December 2, 2013

CHIPOLA’S ‘1940’S RADIO HOUR’ OPENS THURSDAY

                MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College Theatre production of “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” which opens Thursday, Dec. 5, and runs through Dec. 8.  

                Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for 18 and under—are available online at www.chipola.edu Tickets also are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, and one hour before each show.  

                “The 1940’s Radio Hour” depicts the final holiday broadcast of the Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on a New York radio station in December 1942. The show is full of 1940’s music, dancing and old-time sound effects. Hits include: "That Old Black Magic," "Ain't She Sweet," "Blue Moon," "Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

                Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon cast local actors in the show, including: Dakota Ball as Clifton Feddington, Dale Heidebrecht as Zoot Doubleman, Chris Manasco as Pops Baily, Deondre Davis as Wally Fergusson, Nick Cessna as Lou Cohn, Colton Day as Johnny Cantone, Lindsey Wheatley as Ginger Brooks, Kate Burke as Connie Miller, Seth Alderman as B.J. Gibson, Odra Chapman as Ann Collier, Patria Clark as Geneva Lee Browne, Dylan Bass as Biff Baker and Elyn Sapp as Rosie. Shayli Tharp, Meredith Saunders and Victoria Taylor will play the WOV girls.

                The show runs Dec. 5, 6, 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

                Theatre fans also are invited to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) VIP fund, which guarantees the best seats for all shows. The ACT Fund offers five levels of membership including Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Corporate Angel with VIP seating available at all levels. A portion of ACT memberships is tax-deductible.

                Tickets may be purchased online at www.chipola.edu or by calling 850-718-2420.

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TICKES ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘1940’S RADIO HOUR’—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College Theatre production of “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” which runs Dec. 5-8.  Cast members are, from left, are: (front) Victoria Taylor, Shayli Tharp, Meredith Saunders (middle row) Lindsey Wheatley, Odra Chapman, Deondre Davis, Patrea Clark, Kate Burke, (back) Seth Alderman, Dylan Bass, Kody Ball, Chris Manasco, Elyn Sapp, Nick Cessna and Colton Day.

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December 5, 2013

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CHIPOLA’S ‘1940’S RADIO HOUR’ RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theatre production of “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” which runs Dec. 5-8. 

                Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for 18 and under—are available online at www.chipola.edu Tickets also are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, and one hour before each show.

                “The 1940’s Radio Hour” depicts the final holiday broadcast of the Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on a New York radio station in December 1942. The show is full of 1940’s music, dancing and old-time sound effects. Hits include: "That Old Black Magic," "Ain't She Sweet," "Blue Moon," "Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

                The show runs Dec. 5, 6, 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.chipola.edu or by calling 850-718-2420.

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December 5, 2013

HARPIST TO PERFORM AT JAN. 16 ARTIST SERIES

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series presents harpist Anna Maria Mendieta Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. Leading the audience through the right turns, dips, and smoky cafes of Argentina, harpist Anna Maria Mendieta's Tango del Cielo (Tango from Heaven) is a fresh innovative presentation of the passionate and sensuous music of the Tango and Spanish Flamenco. Complete with Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers, the theatrical music and dance program is a must see.

                Tickets are available at www.chipola.edu

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December 5, 2013

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its sixth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop for area educators and education students.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to take and use in their own classrooms.

                The program will include presentations and strategies in Math, Social Studies, Science, ESOL, Reading, and English.  Sessions include: Motivation and Feedback along with ELL Strategies – Grades K-2; Incorporating Art-Grades K-2; Using Graphic Novels- Grades 4-6; Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You-English 6-12; Using Math Manipulatives-Grades 3-5; Hands on with The Senses-Science 3-5; Constructive Movement and Music-Grades K-2; Integrating Social Studies-Grades 2-4; Dystopian Literature-Grades 2-4; and Groundwater-Science 7-9. In addition to the student-led sessions, 11:00 is guest speaker hour!  Including: Deanna Golden will be presenting a session on Teaching Math K-1; Dee and Taura Brock will be presenting a session on Classroom Learning; Peggy Reihnhan will be presenting Social Studies Content w/ELA text (Common Core); Pam Bozeman will be presenting Getting Parents on Your Side; Lisa Hamilton will be presenting  Florida Character Counts (Character Education); Outstanding Math Guides (Math Foldables).  At 12:00 the current Florida Teacher of the year will be speaking!

