January 5, 2016

SPRING REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

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

                Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

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

                The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university.  Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student 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, Firefighter I & II, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Corrections to Correction, Cosmetology, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

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

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic; Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certification and Engineering Tech Support Specialist Certificate.

                Computer Information Technology certificates include: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support Technician and IT Support Specialist. Network Systems Technology Certificates include: Digital Forensics, Network/Cyber Security, Network Support Technician and Server Administration.

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

 

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SPRING REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College will hold registration for new and returning students, Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes begin Jan. 7.  Late registration continues through noon on Jan. 8.  The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu. Here Chipola nursing student Kimberly Clemmons works in a science lab. For information, call 718-2211.

 

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January 7, 2016

FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Firefighting I and Firefighting II evenings beginning in early 2016. Orientation is set for Thursday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m.

                Firefighter I runs Feb. 2 through May 5, and meets Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Firefighter II will run May 9 through July 27.  

                Pre-requisite for both courses is First Responder (EMT or higher certification).  A daytime First Responder class will meet Jan. 25-29, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Cost is $130.

                Cost is $1,700 each for Firefighter I or Firefighter II classes.  Firefighter I price includes: 225 hour class, book, Drug and Background Test and (5) T-shirts.  Firefighter II price includes:  225 hour class, Forestry S-130/180/L-190, use of SCBA and bunker gear.  Some financial aid is available for both classes.

                For information, contact George Gay at (850) 718-2483, e-mail gayg@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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January7, 2016

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONS COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer Corrections and Law Enforcement classes beginning in early 2016.

                A daytime Corrections class begins Jan. 19. The course will meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through April 27.

                An evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class will be offered beginning Feb. 8. Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

                Completion of the Corrections class 420 clock-hour program prepares candidates to take the State Board Examination to become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission upon becoming employed with a Correctional agency. Starting annual salary is estimated at $32,000.

                Completion of either of the Law Enforcement programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, upon becoming employed with a law enforcement agency.

                Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The next opportunity to take this exam will be Jan. 5. Cost of the test is $45. Application deadline is Feb. 4. Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical examination, background check and drug screening.

                For information regarding Corrections classes contact Jamie McAllister, Corrections Coordinator, at 718-2212. For Law Enforcement information, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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January 7, 2016

CHIPOLA TO OFFER NURSING ASSISTANT CLASS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant class beginning Jan. 12.  

                Applicants must submit an application, questionnaire and TABE test scores before the course begins.  This CNA program is designed to prepare Certified Nursing Assistant students for employment as nursing assistants, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

                Upon completion, the graduate will be prepared to care for patients in the hospital or nursing home.

                The 120-hour program will meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Classroom meetings will take place on the college campus, with clinical experiences in Marianna health facilities. 

                The class will be limited to 24 students. Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the NACE (Nursing Assistant Certification Exam), written and clinical, for a fee of $93. 

                For information, call Jennifer Ham at 850-718-2316.

                       

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January 7, 2016

STARTING A BUSINESS SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a small business Seminar "Steps to Starting a Business in Florida," Friday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building (M).

                CPA Johnny Branch, Growth Business Specialist, will lead the course which will focus on organizational requirements, location, licensing, financial assessments, insurance, marketing, loans, defining customers and employee requirements. 

                The seminar is sponsored by the Small Business Development Council (SBDC) at UWF in Panama City. Cost of the seminar is $35 for the public and free for Chipola students and employees.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended.  Participants may register online at www.sbdc.uwf.edu by clicking on Training Opportunities (Panama City). 

                At Chipola, contact Katrina Griffin in Building M (108), phone 850-718-2441 or email griffink@chipola.edu.

 

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January 7, 2016

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TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Take Stock in Children Program is accepting applications for scholarships.

                Local eighth-graders from the following counties are eligible to apply: Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington. Documentation of family income must be submitted with application.

                Applications should be submitted to local school Guidance Counselors by Feb. 11.  Students who are awarded the Take Stock contract will earn two-year scholarships to Chipola College once they graduate high school if they maintain above a “C” average, remain drug/crime free, have good behavior, and maintain respectable attendance throughout high school. Several individuals volunteer their time each month to serve as mentors to Take Stock Students.

                For information call Mary Helen Smith, TSIC Program Manager, at 850-718-2428, or email smithm@chipola.edu

 

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January 7, 2016

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TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its Eighth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms. Sessions will include resources and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE. There will also be drawings for several door prizes.

Guest sessions will include: Using Reading Response Journals to Increase Student Engagement (6-12) — Diane McKee; Effective Classroom Communication (6-12) — Diane McKee; Rejuvenation Station(1-8) — Taura Brock; Engage with Open Court (K-2) — Kayla Hyatt; Fostering Classroom Community Through Friendly Controversy (6-12) —JaJuan Clark; Imply, Infer, Imagine (K-12) — Vicki Shackleford; Liven Up Language Arts (5-12) — Anna Beth Rackley; and Garden Your Class (K-2/3-5/6-12) — Rebecca Sponholtz. 

Other session topics include: FAST Resources & Simple Science Labs (6-12); Blown Away with Science (4-6); Geoboards Aren’t Just for Geometry (3-5); Partnering Contemporaries with Classics: A New Way to Teach the Canon (6-12); Dots  + Brain Breaks = Math Fun (1-3); and Move and Shake to Integrate (4-6).

The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:30 a.m.  

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

 

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January 7, 2016

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PEEL COLLECTION ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA--History enthusiast Doyle Peel has loaned a significant collection of Native American artifacts to the Chipola College Library. Peel (center) is pictured here with Chipola Librarians Jane Stephens (left) and Renee Hopkins (right). Dozens of rare points and tools found in Jackson County are included in the display which is available for viewing weekday afternoons. Peel is scheduled to speak to students in the Chipola Honors program, Wednesday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.  The public is invited to the lecture and reception.

 

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January 7, 2016

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CHIPOLA HOSTS NORTHWEST TUESDAY, JAN. 12

 

                MARIANNA—Both Chipola basketball teams host Northwest, Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Johnson Center. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men’s game begins at 7:30 p.m.

