June 1, 2011

CHIPOLA FALLS TO NAVARRO IN NATIONAL BASEBALL TOURNEY

Navarro College (Texas) 3, Chipola College (Fla.) 2 (Box Score)

GRAND JUNCTION, CO.—The Bulldogs of Navarro College and the Indians of Chipola College gave the 8.718 fans in attendance at Suplizio Field a terrific show on May 31. The Bulldogs edged the Indians 3-2 in a great matchup that featured great pitching, defense and timely hitting.

Navarro's Tyler Carter provided his team eight solid innings on the mound. He scattered nine hits, struck out six and gave just one free pass (BB). He allowed two earned runs.

Chipola's Johnny Cristi was effective early but gave up a single run in three consecutive innings and gave way to Matt Marsh in the sixth inning. Marsh was effective in relief, allowing no hits or runs.

The Bulldogs got on top 2-0 after picking up a run in the third off a Christian Stringer sac fly RBI that scored Brett Doe. Navarro got its second run in the fourth frame when DH David Harris legged out an infield single with two outs that scored JT Files.

Chipola got on the board with a run in the fifth after Austin Southall doubled to lead off the inning and then advanced to third on a Tyrone Dawson single. An error allowed Southall to score but a play at the plate and a groundout killed a potential Chipola rally.

The Bulldogs picked up another run in the bottom of the fifth via solo home run from Weston Hall to make it 3-1 Navarro.

Chipola narrowed the score to 3-2 after picking up a run in the seventh. The Indians had the bases loaded with no outs and hit into a double play, which scored one, and then grounded out a second time to leave the tying run on third base.

Justin Thomas came on for Navarro to close out the game in the ninth after Carter gave up a single to Edgar Delgado to lead off the inning. Tyrone Dawson then moved Delgado to second on a sac bunt. A balk by Thomas put Delgado just 90 feet away from tying up the game with one out, but Thomas quickly struck out Sasha LaGarde and Michael Revell to end the game.

Navarro advances to face Central Arizona tomorrow night at 7:30 in the winner's bracket. Chipola will face Iowa Western, Wednesday, June 1, at 2 p.m. (CST) in an elimination game.

The game is available on WJAQ-FM (100.9) and on www.psblive.com

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June 8, 2011

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER AND FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold summer II registration for new and returning students, Thursday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer II classes begin June 27. Late registration continues through noon on June 28.  Many evening and distance learning courses are available during the six-week summer session. Online registration also is available for students who qualify. The Summer II Schedule is available online at www.chipola.edu.

Fees for early registration must be paid on the day of registration. Scholarship recipients should contact the Business Office to declare fee payment method. Students from Georgia and Alabama pay in-state tuition.

         Graduating high school seniors who take at least one class during the summer may register early for Fall 2011 classes. Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 4. New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register for Fall 2011 classes July 11-14. New students who register in July will be required to attend orientation classes July 18, 19, 20, 21, and 25.  Day and evening orientation classes will be offered.

        Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu.  

        Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelor’s Degrees in Education include majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. A Business Administration degree is available with concentrations in Management or Accounting. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also is offered.  The college also offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field)

         Chipola’s most popular program continues to be the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree which 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. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

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

For information, call 850- 718-2211.

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June 8, 2011

CHIPOLA THEATRE AWARDS 2010-11—The Chipola Theatre Department recently held its annual awards night to recognize theatre excellence. Pictured from left, are: (seated) Best Supporting Actress, Deanna Harrison; Backstage Excellence and Outstanding Theatre Student, Austin Pettis; Dance and Best Actress, Dianna Glaze; Best Male Cameo, Keith Watford; (standing): Best Character Actress, Piper Williams; Best Character Actor, Christopher Holloway; Best Female Newcomer, Sierra Hill; Best Female Cameo, Ashleigh Stowe; Best Ensemble Actress, Meaghan Gilliland; Best Actor, Trey McKay; Director of Theatre, Charles Sirmon; Best Supporting Actor, Griffin Smith.      

