Chipola's 'Miracle Worker'
Earns Excellent Rating
MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre’s Fall
production of ‘The Miracle Worker,’
under the direction of Charles Sirmon,
received an Excellent rating from the
Florida College System Activities
Theatre representative Randy Clark
wrote: “In this production, it was
clear from the start they were not
shying away from the challenging aspects
of love, but rather leaning into them.
The director, Charles Sirmon, rather
than making an immediate Saint out of
Helen Keller points out that she is
“violent and spoiled” and the direction
highlights this dynamic. Shelby Brock as
Helen, and Sarah Grace Lockard as Anne,
didn’t back away from the challenge of
playing characters who are at times
unlikable. They committed themselves
fully to their respective worlds and
inner lives, finding just enough overlap
to allow that relationship to blossom
and carry the narrative with it. Their
physicality during the dining room fight
wasn’t rushed, nor did it linger, it was
a perfectly struck note of antagonism
and discomfort for the audience. Without
these moments of darkness and conflict
we would have been denied the catharsis
of the ending. To conclude, I thought
this was an Excellent production with
some very well thought out and dynamic
choices being made. Clear attention to
detail and relationship was shown
throughout to help breathe life into a
story that, while old, is certainly not
out of date.”
CHIPOLA’S ‘MIRACLE WORKER’ EARNS
College Theatre’s Fall production of
‘The Miracle Worker,’ under the
direction of Charles Sirmon, received an
Excellent rating from the Florida
College System Activities Association.
Pictured are Shelby Brock as Helen
Keller and Sarah Grace Lockard as Anne
CAREER FAIR IS A HIT—Hundreds
of area high school students attended
the Annual Regional Career Fair on Nov.
13. Here, students enjoy the National
Guard’s punching test. Representatives
from various companies, colleges and
employers manned booths to introduce
students to career opportunities. The
fair was sponsored by Career Source
Chipola, Florida Panhandle Technical
College, Chipola College and the county
school systems in Calhoun, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty and Washington.
Cuccio Is Top Chipola
CUCCIO IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Santine
Cuccio has been selected the Chipola
Professional Award of the month for
November. Cuccio serves as a Professor
in Mathematics and has worked at the
college since 2003. Pictured from left
are, Chipola Dean of General Studies,
Dr. David Hilton, Santine Cuccio and
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr.
Chipola Coach Greg Franklin
In Muhlenberg, Ky Hall of Fame
GREENVILLE, Ky. (11/4/19) — Greg
Franklin, Chipola College Women’s
Basketball Coach, will be inducted
into the Muhlenberg County Athletic Hall
of Fame on Nov. 16.
Franklin was the 1989
Central City all-state selection scored
2,233 points in his stellar high school
career, which is Top 10 all-time in
Muhlenberg County history. He helped
lead the Golden Tide to the 1989 3rd
Franklin starred collegiately at Austin
Peay where he earned all-Ohio Valley
Conference honors as a junior and senior
and all-OVC Freshman Team honors and
Co-Freshman of the Year honors in his
first season. He scored 1,312 points in
his four seasons for the Govs. Franklin
has also enjoyed a stellar coaching
career with successful stints at
Southeastern Illinois College,
Mississippi State University, and
Chipola College, where he led the Lady
Indians to a National Championship in
2015 and was named NJCAA, FCSAA, and
Panhandle Coach of the Year.
Franklin’s Chipola career has been
nothing short of amazing. His 2015-16
squad finished 23-5 overall after
falling in the semi-finals of the NJCAA
Region VIII/FCSAA Championship. Franklin
led the Lady Indians to a National
Championship in 2015, and was named
NJCAA, FCSAA, and Panhandle Coach of the
Year. The 2014-15 Lady Indians
(34-1) captured the college’s first ever
national women’s basketball title with a
54-46 win over previously unbeaten
Hutchinson (36-1). Evelyn Akhator was
named Tournament MVP, an NJCAA
All-American, and finished with the new
NJCAA Season Record of 584 Rebounds. She
moved on to the University of Kentucky
and was drafted third overall in the
first round of the 2017 WNBA Draft.
