January 6, 2014

CHIPOLA CHEER EXTRAVAGANZA IS SATURDAY

                MARIANNA—The 2014 Chipola College Cheerleading Extravaganza will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                Middle and high school squads from across the Florida panhandle and southeast Alabama will compete.  Several All Star squads also will perform, as well as the Florida State University and Troy University cheerleading squads.  General admission is $5, with doors opening at 7:30am. 

                For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

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January 9, 2014

 CHIPOLA SHINES AT STATE AFC CONVENTION

                MARIANNA—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2013 Association of Florida Colleges Annual Convention in Orlando.

                Chipola garnered numerous honors, including chapter recognition, membership awards, and the coveted Leroy Collins alumni award.

                The Chipola Chapter was named a Platinum Chapter, the highest recognition a chapter can receive for chapter activities and leadership. Chipola also won a membership award for having one of the highest percentages of full time employees at Chipola as AFC members. 

                Chipola alumnus Robert Trammell was honored by the state with the Leroy Collins Hometown Hero award. As a state legislator, took the lead in securing millions for new buildings and renovations on campus. He has organized successful fundraising events to create scholarships and an athletic endowment that exceeds $1 million.

                Kim Collins, Department Associate for Student Affairs, was awarded a Region I Unsung Hero award for her contributions behind the scenes.

                Chipola’s Library was awarded the Learning Resources Commission’s Exemplary Practice Award.  Librarian Renee Hopkins and Teacher Education Assistant Professor Casey Bush, presented the practice, “Why is Amelia Bedelia in a College Library?”

                Several Chipola employees presented Educational Sessions:   Evelyn Ward, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, offered the session “AFC Awards & You.”  Ward has served as Chair of the AFC Awards Committee for the past six years.  She presented ways for members to best represent themselves in the awards process.

                Matt White, Chipola Director of Distributed Systems, presented three new trends in technology sessions. In “mLearning: You mean I can learn on my phone?” he discussed the newest trends in mobile learning or using mobile devices to consume educational content. He explored backup and storage services available through the CLOUD and concluded with “Apple’s iOS 7: It’s like getting a new iPhone/iPad!” highlighting the changes in Apple’s newest operating system.

                Several Chipola employees will serve in state leadership roles next year. Alice Pendergrass will serve as Credentials Committee Chair.  Dr. Jim Froh will serve as the Chair of the Communications and Marketing Commission.  Both will sit on the state Board of Directors. Matt White will serve as the Region I Director-Elect. Evelyn Ward will also serve as a member of the Credentials Committee. Also attending the conference from Chipola, were: Dr. Gene Prough, Stacey Hinson, Angie Tyler, Joyce Traynom, Rachel West and Pat Barfield.

                AFC is a statewide organization open to all employees, retirees and trustees of the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. AFC provides professional development opportunities for its members, and represents the interests of community colleges before the Florida Legislature. The Association has nearly 9,000 individual employee and retiree members.

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CHIPOLA SHINES AT STATE AFC CONVENTION—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2013 Association of Florida Colleges Annual Convention in Orlando. Chipola garnered numerous honors, including chapter recognition, membership awards, and the coveted Leroy Collins alumni award. Attending the conference were, from left: Chipola alumnus Robert Trammell, Matt White, Alice Pendergrass, Dr. Gene Prough, Angie Tyler, Kim Collins, Renee Hopkins, Evelyn Ward, Casey Bush, Stacey Hinson, Pat Barfield, Dr. Jim Froh, Rachel West, Joyce Traynom, Chipola alumnus Kay Trammell and Chipola alumnus Priscilla Prough.

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January 9, 2014

CHIPOLA LIBRARY RECOGNIZED FOR EXEMPLARY PRACTICE

                ORLANDO—The Chipola College Library was recently presented the Learning Resources Commission’s Exemplary Practice Award from the Association of Florida Colleges.

                Renee Scott Hopkins, Chipola Coordinator of Library Cataloging and Library Materials, and Casey Bush, Teacher Education assistant professor, presented the practice, “Why is Amelia Bedelia in a College Library?” at the AFC state conference in Orlando. 

                The K-12 Collection in the Chipola Library serves students in the Teacher Education Program. The collection was created to provide students with hands-on experience with children’s and young adult library resources.  The presentation included a discussion of the collaboration between the Chipola Library and the faculty and students of Teacher Education Program and how assignments were successfully tied into the collection. The presentation also included video clips of Chipola teacher education graduates using the library in the schools in which they teach.

                Hopkins said, “The premise for the creation of the K-12 Collection was the goal of providing Chipola teacher students with hands-on experience with library resources so that they would understand the importance of the school library/media center within their future workplaces. The goal has expanded to include extending the importance of reading within the classroom and beyond.”

                Library staff also created the Teacher Education Collection that includes books pertaining to curriculum development, classroom management, instructional activities, and lesson planning together in close proximity to the K-12 Collection, making it easier for the Education students to make use of Library resources.

                Soon after Chipola established a Teacher Education Program, Hopkins recognized an opportunity for the Library to become a significant resource for the students during their classes and for teachers as an important extension of their classroom.  Working with Casey Bush and others in the School of Education, Hopkins established a 2,000-book collection in the library and created student instructional units in Library assignments. This led to frequent use of the library by faculty and students.

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Senior Vice President, said, “Mrs. Hopkins’ commitment to education and excellence extends beyond her service to the Chipola Library to having a substantial impact on the Teacher Education Program. Through her efforts, Hopkins ensures that Teacher Education graduates are proficient in technology and research, and will advance the frequent use of the Library in schools where they are employed.” 

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CHIPOLA LIBRARY RECOGNIZED FOR EXEMPLARY PRACTICE—The Chipola College Library was recently presented the Learning Resources Commission’s Exemplary Practice Award from the Association of Florida Colleges. Renee Scott Hopkins (right), Chipola Coordinator of Library Cataloging and Library Materials, and Casey Bush, Teacher Education assistant professor, presented the practice, “Why is Amelia Bedelia in a College Library?” at the AFC state conference in Orlando. 

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January 9, 2014

WEBSITE OPTIMIZATION SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNAChipola College will offer a small business seminar, “Optimizing Your Website,” Friday, Jan. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, in Room M-108 of the Business and Technology building (M).

                Holly Pituch of Clever Girl Marketing will lead the seminar. Pituch has worked as a marketing professional for over 10 years both in the corporate arena, building a marketing division for a large company and as an entrepreneur, helping small businesses realize their full marketing potential.

                The seminar will cover a number of ways to improve online media presence. Topics will include  Facebook, Google+, Google AdWords, Google Places and how these tools affect search engine ratings to help surfers find a business online.

                Cost of the seminar is $15. Registration deadline is Jan. 15. Participants may register online at www.northfloridabiz.com.

                The first six Chipola students to sign up will receive free admission. Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 or sign up in Building M, (108). 

                For information, contact Severson at 850-718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu

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January 9, 2014

WORKFORCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES MEET AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA—Chipola College recently hosted a luncheon meeting for members of the Workforce Development Advisory Council.

                More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on 10 separate advisory committees for each of the college’s technical programs.

                Advisory committee members advise Chipola faculty on the development, evaluation, and revision of educational programs. Advisors help ensure that curriculum meets the needs of business, industry and the community and that program graduates are capable of performing entry level skills in the occupation in which they are trained.

Members also help recruit students for career and technical education training programs and aid students in locating occupationally related jobs.

                Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola Vice President of Baccalaureate and Workforce Education, says, “We depend on the expertise of these professionals to provide real-world advice about the training we need to provide to our students. Their involvement insures that our students are well-prepared to enter the workforce.”

                Chipola advisory committees and members are:

                Automotive—Cynthia Lapitt and Dustin Davis, Advance Auto Parts; Neil Glover, Glover’s Automotive; Ray Lawrence, Ray’s Garage; J.P. Picket and Melissa Lombardo, Chipola Ford; Jamie Cozart, Hopkins; Chuck  Anderson and Ricky Miller, Rahal Chevrolet; Mike Bowyer and Odis Boykin, Washington Holmes Technical Vocational School; Ronnie Stevens, Marianna Auto Parts; John Pforte, Johnny Barfoot and Tim Poppell, Bob Pforte Motors; Walmart; Philip Deshazo, Deshazo Automotive; Tony Tye, Carquest; John Merrifield and Debbie Walters, Barnes Tire; Tiffany Simmons, Firestone; Dave Collings, Cardinal Points Engineering; Dr. Jason Hurst and John Gardner, Chipola College.