                Both teams are scheduled to play at Tallahassee, Jan. 9. Results will be available at www.chipolathletics.com

                The Lady Indians are (13-3, 0-1) as of Jan. 7. Chipola lost the conference opener to Gulf Coast 87-80 on Jan. 2. Cynthia Petke led Chipola with 30 points. Aisha Edwards had 19. Shaliaya Fluker had 11 points. Raven Baker had scored 10.

                Chipola whipped the College of Central Florida 100-51 on Dec. 30. Edwards led with 28. Petke had 24. Rosemarie Julien scored 15. Baker had 12 points. Fluker added 11.

                The Lady Indians suffered a narrow 72-67 loss at Daytona on Dec. 29. Petke led with 17. Demi Skinner scored 13. Barbara Johnson and Fluker each scored 10.

                The Lady Indians are ranked third in the FCSAA State Poll and seventh in the NJCAA National Poll. Other Panhandle teams in the state ranking include: Gulf Coast (1), Northwest (4), Tallahassee (7) and Pensacola (10).

                The Lady Indians are the defending NJCAA National Champions, and back-to-back State and Panhandle Conference champions.  

                The Indians are 12-6 overall and 0-1 in conference play as of Jan. 7. The team travels to Tallahassee Jan. 9 before returning home to host Northwest on Jan. 12.

                Chipola lost the conference opener to Gulf Coast 91-77 on Jan. 2. Antwain Johnson led Chipola with 28. Maurice Rivers scored 16. Patrick Rooks added 13. Cletrell Pope had 10 rebounds.

                The Indians scored an 80-76 win over Gordon State on Dec. 30. Patrick Rooks led with 23. Johnson scored 16. Pope had 13 points with 11 rebounds. Eric Turner added 12 points.

                Chipola scored a 109-86 win over East Georgia State on Dec. 29. The Indians whipped Baton Rouge College, 74-67, on Dec. 19. 

                The Indians are tenth in the FCSAA State Poll. Northwest is second. Gulf Coast is sixth. Tallahassee is ninth.

                For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

 

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 January 7, 2016

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND SET FOR FEB. 5-6

 

                MARIANNA— Major league baseball players and dozens of other former Chipola College players are expected to return to their alma mater for the annual Chipola Baseball Alumni Weekend Feb. 5-6.

                The weekend will include live college baseball action, a Homerun Derby, great food and the chance to rub elbows with the pros, including two-time MLB Homerun champ Jose Bautista and his Toronto Blue Jays teammate, All-Star catcher Russell Martin. Braves catcher Tyler Flowers and Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin are also expected to attend.

                An Alumni Dinner and Auction is set for Friday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Chipola Coach Jeff Johnson will welcome back former coaches, players and guests for this exclusive event. Big-leaguers have donated thousands in memorabilia for the auction. Tickets are $100, with table sponsorships available for $1,000. Sponsors earn recognition at the dinner, 8 tickets, an autographed baseball and group photo with MLB players.

                A full day of activities is set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at Chipola Field, including an Alumni/MLB Homerun Derby, MLB Autograph Session and live college baseball action.

                The day begins at 10 a.m., with the Chipola Indians taking on Walters State in a pre-conference game. Bautista, Martin and honorary Chipola Alumnus Jeff Mathis will lead their fellow alumni in a Homerun Derby at 12:30 p.m. with guest prizes and MLB memorabilia for sale.

                An MLB autograph and photo session runs from 2:30 to 3:30. For $20, fans can get one item signed by each professional. Player photos and MLB baseballs will be available for purchase.

                Passes to the day’s events are $10 per person for all ages. Fans are also invited to purchase fresh Grouper Lunch plates for $10.

                Coach Johnson, says, “We appreciate all the fans and former players who come out to support our program. These guys are so generous with their time and resources. It means a lot to our program.”

                For information about alumni happenings, email Nathan Marks at nathan@marksinsurance.com, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 8950-718-2237.

 

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January 14, 2016

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL WINS FIRST AND SECOND AT GATEWAY OPEN

 

                LAKE CITY—The Chipola College Brain Bowl A and B Teams finished first and second respectively at the Florida Gateway Collegiate Open on Jan. 9.

                The 18-team field consisted mostly of teams from the Panhandle and Central Florida. Chipola A finished the tournament 9-0. Chipola B also had a strong showing finishing 7-2.

                Chipola A team members are: Hunter Davis, Turner McCroan and Alex Tharp.  Chipola B team members are: Katie Everett, Haileigh Pippin, Donavan Ebersole and Madelyn Lytle.

                Three Chipola players finished in the top 6 in individual scoring. Katie Everett finished third overall, Hunter Davis finished fifth, and Turner McCroan finished sixth.

                Chipola math professor Stan Young coaches the team, along with volunteer assistant coach Dr. Robert Dunkle.

                Link to stats: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=6632

                Chipola will host the North Florida NAQT Sectional, Jan. 22-23. Chipola will be trying to qualify the Community College National Championship in late February.

 

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January 14, 2016

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GALAPOGOS ISLANDS PRESENTATION JAN. 20 AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The public is invited to a presentation on the Galapagos Islands at a meeting of the Chipola College Honors program, Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Jackson Hall of the college Literature/Language Building.

                Bob Weinstein, a retired civil engineer and oceanographer, will present the he talk, entitled, “An Introduction to the Galapagos Islands – “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truths!” Weinstein is a friend of retired Chipola science professor Paul Huang,

                The two-hour narrated slideshow presents photos taken from a cruise aboard the National Geographic ship “Endeavour” to the Galapagos Islands west of Ecuador in 2012.  The talk will cover the adverse impact that uncontrolled human activity and introduction of non-native animal species can have on a remote and environmentally sensitive area. 

                Darwin’s visit in 1835 will be discussed with the hope for future protection of the Galapagos Islands with controls recently imposed by the Ecuadorian government.

 

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January 14, 2016

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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘THE ADDAMS FAMILY’

           

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theater is in rehearsal for the hit musical comedy, “The Addams Family,” which opens a five-day run, Feb. 24.  

                Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently selected the cast of local actors which includes: Josiah Brooks as Gomez, Shayli Tharp as Morticia, Odra Chapman as Wednesday, Jared Standiford as Lucas, Chandler King as Pugsley, Chris Manasco as Fester, Elyn Sapp as Grandma, Keith Watford as Mal, Sarah Liffick as Alice and Saylor Novonglosky as Lurch. Ancestors include Austin Spears, Aaron Lane, Alex Ozbun, Stephanie Lane, Calen Masai, Gracie Wallace, Jill Berquist, Laura Lee Gause, Emily Childress, Nina Boyde, Kane Keefer, Karissa Mercer, Katelyn Cannady, Jamie Gibson and Tra’vaous Boyd. Monsters are William Crews and Catherine Lewis.

