October 3, 2013

CHIPOLA COLLEGE RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR’S $10,000 CHALLENGE

                MARIANNA—Chipola College has taken the first step in offering a $10,000 bachelor’s degree in response to a challenge put forth by Florida Governor Rick Scott.

                Gov. Scott issued the challenge in November of 2012. “Since then, all 28 colleges in the Florida College System were asked to identify programs — existing or new — that foster job creation and are directly tied to the work-force needs of the local communities,” said Randy Hanna, chancellor of the Florida College System.  

                Chipola College has identified the Exceptional Student Education degree as its first $10,000 tuition program.  Chipola’s current tuition rate of roughly $100 an hour would put the total cost of a bachelor’s degree program at around $13,000.  To help Exceptional Student Education candidates reduce that cost to $10,000, the Chipola Foundation has agreed to fund the last $3,000 of tuition for each of ten Chipola students who do not have financial aid to fund this cost. 

                This new initiative for Exceptional Education candidates is just one of Chipola’s efforts to keep the cost of higher education affordable for students.  State records show that community college students, on average received $4,753 in grants and scholarships during the 2010-11 school year. This suggests community-college students pay an out-of-pocket cost of less than $10,000 for four years of classes.  In the previous school year, 1,600 Chipola students received $7 million in state and federal financial aid. The Chipola Foundation awarded $600,000 to 1,000 students last year.    Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “Chipola is committed providing access to affordable and high-quality educational opportunities for our students.”

                In August, Washington Monthly ranked Chipola number 14 among American community colleges in its ninth annual college rankings survey. Colleges were rated in the areas of: collaborative learning, student effort, academic rigor, student-faculty interaction, support for learning, retention and graduation rates. Prough said, “We try to keep our programs affordable while maintaining high quality. We were proud to be recognized for our efforts.”

                For information about Chipola’s Exceptional Student Education degree, contact Dr. Lou Cleveland at 850-718-2416.

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CHIPOLA RESPONDS TO $10,000 DEGREE CHALLENGE--Chipola College has taken the first step in offering a $10,000 bachelor’s degree in response to a challenge put forth by Florida Governor Rick Scott. Chipola is offering scholarships for Exceptional Student Education majors to keep the cost of the program under $10,000. Pictured are recent graduates of the Exceptional Education program, from left: Stacy Collins, George Hutton and Justin Godwin.

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October 3, 2013

CHIPOLA TERM ‘C’ REGISTRATION IS OCT. 10

            MARIANNA—Registration for Chipola College Fall Term C is Thursday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Oct. 11.

            Term C courses are offered in a condensed format of approximately seven weeks compared to the traditional 15-week semester. Late registration is Friday, October 11, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

            Term C is open to current students and to new students who have never enrolled at Chipola. Current students may add Term C courses to their existing schedules.

            Term C courses include: (ENC 1133) Research Writing (online); (HUM 2233) Humanities w/Writing II (online); (NUR 2960) Nursing Review I (online); (PSY 2012) General Psychology (online); (PSY 2012) General Psychology, 5:30-8:30, TR; (SLS 1101) Orientation (online) and (SYG 1000) Introduction Sociology, 5:30-8:30, MW.

            Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma or its equivalent. Prospective students should complete a college application, available in the Office of Admissions, or online atwww.chipola.edu. Students must provide an official high school or college transcript. Students should visit an academic advisor in the Student Services building to register.

            For information about enrolling at Chipola, call the Admissions Office at 850-718-2311, or visit www.chipola.edu

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October 3, 2013

 CRAA TO SPONSOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE ARTS

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) has partnered with the Artists Guild of Northwest Florida to sponsor the Sunday Afternoon with the Arts since its inception in 2005.  The event this year is scheduled for Nov. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Chipola College Cultural Center, formerly known as the Arts Center.

                Sunday Afternoon with the Arts is a cultural event for all ages with free public admission, door prizes, food and music.  The event hosts artists from all over Northwest Florida.  This year’s special guest artist is Christian artist Keith Martin Johns and the guest author is Dale Cox. Keith Martin Johns, a professional artist for over 32 years, was led to Graceville by a vision that has taken him beyond the normal realm of being simply a regional artist. His Florida Collection of paintings of over 350 images have been a lifetime endeavor to capture the worth, value and expression of the familiar Florida background in which this fourth generation native grew up.  For more information about Sunday Afternoon in the Arts, visit www.tagnwfl.org.

                CRAA is a volunteer arts group with members from Jackson, Holmes, Calhoun, Liberty, and Washington counties that promotes the arts within the five-county district. In February, CRAA will begin their annual fund-raising campaign for the 2013-14 academic year.  CRAA projects include mini-grants to area school teachers in the arts, arts scholarships to Chipola students, children’s arts programming in district schools, an arts calendar of district arts events, and monthly arts-related programming. 

                For information about CRAA, contact Anita Price at pricea@chipola.edu or phone 850-

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CRAA TO SPONSOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE ARTS—The Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) has partnered with the Artists Guild of Northwest Florida (TAG) to sponsor the Sunday Afternoon with the Arts, since its inception in 2005.  Here, CRAA president Joan Stadsklev (right), presents a check to TAG president Larry Conley. The event this year is scheduled for Nov. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Chipola College Cultural Center, formerly known as the Arts Center.