                Cosmetology—Treva Crevatt, Beauty Systems Group; Brian Davis and Catherine Davis, Supercuts; Alice Rabion, Permanent Beauty by Alice; Paige Vanderwerf and Ada Scott, Chipola College.

                Culinary Management—John Milton, Daffin Food Service; Edwin Blitch, Jackson Hospital; April Jones, Sodexo Food Service; John Mayo, Ruby Tuesday’s; Scott Jackson, U.S. Foods; Vickey Baker, Sweet Stuff Bakery; Claire Grigsby, Zaxby’s.

                Law Enforcement—Lou Roberts, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office; Glenn H. Kimbrel, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office; Mark Mallory, Blountstown Police Department; Hayes Baggett, Marianna Police Department; Elton Horton, Graceville Police Department; William Watford, Cottondale Police Department; Burt McAlpin, Sneads Police Department; Jimmy Baggett, Altha Police Department; Glenn Hess, Office of State Attorney; Dave Edmondson and Shad Redmon, Office of State Attorney; William L. Wright, Circuit Judge; Wade Mercer, County Judge.

                Corrections—Laura Bedard, Angela Geisinger-Kelly, and Meghan Babcock, Graceville Correctional Facility; Wayne Lipford and Steven White, Jackson County Correctional Facility; John A. Barfield and Ricky Cloud, Jackson Correctional Institute; Mark Henry, Blackwater River Correctional Facility; Lisa Hayes, One-Stop Career Center; Ronald Mathis and James Perdue, Correctional and Probation; Felicia Nobles, A.C.I. Correctional Institution; Scott Payne, Calhoun Correctional Institution; Jacob Sorey, Liberty Correctional Institution; Gwen Brock, Florida Department of Corrections.

                Firefighting—Tony Wesley and Will Arryo, Jackson County Fire Rescue; Nakeya Lovett and Scott Birge, Marianna Fire Rescue; Floyd Aycock, Chipley Fire Rescue; Ben Hall, Blountstown Fire Rescue; Shay McCormick, Bonifay Fire Department; Don MacLaren, President Jackson County Fire Chiefs Association; Rodney Andreasen, Jackson County Emergency Management; Martin Fowler, Chipola College.

                Business—Kenny Griffin, Chipola Regional Workforce Board; Sara Applewhite, Carr, Riggs and Ingram, LLC; Nina Adams, Community South Credit Union; Candace Croft, West Florida Electric Cooperative; Larry Meese, Jackson Hospital; David Melvin, Melvin Engineering; William Long, Jackson County Health Department.

                Information Technology—Dennis Everett and Byron Ward, Chipola College; Dave Grossnickle, Bonifay Computers; Jamie Hussey, Jackson Hospital; Michael Pinnella, Holmes County School District; Kevin King, Department of Transportation; April Alday, Department of Revenue; Jack Mason, Family Dollar Distribution.

                Nursing—Gene Grantham, Blountstown Health and Rehab; Becky Galloway, Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center; Ann Smith, Capital Regional Medical Center; Joyce Roland, Chipola Nursing Pavilion; Merian Milton, Covenant Hospice; Carla Rockwell, Doctors Memorial Hospital; Pam Lanier and Kim Barnes, Florida State Hospital; Marilyn McKissick, Flowers Hospital; Christy Bloechl, Gentiva; Christianna Orvis, Gulf Coast Medical Center; Diane Tipps, Jackson County Health Department; Robbin Catt, Jackson Hospital; Pam Moss, Marianna Health and Rehab; Karla Nichols, Rivervalley Rehab Center; Diane Buntyn and Gwen MacGilberry, Southeast Alabama Medical Center; Darlene See and Milo Jordan, Sunland; Barbara Alford and Kathy Mason, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

                EMT—Tony Wesley and Will Arroyo, Jackson County Fire Rescue; Phillip Hill, Calhoun County EMS; Stan Whittaker, Liberty County EMS; Greg Barton, Holmes County EMS; Randy Truette, Washington County EMS; Larry Williams and Sean Gibson, Dothan Fire Department; James McMillan, North Walton Fire Department; Dr. Murray Baker, Jackson Hospital.

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CHIPOLA ADVISORY COUNCIL— Chipola College recently hosted a luncheon meeting for members of the Workforce Development Advisory Council. More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on 10 separate advisory committees for each of the college’s technical programs. Members of the Business and Information Technology Advisory Committee, are pictured from left: (front) Jack Mason, Dr. Cathryn Meegan, April Alday, (back) Nina Adams, Sara Applewhite, Larry Meese, Dr. Jim Froh, Dennis Everett and Marcus Dabai.

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January 9, 2014

Law Enforcemnet

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy beginning Feb. 3.  The qualification deadline for this program is Jan. 24

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

                Students who have completed the State of Florida, Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program and have passed the state certification exam may petition to have clock hours converted as transfer credit toward the Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Technology Program offered at Chipola College.

                Candidates must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT).  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.

                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.

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

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January 9, 2014

Chipola Artist Harpist

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES TO FEATURE HARPIST JAN. 16

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series will present harpist Anna Maria Mendieta Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

                Leading the audience through the right turns, dips, and smoky cafes of Argentina, harpist Anna Maria Mendieta’s Tango del Cielo (Tango from Heaven) is a fresh innovative presentation of the passionate and sensuous music of the Tango and Spanish Flamenco. Complete with Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers, the theatrical music and dance program is a must see.

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu and in the Center for the Arts Box Office Jan. 13-15, from 2 to 5 p.m. and one hour before show time.

                For information, call call 850-718-2277.

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January 9, 2014

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GRACEVILLE ARTIST’S WORK ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA—Graceville artist Keith Martin Johns will display original works highlighting the natural beauty and culture of Florida in an exhibition in the Chipola College Center for the Arts, Jan. 16 through Feb. 14.

                For more than 30 years, Johns has painted exquisite and timeless landscapes filled with wildlife and birds through the backwaters of rivers and creeks to wetlands and coastal beaches. His Florida Collection of more than 350 images has been a lifetime endeavor to capture the worth, value and expression of the familiar Florida background in which this fourth generation native grew up.

                Johns’ work also represents the pioneer spirit of people who forged out agriculture in the citrus, fishing, cracker cattle and horse industry. He operates a gallery in Graceville. More information and photos are available at www.keithmartinjohns.com

                The exhibit opening coincides with the Jan. 16 Chipola Artist Series event, Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta.  Viewing also is available by appointment, by calling 850-718-2277.

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January 9, 2014

CHIPOLA NURSING TO HOST SITE REVIEW FOR NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Health Sciences Department will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Degree in nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

                The public is invited to meet the site visit team and to share comments about the programs in person at a meeting scheduled at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 28, at Chipola College, Health Sciences Building (Q).

                Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Emails may sent to: sjtanner@acenursing.org

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January 9, 2014

Lincoln Donation

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LINCOLN DONATES EQUIPMENT TO CHIPOLA WELDING PROGRAM—Lincoln Electric has donated more than $10,000 worth of equipment for use in Chipola College’s new welding program. The state-of-the-art lab features more than 25 of Lincoln’s newest welding machines. Pictured from left, are: Lincoln Sales Representative Chris Stiver; Byron Ward, Chipola Welding Career Coach; and Chipola welding instructor Patrick Kennedy. For information about the Welding program, call 850-718-2270, or visit www.chipola.edu

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January 9, 2014

CHIPOLA CHEER EXTRAVAGANZA IS SATURDAY

                MARIANNA—The 2014 Chipola College Cheerleading Extravaganza will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                Middle and high school squads from across the Florida panhandle and southeast Alabama will compete.  Several All Star squads also will perform, as well as the Florida State University and Troy University cheerleading squads.  General admission is $5, with doors opening at 7:30am. 

                For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

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January 9, 2014

Basketball

CHIPOLA HOSTS NORTHWEST SATURDAY, JAN. 18

                MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Northwest in a pair of big conference games Saturday, Jan. 18. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s game slated for 7:30 p.m. 

                The top-ranked Indians scored a narrow 69-65 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 7.  Cinmeon Bowers led Chipola with 15 points. Carlos Morris had 14. Demetrious Floyd had 12. Sam Cassell scored 10. 

