February 4, 2013

CHIPOLA NURSING GRANTED CANDIDACY FOR NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Nursing programs have moved one step closer to national accreditation. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., (NLNAC) recently announced that candidacy status has been granted for Chipola’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. 

                Chipola’s candidate status is valid for two years through January 2015. College officials are planning for an initial accreditation visit later this year. According to NLNAC policy, Chipola’s Nursing programs will be added to the listing of colleges and schools who have achieved candidacy status on the NLNAC website.

                Dr. Vickie Stephens, Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Chipola College, says, “Our NLNAC candidacy is a testament to the professionalism of our educational team. We embrace the opportunity to provide quality health education through innovative teaching and partnerships with our community.”

                Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola Vice President of Baccalaureate and Occupational Education, says, “Our nursing program has been fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for many years. This national accreditation by NLNAC will greatly expand the career and educational opportunities for our graduates.”

                Chipola offers the RN to BSN Degree with all upper level classes available online. The Associate Degree Nursing program provides training to prepare students for certification as Registered Nurses. The college also offers two bridge programs: LPN to RN and Paramedic to RN. 

                For information about Chipola’s Nursing programs, call 850-718-2316 or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA NURSING GRANTED CANDIDACY FOR NATIONAL ACCREDITATION—The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., (NLNAC) recently announced that candidacy status has been granted for Chipola’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. 

Pictured from left, are: Pictured from left, are: Dr. Jason Hurst, Vice President of Baccalaureate and Occupational Education; Dr. Vickie Stephens, Dean of the School of Health Sciences; Dr. Karen Lipford, Professor; Tina Dorsey, Instructor; Dr. Chastity Duke, Associate Professor; Amber Bruner, Instructor; Amy Sampson, Patient Simulation Coordinator; and Jennifer Ham, Staff Assistant.

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February 7, 2013

NOTICE OF PRESS CONFERENCE

 

                Chipola College will officially open the new Career Resource Center at the college on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m.

                The new Career Center, located in the college’s Workforce Development building, is a partnership between the Regional Workforce Development Board and the college.

                The new center will have staff two days a week to work directly with students. Services will focus on helping students understand the skills and training sought by employers.

Some of the services available will include: Job Search, Resume Assistance, Interview Preparation and Interest Surveys. The center also will provide labor market information about demand occupations, projected job openings, and projected pay for various occupations.

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February 7, 2013

CHIPOLA NURSING GRANTED CANDIDACY FOR NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Nursing programs have moved one step closer to national accreditation. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., (NLNAC) recently announced that candidacy status has been granted for Chipola’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. 

                Chipola’s candidate status is valid for two years through January 2015. College officials are planning for an initial accreditation visit later this year. According to NLNAC policy, Chipola’s Nursing programs will be added to the listing of colleges and schools who have achieved candidacy status on the NLNAC website.

                Dr. Vickie Stephens, Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Chipola College, says, “Our NLNAC candidacy is a testament to the professionalism of our educational team. We embrace the opportunity to provide quality health education through innovative teaching and partnerships with our community.”

                Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola Vice President of Baccalaureate and Occupational Education, says, “Our nursing program has been fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for many years. This national accreditation by NLNAC will greatly expand the career and educational opportunities for our graduates.”

                Chipola offers the RN to BSN Degree with all upper level classes available online. The Associate Degree Nursing program provides training to prepare students for certification as Registered Nurses. The college also offers two bridge programs: LPN to RN and Paramedic to RN. 

                For information about Chipola’s Nursing programs, call 850-718-2316 or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA NURSING GRANTED CANDIDACY FOR NATIONAL ACCREDITATION—The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., (NLNAC) recently announced that candidacy status has been granted for Chipola’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. 

Pictured from left, are: Pictured from left, are: Dr. Jason Hurst, Vice President of Baccalaureate and Occupational Education; Dr. Vickie Stephens, Dean of the School of Health Sciences; Dr. Karen Lipford, Professor; Tina Dorsey, Instructor; Dr. Chastity Duke, Associate Professor; Amber Bruner, Instructor; Amy Sampson, Patient Simulation Coordinator; and Jennifer Ham, Staff Assistant.

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February 7, 2013

HAIRSPRAY IN THE AIR AT CRAA MEETING

 

                MARIANNA— Chipola Theatre will present highlights from the upcoming musical “Hairspray” at the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Jim’s Buffet in Marianna.

                The public is invited to attend the Dutch-treat buffet luncheon which begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program at noon.

                During the program, there will be a drawing for free tickets to this historically sold out musical series which opens March 13.

                CRAA recently awarded mini-grants to district teachers.  Last year, half of the grant applications were not funded, but many supporters stepped forward and contributed to the program and all of this year’s applications were funded.

                CRAA is now seeking talented music, art, and theatre students from Washington County to apply for their rotating scholarship program. 

                The Partner in the Arts campaign has just been launched to support next year’s CRAA programs.  Contributors to this campaign not only have the opportunity to help support the arts in the community, but are also recognized on the Artist Series programs with sold out performances at the new Center for the Arts.

                For information on the CRAA meeting, contact Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.

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HAIRSPRAY—Chipola College Theatre is in rehearsal for the hit musical “Hairspray” which opens March 13. Pictured are Meredith Saunders (left) of Chipley as Penny Pingleton and Odra Chapman of Greensboro as Tracy Turnblad. Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the performance, and will be available online with box office hours to be announced. For more information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre sirmonc@chipola.edu 850-718-2277.

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February 7, 2013

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WASTE MANAGEMENT SPONSORS STATE TOURNEY AT CHIPOLA— Waste Management is continuing its long-standing partnership with Chipola College by once again sponsoring the Men’s and Women’s State Community College Basketball Tournament, set for March 6-9 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  Pictured from left, are: Tournament Administrator Alice Pendergrass, Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough, Waste Management District Manager Kevin Hinson and Tournament Coordinator Dr. Steve Givens.  Since opening its operations in Jackson County, Waste Management has contributed more than $170,000 to Chipola’s academic and athletic programs.