                The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:15 a.m.  Note: PAEC will not be able to offer in-service points for participating teachers this year.  So instead there will be even more food, guests, door prizes and freebies!

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or phone 850- 526-2761 ext. 2449.

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December 5, 2013

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CHIPOLA EDUCATION MAJORS PRESENT AT WALTON MIDDLE

                MARIANNA—Chipola education majors Joshua Jeffery and Elijah Mckinnie presented lessons on the effects of pollution on groundwater for 200 students at Walton Middle School in Defuniak Springs.

                The students used the Chipola’s 3-Dimensional Envision 2000 Sand and Gravel Groundwater Flow Model which has two compartments.  The aquifer compartment represents a 1-inch thick vertical slice of the earth.  The front face of the Model is a geologic cross section.  Three principal sand and gravel aquifers and one aquitard are depicted in the Model. 

                The lessons were designated for student enrichment upon their completion of an earth science unit and water. 

                Northwest Florida Water Management District Communications Director Lauren Engel provided the students with brochures on water conservation and taught them the Conservation Pledge.

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December 5, 2013

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LAY IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Terolyn Lay has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award of the month for December.  Lay serves as an Instructor in Natural Science and has worked at the college since 2010.  Pictured from left, Chipola senior vice president Dr. Sarah M. Clemmons, Terolyn Lay, Associate Dean of Math and Natural Sciences Dr. David Hilton.

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December 5, 2013

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JONES IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Vickie Jones is Chipola College’s Career Employee for November.  Jones has worked in the college Physical Plant since 1999.  Here, Jones (left) is congratulated by Louy Harris, Capital Projects & Facilities Administrator.

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December 5, 2013

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INDIANS TO HOST PANHANDLE CLASSIC

                MARIANNA—Chipola hosts the Panhandle Classic Dec. 6-7. The event is sponsored by the Jackson County Tourist Development Council.

                Friday, Dec. 6, games include: noon, Gulf Coast vs. Baton Rouge; 2 p.m., Tallahassee vs. State College Florida; 4 p.m. NW Florida vs. Brunswick and 6 p.m., Chipola vs. Santa Fe. Saturday games are: noon, Tallahassee vs. Baton Rouge; 2 p.m. Gulf Coast vs. Santa Fe; 4 p.m., NW Florida vs. State College Florida; and 6 p.m. Chipola vs. Brunswick.

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December 5, 2013

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SOFTBALL CELEBRITY JENNIE FINCH COMING TO CHIPOLA JAN. 25-26

                MARIANNAArea softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with softball superstar Jennie Finch and four other professional players at the Chipola College Softball field, Jan. 25-26, 2014.               The two day Chipola camp will includes instruction each day with lunch on Saturday. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 21. Registration fee is $200 before Dec. 15, and $250 afterwards. No on-site registration will be available.

                The Skills Camp will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Players will learn to practice like a champion, play like a champion and live like a champion.  Jennie Finch and other Softball Greats will lead a full day of personal instruction covering all aspects of softball.

The Camp will continue Sunday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Skills camp coaches will include Jennie Finch, Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne,

                Campers will receive instruction from professional coaches and players, lunch on Saturday, Camp T-Shirt, Personalized Softball and Certificate of Participation

For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850-718-2468, Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 850-573-1508.

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December 5, 2013

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CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS RANKED FIRST IN NATIONAL POLL

                MARIANNA—For the first time in school history, the Chipola College Lady Indians are ranked the number one team in the NJCAA National Poll and first in the FCSAA State Poll.