                The Lady Indians knocked off top-ranked Gulf Coast 68-61. Brianna Wright led Chipola with 19 points. Evelyn Akhator scored 17. Tiffany Lewis had 13.

                Chipola opened conference play Jan. 4 with a pair of wins at Pensacola. The Lady Indians recorded a 91-76 win over the Lady Pirates. Evelyn Akhator led Chipola with 19 points with 10 rebounds. Brianna Wright scored 18 and pulled down 13 rebounds. Janisha Lindsey scored 15 with 4 assists. Tiffany Lewis scored 12 with 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

                The Lady Indians (12-1, 2-0) were ranked second behind Gulf Coast in the latest FCSAA State Poll but are sure to move up in the Jan. 14 poll. The Lady Commodores entered the Chipola game unbeaten but slipped to 12-1 and 0-1 in league play.

                The Indians scored a narrow 77-76 win over the Pirates on Jan. 4. Cassell led the Indians with 22. Morris scored 20 with 3 assists. Bowers had 11 points and 9 rebounds. Free throws proved to be the difference with the Indians shooting 24 of 27 from the line while the Pirates converted only 15 of 28.

                Coach Patrick Blake has guided the Indians to a 16-1 record and the top spot in the FCSAA State Poll with Chipola’s only loss coming at the hands of Indian Hills Community College, the top-ranked team in the national poll. Chipola is ranked fifth in the national poll.

                All Conference games will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM and on the web at PSBLIVE.com. For the latest news about Chipola Athletics, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.     

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January 9 ,2014

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SOFTBALL CELEBRITY JENNIE FINCH COMING TO CHIPOLA JAN. 25-26

                MARIANNA—Area softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with softball superstar Jennie Finch and four other professional players at the Chipola College Softball field, Jan. 25-26, 2014.               The two day Chipola camp will includes instruction each day with lunch on Saturday. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 21. Registration fee is $200 before Dec. 15, and $250 afterwards. No on-site registration will be available.

                The Skills Camp will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Players will learn to practice like a champion, play like a champion and live like a champion.  Jennie Finch and other Softball Greats will lead a full day of personal instruction covering all aspects of softball.

The Camp will continue Sunday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Skills camp coaches will include Jennie Finch, Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne,

                Campers will receive instruction from professional coaches and players, lunch on Saturday, Camp T-Shirt, Personalized Softball and Certificate of Participation

For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850-718-2468, Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 850-573-1508.

                Jennie Finch played at the University of Arizona from 1998 to 2002 where she was a three-time All-American and a two-time winner of the Honda Sports Award given to the nation’s top player. She set an NCAA record winning 60 consecutive decisions, spanning nearly two seasons. Three of those wins came in the 2001 Women’s College World Series where she won Most Outstanding Player honors after leading Arizona to the title.

                Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne all played together at the University of Tennessee from 2010-13 where they made three appearances in the College World Series.

                Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix says, “This is a great opportunity for local players to learn from some of the best softball players in America.”

                For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850-718-2468, Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 850-573-1508, or visit or www.chipolaathletics.com

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January 9, 2014

Baseball Alumni Weekend

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND SET FOR FEB. 7-8

                MARIANNA— Chipola baseball alumni, their families, and fans are invited to participate in the 2014 Chipola College Baseball Alumni Weekend set for Feb. 7 and 8.

                The weekend begins with two Chipola baseball games on Friday, Feb. 7. Chipola plays Shelton State at 10 a.m. and Walters State at 1 p.m.

                A Golf Tournament featuring a four-person, scramble format tees off Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Indian Springs Golf Club. All golfers are invited to tee it up with current and former Major League Baseball alumni, sponsors and guests. A casual Alumni Social is set for Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.

                Saturday’s events kick-off with Chipola vs. Walters State at 10 a.m., followed by the annual Alumni Home Run Derby, Jersey Retirement Ceremony for 2013 MLB All-Star Patrick Corbin, a silent auction during the derby and MLB/MiLB autograph session to follow.

                The annual Alumni Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday with special guest speakers and entertainment to be announced.

                Head Coach Jeff Johnson and members of the Alumni Committee—Nathan Marks (00’), Andrew Gay (07’), Jason Barber (06’)—invite all former players and Chipola alumni to join them in supporting and participating in the weekend’s events.

                Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson, says, “We want to stay in touch with as many of our alumni and fans of our program as possible. We invite everyone to participate in our Alumni Weekend to have a great time and support our Chipola Indians.”

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone Coach Johnson at 850-718-2237.

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January 16, 2014

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CHIPOLA TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL CHAMPS CAMP

                MARIANNA—Chipola College, the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Big Bend Community Based Care, Anchorage Children’s Home and the United Way[r1] of Northwest Florida will host the second annual “Chipola Champs Camp” for children, ages 13-17, on Jan. 21-23.

                The two-day Chipola Champs Camp will give youth in foster care and children receiving services the opportunity to participate in fun, education-focused, hands-on learning activities that align with many of the academic programs offered at Chipola College. Children also will learn how they can begin establishing clear pathways to post-secondary education in a presentation by Chipola’s Student Ambassadors.

                On Tuesday, Jan. 21, campers will attend two Chipola basketball games in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                On Wednesday, Jan. 22, campers will participate in the following activities on the Chipola campus:

8:30 a.m.—Campers arrive at Chipola College Continuing Education, Building S.

9 a.m.—Learning to Learn—Chipola Future Educators Club, School of Education, Building O.

10 a.m.—Weird Science—Chipola Science Club, Natural Science, Building D, 132.

11 a.m.—Cars and Curls—Chipola Automotive and Cosmetology, Workforce Development.

Noon—Lunch with the President—Chipola Gym Front Lawn, Building R.

12:30 p.m.—Building Motor Skills with Games—Chipola Student Government—Chipola Gym.

1:30 p.m.—Show Business—Chipola Theatre, Center for the Arts, Building X.

2:30 p.m.—College is for Me—Chipola Student Ambassadors, Continuing Education, S.

3:30 p.m.—Campers depart from Chipola College

                DCF and their community-based partners provide more than a dozen Camp for Champions (www.campsforchampions.com) statewide, giving Florida youth in foster care the platform to learn, develop team-building skills, and interact with others. Several camps are athletic focused, while other camps offer art classes, technology, engineering and skill-building activities.

                For information about the Chipola Champs Camp, contact Bryan Craven at 718-2264.

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January 16, 2014

CRAA MEETING TO FEATURE LOCAL ARTIST GUILD

                MARIANNA— The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida, Inc., will be the featured guest speaker at the January 21 meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA).

                CRAA meets at Jim’s Buffet, with a Dutch-treat luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and program beginning at noon.

                The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida (TAG) is a diverse group of individuals with one thing in common: they really love art in all its forms. Their goal is to encourage all aspects of creativity in the art world through promotion, exhibition, and placement in local and regional facilities in Northwest Florida. They offer opportunities to local artists in what is now an ever-shrinking artistic environment, through improved visibility and artistic media, arts education services, and communication mediums involving visual imagery. TAG meets on the second Saturday of each month except in April and December. Membership is open to all interested parties

                Several artists will have their works on display at the January 21 meeting.

                For information about CRAA, contact Anita Price at pricea@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2277.  For more information about TAG visit their website at www.tagnwfl.org.

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January 16, 2014

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FLORIDA TEACHER OF THE YEAR TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA WORKSHOP

                MARIANNA—Florida’s Teacher of the Year Dorina Sackman will speak at the Chipola College Teacher Workshop set for Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Building Z. 

                Sackman is an ESOL Language Arts teacher at Westridge Middle School in Orange County.  For the past 15 years, she has been educating English Language Learners from around the globe. She treats her classrooms as a stage for children to celebrate their diverse backgrounds while still learning English and the necessary skills to become lifelong learners. Sackman says, "I believe in a world where every child deserves a quality education. I create a safe environment where children, brought to a new land, are happy and free to be themselves as they flourish in school."

                Sackman uses her world travels, proficiency in five languages and "kooky" teaching style to build relationships and touch the lives of students.  With her engaging and optimistic outlook, Sackman inspires teachers, students and parents to come together and make education a first priority.

                Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend the free workshop. Chipola education majors, education faculty, staff, and Chipola graduates will lead the workshops highlighting hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom.