Franklin also coached WNBA player Amber
Holt at Southeastern Illinois Community
College. She was picked ninth overall in
the first round by the Connecticut Sun
and was recently inducted into the NJCAA
Hall of Fame.
Franklin’s 2014 team became the first
Chipola squad to capture the Panhandle
Conference title by going undefeated in
conference play (12-0). The 2014 squad
won the NJCAA Region VIII/FCSAA
Championship and advanced to the NJCAA
Final Four, finishing 3rd. The 2013 team
finished as runner-up in the Region VIII
Championship and earned an at-large bid
to the National Tournament where they
finished in the Elite Eight.
Coach Franklin came to Chipola after
five seasons as an assistant at
Mississippi State University. He
helped MSU claim wins in the NCAA
Tournament multiple years, including the
program’s first Sweet 16 appearance.
Franklin served in various positions at
Southeastern Illinois College starting
in 1997 as an assistant men’s coach.
He was named the head women’s coach in
2002-03, and also served as AD. In five
seasons at SIC, he posted a 154-25
record and led the 2006-07 squad to
fourth place in the National Tournament.
A native of Kentucky, he earned a B.S.
at Austin Peay where he played from
1989-1993. He was named All-Ohio Valley
Conference three times and finished his
college career with 1,000+ points.
Coach Franklin said, “I’ve coached at
every level from junior high to NCAA
Division 1 and Chipola is the best
coaching job I’ve ever had. These are
some of the best fans anywhere. Being a
competitive guy, I like that the bar is
set so high. I like that kind of
The Muhlenberg Hall of Fame Class of
2019 include eight inductees: Sherman
Armstrong, Greg Franklin, Mike Harper,
Suzanne Holt Leach, Rick Pannell, Eddie
Rhodes, Jerry Shanks, Tammy Kindrick
Williams, The Hughes Kirk Tigers 1939-40
Boys’ Basketball Muhlenberg North Stars,
1993-94 Boys’ Basketball.
Both Chipola Hoops Squads
Ranked In National Top 10
Both Chipola basketball teams are now
ranked in the Top 10 in the nation in
this week’s (Nov. 11) NJCAA poll.
The men moved up to #5 and the women
moved up to #9. Chipola is one of just a
few colleges to have both basketball
teams ranked at the national level.
The Lady Indians will be back at
home on Friday, Nov. 22 for a game with
East Central Mississippi at 5:30 p.m.
The Indians host a men’s classic
Dec. 6-7 where they’ll take on South
Georgia Tech, Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.
and Polk State, Saturday at 5 p.m.
Chipola basketball hosted the
Panhandle Classic Nov. 8-9 where they
won all of their games. The Lady Indians
topped Broward 75-47. Isadora Sousa led
the team with 18 points. Caitlyn Wilson
added 17 points. Ariel Cummings had 16
points and 10 rebounds.
Indians beat Spartanburg Methodist 87-61
in a true team effort. Lance Erving had
18 points and five rebounds. Lat Mayen
had nine points, 14 rebounds, and five
assists. Cheikh Faye had 14 points and
five rebounds. Christian Lorng had 12
points and six rebounds. Ishan White had
10 points. Kris Gardner had 11 assists.
Anthony Higgs had eight points and eight
On day two, the Lady
Indians defeated Palm Beach State 59-39.
Ariel Cummings had 18 points and nine
rebounds. Isadora Sousa had 11 points,
eight rebounds, and five assists. Rachel
Johnson had 12 points and eight
rebounds. Caitlyn Wilson had 13 points.
The Indians beat Enterprise State
96-76 in their Saturday contest. Marial
Mading had 22 points and six rebounds.
