November 2, 2010

DR. J.R. KIRKLAND TO VISIT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Dr. J.R. Kirkland, a Chipola College alumnus and founder of a Washington-based government relations firm, will address the Chipola Honors Seminar, Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m., in Jackson Hall.

            College officials also are planning a reception in Kirkland’s honor to recognize his contribution of a significant history collection to the college Library. The reception is set for 2 p.m. in the Library. The public is invited to both events.

            Dr. Kirkland graduated from Chipola in 1960 and was named Chipola’s Alumnus of the Year in 2000.  He said that his successful career owes much to the teaching he received at Chipola. “I have many fond and strong memories of a number of faculty and administrators,” Kirkland said.

            Dr. Kirkland is founder and President of FBA Inc., a government relations firm that represents colleges and universities, associations, foundations and private sector companies in their work with Congress, the White House and Executive Agencies of the federal government.

            In 1990 Kirkland and his brother, David, endowed the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at Chipola in honor of their parents Carolyn and the late Willis Kirkland. The award was the first at Chipola to recognize outstanding teaching.

            Dr. Kirkland has a special interest and expertise in the interrelationship of federal science policies and programs and the research communities of technology firms and American universities.  During the past 20 years, he has directed numerous business and academic coalitions that have secured federal funding for research in advanced computing, neurosciences, nanotechnology and various health related fields. 

            Also, Dr. Kirkland has led initiatives in the application of advanced technology to education and training programs, and has extensive experience in the field of distance learning and health care delivery to remote areas.  He serves on a number of advisory boards that recommend policies and programs to state and federal government agencies to promote economic development through cooperative relationships.

            In addition to his business activities, Dr. Kirkland has served in numerous positions in education and government.  The holder of a Ph. D in American History from the University of North Carolina, he has been a professor at Cornell University, American University, and Heidelberg University in Germany.  Currently, he is Senior Research Fellow of the IC Squared Institute at the University of Texas, Austin, and chairs the Graduate Education Advisory Board at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He has staffed and has served as advisor to a number of Congressmen and Senators.  He served as a member of the White House Domestic Policy Staff, and was a Director of the 1980 Conference on Small Business.

            A resident of the Washington D. C. area since 1965, Dr. Kirkland is married and has four children.  His wife Martha is Executive Director of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.

 

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 November 4, 2010

DR. J.R. KIRKLAND VISITS CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Dr. J.R. Kirkland, a Chipola College alumnus and founder of a Washington-based government relations firm, recently returned to his alma mater to  address the Chipola Honors Seminar.

            Kirkland offered college and career advice and encouraged students to get as much education as quickly as possible. 

            College officials also held a reception in Kirkland’s honor to recognize his contribution of a significant history collection to the college Library.

            Dr. Kirkland is founder and President of FBA Inc., a government relations firm that represents colleges and universities, associations, foundations and private sector companies in their work with Congress, the White House and Executive Agencies of the federal government.

            Dr. Kirkland graduated from Chipola in 1960 and was named Chipola’s Alumnus of the Year in 2000.  In 1990 Kirkland and his brother, David, endowed the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at Chipola in honor of their parents Carolyn and the late Willis Kirkland. The award was the first at Chipola to recognize outstanding teaching.

            Dr. Kirkland has a special interest and expertise in the interrelationship of federal science policies and programs and the research communities of technology firms and American universities.  During the past 20 years, he has directed numerous business and academic coalitions that have secured federal funding for research in advanced computing, neurosciences, nanotechnology and various health related fields. 

            In addition to his business activities, Dr. Kirkland has served in numerous positions in education and government.  The holder of a Ph. D in American History from the University of North Carolina, he has been a professor at Cornell University, American University, and Heidelberg University in Germany.  Currently, he is Senior Research Fellow of the IC Squared Institute at the University of Texas, Austin, and chairs the Graduate Education Advisory Board at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He has staffed and has served as advisor to a number of Congressmen and Senators.  He served as a member of the White House Domestic Policy Staff, and was a Director of the 1980 Conference on Small Business.

