January 3, 2013

LATE REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Spring classes at Chipola College begin Monday, Jan. 7; however, late registration will continue through noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9.  Drop/add runs through noon on Jan. 11.

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

                Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

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

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

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

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

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

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

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 January 3, 2013

HAIRSPRAY AUDITIONS ARE JAN. 7 AND 8 AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold auditions for the hit musical “Hairspray,” Monday, Jan. 7 and Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. in the new Center for the Arts.

                This is an open audition for ages 14 and up. Theatre director Charles Sirmon says, “Dress comfortably and be ready for some 1960’s moves.” No experience is necessary.

                Sirmon will cast a minimum of 18 women and 14 men in named roles as well as a dancing/singing ensemble. Some roles are race and gender specific.

                “Hairspray” is the Tony Award-winning musical about Tracy Turnblad, a large girl with big hair and a kind heart. She has only one passion—to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" and is quickly transformed into a teen celebrity. She then successfully sets out to vanquish the program's reigning princess, win the heart of the super handsome Link Larkin, and racially integrate the television show. Performance dates are March 12-17.

                For information, contact Sirmon at 850-718-2227 or email sirmonc@chipola.edu

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January 3, 2013

TICKETS DISAPPEARING FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES MAGIC SHOW

 

                MARIANNA—Tickets are quickly disappearing for Illusionist Sammy Cortino’s Las Vegas style magic show set for Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. 

                Sammy Cortino is taking magic back to its roots in its purest, up-to-date form. His raw, live, unprecedented style brings out a sense of old Hollywood charm. Going against the mesh of cutting-edge illusionists of today, he is reviving the classics of magic presented in the spirit of the late Houdini and Harry Blackstone. Cortino holds a Doctoral Degree in Magic from the International Magicians Society and is a member of London’s Magic Circle. Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton endorsed Cortino’s membership in the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Click “Fine Arts” and “Artist Series.” Online tickets can be printed at home, or with an order con­firmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. Box office hours are 2 to 5 p.m., Jan. 10, 15 and 16. The Box Office also will be open at 6 p.m. the night of the show on Jan. 17.  Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children under 18. Tickets for Chipola students and employees are $5 the day of the show.

                Two more events follow Cortino in the Chipola Artist Series. The Davis and Dow jazz quartet featuring a vocalist and a request-by-favorites second half is Feb.7. The popular bluegrass/country comedy group, Three on a String, will perform April 11.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 718-2257.

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January 3, 2013

MAGIC SHOW AT NEXT CRAA MEETING

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) will feature the Magic Comedy Show on the meeting program Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Jim’s Buffet and Grill, with a Dutch-treat buffet luncheon from 11:30 to noon with the program at noon. 

                The owner and illusionist, Vernon, is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and has been practicing magic and illusions since he was 7 years old.  He has a portable studio and performs everything from large scale illusions to birthday parties.  For more information about this touring show and the illusions, contact Vernon at (850) 718-8400.

                Attendees will also be entered into a drawing for artist series tickets to Illusionist Sammy Cortino who will perform at the Center for the Arts on January 17 at 7:00 PM.

                The CRAA just received many applications for their popular mini-grant program and will begin searching for rotating scholarship applicants in Washington County this year.  The upcoming Partner in the Arts campaign makes it possible to continue these programs and improve the cultural life in the Chipola District.

                For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.

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 January 3, 2013

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its sixth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop for area educators and education students.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to take and use in their own classrooms.

                The program will include presentations and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL, and ESE.  Sessions include: Getting outside of the Basal with Reading Strategies; Classroom Management Strategies; How To Make Science Come Alive; Using JR Tolkien to Teach Poetry and Imagery; Science Experiments in the Primary Grades; Activities Using Patricia Palacco Texts; Teaching Middle School Language Arts Through the Use of Pop Culture; Blood Typing Lab for the Biology Teacher; Get It For Free! (Free Resources Available to Teachers); Pinterest in the Classroom; English Assessments Other Than Book Reports; Integrating Art Into Writing; How to Bring the New Student Through a Period of Culture Shock; Integrating Social Studies into Your Everyday Curriculum; Using Your Tablet/IPAD to Maximize Instruction; The Classroom Polar Express; and  a General Ideas Room  with representatives from the Chipola Area Autism Resource Center.

                In addition to the student-led sessions Dee Brock (Roulhac Middle) and Taura Brock (Vernon Middle) will be presenting Cooperative Learning Strategies and Techniques as a guest session. Heather Bailey (Graceville Elementary) will be presenting a session on Whole Brain Teaching

                The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:15 a.m. 

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

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January 3, 2013

CHIPOLA HOSTS TALLAHASSEE IN CONFERENCE OPENER

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola opens the Panhandle Conference season Saturday, Jan. 5, with a pair of games against Tallahassee 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 are off to a perfect 17-0 start under first year head coach Patrick Blake who is hoping for a good home crowd to start league play. “Hopefully we’ll have great fan support. For a lot of our guys, it will be their first Panhandle game, so it will be a challenge. Every game in this conference is always going to be a war,” coach Blake said. Tallahassee is 12-4 in pre-conference games.

                The Indians are the top-ranked team in the FCSAA State Top 10. All five Panhandle teams are represented in the poll. Northwest is third.  Gulf Coast is fifth. Pensacola is seventh and Tallahassee is tenth. Chipola is third in the NJCAA National poll. Northwest is tenth.

                Chipola has a balanced offense with six players averaging in double figures. Carlos Morris leads Chipola with 13.1 points per game. Kruize Pinkins is averaging 12.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. Earl Watson is averaging 11.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.  Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 11.1 and 7.1 rebounds. Demetrious Floyd is averaging 11.1 points per game. Chris Thomas has 10.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Guard Terel Hall is averaging 5.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

                The Lady Indians are 15-1 heading into league play against the 11-3 Lady Eagles. New head coach Greg Franklin is enjoying a full roster for the first time since Thanksgiving. Leading scorer Lashonda Littleton returned to the team Dec. 29 after being sidelined with a foot injury since Nov. 24. Littleton leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 16.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Center Treyvonna Brooks is also back from an early season concussion.

                Rayven Brooks is also back in top form after a back injury forced her to miss several games. She is averaging 14.9 points and 7.9 rebounds. She was the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Player of the Week for Dec. 3-9. The 5’11 Guard from Vallejo, California, averaged 30 points, 14.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 4.0 steals in two games. Against Palm Beach, she hit 35 points, collected 11 rebounds, two assists and three steals in the 87-73 win. She tallied 25 points, 17 rebounds and five steals in Chipola’s 97-47 win over Brevard. For the week, Brooks shot 53.5 percent (23-of-43) from the floor, 53.8 percent (7-of-13) threes and 70 percent (7-of-10) from the line.

                Chipola has two other players who regularly score in double figures. Kristine Brance is averaging 15 points per game. Jasmine Crawford is averaging 10 points, 4.6 assists and 3.4 steals per game.

                The Lady Indians are twelfth in the NJCAA National Poll. Northwest is third. Gulf Coast is ninth.

                Chipola heads to Northwest Jan. 9 before returning home to host Pensacola on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

                For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu

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.January 10, 2013

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES MAGIC SHOW NEARLY SOLD OUT

 

                MARIANNA—Less than 50 tickets remian for Illusionist Sammy Cortino’s Las Vegas style magic show set for Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. 

