February 4, 2010

AREA EDUCATORS ATTEND CHIPOLA TEACHERS WORKSHOP

MARIANNA—Eighty-five area educators and education students attended Chipola College’s Third Annual Teachers Workshop on Jan. 30.

            The Chipola Future Educators Club (FEC) in conjunction with the Teacher Education Program hosted the student-led sessions. Session topics included: ‘Making Sense of Fractions,’ ‘Foldables,’ ‘Bag Lady,’ ‘Tangrams,’ ‘Geometry Connection,’ ‘Using Poetry to Enhance Instruction,’ ‘Making Music Matter in Today’s Classroom,’ ‘How to Get Juice from a Lemon,’ ‘InterWrite,’ and ‘Bodies of Knowledge Science Activities.’

            The sessions focused on making instruction more engaging and many included hands-on activities to help students understand and remember content. The FEC worked cooperatively with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) and participants were able to earn in-service points for attending. In the workshop evaluations, many teachers mentioned that they learned many practical ideas and could not wait to try them in their classrooms.

            Several area businesses donated gifts and materials for the event, including: Beef O’Brady’s, Marianna Twin Cinemas, Peoples South Bank, Tommy’s Glass, Blockbuster of Chipley, The Chocolate Gallery, Orange Hill Express and Sweet Stuff Bakery.

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AREA EDUCATORS ATTEND CHIPOLA TEACHERS WORKSHOP—Eighty-five area educators and education students attended Chipola College’s Third Annual Teachers Workshop on Jan. 30. The Chipola Future Educators Club (FEC) in conjunction with the Teacher Education Program hosted the student-led sessions. Pictured from left, are: Miriam Beasley of Bonifay Middle, Gloria Hobbs of Holmes County High and Bridgett Miller of Marianna High.

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February 4, 2010

THROSSELL LITERATURE/LANGUAGE FESTIVAL SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the Twentieth Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival on Friday, Feb. 12.

Rachel West, festival coordinator, said, “Without the initial funding from the late Literature and Language Department Chair Dr. Throssell and the founding work of Senior Vice President of Instruction and Student Services Dr. Sarah Clemmons, the festival would not be the success that it is.”

Currently enrolled juniors or seniors from high schools in the Chipola District will compete in writing, speech, oral interpretation, humanities, grammar/mechanics/usage, literature, reading and Spanish competitions.  Recognition will be given to first, second, and third places and two honorable mentions in each competition.  A monetary award will be given to the first place winner of the President’s Reading contest.

            The festival will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude with the awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Lunch, compliments of the college, will be provided to the contestants and their sponsors. Participants also will see a preview of the upcoming Chipola musical, “Bye Bye Birdie.”

            Dr. Sarah Clemmons says, “We are looking forward to hosting our twentieth festival.  It is always a pleasure to have area high school students on our campus for a day of rigorous, academic competition.”

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February 4, 2010

CHIPOLA HONORS DANCE IS FEB. 12

 

            The Chipola College Honors Dance is set for Friday, Feb. 12, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center.

            The Ivey Brothers will provide the musical backdrop for the evening which will feature music, food and dancing.

            Tickets—$10—are available from any Honors Program student or by calling Bonnie Smith at 526-2761, Ext. 3247.

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February 4, 2010

CHIPOLA MUSIC, ART AND THEATRE AUDITION DATES SET

 

            Scholarship Audition dates for Music and Theatre scholarships at Chipola College for 2010-11 have been set for Feb. 18, March 18, April 15.  Show Choir auditions are set for April 19.

            Students majoring in art should submit their application, letters of recommendation, and portfolio no later than April 22 to the Office of Fine and Performing Arts. 

            Applications in all areas may be obtained by phoning Chipola College’s Fine and Performing Arts Department, 718-2277 or 718-2301, or they may be obtained from the college’s web site: www.chipola.edu clicking on Fine Arts and then scholarships.

            High School graduates with acceptable academic records and music, theatre, and art aptitude who plan to pursue studies as music, theatre or art majors are eligible to apply. Show Choir auditions are open to all students in all majors.  Rock and Jazz scholarships tuition scholarships are available upon audition for instrumentalists who are non- music majors.

            Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and through the Chipola Foundation.

            For information, contact Joan Stadsklev, Director of the Fine and Performing Arts, at 718-2301 or stadsklevj@chipola.edu

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CRUZ-WHITE WINS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE AWARD—Dr. Irma Cruz-White has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator of the month for February. Cruz-White has served as Associate Professor of Mathematics since 2003.  Here, Dr. Cruz-White (right) accepts the award from Dr. Rose Cavin, Chipola Director of Mathematics and Natural Science.

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GRANBERRY IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Boris Granberry is Chipola College’s Career Employee for February. Granberry has worked in the college Physical Plant since 2000. Here, Granberry (left) is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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BIRDIE AT CRAA—The public is invited to hear highlights from the upcoming Chipola spring musical ‘Bye, Bye, Birdie’ at the monthly meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association, Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Jim’s Buffet in Marianna.  The Dutch-treat buffet is 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by the program.  Birdie includes hit songs “Put on a Happy Face,” “Got A Lot of Livin’ To Do,” “Kids,” and more. The show runs March 10-14. Tickets go on sale Feb. 24 in the Chipola Business Office. Call 850-718-2220.

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February 4, 2010

CHIPOLA HOSTS TALLAHASSEE FOR HOMECOMING

           

            Chipola hosts Tallahassee, Saturday, Feb. 6, for Homecoming 2010. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla invite all alumni to a reception in the Hospitality Room beginning at halftime of the women’s game. The Homecoming Court will be presented during the halftime of the men’s game.

            Both Chipola teams scored wins over Pensacola on Jan. 30. Sam Grooms poured in 20 points to lead the Indians to an 82-67 win over the Pirates. Keith Dewitt had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Kevin Powell had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Marvin Fitzgerald had 12 points, 8 rebounds for the Indians.

            The Lady Indians picked up their first conference victory with a 71-64 win over Pensacola on Jan. 30. Bianca Jarrett led with 24 points.  Lindsey Carr had 19. Ance Celmina scored 12.  Chipola coach David Lane said, “We played with only six players, but Lindsey Carr hit some big shots and Bianca and Ty both played very well.”

            The Indians suffered a 73-57 loss to Northwest Florida Feb. 3. Grooms led Chipola with 13 points. Aaron Davis had 12. Northwest (6-1) and TCC (6-1) are tied for first in the men’s conference race. Chipola and Gulf Coast are both 2-5. Pensacola is 2-6.

            Northwest is first in the state poll followed by TCC. Chipola (17-5) is ninth.

            The Lady Indians lost a 65-60 heartbreaker at Northwest on Feb. 3. Bianca Jarrett led Chipola with 30 points. Tykiesha O’Neil had 13 points. Chipola led 60-58 with two minutes remaining but could not hold on for the win.