            A resident of the Washington D. C. area since 1965, Dr. Kirkland is married and has four children.  His wife Martha is Executive Director of the Association of Fund-raising professionals.

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KIRKLAND ADDRESSES CHIPOLA HONORS GROUP—Chipola College alumnus Dr. J.R. Kirkland recently returned to his alma mater to address the Chipola Honors Seminar. Here, Dr. Kirkland greets Chipola Honors program students.

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KIRKLAND HONORED— Chipola College alumnus Dr. J.R. Kirkland was recently honored at reception in recognition of his contribution of a significant history collection to the Chipola Library. Here, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough presents a plaque made of wood from bleachers in the old Chipola Field House.

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November 4, 2010

CHIPOLA STUDENTS ATTEND FAST CONFERENCE

 

            ST. AUGUSTINE—Chipola College Science Education and Elementary Education bachelor’s degree students Rebekah Carnley, Rebecca Hambly, James McCalvin, Jessica Whittington and Cassandra Witt, recently attended the Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) conference in St. Augustine.  

            Dr. Santine Cuccio, Chipola science education facilitator, accompanied the students to the conference where educators from Florida and other states conferred, planned lessons, and networked.  Students met with astronauts, scientists and other veteran teachers; and attended demonstrations and lectures on magnetism, genetics, energy conservation, and ecology.          

          Participating students stated that both their content knowledge and pedagogy were reinforced and extended.  Conference vendors provided the students with sample textbooks, instructional materials, CD’s and DVD’s to use in their classrooms.   

            Students who attended the conference will share some of the outstanding teaching strategies at the Future Educator’s Club Teacher Workshop on January 22, 2011.  The conference held on the Chipola campus is free to all district educators.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS ATTEND FAST CONFERENCE—Chipola College Science Education and Elementary Education baccalaureate students recently attended the Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) conference in St. Augustine.  Pictured from left, are: Cassandra Witt, U.S. Astronaut Jon McBride, Jessica Whittington, Rebekah Carnley and Rebecca Hambly.

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November 4, 2010

CHIPOLA COLLEGE ANNOUNCES EARLY SPRING REGISTRATION

 

            MARIANNA—Early registration for the Spring 2011 semester at Chipola College is scheduled Nov. 5-10.     

            Current Chipola students are assigned registration dates based on the number of hours they have completed: 45+ hours, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 30+ hours, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 15+ hours, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 1+ hours, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

            New students seeking admission for Spring 2011 who are cleared by the Admission and Records Office by Nov. 5 may register Nov. 12 and 15.

            New and returning students may register Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 15, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

            Payment deadline for early registration is Dec. 3.

            For information, phone 718-2311, or visit www.chipola.edu

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November 4, 2010

LINDBERGH SHOW COMING TO CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle, the second event in the Chipola College Artist Series, will be presented Nov. 9.

            Individual event tickets - $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under –go on sale Oct. 26 in the Chipola Business Office.

             “The Lone Eagle” was just one of many nicknames given to Lindbergh by the press after he became the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York to Paris in May of 1927. 

            This one- man play written and portrayed by Steve Carroll spans Lindbergh’s life as he returns from the grave to set the record straight about his life. Guests will learn of his early barnstorming days, the famous flight to Paris, his son’s kidnapping, the unpopular stance he took against entering WWII, his subsequent heroism as a fighter pilot, and his final days as a world renowned environmentalist. For information, visit www.dreamscapeprods.com.

            Two more events are slated in the Chipola Artist Series. The Freddy Cole Quartet in Concert will be presented Feb. 7, 2011.  Freddy Cole, a Grammy nominee in his own right, makes no apology for sounding like his brother, Nat King Cole.  The Manhattan Piano Trio closes the 2010-11 season, March 17, 2011.

            For ticket information, call 718-2220.

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November 4, 2010

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR TO PRESENT JAZZMATAZZ CHRISTMAS

 

            MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for A Jazzmatazz Christmas to be presented by Chipola College’s Award-Winning Show Choir December 9, 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. nightly in the college theatre. 