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February 7, 2013

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CHIPOLA HOSTS HEALTH SCIENCES CAREER FAIR—The Chipola College School of Health Sciences recently held a Career Fair for Associate Degree Nursing students.  Pictured from left, are: nursing student Ashley Uhrick of Altha, nursing student Brett Floyd of Marianna, Emerald Coast Hospice representative Cecily Smith and nursing student Angie Martin. Ten health care agencies attended, including: Bonifay Nursing & Rehab Center, Chipola Nursing Pavilion, Covenant Hospice, Emerald Coast Hospice, Florida State Hospital, Flowers Hospital, Gentiva Home Health, Jackson Hospital, Signature Healthcare and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.   More than 100 students attended the annual event to discuss employment opportunities.

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February 7, 2013

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CHIPOLA LAW ENFORCEMENT GRADS—Fourteen candidates recently completed the Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Academy at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Michael Carpenter of Grand Ridge; Jessica Weathersbee of Marianna; Jeremy Anderson of Cottondale; Matthew Grigsby of Marianna; Tykeyan Poole of Greenwood; Erika Whitfield of Blountstown; Tyler Weeks of Sneads; (back) Jarrod Taylor of Bristol; Zachary Whitfield of Altha; Beau McCorvey of Wewahitchka; Landon Dunham of Sneads; William Hall of Chipley; Gregory McKenzie of Blountstown; Thomas Layfield of Port St. Joe. Chipola’s next Law Enforcement Academy begins March 13. Classes meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information, contact Steven Stewart, Chipola Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 718-2286.

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February 7, 2013

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CHIPOLA TEACHER WORKSHOP A SUCCESS—More than 130 teachers and future teachers attended the Chipola College Future Educators Club’s sixth Annual Teacher Workshop on Feb. 2. Teachers traveled from surrounding more than 10 area counties to attend some 20 student-led sessions. Here, FEC vice-president Jennifer Atkison of Chipley (left) and FEC president Sarah Moore of Dothan present a session.

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February 7, 2013

CHIPOLA HOSTS TALLAHASSEE FOR HOMECOMING

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Tallahassee for Homecoming, Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.

                The second-ranked Indians (23-2, 6-2) made it five in a row with a big 92-69 win over Gulf Coast on Feb. 5.  Kruize Pinkins led Chipola with 19 points. He connected on 8 of 9 field goals and was 2 for 2 from the three point line. Torian Graham scored 18 including four three-pointers. Cinmeon Bowers scored 12. Mistor Thomas added 11. The Indians went up 47-31 at the half and never looked back.

                Heading into the final round of league play, Northwest (7-1) leads the pack with Chipola (6-2) a close second. Gulf Coast (4-4) is third. Pensacola is (3-5) and Tallahassee is (0-8).  The top two men’s teams advance to the state tournament. 

                Chipola scored a 66-62 win at Pensacola on Feb. 2. Pinkins led the Indians with 17 points. Bowers scored 15.

                First year Chipola coach Patrick Blake, says, “At this point in the season, it’s about trying to keep on improving every game. I still feel like we’ve got to get a lot better defensively and get more stops to take that next step and play a complete game.”

                The Indians scored a big 82-79 home win over Northwest on Jan. 26. Chipola mounted a late 15-2 run after falling behind 69-61. Carlos Morris led Chipola with 24 points. Demetrious Floyd scored 17. Bowers had 14. Pinkins added 11.

                Chipola slipped by Tallahassee (77-74) on Jan. 22 and recorded an 87-75 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 19.

                The Lady Indians (21-3, 6-2) are tied for place in league with Northwest (6-2) after a 66-45 win over Gulf Coast on Tuesday. Rayven Brooks led Chipola with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Jade Givens scored 14 with 4 assists. Lashonda Littleton had 13. Treyvonna Brooks scored 4 points and pulled down 7 rebounds.

                The top three women’s teams in the Panhandle earn a state tournament berth.  Chipola and Northwest lead the race, knotted at 6-2. Gulf Coast (5-3) is third in league play. Tallahassee is (3-5). Pensacola is (0-8).

                Chipola head coach Greg Franklin says, “These last three weeks are where you separate yourself from the pack by being intense every game. Some teams just hang around, some nose-dive, and some raise their game up. We’re seeing some light at the end of the tunnel that we’re going to raise up.”

                In the Homecoming game, the Lady Indians will try to avenge a close 63-61 loss at Tallahassee on Jan. 22.  Rayven Brooks led Chipola with 24 points and 16 rebounds before fouling out. Tallahassee jumped out to a 28-11 lead, but Chipola closed the gap to trail 32-29 at the break. Chipola opened the season with a 74-63 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 5.

                Both Chipola teams travel to Northwest on Feb. 13 before returning home to host Pensacola on Feb. 19. Both teams finish out the regular season Feb. 23 at Gulf Coast.

                Chipola will host the Men’s and Women’s FCSAA State/Region VIII Tournament, March 6-9.

                For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2252.

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February 7, 2013

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a series of small business seminars in the coming months.  All seminars meet on Fridays, from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                “Business Plans” is Feb. 15.  The seminar will help participants discover which business type is best suited for their personality, and how to create a working business model to obtain financing and create a successful business.

                A free seminar, “What the Veterans’ Business Outreach Center Can Do for You,” is March 22.  The VBOC helps create, develop, and retain veteran-owned small business enterprises.  The VBOC provides training through workshops, counseling, assistance, and resource utilization services to Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and Active Duty business owners and entrepreneurs.

