April 7, 2008

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS LEARN IN COSTA RICA DURING SPRING BREAK

 

            MARIANNA—Several Chipola College students and Spanish professor Dr. Mark Ebel traveled to Samara Beach, Costa Rica, during the college’s Spring Break.

            Students will earn 3 hours of credit in Spanish Travel Study (SPN 1170) on the Pacific Costa Rican Beach campus and stay in homes with a Costa Rican family in a rural setting.

            The trip will include classes in Spanish, cooking, dance and surfing with excursions to the rainforest and sea turtle refuge.

            Dr. Ebel said, “The most challenging part of the trip is staying with a family which takes a bit of courage.” While the students all have different reasons for making the journey, Ebel says that all will benefit from being immersed in a Spanish-speaking culture.

            Alice Carroll Miller of Bonifay hopes to improve her Spanish fluency to help in work as a teacher Spanish teacher at Ponce De Leon and Bethlehem High Schools.

            Heather Eskuchen of Marianna says, “I just like to travel, surf and dance, and I want to be able to teach my kids, so they can grow up with Spanish.”

            Valoris Richardson of Greenwood is making the trip because she likes to learn about other cultures.  “I want to familiarize myself with Spanish which will be a valuable skill as I pursue a career in Social Work,” she said. 

            Maria Kenyon of Donalsonville, GA, wants to improve her conversational Spanish as she is planning to become a foreign language teacher. She is currently in Chipola’s most advanced class, Spanish 4.

            Sharon Robinson of Eustiss is a social work major at UWF. She hopes to become more fluent in Spanish to help in her work as a member of a local Emergency Response Team. 

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CHIPOLA GOES COSTA RICA— Several Chipola College students and Spanish professor Dr. Mark Ebel traveled to Samara Beach, Costa Rica, during the college’s Spring Break. Pictured from left, are: Alice Carroll-Miller of Bonifay, Valoris Richardson of Greenwood, Heather Eskuchen of Marianna and Maria Kenyon of Donalsonville, GA. Not pictured is Sharon Robinson of Eustiss

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April 7, 2008

 

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR JAZZMATAZZ TICKETS ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola Show Choir’s Jazzmatazz go on sale March 24.

            Three performances of the annual song and dance show will be presented April 18-20 in the Chipola Theatre. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m., with the Sunday, April 20, show at 2 p.m.

            Tickets—$10 for adults and $5 for 18 and under—are available from Show Choir members or in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Show Choir Spring Tour.

            Chipola students and staff can get one free ticket in the Fine Arts Office.

            For more information, call Joan Stadsklev at 718-2301.

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April 7, 2008

 

CHIPOLA SPANISH PROFESSOR TO HOST LECTURE/FILM SERIES

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Spanish professor Dr. Mark Ebel will present part two of a Spanish Lecture/Film Series, Thursday, April 10.

            Ebel will deliver a lecture on “The Legacy of the Spanish Conquest,” followed by a screening of the documentary film, The Last Conquistador, produced by John Valdez and Christina Ibarra. 

            The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Lecture Hall (Y107) in the Chipola College Public Service Building.  The series is free and open to the public. 

            For information, contact Dr. Ebel at 718-2282.

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April 7, 2008

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST FREE CONCERTS APRIL 10 AND 13

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a pair of free concerts, April 10 and April 13.

            The Chipola Chamber Chorus and Jazz Band will present a free concert, entitled “A Musical Prism,” Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Theatre.        

            A free concert of music majors, entitled “Classics on a Sunday Afternoon,” is April 13 at 2 p.m. The concert will feature selected music majors in recital in the McLendon Fine Arts Building.

            For information, call Joan Stadsklev at 718-2301.

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April 7, 2008

 

PUBLIC INVITED TO UF AG AND LIFE SCIENCES MEETING AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a University of Florida Gator Gathering on Monday, April 14, at 6 p.m., in the Continuing Education Conference Center. 

            Dr. Kirby Barrick, Dean of the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, will be on hand to share information regarding career opportunities in technical agriculture. 

            Dinner will be served.  Reservations should be made by April 10 at 850-718-2270, or riviereb@chipola.edu

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April 7, 2008

SCULPTURE EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA—Tallahassee artist Mark J. Fletcher will present an exhibit entitled, “Essential Nature” in the gallery of the McLendon Fine Arts Building on the Chipola College campus, April13 through May 3. The exhibit is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

            Fletcher had already built his own kick wheel and two wood-fired kilns in his backyard by the end of high school, but it was during his apprenticeship with a ceramic artist in Japan that he developed his art through the medium of clay.

            Fletcher lived in Japan in the 1990’s where he studied sculpture, ceramic design and ink painting. His study of sumi-e has inspired him to combine his poetry with other media. His Turtle Hill Clay Studio in Tallahassee is named for a small town in Kyoto, Japan where Mark and his wife, Sara, lived.

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April 7, 2008

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled: Child Abuse and Neglect, April 11,  6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, April 12, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, April 14 and 16, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, April 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), April 21 and 23, 6 to 9 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Observing and Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday’s and Wednesday’s, May 7 through June 16, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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April 7, 2008

 

PUBLIC INVITED TO APRIL 17 MEETING OF BLUE SPRINGS GROUP

 

            MARIANNA—The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Jackson Blue Spring Basin Working Group, Thursday, April 17, in the Continuing Education Building Conference Room at Chipola College.

            Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. with a lunch break.

            Chipola science professor Allan Tidwell, Working Group Leader, will direct the meeting.

            Chuck Hatcher, Director of Jackson County Parks and Recycling will provide an update of Blue Springs Park.

            Edd Sorenson of Cave Adventurers will give an update on Cave System Exporation.

            David Wright, Professor of Agronomy University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center will discuss Reduced Environmental Impacts from Row Crops in a Sod Based Rotation.

            Annett Rudlaff, Source Water Protection Specialist, Florida Rural Water Association will give an Update and Overview of Source Water Protection Implementation Methods.

            Bill Stanton, Executive Director, Jackson County Development Council will discuss New Economic and Developmental Projects for Jackson County and the Impact on Water Resources.

            Darryl Boudreau, Northwest District Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will provide an update on Amnesty for Sinkhole Cleanup Project. Boudreau also serves as moderator for a meeting of the Jackson County Spring/Sinkhole Cleanup Amnesty Committee.

            The Blue Springs Working group’s annual Old Timer’s Day is set for Saturday, May 3, at Blue Springs. For information on Old Timer’s Day, or to volunteer, contact Chad Taylor at cct@phonl.com.  

            For information, contact Vicki Mathis at 850-718-2289, or Allan Tidwell at 526-2761, Ext. 3248 or email tidwella@chipola.edu .

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April 7, 2008

CNA CLASS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Application deadline is April 25 for Chipola College’s next Certified Nursing Assistant class.

The 12-week course runs May 5 through Aug. 27, and will meet Monday Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Applicants must complete a college application and take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) available in the college Testing Office.

For information, call Stacey Sapp at 718-2316.

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April 7, 2008

 

SECOND PLACE CHIPOLA HOSTS PJC WEDNESDAY

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians have a chance to challenge the first place Pirates in Pensacola on Tuesday, April 8. The Indians host Pensacola, Wednesday, April 9, 5 p.m., game at Chipola stadium.

            The Indians kept a firm hold on second placed in the Conference race after splitting a pair of weekend games with Tallahassee. Chipola (8-4) is a game and a half behind first place Pensacola (9-2). North Florida (5-5) is third. TCC (6-6) is fourth. OW is 4-8 and Gulf Coast is 2-9.

The Indians scored six runs in the first inning to whip TCC 12-4 on Friday, April 4. Jordan Lucas had the Indians’ only hit of the inning, a two-run homer.