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Click “Fine Arts” and “Artist Series.” Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order con­firmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. Box office hours are 2 to 5 p.m., Jan. 15 and 16. The Box Office also will be open at 6 p.m. the night of the show on Jan. 17.  Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children under 18. Tickets for Chipola students and employees are $5 the day of the show.

                Sammy Cortino is taking magic back to its roots in its purest, up-to-date form. His raw, live, unprecedented style brings out a sense of old Hollywood charm. Going against the mesh of cutting-edge illusionists of today, he is reviving the classics of magic presented in the spirit of the late Houdini and Harry Blackstone. Cortino holds a Doctoral Degree in Magic from the International Magicians Society and is a member of London’s Magic Circle. Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton endorsed Cortino’s membership in the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

                Two more events follow Cortino in the Chipola Artist Series. The Davis and Dow jazz quartet featuring a vocalist and a request-by-favorites second half is Feb.7. The popular bluegrass/country comedy group, Three on a String, will perform April 11.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 718-2257.

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  January 10, 2013

CHIPOLA BSU TO HOST HIV/AIDS FORUMS

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Black Student Union will host two HIV/Aids forums on Thursday, Jan. 17. The 10 a.m. meeting is especially for Chipola students. The 6 p.m. meeting is open to the general public.

                Both forums will meet in Jackson Hall of the college Literature/Language Building Z-116.

                For information, contact Elisa Cruz at 718-2319 or BSU sponsor Dr. Willie Spires at 573-1000.

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January 10, 2013

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘HAIRSPRAY’

           

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre director Charles Sirmon has selected a cast of 48 for the hit, "Hairspray," which opens March 13.  

                Cast members are: Odra Chapman as Tracy Turnblad, Trey McKay as Corny Collins, Kayla Todd as Amber Von Tussle, Aaron Black as Brad Dancer, Gracie Wallace as Tammy Dancer, Austin Pettis as Fender Dancer, Piper Williams as Brenda Dancer, Terrence Shanks as Sketch Dancer, Cayce Griffin as Shelley Dancer, Jeremy Bailey as IQ Dancer, Shayli Tharp as Lou Ann Dancer, Colton Day as Link Larkin, Meredith Moreau as Prudy Pingleton, Charles Sirmon as Edna Turnblad, Meredith Sanders as Penny Pingleton, Meghan Basford as Velma Von Tussle, Chris Manasco as Wilbur Turnblad, Nick Melvin as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Orlando Riley as Duane, Clyde Declonet as Gilbert, Brienne Beechum as Lorraine, Matt West as Mr. Pinky, Evie Saliba as Little Inez, Courtney Bass as Gym teacher, Rachel West as Matron, Brittney Holmes as Motormouth Maybelle Seaweed’s mother and Nadine Long as Guard. The Dynamites Female singing trio in “Welcome to the 60’s” includes Patrea Clark, Adajah Swilley and Melanie Henderson.

                Citizens of Baltimore include: Elyn Sapp, Julie Wells, Amberly Corbin, Amber Saye, Kiara Sampson, Aiden Rollis, Grace Wester, Olivia Wester, Faith Long, Deanna Bailey, Shelby Jainer, Rhonda Stone, Maddie Craven, Tanaish Tookes, Felicia Gibson and Rolli Barteles. 

                “Hairspray,” written by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, with music by Marc Shaiman and Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, is the winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical.  

                Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the performance, and will be available online with box office hours to be announced.

                For more information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre sirmonc@chipola.edu 850-718-2277.

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January 10, 2013

CHIPOLA’S FALL DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

                MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 297 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2012.

                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—Kaylee Toole.

                Altha—Wesley Chevillot, Caleb Chew, Justin Godwin, Katrina Messer, Kristen Peacock, Trey Peacock, Kimberly Wiltse.

                Bascom—Miranda Jordan.

                Blountstown—Junicia Baker, Amber Eby, David Leonard, Mark Shuler.

                Bonifay—Donna Acosta, Travis Cook, Aaron Godwin, Chelsea Godwin, Misty Kirkland, Cathy Riddle, Kolton Sellers, Kelsey Wilkerson.

                Bristol—Kelsey McDaniel.

                Campbellton—Patrea' Clark. 

                Chipley—Jennifer Adkison, Sarah Bowen, Jackson Cagle, Stacy Collins, Alyssa Grimes, Holley Hinson, Jaclyn Morris, Erin Solger, Emily Stewart, Meghan Wilder. 

                Clarksville—Stewart Herndon, Ashley Sims.

                Cottondale—Dennis Allen, Erica Barnes, Kaitlyn Baxley, Chandler Braxton, James Cloud, Brittney Dilmore, Jessica Haid.

                Cypress—Alayna Tharp.

                Graceville—Jared Byrd, Anthony Horton.

                Grand Ridge—Ashley Carr, Rebecca Hart, Rachel Pelt, Sara Riley.

                Marianna—Jaren Bannerman, Bradach Carlson, Casey Caynor, Meghan Delang, Katelyn Derosier, Robert Gause, William Glawson, Christopher Godwin, Cayce Griffin, Rebecca Herb, Ryan Hughes, John Lane, Michael Lingerfelt, Michael Mader, Courtney Massengill, Jay Phelps, Quatarious Pope, Clayton Rooks, IV, William Smith, II, Tiffany Stephens, Wesley Stephens, John Whittington, Christin Wiggins. 

                Sneads—Ian Griffin, Lauren Locke.

                Vernon—Eric Lee.

                Westville—Reid Davis, Samuel Griffin, Carrie Hayford, Andrew Stafford.

                Out of District—Sarah Moore of Dothan, Ala., Charles Proctor of Gordon, Ala., Kristopher Hood, Anna Williams and Roger Quinsey of Havanna, Karl Jabour of Jacksonville, Amy Cannon of Jakin, Ga., Colleen Rish of Panama City, William Shaynak of Quincy, Kristine Brance of Riga, Latvia, Steven Givens, Jr. and Benjamin Green of Tallahassee.

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

                Alford—Teresa Magnus, Lawrence Raines, William Singleton.

                Altha—Sierra Chason, Tiffany Hill, Stephanie Shelton, Justin Terry, Emily Williams, Selena Williams. 

                Bascom—Karlee Floyd, Deja McCollough. 

                Blountstown—Scott Bailey, Kimberley Daniels, Robert Deason, Deeanna Grimes, Rachael King, Shannie Lockhart, Brittney Norris, Jeffrey Stewart.

                Bonifay—Anna Bailey, Jessica Bean, Hadley Brown, Amber Champion, Ashlee Corbin, Edna Feurtado, Angela Gluck, Chelsea Herndon, Coty Long, Trevor Marshall, Macy Miles, Mika Moore, Anne  Mary Nichols, Danielle Payne, Kayla Purkey, Troy Rackley, Courtney Reeves, Brittany Riley, Taylor Smith, William Steverson, Jr., Julie Wells, Caleb Whitaker.

                Bristol—Daniel Kern, Kasey Revell.