                “Government Contracting” will meet April 19

                Cost of each seminar is $30.  The first six Chipola students to sign up for any seminar will receive free admission.  Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 or sign up in person in Building M, Office 208.

                Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.comFor more information, contact Elissa Severson at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu.

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February 13, 2013

CAREER RESOURCE CENTER OPEN AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College officials and officers from the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board marked the opening of a new Career Resource Center at the college on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

                The Career Resource Center, located in the college’s Workforce Development building, is a partnership between the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board and the college.

                The center will have staff two days a week to work directly with Chipola students. Services will focus on helping students understand the skills and training sought by employers. Some of the services available will include: Job Search, Resume Assistance, Interview Preparation and Interest Surveys. The center also will provide labor market information about demand occupations, projected job openings, and projected pay for various occupations.

                Raymond Russell, CRWDB Chair, says, “The center will provide students a better way to connect with employers needing the particular skills they have gained at Chipola.  This partnership is just another example of the strong connection between education and work. Chipola students have a strong foundation and we know our employers want quality people who can help make their companies even stronger.”

                Richard Williams, CRWDB Executive Director, says, “This partnership will provide students with access to a statewide placement system that also has a focus on local employers and local jobs. Not only will we be able to help students obtain employment, we will also help them better understand the real job market and the skills, certifications and degrees employers are looking for in our region and across the state.

                Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola Vice President of Baccalaureate and Occupational Education, says, “We are excited about the opportunities this new Career Center will provide for our students. The Center will also serve as an excellent resource to help our instructors align their curriculum with the needs of employers.”

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CAREER RESOURCE CENTER OPEN AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE—Chipola College officials and officers from the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board (CRWDB) marked the opening of a new Career Resource Center at the college on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Jayne Roberts, Chipola vice president of Student Affairs; Dr. Gene Prough, Chipola College president; Lisa Hamilton, Success Coach in the Career Resource Center; Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola Vice President of Baccalaureate and Occupational Education; Richard Williams, CRWDB Executive Director; and Raymond Russell, CRWDB Chair.

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February 14, 2013

DCF, Partners TO Host Chipola Champs Camp for Local CHILDREN

 

                MARIANNA - The Department of Children and Families, Big Bend Community Based Care and Anchorage Children’s Home are partnering with Chipola College to host the first “Chipola Champs Camp” for 18 children, ages 11-17, from Leon, Bay, Gadsden, Jackson and Holmes counties on Feb. 19 and 20.

                Last year, DCF and their partners across the state held more than a dozen Camps for Champions for 1,000 children in foster care.  These camps provided mentoring, team-building and leadership activities.  Several camps focused on athletics, but others offered art classes, technology and more.  All of the camps helped the youth share a special experience, build self-esteem and character and strengthen life skills.

                The two-day Chipola Champs Camp will give youth in foster care and children receiving services in their own homes an opportunity to experience a college environment while participating in fun and educational arts, athletics and academic activities.  The camp will allow the youth to learn more about themselves and their future career interests through leadership, professional and growth activities, hands-on learning activities focused on science, technology and vocational skills, and mentoring sessions.

                During the men’s basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 19, the campers will be called to the court at halftime to be recognized, and lucky campers will compete in a shoot-out contest to win a big prize.  On Wednesday, the youth will be participating in various learning activities, and attending a special musical performance arranged exclusively for these youth by the theatre department.  Champs Camp will conclude Wednesday afternoon with a session to guide the youth to a clear pathway to post-secondary education led by Christen Bennett. DCF will also announce a new local mentoring program for the youth.

                Media are invited to attend the following events on the Chipola campus: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. CST: Recognition of first ever “Chipola Champs Camp” at halftime during men’s basketball game; Wednesday, Feb. 20: 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Weird Science activity with the Chipola Science Club, Dr. David Hilton and Dr. Jeff Bodart; 10 a.m.-11 a.m. CST: Technology classroom activity with the Chipola Future Educators Club, Dr. Lou Cleveland; 3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Pathway to Post-secondary Education: “College is for me” session with Christen Bennett.

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February 14, 2013

HAIRSPRAY IN THE AIR AT CRAA MEETING

 

                MARIANNA— Chipola Theatre will present highlights from the upcoming musical “Hairspray” at the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Jim’s Buffet in Marianna.

                The public is invited to attend the Dutch-treat buffet luncheon which begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program at noon.

                During the program, there will be a drawing for free tickets to this historically sold out musical series which opens March 13.

                CRAA recently awarded mini-grants to district teachers.  Last year, half of the grant applications were not funded, but many supporters stepped forward and contributed to the program and all of this year’s applications were funded.

                CRAA is now seeking talented music, art, and theatre students from Washington County to apply for their rotating scholarship program. 

                The Partner in the Arts campaign has just been launched to support next year’s CRAA programs.  Contributors to this campaign not only have the opportunity to help support the arts in the community, but are also recognized on the Artist Series programs with sold out performances at the new Center for the Arts.

                For information on the CRAA meeting, contact Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.

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February 14, 2013

CAREER RESOURCE CENTER OPEN AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College officials and officers from the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board marked the opening of a new Career Resource Center at the college on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

                The Career Resource Center, located in the college’s Workforce Development building, is a partnership between the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board and the college.

                Success Coach Lisa Hamilton will staff the center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to work directly with Chipola students.  Her number is 718-2352.

                Services will focus on helping students understand the skills and training sought by employers.  Some of the services available will include: Job Search, Resume Assistance, Interview Preparation and Interest Surveys.  The center also will provide labor market information about demand occupations, projected job openings, and projected pay for various occupations.

                Raymond Russell, CRWDB Chair, says, “The center will provide students a better way to connect with employers needing the particular skills they have gained at Chipola.  This partnership is just another example of the strong connection between education and work.  Chipola students have a strong foundation and we know our employers want quality people who can help make their companies even stronger.”