            Jason Bailey was the winning pitcher for Chipola in the game that was called in the eighth due to the run rule. Jason Bailey was the winning pitcher for the Indians.

            Chipola dropped an April 6 game at Tallahassee, 7-6.

            The Indians play at Gulf Coast, April 11, and return home to host the Commodores on Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m. Chipola hosts OW, Tuesday, April 15, at 5 p.m. before heading to Niceville on Wednesday, April 16. Chipola’s last home game of the conference season is a 5 p.m. game with North Florida on Friday, April 18. The Indians finish out the season in Madison on April 19.

            The defending state and national champion Indians are fourth in the FCCAA State Poll. Pensacola is first. North Florida is eighth.

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April 7, 2008

 

LADY INDIANS LEAD CONFERENCE SOFTBALL RACE

           

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians (8-2) moved into first place in the Panhandle Conference after sweeping Gulf Coast in a pair of games on April 2.

            Tara Gainer hit a walk off home to give Chipola the 2-1 win in game one. Brook Muth was the winning pitcher. Amber Weeks got the 3-1 win in game two.

            Gulf Coast (7-3) is second in the league. PJC and TCC are tied for third at 5-5. OW is 4-6 and NFL is 1-9.

            The Lady Indians head to Pensacola Tuesday, April 8, and to Tallahassee on Thursday, April 10.

            Chipola’s final home game of the season is Tuesday, April 15—a 4 p.m. double-header with Okaloosa-Walton. The Lady Indians finish league play at Gulf Coast on April 17.

            The defending state and national champion Lady Indians are ranked fourth in the FCCAA state poll. Gulf Coast is second.

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April 7, 2008

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST CULTURAL CELEBRATION

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Social and Behavioral Sciences Department will host a Cultural Celebration!” event, Wednesday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Social Science Building C.  

Dr. Joette Naftel, Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences department, said, “The purpose of the event is to increase awareness of the many diverse cultures in our world as we become more global within the many sociological institutions.”

Contemporary Sociology students are highlighting the seven continents by selecting various cultures within their continent. There will be entertainment including music, dancing, and marital arts demonstrations to illustrate each of the cultures along with displays of various cultures. 

For the inaugural year, the Chipola students are inviting the community and the sixth grade classes from the surrounding counties.   

Community members or cultural groups interested in participating, should contact Angela Paul at pitbull_charm@yahoo.com or Jonathan Sober at collegeboundjds@yahoo.com

 

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April 10, 2008

 

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS ATTEND FLORIDA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES—Chipola College math and science education students and faculty presented an abstract at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences at Jacksonville University in March.  The students presented an abstract—Groundwater in Science Education—designed to teach K-12 students the importance of groundwater issues using a bedrock groundwater flow model, water quality testing and inquiry based scientific fieldwork.  Students are, from left: Lori Holland, Danny Rutherford, Nathan Day and Deborah Yglesias.  The students were accompanied by professors Dr. Santine Cuccio, Dr. David Hilton and Allan Tidwell.

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April 10, 2008

 

CHIPOLA ARTS SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

 

            MARIANNA—Scholarship audition dates and deadlines for music, art, theatre, show choir and jazz band at Chipola College for 2008-09 year have been announced.         

            Visual Art Application and portfolio deadline is April 18. Show Choir Auditions are April 22. Music and Theatre Scholarship Audition dates are April 24.            Scholarships also are available for Show Choir, Jazz Band, and Chamber Chorus. 

            Students wishing to be considered for scholarship consideration in the Jazz Band and/or Chamber Chorus should contact Joan Stadsklev, Director of Fine and Performing Arts.

            Show Choir auditions are Tuesday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in the Arts Center. with solo vocal auditions followed by a group dance routine. The Show Choir is open to all full-time students. Incoming freshmen and current Chipola students are encouraged to audition. Students should come with: comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition; a completed Show Choir Application (available in the Fine Arts Office or on the Chipola Website www.chipola.edu  (Fine and Performing Arts Page – Music Department), and an accompanied vocal solo.  Students must bring either sheet music or an accompaniment track. Unaccompanied auditions are not accepted.

            High School graduates with acceptable academic records and music, theatre, and art aptitude 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.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the Chipola Foundation.

            Applications for art, music, theatre, and Show Choir may be obtained by phoning 850-718-2277 or 850-718-2301, or stadsklevj@chipola.edu. Applications are available on the college web site: www.chipola.edu by going to Departments and clicking on “Fine and Performing Arts.”  

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April 10, 2008

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled: Child Abuse and Neglect, April 11,  6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, April 12, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, April 14 and 16, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, April 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), April 21 and 23, 6 to 9 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Observing and Recording Child Behavior course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, May 7 through June 16, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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April 10, 2008

 

AREA TEACHERS TO PRESENT AT CHIPOLA REGIONAL ARTS MEETING

 

            MARIANNA—Area school teachers and students will present their mini-grant projects at the Chipola Regional Arts Association meeting on Tuesday, April 15.

            Teachers will describe how they used their mini-grant awards from the CRAA to enhance arts programming in their schools this year.  Anthony Strickland from Sneads Elementary will share the musical equipment he was able to purchase. Golson Elementary teachers Debra Menacof and Tanya Wiggins will share their paper-making project.  Golson music teacher Karen Smith will share how the records-to-CD conversion benefited her school. Wayne Tanner, Marianna Middle, will share how art supplies were used by his students.  Flora Beard from Dayspring Christian Academy will present her Spanish-English songbooks for her students.  Cottondale Band director Rebecca Thomas will discuss instrument refurbishing project.  Blountstown Middle and High School Band Director Gretchen Reiter will showcase her band programs. Music teacher Amanda Kay Johnson received grants for Hope School and for Jackson Alternative School to purchase musical instrumentals and instructional resources.  Gayle Grissett from W.R. Tolar School in Liberty County received a grant for “Kodaly Approach” to Music Literacy. Janet Edeeward from Blountstown Middle and High Schools will share how monies were used for the middle school production of “Treasure Island,” the high school production of “The Music Man,” and art supplies to make personality masks.

            CRAA awarded 23 mini-grants to enhance the arts in schools. CRAA also awards scholarships in the arts to Chipola College, underwrites the Chipola Artist Series, provides free arts programming for elementary school children and sponsors the annual “Sunday Afternoon with the Arts” featuring local visual artists.

            The public is invited to attend CRAA’s April 15 meeting at Jim’s Buffet in Marianna. The Dutch-treat luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., with the meeting at noon. 

            For more information, phone 850-718-2301.

 

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April 10, 2008

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST CULTURAL CELEBRATION

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Social and Behavioral Sciences Department will host a “Cultural Celebration!” event, Wednesday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Social Science Building C.  

Dr. Joette Naftel, Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences department, said, “The purpose of the event is to increase awareness of the many diverse cultures in our world as we become more global within the many sociological institutions.”

Contemporary Sociology students are highlighting the seven continents by selecting various cultures within their continent. There will be entertainment including music, dancing, and martial arts demonstrations to illustrate each of the cultures along with displays of various cultures. 

For the inaugural year, the Chipola students are inviting the community and the sixth grade classes from the surrounding counties.   

Community members or cultural groups interested in participating, should contact Angela Paul at pitbull_charm@yahoo.com or Jonathan Sober at collegeboundjds@yahoo.com

 

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April 10, 2008

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST NUCLEAR POWER SEMINAR

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Science Club will host a seminar on Nuclear Power and Radiological Safety, Wednesday, April 16, at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall of the Literature Language Building.

            Dwight Hostetter of Southern Nuclear is the guest speaker. He is the Radiological Services Supervisor for several nuclear sites including the Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan.

            For information, call Dr. Jeff Bodart at 526-2761, Ext. 3252.