                Chipley—Kendall Alderman, Ashley Ayers, Mary Bowen, Allie Brock, Wendy Brown, Brandi Brubaker, Victoria Crawford, Karen Formby, Jacqueline Funderburk, Jenny Gluck, Olivia Guettler, Mattea Harbour, Lathan Harwell, Yvonne Hassett, Allison Hayes, Jesse Kneiss, Joanna Peters, Meghan Pettis, Tasha Richter, Lyndsi Salter, Meghan Salter, Alexander Shatas, Ryan Smith, Katherine Stone, Leigh Stone, Jessica Taylor, Tori Taylor, Faith Tice, Christopher Willis.     

                Clarksville—Morgan Davis, Joshua Jeffery, Monica Jones, Adam McCullen, Quincy Segers.

                Cottondale—Alida Capps, Jessica Gray, Kyle Griffin, Hannah Lamb, Kristen Reynolds, Ethan Rudd, Kody Sims, Thomas Thornton.

                Graceville—Hadley Battles, Sarah Biddle, Katie Collins, Rebecca Delgado, Rachael Dixon, Nancy Messer, Kacy Miles, David Miller, Jessica Singletary, Garrett Vickers, Lindsey Wheatley, Kimberly Williams, Carly Wilson.

                Grand Ridge—Heidi Folks, Emily Gilley, Shareem Goodlet, Leigh Anna Hall, Jolie Johnson, Emily Jones, Hope Mooneyham, Cameron Smith, Karis Smith, Winter Caldwell.

                Greenwood—Justin Curlee, Dustin Garner, Kayla Sherwood.

                Kinard—Amy McLeod.

                Marianna—Harrel Anderson, Jr., Cherie Baggett, Cody Barfield, Linsey Basford, Megan Blount, Sallyanne Braxton, Kayley Bryan, Toni Burns, Brian Chalker, Kristin Cook, Kendall Cummings, Robert Davis, Kristi Folds, Shondel Frear, Stuart Gamble, Christopher Gilmore, Tiffany Grimsley, Heather Hall, Paul Hoff, Mary Huckaby, William Larkin, Katelynn Lewis, Brandon Massengill, Tabatha Melzer, Brandi Middleton, Stephanie Milliser, Eron Milton, Mallory Mock, Katherine Moore, Thuy Trang Nguyen, Kendall Norman Partric, Cameron Oliver, Zachary Perkins, Jeremy Porter, Earwin Robinson, Jonathan Sims, Branham Skipper, Autumn Speigner, Christopher Swindle, Devin Thomas, Clayton Touchton, Sara Wade.

                Sneads—Kara Alford, Brittany Arnold, Haley Bennett, Georgie Branaman, Karissa Childs, Christen Howell, Trenton McDaniel, Emily McKinnie, Travis Moore, Ashley Pavuk, Cody Roberts, John Russ, Kayla Sheffield, Daniel Williams.

                Westville—Vanessa Hamilton, Dustin Landers, Katelyn Miller.

                Out of District—Luis Tunon-Castillo of Aguadulce, PN, Carlos Morris of Apalachicola, Chelsea Adams, Anna Marshall, Jacea McWaters, Lynnsey Russell and Christina Smith Ashford, Ala., Ruby Harrison, Kristen Allen and Allen Campbell of Chattahoochee; Cameron Gibson of Conyers, Ga., Rebecca Stewart of Crawfordville, Sierra Hill of Donalsonville, Ga., Coleton Barberree, Shyann Jackson and William-Taylor Lane of Dothan, Ala., Torian Graham of Durham, N.C., De'mone Harrison of Greensboro, Rosanne De Vries of  Haarlem, Netherlands, Ian Rice of Huntsville, Ala., Kiara Sampson of Keene, N.H.,  Stephanie Garrels of Magnolia, Tex., Cinmeon Bowers of Oak Creek, Wisc., Shane Crouse of Ocoee, Heath Bailey of Panama City, Samuel Cassell of Raistarstown, Md., Jose Aranguren-Jim of San Vincente, VE, Kathryn Godfrey of Sapulpa, Okla., Demetrius Floyd of St Louis, Mo., Alexander De Los Santos of Stockbridge, Ga., Preston Johnson of Suwanee, Ga., Lindsay Wurm of Tallahassee, Neiker Navarro of Valencia Res, VE, Donia Lanier and Samantha Layfield of Wewahitchka.

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January 10, 2013

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a series of small business seminars in the coming months.  All seminars meet on Fridays, from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                “Steps to Starting a Small Business” is Friday, Jan. 25. The seminar will focus on organizational requirements, licensing, financial assessments, insurance, marketing, loans, defining customers, location and employee requirements.

                “Business Plans” is Feb. 15.  The seminar will help participants discover which business type is best suited for their personality, and how to create a working business model to obtain financing and create a successful business.

                A free seminar, “What the Veterans’ Business Outreach Center Can Do for You,” is March 22.  The VBOC helps create, develop, and retain veteran-owned small business enterprises.  The VBOC provides training through workshops, counseling, assistance, and resource utilization services to Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and Active Duty business owners and entrepreneurs. There is no charge for this seminar.  

                “Government Contracting” will meet April 19.  This workshop helps business owners identify government agencies to which they can market their businesses. Participants will discuss the effective marketing and ways to find a proposal opportunity, and how to write a winning bid. 

                Cost of each seminar is $30.  The first six Chipola students to sign up for any seminar will receive free admission.  Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 or sign up in person in Building M, Office 108.

                Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.com.  For more information, contact Elissa Severson at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu.

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January 10, 2013

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its sixth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop for area educators and education students.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to take and use in their own classrooms.

                The program will include presentations and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL, and ESE.  Sessions include: Getting outside of the Basal with Reading Strategies; Classroom Management Strategies; How To Make Science Come Alive; Using JR Tolkien to Teach Poetry and Imagery; Science Experiments in the Primary Grades; Activities Using Patricia Palacco Texts; Teaching Middle School Language Arts Through the Use of Pop Culture; Blood Typing Lab for the Biology Teacher; Get It For Free! (Free Resources Available to Teachers); Pinterest in the Classroom; English Assessments Other Than Book Reports; Integrating Art Into Writing; How to Bring the New Student Through a Period of Culture Shock; Integrating Social Studies into Your Everyday Curriculum; Using Your Tablet/IPAD to Maximize Instruction; The Classroom Polar Express; and  a General Ideas Room  with representatives from the Chipola Area Autism Resource Center.

                In addition to the student-led sessions Dee Brock (Roulhac Middle) and Taura Brock (Vernon Middle) will be presenting Cooperative Learning Strategies and Techniques as a guest session. Heather Bailey (Graceville Elementary) will be presenting a session on Whole Brain Teaching

                The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:15 a.m. 

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

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 January 10, 2013

MAGIC SHOW AT NEXT CRAA MEETING

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) will feature the Magic Comedy Show on the meeting program Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Jim’s Buffet and Grill, with a Dutch-treat buffet luncheon from 11:30 to noon with the program at noon. 

                The owner and illusionist, Vernon, is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and has been practicing magic and illusions since he was 7 years old.  He has a portable studio and performs everything from large scale illusions to birthday parties.  For more information about this touring show and the illusions, contact Vernon at (850) 718-8400.

                Attendees will also be entered into a drawing for artist series tickets to Illusionist Sammy Cortino who will perform at the Center for the Arts on January 17 at 7:00 PM.

                The CRAA just received many applications for their popular mini-grant program and will begin searching for rotating scholarship applicants in Washington County this year.  The upcoming Partner in the Arts campaign makes it possible to continue these programs and improve the cultural life in the Chipola District.