                Richard Williams, CRWDB Executive Director, says, “This partnership will provide students with access to a statewide placement system that also has a focus on local employers and local jobs.  Not only will we be able to help students obtain employment, we will also help them better understand the real job market and the skills, certifications and degrees employers are looking for in our region and across the state.

                Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola Vice President of Baccalaureate and Occupational Education, says, “We are excited about the opportunities this new Career Center will provide for our students.  The Center will also serve as an excellent resource to help our instructors align their curriculum with the needs of employers.”

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CAREER RESOURCE CENTER OPEN AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE—Chipola College officials and officers from the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board (CRWDB) marked the opening of a new Career Resource Center at the college on Wednesday, Feb. 13.  Pictured from left, are: Dr. Jayne Roberts, Chipola vice president of Student Affairs; Dr. Gene Prough, Chipola College president; Lisa Hamilton, Success Coach in the Career Resource Center; Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola Vice President of Baccalaureate and Occupational Education; Richard Williams, CRWDB Executive Director; and Raymond Russell, CRWDB Chair.

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February 14, 2013

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CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY WINNER—Tymetra Brannon recently won third place in the Regional SkillsUSA Cosmetology Competition held at Pensacola State College. The award was based on her ability to answer a 50 question test, complete a long-hair design and to duplicate a cut and style on a manikin from a photograph. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force.

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February 14, 2013

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CHIPOLA HOMECOMING COURT—Sharlyn Smith of Altha and Jaren Bannerman of Marianna were crowned Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola at the Chipola College Homecoming game on Feb. 9.  Pictured from left, are: (front) freshman Brantlee Kirkland of Ashford, AL, freshman Micah Ruiz of Bascom, freshman Mallory Mock of Marianna, Trevor Mayo of Marianna, 2013 Homecoming Queen sophomore Sharlyn Smith of Altha, 2012 Mr. Chipola Daunta Bell of Marianna, 2013 Mr. Chipola Jaren Bannerman of Marianna, sophomore Dalton Hendrix of Marianna, sophomore Karlee Floyd of Malone, sophomore Joshua Jeffrey of Orlando and sophomore Kaylee Toole of Marianna.

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February 14, 2013

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy beginning March 13.

                The program will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 770 clock hours in length.

                Candidates for the program must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening. Financial Assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

                The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is offered at the Public Service Building on Chipola Campus every Tuesday at 12:30.  Cost of the test is $45.

                For information regarding the application process, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 718-2286.

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February 14, 2013

CHIPOLA TO HOST PENSACOLA TUESDAY IN FINAL HOME GAME

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Pensacola Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the final home games of the regular season.  The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.

                The second-ranked Indians (24-3, 7-3) scored a big 87-67 Homecoming win over Tallahassee on Feb. 9.  Carlos Morris led with 20 points.  Mistor Thomas had 15.  Demetrious Floyd had 13.  Cinmeon Bowers had 12.

                Chipola’s six-game winning streak ended with a 64-62 squeaker at Northwest Florida on Feb. 13. 

                Northwest (9-1) leads the Panhandle race and has clinched a spot in the state tournament.  Chipola (7-3) is second and one game away from clinching a spot. Pensacola (4-5) is third.  Gulf Coast is (4-6).  Tallahassee is (0-9).  The top two men’s teams advance to the state tournament. 

                Chipola notched a big 92-69 win over Gulf Coast on Feb. 5.  Kruize Pinkins led Chipola with 19 points.  He connected on 8 of 9 field goals and was 2 for 2 from the three point line.  Torian Graham scored 18 including four three-pointers.  Cinmeon Bowers scored 12.  Mistor Thomas added 11.  The Indians went up 47-31 at the half and never looked back.

                First year Chipola coach Patrick Blake, says, “At this point in the season, it’s about trying to keep on improving every game.  I still feel like we’ve got to get a lot better defensively and get more stops to take that next step and play a complete game.”

                The Indians scored a big 82-79 home win over Northwest on Jan. 26.  Chipola mounted a late 15-2 run after falling behind 69-61.  Carlos Morris led Chipola with 24 points.  Demetrious Floyd scored 17.  Bowers had 14.  Pinkins added 11.

                The Lady Indians lost an overtime heart-breaker at Northwest Florida State 74-73.  Chipola scored a big 71-56 win over Tallahassee for Homecoming.  Rayven Brooks led Chipola with 24 points including 4 three pointers and was 6 of 6 in free throws.  Kristine Brance had 22 points including five three pointers.  Jasmine Crawford scored 12.

                The Lady Indians (22-4, 7-3) have clinched a berth in the state tournament along with Northwest and Gulf Coast.  With two games remaining—Chipola, Northwest and Gulf Coast—are knotted at 7-3, tied for first place in the league.  Tallahassee (3-6) and Pensacola (0-9) are out of contention for the tournament.

                Chipola scored a 66-45 win over Gulf Coast on Feb 5. Rayven Brooks led Chipola with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Jade Givens scored 14 with 4 assists. Lashonda Littleton had 13. Treyvonna Brooks scored 4 points and pulled down 7 rebounds.

                Both teams finish out the regular season Feb. 23 at Gulf Coast.

                Chipola will host the Men’s and Women’s FCSAA State/Region VIII Tournament, March 6-9.

                For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2252.

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February 21, 2013

 TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘HAIRSPRAY’

           

                MARIANNA—Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 27, for the Chipola College Theatre musical, "Hairspray," which opens March 13.  

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu and in the Center for the Arts Box Office Feb. 27 – March 12, Monday through Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m., and March 13-17, from 6 to 7 p.m.

