January 3, 2008

 

SPRING REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Spring semester classes at Chipola College began Jan. 4; however, students may continue to register through noon on Jan. 11. State of Florida employees using the state fee waiver may also register through Jan. 11.

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.             Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also online and through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. Chipola also offers Bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration and Secondary Education and Middle School Education with majors in Mathematics or Science. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) programs, as well as a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and graduate degrees from FSU, UWF and Troy on the Chipola campus.  

            For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola at www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION— Spring semester classes at Chipola College began Jan. 4; however, students may continue to register through noon on Jan. 11. Chipola students (from left) Rachel Hodge, Aaron Moore and Heather Bailey, all of Bonifay, enjoy a cool day at the college.  For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu.

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January 3, 2008

 

CHIPOLA’S FIRST BUSINESS MAJORS BEGIN CLASSES

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College’s first class of business majors began classes on Jan. 4.

            More than four dozen students are enrolled the Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management, the latest four-year degree program at the 60 year old college.

            Two degree programs are available to business majors. The Management and Supervision major is designed for those who own a business or who want to move up in their current business-related job. The Business Administration major is similar to the typical business degrees offered at area universities.

            Chipola’s business degrees are open to any student with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.

            The college also offers B.S. degrees in Secondary Education to prepare graduates for careers as science or math teachers in middle and high school. Tuition assistance is available for most of Chipola’s B.S. programs.

            The majority of Chipola students enroll in the college’s Associate in Arts degree, a two-year program which prepares students to enter four-year colleges as juniors. Chipola also offers a number of workforce career programs in areas ranging from automotive technology to surveying and mapping.  Continuing education programs are available for professional development and lifelong learning. 

            Late registration for the college’s academic classes runs through Jan. 11. Registration for most Workforce and Continuing Education programs is ongoing throughout the semester.

            For information about any of Chipola’s programs, call 850-718-2260.

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS—Chipola College business major James Efurd signs up for classes with help from Dr. Jayne Roberts, Dean of Enrollment Services. Chipola’s first class of business majors began classes on Jan. 4. More than four dozen students are enrolled the Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management, the latest four-year degree program at the 60 year old college. For information about any of Chipola’s programs, call 850-718-2260.

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January 3, 2008

‘POP GO THE CLASSICS’ TO OPEN 2008 CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

            MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College Artists Series event “Pop! Go The Classics” go on sale, Jan. 12 in the college Business Office.

            Starring Mac Frampton and the ThreePenny Symphony, “Pop! Go The Classics” is set for Jan. 24 in the Chipola theatre.

            The performance showcases celebrated pianist and arranger Mac Frampton in a production that merges his conservatory training with his mastery of the pop and jazz idioms and original interpretations of revered classical works. Frampton has built a library of innovative arrangements based on classical themes in such as works as “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Rachmaninoff’s “Prelude In C# Minor,” “Flight of the Bumblebee.” Bach, Chopin, and of course, Gershwin are featured in this evening of classical music with a twist of pop.

            Upcoming performances in the Chipola Artist series include: “Strata,” classical trio, Feb. 19; and Proteus 7, Brass Ensemble, March 25. 

            The Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

            For information call the Chipola business office at 718-2204.

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January 3, 2008

CHIPOLA TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR SPRING MUSICAL

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold open auditions for the spring musical “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Jan. 14 and 15 at 6 p.m.

            Singers, dancers and actors ages 16 and up are needed. No experience is necessary.
            The popular Broadway hit centers around J. Pierpont Finch, a young but bright window-cleaner who buys a book "How To Succeed In Business" and following its advice joins the multi-national but poorly-connected "World-Wide Wicket Company."

            Starting from the mail-room he rises to Vice-President in Charge Of Advertising using sneaky ways so that the person above him gets either fired or moved to another section of the company.

            He also starts slowly falling in love with secretary Rosemary Pilkington. Meanwhile, company president, J.B. Biggley, tries to have an affair with drop-dead gorgeous bubble-head Hedy LaRue, but she becomes a weapon used both by Finch and Bud Frump, Biggley's brattish and annoying nephew, who believe that he should get all the breaks and not Finch. Can Finch rise to the top or will it all go down in flames?

            For information, contact Charles Sirmon, Director of theatre at 850-718-2227.

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January 3, 2008

 

Volunteers Needed for Tax Season

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College is looking for volunteers to do taxes for Jackson County area residents this tax season.

            Volunteers will be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help people whose incomes are $39,000 or less with their federal individual income tax returns. 

            Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, volunteers will learn to prepare simple federal tax returns.  In return, volunteers will be asked to donate about 4 hours a week helping at a VITA site from February through April 15.  Chipola’s VITA sites use computers to prepare and electronically transmit tax returns (e-file). 

            According to accounting professor Lee Shook, “No accounting experience is necessary.  All that’s required is a desire to help others who cannot prepare their basic tax returns or afford to pay a preparer.”  VITA volunteers participate in a short training session-in class or through self-study—then are tested on what they learned.  Once certified, volunteers are assigned to the Chipola VITA site located in the Business Department on campus.

            For more information, contact Lee Shook at 850-718-2368 (shookl@chipola.edu) or Jackie Keller, IRS at 850-596-0969 (email at Jacqueline.e.keller@irs.gov).

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January 3, 2008

 

PUBLIC INVITED TO JANUARY 17 MEETING OF BLUE SPRINGS GROUP

 

            MARIANNA—The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Jackson Blue Spring Basin Working Group, Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Continuing Education Building 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 overview of Blue Springs activities.

            Edd Sorenson of Cave Adventures, will discuss Cave System Exploration.

            Brian Bearwood, Senior Biologist/ Environmental Planner, with Melvin Engineering, will discuss the Chipola Watershed Management Plan.

            Darryl Boudreau, Assistant Director of Northwest District FDEP, will provide an update of Sinkhole Cleanup Amnesty.

            Chad Taylor, Working Group Volunteer, will report on Old Timer’s Day.

            Kris Barrios and Richards of Northwest Florida Water Management District, will discuss the Flow Responses of Jackson Blue Spring to 2007 Drought, Flow Measurement Demonstration and Discussion.

            For information, contact Vicki Mathis at 850-718-2289, or Allan Tidwell at 526-2761, Ext. 3248.

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EDENFIELD IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Ricky Edenfield of Marianna has been named the Chipola College Career Employee of the Month for January. Edenfield has worked at the college since 1986 and serves as an Electrician in the Physical Plant Department.

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January 3, 2008

 

INDIANS OPEN CONFERENCE RACE IN TALLAHASSEE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians open Panhandle Conference play on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Tallahassee.  The Indians won last year’s TCC series, 2-1, helping the Indians claim their fourth straight league championship trophy.

            The Indians open the 2008 home schedule with a Saturday, Jan. 12, game with Okaloosa-Walton. The women play at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.  

            For the second year in a row, the Chipola Indians enter Panhandle Conference play with an unblemished record.  After finishing last year’s pre-conference schedule at 17-0, the Indians cruised to an 18-0 record with a 93-34 win over St. Lawrence of Canada on Dec. 31.

            Chipola coach Greg Heiar, said “This was a great opportunity for some of the guys that don’t always get to play as much. I thought we played pretty good while trying to do the little things.  All of our guys work extremely hard, and I’m glad that they had an opportunity to help us get to eighteen wins.”

