January 5, 2009

CHIPOLA REGISTRATION IS JAN. 6;

LATE REGISTRATION THROUGH JAN. 14

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Registration for new and returning students is Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes begin Jan. 7. Late registration continues on Jan. 7 and runs through noon on Jan. 14.

            Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma. Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

            Chipola offers day and evening courses, as well as independent study and online courses in more than 40 individual programs, including BS, AA, AS, AAS, Workforce Certificates and Continuing Education.

            The college is offering a compressed schedule this Spring with most classes scheduled Monday through Thursday. The four-day schedule is designed to help students save on fuel costs and allow students to work on Fridays.  Several Friday-only courses are also offered. These courses meet only once per week for one to four hours depending the on the course.

            The majority of Chipola students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts (AA) degree program. AA students complete the first two years of college at Chipola and transfer to a four year program at Chipola or another college or university. Curriculum guides outlining requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and on the college website at www.chipola.edu.

            Chipola offers eight Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, including: Business Management, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (5-9 or 6-12), BSN in Nursing, Science Education (5-9 or 6-12) and Exceptional Student Education. The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) offers Teacher Certification for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field. 

Workforce Development Certificate programs, include: Automotive Service Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Electronic Technology, Firefighter II, Law Enforcement Officer, Masonry Apprentice Training, Surveying and Mapping Technology and Telecommunications. Some workforce programs feature open enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

            Chipola offers more than a dozen Associate in Science (AS) degrees which provide professional training associated with specific careers. These include: Business Administration, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Electronics, Network Support, Computer Programming, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Network Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN), Recreation Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

            Associate in Applied Science (AAS) programs are available in Electronic Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

            Three College Credit Certificate programs are available in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

            A variety of continuing education programs are offered on campus in areas ranging from Child Care to Real Estate. Through partnerships with www.ed2go.com and www.gatlineducation.com, the college offers open enrollment, online courses in courses like health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  

            For information about college programs, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION IS JAN. 5-7—Chipola student Sylvianna Garrett drops a sample in a college science lab. Registration for Spring classes at Chipola College is set for Jan. 5-6. Returning student registration and new student testing is Jan. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for new and returning students continues on Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes begin Jan. 7. Late registration continues on Jan. 7 and runs through noon on Jan. 14. For information about college programs, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

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January 8, 2009

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR ‘BACK TO THE 80’S’

 

            MARIANNA—Auditions for “Back to the 80's—The Totally Awesome Musical!” are Jan. 12 and 13, at 6 p.m., in the Chipola College Theatre.

            From the era that brought the world the Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this “totally awesome” musical.  Join the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through their senior year and experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves and the loneliness of growing up all set to the biggest hits of the 80’s! 

            The musical is a journey back to a time when Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, blue eye shadow was cool and Atari was cutting-edge technology.

            The show runs March 18-22.

            For information, call Theatre director Charles Sirmon at 850-718-2227, or email sirmons@chipola.edu

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January 8, 2009

SPANISH TRAIL PLAYHOUSE PREZ TO PRESENT AT CRAA MEETING

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College theatre alumnus Kevin Russell, president of the Spanish Trail Playhouse, will present a program at the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

            Russell was the star of several Chipola theatre productions from 2006 to 2008 including: Greater Tuna, Grease, Oklahoma and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. Last year, he set his sights on opening a community theater in the town of Chipley.  He helped reestablish The Spanish Trail Playhouse as an all volunteer community theatre in the auditorium of the old Chipley High School. This playhouse originally began in 1962 under the leadership Ann Jensen. 

            The Playhouse presented “Steel Magnolias” in September of last year. “A Stroll Down Broadway: A Musical Salute to Broadway from the 1940's to Now,” is set for April 17-19 and 24-26.

            Two dozen community volunteers recently participated in the Playhouse’s first workday. Chris Kneiss is contractor for the playhouse which is currently under renovation. 

            Of his time at Chipola Russell says, “As I continue on this journey with the Spanish Trail Playhouse it is my hope that I can give the members the same love, compassion and encouragement that Chipola has given to me. The three years I spent in the theatre program at Chipola were some of the best of my life. Joan Stadsklev and Charles Sirmon gave me both the knowledge and courage to begin this journey of bringing live theatre back to Washington County. ” For information, visit www.spanishtrailplayhouse.com

            Russell is a 2005 graduate of Chipley High and a 2008 graduate of Chipola. He has a strong passion for the theatre and the arts. His theatre career consists of over 25 productions. He is currently enrolled at Chipola pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education.

            The public is invited to attend the CRAA meeting at Jim’s Buffet and Grill. A Dutch treat lunch is set for 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon.         

            For information, call Joan Stadsklev at 718-2301.

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January 8, 2009

WORKFORCE PROGRAMS OPEN AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College offers a number of Workforce Development programs to prepare students for good-paying jobs in the area. Many programs feature open-enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

            Students are encouraged to complete the registration process immediately and to call the program instructor for a seat in the program. 

            Cosmetology and Automotive Technology programs usually fill to capacity with waiting lists.  Many other programs feature open-enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

            Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development programs, says, “All programs offer valuable industry certification throughout the program and upon completion which will enhance employment and career advancement. Placement rates for all workforce programs are excellent.” 

            All programs are equipped with the latest technology and equipment which assures students of realistic training according to industry standards. 

            The college is offering a compressed schedule this Spring with classes Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 3:30 p.m. The new four-day schedule should help students save on fuel costs and allow students to work on Fridays.

            The college offers a number of Workforce Development Certificate programs, including: Automotive Service Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Electronic Technology, Firefighter II, Law Enforcement Officer, Masonry Apprentice Training, Surveying and Mapping Technology and Telecommunications.

            Chipola offers more than a dozen Associate in Science (AS) degrees which provide professional training associated with specific careers. These include: Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Electronics, Network Support, Computer Programming, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Engineering Technology,       

            Fire Science Technology, Network Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN), Recreation Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

            Two Associate in Applied Science programs in Electronic Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology are available.

            Three College Credit Certificate programs are available in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. 

            A variety of continuing education programs are available on campus in areas ranging from Child Care to Real Estate. Through partnerships with www.ed2go.com and www.gatlineducation.com, the college offers open enrollment, online courses in courses like health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel. 

            For information about college programs, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

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January 8, 2009

CHIPOLA AWARDED GRANT TO HELP TRAIN UTILITY WORKERS

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College recently received a Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern Utility Quick Response Training Grant in the amount of $297,431.

            The letter of award came from Chris Hart IV, Executive Director of Workforce Florida, Inc.  The grant will allow the college to facilitate the training of 255 full-time employees in the utility industry.

            Specifically, training funds will be allocated to Florida Public Utilities, Gulf Power Company, West Florida Electric Cooperative, and Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative.

            Bud Riviere, Chipola’s Dean of Workforce Development programs, says, “This project not only benefits Florida utility companies seeking to bolster their workforce, but it also positions utility workers in our region to take advantage of in-demand, high-wage jobs.  Chipola’s Division of Workforce Development is pleased to facilitate this training need and appreciates the assistance provided through this grant.”