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October 3, 2013

 CRAA MEETING TO FEATURE CAMPBELLTON STUDIO OWNER

                MARIANNA— Doris Claybrone of The Gallery of Arts and Culture Center in Campbellton will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 15 meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA).

                Gallery founder Lilly Clark will join Claybrone in offering a unique look at the center. Without any financial assistance and with the help of their community, Claybrone and Clark put their talent to use creating the work displayed in the gallery today. During the summer months, the gallery offers many structured activities for local students designed to build character and to provide hands-on experience in a make believe workplace. Time sheets are kept by the students, paychecks are issued, purchases are made in the company store, and weekly movies are available for those who have not spent all their play money in the country store.

                "What we hope to accomplish is unity in the community. We have done all of this art work so that the individuals in not only Campbellton, but in areas like Marianna, Malone, Greenwood and Bascom can have a place to come and just enjoy what they see,” said founder, Lillie Clark.

                The CRAA meeting will provide an opportunity to talk to these artists and look at the behind-the-scenes of this increasingly successful endeavor.

                CRAA meets at Jim’s Buffet, with a Dutch-treat luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and program beginning at noon.

                All in attendance at the meeting will be entered into a drawing for Artist Series tickets for Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta scheduled for Jan. 16.  

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

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October 3, 2013

MARKET RESEARCH SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a small business seminar “Market Research and Feasibility Analysis” on Oct. 18.  Participants will learn to research the feasibility of starting a business, adding products and services to an existing business, and expanding into new market segments.

                The seminar meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. “Restaurant Fundamentals” will meet Nov. 15

                Cost of each seminar is $15. The first six Chipola students to sign up receive free admission.  Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 or sign up in person in Building M, Office 108.

                Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.com.

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October 3, 2013

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MILLER SETS NEW CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY RECORD

                ALBANY, GA— Chipola College’s Natalya Miller finished third overall in the Darton State Mid-Season Run in Albany, Georgia, Sept. 28.  Miller ran a time of 19:52 in the 5K race to break her own school record of 20:16 set in 2012.

                Chipola finished as the third team in the event. Chipola’s top five finishers include Kimi Wiltse who finished 13th overall and set a personal record with a time of 22:35.  Victoria Taylor was 15th with a time of 22:43. Donia Lanier finished with a 23:40.  Jodi Phillips ran a 23:51. 

                Chipola’s next event is the Disney Cross Country Classic, Oct. 12.

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 October 3, 2013

FOUR LADY INDIANS NAMED IN TOP 35

                MARIANNA--Coming off an NJCAA Elite Eight appearance in his first year at Chipola, Coach Greg Franklin has reloaded with a recruiting class that is garnering national attention. 

                The Collegiate Girls Basketball Report has released its preseason NJCAA player rankings and Chipola sophomores Khadijah Ellison, Ebony Wells, Rahni Bell, and Treyvonna Brooks are ranked in the top 35 of junior college players.  The list is coordinated by analyst and former college coach Dan Olson.

                Ellison, a sophomore transfer who sat out last year at Chipola, is ranked as the number one point guard in the country and the number three player overall. 

                Wells, a 6’2 transfer from Florida State, is ranked as the number four center and 22nd player overall. 

                Bell, who last year averaged 7.9 points per game for the Indians, is ranked as the number four shooting forward and 30th overall. 

                Brooks, providing 5.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, is ranked as the number nine power forward and 33rd overall. 

                “The individual ratings are a testament to the work ethic they have demonstrated throughout the summer and preseason workouts,” said Coach Greg Franklin.  “The key will be for us to continue to improve as a collective unit.” 

                Chipola will open the 2013-14 season Nov. 7 when they host the annual Collegiate Girls Basketball Report Classic.

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From left: (top) Khadijah Ellison, Ebony Wells, (bottom) Rahni Bell, and Treyvonna Brooks.

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October 3, 2013

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CHIPOLA GREAT RUSSELL MARTIN LEADS PIRATES IN POST-SEASON RUN

                PITTSBURGH—Former Chipola College player Russell Martin hit a pair of solo home runs to lead his Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in a season-ending wild card game on Oct. 1.

                With the win the Pirates clinched their first post-season appearance in 21 years. The Pirates will play St. Louis in the National League Division Series beginning Thursday, Oct. 3.

                Martin, a native of Ontario, Canada, led Chipola College to a second place finish in the Florida College System State tournament in 2002.

                He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 17th round of the 2002 draft and made his major league debut on May 5, 2006, at age 23. The three-time MLB All Star has won the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards.  He spent five years in LA, before moving on the Yankees where he was starting catcher in 2011-2012. In November, 2012, the Pirates signed Martin for two years and $17 million.

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October 10, 2013

WILLIAM CAREY COLLEGE OPERA LITE PROGRAM AT CHIPOLA

            MARIANNA— William Carey University’s Winters School of Music will present an “Opera Lite,” program, Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m., in the Chipola College Center for the Arts Experimental Theater.  This free event is open to the public. 