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April 10, 2008

 

LADY INDIANS LEAD SOFTBALL RACE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians (10-2) lead the Panhandle Softball Conference race. Gulf Coast (9-3) is in second. TCC (6-6) is third. PJC and OW are both 5-7. NFL is 1-11.

            The Lady Indians swept Pensacola in a pair of games on April 8. Brooke Muth was the winning pitcher in a 12-1 win in game one. Chasity Covington was four for four with two homeruns and three runs scored. 

            Chipola won game two over Pensacola, 6-5, behind the pitching of Amber Weeks. Tera Gainer was two for four with a homerun and a double.

            The Lady Indians head to Tallahassee on Thursday, April 10. Chipola plays at North Florida on Sunday, April 13, in double-header that was rained out on April 5.

            Chipola’s hosts Okaloosa-Walton, Tuesday, April 15, at 4 p.m., in the final home game of the season. The Lady Indians finish league play at Gulf Coast on April 17.

            The defending state and national champion Lady Indians are ranked fourth in the FCCAA state poll. Gulf Coast is second.

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April 10, 2008

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL STILL SECOND IN LEAGUE

           

 MARIANNA—The defending national champion Chipola Indians held onto second place in the conference race after splitting a pair with first place Pensacola on April 8 and 9. The Indians scored a big 15-9 win over Pensacola on April 9. Kyle Regnault earned the win for Chipola. The Indians lost a 3-2 contest at Pensacola on April 8. With six games remaining, Chipola (9-5) is just behind Pensacola (10-3). TCC (8-6) is close behind in third. North Florida (5-8) is fourth. OW is 4-10 and Gulf Coast is 5-9. The top two teams in the league earn a berth in the state tournament in May.

            The Indians scored six runs in the first inning to whip TCC 12-4 on April 4. Jordan Lucas had the Indians’ only hit of the inning, a two-run homer. Chipola dropped an April 6 game at Tallahassee, 7-6.

            The Indians play at Gulf Coast, Friday, April 11, and return home to host the Commodores on Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m. Chipola hosts OW, Tuesday, April 15, at 5 p.m. before heading to Niceville on April 16. Chipola’s last home game of the conference season is a 5 p.m. game with North Florida on Friday, April 18. The Indians finish out the season in Madison on April 19.

            The defending state and national champion Indians are fourth in the FCCAA State Poll.

            For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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April 10, 2008

 

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold early summer registration for current students, Tuesday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer I classes begin May 6. Summer II classes begin June 23. Many evening and distance learning courses are available during the two six-week summer sessions. Some classes have been extended to run for 12 weeks rather than 6.  

Current students with 30 or more hours may register for both terms on April 15. Current students with one or more hour may register for both terms on April 16.  Online registration also is available for students who qualify.

Fees for early registration must be paid by April 24. Scholarship recipients should contact the Business Office by April 24 to declare fee payment method. Students from Georgia and Alabama pay in-state tuition.

New students planning to enroll in Summer I classes are encouraged to apply by the April 21 deadline. New student registration for Summer I is May 5. Students who take at least one class during either summer term may register early for Fall 2008 classes.

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu 

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs. The college also offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science, Business, Nursing, Special Education and Elementary Education.

The new Summer Schedule is available online at www.chipola.edu.

For information, call 850- 718-2211.

 

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CHIPOLA EARLY SUMMER REGISTRATION—Chipola College students Marissa Chason and Dustin Ballard study bones in a college science lab.  Chipola will hold early summer registration for current students, Tuesday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Summer Schedule is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 850- 718-2211.

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April 17, 2008

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials recognized the academic accomplishments of two academic students during a press conference Thursday.

Glen Thompson of Malone was named to USA Today’s All-American Academic Second Team and to the All Florida Academic First Team.

Alicia Hatcher was named to USA Today’s All-American Academic Third Team and to the All Florida Academic First Team. She also was one of 20 students recognized internationally as a Guistwhite Scholar. 

Both students were featured in an April issue of USA Today. Both students are key members of the Chipola Nu Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges.  Chipola earned a Distinguished Service Hallmark Award at the recent international convention. Alicia Hatcher was presented a Distinguished Chapter Officer Award. 

            Glen Thompson is the Service officer for the Chipola’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Much of his work has been environmental in nature. During his freshmen year he led Phi Theta Kappa in a project to purchase the rights to Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth.” He rented the local movie theater and provided two free public showings a month before the national release. 

            Thompson said, “This film helped me to realize that each of us has an obligation to protect and preserve the world in which we live. My objective has been to encourage people to change how they use resources.  I began recycling personally and initiated activities involving clean-ups of beaches, rivers, and other ecologically sensitive areas.  We now have recycling bins on our campus and serve as a collection center.”  

            Thompson also has worked to help his community prepare for disaster by organizing a Community Emergency Response Training Team on campus.

            He worked with the Adopt-a-school and Project Prom initiatives for Hurricane Katrina victims in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The Chipola team provided school supplies and encouragement to the students.

            Thompson coordinated breast cancer awareness seminar on campus and raised money for the American Cancer Society, Habitat and United Way

            He serves as a volunteer coach, referee and mentor for youth sports. He is a volunteer with the Jackson County Association for Retarded Citizens and Partners for Pets Animal Shelter. He coordinated a leadership conference at Chipola for area high school seniors and the Leaders of Promise conference for juniors.

Thompson is the son of Marcia and Tommy Thompson.

Alicia Hatcher was named to USA Today’s All-American Academic Third Team and to the All Florida Academic First Team. She was one of 20 students recognized internationally as a Guistwhite Scholar.  She is also a Coca-Cola Foundation Scholar.

An early-admission student to Chipola, she is a member of Chipola Honors program, president of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honorary and Public Relations officer in the college’s award-winning chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

She was a leader in Phi Theta Kappa’s Project Prom for hurricane Katrina victims at Bay St. Louis High School in Mississippi. She led a team of Chipola students who collected 250 prom gowns and put on a prom for students at the hurricane-ravaged school. Hatcher said, “This project made me value the simple things in my life that I take for granted each day.  I will be a lifetime believer in the power of service projects and the power of one person to make a difference in the lives of others. Walking into prom, I knew our hard work had made a difference in the lives of those students and ours.”

            Hatcher also is a Chipola Student Ambassador and a member of the Student Government Association. She has worked to promote literacy to students of all ages. She led a project to provide each elementary school in the district a free book. She also organized a book-signing for Paula Stark, author of Abraham the Alligator.

            In the Characters with Class program Chipola students visited local schools and wore costumes to represent characters from various books.  The “Behind the Scenes,” project brought middle schools to the college to construct life-size scenes from a novel they had read.

            Hatcher also worked to conduct a free ACT prep course and served as a tutor in the Academic Center for Excellence learning lab on campus. 

            Hatcher was the 2007 Salutatorian at Graceville High. She was crowned Miss Florida Palm in 2007.  She is the daughter of Chuck and Patte Hatcher of Greenwood. She is active in the Youth group of the First Baptist Church of Graceville. During the summer, she works as a lifeguard at Blue Springs Recreation Area.

            Hatcher plans to transfer to Florida State University and then to dental school.  She hopes to graduate from either University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Dentistry or Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and to specialize in cosmetic dentistry or orthodontics.

Chipola English instructor Pam Rentz is faculty adviser to the college chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMICS—Chipola College officials recognized the academic accomplishments of two students during a recent press conference. Glen Thompson of Malone was named to USA Today’s All-American Academic Second Team. Alicia Hatcher was named to USA Today’s All-American Academic Third Team. Both students were named to the All Florida Academic First Team. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola vice president; Glen Thompson, Alicia Hatcher and Pam Rentz, Phi Theta Kappa adviser.