            The Indians scored a 73-66 win over #6 Three Rivers (Mo) on Dec. 30. It was the first win over a top ten team for Chipola since last year’s National Semi-Final 96-90 win over CSI. Sophomore Clevin Hannah led a balanced scoring attack for the Indians with 13 points.  Freshmen Vernon Teel and Jon Kreft followed with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Sophomore Mario Little and freshman Casey Mitchell each just missed double digits, adding 9 points apiece.

            Chipola’s toughest test of the pre-conference schedule included an improbable comeback and an even more improbable run of 3-pointers by Casey Mitchell who brought the Chipola Indians back from the brink of their first loss of the season Dec. 16. The top-ranked Indians rallied from 23 points down with 7 minutes to play against Palm Beach to take an 88-87 overtime victory.

            Mitchell scored 26 making six consecutive 3-pointers on seven possessions to bring the Indians back to life.

            The Indians lead the state in team offense and team defense, averaging 93.6 points per game and allowing only 61.7 points.

            Sophomore Mario Little leads the Indians with 15.85 points per game. He is also averaging 3.4 assists per game and shooting 59% from the floor. 

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January 3, 2008

 

LADY INDIANS OPEN CONFERENCE AT TALLAHASSEE

 

            MARIANNA—Both Chipola basketball teams open the conference race Saturday, Jan. 5, at Tallahassee. The games will be broadcast by Deep South Sports on WJAQ—100.9 FM.

            The Lady Indians host North Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 5:30 p.m. Both Chipola squads return home to host OW, Saturday, Jan. 12.

            The Lady Indians improved to 14-1 with a 75-64 win over South Georgia Tech on Jan. 2. Chipola led 33-19 at the half. Latoya Williams led Chipola with 24 points.  Lesheria Stevens had 14 and Jamia Akins had 11. Gekeela Clemmons and Ashley McCray scored 10 apiece.

            The Lady Indians are second in the FCCAA poll behind Gulf Coast. OW is fourth. TCC is eighth and Pensacola is ninth.

            Chipola is sixth in the NJCAA national poll. Gulf Coast leads the NJCAA poll and OW is number 15.

            Chipola’s Latoya Williams was named FCCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the last week of December. Williams, a first-year player from Gainesville, led the nationally-ranked Lady Indians to a hard-fought 63-57 road victory at Georgia Perimeter on Dec. 14. Williams’ double-double, 29 points and 13 rebounds, enabled the Lady Indians to stave off GPC’s upset bid.

            The Lady Indians scored a 73-60 win over Palm Beach on Dec. 8. Ashley McCray led Chipola with 18 points and six rebounds. Williams had 16 points and 9 rebounds. Gekeela Clemmons added 11.   

            Chipola chalked up a 70-59 win over Miami-Dade on Dec. 7. McCray led Chipola with 17 points and four rebounds. Jamia Akins had 15 points, three assists and a pair of steals. Williams had 11 points and four rebounds.

            The Lady Indians are the defending state champions having won the state title three years straight. The squad finished fifth in the 2007 national tourney. 

            As a team, the Lady Indians are averaging 74 points per game, and giving up only 56 points per contest.

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

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January 10, 2008

 

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS OW SATURDAY IN CONFERENCE HOOPS MATCHUPS

NATIONAL CHAMPION BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS WILL BE SPECIAL GUESTS

 

            The top-ranked Chipola Indians (19-0, 1-0) host Okaloosa-Walton, Saturday, Jan. 12, in a pair of big conference basketball matchups. The women tip off at 5:30 p.m. and the men play at 7:30 p.m.

            Chipola’s 2007 National Champion Baseball and Softball teams will be honored at two championship ring ceremonies during Saturday’s games. Softball players will be honored during halftime of the women’s game. Baseball players will pick up their rings during halftime of the men’s game.  Both national champion teams will gather for a reunion at 4 p.m. (CST) Saturday in the Continuing Education building located in front of the gym.

            In the men’s basketball battle, OW enters the game at (15-1, 1-0) after defeating Gulf Coast 73-62 on Jan. 5. 

            The undefeated Indians opened conference play with an 86-58 win over Tallahassee. Chipola sophomore Mario Little scored a game high 22 points and pulled down five rebounds. Gary Flowers added 21 points and 10 rebounds, “I thought our depth was an important factor in tonight’s game,” said Chipola coach Greg Heiar.  “We came out wanting to attack them and utilize our bench.”

            Chipola also received a spark from sophomore Malik Alvin and freshman Casey Mitchell.  Each came off the bench to score 9 points.  Mitchell was three of five from the three-point line.

            For the second year in a row, the Chipola Indians entered Conference play with an unblemished record.  The Indians cruised to an 18-0 record with a 93-34 win over St. Lawrence of Canada on Dec. 31.

            Coach Heiar, said “All of our guys work extremely hard, and I’m glad that they had an opportunity to help us get to eighteen wins.”

            Chipola’s toughest test of the pre-conference schedule was an 88-87 overtime victory over Palm Beach. Casey Mitchell scored 26 making six consecutive 3-pointers on seven possessions to bring the Indians back to life.

            The Indians lead the state in team offense and team defense, averaging 93.6 points per game and allowing only 61.7 points.

            Sophomore Mario Little leads the Indians with 15.85 points per game. He is also averaging 3.4 assists per game and shooting 59% from the floor.   

            WOMEN’S GAME

            The Chipola Lady Indians enter the OW game at 1-1 in the conference following an 85-51 win over North Florida on Jan. 8. Lesheria Stevens and Kikwiki Mamuku led Chipola with 16 points apiece. Ashley McCray scored 14 and Jamia Akins added 13. The win pushes Chipola 15-2 overall. 

            Chipola lost the conference opener at Tallahassee Saturday, 66-47. Ashley McCray led Chipola with 17 points. The Lady Indians were plagued by turnovers and shot only 25 percent from the field.

            In other first round conference games, Gulf Coast defeated OW, 90-67, and Pensacola defeated North Florida, 76-43. 

            The Lady Indians opened the New Year with a 75-64 win over South Georgia Tech on Jan. 2. Chipola led 33-19 at the half. Latoya Williams led Chipola with 24 points.  Lesheria Stevens had 14 and Jamia Akins had 11. Gekeela Clemmons and Ashley McCray scored 10 apiece.

            The Lady Indians are ranked third in the FCCAA poll behind top-ranked Gulf Coast and second place Santa Fe. OW is fifth. TCC is sixth and Pensacola is eighth.

            Chipola was sixth in the final NJCAA national poll of 2007. Gulf Coast led the NJCAA poll and OW was number 15.

            Chipola’s Latoya Williams was named FCCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the last week of December. Williams led the Lady Indians to a hard-fought 63-57 road victory at Georgia Perimeter on Dec. 14. Williams had a double-double with 29 points and 13 rebounds.

            The Lady Indians are the defending state champions having won the state title three years straight. The squad finished fifth in the 2007 national tourney. 

            As a team, the Lady Indians are averaging 74 points per game, and giving up only 56 points per contest.

            Both Chipola squads host Gulf Coast on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

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

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January 10, 2008

 

CHIPOLA TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR ‘HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS’

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold open auditions for the spring musical “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Jan. 14 and 15 at 6 p.m.