Lat Mayen had 15 points, 13 rebounds,
and five assists. Cheikh Faye had 16
points and eight rebounds. Lance Erving
had 16 points. Ishan White had 14 points
and six rebounds and Kris Gardner had
The Lady Indians
will head to Daytona State for two games
Nov. 15-16. They’ll face the Lady
Falcons at 6 p.m. Friday and Empower
Academy at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Indians
travel to Summit, Mississippi to take on
Southern Arkansas Tech on Friday and
SU-Shreveport on Saturday. Both games
are scheduled for 3 p.m.
schedules are available at these links:
Women’s Basketball: http://bit.ly/2nmhnB2
Men’s Basketball: http://bit.ly/2nm51c8
For updates, coaches interviews, and
more, visit www.chipolaathletics.com or
follow on Facebook, Twitter, or
Hurricane Michael forever changed the
counties served by Chipola College. Many
Chipola students and employees still
have unmet needs related to the
recovery. The North Florida Inland Long
Term Recovery Group has resources
available to help anyone who needs help.
For information, visit the https://www.northfloridarecovery.org/
Chipola Students Visit Rex
CHIPOLA STUDENTS VISIT REX
LUMBER—Rex Lumber LLC, a
significant local employer, recently
hosted students from the Advanced
Manufacturing program at Chipola College
for a site visit at the Rex facility in
Graceville. The students, who are
enrolled in Chipola’s A.S. Engineering
Technology program, learned about
internships, apprenticeships and
post-graduation career opportunities
with the company. Rex is sponsoring
several of the Engineering Tech students
with full scholarships. For information
about the degree program, contact
instructor Margi Lee at Leem@chipola.edu.
For information about employment with
Rex Lumber, contact HR Manager Wendy
Blair at Wblair@rex-lumber.com.
Chipola officials will host a press
event Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 10:10 a.m.,
in the lobby of the Student Services
Officials are expected
to announce college’s fifth straight
nomination for the Aspen Prize.
Scholarships Available For
The Chipola Foundation is accepting
applications for three scholarships to
be awarded for the Spring 2020 semester
which begins in January.
The First Generation in College
provide several partial scholarships.
Applications must be received by 4 p.m.
on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Students must
have applied for Federal Pell Grant
(FAFSA) and have been determined to be
Pell eligible and still have an unmet
financial need. Students must
demonstrate financial need and must come
from a family where neither parent has
completed a bachelor’s degree. Students
must submit a personal letter and
application by Nov. 20.
The Florida Blue Nursing and Allied
Health Scholarship has
a deadline of Nov. 20. Approximately 10
partial $1,000 scholarships will be
awarded in Spring 2020. The need-based
scholarship is available to Florida
residents enrolled in a community
college in one of the following eligible
programs: Nursing Assistant, Practical
Nurse, Associate Degree Nurse,
Baccalaureate Degree Nurse, Emergency
Medical Technician or Paramedic.
Applicants must have applied for
Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) to qualify.
Application, personal letter and
transcripts must be submitted to the
Foundation Office by Nov. 20.
Sydney Holland Memorial Nursing
Scholarship is available for students
enrolled in the Chipola RN program or
accepted into the RN program for Spring
2020. Deadline is Nov. 20. Applications
should be mailed to: Sydney Holland
Memorial Nursing Scholarship Committee,
3482 Live Oak Lane, Marianna, FL 32446.
For information, visit the
Foundation website at www.chipola.edu or
SGA will sponsor a blood drive on
Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. The Oneblood Mobile will be parked
at on College Street near Building Z.
Donors must have a picture ID to donate.
Ivey Book Signing Dec. 3 At
The Chipola College Library will host a
second book signing for history
professor and author Robert Ivey,
Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Signed copies of Ivey’s new book,
“The Day the Angels Came to Dunning,”
quickly sold out at an October signing.
For information on the book, visit https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-day-the-angels-came-to-dunning-robert-l-ivey/1132053826 or
contact Robert at email@example.com
Tickets on Sale for Chipola
MARIANNA—Tickets are on sale for the
Chipola Music Department’s “A Chipola
Christmas,” set for Thursday and Friday,
Dec. 5-6, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola
Center for the Arts.
by the Chipola Fine and Performing Arts
Department under the direction of Angie
White and Dr. Josh Martin, the show is
the perfect start to the holiday season.