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April 17, 2008

 

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS FINISH SECOND IN NATIONAL TOURNEY

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials recognized the accomplishments of the college Brain Bowl team during a press conference at the college on Thursday.

            Chipola captured the school’s first ever state Brain Bowl championship in March and finished second in the NAQT National Tournament in St. Louis in April.

            Chipola’s biggest wins at the National Tournament were against Wake Forest and Toronto, which helped Chipola advance to play for the JUCO National Championship.

            Chipola lost to the University of Florida on a tie-breaker question. The team scored wins over Faulkner, Wake Forest and Gulf Coast. The Chipola team also played against several prestigious universities, including: Harvard, Dartmouth, Stanford, MIT, and Brandeis.

            Chipola finished the tournament with a better record than all other junior college besides Valencia which won its fifth National Championship.

            Chipola College team members are Mark Hodge, Jantzen Whitehead, Chuck Bryant, Trey Paul and Mitchell Whitehead. Chipola coaches are Stan Young and Dr. Robert Dunkle.

            Chipola Brain Bowl coach Stan Young, said, “Coach Robert Dunkle and I want to thank the college and the community for the tremendous support this year. We have been overwhelmed by the amount of people that have shown a genuine interest in our program.”

            The Chipola team captured four tournament wins this season: the FCCAA State Championship, Faulkner State ACBL Academic Tournament, Seaside Academic Tournament and the NAQT Georgia Sectional. Chipola made it to the semi-finals at the Delta Burke Invitational in Orlando and the Tom Deaton Classic in Tallahassee.

            Four team members collected top individual awards. Mark Hodge won second at the Faulkner State Tournament, second at Seaside, fifth at Delta Burke, sixth in the State Tournament and Top Ten at the Tom Deaton Classic. He was named MVP at the NAQT Georgia Sectional.

            Jantzen Whitehead won third at Faulkner, Seaside and the NAQT Sectional and was among the Top Ten at the Tom Deaton Classic.

            Chuck Bryant was an All-Star Top Five selection at the State Tournament. Mitchell Whitehead was fifth at the Tom Deaton Classic.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “The members of our brain bowl team are among the best students anywhere in the country.  They have brought much-deserved recognition to our academic programs.”

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS FINISH SECOND IN NATIONAL TOURNEY—Chipola College Brain Bowl team members are, from left: coach Dr. Robert Dunkle, Mitchell Whitehead, Jantzen Whitehead, Chuck Bryant, Mark Hodge, coach Stan Young and Trey Paul. Chipola captured the school’s first ever state Brain Bowl championship in March and finished second in the NAQT National Tournament in St. Louis in April.

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April 17, 2008

 

CHIPOLA MATH PROF WINS BEST PRACTICE AWARD

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College mathematics professor Dr. Cherry Ward won a Best Practice Award at the Florida Association of Community Colleges Instructional Innovation Commission’s Spring Conference April 10 in Ft. Pierce. 

            The competition gives community college faculty members the opportunity to share innovative teaching strategies with faculty members across the state.

            Ward’s presentation on "Test Journals: Helping the Under-Prepared Student Succeed" was chosen from three finalists as the state winner.

            According to Ward, many under-prepared students perform poorly on tests because of anxiety and a lack of practice. Because of these factors, tests may not be accurate measures of their abilities. By utilizing test journals, tests can measure performance and provide an opportunity for students to correct their errors and earn points back.

            Dr. Ward says, “I began using the test journal, an instructional innovation which gives students a second chance to show their skills through the process of error-analysis.  By finding their errors, students have another opportunity to show their skill or correct their thinking and earn back half of their points. Also by discovering the errors in their thinking, they can perform better on subsequent tests and the final exam.  Most importantly, they can gain the skills to complete the course successfully.

            The process is a simple; tests are returned to students with a grade and the number of points that can be earned by completing the test journal. Students must correct the problem and explain their error. Each problem must be worked correctly and must have a journal entry. Students may get assistance from anyone. Students have a week to return the journal at which time tests are re-graded with points added for completing the journaling process. 

            Ward explained, “I do not give partial credit when grading; my students must earn it. I believe that completing test journals is extremely beneficial for the under-prepared student. Some score very low on the first couple of tests because they are non-traditional students who have not practiced their math skills in some time.  By completing test journals they are able to keep their hopes of success alive.  Test journals are a simple but effective way to establish and maintain high expectations and to help all math students achieve success.”

            Ward also will present her “Test Journal” program at the FACC State Convention to in November. 

            In addition to teaching mathematics and education classes at Chipola, Ward serves as facilitator of the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan/Title III project.

 

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April 17, 2008

CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2008 GRADUATES

           

            MARIANNA—Some 370 students were eligible for graduation at Chipola College at the end of the spring semester. Graduation exercises are scheduled for Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

            Chipola alumnus Dr. Malcolm Gillis, Professor of Economics and former President of Rice University, will deliver the commencement address.

            Counted as members of the class are all who completed their degrees or vocational certificates from December of ‘07 to May of ‘08 or who will complete work at Chipola during the summer of ’08.

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

Bachelor of Science Degrees

            Bascom—Wendell Elwin Beall, Jr.

            Blountstown—Christopher Jay Eby.

            Bonifay—Miriam M. Beasley, Rachel Denise Edminson.

            Bristol—Dawn Michelle Arrant.

            Chipley—Beverly Jean Jackson, Bridgett Dawn Miller.

            Cottondale—Jessica Lynn Sloan.

            Marianna—Joan Lasseter, Amanda Jean Mullins, Elizabeth Paulk Sims.

            Out-of District—Gloria J. Hobbs, Black, Ala.

Associate in Arts Degrees

            Alford—Travis Hunter Barton, Jordan Burnett, Angelia Renae Martin, Stephanie Elaine McIntosh.

            Altha—Jennie Ruth Fagen, Britney Chyanne Hansford, Tammy Rena Moore, Amy Christine Redmond, Jeremy Redmond, Katie Jo Robinson, Sarah Sheree' Shelton.

            Bascom—Shelley Catherine Allen, Matthew Blake Chambliss, Keyonis Troy'Kell Williams Shack, Chasity Nicole Tucker.

            Blountstown—Kate Ann Atkins, Jay Morgan McClellan, Amanda Lynette McClendon, Staci Lynn Pittman, Christopher Adam Richards, Tanya Marie Savell, Haley Ann Shoemake, Kelli Elizabeth Walden, Shannon Paige White.

            Bonifay—Mary Ann Alexander, Daniel L. Bernabe, Jr., Brandon Charles Bryant, Gary James Chesnut, April Rose Coe, Jacqueline Mayah Don, Sheyla N. Ferguson, Jessica Erin Moldey Hamrick, Allison Michelle Hausner, Tyla Damarra Helms, Holly Jordan Hodge,

Mark Clifford Hodge, Kaci Danielle Johnson, Jared Scott Moseley, Jicole Mae Niemi,

Julian Lee Paul, III, Hannah Elaine Paulk, Lily Katherine Slay, Margaret Elizabeth Sullivan, Jordan Kathleen Swindle, Brittany Elaine Taylor, James L. Wells.

            Bristol—Hali Janelle Barfield, Eric W. Bryant, Sharley Hevner, Erica Solange Nobles, Jody M. Parish, Shaela A. Powell, Kimberly D. Shuler, Tramaine Spears, David Kenneth Travis.

            Campbellton—Isaac Aikens, Jr., Kayla Pearl Baxter, Cornelius Ja Juan Clark, Alexandria Clemmons, Kristen Dawn Cotton, Shaneka Danae Kent.

            Caryville—Latoya Sharell Demirel.

