January 3, 2012

CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold registration for returning students Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. New and returning student registration is Thursday, Jan 5, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes begin Jan. 6. Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu     

                Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelor’s Degrees in Education include majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. A Business Administration degree is available with concentrations in Management or Accounting. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also is offered.  Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

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

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

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

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

                For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY—Chipola College students Jaren Bannerman (left) and Stevie Blanchette study in the college ACE lab. Chipola College will hold registration for returning students Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. New and returning student registration is Thursday, Jan 5, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes begin Jan. 6. Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu     

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January 5, 2012

CHIPOLA’S FALL DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

                MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 311 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2011.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

                Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:

                Alford—Dylan Paramore, Julie Tindall.

                Altha—Britney Collings, Brett Floyd, Jessica Godwin, Kristen Peacock, Stephanie Shelton, Elizabeth Uhrick.

                Blountstown—Junicia Baker, Robert Deason, David Leonard, Travis Pittman.

                Bonifay—Donna Acosta, Katelyn Bush, Jade Cunningham, Joshua Norman, Nina Patel, Ryan Pickwick, Marli Sullivan, Caleb Whitaker.

                Bristol—Kelsey McDaniel.

                Caryville—Lindsey Sutherland. 

                Chipley—Jennifer Adkison, Autumn Basinger, Mariah Carter, Michelle Daniels, Tanner Gilbert, Adriane Guettler, Lisa Jenkins, Brenda Killings, Marshal Malloy, Alyssa Munns, Colton Pate, Meghan Pettis, Erin Solger, Meghan Wilder, Haley Worley, Crystal Zuraff. 

                Clarksville—Monica Jones.

                 Cottondale—Kaitlyn Baxley, Anthony Kadenzy, Tracy Scott.

                Graceville—Jared Byrd, Annemarie Nichols, Jessica O'Keefe, Cody Sikora, Nicole Willis.

                Grand Ridge—Zachary Folks, Emily Gilley, Chad Meyers, Caroline Peacock, Rachel Pelt, Ryan Pilcher, Ariel White, Jessica Harrell.

                Greenwood—Benjamin Griffin.

                Kinard—Amy McLeod. 

                Marianna—Mary Adams, Carlos Alegria, Jaren Bannerman, Daunta Bell, Alexander Bigale, Travis Bontrager, Brian Chalker, Kimberly Csizmadia, Meghan Delang, Katelyn Derosier, Stuart Gamble, Zoeanna Gause, Zachary Gilmore, Gavin Hall, Heather Hall, Rebecca Hambly, Courtney Hodges, Michael Lingerfelt, James McGrath, Kristina Snelgrove, Joseph Whitfield, II, John Whittington. 

                Sneads—Cassandra Coley, Jordan Coley.

                Westville—Austin Garrett, Samuel Griffin, Carrie Hayford, Hunter Somerset, Ethan Thomas.

                Out of District— Elise Kirk of Sunny Hills, Angela Smith of Tallahassee, Sarah Moore and Sunny Neve of Dothan, AL., and Amy Cannon of Jakin, GA.

                Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:

                Alford—Kaylee Toole.

                Altha—Taylor Brantley-Curl, Emily Brooks, Tory Lipford, Kathryn Nichols, Justin Terry, Aleena Tew, Maria Trejo Gonzalez, Rebekah Wiltse. 

                Bascom—Karlee Floyd. 

                Blountstown—Virginia Baker, Megan Brown, Wayne Faircloth, Jahnice Jones, William Leonard, Shannie Lockhart, Cameron Smith, Karis Smith, Jeffrey Stewart, Trevor Williams.

                Bonifay—Jessica Bean, John Bradshaw, Jonathan Carrell, Ryan Corne, Elijah Dixon, Jeffrey Dockery, Chelsea Godwin, Kacy Huddleston, Misty Kirkland, Hanzhang Liu, Macy Miles, Mindy Myers, Mary Parish, Kaitlyn Pope, Brittany Riley, Kayla Sherrouse, Victoria Ward, Laura Wells, Gregory Whitaker, Cassie White.

                Bristol—Hali Barfield, Christy Brock, Karey Gautier, Cade Guthrie, Sharee Hudson, Jacqueline Jackson, Daniel Kern.

                Campbellton— Va Quita Clark, Melanie Faircloth, Kayla Farris, Candis Williams.

                Chipley—Blake Anderson, John Brolund, Brandi Brubaker, Michaela Bruner, Lance Bush, Jesse Carter, Stacy Collins, Cierra Corbin, Sayoka Daley, Chelsea Dalton, Katie Davis, Allyson Gainer, Angela Gluck, Carly Hartzog, Colby Hartzog, Holley Hinson, Cecil Mathis, Anne  Mary Nichols, Colby Obert, Casey Parker, Jeffery Pitts, Tasha Richter, Deyanira Rodriguez, Kevin Russell, Lyndsi Salter, Meghan Salter, Hillary Saunders, Jared Sloan, Taylor Sloan, Ryan Smith, Emily Stewart.     

                Clarksville—Morgan Davis, Stewart Herndon, Jason Holland, Patrick Jones, John Tharpe, Cole Thompson.

                Cottondale—Dennis Allen, Teresa Crosby, Brittney Dilmore, Joshua Gainer, Sakima Godwin, Jessica Haid, Hannah Lamb, Tabatha Melzer.

                Cypress—Alayna Tharp.

                Graceville—Christina Cartwright, Tiffany Flournoy, Kayla Horton, Jordan Lane, Nancy Messer, Kacy Miles, David Miller, Carly Wilson.

                Grand Ridge—Michelle Blackburn, Katherine Campbell, Katherine Ferrell, Christopher Holloway, Jolie Johnson, Hope Mooneyham, Justin Parrish, Sara Riley, Erin Williams.

                Greenwood—Alicia Gambill, Kimberly Huett, Andrew Sherman.

                Malone—Brandon Jackson, Shandrell Mount, Edwin Mozley III, Marina Speros.

                Marianna—Melissa Anthony, Cherie Baggett, Kimberly Baggett, Kristie Bard, Jacob Beasley, Patricia Bellamy, Dwayne Bentley, Rachel Berbert, Jamie Bodie, Jessie Bodie, Toni Burns, Casie Carroll, Casey Caynor, Stephen Clark, Jerhron Clemmons, Troy Clemmons, Kayla Collins, Stephanie Darby, Brandy Davis, Cessna Folsom, Melanie Foster, Joseph Gibson, Christopher Gilmore, Cayce Griffin, Danny Hamilton, Stephanie Hamm, Rebecca Herb, Brett Holloway, Stefani Jackson, Stephanie Lawson, Erica Manning, Brandon Massengill, Virginia McDaniel, Eron Milton, Holly Myers, Jerry Nelson, Cameron Oliver, Jay Phelps, Cynthia Phillips, Ashley Raines, Richard Register, Jesse Roberts, Gabriel Sanchez, Caitlin Shouse, Sandy Sims, Rebekah Smith, William Smith, II, Autumn Speigner, Ashleigh Stowe, Devin Thomas, Luther Thomas, Elynn Wallace, Lindsay West, Mary Whitfield, Christin Wiggins, Alyssa Williams, Ashton Williams.