                For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.

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January 10, 2013

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Chipola Photo

CRUZ IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Elisa Cruz is Chipola College’s Career Employee for December. Cruz serves as a Departmental Staff Assistant in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department and has worked at the college since 2005. Here, Cruz (center) is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough (left) and Associate Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Willie Spires.

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 January 10, 2013

CHIPOLA HOSTS PENSACOLA TUESDAY, JAN. 15

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Pensacola in a pair of Panhandle Conference games Tuesday, Jan. 15, 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 (1-1) suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of arch-rival Northwest Florida State (80-65) on Jan. 9 in Niceville.

                It was Chipola coach Patrick Blake’s first loss as a head coach after leading the Indians to a perfect 18-0 start.  “I was really disappointed with how the game turned out,” coach Blake said. “We knew it was going to be a tough environment.”

                The Indians got off to a slow start taking nearly seven minutes to score their first points. Chipola gave up 12 first half turnovers to trail 32-26 at the half. The Indians cut the lead to eight (58-50) late in the second half, but never got any closer.  Chipola was led by guard Demetrious Floyd with 15 points.

                Coach Blake said, “It’s tough to win a conference road game, but this can be a great learning tool for our players and our coaching staff.  We’ve got a great team, but we weren’t ready for this game. We’re going back to work now to do everything we can to get to where we need to be.”

                Chipola (1-1) opened Conference play with an 80-63 win over Tallahassee.  Chris Thomas led the Indians with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Kruize Pinkins scored 13. Carlos Morris and Cinmeon Bowers each scored 11. Demetrious Floyd added 10.

                The Chipola Lady Indians also suffered a heart-breaking 62-61 loss at Northwest on Jan. 9. After Lady Raider Luiana Livulo missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 17 seconds left to play, Chipola (16-2) got the rebound and called timeout with 6.4 seconds left. Jasmine Crawford had a last second shot for Chipola, but it fell short.

                Chipola trailed 32-28 at the half, but tied the game three times in the second period. Lady Indian Jade Givens knotted the score at 52 with seven minutes to play.

                A 3-pointer from Kristine Brance, who shot 5 of 14 from beyond the arc for a team-best 15 points, made it 60-59, but Northwest’s Shae Nelson hit a key with 1:41 to play.

                Chipola shot only 30 percent from the floor, but hit 10 3-pointers to the Lady Raiders’ 4. The Lady Indians were just 10 of 35 from beyond the arc despite a hot start that gave them an early eight-point cushion.

                The Lady Indians, (1-1) in league play, opened the season with a 74-63 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 5. Rayven Brooks, FCSAA Honorable Mention Player of the week, led Chipola with 19 points including four three-pointers. Kristine Brance had 18 with three from beyond the arc. Rhani Bell had 14 with four three-pointers. Lashonda Littleton added 12.

                For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2252.

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January 11, 2013

NATURALIST JIM FOWLER TO VISIT CHIPOLA COLLEGE WEDNESDAY

 

                MARIANNA—Jim Fowler, one of the world's best known naturalists and star of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, is scheduled to visit Chipola College Wednesday, Jan. 16. The exact time of his arrival will be announced later.

                Fowler will be accompanied by Bob Pforte, owner of a local Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge dealership, and Jim Broadus, owner of the Bear Creek Feline Center.

                Pforte is coordinating with Chipola’s Automotive Technology program to restore two jeep vehicles that were used on the Wild Kingdom television series. Chipola Automotive professor John Gardner says, “We are excited that our students will get the chance to work on some old vehicles with such a rich history.”

                Fowler has presented information about wildlife and wilderness to the American public on television for more than 40 years. He first served with Marlin Perkins as co-host and later became host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, and also hosted Mutual of Omaha's Spirit of Adventure.

                In addition to ongoing appearances on many network talk shows, Fowler was the wildlife correspondent for NBC's Today Show since 1988. On behalf of Mutual of Omaha, Fowler is actively involved in a nationwide conservation education program conducted at the local community level. This includes personal appearances in numerous cities each year to share conservation related messages.

                Fowler graduated with degrees in zoology and geology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and is internationally recognized as an authority on predatory birds. He pursued a graduate degree by conducting the first studies of the world's largest eagle, the harpy, in the wilds of the Amazon, and later tracked the movements of the Andean condor in Peru. His studies were interrupted by a career of travel and television. Since then he has worked with many wildlife and conservation projects throughout the world.

                Fowler's mission is to affect public attitudes so that they in turn will help protect wildlife habitat and influence appropriate governmental policy. His message is clear. "The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans. The challenge of the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth's ecosystem, and learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature."

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January 17, 2013

JAZZ DUO TO PERFORM FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

                MARIANNA— The Davis and Dow jazz duo will perform for the Chipola College Artist Series, Thursday, Feb.7, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. 

                The show of Jazz standards will include a request-by-favorites second half in which the audience gets to pick blues selections.

                The award-winning Davis and Dow jazz duo tackle jazz and pop standards with a daring sense of abandon. Their style is deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun. Their arrangements are unique and inventive, always seeking a new approach to everything they do.

                Recognized as one of the finest and most versatile jazz singers of her generation, Julie Davis is everything from scat-singer to balladeer. She grew up listening to Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others on her parents’ extensive vinyl collection. She is a stylist that seeks an original twist on everything she performs.

                Kelly Dow is a world-class guitarist whose primary influences are Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Django Reinhardt and the modern day European gypsy jazz virtuosos. He blends Be-Bop, Blues, Flamenco and Classical styles to create a strong individual sound delivered with sensitivity, power, and creativity.

                Davis and Dow have toured Japan, London, and New York, composed and performed original music for the TV show "FoodNation with Bobby Flay," and produced "Divas of Jazz." Their latest CD "Naked" won Best Jazz Album-Florida Music Awards, was featured in JazzTimes Magazine and voted Best Jazz Artists by New Times Magazine.

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Click “Fine Arts” and “Artist Series.” Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order con­firmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. The Center for the Arts Box Office will be open 2 to 5 p.m., Jan. 31; and Feb. 4-6; and at 6 p.m. the night of the show on Feb. 7. 

                Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children under 18. Tickets for Chipola students and employees are $5 the day of the show.

                The popular bluegrass/country comedy group, Three on a String, will perform April 11.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 718-2257.

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January 17, 2013

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘HAIRSPRAY’

           

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre director Charles Sirmon has selected a cast of 48 for the hit, "Hairspray," which opens March 13.  

                Cast members are: Odra Chapman as Tracy Turnblad, Trey McKay as Corny Collins, Kayla Todd as Amber Von Tussle, Aaron Black as Brad Dancer, Gracie Wallace as Tammy Dancer, Austin Pettis as Fender Dancer, Piper Williams as Brenda Dancer, Terrence Shanks as Sketch Dancer, Cayce Griffin as Shelley Dancer, Jeremy Bailey as IQ Dancer, Shayli Tharp as Lou Ann Dancer, Colton Day as Link Larkin, Meredith Moreau as Prudy Pingleton, Charles Sirmon as Edna Turnblad, Meredith Sanders as Penny Pingleton, Meghan Basford as Velma Von Tussle, Chris Manasco as Wilbur Turnblad, Nick Melvin as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Orlando Riley as Duane, Clyde Declonet as Gilbert, Brienne Beechum as Lorraine, Matt West as Mr. Pinky, Evie Saliba as Little Inez, Courtney Bass as Gym teacher, Rachel West as Matron, Brittney Holmes as Motormouth Maybelle Seaweed’s mother and Nadine Long as Guard. The Dynamites Female singing trio in “Welcome to the 60’s” includes Patrea Clark, Adajah Swilley and Melanie Henderson.

