December 3, 2015

CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS JAZZMATAZZ TICKETS ON SALE

 

                 MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for a Christmas Jazzmatazz to be presented by Chipola College’s award-winning Show Choir, Dec. 10, 11 and 13, in the Center for the Arts. 

                The show plays nightly at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

                 The Show Choir will perform their annual concert in a beautiful holiday setting, and under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin.

                Tickets—$10—are available from Show Choir members, or in the Center for Arts Box Office, or online at www.chipola.edu

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

 

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December 3, 2015

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Spring 2016 semester are encouraged to make application before the college closes for the holidays on Dec. 18.            

                There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. 

                New student testing begins Jan. 4. Returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.

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

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

                The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university.  Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

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

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

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. Computer Information Technology certificates include: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support Technician and IT Support Specialist. Network Systems Technology Certificates include: Digital Forensics, Network/Cyber Security, Network Support Technician and Server Administration.

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

 

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December 3, 2015

CHIPOLA THEATRE TO HOST ADDAMS FAMILY AUDITION WORKSHOP

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold an audition workshop for The Addams Family new musical comedy, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., in the Dance Studio of the Prough Center for the Arts.

                Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, will lead the 90-minute workshop to familiarize those interested in auditioning for The Addams Family in January. No previous experience is required. Singing and light dance will be a part of the workshop. Minimum age for cast members is 16, except the role of son, Pugsley, which is open to grades 5-8.  Most lead roles will be cast as college age and adults.

                Open call auditions for all actors are set for Sunday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 4, at 6 p.m. Prospective cast members must attend both auditions. The show will run Feb. 24-28.

                The Addams Family was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family: the Addams kids are growing up.

                The Addams have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an 18 year-old who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family— the most un-Addams person one could be. To make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to the Addams’ home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

                For information, call 718-2227, email sirmonc@chipola.edu, or visit Chipola Theatre on Facebook.

 

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December 3, 2015

FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is accepting applications for the First Generation in College Scholarship for the Spring 2016 semester.  Several partial $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

                Completed applications must be received in the Foundation office by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10.

                Students must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) and have been determined to be Pell eligible and still have an unmet financial need in order to apply for the First Generation Scholarship.  Current Chipola students must have a 2.0 college GPA. New students must have a 2.0 high school GPA.

                The need-based scholarship is available to Florida residents who enroll as undergraduate, degree-seeking students for a minimum of six hours per term.  Students must meet the eligibility requirements for demonstrated financial need and must come from a family where neither parent has completed a bachelor’s degree.  If the student regularly resides with only one parent who provides support, that one parent must not have completed a bachelor’s degree for the student to be eligible. 

                Students must submit a personal letter and an application—available in the Foundation Office—with all required items outlined on the application by Dec. 10. 

                For information, call 850-718-2404.

 

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December 3, 2015

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CHIPOLA TRIO HELPS WITH MERRYANNA—Recently, the Chipola TRiO Society Club volunteered at the annual ‘MerryAnna Mistletoe Market’, sponsored by Covenant Hospice. The TRiO Society is comprised of students within the Student Support Services program at Chipola College. TRiO Society volunteers for several community service activities while enriching the lives of students.

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December 3, 2015

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STONE IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Michelle Stone is Chipola College’s Career Employee for November.  Stone serves as a Senior Programmer Analyst in the Information Systems Department and has worked at the college since 1986.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, Michelle Stone and Dennis Everett, Associate Vice President of Information Systems.

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December 3, 2015

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CHIPOLA TO HOST PANHANDLE CLASSIC DEC. 4-5

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians host a pair of games this weekend in the Panhandle Classic. The Indians play Jefferson College, Friday, at 7 p.m., and Santa Fe, Saturday, at 3 p.m.

                Fans also will have the chance to see Gulf Coast in action against Santa Fe, Friday at 5 p.m., and against Jefferson, Saturday at 1 p.m.

                Chipola head coach Bret Campbell, says, “We are looking for a very competitive weekend with quality teams invited to the Panhandle Classic. Jefferson College is a talented team out of Louisville, KY, and Santa Fe is always dangerous and well-coached over the years by Chris Mowry. Fans will also get an early look at conference foe Gulf Coast. We hope to continue our progress after winning our last four games but will certainly be tested.”

