April 7, 2016

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CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPIC WINNERS

 

MARIANNASome 200 students representing 11 area high schools participated in the 32nd annual Chipola College Math Olympiad on March 25.

Students competed individually on written exams in Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus.  Teams competed in three Ciphering competitions and for Team Awards that are earned through highest combined scores on the written exams.  The students earned medals and trophies, and were treated to lunch.  The event concluded with an awards ceremony.

Overall team winners are: first, Chipley High, team members: Zach Benkoczy, Jamison York, Stephen Chomos; second, Blountstown High, team members: Sierra Helgerson, Sofia Coley, Emily Holloway.

Ciphering team winners are:

Algebra I—first, Cottondale High, team members: Nathaniel Huskey, Quidarius Henderson, Danny Syfrett; second, Roulhac Middle, team members: Zach Benkoczy, Leo Pan, Jenna Gilmore.

Algebra IIfirst, Chipley High, team members: Lila Chan, Jamison York, Ashley Bunting; second, Malone High, team members: Dellon Barber, Noah Roberts, Kyle Tillman.

Geometry—first, Marianna High, team members: Aaron Meese, Ronak Gocool, Giovanni Vazquez; second, Blountstown High, team members: Arizona Phinney, Katelyn Harris, Emily Holloway.

Individual award winners by category are:

Algebra Ifirst, Roulhac Middle, Zach Benkoczy; second, Roulhac Middle, Jenna Gilmore; third, Marianna Middle, Preston Beall; fourth, Roulhac Middle, Leo Pan; fifth, Blountstown Middle, Sierra Helgerson; sixth, Graceville High, Alexis Parks; seventh, Cottondale High, Nathaniel Huskey; eighth, Blountstown Middle, Karah McDougald; ninth, Altha Public, Morgan Raper and tenth, Marianna Middle, James Clikas.

Algebra IIfirst, Chipley High, Jamison York; second, Blountstown High, Sofia Coley; third, Poplar Springs High, Ann Marie Peters; fourth, Cottondale High, Michael Black; fifth, Holmes County High, Austin Pauley; sixth, Liberty County High, Mary Beth Brown; seventh, Chipley High, Lila Chan; eighth, Holmes County High, Sierra Miles; ninth, Chipley High, Ashley Bunting and tenth, Blountstown High, Drew Willis.

Geometryfirst, Marianna High, Ronak Gocool; second, Blountstown High, Emily Holloway; third, Marianna High, Aaron Meese; fourth, Marianna High, Giovanni Vazquez; fifth, Bethlehem High, Morgan Bellville; sixth, Holmes County High, Rich Bailey; seventh, Blountstown High, Katelyn Harris; eighth, Altha Public, Anna Alday; ninth, Altha Public, Bethany Griswell and tenth, Malone High, Baylie Calloway.

Trigonometryfirst, Marianna High, Katie Everett; second, Liberty County High, Ann Marie Brown; third, Chipley High, Taylor Munroe; fourth, Blountstown High, Will McClellan; fifth, Blountstown High, Caroline Howell; sixth, Blountstown High, Emily Shuler; seventh, Liberty County High, Milo Brown; eighth, Chipley High, Nathan Glover; ninth, Liberty County High, Hana Whitfield; tenth, Marianna High, Valerie Sims.  

Calculusfirst, Marianna High, Binny Gocool; second, Chipley High, Austin Wyatt; third, Marianna High, Kayleigh Temples; fourth, Marianna High, Brittany Dunaway and fifth, Marianna High, Paras Bhakta.

 

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April 7, 2016

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CHIPOLA AUTOMOTIVE INSTRUCTOR LOOKING FOR POTHOLES IN CHICAGO

 

CHICAGO—Chipola College Automotive instructor John Gardner is looking for potholes in Chicago.

The long-time automotive technology instructor and national TV personality on Tech Garage is riding the streets of Chicago this week (April 4-8) looking for potholes with a group of automotive and entertainment professionals as part of the Pothole Dummy program presented by Advance Auto Parts.

Gardner, who also is the Florida College System Teacher of the Year, says, “This is a great opportunity to spend time in Chicago representing Chipola, Tech Garage and Advance Auto Parts.”

A specially-equipped Dodge Charger will drive the streets of Chicago hitting potholes. Gardner and a team of automotive professionals will assess the damage done to the vehicle’s suspension and offer tips to fix the problems. 

According to Advance Auto Parts, potholes cost US drivers approximately $3 billion every year. So Advance Auto Parts is partnering with Monroe and MOOG to conduct the most insane, pothole-pounding experiment the world has ever seen. What if instead of trying to avoid potholes, one brave soul attempted to hit every pothole he saw? John Gardner and others are setting out to learn everything there is to learn about potholes over five days on the streets of Chicago.

There are plenty of avenues to follow the Pothole Dummy experience: Twitter: Follow @PotholeDummy on twitter for all their latest tweets; Live Stream: PotholeDummy.com; YouTube: Every day this week (April 4-8) they’ll be uploading a recap video on the Advanced Auto Parts’ channel.

For information about Chipola’s award-winning Automotive Technology program, visit www.chipola.edu

 

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CHIPOLA’S GARDNER IN CHICAGO FOR POTHOLE DUMMY PROJECT— Chipola College Automotive instructor John Gardner is looking for potholes in Chicago. Pictured from left, are: John Gardner; Pat O’Donnell, punter for the Chicago Bears; Chicago comedian Daniel Strauss (Pothole Dummy); and Zac Miller, tight end for the Chicago Bears. Advance Auto Parts is driving a specially-equipped Dodge Charger on the streets of Chicago hitting potholes this week. Gardner, a national TV personality on Tech Garage, and a team of automotive professionals, will assess the damage done to the vehicle’s suspension and offer tips to fix the problems. Learn more at www.potholedummy.com

 

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April 7, 2016

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CHIPOLA SPRING INTO THE ARTS ENSEMBLES CONCERT APRIL 12

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College music ensembles will present a free, “Spring into the Arts Ensemble Concert” on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts.

The concert will feature a jazz ensemble, an antiphonal choir, vocal ensembles, and voices from throughout the community as they present a variety of music styles and eras.  

The Rock and Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Richard DelaFuente, 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 Chipola College Chorus will be joined by the Community Chorus featuring local voices from the area.  The choral ensembles are directed by Chipola vocal instructor, Dr. Christina Villaverde. 

In addition to the college and community ensembles, the evening will feature an abbreviated concert by Chipola music faculty, Dr. Christina Villaverde and Dr. Josh Martin.

Dr. Villaverde has an extensive, successful career as a lyric soprano having performed with companies such as Florida Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Birmingham and the National Opera of Costa Rica among others. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Florida State University.  She joined the Chipola faculty in 2015 and has previously served on the faculties of FSU and Samford University. 

Dr. Martin has taught piano studies at Chipola College since 2006.  He accompanies many of the college music ensembles, including the Chipola Show Choir.  Most recently he performed as the accompanist for Chipola Theatre’s, Addams Family.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Huntingdon College and Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Alabama.

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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April 7, 2016

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CHIPOLA MUSIC PROFESSOR LANDS PERFORMING CONTRACT

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Christina Villaverde, Assistant Professor of Music and Voice at Chipola College, recently landed a major performing contract for this upcoming summer.

In March she attended the Southeastern Theater Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina, with her Chipola colleagues and theater students. Total attendance was well over 4,000 people. Dr. Villaverde taught a workshop entitled, “Singing 7 Shows a Week, Establishing A Classical Technique” and auditioned for over 60 professional regional companies including such companies as Walt Disney World, Bush Gardens and Dollywood.

More than 700 singers auditioned over a three-day period, a very competitive and exhausting process for all involved. Dr. Villaverde was offered a contract with The Lost Colony in Manteo, North Carolina. She is one of only 12 singers hired during the conference. She will be in residence for 14 weeks as a core ensemble member and assistant music director for the production.

The Lost Colony, composed by Paul Green, is a Symphonic Outdoor Drama that tells the unsolved story about the first group of English settlers who come ashore on Roanoke Island in July of 1587. It has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where the actual events occurred. Performances begin May 26, 2016 and run through mid-August.