                Second year Chipola head Coach Greg Franklin says, “It’s an honor. We’ve played some great teams and there a lot more great teams out there.”

                The Lady Indians are out to a 10-0 start with a few holiday road games left before opening Panhandle Conference play Jan. 4 at Pensacola. The team’s next home game is Jan. 7, when they host rival Gulf Coast, the sixth-ranked team in the national poll. Northwest is eleventh.

                Having the top ranking doesn’t seem to bother the veteran coach. On being selected the top team in the country, Coach Franklin says, “A lot of times teams shy away from being ranked number one; we embrace it. This is why we practice every day. We want to be the best team in the country. We’re playing for March. We know that we’ll be getting everyone’s A-game and that will prepare us for the tough games at the end of the season.”

                Coming off an NJCAA Elite Eight appearance in his first year at Chipola, Coach Franklin has reloaded with a recruiting class that is garnering national attention.  The Collegiate Girls Basketball Report named four Lady Indians among the Top 35 NJCAA players in the country: Khadijah Ellison, Ebony Wells, Rahni Bell and Treyvonna Brooks.

                Another of Chipola’s top players, Evelyn Akhator is the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 3. 

                Akhator, a freshman from Lagos, Nigeria, averaged 12.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.0 blocks in two games during the voting period. She recorded double-doubles in both games, wins over FCSAA opponents Santa Fe and Miami Dade.

                The poll is online at: http://njcaa.org/sports_polls.cfm?category=Polls&sid=23&divid=1&slid=11

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December 5, 2013

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CHIPOLA BASKETBALL HELPS SPECIAL OLYMPICS--Members of the Chipola men’s and women’s basketball teams on Dec. 4 put on basketball clinic for Special Olympics teams at Sunland Center in Marianna.

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December 11, 2013

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COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND JASON HURST AS CHIPOLA’S NEXT PRESIDENT

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees on Monday moved one step closer to naming the college’s next president. In November, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough announced his intention to retire on March 31, 2014. 

                Four board members—chair Gary Clark, Gina Stuart, Danny Ryals and Tommy Lassman—volunteered to serve on a search committee which met Dec. 9 to evaluate internal candidates. The committee agreed to recommend Chipola Executive Vice President Dr. Jason Hurst to the board as Prough’s successor. Dr. Bryan Craven, Chipola Director of Public Relations, was the only other internal candidate.

                Board chair Gary Clark said, “The committee was very impressed with both candidates. Clark said he will submit the committee’s recommendation of Dr. Hurst for the president’s job at a special called meeting of the full Board of Trustees set for Dec. 12, at 5:30 p.m., in the Public Service Building Board room. 

                College attorney Jeff Goodman outlined the board’s three options at the Nov. 19 board meeting. The board may vote to: name a president; name an acting president; or form a larger search committee to solicit applications from outside the college.

                Dr. Jason Hurst came to Chipola in November 2011 as Vice-President of Baccalaureate and Workforce Development. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2013.

                Prior to coming Chipola, Hurst served as Vice President for Workforce Education and Academic Support at Pensacola State College from July of 2010 to November 2011. He served Central Alabama Community College as the director of Workforce Development and director of the Talladega Center.  Prior to that he served as the Assistant Dean of Workforce Development at Gadsden State Community College.

                Dr. Hurst earned a doctorate from Mississippi State University in 2008, a Master of Education from Auburn University in 1999 and a Bachelor of Education from Athens State University in 1997.

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December 12, 2013

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DR. JASON HURST SELECTED AS CHIPOLA COLLEGE’S NEXT PRESIDENT

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees on Thursday selected Dr. Jason Hurst as Chipola’s next president.

                Dr. Hurst, who now serves as Executive Vice President, will take over as President April 1, 2014. Outgoing president Dr. Gene Prough will retire on March 31. 

                Upon the announcement, Dr. Hurst said, “I feel so honored and blessed to have the opportunity to serve as the next president of Chipola College. In my two years here, I have learned how much Chipola means to this community. I look forward to working with the Board, Chipola’s dedicated faculty and staff, and the community, to build on the strong traditions of excellence that have been established here.”

