January 3, 2018

CHIPOLA TO HOST TAYLOR MADE THURSDAY

 

MARIANNA— The Chipola College Indians (11-3) host Taylor-Made Academy in a pre-conference warmup Thursday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Johnson Center.

The Chipola Indians (11-3) are seventh in the FCSAA State Poll.

Both Chipola teams open Conference play, Jan. 9, at Tallahassee, before returning home to host Northwest, Saturday, Jan. 13.

Chipola scored an 85-78 win over Coastal Alabama on Dec. 30.  Brandon Mahan led the Indians with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Yuat Alok scored 19 points with 12 rebounds. Shamarkus Kennedy had 17 points and 12 rebounds. TJ Howard added 12 points.

The Indians scored a 92-78 win over East Georgia State on Dec. 29. Kennedy led Chipola with 27 points and 9 rebounds. Howard scored 19 points. Mahan had 17 points. Alok scored 11 points and pulled down 9 rebounds.

Chipola split a pair of games at the Florida Shootout in Gainesville. The Indians beat Palm Beach 107-81 on Dec. 9. Brandon Mahan led Chipola with 24 points. TJ Howard had 18. Shamarkus Kennedy, Yuat Alok and JJ Miles scored 15 apiece.    

The Lady Indians (11-4) lost to Humber College, 70-65, on Dec. 30. Naomi House led Chipola with 16 points. Valerie Nesbitt scored 10 points. Courtajia Sanders scored 10 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

Chipola scored an 85-80 win over Miami-Dade on Dec. 29. Nesbitt led Chipola with 20 points. Sanders had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Namiko Adams scored 13 points. Kiana Coomber had 11 points.

The Lady Indians scored a big 96-48 win over Arkansas Baptist on Dec. 13. Sanders led Chipola with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Nesbitt had 18 points. Adams had 13 points and 6 rebounds. Tyra Johnson scored 10 points.

Chipola’s women are ranked fifth in the FCSAA State Poll and 16th in the NJCAA National Poll.

For the latest, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

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January 4, 2018

Chipola Spring Registration 01-05-18

CHIPOLA COLLEGE SPRING REGISTRATION

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Spring 2018 classes at Chipola College is available online for current students. Regular registration opens Jan. 3-4 with classes beginning Jan. 5. Late registration continues Jan. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Applications are available online at www.chipola.edu.  To apply: (1) complete the Admission Application or call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance.  

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

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

 

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January 4, 2018

Jason Farhnham 01-05-18

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES WELCOMES ONE-OF-A-KIND PIANIST

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series welcomes piano extraordinaire Jason Farnham, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.  

In describing Farnham, one writer said, "Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show." 

Fans have dubbed him "Schroeder" because of his witty piano comedy antics and the clever way he interacts with the audience. The show includes contemporary piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano, and classical with a modern twist. Jason is always looking for a way to take a classic and turn it on its ear, including playing upside down Amadeus-style. Learn more at www.jasonfarnham.com.

Tickets - $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under, and $5 for Chipola students and employees - are on sale at the Center Box Office. Call 718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. The remaining Artist Series event is The Young Irelanders, March 13. 

 

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January 4, 2018

Chipola Law Enforcement 01-05-18

LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer day and evening Law Enforcement Academy and Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over classes beginning in January.  

Evening classes will meet weeknights from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 25. Day classes begin Feb. 2, and will meet Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Chipola Public Service Building each Tuesday at 8 a.m.  Cost of the test is $45.  Call David Arnette, Assessment Center Manager, at 850-718-2479. 

Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening. Financial aid is available based upon need and eligibility.

Contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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January 4, 2018

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Chipola Automotive Instructor begins Season 4 of tech garage

MARIANNA—Chipola Automotive instructor John Gardner has signed on for season 4 of the television show, “Tech Garage,” presented by RockAuto.com and airing on Discovery’s Velocity Channel.

Tech Garage is a how-to show focusing on theory, operation and diagnostics of vehicle systems. The series has aired since January 2015. Season 4 will air at 7:30 a.m. CST on Sundays starting Jan. 7.  The show also is available on the web. Episodes are filmed at Chipola College.

Chipola’s Gardner is no stranger to the camera. Since 2013, he and fellow automotive instructor Chase Vlieg, have been making training videos on the national level for industry and education.  Gardner says, “As an instructor, it is my goal to make educational material available to instructors as a classroom resource. Masters Entertainment Group is producing the show from Jan 2015 through 2020 so that instructor and schools can access the 22 minute programs free of charge.