Dr. Villaverde will direct and perform at Chipola’s “Spring into the Arts Ensemble Concert” on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts. The concert will feature a jazz ensemble, antiphonal choir, vocal ensembles, and voices from throughout the community. The Rock and Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of jazz, swing, and popular music styles.  

The Chipola Chorus will be joined by the Community Chorus featuring local voices from the area.  The choral ensembles are directed by Chipola vocal instructor, Dr. Christina Villaverde.  In addition to the college and community ensembles, the evening will feature an abbreviated concert by Chipola music faculty, Dr. Christina Villaverde and Dr. Josh Martin.

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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April 7, 2016

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES CLOSES APRIL 15 WITH BEVERLY SILLS TRIBUTE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series closes its 2015-16 season with Bubbles – An American Diva: A Tribute to Beverly Sills on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

Beverly Sills (nicknamed ‘Bubbles’ by her family) was born in Brooklyn in 1929.  It quickly became obvious that she was a vocal prodigy when she won a radio contest at the age of three and soon began singing on the radio regularly as Bubbles Silverman.  From the time she was eight years old, her family sent her to Manhattan each week for voice lessons with renowned teacher Estelle Liebling.  During a career that spanned most of the twentieth century Sills sang opera roles and concerts all over the world, appeared in commercials, hosted her own talk show, and finally became chairman of Lincoln Center in New York.  This extraordinary woman worked tirelessly, winning countless new fans to classical music.  Sills became one of the most famous sopranos in the world with people flocking to see her perform. She was more popular with the American public than any opera singer, even among people who never set foot in an opera house.  One could say she ‘normalized’ opera for the American public. 

Through the use of biographical information, slides, and video clips from Sills’ long career Dr. Constance Roberts, professor of music at William Carey University, introduces the audience to Sills’ life and work.  Roberts and pianist Kathy Vail perform several of the opera arias which made Sills an opera icon.  This recital has been presented in several venues in Mississippi and in the Dominican Republic. 

Roberts says, “This is a favorite program of mine, and it’s apparently pleasing to audiences as well, because I’ve been asked to repeat it several times.  I’m happy to be bringing “Bubbles: An American Diva” to the Chipola Artist Series.  I love to share her story and her music.  It’s a nostalgic evening for those who knew and loved her voice, and it’s a wonderful introduction for younger audiences who might not know about her.”   

A Meet the Artist Reception for season ticket holders will be hosted by Regions Bank after the event.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children under 18, with special pricing for Chipola students and employees.  Tickets may be purchased at the Chipola Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact the Box Office at 850-718-2420.

 

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April 7, 2016

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MARIANNA—Original works by Chipola College art students will be on display at the Center for the Arts Art Gallery through April 22.

The show represents the work of students in Crafts I, Introduction to Drawing, Introduction to Two Dimensional and Three Dimensional Design courses taught by art instructor Noah Verrier.

Verrier joined Chipola’s faculty in Fall 2015 as an adjunct instructor. Painting since childhood, Verrier earned his MFA in Studio Art at FSU. He currently is a working artist, and adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing at FSU. His work has been featured in many exhibits in the U.S, and abroad. He was recently featured in New American Paintings #111 as one of 40 of the nation’s top painters.

The student exhibit may be viewed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon, through April 22.

For information, call 718-2257.

 

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April 7, 2016

COLLEGE FINANCING 101 SEMINAR IS APRIL 19 AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—College Financing 101, a personal finance workshop for college students, is set for Tuesday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. (CST), in M-108 of the Business and Technology Building.

The workshop is sponsored by First Commerce Credit Union and will be presented to Chipola Phi Beta Lambda students; however, all students, employees and interested persons are invited to attend.

The seminar will cover all aspects of paying for college from financial aid to loans and savings plans. College costs are rising rapidly and not every parent can afford to subsidize tuition, much less room, board, and books for four or more years (not to mention dorm furnishings, clothing, and spending money).

Everyone is welcome to attend the seminar. Refreshments will be served.

 

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April 7, 2016

DUAL ENROLLMENT MEETING SET AT CHIPOLA

 

Chipola College will host an informative Dual Enrollment meeting for all prospective students and their parents Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m., on the Chipola College Campus in Building Z Room 116.   

The meeting will cover dual enrollment eligibility, the application process, degree plans, and preparing a class schedule. 

Students interested in dual-enrolling in the summer or Fall of 2016, are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will be held in Building Z, located at the entrance of Indian Circle on the right.  Look for the Chipola Flags.

For information, contact Melissa Cauley, Chipola Dual Enrollment Advisor, at 718-2424.

 

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April 7, 2016

APPLY NOW FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class with an application deadline of Wednesday, April 27.

Classes begin May 3 and will meet weeknights from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Completion of either of these programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and 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, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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April 7, 2016

 

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CHIPOLA THEATRE AT DOTHAN ROTARY—Chipola Theatre students recently performed for the Dothan Rotary Club. Chipola Director Charles Sirmon and students discussed the college’s theater program and presented excerpts from The Addams Family. Pictured from left, are: Jeff Coleman, Rotary President; Odra Chapman, Josiah Brooks, Charles Sirmon, Elyn Sapp, Shayli Tharp, Jared Standiford and Ben Armstrong, Rotary Program Chair.

 

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April 7, 2016

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JOHNSON IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Jeff Johnson has been selected to receive the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award of the month for April.  Johnson serves as Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach and has worked at the college since 1996.  Pictured from left are, Jeff Johnson and Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.

 

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April 7, 2016

INDIANS AT HOME APRIL 9 AND APRIL 13

 

MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Gulf Coast in the second game of a two-game series, Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. The Indians also host Tallahassee, Wednesday, April 13, at 6 p.m., and Northwest, Friday, April 15, at 6 p.m.

The Indians (11-1) lead the Panhandle Conference as of April 7. Gulf Coast (10-2) is second. Other league records are: Northwest (4-8), Tallahassee (3-9) and Pensacola (2-10). Chipola is ranked second in the FCSAA State Baseball Poll and Gulf Coast is third.

The Indians are riding a nine-game win streak including a two game sweep of Pensacola on April 6 and April 4. On April 6, Chipola beat Pensacola, 7-6, in 10 innings. Ryan Shauger (2-0) earned the win for Chipola. Kevin Craft got the save. Brady Acker also pitched in the game. Tyler Osik was 3 for 5 with 3 runs scored. Te’Kwan White was 2 for 4. Five Indians had one hit each: Jay Estes, Jose Caballero, Michael Hickman, Reynaldo Rivera and Keiner Colmenarez.

Chipola beat Pensacola 11-9 on April 4. Addison Reed (5-1) earned the win. Bowden Francis got the save. Wood Myers was 5 for 5. Michael Hickman and Tyler Osik were both 2 for 2. 

For the latest in Chipola sports news, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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April 7, 2016

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL SECOND IN LEAGUE RACE

 

MARIANNA—As of April 7, the defending National Champion Chipola Lady Indians (7-5) are in second place in the conference behind first place Northwest (7-1). Gulf Coast and Tallahassee are both 5-7. Pensacola is 2-6. 

The Lady Indians split a double-header with Tallahassee on April 5. In game one, Chipola shutout Tallahassee (8-0) in six innings. Ilona Andringa was the winning pitcher facing 23 batters in six innings of work. Dana Edmundson was 3 for 4. Nalleli Lopez was 2 for 2. Gabriela Santos was 2 for 3. Madison Ragan had a homerun in the game.

In game two, Chipola lost to Tallahassee (2-1). Madison Ragan was charged with the loss. Brianna Surrento also pitched in the game. Madison Ragan was 2 for 4.

Chipola split a double-header with Gulf Coast on April 2. In game one, Chipola won 5-4. Ilona Andringa picked up the win with 9 strikeouts in 7 innings of work. Four Lady Indians—Ashley Morris, Gabriela Santos, Madison Ragan and Dana Edmundson—had two hits each.

In game two, Chipola lost to Gulf Coast, 3-2. Madison Ragan and Brianna Surrento shared pitching duties in the loss. Nalleli Lopez and Dana Edmundson each had two hits.