                The Addams Family was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. In the kooky, upside-down Addams world, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. The Addams family still has to deal with the spookiest nightmare faced by every family: the kids are growing up.

                The Addams have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an 18 year-old who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable family. To make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to the Addams’ home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

                Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the performance. For the Center for the Arts Box Office, call 850-718-2420, or visit Chipola Theatre at www.chipola.edu or on Facebook.

 

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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘THE ADDAMS FAMILY’—Chipola College Theater is in rehearsal for the hit musical comedy, “The Addams Family,” which opens a five-day run, Feb. 24.  Pictured from left, are: (front) Chris Manasco, Elyn Sapp, Keith Watford, Sarah Liffick, Josiah Brooks, Shayli Tharp, Odra Chapman, Jared Standiford, Chandler King, Saylor Novonglosky,  (back) Calen Masai, Nina Boyde, Karissa Mercer, Katelyn Cannady, Jamie Gibson, Gracie Wallace, Catherine Lewis, Kane Keefer, Aaron Lane, William Crews, Stephanie Lane, Jill Berquist, Tra'varus Boyd, Laura Lee Gause and Alex Ozbun.

 

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January 14, 2016

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONS COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer Corrections and Law Enforcement classes beginning in early 2016.

                A daytime Corrections class begins Jan. 19. The course will meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through April 27.

                An evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class will be offered beginning Feb. 8. Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

                Completion of the Corrections class 420 clock-hour program prepares candidates to take the State Board Examination to become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission upon becoming employed with a Correctional agency. Starting annual salary is estimated at $32,000.

                Completion of either of the Law Enforcement programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, upon becoming employed with a law enforcement agency.

                Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The next opportunity to take this exam will be Jan. 5. Cost of the test is $45. Application deadline is Feb. 4. Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical examination, background check and drug screening.

                For information regarding Corrections classes contact Jamie McAllister, Corrections Coordinator, at 718-2212. For Law Enforcement information, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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January 14, 2016

 

FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Firefighting I and Firefighting II evenings beginning in early 2016. Orientation is set for Thursday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m.

                Firefighter I runs Feb. 2 through May 5, and meets Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Firefighter II will run May 9 through July 27.  

                Pre-requisite for both courses is First Responder (EMT or higher certification).  A daytime First Responder class will meet Jan. 25-29, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Cost is $130.

                Cost is $1,700 each for Firefighter I or Firefighter II classes.  Firefighter I price includes: 225 hour class, book, Drug and Background Test and (5) T-shirts.  Firefighter II price includes:  225 hour class, Forestry S-130/180/L-190, use of SCBA and bunker gear.  Some financial aid is available for both classes.

                For information, contact George Gay at (850) 718-2483, e-mail gayg@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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January 14, 2016

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TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its Eighth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms. Sessions will include resources and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE. There will also be drawings for several door prizes.

                Guest sessions will include: Using Reading Response Journals to Increase Student Engagement (6-12) — Diane McKee; Effective Classroom Communication (6-12) — Diane McKee; Rejuvenation Station(1-8) — Taura Brock; Engage with Open Court (K-2) — Kayla Hyatt; Fostering Classroom Community Through Friendly Controversy (6-12) —JaJuan Clark; Imply, Infer, Imagine (K-12) — Vicki Shackleford; Liven Up Language Arts (5-12) — Anna Beth Rackley; and Garden Your Class (K-2/3-5/6-12) — Rebecca Sponholtz. 

                Other session topics include: FAST Resources & Simple Science Labs (6-12); Blown Away with Science (4-6); Geoboards Aren’t Just for Geometry (3-5); Partnering Contemporaries with Classics: A New Way to Teach the Canon (6-12); Dots  + Brain Breaks = Math Fun (1-3); and Move and Shake to Integrate (4-6).

                The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:30 a.m.  

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

 

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January 14, 2016

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CHIPOLA HOSTS ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE TRAINING—The Chipola College Public Service Division was the site of a recent Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response training presented by the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University. More than 30 local law enforcement officers and first-line supervisors likely to respond to an incident were in attendance. More than two dozen college personnel participated in the training. The course is certified by the Department of Homeland Security to address the technical aspects of implementing rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident through classroom presentations, hands-on performance-based field training, and scenario-based practical exercises. Here, officers participate in a training scenario.

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January 14, 2016

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SOFTBALL CAMP SET AT CHIPOLA JAN. 23-24

 

                MARIANNAChipola Softball will host a two-day camp, Jan. 23-24, to offer young players advanced skills training and exposure to some of the top programs in the country.

                The Skills Camp for ages 8-18 will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Athletes will be grouped by age and ability.  Cost is $200. 

                A special Pitching Session featuring two-time National Champion, Lauren Haeger, will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Haeger led UF to two NCAA National titles and was named SEC Athlete of the Year. Athletes in the pitching camp ages 8-18 will be separated by age and ability.  Cost is $100.  

                A special rate of $250 is offered for campers who register for both the Skills Camp and the Pitching session. 

                Several college and university softball programs have committed players and coaches to work the camp, including Florida State University, the University of Florida, Jacksonville University, University of South Carolina, University of Southern Mississippi, Thomas University, University of Mobile and Chipola College.

                For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com, or email hendrixb@chipola.edu or brookinsk@chipola.edu. By phone, call Kelly Brookins at 850-718-2468 or Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358.

 

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January 14, 2016

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS TALLAHASSEE JAN. 26

 

                MARIANNA—Both Chipola basketball teams host Tallahassee, Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Johnson Center. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men’s game begins at 7:30 p.m.

                The Lady Indians improved to 15-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play with a 69-55 win over Northwest, Jan. 12.

                As of Jan. 14, Gulf Coast (4-0) leads the women’s conference race. Chipola (2-1) is second.  Northwest (1-2) and Tallahassee (1-2) are tied for third.  Pensacola is (0-3).

