 10 landing at number 8.  

The Indians finished second in the conference and second in the state last season. In 13 seasons at the helm, Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson has led the Indians to the state tournament 10 times with six appearances in the title game.  Chipola won the 2008 and 2007 state titles and captured the school’s first-ever national tourney in 2007. The Indians finished second in the state tournament in 2009, 2005, 2002 and 2001, third in 1998, and among the top four in 2006.  

            For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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April 8, 2010

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS SET FOR JUNE 1

 

            MARIANNA—Spring Tryouts for the 2010-11 Chipola College cheerleading season will be held Tuesday, June 1, at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

            Freshmen are required to submit a high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from the most recent previous cheerleader sponsor/coach. 

            All who try out must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be full-time (12 hours) Chipola students in the Fall 2010 semester.  Scholarships are currently available for Chipola cheerleaders.

            The gym will be open at 3:30 p.m. with tryouts beginning at 4:00 p.m.

            For information, contact Melissa Laramore by email at:  Melissa.Laramore@jcsb.org. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

            Tryout Packets are available online at the Chipola Cheerleading website:  http://www.chipola.edu/extrac/athl/cheerleader/cheer.htm.

 

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 April 15, 2010

CHIPOLA BEATS GULF COAST IN TEN-INNING BATTLE

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians outlasted the Gulf Coast Commodores 14-13 in 10-inning battle between the top two teams in the Panhandle Conference April 14 at Chipola.

            With the win, the Indians improve to 10-9 in league play and increase their hold on second place in the conference which comes with a state tournament berth.

            With the game knotted at 13-13 in the bottom of the tenth, left fielder Eric Sauls connected on a rope to left center to score Blake Newalu and give Chipola the walk-off win.

            The game was the first of a three game set that continues in Panama City on Friday before finishing at Chipola field on Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m. The Indians host Northwest in the final home conference game Monday, April 26, at 5 p.m. Chipola plays at Northwest April 24 and April 28.

            The two heavyweight teams traded blows throughout the first three innings with the Commodores taking a 7-5 lead.  Gulf Coast picked up three in the fourth on a homerun to increase their lead to 10-5. The Commodores posted three more in the sixth, while Chipola’s LeVon Washington plated Andy Fermin make it 13-6. 

            After holding Gulf Coast scoreless in the seventh, the scoreboard began to light up for Chipola as the Indians posted five runs on only two hits.  This would signify a change in momentum for the remainder of the game.

            In the bottom of the ninth, Chipola trailed 13-11 with two outs and bases loaded when Marianna native Tyler Wilson doubled to left scoring teammates Eric Sauls and Joey Rapp to force extra innings.

            In the final inning, after nearly four hours of hard-fought competition, Blake Newalu singled to short and advanced to second on a wild throw.  Newalu stole third on the first pitch to Tyrone Dawson who eventually earned a walk. With runners on the corners, Eric Sauls slapped the game winning hit to score Newalu.  

            Pitcher Duncan Midkiff picked up the win for Chipola. Austin Wright and CJ Lusted threw 3.2 innings apiece for Chipola.

            With the win, Chipola improves to 24-20 on the season and 11-9 in conference play.  Gulf Coast (13-3) has clinched the conference title. Chipola (10-9) is second. PJC is 7-9. Northwest is 7-11 and TCC is 7-12.

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HOMETOWN HERO—In the bottom of the ninth, Chipola trailed Gulf Coast 13-11 with two outs and bases loaded when Marianna native Tyler Wilson doubled to left scoring teammates Eric Sauls and Joey Rapp to force extra innings.

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April 15, 2010

 

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING SEASON

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College officials recognized the accomplishments of the college Brain Bowl team at a press conference on April 14.

            Chipola won the FCCAA State Championship for the third year in a row and finished fourth in the Community College National Championship. Chipola is the three-time, defending Florida State champion. The team also finished second in the NAQT national tournament in 2008 and 2009.

            The Chipola squad recorded a string of victories on their way to their best year ever with wins over state universities FSU, UF and USF, and Chipola held their own in matches with Harvard and Arizona State.     

            The Chipola coaches are mathematics professor Stan Young and Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle.  Team members include: Ethan Hewett, Nathan Hooppell, Dallin Kelson, Drew Padgett and Cody Pickens.             

            Chipola head coach Stan Young, said, “I’m so proud of players for the hard work they put into this program. They could have been complacent based on our past successes, but they worked hard to take it up a level. Coach Dunkle and I thank everyone for the support we have received this year. We all should be proud.”           

            Chipola defeated Valencia CC 730-350 in the final to claim the 2010 FCCAA State title. The team finished the initial round robin with a perfect 9-0 record on their way to beating Valencia in the championship game for the second straight year.

            Three Chipola players were among the top 10 individuals in the state tourney. Dallin Kelson was fifth with 750 points. Cody Pickens was sixth with 495 points. Ethan Hewett scored 440 points to take tenth place.  Nathan Hooppell and Drew Padgett also scored among the top 40 players in the tournament.

            The Chipola team had its highest finish ever at the Division II NAQT National Championship on April 10, finishing 14th out of 32. Chipola finished third in the initial bracket recording wins over St. Charles, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Truman State. This record placed Chipola in the second tier for the playoffs with seven other teams: Princeton, Cornell, Cal Tech, Ottawa, St. Charles, Northeast Alabama and Carleton College. Chipola led Harvard at the half and took Cal Tech and Arizona State to overtime games. Unfortunately, Chipola lost both overtime games.

            Dallin Kelson was a tournament all-star in the NAQT, finishing eighth overall. He is the first Chipola player to receive this honor.

           Of the team’s success, coach Dr. Robert Dunkle, said, “It speaks to the work ethic of our kids that in the last three years we have consistently beaten teams from schools with much larger enrollments. Many of our opponents attended private schools or schools that offered Advanced Placement courses.”

            Chipola's A Team tied for fourth in the Community College National Championship held at Chipola Feb. 26-27.  The Chipola B Team finished tied for tenth. The field consisted of 24 teams from around the nation.

            On March 6, the Chipola team, represented solely by Dallin Kelson, won the Minnesota Undergrad Mirror held at Valencia CC. Kelson beat FSU 260-60 in the final, and had only one loss in the tourney, to the USF. FSU had two losses, both to Chipola’s Kelson. He was the top scorer with 1,180 points and averaged more points per game and more points per bonus than any team in the tournament.

            The Chipola Blue Team beat perennial powerhouse Valencia Red (330-220) on Nov. 14 to claim the championship of the Delta Burke Tournament for the second straight year. Chipola beat South Florida CC in the quarterfinals, Case Western University (Ohio) in the semifinals, and Valencia in the championship.

            Five Chipola players scored among the top 30 individuals in a field of more than 140 players. Dallin Kelson was sixth overall. Ethan Hewett finished 10th. Drew Padgett was 11th. Nathan Hooppell finished 14th and Cody Pickens was 30th.

             The Chipola A and B teams finished first and second respectively at the ACF Fall Academic Tournament Oct. 31 in Gainesville. Chipola A finished 11-0, while Chipola B finished 10-1, losing only to Chipola A. The 12-team field included the University of South Florida and several state colleges. Five Chipola players scored among the top 15 individuals with Dallin Kelson first overall.  Ethan Hewett was third. Cody Pickens, Drew Padgett and Nathan Hooppell finished at numbers 12, 13 and 14, respectively.   

            Chipola finished third in a 20-team tournament in Orlando on Oct. 24.  Chipola finished third behind the first place University of Florida A team and the second place Florida State University B team. Chipola also scored two wins over the FSU A team. Kelson was the ninth individual among 65 players. His team-mate Ethan Hewett was tenth overall.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “These young men represent the best of the best in our student body. Not only are they gifted students, but they work very hard to perform at a high level year after year.”

                                                           

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL RECOGNIZED—Chipola College officials recognized the accomplishments of the college Brain Bowl team at a press conference on April 14. Here, team members pose with this season’s trophies. Pictured from left, are: Chipola vice president Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Dallin Kelson, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, Nathan Hooppell, Ethan Hewett, Cody Pickens, and Brain Bowl coaches Stan Young and Dr. Robert Dunkle. Team member Drew Padgett is not pictured.