            Celebrating 25-plus years of Show Choir at Chipola, A Jazzmatazz Christmas will feature holiday favorites from this high energy, song and dance 20-member troupe under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin, and featuring the choreography of Brittney Holmes and Rebecca Parmer.

            Show Choir Members are: Virginia Baker of Blountstown, Elligrace Clark of Marianna, Olivia Corbin of Graceville, Dianna Glaze of Blountstown, Sierra Hill of Donalsonville, Ga., Cam Hitchcock of Marianna, Joshua Hobbie of Blountstown, Brenton Jones of Marianna, Lizzie Mathis of Marianna, Taylor Myrick of Marianna, Alex Parish of  Bonifay, Ryan Pilcher of Grand Ridge, Lynnsey Prevatt of Ashford, Ala., Stacia Springer of Marianna, Gavin Sumner of Graceville, Kayla Todd of Chattahoochee, Clint Touchton of Marianna, Madison Wester of Grand Ridge, Bryan Whitfield of Marianna.

            Tickets—$10 for adults and $5 for ages 18 and under—for this annual sold-out show are available from Show Choir members or in the lobby of the McLendon Fine Arts Building.

            For more information contact Anita Price at 850-718-2277 or email pricea@chipola.edu.

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November 4, 2010

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CHIPOLA’S ‘DEARLY DEPARTED Kayla Todd as Suzanne (left) and Deanna Harrison as Sister Marguerite share a tender moment in Chipola’s Fall comedy, “Dearly Departed,” which plays Nov. 4-7 in the Chipola Theater.  Show time is 7 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are available in the college Business Office during regular business hours and will be available at the Theater Box Office 30 minutes before each show.  For ticket information, call 718-2220.

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November 4, 2010

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BODART IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Dr. Jeff Bodart has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator of the month for November. Bodart has served as Professor of Physics since 1995.  Here, Bodart (left) accepts the award from Chipola senior vice president Dr. Sarah Clemmons.

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 November 4, 2010

OLYMPIC SOFTBALL PLAYERS COMING TO CHIPOLA COLLEGE

           

            MARIANNA—Area softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with three team USA Olympic medalists at the Chipola College Softball field, Jan. 22-23, 2011.

            The Triple Threat team of Cat Osterman, Kelly Kretschman and Caitlin Lowe will provide a weekend of softball instruction focusing on pitching, offense and defense.

            Pitcher Cat Osterman played at the University of Texas. She was an Olympic Gold Medalist and Silver Medalist, a two-time World Cup Champion and a two-time Pan American Gold Medalist. Osterman was a three-time USA Collegiate Player of the Year and a three-time NFCA First-Team All-American. She was the two-time ESPY Award winner as the Top Collegiate Female Athlete. Cat is the assistant softball coach at DePaul University in Chicago, and plays professionally for the Rockford Thunder.

            Kelly Kretschman played outfield and infield at the University of Alabama. She was an Olympic Gold Medalist and Silver Medalist. She also was a Gold medalist at the Pan American Games and a member of the World Cup Championship team. The four-time NFCA All-American lives in Southern California and plays for the USSSA Pride.

            Caitlin Lowe played outfield at the University of Arizona. She was an Olympic Silver Medalist and a Gold medalist at Pan American Games.  A member of the two-time World Cup Championship team, she also was a four-time NFCA First-Team All-American. Caitlin now resides in Texas where she gives specialized lessons in out-fielding and slapping.

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

            The two day Chipola camp will include six hours of instruction each day with lunch included. Registration fee is $200 by Dec. 18 and $250 after Dec. 18.

            For additional information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358 or 718-2359, or visit www.triplethreatsoftball.com or www.chipolaathletics.com

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OLYMPIC SOFTBALL PLAYERS COMING TO CHIPOLA— USA Olympian Cat Osterman (pictured here) will join the Triple Threat team of Caitlin Lowe and Kelly Kretschman for a weekend of softball instruction, Jan. 22-23, 2011, at the Chipola College Softball field. For information, contact Chipola Coach Belinda Hendrix at 718-2358 or visit www.triplethreatsoftball.com

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 November 11, 2010

CHIPOLA MATH ED STUDENTS ATTEND FCTM CONFERENCE

 

            ORLANDO—Students enrolled in the Chipola’s Mathematics Education degree program recently attended the Florida Conference for Teachers of Mathematics (FCTM) conference in Orlando. 