                Sneads—Brittany Arnold, Ian Griffin, Brandon Hightower, Gretchen Kinsinger, Joel McKeown, Travis Moore, Ashley Pavuk, Tyler Pickens, Kayla Sheffield, Melinda Smith, Nathan Walden, Daniel Williams.

                Vernon—Jeremy Kirkland, Eric Lee.

                Out of District— Joshua Blount and Adrian Carr of Chattahoochee, Rebecca Stewart of Crawfordville, Anthony McDow of Leesburg, John Shepherd of Melbourne, Sonya Collins, Jennifer Shurrum and Lea Todd of Panama City, Melissa Crews, Stevey Pope, Jr., Anthony Zahradnick of  Tallahassee, Jade Givens of Wesley Chapel, Brett Moore of Ashford, AL, April Baker of Cottonwood, AL, Shyann Jackson and Jermelle Rogers of Dothan, AL, Timothy Davis of Gordon, AL, Jordan Poole of Calhoun, GA, Terel Hall of Dawson, GA, Christopher Triplett of Fayetteville, GA, Trantell Knight of Rentz, GA, Stephanie Hester and Hayley Parker, Nettleton, MS, Stephanie Garrels of Magnolia, TX, Ayanna Colvin of Columbus, OH, Denaya Brazzle of  Portland OR, Joseph Uchebo of Nigeria, and Eva Voortman of The Netherlands.

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January 5, 2012

LATE REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLA

          

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Spring classes began Jan. 6; however, late registration will continue through noon on Jan. 12. The college offers three terms during the Spring semester. Term A runs Jan. 6 through May 1. Term B is Jan. 6 through Feb. 29. Term C classes are March 1 through April 30.

                Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu     

                Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelor’s Degrees in Education include majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. A Business Administration degree is available with concentrations in Management or Accounting. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also is offered.  Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

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

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

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

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

                For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

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LATE REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLAChipola College Spring classes began Jan. 6; however, late registration will continue through noon on Jan. 12. The college offers three terms during the Spring semester. Term A runs Jan. 6 through May 1. Term B is Jan. 6 through Feb. 29. Term C classes are March 1 through April 30. Here, a Chipola student studies in the Library. Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 850-718-2211.

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 January 5, 2012

 ‘GODSPELL’ AUDITIONS JAN. 9-10 AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre director Charles Sirmon will hold auditions for “Godspell” Jan. 9 and 10 at 6 p.m. Actors should come prepared to sing, act and dance. Audition packets are available in the lobby of the Fine Arts building.

                Chipola will present the musical Feb. 29, Mar. 1-4, 2012. “Godspell,” is the beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin. Audiences will enjoy all the good gifts from one of the most enduring shows of all time as it comes to Chipola in a brand new, intimately staged, one-of-a-kind production. The Tony-nominated score is filled with popular hits “Day By Day,” “Learn Your Lessons Well” and “Turn Back, O Man.”

                This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world with the greatest story ever told.

                Audition packets are available in the lobby of the Fine Arts building. For more information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre at sirmonc@chipola.edu or 850-718-2227. 

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 January 5, 2012

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

           

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer several small business seminars this year. The first five 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 208A.

                On Friday, Jan. 13, a seminar entitled, “What You Should Know About Franchising” will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn about franchising, buying a business versus starting a franchise, franchise myths, financing, risks, rewards, business selection criteria and strategies.  Cost is $30.

                On Jan. 27, a seminar entitled, “Credit Basics & Improving your Credit Score” will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is free but, registration is required.

                Additional seminars scheduled, include: Feb. 10, “Marketing Series, Part1: Introduction to 21st Century Marketing”; Feb. 24, “Marketing Series, Part 2: Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media”; March 9, “International Import/Export Trade Basics”; April 6, “Steps to Starting a Small Business”; April 13, “Ultimate Business Plan”.

                Valerie Simmons, Certified Business Analyst, with the Small Business Development Council, leads the seminars at Chipola.

                The workshops will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                Register at http://clients.floridasbdc.org/center.aspx?center=41230&subloc=4

                For information, contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441, email seversone@chipola.edu or visit Building M, Office 208A.

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 January 5, 2012

CHIPOLA FUTURE EDUCATORS TEACHER WORKSHOP IS JAN. 21

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host the fifth annual Teacher Workshop, Jan. 21, 2012. Current teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola, with the assistance of the Department of Education faculty and staff, will present hands-on activities along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms.

                The sessions will include presentations and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE.  Various sessions will be held for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. 

                Some 21 sessions are already scheduled.  A few of the topics being presented are: Using Foldables and Manipulatives, Student Engagement with Social Studies, Cooking Through the Content Areas, Teaching Reading Components Using Picture Books, Using Holidays With the ESOL Student in Mind, Integrating Reading and Math, Technology in the Classroom, Discovering Pi, Classroom Management, Incorporating Drama into the Classroom, How to Build a Classroom Community, Accommodating All Students in the Mainstream Classroom, Science Activities for elementary, middle school, and high school and a General Session with Center Ideas and an on-site Usborne Book Representative.

                In addition to the student-led sessions, a representative from Big Ideas Learning will conduct a session for middle school math teachers. A representative from Teacher Effectiveness also will conduct a session on Classroom Management for teachers in grades 3–6.

                Registration opens at 8 a.m. in Building D on the Chipola College campus. Sessions begin at 8:15 a.m. and run through 12:30 p.m.

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, those planning to attend are asked to RSVP. 

                For information or to reserve a spot, contact Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or 850-526-2761, Ext. 2449.

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January 5, 2012

JEWELRY ARTIST TO PRESENT CRAA PROGRAM

 

                MARIANNA— Designer jewelry artist Kristin Anderson will present the program at the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) meeting Tuesday, January 17, 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.

                Kristin Anderson who is skilled in working with precious metals, says, “My works express the awareness that has come to me through study and practice.  Every piece that I make is an ambassador for my belief in quality of materials, design and craftsmanship.” For more about Anderson’s work, visit www.longdreamgallery.com

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

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 January 5, 2012

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND SET FOR FEB. 10-11

 

                MARIANNA—Dozens of former Chipola College baseball players—including Major League Homerun leader Jose Bautista—are expected to return to their alma mater Feb. 10-11 for the fifth annual Chipola Baseball Alumni event.