            Gulf Coast (6-1) leads the women’s conference race. PJC (6-2) is second. TCC (3-4) is third. Northwest is 2-5 and Chipola is 1-6.   

            Gulf Coast is first in the state women’s poll followed by Pensacola. Tallahassee is fourth. Northwest is sixth. Chipola is tied for tenth with Daytona.

            Both Chipola teams host Gulf Coast Saturday, Feb. 13. Chipola will host the FCCAA State Basketball Tournament March 3-6 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The top two men’s teams from the Panhandle will play in the tournament, along with the top three women’s Panhandle teams.  

            For information about Chipola sports, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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February 4, 2010

INDIANS HOST ST. PETE MONDAY, FEB. 8

           

            The top-ranked Chipola Indians baseball team hosts St. Petersburg College, Monday, Feb. 8, at noon at the Chipola field.

            Chipola leads the FCCAA State Poll followed by Tallahassee at number seven and Gulf Coast at eight.

            The Indians hit the road Feb. 10 for games with Darton and Alabama Southern, before returning home Friday, Feb. 12, to host Darton at 11 a.m. and Wallace Dothan at 5 p.m.

            A Michael Revell grand slam with one out in the first inning was the major blow in a six-run first inning to help pace the Indians to a 17-5 win over Pearl River on Jan. 31. 

            Revell's homerun was followed by an Eric Sauls two-run double which plated Austin Wright and Aaron Etchison to finish the big inning. 

            The Indians recorded 19 hits on the afternoon and 6 batters had multiple hits.  Sauls (4-5, 2 2B's, 3 RBI's), Blake Newalu (3-4, 2B, run scored), Joey Rapp (3-4, 2 HR's, 3 RBI's), LeVon Washington (2-5, RBI), Etchison (2-4) and Revell (2-5, HR, 5 RBI's).
            Chipola starting pitcher Jake Eliopoulos struck out four batters in 2.2 innings while giving up one earned run.  Reliever Duncan Midkiff (1-0) recorded his first win of the season.  Midkiff pitched 3.1 innings, allowed one earned run, and had five strikeouts.

            Chipola was scheduled to play four games Feb. 5-7 in the FiberCare JUCO National Classic.  Game times are 11 a.m. on Friday, 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and noon Sunday.

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February 5, 2010

CHIPOLA HOSTS TALLAHASSEE FOR HOMECOMING

           

            Chipola hosts Tallahassee, Saturday, Feb. 6, for Homecoming 2010. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla invite all alumni to a reception in the Hospitality Room beginning at halftime of the women’s game. The Homecoming Court will be presented during the halftime of the men’s game.

            Both Chipola teams scored wins over Pensacola on Jan. 30. Sam Grooms poured in 20 points to lead the Indians to an 82-67 win over the Pirates. Keith Dewitt had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Kevin Powell had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Marvin Fitzgerald had 12 points, 8 rebounds for the Indians.

            The Lady Indians picked up their first conference victory with a 71-64 win over Pensacola on Jan. 30. Bianca Jarrett led with 24 points.  Lindsey Carr had 19. Ance Celmina scored 12.  Chipola coach David Lane said, “We played with only six players, but Lindsey Carr hit some big shots and Bianca and Ty both played very well.”

            The Indians suffered a 73-57 loss to Northwest Florida Feb. 3. Grooms led Chipola with 13 points. Aaron Davis had 12. Northwest (6-1) and TCC (6-1) are tied for first in the men’s conference race. Chipola and Gulf Coast are both 2-5. Pensacola is 2-6.

            Northwest is first in the state poll followed by TCC. Chipola (17-5) is ninth.

            The Lady Indians lost a 65-60 heartbreaker at Northwest on Feb. 3. Bianca Jarrett led Chipola with 30 points. Tykiesha O’Neil had 13 points. Chipola led 60-58 with two minutes remaining but could not hold on for the win.

            Gulf Coast (6-1) leads the women’s conference race. PJC (6-2) is second. TCC (3-4) is third. Northwest is 2-5 and Chipola is 1-6.   

            Gulf Coast is first in the state women’s poll followed by Pensacola. Tallahassee is fourth. Northwest is sixth. Chipola is tied for tenth with Daytona.

            Both Chipola teams host Gulf Coast Saturday, Feb. 13. Chipola will host the FCCAA State Basketball Tournament March 3-6 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The top two men’s teams from the Panhandle will play in the tournament, along with the top three women’s Panhandle teams.  

            For information about Chipola sports, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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February 5, 2010

CHIPOLA HOSTING FCCAA REGIONAL BRAIN BOWL TOURNEY, FRIDAY, FEB. 5

Chipola College will host the FCCAA Brain Bowl State Regional Qualifier Tournament Friday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., in Building Z.  

Six teams—Chipola, Northwest Florida, Gulf Coast, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Lake City—will be vying for two berths to the FCCAA State Tournament in March at Brevard Community College.

Chipola students and employees are welcome to watch any of the rounds which will be held in classrooms on the ground floor of Building Z.

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February 11, 2010

FUNDRAISERS SET FOR CHIPOLA STUDENT

 

            MARIANNA—Two fundraisers have been scheduled for Chipola College student, Brandi Purvis, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

            'Haircuts for Hope' is Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Allure inside ShoreTan It. They will also be doing mini mani's. No appointments are necessary. Children's haircuts are $10. Adult cuts are $15. Call 482-5833 for information.

            'Smiles for Brandi' is Saturday, March 13, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Payne and Payne Dentistry. They will be offering general cleaning and exams for children 5 years old to adults for $40.    Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 526-2511 for information.

            All proceeds from both fundraisers are to benefit the Brandi Purvis Cancer Fund.

            Anyone would like to make a cash donation, may call Donna Chandler at 718-2276.

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February 11, 2010

CHIPOLA BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM SET FOR FEB. 26

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Black History Month Program, Friday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Continuing Education building. Dinner will be served.

            The theme for the program is “Accentuating the accomplishments, navigating the streams of change and poised for the future.”

The guest speaker is Rev. Bernard Hudson of Havana. He is a 2003 graduate of Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. He is a Health Services and Facilities Consultant Supervisor with the Agency for Health Care Administration.

Hudson was appointed Pastor of St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church in December of 2007. He was ordained as an Itinerant Deacon in 2005 in the 11th District of the African Methodist Episcopal church. He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary.

            For information about the event, contact Dr. Willie Spires at 718-2232.

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February 11, 2010

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HOUSTON READING ROOM OPENED AT CHIPOLAChipola College officials officially opened the Merle Z. Houston Reading Room in the college Library during a reception in her honor on Feb. 6.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, Merle Houston, her daughter Anna Houston, and her son Joey Houston. Houston worked at the college from the 1960’s to the 2000’s serving as Director of the Library and as Director of Community Affairs.

