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MARIANNA—Former Chipola College player Adam Duvall represented his Cincinnati Reds and the National league in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and the MLB Homerun Derby.

In Tuesday’s All-Star game, Duvall played two innings in left field and had two at-bats including a nine-pitch at-bat to draw a walk. Duvall was the only Cincinnati player in the game. He played two innings in left field and got two at-bats, a ground-out and a walk. "I was excited to be there," Duvall said on his selection. “I just wanted to represent the club well, go out there, play hard and have fun with it.” Duvall said his experience in the Homerun Derby helped prepare him for the All-Star Game.

In the Homerun Derby, Duvall advanced to the semi-final round on Monday. He hit 11 homers in the first round to defeat Wil Myers. Duvall then hit 15 four-baggers in the semi-finals against defending-champion Todd Frazier. Frazier eliminated Duvall with 16 homeruns to make it to the finals against eventual champion Giancarlo Stanton.

Duvall is off to a great start in his first full big league season, with 23 homeruns. He is third in homers in the National league and eighth in the entire MLB tied with Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz—all with 23 homers as of July 7.

Chipola baseball coach Jeff Johnson says, “We’re extremely of proud of Adam. He’s a great player with a bright future.” Duvall played second base at Chipola in 2008 where he led the Indians to a state championship and an appearance in the JUCO World Series. He went on to play at the University of Louisville where he was team captain. He was an 11th-round pick of the Giants (348th overall) in 2010 MLB draft.

Duvall is the fourth Chipola Indian in school history to make the MLB All-Star team. Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista will miss the All-Star game for the first time since 2009. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 17 with turf toe. The six-time All-Star (2010 to 2015) led all players in All-Star voting in 2014 and 2013. Other former Chipola players with an MLB All-Star pedigree include Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (2015, 2011, 2008 and 2007) and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin (2013).

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Fall Registration


MARIANNA—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College is open now through Aug. 11 for students who qualify.

To register, students must have submitted all required documents to the Admission and Records Office and have been cleared for registration. Required documents include: college application, high school transcripts, and residency statement with documentation.

The most important deadline may be July 27, the deadline to apply for Federal Financial Aid to cover Fall tuition and fees. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and submit required documents to the Chipola Financial Aid Office by July 27. Those who miss the deadline will be required to pay tuition and fees up front, but may be reimbursed once financial aid is awarded. For information, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or visit

New student application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application available online or call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance.

Regular registration for the Fall semester is Aug. 17-19.

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

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university. Credits are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available at

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

Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Networking Services Technology, Nursing (RN) and Recreation Technology.

College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Paramedic; Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certification and Engineering Tech Support Specialist Certificate.

Computer Information Technology certificates include: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support Technician and IT Support Specialist. Network Systems Technology Certificates include: Digital Forensics, Network/Cyber Security, Network Support Technician and Server Administration.

The schedule of classes is available online at For information, call 718-2211.

Financail Aid


MARIANNA—Students planning to enroll in Chipola College this Fall are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete their financial aid file by July 27.

“The first thing students and families need to do in order to apply for financial aid is to complete the FAFSA,” says Dr. Jayne Roberts, Vice President of Student Affairs. “The FAFSA form will determine eligibility for financial aid, such as Pell Grants and work-study programs. It is very important that students and families pay attention to deadline dates when applying for financial aid and scholarships,” reminds Roberts. “Some financial aid options have limited funding; therefore, the ‘early bird gets the worm’ philosophy will apply.”

To meet the July 27 processing deadline, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure it can be processed by the deadline. Tax information for both the college-bound student and parents is needed when completing the FAFSA.

The FAFSA can be completed electronically at The Chipola College school code is 001472.

All students seeking Financial Aid must have completed the FASFA and submitted the required paperwork to the Chipola College Financial Aid Office in order to use financial aid to pay tuition for the Fall 2016 semester. Students who are not eligible for financial aid or who have not completed their financial aid file with the Chipola College Financial Aid Office by July 27, must make other arrangements to pay for tuition and books.

To avoid delays, students are encouraged to: (1) apply at; (2) complete the application thoroughly and promptly; (3) keep a copy of all documents used to complete the application (4) submit additional requested information to the Chipola Financial Aid Office promptly.

For information about Financial Aid at Chipola College, visit For information about completing the FAFSA call – 1-800-433-3243.


Congratulations to the staff of the Chipola Financial Aid

Beverly Hambright, Laurie Berry, Leigh Ellen Whittington, and Shelley Blanchette

Chipola recently received notice that the latest Federal Audit and the Florida Statewide Audit for the Financial Aid Office - had no audit findings.

Katrina Griffin

GRIFFIN—Katrina Griffin is Chipola College’s Career Employee for July. Griffin serves as a Departmental Staff Assistant in Business and Technology and has worked at the college since 2015. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Senior Vice President, Katrina Griffin, and Chipola President Dr. Jason Hurst.

Phi Beta Lambda


ATLANTA—Students from the Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity won five Top-10 national awards and one PBL scholarship at the recent Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Atlanta.

Chipola winners include: Bradach Carlson, fourth place in Computer Concepts and fifth place in Cyber Security; Bethany Horton, eighth place in Financial Services; Shareem Goodlet, ninth place in Information Management; and Joshua Myers, fourth place in Project Management. Kathryn Meadows won a PBL National Scholarship valued at $400.

More than 1,600 of America’s best and brightest college students participated in the conference with the Connect theme which encouraged students to make connections through various social media outlets as well as networking on site.

Students from across the U.S. showcased their skills and knowledge in competitive events that involved objective tests, skills tests, prepared reports, interviews, speeches, role play scenarios and presentations.

After qualifying at the state competition, competitors attended the national conference to enhance their skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 60 competitive events in accounting, business, leadership and technology. Top performers walk away with cash awards at this national event thanks to the many generous sponsors. Video of the national awards ceremony is available at this link:

Chipola PBL adviser Glenda Bethel says, “Our national competitors worked hard to prepare for this competition, and many of our non-competing members and our department assistant Katrina Griffin assisted with practice sessions. Chipola PBL is a small but noteworthy chapter at the state and national competitions. We appreciate the support and funding we have received from the college and individuals like Dr. Jason Hurst, Dr. Jayne Roberts, Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Nancy Johnson, and our colleagues in the Business Office and Physical Plant.”

FBLA-PBL is the largest career student organization in the world, with more than 200,000 members. Local chapters focus on community service, membership recruitment, fundraising, leadership skills, and competitions.



CHIPOLA WINS AT PBL NATIONAL CONFERENCE—Students from the Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity won five Top-10 national awards and one PBL scholarship at the recent Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Atlanta. Pictured from left, are: Shareem Goodlet, Bethany Horton, Joshua Myers, Glenda Bethel (adviser), Bradach Carlson and Kathryn Meadows.



CHIPOLA THEATRE IN THE BIG APPLE—Chipola College theatre majors recently visited New York for a five-day educational tour of Broadway. Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, along with Evelyn Ward, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, led the students who attended five Broadway shows. Students attended a talk-back with James Monroe Iglehart, Tony-Award-winning actor in Disney's Aladdin. Students also had a backstage tour of the Broadway musical, Matilda, led by Chipola's guest artist for costumes, Zac West. Between shows, the students visited the Statue of Liberty and the 911 Memorial and Museum.

Students Studying


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