                Sessions will cover Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and English for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Some topics include: Motivation and Feedback along with ELL Strategies – Grades K-2; Incorporating Art— Grades K-2; Using Graphic Novels—Grades 4-6; Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You — English 6-12; Using Math Manipulatives—Grades 3-5; Hands on with the Senses – Science 3-5; Constructive Movement and Music – Grades K-2; Integrating Social Studies – Grades 2-4; Dystopian Literature – Grades 6-12; Groundwater – Science 7-9 and IPAD Apps for Math - Math 9-12. 

                Special guest speakers will include: Deanna Golden - Teaching Math (K-1); Dee and Taura Brock - Higher Order Thinking with Cooperative Learning (K-12); Peggy Reihnhan – Social Studies Content w/ELA text (Common Core); Pam Bozeman – Getting Parents on Your Side - 4 A’s of Parental Involvement (K-6); Lisa Hamilton – Florida Character Counts – (Character Education); Outstanding Math Guides (Math Foldables); Heather Bailey - Whole Brain Teaching (K-6); and Dr. Giang-Nguyen Nguyen— Evernote and Geogebra Apps (Math).

                PAEC will not offer in-service points for participating teachers this year; instead there will be even more food, guests, door prizes, and freebies.

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or phone 850- 526-2761, Ext. 2449.

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January 16, 2014

CHIPOLA DONATES WELDING MACHINES TO LIBERTY COUNTY HIGH

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Welding program recently donated five welding machines to Liberty County High School.

                LCHS has numerous students enrolled in a welding program at the high school but are awaiting federal grant funds to purchase equipment.  The Chipola donation includes one multi-process machine, two MIG machines and two stick welding machines.

                LCHS principal Aaron Day, says, “We are so thankful to Chipola for helping our students. We will put this equipment to use immediately.”

                Byron Ward, Welding Career Coach at Chipola, says, “We are glad to help Liberty County with their program. We welcome all of their students to enroll at Chipola when they graduate.” LCHS officials are planning a field trip for the high school students to visit Chipola’s state-of-the-art welding lab. Chipola began a new welding class on Jan. 7 with 20 students.

                For information, call 718-2303.

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Chipola Donates Welders To LCH

CHIPOLA DONATES WELDING MACHINES TO LIBERTY COUNTY HIGH--The Chipola College Welding program recently donated five welding machines to Liberty County High School. Pictured from left, are Byron Ward, Chipola Welding Career Coach; Alex Mercer, LCHS Assistant Principal; Aaron Day, LCHS Principal; and Patrick Kennedy, Chipola welding instructor.

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January 16, 2014

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CAST NAMED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘SOUND OF MUSIC’

                MARIANNA—Director Charles Sirmon has selected the cast for the Chipola College production of "The Sound of Music," which opens Feb. 26.

                Players are cast in the following roles: Lindsey Wheatley as Maria, Colton Day as Captain von Trapp, Keith Watford as Max, Seth Alderman as Rolf, Kate Burke as Liesl, Evan Barber as Friedrich, Meredith Saunders as Louisa, Chandler King as Kurt, Gracie Wallace as Brigitta, Clara McCallister as Marta, Catherine Lewis as Gretl, Elaine Barfield as Mother Abbess, Cherie White as Berthe, Amy Cloud as Margaretta, Jamie Gibson as Sophie Gibson, Kayla Todd as Elsa Schraeder, Cody Ball as Franz and Odra Chapman as Frau Schmidt. Nuns are Victoria Taylor, Kayla Pickron, Olivia Black, Audrey Earnest, Baylee Earnest, Mary Ann Earnest, Patria Clark, Dianna Glaze, Deanna Baily, Mandy Deese, Odra Chapman, Kelli Todd, Gayle DiBenedetto and Chris Lauen.

                Neighbors of Von Trapp, Nazis, contestants and guests include: Clyde DeClouet, Will Spencer, Joesph Concovan, Veronica Taylor, Deanna Bailey, Lee Shook, Victoria Taylor, Baylee Earnest, Hugh Black and Diana Glaze. 

                The play will be directed by Charles Sirmon and designed by Connie Smith. Musical directors are Dale Heidebrecht and Dr. Josh Martin with choreography by Chris Manasco.

                For information about Chipola Theater, phone 718-2227.

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January 16, 2014

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN RECOGNIZES MENTOR MONTH

                MARIANNA—In observance of January as National Mentoring Month, the Chipola College Take Stock in Children program salutes the 33 volunteer mentors in Washington County. The group also is seeking mentors for Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson and Liberty counties.

                Mary Helen Smith, TSIC Coordinator at Chipola College, says, “We would like to extend our gratitude to our mentors in Washington County. TSIC is about providing scholarships, mentors and hope. These dedicated and compassionate mentors touch the lives of our children and help make our community a better place.”

                Washington County mentors include: Jerry Brock, Cindy Brown, Milton Brown, Mitchell Brown, Priscilla Brown, Roxanne Bush, Curtis Carter, Pam Cates, Arion Deforge, Mary Dennis, Pat Dickson, Linda Ellis, Alan English, Elizabeth English, Tracie Herbert, Kristi Hinson, Bill Howell, Laura Joiner, Patsy Justice, Robert Knight, Jeanne Lavender, Linda Little, Ruth McCrary, Justin McGowan, Matt Orwat, Tonya Pippin, Caren Prichard, Susan Roberts, Lucinda Simonson, David Solger, Sandy Solger, Tracey Sullivan and Jerry Tyre.

                Take Stock in Children, a Florida-based nonprofit, has more than 7,823 volunteer mentors who work with at-risk students throughout the state to help them succeed in school. TSIC scholars sign a pledge to maintain high academic standards, remain drug and crime free and meet regularly with their mentor. Approximately 92% of Take Stock students graduate from high school, with 87% going onto college. Smith says, “A mentor can have a lasting and profound effect on a child’s life.”

                The local program at Chipola is currently seeking mentors in Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, and Liberty Counties. To learn more, contact Mary Helen Smith at (850)718-2428 or find a county program at TakeStockinChildren.org.

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January 16, 2014

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CHIPOLA FOUNDATION THANKS WILLIAMS--The Chipola College Foundation recognized outgoing Foundation president Shirl Williams at the Foundation’s end of year banquet. Here, Foundation Director Julie Fuqua (left) presents a gift to Williams.

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January 16, 2014

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VANN IS TOP EMPLOYEE—Richard Vann is Chipola College’s Career Employee for December.  Vann has worked in the college Physical Plant since 2010. Here, Vann (right) is congratulated by Louy Harris, Capital Projects & Facilities Administrator.

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January 16, 2014

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CHIPOLA HOSTS NORTHWEST SATURDAY IN LEAGUE CLASH

                MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Northwest in a pair of big conference games Saturday, Jan. 18. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s game slated for 7:30 p.m. 

                The top-ranked Lady Indians enter the game at 18-1 overall and 3-0 in league play. Chipola is first in the FCSAA State Poll and fourth in the NJCAA National Poll.  The Lady Raiders are 3-0 in the conference and third in the state poll.

                The Lady Indians scored a 54-42 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 14. Tiffany Lewis led Chipola with 14 points. Evelyn Akhator scored 14. Brianna Wright added 10.

                The Lady Indians knocked off arch-rival Gulf Coast 68-61 on Jan 7. Wright led Chipola with 19 points. Akhator scored 17. Lewis had 13.

                Chipola opened conference play Jan. 4 with a 91-76 win over Pensacola. Akhator led Chipola with 19 points with 10 rebounds. Wright scored 18 and pulled down 13 rebounds. Janisha Lindsey scored 15 with 4 assists. Lewis scored 12 with 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

                The Indians enter the game as the top-ranked team in both the NJCAA National Poll and the FCSAA State Poll. Northwest (2-1) is second in the state poll and seventh in the national rankings.

                Chipola (2-1) suffered their first misfire in league play with an 80-59 loss to Tallahassee on Jan. 14. Jamaar McKay led Chipola with 15 points. Demetrious Floyd scored 12. Cinmeon Bowers added 11.

                The Indians scored a 69-65 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 7.  Bowers led Chipola with 15 points. Carlos Morris had 14. Floyd had 12. Sam Cassell scored 10. 

                Chipola opened league play with a 77-76 win over the Pirates on Jan. 4. Cassell led the Indians with 22. Morris scored 20 with 3 assists. Bowers had 11 points and 9 rebounds. 

                All Conference games will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM and on the web at PSBLIVE.com. For the latest news about Chipola Athletics, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.     