            Their attendance with professors Dr. Lou Cleveland and Dr. Cherry Ward marks the fifth year that Chipola has fostered the professional development students enrolled in its baccalaureate program. 

            Dr. Lou Cleveland, Director of Teacher Education, said, “Joining other mathematics educators from Florida and other states, these teacher candidates attended sessions that focused on teaching strategies that engage and inspire students.  The participating students stated that participation in the conference increased their repertoire of instructional activities and skills in teaching the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.”   

            The Chipola students will share some of the outstanding teaching strategies at the Future Educator’s Club Teacher Workshop on January 22, 2011.  This conference held on the Chipola campus is free to all district educators.  

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November 11, 2010

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CHIPOLA MATH ED STUDENTS ATTEND FCTM CONFERENCE—Students enrolled in the Chipola’s Mathematics Education degree program recently attended the Florida Conference for Teachers of Mathematics (FCTM) conference in Orlando.   Pictured from left, are: (front) Allyson Howell, Ciara Jackson, Jordan Coley, Nina Patel, Stephanie Lawson, Alicia Wheeler, Dr. Lou Cleveland, Stephanie Hamm, (back) Nick Hobbs, Dr. Cherry Ward and Joe Whitfield.

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November 11, 2010

CHIPOLA HOLDS DRAWING FOR SCHOLARSHIP

  

            MARIANNA—Ashton Stevens of Dothan was the grand prize winner of a $500 scholarship to Chipola College in a drawing held recently at the college. The scholarship may be used for tuition and books. 

            Winners were drawn from raffle tickets collected at Chipola booths at the National Peanut Festival, Sunland Fall Festival and the Chipola Regional Career Fair.  College officials plan to hold the drawing as an annual event.

            Sarah Garcia, a senior at Cottondale High, was the second prize winner. Traci Robinson of Dothan, a former Chipola nursing student, won third prize. Those prizes included Chipola gear and accessories along with Chipola athletic and Artist Series tickets. 

            Chipola offers eight bachelor’s degrees, the Associate in Arts degree, various Associate in Science degrees and several Workforce Development programs.  

            For information, visit www.chipola.edu, or phone 850-526-2761.

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November 11, 2010

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CHIPOLA HOLDS DRAWING FOR SCHOLARSHIP—Ashton Stevens of Dothan was the grand prize winner of a $500 scholarship to Chipola College in a drawing held recently at the college. Winners were drawn from raffle tickets collected at the National Peanut Festival, Sunland Fall Festival and the Chipola Regional Career Fair.  Pictured at the drawing are, from left: Donna Chandler, Departmental Staff Assistant in Bachelor’s Programs, and Chipola students Emily Brooks and Albert Blackburn.

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November 11, 2010

CHIPOLA THEATRE TO PRESENT SHOWCASE NOV. 18

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College theatre majors will present their annual Theatre Showcase, “A Night of Scenes, Songs and Dance,” Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Theatre.

            Theater director Charles Sirmon, says, “It’s sort of Saturday Night Live on a Thursday!”

            General admission tickets for this one-night-only event are $10 and may be purchased from any Theater major, or in the Fine and Performing Arts Building lobby.     Proceeds from the show will go to support the theatre program, including a New York Theatre tour which includes Broadway shows, backstage tours and a Master acting class with a New York professional.

            For information, contact director Sirmon at 850-718-2227.

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CHIPOLA THEATRE TO PRESENT SHOWCASE NOV. 18— Chipola College theatre majors will present their annual Theatre Showcase, “A Night of Scenes, Songs and Dance,” Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Theatre. General admission tickets for this one-night-only event are $10 and may be purchased from any Theater major, or in the Fine and Performing Arts Building lobby. For information, contact director Sirmon at 850-718-2227.