            Singers, dancers and actors ages 16 and up are needed. No experience is necessary.

            The 1961 musical opened with an initial run of 1,417 performances. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, the show won seven Tony Awards and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 1967, it was produced as a film by United Artists, with many of the original cast recreating their roles.

            Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) won a Tony for the highly-regarded 1995 revival which also starred Megan Mullally.

            The musical runs March 12-16 in the Chipola Theatre.

            For information, contact Charles Sirmon, Director of theatre at 850-718-2227.

 

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January 10, 2008

 

CHIPOLA’S FALL DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 199 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2007.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

                Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:

Alford—Amy C. Redmond, Krystle N. Shelton, Angela M. Waldron, Bradley J. Wells, Ryan E. Wells.

                Blountstown—Karla M. Atkins, Bradley J. Nissley, Staci L. Pittman.

                Bonifay—Miriam M. Beasley, Brandon C. Bryant, April R. Coe, James A. Craft, Adam C. Hahn, Allison M. Hausner, Mark C. Hodge, Danny  Trey W. McDuffie, Julian L. Paul III, Nicole C. Seley, Lindsey S. Tate.

                Bristol—Dawn M. Arrant.

                Chipley—Destiney L. Atkins, Amanda J. Jackson, Beverly J. Jackson, Bridgett D. Miller, Gardner T. Munn, Jonathan D. Sober, Kristen M. Wilder. 

                Cottondale—Holly M. Scurlock, Jantzen W. Whitehead.

                Graceville —John D. Byrd, Michael G. Inscho, Ciara N. Jackson, Keith C. Watford.

Grand Ridge—Jonathan A. Carr, Amanda M. Edwards.

                Greenwood—Carly N. Barnes.

                Malone— Tommy G. Thompson II.

                Marianna—Aric J. Brisolara, Chelsea R. Carroll, Britton B. Dennis III, Robert C. Gibbons, Heather D. Gibson, Steffin B. Golden, Nicole A. Hoff, Brent E. Melvin, Elizabeth D. Sims, Richard C. Sims. 

                Sneads—Jordan D. Coley, Dustin G. Hewett, Joseph P. Mc Daniel, Cassie L. Mitchell, Jeffrey D. Peak.

                Vernon—Daniel C. Lee.

                Westville—James P. Lewis.

                Out of District— Gloria J. Hobbs of Black, Ala., William J. Lewis of Cottonwood, Ala., Maria L. Kenyon of Donalsonville, Ga., Monica S. Kennedy of Flomaton, Ala.

Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:

Alford—Travis H. Barton, Nicholas J. Gabriel, Michael N. Gillikin, Matthew D. McIntosh, Stephanie E. McIntosh.

Altha—Andrea N. Debolt, Alyssa C. Hansford, Karinia C. Jackson, Ashton M. Lee, James E. Mc Calvin, Mary E. McIntosh, Jeremy R. Redmond, Tammy R. Weeks. 

                Bascom—Shelley C. Allen, Matthew B. Chambliss, Jillian J. Stephens. 

                Blountstown—Kate A. Atkins, Tiffany J. Betts, Christopher J. Eby, Jessica A. Fields, Dianna E. Glaze, Hannah R. Johnson, Christopher A. Richards, Noelle C. Smith, Ashley R. Taylor, Shannon P. White.

                Bonifay—Daniel L. Bernabe, Jr., Kimberley C. Brown, Jessica L. Cline, Grant L. Gavin, Seanna D. Henderson, Lori N. Holland, Donna J. Leavins, Aaron T. Moore, Jared S. Moseley, Jicole M. Niemi, Brittany J. Pickwick, Kyrie L. Strickland, Samuel T. Toole, Angela M. Wiley.

Bristol—Hali J. Barfield, Darren D. Evans, Carmen R. Foran, Shaela A. Powell.

Campbellton—Kayla P. Baxter, Kristen D. Cotton. 

                Chipley—Jordan R. Belser, Robert A. Bethea, Matthew S. Booth, Nathan A. Clemmons, Phillip A. Draayom, Danielle H. Guettler, Angela K. Henderson, Casey L. Parish, Diviya S. Patel, Cortney L. Pettis, Ashley N. Roberts, Zachary A. Worley.     

Clarksville—Ferlon E. Baggett, Jr., Justin M. McCoy.

Cottondale—Rebecca A. Boggs, David R. Hamm, Jonathan G. Keeman, Jamie M. Neff, Hannah K. Robbins, Jessica L. Sloan, Melanie R. Sloan, Kimberly D. Sloan, Amber L. Standland, Mitchell E. Whitehead.

Graceville—Jennifer J. Blackburn, Nathan J. Day, Kara L. Jumper, Nekiesha N. McDowall, Arthur P. Obar III, Jonathan C. Register.

                Grand Ridge—Marissa D. Chason, Courtney J. Lewis, Ramon M. Perez, Aaron T. White.

                Greenwood—Richard J. Barnes, Ashley A. Duce, Anthony D. Garrett, Eva J. Graves, India L. Hatcher, Shannon A. Hatcher, Thomosa B. Pittman.

                Malone—Labrandis C. Baxter.

                Marianna—Braytez J. Barnes, John P. Baumer, Daniel W. Beeler, Kimberlynn A. Cook, Rachael M. Daniel, Barbara A. Edwards, John T. Ellerbee, Justin S. Goll, Kyle S. Gunter, Alan J. Herring, Danielle Hughes, Cherise L. Hunt, Adam M. Johnson, Jessica L. Olson, Christine L. Penzin, Stephanie K. Pettis, Kathryn E. Simpson, Jessica L. Sims, Cy D. Sims, Kristen E. Sterrett, Cora Ann L. Thomas, Teresa K. Ward, Megan L. Weaver, Amanda K. Wiggins, Sabrina R. Yabui, Brittani R. York.

Ponce de Leon—Robert D. Rutherford.         

Sneads—Heather M. Clark, Thomas T. Daniels, Daniel E. Jones, Jessica M. Patterson, Kalvin F. Weeks.

Vernon—Brooke E. Brown, Jessica M. Rodgers. 

                Westville—Samantha R. Hudson, Kevin W. Shull, Catherine J. Tinsley.

                Out of District—Jason N. Townsend of Albany, Ga., Taylor D. Guy of Bainbridge, Ga., Benjamin J. Etress of Cottonwood, Ala., Lynda F. Henderson and Melinda L. Shamblin of Donalsonville, Ga., Jessica R. Post of Dothan, Ala., Kimberly S. Leeds of Ellijay, Ga., David A. Buchanan of Fayetteville, Ga., Marc A. Bourgeois of Grauby, Canada, Krysti M. Temples of Iron City, Ga., Patrick R. Husum, Danielle R. Richardson and Tyler K. Schwab of Panama City Beach, Jean J. Jovin of Port Au Prince, Haiti., Angel D. Pullum and Rachel  Thomas of Slocomb, Ala.

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January 10, 2008

 

PUBLIC INVITED TO JANUARY 17 MEETING OF BLUE SPRINGS GROUP

 

            MARIANNA—The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Jackson Blue Spring Basin Working Group, Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Continuing Education Building 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 overview of Blue Springs activities.

