June 2, 2009

HEADRICK NAMED CHIPOLA MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH

           

            MARIANNA—Jake Headrick has been named head men’s basketball coach at Chipola College.

Headrick served as an assistant to coach Greg Heiar during the 2008-09 season and in 2006-07.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “Jake is a fine young man whose first concern is our student-athletes. He has an excellent record as a coach and player. I have complete confidence in his ability to lead our program.”

            Headrick said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to coach Chipola’s men’s basketball program. I thank Dr. Prough, Dr. O’Daniel and the community for the chance to continue the great traditions here.”

            Headrick joined the Chipola basketball staff for the second time in 2008-09 after serving as an Operations assistant and video coordinator at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS. during 2007-08.

            While at Ole Miss Headrick helped the rebels, a preseason last-place pick in the SEC West, to the NIT Semifinals and 24 wins (second most in school history). He handled administrative duties and assisted with academics and on-campus recruiting.

            An assistant coach at Chipola in 2006-07, Headrick helped lead the Indians to a NJCAA runner-up finish and the most wins in school history (33). While at Chipola, Headrick coached National Player of the Year Jamarcus Ellis and a total of six players who signed Division I scholarships. Headrick assisted with on-floor coaching, recruiting and scouting at Chipola.

            Before arriving at Chipola, Headrick served as an assistant coach at the University of Montevallo for one season, where he helped the Falcons reach the NCAA Division II Elite Eight and set a school record for victories with 29. At Montevallo, Headrick coached the Gulf South Conference Player of the Year James Hall and two All-Americans.

            A native of Hamilton, Ala., Headrick graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2005 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. A two-year letterman for the Falcons, Headrick helped the team win back-to-back Gulf South Conference championships and reach the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen both season. Over his two seasons, Headrick helped the Falcons to a 49-16 record. He attended Bevill State Community College before transferring to Montevallo.

            Headrick graduated from Hamilton High School in 2001, where he was a three-time all-county selection. He averaged 21 points per game his senior season and helped the team to its first 20-win season in seven years.

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HEADRICK IS NEW CHIPOLA COACH—New Chipola men’s basketball coach Jake Headrick (left) is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough at a press conference Tuesday at the college.

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June 4, 2009

SUMMER PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer several camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 7-12 will meet June 15-18.  Cost is $75. A Pitching Camp for ages 8-18 will meet June 22-23.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 8-18 will meet June 24-25.  Cost is $100.  All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 718-2237. 

 Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer five Softball camps. Tear ‘Em Up Tuesday Hitting Camps for all ages will meet June 5, 9, 23 and 30, from 6 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $20 per date.   A Fielding, Hitting, and Hustling Camp for all ages will meet June 15-16, from 1:00- 4:00 p.m.  Cost is $50 and includes insurance.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages four and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. The following sessions are scheduled: Session 2: June 15-25; Session 3: July 13-23; and Session 4: Aug. 3-13. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions are Monday through Thursday for two weeks of 45-minute lessons. Cost is $45. Pre-registration is required with a $5 late registration fee. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet July 27-29 with classes available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Cost is $30.  An Adult Swimming class may be scheduled by request with 5 or more students.  For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

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CHIPOLA SWIMMING LESSONS—Chipola College lifeguard Courtney Massengill (left, foreground) works with swim student Ashlyn Harris, as student Jase Collis (right, foreground) gets help from lifeguard Maggie Mathis. Lessons are available for ages four and up. Sessions are: June 15-25; July 13-23; and Aug. 3-13. Class times are: 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Pre-registration is $45 with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

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June 4, 2009

HEADRICK NAMED CHIPOLA MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH

           

            MARIANNA—Jake Headrick has been named head men’s basketball coach at Chipola College. Headrick served as an assistant to coach Greg Heiar during the 2008-09 season and in 2006-07.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “Jake is a fine young man whose first concern is our student-athletes. He has an excellent record as a coach and player. I have complete confidence in his ability to lead our program.”