            Training will begin immediately both on and off campus.    

            For information, contact Riviere at 850-718-2268.

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January 8, 2009

CELTIC CROSSROADS COMING TO CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series presents “The Music at the Crossroads” performed by Celtic Crossroads, Jan. 26, in the college theater.

            Individual tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—are on sale in the Chipola Business Office. 

            Celtic Crossroads is critically-acclaimed as one of the best live music concerts to come from Ireland in over 20 years. 

            This magical display of music incorporates seven world-class musicians, who play an array of both traditional and non-traditional instruments on stage. Joined by a pair of dancers, they create a truly incredible and unforgettable musical experience. Because much of the world's music was influenced by traditional Irish music, the show mixes in other genres such as Classical, Gypsy, Jazz, and American Bluegrass.

            The final event of the 2009 Artist Series is classical pianist, Christine Yoshikawa on March 24. The Canadian pianist has enjoyed a multi-faceted international career performing as soloist with orchestras, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching masterclasses throughout North America, Europe, and Asia and at Chipola College.

            The Chipola 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 more information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or stadsklevj@chipola.edu.

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January 8, 2009

PUBLIC INVITED TO JANUARY 13 MEETING OF BLUE SPRINGS GROUP

 

            MARIANNA—The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Jackson Blue Spring Basin Working Group, Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the Continuing Education Building Conference Room at Chipola College.

            Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and will run until 1:15 p.m. Chipola science professor Allan Tidwell, Working Group Leader, will direct the meeting.

            Russell Williams, Jackson County Springs Ambassador, will give an update of the Springs Ambassador program.

            Chuck Hatcher, Director of Jackson County Parks and Recycling, will discuss Disposal of Hazardous Household Wastes.

            Edd Sorenson will give an update on Cave System Exploration.

            Jeremy Branch, Homer Hirt and Chad Taylor, Jackson County Coalition Representatives, will hold a Panel Discussion on “Water Wars” Apalachicola Riparian Counties Stakeholders Coalition.

            Richard Deadman, Environmental Planner Division of Community Planning Department of Community Affairs will discuss Springs Protection Through Land Use Planning.

            Kevin Defosset, Hydrogeologist, Ground Water Resource Management, Northwest Florida Water Management District, will discuss recharge age of ground water and nutrient sources for the second magnitude and smaller springs in Merritt’s mill pond.

            Brian Niemann, Statewide Homeowner Coordinator, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods, University of Florida, will discuss principles of the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program.

            Sky Notestein of Wetland Solutions, Inc., will present An Ecosystem-Lever Study of 12 Major Florida Springs Systems (including Jackson Blue Springs).

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

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January 8, 2009

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 12 through April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 13 through April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 14, 15, 28 & March 1, 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $250.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 6, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 7, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 9 & 11, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 16 & 18, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, April 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            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 8, 2009

 

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REHBERG IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Electrician Richard Rehberg (left) accepts the Chipola College Career Employee of the Month award for January from college president Dr. Gene Prough. Rehberg has worked at the college since 1997.

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January 8, 2009

CHIPOLA HEADS TO NORTHWEST STATE FOR PAIR OF GAMES

 

            MARIANNA—Both Chipola College basketball teams head to Northwest State College (formerly OW) for a pair of big conference games on Saturday, Jan. 10.

            The Indians lead the state and national polls after whipping Tallahassee, 76-48, in the conference opener on Jan. 3. Casey Mitchell led the Indians with 21 points, 6 assists and 3 steals. Jeremy Jacob had 17 points and 8 rebounds. Josh Sain scored 11. Gary Flowers had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals.

            The defending state champion Indians are 1-0 in league play and 17-1 overall.

            Northwest enters the contest at 0-1 in the league following an 86-82 loss to Gulf Coast. Northwest is third in the state poll and sixth in the national rankings.

            The Lady Indians beat TCC, 51-38, in the conference opener. Latoya Williams led Chipola with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Ashlie Billingslea had 9 points.  Sequoyah Griffin and Lenita Sanford each scored 8 points.

            The Lady Indians are second in the FCCAA state poll behind top-ranked Gulf Coast. PJC is third. Northwest is tied with Daytona for fifth. TCC is ninth.

            Chipola is seventh in the national poll. Gulf Coast is third. Pensacola is ninth. Northwest is number 13. Gulf Coast whipped Northwest 65-43 in the league opener.

            Both Chipola teams travel to Gulf Coast on Jan. 14 before returning home Jan. 17 for a pair of games with Pensacola.

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

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January 8, 2009

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND AND

RAHAL-MILLER JUCO NATIONAL CLASSIC SET FOR FEB. 6-8

 

            MARIANNA—Several major league ball players are scheduled to appear at Chipola College’s second annual Baseball Alumni Weekend, Feb. 6-7.

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

            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, including Walters State, 2006 JUCO National Champion; the College of Southern Nevada, 2003 National Champion; San Jacinto, five time JUCO National Champion and St. Petersburg College, 2006 JUCO National Runner-Up.

            The Rahal-Miller Classic begins Friday, Feb. 6, at 12:30 p.m., with Chipola vs. Walters State. Chipola plays San Jacinto at 3 p.m.

            The action heats up Saturday, Feb. 7, with a 3 p.m. game featuring Chipola and the College of Southern Nevada. The final event of the weekend is a game between Florida powers Chipola and St. Petersburg College, Sunday, Feb. 8, at 12:30 p.m.

            Several big name major league baseball players are scheduled to provide instruction at a Chipola Baseball Alumni Youth Camp on Saturday, Feb. 7.

            Ages 6 to 12 are invited to register the morning of the camp which is set for 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $50. There is no pre-registration.

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

            Current major leaguers expected to participate in the clinic and home run derby, include: Russell Martin, Adam Loewen, Jose Bautista, Matt Gamel and Jeff Mathis. Mathis was drafted out of Marianna High, but he has many friends from Chipola, including his brother Jake Mathis who played for Chipola. 

            Minor league players scheduled to appear include Cole Armstrong, Tyler Flowers, Steve Clevenger, Rene Tosoni, Alan Horne and Jaye Chapman. Former Chipola stars Charlie Dees, Blake Balkcom, Jake Mathis, Jonathan Swearingen and many others are expected to attend the event.

            For information, contact Brent Shelton at 850-718-2332, or email sheltonb@chipola.edu.

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  January 15, 2009

 

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL TEAM WINS NORTHWEST STATE TOURNEY

           

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Gold Team captured their third tournament of the year when they won the Seaside Academic Tournament at Northwest State College Ft. Walton Beach Campus on Jan. 10.

            Chipola Gold scored a (265-85) win over Bevill State College in the championship game to finish the tournament with an overall 11-1 record. Gold team members are: Anthony Garrett, Brad Wells, Ryan Wells and Jordan Belser.