                The Indians improved to 6-3 after winning four straight during the Thanksgiving break. Chipola beat ASA, 90-74, on Nov. 29. Patrick Rooks led the Indians with 21 points including five three-pointers. Antwain Johnson scored 14. Eric Lockett had 13 points, with 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Cletrell Pope had 12 rebounds and 9 points.

                The Indians trounced State College of Florida (Manatee) 100-70 on Nov. 21. Rooks led Chipola with 25 points. Johnson had 16 points and 5 rebounds. Eric Turner had 12 points and 8 rebounds. Lockett scored 10 points, with 14 assists and 8 rebounds. Pope had 16 rebounds and 9 points.

                Chipola beat South Georgia Tech 85-77 on Nov. 18. Junior Saintel led the Indians with 18 points. Turner scored 15 with 6 rebounds. Johnson had 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Pope scored 10 points and blocked 4 shots.

The Indians defeated Richard Bland College 82-63 on Nov. 14. Chipola suffered an 82-73 loss to San Jacinto on Nov. 13. The Indians outlasted Cape Fear 90-86 in overtime on Nov. 7. Chipola lost a close 84-78 game to IMG Academy on Nov. 6.  Chipola fell to Broward 89-79 on Oct. 31 and scored a 79-76 win over Indian River on Oct. 30.

                The Indians are ninth in the FCSAA State Poll. Northwest is second. Tallahassee is seventh and Gulf Coast is tenth. 

                The defending national champion Chipola Lady Indians are 7-1 after recording a pair of wins over the Thanksgiving break. Chipola crushed Santa Fe 90-60 on Nov. 21. Shaliaya Fluker led the Lady Indians with 28 points. Barbara Johnson scored 14, with 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Aisha Edwards had 12 points with 7 assists and 3 steals. Cynthia Petke pulled down 14 rebounds and scored 10 points.

                Chipola scored a big 89-57 win over Illinois Central on Nov. 20. Edwards led with 23 points. Johnson had 19 points and 7 steals. Fluker scored 17. Raven Baker had 11 points.

                The Lady Indians’ only misfire of the season came Nov. 14 in an 81-79 loss to Shelton State.  Chipola defeated Georgia Highlands 74-63 on Nov. 13.  The Lady Indians outlasted Florida State (Jax) 59-58 on Nov. 7.

                The Lady Indians finished the 2015-16 campaign by capturing the NJCAA National Championship. They also won back-to-back state and conference titles (2015 and 2014).

                For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

 

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December 10, 2015

CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS JAZZMATAZZ DEC. 10, 11 and 13

 

 MARIANNA—A Christmas Jazzmatazz, presented by Chipola College’s award-winning Show Choir, is set for Dec. 10, 11 and 13, in the Center for the Arts.       The show plays nightly at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

The Show Choir will perform their annual concert in a beautiful holiday setting, and under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin.

Tickets—$10—are available from Show Choir members, or in the Center for Arts Box Office, or online at www.chipola.edu

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

 

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December 10, 2015

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GOVERNOR APPOINTS THREE, REAPPOINTS ONE, TO CHIPOLA BOARD 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Governor Rick Scott on Dec. 4 announced three appointments and one reappointment to the Chipola College District Board of Trustees.

Andrew Fleener, 45, of Chipley, is the owner of Fleener Cleaner Inc. He currently serves as a member of the Chipola College Foundation and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Fleener received his bachelor’s degree from Troy State University. He succeeds Jan Page and is appointed for a term beginning December 4, 2015, and ending May 31, 2019.

Joel Paul Jr., 58, of Holmes, is the executive director of Tri County Community Council Inc. He currently serves as a member of the Walton Academy Board of Trustees and CareerSource Chipola. Paul received his bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning December 4, 2015, and ending May 31, 2019.

Darrin Wall, 49, of Chipley, is an office manager with Gulf Power Company. He currently serves as a member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and CareerSource Chipola. Wall received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning December 4, 2015, and ending May 31, 2019.

Thomas “Tommy” Lassmann, 43, of Marianna, is a commercial banker with PeoplesSouth Bank. He previously served on the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Lassmann received his bachelor’s degree from Troy University. He is reappointed for a term beginning December 4, 2015, and ending May 31, 2019.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

 

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December 10, 2015

CHIPOLA COLLEGE NURSING GRADUATES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College recently held a graduation ceremony for 43 nursing students who completed the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program in December. Graduates are now qualified to take the state certification examination to become Registered Nurses.