                 Cast members are: Odra Chapman as Tracy Turnblad, Trey McKay as Corny Collins, Kayla Todd as Amber Von Tussle, Aaron Black as Brad Dancer, Gracie Wallace as Tammy Dancer, Austin Pettis as Fender Dancer, Piper Williams as Brenda Dancer, Terrence Shanks as Sketch Dancer, Cayce Griffin as Shelley Dancer, Tyler Landry as IQ Dancer, Shayli Tharp as Lou Ann Dancer, Colton Day as Link Larkin, Meredith Moreau as Prudy Pingleton, Charles Sirmon as Edna Turnblad, Meredith Saunders as Penny Pingleton, Meghan Basford as Velma Von Tussle, Chris Manasco as Wilbur Turnblad, Nick Melvin as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Orlando Riley as Duane, Clyde Declonet as Gilbert, Brienne Beechum as Lorraine, Matt West as Mr. Pinky, Evie Saliba as Little Inez, Courtney Bass as Gym teacher, Rachel West as Matron, Brittney Holmes as Motormouth Maybelle Seaweed’s mother and Nadine Long as Guard. The Dynamites Female singing trio in “Welcome to the 60’s” includes Patrea Clark, Adajah Swilley and Melanie Henderson.

                Citizens of Baltimore include: Elyn Sapp, Julie Wells, Amberly Corbin, Amber Saye, Kiara Sampson, Aiden Rollis, Grace Wester, Olivia Wester, Faith Long, Deanna Bailey, Shelby Jainer, Rhonda Stone, Maddie Craven, Tanaish Tookes, Felicia Gibson and Rolli Barteles. 

                “Hairspray,” written by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, with music by Marc Shaiman and Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, is the winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical.  

             For more information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre sirmonc@chipola.edu 850-718-2277.

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘HAIRSPRAY’— Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 27, for the Chipola College Theatre musical, "Hairspray," which opens March 13.  Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu and in the Center for the Arts Box Office Feb. 27 – March 12, Monday through Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m., and March 13-17, from 6 to 7 p.m. Pictured are some of the main characters from the upcoming show. For more information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre sirmonc@chipola.edu 850-718-2277.

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February 21, 2013

CHIPOLA’S LITERATURE/LANGUAGE WINNERS

 

                MARIANNA—Some 132 students from 12 area high schools competed in writing, reading, speech, oral interpretation, literature, humanities, grammar, and spanish contests at Chipola College on Feb. 15.

                The occasion was the Twenty-third 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—Faith Plazarin of Blountstown High School. 

                Writing: first—Karah Beaver of Blountstown High School; second—Hadley Battles of Poplar Springs High School; third—Grace White of Cottondale High School; honorable mentions—Ryan Rogers of Sneads High School and Savannah Gosnell of Sneads High School.

                Speech: first—Casey Strickland of Chipley High School; second—Maddie Craven of Marianna High School; third—Andrew Bennett of Blountstown High School; honorable mentions—Lindsey Locke of Sneads High School and Missy Newsome of Blountstown High School.

                Oral Interpretation: first—Carlton Hedman of Holmes County High School; second—Veronica Peacock  of Cottondale High School; third—Savannah Miller of Bethlehem High School; honorable mentions—Elyn Sapp of Marianna High School and Mark Thrower of Graceville High School.

                Literature: first—Rebecca Delgado of Graceville High School; second—Courtney Hasty of Marianna High School; third—Sarah Lowenthal of Sneads High School; honorable mentions—Grace White of Cottondale High School and Sara Newsome of Malone High School.  

                Humanities: first—Shawn Stumpff of Vernon High School; second—Ryan Rogers of Sneads High School; third—Madelynn Lytle of Altha High School; honorable mentions—Danielle Fender of Graceville High School and Jerryd Perry of Vernon High School.

                Grammar: first—Summer Potter of Bethlehem High School; second—Zack Butler of Chipley School; third—Delaney Geidner of Marianna High School; honorable mentions—Casey Johnson of Blountstown High School and Alana Hearn of Vernon High School.

                Spanish Language Contest: first—Angel Huyke of Marianna High School; second— Araceli Galvan of Chipley High School; third—Mary Pintado of Sneads High School; honorable mentions—Andy Faria of Sneads High School and Milli Beall of Bethlehem High School.

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February 21, 2013

Local Children Focus on their Futures at “Chipola Champs Camp”

 

                MARIANNA—Fourteen area youth in foster care or receiving services in their own homes gained invaluable life experience through many educational and career-focused activities offered at the first-ever Chipola Champs Camp.

                The Department of Children and Families, Big Bend Community Based Care and Anchorage Children’s Home teamed up with Chipola College to host the two-day camp for children ages 11-17.

                The camp gave the youth an opportunity to experience a college environment while participating in fun and educational arts, athletics and academic activities.

                Chipola employees Joc Calloway, Dr. Bryan Craven, Alicia Hatcher and Alice Pendergrass served as hosts for the camp.  Students were recognized at a Chipola basketball game. Academic activities included “Weird Science presented by Chipola Science Club with Dr. Jeff Bodart and Dr. David Hilton. “IPAD Basics” was presented by the Chipola Future Educators Club and led by Dr. Lou Cleveland. “Cars and Curls” was offered by Chipola Cosmetology and Automotive students with Cosmetology instructors Paige Vanderwerf and Ada Scott and Automotive instructors John Gardner and Chase Vlieg. Lunch was provided by Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough. “Silly College Games” was presented by the Student Government Association and Student Activities Director Nancy Johnson. “Theatrics with Hairspray” was presented by Chipola Theatre students and led by Director Charles Sirmon. The day concluded with a “College is for Me” presentation by Chipola student advisor Christen Bennett.