                The Lady Indians are ranked third in the FCSAA State Poll. Other Panhandle teams in the state ranking include: Gulf Coast (1), Northwest (4), Tallahassee (6) and Pensacola (10).

                Chipola scored a 73-69 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 9. Raven Baker led Chipola with 25 points. Rosemarie Julien had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Sydnee McDonald had 12 points. 

                Chipola lost the conference opener to Gulf Coast 87-80 on Jan. 2. Cynthia Petke led Chipola with 30 points. Aisha Edwards had 19. Shaliaya Fluker had 11 points. Raven Baker had scored 10.

                The Lady Indians are the defending NJCAA National Champions, and back-to-back State and Panhandle Conference champions.  

                The Indians moved 12-8 overall and 0-3 in conference play after narrow 92-84 loss to Northwest, Jan. 12. Chipola led 40-35 at the half, and maintained the lead until late in the final period. Antwain Johnson led the Indians with 26 points. Eric Turner had 23 points. Patrick Rooks added 12.

                Chipola suffered an 82-73 loss at Tallahassee, Jan. 9. Johnson led Chipola with 23 points. Rooks had 14. The Indians lost the conference opener to Gulf Coast 91-77 on Jan. 2. Johnson led with 28. Maurice Rivers scored 16. Rooks added 13. Cletrell Pope had 10 rebounds.

                As of Jan. 14, Tallahassee (3-0) and Northwest (3-0) are tied for first in the men’s conference race. Gulf Coast (2-2) is third. Chipola (0-3) and Pensacola (0-3) are looking for their first league win.

                Both Chipola teams hit the road for games at Pensacola, Jan. 16. Results will be available at www.chipolaathletics.com.

                Chipola will celebrate Homecoming, Saturday, Feb. 6, when they host arch-rival Gulf Coast. A reunion of former Chipola cheerleaders is set to begin at 4 p.m. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst and his wife Alisa invite all alumni and friends of the college to an Alumni Reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Johnson Center. The Homecoming Court will presented during halftime of the men’s game.

                For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

 

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January 14, 2016

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CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND IS FEB. 5-6

 

                MARIANNA— Major league baseball stars and dozens of other former Chipola College players are expected to return to their alma mater for the annual Chipola Baseball Alumni Weekend Feb. 5-6.

                The weekend will include live college baseball action, a Homerun Derby, great food and the chance to rub elbows with the pros, including two-time MLB Homerun champ Jose Bautista and his Toronto Blue Jays teammate, All-Star catcher Russell Martin. Honorary Chipola alumnus Jeff Mathis of the Marlins, Braves catcher Tyler Flowers and Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin are also expected to attend.

                An Alumni Dinner and Auction is set for Friday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Big-leaguers have donated thousands in memorabilia for the auction. Tickets are $100, with table sponsorships available for $1,000. Sponsors earn recognition at the dinner, 8 tickets, an autographed baseball and group photo with MLB players.

                A full day of activities is set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at Chipola Field. At 10 a.m., the Chipola Indians will face Walters State. An MLB Alumni Homerun Derby starts at 12:30 p.m. with guest prizes and MLB memorabilia for sale.

                The MLB autograph and photo session runs from 2:30 to 3:30. For $10, fans can get one item signed by each professional. Player photos and MLB baseballs will be available for purchase.

                Passes to the day’s events are $10 per person for all ages. Fans are also invited to purchase fresh grouper plates for $10.

                For information about alumni happenings, email Nathan Marks at nathan@marksinsurance.com, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2237.

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January 21, 2016

CHIPOLA HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola will celebrate Homecoming beginning Jan. 27 and culminating with the Homecoming Game Saturday, Feb. 6. This year’s theme is “Year of the Spear.”

                Candidates for Homecoming will be introduced Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 a.m., in the Cafeteria. Voting will be Jan. 27-28.  The top two freshmen vote winners (women and men) and the top three sophomore or upper classmen vote winners will make the Homecoming Court. The sophomore or upper classmen winners with the most votes will be the Queen and Mr. Chipola.  The court will be posted by 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, on the college website.

                Student Activities for Homecoming week include, Dress up days:  Monday, Feb. 1:  Sports Day – wear the colors of your favorite sport or team; Tuesday, Feb. 2: Tacky Day; Wednesday, Feb. 3: Blue & Gold Day – show your Indian spirit by wearing our school colors; Thursday, Feb. 4:  Pajama Day; and Friday, Feb. 5: Nerd Day.

                There will be a building decoration contest between the clubs, with decorating Monday, Feb.1 and judging, Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m.

                The Homecoming Talent Show is Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 10:30 a.m., in the Chipola Cultural Center (Old Arts Center).  Any currently enrolled Chipola student may enter. Performances are limited to 4 minutes or less.  Cash prizes will be awarded to: Best Overall, 2nd and 3rd places and Category Winners: Best Solo, Best Group, and Best Band.  Register in the Student Activities Office in the Cafeteria by Monday, Feb. 1. 

                Chipola will celebrate Homecoming, Saturday, Feb. 6, when they host arch-rival Gulf Coast. A reunion of former Chipola cheerleaders is set to begin at 4 p.m. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst and his wife Alisa invite all alumni and friends to an Alumni Reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Johnson Center. The Homecoming Court will presented during halftime of the men’s game.

                For information, call the SGA Office at 718-2308 or 718-2314.

 

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January 21, 2016

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer Law Enforcement classes beginning in February.

                An evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class begins Feb. 8. Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

                Completion of the Law Enforcement program will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, upon becoming employed with a law enforcement agency.

                Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The next opportunity to take this exam will be Jan. 5. Cost of the test is $45. Application deadline is Feb. 4. Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical examination, background check and drug screening.

                For information, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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January 21, 2016

 

IDENTITY THEFT SEMINAR IS JAN. 26 AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—First Commerce Credit Union will host a personal finance workshop on Identity Theft, Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 1:30 p.m. (CST), in M-108 of the college Business and Technology Building. 

                The workshop, entitled, “ID Check: Protect Your Identity from Scammers and Stealers,” will be presented to students in the Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Florida has the highest per capita rate of reported identity theft complaints, and the highest percentage of identity theft victims were age 20-29.

                First Commerce's seminar offers tips to help deter, detect, and defend yourself from identity theft. Topics will include recognizing scams, protecting yourself from fraud, steps to take if you become a victim, resources and referrals, as well as a question-and-answer session.