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April 15, 2010

NOTICE OF PRESS CONFERENCE

 WHO: Chipola students named Academic All Americans

WHAT: Press Conference to recognize students and unveil portraits for Wall of Honor

WHEN: Wednesday, April 21, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Atrium of Chipola College Literature/Language Building

Chipola College students—Allison Ellis and Jessica Bradley—were recently named USA Today Academic All-Americans. They were recently featured in USA Today in the top 60 among the more than 11 million community college students in the country. The students also were named to the All-Florida Academic Team.

Allison Ellis recently addressed the American Association of Community College Presidents National Convention at which she met with Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

 

The students and their Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society adviser Pam Rentz will be on hand for the press conference. Portraits of the students will be unveiled for hanging on Chipola’s Academic Wall of Honor.

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April 15, 2010

 

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR CHIPOLA FALL TERM SET FOR APRIL

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer two weeks of early registration in April for the Fall 2010 term.

            Early registration dates for current students are based on the number of hours completed. The following dates are scheduled: April 19, students with 45 or more hours; April 20, students with 15 or more hours; April 21-22 and April 26-30, students with at least one hour.

            All current students with one or more hours also will be eligible to register for Fall classes June 14-17.

            For information, visit www.chipola.edu, or call the Registration Office at 718-2311.

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April 15, 2010

 

CHIPOLA JAZZ BAND TO PRESENT FREE CONCERT APRIL 20

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Jazz Band under the direction of Dr. Daniel Powell will present a free concert Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center.

            The non-ticketed show will feature many styles of jazz including: swing, latin, ballad, bossa nova, funk, swing, rock ballad, and moderate swing.  

            Jazz Band players are: Parker Bellot, guitar; Anthony Berkley, piano; Mitchell Boles, trombone; Wade Boan, percussion; Adam Brisolara, trumpet; Joseph Covington, bass; Andrew Davis, trumpet; Mark Ebel, trumpet; Brenton Jones, trombone; Caleb Lovely, trombone; Kamisha Massaline, tenor saxophone; Katie McClelland, euphonium; Kari McConkey, trumpet; Steve Ozbun, guitar; Josh Peronto, guitar; Garrett Reed, baritone saxophone; Adam Smith, percussion; Jacob Stewart, alto saxophone; Ashton Thompson, trombone.

            In addition to touring the public schools, the Jazz Band recently was featured at the premiere of the Florida Bandmaster Association District 2 Jazz Festival.

 

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April 15, 2010

                   

WESTER ELECTED CHIPOLA SGA PREZ

 

            MARIANNA—Madison Wester of Grand Ridge was elected president of the Chipola College Student Government Association during Spring elections on April 7.

            Aja Finklea of Chipley was elected sophomore class president. Monica Guilford of Blountstown was chosen Chief Justice.

            The following students were elected sophomore senators: Mary Beth Alderman, Chipley, Kristen Garney of Chipley, Ashleigh Lollie of Sneads, Dustin Miller of Marianna, Olivia Mosier of Cottondale, Bhagyashri Patel of Chipley, Tiffany Stoe of Chipley, J.D. Tyler of Marianna and Ashley Whitfield of Blountstown.

All students enrolled at Chipola are members of the SGA and may, through their chosen representatives, have a voice in the curricular and extracurricular programs of the college. SGA has jurisdiction over all student clubs and organizations and facilitates understanding between the student body and the faculty and administration of the college.

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April 15, 2010

                 

CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPICS WINNERS

 

            MARIANNA—Some 200 students representing 14 area high schools participated in the 26th annual Chipola College Math Olympiad on April 9.

Students competed individually on written exams in Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus.  Teams competed in three Ciphering competitions and for Team Awards that are earned through highest combined scores on the written exams.  For their hard work, the students earned certificates of participation and were treated to lunch.  

            Overall team winners are: first, Altha Public School, team members: Christina Watson, Tyler McCoy, Wesley Chevillot; second, Chipley High, team members: Hunter Harden, Kacey Aukema and Zack Butler.

            Ciphering team winners are:

            Algebra I—first, Holmes County High, team members: Brittany Pippin, Emily Hamilton, Seth Taylor; second, Chipley High, team members: Logan Justice, Hunter Harden, Matt Mosley.

            Algebra II—first, Holmes County High, team members: Kole Forehand, Koleton Sellers, Amber Hailes; second, Blountstown High, team members: David Leonard, Stewart Herndon, Brett Tanner.

            Geometry—first, Blountstown High, team members: Caitlyn Stewart, Chris Byrne, Casey Johnson; second, Marianna High, team members: Jae Jung Hyun, William Glover, Jamie McCoy.

            Individual award winners by category are:

            Algebra Ifirst, Chipley High, Cary Laird; second, Chipley High , Hunter Harden; third, Altha Public , Christina Watson; fourth, Vernon High , Dravyn Shiley; fifth (tie), Marianna High, Caroline Rogers; Holmes County High, Brittany Pippin; sixth (tie), Chipley High, Stephen Kauffman; Holmes County High, Emily Hamilton; seventh, Blountstown High, Courtney McFarland; eighth, Graceville High, Jasmin Gurin; ninth, Blountstown High, Brandon Purvis; and tenth, Marianna High, Tiffany Stephens.

            Algebra IIfirst, Blountstown High, David Leonard; second, Chipley High , Michael Pritchard; third, Altha Public, Tyler McCoy; fourth, Marianna High, Ashlee Laramore; fifth, Chipley High, Kacey Aukema; sixth, Graceville High, Mark Register; seventh, Sneads High, CJ Fussell; eighth (tie), Marianna High, Paul Kelson; Sneads High, Chris Justiss; ninth (tie), Holmes County High, Koleton Sellers and Kole Forehand; Blountstown High, Stewart Herndon; and tenth, Poplar Springs High, Savanna Bryan.

            Geometryfirst, Blountstown High, Caitlyn Stewart; second, Marianna High, Jae Jung Hyun; third, Marianna High, Zachary Brockner; fourth, Blountstown High, Chris Byrne; fifth, Marianna High, William Glover; sixth, Altha Public, Wesley Chevillot; seventh, Graceville High, Annemarie Nichols; eighth (tie), Chipley High, Dre Rodriguez and Zack Butler; ninth, Sneads High, Haley Johns; and tenth (tie), Holmes County High, Julie Wells; Graceville High, Jenny So.

            Trigonometryfirst, Marianna High, Paul Gochenaur; second, Blountstown High, Harlea Perdue; third, Vernon High, Alex Anderson; fourth, Marianna High, Katelyn Miller; fifth, Blountstown High, Ashley Adams; sixth, Graceville High, Laira Skipper; seventh, Chipley High, Emily Stewart; eighth, Vernon High, Caitlin Smith; ninth (tie), Blountstown High, Aubrey Tharpe; Graceville High, Cassandra Delgado; and tenth (tie), Marianna High, Sammy Muniz and Kristi Folds.

           Calculusfirst, Marianna High, Travis Bontrager; second, Chipley High, Adriane Guettler; third, Chipley High, Nicole Lankist; fourth, Chipley High, Jessica O’Keefe; fifth, Sneads High, Elizabeth Thomas; sixth, Marianna High, Mary Anna Osiecka; seventh, Chipley High, Alyssa Munns; eighth, Marianna High, Sammy Muniz; ninth, Sneads High, Adrian Carr; and tenth, Chipley High, Hillary Saunders.

 

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April 15, 2010

 

BLUE SPRINGS OLD TIMERS DAY IS MAY 8

 

            MARIANNA—Blue Springs Old Timers Day is set for Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Blue Springs Recreation Area.

            The Blue Springs Working Group is hosting the event. Working Group leader Allan Tidwell, says, “The purpose of Old Timer’s Day is to assemble those who have known and cherished Blue Springs in order to hear their stories of the ‘old days’ at the spring. We are especially interested in stories before 1970.

            The event begins at 11 a.m. with an informal visit with friends and interviews. A fish fry and covered dish picnic begins at noon. A storytelling session kicks off at 1 p.m.

            All who want to tell stories or hear them are invited. Guests are asked to bring: a covered dish, a lawn chair, old photos of Blue Springs, and stories to share or an ear to listen.

            Tidwell says, “Blue Springs has been a magnet for the citizens of Jackson County for nearly 200 years.  It has been a special place to swim, picnic, relax and play hooky from school.  Family reunions, Fourth of July celebrations, school outings and church baptisms are all part of the springs story.  Come join us as we add to that history.”