                The weekend begins Friday, Feb. 10, with a game between Chipola and Walters State at 11 a.m. Chipola plays San Jacinto at 2 p.m. A Golf Outing for Chipola Baseball Alumni and friends tees off at 2 p.m. at Indian Springs Golf Course.  An Alumni Social will be held at Beef O’Brady’s from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.

            Saturday, Feb. 11, events begin at 11 a.m. with Chipola vs. Walter’s State. An Alumni Home Run Derby begins at 1 p.m.           A $100 a plate Pro Baseball Dinner and Auction is set for 6 p.m. at the Trammell Camp in Blountstown. 

                The following Chipola alumni have confirmed their attendance: Jose Bautista—Toronto Blue Jays, Tyler Flowers— Chicago White Sox, Adam Loewen—New York Mets, Mat Gamel—Milwaukee Brewers and honorary Chipola alumnus Jeff Mathis—Toronto Blue Jays. Several other former players are expected to attend.

                For information, contact assistant coach Mike Bradford at 850-718-2243 or email bradfordm@chipola.edu 

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 January 5, 2012

CHIPOLA OPENS HOME CONFERENCE SEASON TUESDAY, JAN. 10

 

                MARIANNA— Chipola hosts Northwest Florida, Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. Chipola opens league play at Tallahassee on Saturday, Jan. 7. 

                Chipola’s men (15-1) are ranked second in the FCSAA poll. The Lady Indians (12-4) are ranked fourth. Both Northwest teams are undefeated and ranked first in the men’s and women’s polls. 

                The Indians improved to16-1 with a 77-65 win over USC-Salkehatchie at the Gulf Coast Classic in Panama City in the final pre-conference game of the season. Aishon White led the Indians with 18 points on five 3-pointers. Joseph Uchebo added 15 points, with Kruize Pinkins scoring 13, and Jerel Scott 12. The Indians led 35-28 at the half, but pushed the lead out to 21 in the final period. 

                Indians coach Jake Headrick said, “Any coach in the country would take a 16-1 record. I told the guys that they’ve done a great job through the first 17 games of playing together, being unselfish, and playing as a team. But come conference time it will be about playing to win every possession. We have to understand how hard it’s going to be to get in that top two (in the conference standings) to go to the state tournament.”

                The fourth-ranked Lady Indians finished the pre-conference schedule with a 70-54 win over Daytona State on Jan. 2 to improve to 14-4 on the season. Chipola jumped out to a 16-2 lead, but Daytona fought back to take a 30-29 halftime lead. Daytona maintained a 45-40 edge midway through the second half, but Chipola responded with an 8-2 spurt to go up by one and then stretched the lead out from there.

                Lady Indians coach David Lane said, “It was a good win to get going in the right direction. We played really well for the first 10 minutes, and then we were just horrible for the next 20 minutes. We started playing better with about 10 minutes left in the second half. We played much better defense.”

                Sara Djassi had 15 points to lead Chipola. Jelleah Sidney also added 13 points for Chipola, and Jeniece Johnson had eight.

                The coach said the turnover problem is one his team will need to solve quickly if it’s going to compete for a conference title. “I think the physical and mental mistakes that we’re making are correctable. You just hope that the light clicks with some of these bad passes we’re making. If we can limit our turnovers, we’ll be really tough to play because we’re guarding well and we’re getting good looks offensively and we’ve got some kids who can score.”

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

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 January 5, 2012

WORLD CLASS SOFTBALL CAMP SET AT CHIPOLA 

           

                MARIANNA—Area softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with world-class softball players Charlotte Morgan and Kelsi Dunne at the Chipola College Softball field January 20-22, 2012. 

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

                Camp participants have several opportunities to choose from during the weekend of Jan. 20-22. Players who are interested in improving their hitting can choose to attend the Jan. 21 Hitting session only for $100. Pitchers may choose the Jan. 22 Pitching session only for $100. A homerun derby on Jan. 21 is $20 per person. A Jan. 21 Banquet with the players is $30 per person.

                 An all-inclusive three day camp with hitting and pitching sessions, additional instruction, Banquet, Home Run Derby, lodging and food is $350.

                Charlotte Morgan is a professional softball player with the USSSA Pride based out of Kissimmee which is part of the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF). She is an alumnus of the University of Alabama and was the first pick in the 2010 National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft. The California native was one of the most highly decorated players in Crimson Tide softball history. In 2009 and 2010, Morgan was named the (SEC) Player of the Year. She was a USA Softball Player of the Year Top 10 finalist and ESPN Magazine's Academic third-team All-American. She ended the 2010 season with a 7–2 pitching record, a .350 batting average and led the team with 16 home runs. She was the first player in Crimson Tide history with three 50-plus RBI seasons. She led Alabama in all three major hitting categories in her final season with a .406 batting average, 11 home runs and 59 RBI.

                Kelsi Dunne is a senior at the University of Alabama where she was a teammate of Charlotte Morgan.  Dunne is the second pitcher in Alabama history to be named SEC Pitcher of the Year. She was the SEC tournament MVP and was named to the all-tournament team was on the ASA/USA Player of the Year Watch List.  She led the SEC during league play in wins (13), strikeouts (144) and opponent batting average (.174). She struck out at least 10 batters in seven conference games last season. She entered NCAA 2011 postseason winning her last 16 consecutive starts. She threw a career-high 17 strikeouts and notched the second most K’s in a game in Alabama history by fanning 17 in a complete game at UAB (Feb. 23).  She became the first pitcher in Alabama history to start all three games at the SEC tournament and earn all three wins.

                For additional information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com or contact Coach Belinda Hendrix at 718-2358 or Coach Kelly Brookins at 718-2468. 

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January 12, 2012

CHIPOLA TEACHER WORKSHOP IS JAN. 21

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host their fifth annual Teacher Workshop, Jan. 21. Current teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola, with the assistance of the Department of Education faculty and staff, will present hands-on activities along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms.

                The sessions will include presentations and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE.  Various sessions will be held for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. 

                Some 21 sessions are already scheduled.  A few of the topics being presented are: Using Foldables and Manipulatives, Student Engagement with Social Studies, Cooking Through the Content Areas, Teaching Reading Components Using Picture Books, Using Holidays With the ESOL Student in Mind, Integrating Reading and Math, Technology in the Classroom, Discovering Pi, Incorporating Drama into the Classroom, How to Build a Classroom Community, Accommodating All Students in the Mainstream Classroom, Science Activities for elementary, middle school, and high school and a General Session with Center Ideas and an on-site Usborne Book Representative.