Gardner says, “I want to thank the college, our advisory committee and industry representatives for supporting me in this project.  I am lucky to have so many colleagues who have helped me. ” Gardner said industry support is critical to the success of Chipola’s Automotive program. 

Follow the show on: https://www.facebook.com/TechGarageTV/ , https://twitter.com/johngardnertv and http://www.velocity.com/tech-garage/

 

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January 4, 2018

Tammy Jerkins FL Teacher of the Year 01-05-18

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its eleventh Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

The Keynote Speaker will be Tammy Jerkins, the 2018 Florida Teacher of the Year.

Chipola Teacher Education students with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop.  The day will include sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE. Students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers to use in their own classrooms. There will also be drawings for door prizes.

The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z). 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 4, 2018

Baseballl Alumni Tyler Flowers 01-05-18

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND IS JAN. 26-27

 

MARIANNA—Major league baseball stars and dozens of other former Chipola College players are expected to return to their alma mater for the 11th Annual Baseball Alumni Weekend Jan. 26-27, 2018. Parents and families of current and former players are invited to attend.

The weekend will include live college baseball action, a Homerun Derby, great food and the chance to rub elbows with the pros.

An Alumni Dinner and Auction is Friday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. The 2017 National Championship Team will be recognized along with former Chipola head coach Jim Duncan of the 1965 Indians. Tickets are $100, with table sponsorships available for $1,000. Sponsors earn recognition, 8 dinner tickets and 4 HR Derby Field Passes. Other sponsorship opportunities are available.

A full day of activities is set for Saturday, Jan. 27. The Indians will host Wallace-Dothan at 11 a.m. Members of the 2017 Chipola team will be presented their championship rings in a 2 p.m. ceremony. An MLB Alumni Homerun Derby starts at 2:15 p.m., and for the first time, the event will feature an Alumni Softball Game.

For information, email Jeremy Carrell at carrellj@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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January 10, 2018

Brandon Mahan 01-10-18

CHIPOLA TO HOST NORTHWEST SATURDAY, JAN. 13

 

MARIANNA— Both Chipola College basketball teams host Northwest Florida State in a pair of conference games, Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Milton Johnson Center.

The Lady Indians tip-off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

Chipola men’s coach Bret Campbell says, “We look forward to playing in front of a great home crowd. Our fans are the best in the country.”

The men’s game will feature a special halftime performance by school-age cheerleaders from Chipola’s Cheerleader Clinic. Members of Chipola’s Brain Bowl team will be recognized during the men’s game. Two fans will have the chance to shoot a half-court shot to win a flat screen TV from Badcock and More of Graceville.

The Indians (13-3, 1-0) won their conference opener at Tallahassee (87-71) on Jan. 9.

Brandon Mahan led Chipola with 26 points. TJ Howard had 22 points. Shamarkus Kennedy had 21 points and 11 rebounds. Devante Carter had 14 points. The Indians are sixth in the FCSAA State Poll.

Chipola beat Taylor-Made Academy, 136-81 on Jan. 4.  Kennedy led Chipola with 27 points and 18 rebounds.  Keishawn Brewton had 24 points. Howard had 20 points. Mahan scored 17. Yuat Alok and JJ Miles scored 15 points apiece.

Chipola scored an 85-78 win over Coastal Alabama on Dec. 30.  Brandon Mahan led the Indians with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Yuat Alok scored 19 points with 12 rebounds. Shamarkus Kennedy had 17 points and 12 rebounds. TJ Howard added 12 points.

The Lady Indians (11-5, 0-1) suffered a 93-72 loss at Tallahassee on Jan. 9. Courtajia Sanders led Chipola with 32 points. Tyra Johnson had 20 points. Chipola was without three starters due to injury.

The Lady Indians scored an 85-80 win over Miami-Dade on Dec. 29. Nesbitt led Chipola with 20 points. Sanders had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Namiko Adams scored 13 points. Kiana Coomber had 11 points.

Chipola is fifth in the FCSAA State Poll and number 20 in the NJCAA National poll.

For the latest, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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January 11, 2018

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BRANDON YOUNG APPOINTED TO CHIPOLA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

TALLAHASSEE– Governor Rick Scott recently announced the appointment of Brandon Young of Bonifay to the Chipola College District Board of Trustees.