                Citizens of Baltimore include: Elyn Sapp, Julie Wells, Amberly Corbin, Amber Saye, Kiara Sampson, Aiden Rollis, Grace Wester, Olivia Wester, Faith Long, Deanna Bailey, Shelby Jainer, Rhonda Stone, Maddie Craven, Tanaish Tookes, Felicia Gibson and Rolli Barteles. 

                “Hairspray,” written by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, with music by Marc Shaiman and Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, is the winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical.  

                Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the performance, and will be available online with box office hours to be announced.

                For more information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre sirmonc@chipola.edu 850-718-2277.

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HAIRSPRAY CAST—The cast of Chipola College’s production of the hit musical Hairspray poses for a photo during rehearsals. The show opens March 13.

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January 17, 2013

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BETHEL—Glenda Bethel is Chipola College’s Career Employee for January. Bethel serves as an Operations and Technical Support Associate in Information Systems department and has worked at the college since 2004. Here, Bethel (left) is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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January 17, 2013

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WILD KINGDOM JEEPS AT CHIPOLA—Jim Fowler, one of the world's best known naturalists and star of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, visited Chipola College on Jan. 16. Bob Pforte, owner of a local Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge dealership, is coordinating with Chipola’s Automotive Technology program to restore two jeep vehicles that were used on the Wild Kingdom television series. Chipola Automotive professor John Gardner says, “We are excited that our students will get the chance to work on some old vehicles with such a rich history.”

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 January 17, 2013

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a series of small business seminars in the coming months.  All seminars meet on Fridays, from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                “Steps to Starting a Small Business” is Friday, Jan. 25. The seminar will focus on organizational requirements, licensing, financial assessments, insurance, marketing, loans, defining customers, location and employee requirements.

                “Business Plans” is Feb. 15.  The seminar will help participants discover which business type is best suited for their personality, and how to create a working business model to obtain financing and create a successful business.

                A free seminar, “What the Veterans’ Business Outreach Center Can Do for You,” is March 22.  The VBOC helps create, develop, and retain veteran-owned small business enterprises.  The VBOC provides training through workshops, counseling, assistance, and resource utilization services to Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and Active Duty business owners and entrepreneurs. There is no charge for this seminar.                 “Government Contracting” will meet April 19.  This workshop helps business owners identify government agencies to which they can market their businesses. Participants will discuss the effective marketing and ways to find a proposal opportunity, and how to write a winning bid. 

                Cost of each seminar is $30.  The first six Chipola students to sign up for any seminar will receive free admission.  Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 or sign up in person in Building M, Office 208.

                Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.comFor more information, contact Elissa Severson at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu.

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 January 17, 2013

CHIPOLA HOSTS NORTHWEST JAN. 26

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Northwest in a pair of Panhandle Conference games, Saturday, Jan. 26, 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.

                Chipola plays at Gulf Coast on Saturday, Jan. 19 and at Tallahassee, Jan. 22.

                The Chipola Lady Indians (17-2, 2-1) scored a 67-54 win over the Pensacola on Jan. 15. Jade Givens led Chipola with 15 points and was five of five from the free throw line with five assists. Jasmine Crawford scored 13 including a pair of threes. Lashonda Littleton had 12. Chipola led 30-26 at the half.  

                Chipola suffered a close 62-61 loss at Northwest on Jan. 9. Jasmine Crawford had a last second shot for Chipola, but it fell short. Chipola trailed 32-28 at the half, but tied the game three times in the second period. 

                The Lady Indians opened the season with a 74-63 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 5. Rayven Brooks, FCSAA Honorable Mention Player of the week, led Chipola with 19 points including four three-pointers. Kristine Brance had 18. Rhani Bell scored 14. Lashonda Littleton added 12.

                The Lady Indians are led by Lashonda Littleton’s 15.7 points per game, with Kristine Brance just behind at 15.6 points per game, and Rayven Brooks at 14.6. Rahni Bell is also in double figures at 10.3 points per game, with Jasmine Crawford just behind at 9.8. Crawford also leads the team in steals at 3.1 per game and is second in assists at 4.6 per game, just behind point guard Jade Givens, who is averaging 4.8 assists per game. Littleton is the team’s top rebounder at 8.1 per game, with Brooks pulling in 7.5 per game.

                The Indians (1-2) lost a close 45-42 game to Pensacola (1-2) on Jan. 15. The Indians were led in scoring by Mistor Thomas with 11 points. Carlos Morris had 10. Chipola led 23-20 at the half. The Indians (1-2, 18-2) shot only 24 percent from the floor and coughed up 14 turnovers.

                The Indians suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of arch-rival Northwest Florida State (80-65) on Jan. 9 in Niceville. The Northwest loss was Chipola coach Patrick Blake’s first misfire as a head coach after leading the Indians to a perfect 18-0 start.

                Chipola opened Conference play with an 80-63 win over Tallahassee.  Chris Thomas led the Indians with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Kruize Pinkins scored 13. Carlos Morris and Cinmeon Bowers each scored 11. Demetrious Floyd added 10.

                For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2252.

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January 24, 2013

CHIPOLA HOMECOMING WEEK FEB. 4-9

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2013 from Feb. 4 through 9.  The Indians will host Tallahassee Community College on Saturday, Feb. 9.   This year’s homecoming theme is “Chipola Nation.”

                Candidates for Mr. Chipola and Homecoming Queen will be introduced at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Cafeteria.  Voting for candidates will take place Jan. 30-31. The top two freshmen vote winners (women and men) and the top three sophomores or upper classman vote winners will be named to the Homecoming Court. The sophomore or upper classmen winners will be crowned Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola at the Homecoming game on Feb. 9.

                SGA will sponsor a Building Decoration Contest among the campus organizations to be judged at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5. Buildings must be decorated on Monday, Feb. 4.  Campus groups should contact Nancy Johnson about the building their club would like to decorate.

                Dress up days for the week include: Monday, Feb. 4, Camouflage Day; Tuesday, Feb. 5, Nerd Day; Wednesday, Feb. 6, Blue and Gold Day; Thursday, Feb. 7, Decade Day; Friday, Feb. 8, Sports Day.

                The Homecoming Talent show is Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10:05 a.m. in the Chipola Cultural Center (formerly known as the Arts Center).  The contest is open to any campus group or individual currently enrolled at Chipola.  Cash prizes will be awarded to: Best Overall - 1st, 2nd and 3rd; Best Solo, Best Group and Best Band.  Performances are limited to 4 minutes. Sign-up deadline is Feb. 4 in the SGA Office in the Student Center.

                The Homecoming games between Chipola and Tallahassee are set for Saturday, Feb. 9. The women game tips off at 5:30 p.m. Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and his wife, Priscilla, will host an Alumni Reception in the Hospitality Room beginning at 6 p.m. All alumni, college retirees and friends of the college also are invited. Former Chipola Cheerleaders are the special guests at Homecoming. All former Cheerleaders are invited to the Alumni reception and will be recognized during the men’s game. The homecoming court also will be presented during halftime of the men’s game which begins at 7:30 p.m.