            Headrick said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to coach Chipola’s men’s basketball program. I thank Dr. Prough, Dr. O’Daniel and the community for the chance to continue the great traditions here.”

            Headrick joined the Chipola basketball staff for the second time in 2008-09 after serving as an Operations assistant and video coordinator at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS. during 2007-08.

            While at Ole Miss Headrick helped the rebels, a preseason last-place pick in the SEC West, to the NIT Semifinals and 24 wins (second most in school history). He handled administrative duties and assisted with academics and on-campus recruiting.

            An assistant coach at Chipola in 2006-07, Headrick helped lead the Indians to a NJCAA runner-up finish and the most wins in school history (33). While at Chipola, Headrick coached National Player of the Year Jamarcus Ellis and a total of six players who signed Division I scholarships. Headrick assisted with on-floor coaching, recruiting and scouting at Chipola.

            Before arriving at Chipola, Headrick served as an assistant coach at the University of Montevallo for one season, where he helped the Falcons reach the NCAA Division II Elite Eight and set a school record for victories with 29. At Montevallo, Headrick coached the Gulf South Conference Player of the Year James Hall and two All-Americans.

            A native of Hamilton, Ala., Headrick graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2005 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. A two-year letterman for the Falcons, Headrick helped the team win back-to-back Gulf South Conference championships and reach the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen both season. Over his two seasons, Headrick helped the Falcons to a 49-16 record. He attended Bevill State Community College before transferring to Montevallo.

            Headrick graduated from Hamilton High School in 2001, where he was a three-time all-county selection. He averaged 21 points per game his senior season and helped the team to its first 20-win season in seven years.

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June 4, 2009

CHIPOLA HEAD BASKETBALL COACH LEAVING FOR SOUTHERN MISS

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College men’s basketball coach Greg Heiar will be leaving Chipola to take an assistant coaching job at the University of Southern Mississippi. He will serve under head coach Larry Eustachy. USM is a member of Conference USA.

            Heiar will have some familiar faces on the USM roster, as two of his top Chipola players—Torye Pelham and Gary Flowers—signed with USM earlier this year.

            Coach Heiar led Chipola to four state championships in five seasons at the helm of the Indians program, compiling a 165-15 career record.  Last year, his Indians finished third in the 2009 NJCAA national tournament. He guided the Indians to seventh place in the 2008 National Tournament. His 2008 Indians also set a school record for most wins in a season, finishing with a 35-2 mark. In 2007, Coach Heiar and the Chipola Indians finished second in the National Tournament.

            Coach Heiar said, “When I was 27 years old, Dr. Prough gave me the opportunity of a lifetime to coach the Chipola Indians.  I’m so appreciative to all the folks who have helped get our program to the national level. Marianna and Jackson County is a fabulous place to live and raise a family. Chipola is a fine institution with great traditions, and I’m thankful for the part I was able to play in continuing those traditions.”

             Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “We are very pleased that coach Heiar will have the opportunity to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a Division 1 basketball coach. We wish him and his family the best.”

       Heiar served one season (2003-04) as top assistant to former Chipola coach Chris Jans. The 2004 season included a Conference Championship, State Championship and a sixth place finish at the 2004 National Tournament. 

       Before coming to Chipola, Heiar spent four seasons as an assistant at Loras College in Iowa. He also was an assistant coach at Franciscan University in Iowa in 1999.

     As a player, Heiar was a second-team all-state selection at Dubuque Wahlert High in Iowa. At Kirkwood Community College, he earned second-team All-Region honors after leading his team to the National Tournament for the first time in school history. Heiar helped to guide his team to a conference championship and a 25-10 record. He also was captain of Chris Jans’ first team at Kirkwood.

       Success followed Heiar to Franciscan University where he was twice named team captain and earned MVP honors. He earned numerous all-tournament honors, first-team all-conference, and led his team to the MCC Conference Title as a senior, the first time in school history.

            Heiar and his wife, Jessica, have a seven year-old daughter, Alexis.