                All students, employees and interested persons are invited to learn about identity theft and to enjoy refreshments and door prizes.

                For information, call PBL adviser Glenda Bethel at bethelg@chipola.edu   850-718-2262.

 

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January 21, 2016

 

STARTING A BUSINESS SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a small business Seminar "Steps to Starting a Business in Florida," Friday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building (M).

                CPA Johnny Branch, Growth Business Specialist, will lead the course which will focus on organizational requirements, location, licensing, financial assessments, insurance, marketing, loans, defining customers and employee requirements. 

                The seminar is sponsored by the Small Business Development Council (SBDC) at UWF in Panama City. Cost of the seminar is $35 for the public and free for Chipola students and employees.  Pre-registration is recommended.  Participants may register online at www.sbdc.uwf.edu by clicking on Training Opportunities (Panama City). 

                At Chipola, contact Katrina Griffin in Building M (108), phone 850-718-2441 or email griffink@chipola.edu.

 

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January 21, 2016

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FIRST FEDERAL HELPS CHIPOLA—First Federal Bank of Florida recently became a Corporate Sponsor of Chipola College athletics. Funds were raised through First Federal’s Community Rewards Program. Every time a First Federal customer who is enrolled in the program, uses their debit card to make a signature-based transaction, the bank donates money to a participating organization.

 

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January 21, 2016

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GALAPOGOS PRESENTATION AT CHIPOLA—Bob Weinstein, a retired civil engineer and oceanographer, presented a talk on the Galapagos Islands at a recent meeting of the Chipola College Honors program. Here, Honors student Isaac Guettler is pictured with Weinstein. 

 

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January 21, 2016

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PAGE LEAVES CHIPOLA BOARD—Jan Page is leaving the Chipola College District Board of Trustees after eight years of service. Here, Page (right) is congratulated by Chipola president, Dr. Jason Hurst.

 

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January 21, 2016

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TIMMONS IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Diane Timmons is Chipola College’s Career Employee for January.  Timmons serves as a Senior Staff Assistant for the Human Resources Department and has worked at the college since 1985.  Pictured from left, are: Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Equity Officer, Karan Davis, Diane Timmons and Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.

 

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January 21, 2016

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS TALLAHASSEE JAN. 26

 

                MARIANNA—Both Chipola basketball teams host Tallahassee, Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Johnson Center. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men’s game begins at 7:30 p.m.

                The Lady Indians improved to 16-3 overall and 3-1 in conference play with a 65-46 win over Pensacola, Jan. 16. Cynthia Petke led Chipola with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Raven Baker had 15 points and 3 steals. Aisha Edwards had 13 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Barbara Johnson added 10 points.

                As of Jan. 21, Gulf Coast (5-0) leads the women’s conference race. Chipola (3-1) is second.  Northwest (2-3) is third. Tallahassee (1-4) is fourth. Pensacola is (1-4).

                The Lady Indians are ranked third in the FCSAA State Poll behind top-ranked Gulf Coast and second ranked Daytona. Other Panhandle teams in the state ranking include: Northwest (4) and Tallahassee (6). Chipola is sixth in the NJCAA National Poll.

                Chipola scored a 69-55 win over Northwest, Jan. 12. Baker led all scorers with 28 points. Sydnee McDonald scored 15. Edwards had 10 points.

                Chipola beat Tallahassee 73-69 on Jan. 9. Baker led Chipola with 25 points. Rosemarie Julien had 19 points and 11 rebounds. McDonald had 12 points. 

                Chipola lost the conference opener to Gulf Coast 87-80 on Jan. 2. Petke led Chipola with 30 points. Edwards had 19. Shaliaya Fluker had 11 points. Baker had scored 10.

                The Lady Indians are the defending NJCAA National Champions, and back-to-back State and Panhandle Conference champions.  

                The Indians improved to 13-9 overall with an 89-58 win over Baton Rouge in a non-conference game on Jan. 20. Antwain Johnson led with 26 points. Patrick Rooks scored 22. Junior Saintel had 16. Maurice Rivers had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

                Chipola slipped to 0-4 in conference after a 75-65 loss at Pensacola, Jan. 16. Eric Turner led Chipola with 13 points. Junior Saintel had 12.

                Chipola suffered a narrow 92-84 loss to Northwest, Jan. 12. The Indians led 40-35 at the half, and maintained the lead until late in the final period. Antwain Johnson led the Indians with 26 points. Eric Turner had 23 points. Patrick Rooks added 12.

                As of Jan. 20, the men’s Panhandle standings are: Northwest (5-0), Tallahassee (4-1), Gulf Coast (2-3), Pensacola (1-4) and Chipola (0-4). 

                Chipola will celebrate Homecoming, Saturday, Feb. 6, when they host arch-rival Gulf Coast. A reunion of former Chipola cheerleaders is set to begin at 4 p.m. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst and his wife Alisa invite all alumni and friends of the college to an Alumni Reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Johnson Center. The Homecoming Court will presented during halftime of the men’s game.

                For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

 

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January 21, 2016

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND IS FEB. 5-6

 

                MARIANNA—The annual Chipola College Baseball Alumni Weekend is set for Feb. 5-6.

                Major league baseball stars and other former Chipola players will return to their alma mater for the weekend which will include live college baseball action, a Homerun Derby, great food and the chance to rub elbows with the pros, including two-time MLB Homerun champ Jose Bautista and his Toronto Blue Jays teammate, All-Star catcher Russell Martin. Honorary Chipola alumnus Jeff Mathis of the Marlins, Braves catcher Tyler Flowers and Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin also are expected to attend.

                An Alumni Dinner and Auction is set for Friday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Big-leaguers have donated thousands in memorabilia for the auction. Tickets are $100, with table sponsorships available for $1,000. Sponsors earn recognition at the dinner, 8 tickets, an autographed baseball and a group photo with MLB players.

                A full day of activities is set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at Chipola Field. At 10 a.m., the Chipola Indians will face Walters State. An MLB Alumni Homerun Derby starts at 12:30 p.m. with guest prizes and MLB memorabilia for sale.

                The MLB autograph and photo session runs from 2:30 to 3:30. For $10, fans can get one item signed by each professional. Player photos and MLB baseballs will be available for purchase.