                For information about Homecoming, call Nancy Johnson at 718-2314.

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January 24, 2013

CHIPOLA SCIENCE ED MAJORS PRESENT AT FAST CONFERENCE

 

                ST. PETERSBURG—Chipola College Science Education majors Travis Moore and Joshua Jeffery presented a hands-on interactive lesson for teachers to use forensic technology in the classroom, at the recent Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) in St. Petersburg.  

                Chipola Science faculty Denise Freeman, Dr. Jocelyn Wahlgren and Dr. Santine Cuccio, science education facilitator, accompanied the students to the conference at which educators from Florida and other states conferred, planned lessons and networked. 

                Students met with veteran teachers and attended demonstrations and lectures on chemistry, magnetism, genetics, energy conservation and ecology. Participating students stated that both their content knowledge and pedagogy were reinforced and extended. 

                Conference vendors provided the students with sample textbooks, instructional materials, CD’s and DVD’s to use in their classrooms.

                This marks the seventh year that Chipola College has promoted the professional development of students enrolled in bachelor’s programs by attending the FAST Conference.     

                Students who attended the conference will share some of the outstanding teaching strategies at the Chipola Future Educator’s Club Teacher Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 2.  The conference held on the Chipola campus is free to all district educators.

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CHIPOLA SCIENCE ED MAJORS PRESENT AT FAST CONFERENCE—Chipola College Science Education majors Travis Moore and Joshua Jeffery presented a hands-on interactive lesson for teachers to use forensic technology in the classroom, at the recent Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) in St. Petersburg.  Pictured from left, are: Dr. Jocelyn Wahlgren, Assistant Professor of Natural Science, Science Education majors Travis Moore and Joshua Jeffery, and Denise Freeman, Natural Science instructor.

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January 24, 2013

MAJOR LEAGUER JAYE CHAPMAN SPEAKS AT CHIPOLA FCA

 

                MARIANNA—Former Chipola College and Mosley High School baseball standout Jaye Chapman was the guest speaker at the Chipola Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Huddle on Jan. 17. 

                Chapman, who played at Chipola in 2005-06, played for seven years in the Atlanta Braves farm system and was traded this past season to the Chicago Cubs.  He was called up in September of 2012 and finished the year on the Chicago Cubs Major League roster, pitching in 12 games.

                Chapman shared with the students his experiences in high school, college, minor league baseball and this past season with the Cubs, saying, “God has directed and guided every step along the way.”  Through adversity and success, Chapman talked about how God had made him a better pitcher and a better witness for Christ.  He encouraged the students to “Stay in the word, to pray and to find other Christians to talk to and worship with.”

                After his talk Chapman stayed for pictures and visited the dorm to talk to members of the Chipola baseball team before heading home to Panama City.  Chapman is scheduled to report for Spring Training in Arizona in February.

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January 24, 2013

AUDIENCE TO PICK SONGS FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES EVENT

 

                MARIANNA—Members of the audience will get to pick their favorite selections for the Davis and Dow Jazz Quartet to perform at the Chipola Center for the Arts, Thursday, Feb. 7. This is the third event in the Chipola College Artist Series.

                Davis and Dow tackle jazz and pop standards with a style that is deeply rooted in the classical jazz tradition, but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun.  The second half of their concert will be a “Favorites by Request” in which the audience will challenge them to perform some of the jazz classics on the spot. To vote on their second half performance, jazz fans can go to the box office, send an e-mail to powelld@chipola.edu, or come early to the show with specific requests and dedications.  Sample requests might include:  “Crazy” by Patsy Cline, dedicated to my husband Bill; “My Funny Valentine” Happy Birthday Kim; “Imagine” John Lennon.

                Davis and Dow includes vocalist Julie Davis, who is recognized as one of the finest and most versatile jazz singers of her generation. The accomplished scat-singer and balladeer grew up listening to Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others on her parents’ extensive vinyl collection. She is a stylist that seeks an original twist on everything she performs.

                Kelly Dow is a world-class guitarist whose primary influences are Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Django Reinhardt and the modern day European gypsy jazz virtuosos. He blends Be-Bop, Blues, Flamenco and Classical styles to create a strong individual sound delivered with sensitivity, power, and creativity.

                Davis and Dow have toured Japan, London, and New York, composed and performed original music for the TV show "FoodNation with Bobby Flay," and produced "Divas of Jazz." Their latest CD "Naked" won Best Jazz Album-Florida Music Awards, was featured in JazzTimes Magazine and voted Best Jazz Artists by New Times Magazine.

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order con­firmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. The Center for the Arts Box Office will be open 2 to 5 p.m., Jan. 31; and Feb. 4-6; and at 6 p.m. the night of the show on Feb. 7. 

                Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children under 18. Tickets for Chipola students and employees are $5 the day of the show.

                The popular bluegrass/country comedy group, Three on a String, will perform April 11.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 718-2257.

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January 24, 2013

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its sixth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop for area educators and education students.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to take and use in their own classrooms.

                The program will include presentations and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL, and ESE.  Sessions include: Getting outside of the Basal with Reading Strategies; Classroom Management Strategies; How To Make Science Come Alive; Using JR Tolkien to Teach Poetry and Imagery; Science Experiments in the Primary Grades; Activities Using Patricia Palacco Texts; Teaching Middle School Language Arts Through the Use of Pop Culture; Blood Typing Lab for the Biology Teacher; Get It For Free! (Free Resources Available to Teachers); Pinterest in the Classroom; Running Around in Circles (Middle School Math); English Assessments Other Than Book Reports; Integrating Art Into Writing; How to Bring the New Student Through a Period of Culture Shock; Integrating Social Studies into Your Everyday Curriculum; Using Your Tablet/IPAD to Maximize Instruction; The Classroom Polar Express; and a General Ideas Room with representatives from the Chipola Area Autism Resource Center, All-In-One-Learning, and Usborne.

                In addition to the student-led sessions Dee Brock (Roulhac Middle) and Taura Brock (Vernon Middle) will be presenting Cooperative Learning Strategies and Techniques as a guest session. Janice McLaulin (Chipola Area Autism Resource Center) will be presenting a guest session on sensory breaks and learning geared for Students with ADD and Learning Disabilities.

                The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:15 a.m.  Refreshments will be served.

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

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January 24, 2013

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a series of small business seminars in the coming months.  All seminars meet on Fridays, from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                “Steps to Starting a Small Business” is Friday, Jan. 25. The seminar will focus on organizational requirements, licensing, financial assessments, insurance, marketing, loans, defining customers, location and employee requirements.

                “Business Plans” is Feb. 15.  The seminar will help participants discover which business type is best suited for their personality, and how to create a working business model to obtain financing and create a successful business.

                A free seminar, “What the Veterans’ Business Outreach Center Can Do for You,” is March 22.  The VBOC helps create, develop, and retain veteran-owned small business enterprises.  The VBOC provides training through workshops, counseling, assistance, and resource utilization services to Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and Active Duty business owners and entrepreneurs.

                “Government Contracting” will meet April 19

                Cost of each seminar is $30.  The first six Chipola students to sign up for any seminar will receive free admission.  Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 or sign up in person in Building M, Office 208.

                Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.comFor more information, contact Elissa Severson at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu.

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January 24, 2013

CHIPOLA HOSTS NORTHWEST JAN. 26

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Northwest in a pair of big Panhandle Conference games, Saturday, Jan. 26, 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 fourth-ranked Indians (20-2, 3-2) are back on track with two straight victories in conference play including a 77-74 win over Tallahassee on Tuesday, Jan. 22 and an 87-75 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 19. In the Tallahassee game, Demetrious Floyd led the Indians with 19 points. Cinmeon Bowers had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Torian Graham scored 15. Carlos Morris had 12.  Chipola opened Conference play with an 80-63 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 5.

                Chipola lost a close 45-42 game to Pensacola on Jan. 15. The Indians were led in scoring by Mistor Thomas with 11. Carlos Morris had 10. Chipola led 23-20 at the half.

                In the Jan. 26 battle with the Raiders, the Indians are looking to avenge their first loss of the season to top-ranked Northwest (80-65) on Jan. 9 in Niceville.

                The Lady Indians (18-3, 3-2) are in the thick of the conference race battling for one of three state tournament berths from the Panhandle.  On Saturday, Chipola is out to avenge a close 62-61 loss to Northwest in their first meeting in Niceville on Jan. 9. Jasmine Crawford had a last second shot for Chipola, but it fell short.

                The Lady Indians lost a close 63-61 game in Tallahassee on Tuesday, Jan. 22.  Rayven Brooks led Chipola with 24 points and 16 rebounds before fouling out. Kristine Brance scored 14.  Jasmine Crawford added 12. Tallahassee jumped out to a 28-11 lead early in the first half, but Chipola closed the gap to trail only 32-29 at the break. The Lady Indians opened the season with a 74-63 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 5.

                Chipola scored a huge 75-72 road win over Gulf Coast on Saturday, Jan. 19. Lady Indian Kristine Brance hit the game-winning three-pointer with 0.6 seconds left. She had 13 points on the night.  Brooks led Chipola with 17 points. Jayde Givens had 13. Lashonda Littleton added 12.

                The Lady Indians recorded a 67-54 win over Pensacola on Jan. 15. Givens led Chipola with 15 points and was five of five from the free throw line with five assists. Crawford scored 13 including a pair of threes. Littleton had 12.  

                Both Chipola teams travel to Pensacola Feb. 2 before returning home to host Gulf Coast on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

                For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2252.

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January 31, 2013

HEALTH FAIR SET AT CHIPOLA; ACCREDITATION ANNOUNCEMENT SET

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College School of Health Sciences will host a Career Fair on Monday, Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  Representatives from numerous area hospitals and health care facilities are scheduled to attend. 

                At 10 a.m. in the lobby of the School of Health Sciences, college officials are expected to make an announcement regarding Chipola’s candidacy status for National Accreditation with the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). 

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January 31, 2013

CHIPOLA HOMECOMING WEEK FEB. 4-9

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2013 from Feb. 4 through 9.  The Indians will host Tallahassee Community College on Saturday, Feb. 9.   This year’s homecoming theme is “Chipola Nation.”

                SGA will sponsor a Building Decoration Contest among the campus organizations to be judged at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5. Buildings must be decorated on Monday, Feb. 4.  Campus groups should contact Nancy Johnson about the building their club would like to decorate.

                Dress up days for the week include: Monday, Feb. 4, Camouflage Day; Tuesday, Feb. 5, Nerd Day; Wednesday, Feb. 6, Blue and Gold Day; Thursday, Feb. 7, Decade Day; Friday, Feb. 8, Sports Day.

                The Homecoming Talent show is Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10:05 a.m. in the Chipola Cultural Center (formerly known as the Arts Center).  The contest is open to any campus group or individual currently enrolled at Chipola.  Cash prizes will be awarded to: Best Overall - 1st, 2nd and 3rd; Best Solo, Best Group and Best Band.  Performances are limited to 4 minutes. Sign-up deadline is Feb. 4 in the SGA Office in the Student Center.

                The Homecoming games between Chipola and Tallahassee are set for Saturday, Feb. 9. The women game tips off at 5:30 p.m. Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and his wife, Priscilla, will host an Alumni Reception in the Hospitality Room beginning at 6 p.m. All alumni, college retirees and friends of the college also are invited. Former Chipola Cheerleaders are the special guests at Homecoming. All former Cheerleaders are invited to the Alumni reception and will be recognized during the men’s game. The homecoming court also will be presented during halftime of the men’s game which begins at 7:30 p.m. The Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be selected from the sophomore candidates.

                For information about Homecoming, call Nancy Johnson at 718-2314.

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CHIPOLA HOMECOMING COURT—The Chipola College Homecoming Court will be presented during the halftime of the Chipola vs. Tallahassee game on Saturday, Feb. 9. Members of the court are, from left: (front) freshman Brantlee Kirkland of Ashford, AL, freshman Mallory Mock of Marianna, sophomore Karlee Floyd of Malone, sophomore Sharlyn Smith of Altha, sophomore Kaylee Toole of Marianna, (back) freshman Trevor Mayo Marianna, freshman Micah Ruiz of Malone, sophomore Jaren Bannerman of Marianna, sophomore Dalton Hendrix of Marianna and sophomore Joshua Jeffrey of Clarksville. The Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be selected from the sophomore candidates.

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January 31, 2013

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS WIN SECTIONAL; QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS

 

                MARIANNA—Three separate Chipola College Brain Bowl teams all qualified for the community college national championship with wins in the North Florida Sectional hosted by Chipola Jan. 25-26.

                Chipola Blue received the number one overall seed by winning the North Florida Sectional, posting an 8-0 record.

                Chipola White received the number seven seed, finishing second at the sectional, losing only to Chipola Blue.

                Chipola Gold earned the number 18 seed, finishing tied for fourth at the sectional. In all, 24 teams qualify for the national championship. The Chipola teams will combine as two teams for the national championship.

                Paul Kelson, Chipola’s standout player, continued to break records. Playing solo as Chipola Blue, he recorded more power buzzes than any player in history. He also broke the points per game scoring record, and the points per bonus record.

                Katelyn Miller and Blake Benton also had stellar individual performances, finishing third and fifth respectively in individual scoring.

                Last season, Chipola won the Florida College System Ac­tivities Association Brain Bowl State Tournament for the fifth straight year and fin­ished as the top two-year col­lege in the National Academic Quiz Tournament Four-Year College Tournament for the second year in a row.

                Tournament stats are available at http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=4680 Seedings for the National Championship are available at:  http://www.naqt.com/stats/rating-values.jsp?rating_group_id=1030

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January 31, 2013

CHIPOLA TEACHER ED STUDENTS WIN AT STATE CONFERENCE

 

                ORLANDO—Members of Chipola College’s Future Educators Club (FEC) won three major awards at the Future Florida Educators of America (FFEA) Annual State Conference.  The students attended workshops and competed with other post-secondary schools in state-wide competitions. 

                Chipola FEC students entered into four competitions - essay, speech, lesson plan, and group display.  Cierra Corbitt placed first in the Essay Competition. Quay Pope won first place in the Speech Competition. Chipola also finished second in the Group Display Competition.

                FEC sponsor Casey Bush says, “Chipola was represented extremely well at the conference. Our students showed a tremendous level of professionalism and maturity.  I am very proud of them and the work they put into this event.”