                In addition to the student-led sessions, a representative from Big Ideas Learning will conduct a session for middle school math teachers. A representative from Teacher Effectiveness also will conduct a session on Classroom Management for teachers in grades 3–6.

                Registration opens at 8 a.m. in Building D on the Chipola College campus. Sessions begin at 8:15 a.m. and run through 12:30 p.m.

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, those planning to attend are asked to RSVP. 

                For information or to reserve a spot, contact Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or 850-526-2761, Ext. 2449.

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CHIPOLA TEACHER WORKSHOP IS JAN. 21—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host the fifth annual Teacher Workshop, Jan. 21. Current teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend.  Here, Chipola education majors look over materials for the workshop. Pictured from left, are: (front) Jennifer Adkinson of Chipley, Sarah Moore of Dothan, Angela Gluck of Chipley, Heather Hall of Marianna, (back) Kayla Horton of Graceville, Britney Collings of Altha, Kacy Miles of Graceville and Monica Jones of Clarksville.

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 January 12, 2012

CIVIL WAR MINSTREL TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The next event in the Chipola Artist Series “Songs and Stories of the Civil War” is set for Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Chipola College Theater.

                Professional musician Bobby Horton will transport the audience back in time to the most turbulent era in our nation’s history.  Dressed as a 19th century performer, using period musical instruments, Horton explores the stories of both the North and South through the music they loved with each song placed in historical context. Each song is placed in historical context and portrays the struggles, hopes, and fears of Americans during this long and bloody conflict. 

                These song and stories tell of sweethearts and families left behind, fallen comrades, the hope of going home, and the pride, bravery, and patriotism of the volunteers who answered their country’s call.  Audiences will enjoy an evening of great music, inspired storytelling, and unforgettable entertainment.

                Horton has produced and performed musical scores for eight Ken Burns PBS films, including “The Civil War’ and “Baseball.” 

                Tickets—$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under and $4 for Chipola students—go on sale Jan. 17 in the college Business Office.      

                Two more events are scheduled in the series. “Fused Tutu” a mixed dance repertoire presented by Dance Alive, the National Ballet Company is March 18. “The Whiffenpoofs,” the oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella all-male singing group, will perform April 26.

                The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

                For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.

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January 12, 2012

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘GODSPELL’

           

                MARIANNA— Chipola College Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast local actors in the college production of "Godspell," which opens Feb. 29.  

                The “Godspell” cast includes: Trey McKay as Jesus, Dylan Bass as John the Baptist (Judas), Ryan Pilcher as Jeffery, Jae House as Lamar, Dante Brown as Herb, Kylee Shores as Robin, Kayla Todd as JoAnne, Sierra Hill as Peggy, Leah Page as Sonia and Ashleigh Stowe as Gilmer.

                The ensemble includes: Atrayu Adkins, Darren Blake Collins, Brett Floyd, Cade Guthrie, Jamal Engram, Griffin Smith, Taylor Bowers, Christin Wiggins, Amanda Locke, Alexus Perry, Gracie Wallace and Alex Parrish

                Godspell,” is the beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin. Audiences will enjoy all the good gifts from one of the most enduring shows of all time as it comes to Chipola in a brand new, intimately staged, one-of-a-kind production. The Tony-nominated score is filled with popular hits “Day By Day,” “Learn Your Lessons Well” and “Turn Back, O Man.” This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world with the greatest story ever told.

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

                For information, contact Charles Sirmon at 850-718-2227 or email: sirmonc@chipola.edu.

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January 12, 2012

CREDIT SCORE SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

           

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a free seminar, “Credit Basics and Improving your Credit Score,” on Friday, Jan. 27.

                The major determining factor on receiving any type of loan is a personal credit score and credit history. The class will cover credit basics, what makes up a credit score and how to improve the overall score. Anyone interested in opening a business can benefit from the information offered.

                Johnny D. Branch, a Certified Business Analyst CPA MBA, will lead the seminar. Branch has been a restaurant owner for over 30 years.

                The seminar will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 to register, or sign up in person in Building M, Office 208A.

                Additional seminars scheduled, include: Feb. 10, “Marketing Series, Part1: Introduction to 21st Century Marketing”; Feb. 24, “Marketing Series, Part 2: Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media”; March 9, “International Import/Export Trade Basics”; April 6, “Steps to Starting a Small Business”; and April 13, “Ultimate Business Plan”.

                Register at http://clients.floridasbdc.org/center.aspx?center=41230&subloc=4

or contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu.

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 January 12, 2012

CHIPOLA HOSTS GULF COAST IN CONFERENCE BATTLE

 

                MARIANNA— Chipola hosts Gulf Coast in a pair of games Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

                The Indians fell to 1-1 in conference play with a 69-58 loss to top-ranked Northwest Florida on Jan. 10. Despite a standout performance from Chipola freshman Kruize Pinkins with 29 points and nine rebounds, the Raiders (2-0) proved too much for the Indians.  Jerel Scott also scored 11 points for Chipola. The Indians were without the services of leading scorer Joseph Uchebo who was an honorable mention pick for FCSA player of the week. Chipola trailed 32-23 at the half.

                The Indians defeated sixth-ranked Tallahassee 53-50 in the conference opener. During the first half, Chipola’s Jason Carter was injured during a loose ball battle for a rebound and did not return to the game.  Chipola led 27-23 at the half. Uchebo finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

                In the Jan. 10 poll, Chipola’s men (17-2, 1-1) were ranked second in the FCSAA poll. The Lady Indians (13-4, 1-0) were ranked fourth. 

                The Lady Indians lost a close fight with top-ranked Northwest 46-44 on Jan. 10. Sara Djassi led the Chipola with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Jelleah Sidney scored 11 points with 10 rebounds. Chipola overcame a 29-17 halftime deficit to eventually pull to within two points in the final seconds of the game.

                The Lady Indians edged the Lady Eagles, 52-49, in the league opener on Jan. 7. Chipola lead 30-25 at the half.  Djassi came off the bench to score 18 points and grab 12 rebounds to lead Chipola.  

                The Lady Indians finished the pre-conference schedule with a 70-54 win over Daytona State on Jan. 2.

                Chipola plays at Pensacola on Jan. 18 before returning home to host Gulf Coast on Saturday, Jan. 21.

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

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  January 12, 2012

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND SET FOR FEB. 10-11

 

                MARIANNA—Major League Homerun leader Jose Bautista will return to Chipola College on Feb. 10-11 for the fifth annual Chipola Baseball Alumni event.

                Chipola coach Jeff Johnson says, “It’s special to have these guys come back for this event. A lot of them have gone on to be successful in baseball and in other careers.  They all have a lot of pride in Chipola and it means a lot for them to come in here and help us raise a little money for our program.”