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February 11, 2010

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LT. GOV. VISITS CHIPOLA—Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp visited the campus of Chipola College on Feb. 10. After a tour of campus, Kottkamp attended a reception of students and faculty in the college ACE Lab. Pictured from left, are: Kottkamp, with Chipola professors Stan Young, Vikki Milton and Dr. Robert Dunkle.

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February 11, 2010

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NOVELIST VISITS CHIPOLANovelist and journalist Masha Hamilton recently led a writing workshop and cultural diversity lecture at Chipola College. Hamilton is the author of acclaimed novels, 31 Hours, Staircase of a Thousand Steps, and The Camel Bookmobile. Here, Chipola Phi Theta Kappa students Jessica Bradley (left) and Casey Speers (right), present books to Hamilton (center) for the Camel Book Drive, a camel-borne library in northeastern Kenya.

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February 11, 2010

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CHIPOLA ROYALTY—Members of the Chipola College Homecoming court are, from left: freshman Kaitlin Porter of Chipley, freshman Taylor Reiff of Marianna, freshman Ashleigh Lollie of Grand Ridge, 2010 Mr. Chipola, Quintin Beechum of Campbellton; sophomore Tommy Melvin of Marianna; 2010 Homecoming Queen Sylvianna Garrett of Greenwood; sophomore Tucker Nebel of Marianna; 2009 Homecoming Queen, Courtney Corbin of Graceville; 2009 Mr. Chipola, Kris Sampson of Marianna; freshman Tory Brown of Orlando, junior Anna Beth Parmer of Bonifay and sophomore Allison Ellis of Chipley.

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February 11, 2010

FORMER BASEBALLERS VISIT CHIPOLA FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND

 

            MARIANNA—Dozens of former Chipola College baseball players returned to their alma mater Feb. 5-7 for the third annual Chipola Baseball Alumni event.

            ESPN analyst Buck Showalter visited Chipola coach Jeff Johnson on Friday. Showalter, the former manager of the Yankees, Diamondbacks and Rangers, brought along his former Chipola teammate Russ Aldridge from the Indian’s 1975 team.

            Team Mathis won the Alumni Homerun Derby with members: Jeff Mathis, Jake Mathis, Luis Bautista, David Oswalt, Victor Alvarez and Ethan Martin.

            Alumni in attendance included: Richie Smith, Ryan Chaffee, Jaye Chapman, Jeff Bosse, Raynel Robles, Brandon Street, Jake Mathis, Blake Balkcom, Drew Miller, Luke Johnson, Angel Medina, Jose Bautista, Kellen Ludwig, Jonathan Swearingen, Josh Lawhon, Drew Cook, David Credeur, Grant Conyers, Jason Barber, Travis Anderson, Victor Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Josh Storm, David Oswalt, Alan Horne, Mat Gamel, Liam Shanahan, Andrew Gay, Luis Bautista, Kevin Johnson, Jay Scott and Shawn Larkin.

            For information about the event, contact Brent Shelton at 850-718-2332, or email sheltonb@chipola.edu.

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February 11, 2010

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BASEBALL ALUMS RETURN TO CHIPOLA—Dozens of former Chipola College baseball players returned to their alma mater Feb. 5-7 for the third annual Chipola Baseball Alumni event. Pictured are the alumni who attended the Homerun Derby.

 

 

TEAM MATHIS WINS CHIPOLA HOMERUN DERBY—Team Mathis won the Homerun Derby at the third annual Chipola Baseball Alumni event. Pictured from left, are: Jeff Mathis, Jake Mathis, Blake Balkcom and David Oswalt.

 

SHOWALTER RETURNS TO CHIPOLA—ESPN analyst Buck Showalter returned to Chipola for the Baseball Alumni event on Feb. 5. Pictured from left, are: Chipola coach Jeff Johnson, Buck Showalter, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and Russ Aldridge, Showalter’s Chipola teammate from 1975.

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 February 11, 2010

CHIPOLA’S VAN HOOK NAMED FCCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK

           

             MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Ariell van Hook is this week’s FCCAA Softball Player of the Week.

            van Hook, a first-year player from Whittier, Calif., has batted .485 (16-of-33) with two home runs and 12 RBI over the Indians’ opening 12 games. During Chipola’s season-opening swing through the Southwest, she enjoyed back-to-back 3-for-3, one home run and four-RBI games against Central Arizona and Arizona Western.

            van Hook later had a two-hit game against North Idaho and collected three hits and three RBI in a doubleheader against Lurleen B. Wallace. During the 12 games, van Hook also scored five runs and was walked six times.

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February 11, 2010

CHIPOLA HOSTS NORTHWEST WEDNESDAY

           

           Chipola hosts Northwest Florida State in a pair of games, Wednesday, Feb. 17. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m.

            Chipola was scheduled to host Gulf Coast on Feb. 13. Visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2CJC for the latest scores.

            The Indians scored a big 71-69 win over Tallahassee before a capacity homecoming crowd on Feb. 6. Chipola led by as many as 19 points during in the first half, but TCC pulled to within two late in the game. Aaron Davis led Chipola with 14 points. John Taylor had 12. Dexter Ellington had 11 points and 3 rebounds. Kevin Powell had 9 points and 5 rebounds.

            With the win, Chipola improves to 18-6 on the season and 3-5 in conference play.  Northwest (7-1) leads the men’s conference race with Tallahassee (6-2) in second. Chipola (3-5) is third. Gulf Coast and Pensacola are both (2-6).   The Indians are tied with St. Pete for eighth place in the FCCAA state poll.

            The Indians suffered a 73-57 loss to Northwest Florida Feb. 3. Grooms led Chipola with 13 points. Aaron Davis had 12.

            Grooms scored 20 to lead the Indians to an 82-67 win over Pensacola on Jan. 30. Dewitt had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Powell had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Marvin Fitzgerald had 12 points and 8 rebounds.

            The Lady Indians fell to 1-7 in conference play following a 66-59 loss to Tallahassee on Feb. 6. Bianca Jarrett led Chipola with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Tykiesha O’Neil had 16. Malesha Petterson had 12 points and 4 rebounds.

            The Lady Indians lost a 65-60 heartbreaker at Northwest on Feb. 3. Bianca Jarrett led Chipola with 30 points. Tykiesha O’Neil had 13 points. Chipola led 60-58 with two minutes remaining but could not hold on for the win.

            The Lady Indians picked up their first conference victory with a 71-64 win over Pensacola on Jan. 30. Jarrett led Chipola with 24 points. Lindsey Carr had 19. Ance Celmina scored 12. 

             Gulf Coast (7-1) leads the women’s conference race. PJC (6-2) is second. TCC (4-4) is third. Northwest is 2-6 and Chipola is 1-7.   

            Chipola will host the FCCAA State Basketball Tournament March 3-6 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The top two men’s teams from the Panhandle will play in the tournament, along with the top three women’s Panhandle teams.  