                Outgoing President Dr. Gene Prough said, “It’s a happy and a sad time for me. Chipola has been an important part of my life since I first came here as a student in 1967.  I appreciate the community support that I have enjoyed over the years. I’ve been blessed with great employees and great friends.” Prough, a 1968 graduate of Chipola, became the college’s ninth president in October of 2002.

                An Internal Search Committee recommended Dr. Hurst to the full board after reviewing applicants from within the college. Dr. Bryan Craven, Chipola’s Public Relations Director, was the only other internal candidate.

                Dr. Hurst came to Chipola in November 2011 as Vice-President of Baccalaureate and Workforce Development and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2013. Prior to Chipola, Hurst served as Vice President for Workforce Education and Academic Support at Pensacola State College from July of 2010 to November 2011. He served Central Alabama Community College as the director of Workforce Development and director of the Talladega Center.  Prior to that he served as the Assistant Dean of Workforce Development at Gadsden State Community College.

                Dr. Hurst earned a doctorate from Mississippi State University in 2008, a Master of Education from Auburn University in 1999 and a Bachelor of Education from Athens State University in 1997.

Dr. Hurst and his wife, Alisa, have three children—Hayden, Halle and Hunter—who are enrolled in the Jackson County School System. Alisa Hurst is the Visual Impairment Teacher for the Washington County School District.  She has a BS from Auburn University in Elementary Education, and a Master’s from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Exceptional Student Education with an emphasis in Visual Impairment.  She is National Braille certified through the U.S. Library of Congress.

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December 16, 2013

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PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA—Registration for Spring classes at Chipola College begins Thursday, Jan. 3, for returning students. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.

                There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. 

Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

                Bachelor’s Degrees include: Science Education Middle Grades (5-9); Biology Education Secondary Grades (6-12); Mathematics Education Middle Grades (5-9); Mathematics Education Secondary Grades (6-12); English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). 

                Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

                The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university.  Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Affairs and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

                Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs.  Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

                Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN), Nursing LPN to RN, Paramedic to RN, and Recreation Technology.

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, CISCO Certified Network Associate, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

                The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

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December 16, 2013

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HARPIST TO PERFORM AT JAN. 16 ARTIST SERIES

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series presents harpist Anna Maria Mendieta Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. Leading the audience through the right turns, dips, and smoky cafes of Argentina, harpist Anna Maria Mendieta's Tango del Cielo (Tango from Heaven) is a fresh innovative presentation of the passionate and sensuous music of the Tango and Spanish Flamenco. Complete with Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers, the theatrical music and dance program is a must see.

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Tickets will be available in the Center for the Arts Box Office. 

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December 16, 2013

SOUND OF MUSIC AUDITIONS JAN. 6 AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold auditions for “The Sound of Music,” Monday, Jan. 6, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. Ages 1st grade and up are welcome. No previous experience is required.

                Those auditioning for the Von Trap children will audition at 5 p.m. Adults and all others will audition at 6:30 p.m.

                Call-back auditions are Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard and Hammerstein.

                Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as "Edelweiss,” "My Favorite Things," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi," and the title song "The Sound of Music." Contact Charles Sirmon, 850-718-2227; sirmonc@chipola.edu.

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December 16, 2013

Jennie Finch Softball

SOFTBALL CELEBRITY JENNIE FINCH COMING TO CHIPOLA JAN. 25-26

                MARIANNAArea softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with softball superstar Jennie Finch and four other professional players at the Chipola College Softball field, Jan. 25-26, 2014.

                The two day Chipola camp will includes instruction each day with lunch on Saturday. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 21. Registration fee is $200 before Dec. 15, and $250 afterwards. No on-site registration will be available.

                The Skills Camp will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Players will learn to practice like a champion, play like a champion and live like a champion.  Jennie Finch and other Softball Greats will lead a full day of personal instruction covering all aspects of softball.