            Chipley—Alesha Lynne Bell, Robert Allen Bethea, Matthew S. Booth, Jelice Dannette Brown, Nathan Clemmons, Kristoffer Ryan Collins, Anthony Lemar Davis, LaKita S. Davis, Travell L. Davis, Allen Ellis, Amanda Leigh Foran, Kelly Foran, Jonte' Harmon, Zachary Alan Ray Harris, Amanda Jean Jackson, Thomas Allan Laney, Racheal A. McIntyre, La Tonia McKinnie, Amber Nicole Mullikin, Gardner Munn, Matthew R. Park, Diviya Patel, Cortney Leigh Pettis, Ashley Nicole Roberts, Tolbert Paul Seiffert, Jessica Maria Smith, Jonathan Sober, Ashley Marie Spivey, Joshua Brian Ward, Megan Ellen Warden, Dequario M. White, Kristen Marie Wilder, Katherine Annette Yglesias.

            Clarksville—Ferlon E. Baggett, Jr., Brandon Scott Dysard, Justin Miles McCoy, Lindsay Hollice Miller.

            Cottondale—Erica Barnes, Kelly Alexis Bellamy, Rebecca A. Boggs, Jessica Marie Bolton, Taylor Elizabeth Finch, Logan Austin Fowler, Edward Brooks Gainer, Eric Lawrence Gray, Trey Chason Green, Tenisha Henderson, Corey Jones, Kayla Sue Jones, Tiffany Brooke Keeman, Amber Kolmetz, Jennifer Denise Long, Brentney Satterfield, Holly Michelle Scurlock, Beverly C. Shores, Kimberly Dianne Sloan, Melanie Ruth Sloan, Amber Standland, Jasmine Deandra Thomas, Anthony Edward Vitale, Jantzen Wayne Whitehead, Mitchell E. Whitehead.

            Graceville—Evan Rich Barber, Joseph Z. Bell, Jennifer Janay Blackburn, John Daniel Byrd, Courtney Faith Coggins, Reginald A. Franklin, Shelley Jurgonski, Danielle Marie Moreno, Karisa Denise Olds, Jessica Nicole Raines, Samantha Ann Reed, Jonathan Carl Register, Summer N. Thomas, Michael Paul Ward.

            Grand Ridge—Elizabeth Joann Amason, Seth Basford, Sandra Franklin, April Jackson, Natalie Maria Nobles, Christian Smith.

            Greenwood—Carly Nicole Barnes, Noreaka Alexsica Bell, Jessica Latrice Bradwell, Antonio Jose Diaz-Jimenez, Ashley Ann Duce, Shonesia Sholonda Glover, Eva Graves, Alesia C. Green, Eddie J. King, Monica Renay King, Catherine Renee Lipford, Raymesha Alexischion Mathis, Thomosa Brittany Pittman.

            Hosford—Amy E. Mayo.       

            Malone—Tommy Glen Thompson, II.

            Marianna—Rebecca Faye Allen, Dustin Alan Ballard, Melinda Renee Bannerman, Braytez Jalita Barnes, John Paul Baumer, Angela Nacole Blount, Aric Joshua Brisolara, John Garmany Brunner, Dustie Jo Byrge, Christopher Calton, Kristen Carlile, Max Coady, Kimberlynn Amber Cook, Lloyd A. Crawford, Dustin Le' Van Crews, Stacy Nicole Croft, Rachael Michelle Daniel, Richard G. Davis, III, Joshua A. Ellis, Lauren N. Ellis, Heather Raye Eskuchen, Portia Denise Green, Shannon Lee Grice, Kyle Seth Gunter, Janell Frances Marie Gushlaw, Ann Harrison, Andrea Leigh Helms, Alan James Herring, Hannah Nicole Hill, Nicole Ashley Hoff, Clarity E. Hogan, Sara Danielle Hughes, Cherise Latrelle Hunt, Charles Anthony Isabella, Adam Michael Johnson, James C. Krieger, II, Christopher A. Lambe, Joycelyn Sharese Lewis, Shaun M. Lindsey, Russell Aaron Lowe, Elizabeth Nicole Martin, Kyle Lee Mattraw, Ashley McCray, Nyoka Latrice McKay, Cozzie Marie Morgan, Kristan Aliesha Morgan, Patricia Elizabeth Murphy, Lorelei Jean Nicholson ,Veronica Yvette Oliver, Jessica Leigh Olson, Amber Jean Pickett, Mary Katherine Ralls, Patricia A. Robinson, Destinie M. Sanders, Jessica Leighanne Sims, Richard Cleveland Sims, Laura Katherine Taylor, Ashley Nichole Thornton, Brenda Michelle Toal, Christopher E. Truette, Jerrai Rochelle Vance, Phillip Jeffrey Vosbrink, Ricky Lee Wade, Teresa Kendyl Ward, John William White, Amanda Kathleen Wiggins, Jafria G. Wooden, Brittani Rochelle York.

            Ponce De Leon—Rachel Ann Taylor, Rowdy Yates Wilbur.

            Sneads—Casey Lee Alford, Amanda Marie Alongis, Justin A. Brown, Jerris Wanda Attaway Castro, Thomas Tyus Daniels, Jessica Lawson, Joseph Perry McDaniel, Nichole Elizebeth Rabon, Brandi Cloud Stephens, Tavi Lee Suggs, Aaron Daniel Summerlin, Amber Nicole Weeks.

            Vernon—Brooke Ekalla Brown, Daniel Cody Lee, Jessica Marie Rodgers, Elizabeth Kay Sewell.

            Westville—Jesse F. Joiner, III, James Perry Lewis.

            Out-of-District— Summer L. Moore, Ashford, Ala.; Matthew C. Jackson, Bossier, La.; Carolyn Ann Moore, Melody Kaye Moore, Cameron, N.C.; Kerry Elizabeth Bryant, Christopher Earl Germany, Lesheria Stevens, Chattahoochee; Jason Lee Bailey, Colquitt, Ga; Shanon Sistrunk-Nix, Cowarts, Ala.; Jason Moore Lewis, Crawfordville; Benjamin Michael Jeffers, Danielville, Ga; Maria L. Kenyon, Donalsonville, Ga; Brett Marcus Maxwell, Douglasville, Ga; Alyssa Christine Shirey, Hawthorn, Pa.; Kyle Adam Regnault, Johnston, R.I.; Martha E. Moran, Kissimmee; Daniel Blake Renfroe, Lizello, Ga; Adam Duvall, Louisville, Ky.; Tyler Allen Bumgarner, Marietta, Ga; Destiny Nicole Covington, Midland, N.C.; Daniel Allen Jones, Ormond Beach; Danielle Rose Richardson, Nicole VanSchoick, Panama City; Logan Mitchell Pierce, Ponte Vedra; Gekeela Clemmons, Johna Calliese Pittman, Port St Joe; Tonya Michelle Deese, Angel Dawn Pullum, Rachel J. Thomas, Slocomb, Ala.; Keturah R. Hudson, Nehesi Quanyata McLeroy, Tallahassee; Ryan Michael Chaffee, Valparaiso.

Associate in Science Degrees

           

            Alford—Nicholas Gabriel, Ashley N. Odom.

            Altha—Rebecca M. Rackley.

            Bascom—Kendrick Garrett, Marie Lynn Spivey.

            Blountstown—Carlos L. Davis, Donna Julaine Schebel, Caroline Renae Yoder.

            Bonifay—Regina Boyce, Christin Michelle Carrell, Trisha LeAnna Jones, Brandi Rotello.

            Bristol—Crystal Rae Arnold, Rebecca Edwards Kever.

            Campbellton—Yorlanda Shandel Clark.

            Chipley—Traca Marrie Mullikin, Hettie Rose Simmons, Kari A. Ward.

            Cottondale—Antwon L. Hall, Lora Anne Parsons, Joey Newton Wells.

            Grand Ridge—Adam Joshua Salyers.

            Malone—Patricia T. Jackson.