                The weekend begins Friday, Feb. 10, with a game between Chipola and Walters State at 11 a.m. Chipola plays San Jacinto at 2 p.m. A Golf Outing for Chipola Baseball Alumni and friends tees off at 2 p.m. at Indian Springs Golf Course.  An Alumni Social will be held at Beef O’Brady’s from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.

                Saturday, Feb. 11, events begin at 11 a.m. with Chipola vs. Walter’s State. An Alumni Home Run Derby begins at 1 p.m. Fans will have a chance to meet the players and get an autograph. A $100 a plate Pro Baseball Dinner and Auction is set for 6 p.m. at the Trammell Camp in Blountstown. 

                The following Chipola alumni have confirmed their attendance: Jose Bautista—Toronto Blue Jays, Tyler Flowers— Chicago White Sox, Adam Loewen—New York Mets, Mat Gamel—Milwaukee Brewers and honorary Chipola alumnus Jeff Mathis—Toronto Blue Jays. Several other former players are expected to attend.

                For information, contact assistant coach Mike Bradford at 850-718-2243 or email bradfordm@chipola.edu 

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January 19, 2012

CHIPOLA AUTO TECH STUDENTS PASS ASE EXAMS

 

                MARIANNA—Eleven students in Chipola College’s Automotive Service Technology Program recently passed examinations from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

                The students are: Jody Vowell of Blountstown, Terell Loper of Marianna, Dan Shivers of Altha, Dillon Chambliss of Basom, Brandon Johnson of Marianna, Wayne Sawyer of Marianna, Josh Weakland of Marianna, Clinton Seymour of Marianna, Marc Haviland of Donalsonville, D.J. Johns of Marianna and Sam Robison of Malone.

                Chipola automotive professor John Gardner, says, “I am proud of our students who worked hard to pass the ASE exam. This is an important step in reaching their career goals.”

                ASE offers forty-plus certification tests for repair professionals and parts specialists. ASE was established in 1972 to help improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians and parts specialists. More than 350,000 ASE-certified professionals work in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges throughout the country.

                Chipola’s Automotive Service Technology Program also is certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) program.

                The job outlook for the automotive technology field is above average and is expected to grow 12 to 15 percent over the next decade, according to the Florida Department of Labor Handbook.  The outlook for long-term job security is also positive and should be able to survive any economic downturn, as the automotive industry has been historically unaffected by general economic trends. Entry level automotive technician pay can range from $21,000 to $32,000. Mid-range technicians can earn up to $55,000 with experienced technicians earning up to $72,000.  Master technician salaries can range from $58,000 to 108,000.

                For information about Chipola’s automotive program, visit www.chipola.edu or call 850-718-2306.

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CHIPOLA AUTO TECH STUDENTS PASS ASE EXAMS—Eleven students in Chipola College’s Automotive Service Technology Program recently passed examinations from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Pictured from left, are: (front)  Jody Vowell of Blountstown, Terell Loper of Marianna, Dan Shivers of Altha, Dillon Chambliss of Basom; (back) Brandon Johnson of Marianna, Wayne Sawyer of Marianna, Josh Weakland of Marianna, Clinton Seymour of Marianna, Marc Haviland of Donaldsonville, D.J. Johns of Marianna and Sam Robison of Malone. For information about Chipola’s automotive program, visit www.chipola.edu or call 850-718-2306.

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January 19, 2012

Chipola College Hosts STEM Forum for Talented Students

 

                MARIANNA—A three-year project to raise the level of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in Florida’s rural high schools got underway Jan. 13 at Chipola College. 

                Students from Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Calhoun, and Liberty Counties participated in a day-long forum to create innovative projects and hear from noted speakers Dr. James Brooks, Director of Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Chipola alumnus Brian Toole, a mechanical engineer working with Navy SEALS at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory in Panama City.

                The event was organized by the FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Project, a collaborative effort of the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) targeting gifted and talented students in grades 9-12.  The initiative is part of a $4.5 million dollar grant awarded to the consortia for the development of an enriched and rigorous STEM education campaign to reach students attending Florida’s rural schools.

                During the day’s events, students worked in teams to develop a rolling vehicle powered only by a mouse trap.  Such projects are designed to allow students to use their imaginations, grow leadership skills, work collaboratively, and gain a deeper understanding of the science and engineering skills associated with the project. 

                According to Brenda Crouch, FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Project Manager, “These events offer the students a chance to meet other gifted and talented students in the region but more importantly, they help build excitement and optimism that a STEM-related education and career are both achievable and attainable.”

                Chipola College has embraced the STEM project and committed personnel, space, and is assisting with planning future events.  College president Dr. Gene Prough, says, “Chipola is proud to be a part of this program to encourage students to continue their education in the areas of science, engineering, technology and mathematics.”

                Patrick M. McDaniel, the Executive Director of PAEC, says, “The FloridaLearns STEM Scholars joint initiative addresses the need for some of the state’s most under- served students to have increased access to STEM-related courses and rigorous and challenging learning experiences. Our goal is to motivate these students to select STEM-related careers and help prepare them to be successful in Florida’s innovation economy.”

                For additional information go to www.stemscholars.org

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CHIPOLA HOSTS STEM MEETING—A three-year project to raise the level of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in Florida’s rural high schools got underway Jan. 13 at Chipola College.  Here, Marianna High School sophomores examine deep water dive equipment with Chipola alumnus Brian Toole, a mechanical engineer at the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory. Pictured from left, are: Caroline Rogers, engineer Brian Toole, Maddie Craven and Trenton Nobles.

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January 19, 2012

FORMER DOT SECRETARY TO DISCUSS LINCOLN AT CHIPOLA MEETING

 

                MARIANNA—Ben Watts, former Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, will deliver a presentation on Abraham Lincoln, at Chipola College on Thursday, Jan. 26.

                The public is invited to attend the event which is scheduled from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m., in Jackson Hall of the college Literature/Language building. 

                Watts’ visit was arranged by Chipola Social Science professor Melissa Cauley for students in her American Federal Government class. She decided to open the meeting to other students and to the public due to the great interest in President Lincoln.

                Watts is an engineer who graduated from Chipley High School in 1965 and from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He joined the Florida DOT in 1974 and served in various leadership roles including Secretary before leaving in 1997.  He joined Carter & Burgess, Inc., a national architectural and engineering firm headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1997. He was named President and CEO of Carter & Burgess in 2003. He retired in 2008 and lives in DeFuniak Springs, with wife Gardis, the sister of Gail Hartzog, Chipola’s Dean of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness. Watts is an avid golfer and student of Abraham Lincoln.