Chipola travels to Northwest April 9 before returning home to host Pensacola, Thursday, April 14, at 5 p.m., in the final home games of the season.

The Lady Indians are fifth in the FCSAA State Poll. Chipola finished the 2015 season at 49-10 with a Conference Championship, FCSAA State Title and NJCAA Division I National Championship. 

 

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April 11, 2016

FIRST COMMERCE TO HOST FREE COOKOUT AT APRIL 13 CHIPOLA GAME

 

MARIANNA—First Commerce Credit Union will host a free cookout for fans at the Chipola vs. Tallahassee Baseball game on Wednesday, April 13, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. First pitch is at 5 p.m.

Chuck Hudson, First Commerce Jackson County Executive, invites fans out to the ball game to enjoy free hot dogs and drinks.

 

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April 14, 2016

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CHIPOLA HOSTS SPRING STEM EVENT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences recently hosted a STEM event for high school students from 13 area high schools.

Students used various Forensic Crime Scene Investigation experiments to determine who killed the fictitious victim, Lois McArthur. 

Students were assigned to five laboratories: blood spatter, luminol/blood type, titration, DNA and fingerprint/fiber analysis.

All high school teams selected the guilty suspect, Mollie Khule. Awards were presented for the excellent work in each category:

Blood Spatter, Altha Public School—Johnny Aaron and Caylynn Reeder; and Marianna High School—Caroline Gilley and Jayla Register;

Luminol/Blood Type, Altha Public School—Collin Mears and Hayden White; and Bethlehem School—Hunter Gautney and Katie McQuaid;

Titration, Bethlehem School—Lauren Drake and Cassidy Trammell; and

Altha School—Sawyer O’Bryan and Seth Alday;

Fingerprint/Fiber Analysis, Malone High School—Storm Floyd and Chancellor Lockett; Holmes County High—Cheyanne Davis and Hollye Helms.

DNA, Marianna High School—Matthew Rivers and Will Sanchez, and Altha Public School—Justin Moore and Nolan Bean.

A video of the day’s events is available on the Chipola website at www.chipola.edu

 

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BLOOD SPATTER AWARD—Altha Public School—Johnny Aaron and Caylynn Reeder.

BLOOD SPATTER AWARD—Marianna High School—Caroline Gilley and Jayla Register.

LUMINOL/BLOOD TYPE AWARD—Altha Public School—Collin Mears and Hayden White.

LUMINOL/BLOOD TYPE AWARD—Bethlehem School—Hunter Gautney and Katie McQuaid.

TITRATION AWARD—Bethlehem School—Lauren Drake and Cassidy Trammell.

TRITRATION AWARD—Altha School—Sawyer O’Bryan and Seth Alday.

FINGERPRINT/FIBER ANALYSIS AWARD—Malone School—Storm Floyd and Chancellor Lockett.

FINGERPRINT/FIBER ANALYSIS AWARD—Holmes County High—Cheyanne Davis and Hollye Helms.

DNA AWARD—Marianna High School—Matthew Rivers and Will Sanchez.

DNA AWARD—Altha Public School—Justin Moore and Nolan Bean.

 

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April 14, 2016

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR B.S. PROGRAMS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer 12 new scholarships for Bachelor’s degree students in Fall 2016.

The Roy Beall – Dr. Kitty Myers Scholarship endowment will award scholarships toward tuition or books to successful applicants accepted into one of Chipola’s Bachelor’s degree programs for the Fall 2016 semester. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 college grade point average and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA each semester enrolled at Chipola. The applicant’s financial need will be considered and must be outlined in the application letter. Deadline to apply is 4 p.m., Aug. 1.  Submit completed scholarship application to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.

Chipola Bachelor’s degree programs include – Mathematics Education (Middle School Grades 5-9 and Secondary 6-12), Science Education (Middle School Grades 5-9 and Secondary 6-12), English Education, Exceptional Student Education, Elementary Education, Nursing, and Business Administration with concentrations in Management or Accounting.  

Prospective students are encouraged to tour any of the bachelor’s degree programs to learn more.  Contacts for B.S. programs include: Business, Dr. Sarah Clemmons and Jan Cummings, 718-2305, cummingsj@chipola.edu; Nursing, Dr. Karen Lipford and Jennifer Ham, 718-2316, hamj@chipola.edu; Education, Dr. Pam Rentz and Shawn Keihn at 718-2492, keihns@chipola.edu

 

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April 14, 2016

CHIPOLA PRESENTS AN EVENING OF CABARET

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College sophomore music students will present, “An Evening of Cabaret” on Friday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, Experimental Theatre.

The public is invited to come enjoy the taste of a sweet dessert and the sounds of selected Chipola voice, piano and instrumental majors as they perform their sophomore recitals. 

Limited seating is available by reservation only.  Tickets - $10 are on sale online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice or at the Center for the Arts Box Office.  Box office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – Noon.

For more information, contact the Chipola Box Office at 850-718-2420.

 

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April 14, 2016

 

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CHIPOLA’S HASTY AWARD PRESENTED TO DANIEL CLUBB—Chipola College music student Daniel Clubb of Malone has been awarded the Winford E. Hasty Memorial Music Award for Outstanding Musicianship. Clubb is a graduating sophomore majoring in piano performance. He is a member of the College Chorus, Rock and Jazz Band, and the President’s Ensemble.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola Fine Arts faculty and administration Dr. Josh Martin, Dr. Christina Villaverde, Clubb and Evelyn Ward. The Hasty Award is presented to an sophomore music student showing outstanding accomplishment in academics, performance, talent improvement and ability and involvement in Fine Arts Programs.

 

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April 14, 2016

 COLLEGE FINANCING 101 SEMINAR IS APRIL 19 AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—College Financing 101, a personal finance workshop for college students, is set for Tuesday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. (CST), in M-108 of the Business and Technology Building.

The workshop is sponsored by First Commerce Credit Union and will be presented to Chipola Phi Beta Lambda students; however, all students, employees and interested persons are invited to attend.

The seminar will cover all aspects of paying for college from financial aid to loans and savings plans. College costs are rising rapidly and not every parent can afford to subsidize tuition, much less room, board, and books for four or more years (not to mention dorm furnishings, clothing, and spending money).

Everyone is welcome to attend the seminar. Refreshments will be served.

 

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April 14, 2016

CHIPOLA PARAMEDIC STUDENTS TEACH INTUBATION AT MED SCHOOL

 

DOTHAN—Chipola College Paramedic students were invited to provide training on intubation procedures to second year medical students at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan.

The four Chipola students were led by Tina Maloy, EMS Program Director, and instructor Keith Maddox. The paramedic students, with the assistance of a licensed Paramedic professional, trained approximately 33 medical students on proper intubation procedures for adults and pediatrics.

The paramedic students were responsible for demonstrating intubation procedures, fielding questions, and assisting the medical students with skill acquisition.

 

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April 14, 2016

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CHIPOLA PARAMEDIC STUDENTS TEACH INTUBATION AT MED SCHOOL—Chipola College Paramedic students were invited to provide training on intubation procedures to second year medical students at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan. Pictured from left, are: Jordan Newman, Keith Maddox, Tina Maloy, Steven Foreman, John Cessna and Brandon Waldorff.

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CHIPOLA PARAMEDIC STUDENTS TEACH INTUBATION AT MED SCHOOL—Chipola College Paramedic students were invited to provide training on intubation procedures to second year medical students at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan. Paramedic students preparing for medical student intubation training are, from left: John Cessna, Jordan Newman, Brandon Waldorff, Frank Sims (Wallace College Instructor), and Steven Foreman.

 

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April 14, 2016

LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class beginning May 3.  Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30–9:30 p.m. 

Completion of either of these programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and 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.  The cost of the test is $45.  Application deadline is Wednesday, April 27.

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.

 

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April 14, 2016

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LIFEGUARD COURSE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course beginning April 29.

A prerequisite swim test must be taken prior to the course. The prerequisite test is scheduled for Friday, April 29, between 1 and 4 p.m. There is no charge to take the test. 

All interested students must be 15 years of age on or before the first day of class.  The course requires a minimum of 32 hours of training in water rescue, CPR and First Aid. Attendance is required for all class meetings.