            The Chipola Blue Team also had an impressive tournament with an 8-3 overall record. Chipola Blue was one win away from having an all Chipola final. Chipola Blue lost to Bevill State 205-185, giving Bevill the right to play for the championship against Chipola Gold. The Chipola Blue Team is made up entirely of freshmen: Drew Padgett, Ethan Hewett, Nathan Hooppell and Cody Pickens.

            Out of 50 individuals in the tourney, four Chipola players finished in the top ten in individual scoring, and seven Chipola players finished in the top 20. Anthony Garrett was recognized as an all-star for finishing fourth overall. Other top finishers were Brad Wells (sixth), Ryan Wells (seventh), Nathan Hooppell (eighth), Drew Padgett (11th), Ethan Hewett (15th) and Jordan Belser (20th).

            Chipola is the defending FCCAA State Champion. Chipola next plays at Tallahassee in the NAQT Sectional.

            Brain Bowl coaches are Stan Young and Dr. Robert Dunkle.

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS WIN THIRD TOURNEY—The Chipola Gold Team captured their third tournament of the year when they won the Seaside Academic Tournament at Northwest State College Ft. Walton Beach Campus on Jan. 10. Gold Team members are, from left: Anthony Garrett, Brad Wells, Jordan Belser and Ryan Wells (captain).

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January 15, 2009

CHIPOLA HOMECOMING FESTIVIES SET

 

        MARIANNA—Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2009, beginning Jan. 21 with a host of events culminating with the Homecoming games on Jan. 31. 

         This year’s theme is “Building on Tradition” as the Indians host the Northwest Florida State College (formerly Okaloosa Walton) Raiders.

        Candidates for Mr. Chipola and Homecoming Queen will be introduced at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21 in the Arts Center.  Voting for the candidates will take place on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22.  Chipola’s 2009 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned at halftime of the men’s basketball game on January 31.

        Student Activities for the week include: Monday, Jan. 26: Pajamas Day; Tuesday, Jan. 27: Cowboy/Cowgirl Day; Wednesday, Jan. 28: Tacky Day; Thursday, Jan. 29: Favorite College Day and Friday, Jan. 30: Chipola Blue & Gold Day.

        A building decoration contest between the Chipola clubs begins Monday, Jan.26 and will be judged on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.

        The Homecoming Talent Show is Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m., in the Arts Center.  Currently enrolled students or groups are invited to perform with a four minute time limit.  Cash prizes will be awarded for solos, group and band categories. Performers must register in Student Activities Office, Q-120/121 in the Health Sciences by Jan. 26.                     

        Homecoming Night, Saturday, Jan. 31, begins with the Lady Indians game against Northwest Florida 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 in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room. The Indians take on the Raiders in the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. Chipola’s 2009 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned during halftime of the men’s game.   

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

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CHIPOLA HOMECOMING SET—Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2009, beginning Jan. 21 with a host of events culminating with the Homecoming games on Jan. 31.  Last year’s queen Ashley Duce and 2008 Mr. Chipola Keith Watford will return to Chipola on Jan. 31 crown this year’s winners.

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January 15, 2009

DR. CHERRA PUMPHREY TO ADDRESS CHIPOLA HONORS PROGRAM

 

            MARIANNA—Dr. Cherra Pumphrey is the guest speaker for the Chipola College Honors Program, Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m., in Jackson Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

            Pumphrey is a 1999 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Chipola Honors Program. She won the President’s Mediallion for maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA at Chipola. During her time at Chipola she was chosen as a Guistwhite Scholar and was named to the All-USA Academic Team and FCCAA All-Academic Team in Brain Bowl. She also won awards in Calculus II and freshman chemistry. 

            Through her association with Phi Theta Kappa, she was inaugural inductee of the Chipola College Academic Hall of Fame. 

            Dr. Pumphrey was the valedictorian of Marianna High School. She will begin her medical practice in a few weeks.  She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and a Cum Laude graduate in Biochemistry from Florida State University.

            She has worked with the Gulfcoast South AHEC Interdisciplinary Community Health Scholars Program and has served as a team-member for the Manatee County Health Department Childhood Obesity Project. She earned a stipend from Jackson Hospital’s Physician Recruitment program.

            Dr. Pumphrey has conducted research on Mycobacterium Avium, Status Asthmaticus, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Rupture and Concurrent Three-Vessel Thrombosis.

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January 15, 2009

CHIPOLA ‘OLD SCHOOL’ HONORS DANCE IS JAN. 30

 

MARIANNA—The Ivey Brothers will play the Chipola College “Old School” dance, a benefit for the Chipola Honors Program on Friday, Jan. 30.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and guests can dance the night away or just reminisce with some great music. 

Three brothers—Robert Ivey, Richard Ivey and Wilson Ivey—have made up the core of the group since the mid-60’s. Wilson’s son, Chase Ivey, joined the group in 2004.

The band first performed at a high school dance in 1965, and quickly progressed to college dances at Chipola, FSU, UWF and UF. 

            Drummer Robert Ivey is a Chipola history professor who serves as adviser to the Freshman Honors program. Math professor Bonnie Smith, who directs the program with Ivey, says, “The goal of Honors is to equip our local leaders of tomorrow with awareness and understanding which will improve the lives of our citizens. Proceeds from the dance go toward an endowment which provides resources for the many annual projects of the Honors Program. We invite all who value academics to support the program.” Some 70 of the brightest students from the five-county area are enrolled in Chipola’s Honors program which brings thought-provoking speakers to campus and allows students to visit educational sites in other cities.

Dance tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any Honors student or by phoning Smith or Ivey at 526-2761.  Tax-deductible gifts for the Honors Endowment may be mailed to the Chipola College Foundation at 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.                                               

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CHIPOLA ‘OLD SCHOOL’ HONORS DANCE The Ivey Brothers will play the Chipola College “Old School” dance, a benefit for the Chipola Honors Program on Friday, Jan. 30. Here, Chipola Honors students represent their old school days from high school. Tickets—$10—are available from Honors students, or by calling Honors advisors Bonnie Smith or Robert Ivey at 850-526-2761.

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January 15, 2009

CHIPOLA HOMECOMING FESTIVIES SET

 

        MARIANNA—Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2009, beginning Jan. 21 with a host of events culminating with the Homecoming games on Jan. 31. 

         This year’s theme is “Building on Tradition” as the Indians host the Northwest Florida State College (formerly Okaloosa Walton) Raiders.

        Candidates for Mr. Chipola and Homecoming Queen will be introduced at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21 in the Arts Center.  Voting for the candidates will take place on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22.  Chipola’s 2009 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned at halftime of the men’s basketball game on January 31.

        Student Activities for the week include: Monday, Jan. 26: Pajamas Day; Tuesday, Jan. 27: Cowboy/Cowgirl Day; Wednesday, Jan. 28: Tacky Day; Thursday, Jan. 29: Favorite College Day and Friday, Jan. 30: Chipola Blue & Gold Day.

        A building decoration contest between the Chipola clubs begins Monday, Jan.26 and will be judged on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.

