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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The honors keep on coming for Chipola College Softball team that finished second in the NJCAA National Championship on May 21.

On June 1, two Lady Indians were named to the 2016 NJCAA Division I Softball All-American team. Sophomore pitcher Ilona Andringa was named to the NJCAA All-American Second team. Sophomore outfielder Gabriela Santos was selected for the NJCAA All-American Third team.

Andringa (34-4) finished the season with a 1.24 ERA. She pitched 202 strikeouts in 204 innings and held opponents to a .198 batting average.

Gabriela (Bibi) Santos hit .431 on the year with 61 RBI, 4 homeruns, 20 doubles and 14 stolen bases. She led the team with 195 plate appearances and a .656 slugging percentage. Santos committed only one error on the year to finish with a .982 fielding percentage.

The NJCAA Softball Marucci Elite Hitters will be announced June 2, followed by the release of the Spalding® NJCAA Softball Pitchers of the Year on Monday, June 6, and the Spalding® NJCAA Softball Players of the Year on Tuesday, June 7.

The Chipola Lady Indians (50-15) were the 2015 defending NJCAA National Champions, and nearly won a second straight national title, but fell to Butler 4-2 in the title game of the national tournament on May 21.

Four Lady Indians were named to the National All-Tournament team: pitcher Ilona Andringa, third baseman Ashley Morris, catcher Madison Ragan and outfielder Gabriela Santos.

Chipola captured a second straight FCSAA State Championship with a 6-2 win over Florida SouthWestern in the title game of the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament on May 1.

Lady Indians Coach Belinda Hendrix was named state coach of the year for the fifth time in 12 years at Chipola. She also picked up her 500th win this season. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband Jimmy Hendrix lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins.



MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theatre production of The Addams Family Musical received a Superior rating from the Florida College System Activities Association. The show marked Chipola Director Charles Sirmon's 50th production at the college.

The respondent who evaluated the show presented individual Actor Awards to: Josiah Brooks, Shayli Tharp, Chandler King and Chris Manasco.

The respondent said, “Chipola’s production excelled in bringing this musical to life. This production not only entertained the audience with the dark yet quirky comedy, but the actors succeeded in portraying the well-known Addams while giving their own unique touches to these beloved characters.”

The respondent praised costuming choices, saying, “The overall design of each character’s wardrobe perfectly reflected their personality and style. Perhaps my favorite costume element was that of the ghosts of the ancestors who lived on the Addams property.”

Technical aspects of the show were applauded by the respondent who said, “I was also impressed Addams’ home and the torture chamber. The set did a fantastic job of knowing when to give us a spectacle.”

On musical aspects of the production, the respondent said, “The actors displayed strong performance skills as well as telling a story in numbers like “Pulled” showcased the strong vocal talents of Odra Chapman.”

About choreography, the respondent stated, “In “Full Disclosure” the management of the movement happening around the dinner table was visually appealing and perfectly timed. “Tango de Amor” was another well done number of the choreographer’s understanding of the interaction of the characters.

The respondent praised individual characters, saying, “Chris Manasco was thoroughly impressive as Fester. He played this character with derangement and innocence which is not an easy task. Manasco did a superb job by giving us subtle clues of how much he cared for others throughout the show.

“Other outstanding performances were those of Josiah Brook as Gomez and Shayli Tharp as Mortcia. These two actors did wonderful job not only on their own but displaying their odd kind of love when they were apart, which made their reunion more rewarding. It was refreshing to see the chemistry between Chapman and Jared Standiford as Lucas. The two worked incredibly well off of each other, especially during their arguments.

“Other standouts included Chandler King who played Pugsley. Elynora Sapp and Saylor Novonglosky who portrayed Grandma and Lurch stole the scenes when they were onstage. Sarah Liffick and Keith Watford were hilarious as Mal and Alice.”

“The entire ensemble also captured my attention. Each actor seemed to have an understanding of the character they created and how they moved and behaved. I was truly impressed by this entire cast and Director.”


Fighting a Fire


MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Firefighting I and Firefighting II day classes beginning in August. Orientation is set for Thursday, Aug. 9, at 5 p.m.

Firefighter I runs Aug. 22 through Oct. 5, and meets Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Firefighter II will run Oct. 10 through Nov. 9.

Pre-requisite for both courses is First Responder (EMT or higher certification). A daytime First Responder class will meet Aug. 15-18, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $130.

Cost is approximately $1,600 each for Firefighter I or Firefighter II classes. Firefighter I price includes: 225 hour class, book, Drug and Background Test and (5) T-shirts. Firefighter II price includes: 225 hour class, Forestry S-130/180/L-190, use of SCBA and bunker gear. Some financial aid is available for both classes. Ten $200 scholarships are available to the first 10 qualified applicants.