            Edd Sorenson of Cave Adventures, will discuss Cave System Exploration.

            Brian Bearwood, Senior Biologist/ Environmental Planner, with Melvin Engineering, will discuss the Chipola Watershed Management Plan.

            Darryl Boudreau, Assistant Director of Northwest District FDEP, will provide an update of Sinkhole Cleanup Amnesty.

            Chad Taylor, Working Group Volunteer, will report on Old Timer’s Day.

            Kris Barrios and Richards of Northwest Florida Water Management District, will discuss the Flow Responses of Jackson Blue Spring to 2007 Drought, Flow Measurement Demonstration and Discussion.

            For information, contact Vicki Mathis at 850-718-2289, or Allan Tidwell at 526-2761, Ext. 3248.

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January 10, 2008

 ‘POP GO THE CLASSICS’ TO OPEN 2008 CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

            MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College Artists Series event “Pop! Go The Classics” go on sale, Monday, Jan. 14, in the college Business Office.

            Starring Mac Frampton and the ThreePenny Symphony, “Pop! Go The Classics” is set for Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola theatre.

            The performance showcases celebrated pianist and arranger Mac Frampton in a production that merges his conservatory training with his mastery of the pop and jazz idioms and original interpretations of revered classical works. Frampton has built a library of innovative arrangements based on classical themes in such as works as “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Rachmaninoff’s “Prelude In C# Minor,” “Flight of the Bumblebee.” Bach, Chopin, and of course, Gershwin are featured in this evening of classical music with a twist of pop.

            Upcoming performances in the Chipola Artist series include: “Strata,” classical trio, Feb. 19; and Proteus 7, Brass Ensemble, March 25. 

            The Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

            For information call the Chipola business office at 718-2204.

 

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January 10, 2008

 

CHIPOLA PIANO PROF TO SPEAK AT CRAA MEETING

 

            MARIANNA—Dr. Josh Martin, assistant professor of piano at Chipola College, will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, Jan. 15, meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association. 

            Dr. Martin will speak and demonstrate “The Art of Piano Accompanying” and will be assisted by selected Chipola voice majors.

            Dr. Martin holds a D.M.A. and M.M. from the University of Alabama and a B.A. from Huntingdon College.

            The CRAA’s monthly Dutch–treat luncheon is open to the public and meets at Jim’s Buffet Grill with lunch at 11:30 and meeting at noon.

            For information, call 718-2301.           

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January 10, 2008

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER NURSING ASSISTANT CLASS

 

            MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola College’s Certified Nursing Assistant program is Jan. 22.

            Applicants must submit an application, questionnaire and TABE test scores by this date.  The CNA program is designed to prepare 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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.

            Financial Aid may be available through One-Stop, Chipola Foundation or Workforce Development.

            For information, call 850-718-2316.

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January 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 & Neglect, Feb. 1, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth & Development, Feb. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 4 & 6, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health,  Safety & Nutrition, Feb. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 11& 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 8, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, March 1, 2, 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            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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January 10, 2008

 

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RENTZ IS FACULTY OF THE MONTH—Chipola College English instructor Pam Rentz (right) of Sneads, accepts the January Faculty/Administrator of the month award from Dr. Sarah Clemmons. Rentz has taught English courses at the college since 2005, and serves as faculty adviser to the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. 

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January 10, 2008

 

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DUPONT HELPS CHIPOLA COLLEGE—Robert E. Nedley, president of the Alfred I. duPont Foundation, Inc., (left) recently presented a check for $60,000 to Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough (center) and Chipola Foundation Director Julie Fuqua. The donation will be used to fund scholarships and other special projects at the college. The Alfred I. duPont Foundation supports numerous educational institutions and charitable causes throughout the southeast.

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January 17, 2008

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS PERFORM WELL IN TCC TOURNEY

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Brain Bowl Team competed in the Tom Deaton Classic in Tallahassee Jan. 11-12.

            Four panhandle schools made it to the semi-final round of the 28 teams in the competition.

            The Chipola Blue Team lost to Pensacola in the semi-final round by a score of 195-185. Okaloosa-Walton lost to Gulf Coast in the other semi-final. Pensacola eliminated Gulf Coast in the final to win the tournament.

            The Chipola Gold Team also made it to the final eight teams of the playoff round. Some other teams in attendance included: Valencia, Pasco-Hernando, Dalton State (Tennessee), Bevill State (Alabama), Lake Sumter, Seminole, and Manatee.

            Chipola Blue team members are: Mark Hodge, Jantzen Whitehead, Brandon (Chuck) Bryant, and Julian (Trey) Paul.

            Chipola Gold team members are: Brad Wells, Ryan Wells, Anthony Garrett, and Adam Hahn.

            Chipola White Team members are: Mitchell Whitehead, Jicole Niemi, Jared Moseley, and Rachael Taylor. Mitchell Whitehead finished fifth in individual scoring among all tournament players.

            Math professor Stan Young and Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle coach the Chipola teams.

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(Mug Shot of Mitchell Whitehead, fifth place individual.)

January 17, 2008

 

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST REUNION OF COACH JOHNSON’S TEAMS

FROM CHIPOLA AND CAMPBELLTON HIGH

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College is hosting a reunion of Coach Milton Johnson’s Chipola and Campbellton High School basketball teams, Feb. 16, at the college.

            All of Johnson’s former players, assistant coaches, managers, and their guests are invited to a luncheon with Coach Johnson on Saturday, Feb. 16, at from noon to 2 p.m. (CST) in the old college gym, now known as the Arts Center.  The luncheon will feature a program highlighting Johnson’s legendary career, followed by a time to visit with old friends.

            Event organizer Robert Trammell, said, “Not many people earn the title of legend during their lifetime, but Coach Milton Johnson has done just that. In addition to his phenomenal records on the court, the contributions he made to the lives of so many young people are tremendous.”

            Trammell says he expects some 75 former team members to attend the reunion, including two father and son sets that played for Johnson: Cody and Zack Taylor from Bonifay and Sydney and Greg Granger from Blountstown.

            ABA star Red Robbins is expected to return along with many of his 1965 teammates. The Hines brothers—Kevin, Keith and Sammy—who played for Johnson in the early 1990’s are also expected to attend. 

            Former Chipola player Ronnie Myers and his wife Kitty will host a 4 p.m. reception and 5:30 p.m. dinner at their home in Marianna on Saturday. 

            All returning players and their guests will sit in a special section during Chipola’s men’s game with Okaloosa-Walton at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. During halftime, Coach Johnson and former team members will be recognized in a special ceremony.

            The Feb. 16 celebration follows the Chipola Night of Champions last September which brought Florida Coach Billy Donovan to the college to raise money for an endowment in honor of Coach Johnson. 

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “Chipola has developed a national reputation in athletics, and no one has contributed more to our success over the years than Coach Milton Johnson. His basketball teams won more than 800 games during his 32 years at Chipola. On Sept. 20 we will gather to honor Coach Johnson’s legacy and to announce that we are establishing a special scholarship in his name.”