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November 11, 2010

CHIPOLA WINS ACF BRAIN BOWL TOURNAMENT

 

            TUSCALOOSA—Chipola College A defeated Georgia Tech 385-175 in the championship game to claim the title at the ACF Fall Brain Bowl tournament held in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama, Nov. 6.

            Chipola A, consisting of Dallin Kelson and Travis Bontrager, went 12-0 in the tournament and claimed wins over Ole Miss, Western Kentucky, and Tulane. This is the second year in a row that Chipola has won the ACF Fall in the southeast. The tournament was also played in other sites across the nation.

            Chipola B went 4-7 with wins over Northeast Alabama, Mississippi State, DAR B, and Auburn Montgomery. Team members for Chipola B are: Brittany Stephens, Harrison Fuqua, Alton Stone and Zach Gilmore.

            Dallin Kelson was the leading individual scorer for the tournament. He answered 159 tossups in 12 rounds and averaged 124.58 points per game. Brittany Stephens finished eighth in individual scoring. Brittany answered 45 tossups and averaged 40 points per game.

            Tournament stats are available at the following link http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=UniversityOfAlabama&id=9&page=standings.

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November 11, 2010

850 BUSINESS MAG INVITES STUDENTS TO ENTER BUSINESS CONTEST

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Business Department invites students to enter 850 Business Magazine's Collegiate Entrepreneur Invitational.

            Students are invited to create a business plan to submit to the contest.  Students may enter as individuals or as a team. A team may not consist of more than four students. All proposals must be original work.   Entries must be postmarked no later than Nov. 29, 2010. Contest details are available at www.850businessmagazine.com
            Cash awards will be provided to the top three contenders, to use for education or as seed money to start their business. First place receives $5,000, with second place earning $2,000, and third place picking up $1,000.

            The first place winner be given the opportunity to pitch their business plan to a group of local venture capitalists, although there will be no guarantee of funding. The winner will be featured on the cover of the April/May 2011 issue of 850 – the Business Magazine of Northwest Florida.  Top finalists will be included in the cover story, along with feedback comments from the expert panel. 

            For competition information, contact Linda Kleindienst at 850-878-0554 or lkleindienst@rowlandpublishing.com, or contact Dr. Jim Froh or Elissa Severson in the Chipola Business and Technology Division at 850-718-2441, or email: frohj@chipola.edu or seversone@chipola.edu

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November 11, 2010

STUDENTS ELECT SGA OFFICERS

           

            MARIANNA – The Chipola College Student Government Association recently held Fall 2010 elections.

            Officers for the 2010-11 school year are: SGA President, Madison Wester of Marianna; and vice president, Taylor Reiff of Marianna.

            Sophomore officers include: sophomore class president, Aja Finklea of Chipley; sophomore class vice president, Tucker Nebel of Marianna; sophomore senators: Mary Beth Alderman of Chipley, Kristen Garney of Chipley, Ashleigh Lollie of Sneads, Dustin Miller of Marianna,  Olivia Mosier of Cottondale, Bhagyashri Patel of Chipley, Tiffany Stoe of Chipley, James (J.D.) Tyler of Marianna and Ashley Whitfield of Blountstown.

            Freshman officers include: freshman class president, Brianna Webb of Chipley; freshman class vice president, Elise Kirk of Vernon; freshman senators: Jacoria Borders of Marianna, Jordan Exum of Marianna, Adriane Guettler of Chipley, Jessica O’Keefe of Chipley, Colton Pate of Chipley, Maggie Rooks of Marianna, Alexa Sanchez of Marianna, Hillary Saunders of Chipley and Ashton Williams of Marianna.  Other officers include: chief justice, Monica Guilford of Blountstown; Secretary, Stephanie Calix of Chipley; Parliamentarian, Caitlyn Prichard of Chipley; Treasurer, Amber Nolin of Graceville; Sergeant at Arms, JT Steverson of Bristol and Chaplain, Leah Zink of Cottondale.    

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

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November 11, 2010

MASTER WOODWORKER TO SPEAK AT CRAA

 

            MARIANNA—Claude Reese, master woodworking craftsman, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

            In addition to woodworking, Reese also is a photographer, local history buff, retired flight instructor and retired businessman. Reese will be speaking on the art of woodworking and will be showing some of his work as well as explaining the creative process.  The meeting is open to the public.