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June 4, 2009

CHIPOLA PLAYERS MOVING ON TO DIVISION 1

 

            MARIANNA—Eight members of Chipola College’s state championship basketball team have signed scholarships with Division 1 colleges.

            NJCAA Player of the Year Casey Mitchell (6’5) of Savannah, Ga., has signed West Virginia University. Mitchell also earned Panhandle and FCCAA Player of the Year honors. 

            Torye Pelham (6’6) of Nashville, TN, and Gary Flowers (6’8) of Dallas, TX, have signed with Southern Mississippi. They will join their former Chipola coach Greg Heiar who recently took an assistant coaching job at Southern Miss. 

            Justin Brownlee (6’7) of Tifton, GA, will play at St. Johns University. Trevor Deloach (6’4) of Saluda, SC has signed with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Josh Sain (6’6) of Jackson, TN, will play with Tennessee State University. Jeremy Jacob (6’8) of Baton Rouge, LA and Malcolm Armstead (6’0) of Florence, AL, both signed with the University of Oregon.

            Chipola had eight players on the All-Panhandle Conference team: Flowers, Sain, Armstead, Pelham, Jacob, Brownlee, Mitchell and Jon Kreft.

Four Indians—Brownlee, Jacob, Flowers and Mitchell—made the FCAA All-Tournament team. Chipola finished 3rd in the National Tournament with a 34–2 record.

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CHIPOLA PLAYERS MOVING ON TO DIVISION 1—Eight members of Chipola College’s state championship basketball team have signed scholarships with Division 1 colleges. Pictured from left, (top) are: Gary Flowers, Josh Sain, Malcolm Armstead, Torye Pelham, (bottom) Jeremy Jacob, Justin Brownlee, Casey Mitchell and Trevor Deloach.

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June 4, 2009

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A townhall discussion regarding Programs for Adults in their golden years (50 and over) will meet Wednesday, June 24 at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Center of the Continuing Education Building.  Please call 718-2239 or 718-2395 by June 18 to make your reservation.

            A Programs for Young Children course will meet Monday and Wednesday, June 29 through Aug. 10, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

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

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

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

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

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 June 4, 2009

CHIPOLA PLAYERS MOVING ON TO DIVISION 1

 

            MARIANNA—Eight members of Chipola College’s state championship basketball team have signed scholarships with Division 1 colleges.

            NJCAA Player of the Year Casey Mitchell (6’5) of Savannah, Ga., has signed West Virginia University. Mitchell also earned Panhandle and FCCAA Player of the Year honors. 

            Torye Pelham (6’6) of Nashville, TN, and Gary Flowers (6’8) of Dallas, TX, have signed with Southern Mississippi. They will join their former Chipola coach Greg Heiar who recently took an assistant coaching job at Southern Miss. 

            Justin Brownlee (6’7) of Tifton, GA, will play at St. Johns University. Trevor Deloach (6’4) of Saluda, SC has signed with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Josh Sain (6’6) of Jackson, TN, will play with Tennessee State University. Jeremy Jacob (6’8) of Baton Rouge, LA and Malcolm Armstead (6’0) of Florence, AL, both signed with the University of Oregon.

            Chipola had eight players on the All-Panhandle Conference team: Flowers, Sain, Armstead, Pelham, Jacob, Brownlee, Mitchell and Jon Kreft.

Four Indians—Brownlee, Jacob, Flowers and Mitchell—made the FCAA All-Tournament team. Chipola finished 3rd in the National Tournament with a 34–2 record.

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CHIPOLA PLAYERS MOVING ON TO DIVISION 1—Eight members of Chipola College’s state championship basketball team have signed scholarships with Division 1 colleges. Pictured from left, (top) are: Gary Flowers, Josh Sain, Malcolm Armstead, Torye Pelham, (bottom) Jeremy Jacob, Justin Brownlee, Casey Mitchell and Trevor Deloach.

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June 11, 2009

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO CLAST TEST

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College officials recently announced changes to the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) program.