            For information about Chipola sports, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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February 12, 2010

 FORMER BASEBALLERS VISIT CHIPOLA FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND

 

            MARIANNA—Dozens of former Chipola College baseball players returned to their alma mater Feb. 5-7 for the third annual Chipola Baseball Alumni event.

            ESPN analyst Buck Showalter visited Chipola coach Jeff Johnson on Friday. Showalter, the former manager of the Yankees, Diamondbacks and Rangers, brought along his former Chipola teammate Russ Aldridge from the Indian’s 1975 team.

            Team Mathis won the Alumni Homerun Derby with members: Jeff Mathis, Jake Mathis, Luis Bautista, David Oswalt, Victor Alvarez and Ethan Martin.

            Alumni in attendance included: Richie Smith, Ryan Chaffee, Jaye Chapman, Jeff Bosse, Raynel Robles, Brandon Street, Jake Mathis, Blake Balkcom, Drew Miller, Luke Johnson, Angel Medina, Jose Bautista, Kellen Ludwig, Jonathan Swearingen, Josh Lawhon, Drew Cook, David Credeur, Grant Conyers, Jason Barber, Travis Anderson, Victor Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Josh Storm, David Oswalt, Alan Horne, Mat Gamel, Liam Shanahan, Andrew Gay, Luis Bautista, Kevin Johnson, Jay Scott and Shawn Larkin.

            For information about the event, contact Brent Shelton at 850-718-2332, or email sheltonb@chipola.edu.

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February 12, 2010

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BASEBALL ALUMS RETURN TO CHIPOLA—Dozens of former Chipola College baseball players returned to their alma mater Feb. 5-7 for the third annual Chipola Baseball Alumni event. Pictured are the alumni who attended the Homerun Derby.

 

TEAM MATHIS WINS CHIPOLA HOMERUN DERBY—Team Mathis won the Homerun Derby at the third annual Chipola Baseball Alumni event. Pictured from left, are: Jeff Mathis, Jake Mathis, Blake Balkcom and David Oswalt.

SHOWALTER RETURNS TO CHIPOLA—ESPN analyst Buck Showalter returned to Chipola for the Baseball Alumni event on Feb. 5. Pictured from left, are: Chipola coach Jeff Johnson, Buck Showalter, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and Russ Aldridge, Showalter’s Chipola teammate from 1975.

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February 12, 2010

CHIPOLA’S VAN HOOK NAMED FCCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK

            MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Ariell van Hook is this week’s FCCAA Softball Player of the Week.

            van Hook, a first-year player from Whittier, Calif., has batted .485 (16-of-33) with two home runs and 12 RBI over the Indians’ opening 12 games. During Chipola’s season-opening swing through the Southwest, she enjoyed back-to-back 3-for-3, one home run and four-RBI games against Central Arizona and Arizona Western.

            van Hook later had a two-hit game against North Idaho and collected three hits and three RBI in a doubleheader against Lurleen B. Wallace. During the 12 games, van Hook also scored five runs and was walked six times.

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 February 12, 2010

CHIPOLA HOSTS GULF COAST SATURDAY AND NORTHWEST WEDNESDAY

           

           Chipola hosts Gulf Coast in a pair of games on Saturday, Feb. 13, and then Northwest Florida State on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The women’s games tip off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m.

            Visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2CJC for the latest scores.

            The Indians scored a big 71-69 win over Tallahassee before a capacity homecoming crowd on Feb. 6. Chipola led by as many as 19 points during in the first half, but TCC pulled to within two late in the game. Aaron Davis led Chipola with 14 points. John Taylor had 12. Dexter Ellington had 11 points and 3 rebounds. Kevin Powell had 9 points and 5 rebounds.

            With the win, Chipola improves to 18-6 on the season and 3-5 in conference play.  Northwest (7-1) leads the men’s conference race with Tallahassee (6-2) in second. Chipola (3-5) is third. Gulf Coast and Pensacola are both (2-6).   The Indians are tied with St. Pete for eighth place in the FCCAA state poll.

            The Indians suffered a 73-57 loss to Northwest Florida Feb. 3. Grooms led Chipola with 13 points. Aaron Davis had 12.

            Grooms scored 20 to lead the Indians to an 82-67 win over Pensacola on Jan. 30. Dewitt had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Powell had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Marvin Fitzgerald had 12 points and 8 rebounds.

            The Lady Indians fell to 1-7 in conference play following a 66-59 loss to Tallahassee on Feb. 6. Bianca Jarrett led Chipola with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Tykiesha O’Neil had 16. Malesha Petterson had 12 points and 4 rebounds.

            The Lady Indians lost a 65-60 heartbreaker at Northwest on Feb. 3. Bianca Jarrett led Chipola with 30 points. Tykiesha O’Neil had 13 points. Chipola led 60-58 with two minutes remaining but could not hold on for the win.

            The Lady Indians picked up their first conference victory with a 71-64 win over Pensacola on Jan. 30. Jarrett led Chipola with 24 points. Lindsey Carr had 19. Ance Celmina scored 12. 

             Gulf Coast (7-1) leads the women’s conference race. PJC (6-2) is second. TCC (4-4) is third. Northwest is 2-6 and Chipola is 1-7.   

            Chipola will host the FCCAA State Basketball Tournament March 3-6 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The top two men’s teams from the Panhandle will play in the tournament, along with the top three women’s Panhandle teams.  

            For information about Chipola sports, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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February 18, 2010

CHIPOLA BOARD APPROVES SALARY INCREASE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees approved a one percent salary increase for career, professional and administrative employees filling positions on the table of personnel at the board’s regular monthly meeting on Feb. 18. Employees will receive the one percent increase or $500 whichever is greater.  

The increase is effective for the 2009-10 year and does not include faculty employees who are a subject to a collective bargaining agreement. The Chipola Faculty Association is currently negotiating the faculty’s annual contract. 

The board also agreed to continue to fully cover the cost of individual health insurance premiums which increased six percent this year and have grown by more than 31 percent since 2007. Full-time employees of the college receive Blue Cross health insurance coverage as part of their benefits package. The college pays $385 a month for individual insurance premiums which totals $4,620 annually. Employees also have the option of purchasing health insurance for spouses and children. 

The college also contributes 9.85% of each full-time employee’s annual salary to the Florida Retirement System.

Chipola president Dr. Prough said, “I am very proud that our board agreed to improve salaries and to cover the increased cost of benefits for our employees who provide quality educational opportunities for this community. Chipola is all about the people who serve our students.”

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February 18, 2010

TICKET ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘‘Bye Bye Birdie’”

           

            MARIANNA—Tickets go on sale Feb. 24 for the Chipola College spring musical “Bye Bye Birdie.” The opens a five-day run, March 10. The show plays nightly at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday, March 10 matinee at 2 p.m.