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June 8, 2011

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 WORKFORCE FLORIDA MEETS AT CHIPOLA—The Florida Workforce Board of Directors met at Chipola College on May 26. Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough; Peggy Dransfield, Workforce Florida Executive Assistant; and Chris Hart, President/CEO of Workforce Florida. Workforce Florida’s Board is a diverse group of leaders in business, government, economic development and community-based organizations charged with overseeing the state workforce system. For information, visit www.workforceflorida.com

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June 8, 2011

INDIANS FINISH FIFTH IN NATIONAL BASEBALL TOURNEY

       GRAND JUNCTION, CO.—The Chipola Indians finished fifth in the NJCAA National Baseball Tournament on June 1.

        It was the Indians’ third trip to the national tourney in the last five years including a National Championship in 2007.

         Chipola’s first game in the tournament was one for the record books. In a game that featured 32 combined runs, 30 hits, 12 errors and a hidden ball trick, Chipola outlasted Grayson 19-13. Despite committing eight errors in the game, Chipola regrouped and recharged their effort by turning to the bat and arm of Derrick Pitts.

        Pitts tied NJCAA DI JUCO World Series records for hits and RBI's in a tournament game. He was a perfect 6-for-6 at the dish with 9 RBI's and had three doubles.

        Grayson County led the game 12-9 heading into the top of the eighth inning. The Chipola bats finally came alive in the bottom half of the 8th, scoring 10 runs to seal the win. Pitts came on to close it out for the Indians and picked up the win by tossing one and one-third innings and striking out two.

         Navarro and Chipola gave the 8,000 fans at the National Tournament a terrific show on May 31. The Bulldogs edged the Indians 3-2 in a great matchup that featured great pitching, defense and timely hitting. Chipola's Johnny Cristi was effective early but gave up a single run in three consecutive innings and gave way to Matt Marsh in the sixth inning. Marsh was effective in relief, allowing no hits or runs.

         Chipola fell to Iowa Western 13-0 on June 1 in their second loss of the double-elimination tourney.

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson said. “I’m proud of these kids for the strides they made. From where they started the year to finish No. 5 in the nation, that’s nothing to be ashamed of. I’m proud of the job that the coaches and the players did. They all worked their butts off. I’m proud of how far this team came in the last month and a half or so.”

         Chipola finished the season with a record of 40-22 at number five in the nation. The Indians were Florida State champions and co-champions of the Panhandle Conference with Northwest Florida State.

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June 8, 2011

CHIPOLA COLLEGE SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED ALL AMERICAN

         MARIANNA-- The National Junior College Athletic Association recently named their All American Softball Team, including Chipola College’s Ariell van Hook and Brittany Black.

         Van Hook started in 56 games. She had a .479 batting average with 17 homeruns and a .870 slugging percentage. Van Hook also had a fielding percentage of .983, committing only 1 error in 56 games. Van Hook played as a designated player and is from Whittier, California. 

         From Haymarket, Virginia, Black was the pitcher and also played as an outfielder. She was Chipola’s ace pitcher on the year with a 20-5 record. She had 143 strikeouts in 137 innings pitched. She gave up only 36 walks on the season. Black also had a .318 batting average with 7 homeruns in 43 games.

         Chipola captured the Panhandle Conference Championship with a 13-3 record. The Lady Indians finished the year with a 46-10 overall mark.

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June 15, 2011

Chipola Has Lowest Course Withdrawal Rate in Florida

         MARIANNA—According to statewide data, Chipola College has the lowest course withdrawal rate among colleges in the State College System.

The report, released in March, shows that only 6.3% of Chipola’s students withdrew from a set of monitored classes in the last three years, compared to the state average of 11.3%.

         According to the report, the analysis was undertaken because when students fail to complete a course, it costs the student and the state money, reduces available classroom space, and increases the length of time required for the student to graduate. While many withdrawals are necessary for personal and academic reasons, excessive withdrawals pose a significant burden on the student, the college, and the state.