Students must be in good physical condition, able to swim 500 yards without stopping, able to swim freestyle, breast-stroke and side-stroke. Students also must be able to retrieve a 10 pound brick from a seven foot depth, and to tread water without hands for two minutes.

Course meetings will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., May 3-4 and May 9-12, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 14. The course test date is Monday, May 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  

Cost of the course is $200. Students must register and pay the fee prior to the first meeting. Register in person in A-105 or on the day of the swim test.

For information about the course, call Rance Massengill at 850-718-2240 or email massengillr@chipola.edu

 

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April 14, 2016

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JOB FAIR MAY 3 AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNAChipola College and Career Source Chipola will host a Job Fair, Tuesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Milton Johnson Center (located on College Street). 

Anyone looking for employment is encouraged to attend the fair for the opportunity to meet with hiring managers from various employers across the area.  The first hour of the fair is reserved for veterans and Chipola Students.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register at www.employflorida.com and bring an updated resume to the event.

For information, call 850-633-4419 or 850-718-2270.

 

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April 14, 2016

BASIC CORRECTIONS DAY CLASS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center announces the start dates of upcoming academy classes:

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

Completion of either program will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and 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 Chipola 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, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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April 14, 2016

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SSS STUDENTS GET FAMU SCHOLARSHIPS—The Northwest Florida Chapter of the FAMU Alumni Association recently awarded $5,500 in scholarships to area students at their 6th Annual Scholarship banquet.  FAMU presented two Chipola TRiO $1,000 Scholarships to SSS students Tessa Shack and Jaquainna Hughes. Pictured from left, are: Kristie Mosley, Jaquainna Hughes, Tessa Shack and Donna Chandler. Not pictured are: Travis Ephriam, President of NW FL FAMU Alumni Association, Terrell Long, Randy Williams, Vice President of NWFL FAMU Alumni, and Shirl Williams.

 

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April 14, 2016

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL HEADED TO STATE

 

MARIANNA—The defending National Champion Chipola Lady Indians (8-6) have clinched a berth in the FCSAA State Tournament and are still in second place in the conference. Northwest (12-2) is the conference champion. Other league records are: Gulf Coast (7-7), Tallahassee (5-11) and Pensacola (4-10).  

Chipola split a pair with Northwest on April 9. The Lady Indians beat the Lady Raiders 7-4 in game two. Brianna Surrento was the winning pitcher, and also went 2 for 3 at the plate. Gabriela Santos was 3 for 4. Nalleli Lopez was 2 for 4. Madison Ragan had a homerun.

In game one on April 9, Chipola lost to Northwest, 3-2. Ilona Andringa took the loss for Chipola. Dana Edmundson and Brianna Surrento were both 1 for 2.

The Lady Indians split a double-header with Tallahassee on April 5. In game one, Chipola shutout Tallahassee (8-0) in six innings. Ilona Andringa was the winning pitcher facing 23 batters in six innings of work. Dana Edmundson was 3 for 4. Nalleli Lopez was 2 for 2. Gabriela Santos was 2 for 3. Madison Ragan had a homerun in the game.

In game two, Chipola lost to Tallahassee (2-1). Madison Ragan was charged with the loss. Brianna Surrento also pitched in the game. Madison Ragan was 2 for 4.

Chipola is scheduled to host Pensacola, Friday, April 15, at 3 and 5 p.m., in the final home games of the season.

The Lady Indians are fifth in the FCSAA State Poll. Chipola finished the 2015 season at 49-10 with a Conference Championship, FCSAA State Title and NJCAA Division I National Championship. 

 

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INDIANS CLINCH STATE TOURNAMENT BERTH

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians (13-2) lead the Panhandle Conference as of April 14, and have clinched a playoff berth in the FCSAA State Tournament. Gulf Coast (10-5) is second. Other league records are: Tallahassee (6-9), Northwest (5-8), and Pensacola (2-12). Chipola is ranked second in the FCSAA State Baseball Poll and Gulf Coast is third.

The Indians are set to host Northwest, Friday, April 15, at 5 p.m.

Chipola lost a high-scoring 17-7 game to Tallahassee on April 11. The Indians swept Gulf Coast in games on April 8 and 9.

In the April 9 game, the Indians outlasted the Commodores, 9-8. Addison Reed (6-1) earned the win on the mound. Keiner Colmenarez was 3 for 6 with a homerun. Jose Caballero was 2 for 6 with a homerun. Jay Estes and Michael Hickman both went 2 for 5.

In the April 8 game, Chipola beat Gulf Coast 12-1. Bowden Francis (8-0) was the winning pitcher in 6 innings of work. Wood Myers and Reese Cooley both homered in the game. Jay Estes was 2 for 4 and Reynaldo Rivera was 2 for 3.

For the latest in Chipola sports news, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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April 14, 2016

CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE ARTS

 

MARIANNA—The deadline to apply for a music or theatre audition or an art interview for a 2016-2017 Chipola College Fine Arts scholarship is May 1.  Students should submit the online application prior to May 1 to schedule an interview or audition.

The scholarships are available to high school graduates with acceptable academic records and aptitude in music, theatre, and art. Applicants who plan to pursue studies as music, theatre or art majors are eligible to apply for scholarships. 

Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Scholarship monies are limited.  Early application is encouraged.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the Chipola Foundation.

Also available for students majoring in music, art or theatre is the Chipola Regional Arts Association Scholarship.  This tuition scholarship is awarded on a rotating basis within the five-county Chipola District. This year Jackson County students are asked to submit applications. A maximum of $1,500 ($750.00 per semester) will be awarded per academic year for this scholarship.  The deadline to apply for the CRAA Scholarship is April 18. 

Online scholarship applications and information concerning the audition process and requirements are available on the college’s website at www.chipola.edu. Select Fine Arts and then Scholarships.

For more information contact the Fine and Performing Arts Department at 850-718-2257.

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April 21, 2016

 

CHIPOLA COMMENCEMENT MAY 5 IN DOTHAN

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College 2016 Commencement Ceremony is set for Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m., at the Dothan Civic Center. The address is 126 St. Andrews Street, Dothan, AL, 36303.

Counted as members of the class are all who will complete degrees or certificates from December of 2015 to May of 2016 or during the Summer 2016 terms. 

Diplomas will be awarded for Bachelor of Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts and Workforce Development Certificates.

Graduates may invite an unlimited number of family members and guests to share the event. The ceremony will be broadcast live via internet on YouTube available at this link:   https://www.youtube.com/user/ChipolaCollege

Leonard Hamilton, head basketball coach at Florida State University, will deliver the commencement address. He is a former head coach at Oklahoma State University, the University of Miami, and the NBA's Washington Wizards. In 23 years as a collegiate head coach, his teams have qualified for seven NCAA tournaments and eight NITs, highlighted by appearances in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen in 2000 with Miami and 2011 with Florida State.

For information, contact the Admissions and Records Office at 850-718-2311 or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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April 21, 2016

 

JOB FAIR MAY 3 AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNAChipola College and Career Source Chipola will host a Job Fair, Tuesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Milton Johnson Center (located on College Street). 

Anyone looking for employment is encouraged to attend the fair for the opportunity to meet with hiring managers from various employers across the area.  The first hour of the fair is reserved for veterans and Chipola Students.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register at www.employflorida.com and bring an updated resume to the event.

For information, call 850-633-4419 or 850-718-2270.

 

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April 21, 2016

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CHIPOLA THEATRE MAJOR TO AUDITION FOR HAIRSPRAY LIVE

 

Odra Chapman, a 2016 Chipola Theatre major, is heading to New York for an audition for the upcoming live NBC’s “Hairspray Live.”

Local theatre fans will remember Chapman in the debut role of Tracy in the Chipola Theatre department’s first musical in the new Center for the Arts opening season along with Director of Theatre, Charles Sirmon. ..Who played her “stage mom.”

Odra was only 16 and still in High School, when chosen by Director of Theatre, Charles Sirmon, who says, “I am thrilled to be a small part of her theatre life and to watch how much she has grown while in his program.”

NBC is holding an open casting call to find their next Tracy Turnblad for the upcoming live production of the Tony Award–winning musical, “Hairspray.”