            Marianna—Lisa Nicole Cannady, Kathryn Johnson, Val Tina La'Shay Lawson, Stevey Earl Pope, Jr., Kimberly Marie Swindle, Matilda Ann Weeks.

            Sneads—Tarol Lynn Douthit, Leland Allen Kirkland.

            Out-of-District—Brandi Westhoff, Abbeville, Ala.; Areke Kirsten Spel, Almere, Nebr.; Ashley Brooke Maddox, Ashford, Ala.; Joey Cameron, Auburn, Ala.; Louvinia Michelle Hayes, Bonx, N.Y.; Mario D. Little, Calumet City, Ill.; Bobbi Lynn James, Chancellor; Lesheria Stevens, Chattahoochee; Krista Rebecca Williams-Bingham, Crestview; Gary Flowers, Dallas, Tex.; Steven Brian Francis, Lori Ann Furr, Delaina Futch, Dothan, Ala.; Skyler D. Williams, East Dublin, Ala.; Clevin F. Hannah, Holly Springs, Miss.; Vernon L. Teel, Jamaica, N.Y.; Mario P. Edwards, Massillon, OH; Sarah Nicole Ilic, Melbourne, AT; Monica Watkins Davila, Karen Reeves McDaniel, Kayla Elizabeth Raffield, Savannah Denise Watford, Panama City; Einar Efrain Atencio, Panama City, PN; Malik J. Alvin, Philadephia, Pa.; Johnathan Drew Parker, Surrey, CN; John Michael Gortemoller, Wewahitchka.

Workforce Development Certificates

            Altha—Jennifer Lynn DeVuyst, Brigette Rene Utley    

            Bascom—Jonathan L. Crutchfield.

            Blountstown—Ricky Lee Sable.

            Chipley— Chase Harrell Laney.

            Cottondale—Wendy Kaye Sheffield.

            Graceville—Santana Ahmed.

            Greenwood—Thadius R. Garrett, Tiffany Allyse Shaw.

            Hosford—Debra Elaine Chason.

            Marianna—James Solomon Abbott, Jr., Jonathan T. Chavers, Jason Andrew Getz, Erika Denise Hunter, Reneshea Lashontee Jackson, Stefanie Ann Miller, Rene Alison Pippin, Crystal Lee Spurlock, Zeke A. Taylor, John Joseph Wimberly.

            Sneads—Carrie Renee Alday.

            Out-of-District—Christopher Jay Perez, Jakin, Ga.

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April 17, 2008

CHIPOLA WINS AT STATE PHI BETA LAMBDA CONVENTION

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda Business fraternity continued its tradition of excellence at the recent State Convention in Tampa.

            Chipola’s Adam Duren won first place in Computer Concepts and third in Cyber Security.  Chirag (Chris) Shah won first place in Web Site Development and fifth in Sports Management and Marketing. Bridget Oliver won fourth in Client Service.   Also attending the conference were Billie Collins and Vikki Milton, PBL advisor.
            Chipola students competed with PBL members from 20 colleges and universities from Florida including the University of Florida, Florida International University, Broward CC, Indian River CC, Miami-Dade College, and Seminole CC.

            In addition to competitive events, students participated in business panel question and answer sessions featuring former Governor Bob Martinez; John Schueler, President Florida Communications Group;  Roy McCraw, Wachovia Regional Chairman; and Courtland James, Director Raymond James Human Resources.

            Chipola students also worked with team-building expert, Brian Hollaway, a five-time NFL All-Pro and former team captain of the New England Patriots.

 

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CHIPOLA WINS AT STATE PHI BETA LAMBDA CONVENTION—

The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda Business fraternity continued its tradition of excellence at the recent State Convention in Tampa. Pictured from left, are: Billie Collins; Adam Duren, first in Computer Concepts and third in Cyber Security; Bridget Oliver, fourth in Client Service; and Chirag (Chris) Shah, first in Web Site Development and fifth in Sports Management and Marketing.

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CHIPOLA HOSTS CULTURAL CELEBRATION—The Chipola College Social and Behavioral Sciences Department hosted a “Cultural Celebration!” event on April 16. Contemporary Sociology students highlighted the seven continents by displaying various cultures within their continent. Here, Chipola basketball player Sarah Ilic, a native of Melbourne, Australia, shares her culture with students from Vernon Middle School. The event featured music, dancing and displays of various cultures. Sixth graders classes from the surrounding counties attended the program.

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April 17, 2008

CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPIC WINNERS

 

            MARIANNA--Some 200 students representing 14 area high schools participated in the 24th annual Chipola College Math Olympiad on March 27.

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.  For their hard work, the students earned certificates of participation and were treated to lunch.  The event concluded with an awards ceremony in the college Arts Center.

            Overall team winners are: first, Blountstown High School, team members: Ashley Adams, Eric Jones, Harlea Perdue; second, Chipley High School, team members: Luke Hinson, Meghan Wilder, Jessica O'Keefe; Holmes County High School, Koleton Forehand, Macy Miles, Hope Syfrett; Marianna High School, Paul Kelson, Katelyn Miller, Maria Osiecka.

            Ciphering team winners are:

            Algebra I—first, Blountstown High School, team members: David Leonard, Eric Jones, Steward Herndon; second, Holmes County High School, team members: Koleton Forehand, Kolton Sellers, Jon Pendoley.

            Algebra II—first, Blountstown High School, team members: Harlea Perdue, Travis Pittman, Max Herndon; second, Holmes County High School, team members: Audrey Kandzer, Hope Syfrett, Christy Bess.

            Geometry—first, Marianna High School, team members: Jaren Bannerman, Ketelyn Miller, Paul Gochenaur; second, Holmes County High School, team members: Macy Miles, Mika Moore, Hannah Pippin.

            Individual award winners by category are:

            Algebra Ifirst, Blountstown High School, David Leonard; second, Blountstown High School, Eric Jones; third, Blountstown High School, Steward Hernandon; fourth, Holmes County High School, Koleton Forehand; fifth, Holmes County High School, Jon Pendoley; sixth, Chipley High School, Luke Hinson; seventh (tie), Chipley High School, Mattea Harbour; Chipley High School, Michael Pritchard; eighth (tie), Marianna High School, Paul Kelson; Altha Public School, Tyler McCoy; ninth, Graceville High School, Carly Wilson; tenth (tie), Marianna High School, Krista Folds; Bethlehem High School, Lucas French.

            Algebra IIfirst, Blountstown High School, Travis Pittman; second, Chipley High School, Jessica O’Keefe; third, Blountstown High School, Harlea Perdue; fourth, Graceville High School, Cole Nunley; fifth, Bethlehem High School, Ethan Thomas; sixth, Holmes County High School, Hope Syfrett; seventh (tie), Blountstown High School, Max Herndon; Sneads High School, Michael Roberts; eighth (tie), Marianna High School, Maria Oseika; Chipley High School, Adriane Guettler; ninth (tie), Holmes County High School, Audrey Kandzer; Holmes County High School, Christy Bess; Chipley High School, Alyssa Munns; tenth, Poplar Springs High School, Robert Hawkins.

            Geometryfirst, Marianna High School, Katelyn Miller; second, Marianna High School, Paul Gochenaur; third (tie), Marianna High School, Jaren Bannerman; Blountstown High School, Ashley Adams; fourth, Blountstown High School, Aubrey Tharpe; fifth (tie), Altha Public School, Lucas Basford; Vernon High School, Victoria Tanaka; sixth, Bethlehem High School, Sabrina Robinson; seventh (tie), Graceville High School, Garrett Steverson; Vernon High School, Jessica Hendrix; eighth, Chipley High School, Caitlin Smith; ninth, Holmes County High School, Macy Miles; tenth, Bethlehem High School, Whitley Albury.