                The program is directed by Dr. Kimberle Moon, artist in residence in voice at William Carey.  She also served as Director of Theatre at Chipola College in the early 1980’s. Dr. Moon is a well-known performer, educator, and clinician who specializes in vocal health issues for singers, actors, and pastors.

                The program will include four acts of opera comedy, featuring songs from Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Fifty Million Frenchman, Guys and Dolls, and Black Suits.

            The songs being performed are The Telephone, Gian Carlo Menotti; I Love to Laugh from Mary Poppins, Robert Sherman; Whatever Happened to My Part from Spamalot, John Du Prez and Eric Idle; The Tale of the Oyster from Fifty Million Frenchmen, Cole Porter; Taylor, The Latte Boy, Zina Goldrich; Be My Friend (The Facebook Song), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; Sue Me from Guys and Dolls, Frank Loesser; Taylor’s Response, Zina Goldrich; Blue Hair from Black Suits, Joe Iconis; and Gallantry, Douglas Moore.

                Both shows are just under 30-minutes each, with a 30-minute comic section of solos and ensembles between the two shows.

            This free event is open to the public. For information, visit www.wmcarey.edu.

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William Carey University’s Winters School of Music will present an “Opera Lite,” program, Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m., in the Chipola College Center for the Arts Experimental Theater.  Pictured are William Carey University students Sarah Beth Sewell, soprano, and Carlos Casilla, bass-baritone, performing the roles of Lucy and Ben in Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone.

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October 10, 2013

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FORMER CHIPOLA DIRECTOR KIM MOON TO DIRECT OPERA LITE— William Carey University’s Winters School of Music will present an “Opera Lite,” program, Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m., in the Chipola College Center for the Arts Experimental Theater.  The program is directed by Dr. Kimberle Moon. She served as Director of Theatre at Chipola College in the early 1980’s.

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October 10, 2013

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘THE 1940’S RADIO HOUR’

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in rehearsal for the Broadway play, “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” which opens in December.  

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

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

            The show runs Dec. 5-8. A “Sneak Peek Dinner Theatre,” preview is set for Tuesday, Dec. 3.  The event will include a steak dinner and a dress-rehearsal preview of the show. Tickets are $25 per person. For Sneak Peek tickets, call Evelyn Ward at 718-2257 or Lillie Hamil at 718-2375. 

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

            For more information, contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, at sirmonc@chipola.edu. Visit www.chipola.edu and like Chipola Theatre on Facebook.

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October 10, 2013

CRAA MEETING TO FEATURE CAMPBELLTON STUDIO OWNER

                MARIANNA— Doris Claybrone of The Gallery of Arts and Culture Center in Campbellton will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 15 meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA).

                Gallery founder Lilly Clark will join Claybrone in offering a unique look at the center. With the help of their community, Claybrone and Clark put their talent to use creating the work displayed in the gallery today. During the summer, the gallery offers structured activities for local students designed to build character and to provide hands-on experience in a make believe workplace. Time sheets are kept by the students, paychecks are issued, purchases are made in the company store, and weekly movies are available for those who have not spent all their play money in the store.

                "What we hope to accomplish is unity in the community. We have done all of this art work so that the individuals in not only Campbellton, but in areas like Marianna, Malone, Greenwood and Bascom can have a place to come and just enjoy what they see,” said founder, Lillie Clark.

                CRAA meets at Jim’s Buffet, with a Dutch-treat luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and program beginning at noon.

                All in attendance at the meeting will be entered into a drawing for Artist Series tickets for Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta scheduled for Jan. 16.  

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

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October 10, 2013

CHIPOLA MCLENDON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS OCT. 15

                MARIANNA—Application deadline for the McLendon Educational Trust Scholarship for Spring 2014 classes at Chipola College is Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m.  All application materials are due by this time. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

                The McLendon Educational Trust Scholarship is for Chipola students with both merit and a financial need. Scholarships are awarded each semester, and students must submit a new application with complete supporting documentation for each semester.

                The application is available online at www.chipola.edu/foundation. For information, call 718-2404.

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October 10, 2013

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR SHOWCASE IS OCT. 26

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Show Choir Showcase, Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. 

                Area high school and middle school show choirs will join the Chipola Show Choir for an evening of song and dance entertainment for all ages. Tickets—$5 for adults and $3 for 18 and under—will be available at the door. 

                Several local choirs have confirmed their participation including Marianna High, Graceville High, Graceville Middle School and Grand Ridge Middle. Other schools are also expected to perform.

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October 17, 2013

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL WINS GATEWAY COLLEGE TOURNAMENT

                LAKE CITY--The Chipola College Brain Bowl A team won the Collegiate Novice Tournament Oct. 12 at Florida Gateway College in Lake City.

The Chipola team finished the tournament 8-0, defeating all three teams in the championship bracket to secure the victory.  

                Chipola A team members are: Captain William Singleton, Jacob Leff, Wesley Chevillot, and Rebecca Delgado. All four Chipola players were top performers in the tournament. William Singleton finished third in overall scoring, and Jacob Leff finished seventh.