Young, 40, is an Attorney in Holmes County. Young succeeds Kyle Hudson, and is appointed for a term beginning December 8, 2017, and ending May 31, 2021. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Nine trustees represent Chipola’s five-county district on the board. Other trustees include: Danny Ryals (Chairman), a Realtor from Calhoun County; Darrin Wall of Chipley, a retired Manager of Gulf Power in Chipley; Andrew Fleener of Chipley, Deputy Director, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Tommy Lassmann of Marianna, a commercial banker with PeoplesSouth Bank; Jim Dean of Marianna, Marianna City Manager; John Padgett of Marianna, a retired Jackson County Commissioner; Hannah Causseaux of Bristol, former Director of Appointments in the Executive Office of the Governor; and Joel Paul, Jr., of Bonifay, Executive Director of the Tri County Council, Inc.

 

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January 11, 2018

Jason Farnham Chipola Artist  Series 01-11-18

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES WELCOMES ONE-OF-A-KIND PIANIST

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series welcomes piano extraordinaire Jason Farnham, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.  

In describing Farnham, one writer said, "Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show." 

Fans have dubbed him "Schroeder" because of his witty piano comedy antics and the clever way he interacts with the audience. The show includes contemporary piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano, and classical with a modern twist. Jason is always looking for a way to take a classic and turn it on its ear, including playing upside down Amadeus-style. Learn more at www.jasonfarnham.com.

Tickets - $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under, and $5 for Chipola students and employees - are on sale at the Center Box Office. Call 718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. The remaining Artist Series event is The Young Irelanders, March 13. 

 

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January 11, 2018

Chipola Law Enforcement Class 01-11-18

LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES FORMING AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center is offering daytime and evening Law Enforcement Academy and Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over classes. 

Night classes will meet weeknights beginning Jan. 25 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Day classes begin Feb. 2 and meet Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT).  It is offered at the Chipola Public Service Building Tuesdays at 8 a.m.  The 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 screen. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

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

 

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January 11, 2018

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FACULTY ART ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Original works by Chipola adjunct art instructors Melissa Arrant and Mandy Yourick will be on display in the Chipola College Center for the Arts Gallery beginning Jan. 18. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held at 6 p.m. in the gallery.  The opening will coincide with the Artist Series performance of pianist Jason Farnham.

The exhibit, “Space, Place and Form,” embodies the subject matter and messages presented by both artists. Arrant’s paintings are created in acrylic and painted on a wide variety of supports, from papier-mâché and wood to more traditional canvas. By incorporating glitter into her cosmic works, she hopes viewers will consider the depths of space we have yet to explore or even detect since our eyes and technology limit us to certain electromagnetic spectrums. Inspired by images from the Hubble Telescope, her works postulate cosmic particles we are yet unable to detect and attempts to give form to the hidden.

Mandy Yourick works in a variety of media including black and white photographs and mixed-media drawings. Her work incorporates the themes of introspection and connection to place. In her black and white series, she is reflecting on her surroundings in the Florida Panhandle, particularly focusing on the natural and rural areas of her youth. In paying witness to familiar scenes with fresh eyes, she considers the objects and the flora that formed her visual vocabulary and meditates on the place she calls home.

The show will be open through March 4. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. 

 

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January 11, 2018

Maddy Christmas 2017 Chipola 01-11-18

CHIPOLA INVITES QUEENS AND MR. CHIPOLA WINNERS TO HOMECOMING

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Homecoming 2018 is set for Saturday, Feb. 17.

All Chipola Homecoming Queens and Mr. Chipola winners from the college’s 70-year history will be introduced during the game.  Chipola’s first Homecoming Queen, Mertice Register Bradley (1948) is expected to attend, as well as the 2017 Queen, Maddy Christmas and 2017 Mr. Chipola, Teon Long. 

All former queens and Mr. Chipola winners are encouraged to contact Kristie Mosley, a member of the Chipola Homecoming Committee, via email at mosleyk@chipola.edu, phone (850) 718-2417 or via Facebook messenger (Kristie Donna Tyler). Please indicate the best method to contact you as well as your mailing address. 

Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons invites all alumni and friends to attend an Alumni Reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the Ronnie Myers Hospitality Room of the Milton Johnson Center on Feb. 17. The Homecoming Court will be introduced and the Queen and Mr. Chipola crowned during halftime of the men’s game.

For information, contact Nancy Johnson at johnsonn@chipola.edu or phone 718-2314.

 

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January 11, 2018

Chipola Small Business Workshop 01-11-18

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce invite students, staff, faculty and community members interested in learning more about small business resources to attend a lunch and learn meeting Thursday, Jan. 25, at 11:30 a.m., in Building Z, Room 116 (Jackson Hall), on the Chipola campus.