            Trigonometryfirst, Marianna High School, Alex Nowell; second, Marianna High School, Danielle Rabon; third (tie), Marianna High School, Justin Carr; Holmes County High School, Ashlee Eaton; fourth, Holmes County High School, Rebecca Foxworth; fifth, Holmes County High School, David Birge; sixth, Chipley High School, Miranda Shaw; seventh, Holmes County High School, Gary Moore; eighth, Bethlehem High School, Megan McDonald; ninth, Graceville High School, Jennifer Keller; tenth, Marianna High School, Stephanie Lawson.

Calculusfirst, Sneads High School, David Williams; second, Marianna High School, Dallin Kelson; third, Marianna High School, Adam Brisolara; fourth, Chipley High School, Ashley Jones; fifth, Mariana High School, Stephanie Lawson; sixth, Chipley High School, Allison Ellis; seventh, Chipley High School, Chris Peyton; eighth, Sneads  High School, Allen Chen; ninth, Chipley High School, Vanessa Kern; and tenth, Sneads High School, Mary Perkins.

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April 17, 2008

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled: Health, Safety & Nutrition, April 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), April 21 & 23, 6 to 9 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday’s and Wednesday’s, May 7 through June 16, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                  

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April 17, 2008

 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL HAS PLAYER, PITCHER AND COACH OF THE YEAR

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians Softball team recently captured the Panhandle Conference Title.

            Chipola coach Belinda Hendrix was named Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year.

            Chipola’s Carolyn Moore was named Conference Player of the Year, and Brooke Muth was named Pitcher of the Year in the league.

            The Lady Indians had a total of 10 players named to the All Conference team. First Team All Conference selections are: Carolyn Moore, Destiny Covington, Kasey Henderson, Alyssa Shirey, Brooke Muth and Amber Weeks.

            Second Team All Conference picks are: Chasity Covington, Tera Gainer, Melody Moore and Monica Kennedy

            The Lady Indians are the defending national, state and Panhandle Conference Champions.

            Chipola plays in the FCCAA State Softball Tournament, May 1-4, in Auburndale.

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April 17, 2008

CHIPOLA TO DEFEND STATE BASEBALL TITLE

 

            MARIANNA—The defending state and national champion Chipola Indians will defend their state title at the FCCAA State Baseball Tournament, May 9-13 in Lakeland. 

            Chipola’s last home game of the conference season is a 5 p.m. game with North Florida on Friday, April 18. The Indians finish out the season at North Florida on April 19.

            The Indians secured their spot in the state tournament after sweeping Okaloosa-Walton in a pair of games on April 15 and 16.

            Indian Adam Duvall hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the tenth to give Chipola the 7-5 win at home on April 15. Ben Jeffers earned the win for the Indians.

            Chipola blanked OW, 11-0, in Niceville on April 16.

            Chipola swept Gulf Coast in a pair of game on April 11-12. Ben Jeffers was the winning pitcher in Chipola’s 10-2 win on April 12. Three Indians—Jordan Lucas, Einar  Atencio and Adam Duvall—hit homeruns in the game. Matt Jackson earned the win in Chipola’s 10-5 win over Gulf Coast on April 11.

            Chipola split a pair with first place Pensacola on April 8 and 9. The Indians scored a big 15-9 win over Pensacola on April 9. Kyle Regnault earned the win for Chipola. The Indians lost a 3-2 contest at Pensacola on April 8.

            With two games remaining, Chipola (13-5) trails first place Pensacola (14-3). North Florida is (9-8). TCC is (8-10). Gulf Coast is 5-13 and OW is 4-14. Chipola and Pensacola will represent the Panhandle Conference in the state tournament.

            The defending state and national champion Indians are fourth in the FCCAA State Poll and 16th in the NJCAA Poll.

            For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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April 24, 2008

 

Former Rice President to Speak at CHIPOLA Commencement

 

            MARIANNA—Dr. Malcolm Gillis, Professor of Economics and former President of Rice University, will deliver the address to the Class of 2008 at Chipola College’s Commencement on Thursday, May 1.

            Gillis is a native of Marianna who graduated from Chipola in 1960. His commencement address is entitled, “Making a Life, Making a Living in a Fast-changing World.”  The ceremony begins at 7 p.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.

            Dr. Gillis also will speak at the Jackson County Chamber’s First Friday meeting on May 2. “The Perfect Storm: The Credit Crunch of 2007-2009” is the title of his chamber presentation.

            Dr. Gillis earned an A.A. degree from Chipola in 1960. He received his B. S and M.A. degrees from the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

            He spent the first 25 years of his professional life teaching economics and bringing economic analysis to bear on important issues of public policy in nearly 20 countries, from the U.S. and Canada to Ecuador, Colombia, Ghana, and Indonesia. 

            His first faculty post was as an assistant professor of economics at Duke University, followed by a 15-year stint at Harvard University. He returned to Duke in 1984 as a professor of economics and public policy, was awarded a distinguished named chair, became dean of the graduate school and vice provost for academic affairs, and then dean of the faculty of arts and sciences.

            Dr. Gillis was named president of Rice University in July of 1993, a post he held until 2004. He presently serves as the Ervin Kenneth Zingler Professor of Economics at Rice and continues to publish in his scholarly specialties.

            His research and teaching activities fall into two broad categories: fiscal economics and environmental policy.  He has published over 70 journal and book articles.  He is author, co-author, or editor of eight books, including a widely acclaimed 1988 publication, Public Policies and the Misuse of Forest Resources, Tax Reform in Developing Countries, and the leading textbook in the field, Economics of Development (5th edition, 2002), now available in five languages.

            He was cofounder and chair of the Board of Trustees of the Center for World Environment and Sustainable Development, and was also cofounder of the Duke Center for Tropical Conservation. His record features substantial service to his profession, governments, foundations and memberships in several non-profit and for-profit boards of directors.

            Some 370 Chipola graduates make up the class of 2008. They will join the ranks of more than 10,000 Chipola alumni. Counted as members of the class are all who completed their degrees or certificates from December of 2007 to May of 2008 or who will complete work during the summer of 2008. Chipola’s fourth class of bachelor’s degree graduates in Secondary Education will receive their degrees during the ceremony. 

                       

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April 24, 2008

CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED AT AWARDS CEREMONY

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

            The following students received academic awards: Jared Moseley of Bonifay, Joseph Brandon Yon of Chipley, Freshman Computer Science; Christian Smith of Grand Ridge, Sophomore Computer Science; Esther Meng Burlison of Bonifay, Information Technology; Brandon C. Bryant of Bonifay, Biology for Science Majors; Lora A. Parsons of Cottondale, Microbiology; Ryan E. Wells of Altha, Freshman Chemistry; John D. Byrd of Graceville, Sophomore Chemistry; Jantzen Whitehead of Cottondale, Physical Science; Kyrie L. Strickland of Bonifay, Earth Science; Ciarra N. Jackson of Graceville, Calculus I; Bradley Nissley of Blountstown, Calculus II; Brandon Bryant of Bonifay, Calculus III; Julian “Trey” Paul, III of Bonifay, C.H. Barton Award; Jonathan Carr of Grand Ridge, Freshman English; Mark Hodge of Bonifay, Sophomore English; Michael N. Gillikin of Alford, Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award; Mark Hodge of Bonifay, Social and Behavioral Science.

            The following nursing students received awards: Alesia Green of Greenwood, Clinical Excellence (fourth semester); Sabrina Spence of Marianna, Academic Excellence (fourth semester); Regina Boyce of Bonifay, Clinical Excellence (fifth semester) and Stevey Pope of Marianna, Academic Excellence (fifth semester).