Graduates of the daytime class include: Whitney Taylor of Bristol, Christin Fowler of Grand Ridge, Andrea Dunaway of Bascom, Ginny Smith of Panama City, Emily Stephens of Bascom, Samantha Chambliss of Marianna, Jennifer Palmberg of Blountstown, Ahsia Gray of Quincy, Candice Evans of Dothan, Ala., Alli Guy of Marianna, Faith Kpandee of Marianna, Melissa Pintado of Sneads, Brittany Ackerman of Marianna, Hannah Truette of Marianna, Melinda Baxter of  Grand Ridge, Kevin Rollins of Chipley, Hannah Price of Port St. Joe, Crystal Womble of Bristol, Courtney Reeves of Bonifay, Christopher Johnson of Chattahoochee, Caren Parslow of Tallahassee, Joseph King of Altha, Syliva Hilton of Sneads, Jacob Wainwright of Clarksville, Ashley Van Lierop of Blountstown, Joshua Weeks of Sneads, Caitlin Wilson of Sneads, Christopher Lambe of Marianna, Kourtney Grice of Bristol, Cherease Charlton of Greenwood, Danae Holmberg of Hosford, Crystal Tzintzun of Quincy, Brenda Killings of Chipley and Tabitha Allen of Grand Ridge.

Graduates of the evening class, are: Emily Whittaker of Bristol, Kelsey Couch of Marianna, Julia Hales of Panama City, Elisabeth Potter-Ammons of Bristol, Cindy Roberts of Cottonwood, Ala., Tommy Harkrider of Greenwood, Christopher Herrell of Dothan, Ala., Chris Stylianou of Panama City and Mason Carnely of Bonifay.

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CHIPOLA DAY CLASS NURSING GRADS—Thirty-four students recently completed Chipola College Day Nursing program. Graduates are, from left: (front) Whitney Taylor, Christin Fowler, Andrea Dunaway, Ginny Smith, Emily Stephens, Samantha Chambliss, Jennifer Palmberg, Ahsia Gray, Candice Evans, Alli Guy, Faith Kpandee, Melissa Pintado, (back) Brittany Ackerman, Hannah Truette, Melinda Baxter, Kevin Rollins, Hannah Price, Crystal Womble, Courtney Reeves, Christopher Johnson, Caren Parslow, Joseph King, Syliva Hilton, Jacob Wainwright, Ashley Van Lierop, Joshua Weeks, Caitlin Wilson, Christopher Lambe, Kourtney Grice, Cherease Charlton, Danae Holmberg, Crystal Tzintzun, Brenda Killings and Tabitha Allen.

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CHIPOLA EVENING CLASS NURSING GRADS—Nine students recently completed Chipola College Night Nursing program. Graduates are, from left: (front) Emily Whittaker, Kelsey Couch, Julia Hales, Elisabeth Potter-Ammons, Cindy Roberts, (back) Tommy Harkrider, Christopher Herrell, Chris Stylianou and Mason Carnely.

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December 10, 2015

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll at Chipola College during the Spring 2016 semester are encouraged to make application before the college closes for the holidays on Dec. 18.            

New student testing begins Jan. 4. Returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.

There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. 

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

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

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university.  Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

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

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

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

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

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

 

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PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA—New students planning to enroll at Chipola College during the Spring 2016 semester are encouraged to make application before the college closes for the holidays on Dec. 18. New student testing begins Jan. 4. Returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7. Here, business major Seth Pemberton of Chipley with works with Chipola business instructor Meghan Holley.

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December 10, 2015

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CHIPOLA THEATRE TO HOST ADDAMS FAMILY AUDITION WORKSHOP

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold an audition workshop for The Addams Family new musical comedy, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., in the Dance Studio of the Prough Center for the Arts.

Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, will lead the 90-minute workshop to familiarize those interested in auditioning for The Addams Family in January. No previous experience is required. Singing and light dance will be a part of the workshop. Minimum age for cast members is 16, except the role of son, Pugsley, which is open to grades 5-8.  Most lead roles will be cast as college age and adults.

Open call auditions for all actors are set for Sunday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 4, at 6 p.m. Prospective cast members must attend both auditions. The show will run Feb. 24-28.

The Addams Family was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family: the Addams kids are growing up.

The Addams have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an 18 year-old who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family— the most un-Addams person one could be. To make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to the Addams’ home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

For information, call 718-2227, email sirmonc@chipola.edu, or visit Chipola Theatre on Facebook.