The original Broadway musical won eight Tony Awards in 2003, including best musical. With Charles Sirmon and newcomer Odra playing the Mom and Daughter team… “Hairspray” is based on the John Waters’ 1988 film. Film director Adam Shankman later adapted the musical into a feature in 2007.

NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” follows the network’s other staged live productions of “The Sound of Music,” “Peter Pan,” and “The Wiz.”

Auditions for Tracy Turnblad are Sunday, April 24, at Telsey & Company in New York City.

 

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April 21, 2016

 

CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE ARTS DEADLINE IS MAY 1

 

MARIANNA—Application deadline is May 1 for the 2016-17 Chipola College Fine and Performing Arts scholarships.

Students should submit the online application prior to May 1 to schedule an art interview or auditions for theatre or music.

Scholarships are available to high school graduates with acceptable academic records and aptitude in music, theatre, or art. Applicants who plan to pursue studies as music, theatre or art majors are eligible to apply. 

Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Scholarship monies are limited.  Early application is encouraged.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the Chipola Foundation.

The Chipola Regional Arts Association Scholarship also is available for students majoring in music, art or theatre. This tuition scholarship is awarded on a rotating basis within the five-county Chipola District. This year, Jackson County students are asked to submit applications. A maximum of $1,500 ($750 per semester) will be awarded for the academic year.  The CRAA Scholarship deadline is April 18. 

Online scholarship applications and information on the audition process and requirements are available at www.chipola.edu. Select Fine Arts and then Scholarships.

For more information, contact the Fine and Performing Arts Department at 850-718-2257.

 

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April 21, 2016

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CHIPOLA NURSING GRADUATES—Twenty-three students recently completed the Associate Degree Nursing program at Chipola College. Graduates are now qualified to take the state certification examination to become Registered Nurses. Pictured from left, are: (front) April Yates, Mollie Sampson, Mary Miller, Chelsea Dixson, Jessica Barton, Tammy Waits, Delynda Bailey, Jessica Woodell, Sejal Bhakta, Brook Revell (back) Danette Womble, Lisa Callahan, Kelsey Rehberg, Nicholas Byrd, Christopher McLeroy, Cassandra Guadiana, April Linton, Savannah Lee, Jose Duran-Romulo, Cericca Brown, Melinda Smith, Tina Mathena. (not pictured) Phyllis Reddick.

 

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April 21, 2016

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HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?—Chipola’s Student Support Services, in coordination with Student Activities, hosted their annual End of Year Luau for Chipola students. Here, Chipola student Kayla Rudd, slides under the limbo poll as Jamie Morgan waits her turn. Students participated in various dance competitions and enjoyed free food.

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April 21, 2016

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CHIPOLA’S CHILDREN PRODUCTION SUPERHERO? IS MAY 12—The Chipola College Children’s Theatre production is set for Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. You’ve heard of Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman!  Now get ready for the newest superhero, Joe! The only problem is that he doesn’t have any superpowers. Join him and his wacky group of superhero friends as they discover what it means to be a true hero.  Come along as they sing, dance, and fight their way to help Joe discover that there may be a little superhero in all of us. May 12 at 7 p.m. The show is directed by Charles Sirmon with original script by Chris Manasco. ACT fund tickets are available for pick up now.  Ticket sales to the public begin April 28 on-line at www.chipola.edu, or at the Center for the Arts Box Office. Join Chipola Theatre on Facebook or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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April 21, 2016

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CHIPOLA BSU RECOGNIZED AS FOUR-STAR PROGRAM—The Chipola College Black Student Union won state recognition as a four-star program at the recent Florida African American Student Association (FAASA) convention.  This distinction was previously held by Pensacola State for Region 1, but Chipola College BSU brought it home this school year. Chipola’s BSU, under the leadership of Dr. Willie Spires, submitted a PACE Plan which covered the following topics: Political Activism, Academic Excellence, Cultural Awareness and Economic Empowerment. The students held events throughout the school year that centered on these topics.  Pictured from left, are: Monty McLeroy (alumnus), Vershawn Perry (alumnus), Ariana Martin, Jackie Dudley, Liz Jones, Dr. Willie Spires (faculty adviser), Edward Arroyo, Teon Long and Micheal Dargan. 

 

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April 21, 2016

 

INDIANS WIN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE 

 

MARIANNA—For the second straight year, the Chipola Indians are the Champions of the Panhandle Baseball Conference.

As of April 21, the Indians are (15-3) with two league games remaining. Chipola plays host to Pensacola, Friday, April 22, at 5 p.m. The Indians finish out conference play at Pensacola, Saturday, April 23. Chipola hosts three non-conference home games, Chattahoochee Valley, Tuesday, April 26, at 3 p.m., and a double-header with Alabama Southern, Monday, May 2, at 4 p.m.

The Indians will play in the first round of the FCSAA State Tournament at noon (CST) Monday, May 16, at Henley Field in Lakeland.   Chipola will face the winner of a matchup between an unnamed wild card team and the Suncoast Runner Up. A win would put the Indians in a 3 p.m. (CST) game, Tuesday, May 17. A loss would move the Indians to the noon (CST) game on May 17.  The championship game is set for Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m. (CST).

The Conference standings as of April 21, are: Chipola (15-3), Gulf Coast (13-7), Tallahassee (7-11), Northwest (7-11), and Pensacola (4-14). Chipola is ranked second in the FCSAA State Baseball Poll, behind top-ranked Santa Fe. Gulf Coast is fourth.

The Indians won the title with a 9-0 blanking of Tallahassee on April 17. Brady Acker (4-0) was the winning pitcher. Tekwaan White was 2 for 4 with a homerun. Michael Hickman was 2 for 4. Reese Cooley also had a homerun.

Chipola split their last two games with Northwest, including an 8-7 loss on April 16, and a 6-5 win on April 15. Ryan Shauger (3-0) got the win on the mound in the April 15 game. Jose Caballero was 3 for 5. Reynaldo Rivera was 3 for 4.

For the latest in Chipola sports news, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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April 21, 2016

 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL HEADED TO STATE

 

MARIANNA—The defending National Champion Chipola Lady Indians (10-6) have clinched a berth in the FCSAA State Tournament. Chipola will play Miami Dade, in the first round of the tournament, Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. (CST). Win or lose, Chipola will play again at 4 p.m. game that same day.

The tournament continues April 30 with the championship game set for Sunday, May 1.

Chipola finished second in the league behind conference champion Northwest (14-2). Other league records are: Gulf Coast (7-9), Tallahassee (5-11) and Pensacola (4-12).  

The Lady Indians swept Pensacola in an April 14 double-header. In game one, Ilona Andringa was the winning pitcher. Madison Ragan had a homerun, and four Chipola players had one hit each: Ragan, Nalleli Lopez, Jamie Morgan and Ashley Morris.  In game two, Chipola outlasted Pensacola, 2-1. Madison Ragan and Brianna Surrento shared pitching duties in the win. Dana Edmondson was 2 for 3. Nalleli Lopez was 2 for 3. Liz Osburn and Brooke Williams each had a hit.

Chipola split a pair with Northwest on April 9. The Lady Indians beat the Lady Raiders 7-4 in game two. Brianna Surrento was the winning pitcher, and also went 2 for 3 at the plate. Gabriela Santos was 3 for 4. Nalleli Lopez was 2 for 4. Madison Ragan had a homerun. In game one on April 9, Chipola lost to Northwest, 3-2. Ilona Andringa took the loss for Chipola. Dana Edmundson and Brianna Surrento were both 1 for 2.

The Lady Indians are fifth in the FCSAA State Poll. Northwest is second. Chipola finished the 2015 season at 49-10 with a Conference Championship, FCSAA State Title and NJCAA Division I National Championship. 

 

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April 21, 2016

 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE

 

MARIANNA—Eight members of the Chipola College softball team have been named to the Panhandle All-Conference team. 

Chipola’s Ilona Andringa was selected as the Conference Pitcher of the Year. She has a 21-3 record and one save in 26 outings with a 1.12 ERA.

Chipola’s first team All-Conference selections include: PitcherIlona Andringa; Infielder—Nalleli Lopez; OutfieldersGabrielle Santos, Dana Edmundson and Pitcher/DPMadison Ragan.