            For information, call Tidwell at 526-2761, Ext. 3248.

 

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April 15, 2010

 

CRAA SPONSORS MUSIC PROGRAM IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association recently sponsored educational programs by concert flutist Donna Wissinger in selected local elementary and middle schools. 

            Wissinger interacted with, taught, and entertained over 2,500 children at Golson Elementary, Vernon Elementary, Cottondale Elementary, Marianna Middle, and Ponce de Leon Elementary schools.

            Students raced to the beat of the flute and were then asked to feel their own heartbeat, proving we all have music inside. Students were exposed to many different types of music and especially enjoyed hearing the William Tell overture and visualizing the horses coming. 

            Wissinger also discussed the development of the flute and students were able to see flutes from all over the world.

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PIED PIPER VISITS AREA SCHOOLS—The Chipola Regional Arts Association recently sponsored educational programs by concert flutist Donna Wissinger in selected local elementary and middle schools. 

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April 15, 2010

 

Chipola Ladies Capture Panhandle Conference Crown

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians clinched the Panhandle Conference title and secured a top spot at the NJCAA Region VIII Softball Tournament after sweeping rival Tallahassee Community College in an April 10 double-header.

            The Lady Indians won the first game (3-0) behind the shutout performance of winning pitcher Brittany Black. She allowed only one hit while striking out 5 Lady Eagles in a complete game.

            In the second game, the Lady Indians jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with Michelle Hewett scoring from third on a single by Ariell van Hook in the third inning.  The teams traded runs in the fifth as Chipola maintained a 2-1 lead heading into the seventh.

            Trailing 3-2 in the ninth, the Lady Indians mounted their comeback.  After Trish Bliss was hit by a pitch, Dana Cauthen reached on a fielder’s choice and an errant throw advanced Bliss to second.  With two outs, Chipola catcher Kellie Todd tripled to center field on a 2-1 pitch, plating Bliss and Cauthen to give the Lady Indians the 4-3 victory.    

            The Lady Indians improved to 12-2 in Panhandle Conference play and 40-11 overall. 

            Chipola will return to action Friday, April 16 in their final double-header conference match-up against Northwest Florida at 4 p.m.  The Lady Indians defeated Northwest last month, 4-3 and 9-0.

 

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April 15, 2010

 CHIPOLA BEATS GULF COAST IN TEN-INNING BATTLE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians outlasted the Gulf Coast Commodores 14-13 in 10-inning battle between the top two teams in the Panhandle Conference April 14 at Chipola.

            With the win, the Indians improve to 10-9 in league play and increase their hold on second place in the conference which comes with a state tournament berth.

            With the game knotted at 13-13 in the bottom of the tenth, left fielder Eric Sauls connected on a rope to left center to score Blake Newalu and give Chipola the walk-off win.

            The game was the first of a three game set that continues in Panama City on Friday before finishing at Chipola field on Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m. The Indians host Northwest in the final home conference game Monday, April 26, at 5 p.m. Chipola plays at Northwest April 24 and April 28.

            The two heavyweight teams traded blows throughout the first three innings with the Commodores taking a 7-5 lead.  Gulf Coast picked up three in the fourth on a homerun to increase their lead to 10-5. The Commodores posted three more in the sixth, while Chipola’s LeVon Washington plated Andy Fermin make it 13-6. 

            After holding Gulf Coast scoreless in the seventh, the scoreboard began to light up for Chipola as the Indians posted five runs on only two hits.  This would signify a change in momentum for the remainder of the game.

            In the bottom of the ninth, Chipola trailed 13-11 with two outs and bases loaded when Marianna native Tyler Wilson doubled to left scoring teammates Eric Sauls and Joey Rapp to force extra innings.

            In the final inning, after nearly four hours of hard-fought competition, Blake Newalu singled to short and advanced to second on a wild throw.  Newalu stole third on the first pitch to Tyrone Dawson who eventually earned a walk. With runners on the corners, Eric Sauls slapped the game winning hit to score Newalu.  

            Pitcher Duncan Midkiff picked up the win for Chipola. Austin Wright and CJ Lusted threw 3.2 innings apiece for Chipola.

            With the win, Chipola improves to 24-20 on the season and 11-9 in conference play.  Gulf Coast (13-3) has clinched the conference title. Chipola (10-9) is second. PJC is 7-9. Northwest is 7-11 and TCC is 7-12.

 

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April 21, 2010

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College officials on Wednesday recognized the academic and service accomplishments of two of Chipola’s most outstanding students.

                Chipola sophomore Jessica Bradley was named to Coca Cola Scholars Gold Team and to the All-Florida Academic First Team.

               Allison Ellis was named to the 2010 All-Florida Academic First Team, the All-USA Academic First Team, the 2010 New Century Scholar, and a 2010 Guistwhite Scholar.

                Both students were featured in an April issue of USA Today. Both are leaders in the Chipola Nu Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges. 

               Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough introduced the students whose portraits will hang in the Chipola Academic Hall of Fame. “We are so proud to add two more students to our wall of honor. These portraits represent the best of the best of Chipola students and community college students from across the nation. I congratulate Allison and Jessica for their many leadership and academic accomplishments,” Prough said. 

Jessica Bradley

                Jessica Bradley was named to Coca Cola Scholars Gold Team and to the All Florida Academic First Team.

                An early-admission student to Chipola, she was a member of Chipola Honors program, and Scholarship Officer of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Bradley was also a Chipola Student Ambassador and a member of the Student Government Association. She also served as a writer and editor of the Chipola student newspaper, The Papoose.

                When asked about her Chipola experience, Bradley said, "As an early admit student, Chipola gave me the opportunity to challenge myself and expand my education before I was ready to transfer to a larger university."

                Bradley was founder of Phi Theta Kappa’s “Reading First” project that provided a free book to every first grade student in Jackson County. She led Chipola students in the drive to deliver a total of 860 copies of the book, The One, the Only, Magnificent Me to students in the county.

                Bradley said, “This project had such an impact on me because I now know that something as simple as a book is out of reach to so many of the children in our own county.  It’s a bittersweet moment to hand a seven year old their first book. I’m thrilled that Phi Theta Kappa had the opportunity to invest in the future students of our society, and give them a book that they can really relate to.”

               Bradley has worked to promote literacy to students of all ages. In the Characters with Class program, she led Chipola students on visits to local schools where they wore costumes to represent characters from various books. Bradley also worked to conduct four free ACT prep courses for high school students in the district.  

               Bradley is the daughter of Karen and Aron Bradley, of Greenwood. She is a graduate of Sneads High School and plans to transfer to the University of Florida to major in Public Relations.  She also hopes to attend law school upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree.

Allison Ellis

                Chipola sophomore Allison Ellis is one of the most awarded students in Chipola College history. She was named to the 2010 All-Florida Academic First Team, the All-USA Academic First Team and the 2010 New Century Scholar, the top student from the state of Florida. Additionally, Ellis was named a 2010 Guistwhite Scholar.

                As New Century Scholar, Ellis delivered the keynote address at the All-Florida Academic Team meeting in Tallahassee and the American Association of Community College Presidents in Seattle.  While in Seattle, Ellis and a small group of students were invited to meet with Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

                Ellis’ selection for these and other awards were based on her 4.0 academic standing and her work as a leadership officer in the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

                Ellis had her choice of colleges, but chose to attend Chipola for her first two years. “Attending Chipola has allowed me to be involved in many extracurricular activities which wouldn’t have been possible at a larger college. I feel like my decision to attend a community college has and will continue to benefit me in the future,” Ellis said.

                The Chipley native led several programs to help children locally and internationally.  From dressing up as a book character and reading to elementary school children to raising money for school supplies or mosquito nets, Ellis has worked to improve children’s lives and learning.

                As captain of the Chipola Cheerleading Squad, she coordinated pep rallies at elementary schools and represented the college in local parades. Ellis, who plans to attend medical school, also served as president and treasurer of the Chipola Pre-Med Society.  Her work was not limited to young children; she also volunteered at the ACT prep course for area high-schoolers held at Chipola.        

                She helped coordinate a shoebox drive on campus for Operation Christmas Child and worked with March of Dimes, Rock the Vote, Relay for Life and United Way.