            For information, call 850-510-2187 or email kaytram@yahoo.com

 

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CHIPOLA TO HOST REUNION OF COACH JOHNSON’S TEAMS—Chipola College is hosting a reunion of Coach Milton Johnson’s Chipola and Campbellton High School basketball teams, Feb. 16, at the college. Johnson, pictured here, won more than 800 games during his coaching career. For information, call 850-510-2187 or email kaytram@yahoo.com

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January 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:  Child Abuse & Neglect, Feb. 1, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth & Development, Feb. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 4 & 6, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health,  Safety & Nutrition, Feb. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 11& 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 8, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, March 1, 2, 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, March 10 through April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

            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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January 17, 2008

 

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BROOME IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Betty Broome (right) accepts the Chipola College January Career Employee of the Month award from college president Dr. Gene Prough. Broome has worked at Chipola for more than 22 years and now serves as Department Associate in Student Services.

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January 17, 2008

 

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SIMS IS FIRST RECIPIENT OF HUDSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP—Cy Sims of Marianna is the first recipient of the John Hudson Memorial Scholarship to Chipola College. Here, scholarship golf tournament committee members congratulate Sims. Pictured from left, are: Scott Jordan, John Donaldson, Cy Sims, Hunter Nolen and Ricky Miller. Tax-deductible donations to the Hudson scholarship may be mailed to the Chipola Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446. For information, call (850) 718-2478.

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January 17, 2008

TOP-RANKED INDIANS STILL PERFECT AFTER 21 GAMES

 

            MARIANNA—The top-ranked Chipola Indians head to Pensacola, Jan. 19, before returning home to host Tallahassee, Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            Chipola leads the Panhandle Conference at (3-0), followed by OW (2-1), Gulf Coast (2-2), TCC (1-2) and PJC (0-3).

            The Indians improved to 21-0 with a 79-68 win over Gulf Coast on Tuesday. After struggling to score early, the Indians used a 51-33 finish during the game’s final 18 minutes to take the win. 

            With the victory, the 21-0 Indians set a new school record for the best start to a season.  Chipola won the first 20 games last season before losing to Tallahassee in double overtime. 

            Chipola coach Greg Heiar said, “In this league, you are going to get tested every time you step onto the court.  Earlier in the year we could show up and maybe not play as well and come away with a 30-point win.  That certainly is no longer the case.”

            Sophomore point guard Malik led a balanced Indian attack with a team high 15 points.  Mario Little scored 14 points and freshman guard Casey Mitchell added 13 points off of the bench as Chipola improved to 3-0 in Panhandle play.

            “I thought our depth was a key factor,” added Heiar.  “Torye Pelham (7 points and 6 rebounds) gave us a lot of energy.  Vernon Teel (7 points and 4 rebounds) came in during our run and played very well.  Jon Kreft was active.  It doesn’t matter who is on the court, as long as they play with energy and intensity.”

            Mario Edwards finished the evening with 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists and freshman Gary Flowers added 8 points and 4 rebounds in the win.

 

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January 17, 2008

 

NATIONAL CHAMPION CHIPOLA RANKED FIRST IN PRE-SEASON POLL

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians are ranked first in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s national pre-season poll.

            The defending national champions captured the won the school’s first national title in May after picking up the 2007 FCCAA state championship and the 2007 Panhandle Conference title.

            Miami-Dade (9) and Palm Beach CC (12) are the only other Florida teams in the newspaper’s pre-season poll.

            The Indians open the pre-conference schedule with a spate of road games at Broward CC, Jan. 25 and 26, and at Palm Beach, Jan. 27. The national champs head to the Coyote Baseball Slug Out, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, for games with Arizona Western, Southern Idaho, Southern Nevada, and Yavapai.

            Chipola returns home Feb. 8-10 to host the Rahal-Miller JUCO National Classic at the Chipola field. The Indians face Walters State, College of Southern Nevada and St. Petersburg.

            Chipola begins conference play March 14 at Tallahassee.

            For the latest information on Chipola baseball, visit www.chipola.edu

 

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January 17, 2008

LADY INDIANS THIRD IN CONFERENCE RACE

 

            The Chipola Lady Indians play at Pensacola, Jan. 19, and at North Florida, Jan. 23, before returning home to host Tallahassee, Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            The Lady Indians (2-2) moved to third in the league race with a 63-51 loss to Gulf on Jan. 15, in a pair of big conference basketball match-ups. Latoya Williams led Chipola with 18 points.

            The conference standings as of Jan. 17 are: Gulf Coast (4-0), TCC (3-1), Chipola (2-2), Pensacola (2-3), OW (1-2) and NFL (0-4).

            The Lady Indians scored a big 52-40 win over OW on Jan. 12. Williams led Chipola with 23 points.

            Chipola scored an 85-51 win over North Florida on Jan. 8. Lesheria Stevens and Kikwiki Mamuku led Chipola with 16 apiece. Ashley McCray scored 14 and Jamia Akins added 13. The Lady Indians dropped the conference opener at Tallahassee, 66-47. 

            The Lady Indians are third in the FCCAA poll behind top-ranked Gulf Coast and second place Santa Fe. OW is fifth. TCC is sixth and Pensacola is seventh.       Chipola is 12th in the NJCAA national poll.

            The Lady Indians are the defending state champions having won the state title three years straight. The squad finished fifth in the 2007 national tourney. 

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

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January 24, 2008

 

CHIPOLA DESIGNATED AN ‘ETA’ ELECTRONICS TESTING SITE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Electronics program is now an official testing site for the Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA).

            Professionals and students can take a variety of examinations in electronics, computers, fiber, telecommunications, FCC licensure and ETA specialty areas on the Chipola campus.           

            Electronics instructor James Bailey, says, “So many areas in the electronics and technology now require credentials for employment. Having these certification exams on campus should help a lot of people with job opportunities.”

            ETA is an organization of Certified Professionals in all electronic-related fields including Fiber Optics, Customer Service, Biomedical, Computer and Computer Networking, Telecommunications, Wireless Communications, Consumer Electronics, Audio/Video Distribution, Avionics, Industrial Electronics, Radar, and Satellite.

            ETA works with schools, colleges and electronics industry professionals to promote excellence in electronics through certification. ETA recognizes all industry standards and is dedicated to upholding the highest degree of professionalism in examination development and administration.  A fundamental premise of ETA’s member-eligibility requirements is that certification programs are non-discriminatory, objective, and reasonably priced.

            Chipola Dean of Workforce programs, Bud Riviere, says, “This service will provide industry professionals and students with the opportunity to become industry-certified without having to travel to a larger city to sit for an examination.”

            For information, call James Bailey at 850-718-2452.

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CHIPOLA IS ‘ETA’ ELECTRONICS TESTING SITE—The Chipola College Electronics program is now an official testing site for the Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA). Here, Chipola electronics instructor James Bailey (left) works with a student.

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January 24, 2008

FIREARMS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Public Service will hold a 16-hour Firearms Familiarization course Feb. 18-21 at the Reddoch Firing Range on the Blue Springs Highway.

            Successful completion of the course may be used in applying for a Concealed Weapons Permit.

            The 16-hour course will meet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

            Pre-registration and payment of the $55 fee is due prior to the first class meeting.  Registration forms are available at the front desk of the Public Service Building.

            For information, call Doris Williams at (850) 718-2394 or e-mail williamsd@chipola.edu.

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January 24, 2008

 

MICHAEL WEST’S SCULPTURE ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Original sculptures by Michael West of Tallahassee are on display through Feb. 8 in the Gallery of the McLendon Fine Arts Building on the Chipola College campus.