                The Chipola Champs Camp is offered as one of more than a dozen statewide Camps for Champions (www.campsforchampions.com) providing year-round camp experiences for more than 1,000 children in foster care. The Chipola camp is the first to offer a curriculum focused on post-secondary education and careers. It is also the first to pair the youth with an adult volunteer who will guide and motivate them on an ongoing basis.

                “We thank Chipola for designing an incredible curriculum full of hands-on activities that really got our kids thinking about their futures,” said Vicki Abrams, DCF’s Northwest Regional Director. “Through our new mentoring program, adult volunteers will support these youth on an ongoing basis and enable them to achieve their goals and aspirations.”

                The camp was designed to allow the youth to learn more about themselves and their future career interests through leadership, professional and growth activities, and applied learning activities.

                “We were very happy to have so many fine young people on our campus to learn about the opportunities for higher education,” said Dr. Gene Prough, President of Chipola College. “I am proud of all the students and faculty who helped make this day a great success.”

                Chipola is a valued DCF “Partner for Promise.” Since January 2012, the “Partners for Promise” initiative has recognized more than 2,000 businesses that donate their time, talent and resources to enrich the lives of people in the communities. For more information, visit www.flpartnersforpromise.com.

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February 21, 2013

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TRAYNOM—Joyce Traynom is Chipola College’s Career Employee for February. Traynom serves as an Executive Assistant in the Chipola College President’s Office and has worked at the college since 1982.  Here, Traynom (right) is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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February 21, 2013

STATE JUCO BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BEGINS MARCH 6 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 6-9 in Chipola College’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.  

            The women’s tournament tips off Wednesday, March 6, with games at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m.

            Men’s action begins Thursday, March 7, with games at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m.

            Men’s and women’s semi-finals are set for Friday, March 8, with women’s games at 1 and 6 p.m. and men’s contests at 3 and 8 p.m. The State Championship title games are set for Saturday, March 9, with the women at 5 p.m., and the men at 7:30 p.m.

            Waste Management is official host sponsor for the event. The Jackson County Tourist Development Council awarded a grant to help fund the tournament.  The Florida Lottery, First Commerce Credit Union and the Jackson County Teachers Credit Union are also major sponsors of the event. 

                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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TOURNAMENT TEAM HOSTS—Several local sports fans have volunteered to serve as team hosts for the 16 teams which will be in town, March 6-9, for the State Junior College Basketball Tournament at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: (front) Janet Wise, Eulice Bryant, Merle Houston, Caretha Everett, Vickie Curry, Natalie Hardy (back) JoAnn Everett, Jay Mitchell, Dr. Willie Spires, Dean McCoury, Ralph Harrison, Leroy Boone, John Ellerbee and Coyle Mayo. Not pictured are Tracy Dudley and Patrick Bryan.

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February 21, 2013

BOTH CHIPOLA TEAMS IN STATE TOURNAMENT

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola swept Pensacola Feb. 19, in the final home games of the regular season.  Both Chipola teams finish out the regular season Feb. 23 at Gulf Coast.

                The second-ranked Indians (25-3, 8-3) will finish second in the Panhandle Conference regardless of the outcome of the Feb. 23 game at Gulf Coast. Chipola will face Suncoast Champion Polk State in the state tournament on Thursday, March 7, with the time to be announced later. Panhandle Champion Northwest (25-2, 11-1) will face the Southern Conference Runner-up on March 7.

                Central Florida is the Mid-Florida champion. Brevard is the Southern conference champion and Polk is the Suncoast Champion.

                Chipola beat Pensacola 76-67 on Feb. 19. Earl Watson led Chipola with 15 points. Carlos Morris had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Kruize Pinkins and Demetrious Floyd each had 11 points. Cinmeon Bowers pulled down 13 rebounds and scored 8 points.

                Chipola scored a big 87-67 Homecoming win over Tallahassee on Feb. 9.  Carlos Morris led with 20 points. Mistor Thomas had 15. Demetrious Floyd had 13. Cinmeon Bowers had 12.

                Chipola (7-3) is second in the league standings and has clinched a spot in the state tournament. Northwest (10-1) leads the Panhandle race and has clinched a spot in the state tournament. Pensacola (4-6) is third. Gulf Coast is (4-7). Tallahassee is (1-9).  

                Chipola notched a big 92-69 win over Gulf Coast on Feb. 5.  Kruize Pinkins led Chipola with 19 points. He connected on 8 of 9 field goals and was 2 for 2 from the three point line. Torian Graham scored 18 including four three-pointers. Cinmeon Bowers scored 12. Mistor Thomas added 11. The Indians went up 47-31 at the half and never looked back.

                The Indians scored a big 82-79 home win over Northwest on Jan. 26. Chipola mounted a late 15-2 run after falling behind 69-61. Carlos Morris led Chipola with 24 points. Demetrious Floyd scored 17. Bowers had 14. Pinkins added 11.

                The second-ranked Lady Indians scored a 56-43 win over Pensacola on Feb. 19. Rayven Brooks led Chipola with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Jasmine Crawford scored 10. Lashonda Littleton had 8 points and 8 rebounds. As a team, Chipola was 8 of 10 from the free throw line.

                Chipola finishes the regular season at Gulf Coast on Feb. 23 with the conference championship still up for grabs. As of Feb. 22, Northwest (9-3, 24-3) leads the conference race. Chipola (8-3, 23-4) and Gulf Coast (8-3, 23-4) are tied for second. The top three women’s team in the Panhandle Conference earn a spot in the state tournament.

                The top three teams in the Mid-Florida Conference also make the state tournament. Florida State College is the Mid-Florida Champion. Hillsborough is the runner-up, followed by Santa Fe.

                St. Petersburg is the women’s Southern Conference champion. The Southern Conference runner up team is the only spot unfilled in the women’s state tournament bracket.