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January 16, 2014

SOFTBALL CELEBRITY JENNIE FINCH COMING TO CHIPOLA JAN. 25-26

                MARIANNA—Area softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with softball superstar Jennie Finch and four other professional players at the Chipola College Softball field, Jan. 25-26, 2014.

                The two-day Chipola camp will includes instruction each day with lunch on Saturday. Registration fee is $200. Pre-registration is recommended.

                The Skills Camp will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Players will learn to practice like a champion, play like a champion and live like a champion.  Jennie Finch and other Softball Greats will lead a full day of personal instruction covering all aspects of softball.

The Camp will continue Sunday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Skills camp coaches will include Jennie Finch, Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne,

                Campers will receive instruction from professional coaches and players, lunch on Saturday, Camp T-Shirt, Personalized Softball and Certificate of Participation

                Jennie Finch played at the University of Arizona from 1998 to 2002 where she was a three-time All-American and a two-time winner of the Honda Sports Award given to the nation’s top player. She set an NCAA record winning 60 consecutive decisions, spanning nearly two seasons. Three of those wins came in the 2001 Women’s College World Series where she won Most Outstanding Player honors after leading Arizona to the title.

                Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne all played together at the University of Tennessee from 2010-13 where they made three appearances in the College World Series.

                Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix says, “This is a great opportunity for local players to learn from some of the best softball players in America.”

                For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850-718-2468, Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 850-573-1508, or visit or www.chipolaathletics.com

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January 16, 2014

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND SET FOR FEB. 7-8

                MARIANNA— Chipola baseball alumni, their families, and fans are invited to participate in the 2014 Chipola College Baseball Alumni Weekend set for Feb. 7 and 8.

                The weekend begins with two Chipola baseball games on Friday, Feb. 7. Chipola plays Shelton State at 10 a.m. and Walters State at 1 p.m.

                A Golf Tournament featuring a four-person, scramble format tees off Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Indian Springs Golf Club. All golfers are invited to tee it up with current and former Major League Baseball alumni, sponsors and guests. A casual Alumni Social is set for Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.

                Saturday’s events kick-off with Chipola vs. Walters State at 10 a.m., followed by the annual Alumni Home Run Derby, Jersey Retirement Ceremony for 2013 MLB All-Star Patrick Corbin, a silent auction during the derby and MLB/MiLB autograph session to follow.

                The annual Alumni Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday with special guest speakers and entertainment to be announced.

                Head Coach Jeff Johnson and members of the Alumni Committee—Nathan Marks (00’), Andrew Gay (07’), Jason Barber (06’)—invite all former players and Chipola alumni to join them in supporting and participating in the weekend’s events.

                Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson, says, “We want to stay in touch with as many of our alumni and fans of our program as possible. We invite everyone to participate in our Alumni Weekend to have a great time and support our Chipola Indians.”

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone Coach Johnson at 850-718-2237.

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January 21, 2014

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy beginning Feb. 3.  

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

                Students who have completed the State of Florida, Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program and have passed the state certification exam may petition to have clock hours converted as transfer credit toward the Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Technology Program offered at Chipola College.

                Candidates must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT).  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.

                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.

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

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January 21, 2014

CHIPOLA TO OFFER HUNTER SAFETY COURSE FEB. 1

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the range portion of the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Hunter Safety Course Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Reddoch Firing Range.

                Florida hunters 16 years of age or older must have a hunting license. Persons born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass a hunter safety course before purchasing a hunting license. Youth who will turn 16 before the end of next year’s hunting season will need the course to obtain a license.

                To take the Chipola range course, youth must pass the online portion of the course available at www.myfwc.com/hunting/safety-education/courses/The Internet-based course allows the student to learn a majority of information online. The remainder of the course is covered in a 4-hour classroom setting, test and a 3-hour range portion.

                The Chipola Firing Range is located at 3052 Calhoun Road in Marianna just off Blue Springs Road.

                Volunteers from the Chipola Public Service program will teach the free course. Steve Anderson, Director of Chipola Public Service programs, says, “We are glad to offer this course as a community service to help young people learn basic firearm safety.”

                There is no charge for the Chipola course, but youth must register in advance.

                For information about the course, contact Steven Stewart at 850-718-2286 or email stewarts@chipola.edu

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HUNTER SAFETY COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA RANGE—Chipola College will host the range portion of the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Hunter Safety Course Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Reddoch Firing Range. Here, instructors from last year’s class are, from left: George Warthen, FWC NW Regional Coordinator for Hunter Safety; Alton Ranew, Instructor;  Steven Stewart, Chipola Law Enforcement Coordinator and Rangemaster;  David Arnette, Instructor; Leah McAllister, Instructor; and Jamie McAllister, Chipola Corrections Coordinator. For information about the course, contact Steven Stewart at 850-718-2286 or email stewarts@chipola.edu

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January 23, 2014

Chipola Champs Camp

Local Children Focus on their Futures at “Chipola Champs Camp”

                MARIANNA--Ten area youth in foster care or receiving services in their own homes gained invaluable life experience through many educational and career-focused activities offered at the Second Annual Chipola Champs Camp.

                The Department of Children and Families, (DCF), Big Bend Community Based Care, Anchorage Children’s Home and the United Way of Northwest Florida teamed up with Chipola College to host the two-day camp for children ages 11-17.

                The camp gave the youth an opportunity to experience a college environment while participating in fun and educational arts, athletics and academic activities.

                Chipola employees Dr. Bryan Craven, Joc Calloway and Alice Pendergrass served as hosts for the camp. “We were very happy to have these young people and their mentors on our campus to learn about the opportunities for higher education,” said Dr. Bryan Craven, Director of Public Relations at Chipola. “I am proud of all the students and our faculty who helped make this day a great success.”

                 Academic activities included Weird Science presented by Chipola Science Club with Dr. Jeff Bodart and Dr. David Hilton. Learning to Learn was presented by the Chipola Future Educators Club and led by Casey Bush and Dr. Lou Cleveland. Cars and Curls was offered by Chipola Cosmetology and Automotive students with instructors Paige Vanderwerf and Ada Scott and John Gardner and Chase Vlieg. Lunch was provided by Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough. Silly College Games was led by Student Activities Director Nancy Johnson. Show Business was presented led by Director Charles Sirmon and Technical Theatre Director Connie Smith. The day concluded with a “College is for Me” presentation by Chipola students Daniel Jackson, Tatum Skipper and Irene Muniz.

                The Chipola Champs Camp is offered as one of more than a dozen statewide Camps for Champions (www.campsforchampions.com) providing year-round camp experiences for more than 1,000 children in foster care. The Chipola camp was the first to offer a curriculum focused on post-secondary education and careers. It was also the first to pair the youth with an adult volunteer who will guide and motivate them on an ongoing basis.

                “We thank Chipola for designing an incredible curriculum full of hands-on activities that really got our kids thinking about their futures,” said Vicki Abrams, DCF’s Northwest Regional Director. “Through our new mentoring program, adult volunteers will support these youth on an ongoing basis and enable them to achieve their goals and aspirations.”

                The camp was designed to allow the youth to learn more about themselves and their future career interests through leadership, professional and growth activities, and applied learning activities.

                Chipola College is a DCF Partner for Promise. Since January 2012, the Partners for Promise initiative has recognized more than 2,000 businesses that donate their time, talent and resources to enrich the lives of people in the communities.

                For more information, visit www.flpartnersforpromise.com.

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January 23, 2014

LIBERTY COUNTY STUDENTS GET TAKE STOCK SCHOLARSHIPS

                BRISTOL—Liberty County 10th graders, Megan Nichols  (left) and Demetria Peterson (right), both received a TSIC Scholarship for two years to Chipola College after they graduate high school.

                The girls signed a contract on Jan. 14 right before the Liberty County School board meeting. The contract is an agreement between the students, their parents, and Take Stock in Children Chipola. By signing the contract the students are agreeing to remain drug and crime free, maintain a 2.0 GPA or better, and to meet regularly with an assigned mentor.

                Megan has aspirations of becoming a Physical Therapist and Demetria shared dreams of going to Cosmetology school.  Superintendent Tony Anderson spoke highly of the Take Stock in Children program. Anderson has served as a mentor through TSIC in the past and says he is excited about the partnership with Chipola.

                Mary Helen Smith of TSIC Chipola says, “We congratulate the students and thank all the people in Liberty County who help with Take Stock in Children, including Chaille Eikeland- Staffing Specialist, Donna Summer- LCHS Guidance Counselor, Gay Lewis- Director of Instruction, Janna Hill- Technology Coordinator, Johnette Wahlquist- Family Service Worker, Heather Clark-Tolar Guidance Counselor and Beckie Black-Hosford Guidance Counselor.”