            West is a figurative sculptor working in marble, alabaster, bronze, aluminum, fiberglass, and mixed media. The works on display are of red cedar, alabaster and marble.

            The artist works in a variety of materials, he says, “Because nature herself has infinite expressions and forms.” His goal is to capture that posture and stance.

            West’s recent exhibits include a one-person exhibit at Chez Pierre in Tallahassee, the Annual Body of Art Show in Kissimmee and the Florida Craftsman in St. Petersburg, Florida. He earned an Honorable Mention in the 2006 Annual Cedar Key Arts Festival.

The exhibit is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

            For information about the exhibit, contact Chipola art instructor Jacqueline Boulanger at 850-718-2487.

 

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SCULPTURE ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA—“Anhinga” is one of the sculptures by Michael West on display through Feb. 8 in the Gallery of the McLendon Fine Arts Building on the Chipola College campus.

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January 24, 2008

Math and Science Workshop Set at Chipola

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a workshop for area teachers and education students on Saturday, Feb. 2.

            Chipola students in the teacher education program, with assistance of math and science education faculty, will showcase some of the activities students learn to use in their future classrooms.

            The workshop will be held in Building D on the Chipola Campus from 8:00 am until 12:15 pm. Students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to take with them. 

            The workshop is centered on middle and high school mathematics and science education; however, many of the activities can be used in earlier grade classrooms. Presentations will include: Algebra tiles, an InterWrite demonstration, Inspiration, science experiments, “I have, Who Has,” Flip Chutes, Pick-A-Hole and the Ellison Letter Machine. 

            Teachers and students interested in an education career are invited to attend the workshop to learn what’s new in education and to meet students and faculty in Chipola’s education program. Refreshments will be served throughout the morning.

            Reservations are suggested. Contact Joan Lasseter at 850-718-2396, lasseterj@chipola.edu or Dr. Cherry Ward at 850-526-2761, Ext. 3265, wardc@chipola.edu.

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January 24, 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 & Neglect, Feb. 1, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth & Development, Feb. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 4 & 6, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health,  Safety & Nutrition, Feb. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 11& 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 8, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, March 1, 2, 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, March 10 through April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

            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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January 24, 2008

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST REUNION OF COACH JOHNSON’S TEAMS

FROM CHIPOLA AND CAMPBELLTON HIGH

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College is hosting a reunion of Coach Milton Johnson’s Chipola and Campbellton High School basketball teams, Feb. 16, at the college.

            All of Johnson’s former players, assistant coaches, managers, and their guests are invited to a luncheon with Coach Johnson on Saturday, Feb. 16, at from noon to 2 p.m. (CST) in the old college gym, now known as the Arts Center.  The luncheon will feature a program highlighting Johnson’s legendary career, followed by a time to visit with old friends.

            Event organizer Robert Trammell, said, “Not many people earn the title of legend during their lifetime, but Coach Milton Johnson has done just that. In addition to his phenomenal records on the court, the contributions he made to the lives of so many young people are tremendous.”

            Trammell says he expects some 75 former team members to attend the reunion, including two father and son sets who played for Johnson: Cody and Zack Taylor from Bonifay and Sydney and Greg Granger from Blountstown.

            ABA star Red Robbins is expected to return along with many of his 1965 teammates. The Hines brothers—Kevin, Keith and Sammy—who played for Johnson in the early 1990’s are also expected to attend. 

            Former Chipola player Ronnie Myers and his wife Kitty will host a 4 p.m. reception and 5:30 p.m. dinner at their home in Marianna on Saturday. 

            All returning players and their guests will sit in a special section during Chipola’s men’s game with Okaloosa-Walton at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. During halftime, Coach Johnson and former team members will be recognized in a special ceremony.

            The Feb. 16 celebration follows the Chipola Night of Champions last September which brought University of Florida Coach Billy Donovan to the college to raise money for an endowment in honor of Coach Johnson. 

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “Chipola has developed a national reputation in athletics, and no one has contributed more to our success over the years than Coach Milton Johnson. His basketball teams won more than 800 games during his 32 years at Chipola. We are proud to honor Coach Johnson’s legacy by establishing a special scholarship in his name.”

            For information, call 850-510-2187 or email kaytram@yahoo.com

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January 24, 2008

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND AND

RAHAL-MILLER JUCO NATIONAL CLASSIC SET FOR FEB. 8-10

 

            MARIANNA--Several major league ball players are scheduled to appear at Chipola College’s first annual Baseball Alumni Weekend, Feb. 8-10.

            The weekend’s events begin at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, with a Chipola Baseball Golf Outing at Indian Springs Golf Course, followed by a 6:30 p.m. Night Social.

            The alumni events are scheduled in conjunction with the Rahal-Miller JUCO National Classic.  Chipola, the 2007 JUCO National Champion, will play host to three of the top JUCO teams in America—Walters State (TN), the 2006 JUCO National Champion; College of Southern Nevada, former National Champion and St. Petersburg College, 2006 JUCO National Runner-Up. 

            The Rahal-Miller JUCO National Classic begins Friday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. with Chipola vs. Walters State. At 1 p.m., the College of Southern Nevada takes on Walters State. St. Petersburg College and the College of Southern Nevada meet at 4 p.m.

            The action heats up Saturday, Feb. 9, with a 9 a.m. game featuring Chipola and Walters State. An Autograph session is set for Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Chipola field.  Major league players scheduled to appear, include: Russell Martin (LA Dodgers), Adam Loewen (Baltimore Orioles), Jose Bautista (Pittsburgh Pirates) and Jeff Mathis (LA Angels). Mathis was drafted out of Marianna High, but he has many friends from Chipola, including his brother Jake Mathis.

            Other professional players slated to appear, include: Alan Horne (New York Yankees), Cole Armstrong (Chicago White Sox), Mat Gamel (Milwaukee Brewers), Tyler Flowers (Atlanta Braves), Rene Tosoni (Minnesota Twins) and many others.

            An Alumni Softball Game and Home Run Derby is set for noon on Saturday at the Chipola field.

            Walters State CC and St. Petersburg play at noon at the Marianna High School field. Chipola plays the College of Southern Nevada at 3 p.m. Saturday.   

            Sunday, Feb. 10, games include a 9 a.m. game between the College of Southern Nevada and St. Petersburg. Chipola hosts St. Pete in the final game of the weekend at noon on Sunday.

            For information, call Chipola Baseball at (850) 718-2332.

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January 24, 2008

CHIPOLA HOSTS TALLAHASSEE SATURDAY

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Tallahassee Saturday, Jan. 26, in a pair of big conference games. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 7:30 p.m.           

            The Indians defeated Tallahassee, 86-58, in the league opener on Jan. 5.

            The Chipola men’s squad kept their perfect (22-0) record intact on Jan. 19 with an 80-58 over Pensacola. Malik Alvin came off the bench to score a team high 16 points for the Indians. Four-time defending Panhandle Champion Chipola (4-0) leads the league.  OW (4-1) is in second. TCC (2-3) and Gulf Coast (2-3) are tied for third. PJC is (0-5). 