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December 10, 2015

CORRECTION CLASSES FORMING AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer a daytime Corrections class starting Jan. 19, 2016. The course will meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through April 27.  

Completion of this 420 clock-hour program prepares candidates to take the State Board Examination to become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission upon becoming employed with a Correctional agency. Starting annual salary is estimated at $32,000.

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.  Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical examination, background check and drug screening.

For information, contact Jamie McAllister, Corrections Coordinator, at 718-2212.

 

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December 10, 2015

CHIPOLA Automotive National Accreditation renewed

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Automotive Technology program recently earned re-accreditation from The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)–the highest level of achievement recognized by NATEF.

“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Donald Seyfer, NATEF Chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that Chipola graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by Chipola, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the work force.”

Chipola’s automotive program has Master NATEF Certification in all eight areas of certification: Electrical, Engine Performance, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Air Conditioning and Heating, Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission and Transaxles, and Manual Drive Trains.

To achieve this recognition, the Chipola program underwent rigorous evaluation by the (NATEF). Accreditation indicates that the college is following a demanding set of guidelines in the areas of academics and curriculum, instructor qualifications, organization, management, facilities, equipment, finances and industry approval.

Chipola’s 1,800 hour automotive program features a state-of-the art training facility with the latest software, simulators, and diagnostic equipment.  The program is competency-based and self-paced. 

Chipola Automotive instructors John Gardner and Chase Vlieg are familiar faces on the national automotive scene. The pair co-star in Advance Auto Parts’ Automotive Training Series viewed by thousands of Advance employees across the country. Gardner also is the co-star of an automotive how-to show, “Tech Garage,” on Discovery’s Velocity Channel. Episodes are filmed in the Chipola Automotive shop. Season 2 will air Sunday mornings at 7:30 a.m., in January. 

Gardner also was recently named 2015 Professor of the Year for in Florida by the Association of Florida Colleges.

Chipola automotive instructor John Gardner says, “I want to thank everyone at the college and our Advisory committee for supporting our program. We depend on so many people to make our program the best it can be for our students.” 

As evidence of the program’s success, Chipola graduates have a 98% placement rate in the industry, and an 85% pass rate on first attempts on (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence exams.

The Chipola Automotive program also was a two-time finalist for Tomorrow’s Technician School of the Year and was selected as a 2012 finalist for a Bellwether Award. 

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CHIPOLA Automotive National Accreditation renewed—The Chipola College Automotive Technology program recently earned re-accreditation from The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Members of Chipola’s Automotive recertification team are, from left: Kelly Smith (Evaluation Team Member), instructor John Gardner, Sam Perryman (NATEF Evaluation Team Leader), Billy Baxley (Evaluation Team Member), instructor Chase Vlieg and Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce Development.

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December 10, 2015

LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES FORMING AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class beginning February 8, 2016.  Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 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 next opportunity to take this exam will be Jan. 5.  Cost of the test is $45.  Application deadline is Feb. 4.

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 on need and eligibility.

For information, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

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December 10, 2015

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its Eighth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms. Sessions will include resources and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE. There will also be drawings for several door prizes.

Guest sessions will include: Using Reading Response Journals to Increase Student Engagement (6-12) — Diane McKee; Effective Classroom Communication (6-12) — Diane McKee; Rejuvenation Station(1-8) — Taura Brock; Engage with Open Court (K-2) — Kayla Hyatt; Fostering Classroom Community Through Friendly Controversy (6-12) —JaJuan Clark; Imply, Infer, Imagine (K-12) — Vicki Shackleford; Liven Up Language Arts (5-12) — Anna Beth Rackley; and Garden Your Class (K-2/3-5/6-12) — Rebecca Sponholtz. 

Other session topics include: FAST Resources & Simple Science Labs (6-12); Blown Away with Science (4-6); Geoboards Aren’t Just for Geometry (3-5); Partnering Contemporaries with Classics: A New Way to Teach the Canon (6-12); Dots  + Brain Breaks = Math Fun (1-3); and Move and Shake to Integrate (4-6).

The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:30 a.m.  

To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Dowgul at dowgulc@chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2449.

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TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its eighth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 6.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend.  Here, Chipola Teacher Ed graduates Hannah Lamb (right) and Haley Bennett present at a previous workshop. Interested persons should RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Dowgul at dowgulc@chipola.edu  or phone 850-718-2449.