                Brain Bowl coaches are Stan Young and assistant coach Dr. Robert Dunkle. The Chipola team will play again in two weeks in Ocala.

                Team and individual statistics are available at this link: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1601/stats/all_games/standings/

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October 17, 2013

CHIPOLA SENIOR DAY IS WEDNESDAY

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Student Ambassadors will host Senior Day Wednesday, Oct. 23.  More than 1,000 seniors from 14 area high schools are expected to attend.

                The program begins at 9 a.m. in Milton H. Johnson Health Center with the Chipola Cheerleaders and a slam-dunk contest featuring Chipola basketball players. Ambassadors will lead seniors on tours of the campus from 10 a.m. to noon with stops along the way for performances by the Show Choir and Theatre group. Students will enjoy lunch from 11:45 to 12:30 p.m.

                For information, contact Nancy Johnson, Student Ambassador Coordinator, at 718-2314 or Ruby Harrison, Student Ambassador President, at 718-2308.

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October 17, 2013

CHIPOLA TO HOST FBLA DISTRICT 2 RALLY

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Business and Technology Department will host the annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District 2 Fall Rally, Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Center for the Arts.  

                FBLA chapters from 14 area middle and high schools will have the opportunity to compete in the famed “Battle of the Chapters” competition.  This competition features five members from each chapter answering questions regarding local, state and national FBLA policies, procedures, history and current events. 

                The rally also will feature a Parade of Presidents, poster and nametag contests and the election of regional FBLA officers.

                Melissa Baxley, FBLA Adviser at Bethlehem High School, is the FBLA District 2 Director and coordinator of the event.

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October 17, 2013

CHIPOLA FEC TO HOST BOOK FAIR

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club (FEC) will host a Scholastic Book Fair, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. 

                The fair will take place in the new Teacher Education Building (O) from 8:30 to 4:30 daily. 

                FEC members are hosting the fair to promote literacy.  Pre-K through 8th grade level books, of various genres and topics, will be for sale. 

                Chipola students who work the book fair will earn credits to purchase books for collections in their future classrooms.

                For information, contact Casey Bush at 850-718-2449.

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CHIPOLA FEC TO HOST BOOK FAIR—The Chipola College Future Educators Club (FEC) will host a Scholastic Book Fair, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.  Here, education majors pose with some of the books available for sale. Pictured from left, are Miranda Jordan of Bascom, Aimee Glover of Sneads and Shannie Lockhart of Blountstown.

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October 17, 2013

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CHIPOLA LAUNCHES TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN

                MARIANNA—Chipola College has launched a new “Take Stock in Children” program to encourage area youth to stay in school and to enroll in college or other training after high school.

                Mary Helen Smith is the new coordinator of the program at Chipola which will serve students in five counties: Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington. Smith is a native of Marianna, who played college softball at Tallahassee Community College and UCF. She has worked as a teacher and coach in the Jackson County School system and also has served as a youth director at First Baptist Church of Marianna.

                Take Stock is a grass-roots program that depends on volunteers and private donations. Volunteers are needed to serve on local committees in each county that will select students, raise money and locate mentors for the students. Washington, Calhoun and Jackson Counties have participated in Take Stock for several years.

                Volunteers also are needed to serve as mentors to students enrolled in the program. Mentors meet with their students on a regular basis to support and encourage their academic and social growth. 

                Take Stock student participants are selected at the end of middle school and are asked to sign a commitment to work throughout their high school years. Students pledge to attend classes, earn good grades, and maintain good behavior. Students who successfully complete high school will earn a two-year scholarship to Chipola College.

                Take Stock scholarships and student services are funded through a public-private fund raising model. Monies for scholarships and student services are collected through fund-raising events and tax-deductible contributions. All scholarship donations are matched dollar for dollar from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. 

                Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for deserving students to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Take Stock is based on the principle that, given support, motivation and accountability, children will work hard to graduate from high school and attain a college degree or higher technical training.

                To date, Take Stock has served 22,000 children in all 67 Florida counties. The organization has $130 million in Florida Prepaid Foundation scholarship assets. Additionally, Take Stock has 7,500 mentors who have served 1,000,000 volunteer hours.

                For information about the Take Stock in Children program at Chipola, contact Mary Helen Smith at smithm@chipola.edu or 718-2428.

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October 17, 2013

Chipola OFFERING Online Continuing Ed and Career Training

                MARIANNA—Chipola College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, affordable Online

Continuing Education Courses and Career Training Programs.

                Through a partnership with ed2go|GES, anyone can develop new skills and knowledge needed to stand out in today's competitive job market. Courses are designed to enhance personal and professional skills, launch a new career or advance in an existing one. Comprehensive six-week online courses start monthly, and students can work anytime and anywhere that is convenient.

                Each high-quality course includes comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and a discussion area. Dedicated instructors facilitate every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

                Online Career Training Programs are available to start anytime. They range from three to six months, and many offer an extension period if necessary. Many programs include an industry certification exam. Internship and externship opportunities are available for select programs. The programs are entirely Web-based, but expert instructors provide office hours and quick answers to questions.