            The 2009 Florida Legislature has repealed the requirement to pass the “College Level Communication and Mathematics Skills Examination” (CLAST) in order to be awarded an Associate in Arts degree effective July 1, 2009.

            In order to demonstrate continuing concern for institutional accountability and effectiveness, as well as performance standards for student learning outcomes, the Legislature maintained the current CLAST alternatives as degree requirements. All community college students who are completing an Associate in Arts (AA) Degree and are applying for admission to upper division (junior and senior level) programs in Florida state colleges and universities must meet one of the required CLAST alternatives. University students who are completing their sophomore year also must meet the same requirements.

            There are presently four CLAST Testing Alternatives:

            1. Students who have earned a 2.5 GPA in both Communications Skills I & II (ENC 1101 & 1102) or its equivalent, may be exempt from the Reading, English Language Skills, and Essay sections of the CLAST. Students who have earned a 2.5 GPA in two 3-credit-hour Gordon Rule mathematics courses have met the CLAST Alternative for the Mathematics section of the CLAST.

            2. Alternatives via American College Testing Program (ACT): Math – Achieve 21 or above on the Math subtest of the ACT.

Reading – Achieve 22 or above on the Reading subtest of the ACT. English Language Skills and Essay – Achieve 21 or above on the English subtest of the ACT.  

            3. Alternatives via Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT-I): Math – Achieve 500 or above to meet Math requirement.

Verbal – Achieve 500 or above to meet Reading, English Language Skills and Essay requirements

            4. Alternatives via waiver by committee for students with documented specific learning disabilities. If a student does not qualify for one of the CLAST alternatives, the Associate in Arts (AA) degree will not be granted and admission to upper division status at Florida state colleges and universities may be denied.

            CLAST requirements also apply to students transferring to Florida state colleges and universities from private colleges in Florida and from out-of-state colleges and universities. All CLAST alternatives must be approved by the Dean of Enrollment Services.

      For questions about Chipola’s CLAST alternatives, call 850-718-2271.

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CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO CLAST TEST—Ryann Leigh Cantrell (right) accepts her Chipola College AA degree from college president Dr. Gene Prough. The 2009 Florida Legislature has repealed the requirement to pass the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST). Chipola officials recently announced four CLAST Testing Alternatives for earning an AA degree.

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June 11, 2009

THEATER EXCELLENCE AWARDED AT CHIPOLA BANQUET

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theatre Department recently held their annual awards banquet. 

            The evening included a great meal, entertainment from theatre students, a slideshow of pictures from throughout the year, awards and speeches from outgoing theatre students. 

            The following awards were presented: Best Actor, Ben Grande; Best Actress, Kyndall Covington; Best Supporting Actor, Keith Watford; Best Supporting Actress, Dianna Glaze; Best Character Actor, Aven Pitts; Best Character Actress, Emily Harrison; Best Male Cameo, Kris Sampson; Best Female Cameo, Madison Wester; Best Male Newcomer, Austin Pettis; Best Female Newcomer, Brenna Kneiss; Best Ensemble Actor, Jacob Beasley; Best Ensemble Actress, Courtney Corbin; Dance and Choreography Award, Keith Watford; Technical Excellence, Brenton Jones; Backstage Excellence, Angela Wiley; and Outstanding Theatre Student of 2008-09, Aaron Moore.

            Chipola Theatre Director Charles Sirmon, said, “Thank you to everyone who supported Chipola Theatre in the 2008-2009 Season.”

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CHIPOLA THEATER AWARDS—The Chipola College Theatre Department recently held their annual awards banquet.  Pictured from left, are: (front) Madison Wester, Dianna Glaze, Courtney Corbin, Kyndall Covington, Brenna Kneiss, Austin Pettis, (back) Jacob Beasley, Keith Watford, Ben Grande, Charles Sirmon, Kris Sampson, Aaron Moore, Emily Harrison, Aven Pitts, Angela Wiley and Brenton Jones.