                For information about the presentation, contact Melissa Cauley at 850-526-2761, Ext. 3224. 

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January 19, 2012

CHIPOLA COLLEGE OFFERS FREE TAX PREPARATION

 

                MARIANNAIn order to help more local citizens get the most refund due them, Chipola College business instructor Lee Shook and his student volunteers are providing free tax preparation and free electronic filing. 

                The free service—for individual tax returns only—is available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 25 in room M-201.  Reservations or appointment times are requested. Those who drop in may have a longer wait.  Preparation time is usually around 30 minutes. 

                Professor Shook says, “If it is a very complicated return, we ask that you continue to use your paid professional, but if it is a fairly simple return we can help.  We will do Schedule A, itemized deductions.” 

                For faster refunds, taxpayers are asked to bring a personal check which has routing information needed for electronic refunds. 

                To make an appointment for free tax assistance, call Lee Shook at (850) 718-2368.

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 January 19, 2012

CHIPOLA BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM SET FOR FEB. 24

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Black Student Union and the Association of United Professionals will host a Black History Month Program, Friday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center. Dinner will be served.

                Dr. Rufus Wood of Panama City is the guest speaker. A prominent local civil rights leader and pastor Wood was honored in 2010 by the Glenwood Community Center for his 25 years of dedication in bringing social justice to the community. Wood has served as pastor of the Love Center Missionary Baptist Church, Moderator of the Progressive Missionary Baptist District Association of West Florida, and President of the Bay County branch of the NAACP.

                The public is invited to enjoy the free festivities and dinner, while learning more about Black History.

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

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January 19, 2012

CREDIT SCORE SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

           

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a free seminar, “Credit Basics and Improving your Credit Score,” on Friday, Jan. 27.

                The major determining factor on receiving any type of loan is a personal credit score and credit history. The class will cover credit basics, what makes up a credit score and how to improve the overall score. Anyone interested in opening a business can benefit from the information offered.

                Johnny D. Branch, a Certified Business Analyst CPA MBA, will lead the seminar. Branch has been a restaurant owner for over 30 years.

                The seminar will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 to register, or sign up in person in Building M, Office 208A.

                Additional seminars scheduled, include: Feb. 10, “Marketing Series, Part1: Introduction to 21st Century Marketing”; Feb. 24, “Marketing Series, Part 2: Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media”; March 9, “International Import/Export Trade Basics”; April 6, “Steps to Starting a Small Business”; and April 13, “Ultimate Business Plan”.

                Register at http://clients.floridasbdc.org/center.aspx?center=41230&subloc=4

or contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu.

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January 19, 2012

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CHIPOLA’S ‘OUR TOWN’ HONORED BY FCSAA—The Florida College Student Activities Association (FCSAA) recently honored performers and technicians in Chipola College’s Fall production of “Our Town.” Pictured from left, are: John David Brown, Haylie McLane, Leah Page and Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon. Brown and Page were named outstanding performers. McLane was named an outstanding technician.

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January 19, 2012

CHIPOLA HOSTS GULF COAST AND TALLAHASSEE THIS WEEK

 

                MARIANNA— Chipola hosts Gulf Coast in a pair of games Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. Chipola hosts Tallahassee, Tuesday, Jan. 24.

                The Indians fell to 1-2 in conference play and 17-3 overall with a 45-42 loss to Pensacola on Jan. 18.

                Northwest (3-1) leads the Panhandle Conference race. Gulf Coast (2-1) is in second. Pensacola (2-1) is third. Chipola (1-2) is fourth, followed by Tallahassee (0-3). In the Jan. 17 FCSAA poll, Chipola’s men were ranked second behind Northwest.

                The Indians fell to top-ranked Northwest on Jan. 10. Despite a standout performance from Chipola freshman Kruize Pinkins with 29 points and nine rebounds, the Raiders picked up the 69-58 win. The Indians were without the services of their leading scorer and Joseph Uchebo, who was recent honorable mention pick for FCSAA player of the week.

                Chipola opened league play with a pair of wins in Tallahassee.  The Indians defeated sixth-ranked Tallahassee 53-50. During the first half, Chipola’s Jason Carter was injured during a loose ball battle for a rebound and did not return to the game.  The Indians finished with 28 points in the paint and 19 points off the bench.

                The Lady Indians slipped 1-2 in league play and 13-6 overall with an 85-82 loss to Pensacola on Jan. 18. Denaya Brazzle scored 24 points for Chipola. Jelleah Sidney scored 21.

                Northwest (3-1) leads the women’s Panhandle Conference race. Gulf Coast (2-1) is second. Pensacola (2-1) is third. Chipola (1-2) is fourth. Tallahassee is 0-3. 

                The Lady Indians lost another close game to Northwest Florida 46-44 on Jan. 10. Djassi led Chipola 12 points and 10 rebounds. Sidney scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

                The fourth-ranked Lady Indians edged the Lady Eagles, 52-49, in the conference opener. Djassi came off the bench to score 18 points and grab 12 rebounds to lead Chipola.  

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

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January 26, 2012

Chipola Center for the Arts Launches Applause! Campaign

 

                MARIANNA— The Chipola College Center for the Arts, one of Florida's finest new performing and visual arts center, has launched a major fundraising campaign, Applause!  It will support programming, educational opportunities for Chipola students and K-12 schoolchildren, and facility enhancements.  

                The campaign is being chaired by Harold Donaldson, a Chipola alumnus and retired banker and Joan Stadsklev, retired Associate Dean of the Chipola Fine and Performing Arts Department. 

                Applause! Committee representatives from across the Chipola district have been selected to lead the campaign. They are: Tonya Pippin of Chipley, Jim Ackerman of Chipley, Gloria Keenan of Bristol, Judy Brooten of Bascom, Kenneth Yates of Bonifay, Nick Williams of Graceville, Danny Ryals of Blounstown, Ruth Kinsolving of Marianna, Lee Shook of Marianna, Bonita Deck of Bristol, Glenda Swearingen of Marianna, Dr. Jerry Kandzer of Marianna and Amy Saunders of Marianna.

                "The Chipola Center for the Arts will be a dynamic new addition to Chipola College and the entire region when it opens this September," said Dr. Gene Prough, president of Chipola College. "This state-of-the-art facility will offer something for everyone of all ages, in addition to it being a fine training ground for Chipola students interested in the performing and visual arts."

                The Applause! Campaign features four components: Legacy Initiatives, major naming opportunities for specific spaces such as the Main Theater, the Experimental Theater and Art Gallery; Be Seated, underwriting a name plaque on one of the seats in the Main Theater; Be A Star, underwriting a star on the donor wall in the Center's main lobby; and a general support fund. 