        The Homecoming Talent Show is Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m., in the Arts Center.  Currently enrolled students or groups are invited to perform with a four minute time limit.  Cash prizes will be awarded for solos, group and band categories. Performers must register in Student Activities Office, Q-120/121 in the Health Sciences by Jan. 26.                     

        Homecoming Night, Saturday, Jan. 31, begins with the Lady Indians game against Northwest Florida 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 in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room. The Indians take on the Raiders in the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. Chipola’s 2009 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned during halftime of the men’s game.   

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

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January 15, 2009

CHIPOLA TO HOST TEACHER WORKSHOP ON JAN. 24

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the second Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 24.

            Students currently enrolled in Chipola’s teacher education program with the assistance of the education faculty are hosting the event for area educators and education students. 

            Students will present hands-on activities along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms.

            Sessions will include presentations and strategies in Math and Science, grades K-12 and Reading, grades K-6.  Topics will include: Fibanacci numbers, Interwrite demonstrations, science experiments, reading strategies, and a poster session.  The poster session will be filled with lesson plans for manipulatives and games using the Ellison Letter Machine. 

            Current teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. in Building D on the Chipola campus. Sessions run from 8:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.

            To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to Dr. Cherry Ward at 850-526-2761 or wardc@chipola.edu.

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January 15, 2009

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘‘Back to the 80’s’”

           

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the totally awesome musical, "Back to the 80’s," written by Neil Gooding, additional material by Stuart Smith, revised orchestrations and arrangements by Brett Foster and original musical adaption by Scott Copeman. The musical opens a five-day run March 18.  

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast local actors in the following roles: Keith Watford  as Corey Palmer (Senior), Garrett Brolund as Corey Palmer (Junior), Austin Pettis as Alf Bueller, Jonathan Keeman as Kirk Keaton, Kyndall Covington as Tiffany Houston, Madison Wester as Cyndi Gibson, Brenna Kneiss as Mel Easton, Kylee Shores as Kim Easton, Ben Grande as Michael Keaton, Kris Sampson as Lionel Astley, Quintin Beechum as Huey Jackson, Aven Pites as Feargal MeFerrin, Grace Bailey as Eileen Reagan, Courtney Corbin as Laura Wilde, Emily Harrison as Debbie Fox, Christina Lopez as Ms. Sheena Brannigan and  Aaron Moore as Mr. Stevie Cocker. Classmates are: Haley Barfield, Sarah Lovins, Danielle Richardson, Jacob Beasley and Clint Touchton.

             “Back to the 80’s,” is straight from the era that brought the world The Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this “totally awesome” musical.  Join the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through their final senior year - as they experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves and the loneliness of growing up all set to the biggest hits of the 80’s.

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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January 15, 2009

CHIPOLA’S FALL DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 264 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2008.

            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:

            Altha—Andrea N. Debolt, Bradley J. Wells, Ryan E. Wells.

            Bascom—Rebecca M. Fanchette, Brandis L. Perkins.

            Blountstown—Karla M. Atkins, Hannah R. Johnson, Shannon P. White.

            Bonifay—James A. Craft, Lori N. Holland, Debra J. Miles, Kyrie L. Strickland, Lindsey S. Tate.

            Bristol—Jonetta D. Dawson.

            Campbellton—Carlos T. Pittman. 

            Chipley—Lacey M. Aukema, Allison M. Ellis, Alan C. Moss, Christopher T. Murray, Christopher E. Peyton, Scott A. Rudd. 

            Cottondale—Hannah K. Robbins.

            Fountain—Valetta L. Bledsoe.

            Graceville—Michael G. Inscho, Ciara N. Jackson, Kara L. Jumper, Nekiesha N. McDowall, Tiffany M. Newsome.               

            Grand Ridge—Marissa D. Chason, Amanda M. Edwards, April C. Jackson, Bradley J. Nissley.

            Greenwood—Anthony D. Garrett, Benjamin A. Griffin, Shannon A. Hatcher.

            Marianna— Mary S. Adams, Michael J. Barber, Adam R. Brisolara, Chelsea R. Carroll, Britton B. Dennis, III, Heather D. Gibson, Sherri T. Godwin, Marshall D. Hilton, Brandy M. Hollis, Michael D. Pinnella, Russell B. Register, Jessica K. Wade, Dusty C. Williams. 

            Sneads—Jordan D. Coley, Cassie L. Mitchell, Robert A. Rogers.

            Vernon—Daniel C. Lee.

            Westville—Samantha R. Hudson, Kevin W. Shull.

            Out of District—William J. Lewis and Karla M. McBryar of Cottonwood, Ala., Drew A. Williams of Crestview, Maria L. Kenyon of Donalsonville, Ga., Kikwiki Mamuku of Kinshasa, Congo, Justin D. Brownlee of Tifton, Ga.

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

            Alford—Tiffany N. Barrett, Stephanie E. McIntosh, Casey A. Speers.

            Altha—Jantzen D. Bailey, Samantha A. Dehn, Linda G. Godwin, Karinia C. Jackson, James E. McCalvin, Aaron W. Redmond, Kasey D. Roberts, Angela M. Waldron, Meagan E. Wiltse. 

            Bascom—Laura L. Day, Shyera M. McCollough, Jillian J. Stephens. 

            Blountstown—Jessica L. Bontrager, Dana K. Clark, Jessica A. Goodman, Brandi N. Greene, Joshua M. Lilly, Chris A. Martin, Richard W. Mercer, Tanya M. Savell, Noelle C. Smith, Jeffrey A. Stewart, Mary L. Webb.

            Bonifay—Mary L. Atwell, Heather L. Bailey, Anthony V. Berkley, Kimberley C. Brown, Carole E. Chandler, Jessica L. Griffin, Adam C. Hahn, Kaylen R. Hatcher, Nathan E. Hauser, Ryan S. Hodge, Sierra M. Jackson, Justin R. Kulkusky, Donna J. Leavins, Kimberly S. Leeds, Danny Trey W. McDuffie, Jared S. Moseley, Chelsey M. Parker, Shawna L. Phillips, Sadie K. Pipkin, Meredith G. Pritchard, Nicole C. Seley, Ashley A. Sloan, Vionka D. Taylor, Temara J. Thomas, Chelsea E. Wells, Victoria E. Wells, David L. Whitaker, Angela M. Wiley.

            Bristol—Lisa M. Danley, Erin E. Durham, Carmen R. Foran, Alicia M. Jackson, Jody M. Parish, Jordon M. Shuler.   

            Campbellton—Michael P. Adkins, Margaret L. Bibby, Cornelius J. Clark, Keona J. Daniels. 

            Caryville—Damien D. Needham, Lindsey M. Sutherland.

            Chipley—Candice A. Baxley, Jordan R. Belser, Ethan D. Carmichael, Phillip A. Draayom, Benjamin T. Grande, Danielle H. Guettler, Angela K. Henderson, Megan L. Joiner, Ashley N. Jones, Joseph L. Myers, Matthew R. Park, Jenna N. Peel, Justin L. Peters, Cortney L. Pettis, Aven J. Pitts, Joshua C. Roberts, Ethan A. Solger, Kayla E. Stewart, Zachary A. Worley, Deborah S. Yglesias, Joseph B. Yon.             