                Ellis said her favorite project was Mission Backpack, a school supplies drive which she coordinated last summer. The project was founded by the Florida Baptist Children’s Home to help provide disadvantaged and orphaned children with backpacks and school supplies. Ellis said, “Studies show that backpacks give children more enthusiasm and excitement for school, another reason why this particular project was so important to me.”

                She worked with businesses to coordinate drop-off zones for the school supplies, and encouraged other students to donate. Chipola collected over 60 backpacks and school supplies for the Children’s Home in Tallahassee and for students in Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Russia and Romania.

                Ellis helped involve all student organizations at the college through the “Nothing But Nets” project.  She led a team of college students on a malaria awareness campaign to local elementary schools, and led a fund drive to collect loose change to raise money for malaria nets for families in Africa.

                Ellis is the daughter of Terry and Paula Ellis of Chipley. She is active in the First Baptist Church of Chipley where she serves in the nursery and volunteers for missions.

                Chipola English instructor Pam Rentz is faculty adviser to the college chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE—Chipola College officials on Wednesday recognized the academic and service accomplishments of two of Chipola’s most outstanding students: Jessica Bradley and Allison Ellis. Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, Jessica Bradley, PTK adviser Pam Rentz, Allison Ellis and Chipola vice president Dr. Sarah Clemmons.

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April 22, 2010

STATE REPRESENTATIVE to Speak at CHIPOLA Commencement

            

            MARIANNA—Representative Marti Coley will deliver the commencement address at the Chipola College’s graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 6. 

            Coley is a native of Blountstown who graduated from Chipola in 1981. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.

            More than 300 graduates make up the Chipola class of 2010. They will join the ranks of more than 10,000 Chipola alumni. Counted as members of the class are all who completed their degrees or certificates from December of 2009 to May of 2010 or who will complete work during the summer 2010 terms. Chipola’s first class of bachelor’s degree graduates in Nursing, Elementary Education and Exceptional Student Education also will receive their degrees during the ceremony. 

            Rep. Marti Coley, the former Marti Bontrager, has been a long-time resident of Jackson County.  She graduated from Chipola Junior College in 1981.  She then went on to graduate from Florida State University in 1984 with a degree in English Education. 

            Coley began her teaching career in Thomasville, Georgia, before moving to Marianna in 1985 with her husband, David.  She began teaching at Malone High School where she remained until 1989.  In 1989 Coley moved to the college level and has been with Chipola College for over twenty years.

            Rep. Coley has championed many pressing issues facing local communities, including: affordable housing, education, and economic development.   Currently, she serves as the Chair of the Joint Administration Procedures Committee, the Vice Chair of the Education Policy Council, and is a member of the Pre-K-12 Appropriations Committee, Pre-K-12 Policy Committee, and the Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review.

            Rep. Marti Coley was married to the late Rep. David Coley for 23 years until his death in March of 2005.  They have three children:  Kristin, Vance, and Hunter. 

She was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2005. 

             

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 April 22, 2010

    

PIANO AND CELLO DUO TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

           

            MARIANNA—The Romanenko-Yoshikawa Duo will present a concert in the Chipola College Arts Center, Sunday, May 9, at 3 p.m.

            The concert is sponsored by the Chipola Fine and Performing Arts Department. Admission is by donation only.

            The duo includes cellist Alexei Romanenko and pianist Christine Yoshikawa and will feature works by Valentini, Schnittke, Liszt, Romanenko and Strauss. 

            The Romanenko-Yoshikawa Duo continues to delight audiences around the world with their highly vibrant musicality and technical brilliance. Equally in demand as concert soloists, the duo has distinguished itself as a combined dynamic team of artists with an impressive list of awards and personal achievements.

            They also are advocates for new music and dedicated pedagogues to a generation of young musicians, with current and past teaching positions at the University of British Columbia, Arizona State University, University of Florida, and Chipola College.

            Touring regularly throughout the U.S. and abroad presenting an exhilarating program of solo and duo cello/piano masterpieces from the classics to modern. Some of their forthcoming engagements include the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall with Live Broadcast on WFMT-FM radio Chicago, Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, Amelia G. Tapper Centre Theatre, Emerald Coast Studio Live on WKGC-FM, and artistic residencies across North America including the University of Toronto, Georgia Southern University and the University of North Florida.

            For information, visit: www.alexeiromanenko.com and www.christineyoshikawa.com

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April 22, 2010

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College officials on Wednesday recognized the academic and service accomplishments of two of Chipola’s most outstanding students.

Chipola sophomore Jessica Bradley was named to Coca Cola Scholars Gold Team and to the All-Florida Academic First Team.

                Allison Ellis was named to the 2010 All-Florida Academic First Team, the All-USA Academic First Team, the 2010 New Century Scholar, and a 2010 Guistwhite Scholar.

                Both students were featured in an April issue of USA Today. Both are leaders in the Chipola Nu Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges. 

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough introduced the students whose portraits will hang in the Chipola Academic Hall of Fame. “We are so proud to add two more students to our wall of honor. These portraits represent the best of the best of Chipola students and community college students from across the nation. I congratulate Allison and Jessica for their many leadership and academic accomplishments,” Prough said. 

Jessica Bradley

                Jessica Bradley was named to Coca Cola Scholars Gold Team and to the All Florida Academic First Team.

                  An early-admission student to Chipola, she was a member of Chipola Honors program, and Scholarship Officer of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Bradley was also a Chipola Student Ambassador and a member of the Student Government Association. She also served as a writer and editor of the Chipola student newspaper, The Papoose.

                When asked about her Chipola experience, Bradley said, "As an early admit student, Chipola gave me the opportunity to challenge myself and expand my education before I was ready to transfer to a larger university."

                Bradley was founder of Phi Theta Kappa’s “Reading First” project that provided a free book to every first grade student in Jackson County. She led Chipola students in the drive to deliver a total of 860 copies of the book, The One, the Only, Magnificent Me to students in the county.

                Bradley said, “This project had such an impact on me because I now know that something as simple as a book is out of reach to so many of the children in our own county.  It’s a bittersweet moment to hand a seven year old their first book. I’m thrilled that Phi Theta Kappa had the opportunity to invest in the future students of our society, and give them a book that they can really relate to.”

                Bradley has worked to promote literacy to students of all ages. In the Characters with Class program, she led Chipola students on visits to local schools where they wore costumes to represent characters from various books. Bradley also worked to conduct four free ACT prep courses for high school students in the district.  

               Bradley is the daughter of Karen and Aron Bradley, of Greenwood. She is a graduate of Sneads High School and plans to transfer to the University of Florida to major in Public Relations.  She also hopes to attend law school upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree.

Allison Ellis

                Chipola sophomore Allison Ellis is one of the most awarded students in Chipola College history. She was named to the 2010 All-Florida Academic First Team, the All-USA Academic First Team and the 2010 New Century Scholar, the top student from the state of Florida. Additionally, Ellis was named a 2010 Guistwhite Scholar.

                As New Century Scholar, Ellis delivered the keynote address at the All-Florida Academic Team meeting in Tallahassee and the American Association of Community College Presidents in Seattle.  While in Seattle, Ellis and a small group of students were invited to meet with Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

                Ellis’ selection for these and other awards were based on her 4.0 academic standing and her work as a leadership officer in the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

                Ellis had her choice of colleges, but chose to attend Chipola for her first two years. “Attending Chipola has allowed me to be involved in many extracurricular activities which wouldn’t have been possible at a larger college. I feel like my decision to attend a community college has and will continue to benefit me in the future,” Ellis said.

                The Chipley native led several programs to help children locally and internationally.  From dressing up as a book character and reading to elementary school children to raising money for school supplies or mosquito nets, Ellis has worked to improve children’s lives and learning.

                As captain of the Chipola Cheerleading Squad, she coordinated pep rallies at elementary schools and represented the college in local parades. Ellis, who plans to attend medical school, also served as president and treasurer of the Chipola Pre-Med Society.  Her work was not limited to young children; she also volunteered at the ACT prep course for area high-schoolers held at Chipola.        

                She helped coordinate a shoebox drive on campus for Operation Christmas Child and worked with March of Dimes, Rock the Vote, Relay for Life and United Way.