            The program will be held at Jim’s Buffet & Grill, Hwy. 90, Marianna, with a Dutch-treat buffet lunch at 11:30 followed by the program at noon.

            The public is invited and encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Joan Stadsklev, 850-718-2301.

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November 11, 2010

CHIPOLA HOOPS TEAMS OFF TO GOOD START

 

            MARIANNA—The Lady Indians opened the season with a pair of wins in the Milton H. Johnson Classic. 

            Chipola scored a 68-49 win over The Rock School on Nov. 5. The Lady Indians were led in scoring by Jasmine Shaw with 14 points and 3 rebounds. Carleeda Green scored 13. Ty O’Neil had 12 points and 6 rebounds. Ance Celmina scored 11 points and pulled in 4 rebounds.

            Chipola beat Miami Dade, 88-70, on Nov. 6. O’Neil led with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Jasmine Shaw scored 15 points with 3 rebounds. Green had 13 points and 5 rebounds. Brieona Warner scored 12, with 5 rebounds. Jeniece Johnson had 10 points and 8 rebounds.

            The Chipola Lady Indians host the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report Classic, Nov. 12-14, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Chipola plays South Georgia Tech, Friday at 8 p.m. The Lady Indians face State Fair College, Saturday at 8 p.m. and Monroe, Sunday at 1 p.m. 

            The Lady Indians are ranked second in the FCCAA State Women’s Basketball Polls. The Nov. 9 poll includes: 1. Gulf Coast (1-0); 2. (tied) Pensacola (3-0); 2 (tied) Chipola (2-0); 4. Tallahassee (1-0); 5. Central Florida (2-0); 6. Indian River State (2-0); 7. Northwest Florida State (2-0); 8. Santa Fe (2-1); 9. Daytona State (1-2); and 10. Miami Dade (0-4).

            The Lady Indians hit the road until the Conference home opener, Jan. 11, 2011, when they host Pensacola.

            The Chipola men’s team also improved to 2-0 with a pair of wins in the Johnson Classic.  The Indians outlasted Shelton State 52-39 in a defensive struggle on Nov. 6. Elijah Pittman led the Indians with 15 points. Marcos Knight had 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Keith Dewitt pulled in 9 rebounds and scored 5 points.

            The Indians trounced Enterprise State, 105-60, on Nov. 5. Pittman led Chipola with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Knight had 19 points. Sam Grooms scored 16. Aishon White had 16 points and 6 rebounds. Dewitt and Will Ohaureqbe each had 10 points.

            The Indians play in Atlanta, Nov. 12-13, with Atlanta Metro on Friday and Georgia Perimeter on Saturday. 

            The Indians are ranked third in the FCCAA Men’s Basketball Poll. The Nov. 9 poll includes: 1. Northwest Florida State (3-0); 2. Tallahassee (2-0); 3. Chipola (2-0); 4. Miami Dade (2-0); 5. Daytona State (2-0); 6. Broward (3-0); 7. Palm Beach State (3-0); 8. Central Florida (3-1); 9. Santa Fe (3-0); and 10. (tied) St. Petersburg (1-1); 10. (tied) St. Johns River (3-0). 

            The Indians’ next home games are set for Dec. 2-4 with Tampa Bay Academy on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., Santa Fe and Brunswick on Dec. 3-4, at 8 p.m.

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November 18, 2010

CHIPOLA WINS DELTA BURKE BRAIN BOWL TOURNEY

 

            ORLANDO—Chipola College Brain Bowl player Dallin Kelson, playing as the Chipola Blue team, beat Valencia Red 455-125 to win the title in the Delta Burke Brain Bowl tournament on Nov. 13.

            This is the third straight year that a Chipola team has beaten Valencia in the finals. Chipola’s Kelson finished the tournament with a perfect 13-0 record. He also broke the individual scoring record at the tournament averaging 153 points per game and eclipsing the previous record of 103 points. He also achieved a rare feat by answering all 20 of the 20 questions asked in one round.