            Clarksville—Anna C. Nichols.

            Cottondale—Alida S. Capps, Jonathan G. Keeman, Jamie M. Neff, Brandi N. Purvis, Jared D. Scurlock, Kimberly D. Sloan, Tiffany M. Tate, Jessica R. Weeks.

            Fountain—Brittani M. Mount.

            Graceville—Joseph Z. Bell, Courtney K. Corbin, Jeremy D. Cox, Nicholas G. Dietrich, Tiffany L. Flournoy, Bobbie L. Greene, Teri R. McPhail, Leeanna L. Miller, James A. Padgett, Lainey E. Powell, Ashley E. Warren, Keith C. Watford, Lakisha M. Young.

            Grand Ridge—Ramon M. Perez, Sara E. Riley, Joshua D. Stephens, Aaron T. White.

            Greenwood—Carrie J. Basford, Cherish L. Basford, Jessica L. Bradley, India L. Hatcher, Donyea D. Morgan.

            Hosford—Marcus R. Gowan.

            Malone—Wendy W. Miley, Brandi L. Stuart

            Marianna—Joseph L. Bailey, Johnni N. Barfield, Haley B. Barfield-Phill, Ashley L. Barrentine, Travis D. Brookins, Ryann L. Cantrell, Lori A. Cherry, Antonio R. Collings, Kimberlynn A. Cook, Rachael M. Daniel, Adam C. Duren, Matthew S. Eskuchen, Cazzie L. Folsom, Grace E. Gochenaur, Daniel T. Gochenaur, Emily G. Harrison, Cameron A. Hitchcock, Sara D. Hughes, Summer N. Jannett, Amy B. Johnson, Steven M. Kay, Stephanie D. Lawson, Carolyn E. Livingston, Kristina M. Lopez, Larry N. Malphurs, Stephanie B. Mathis, Margaret A. Mathis, Thomas H. Melvin, Patricia J. Milliser, Lindsy S. Milton, Patricia E. Murphy, Lorelei J. Nicholson, Judy E. Odom, Kristen A. Paul, Stephanie K. Pettis, Jordan B. Pippin, Terron Pope, II, Kevin D. Shores, Arianna Y. Waddell, Ricky L. Wade, Matthew B. White, Jafria G. Wooden.

            Ponce de Leon—Tyler B. Hicks.        

            Sneads—Tressa L. Baker, Westanna M. Harvey, Timothy D. Highsmith, Zachary L. Johnson, Jessica E. Lawson, Kevin L. Mooneyham, James M. Owens, Ashley Pavuk, Cody S. Pickens, Nichole E. Rabon, Amber N. Weeks, Kalvin F. Weeks.

           Vernon—Samantha J. Caligiure, Jessica M. Rodgers, Alton A. Rodgers, III. 

          Westville—Samuel D. Griffin, Dustin S. Locke, Catherine J. Tinsley.

          Out of District—Jason N. Townsend of Albany, Ga., Cayleb M. Coker of Attalla, Ala., Zachary W. Thomas of Bradenton, Darrell Williams of Chicago, Ill., Richard T. Rogers of Clearwater, Kaleb Wright of Cook, Ill., William K. Futch of Cottonwood,  Ala., Jamia T. Akins of Crestview, Vikas P. Bhakta and Lynda F. Henderson of Donalsonville, Ga., Laurel B. Sellers of Dothan, Ala., Monica S. Kennedy, Flomaton, Ala., Darius D. Stowers of Forrest Park, Ill., Marc A. Bourgeois of Granby Quebec, Canada, Michael B. Norred of Lynn Haven, Patrick A. Corbin of Onondaa, N.Y.,  Heather J. Alspach of Pansey, Ala., Khai H. Nguyen of Tallahassee, Ellen T. Manor, Kenneth G. Manor and Jessica R. Stoppelbein of Wewahitchka.

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January 15, 2009

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 14, 15, 28 and March 1, 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $250.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 6, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 7, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 9 and 11, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 16 and 18, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, April 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            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 15, 2009

CHIPOLA HOSTS PENSACOLA, SATURDAY, JAN. 17

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Pensacola in a pair of big conference games, Saturday, Jan. 17, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m.

            The Indians are the top-ranked team in both the state and national polls. Pensacola’s men are tenth in the state poll.

            The Pensacola Lady Pirates (20-1) enter the game as the top team in the state poll with Chipola in the Jan. 14 poll. 

            Chipola Appreciation Club officials are planning to present a $50,000 check for the Milton H. Johnson Athletic Scholarship Fund during halftime of the men’s game. Most of the money came from Johnson’s former players at Chipola and Campbellton High.  Johnson won more than 800 games during his coaching career. 

            The top ranked Chipola Indians are fresh from a pair of wins over Gulf Coast and Northwest Florida.

            The Indians scored a big 89-73 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 14 to improve to 3-0 in league play and 19-1 overall. Casey Mitchell led Chipola with 26 points. Justin Brownlee scored 25. Josh Sain added 11.

            The Indians knocked off sixth-ranked Northwest 69-60 on Jan. 10. It was the Indians’ first win in Niceville in their previous three tries. After trailing for nearly the entire contest - at times by as many as 10 points in the second half - the Indians made a critical 13-2 run with minutes left that proved to be the difference. Chipola's Malcolm Armstead knocked down a 3-pointer with just over a minute to go to bring the Indian lead to seven and end any real threat from the Raiders. “Armstead and Flowers showed great leadership on the court,” said Chipola coach Greg Heiar.  The pair led Chipola in scoring with 14 apiece. 

            The Indians are the defending state champion and ranked at the top of the state and national polls. Gulf Coast is third in the state rankings. Northwest is fourth and Pensacola is tenth.

            The Chipola Lady Indians moved to 2-1 in league play and 17-3 overall following a 62-43 loss to Gulf Coast on Jan. 14. Carolyn Mills led Chipola with 11 points. Latoya Williams added seven.

            The Lady Indians scored a big 63-33 win over Northwest State on Jan. 10. Latoya Williams led Chipola with 18. Sequoyah Griffin had 10. Ashlie Billingslea scored 9.

Chipola head coach David Lane said, “We had a very strong defensive effort. We forced 34 turnovers and held them to 33 points.” Seven of NW’s points were free throws. Chipola held NW to only 24 percent from the field. The Lady Indians shot 45 percent from the field and were 15-17 from the line.

            The Pensacola Lady Pirates topped the Jan. 14 state women’s poll with a 20-1 record. Chipola was second on the list. Gulf Coast was third. Northwest was seventh and Tallahassee was ninth.

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January 22, 2009

CHIPOLA HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES SET

 

 

        MARIANNA—Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2009 with a host of events culminating with the Homecoming games on Jan. 31. 

        This year’s theme is “Building on Tradition” as the Indians host the Northwest Florida State College (formerly Okaloosa Walton) Raiders.