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June 11, 2009

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CHIPOLA NURSING GRADS—Twenty-five students in Chipola’s Associate Degree Nursing program were awarded degrees in a recent ceremony. Graduates are eligible to earn state licenses as

Registered Nurses. Pictured are, from left: (front) Jonita Martin of Sneads, Khai Nguyen of Tallahassee, Jennifer Leahy of Tallahassee, Jessica Sorey of Graceville, Joanna Chamberlain of Altha, Kristy Derosier of Altha, Hiya Minoza Jackson of Tallahassee, Amber Christie of Crawfordville, Kerry Bryant of Chattahoochee, Brittany Rogers of Chattahoochee, Florence Martinez of Marianna, Christina

Delameter of Greenwood, Haley Hinson of Chipley, Michelle Snow of Panama City, Courtney Lewis

of Grand Ridge, (back) Jacqueline Bennett of Marianna, Sherri Johnson of Marianna, Jennifer Neto

of Greenwood, Janna Grantham of Blountstown, Cy Sims of Marianna, Josh Dudley of Marianna,

Shannon Forlong of Marianna and Jennifer Rydberg of Marianna. Not pictured are Tosha Ervin of

Quincy and Deena Zimmerman of Marianna.

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June 11, 2009

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A townhall discussion regarding Programs for Adults in their golden years (50 and over) will meet Wednesday, June 24 at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Center of the Continuing Education Building.  Please call 718-2239 or 718-2395 by June 18 to make your reservation.

            A Programs for Young Children course will meet Monday and Wednesday, June 29 through Aug. 10 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

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

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

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

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

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June 11, 2009

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GULF POWER INCREASES CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIP FUND—Gulf Power in Chipley recently added $1,000 to the Gulf Power Endowed Scholarship Fund at Chipola College. Here Darrin Wall, Gulf Power manager (right), presents the check to Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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June 18, 2009

CHIPOLA EVENT TO HONOR THE LATE ‘BIG SAM’ MITCHELL

           

MARIANNA—Legendary leader “Big Sam” Mitchell will be honored at a ceremony, dinner and dance celebrating his life on Aug. 29 at the National Guard Armory in Marianna.

            The event will honor the former Florida legislator’s legacy while raising funds to create a perpetual scholarship in his name at Chipola College, where he played on the college’s first football and basketball teams in 1947.
            “Big Sam,” developed a larger than life persona during his 40-year career as a coach, principal and father figure to thousands of children in Vernon and Washington County.

He began his coaching career at Campbellton High School in 1952 where he had a 24-2 record in his first season.

            He was called to service in the United States Army, and upon returning home from military duty, Mitchell established himself at Vernon High School, where he compiled an overall career record as a basketball coach of 396-59. As a football coach, Mitchell compiled an impressive record of 113 wins and only 17 losses. Mitchell’s basketball team won the state championship in 1957. He was chosen basketball coach of the year in 1957, and football coach of the year in 1961.     

            Mitchell was appointed principal of Vernon High School in 1967 and served until 1977. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida High School Activities Association from 1968-1975, and served as vice-president from 1975 to 1977.
            Mitchell was elected by the people of this area to serve in the Florida Legislature. He served for more than 20 years, receiving many legislative awards. He completed his term as speaker pro tempore during the 1988-1990 sessions. At the time of his retirement from the Florida House, Mitchell was one of the longest serving and most respected members in the history of the Florida legislature. Former Rep. Robert Trammell who served alongside Mitchell in the Florida House for many years, said, “Big Sam was very proud of his rural beginnings. He never forgot who he was or where he came from. Even though he was one of the most powerful and influential leaders in the state of Florida, he always preferred the simple things in life and was always a friend to the little man.”

After retiring in 1994, he worked with the Florida Lakes Department for three years. Mitchell was born Aug. 2, 1929, in Chipley. He married Nellie Henders on Sept. 4, 1951, and they had two children, Brenda and Sammie Jean. After retirement he settled down in Vernon, where he ran a small seafood business as a hobby, which allowed him to make new friends until his death in November 2003.