          The data used for the analysis included all college preparatory and college credit courses offered from 2007-2008 to 2009-2010 in the state of Florida. There were 3,157 courses with 6,608,926 enrollments. The list of courses was then limited to those with at least 3,000 course enrollments system-wide. This reduced the number of courses to 213 of the most commonly offered courses representing 89% of course enrollments in all 28 colleges. The data focused on courses with high withdrawal percentages since they represent the classes which students struggle to complete.

          Between 2007-2008 and 2009-2010, there were 668,850 withdrawals, representing 11.3% of the total course enrollments. Chipola College had the lowest percentage at 6.3%.

         The report also included the five courses with the highest percentage of withdrawals at each college. The five courses with the highest withdrawal rates at Chipola are: Anatomy and Physiology I (BSC 2093), Elementary Spanish I (SPN 1120), Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (MAC 2312), Chemistry (CHM 1045) and Introduction to Earth Science (ESC 1000).

         Data from the study was published in Chipola FACTS, a monthly factsheet produced jointly by the Chipola Offices of Development and Planning and Information Systems/ Technology. The purpose of Chipola FACTS is to facilitate good-decision making by publishing college-related data.

         For information about Chipola FACTS, contact Gail Hartzog, Director of Development and Planning at (850) 718-2342 or visit http://www.chipola.edu/Planning/May%202011.pdf

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CHIPOLA HAS LOWEST WITHDRAWAL RATE—According to statewide data, Chipola College has the lowest course withdrawal rate among colleges in the State College System. The report, released in March, shows that only 6.3% of Chipola’s students withdrew from a set of monitored classes in the last three years, compared to the state average of 11.3%. Here, Chipola students (from left) Hannah Waldorf, Carolyne Van Lierop and Ashley Adams, study between classes.

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June 15, 2011

CHIPOLA SUMMER II REGISTRATION IS THURSDAY

 

          MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold summer II registration for new and returning students, Thursday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

          Summer II classes begin June 27. Late registration continues through noon on June 28.  Many evening and distance learning courses are available during the six-week summer session. Online registration also is available for students who qualify. The Summer II Schedule is available online at www.chipola.edu. Graduating high school seniors who take at least one class during the summer may register early for Fall 2011 classes.

           Fees for early registration must be paid on the day of registration. Scholarship recipients should contact the Business Office to declare fee payment method. Students from Georgia and Alabama pay in-state tuition.

          Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 4. New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register for Fall 2011 classes July 11-14. New students who register in July are required to attend Orientation classes July 18, 19, 20, 21, and 25.  Day and evening orientation classes will be offered.

          Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu.  

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

          Ten Bachelor’s degrees are available. Education majors include Middle and High School Math or Science, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. A Business Administration degree is available with concentrations in Management or Accounting. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also is offered.  The college also offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field)

            Chipola’s most popular program continues to be the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree which 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. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

         Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Computer Systems Technology I, Firefighter II, Computer Systems Technology II, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Nursing Assistant (Long Term Care), Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement 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.

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

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CHIPOLA SUMMER REGISTRATION—Dr. Jayne Roberts, vice president of Student Affairs, helps a student register for classes. Chipola College will hold summer II registration for new and returning students, Thursday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summer II classes begin June 27. Late registration continues through noon on June 28.  For information, call 850- 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

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June 15, 2011

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

 

         MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer an evening Law Enforcement academy beginning July 25.

         The program will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course lasts approximately 11 months.

         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 and undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening.

         A Crossover from Corrections to Law Enforcement course begins Aug. 1. Orientation is July 21 for both the Law Enforcement Academy and the Crossover course.  All registration materials must be completed by this date.

         For information, call 718-2394.

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June 15, 2011

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LEARNING TO CARE—Chipola College students in a Practicing Nursing Skills course recently deployed personal protective equipment to provide care for a patient on isolation precaution in the Patient Simulation lab. Pictured from left, are Olivia Mosier and Whitney Whitaker.  For information about the Chipola Nursing program, call 718-2316.

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June 15, 2011

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DUNKLE WINS CHIPOLA COLLEGE AWARD—Dr. Robert Dunkle, pictured with his wife, Nancy Deloney Dunkle, was chosen by his peers to receive the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award for the 2010-2011 academic year.

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