        Student Activities for the week include: Monday, Jan. 26: Pajamas Day; Tuesday, Jan. 27: Cowboy/Cowgirl Day; Wednesday, Jan. 28: Tacky Day; Thursday, Jan. 29: Favorite College Day and Friday, Jan. 30: Chipola Blue and Gold Day.

        A building decoration contest between the Chipola clubs begins Monday, Jan.26 and will be judged on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.

       The Homecoming Talent Show is Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m., in the Arts Center.  Currently enrolled students or groups are invited to perform with a four minute time limit.  Cash prizes will be awarded for solos, group and band categories. Performers must register in Student Activities Office, Q-120/121 in the Health Sciences by Jan. 26.   

        Homecoming Night, Saturday, Jan. 31, begins with the Lady Indians game against Northwest Florida 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 in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room. Chipola’s 2009 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned at halftime of the men’s game which begins at 7:30 p.m.

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

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January 22, 2009

 

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CHIPOLA HOMECOMING COURT—Members of the 2009 Chipola College Homecoming Court are, from left: (front) freshmen Emily Harrison and Madison Wester; (second row) freshman Quintin Beechum and Josh Johnson; (third row) sophomores Terron Pope, Kris Sampson and Mikey Smith; (back) sophomores Erica Manning, Alicia Hatcher and Courtney Corbin.

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January 22, 2009

CHIPOLA CHEERLeader Extravaganza is Feb. 8

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Cheerleaders will host the annual Cheerleading Extravaganza Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

          Squads will compete at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels.  New this year will be the Grand Champion winner, which will be the squad with the highest overall score of all the competing squads. Squads will be competing from Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

            Several all star squads from JAGS and MEGA cheer gyms are scheduled to perform exhibition routines. A special treat will be a performance by the FAMU Cheerleaders featuring former Chipola cheerleader Devin Baker, now a FAMU captain.            General admission is $5 for school age and up cheerleader fans. 

            Pictures of last year’s winners are posted on the Chipola web page:  http://www.chipola.edu/extrac/athl/cheerleader/Extravaganza/Extrav.htm.

For more information, contact Chipola Cheer Coach Geraldine DeFelix at 850-718-2322 or email defelixg@chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA CHEER FEST SET—The Chipola Cheerleaders (pictured) will host the annual Cheerleading Extravaganza Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  For more information, contact Chipola Cheer Coach Geraldine DeFelix at 850-718-2322 or email defelixg@chipola.edu

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January 22, 2009

MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYERS TO LEAD CHIPOLA YOUTH CAMP

 

            MARIANNA—Several big name major league baseball players are scheduled to provide instruction at a Chipola Baseball Alumni Youth Camp on Saturday, Feb. 7.

            Ages 6 to 12 are invited to register the morning of the camp which is set for 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $50. There is no pre-registration.

            Current major leaguers expected for the camp, include: Russell Martin, Jeff Mathis, Adam Loewen, Jose Bautista and Matt Gamel. Minor league players Cole Armstrong, Tyler Flowers, Steve Clevenger, Rene Tosoni, Alan Horne and Jaye Chapman are also scheduled to appear. Former Chipola stars Charlie Dees, Blake Balkcom, Jake Mathis, Jonathan Swearingen and many others are expected to attend the event.

            For information, contact Brent Shelton at 850-718-2332, or email sheltonb@chipola.edu.

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January 22, 2009

 

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CHIPOLA ALUMNI BASEBALL EVENT—Chipola’s Second Annual Baseball Alumni event is set for Saturday, Feb. 7. Here, retired Chipola history professor and baseball card collector Charlton Keen poses with former Chipola player Jose Bautista at last year’s event. Bautista recently signed with the Toronto Blue Jays after playing for several years with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bautista will earn $2.4 million in '09 after making $1.8 million last year. Bautista, who can play multiple positions in the infield and outfield, hit .238 with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs in 128 games last season. In 21 games with Toronto, the 28-year-old Bautista hit .214 with three homers and 10 RBIs.

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January 22, 2009

 

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CHIPOLA THEATRE DAY CAMP—Chipola College cast members from “Back to the 80’s . . . The Totally Awesome Musical,” recently participated in a day-long camp led by Choreographer Chris Manasco and Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre. Back to the 80’s includes hits like "Footloose,” “Material Girl,” “I've Had The Time Of My Life,” “Love Shack,” “Come on Eileen” and “Don't Worry Be Happy.” Back to the 80’s opens a five-day run, March 18.  Tickets go on sale March 4 in the college Business Office. For information, call 718-2227.

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January 22, 2009

 

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JOHNSON ENDOWMENT—More than 100 of retired coach Milton Johnson’s players, cheerleaders and friends attended a reunion last year to recognize him for his great contributions to their lives. On Jan. 17, several of these players presented a check for $50,000 to Chipola for the purpose of permanently endowing a scholarship in honor of Coach Johnson.  To make a contribution to the fund, contact the Chipola Foundation at 850-718-2445.

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January 22, 2009

FIREARMS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold a 16-hour Firearms Familiarization course March 23-26 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.

            Registration and payment of the $60 fee can be paid on the first night of class.  Please call to reserve a place.  Class size is limited.

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

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January 22, 2009

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 14, 15, 28 and March 1, 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $250.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 6, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 7, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 9 and 11, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 16 and 18, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, April 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            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 22, 2009

CHIPOLA HEADS TO Tallahassee FOR PAIR OF GAMES

 

            MARIANNA—Both Chipola College basketball teams head to Tallahassee Community College for a pair of big conference games on Saturday, Jan. 24.

            The Indians lead the state and national polls after whipping Pensacola, 84-54, in the conference on Jan. 17. Casey Mitchell led the Indians with 22 points. Justin Brownlee had 15. Jeremy Jacob had 14. Torye Pelham had 9 points and 3 rebounds. Trevor Deloach had 9 points and 6 rebounds. Gary Flowers had 7 points, 10 boards, 8 assists, 5 blocks and 3 steals.  Malcolm Armstead had 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and no turnovers. 

            The defending state champion Indians are 4-0 in league play and 20-1 overall.

            The Lady Indians upset Pensacola, 49-47, in overtime on a last second shot. Latoya Williams led Chipola with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Jamia Akins had 12 points.  Ashlie Billingslea had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.  Lenita Sanford had 8 points.

            The Lady Indians are 3-1 in conference and 18-3 overall.  

            Chipola’s next home game is Tuesday, Jan. 27, against Gulf Coast Community College. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m.

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

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January 29, 2009

ENROLLMENT UP AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College has more students this semester and those students are taking more classes.

            Total headcount is up 10.5 percent with 2,160 students compared to 1,954 enrolled in the Spring of 2008. Full Time Equivalency (FTE), an average calculation of the number of hours students take, is up 13 percent to 695 compared to 614 last Spring.