The Camp will continue Sunday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Skills camp coaches will include Jennie Finch, Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne,

                Campers will receive instruction from professional coaches and players, lunch on Saturday, Camp T-Shirt, Personalized Softball and Certificate of Participation

For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850-718-2468, Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 850-573-1508.

                Jennie Finch played at the University of Arizona from 1998 to 2002 where she was a three-time All-American and a two-time winner of the Honda Sports Award given to the nation’s top player. She set an NCAA record winning 60 consecutive decisions, spanning nearly two seasons. Three of those wins came in the 2001 Women’s College World Series where she won Most Outstanding Player honors after leading Arizona to the title.

                After college Finch was a member of the USA National team, winning a gold medal in Athens in 2004 and silver in Beijing 2008. She also played in the National Pro Fast pitch league for the Chicago Bandits.

                Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne all played together at the University of Tennessee from 2010-13 where they made three appearances in the College World Series.

                Dodson was a 4 time NFCA All American and three time Top 10 Finalist for the USA Player of the Year. She was a four-time All-SEC 1st Team member. She played on the USA Women’s Futures National Team in 2010 and in 2013, she was a member of the USA Women’s National Team. Raven was drafted as the 13th overall pick by the Chicago Bandits in the 2013 NPF Draft. 

                Kat Dodson was a 3 time member of the NFCA All Southeast Region Team and the All-SEC team. She was named a NFCA All-American in 2010. In 2010, 2012 & 2013 Kat was selected to the In 2010 Kate was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year.  In 2011 Kat was a Top 25 Finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year.  

                Ivy has a career record of 97-24 with 12 saves. She recorded 737 strike outs with an ERA of 2.04. Throughout her career at Tennessee, Ivy has thrown 5 no-hitters and one perfect game. In 2011 she made the Top 50 “Watch List” for the USA Softball Player of the Year. In 2010 Ivy was named NFCA All-Southeast Region Team, All-SEC team and Freshman All-SEC. Currently Ivy is a member of the Akron Racers.  

                Lauren played at the University of Tennessee from 2010 through 2013 where she made 3 appearances at the College World Series. She was a 3 time NFCA All American. In 2013 Lauren was a Top 10 Finalist  for the USA Softball Player for the Year and was named the SEC Player of the Year. In 2011, 2012 & 2013 she was a member of the All-SEC Team. Lauren  was a member of the USA Women’s National Team in 2013 and a member of the USA  Senior National Team in 2011 and 2012. She won a gold medal at the World Cup of Softball VII and VI and at the XPI Pan American Games. She won Silver in the Canadian Open and the ISF Fastpitch World Championships.

                Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix says, “This is a great opportunity for local players to learn from some of the best softball players in America.”

                For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850-718-2468, Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 850-573-1508, or visit or www.chipolaathletics.com

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 December 27, 2013

Chipola Spring Registration ACE

CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION IS JAN. 3 AND 6

                MARIANNA—Registration for Spring classes at Chipola College begins Thursday, Jan. 3, for returning students. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.

                There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. 

Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

                Bachelor’s Degrees include: Science Education Middle Grades (5-9); Biology Education Secondary Grades (6-12); Mathematics Education Middle Grades (5-9); Mathematics Education Secondary Grades (6-12); English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). 

                Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

                The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university.  Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Affairs and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

                Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs.  Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

                Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN), Nursing LPN to RN, Paramedic to RN, and Recreation Technology.

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, CISCO Certified Network Associate, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

                The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

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December 27, 2013

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES EVENT JAN. 16

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series will present harpist Anna Maria Mendieta Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. Leading the audience through the right turns, dips, and smoky cafes of Argentina, harpist Anna Maria Mendieta's Tango del Cielo (Tango from Heaven) is a fresh innovative presentation of the passionate and sensuous music of the Tango and Spanish Flamenco. Complete with Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers, the theatrical music and dance program is a must see.

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Tickets will be available in the Center for the Arts Box Office. 