                Passes to the day’s events are $10 per person for all ages. Fans are also invited to purchase fresh grouper lunch plates for $10.

            For information about alumni happenings, email Nathan Marks at nathan@marksinsurance.com, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2237.

 

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January 28, 2016

CHIPOLA HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED

 

                Chipola will celebrate Homecoming Feb. 1-6, culminating with games against arch-rival Gulf Coast, Saturday, Feb. 6. This year’s theme is “Year of the Spear.”

                Student Activities for Homecoming week include, Dress up days:  Monday, Feb. 1:  Sports Day – wear the colors of your favorite sport or team; Tuesday, Feb. 2: Tacky Day –  dress tacky; Wednesday, Feb. 3: Blue & Gold Day – show your Indian spirit by wearing our school colors; Thursday, Feb. 4:  Pajama Day; and Friday, Feb. 5: Nerd Day.

                There will be a building decoration contest between the clubs, with decorating Monday, Feb.1 and judging, Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m.

                The Homecoming Talent Show is Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 10:30 a.m., in the Chipola Cultural Center (Old Arts Center).  Any currently enrolled Chipola student may enter. Performances are limited to 4 minutes.  Cash prizes will be awarded to: Best Solo, Best Group, and Best Band.  Register in Student Activities by Feb. 1. 

                Chipola will celebrate Homecoming, Saturday, Feb. 6, when they host arch-rival Gulf Coast. A reunion of former Chipola cheerleaders is set to begin at 4 p.m. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst and his wife Alisa invite all alumni and friends to an Alumni Reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Johnson Center. The Homecoming Court will presented during halftime of the men’s game.

                For information, call the SGA Office at 718-2308 or 718-2314.

 

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January 28, 2016

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL WINS SECTIONAL, QUALIFIES FOR NATIONALS

                MADISON—The Chipola College A and B Brain Bowl teams both qualified for the Community College National Championship by finishing first and second respectively at the NAQT North Florida Community College Sectional Jan. 23.

                In all, seven 7 sectionals were played across the nation, with 61 teams vying for 24 spots available in the national championship.

                Chipola A finished the sectional tournament with a 10-1 record to claim the title. A team members are: Hunter Davis, Chance Pender, Turner McCroan, and Alex Tharp. In individual scoring, Davis finished 3rd, Pender finished 9th, and McCroan finished 13th.

                Chipola B finished the sectional tournament with a 9-2 record, losing only to Chipola A and Florida Gateway A. Chipola B team members are: Haileigh Pippin, Katie Everett, Ashley Delameter and Madelyn Lytle.  In individual scoring, Pippin finished 5th, and Everett finished 7th.

                Chipola A will enter the Community College national tournament as the #5 seed. Chipola B is the #11 seed.

                The Community College national tournament will be held at the Atlanta Hilton, Feb. 26-27. Chipola finished 6th overall last year.  State College-Manatee are the defending champions. The Chipola team won the national championship in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and runner-up in 2014.

                North FL Sectional stats are available at: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=7012 A link to national seeding is available at https://www.naqt.com/stats/rating-values.jsp?rating_group_id=1039

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CHIPOLA A TEAM—Chipola Brain Bowl A Team members are, from left: Alex Tharp, Turner McCroan, Hunter Davis and Chance Pender.

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CHIPOLA B TEAM—Chipola Brain Bowl B Team members are, from left: Ashley Delameter, Madelyn Lytle, Haileigh Pippin and Katie Everett.

 

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January 28, 2016

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its Eighth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms. Sessions will include resources and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE. There will also be drawings for several door prizes.

                Guest sessions will include: Using Reading Response Journals to Increase Student Engagement (6-12) — Diane McKee; Effective Classroom Communication (6-12) — Diane McKee; Rejuvenation Station(1-8) — Taura Brock; Engage with Open Court (K-2) — Kayla Hyatt; Fostering Classroom Community Through Friendly Controversy (6-12) —JaJuan Clark; Imply, Infer, Imagine (K-12) — Vicki Shackleford; Liven Up Language Arts (5-12) — Anna Beth Rackley; and Garden Your Class (K-2/3-5/6-12) — Rebecca Sponholtz. 

                Other session topics include: FAST Resources & Simple Science Labs (6-12); Blown Away with Science (4-6); Geoboards Aren’t Just for Geometry (3-5); Partnering Contemporaries with Classics: A New Way to Teach the Canon (6-12); Dots  + Brain Breaks = Math Fun (1-3); and Move and Shake to Integrate (4-6).

                The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:30 a.m.  

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

 

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January 28, 2016

CHIPOLA’S CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF RECEIVES EXCELLENT RATINGS

                Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre is proud to announce that Chipola Theatre continues its excellence in the state of Florida. The FCSAA recently reviewed Chipola’s production Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

                The respondent, states, “This was my first time visiting Chipola College since they moved into their new performing arts center, and I must say I was very impressed.  The quality of the venue, the quality of the program, and the quality of the production matched each other and made for a lovely afternoon of enjoyable performance art.  I applaud all who worked on this production.”

                “The intentions of the production were achieved through the production concept of the director and expressed through the technical design and the performances of the actors.  The set, created by Connie Smith with an assist from Ryan Ponsell, deftly created this arena.  The choice to show windows and doors, but leaving the walls transparent created the feeling of a house of cards that could crumble because of a lack of foundation.  The actors created characters that were hollow inside to the point where you could almost hear the echoes bouncing around inside them each time they spoke.  The language failed to communicate, so that the family member was alienated and alone rather than part of the unit. The message is clear: lies kill.” 

                “The production was definitely a worthwhile investment of time and money on the part of the audience.  I could tell that the audience enjoyed the production. The acting from all cast members were top-notch. Director Charles Sirmon should be most proud of this production.  His concept was communicated through all aspects of the production and his supervisory talents must be aces for him to produce work of this quality.  I award the response of Excellent in the quality scale provided by the State of Florida.”

                Also recognized for Superior acting were Josiah Brooks and Odra Chapman, who are currently portraying Gomez and Wednesday while in rehearsal of the Addams Family, the Musical Comedy.