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast local actors in the following roles: Aven Pitts as Albert Peterson, Kyndall Covington as Rose Alvarez, Ben Grande as Conrad Birdie, Austin Pettis as Mr. Harry MacAfee, Piper Williams as Mrs. Doris MacAfee, Sara Lovins as Mrs. Mae Peterson, Madison Wester as Gloria Rasputin, Christina Lopez as Mrs. Merkle, Vanita Turner as Mayor’s Wife, Matthew VanBuren as Mr. Johnson, Seth Basford as Charles F. Maude, Kayla Todd as Kim MacAfee, Cameron Hitchcock  as Hugo Peabody, Emily Harrison as Ursula Merkle, Joe Evans as Harvey Johnson, Brenna Kneiss as Sad Girl 1 and Grace Bailey as Sad Girl 2. Birdie Fans, Shriners, Parents, Policemen, Sweet Apple Citizens are Madison Wester, D.R. Forrester, Brenna Kneiss, Mark Lent, Jacob Beasley, Clayton Touchton, Tabitha Shumaker, Sara Jean Hargis, Allie Brockner, Alex Watson, Stacia Springer, Gracie Wallace and Grace Bailey.

            For ticket information, call 718-2220.

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 TICKET ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘Bye Bye Birdie’— Tickets go on sale Feb. 24 for the Chipola College spring musical “Bye Bye Birdie.” The opens a five-day run, March 10. The show plays nightly at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday, March 10 matinee at 2 p.m. Pictured clockwise from left, are: Evan Barber, Kayla Todd, Austin Pettis and Piper Williams.  For ticket information, call 718-2220. ####

 

February 18, 2010

AUTHOR OF ‘WILL JESUS BUY ME A DOUBLE-WIDE?’ TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA

(Critically-acclaimed author challenges idea that God shows his love by giving wealth) 

 

            MARIANNA—Karen Spears Zacharias, author of “Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide? ('Cause I Need More Room for My Plasma TV), will be on the campus of Chipola College, Monday, March 1.

            The public is invited to a 10 a.m. book-signing and reception in the college Library. At 11 a.m., Zacharias will lead a discussion entitled, “God and Money,” in Jackson Hall of the Chipola Literature and Language Building. 

            Zacharias’ visit to Chipola coincides with the March 1 release of her long-awaited “Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide?” book about money and religion. According to Zacharias, generations are being taught that God wants them to prosper, but what happens to their faith when they don’t get the job they prayed for or the big house on the hill or the plasma TV they’ve been eyeing?

            Zacharias had her first kiss in a trailer, smoked her first and last cigarette in a trailer, asked Jesus into her heart on bended knee in a trailer, fell madly in love in a trailer (a couple of different times), and gave birth to her firstborn child in a trailer.

            Zacharias believes Americans have seemingly confused theology with geography. “We think we’re a rich nation because we’ve been faithful to God,” says Zacharias. “Generations are being taught that God wants them to prosper, but what happens to their faith when they don’t get the job they prayed for or the big house on the hill or the plasma TV they’ve been eyeing?” she asks.

            Using her journalistic background, Zacharias scoured the back-roads from Oregon to North Carolina asking people about two things – God and money. She interviewed the exceedingly wealthy and the extremely poor and a host of people in between. She wanted to find people ‘who had it right,’ and she found them in unlikely places. Her work is filled with the stories of Americans from different economic backgrounds who struggle with the same foundational questions about their lives and their faith.

            With humor, wit and the quirky charm of modern parables, Zacharias shares the stories of faith won and faith lost. From an AIG Employee and the Car Mogul who lost everything to the Alabama debutante who inherited $40 million from her granny’s “Everlasting” rolls, Zacharias compiled a cast of unforgettable characters.

            On the heels of her provocative book, ‘Where’s Your Jesus Now?,’ Zacharias says, “Proof of God’s love is not found in the square-footage of our homes or the number of cars our garage will hold. God’s love for me or his favor toward me is not manifested in whether I live at the end of a dirt road in a trailer or in a gated community.”

            Zacharias is an essayist, journalist and commentator; the author of previous books: Where’s Your Jesus Now, After the Flag has been Folded and Benched: The Memoirs of Judge Rufe McCombs. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She is a former editorial writer and columnist for the Fayetteville Observer. She is a contributing writer to the Burnside Writers Collective, an online magazine for young, progressive Christian writers and thinkers. She served as an adjunct professor of journalism at Central Washington University and as an author-in-resident for the Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts in Fairhope, Alabama.

            Information about the author is available online at www.karenzach.com. For information about her visit to Chipola, call Dr. Sarah Clemmons at 718-2213.

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February 18, 2010

CHIPOLA’S  LITERATURE/LANGUAGE WINNERS

 

            MARIANNA—Some 100 students from 10 area high schools competed in writing, reading, speech, oral interpretation, literature, humanities, grammar, and foreign language contests at Chipola College on Feb. 12.

            The occasion was the Twentieth Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival hosted by Chipola’s Letters Department.  The purpose of the festival is to recognize and encourage academic excellence.

Prizes were awarded to first, second and third places, as well as two honorable mentions, in each category.  The winner of the President’s Reading Contest received a special medallion as well as a cash award.

Contest winners from participating schools are listed below.

           President’s Reading Award—Harlea Perdue of Blountstown High School. 

            Writing: first—Kimberly Csizmadia of Marianna High School; second—Laura Stoltzfus of Blountstown High School; third—Megan Bryan of Malone School; honorable mentions—Paul Kelson of Marianna High School and Shannah Bober of Vernon School.

           Speech: first—Korie Mitchell of Graceville High School; second—Kaylea Todd of Chipley High School; third—Sharlene San Nicolas of Vernon High School; honorable mentions—Stephanie Martin of Blountstown High School and Kara Alford of Sneads High School.

          Oral Interpretation: first—Chris Holloway of Sneads High School; second—Meghan Salter of Chipley High School; third—Christin Wiggins of Marianna High School; honorable mentions—China Williams of Blountstown High School and Eric Jones of Blountstown High School.

           Literature: first—Melanie Foster of Marianna High School; second—Raymond Carter of Vernon High School; third—Dylan Paramore of Cottondale High School; honorable mentions—Korie Mitchell of Graceville High School and Sara Gore of Chipley High School.  

          Humanities: first—Caitlin McCaffrey of Sneads High School; second—Steven Carter of Vernon High School; third—DeeAnna Grimes of Blountstown High School; honorable mentions—Cody Blakenship of Vernon High School and Amber Sadberry of Liberty County High School.

           Grammar: first—David Leonard of Blountstown High School; second—Lawson Mozley of Malone School; third—Kimberly Csizmadia of Marianna High School; honorable mentions—Mark Register of Graceville High School and Brooke Vickery of Cottondale High School.