                Ellis said her favorite project was Mission Backpack, a school supplies drive which she coordinated last summer. The project was founded by the Florida Baptist Children’s Home to help provide disadvantaged and orphaned children with backpacks and school supplies. Ellis said, “Studies show that backpacks give children more enthusiasm and excitement for school, another reason why this particular project was so important to me.”

                She worked with businesses to coordinate drop-off zones for the school supplies, and encouraged other students to donate. Chipola collected over 60 backpacks and school supplies for the Children’s Home in Tallahassee and for students in Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Russia and Romania.

                Ellis helped involve all student organizations at the college through the “Nothing But Nets” project.  She led a team of college students on a malaria awareness campaign to local elementary schools, and led a fund drive to collect loose change to raise money for malaria nets for families in Africa.

                Ellis is the daughter of Terry and Paula Ellis of Chipley. She is active in the First Baptist Church of Chipley where she serves in the nursery and volunteers for missions.

                Chipola English instructor Pam Rentz is faculty adviser to the college chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

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April 22, 2010

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JACKSON NURSES HELP CHIPOLA—Nurses from Jackson Hospital recently led a Birthing Simulation session for Chipola College nursing students. Pictured from left, are: Chipola student Ceely Barfield, Jackson Hospital’s OB Nurse Manager Connie Swearingen, RN, and Delilah Lewis, RN. Jackson nurses Marcy Murdock, RN, and Heather Carr, RN, also assisted with the session, along with Chipola Simulation Lab Coordinator, Amy Sampson, RN, BSN. 

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April 22, 2010

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CHIPOLA CORRECTIONAL OFFICER GRADS—Nine candidates recently completed the Correctional Officer Training at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left (front) Crystal Allen of Graceville, Jonathan Deel of Cottonwood, Ala., Patrick Drummond of Chipley, Justin Mullins of Bonifay, (back) Tracy Price of Panama City, Catherine Suzor of Cottondale, Britt Wood of Marianna, Brian Wall of Vernon and (not pictured James Edge of Marianna). 

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April 22, 2010

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CHIPOLA’S “THE THREE LITTLE…”—The Chipola Children’s Show, “The Three Little . . .” will be presented to hundreds of elementary school children.  A public performance is set for Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m.    This high energy, original production is an adaptation by Chipola director Charles Sirmon and choreographer Chris Manasco tells the story of Pigs, Blind Mice and other familiar tales in which 3 is a magic number.  General admission tickets—$5—go on sale April 29 in the Business Office. For ticket information, call 718-2220. For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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April 22, 2010

 

SECOND PLACE INDIANS HAVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola baseball player Eric Sauls is this week’s FCCAA Baseball Player of the Week for April 20. 

            The sophomore outfielder from Tallahassee batted .348 (8-for-23) with three home runs and nine RBIs in five games for the Indians.

            Sauls hit safely in his final four games of the week. He scored at least one run in all five games and enjoyed a three-game stretch in which he drove in eight runs.

            In a three-game series against top-ranked Gulf Coast, he went 7-for-15 with two homers and six RBIs, including 4-for-7 in game one when he drove in the game-winning run in Chipola’s 14-13, ten-inning victory.

            Gulf Coast (15-4) has clinched the Panhandle Conference title. Chipola (11-10) has a good hold on second place in the league ahead of Pensacola (8-11), Northwest (8-11) and TCC (8-14). 

            Gulf Coast is the top-ranked team in the state poll. Chipola is next highest Panhandle team at seventh place. PJC is tenth.

            Chipola outlasted Gulf Coast 10-9 on April 16 behind the pitching of CJ Riefenhauser. Aaron Etchison was 2 for 5, with 4 RBI. The Indians lost a 4-3 decision to Gulf Coast on April 17.  

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April 22, 2010

 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE

 

            MARIANNA—Ten members of the conference champion Chipola College softball team were named to the Panhandle All-Conference team. 

            With a current league record of 14-2, the Lady Indians have already secured a spot in the FCCAA State Tournament.

            Six Lady Indians—Emma Stevenson, Brittany Black, Trish Bliss, Michelle Hewett, Nikki Roddy and Kellie Todd—were named First Team All Conference.  Three Chipola players—Hannah Lovestrand, Andrea Sullivan and Ariell van Hook—were named Second Team All Conference.  Lady Indian Dana Cauthen received honorable mention.

            Catcher Kellie Todd was named Conference Player of the Year.  Emma Stevenson was selected as the Conference Pitcher of the Year, with a record of 20-3 overall and 7-0 in conference play with two saves and an ERA of 0.96.

            To top off this year’s conference honors was Chipola Coach Belinda Hendrix being selected as the Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year.

 

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April 22, 2010

 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE

 

            MARIANNA—Ten members of the conference champion Chipola College softball team were named to the Panhandle All-Conference team. 

            With a current league record of 14-2, the Lady Indians have already secured a spot in the FCCAA State Tournament.

            Six Lady Indians—Emma Stevenson, Brittany Black, Trish Bliss, Michelle Hewett, Nikki Roddy and Kellie Todd—were named First Team All Conference.  Three Chipola players—Hannah Lovestrand, Andrea Sullivan and Ariell van Hook—were named Second Team All Conference.  Lady Indian Dana Cauthen received honorable mention.

            Catcher Kellie Todd was named Conference Player of the Year.  Emma Stevenson was selected as the Conference Pitcher of the Year, with a record of 20-3 overall and 7-0 in conference play with two saves and an ERA of 0.96.

            To top off this year’s conference honors was Chipola Coach Belinda Hendrix being selected as the Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year.

 

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CHIPOLA ALL CONFERENCE PICKS—Conference pitcher of the year Emma Stevenson; Kellie Todd, Conference Player of the Year and Chipola Coach Belinda Hendrix, Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year.

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 April 29, 2010

CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2010 GRADUATES

           

         MARIANNA—Some 460 students were eligible for graduation at Chipola College at the end of the spring semester. Graduation exercises are scheduled for Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m., in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

            State Rep. Marti Coley will deliver the commencement address.  Coley is a native of Blountstown who graduated from Chipola in 1981. Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.        

            Counted as members of the class are all who completed their degrees or certificates from December of ‘09 to May of ‘10 or who will complete work at Chipola during the summer of ’10.

            The class includes the following, listed according to type of degree and hometown:

Bachelor of Science Degrees

            Alford—Stephanie Elaine McIntosh.

            Altha— Cindy Mears Porter.

            Bascom—Karen J. Dunaway, Brandis L. Perkins.       

            Bloutstown—Jessie Ann Burch.

            Bonifay—Mary L. Atwell, Debra J. Miles, Nicole Candace Seley.

            Campbellton—Cornelius JaJuan Clark.

            Chipley—Garratt K. Collins, Allen Michael Ellis, Kelly Foran, Angela Kay Henderson, Thomas Allan Laney, Matthew R. Park, Virginia Eileen Swindle, Deborah S. Yglesias.

            Clarksville—Lindsay Hollice Miller.

            Cottondale—Timra Shea Cloud, Eboni B. Garner, Shonda Lynn Jones, Mary Allison Trolard.

            Fountain—Valetta Little Bledsoe.

            Graceville—Nathan Day, Lakisha Michele Young.

            Grand Ridge—Marissa Danielle Chason.

            Greenwood—Dwight Anthony Cockerham, Paul Everett Gilley, Renee Maria Sheffield-Reed.

            Marianna—Karen Kite Beasley, Kimberlynn Amber Cook, Disiree Alexandria Curry, Rachael Michelle Daniel, Heather Danielle Gibson, Sherri Teresa Godwin, Amber J. Gullett, Chequita R. Jones, Joycelyn Sharese Lewis, Shannan L. Lowery, Cindy Murphy Mitchell, Katie Elizabeth Mitchell, Karmen Kriser Sellers, Amanda K. Wiggins, Jafria Gyntel Wooden.

            Sneads—Amber Nicole Weeks.

            Vernon—Jessica Marie Lee.

            Westville—Lisa M. Ellenburg, Catherine Tinsley.

            Out-of District— Karla Michelle McBryar Cottonwood, Ala.; Maria Mulkey Kenyon Donalsonville, Ga.; Joseph Zackery Bell, Panama City.

Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees

            Blountstown—Tanya Marie Savell, Tramaine L. Spears, Kelli Elizabeth Walden, Shannon Paige White.

            Bonifay—Joseph E. Paulk.

            Bristol—Jonetta Deshay Dawson, Jody Parish.

            Campbellton—Alexandria LaShawn Clemmons.

            Chipley—Cortney Leigh Corbin, Jenna Nicole Peel, Maria Katharina Showalter.

            Cottondale—Ricky Lee Wade.

            Cypress—Chasity Marie Tharp.

            Graceville—Shelley Dean Jurgonski.

            Marianna—Mary Lynn Huckaby, Brenda Elaine Jones, Michael Pinnella, Patricia Murphy Wikle.

            Sneads—Thomas Tyus Daniels, Zachary L. Johnson.

            Vernon—Daniel Lee.

Associate in Arts Degrees

            Alford—Michelle Hewett, Paul Kevin Hill, II, Steven Michael Kay, Casey Andrew Speers, Mackenzie Willis.

            Altha—Justin David Branton, Noah Daniel Byler, Gary C. Chew, Molly Maxine Fagen, Jenny Eileen Godwin, Jessica Lynn Bontrager Godwin, Justin L. Godwin, Andrew Stephen Johnson, Colton Anthony Moore, Meagan Parrish, Amy Jeanne Reid, Jordan Michael Schwartz, Amanda Elyse Senterfitt, Taylor Ann Shelton, Zachariah Tatum, Angela Marie Waldron, Meagan E. Wiltse.

            Bascom—Amy Elise Broome, Kacee Carroll Floyd, Shyera Marquise McCollough.

            Blountstown—Dana Kay Clark, Dana Cooper, Cynthia Amanda Hope, Melissa Louise Howland, William Hayes Leonard, Allison Nichole Tipton, Mary Latosha Webb.

            Bonifay—Jeffrey Karl Amerson, Anthony V. Berkley, Michael Bozarth, Kentral R. Ector, Lucas Aaron French, Kaylen Raye Hatcher, Nicholas Grant Hobbs, Justin Raymond Kulkusky, Contessa Renea Lewis, Elizabeth Nicole Lewis, Danny Wayne McDuffie, III, Allen McWaters, Mindy Lynn Myers, Anna Elizabeth Parmer, Juliann Pettis, Ashley Jordan Pitts, Meredith Pritchard, Ashley A. Sloan, Hannah LeAnn Watson, Chelsea Elizabeth Wells, Elizabeth Nicole Williams, Helen L. Williams.

            Bristol—Elijah L. Bentley, Christy Uzzell Brock, Carmen Rebecca Foran, Tessa Page Ford, Karey Elizabeth Gautier, Alicia Marie Jackson, Casey Johanna Lathem, Kelly Noel Lathem, Jordon Marissa Shuler, Leigh Ann Summers.

            Campbellton—Quintin Fitzgerald Beechum, II, Cruz Clark, David Aaron Hitchcock.

            Caryville—Audreanna Lorraine Green, La'Wanda Peterson, Lindsey M. Sutherland.

            Chipley—Laci Gail Abbott, Jennifer Hope Allen, Lance A. Bush, Jesse Tyler Carter, Tamarette Claiborne, Rachel Kelli Cook, Allison Morgan Ellis, Ashley Murnice Ellis, Kelly Suzanne Foran, Brittany Morgan Gainey, Julie Lynn Goodson, Benjamin Thomas Grande, Cora L. Hawkins, Lisa Diane Jenkins, Jeremi Johnson, Marshal Malloy, Rebekah Lynn Minchin, Malcolm G. Minchin, Jr., Alan Christopher Moss, Kylie Dean Mulrain, Loisha Myers, Hunter Jackson Park, Christopher E. Peyton, Aven Jason Pitts, Ericka Paige Provost, Sharon Elizabeth Sapp, Michael Jamison Smith, Ethan Alan Solger, Katherine Faye Stone, Kristen Anne Stone, Joseph B. Yon.

            Clarksville—Sean Alday, Patrick John Jones, Jessica Danielle Walden.

            Cottondale—Jeremy Michael Barnes, Alida Star Capps, Jared Davis, Steven Dilmore, Leah Celeste Hanchard, Onelio Miguel Maus, Jacqueline Sue Roberts, Jared Dakota Scurlock, Miranda Corbin Walden, Joey Newton Wells, Allen J. Williams.

            Fountain—Britney K. Turner.

            Graceville—Courtney Kate Corbin, William Drew Crutchfield, Bobbie Lee Greene, Hannah Marie Harris, Charles Ivey, Jared Laney Kirkland, Michael James McHan, Tiffany Marie Newsome, James Andrew Padgett, Lainey Elise Powell, Jaleesa Chantal Roberts, William Lee Steverson, Jr., Ashley Elizabeth Warren, Zachary Auburn Worley.

            Grand Ridge—Jennifer Carpenter, Nikita Leann Clark, Scarlett Beverly Cowherd, Megan Marie Edwards, Jason Douglas Kite, Courtney Jeanette Lewis, Malisa Lyn Owens, Andrica M. Saulsberry, Joseph Neal Sims, Schellane Marie Smith.

            Greenwood—Richard J. Barnes, Carrie Jayne Basford, Christopher Scot Black, Jessica Lynne Bradley, Ashley Danielle Bruce, Kristy A Chambliss, Jarvis Marie Edwards, Clara Garcier, Anastasia Marie Garrett, Benjamin Griffin, Kaylee Hatcher, Tanya S. Lawrence, Donyea' D. Morgan.

            Kinard—Samantha Jo Spivey.

            Malone—La Brandis Baxter, Wendy Wathasia Miley.

            Marianna—Victor Rieber Alvarez, Joseph Lance Bailey, James T. Barfield, II, Haley Brooke Barfield-Phillips, Desmund J. Barnes, Desteni Mariah Barnes, Rebecca Lynn Barnes, Tavaris A. Barnes, Ashley Taylor Baxter, Heather Lynn Berbert, Casey B. Beverly, Sonal Bhakta, Jonena Dorise Billips, Adam Roy Brisolara, DeWanda L. Bryant, Liza Cappleman, Rebecca Cappleman, Antonio Collins, Kathryn Kylie Collins, Katrice E. Davis, Jessica Marie Donofro, Kami Victoria Fannin, Shondel Montre' Frear, Xiaoxi Fu, Daniel T. Gochenaur, Grace Elaine Gochenaur, Kimberly Felisa Grant, Ronald Grant, Shelita La' Nea Grant, Taylor Danielle Guy, Stephanie Michelle Hamm, Emily Harrison, Zachary Nathaniel Hatcher, Shalona Tywanna Hearns, Marshall David Hilton, Monika Holden, Terrie Holland, Nathan Loren Hooppell, Mary Lynn Huckaby, Sharonne Marie Jemison, Amy Brooke Johnson, Jean Junior Jovin, Stephanie Desiree' Rose Lawson, Meagan Elise Lingerfelt, Carolyn Elizabeth Livingston, Ta Cara Fontae' Long, Kristina Michelle Lopez, Erica Nichole Manning, Margaret Anne Mathis, Shada Mathis, Mary Lola McDaniel, Brent Emanuel Melvin, Thomas H. Melvin, Lindsy Susanne Milton, Cozzie Morgan, Thuy-Trang Nguyen, Adam Michael Padgett, Dakota Ray Partin, Deborah Penzin, Lyla Perez, Jared Thomas Roberts, Kassi Elaine Roberts, Kylee Ann Shores, Joseph H. Simmons, Scotty Levon Simmons, Sandy Levonia Sims, Joyce Klesha Solomon, Tracy Michelle Speights, Zachery David Spurlock, Cora Ann Louise Thomas, Wayne Keith Turnmire, Leilani Schante'l Valle, Arianna Yvette Waddell, Jessica Lauren Ward, Starla K. Ward, Jessica Lynn Whittington, Amanda Nicole Williams, Gary L. Wynn, Jr.

            Ponce De Leon—Thomas R. Rhodes, Robert Daniel Rutherford.

            Sneads—Amber Tynelle Edwards, Stephanie N. Grice, Matthew James Lanier, Deidric Lewis, James Michael Owens, Ashley Grantham Pavuk, Annie Elizabeth Pevy, Cody Scott Pickens, Justin Raley, Brooke Anne Smith, Joshua D. Stephens, Kari Danielle Strickland, Iris Faye Walden, Jasmine Deon White.