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December 10, 2015

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS VISIT TORREYA PARK

 

MARIANNA—Some 50 Chipola College students in classes of Earth Science, Biology and Environmental Science recently hiked a segment of the 16 miles of Torreya Park Trails with their professors: Dr. David Hilton, Allan Tidwell, Dr. Santine Cuccio and Bunny Odom. 

The purpose was to deepen classroom studies on ecosystems, conservation, biodiversity, endangered species, hotspots, and Florida flora and fauna.  The students observed the rare Torreya and Yew understory trees which are endemic to the Slope forest and severely endangered. The Torreya tree also is found in the Florida Caverns State Park.

Located on the eastern side of the Apalachicola River in both Gadsden and Liberty counties, Torreya Park is unique to Florida and the world due to its Slope Forest located on ravines, slopes and bluffs, 150 feet above the Apalachicola River. 

The Slope Forest is home to many rare plants and animals.  According to Walter Kingsley Taylor’s Florida’s Wildflowers, A Comprehensive Guide, 2013: for trees and shrubs, “the northern half of the Panhandle has the highest species richness per unit area in the continental United States.”

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December 10, 2015

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CLARK IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Amanda Clark has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award of the month for December.  Clark is a Biology Instructor and has worked at the college since 2013.  Pictured from left are, Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Senior Vice President, Amanda Clark and Dr. David Hilton, Associate Dean of Math and Natural Sciences.

 

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December 10, 2015

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CHIPOLA HOSTS FBLA DISTRICT CONTEST—The Chipola College School of Business and Technology recently hosted the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District 2 Competition and Awards Ceremony. Some 100 middle and high school students competed in numerous performance events with winners advancing to the state competition. Chipola employees and students from the college chapter of Phi Beta Lambda organized the contests and served as judges.

 

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December 10, 2015 

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CHIPOLA FCA HELPS WITH OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD—Recently, the Chipola Fellowship of Christian Athletes collected supplies and packed 50 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The international ministry distributes millions of shoeboxes each year to children around the world. “Our leadership team was overwhelmed with the amount of support from the community,” said Chipola FCA sponsor Joc Calloway. “Chipola FCA students coordinated with others clubs on campus, including Black Student Union, to gather supplies and prepare the boxes.” Later this month, Chipola FCA will visit the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Atlanta, to assist in the final preparation and shipment of shoeboxes from across the country. Pictured from left to right: David Cobb, Cristina Biendicho, Emaleigh Munn, Riby Stephens, and Steven Miller.

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December 10, 2015

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS PLAY AT HOME DEC. 11, 16 and 17

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians host two games over the next week beginning with Ft. Benning, Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.  Chipola hosts Indian River, Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., and Snead State, Thursday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m.

The Lady Indians are 9-1 after recording two wins at the Eastern Florida State Classic, Dec. 4-5. Chipola scored 66-54 win over College of Central Florida on Dec. 5. Rosemarie Julien and Cynthia Petke each scored 13. Rayven Baker and Barbara Johnson scored 11 apiece.

Chipola outlasted Central Florida 70-63 on Dec. 4. Shaliaya Fluker led Chipola with 24 points. Johnson scored 17 points. Demi Skinner scored 10.

The Lady Indians crushed Santa Fe 90-60 on Nov. 21. Fluker led the Lady Indians with 28 points. Johnson scored 14, with 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Aisha Edwards had 12 points with 7 assists and 3 steals. Petke pulled down 14 rebounds and scored 10 points.

Chipola scored a big 89-57 win over Illinois Central on Nov. 20. Edwards led with 23 points. Johnson had 19 points and 7 steals. Fluker scored 17. Raven Baker had 11 points.

The Lady Indians’ only misfire of the season came Nov. 14 in an 81-79 loss to Shelton State.  Chipola is ranked second in the FCSAA State Women’s Poll behind Gulf Coast in first. Other Panhandle teams in the ranking include: Northwest (4), Tallahassee (5) and Pensacola (9).

The Lady Indians are the defending NJCAA National Champions, and back-to-back State and Panhandle Conference champions.  

The Chipola Indians men’s team hosts Baton Rouge Community College, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m.

Chipola improved to 8-3 with a pair of wins in the Panhandle Classic Dec. 4-5. Chipola beat Santa Fe, 86-68 on Dec. 5. Antwain Johnson led the Indians with 23 points. Cletrell Pope had 17 points and 9 rebounds. Mehdy Ngouama scored 16. Patrick Rooks added 15. 