            Students in Workforce Development programs received the following awards:  Anthony Newton of Greenwood, Electronic Engineering Technology; Jeremy Lewis of Cottonwood, Ala., Computer Engineering; Fred Lee Gilley of Bonifay, Computer Systems Technology; Jacob Schreffler of Marianna, Welding; Delbridge Edwards of Chattahoochee, Automotive; Timothy L. Hendrix of Marianna, Corrections; Donald Wadkins of Pace, Firefighting; Erika Hunter of Marianna, Cosmetology; Michael P. Miller of Altha, Law Enforcement; Michael Jess McWilliams of Sneads, Surveying and Mapping..

            Three students received awards for athletics: Tyler Bumgarner of Marietta, Ga., Charlton Keen Scholar Athlete Award; Ashley Duce of Greenwood, Neal Sportsmanship Award;  Erik Blount of Chipley and Ashley Duce of Greenwood, Cheerleader Award.

            The following students received awards for extracurricular activities: Mark Hodge of Bonifay, Jantzen Whitehead of Cottondale, Chuck Bryant of  Bonifay, Deloney Brain Bowl Award; Brandy Blighton of Greenwood, Science Club; Tanya Savell of  Blountstown, Student Ambassadors; Blaire Taylor of Marianna, Alicia Hatcher of  Greenwood, Courtney Corbin of Graceville, Student Government Association; Veronica Oliver of Marianna, Mu Alpha Theta; Amy C. Redmond of Altha, Outstanding Musicianship; Juliann Pettis of Bonifay, Library Award; Shannon Alicia Hatcher of  Greenwood and Glen Thompson of Malone, USA Today’s Academic All-American’s

            Two awards were given to non-students. The student body selected Pam Rentz, Distinguished Faculty Award; Bonnie Smith, for the Distinguished Administrators Service Award.                            

 

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April 24, 2008

 

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS PERFORM DNA TESTING

 

            MARIANNA— Chipola College students in Dr. Virginia Baker’s Biology course are extracting DNA from living sources, and checking the DNA for genetic modifications. 

            The students are learning about technology associated with genetic engineering as well as the future consequences associated with the manipulation of DNA. 

            Dr. Baker, says, “We live in an era when the logo ‘DNA’ means we can manipulate DNA to cure cancer or manipulate DNA to create cancer?” 

            To explore these questions, Dr. Baker has borrowed equipment from the DOLAN DNA Research and Teaching Lab of Cold Springs Harbor NY to perform up-to-date molecular experiments at Chipola. In her Biology for Majors (BSC 2010) class, her students are extracting DNA from living sources, and checking the DNA for genetic modifications.  The students prepared for this laboratory experience for several weeks, with special attention given to techniques in biotechnology.  

            Dr. Baker says, “It is of interest that the European community does not permit genetically modified foods to be sold without a warning label, yet in the U.S., up to 70 percent of certain food-crops have been manipulated.  Some modifications are extremely beneficial—some modifications are not.  All modifications can have tremendous long-term implications.  Our students will be testing samples for these genetic modifications.” 

            Dr. Baker says students with an understanding of biotechnology will make informed decisions to provide local as well as national leadership. “Molecular Biology is a rapidly expanding field that touches every aspect of our American heritage,” she said.

 

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April 24, 2008

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS PRACTICE CONSERVATION

            MARIANNA—Students in the Conservation Biology classes at Chipola College volunteered over 80 hours to Service Projects this semester. 

            The service opportunities included: removal of invasive plants on campus, re-introduction of native trees and shrubs, maintenance of recycle containers on campus, participation in a Spring Creek clean-up and a trip to the Nature Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve near Bristol. 

            The students are: Michelle Abarzua, Heather Bailey, Jeremy Branch, Joey Cameron, Blake Chambliss, Courtney Coggins, Amy Cone, Destiny Covington, Melissa Ellis, Kami Fannin, Jessica Hamrick, India Hatcher, Dustin Hewett, Rachel Hodge, Clarity Hogan, Ciara Jackson, Matt Lanier, Mario Little, Tamika Manning, Patricia Milliser, Kevin Russell, Keyonis Shack, Kandis Smith, Brandi Stephens, Kyrie Strickland, Glenn Thompson, Kerry Vickery, Keith Watford, Latosha Webb and Lyla White.

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April 24, 2008

CHIPOLA’S ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’ IS MAY 8

 

            MARIANNA—Tickets for the May 8 evening production of the Chipola children’s show, “Once Upon a Time,” are now on sale in the college business office.

            Tickets are $5 for the 7 p.m. evening performance of this exciting original hit. Hundreds of area elementary students will attend sold-out daytime performances during the first week of May. 

            “Once Upon a Time” tells the story of Oscar who is having trouble finding her own story, as she travels through other fairytales in search of her happy ending. Along the way she meets other favorite characters who impart their wisdom. Everyone from the Three Little Pigs to Goldilocks gets in on the action as Oscar sings and dances her way to her very own “happily ever after.”

            Chris Manasco created the original script under the direction of Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre.

            For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.

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April 24, 2008

BLUE SPRINGS OLD TIMERS DAY IS MAY 3

 

            MARIANNA—Blue Springs Old Timers Day is set for Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Blue Springs Recreation Area.

            The Blue Springs Working Group is hosting the event. Allan Tidwell, Working Group leader, says, “The purpose is to assemble those who have known and cherished Blue Springs in order to hear their stories of the ‘old days’ at the spring. We are especially interested in stories before 1970.

            The event begins at 11 a.m. with an informal visit with friends and interviews. A fish fry and covered dish picnic begins at noon. A storytelling session kicks off at 1 p.m.

            All who want to tell stories or hear them are invited. Guests are asked to bring: a covered dish, a lawn chair, old photos of Blue Springs, and stories to share or an ear to listen.

            Tidwell says, “Blue Springs has been a magnet for the citizens of Jackson County for nearly 200 years.  It has been a special place to swim, picnic, relax and play hooky from school.  Family reunions, Fourth of July celebrations, school outings and church baptisms are all part of the springs story.  Come join us as we add to that history.”

            For information, call Tidwell at 526-2761, Ext. 3248.

 

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April 24, 2008

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LIFEGUARD TRAINING

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Red Cross Lifeguard Training course beginning Monday, May 5. The course will meet from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15.

            Students must be must be age 15 on or before the first day of class. Participants must be able to swim 500 yards continuously, perform a variety of water safety skills and pass a written test.  Completion of the course does not guarantee summer employment.

            Cost is $175.  Pre-registration is required in the Continuing Education Office at 718-2473.

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April 24, 2008

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday’s and Wednesday’s, May 7 through June 16, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            A Lifeguard Training class will meet May 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 4 to 8 p.m.; Cost is $175. 

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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April 24, 2008

CHIPOLA HAS NINE ON ALL-CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAM

            MARIANNA—Nine Chipola College players were named to the Coaches’ All-Panhandle Conference Baseball Team.

            First-Team selections from Chipola include: infielder Jordan Lucas, outfielder Chris Berroa, catcher Moises Montero, pitchers: Matt Jackson and Kyle Regnault.

            Jordan Lucas hit .360 on the year with 8 homeruns. Chris Berroa hit .398 with 17 stolen bases and 28 RBI’s. Moises Montero hit .288 with 52 RBI’s and 12 homeruns.
            Matt Jackson was named Pitcher of the Year in the league with an 8-0 record, and a 2.48 ERA. He threw 47 strikeouts in 61 innings. Kyle Regnault was 6-0 on the year.

            Four Indians were named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention list: Jason Bailey, Ryan Chaffee, Adam Duvall and Ben Jeffers.

            Chipola finished second in the Panhandle Conference with a 14-6 league record and a 38-12-1 overall mark.

            The defending state and national champion Chipola Indians will defend their state title at the FCCAA State Baseball Tournament, May 9-13 in Lakeland. 

            For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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