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LIBERTY COUNTY STUDENTS GET TAKE STOCK SCHOLARSHIPS—Liberty County 10th graders, Megan Nichols  (seated left) and Demetria Peterson (seated right), both received a TSIC Scholarship for two years to Chipola College after they graduate high school. Pictured from left, standing are: Chaille Eikeland- Staffing Specialist, Donna Summer- LCHS Guidance Counselor, Gay Lewis- Director of Instruction, Janna Hill- Technology Coordinator, Johnette Wahlquist- Family Service Worker, Heather Clark-Tolar Guidance Counselor and Beckie Black-Hosford Guidance Counselor.

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January 23, 2014

CHIPOLA TO OFFER HUNTER SAFETY COURSE FEB. 1

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the range portion of the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Hunter Safety Course Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Reddoch Firing Range.

                Florida hunters 16 years of age or older must have a hunting license. Persons born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass a hunter safety course before purchasing a hunting license. Youth who will turn 16 before the end of next year’s hunting season will need the course to obtain a license.

                To take the Chipola range course, youth must pass the online portion of the course available at www.myfwc.com/hunting/safety-education/courses/The Internet-based course allows the student to learn a majority of information online. The remainder of the course is covered in a 4-hour classroom setting, test and a 3-hour range portion.

                The Chipola Firing Range is located at 3052 Calhoun Road in Marianna just off Blue Springs Road.

                Volunteers from the Chipola Public Service program will teach the free course. Steve Anderson, Director of Chipola Public Service programs, says, “We are glad to offer this course as a community service to help young people learn basic firearm safety.”

                There is no charge for the Chipola course, but youth must register in advance.

                For information about the course, contact Steven Stewart at 850-718-2286 or email stewarts@chipola.edu

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Instructors are, from left: George Warthen, FWC NW Regional Coordinator for Hunter Safety; Alton Ranew, Instructor;  Steven Stewart, Chipola Law Enforcement Coordinator and Rangemaster;  David Arnette, Instructor; Leah McAllister, Instructor; and Jamie McAllister, Chipola Corrections Coordinator.

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January 23, 2014

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy beginning Feb. 3.  

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

                Students who have completed the State of Florida, Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program and have passed the state certification exam may petition to have clock hours converted as transfer credit toward the Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Technology Program offered at Chipola College.

                Candidates must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT).  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.

                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.

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

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January 23, 2014

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CHIPOLA TO OFFER FIREFIGHTER COURSES

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Public Service Department has scheduled several firefighting courses beginning next month.

                Firefighter I and II will be offered in a classroom setting weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course begins March 3 and runs through June 16. Firefighter I and II are required to work as a professional firefighter in Florida. Cost is $1,900 and financial aid is available.

                A First Responder course will be offered Feb. 24-28, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. The 40-hour class offers advanced first aid techniques for emergencies. The course is included in the curriculum for most law enforcement, corrections and firefighter programs.

                Online Firefighter I for volunteer firefighters begins March 4 and ends June 26. The course includes First Responder, Forestry S130/190 and Firefighter I. Cost is $500, which includes use of bunker gear and live burn scenarios.

                Information about the courses is available at www.chipola.edu/firefighting. Contact Martin Fowler, Fire Science Program Manager, at 718-2483 or email fowlerm@chipola.edu

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January 23, 2014

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its sixth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Building Z, Literature/Language.  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. Chipola students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms.

                Sessions will include presentations and strategies in Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and English for will be held for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Some topics include: Motivation and Feedback along with ELL Strategies – Grades K-2; Incorporating Art— Grades K-2; Using Graphic Novels—Grades 4-6; Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You — English 6-12; Using Math Manipulatives—Grades 3-5; Hands on with the Senses – Science 3-5; Constructive Movement and Music – Grades K-2; Integrating Social Studies – Grades 2-4; Dystopian Literature – Grades 6-12; Groundwater – Science 7-9 and IPAD apps for Math - Math 9-12. 

                In addition to student-led sessions, 11 a.m. is guest speaker hour featuring  Deanna Golden - Teaching Math (K-1); Dee and Taura Brock - Higher Order Thinking Skills with Cooperative Learning (K-12); Peggy Reihnhan – Social Studies Content w/ELA text (Common Core); Pam Bozeman – Getting Parents on Your Side - The 4 A’s of Parental Involvement (K-6); Lisa Hamilton – Florida Character Counts – (Character Education); Outstanding Math Guides (Math Foldables); Heather Bailey - Whole Brain Teaching (K-6); and Dr. Giang-Nguyen Nguyen— Evernote and Geogebra Apps (Math) \

                PAEC will not be able to offer in-service points for participating teachers this year. So instead there will be even more food, guests, door prizes, and freebies.

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or phone 850- 526-2761, Ext. 2449.

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January 23, 2014

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PLUCKING THE STRINGS—Harpist Anna Maria Mendietta taught a master class for Chipola College in conjunction with her Jan. 16 Artist Series performance. Here, Mendietta introduces Chipola student Daniel Clubb to the harp.

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January 23, 2014

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SSS HOSTS TRANSFER WORKSHOP—Three universities participated in a recent Transfer workshop sponsored by the Chipola Student Support Services (SSS) program. Pictured from left, are: Tara Ryals, Troy University Dothan, Casey Lathem, FSU-PC; Kristie Mosely, Christen Bennett and Chandra Williams, UWF.

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January 23, 2014

SONNY WISE INDUCTED INTO CHIPOLA’S ORDER OF THE GOLDEN WARRIOR

                MARIANNA—Chipola athletics honored one its most loyal supporters during a basketball game on Jan. 18.

                Sonny Wise, retired Director of Physical Plant at Chipola and long-time Chipola Appreciation Club board member, was inducted into Chipola’s Order of the Golden Warrior. 

                Sonny and his wife Janet, also a Chipola retiree, received an engraved figure of Native American warriors. The Wises names will be engraved on a plaque in the Johnson Health Center Trophy case. 

                Wise joins the three inaugural members of the Order of the Gold Warrior--Terry Allen of Badcock and More in Graceville, Keith Williams of State Farm Insurance and Mickey Gilmore of the Marianna Wal-Mart. 

                Retired Chipola athletic director Dr. Dale O’Daniel created the Golden Warrior award, saying, “We have lots of chiefs, but the warriors are the ones who fight the battle.”

                Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, says, “Chipola is grateful to Sonny Wise and his wife Janet for their service to the college and to Chipola athletics.”

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ORDER OF THE GOLDEN WARRIOR—Chipola athletics honored three of the college’s most generous supporters and said goodbye to its athletic director on Feb. 14. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Steve Givens, Chipola Athletic Director; Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough; Sonny and Janet Wise and Joc Calloway, Chipola assistant athletic director.

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January 23, 2014

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CHIPOLA TO HOST TALLAHASSEE SATURDAY, FEB. 1 

                MARIANNA— Both Chipola College basketball teams travel to Gulf Coast Jan. 25 before returning home to host Tallahassee on Saturday, Feb. 1.

                The top-ranked Lady Indians improved to 21-1 with a big 77-45 home win over Pensacola on Jan. 21. Evelyn Akhator led Chipola with 15 points. Khadijah Ellison scored 14. Brianna Wright had 12. Diamonisha Sophus added 11.

                The Lady Indians (5-0) are one game ahead Northwest (4-1) in league play. Gulf Coast (2-2) is third. Tallahassee is (1-4) and Pensacola is (0-5).

                Chipola is the top-ranked team in the FCSAA State Women’s Poll. Northwest is second. Gulf Coast is third. Tallahassee is sixth and Pensacola is ninth.  The Lady Indians are fourth in the NJCAA National Poll with Northwest at number 11.

                Chipola scored a big 55-45 win over Northwest on Jan. 18. Wright shot 7 of 10 from the floor to lead Chipola with 15 points.  Tiffany Lewis scored 11 points including three, three-pointers. Sophus had 6 assists for Chipola.

                Chipola scored a 54-42 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 14. Lewis led Chipola with 14 points. Akhator scored 14. Wright added 10.

                The Lady Indians knocked off arch-rival Gulf Coast 68-61 on Jan 7. Chipola opened conference play Jan. 4 with a 91-76 win over Pensacola. 