                Information about each is available at www.chipola.edu.  Printed brochures are available in the Chipola Fine and Performing Arts Office or by calling 850-718-2277.

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Chipola Launches Applause! Campaign—The Chipola College Center for the Arts has launched a major fundraising campaign, Applause!  Committee representatives from across the district have been selected to lead the campaign. Pictured from left, are: Nick Williams of Graceville, Gloria Keenan of Bristol, Tonya Pippin of Chipley, Amy Saunders of Marianna, Bonita Deck of Bristol, (back) Danny Ryals of Blounstown, Jim Ackerman of Chipley, Glenda Swearingen of Marianna, Judy Brooten of Bascom, Dr. Jerry Kandzer of Marianna, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and co-chair Harold Donaldson of Marianna. Not pictured are: co-chair Joan Stadsklev of Marianna, Ruth Kinsolving of Marianna, Lee Shook of Marianna and Kenneth Yates of Bonifay.

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January 26, 2012

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL TEAM WINS FLORIDA SECTIONAL

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Brain Bowl A team defeated Valencia A 365-265 to claim the NAQT Florida Sectional Championship. Paul Kelson played solo as Chipola A and finished the tournament undefeated, with a 12-0 record.

                Chipola B defeated Valencia B 320-190 to claim third place. Chipola B, consisting of Annemarie Nichols and Travis Bontrager, finished the tournament 10-2, losing only to Chipola A and Valencia A.

                Chipola players Paul Kelson and Annemarie Nichols finished first and third respectively in individual scoring while Travis Bontrager finished ninth. Tournament stats are available at: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/845/stats/combined/standings/

                Chipola will now advance to the Community College National Championship, where they will try to defend their 2011 National title. The tournament will be held at Gulf Coast on Feb. 25-26. Chipola also is the four-time defending FCSAA state champion.

                Chipola won the Delta Burke Tournament for the fourth year in a row in November. Chipola A and B teams finished first and third at the Florida Gateway Invitational in October.  Chipola finished second, behind the University of Florida, at the MAGNI Mirror tournament on Oct. 15.

                Chipola Brain Bowl players are: Paul Kelson, Annemarie Nichols, Travis Bontrager, Caroline Peacock, Adrian Carr, Nick Ratzlaff, Katelyn Miller and William Singleton. Chipola Brain Bowl coaches are math professor Stan Young and volunteer coach Dr. Robert Dunkle.

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL TEAM WINS FLORIDA SECTIONAL--The Chipola College Brain Bowl A team defeated Valencia A 365-265 to claim the NAQT Florida Sectional Championship. Brain Bowl team members are, from left: Paul Kelson, volunteer coach Dr. Robert Dunkle, Annemarie Nichols, Caroline Peacock, Travis Bontrager, coach Stan Young, Nick Ratzlaff, Katelyn Miller and Adrian Carr. Not pictured is William Singleton.

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January 26, 2012

CHIPOLA STUDENTS WIN AT PHI BETA LAMBDA BUSINESS COMPETITION

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently hosted the 2012 PBL District I Conference. 

                PBL members from Chipola and Florida State University competed in 22 performance events and objective exams testing their business knowledge and skills. 

                Chipola winners included: Stefani Jackson– first place Business Law, first place Parliamentary Procedure; Adrian Carr– first place Contemporary Sports Issues; Jasmin Reed– first place Cyber Security; Devon Beachum - first place Financial Concepts, first place Management Concepts; James Lewis– first place International Business, first place Sports Management; and Katrina Messer – first place Project Management

                Three former Chipola students now attending FSU won the following awards: Zach Gilmore – first place Computer Applications, first place Computer Concepts; Chirag Shah – first place Hospitality Management; and Cody Hughes – first place Marketing Concepts.

                FBLA-PBL is the premier student business association. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. 

                For information, contact Chipola PBL adviser, Vikki Milton at miltonv@chipola.edu.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS WIN AT PHI BETA LAMBDA--The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently hosted the 2012 PBL District I Conference.  Chipola students are, from left: (front) Katrina Messer, Jasmin Reed, Stefani Jackson, James Lewis, (back) Devon Beachum and Adrian Carr.

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FSU STUDENTS WIN AT PHI BETA LAMBDA-- The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently hosted the 2012 PBL District I Conference.  FSU students are, from left: (front) Chirag Shah (Chipola alumnus), Mikayla Blue, Yessenia Hernandez, Toby Doebrich, Zach Gilmore (Chipola alumnus), (back) John Agens, Collin Kenline, Zach Lore, and Cody Hughes (Chipola alumnus).

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January 26, 2012

CRAA DONATES $6,500 TO CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) recently donated $6,500 to Chipola College for the Chipola Artist Series and for Children’s Programming in the public schools. 

                Since its inception, the CRAA has donated over $120,000 to support the Chipola Artist Series. Continuing this tradition, the CRAA contributed $4,500 to support programming that features professional touring groups.  Dr. Daniel Powell, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “Without their support, this popular series would not exist.”

                The CRAA also has sponsored children’s programming since the late 80’s that has allowed more than 20,000 children to experience special performances.  Powell said, “For most of these children, this is their first exposure to such art programming.”  This year, the CRAA has contributed $2,000 toward such initiatives.  Flutist and performer Donna Wissinger has been contracted to give touring productions throughout the Chipola District. 

                To continue these programs, CRAA relies on donors in the community to participate in the ‘Partner in the Arts’ fundraising campaign. 

                All of those wishing to donate to any of these initiatives are invited to contact Dr. Powell, Executive Director of CRAA, at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.

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CRAA DONATES TO CHIPOLA COLLEGE—The Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) recently donated $6,500 to Chipola College for the Chipola Artist Series and for Children’s Programming in the public schools.  Pictured from left, are: Dr. Daniel Powell, CRAA Executive Director; Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice President at Chipola College; and Dr. Jerry Kandzer, CRAA President. 

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January 26, 2012

CIVIL WAR MINSTREL TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The next event in the Chipola Artist Series “Songs and Stories of the Civil War” is set for Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Chipola College Theater.

                Authentically dressed reenactors from Marianna Day’s Battle of Marianna will greet patrons as they enter the theater.

                Professional musician Bobby Horton will transport the audience back in time to the most turbulent era in our nation’s history.  Dressed as a 19th century performer, using period musical instruments, Horton explores the stories of both the North and South through the music they loved with each song placed in historical context. Each song is placed in historical context and portrays the struggles, hopes, and fears of Americans during this long and bloody conflict. 

                These song and stories tell of sweethearts and families left behind, fallen comrades, the hope of going home, and the pride, bravery, and patriotism of the volunteers who answered their country’s call.  Audiences will enjoy an evening of great music, inspired storytelling, and unforgettable entertainment.