                Alicia Hatcher, Continuing Education Coordinator at Chipola said, “We are pleased to offer this catalog of courses, which provides the most convenient, affordable, and accessible career training programs available anywhere.”

                To learn more, call Hatcher at 850-718-2405 or visit www.chipola.edu/continuinged

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October 17, 2013

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CHIPOLA TALENT SEARCH VISITS WALLACE—Seventy Chipola Talent Search Students from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington Counties recently toured the campus of Wallace Community College. Talent Search participants visit a variety of community colleges and universities. Most students in the program enroll in Chipola after high school.

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October 17, 2013

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CHIPOLA FCA HOSTS FIELDS OF FAITH EVENT

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted a Fields of Faith event at the Chipola Softball Field on Oct. 10. 

                Fields of Faith is a peer-to-peer, student-lead movement where thousands of students from across the nation gather on their school’s athletic fields to share personal stories and challenge each other to use the Bible as their “game plan for life.”  

                The Chipola event included food and fellowship, music, students sharing their personal stories and a guest speaker, Zach Barnes, Youth Pastor at Cypress Grove Assembly of God. 

                The Chipola FCA Huddle meets every Thursday 7 p.m. in the college cafeteria.  FCA also hosts a College Worship Service on Sunday nights in the Chipola Chapel.

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October 17, 2013

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT DISNEY CLASSIC

                KISSISSIMMEE— The Chipola College Cross Country team competed in the Disney Cross Country Classic, Oct. 12.

                Chipola’s Natalya Miller finished 58th overall with a time of 20:16. Miller set a new Chipola record with a time of 19:52 on Oct. 3.

                Chipola finished as the 18th team in the event which included mostly Division 1 and Division 2 colleges.

                Chipola’s top five finishers include Kimi Wiltse who finished with a time of 23:07.  Victoria Taylor ran a time of 23:40. Donia Lanier finished with a 23:52.  Jodi Phillips ran a 24:13.  Veronica Taylor, Karlee Floyd and Kathryn Huffman also competed for Chipola.

                This is the seventh year that Chipola has fielded a women’s cross country team. The college offers scholarships which may include tuition, books and board.

                For information, contact Coach Rance Massengill at 718-2440.

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY-- The Chipola College Cross Country team competed in the Disney Cross Country Classic, Oct. 12. Members of the Chipola Cross Country team are, from left: (front) Veronica Taylor, Victoria Taylor, Kathryn Huffman, Jodi Phillips, (back) Kimi Wiltse, Donia Lanier, coach Rance Massengill, Natalya Miller and Karlee Floyd.

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October 24, 2013

CHIPOLA FEC TO HOST BOOK FAIR

          MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club (FEC) will host a Scholastic Book Fair, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.  The fair will take place in the new Teacher Education Building (O) from 8:30 to 4:30 daily. 

            FEC members are hosting the fair to promote literacy.  Pre-K through 8th grade level books, of various genres and topics, will be for sale.  Chipola students who work the book fair will earn credits to purchase books for collections in their future classrooms.

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CHIPOLA FEC TO HOST BOOK FAIR—The Chipola College Future Educators Club (FEC) will host a Scholastic Book Fair, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.  Here, education majors Miranda Jordan of Bascom (left) and Shannie Lockhart of Blountstown pose with some of the books available for sale.

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October 24, 2013

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CHIPOLA TO OFFER BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CROSSOVER CLASSES

         MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class  beginning December 10, 2013. Qualification deadline for these classes will be December 3rd.

         The program will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 770 clock hours in length.  The Crossover from Corrections to Law Enforcement Class is 489 hours.

         Candidates must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening. Financial Assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.  The deadline for completed applications for financial aid is November 14th.

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

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

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October 24, 2013

RESTAURANT SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

         MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a small business seminar “Restaurant Fundamentals” on Nov. 15. 

          Participants will learn to analyze food costs, develop a winning menu, incorporate cost-saving strategies, and loss prevention. These are tools specific to the food industry that are used by most business owners on a daily basis.  

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

         Cost is $15. The first six Chipola students to sign up receive free admission.  Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 or sign up in person in Building M, Office 108.

         Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.com.  

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October 24, 2013

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CHIPOLA AFC SCHOLARS—The Chipola College Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) recently awarded nine scholarships to children and grandchildren of college employees. Scholarship recipients are seated with their sponsors standing, from left: Kaitlyn Kosciw and father Dennis Kosciw, Brooke and Heather Wilson and mother Tammy Neal, Zachary Perkins and grandmother Jayne Roberts. Not pictured are: Courtney Massengill and father Rance Massengill, Ashley Pelt and mother Laurel Foran, Curtis Stephens and mother Ana Stephens, Coleton Barberree and grandmother Kim Collins, Cameron Oliver and grandfather Royce Reagan. Since 1993, AFC has awarded over $139,000 to more than 100 students through Chipola’s AFC Scholarship Endowment. AFC members raise funds through concession sales at college sports events and with an annual silent auction.