            Chipola Gold also made the playoffs, losing in the quarterfinals to Seminole CC. Chipola Gold finished the tournament with a 7-4 record. Gold players are: Brittany Stephens, Annemarie Nichols, Harrison Fuqua and Ashley Adams.            

            Kelson finished first in individual scoring, while Brittany Stephens finished in a tie for eighth overall. Statistics and individual standings for the tournament are available at: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=Chipola1&id=19&page=standings

            The Brain Bowl Teams’ next outing is Jan. 8 when they host the Chipola New Year Tournament.

 

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November 18, 2010

FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is now accepting applications for the First Generation in College Scholarship for the Spring 2011 semester.

            Six partial $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must complete a First Generation in College application and submit with all of the required items outlined on the application to the Foundation Office by Dec. 1. 

            Recipients must enroll as undergraduate, degree-seeking students for a minimum of six hours per term.  Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for demonstrated financial need and must come from a family where neither parent has completed a bachelor’s degree.  If the student regularly resides with only one parent who provides support, that one parent must not have completed a bachelor’s degree for the student to be eligible. 

            Students who are just entering college must have a 2.0 or better GPA at high school graduation or an earned GED to qualify.  Students previously enrolled in college must have both a cumulative and semester GPA of 2.0 or better.  A copy of the student’s high school transcript must be submitted if the Fall 2010 semester is the first semester of college enrollment. A college transcript must be submitted if the applicant has a minimum of 24 college credit hours earned.  If at least 24 hours have not been earned, students must submit both high school and college transcripts. Unofficial Chipola transcripts are available online at www.facts.org.

            Applicants must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) and have been determined to be Pell eligible in order to apply for the First Generation Scholarship.  Applicants must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below 5673 and still have unmet financial need. 

            Applications are available in the Chipola College Foundation Office. Complete applications must be received in the Foundation Office by 4 p.m., Dec. 1, not postmarked by the deadline date. 

            For information, call 718-2445.

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November 18, 2010

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CHIPOLA SENIOR DAY—Nearly 1,000 area high school seniors recently visited Chipola College for the annual Senior Day event.  Here, students from Malone High stop for a picture during a tour of campus. The event was sponsored by the Chipola Student Ambassadors.

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November 18, 2010

CHIPOLA HOOPSTERS OFF TO GREAT START

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians won two of three games in weekend action to improve to 4-1 on the year.

            Chipola recorded a decisive 65-50 win over Monroe College, Nov. 14. Jasmine Shaw led Chipola in scoring with 14 points, including four three-pointers. Chinn and Celmina each scored 11 points. O’Neil added 10.

            Lady Indians head coach David Lane, said, “It was a long game and a good finish to the weekend. We had a pretty balanced effort. We were up 7 at the half, 27-20, and outscored them by 8 in the second half.  We knocked down some free throws and hit some big shots against them, and closed out the game on a 13-2 run.”

            Chipola scored an 83-71 win over State Fair College on Nov. 13. Jasmine Shaw led the Lady Indians with 24 points and 7 rebounds. O’Neil had 23 points and 9 rebounds. Ance Celmina had 10 points and 4 rebounds.

            Chipola suffered a hard-fought 59-56 loss to South Georgia Tech, Nov. 12. Jasmine Shaw and Tykesha O’Neil each scored 12 points for the Lady Indians. Mikell Chinn had 10 points and 4 rebounds. Carleeda Green had 9 points and 5 rebounds.

            The Lady Indians are fourth in the FCCAA State Poll and 23rd in the NJCAA National Poll.  The team hits the road for a series of games over the next few weeks, returning to the area for games in Panama City, Dec. 17-18. Chipola’s next home game is Jan. 11, 2011, when they host Pensacola.

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            The Chipola Indians improved to 4-0 with a pair of wins in Atlanta, Nov. 12-13.          

Chipola scored a 70-55 win over Georgia Perimeter on Nov. 13. Shamarr Bowden was 4 of 8 from the three-point line with 14 points.  Geron Johnson scored 12. Sam Grooms had 11 and Elijah Pittman scored 10. Keith Dewitt had 8 points and 8 rebounds. Chipola scored an 83-72 win over Atlanta Metro, Nov. 12.