           Foreign Language Contest: first—Kevin Gutierrez of Blountstown High School; second—Jackie Regalado of Liberty County High School; third—Keila Martinez of Sneads High School; honorable mentions—Camille Gonzalez of Vernon High School and Kattarina Albasini of Chipley High School.

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February 18, 2010

Chipola Theatre receives FCCAA top award

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College 2009 fall production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” has received a Superior rating from the production’s adjudication by the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA).

            “We are always thrilled to be recognized in such an outstanding way. Being a part of FCCAA is great way for Chipola to share their talents with the state’s other colleges,” said Chipola director Charles Sirmon. “To be a small college, we seem to do a great job keeping up with the other larger colleges and universities. I’m very proud of my department and students,” he said.

            Chipola was recognized by FCCAA adjudicator Rodney Whatley, who says “It was an evening filled with laughter and joy and amazement. I was truly amazed at the comic talent of the actors. The entire company was amazing and truly entertaining.”

            Also recognized for outstanding Superior work were Chipola student actors, Aven Pitts, Ben Grande and Sarah Lovins and guest artist Chris Manasco.

            Chipola theatre is currently in rehearsal for Bye Bye Birdie, which will be staged March 10-14. 

            For information about Chipola Theatre call 880-718-2227 or sirmonc@chipola.edu

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February 18, 2010

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 CHIPOLA STUDENTS ATTEND MUSIC SYMPOSIUM—Chipola College music students and faculty recently attended the FCCAA Winter Music Symposium at the University of North Florida. The group participated in instrumental and vocal ensembles and master classes taught by UNF music faculty. The group also competed in Solo Artist competitions and performed in concert. Pictured from left, are: (front) Dr. Daniel Powell, Steve Ozbun of Dothan, Kari McConkey of Bonifay, Garrett Reed of Cottondale, (second row) James Matthews of Lakeland, Dr. Josh Martin, Bryan Whitfield of Marianna, Lynnsey Prevatt of Ashford, AL, Adam Smith of Bonifay, Joseph Covington of Chipley, Mitchell Boles of Cottondale, (back) Caleb Lovely of Marianna and Wade Boan of Wausau.

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February 18, 2010

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SHORES IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Lisa Shores is Chipola College’s Career Employee for March. Shores serves as the Department Associate in Enrollment Services and has worked at the college since 1989. Here, congratulated by (left) Dean of Enrollment Services and Registar, Dr. Jane P. Roberts, Lisa Shores, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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February 18, 2010

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TOURNAMENT TEAM HOSTS—Several local sports fans have volunteered to serve as hosts for the 16 teams which will be in town, March 3-6, for the State Junior College Basketball Tournament at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: (front) Vickie Curry, Tracy Dudley, Caretha Everett, Eddie Hilton, Yvette Pittman, Natalie Hardy, (back) Shannon Eads, Ralph Harrison, John Ellerbee, Leroy Boone, Waymon Moneyham, JoAnn Everett and Patrick Bryan. Not pictured are: Eulice Bryant, Jay Mitchell and Willie Spires.

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February 18, 2010

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 CHIPOLA TEAMS help fight breast cancer The Chipola College men’s and women’s basketball recently raised $1,000 this season in the fight against breast cancer. Perry and Young Attorneys donated pink t-shirts for the Pink Zone game at Chipola. The Marianna High School SGA was also a partner in the project. Funds were donated to the Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund in memory of NC State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow who died of breast cancer. Pictured from left, are: Chipola women’s coach David Lane, attorney Chris Young and Chipola men’s assistant coach Joc Calloway. 

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February 18, 2010

CHIPOLA TO HOST NATIONAL BRAIN BOWL TOURNAMENT

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College has been chosen as the host site for 2010 NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) Community College National Championship.

            The championship is set for Feb. 26-27, in the Chipola Literature/Language Building, Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

            As the host, Chipola will provide staff for the tournament. NAQT will provide most of the readers. The public is invited to watch the Chipola Brain Bowl Team compete for the national title.

            Beginning in 2008-09, NAQT began holding a separate national championship tournament to crown the best two-year quiz bowl team in North America. Chipola finished second in the NAQT tournament in 2009 and in 2008.

            Teams will qualify for the CCCT via Community College Sectional Championship Tournaments (CC SCTs) held nationwide in late January. The winner of each CC SCT will be invited to the championship along with additional teams based on a national comparison of their statistics, points scored, bonus conversion and other factors. Both Chipola Brain Bowl teams have qualified for the CCCT Tournament.

            The top six teams from the CCCT at Chipola will qualify for the overall Division II collegiate championship that will continue to take place as part of the 2010 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. All two-year, junior, and community colleges are eligible to compete in NAQT's CC SCT and CCCT events.

            For information about the National Brain Bowl Tournament at Chipola College, call Brain Bowl coach Stan Young at 850-718-2336, or email youngs1@chipola.edu

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February 18, 2010

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CHIPOLA TO HOST NATIONAL BRAIN BOWL TOURNAMENT—Chipola College has been chosen as the host site for 2010 NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) Community College National Championship. Here, Chipola Brain Bowl team members are, from left: Nathan Hooppell, Cody Pickens, Ethan Hewett, Dallin Kelson and Drew Padgett.

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Feb. 23, 2010

 

CHIPOLA’S HEWETT IS FCCAA SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Michelle Hewett is this week’s FCCAA Softball Player of the Week. Hewett, a sophomore center-fielder from Marianna, batted .727 (16-for-22) with ten runs scored, nine RBI’s and ten stolen bases over seven games. She batted safely in all seven games, recording six multi-hit games and five three-hit outings.

            She also scored at least one run in six of the seven games and was a perfect 10-for-10 on stolen base attempts.

            Her top performance came against Stanly on Feb. 20 when she went 3-for-3

with three runs scored and three stolen bases.

            The (17-4) Lady Indians are ranked second in the FCCAA softball poll. They outscored their opponents 63-14 in the last seven games. As a team, they hit .409 with 12 doubles and five homeruns.

            The Lady Indians host Lakeland College, Wednesday, Feb. 24, in a 2 p.m. double-header at the Chipola field.

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February 25, 2010

STATE JUCO BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BEGINS MARCH 3 AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—The top 16 community college basketball teams in Florida will begin arriving in Marianna Tuesday for the Florida Junior College Men's and Women’s State Basketball Tournament set for March 3-6 in Chipola’s Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            Some 400 basketball players along with coaches, cheerleaders and fans will fill nearly 200 hotel rooms during the tourney. Teams will begin practice Tuesday in the Johnson Center and in local high school gyms. Each team is assigned a local host family to help with any need that may arise during the tournament.

Numerous Division I College coaches and recruiters also are expected to scout the talent in the competition. Tournament officials estimate that more than $250,000 will flow into the area during the tournament from food, lodging, recreation and incidental expenses.   