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October 24, 2013

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LANIER IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Kelly Lanier is Chipola College’s Career Employee for October.  Lanier serves as Senior Distributed Systems Technician in Information Systems and has worked at the college since 2008.  Here, Lanier (left) is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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October 24, 2013

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CAMPBELLTON ART GALLERY FEATURED AT CRAA—Doris Claybrone and Lilly Clark of The Gallery of Arts and Culture Center in Campbellton, were the guest speakers at the Oct.15 meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA). Pictured from left, are: CRAA president Joan Stadsklev, Lilly Clark and Doris Claybrone. The Gallery offers structured activities for local students designed to build character and to provide hands on experience in a make believe work place.  CRAA is a volunteer arts group that promotes the arts within the five-county district. For information, contact Anita Price at pricea@chipola.edu or phone 850-

718-2277.

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October 24, 2013

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CHIPOLA SENIOR DAY—More than 1,000 area high school seniors attended Chipola College’s annual Senior Day hosted recently by the Student Ambassadors. Students from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties enjoyed performances by the Chipola cheerleaders, men’s and women’s basketball teams, show choir and theater. Seniors were treated to lunch after touring the campus.

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October 24, 2013

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CHIPOLA BASKETBALL SEASON OPENS FRIDAY

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians open the 2013-14 basketball season Friday, Nov. 1, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center when they host East Georgia at 8 p.m.

            The Indians finished second in the Panhandle Conference last season and made it to the semi-final round of the 2013 state tournament.

            The Lady Indians open the season Nov. 7 when they host the three-day Girl’s Basketball Report Classic. The Lady Indians finished second in the Florida/Region VIII Basketball Tournament and went on to finish in the Elite 8 in the NJCAA National Tournament.

            The Girl’s Report Classic games begin Thursday, Nov. 7 with games at 5 p.m., Gulf Coast vs. Darton; and 8 p.m., Chipola vs. East Florida State. Friday, Nov. 8 games include: 10 a.m., Tallahassee vs. Darton; noon, Santa Fe vs. Northwest Florida State; 2 p.m., Georgia Perimeter vs. Broward; 4 p.m., Pensacola vs. Georgia Highlands; 6 p.m., Gulf Coast vs. East Florida State and 8 p.m., Chipola vs. South Georgia Tech. Saturday, Nov. 9 games include: 10 a.m., Tallahassee vs. Santa Fe; noon, Northwest Florida vs. Georgia Perimeter; 2 p.m., East Florida State vs. Darton; 4 p.m., Pensacola vs. South Georgia Tech; 6 p.m., Gulf Coast vs. Georgia Highlands and 8 p.m., Chipola vs. Broward.

            For information, visit www.chipola.edu

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October 24, 2013

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL 5K AND FUN RUN IS NOV. 16

             MARIANNA—Chipola Softball will host their second annual 5K and Fun Run, Saturday, Nov. 16.

         Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Chipola Softball Complex. The 5K race starts at 8 a.m. with the one mile Fun Run at 9 a.m.

         For information, contact Kelly Brookins, Chipola Assistant Softball Coach, at (850)718-2468.

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October 31, 2013

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL FINISHES SECOND AT CENTRAL FLORIDA

         OCALA—The Chipola College Brain Bowl A team finished second at the Erik Korray Open at the College of Central Florida campus on Oct. 26.

         Valencia College A won the tournament by defeating the Chipola team 285-250 in the 10th round. Chipola finished the tournament with an 11-1 record. 

         Chipola A team members are:  William Singleton, Wesley Chevillot, Jacob Leff and Rebecca Delgado.  Jacob Leff led the Chipola team in scoring and was fourth overall in individual scoring. William Singleton was the ninth individual.

         Stats for the tournament are available at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1718/stats/all_games/standings/

         The Chipola A team will play again Nov. 2 at Georgia Tech competing against four year schools as well as two of the top ten high school teams in the nation.

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Jacob Leff (left) led the Chipola team in scoring and was fourth overall in individual scoring. William Singleton was the ninth individual.

 

 

October 31, 2013

CHIPOLA ENSEMBLES CONCERT IS NOV. 5

        MARIANNA—The fall performance of the Chipola College ensembles is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts.

         The free concert will feature jazz, an antiphonal choir, and voices from throughout the community that will give celestial meaning to the season.  

         The Chipola Chamber Chorus will be joined by the Community Chorus featuring local voices from the area.  The choral ensembles are directed by Chipola vocal instructor, Dale Heidebrecht, who joined the Chipola faculty last year from the University of Colorado. 

         The Rock and Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of jazz, swing, and popular music styles.  Improvisation is heavily featured and the element of uncertainty will keep the audience listening for what will happen next.  The Rock and Jazz Ensemble are under the direction of Craig Bean.

         This eclectic evening of music is free. For information, contact the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Chipola College at 850-718-2277.

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CHIPOLA CHAMBER CHORUS—The Chipola Chamber Chorus (pictured here) will perform at the fall performance of the Chipola College ensembles is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts. This eclectic evening of music is free. For information, contact the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Chipola College at 850-718-2277.