For information, contact Phil Oxendine at (850) 718-2483, 573-0188 e-mail or visit


B.S. Degree Programs


MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for each of the college’s 10 bachelor’s degrees programs in Business, Education and Nursing.

Application deadline for Summer Session II is June 2. Registration for Summer II is June 23 and classes begin June 27. Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. The deadline to apply for Federal Financial Aid to cover Fall tuition and fees is July 27.

Scholarships are available for all 10 B.S. degrees. Financial aid also is available through the Chipola Foundation and through state and federal programs. In state tuition for Alabama and Georgia residents Tuition is $115 for upper division courses compared to Chipola offers seven different bachelor’s degrees in the teaching field: Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, English Education, Middle School Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics, Middle School Science and Secondary Science (Biology). All education degrees have high placement rates with excellent re-hire rates for the second year. Chipola education graduates are teaching in nearly all of the 34 public schools in the college’s service area which includes: Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties.

Chipola offers the B.S. in Business Administration with majors in Accounting or Management. Both programs have excellent placement rates. Most of the courses are offered in the evening and online. There are seven prerequisite courses for both programs: (ACG 2021) Introduction to Financial Accounting, (ACG 2071) Introduction to Managerial Accounting, (CGS 1100) Microcomputer Applications, (ECO 2013) Macroeconomics, (ECO 2023) Microeconomics, (MAC 2233) Calculus for Non-science Majors, (STA 2023) Introduction to Statistics or (STA 2122) or (QMB 2100) Business Statistics.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers all upper division classes completely on-line. Applicants for the BSN must have completed an AS degree in Nursing from a regionally-accredited institution or have completed the AA degree with all prerequisites from a Florida public institution or 60 semester hours and satisfactory completion of Chipola's general education requirements including Gordon Rule and all prerequisites. Applicants must be licensed RN’s in (Florida, Alabama, or Georgia) with an overall 2.5 minimum GPA with a minimum grade of "C" in all common pre-requisites.

For information on the Chipola Nursing program, contact Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean of Health Sciences, at 850-718-2278 or email

Call 850-718-2305 or visit www.


Corrections Class


The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer several academy classes beginning in July.

A Basic Recruit Corrections Academy will begin July 5. Classes will meet Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class begins July 11. Classes meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Completion of any these programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination to become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, upon becoming employed with a law enforcement agency.

Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Cost of the test is $45.

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.

For information regarding the application process contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.


Paramedic Students


MARIANNA—Applications for the EMT and Paramedic Programs at Chipola College are currently being accepted with an application deadline of Aug. 3.

The EMT program consists of 300 hours per the Department of Education Framework and will run for 16 weeks. The program meets from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.

The Paramedic Program runs for three semesters. Day classes are designed to accommodate working students by providing a flexible A & B schedule. Day classes are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Application information is available online at For information, contact Tina Maloy, Health Sciences Program Manager at 850-718-2403, or email




MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation will award more than $500,000 in scholarships for qualified students who attend the college during the 2016-17 school year.

Scholarships are available for a variety of majors. The Fall Application Deadline is Tuesday, June 7. Visit for a listing of scholarships.

To be eligible for a particular scholarship, students must satisfy all of the requirements outlined in the scholarship description. Scholarships awarded through the Chipola Foundation are supported by private donations with scholarship criteria set by the donors.

To apply, complete the scholarship application(s) and submit the required attachments listed on the application by 4 p.m. on June 7. Applicants who require assistance with the application process are encouraged to apply early and contact the Chipola Foundation office staff for help prior to the deadline week.

Completed scholarship packages for scholarships offered through the Chipola Foundation may be delivered or mailed to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, Florida 32446. Applications for scholarships awarded through other organizations are mailed to the addresses indicated in each scholarship description. Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified by mail.

For questions, contact the Foundation at (850) 718-2445 or e-mail


Students Studying


MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola College Summer Session II is June 2. Registration for Summer II is June 23 and classes begin June 27.

Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register for Fall classes July 6-12. New students who register during July will be required to attend orientation classes July 18, 19, 20, 21 and 25. Day and evening orientation classes will be offered.

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs and 10 Bachelor’s degrees.

For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit




MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

Swimming lessons for all ages are scheduled at the college pool. A Parent/Infant Class (ages 3 and under) will meet June 6-9, at 10 a.m. Registration deadline is June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 6-9, at 7:00 p.m., with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

Group Swim Lessons for ages four and up will meet during two sessions: Session 1: June 13-23, with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 11-21, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes are available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. Cost of each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call 718-2473 or visit


Micki Price of Bristol

CHIPOLA STUDENT WINS THIRD AT SKILLS USA—Micki Price of Bristol, a third semester Cosmetology student at Chipola College, recently placed third in the Skills USA Regional competition in Pensacola. Price also competed in the Hair Division at the Skills USA state competition in Lakeland.