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December 27, 2013

AUDITIONS FOR CHIPOLA’S SOUND OF MUSIC JAN. 6

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold auditions for “The Sound of Music,” Monday, Jan. 6, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. Ages 1st grade and up are welcome. No previous experience is required.

                Those auditioning for the Von Trap children will audition at 5 p.m. Adults and all others will audition at 6:30 p.m.

                Call-back auditions are Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard and Hammerstein.

                Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as "Edelweiss,” "My Favorite Things," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi," and the title song "The Sound of Music." Contact Charles Sirmon, 850-718-2227; sirmonc@chipola.edu.

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December 27, 2013

Jennie Finch

JENNIE FINCH SOFTBALL CAMP JAN. 25-26 AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNAArea softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with softball superstar Jennie Finch and four other professional players at the Chipola College Softball field, Jan. 25-26, 2014.               The two day Chipola camp will includes instruction each day with lunch on Saturday. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 21. Registration fee is $200 before Dec. 15, and $250 afterwards. No on-site registration will be available.

                The Skills Camp will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Players will learn to practice like a champion, play like a champion and live like a champion.  Jennie Finch and other Softball Greats will lead a full day of personal instruction covering all aspects of softball.

The Camp will continue Sunday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Skills camp coaches will include Jennie Finch, Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne,

                Campers will receive instruction from professional coaches and players, lunch on Saturday, Camp T-Shirt, Personalized Softball and Certificate of Participation

For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850-718-2468, Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 850-573-1508.

                Jennie Finch played at the University of Arizona from 1998 to 2002 where she was a three-time All-American and a two-time winner of the Honda Sports Award given to the nation’s top player. She set an NCAA record winning 60 consecutive decisions, spanning nearly two seasons. Three of those wins came in the 2001 Women’s College World Series where she won Most Outstanding Player honors after leading Arizona to the title.

                After college Finch was a member of the USA National team, winning a gold medal in Athens in 2004 and silver in Beijing 2008. She also played in the National Pro Fast pitch league for the Chicago Bandits.

                Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne all played together at the University of Tennessee from 2010-13 where they made three appearances in the College World Series.

                Dodson was a 4 time NFCA All American and three time Top 10 Finalist for the USA Player of the Year. She was a four-time All-SEC 1st Team member. She played on the USA Women’s Futures National Team in 2010 and in 2013, she was a member of the USA Women’s National Team. Raven was drafted as the 13th overall pick by the Chicago Bandits in the 2013 NPF Draft. 

                Kat Dodson was a 3 time member of the NFCA All Southeast Region Team and the All-SEC team. She was named a NFCA All-American in 2010. In 2010, 2012 & 2013 Kat was selected to the In 2010 Kate was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year.  In 2011 Kat was a Top 25 Finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year.  

                Ivy has a career record of 97-24 with 12 saves. She recorded 737 strike outs with an ERA of 2.04. Throughout her career at Tennessee, Ivy has thrown 5 no-hitters and one perfect game. In 2011 she made the Top 50 “Watch List” for the USA Softball Player of the Year. In 2010 Ivy was named NFCA All-Southeast Region Team, All-SEC team and Freshman All-SEC. Currently Ivy is a member of the Akron Racers.  

                Lauren played at the University of Tennessee from 2010 through 2013 where she made 3 appearances at the College World Series. She was a 3 time NFCA All American. In 2013 Lauren was a Top 10 Finalist for the USA Softball Player for the Year and was named the SEC Player of the Year. In 2011, 2012 & 2013 she was a member of the All-SEC Team. Lauren  was a member of the USA Women’s National Team in 2013 and a member of the USA  Senior National Team in 2011 and 2012. She won a gold medal at the World Cup of Softball VII and VI and at the XPI Pan American Games. She won Silver in the Canadian Open and the ISF Fastpitch World Championships.

                Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix says, “This is a great opportunity for local players to learn from some of the best softball players in America.”

                For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850-718-2468, Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 850-573-1508, or visit or www.chipolaathletics.com

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