            According to Dr. Jayne Roberts, Dean of Enrollment Services, Fall and Spring enrollment has hovered around the 2,000 student-mark since 2002. Roberts reports that the addition of bachelor’s degrees to the Chipola curriculum have contributed to the positive enrollment trend as well as the fact that many students choose to attend a college close to home that also offers reasonable tuition.

            Chipola vice-president Dr. Kitty Myers reports enrollment of 154 students in the college eight bachelor’s degree programs for the 2008–09 year.  Since the RN to BSN, and BS in Elementary Education and Exceptional Student Education were initiated in August of 2008, only juniors in these programs are included in the 154 total.  The group also includes seniors in the BAS in Business Management, who will graduate in August of 2009. 

            Dr. Myers, said, “Our graduation, certification, and placement rates are great and we are proud to be instrumental in producing a new generation of educators, business leaders, and health professionals for our district. As a new State College, we will be in the position to offer additional bachelor’s degree programs to expand educational access to our students.”  

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “We are pleased that so many students are taking advantage of the opportunities available at Chipola. It is our goal to make college more accessible to the citizens of our district.”

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, a two-year degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 11 public universities. The college also offers eight different bachelor’s degrees in Business, Nursing and Secondary Education with majors in middle and high school mathematics and science.  Chipola also offers Associate in Science degrees and certificates in Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs. Several Workforce programs feature open-enrollment throughout the semester.

            The Continuing Education Department offers lifelong learning opportunities in a variety of areas ranging from computers to real estate. Custom courses and workshops also are available for businesses and organizations.

Chipola’s University Center offers classes on the Chipola campus leading to bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees from the University of West Florida, Florida State University and Troy University.

                For admission information, call 850-718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA ENROLLMENT UP THIS SEMESTER—Chipola College has more students this semester and those students are taking more classes. Total headcount is up 10.5 percent with 2,160 students compared to 1,954 enrolled in the Spring of 2008. Here, Seaddh Dalal and Ellen Manor work in a college lab.

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January 29, 2009

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL TEAMS FINISH FIRST AND SECOND IN SECTIONAL

 

            TALLAHASSEE—The Chipola Gold and Blue Teams finished first and second in the NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournament) North Florida Sectional held Jan. 24 at Tallahassee Community College.  

            The Chipola Gold sophomore team went undefeated (12-0) to claim their fourth tournament win this year. Chipola Gold has won four of five junior college tournaments during the 2008-09 season. The Gold Team averaged 325 points per game, the highest average for any team in the nation.

            The Chipola Blue freshmen team (11-1) finished the tournament with one loss, losing to Chipola Gold in the rare Chipola vs. Chipola championship round.

            All nine Chipola players finished in the top 25 in individual scoring: Anthony Garrett (6th), Ryan Wells (7th), Brad Wells (10th), Nathan Hooppell (11th), Ethan Hewett (13th), Drew Padgett (15th), Cody Pickens (17th), Jordan Belser (18th) and Anthony Berkeley (22nd).

            The Tallahassee tournament was one of seven sectionals played throughout the United States this past weekend. The winner in each sectional receives an automatic berth into Intercollegiate Championship in Orlando on Feb. 27-28. Both Chipola teams have qualified for the Intercollegiate Championship in Orlando on Feb. 27-28. Defending national champion Valencia is the only other college with two teams in the national championship.

            The 2009 season will mark the first time that NAQT has held a separate community college national championship.  NAQT has named a community college national champion since 2002, but that determination has been made part of its overall Division II competition. A total of 16 teams will qualify for the chance to claim the national title. Chipola was the runner-up team in the 2008 national tournament, losing in the final to Valencia Community College.

            Chipola Gold team members are: Jordan Belser, Anthony Garrett, Brad Wells, and Ryan Wells.

            Chipola Blue team members are: Nathan Hooppell, Ethan Hewett, Drew Padgett, Cody Pickens, and Anthony Berkeley.

            Brain Bowl coach Stan Young said, “I want to personally thank our faculty for the dedication they show in the classroom every day. Our students are really showing their merit and we all should be proud. I also want to thank our administration and the physical plant for their support.  Other schools do not seem to have the overwhelming support we receive here at Chipola and it really makes a difference. Special thanks to Joy Ree Ashmore for volunteering to keep the statistics for the tournaments and to Brain Bowl assistant coach Robert Dunkle for the countless hours he dedicates in helping to prepare our team.”

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL TEAMS FINISH FIRST AND SECOND IN SECTIONAL—The Chipola Gold and Blue Teams finished first and second in the NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournament) North Florida Sectional held Jan. 24 at Tallahassee Community College.   Gold team members are: Brad Wells, Anthony Garrett, Jordan Belser and Ryan Wells. Blue team members are: Nathan Hooppell, Drew Padgett, Anthony Berkeley, Ethan Hewett and Cody Pickens. 

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January 29, 2009

CHIPOLA FUTURE EDUCATORS HOST TEACHER WORKSHOP

 

            MARIANNA—Some 43 area teachers attended the Chipola College Future Educators Club second annual workshop on Jan. 24.

            Dr. Cherry Ward, a professor in the Chipola education program, said, “The FEC Workshop was a huge success!  Teachers were able to learn and practice new strategies that will enhance their classroom instruction.  Many workshop participants commented that they were shown techniques that would make them more informed, proficient educators. This was also a wonderful opportunity for networking and the sharing of ideas.” 

            The Future Educators Club is group of Chipola students who are pursuing a teaching career.  The 17 members who participated in the event conducted workshops, modeled lesson techniques and shared resources. Panhandle Area Educational Consortium offered in-service points for the workshop.

            Several area businesses donated goods and funds for the event, including: Donut Land Express, Pizza Hut, Wal-Mart, Hungry Howie’s, Domino’s, Skins and Bubbas BBQ, Blockbuster, The Chocolate Gallery, Bailey’s Surf and Turf, Sassy Sizzors, Orange Hill Express, KFC, Arby’s, Po-Folks, Chipola Area Groundwater Outreach Program, Chipola Bookstore, Ruby Tuesday, Sweet Stuff Bakery, Marianna Office Supply, Grocery Outlet and Outback Steakhouse.

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CHIPOLA HOSTS TEACHER WORKSHOP—Some 43 area teachers attended the Chipola College Future Educators Club second annual workshop on Jan. 24.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola College sophomore FEC member Danny Rutherford Tanya Wiggins of Golson Elementary School and Wayne Tanner of Marianna Middle School.

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January 29, 2009

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 6, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 7, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 9 and 11, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 16 and 18, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, April 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            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 29, 2009

THROSSELL LITERATURE/LANGUAGE FESTIVAL SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the Nineteenth Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival on Friday, Feb. 13.

Currently enrolled juniors or seniors from high schools in the Chipola District will compete in writing, speech, oral interpretation, humanities, grammar/mechanics/usage, literature, reading and Spanish competitions.  Recognition will be given to first, second, and third places and two honorable mentions in each competition.  A monetary award will be given to the first place winner of the President’s Reading contest.