            Vernon—Austin Earl Pettis, Tracy Ann Scott.

            Westville—Kayla Marie Baker, Samuel David Griffin, Kaitlyn R. Joiner, Dustin Shane Locke, Ryan Edward Mims, Savannah Jade Whigham.

            Out-of-District— Jessica Renea Smith, Ashford, Ala.; Jamayl F. O'Reilly, Chattahoochee;  Jonathan Bruce Kreft, Coral Springs; William Futch, Cottonwood, Ala.; Shannon White Adams, Vikas P. Bhakta, Lynda Davis Henderson, Donalsonville, Ga.; Daniel Wayne Beeler, Ft. Myers; Brian Ellington, Gainesville; Michelle Lynn Calano, Gordon, Ala.; Taylor Danielle Dover, Jay; Bianca Jarrett, Kenosha, Wis.; Lynette "Pearl" Johnson, Lady Lake; Patricia Kaye Bliss, Lafayette, La.;  Charles Joseph Riefenhauser, Mahopac, N.Y.;  Kenneth Blake Newalu, McDonough, Ga.; Kellie Todd, Ocala;  Christy D. Martin, Ozark, Ala.;  Aaron Jacob Etchison, Pendleton, Ind.; Justin Lee Lyons, Port St Joe; Tamara Dawkins, Amanda Runkle Grover, Rosaland Kathy Robinson, Quincy; Garret Baker, Rome, N.Y.;  Joseph Rapp, Sarasota; Morgan Priscilla Brannon, Slocomb, Ala.; Edith L. Bradley, Haley Ann Brady, Brittany Rose Enders, Jim Houston Reddick, Eric Sauls, Matthew Singleton, Tallahassee; Duncan Midciff, Tyrone, Ga.;  Kenneth Geoffrey Manor, Wewahitchka.  

 

Associate in Science Degrees

            Alford—Steven Michael Kay.

            Altha—Hazel Diane Adkins,  Christy Culpan, Aaron William Redmond, Jennifer Dawn Waldorff, Thomas Wayne Wood.

            Bascom—Rebecca Marie Fanchette, Wesley Allen Stephens.

            Blountstown—Jessica Goodman, Leslie Brooke Keel.

            Bristol—Hali Barfield, Eric W. Bryant, Carmen Rebecca Foran.

            Campbellton—Roxanne Calloway.

            Chipley—Jeremy T. Farmer, Ashley Foshee, Linda G. Hood.

            Clarksville—Janis Elaine Oenbrink.

            Cottondale—Kevin Lee Kimbro.

            Fountain—Melinda L. Large.

            Grand Ridge—Amy DeAnne Bell

            Greenwood—Eva Johanna Graves.

            Malone—Crissie A. Rogers, Doneisha Aretha Thompson.

            Marianna—Margaret Ime Andem, Angela J. Anderson, Wilfredo Arroyo, Angela Blount, Shawna Rae Carlberg, Holli Lynn Daffin, John Tyler Ellerbee, Jesika L. Lipford, Whitney Jacqueline McAlister, Cozzie Morgan, Cynthia Phillips, Dennis C. Ricker, Sandy Levonia Sims, Quinton Lamar Young.

            Sneads—Amber Tynelle Edwards, Robert D. Kinsinger, Casi G. Parmer, Jacqueline M. Tucker-Eldridge, Karen M. White.

            Wausau—Mandie Carter.

            Out-of-District—Paolette Coronel, Coconut Creek; Gail Monk, Cottonwood, Ala.;  Erin Michelle Crawson, Dothan, Ala.; Tony Lorenzo Davis, Greenville; Joseph Andrew Tice, Ozark, Ala.;  Shanna Carnes, Port St Joe; Phealandrea K. Gunn, Laura Lynn Hayes, Zuleika V. Lockwood, Lara Nicole Newberry, Jackie L. Peterson, Quincy; Steadman Short, Simpsonville, S.C.; Delwan Graham, Snellville, Ga.; Jeanine Charles, Jennifer Dariotis, Precious Angel Dixon, Renise Frederic, Roc Roza O. Hilton, Bebe Horst, Kair Jackson, Krystal M. James, Daphne Nicole Jones, Xiuyan Lin, Ana M. Norton-Nix, Hazel Paule, Alice Amanda Small, Jonathan E. Spike, Sarah N. Streeter, Kelly Wallace, Tallahassee.

Workforce Development Certificates

            Alford—Cory Michael Griffith, Laura Ann Smitherman.           

            Altha—Stephanie Celeste Alday.        

            Bascom —Genard Levon Russ, Steven Thomas, Jr.

            Blountstown—Titus Overholt, II.

            Bonifay—Fred Lee Gilley.

            Bristol—Stefan Justin Lee.

            Cottondale—Sarah Beth McBride.

            Fountain—George T. McCannon,  Anna Marie Thomas.

            Graceville—Randall Christopher Whitney.

            Grand Ridge—Dustin George Calevro, Brandie Lee Jarmon.

            Marianna—Kafui Ama Koulekey-Malphurs, William Cody Meredith, Holly Danielle Myers, Giang-huong Thuy Nguyen, Jennifer Rebekah Poole, George Richardson.

            Sneads—Kendra La'Rie Pettis.

            Out-of-District—Wesley Thomas Jones, Lake City; Matthew Kendall White, Quincy.

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April 29, 2010

CHIPOLA HOSTS Vernon STUDENTS AT BLUE SPRINGS

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Ground Water Outreach Project recently hosted Vernon Middle School students, principal Chris Beard and teachers Stacy Abbott and Lindsey Watson, on an Earth Day field trip to the Jackson Blue Springs Park. 

            Park director Chuck Hatcher welcomed the group and was presented an award for his outstanding service over the five-year Ground Water project which is funded by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

            Dr. Santine Cuccio, Ground Water project director, said, “As students ran from their school bus, parked on one of the highest points in the park, they saw for the first time panoramic views of the Blue Spring from elevations of 40 feet and sniffed the pine laden spring air. They dipped their feet in the 67 degree water; and hiked the new nature trail with Russell Williams, Springs Ambassador.”

            The students also visited karst features such as limestone bluffs, solution and collapse (chimney) sinkholes.  The natural bridge and animal niches in the sinkholes were a source of interest, as were the sinkholes which held sparkling spring water.  Dotting the areas in between were trillium, blood root and rain lilies.

            Blue Springs Park surrounds the largest spring in the Apalachicola; Chattahoochee Flint River Basin has been a magnet for people and wildlife for 12,000 years.  With a flow of 122 million gallons of water per day, it ranks 17 out of 33 first magnitude springs in Florida and 33 of 78 in the US. 

            The100 square mile basin surrounding the park which recharges the Florida aquifer which feeds the spring is vulnerable to contamination.     

            Dr. Cuccio said, “The purpose of the field trips can be summarized in the words of Baba Dioum given during a 1968 speech in New Delhi, India, at the International Union for conservation of Nature: ‘In the end, we will conserve only what we love.  We will love only what we understand.  We will understand only what we are taught.’”

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CHIPOLA HOSTS Vernon STUDENTS AT BLUE SPRINGS—The Chipola College Ground Water Outreach Project recently hosted Vernon Middle School students, principal Chris Beard and teachers Stacy Abbott and Lindsey Watson, on an Earth Day field trip to the Jackson Blue Springs Park. 

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April 29, 2010

HATCHER AWARDEDJackson County Parks director Chuck Hatcher was presented an award for his outstanding service over the five-year Ground Water project by project director Dr. Santine Cuccio. The project is funded by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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April 29, 2010

UF PLANNING TO OFFER AG ED DEGREE AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The University of Florida and Chipola College are exploring the possibility of offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education and Communication on the Chipola Campus.   

            Plans are to begin the program in the Fall of 2011 pending a favorable needs assessment survey and sufficient student interest. Anyone interested in the program is requested to complete the survey found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/UFAgEd

            Chipola students can obtain their Associate in Arts Degree from Chipola College, completing all prerequisites, and transfer immediately into the program.  Students in the program will be comprised of juniors and seniors and will be registered as UF students.