            Chipola is again No. 1 in the latest edition of the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball rankings. This is the seventh-straight week at No. 1 for the Indians who received 14 of 16 first place votes in the poll.

            Chipola, with a 22-0 record, is followed again by College of Southern Idaho at No. 2 and Salt Lake CC at No. 3. All three teams are still undefeated this season.
            The Lady Indians improved to 3-3 in conference play and 17-4 overall with a 75-41 win over North Florida on Wednesday. Latoya Williams and Ashley Mc Cray 16 points led Chipola’s offense with 16 points apiece. Gekeela Clemmons scored 14, and Jamia Akins added 13 points off the bench. The Lady Indians led 35-12 at the half and outscored NFL 40-29 in the second.   

            The Lady Indians suffered a 71-54 loss at Pensacola on Jan. 19. Ashley McCray led Chipola with 14 points. Gekeela Clemmons scored 11.

            Chipola (3-3) is tied for third in the conference with Tallahassee (3-3). Gulf Coast  (6-0) is on top. OW (4-2) is in second place. PJC is (3-4) and North Florida is (0-7).

            Chipola is ranked fifth in the FCCAA state women’s poll and number 12 in the NJCAA National Poll. Gulf Coast tops both the state and national polls.  OW is fourth in the state poll. TCC is sixth and Pensacola is seventh.

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January 31, 2008

 

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS SHINE AT FSU NOLE BOWL

 

            TALLAHASSEE—Chipola College Brain Bowl team members Mark Hodge and Jantzen Whitehead finished fourth and sixth respectively in individual scoring at the Nole Bowl III Academic Tournament held Jan. 25-26 at Florida State University.

            Chipola coach Stan Young, said, “They (Hodge and Whitehead) have both firmly established themselves as two of the top players in the state of Florida.”

            While the Chipola team finished with only a 4-6 record in the tournament, Chipola defeated one of the two FSU teams in the tournament in round-robin play and narrowly lost to UF (220-210).

            Chipola also defeated defending national JUCO champion Valencia Community College, the only other community college in the tournament.  Teams from FSU, UF and USF competed in the tournament.  The University of South Florida won the tournament.

            The Chipola team will compete in regional competition at Okaloosa-Walton College, Feb. 1-2. The tournament is a qualifier for state tournament set for March 26-28 on the Chipola College campus.  

            Chipola Blue team members are: Mark Hodge, Jantzen Whitehead, Brandon (Chuck) Bryant, Julian (Trey) Paul and Mitchell Whitehead.

            Math professor Stan Young and Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle coach the Chipola teams.

                                                                       

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS SHINE AT FSU NOLE BOWL—Chipola College Brain Bowl team members Mark Hodge (left) and Jantzen Whitehead (right) finished fourth and sixth respectively in individual scoring at the Nole Bowl III Academic Tournament held Jan. 25-26 at Florida State University.

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January 31, 2008

CHIPOLA HOMECOMING WEEK IS FEB. 18-23

 

            MARIANNA–Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2008, the week of Feb. 18-23. 

            This year’s theme is “On Top of Our Game: as the Indians hope to exceed the performance of the Commodores of Gulf Coast.

            During the week before homecoming, candidates for Mr. Chipola and Homecoming Queen will be introduced at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Arts Center, with voting on Feb. 13 and 14.

Student Activities for the week include: Monday, Feb. 18: Camouflage Day; Tuesday, Feb. 19:  Hawaiian Day; Wednesday, Feb. 20: Pajamas Day; Thursday, Feb. 21:  Favorite College Day; and Friday, Feb. 22:  Chipola Blue and Gold Day. A campus building decoration contest will be judged Tuesday, Feb.19 at 1 p.m.

The Homecoming Talent Show is Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 10:05 a.m., in the Arts Center.  Current students or groups are invited to perform. Cash prizes will be awarded to best overall and top places in solo, group and band categories. Performers must register by Monday, Feb.18.

            Homecoming Night, Saturday, Feb. 23, begins with the Lady Indians game against Gulf Coast at 5:30 p.m. An Alumni Reception hosted by Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla, begins at 6 p.m. All alumni and friends are invited to attend the reception. The Indians take on the Commodores in the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. Chipola’s 2008 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned during halftime. 

        For more information on Homecoming events, call the SGA office at 718-2308 or 718-2314.

 

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January 31, 2008

CHIPOLA PROFESSOR USES MATH TO IMPROVE CANCER DIAGNOSIS

 

            SAN FRANCISCO—Chipola College mathematics professor Dr. Irma Cruz-White recently contributed to poster session at San Francisco State University on Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) array techniques for classifying breast cancer.

            The project—Using Persistent Homology for clustering Breast Cancer CGH-Array Data—used mathematical techniques from algrebraic homology to help distinguish between patients in stage I and II of the disease.

            Breast cancer is the most frequent tumor in women worldwide. One of the most important handicaps in the breast cancer field is to identify patients with early tumor stage and bad prognosis. Proper analysis of the data is subject to difficulties due to the complex patterns of Comparative Genomic Hybridization profiles.

            One of these difficulties is the proper interpretation of the multidimensional nature of the data.

            The Chipola professor and her collaborators used Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) array techniques to classify breast cancer according to DNA aberrations.   

            Dr. Cruz-White teaches mathematics in Chipola’s B.S. program in Secondary Math Education program.

            Professors from five institutions collaborated on the project: UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA; Department of Mathematics, San Francisco State University, CA; Centro de Investigación del Cancer de la Universidad de Salamanca, Spain; Departamento de Medicina de la Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. Researchers included: Irma Cruz-White, Joan Climent, Rob Scharein, Daniel DeWoskin, Juan Luis Garcia, Jesus Perez-Losada and Javier Arsuaga.

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CHIPOLA PHOTO (Mug shot of Chipola Math Prof, Dr. Irma Cruz-White)

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January 31, 2008

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER FREE TAX PREPARATION

 

            MARIANNA—In order to help more local citizens get the most refund due them, Chipola College business instructor Lee Shook and his student volunteers are providing free tax preparation and free electronic filing. 

            The free service—for individual tax returns only—is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Fridays, through April 11.  Other times may be scheduled by appointment.

            The free service usually takes no longer than 30 minutes. For faster refunds, taxpayers are asked to bring a personal check which has routing information needed for electronic refunds. 

            To make an appointment for free tax assistance, call Lee Shook at (850) 718 2368.

           

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January 31, 2008

 

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS’

           

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the hilarious musical comedy, "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying," which opens March 12.

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast local actors in the following roles: Kevin Russell as J. Pierrepoint Finch, Lindsey Baxter as Rosemary Pilkington, Garrett Brolund as J.B. Biggley, Aaron Moore as Bud Frump, Jessica Lawson as Hedy La Rue, Brittney Holmes as Miss Jones, Dianna Glaze as Smitty, Nathan Hauser as Bert Bratt,  Jonathan Keeman as Mr. Twimble, Keith Watford as Mr. Gatch, Austin Sims as Benjamin Burton Daniel Ovington, Chris Manasco as Mr. Jenkins, Kevin Shores as Mr. Johnson, Richie Cooper as Mr. Matthews, Kris Sampson as Mr. Peterson, Rowdy Wilbur as Mr. Tackaberry, Audrey Brown as Miss Krumholtz, Courtney Corbin as Mrs. Toynbee, Keith Watford as Company Policeman, Courtney Haile as Scrubwoman, Felicia Gibson Walters as Scrubwoman, Charles Sirmon as Wally Womper, and Kristina Lopez, Kara Jumper, Shannon Griffin, Cassie Mitchell, Courtney Haile, Felicia Gibson Walters as Wickets and Wickettes.  The crew includes: Choreographer, Chris Manasco; Choral directors, Joan Stadsklev and Angie White; Pianist, Dr. Josh Martin; Conductor, Daniel Powell; Set Designer, Keith Pugh, and Stage Manager, Rick Sims.