                The Indians pulled ahead of the Panhandle Conference pack with a 61-52 win over Pensacola on Jan. 21. Sam Cassell, Jr., led Chipola with 18 points. Reynolds had 16. Demetrious Floyd had 14. Carlos Morris added 10.

                Chipola scored a huge 86-78 win over Northwest Florida State on Jan. 18. Sam Cassell, Jr., led Chipola with 25 points. Demetrious Floyd scored 23 points. Carlos Morris had 16.

                After the first round of play, Chipola (4-1) leads the conference pack. Northwest (3-2) is one game back. Gulf Coast is (2-2). Pensacola is (2-3), and Tallahassee is (1-4).  

                The Indians are the top-ranked team in the FCSAA State Poll as of Jan. 21. Northwest is second in the state poll. Pensacola is seventh. Gulf Coast is eighth. Tallahassee is ninth. Chipola is the only Florida team in the NJCAA National Poll at number eight.

                Chipola suffered their only misfire in league play with an 80-59 loss to Tallahassee on Jan. 14. Jamaar McKay led Chipola with 15 points. Floyd scored 12. Cinmeon Bowers added 11.

                The Indians scored a 69-65 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 7.  Bowers led Chipola with 15 points. Carlos Morris had 14. Floyd had 12. Cassell scored 10. 

                Chipola opened league play with a 77-76 win over the Pirates on Jan. 4. All Conference games will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM and on the web at PSBLIVE.com. For the latest news about Chipola Athletics, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.     

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January 23, 2014

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND SET FOR FEB. 7-8

                MARIANNA— Chipola baseball alumni, their families, and fans are invited to participate in the 2014 Chipola College Baseball Alumni Weekend set for Feb. 7 and 8.

                The weekend begins with two Chipola baseball games on Friday, Feb. 7. Chipola plays Shelton State at 10 a.m. and Walters State at 1 p.m. An Alumni Social will be held at Circle S Plantation.

                A Golf Tournament featuring a four-person, scramble format tees off Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Indian Springs Golf Club. All golfers are invited to tee it up with current and former Major League Baseball alumni, sponsors and guests. A casual Alumni Social is set for Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.

                Saturday’s events kick-off with Chipola vs. Walters State at 10 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., the annual Alumni Home Run Derby will commence with a Jersey Retirement Ceremony for 2013 MLB All-Star Patrick Corbin. A silent auction of MLB memorabilia will run during the derby with an MLB/MiLB autograph session to follow.

                The annual Alumni Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at Citizen’s Lodge with special guest speakers and entertainment to be announced.

                Head Coach Jeff Johnson and members of the Alumni Committee—Nathan Marks (00’), Andrew Gay (07’), Jason Barber (06’)—invite all former players and Chipola alumni to join them in supporting and participating in the weekend’s events.

                Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson, says, “We want to stay in touch with as many of our alumni and fans of our program as possible. We invite everyone to participate in our Alumni Weekend to have a great time and support our Chipola Indians.”

                Anyone interested in participating in or sponsoring the event should email nathan@marksinsurance.com. For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone Coach Johnson at 850-718-2237.

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January 28, 2014

                Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough announces that day and evening classes scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2014, have been cancelled due to the threat of winter weather conditions. Normal College operations, classes, events and campus activities will resume Thursday, January 30, unless conditions change. Stay tuned to local radio, television and print media for updates.

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January 29, 2013

                Chipola College will be closed Thursday, Jan. 30. BOTH day and evening classes have been cancelled due to hazardous weather conditions.
                Normal college operations, classes, events and campus activities are expected to resume Friday, Feb. 1.

Stay tuned to radio, television, social media and print media for updates.

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January 30, 2014

CHIPOLA MUSIC STUDENTS ATTEND WINTER SYMPOSIUM

                TAMPA—Chipola College music majors recently attended the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) winter symposium at University of South Florida in Tampa.

                Chipola students who attended the conference were: Seth Alderman, Joanna Ayers, Logan Cable, Daniel Clubb, Rebecca Delgado, Kelly Dunn, Deborah Graham, Alex Hanks, Jae House, George Kleinpeter, Alex Layton, Alex Ozburn, John Russ, Kiara Sampson, Lindsey Wheatley, and Anna E. Williams.

                Deborah Graham (voice), Lindsey Wheatley (jazz voice), Jeremiah House (jazz voice), and Anna Williams (piano) competed in the statewide Student Artist Competitions in voice and piano. 

                Chipola students also rehearsed and performed in music ensembles made up of members from several Florida state colleges and directed by faculty members of University of South Florida. George Kleinpeter and Alex Layton performed in the Guitar Ensemble. Alex Hanks played trumpet in the Symphonic Band.  Seth Alderman, Joanna Ayers, Logan Cable, Rebecca Delgado, Kelly Dunn, Deborah Graham, Jeremiah House, Alex Ozburn, Kiara Sampson, and Lindsey Wheatley all added voices to the joint Chorus.

                Chipola music faculty Dr. Josh Martin and Dale Heidebrecht accompanied the students at the symposium.

                Evelyn Ward, Chipola’s Director of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “Our students’ showing at the symposium is a testament to the fine music and arts programs we offer at Chipola.”

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Chipola Music Students at symposium 2014

Cutline: Chipola Photo

CHIPOLA MUSIC STUDENTS ATTEND MUSIC SYMPOSIUM—Chipola College music students recently attended the Florida College System Activities Association Winter Music Symposium hosted by University of South Florida’s Department of Music in Tampa. Pictured from left, are:  (front) Kelly Dunn, Joanna Ayers, (second row) Alex Ozburn, Lindsey Wheatley, Rebecca Delgado, Kiara Sampson, Deborah Graham, Daniel Clubb, (back row) Dr. Josh Martin, Chipola music faculty, Logan Cable, Seth Alderman, Alex Hanks, Alex Layton, Jeremiah House, George Kleinpeter, John Russ and Dale Heidebrecht, Chipola music faculty.  Also attending was Evelyn Ward, Director of Fine and Performing Arts.

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January 30, 2014

Firefighter

CHIPOLA TO OFFER FIREFIGHTER COURSES

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Public Service Department has scheduled several firefighting courses beginning next month.

                Firefighter I and II will be offered in a classroom setting weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course begins March 3 and runs through June 16. Firefighter I and II are required to work as a professional firefighter in Florida. Cost is $1,900. A First Responder course will be offered Feb. 24-28, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. The 40-hour class offers advanced first aid techniques for emergencies. The course is included in the curriculum for most law enforcement, corrections and firefighter programs.

                Online Firefighter I for volunteer firefighters begins March 4 and ends June 26. The course includes First Responder, Forestry S130/190 and Firefighter I. Cost is $500, which includes use of bunker gear and live burn scenarios.

                The programs are not eligible for federal financial aid; however, other forms of financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.

                Information about the courses is available at www.chipola.edu/firefighting. Contact Martin Fowler, Fire Science Program Manager, at 718-2483 or email fowlerm@chipola.edu

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January 30, 2014

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy beginning Feb. 3.  

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

                Students who have completed the State of Florida, Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program and have passed the state certification exam may petition to have clock hours converted as transfer credit toward the Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Technology Program offered at Chipola College.

                Candidates must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT).  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.

                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.

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

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January 30, 2014

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FLORIDA TEACHER OF THE YEAR TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA WORKSHOP

                MARIANNA—Florida’s Teacher of the Year Dorina Sackman will speak at the Chipola College Teacher Workshop set for Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Building Z. 

                Sackman is an ESOL Language Arts teacher at Westridge Middle School in Orange County.  For the past 15 years, she has been educating English Language Learners from around the globe. She treats her classrooms as a stage for children to celebrate their diverse backgrounds while still learning English and the necessary skills to become lifelong learners. Sackman says, “I believe in a world where every child deserves a quality education. I create a safe environment where children, brought to a new land, are happy and free to be themselves as they flourish in school.”

                Sackman uses her world travels, proficiency in five languages and “kooky” teaching style to build relationships and touch the lives of students.  With her engaging and optimistic outlook, Sackman inspires teachers, students and parents to come together and make education a first priority.

                Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend the free workshop. Chipola education majors, education faculty, staff, and Chipola graduates will lead the workshops highlighting hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom.