The festival will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude with the awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Lunch, compliments of the college, will be provided to the contestants and their sponsors. Participants also will see a preview of the upcoming Chipola musical, “Back to the 80’s . . . The Totally Awesome Musical.”

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, said, “We are looking forward to hosting our eighteenth festival.  It is always a pleasure to have area high school students on our campus for a day of rigorous, academic competition.”

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January 29, 2009

CHIPOLA BASEBALL OPENS 2009 SEASON FRIDAY

ALUMNI EVENT SET FOR FEB. 7

 

            MARIANNA— The defending state champion Chipola Indians open the season at home Friday, Jan. 30, with a 1 p.m. game against Darton College. 

            The Indians are ranked first in the state FCCAA Baseball Polls. Panhandle conference rival Pensacola is fifth in the poll. Tallahassee is ninth.

            Chipola coach Jeff Johnson has invited several major league ball players to attend Chipola College’s second annual Baseball Alumni Weekend, Feb. 6-7.

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

            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, including Walters State, 2006 JUCO National Champion; the College of Southern Nevada, 2003 National Champion; San Jacinto, five time JUCO National Champion and St. Petersburg College, 2006 JUCO National Runner-Up.

            The Rahal-Miller Classic begins Friday, Feb. 6, at 12:30 p.m., with Chipola vs. Walters State. Chipola plays San Jacinto at 3 p.m.

            The action heats up Saturday, Feb. 7, with a 3 p.m. game featuring Chipola and the College of Southern Nevada.

            Several big name major league baseball players are scheduled to provide instruction at a Chipola Baseball Alumni Youth Camp on Saturday, Feb. 7. Ages 6 to 12 are invited to register the morning of the camp which is set for 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $50. There is no pre-registration. An Alumni Game and Home Run Derby is set for noon Saturday at the Chipola field.

            The final event of the weekend is a game between Florida powers Chipola and St. Petersburg College, Sunday, Feb. 8, at 12:30 p.m.

            Current major leaguers expected to participate in the clinic and home run derby, include: Russell Martin, Adam Loewen, Jose Bautista, Matt Gamel and Jeff Mathis. Mathis was drafted out of Marianna High, but he has many friends from Chipola, including his brother Jake Mathis who played for Chipola. 

            Minor league players scheduled to appear include Cole Armstrong, Tyler Flowers, Steve Clevenger, Rene Tosoni, Alan Horne and Jaye Chapman. Former Chipola stars Charlie Dees, Blake Balkcom, Jake Mathis, Jonathan Swearingen and many others are expected to attend the event.

            For information, contact Brent Shelton at 850-718-2332, or email sheltonb@chipola.edu.

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CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI EVENT IS FEB. 7—Chipola coach Jeff Johnson has invited several major league ball players to attend Chipola’s second annual Baseball Alumni Weekend, Feb. 6-7. Pictured at last year’s event are, from left: (front) Marianna pros Alan Horne of the NY Yankees, Jeff Mathis of the Anaheim Angels, (back) Marianna fans Hampton Jordan, Lance Long and James Reiff.

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January 29, 2009

CHIPOLA CHEERLeader Extravaganza is Feb. 8

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Cheerleaders will host the annual Cheerleading Extravaganza Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

          Squads will compete at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels.  New this year will be the Grand Champion winner, which will be the squad with the highest overall score of all the competing squads. Squads will be competing from Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

            Several all star squads from JAGS and MEGA cheer gyms are scheduled to perform exhibition routines. A special treat will be a performance by the FAMU Cheerleaders featuring former Chipola cheerleader Devin Baker, now a FAMU captain.            General admission is $5 for school age and up cheerleader fans. 

            Pictures of last year’s winners are posted on the Chipola web page:  http://www.chipola.edu/extrac/athl/cheerleader/Extravaganza/Extrav.htm.

For more information, contact Chipola Cheer Coach Geraldine DeFelix at 850-718-2322 or email defelixg@chipola.edu.

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January 29, 2009

CHIPOLA HOSTS NORTHWEST FOR HOMECOMING

            Chipola hosts Northwest State (formerly OW), Saturday, Jan. 31, for Homecoming. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla will host a reception for alumni and friends beginning at 6 p.m.  The 2009 Chipola Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned during halftime of the men’s game which begins at 7:30 p.m.

            The Chipola Lady Indians (5-1) moved into first place in the conference race with a convincing 68-42 win over arch-rival Gulf Coast (5-2) on Jan. 27. Other conference teams include PJC (4-2), NWF (2-4) and TCC (0-7).

            Latoya Williams led Chipola with 21 points and 12 rebounds.  Sequoyah Griffin scored 9 points and pulled in 7 rebounds. Marnesha Hall, Ashlie Billingslea and Georgian Williams scored 6 apiece.

            Chipola coach David Lane was pleased with his Lady Indians’ performance. “We had a pretty balanced effort. We out-rebounded them, 47-38. The big key was that we only had 13 turnovers for the whole game. Usually that is what we have during the first 10 to 20 minutes. We had 19 second chance points to their 4.”

            Chipola lead 39-27 at the half. Gulf Coast cut the lead to 45-40 with 11 minutes to go, but Latoya Williams hit a key three to stretch the lead to 8. That shot started a 21-0 run and Gulf Coast scored only two more points in the final 10 minutes.

            The Lady Indians scored a big 62-46 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 24. Latoya Williams led Chipola with 18 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks.

            The top-ranked Chipola Indians swamped Gulf Coast 83-46 on Jan. 27. Casey Mitchell led Chipola with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Gary Flowers scored 16 points with 5 rebounds. Justin Brownlee had 13 points and 6 rebounds. Malcolm Armstead had 9 points and 4 rebounds.

            The Indians needed extra time to pull off an 86-81 overtime win over Tallahassee on Jan. 24. Chipola's Malcolm Armstead hit a 3 point buzzer beater at the end of regulation to send the game into OT. The Indians knocked down key free throws to pull off the win in the Eagledome.

            The Indians (6-0) lead the Panhandle Conference, and the state and national polls. GCCC (4-3) is second in the league TCC (3-4) is third. PJC is (2-4). NWF is (1-5).

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January 29, 2009

CHIPOLA’S MITCHELL BREAKS FREE THROW RECORD

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College men’s basketball player Casey Mitchell broke the NJCAA record for most consecutive free throws in a community college basketball game when he made 25 straight in Chipola’s overtime win over Tallahassee on Jan. 24.

            The 6-5 sophomore from Savannah, Ga., made 25 consecutive free throws before missing his 26th and final attempt of the game. The old NJCAA record of 24 has stood since 1969.

            Mitchell leads the state in free three percentage connecting on 83.8 percent. He also is the fourth leading scorer in the state among all junior college players averaging 21.6 points per game.

            Mitchell’s new record is one better than the NCAA record of 24 which was set in 1959. Dominique Wilkins’ NBA record of 23 consecutive free throws was set in 1992.

            Mitchell will be in action again Saturday, Jan. 31, when the Indians Northwest State in the Milton H. Johnson Center. The game tips off at 7:30 p.m.

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