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October 31, 2013

STUDENTS LEARN AT CHIPOLA STEM MEETING

         MARIANNA—More than 150 high school students attended the second FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Regional Forum at Chipola College Friday, Oct. 25. Students conducted lab experiments and physics activities, and learned from two area doctors.

         Steven Spence, M.D., and Susan Compton, M.D., made presentations to the students about the renal system. Dr. Spence and Dr. Compton are both graduates of Marianna High School. Spence is a family physician with Internal Medical Associates in Marianna. Dr. Compton is a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Panama City.

         Chipola professors and high school faculty led students in STEM activities. Some students participated in an investigative challenge on the renal system. Others participated in a design challenge in which they constructed and launched water rockets.

         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 multi-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.

         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.”

         For more information, visit http://floridalearnsstemscholars.org/

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GRACEVILLE AND SNEADS AT STEM—Tyler Wertenberger of Graceville High and Calen Masai of Blountstown High prepare to launch their water-powered rocket at the FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Regional Forum at Chipola College Friday, Oct. 25.

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LEXIE BASFORD LAUNCH—Lexie Basford of Marianna High pulls the string to launch her water-powered rocket at the FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Regional Forum at Chipola College Friday, Oct. 25.

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STEM SPEAKERS-- Steven Spence, M.D., and Susan Compton, M.D., made presentations to the students about the renal system. Dr. Spence and Dr. Compton are both graduates of Marianna High School. Spence is a family physician with Internal Medical Associates in Marianna. Dr. Compton is a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Panama City. Pictured from left, are: FSU Medical School student Keniel Pierre, Dr. Susan Compton, MHS STEM student Steve Spence, Dr. Stephen Spence, and MHS STEM student Ellory Fuqua.

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MHS STEM LAB—Marianna High STEM students Jack Craven and Maxx Harrell work on an experiment as MHS biology teach Kathy McCrary looks on.

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CHIPOLA SCIENCE CLUB HELPS WITH STEM—The Chipola College Science Club helped lead the Water-Rocket competition at the recent Second Annual STEM Conference. Pictured from left, are: Nick hussey, J.T. Steverson, Mattea Harbour, Chris Swindle, Alex Nong, John Eubanks and adviser Dr. Jeff Bodart.

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October 31, 2013

CHIPOLA STUDENTS COMPETE IN GLOBAL BUSINESS COMPETITION

         MARIANNA—Chipola College Business majors from instructor Dorothy Day-Cheney’s Strategic Management class represented the college in a recent Global Business Simulation competition. The 10-week competition included more than 3,000 teams from 200 colleges and universities worldwide.  

         Chipola Team A-B, Inc., (Adam McCullen and Steve Yoder) placed 28th globally with their stock price, 36th with their Earnings Per Share, and 37th overall. Team Barefoot Shoes (Kelly Lanier and Alida Capps) placed 79th with their Earnings Per Share score.

         Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science in Business with concentrations in Accounting and Management. For information, visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS COMPETE IN GLOBAL BUSINESS COMPETITION—Chipola College Business majors from instructor Dorothy Day-Cheney’s Strategic Management class represented the college in a recent Global Business Simulation competition. Pictured from left, are: (seated) Alida Capps, (standing) Steve Yoder, Kelly Lanier and Adam McCullen.

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October 31, 2013

SNEAK PEEK DINNER THEATRE TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA

         MARIANNA—The public is invited to enjoy a unique behind-the-scenes look at Chipola Theatre at a Sneak Peek Dinner Theatre of “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. 

            Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with a pre-performance chat with Director Charles Sirmon. Following the steak dinner, guests will move to the theatre for a sneak peek at the dress rehearsal.

         Tickets are $25 per person which includes dinner and theatre admission. Tables of eight are available for $200. Reservation deadline is Nov. 26.  No additional seating will be available the night of the event.  The show may not be suitable for children under 10 years of age.

         The event is sponsored by the Chipola Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC), the professional association for Florida's 28 state colleges, their boards, employees, retirees and associates.

          Tickets are on sale through Nov. 26 and may be purchased at the Chipola Center for the Arts Box Office, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. 

For ticket information, call Evelyn Ward at 718-2257 or Lillie Hamil at 718-2375.

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SNEAK PEEK DINNER THEATRE TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA—The public is invited to enjoy a unique behind-the-scenes look at Chipola Theatre at a Sneak Peek Dinner Theatre of “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. Pictured from left, are: Kate Burke, Lindsey Wheatley, Patria Clark and Odra Chapman.

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October 31, 2013

CHIPOLA COLLEGE OFFERS ONLINE ACT PREP

         MARIANNA– Chipola College’s Continuing Education department has partnered with ed2go to offer two online ACT/SAT prep courses. 

         Part I, the first prep course, focuses on the verbal sections of the standardized tests:  reading, English, science, and writing.  Part II, the second prep course, focuses on the math sections of the standardized tests and includes lessons in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and basic statistics.  The cost of each six-week course is $120.

         The courses are designed to prepare participants for question types on both the ACT and SAT and will give pointers in time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking. Weekly assignments encourage participants to work with classmates and instructor to maximize performance on all aspects of the ACT and SAT.