                Chipola scored a big 71-56 win over Tallahassee for Homecoming. Rayven Brooks led Chipola with 24 points including 4 three pointers and was 6 of 6 in free throws. Kristine Brance had 22 points including five three pointers. Jasmine Crawford scored 12.

                Chipola scored a 66-45 win over Gulf Coast on Feb 5. Rayven Brooks led Chipola with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Jade Givens scored 14 with 4 assists. Lashonda Littleton had 13. Treyvonna Brooks scored 4 points and pulled down 7 rebounds.

                Chipola will host the Men’s and Women’s FCSAA State/Region VIII Tournament, March 6-9.

                For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2252.

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February 21, 2013

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RUTHERFORD RUNNER SIGNS WITH CHIPOLA—Rutherford High School long distance runner Jodi Phillips recently signed on to run for the Chipola College Cross Country team. Pictured from left, are Jodi’s father Terry Philips, Jodi Phillips, Rutherford Cross Country Coach DaShoan Olds and Chipola Cross Country Coach Rance Massengill (standing).  Phillips has placed in the Bay County for the past two seasons, and this year placed in district and advanced to regionals. Phillips is enrolled in Honors and AP classes. Her Rutherford Cross Country team was recognized for having the highest GPA in the county this season.

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February 28, 2013

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘HAIRSPRAY’

           

                MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College Theatre musical, "Hairspray," which runs March 13-16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m.  

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu and in the Center for the Arts Box Office through March 12, Monday through Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m., and March 13-17, from 6 to 7 p.m.

                Cast members are: Odra Chapman as Tracy Turnblad, Trey McKay as Corny Collins, Kayla Todd as Amber Von Tussle, Aaron Black as Brad Dancer, Gracie Wallace as Tammy Dancer, Austin Pettis as Fender Dancer, Piper Williams as Brenda Dancer, Terrence Shanks as Sketch Dancer, Cayce Griffin as Shelley Dancer, Tyler Landry as IQ Dancer, Shayli Tharp as Lou Ann Dancer, Colton Day as Link Larkin, Meredith Moreau as Prudy Pingleton, Charles Sirmon as Edna Turnblad, Meredith Saunders as Penny Pingleton, Meghan Basford as Velma Von Tussle, Chris Manasco as Wilbur Turnblad, Nick Melvin as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Orlando Riley as Duane, Clyde Declonet as Gilbert, Brienne Beechum as Lorraine, Matt West as Mr. Pinky, Evie Saliba as Little Inez, Courtney Bass as Gym teacher, Rachel West as Matron, Brittney Holmes as Motormouth Maybelle Seaweed’s mother and Nadine Long as Guard. The Dynamites Female singing trio in “Welcome to the 60’s” includes Patrea Clark, Adajah Swilley and Melanie Henderson.

                Citizens of Baltimore include: Elyn Sapp, Julie Wells, Amberly Corbin, Amber Saye, Kiara Sampson, Aiden Rollis, Grace Wester, Olivia Wester, Faith Long, Deanna Bailey, Shelby Jainer, Rhonda Stone, Maddie Craven, Tanaish Tookes, Felicia Gibson and Rolli Barteles. 

                “Hairspray,” written by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, with music by Marc Shaiman and Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, is the winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical.  

                For more information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre sirmonc@chipola.edu 850-718-2277.

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘HAIRSPRAY’— Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College Theatre musical, "Hairspray," which runs March 13-17.  Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu and in the Center for the Arts Box Office Feb. 27 – March 12, Monday through Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m., and March 13-17, from 6 to 7 p.m. Pictured are Odra Chapman as Tracy Turnblad and Colton Day as Link Larkin. For more information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre sirmonc@chipola.edu 850-718-2277.

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February 28, 2013

STATE JUCO TOURNEY BRINGS THOUSAND$ TO MARIANNA

 

                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 6-9 in Chipola College’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.             

                The women’s tournament tips off Wednesday, March 6, at 1 p.m. as St. Petersburg takes on Hillsborough.  At 3 p.m., Gulf Coast takes on Santa Fe.  Chipola takes on Florida State College at Jacksonville in the 6 p.m. game.  Palm Beach and Northwest Florida meet in the 8 p.m. nightcap on Wednesday.                 

                Men’s action begins Thursday, March 7, at 1 p.m., as College of Central Florida takes on State College of Florida. At 3 p.m., Northwest Florida meets Palm Beach.  The 6 p.m. game features Polk and Chipola.  Brevard and Santa Fe play in the 8 p.m. nightcap on Thursday.

                Men’s and women’s semi-finals are set for Friday, March 8, with women’s games at 1 and 6 p.m. and men’s contests at 3 and 8 p.m.  The State Championship title games are set for Saturday, March 9, with the women at 5 p.m., and the men at 7:30 p.m.  

                Waste Management is official host sponsor for the event.  The Jackson County Tourist Development Council awarded a grant to help fund the tournament.  The Florida Lottery, First Commerce Credit Union and the Jackson County Teachers Credit Union are also major sponsors of the event. 

                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 28, 2013

MARCH CRAA MEETING TO BE HELD AT LIBERTY COUNTY CIVIC CENTER

 

                MARIANNA— Each year the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) holds a meeting in a different featured county to increase interest and support for CRAA programs.  This year, the meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19 at 11:30 (EST), at the Civic Center in Liberty County. 

                The public is invited to attend.  There will be a catered lunch available for $8-$10. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program at noon. Please RSVP by March 10. 

                The program will feature teachers from Liberty County who have been awarded CRAA mini-grants for improvement of instruction in the arts. The program also will include a historical look into the development of the Veterans Memorial Park Railroad and the Liberty Arts Council.  Since its formation in 2003, the Liberty Arts Council has sponsored an annual “Art Alive” Show and Sale and an annual performance of “The Nutcracker.” The group recently produced its first Broadway Junior production, “The Music Man Junior.”  Additionally, they have sponsored numerous professional touring arts programs to ensure that the Liberty County community has art programs available for everyone.