            The Aug. 29 dinner is hosted by “Friends of Sam Mitchell" and sponsored by the Chipola Appreciation Club. The event will celebrate Mitchell's life and contributions to the people of this area while helping to endow a scholarship in his memory at the school that gave him his start. Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “Sam loved Chipola and he gave the college credit for providing him the opportunity to earn an education. I know that Sam would be proud that we are establishing this scholarship in his name to insure that other people have the same opportunity that he had.”

The event will begin with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.   Entertainment will begin at 8 p.m., featuring the world-famous Embers, the Raleigh, NC, band renowned for its exciting renditions of nostalgic "beach music.” Also appearing will be a 1960’s era band, the Villagers, which includes several Chipola alumni. 

For information on the event, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375.

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June 18, 2009

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WARD IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTHEvelyn Ward (right) accepts the July Chipola College Career Employee of the Month award from Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough. Ward serves as Publications Coordinator in the Chipola Public Relations Office. She has worked at the college since 1996.

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June 18, 2009

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A townhall discussion regarding Programs for Adults in their golden years (50 and over) will meet Wednesday, June 24 at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Center of the Continuing Education Building.  Please call 718-2239 or 718-2395 by June 18 to make your reservation.

            A Programs for Young Children course will meet Monday & Wednesday, June 29 through Aug. 10 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

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

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

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

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

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June 18, 2009

JUNE 30 DEADLINE FOR CHIPOLA TRIP TO GUATEMALA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Spanish professor Dr. Mark Ebel is planning a Spanish Language Study program to Antigua, Guatemala during Spring Break, 2010.

            The price of $1,715 includes meals, lodging, language classes, round trip airfare, ground transportation, tours and materials.  This special rate is good through June 30 with a deposit of $150. 

            The eight-day study program provides three hours of college credit (Spanish Travel Study) during Spring Semester 2010. The trip is open to any current or prospective Chipola student, regardless of prior language instruction. 

            Antigua, Guatemala is known for its language schools, colonial architecture, and Mayan cultural influences.  Each student will have a native speaking Spanish instructor and live in groups with host families. 

            For information, phone Dr. Ebel at 850-718-2282, or email ebelm@chipola.edu

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June 18, 2009

CHIPOLA PITCHER DRAFTED BY ANGELS

 

            MARIANNA—Patrick Corbin, the ace of the 2009 Chipola College pitching staff, has signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

            Corbin was selected in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft held in June.

            According to an LA Times report, Corbin received a six-figure signing bonus. He is expected to join Single-A Orem, Utah.

            Chipola has several connections with the Angels organization. Former Chipola pitcher Ryan Chaffee was drafted by the Angels in 2008. Tom Kotchman, a scout and manager in the Angels minor league system, played at Chipola in the 1970’s. His daughter Christal was a starting infielder on Chipola’s 2007 National Championship Softball team. Tom also helped draft Marianna native Jeff Mathis, brother of former Chipola player Jake Mathis. Jeff shares starting catcher duties for the LA Angels.

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June 18, 2009

CHIPOLA PITCHER DRAFTED BY ANGELS

 

            MARIANNA—Patrick Corbin, the ace of the 2009 Chipola College pitching staff, has signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

            Corbin was selected in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft held in June.

            According to an LA Times report, Corbin received a six-figure signing bonus. He is expected to join Single-A Orem, Utah.

            Chipola has several connections with the Angels organization. Former Chipola pitcher Ryan Chaffee was drafted by the Angels in 2008. Tom Kotchman, a scout and manager in the Angels minor league system, played at Chipola in the 1970’s. His daughter Christal was a starting infielder on Chipola’s 2007 National Championship Softball team. Tom also helped draft Marianna native Jeff Mathis, brother of former Chipola player Jake Mathis. Jeff shares starting catcher duties for the LA Angels.

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June 18, 2009

Chipola Press Conference, Wed., June 24, Noon, Bailey's Restaurant in Chipley

 

         “Friends of Sam Mitchell" and the Chipola Appreciation Club will hold a press conference, June 24, to kickoff plans for an event to honor a legendary leader, the late “Big Sam” Mitchell.