Chipola trounced Jefferson College, 111-63 on Dec. 4. Johnson led the Indians with 27 points. Eric Turner scored 25 and pulled down 9 rebounds. Junior Saintel had 16. Rooks added 11. Pope had 9 rebounds and 8 points. 

Chipola beat ASA, 90-74, on Nov. 29. Rooks led the Indians with 21 points including five three-pointers. Johnson scored 14. Eric Lockett had 13 points, with 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

The Indians trounced State College of Florida (Manatee) 100-70 on Nov. 21. Rooks led Chipola with 25 points. Johnson had 16 points and 5 rebounds. Turner had 12 points and 8 rebounds. Lockett scored 10 points, with 14 assists and 8 rebounds. Pope had 16 rebounds and 9 points.

The Indians are seventh in the FCSAA State Poll. Northwest is first. Gulf Coast is ninth. 

Both Chipola teams open the Panhandle Conference season at home, Saturday, Jan. 2.

For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

 

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December 15, 2015

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CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD HONORS DEBORAH HASSIG

 

              MARIANNA—On Dec. 10, the Calhoun County School Board made a special presentation in honor of the late Deborah (Cayson) Hassig, a beloved teacher who passed away Oct. 31 after a two-year battle with cancer. The board donated $4,000 to the Calhoun County Take Stock in Children fund. The money came from a private fund created by Calhoun County School Board members through a voluntary 10% reduction in school board member salaries. Funds are used to pay for special projects for the students and community.
              Following the meeting, an anonymous donor matched the board’s $4,000 donation, bringing the total to $8,000 in honor of Hassig. Her husband Danny Hassig serves on the school board along with Chipola board member Danny Ryals.  Ryals said, “Deborah was an outstanding person and a great teacher. We are so proud to remember her with a scholarship to help young people.”The money donated will fund a two-year scholarship to Chipola College for local Calhoun County students. The 2015 TSIC Scholarship recipients from Calhoun County—Bethany Redmond, Maria Rebollar and Shayla Harris—were recognized during the meeting.
 

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CALHOUN COUNTY TAKE STOCK HONORS DEBORAH HASSIG—On Dec. 10, at the Calhoun County School Board members made a $4,000 donation to Take Stock in Children in honor of the Deborah (Cayson) Hassig, a beloved teacher who passed away Oct. 31 after a two-year battle with cancer. The money donated will fund a two-year scholarship to Chipola College for local Calhoun County students. Following the meeting, an anonymous donor matched the board’s $4,000, bringing the total to $8,000 in honor of Hassig. Pictured from left, are board members: Kenneth Speights, Mary Helen Smith (Chipola Take Stock), Danny Ryals, Kelly King, Danny Hassig and Tim Smith.

 

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December 17, 2015

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SPRING REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will open for the Spring 2016 semester, Monday, Jan. 4.

                 New student testing begins Jan. 4. Returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.

                There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. 

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

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

                The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university.  Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

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

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

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

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

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

 

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SPRING REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA— Chipola College will open for the Spring 2016 semester, Monday, Jan. 4. New student testing begins Jan. 4. Returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.  Here, Chipola student Benjamin Bridges studies in the college cafeteria.

 

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December 17, 2015

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SMITH IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Jeremy Smith is Chipola College’s Career Employee for December.  Smith serves as a Mail/Shipping & Receiving Clerk for the Physical Plant and has worked at the college since 2000.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, Jeremy Smith and Director of Operations, Byron Ward.

 

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December 17, 2015

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CHIPOLA TO OFFER NURSING ASSISTANT CLASS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant class beginning Jan. 12.  

                Applicants must submit an application, questionnaire and TABE test scores before the course begins.  This CNA program is designed to prepare Certified Nursing Assistant students for employment as nursing assistants, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

                Upon completion, the graduate will be prepared to care for patients in the hospital or nursing home.

                The 120-hour program will meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Classroom meetings will take place on the college campus, with clinical experiences in Marianna health facilities. 

                The class will be limited to 24 students. Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the NACE (Nursing Assistant Certification Exam), written and clinical, for a fee of $93. 

                For information, call Jennifer Ham at 850-718-2316.

 

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December 17, 2015

            CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONS COURSES

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer Corrections and Law Enforcement classes beginning in early 2016.

A daytime Corrections class begins Jan. 19. The course will meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through April 27.