Second team selections include: Infielders—Brianna Surrento and Ashley Morris.

Courtney Davis is Honorable Mention infielder.

Pitcher/DP Madison Ragan has .394 batting average with 13 homeruns and 46 RBI. As a pitcher, Ragan has a 6-5 record with one save and a 2.18 ERA.

Centerfielder Dana Edmundson is hitting .463 with 28 RBI, 48 runs scored, 27 stolen bases and one homerun.  Right-fielder Gabriela Santos has a .424 average with 2 homeruns, 45 RBI, 46 runs scored and 32 stolen bases.

Second baseman Nalleli Lopez has a .397 average with 39 RBI, 49 runs scored and 38 stolen bases.

First baseman Brianna Surrento has a .381 average with 5 homeruns, 39 RBI, and 16 stolen bases.

Shortstop Courtney Davis has a .314 average with 33 RBI, 31 runs scored and 17 stolen bases.

Third baseman Ashley Morris has a .364 average with 30 RBI and 24 stolen bases.

The defending National Champion Chipola Lady Indians (10-6) have clinched a berth in the FCSAA State Tournament. Chipola will play Miami Dade, in the first round of the tournament, Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. (CST). Win or lose, Chipola will play again at 4 p.m. game that same day.

The Lady Indians are fifth in the FCSAA State Poll. Northwest is second. Chipola finished the 2015 season at 49-10 with a Conference Championship, FCSAA State Title and NJCAA Division I National Championship. 

 

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CHIPOLA ALL-CONFERENCE PICKS—Eight Chipola softball players were named to the Panhandle All-Conference team.  Pictured from left, are: (top) Ilona Andringa, Gabrielle Santos, Dana Edmundson, Nalleli Lopez, (bottom) Madison Ragan, Brianna Surrento, Ashley Morris and Courtney Davis.

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April 28, 2016

 

CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2016 GRADUATES

 

MARIANNA—Some 400 students were eligible for graduation at Chipola College at the end of the spring semester.  Graduation exercises are scheduled for Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Dothan Civic Center.

Counted as members of the class are all who completed their degrees or vocational certificates from December of ‘15 to May of ‘16 or who will complete work at Chipola during the summer of ‘16.

The class includes the following, listed according to type of degree and hometown:

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Alford—Audrey Sterrett.

Altha—Brett Floyd, William Graham, Emily Williams, Selena Williams.

Bonifay—Thomas Herndon, Paige Lawson, Leo McCann, Jr., Mikayla Moore, William Parmer , Heather Shelby, Garet Skipper.

Bristol—Anthony Marotta, II, Jacob Reed.

Campbellton—VaQuita Clark

Chipley—Alicia Bednar, Amy Fries, Dustin Garnes, Lathan Harwell, Jaclyn Morris, Joshua Myers, Shamara Ware.

Cottondale—Tisha Davis, Anna Wescoat, Whitney Wilson.

Graceville—Victoria Brown, Justin Miles, Caitlin Register, Meagan Sanders, Jessica Singletary, Teresa Willis, Kayla Wilson.

Grand Ridge—Sherri Johnson.

Greenwood—Trivia Richardson.

Kinard—Krystal Yon.

Malone—Tatum Skipper.

Marianna—Shayn Baggett, Jamie Bodie, Cayla Davis, Sylvianna Garrett, Jennifer Harper, Michelle Jeter, Katelyn Lewis, Cason Neel, Cameron Oliver, Leslie Sims, Angelia Tiller, Cassie Willis

Vernon—Angelia Bland, Jamie Lee.

Out-of District—Jordan Skipper, Ashford, Ala.; Anthony Marotta, II and Jacob Reed, Bristol; Erin McKeown, Carrabelle; Lauren Odom, Cowarts, Ala.; Alicia Barton, Donalsonville, Ga.; Presley Plummer and Christin Wiggins, Dothan, Ala.; Brittany McKee, Gordon, Ala.; Kelissa Huggins, Gretna; Noelle Webster, Miami; Ashley McLean, Midland City, Ala.; Joseph Taylor, Milton; Taylor Chester, Panama City; Constance Mayes, Santa Rosa Beach, Katie Collins, Springfield; Anietie Ekon and Angela Pippins, Tallahassee.

Associate in Arts Degrees

Alford—Marissa Cannady, Kitana Hill-Rosario, Wendy Singleton.

Altha—Adria Aultman, Marian Bailey, Liam Brantley-Curl, Autumn Coleman, Brandee Eady, Deborah Graham, Rena O'Bryan, Duane Rogers, Jacob Tolbert, Brianna Yon.

Bascom—Joshua Blackburn, Linda Dickens, Breanna Moore, Karrie Shack.

Blountstown—Andrew Bennett, Austin Britt, Donavan Ebersole, Ased Farooqi, George Glass, Madelynn Lytle, Caleb Mills.

Bonifay—Chesney Ard, Austin Burk, Trevor Bush, Madison Collins, Holly Corne, Sierra Finch, Michala French, Grant Harris, Alyssa Jensen, Tiara Johnson, Tiffany McAdams, Morgan Pickwick, Kayla Purkey, Courtney Reeves, Kolton Russ, Savannah Ryken, Shana Sloan, Kelsey Stewart, Samuel Wells.

Bristol—Lando Brown, Hunter Jacobs, Kala Reddick, Brooke Revell.

Caryville—Tyrell Peterson.

Chipley—Jessica Belser, Christy Bess, Richard Finch, Karen Formby, Isaac Guettler, Tristan Hartzog, Brittany Hawes, Caitlin Hogue, Daniel Lane, Brittany Marsceill, Kyle Middlemass, Emaleigh Munn, Austin Padgett, Seth Pemberton, Mallary Rowell, Sierra Stoe, Trista Waits, Savannah Wall, Colby Wiggins.

Clarksville—Aelon Dykes, Chelsea Murphy, Sky Pickron, Hannah Plazarin, Amber Raisbeck, Quincy Segers, Savannah Stephens.

Cottondale—Chandler Braxton, Lindie Dilmore, James Elliot, Kendriece Gardner, Bethany Horton, Kourtnie Richardson, Elynora Sapp, Frederick Ward, Erin Wright.

Graceville—Erika Forehand, Bethany Kerr, Ashley Martin, Mary Miller, Destiny Robinson, Bethany Strickland.

Grand Ridge—Katherine Campbell, Caitlin Chason, Kristal Cooley, Farishta Estok, Amanda Fellows, Courtney Fowler, Dillon Galloway, Bianca Hernandez, Angela Jackson, George Kleinpeter, Jeffery Tye.

Greenwood—Lauryl Clark, Daniel Clubb, Kayla Dunaway, JaQuainna Hughes, Elizabeth Jones, Alexi Nix, Erin Rosa, Siddia Rushdan, Sabrina Shoup, Riby Stephens.

Hosford—Krista Black, Brittany Graham, Winton Lowery.

Kinard—Khirsten White.

Malone—Cassidy Birge, Katelyn Cross, Courtney Harrell, Angelica Livingston.

Marianna—Ravan Barnes, Drew Bennett, Kendra Bennett, Brandon Burch, Rachel Callahan, Angie Carpenter, Veronica Coachman, Levi Cobb, Stacy Croft-Holden, Mallory Dean, Shalise Dewitt, Andy Faria Quiva, Christina Fulford, John Garrett, IV, Brianna Granberry, David Horton, II, Hayden Hurst, Hannah Jackson, Joseph Johnson, Alexis Kendall, Michelle Kilpatrick, Faith Kpandee, Chelsea Kuhajda, Kendall Lowery, Kate Mayo, Emoree McCarter-Smith, Danielle Melvin, Steven Miller, Keionna Mitchell, Irene Muniz, Mitchell Nobles, Marcus Pender, Rebecca Pitts, Jerrod Rabon, Peter Ratzlaff, Kimberly Reed, Kelsey Rehberg, Marah Rockwell, Stephen Rogers, Haden Searcy, Andrew Shouse, Amy Snell, Jared Standiford, Elizabeth Stewart, Dan Suggs, Hailey Tew, Shayli Tharp, Jenifer Turner, Landon Turnmire, Cheyenne Welch.