 

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January 28, 2016

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CHIPOLA’S CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF RECEIVES EXCELLENT RATINGS

The FCSAA recently reviewed Chipola’s production Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The respondent awarded the response of Excellent in the quality scale provided by the State of Florida. Pictured from left, are Josiah Brooks, Chipola director of Theatre Charles Sirmon and Odra Chapman. Brooks and Chapman were recognized for Superior acting in Cat on a Hot, Tin Roof and will portray Gomez and Wednesday in the Addams Family, the Musical Comedy which opens Feb. 24.

 

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January 28, 2016

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CHIPOLA VOICE PROFESSOR PERFORMS AT NATIONAL OPERA CONVENTION INDIANAPOLIS—Dr. Christina Villaverde-Cámara, soprano and Assistant Professor of Music and Voice at Chipola College, was invited to attend and perform a recital as part of a special workshop at the National Opera Association’s 61st Annual National Convention in Indianapolis, Jan. 6-10. 

The conference theme was “Heritage and Hope: Celebrating Diversity in Performance and Pedagogy.” Dr. Villaverde performed alongside her colleagues, Valerie Trujillo, piano (Florida State University College of Music) and Daniel Weeks, tenor (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music), both of whom are renowned artists, currently teaching at these respected and well-established institutions of Music.

The title of the workshop was “Mexican Song of the 20th and 21st Centuries.” The songs performed are from the Classical Mexican Art Song Genre composed by Contemporary composers such as Carlos Chavez, Manuel Ponce, Ramón Noble, Federica Ibarra and José Rolón. Many of the songs selected were being heard for the very first time by those in the audience.

Because The National Opera Association offers opportunities for everyone in the world of opera to work together for the advancement of quality in performance and pedagogy, it was not unusual for there to be prominent artists in the audience as Dr. Villaverde performed. Two of those artists were George Shirley, the first African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera, and Margo Garrett, world renowned collaborative pianist currently on faculty at the Juilliard School in New York City. Shirley was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award during the conference.

Each year the conference offers opportunities for college and graduate students during the opera scenes and vocal competitions. Dr. Villaverde aspires that her Chipola College voice students will be able to compete at the national level during future conferences.

For information, visit http://www.noa.org/convention.html

 

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January 28, 2016

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CHIPOLA INVITES SINGERS TO JOIN CHAMBER CHORUS

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Community Chorus led by Dr. Christina Villaverde-Camara, have resumed for the spring semester.

                All singers are welcome to join rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. (not 7:00 p.m.). The group meets on the Chipola campus, Room H108 of the McLendon Fine Arts Building.

For information, call 718-2376 or email VillaverdeC@chipola.edu  

 

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January 28, 2016

THROSSELL LITERATURE/LANGUAGE FESTIVAL SET AT CHIPOLA

  

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the 26th Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival on Friday, Feb. 12.

                Currently enrolled juniors or seniors from high schools in the Chipola District will compete in writing, speech, oral interpretation, humanities, grammar/mechanics/usage, literature, reading and Spanish competitions. 

                Festival coordinator Dr. Rachel West says, “Recognition will be given to first, second, and third places and two honorable mentions in each competition.  A monetary award will be given to the first place winner of the President’s Reading contest. Many students have competed throughout the years, and some are now returning as high school sponsors for their own students.”

                The festival will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude with the awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Lunch, compliments of the college, will be provided to the contestants and their sponsors. Participants also will see a preview of the upcoming Chipola musical The Addams Family.

                Chipola Senior Vice-President Dr. Sarah Clemmons says, “We are looking forward to hosting our 26th festival.  It is always a pleasure to have area high school students on our campus for a day of academic competition.”

 

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January 28, 2016

TRIO CELEBRATION FEB. 2 AT CHIPOLA BASKETBALL GAMES

 

                The Chipola College Student Support Services (SSS) and Talent Search programs will host their annual TRiO Day Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd at the Milton H. Johnson Center starting at 5 p.m. Participants and immediate family members will be able to meet with the entire Chipola TRiO staff and receive special recognition at the Chipola vs. Pensacola game.

                SSS and Talent Search are part of the TRiO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to assist first generation and students with varying social-economic classifications succeed academically in high school and college. SSS is funded to serve 140 college students, while Chipola Talent Search serves 592 students throughout the Chipola five county district.

                High school or Chipola students interested in the SSS program should call 850-718-2417, or visit the website at chipola.edu/SSS.

 

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January 28, 2016

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CHIPOLA’S ADDAMS FAMILY TICKETS—The Chipola College production of The Addams Family Musical runs Feb. 24-28. Here, main characters pose during rehearsal. Tickets go on sale Feb. 10 at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Play tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under. A Sunday Brunch and show is set for Feb. 28. Tickets ($30) include brunch and play admission. Brunch show tickets go on sale Feb. 3. For brunch tickets, contact Evelyn Ward at 850-718-2257 or warde@chipola.edu. For the Box Office, call 718-2420.

 

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January 28, 2016

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FIRST COMMERCE TALKS ID PROTECTION AT CHIPOLA—Chuck Hudson, First Commerce Credit Union County Executive recently presented an Identity Protection workshop for Chipola College students in the Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity. Pictured from left, are:  Fred Peters, retired Chipola business professor and his wife, Dorothy Peters (gift basket winner); Chuck Hudson, First Commerce; and Chipola student Kourtnie Richardson ($50 Door Prize Winner). First Commerce will host another Personal Finance Workshop at Chipola, Thursday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m.  The public is invited to attend.

 

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January 28, 2016

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS VISIT CAVERNS PARK BLUFF TRAIL—Chipola College Environmental Science students recently visited the Bluff Trail at Florida Caverns State Park.  Here, Billy Bailey, Park Specialist, introduces students to the park's karst terrain, a topography formed through the dissolution of soluble rocks which accounts for the bluffs, sinkholes, and caves typical of the area. Students also were instructed on identification of numerous trees common to the region including the Spruce Pine, Eastern Red Cedar, Southern Magnolia, Black Walnut, American Ash and the Linden tree.

 

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January 28, 2016

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CHIPOLA TALENT SEARCH VISITS FSU—Chipola College Talent Search 11th grade students recently toured Florida State University.  FSU is designated a preeminent university and is one of the most respected research and learning institutions in the country. Talent Search students received information regarding admissions, financial aid, costs, and program offerings.  For more information about Talent Search visit www.chipola.edu/talentsearch.