                An evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class will be offered beginning Feb. 8. Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

                Completion of the Corrections class 420 clock-hour program prepares candidates to take the State Board Examination to become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission upon becoming employed with a Correctional agency. Starting annual salary is estimated at $32,000.

                Completion of either of the Law Enforcement 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 offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The next opportunity to take this exam will be Jan. 5. Cost of the test is $45. Application deadline is Feb. 4. Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical examination, background check and drug screening.

                For information regarding Corrections classes contact Jamie McAllister, Corrections Coordinator, at 718-2212. For Law Enforcement information, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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December 17, 2015

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TALENT SEARCH ATTENDS JAZZMATAZZ—Chipola College Talent Search seventh graders recently attended a performance of Jazzmatazz in the Center for the Arts. Students from Calhoun, Liberty, Holmes, Washington and Jackson County schools attended.  Students discussed the careers/jobs needed to make the performance come together.  Students also were treated to lunch.  Talent Search is sponsored by the Federal Higher Education Act and is instrumental in preparing students for postsecondary education.  For information, visit www.chipola.edu/talentsearch.

 

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December 17, 2015

INDIANS HOST BATON ROUGE DEC. 19

 

                The Chipola Indians men’s team hosts Baton Rouge Community College, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. Both Chipola teams open the Panhandle Conference season at home, Saturday, Jan. 2.

                The Indians are 9-5 as of Dec. 18. Chipola suffered a narrow 68-67 loss at South Georgia Tech, Dec. 17. Scores are available at ChipolaAthletics.Com.

                Chipola split a pair of games at the Florida Shootout in Ocala, Dec. 12-13. The Indians trounced Miami-Dade 101-69 on Dec. 13. Patrick Rooks led the Indians with 26 points. Antwain Johnnson had 21. Eric Turner scored 12. Junior Saintel added 10.

                Chipola suffered a 96-91 overtime loss to Daytona (12-2) on Dec. 12. Down 47-42 at halftime, Patrick Rooks scored 30 for the Indians who rallied in the second half to force the game into overtime. Lockett had 14 points and 8 assists. Saintel added 11.

                In the Panhandle Classic, Chipola beat Santa Fe, 86-68 on Dec. 5. Antwain Johnson led the Indians with 23 points. Cletrell Pope had 17 points and 9 rebounds. Mehdy Ngouama scored 16. Patrick Rooks added 15. 

                Chipola trounced Jefferson College, 111-63 on Dec. 4. Johnson led the Indians with 27 points. Eric Turner scored 25 and pulled down 9 rebounds. Junior Saintel had 16. Rooks added 11. Pope had 9 rebounds and 8 points. 

                The Indians are seventh in the FCSAA State Poll. Northwest is second. Gulf Coast is sixth.

                The Lady Indians improved to 12-1 with a pair of wins Dec. 16-17. Chipola trounced Snead State 111-40, and defeated Indian River 98-38. The team faces Daytona and Central Florida at the Daytona Classic, Dec. 29-30.

                Chipola scored a big 132-29 win over Ft. Benning, Dec. 11. Chipola had seven players in double figures led by Cynthia Petke with 34. Demi Skinner scored 23. Also scoring the Lady Indians were: Barbara Johnson (14), Shaliaya Fluker (14), Rosemarie Julien (13), Aisha Edwards (11) and Sydnee McDonald (10).

                Chipola recorded two wins at the Eastern Florida State Classic, Dec. 4-5. Chipola scored a 66-54 win over College of Central Florida on Dec. 5. Julien and Petke each scored 13. Rayven Baker and Barbara Johnson scored 11 apiece.

                Chipola outlasted Central Florida 70-63 on Dec. 4. Fluker led Chipola with 24 points. Johnson scored 17 points. Skinner scored 10.

                The Lady Indians crushed Santa Fe 90-60 on Nov. 21. Fluker led the Lady Indians with 28 points. Petke pulled down 14 rebounds and scored 10 points.

                The Lady Indians’ only misfire of the season came Nov. 14 in an 81-79 loss to Shelton State.  Chipola is ranked second in the FCSAA State Women’s Poll behind Gulf Coast in first. Other Panhandle teams in the ranking include: Northwest (4), Tallahassee (5) and Pensacola (9).

                The Lady Indians are the defending NJCAA National Champions, and back-to-back State and Panhandle Conference champions.  