Ponce De Leon—Ethan Merchant.

Sneads—Odra Chapman, Brandon Comerford, Savanna Gilley, Randy Howell, Lauren Locke, Jacob McKinney, Ashtin McMullian, Logan Neel, Jenna Poole, Michelle Walden.

Vernon—Chanice Bowers, Jaclyn Coatney.

Westville—Jamie Jacobs, Ciara Lee, Jonathan Owens.

Out-of-District—Tristen Parrish, Appalachicola; Savannah Shelley, Ashford, Ala.; Hudson Graham, Canton, Ga.; Steven Rooks, Charlotte, N.C.; Taylor Wood, Chattahoochee; Madison Ragan, Coleman, Ga.; Jody Eslinger, Cottonwood, Ala.; James Estes and Margaret Wiedeman, Crawfordville; Josiah Brooks, Patricia Caldwell-Jett, Alex Ozbun, Olivia Saunders and Amaris Somma, Dothan, Ala.; Maurice Cooley, Jacksonville; Elizabeth Osburn, Kennesaw, Ga.; Austin Spears, Montevallo, Ala.; Courtney Howell, Panama City; Dana Edmundson, Panama City Beach; Aisha Edwards, Parkland; Rosemarie Julien, Port St. Lucie; Joseph Edwards, II and Anastasia Mote, Quincy; Nalleli Lopez-Tobias, Saltillo, MX; Cynthia Petke Kemayou, Silver Springs, Md.; Courtney Davis and Lana Skipper, Tallahassee; and Franklin Van Gurp, West Palm Beach.

Associate in Science Degrees

Altha—Joseph King, Shawneen Womble.

Bascom—Chelsea Dixson, Emily Stephens.

Blountstown—Delynda Bailey, Jose Duran-Romulo, Jennifer Palmberg, Ashley Van Lierop.

Bonifay—Mason Carnley, Courtney Reeves, April Yates.

Bristol—Kourtney Grice, Elisabeth Potter-Ammons, Whitney Taylor, Emily Whittaker, Crystal Womble.

Chipley—Brenda Killings, Christopher McLeroy, Jessie Owen, Phillip Pippin, Kevin Rollins, Tammy Waits.

Clarksville—Jacob Wainwright.

Cottondale—Tina Mathena.

Graceville—Mary Miller.

Grand Ridge—Tabitha Allen, Melinda Baxter, Kelsey Couch, Christin Fowler.

Greenwood—Cherease Charlton, Andrea Dunaway, Tommy Harkrider, Jr., April Linton.

Hosford—Danae Holmberg.

Marianna—Brittany Ackerman, Robert Best, Sejal Bhakta, Sylvia Bryant, Nicholas Byrd, Bradach Carlson, Samantha Chambliss, Cassandra Guadiana, Faith Kpandee, Christopher Lambe, Kelsey Rehberg, Hannah Truette.

Sneads—Joshua Weeks, Caitlin Wilson.

Out-of-District—Mehdy Ngouama, Blanck-Nesmil, France; Ali Sinera, Dippakunda, Gambia; Christopher Johnson and Melissa Pintado, Chattahoochee; Cindy Roberts, Cottonwood, Ala.; Melinda Smith, Donalsonville, Ga.; Cericca Brown, Candice Evans and Christopher Herrell, Dothan, Ala.; Sueterrica Key, Dubach, La.; Maurice Rivers, Fayetteville, Ga.;;Junior Sanitel, Mays Landing, N.J.; Lisa Callahan, Alli Guy, Julia Hales, Sylvia Hilton, Ginny Smith and Chris Stylianou, Panama City; Hannah Price, Port St Joe; Ahsia Gray, Mollie Sampson and Crystal Tzintzun, Quincy; Gabriela Santos, Sao Paula Brazi, Spain; Savannah Lee, Caren Parslow and Jessica Woodell, Tallahassee; Eric Lockett, Warner Robbins, Ga.; Phyllis Reddick, Wewahitchka and Jessica Barton, Youngstown..

Workforce Development Certificates

Altha—Matthew Ayers, Liam Brantley-Curl, Lindsey Doyal.         

Bonifay—Skylar Bess.

Chipley—Dorothy Marshall.

Cotttondale—Roy Pepples.

Graceville—Richard Hopper, Taylor Smith.

Grand Ridge—Aaron Aydelotte.

Greenwood—William Roberts.

Malone—Joshua Carr, Lacie Evans.

Marianna—John Anderson, Jordan Anderson, Donna Andreasen, Colin Barrentine, Cody Baxter, Jena Demaree, Michael Lamb, Michael Lepko, Brittney Neal, Joshua Norman, Amber Roberson, Christopher Rockwell, Dustin Russell, Brooke Wilson.

Sneads—Kathleen Cobb, LaToya Terry.

Out-of-District—Jonathon Money, Gordon, Ala.; Mark Richards, II, Headland, Ala.; Ricky Ricardo, Slocomb, Ala. and Thomas Slater, Smiths, Ala.

 

College Credit Certificates

Altha—Adrian Lovelace.

Blountstown—Susan Causey.

Bonifay—Destiny Martinez.

Chipley—Percy Brent, Joshua Steverson.

Cotttondale—Valerie Shackelford.

Marianna—Kaitlyn Kosciw, Christopher Mock, Ryan Riley, Logan Stone, Terrence Sylvester.

Westville—Marcus Jackson.

Out-of-District—Matthew Rentz, Tallahassee.

 

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April 28, 2016

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CHIPOLA COMMENCEMENT MAY 5 IN DOTHAN

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College 2016 Commencement Ceremony is set for Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m., at the Dothan Civic Center. The address is 126 St. Andrews Street, Dothan, AL, 36303.

Counted as members of the class are all who will complete degrees or certificates from December of 2015 to May of 2016 or during the Summer 2016 terms. 

Diplomas will be awarded for Bachelor of Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts and Workforce Development Certificates.

Graduates may invite an unlimited number of family members and guests to share the event. The ceremony will be broadcast live via internet on YouTube available at this link:   https://www.youtube.com/user/ChipolaCollege

Leonard Hamilton, head basketball coach at Florida State University, will deliver the commencement address. He is a former head coach at Oklahoma State University, the University of Miami, and the NBA's Washington Wizards. In 23 years as a collegiate head coach, his teams have qualified for seven NCAA tournaments and eight NITs, highlighted by appearances in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen in 2000 with Miami and 2011 with Florida State.

For information, contact the Admissions and Records Office at 850-718-2311 or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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April 28, 2016

 

JOB FAIR MAY 3 AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNAChipola College and Career Source Chipola will host a Job Fair, Tuesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Milton Johnson Center (located on College Street). 

Anyone looking for employment is encouraged to attend the fair for the opportunity to meet with hiring managers from various employers across the area.  The first hour of the fair is reserved for veterans and Chipola Students.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register at www.employflorida.com and bring an updated resume to the event.

For information, call 850-633-4419 or 850-718-2270.

 

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April 28, 2016

 Chipola Recognizes Students 04/28/16

CHIPOLA STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials recognized the accomplishments of two students—Donovan Ebersole and Olivia Saunders—at a press conference at the college Tuesday. 

Donovan Ebersole of Blountstown recently was named a Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar. He also is a member of the All-Florida Academic First Team. A portrait of Ebersole will hang on Chipola’s Academic Wall of Honor.

Ebersole coordinated the first annual Science Day at Chipola for area high school students. In partnership with the Science Club and Honors Club, local high students were invited to learn fun aspects of science while exploring careers in science. As co-coordinator of the event, Ebersole raised money, arranged for speakers, and directed the day’s events for 75 area students.

Ebersole is majoring in Mathematics at Chipola. He plans to continue his education in Mathematics or Physics at an area college or university. He is considering FSU, UWF, or possibly a math education major at Chipola.  Ebersole is the son of Sarai and Kevin Ebersole of Blountstown.

Olivia Saunders is a member of the All-Florida Academic Second Team. Saunders will graduate from Chipola in May and plans to attend Auburn University to purse a degree in Biomedical Sciences with the hopes of becoming a Physical Therapist.