            Men’s action begins Wednesday, March 3, at 1 p.m. as Daytona takes on St. Petersburg. At 3 p.m., Indian River meets Tallahassee. Northwest Florida plays Central Florida at 6 p.m. Broward and Hillsborough play in the 8 p.m. nightcap on Thursday.

            The women’s tournament tips off Thursday, March 4, at 1 p.m. as Tallahassee takes on Santa Fe.  At 3 p.m., Pensacola takes on Indian River. Gulf Coast plays Daytona at 6 p.m. Palm Beach and Central Florida meet in the 8 p.m. nightcap on Wednesday.                      

            Men’s and women’s semi-finals are set for Friday, March 5, with men’s games at 1 and 6 p.m. and women’s contests at 3 and 8 p.m. The State Championship title games are set for Saturday, March 6, with the men at 5 p.m., and the women at 7:30 p.m.

            Waste Management is official host sponsor for the event. The Jackson County Tourist Development Council awarded a $10,000 grant to help promote the tournament.  Other sponsors include: the Florida Lottery, Community South Credit Union and FOCUS Credit Union.

Tournament passes—$25 for adults and $15 for students—will get fans into all 14 exciting tournament games.  Single session tickets—two games—are $10 each. 

            For ticket information, call 718-2220, or visit the official tourney web site at: www.chipola.edu

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February 25, 2010

CHIPOLA TO HOST NATIONAL BRAIN BOWL TOURNAMENT

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the 2010 NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) Community College National Championship Feb. 26-27, in the Chipola Literature/Language Building.

            Rounds are Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

            As the host, Chipola will provide several volunteers for the tournament. The public is invited to watch the Chipola Brain Bowl Team compete for the national title.

            Beginning in 2008-09, NAQT began holding a separate national championship tournament to crown the best two-year quiz bowl team in North America. Chipola finished second in the NAQT tournament in 2009 and in 2008.

            Teams will qualify for the CCCT via Community College Sectional Championship Tournaments (CC SCTs) held nationwide in late January. The winner of each CC SCT will be invited to the championship along with additional teams based on a national comparison of their statistics, points scored, bonus conversion and other factors. Both Chipola Brain Bowl teams have qualified for the CCCT Tournament.

            The top six teams from the CCCT at Chipola will qualify for the overall Division II collegiate championship that will continue to take place as part of the 2010 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. All two-year, junior, and community colleges are eligible to compete in NAQT's CC SCT and CCCT events.

            For information about the National Brain Bowl Tournament at Chipola, call Brain Bowl coach Stan Young at 850-718-2336, or email youngs1@chipola.edu

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February 25, 2010

AUTHOR OF ‘WILL JESUS BUY ME A DOUBLE-WIDE?’ TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA

(Critically-acclaimed author challenges idea that God shows his love by giving wealth) 

 

            MARIANNA—Karen Spears Zacharias, author of “Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide? ('Cause I Need More Room for My Plasma TV), will be on the campus of Chipola College, Monday, March 1.

        The public is invited to a 10 a.m. book-signing and reception in the college Library. At 11 a.m., Zacharias will lead a discussion entitled, “God and Money,” in Jackson Hall of the Chipola Literature and Language Building. 

        Zacharias’ visit to Chipola coincides with the March 1 release of her long-awaited “Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide?” book about money and religion. According to Zacharias, generations are being taught that God wants them to prosper, but what happens to their faith when they don’t get the job they prayed for or the big house on the hill or the plasma TV they’ve been eyeing?

        Zacharias had her first kiss in a trailer, smoked her first and last cigarette in a trailer, asked Jesus into her heart on bended knee in a trailer, fell madly in love in a trailer (a couple of different times), and gave birth to her firstborn child in a trailer.

            Zacharias believes Americans have seemingly confused theology with geography. “We think we’re a rich nation because we’ve been faithful to God,” says Zacharias.    Using her journalistic background, Zacharias scoured the back-roads from Oregon to North Carolina asking people about two things – God and money. She interviewed the exceedingly wealthy and the extremely poor and a host of people in between. She wanted to find people ‘who had it right,’ and she found them in unlikely places. Her work is filled with the stories of Americans from different economic backgrounds who struggle with the same foundational questions about their lives and their faith.

            With humor, wit and the quirky charm of modern parables, Zacharias shares the stories of faith won and faith lost. From an AIG Employee and the Car Mogul who lost everything to the Alabama debutante who inherited $40 million from her granny’s “Everlasting” rolls, Zacharias compiled a cast of unforgettable characters.

            On the heels of her provocative book, ‘Where’s Your Jesus Now?,’ Zacharias says, “Proof of God’s love is not found in the square-footage of our homes or the number of cars our garage will hold. God’s love for me or his favor toward me is not manifested in whether I live at the end of a dirt road in a trailer or in a gated community.”

            Zacharias is an essayist, journalist and commentator; the author of previous books: Where’s Your Jesus Now, After the Flag has been Folded and Benched: The Memoirs of Judge Rufe McCombs. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She is a former editorial writer and columnist for the Fayetteville Observer. She is a contributing writer to the Burnside Writers Collective, an online magazine for young, progressive Christian writers and thinkers. She served as an adjunct professor of journalism at Central Washington University and as an author-in-resident for the Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts in Fairhope, Alabama.

            Information about the author is available online at www.karenzach.com. For information about her visit to Chipola, call Dr. Sarah Clemmons at 718-2213.

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February 25, 2010

REGISTER NOW FOR TERM ‘C’ CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Spring Term ‘C’ classes at Chipola College is Tuesday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Term C classes meet March 3 through April 30. Late registration is Wednesday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

            Term C courses include: (BSC 1005) Intro. to Biological Sciences, 12:00-1:50, MWR; (CJE 1000) Intro to Law Enforcement (online) (ENC 0004) College Prep Writing, 9:00-12:50, MW; (HUM 2233) Humanities w/Writing (online); (MAC 1105) College Algebra, 12:00-1:50, MTR; (MAN 4301) Human Resource Mgmt. (online); (MAN 4802M) Intro. Small Bus. Mgmt. (online); (NUR 2960M) Nursing Review (online); (REA 0004) College Prep Reading, 8:00-4:30, F; (REA 1205) Advanced Reading, 1:00-4:50, F; (SLS 1101) Orientation, 6:00-9:00, M.

            Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school and college transcript.

            Students should visit an academic advisor in the Student Services building to register. 

            Chipola has expanded its offerings to include more than 40 individual programs, including BS, AA, AS, AAS, Workforce Certificates and Continuing Education programs. The college offers eight Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, including: Business Management, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (5-9 or 6-12), Science Education (5-9 or 6-12), Exceptional Student Education and RN to BSN in Nursing.  The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) offers Teacher Certification for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field. 

            The majority of Chipola students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree program designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work at Chipola and then transfer to a four year program at Chipola or another college. Academic plans for specific majors are available on the college website at www.chipola.edu.