 

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January 28, 2016

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND IS FEB. 5-6

 

                MARIANNA— The annual Chipola College Baseball Alumni Weekend is set for Feb. 5-6.

                Major league baseball stars and other former Chipola players will return to their alma mater for the weekend which will include live college baseball action, a Homerun Derby, great food and the chance to rub elbows with the pros, including two-time MLB Homerun champ Jose Bautista and his Toronto Blue Jays teammate, All-Star catcher Russell Martin. Honorary Chipola alumnus Jeff Mathis of the Marlins, Braves catcher Tyler Flowers and Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin also are expected to attend.

                An Alumni Dinner and Auction is set for Friday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Big-leaguers have donated thousands in memorabilia for the auction. Tickets are $100, with table sponsorships available for $1,000. Sponsors earn recognition at the dinner, 8 tickets, an autographed baseball and a group photo with MLB players.

                A full day of activities is set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at Chipola Field. At 10 a.m., the Chipola Indians will face Walters State. An MLB Alumni Homerun Derby starts at 12:30 p.m. with guest prizes and MLB memorabilia for sale.

                The MLB autograph and photo session runs from 2:30 to 3:30. For $10, fans can get one item signed by each professional. Player photos and MLB baseballs will be available for purchase.

                Passes to the day’s events are $10 per person for all ages. Fans are also invited to purchase fresh grouper lunch plates for $10.

                For information about alumni happenings, email Nathan Marks at nathan@marksinsurance.com, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2237.

 

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January 28, 2016

Chipola softball Davis, Edmondson, Santos, Ragan, Andringa 1-28-2016

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL FEATURED IN NJCAA SEASON PREVIEW

 

                Colorado Springs, CO—According to a Season Preview issued Jan. 26 by the NJCAA, the reigning national champion Chipola Lady Indians softball team should expect another outstanding year in 2016. The NJCAA predicts that the Lady Indians will finish among the top four teams in the Region 8 Tournament.

                Chipola College won the 2015 NJCAA National Division I Softball Championship, claiming the program’s second national title, the last in 2007. Chipola finished the 2015 season with a 49-10 also winning the Panhandle Conference Championship and the FCSAA/Region VIII Title.

                The power coaching couple of Chipola softball—head coach Belinda Hendrix and husband and assistant Jimmy Hendrix—are in their 12th season at the college. Former Chipola player Kelly Brookins is also starting her fifth year as an assistant coach of the Lady Indians.

                In the 2016 Preview, the NJCAA listed four Chipola Indians among the top returning position players this season. They include shortstop Courtney Davis who batted .385 last season with 41 RBI and 23 stolen bases. Center-fielder Dana Edmondson hit .364 last year. Right-fielder Gabriela Santos hit .378 with 41 runs, 41 RBI and 32 stolen bases. Designated Player Madison Ragan hit 9 homeruns last season with 58 RBI for a .341 average.  

                Two Chipola pitchers—Ilona Andringa and Madison Ragan—are listed among the top returning pitchers in Region 8. Andringa logged a 17-2 record in 28 appearances. She recorded 94 strikeouts in 117 innings. Righthander Madison Ragan had a 10-1 record last season with a 0.66 ERA.

                Chipola also boasts two of the top incoming freshmen in the region. Brianna Surrento is a pitcher from Oak Leaf High in Jacksonville. Pitcher Cheyenne Pridgen comes from Athens Christian in Athens, GA.

 

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January 28, 2016

Hoops Antwain johnson 1-28-2016

CHIPOLA BASKETBALL HOMECOMING WEEK

 

                MARIANNA—Both Chipola basketball teams host two games this week, Pensacola, Feb. 2, and Gulf Coast, Feb. 6, for Homecoming. Women’s games tip off at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s games at 7:30 p.m.

                The Lady Indians (17-4) are still in second place in the Panhandle Conference race after a 91-40 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 26.

                Chipola suffered a 76-68 loss at Gulf Coast on Jan. 23. Aisha Edwards led Chipola with 21 points. Demi Skinner scored 15. Cynthia Petke had 14 points.

                As of Jan. 28, Gulf Coast (7-0) leads the women’s conference race. Chipola (4-2) is second.  Northwest (2-4) is third. Tallahassee (2-5) is fourth. Pensacola is (1-5).

                The Lady Indians scored a 65-46 win over Pensacola, Jan. 16. Cynthia Petke led Chipola with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Raven Baker had 15 points and 3 steals. Aisha Edwards had 13 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Barbara Johnson added 10 points.

                The Lady Indians are ranked third in the FCSAA State Poll behind top-ranked Gulf Coast and second ranked Daytona. Other Panhandle teams in the state ranking include: Northwest (4) and Tallahassee (6). Chipola is sixth in the NJCAA National Poll.

                Chipola scored a 69-55 win over Northwest, Jan. 12. Baker led all scorers with 28 points. Sydnee McDonald scored 15. Edwards had 10 points.

                The Lady Indians are the defending NJCAA National Champions, and back-to-back State and Panhandle Conference champions.  

                The Indians slipped to 13-11 overall and 0-6 in conference play with a 73-71 loss to Tallahassee on Jan. 26. Patrick Rooks led Chipola with 19 points. Eric Turner had 11. Taevon Ashmeade scored 10.

                Chipola suffered a narrow 100-97 loss at Gulf Coast on Jan. 23. Rooks led Chipola with 22. Antwain Johnson scored 18. Eric Turner had 15. Cletrell Pope had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Ashmeade also scored 11 points.

                Chipola scored an 89-58 win over Baton Rouge in a non-conference game on Jan. 20. Antwain Johnson led with 26 points. Patrick Rooks scored 22. Junior Saintel had 16. Maurice Rivers had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

                As of Jan. 26, the men’s Panhandle standings are: Northwest (6-0), Tallahassee (5-2), Gulf Coast (3-4), Pensacola (2-4) and Chipola (0-6). 

                Chipola will celebrate Homecoming, Saturday, Feb. 6, when they host arch-rival Gulf Coast. A reunion of former Chipola cheerleaders is set to begin at 4 p.m. in the Continuing Education Center on College Street. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst and his wife Alisa invite all alumni and friends of the college to an Alumni Reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Johnson Center. The Homecoming Court will presented during halftime of the men’s game.

                For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

 

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