            “How to Succeed . . . ,” is satire of big business and all it holds sacred. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook called “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive. The hilarious musical tackles familiar business roles, like: the company man, the boss’s nephew, the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

            Tickets go on sale Feb. 27 in the Business office, or by phone at 850-718-2220.  For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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January 31, 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:  Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 4 and 6, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 11and 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 8, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect, April 11,  6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, April 12, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.;  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, March 1, 2, 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, March 10 through April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

            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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January 31, 2008

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS PENSACOLA TUESDAY

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College hosts Pensacola Junior College in a pair of big conference basketball games Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

            The Indians lead four undefeated teams at the top of the NJCAA men’s basketball rankings for the eighth straight week. Chipola is followed by the College of Southern Idaho (2), Wallace State Community College - Hanceville (Ala.) (3) and Paris Junior College (Texas) (4).

            Chipola is also number one in the FCCAA state men’s poll. OW is second in the state rankings. Tallahassee is eighth and Gulf Coast is ninth.
            Chipola improved to 24-0 and 6-0 in conference play with a 65-51 win at Gulf
Coast on Jan. 30. Mario Little led the Indians with 15 points. Chipola’s defense held Gulf Coast to 29 in the first half and only 22 in the second half.

            The Indians held on for an 89-84 overtime win over Tallahassee Community College on Jan. 26. The win set a new Chipola record for consecutive wins in a season. The previous record of 22-straight victories dates back to the 1955 season. Future Kansas Jayhawk Mario Little led the Indians with 25 points, 14 rebounds, including six offensive boards.

            The men’s conference race is a two-team battle with Chipola (6-0), one game ahead of OW (5-1). Chipola plays at OW on Feb. 2. Tallahassee (3-4) is third. Gulf Coast is 2-5 and PJC is 0-6. The top two teams in the league make it to the state tournament.

           

            The Lady Indians slipped to 3-5 in league play and 17-6 overall with a 71-46 loss at top-ranked Gulf Coast on Jan. 30. Ashley McCray led Chipola with 13 points. Lesheria Stevens scored 11 and Latoya Williams added 10.

            Chipola’s women play at OW, Feb. 2, before hosting PJC on Feb. 5. 

            With seven games remaining in league play, Gulf Coast (8-0) leads the conference. OW (5-3) and TCC (5-3) are tied for second. PJC is (4-5). Chipola is (3-5). NFL is (0-9). The top two women’s finishers in the conference earn a berth to the state tournament.

           

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January 31, 2008

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL TO HOST RAHAL-MILLER CLASSIC AND ALUMNI WEEKEND

 

            MARIANNA—Some of the nation’s top JUCO baseball teams and several major league ball players are expected for Chipola College’s first annual Baseball Alumni Weekend and Rahal-Miller JUCO National Classic Feb. 8-10.

            A Chipola Alumni Baseball Golf Outing at Indian Springs Golf Course, is set for 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, followed by a 6:30 p.m. Night Social    

            The Rahal-Miller JUCO National Classic begins Friday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. with Chipola vs. Walters State. At 1 p.m., the College of Southern Nevada takes on Walters State. St. Petersburg College and the College of Southern Nevada meet at 4 p.m.

            The action heats up Saturday, Feb. 9, with a 9 a.m. game featuring Chipola and Walters State.

            An MLB Autograph session is set for Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Chipola field. Major league players scheduled to appear, include: Russell Martin (LA Dodgers), Adam Loewen (Baltimore Orioles), Jose Bautista (Pittsburgh Pirates) and Jeff Mathis (LA Angels).

            Other professional players expected to appear, include: Alan Horne (New York Yankees), Cole Armstrong (Chicago White Sox), Mat Gamel (Milwaukee Brewers), Tyler Flowers (Atlanta Braves), Rene Tosoni (Minnesota Twins) and many others.

            An Alumni Softball Game and Home Run Derby is set for noon on Saturday at the Chipola field.

            Walters State CC and St. Petersburg play at noon at the Marianna High School field. Chipola plays the College of Southern Nevada at 3 p.m. Saturday.   

            Games on Sunday, Feb. 10, include a 9 a.m. match between the College of Southern Nevada and St. Petersburg. Chipola hosts St. Pete in the final game of the weekend at noon on Sunday.

 

January 31, 2008

CHIPOLA WINS THREE OF FOUR TO OPEN SEASON

           

The Chipola baseball team jumped out to a 3-1 record on a successful road trip to South Florida, Jan. 25-27.

            The Indians swept Broward CC in three games, (4-2), (10-5) and (11-1), Jan. 25 and 26.  Kyle Regnault was the winning pitcher in game one. Ben Jeffers earned the save.          Edmond Sparks led Chipola’s offense at two for four with a homerun. Robert Rodriquez was two for three.

            Ryan Chafee pitched three innings to earn the win for Chipola in game two. The Indians scored three runs in the first inning, one in the third and six in the fifth.  Chipola’s Marc Bourgeois was three for three with two RBI’s. Chris Berroa and Sparks were both two for four.

            Matt Jackson was the winning pitcher in game three with three innings pitched. David Travis pitched two innings. The Indians scored five runs in the first, one in the second and five more in the third. Sparks was two for two with a homerun.  Berroa was three for three with a triple. Moises Montero was two for three. Einar Entencio was one for two with a double.

            The Indians left seven men on base in a 5-0 loss to Palm Beach CC on Jan. 27. Daniel Jones and Lucas Jordan were both two for four for Chipola. Drew Parker was charged with the loss.

            The Indians traveled to Las Vegas Jan. 31-Feb. 2 for the Coyote Classic. Chipola was scheduled to play Arizona Western, College of Southern Nevada, College of Southern Idaho and Yavapai.

            For information, call Chipola Baseball at (850) 718-2332.

 

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January 31, 2008

 

MARTIN SCHEDULED TO APPEAR AT CHIPOLA, FEB. 9—Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin is one of several professional players scheduled to sign autographs and play in an Alumni Softball Game and Homerun Derby, Feb. 9, at Chipola College. Defending national champion also Chipola plays four games, Feb. 8-10, as part of the Rahal-Miller JUCO Classic.

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January 31, 2008

 

LADY INDIANS HOST SOFTBALL DOUBLE-HEADER THURSDAY

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians softball team hosts Darton College in a doubleheader, Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m.

            The defending state and national champions host Shelton CC, Saturday, Feb. 16, in a 1 p.m. double-header.

            The Lady Indians are on a five-game road trip with games in Texas and Louisiana, Feb. 1-5.

            Chipola plays a spate of non-conference games before opening conference play March 16 at home against North Florida.

            Visit www.chipola.edu for the latest scores and information on Chipola softball.

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