            Chipola Dean Bud Riviere, says, “This is a wonderful opportunity to earn a degree from UF on Chipola’s campus. Prospective student response is very important in terms of determining the future of this program in our area.” 

            For more information, contact Riviere at 850-718-2268.

 

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UF PLANNING TO OFFER AG ED DEGREE AT CHIPOLA—The University of Florida and Chipola College are exploring the possibility of offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education and Communication on the Chipola Campus.  Pictured from left, are: (front) Dr. Brian Myers, UF Associate Professor and Associate Chair; Dr. Ed Osborne, UF Department Chair, Agricultural Education and Communication, (back) Chipola representatives Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Bud Riviere and Dr. Kitty Myers. Anyone interested in the program is requested to complete the survey found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/UFAgEd

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April 29, 2010

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer two small business seminars on Friday, May 7.

            A webinar entitled, “Running a Profitable Company,” will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. A seminar entitled, “Steps to Starting a Small Business,” will meet from 1 to 4 p.m.

            Both seminars will meet in the Chipola College Business Building (M108). 

            The small business development seminars are a collaborative effort among Chipola College, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Council, and the Jackson County Development Council.

            To register for a seminar, visit www.gulfcoast.edu/ContinuingEd/registration.  Participants must register two days prior to the seminar date.  Cost is $20 per seminar.       The SBDC is Florida's Principal Provider of Small Business Assistance, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

           

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April 29, 2010

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MATHIS WINS NEAL AND KEEN ATHLETIC AWARDS—Maggie Mathis of Marianna, a member of the Chipola College Cross Country team, won both the Neal Sportsmanship Award and the Charlton Keen Scholar Athlete Award at the college’s recent Awards Night. Mathis was a two-time NJCAA Academic All-American. She will graduate from Chipola in May and plans to attend Florida State University to major in Communication Disorders. Cross Country coach Rance Massengill presented the awards.

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April 29, 2010

CHIPOLA PLAYS FRIDAY IN STATE SOFTBALL TOURNEY

            Auburndale, Fla.—The Chipola Lady Indians will play South Florida, Friday, April 30, at 2 p.m., (EST) in the Gulf District Bracket of the 2010 FCCAA/NJCAA Softball Tournament. Win or lose, Chipola will play again Friday at 7 p.m. (EST).

            Tournament games continue Saturday, May 1, with the championship set for Sunday, May 2. Other teams in the Gulf bracket include: St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, State College of Florida, Gulf Coast, Northwest Florida and Polk.

            The Atlantic District Bracket includes Santa Fe, Lake-Sumter, Brevard, Seminole State, Miami Dade, Daytona State, Florida State College and Indian River.

            Chipola finished the regular season as Panhandle Conference Champions with a 14-2 league mark and a 42-11 overall record.

            Fifth year Chipola coach Belinda Hendrix leads the Lady Indians with 10 players from the Panhandle All-Conference team, including catcher Kellie Todd, Conference Player of the Year, and Emma Stevenson, Conference Pitcher of the Year.

            The Lady Indians won the Panhandle Conference championship in 2008 and in 2007. Chipola finished fifth in the 2009 State Tournament. The team captured the state and national championships in 2007.

            All tournament games will be broadcast on www.psblive.com.

             

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April 29, 2010

INDIANS HEADED FOR STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

 

            LAKELAND—The Chipola Indians will make their sixth consecutive appearance in the FCCAA State Baseball Tournament, May 6-10, at Tigertown Stadium in Lakeland.

            Chipola faces Palm Beach in the opening round of the tournament, Thursday, May 6, at 10 a.m. (EST). A win will put the Indians in the 4 p.m. game on Friday. A loss would move the Indians to the 10 a.m. game on Friday.

            The double-elimination tournament continues May 7-10, with the championship game set for Monday, May 10, at 10 a.m. (EST)

            The Indians finished second in the Panhandle Conference race to Gulf Coast. Chipola is ranked seventh in the FCCAA Poll. Gulf Coast is first.

            Eight teams have qualified for the FCCAA/NJCAA Gulf District Baseball Tournament, including: Chipola (Panhandle Runner-up), Gulf Coast (Panhandle Champion), Miami Dade (Southern Runner-up), Palm Beach (Southern Champion), St. Johns River (Mid-Florida Runner-up), St. Petersburg (Suncoast Runner-up), Santa Fe (Mid-Florida Champion) and State College of Florida (Suncoast Champion).

            The Indians punched their postseason ticket April 24 by defeating the NW Florida 12-3 to secure the runner-up spot in the Panhandle Conference.  Chipola Baseball currently holds a 13-10 record in conference play and 25-22 overall.

            “It was a big win for us to be able to clinch a spot in the state tournament,” Chipola coach Jeff Johnson.  “We just need to continue to improve and keep getting better every day.”

            The Indians combined an impressive hitting display with awesome pitching by sophomore Austin Wright, who allowed just one hit and four walks to earn his team-high sixth victory of the season.  Wright pitched eight innings while striking out 11 batters.

            Offensively the Indians benefited from home runs by Eric Sauls and Joey Rapp.  Sauls drove in four runs while Rapp was 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.  LeVon Washington was 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI.  Andy Fermin also got into the action with three hits and a run.

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April 29, 2010

INDIANS HEADED FOR STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

 

            LAKELAND—The Chipola Indians will make their sixth consecutive appearance in the FCCAA State Baseball Tournament, May 6-10, at Tigertown Stadium in Lakeland.

            Chipola faces Palm Beach in the opening round of the tournament, Thursday, May 6, at 10 a.m. (EST). A win will put the Indians in the 4 p.m. game on Friday. A loss would move the Indians to the 10 a.m. game on Friday.

            The double-elimination tournament continues May 7-10, with the championship game set for Monday, May 10, at 10 a.m. (EST)

            The Indians finished second in the Panhandle Conference race to Gulf Coast. Chipola is ranked seventh in the FCCAA Poll. Gulf Coast is first.

            Eight teams have qualified for the FCCAA/NJCAA Gulf District Baseball Tournament, including: Chipola (Panhandle Runner-up), Gulf Coast (Panhandle Champion), Miami Dade (Southern Runner-up), Palm Beach (Southern Champion), St. Johns River (Mid-Florida Runner-up), St. Petersburg (Suncoast Runner-up), Santa Fe (Mid-Florida Champion) and State College of Florida (Suncoast Champion).

            The Indians punched their postseason ticket April 24 by defeating the NW Florida 12-3 to secure the runner-up spot in the Panhandle Conference.  Chipola Baseball currently holds a 13-10 record in conference play and 25-22 overall.

            “It was a big win for us to be able to clinch a spot in the state tournament,” Chipola coach Jeff Johnson.  “We just need to continue to improve and keep getting better every day.”

            The Indians combined an impressive hitting display with awesome pitching by sophomore Austin Wright, who allowed just one hit and four walks to earn his team-high sixth victory of the season.  Wright pitched eight innings while striking out 11 batters.

            Offensively the Indians benefited from home runs by Eric Sauls and Joey Rapp.  Sauls drove in four runs while Rapp was 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.  LeVon Washington was 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI.  Andy Fermin also got into the action with three hits and a run.

           

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April 30, 2010

CHIPOLA PLAYERS NAMED TO BASEBALL ALL CONFERENCE TEAM

 

                        MARIANNA—Five Chipola College Indians have been named to the All-Panhandle Conference team.

Eric Sauls (OF), Blake Newalu (INF) and Austin Wright (LHP) were named First Team All Conference. LeVon Washington (OF) and CJ Reifenhauser (LHP) were named second team All Conference.

            Sauls, Wright and Newalu also were named among Top 10 Players from Panhandle Conference.

            The Chipola Indians will make their sixth consecutive appearance in the FCCAA State Baseball Tournament, May 6-10, at Tigertown Stadium in Lakeland.

            Chipola faces Palm Beach in the opening round of the tournament, Thursday, May 6, at 10 a.m. (EST). A win will put the Indians in the 4 p.m. game on Friday. A loss would move the Indians to the 10 a.m. game on Friday.     

            The Indians finished second in the Panhandle Conference race to Gulf Coast. Chipola is ranked seventh in the FCCAA Poll.

            The double-elimination tournament continues May 7-10, with the championship game set for Monday, May 10, at 10 a.m. (EST)

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