         These courses are part of Chipola's growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. Students have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. Students can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

         New sessions of each course run every month. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates each course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

         To learn more, call Alicia Hatcher, Continuing Education Coordinator at Chipola, at 850-718-2405 or visit the college’s ed2go site online at www.ed2go.com/chipola. 

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October 31, 2013

CHIPOLA INDIANS OPEN HOME SEASON FRIDAY

         MARIANNA— The Chipola Indians open the basketball season Friday, Nov. 1, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center when they host East Georgia State College at 8 p.m.

            The Indians were second in the Panhandle Conference last season and made it to the semi-final round of the 2013 state tournament to finish with a 26-5 record.

            The East Georgia Bobcats had a 31–3 record last season. They won the Georgia GCAA State Championship and finished in the Elite 8 of the National Tournament in Hutchinson.

         Chipola coach Patrick Blake has a lot to celebrate entering his third season as head coach of the Indians.  Chipola is ranked second in the FCSAA pre-season state poll and seventh in the NJCAA poll.

         Reigning state champion Central Florida is first in the poll. Northwest and Tallahassee are tied for the third. Pensacola and Gulf Coast are seventh and eighth, respectively.

         On his season outlook, coach Blake said, “We’ve got a great group returning and a great freshman class. I have a lot of faith in our players and our staff. We have four extra home games this year. We look forward to playing for the best fans in the country. Right now, it’s a work in progress. We have a chance to be as good as we want to be.”

         The Indians have a solid core of returning players from last year’s squad. Three All-Conference picks return including Carlos Morris, Cinmeon Bowers and Demetrious Floyd. Morris led Chipola in scoring with 13.3 points per game. Bowers, who has committed to FSU, averaged 11 points and 6.9 rebounds per game last season. Floyd averaged 11.4 points per game. Torian Graham and Jose Aranguren also bring a year of experience to the roster. 

         New players include local phenom 6’6 Ty Baker who averaged 15.7 points, 10 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game in his senior season leading Malone to their second straight 25-win season. Jamaar McKay is a 6’3 guard out of Milwaukee. Dont’e Reynolds is a 6’7 forward from North Carolina. Alpha Ndaw is a 6’9 center from Senegal, Africa. Dejuan Bowers is the tallest player on the team at 7’1.

         Sam Casell, Jr., is the most famous name on the Chipola roster. His father was a point guard at FSU who went on to win three NBA Championships with the Rockets and the Celtics. Coach Blake said, “We’re very excited to have a player like Sam at the point. He plays a similar type game as his dad. We’re really impressed with him.”

         For information, visit www.chipola.edu

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October 31, 2013

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CHIPOLA TO HOST GIRLS REPORT CLASSIC

         MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians open the season Nov. 7 when they host the three-day Collegiate Girls Basketball Report Classic in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

         Last season, the Lady Indians finished second in the Florida/Region VIII Basketball Tournament and went on to finish in the Elite 8 in the NJCAA National Tournament.

            Girls Report Classic games begin Thursday, Nov. 7, with games at 5 p.m., Gulf Coast vs. Darton; and 8 p.m., Chipola vs. East Florida State.

         Friday, Nov. 8 games include: 10 a.m., Tallahassee vs. Darton; noon, Santa Fe vs. Northwest Florida State; 2 p.m., Georgia Perimeter vs. Broward; 4 p.m., Pensacola vs. Georgia Highlands; 6 p.m., Gulf Coast vs. East Florida State and 8 p.m., Chipola vs. South Georgia Tech.

         Saturday, Nov. 9 games include: 10 a.m., Tallahassee vs. Santa Fe; noon, Northwest Florida vs. Georgia Perimeter; 2 p.m., East Florida State vs. Darton; 4 p.m., Pensacola vs. South Georgia Tech; 6 p.m., Gulf Coast vs. Georgia Highlands and 8 p.m., Chipola vs. Broward.

         Coming off an NJCAA Elite Eight appearance in his first year at Chipola, Coach Greg Franklin has reloaded with a recruiting class that is garnering national attention. 

         The Collegiate Girls Basketball Report has released its preseason NJCAA player rankings and Chipola sophomores Khadijah Ellison, Ebony Wells, Rahni Bell, and Treyvonna Brooks are ranked in the top 35 of junior college players.  The list is coordinated by analyst and former college coach Dan Olson.

         Ellison, a sophomore transfer who sat out last year at Chipola, is ranked as the number one point guard in the country and the number three player overall. 

         Wells, a 6’2 transfer from Florida State, is ranked as the number four center and 22nd player overall. 

         Bell, who last year averaged 7.9 points per game for the Indians, is ranked as the number four shooting forward and 30th overall. 

         Brooks, providing 5.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, is ranked as the number nine power forward and 33rd overall. 

         "The individual ratings are a testament to the work ethic they have demonstrated throughout the summer and preseason workouts”, said Coach Greg Franklin.  “The key will be for us to continue to improve as a collective unit.” 

 

         For information, visit www.chipola.edu

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