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

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REGISTER NOW FOR TERM ‘C’ CLASSES AT CHIPOLAChipola students Sami Marotta and Maggie Mathis work in the college ACE Lab. Registration for Spring Term ‘C’ classes at Chipola is Tuesday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Term C classes meet March 3 through April 30. Late registration is Wednesday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information about enrolling, call the Admission and Records office at 850-718-2311, or visit www.chipola.                                                             

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February 25, 2010

TICKET ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘‘Bye Bye Birdie’”

           

            MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College production of “Bye Bye Birdie.” The musical opens Wednesday, March 10 with shows nightly at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday, March 14, matinee at 2 p.m.

            Tickets—$7 for adults and $5 for 18 and under—are available in the Business Office.

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon will direct the show which features: Aven Pitts as Albert Peterson, Kyndall Covington as Rose Alvarez, Ben Grande as Conrad Birdie, Austin Pettis as Mr. Harry MacAfee, Evan Barber as Randolph Macafee Piper Williams as Mrs. Doris MacAfee, Sara Lovins as Mrs. Mae Peterson, Madison Wester as Gloria Rasputin, Kristina Lopez as Mrs. Merkle, Charles Sirmon as Mayor, Jill Wallace as Mayor’s Wife, Matthew VanBuren as Mr. Johnson, Seth Basford as Charles F. Maude, Kayla Todd as Kim MacAfee, Cameron Hitchcock  as Hugo Peabody, Emily Harrison as Ursula Merkle, Joe Evans as Harvey Johnson, Brenna Kneiss as Sad Girl 1 and Grace Bailey as Sad Girl 2. Birdie Fans, Shriners, Parents, Policemen, Sweet Apple Citizens are Madison Wester, D.R. Forrester, Brenna Kneiss, Mark Lent, Jacob Beasley, Clayton Touchton, Tabitha Shumaker, Sara Jean Hargis, Allie Brockner, Alex Watson, Stacia Springer, Gracie Wallace and Grace Bailey.

            For ticket information, call 718-2220.

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February 25, 2010

VIOLINIST TO PERFORM FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

            MARIANNA—Individual tickets go on sale March for violinist Sarah Geller, the final offering of the 2009-10 Chipola Artist Series.

            Violinist Sarah Geller and pianist Cheryl Tschanz will perform their Souvenirs program in the Chipola Theater, Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m.

            From the triumphant opening of Mozart’s Sonata in Bb Major, to the last notes of Ginastera’s fiery and rhapsodic Pampeana No. 1, Souvenirs captures the rhythmic and passionate textures of Latin America, Paul Schoenfield’s sultry and jazzy “Four Souvenirs,” and the simple and refined beauty of three pieces by Lili Boulanger.

            Described as “a consummate artist performing with convincing vigor and passion,” Geller has performed to critical acclaim in many prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall. Geller drew capacity and standing room-only audiences with performances on the Gainesville Pro Musica Series in Georgia and the Strad for Lunch Series in New York City. Dedicated to the education of the next generation, Geller is also in high demand as a teacher in her hometown of New York City and beyond.

            Pianist Cheryl Tschanz is a soloist, chamber musician, and private instructor who serves on the faculty at Florida Southern College. Tschanz holds numerous international competition prizes and was the first recipient of the prestigious Thayer Fellowship.

            Having collaborated together since 1998, Geller and Tschanz bring a unique and dynamic quality to the stage, probing the depths of a composer's colors and message to form multiple layers of communication with each audience member.  

            Tickets may be purchased in Chipola Business Office, or by phone at 850-718-2220, with major credit cards accepted. Tickets also will be on sale the night of the show at 6:30 p.m. in the theatre box office. 

            Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for Chipola students with ID.

            For ticket information, call the Chipola Business Office at 850-718-2220.        

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February 25, 2010

CHIPOLA TO HOST CONYERS BASEBALL CLASSIC FEB. 26-28

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola baseball team hosts the Chipola/Conyers Hardwood Flooring Classic February 26- 28 at the Chipola Baseball Complex.

            Games begin Friday, Feb. 26, with a 1 p.m. game between Chipola and Miami Dade at the Chipola field. Middle Georgia and Grand Rapids play at 1 p.m. at the Marianna High field.  At 4 p.m., Miami Dade faces Grand Rapids. St. Petersburg and Middle Georgia face off at 7 p.m.

            Games on Saturday, Feb. 27 games include:  10:00 a.m., Middle Georgia vs. Miami Dade;  1:00 p.m., St. Petersburg vs. Miami Dade;  4:00 p.m., Chipola vs. Middle Georgia, and 7:00 p.m., Chipola vs. St. Petersburg

            On Sunday, Feb. 28, St. Petersburg and Kankakee play at 11 a.m., with Chipola and Kankakee closing out the classic at 2 p.m.

            The Indians have three straight home games beginning with a 3 p.m. double-header with Grand Rapids, Tuesday, March 2.  Chipola hosts Gordon College for three games: Friday, March 5, at 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 6, in a double-header beginning at noon.

            The Indians open the conference season on the road at Pensacola March 8. Chipola’s first home conference game is Wednesday, March 10, at 5 p.m., against Pensacola.

            Chipola is ranked fifth in the FCCAA State poll with a 9-6 record.

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

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February 25, 2010

CHIPOLA’S HEWETT IS FCCAA SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Michelle Hewett is this week’s FCCAA Softball Player of the Week. Hewett, a sophomore center-fielder from Marianna, batted .727 (16-for-22) with ten runs scored, nine RBI’s and ten stolen bases over seven games. She batted safely in all seven games, recording six multi-hit games and five three-hit outings.

            She also scored at least one run in six of the seven games and was a perfect 10-for-10 on stolen base attempts.

            Her top performance came against Stanly on Feb. 20 when she went 3-for-3

with three runs scored and three stolen bases.

            The (17-4) Lady Indians are ranked second in the FCCAA softball poll. They outscored their opponents 63-14 in the last seven games. As a team, they hit .409 with 12 doubles and five homeruns.

            Chipola heads to Panama City for seven games, Feb. 26-28. The Lady Indians return home to host South Georgia College in a double-header, March 2. Chipola hosts 4 p.m. double-headers with Darton College on March 6, and Heartland College on March 10.

            Chipola hosts Gulf Coast, March 17, in the conference season opener at 4 p.m.

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

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February 26, 2010

CHIPOLA’S JARRETT IS FCCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College sophomore guard Bianca Jarrett is the FCCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb.26.

            A native of Kenosho, Wisc., Jarrett averaged 34 points in her final three games of the season.

            In a span of six days, the second-year guard scored 39 points against Pensacola on Feb. 15, 31 points against Northwest Florida on Feb. 17 and 32 points against Tallahassee on Feb. 20.

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