The concert will feature Chipola music
students and community members
performing in music and dance the sounds
of the season in a beautiful holiday
setting. This show guarantees to be a
Tickets – $10 – are
available at the Center for the Arts Box
Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
For more information, call the Box
Office at 850-718-2420.
Take Stock in Children program will host
a dinner-and-a-show event for the
Friday, Dec. 6 performance of “A Chipola
Christmas.” The event is to raise funds
to support the Take Stock in Children
program, which provides mentoring and
scholarships to deserving high school
For $30, patrons get a
show ticket and dinner for the Dec. 6
performance. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.
in the Cultural Center on College
Street, with the show at 7 p.m., in the
Prough Center for the Arts.
Tickets are available at the Center for
the Arts Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
For more information, call the Box
Office at 850-718-2420.
is limited. This show will be a sellout
so make your reservation today. There
will be no additional seating available
the night of the event.
Harlem Globetrotters at
Chipola Dec. 9
The Original Harlem Globetrotters will
perform at the Chipola College Milton
Johnson Center, Monday, Dec. 9, at 7
p.m. A worldwide icon, synonymous with
one-of-a-kind family entertainment and
great basketball skills, the
Globetrotters were founded in 1926.
For 94 years, the team has been
known for breaking down barriers, acts
of kindness and a commitment to fans
that goes well beyond the game. The
"Ambassadors of Goodwill"™ have dazzled
and dunked their way into the hearts of
over 148 million fans worldwide. The
Globetrotters’ spectacular live show is
unrivaled in the world of family
entertainment, showcasing some of the
greatest athletes on the planet. With
incredible ball handling wizardry,
amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick
shots, side-splitting comedy and
unequaled on-court fan interaction, this
must-see event is guaranteed to
entertain the whole family – creating
memories that will last a lifetime.
Tickets start at $30 for bleacher
seats. Chair back seats are $40. The
Bench package--$166—includes one seat on
the bench with the team, backstage meet
and greet, replica jersey, program,
For groups of 10
or more, scouts or military, contact:
Cole Arrington at 1-800-641-4667 ext.
1877, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For tickets, visit: www.harlemglobetrotters.com/world-tour/schedule
Chipola Messiah Sing Along
is Dec. 12
Chipola College will host a Messiah
Sing-Along Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.
in the Chipola Center for the Arts. All
music lovers are invited to bring their
own score to sing along or to just enjoy
this timeless holiday classic.
All area singers are invited to join the
Community Chorus which practices Tuesday
nights at 6 p.m. in the Chipola McLendon
Fine Arts Building on Indian Circle.
For more information, email email@example.com or
Chipola Artist Series
Presents 'Jukebox Saturday Night'
MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series will
present Jukebox Saturday Night, Jan. 9,
2020. Glenn Miller Productions presents
a music review of the Big Bands during
the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
fun-filled event for all ages captures
the sounds, melodies and lyrics
performed by an energetic group of
instrumentalists and vocalists who keep
audience members moving in their seats,
tapping toes and clapping hands.
Jukebox Saturday Night celebrates
America’s Swing Era performing the
greatest hits as recorded by Tommy and
Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Duke
Ellington, Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway,
Benny Goodman, Count Basie and more.
Vocal selections will include songs made
famous by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day,
Rosemary Clooney, and other vocal idols.
A Meet the Artist Reception for
season ticket holders will be hosted by
First Commerce Credit Union.
Tickets are on sale now. For
information, contact the Box Office at
Happening At Chipola This
Nov. 18 - Spring A & B: Early
Registration for New & Currently
Enrolled Students, 8 AM – 4 PM
19 - Spring A & B: Early Registration
for New & Currently Enrolled Students, 8
AM – 6 PM
Nov.19 - Fall C: Last Day
to Withdraw from a Class
Nov. 20 -
SGA Campus Blood Drive
Nov. 20 -
Spring A & B: Early Registration for New
& Currently Enrolled Students, 8 AM – 4
Happening At Chipola This
Nov. 22 - CC Womens Basketball vs. East
Central Mississippi-5:30 pm
Nov. 25 -
FALL BREAK – COLLEGE CLOSED
-THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS -- COLLEGE CLOSED