                Horton has produced and performed musical scores for eight Ken Burns PBS films, including “The Civil War’ and “Baseball.” 

                Tickets—$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under and $4 for Chipola students—go on sale Jan. 17 in the college Business Office.        

                Two more events are scheduled in the series. “Fused Tutu” a mixed dance repertoire presented by Dance Alive, the National Ballet Company is March 18. “The Whiffenpoofs,” the oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella all-male singing group, will perform April 26.

                The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

                For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.

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January 26, 2012

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CHIPOLA TEACHER WORKSHOP IS SUCCESS—The Chipola College Future Educators Club recently hosted the fifth annual Teacher Workshop. More than 100 current teachers and students interested in educational careers attended the workshop.  Here, Chipola education major Sarah Moore of Dothan, reads a children’s story during one of the sessions.

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 January 26, 2012

FIREARMS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold an 8-hour Firearms (Semi-Automatic) Familiarization course, Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Reddoch Firing Range on the Blue Springs Highway.

                The course will involve classroom time, coupled with extensive gun handling and live fire shooting.  Successful completion of the course may be used in applying for a Concealed Weapons Permit.  Application packets for the permit will be furnished upon request.

                Registration and payment of the $100 fee must be completed in advance. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund. Class size is limited. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Use of a weapon and ammunition are included in the cost of the course. No vending machines are available at the range so participants are asked to bring lunch.

                For information, call Doris Williams at (850) 718-2394 or e-mail williamsd@chipola.edu.

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January 26, 2012

MARKETING SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

           

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a seminar entitled, “Marketing Series, Part 1: Introduction to 21st Century Marketing,” Friday, Feb. 10.

                Participants will learn to choose the best methods for marketing a business, target a market audience, create a free web site quickly and easily, discover which social media avenues are the best, and learn to optimize internet presence.

                The seminar will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                Pre-registration is required. Cost is $30. Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 to register, or sign up in person in Building M, Office 208A.

                “Marketing Series Part 2: Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media” is Feb. 24. Participants will discover the power of having a social media strategy and learn to implement new marketing techniques, unlock the secrets of the top social media sites and establish online presence.

                Additional seminars scheduled, include: March 9, “International Import/Export Trade Basics”; April 6, “Steps to Starting a Small Business”; and April 13, “Ultimate Business Plan.”

                Register at http://clients.floridasbdc.org/center.aspx?center=41230&subloc=4

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January 26, 2012

CHIPOLA HOSTS PENSACOLA SATURDAY, FEB. 4

 

                MARIANNA— Chipola hosts Pensacola in a pair of games Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.  Chipola plays at Northwest on Saturday, Jan. 28.

                The Indians improved to 2-3 in conference play and 18-4 overall with a 58-43 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 24. Tevin Baskin led Chipola with 12 points. Earl Watson was five of five from the floor with 10 points.  MoHammad Lee pulled down 10 rebounds.

                The Indians led by only two at the half, but came out strong with an 18-7 run to take a 40-27 lead late in the second period.

                Head coach Jake Headrick, says, “I’m so proud of our guys. It was a good win. It’s been rough playing without our two leading scorers. (Joseph Uchebo and Jason Carter were injured early in conference play and are out indefinitely.)  But now we’ve got to find a way to make it to the state tournament. If we can go 3-1 or 4-0 over our next four games we could be in good shape.”

                Chipola suffered a close 63-60 loss to Gulf Coast on Jan. 21. Baskin led Chipola with 18 points. Watson had 12 points and 8 rebounds.  Down by one with 19 seconds remaining, the Indians set up a play to give Trantell Knight a chance at the winning shot, but it rimmed out.

                The Indians are still in contention for a state tournament berth with nearly two full rounds left in league play.

                As of Jan. 25, three teams are tied for first in the Panhandle Conference men’s race: Northwest (3-1), Gulf Coast (3-1) and Pensacola (3-1). Chipola is 2-3, followed by Tallahassee (0-5).

                In the Jan. 24 FCSAA poll, Chipola’s men are ranked sixth.  Northwest is first with Pensacola in second.  Gulf Coast is seventh. 

                The Lady Indians improved to 2-3 in league play and 14-7 overall with a 56-50 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 24. Jelleah Sidney led Chipola with 11. Oneal Session scored 10. Jenice Johnson had 10 rebounds. Chipola led 29-23 at half.

                Chipola head coach David Lane says, “It was an ugly game, but a win is better than a loss.”

                Chipola suffered a 72-63 loss to Gulf Coast on Jan. 21. Johnson led Chipola with 17 points and seven rebounds. Sara Djassi had 15 points.

                Three teams are tied for first in the women’s conference race: Northwest (3-1), Gulf Coast (3-1), and Pensacola (3-1). Chipola is 2-3. Tallahassee is 0-5.  In the Jan. 24 FCSAA women’s poll, Pensacola is first. Gulf Coast is second. Northwest is third. Chipola is fifth and Tallahassee is ninth. 

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

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January 26, 2012

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND SET FOR FEB. 10-11

 

                MARIANNA—Baseball fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Major League Baseball’s back-to-back Homerun leader Jose Bautista at Chipola College’s Baseball Alumni event, Feb. 11 at the Chipola baseball complex.

                Chipola coach Jeff Johnson says, “It’s great to have Jose and so many other great players to come back for this event. A lot of them have gone on to be successful in baseball and in other careers.  They all have a lot of pride in Chipola and it means a lot for them to come in here and help us raise a little money for our program.”

                The Alumni Baseball weekend events begin Friday, Feb. 10, with a game between Chipola and Walters State at 11 a.m. Chipola plays San Jacinto at 2 p.m. A Golf Outing for Chipola Baseball Alumni and friends tees off at 2 p.m. at Indian Springs Golf Course.  An Alumni Social will be held at Beef O’Brady’s from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.

                Saturday, Feb. 11, events begin at 11 a.m. with Chipola vs. Walters State. An Alumni Home Run Derby begins at 1 p.m.           Fans will have a chance to meet the players and get autographs. A $100 a plate Pro Baseball Dinner and Auction is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Trammell Camp in Blountstown. 

                The following Chipola alumni have confirmed their attendance: Jose Bautista—Toronto Blue Jays, Tyler Flowers— Chicago White Sox, Adam Loewen—New York Mets, Mat Gamel—Milwaukee Brewers and honorary Chipola alumnus Jeff Mathis—Toronto Blue Jays. Several other former players are expected to attend.

                For information, contact assistant coach Mike Bradford at 850-718-2243 or email bradfordm@chipola.edu 

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