                Sessions will cover Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and English for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Some topics include: Motivation and Feedback along with ELL Strategies – Grades K-2; Incorporating Art— Grades K-2; Using Graphic Novels—Grades 4-6; Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You — English 6-12; Using Math Manipulatives—Grades 3-5; Hands on with the Senses – Science 3-5; Constructive Movement and Music – Grades K-2; Integrating Social Studies – Grades 2-4; Dystopian Literature – Grades 6-12; Groundwater – Science 7-9 and IPAD Apps for Math – Math 9-12. 

                Special guest speakers will include: Deanna Golden – Teaching Math (K-1); Dee and Taura Brock – Higher Order Thinking with Cooperative Learning (K-12); Peggy Reihnhan – Social Studies Content w/ELA text (Common Core); Pam Bozeman – Getting Parents on Your Side – 4 A’s of Parental Involvement (K-6); Lisa Hamilton – Florida Character Counts – (Character Education); Outstanding Math Guides (Math Foldables); Heather Bailey – Whole Brain Teaching (K-6); and Dr. Giang-Nguyen Nguyen— Evernote and Geogebra Apps (Math).

                PAEC will not offer in-service points for participating teachers this year; instead there will be even more food, guests, door prizes, and freebies.

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or phone 850- 526-2761, Ext. 2449.

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January 30, 2014

CRAA AWARDS GRANTS TO LOCAL ARTS TEACHERS

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association’s annual mini-grant program set a new record this season with 29 applications from art, music, and theatre teachers across Chipola’s five counties. 

                Originally, CRAA had budgeted for twenty $200 awards, but a generous $1000 donation from Florida Public Utilities allowed for the awards to be increased to $250.

                The following 24 schools were awarded mini-grants to be used in their art, music, and theatre programs:  Kathy Mitchell Blalock, Bethlehem School;  Heath Carroll, Ponce de Leon High School; Jill Cook, Bonifay Middle School; Richard Davenport, Chipley High School; Rebecca Dilmore, Cottondale High School; Janet Edewaard, Blountstown High School; Tammy Godwin, Ponce de Leon Elementary School; Gayle Grissett, W.R. Tolar K-8 School; John Harcus, Vernon High School and Vernon Middle School; Heather Howell, Poplar Springs School; Kristi Hinson, Chipley High School; Christine Lauen, Bonifay Elementary School; Elnath Maldonado, Marianna Middle School; Andrea Marsh, Marianna High School; Barbara McSwain, Poplar Springs High School; Gyll Moore, Liberty County High School; Roberta Newell, Graceville High School; Karen Smith, F.M. Golson Elementary School; Vicki Steverson, Bonifay Elementary; Anthony Strickland, Sneads Elementary School; Cherie White, Blountstown High School; Raymond Walton, Sneads High School, and Nicholas Winslow, Vernon Elementary School.

                Evelyn Ward, Executive Director of CRAA, says, “This number of applicants and the quality of the projects presented is a testament to how much this supplemental funding means to our community.  As CRAA starts its annual ‘Partners in the Arts’ fundraising campaign, we hope people will see the value of their donation and all the wonderful benefits it will bring our community.”

                The public is invited to attend the CRAA meetings on April 15 and May 20 at Jim’s Buffet & Grill in Marianna. Guests will hear presentations from the mini-grant recipients and see first-hand the many fine and performing arts programs taught in our community schools.

                For information about CRAA, call (850) 718-2277.

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January 30, 2014

CHIPOLA BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM SET FOR FEB. 21

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Black History Month Program, Friday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Chipola College Cultural Center. Dinner will be served.

                The theme for the program is “It’s a Family Affair.” The guest speaker is Elder William McCray.

                For information about the event, contact Dr. Willie Spires at 718-2232.

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January 30, 2014

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND SET FOR FEB. 7-8

                MARIANNA— Chipola baseball alumni, their families, and fans are invited to participate in the 2014 Chipola College Baseball Alumni Weekend set for Feb. 7 and 8.

                The weekend begins with two Chipola baseball games on Friday, Feb. 7. Chipola plays Shelton State at 10 a.m. and Walters State at 1 p.m. An Alumni Social will be held at Circle S Plantation.

                A Golf Tournament featuring a four-person, scramble format tees off Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Indian Springs Golf Club. All golfers are invited to tee it up with current and former Major League Baseball alumni, sponsors and guests. A casual Alumni Social is set for Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.

                Saturday’s events kick-off with Chipola vs. Walters State at 10 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., the annual Alumni Home Run Derby will commence with a Jersey Retirement Ceremony for 2013 MLB All-Star Russell Martin. A silent auction of MLB memorabilia will run during the derby with an MLB/MiLB autograph session to follow.

                The annual Alumni Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at Citizen’s Lodge with special guest speakers and entertainment to be announced.

                Head Coach Jeff Johnson and members of the Alumni Committee—Nathan Marks (00’), Andrew Gay (07’), Jason Barber (06’)—invite all former players and Chipola alumni to join them in supporting and participating in the weekend’s events.

                Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson, says, “We want to stay in touch with as many of our alumni and fans of our program as possible. We invite everyone to participate in our Alumni Weekend to have a great time and support our Chipola Indians.”

                Anyone interested in participating in or sponsoring the event should email nathan@marksinsurance.com. For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone Coach Johnson at 850-718-2237.

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January 30, 2014

Cassell

CHIPOLA HOSTS TALLAHASSEE IN LEAGUE CLASH 

                MARIANNA— Both Chipola College basketball teams host Tallahassee on Saturday, Feb. 1.

                The top-ranked Lady Indians are perfect (6-0) in conference play. They scored a 54-42 win over Tallahassee in the teams’ first meeting on Jan. 14.

                Chipola (6-0) leads the league. Northwest (4-1) is second. Tallahassee is (3-4). Gulf Coast is (2-4) and Pensacola is (0-6).

                The Lady Indians improved to 22-1 overall with an 81-70 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 25. Evelyn Akhator led the Lady Indians with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Tiffany Lewis had 23 points and 4 rebounds. Diamonisha Sophus scored 13 with 6 assists. Brianna Wright added 12. It was the Lady Indians’ second win over Gulf Coast including a 68-61 victory on Jan 7.

                Evelyn Akhator is the FCSAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week. A freshman from Lagos, Nigeria, recorded double-doubles in wins over Pensacola and Gulf Coast, the latter a 25-point, 12-rebound effort in Chipola’s 81-70 win over the Commodores. For the week, Akhator shot 63.6 percent (14-of-22) from the floor and 70.6 percent (12-of-17) from the line.

                The Lady Indians scored a 77-45 home win over Pensacola on Jan. 21. Akhator led Chipola with 15 points. Khadijah Ellison scored 14. Brianna Wright had 12. Sophus added 11.

                Chipola is the top-ranked team in the FCSAA State Women’s Poll. Northwest is second. Gulf Coast is third. Tallahassee is seventh and Pensacola is ninth.  The Lady Indians are fourth in the NJCAA National Poll.

                Chipola scored a 55-45 win over Northwest on Jan. 18. The Lady Indians opened conference play Jan. 4 with a 91-76 win over Pensacola. 

                The Indians are looking to avenge an 80-59 loss to Tallahassee on Jan. 14. Jamaar McKay led Chipola with 15 points. Floyd scored 12. Cinmeon Bowers added 11.

                Chipola (4-2) still leads the men’s Panhandle Conference after a 75-70 loss at Gulf Coast Jan. 25.  Sam Cassell, Jr., led Chipola with 29 points. Demetrious Floyd scored 18. Donte Reynolds had 15 points and 7 rebounds.

                Chipola scored a 61-52 win over Pensacola on Jan. 21. Sam Cassell, Jr., led Chipola with 18 points. Reynolds had 16. Demetrious Floyd had 14. Carlos Morris added 10.

                Chipola scored a huge 86-78 win over Northwest Florida State on Jan. 18. Sam Cassell, Jr., led Chipola with 25 points. Demetrious Floyd scored 23 points. Carlos Morris had 16.

                Chipola (4-2) and Northwest (4-2) are tied for first in the conference pack. Gulf Coast is (3-3). Pensacola is (3-4), and Tallahassee is (2-5).  

                The Indians are tied for first in the FCSAA State Poll with Northwest. Gulf Coast is sixth. Pensacola is eighth. Tallahassee is tenth. 

                The Indians scored a 69-65 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 7.  Chipola opened league play with a 77-76 win over the Pirates on Jan. 4.

                All Conference games will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM and on the web at PSBLIVE.com. For the latest news about Chipola Athletics, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.     

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