                Since the formation of the Council, Chipola has consistently had students from this area majoring in Music, Art, or Theatre.  In the last three years there has been a 50% increase in these students and now students from Liberty County now make up 1/5 of Chipola’s fine and performing arts programs. 

                The Partner in the Arts campaign has just been launched to support next year’s CRAA programs.  Contributors to this campaign not only help support the arts in the community, but are also recognized on the Artist Series programs at the new Center for the Arts. 

                For information on the CRAA meeting, contact Anita Price at pricea@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2277.

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February 28, 2013

FOURTEEN CHIPOLA PLAYERS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE

 

                MARIANNA—Both Chipola College basketball teams head into the State Tournament with 14 All Panhandle Conference selections.

                The Indians have seven All-Conference picks, including First-team selections Carlos Morris, Kruize Pinkins and Cinmeon Bowers. Second-team selections are: Demetrious Floyd, Chris Thomas and Earl Watson. Terel Hall was given an Honorable Mention. 

                Morris leads Chipola in scoring at 13.3 points per game and has made 35 percent from the three-point line this season. Marianna’s own Kruize Pinkins is averaging 11.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Cinmeon Bowers has been good for 11 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.

                Seven Chipola Lady Indians were named All-Conference.  Rayven Brooks, Kristine Brance, and Lashonda Littleton were First-Team picks.  Jasmine Crawford, Jade Givens, and Rahni Bell were named to the second team. Treyvonna Brooks was honorable mention.

                Brooks is the team’s leading scorer at 14.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 2.8 steals per game. Brance is averaging 14.6 points per game, and Littleton 12.7 points and 7.9 rebounds.

                The FCSAA State Tournament begins Wednesday, March 6, at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center, with the Lady Indians set to face Florida State College at 6 p.m., Wednesday, and the Chipola men taking on Polk State at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 7. 

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February 28, 2013

CHIPOLA TO OFFER CORRECTIONS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT COURSE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Corrections Officer Cross-over to CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program beginning March 13.

                The program will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 489 clock hours in length.

                Candidates for the program must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a background check and drug screening.

                The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is offered at the Public Service Building on Chipola Campus every Tuesday at 12:30.  Cost of the test is $45.

                For information regarding the application process, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 718-2286.

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February 28, 2013

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a series of small business seminars in the coming months.  All seminars meet on Fridays, from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                A free seminar, “What the Veterans’ Business Outreach Center Can Do for You,” is March 22.  The VBOC helps create, develop, and retain veteran-owned small business enterprises.  The VBOC provides training through workshops, counseling, assistance, and resource utilization services to Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and Active Duty business owners and entrepreneurs.

                 “Government Contracting” will meet April 19

                Cost of each seminar is $30.  The first six Chipola students to sign up for any seminar will receive free admission.  Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 or sign up in person in Building M, Office 208.

                Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.comFor more information, contact Elissa Severson at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu.

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February 28, 2013

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY NAMED ALL-AMERICAN ACADEMIC TEAM

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College women’s Cross Country Team has been named an NJCAA All-American Academic Team.

                The award is presented to those teams with a minimum of 5 members who maintain a team, in-season GPA of 3.4 or better.  All seven members of Chipola team qualified.  Team awards were presented to Kimberly Wiltse of Altha, Donia Lanier of Wewahitchka, Karlee Floyd Malone, Sharlyn Smith of Altha, Natalya Miller of Wewahitchka, Kathryn Huffman of Marianna and Lauren Pettis of Marianna.

                Individual All-American Academic awards also were presented to two Chipola runners who maintained above a 3.5 GPA for the season: freshman Kimberly Wiltse (4.0) and freshman Donia Lanier (3.5).

                Chipola College has competed in Women’s Cross Country since 2007.  The squad made its first appearance in the NJCAA Division I National Championship in November, 2012.

                Chipola offers tuition scholarships for women who compete in the program.  For information, call coach Rance Massengill at 718-2440.

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY NAMED ALL-AMERICAN ACADEMIC TEAM—The Chipola College women’s Cross Country Team has been named an NJCAA All-American Academic Team.  Pictured from left, are: Karlee Floyd, Kathryn Huffman, Lauren Pettis, Sharlyn Smith, Donia Lanier, Natalya Miller, Kimberly Wiltse and coach Rance Massengill.

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February 28, 2013

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CHIPOLA HONORS HELPS MISS FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL PROJECT RED—Miss Florida International Charity Newsome, a student at Chipola College, recently addressed students in the Chipola Honors program.  Newsome’s pageant service campaign, “Read Every Day” (RED) provides books for first graders in Marianna, Chipley and Vernon. She also volunteers at local schools to help with their reading programs. Chipola Honors Program students recently raised $200 to help Newsome pay for books. Pictured from left, are: Reid Davis, Carly Wilson, Miss Florida International–Charity Newsom, Lawrence Raines and Katelynn Lewis. Newsome will compete in the Miss International pageant in Chicago this summer.

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February 28, 2013

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ELMO DONATES EQUIPMENT TO CHIPOLA AUTO PROGRAM—ELMO USA recently donated a P30HD visual presenter to the Chipola College automotive technology department.  The technology can project onto a screen, actual specimens, three-dimensional objects, authentic documents, and pages directly from a book to make visual presentations more vivid.  The equipment is valued at $4,000. Pictured from left, are Terry Wallace Regional Sales Manager of Elmo USA, Chipola automotive instructors John Gardner and Chase Vlieg. Gardner and Vlieg will used the ELMO equipment in their Strategy Based Diagnosis Video series which will be released next month by Films Media Group/Shopware.

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