            The Indians are ranked third in the FCCAA State Poll and seventh in the NJCAA National Poll.

            The Indians hit the road for games in Miami, Nov. 19-21, and in Niceville, Nov. 26-27. The team returns home to host the Panhandle Classic, Dec. 2-4. The Indians play Tampa Bay Academy, Dec. 2, Santa Fe, Dec. 3, and Brunswick, Dec. 4.

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

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November 18, 2010

LADY INDIANS MOVING ON TO NEXT LEVEL

 

            MARIANNA—Two members of the Chipola Lady Indians basketball program on Nov. 15 signed letters of intent to play for four-year universities next season. 

            Ance Celmina from the country of Latvia will play at Southern Mississippi, and Jasmine Shaw of Cincinnatti, Ohio, will play at Marshall University.

            Chipola coach David Lane said, “These are good opportunities for both of these players. Both of them had difficult choices to make. They came to these decisions Friday and both played much more relaxed and focused on Saturday.  Celmina averaged nine points and six rebounds per game during Chipola’s weekend classic. Shaw averaged 16 points per game over the weekend.

            The Lady Indians are on the road for the rest of the Fall season. They open the conference season at Gulf Coast Jan. 8. Chipola’s next home game is Jan. 11 when they host Pensacola at 5:30 p.m.

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LADY INDIANS MOVING ON— Two members of the Chipola Lady Indians basketball program on Nov. 15 signed letters of intent to play for four-year universities next season.  Ance Celmina (left) from the country of Latvia, will play at Southern Mississippi, and Jasmine Shaw (right) of Cincinnatti, Ohio, will play at Marshall University. Also pictured at the signing are: (back) Lady Indians coach David Lane, Chipola Associate Vice-President Karan Davis, Chipola Athletic Director Dr. Dale O’Daniel and Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough.

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November 18, 2010

CHAMPIONSHIP RING CEREMONY SET FOR CHIPOLA SOFTBALL

 

            MARIANNA—Players and coaches from the Chipola College Lady Indians Softball 2009-10 team will be presented State Championship rings at a ceremony during pre-game of the 8 p.m. game on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            The Lady Indians captured the FCCAA/NJCAA Region VIII title in May of 2010.

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November 22, 2010

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MARIANNA HIGH GRAD WINS CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIP—Ashton Stevens, a 2010 graduate of Marianna High School, was the grand prize winner of a $500 scholarship to Chipola College in a recent drawing of entries collected at the Peanut Festival, Sunland Fall Festival and the Chipola Regional Career Fair.  Pictured from left, are: Willie Stevens, the winner’s father; winner Ashton Stevens; college president, Dr. Gene Prough; vice president, Dr. Kitty Myers and senior vice president, Dr. Sarah Clemmons.

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November 23, 2010

CHIPOLA TO HOST GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Science Club will host a seminar, entitled, “Global Sustainability: Central America to Maine,” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Jackson Hall of the college Literature/Language Building.   

            The seminar will include a multi-media presentation on the Green Living Project from Central America.

            This must-see event will showcase cutting-edge sustainability projects across Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama.

            For information, contact Chipola Science Club sponsor Dr. Jeff Bodart at 526-2761, Ext. 3252, or visit www.greenlivingproject.com

 

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November 29, 2010

SUNDAY MATINEE ADDED TO JAZZMATAZZ CHRISTMAS

 

            MARIANNA—Due to the quick selling of tickets for Chipola Show Choir’s, “A Jazzmatazz Christmas,” the Fine Arts Department has added a Sunday matinee on Dec. 12, at 2 p.m.    

            Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 for children ages 18 and younger.

            Tickets may be purchased in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building or from any Show Choir member.  Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the Theater box office 30 minutes prior to show time.

            All those with tickets to any of the Jazzmatazz shows are asked to bring a can of non-perishable food to the concert for donation to local food banks to share the holiday spirit.

            For more information phone 850-718-2277 or email prciea@chipola.edu

 

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