                The Future Educators Club will host their Sixth Annual Teacher Workshop on Feb. 2. 

                For information about Chipola’s Teacher Education program, contact Bush at 850-718-2449.

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CHIPOLA WINS AT FFEA—Members of Chipola College’s Future Educators Club (FEC) won three major awards at the FFEA (Future Florida Educators of America) Annual State Conference. Pictured from left, are: Cierra Corbitt, Quay Pope, Future Educators Club Sponsor Casey Bush, Jeremy Porter and Sierra Hill.

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January 31, 2013

AUDIENCE TO PICK SONGS FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES EVENT

 

                MARIANNA—Members of the audience will get to pick their favorite selections for the Davis and Dow Jazz Quartet to perform at the Chipola Center for the Arts, Thursday, Feb. 7. This is the third event in the Chipola College Artist Series.

                Davis and Dow tackle jazz and pop standards with a style that is deeply rooted in the classical jazz tradition, but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun.  The second half of their concert will be a “Favorites by Request” in which the audience will challenge them to perform some of the jazz classics on the spot. To vote on their second half performance, jazz fans can go to the box office, send an e-mail to powelld@chipola.edu, or come early to the show with specific requests and dedications.  Sample requests might include:  “Crazy” by Patsy Cline, dedicated to my husband Bill; “My Funny Valentine” Happy Birthday Kim; “Imagine” John Lennon.

                Davis and Dow includes vocalist Julie Davis, who is recognized as one of the finest and most versatile jazz singers of her generation. The accomplished scat-singer and balladeer grew up listening to Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others on her parents’ extensive vinyl collection. She is a stylist that seeks an original twist on everything she performs.

                Kelly Dow is a world-class guitarist whose primary influences are Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Django Reinhardt and the modern day European gypsy jazz virtuosos. He blends Be-Bop, Blues, Flamenco and Classical styles to create a strong individual sound delivered with sensitivity, power, and creativity.

                Davis and Dow have toured Japan, London, and New York, composed and performed original music for the TV show "FoodNation with Bobby Flay," and produced "Divas of Jazz." Their latest CD "Naked" won Best Jazz Album-Florida Music Awards, was featured in JazzTimes Magazine and voted Best Jazz Artists by New Times Magazine.

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order con­firmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. The Center for the Arts Box Office will be open 2 to 5 p.m., Jan. 31; and Feb. 4-6; and at 6 p.m. the night of the show on Feb. 7. 

                Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children under 18. Tickets for Chipola students and employees are $5 the day of the show.

                The popular bluegrass/country comedy group, Three on a String, will perform April 11.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 718-2257.

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January 31, 2013

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy beginning March 13.

                The program will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 770 clock hours in length.

                Candidates for the program must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening. Financial Assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

                The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is offered at the Public Service Building on Chipola Campus every Tuesday at 12:30.  Cost of the test is $45.

                For information regarding the application process, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 718-2286.

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January 31, 2013

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a series of small business seminars in the coming months.  All seminars meet on Fridays, from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building.

                “Business Plans” is Feb. 15.  The seminar will help participants discover which business type is best suited for their personality, and how to create a working business model to obtain financing and create a successful business.

                A free seminar, “What the Veterans’ Business Outreach Center Can Do for You,” is March 22.  The VBOC helps create, develop, and retain veteran-owned small business enterprises.  The VBOC provides training through workshops, counseling, assistance, and resource utilization services to Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and Active Duty business owners and entrepreneurs.

                “Government Contracting” will meet April 19

                Cost of each seminar is $30.  The first six Chipola students to sign up for any seminar will receive free admission.  Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 or sign up in person in Building M, Office 208.

                Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.comFor more information, contact Elissa Severson at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu.

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January 31, 2013

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HAIRSPRAY—Chipola College Theatre will present the hit musical, "Hairspray," March 13-17.  Pictured are the Corny Collins Kids from left: Terrence Shanks, Cayce Griffin, Aaron Black, Piper Williams, Colton Day, Kayla Todd, Gracie Wallace, Shayli Tharp, Tyler Landry and Austin Pettis. Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the performance, and will be available online with box office hours to be announced. For more information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre sirmonc@chipola.edu 850-718-2277.

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January 31, 2013

CHIPOLA HOSTS GULF COAST TUESDAY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Gulf Coast in a pair of big Panhandle Conference 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 second-ranked Indians (21-2, 4-2) have won three straight conference games including an 82-79 win over Northwest on Jan. 26. Carlos Morris led Chipola with 24 points. Demetrious Floyd scored 17. Cinmeon Bowers had 14. Kruize Pinkins added 11.

                Chipola scored a 77-74 win over Tallahassee on Tuesday, Jan. 22 and an 87-75 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 19. In the Tallahassee game, Demetrious Floyd led the Indians with 19 points. Cinmeon Bowers had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Torian Graham scored 15. Carlos Morris had 12. 

                After the first round of league play, Northwest (6-1) leads the pack. Chipola (4-2) is in second. Gulf Coast is (4-3). Pensacola is (2-4) and Tallahassee is (0-6).  The top two teams make the state tournament. 

                As of Feb. 1, the Lady Indians (19-3, 4-2) are third in the conference race battling for one of three state tournament berths from the Panhandle.  Northwest (5-2) and Gulf Coast (5-2) are tied for first. Tallahassee is (2-4). Pensacola is (0-6).

                Chipola scored an important 61-58 win over Northwest on Jan. 26.  

                The Lady Indians lost a close 63-61 game in Tallahassee on Tuesday, Jan. 22.  Rayven Brooks led Chipola with 24 points and 16 rebounds before fouling out. Kristine Brance scored 14.  Jasmine Crawford added 12. The Lady Indians opened the season with a 74-63 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 5.

                Chipola scored a huge 75-72 road win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 19. Lady Indian Kristine Brance hit the game-winning three-pointer with 0.6 seconds left. She had 13 points on the night.  Brooks led Chipola with 17 points. Jayde Givens had 13. Lashonda Littleton added 12.

                The Lady Indians recorded a 67-54 win over Pensacola on Jan. 15.

                Both Chipola teams travel to Pensacola Feb. 2 before returning home to host Gulf Coast on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

                For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2252.

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January 31, 2013

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI EVENT SET FOR FEB. 9

 

                MARIANNA—Dozens of former Chipola College baseball players—including Major League Homerun leader Jose Bautista—are expected to return to their alma mater Feb. 9 for the sixth annual Chipola Baseball Alumni event.  

                Saturday’s events begin at 10 a.m. with Chipola vs. Walters State. An Alumni Home Run Derby begins at 1 p.m. with an Alumni Game and Autograph session to follow.  Admission is $5 to the Chipola game and Homerun Derby.  There is also a $5 admission to the Autograph session. 

                A $100 a plate Pro Baseball Dinner and Auction is set for 6 p.m. at Citizens Lodge in Marianna. The dinner includes a social hour, barbecue dinner and auction. Country recording artist Billy Dean will perform a live concert beginning at 8 p.m.  

                MLB Homerun leader (2010 and 2011) Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays will be in attendance along with honorary Chipola alumnus Jeff Mathis of the Miami Marlins. Several other former players are expected to attend.

                For information, contact Chipola Baseball coach Jeff Johnson at 850-718-2237 or email johnsonj@chipola.edu

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