                For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

 

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December 17, 2015

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CHIPOLA APPRECIATION CLUB MEMBERSHIP UP

 

                 MARIANNA—The Chipola Appreciation Club celebrated the success of its annual membership drive with a recent meeting at Beef O’Brady’s. 

                Chipola Athletic Director Jeff Johnson reported that the club has 190 memberships toward the goal of 200.

The group also celebrated the addition of 23 corporate sponsors including: Platinum Legacy Sponsors—Chipola Engineering, McCoy’s Outdoors, Hopkins Motors and Trinity Baptist Church, and Gold Legacy Sponsors—A&J Pest Service, Badcock Furniture of Graceville, Road-Mart, Barnes & Noble, Badcock Furniture of Marianna, Capital Truck, Christian Center Church, El Rio, Edward Jones/David Carrel, David Melvin Engineering, Donofro Architects, Walmart, Mercedes Benz of Dothan, Florida Public Utilities, First Federal Bank of Florida, Anderson Columbia, Chipola Ford, Jackson Hospital and Wayne Edenfield.

                The Appreciation Club is a tax-deductible organization governed by local supporters. The group helps the college and its students by promoting athletics and underwriting scholarships and functions not supported from public funds.

                The standard $250 club membership provides access to Appreciation Club general seating and Hospitality Room for four guests at all Chipola home men’s and women’s basketball games and admission to all Chipola baseball and softball games. Corporate Sponsorships also are available. A portion of membership dues are tax-deductible.

                Both Chipola basketball teams open the Panhandle Conference season, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, when they host Gulf Coast at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

                For information about the Appreciation Club, call 850-718-2398.

 

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December 17, 2015

Chipola Baseball Alumni Weekend 12/17/15

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND SET FOR FEB. 5-6

 

                MARIANNA— Major league baseball players and dozens of other former Chipola College players are expected to return to their alma mater for the annual Chipola Baseball Alumni Weekend Feb. 5-6.

                The weekend will include live college baseball action, a Homerun Derby, great food and the chance to rub elbows with the pros, including two-time MLB Homerun champ Jose Bautista and his Toronto Blue Jays teammate, All-Star catcher Russell Martin. Braves catcher Tyler Flowers and Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin are also expected to attend.

                An Alumni Dinner and Auction is set for Friday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Chipola Coach Jeff Johnson will welcome back former coaches, players and guests for this exclusive event. Big-leaguers have donated thousands in memorabilia for the auction. Tickets are $100, with table sponsorships available for $1,000. Sponsors earn recognition at the dinner, 8 tickets, an autographed baseball and group photo with MLB players.

                A full day of activities is set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at Chipola Field, including an Alumni/MLB Homerun Derby, MLB Autograph Session and live college baseball action.

                The day begins at 10 a.m., with the Chipola Indians taking on Walters State in a pre-conference game. Bautista, Martin and honorary Chipola Alumnus Jeff Mathis will lead their fellow alumni in a Homerun Derby at 12:30 p.m. with guest prizes and MLB memorabilia for sale.

                An MLB autograph and photo session runs from 2:30 to 3:30. For $20, fans can get one item signed by each professional. Player photos and MLB baseballs will be available for purchase.

                Passes to the day’s events are $10 per person for all ages. Fans are also invited to purchase fresh Grouper Lunch plates for $10.

                Coach Johnson, says, “We appreciate all the fans and former players who come out to support our program. These guys are so generous with their time and resources. It means a lot to our program.”

                For information about alumni happenings, email Nathan Marks at nathan@marksinsurance.com, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 8950-718-2237.

 

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 December 19, 2015

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CHIPOLA THEATRE TO HOST ADDAMS FAMILY AUDITION WORKSHOP

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold an audition workshop for The Addams Family new musical comedy, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., in the Dance Studio of the Prough Center for the Arts.

                Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, will lead the 90-minute workshop to familiarize those interested in auditioning for The Addams Family in January. No previous experience is required. Singing and light dance will be a part of the workshop. Minimum age for cast members is 16, except the role of son, Pugsley, which is open to grades 5-8.  Most lead roles will be cast as college age and adults.

                Open call auditions for all actors are set for Sunday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 4, at 6 p.m. Prospective cast members must attend both auditions. The show will run Feb. 24-28.

                The Addams Family was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family: the Addams kids are growing up.

                The Addams have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an 18 year-old who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family— the most un-Addams person one could be. To make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to the Addams’ home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

                For information, call 718-2227, email sirmonc@chipola.edu, or visit Chipola Theatre on Facebook.

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