              A ceremony, dinner and dance celebrating Mitchell’s life is set for Aug. 29 at the National Guard Armory in Marianna. The event will honor the former Florida legislator’s legacy while raising funds to create a perpetual scholarship in his name at Chipola College, where he played on the college’s first football and basketball teams in 1947.

          For information on the event, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375 or Kenny Ray Mitchell at 850-373-6177.               

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June 24, 2009

CHIPOLA SUMMER SESSION II REGISTRATION IS JUNE 25

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Summer Session II at Chipola College is Thursday, June 25. Classes begin Monday, June 29, with late registration continuing through noon on June 30.

New students who take at least one class during the summer term may register early for Fall 2009 classes.

Applications for Admission and the summer schedule of classes are available in the Admissions Office or on-line at www.chipola.edu 

            College officials recently completed the 2009-2010 Schedule which has additional terms to help students in scheduling. During the Fall 2009 semester, students may choose from three different terms. Terms A and B both begin Aug. 24. Term A runs Aug. 24 through Dec. 16.  Term B classes are Aug. 24 through Oct. 15. Term C runs Oct. 16 through Dec 16.  

            Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, says, “This new schedule has the potential to help many of our students. There are students who miss the deadline at the beginning of the semester, or who decide to go to college at the last minute. This gives them a chance to enroll at mid-semester.”

            Students who miss the regular Fall 2009 registration in late August will have a couple of months to plan for the Fall B term registration on Oct. 15.

            Clemmons says that condensing coursework into a shorter term also is a better fit for some people. “There are students who prefer to work intensively on one course for a few weeks, and then move on to the next course. We’re always trying to improve our schedule of courses to help meet people’s needs in terms of life and family situations.”

            In addition to the new terms this Fall, the college will continue to offer most courses four days a week with Fridays off.  A good selection of Friday-only classes are also scheduled. The college also has added at least a dozen new online courses in an effort to provide access to more students.

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, the Associate in Applied Science, Workforce Development programs and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Nursing and Business.   

            For information about enrolling at Chipola, call the Admission and Records office at 850-718-2311.

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SUMMER II CLASSES AT CHIPOLA—Registration for Summer Session II at Chipola College is Thursday, June 25. Classes begin Monday, June 29, with late registration continuing through noon on June 30. Here, Chipola sophomore Jessica Whittington of Marianna, works on a paper. For information about enrolling at Chipola, call the Admission and Records office at 850-718-2311.

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Law Enforcement Equivalency of Training Class—Twenty-two candidates recently completed the Equivalency of Training Class at Chipola College. The course is designed for law enforcement officers from other states who want to earn Florida certification or Florida officers wishing to recertify. Graduates are, from left: (front) Robert Thomas Abbott of Wewa; William Scott Albritton of Perry; Mark Antonio Alexander of Calera, Ala.; Brian Anthony Ammons of Ponce De Leon; Jeffrey David Banks of Galveston, Tex.; Daniel Allen DeLaney of Burlington, Ky.; (middle) Caesar Agusto Dorado of Malverne, N.Y.; Dennis Felder of Panama City; Walter Fred Frey of North Port, N.Y.; Natalie Marie Friedman of West Islip, N.Y.; David Carl Haas of Cordel, Ga.; Douglas B. Haddix of Panama City; (back) Susan Diana Moravsky of Sarasota; Travis Robert Rawson of Lansing, Mich.; Christopher Michael Smith or Pensacola; Jason Richard Swasey of York, ME; Jesse Collier Woods of Syracuse, N.Y.; Adam Andrew Zima of Atlanta, Ga.; Michael Henry Buxton Jr. of Erie, Mich.; John Wayland Hawkins Jr. of Marianna; Ricky L. Lambert of Ravenna, Mich.; Jeffrey Allen Miner of Fort Walton. 

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CHIPOLA PITCHING CAMP Chipola baseball coach Jeff Johnson works with future big leaguer Riley Torbett during Chipola’s annual pitching camp.

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