Saunders is a 2014 Honor graduate of Chipley High. At Chipola, she is a member of the Honors program and serves as a tutor in the ACE Lab. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa leadership team, Mu Alpha Theta, Science Club, Chipola Pre-Med Society. She also was elected the 2016 Chipola Homecoming Queen. For her PTK Service Project, Saunders led a drive to collect can tabs to provide housing for families of children who are in the Shriners Hospital in Tampa. She also led an effort to purchase toys and games for children in area hospitals. Saunders is the daughter of Clay and Susan Saunders of Chipley.

Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, says, “Donovan and Olivia represent the best of the best students from across the nation. We are proud they chose Chipola College, and know they will continue to make us proud in the future.”

Both students are active in the college chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,275 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 states and around the world. Dr. Pam Rentz, Dean of the Chipola School of Education, is the faculty adviser to PTK.

 

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE—Chipola College officials recognized the accomplishments of two students—Donovan Ebersole and Olivia Saunders—at a press conference at the college Tuesday. 

Pictured from left, are: Dr. Pam Rentz, Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Olivia Saunders, Donovan Ebersole and Dr. Jason Hurst.

 

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April 28, 2016

 

WINESTOCK FOUNDATION AND NAACP SCHOLARSHIPS AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation will offer three new partial tuition and/or books scholarship to a resident of Jackson County who is a graduating senior or current student at Chipola College enrolled in a Workforce Program.  

Applicants must be a member of the NAACP and submit proof of membership with the scholarship application. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester at Chipola, and must follow standard college requirements. Application deadline is June 7. 

Submit applications to: Winestock Foundation and NAACP Scholarships, P.O. Box 525, Marianna, FL 32447.

Chipola Workforce Development programs include: Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Welding, Cosmetology, Automotive Service Technology, Firefighting, Law Enforcement and Corrections. 

 

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April 28, 2016

 Chipola Science Club Speaker 04/28/16

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ANDERSON TALKS BOTANY AT CHIPOLA—Dr. Loran Anderson recently presented a lecture on Forensic Biology to members of the Chipola College Science Club Science. Pictured from left, are: Chris Johnson, Colby Wiggins, Blake Anderson, Loran Anderson (guest speaker) Hayden Hurst, Daniel Lane and Isaac Guettler.

 

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April 28, 2016

 Chipola Science Day 04/28/16

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SCIENCE DAY AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College recently hosted a Science Day for 70 area high school students. Chipola student coordinators at left Madelyn Lytle and Donovan Ebersole organized the event which featured five stations.  A demonstration station included Making Elephant Toothpaste. Another station featured professionals from medicine, pharmacy and engineering discussing career opportunities. Advisers from Chipola were on hand to discuss educational programs. Students enjoyed games with liquid nitrogen, virtual welding, chain gun, rocket fuel, virtual reality and a robot that could solve a Rubik’s Cube.

 

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April 28, 2016

 Superhero At Chipola 4/28/16

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CHIPOLA’S CHILDREN PRODUCTION SUPERHERO? IS MAY 12—The Chipola College Children’s Theatre production of Superhero? is Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. You’ve heard of Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman? Get ready for the newest superhero, Joe! The only problem is that he doesn’t have any superpowers. Join his wacky group of superhero friends as they discover what it means to be a true hero. The cast will sing, dance, and fight their way to help Joe discover that there may be a little superhero in all of us. The show is directed by Charles Sirmon with original script by Chris Manasco. Tickets are available on-line at www.chipola.edu, or at the Center for the Arts Box Office. Join Chipola Theatre on Facebook or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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April 28, 2016

 Softball Goodie Bags 4/28/16

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PLAYS APRIL 29 IN STATE TOURNEY

 

MARIANNA—The defending National Champion Chipola Lady Indians (10-6) play Miami Dade in the first round of the FCSAA State Tournament, Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. (CST) in Vero Beach. Win or lose, Chipola will play again at 4 p.m. game that same day.

The tournament continues April 30 with the championship game set for Sunday, May 1.

The Lady Indians enter the tournament with eight players from the Panhandle All-Conference team. Ilona Andringa was Panhandle Conference Pitcher of the Year. She has a 21-3 record and one save in 26 outings with a 1.12 ERA. Pitcher/DP Madison Ragan has .394 batting average with 13 homeruns and 46 RBI. As a pitcher, Ragan has a 6-5 record with one save and a 2.18 ERA.

Centerfielder Dana Edmundson is hitting .463 with 28 RBI, 48 runs and 27 stolen bases.  Right-fielder Gabriela Santos has a .424 average with 45 RBI, 46 runs and 32 stolen bases. Second baseman Nalleli Lopez has a .397 average with 39 RBI, 49 runs and 38 stolen bases. First baseman Brianna Surrento has a .381 average with 5 homeruns, 39 RBI, and 16 stolen bases. Shortstop Courtney Davis has a .314 average with 33 RBI, 31 runs and 17 stolen bases. Third baseman Ashley Morris has a .364 average with 30 RBI and 24 stolen bases.

Chipola (10-6) finished second in the league behind conference champion Northwest (14-2). Other league records are: Gulf Coast (7-9), Pensacola (4-12) and Tallahassee (5-11).  

The Lady Indians split a pair with Louisiana State Eunice in Mississippi on April 22, winning game one, 6-4, and losing game two, 5-4.

Chipola swept Pensacola in an April 14 double-header. In game one, Ilona Andringa was the winning pitcher. Madison Ragan had a homerun, and four Chipola players had one hit each: Ragan, Nalleli Lopez, Jamie Morgan and Ashley Morris.  In game two, Chipola outlasted Pensacola, 2-1. Madison Ragan and Brianna Surrento shared pitching duties in the win. Dana Edmondson was 2 for 3. Nalleli Lopez was 2 for 3.

Chipola split with Northwest on April 9, winning 7-4, and losing 3-2. Surrento was the winning pitcher, and also went 2 for 3 at the plate. Gabriela Santos was 3 for 4. Lopez was 2 for 4. Madison Ragan had a homerun. In the game one, loss, 3-2, Edmundson and Surrento were both 1 for 2.

The Lady Indians are fifth in the FCSAA State Poll. Northwest is second. Chipola finished the 2015 season at 49-10 with a Conference Championship, FCSAA State Title and NJCAA Division I National Championship. 

 

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL HEADED TO STATE—Chipola AFC President Matt White presents goodie bags to members of the Chipola softball team before they head for the state tournament in Vero Beach.

 

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April 28, 2016

 Chipola Baseball Jay Estes 4/28/16

INDIANS HEADED TO STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

 

MARIANNA—For the second straight year, the Chipola Indians are the Champions of the Panhandle Baseball Conference.

 The Indians finished out the conference with 14-0 win over Pensacola on April 23. Landon Faulkner (5-1) got the win for Chipola. Reynaldo Rivera and Wood Myers were both 2 for 4. Tyler Osik, Rivera and Michael Hickman each had homeruns in the game.

 The Indians will play in the first round of the FCSAA State Tournament at noon (CST) Monday, May 16, at Henley Field in Lakeland.   Chipola will face the winner of a matchup between an unnamed wild card team and the Suncoast Runner Up. A win would put the Indians in a 3 p.m. (CST) game, Tuesday, May 17. A loss would move the Indians to the noon (CST) game on May 17.  The championship game is set for Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m. (CST).

The Conference standings as of April 28, are: Chipola (16-4), Gulf Coast (13-7), Northwest (8-12), Tallahassee (8-12), and Pensacola (5-15). Chipola is ranked second in the FCSAA State Baseball Poll, behind top-ranked Santa Fe. Gulf Coast is fourth.

The Indians won the title with a 9-0 blanking of Tallahassee on April 17. Brady Acker (4-0) was the winning pitcher. Tekwaan White was 2 for 4 with a homerun. Michael Hickman was 2 for 4. Reese Cooley also had a homerun.

Chipola split their last two games with Northwest, including an 8-7 loss on April 16, and a 6-5 win on April 15. Ryan Shauger (3-0) got the win on the mound in the April 15 game. Jose Caballero was 3 for 5. Reynaldo Rivera was 3 for 4.

For the latest in Chipola sports news, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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