The Small Business Workshop is free of charge. Guests are invited to bring their own lunch.  The presenter will provide an overview of small business resources.

A different business theme will be showcased each month, including: how to start a business, managing a budget, growing a business, establishing credit, seeking a loan and tax incentives, and other topics. Those attending will have an opportunity to ask questions and to apply the concepts presented. Potential collaborations with Chipola College academic programs also will be presented.

For information about small business resources, visit https://www.sba.gov/ or contact Dr. David Bouvin at 718-2380 or email bouvind@chipola.edu , or Tiffany Garling at 482-8060 or email tiffany@jacksoncounty.com

 

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January 11, 2018

Little Mermaid Cast 01-11-18

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID’

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theater is in rehearsal for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” which runs March. 1-4, at 7 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

Chipola Theater Director Charles Sirmon recently cast the following actors: Bailey Foxworth as Ariel, Brock Harris as Prince Eric, Destin Dawson as Grimsby, Chandler King as Flounder, Mary Keyton as Scuttle, Daniel Covington as King Triton, Anthony Severson as Sebastian, Tinsley Hodges as Flotsam, Nina Boyd as Jetsam, Landry Tharp as Ursula, Sarah Liffick as Carlotta and Caroline King as Maid. The MerSisters are: Sydney Cobb, Meghan Basford, Dianna Floyd, Tori Steverson, Karissa Mercer and Grace Wester. The Ensemble includes: Brandon Washington, Kane Keefer, Willa Wester, Olivia Wester, Irene Muriz and Jessica Kaiser.

Tickets—$10 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale to the general public on Feb. 14. 

Members of the ACT Fund are invited to a Meet the Mermaids reception, before the Thursday, March 1 show, at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring a camera and have photos with the mermaids. There is still time to join the ACT Fund to enjoy this unique opportunity. Show tickets are available for ACT Fund members on Feb. 7. The ACT Fund offers five levels: Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Corporate Angel, with VIP seating available at all levels. A portion of the ACT Fund membership is tax-deductible.  ACT Fund memberships may be purchased now at the Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

A Dinner Theatre for all patrons is Friday, March 2, at 5:30 p.m.  Limited seating is available by reservation only.  Tickets (including dinner and show) - $30 - will be available at the Box Office on Feb 7.

For more information, contact the Box Office at 718-2420 or www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.  Visit the Chipola Theatre at www.facebook.com or www.chipola.edu/theatre

 

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January 11, 2018

Brandon Mahan 01-11-18

CHIPOLA TO HOST NORTHWEST

 

MARIANNA— Both Chipola College basketball teams host Northwest Florida State in a pair of conference games, Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Milton Johnson Center.

The Lady Indians tip-off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

The men’s game will feature a special halftime performance by school-age cheerleaders from Chipola’s Cheerleader Clinic. Members of Chipola’s Brain Bowl team will be recognized during the men’s game. Two fans will have the chance to shoot a half-court shot to win a flat screen TV from Badcock and More of Graceville.

The Indians (13-3, 1-0) won their conference opener at Tallahassee (87-71) on Jan. 9.

Brandon Mahan led Chipola with 26 points. TJ Howard had 22 points. Shamarkus Kennedy had 21 points and 11 rebounds. Devante Carter had 14 points. The Indians are sixth in the FCSAA State Poll.

Chipola beat Taylor-Made Academy, 136-81 on Jan. 4.  Kennedy led Chipola with 27 points and 18 rebounds.  Keishawn Brewton had 24 points. Howard had 20 points. Mahan scored 17. Yuat Alok and JJ Miles scored 15 points apiece.

Chipola scored an 85-78 win over Coastal Alabama on Dec. 30.  Brandon Mahan led the Indians with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Yuat Alok scored 19 points with 12 rebounds. Shamarkus Kennedy had 17 points and 12 rebounds. TJ Howard added 12 points.

The Lady Indians (11-5, 0-1) suffered a 93-72 loss at Tallahassee on Jan. 9. Courtajia Sanders led Chipola with 32 points. Tyra Johnson had 20 points. Chipola was without three starters due to injury.

The Lady Indians scored an 85-80 win over Miami-Dade on Dec. 29. Nesbitt led Chipola with 20 points. Sanders had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Namiko Adams scored 13 points. Kiana Coomber had 11 points.

Chipola is fifth in the FCSAA State Poll and number 20 in the NJCAA National poll.

For the latest, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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TRIO CELEBRATION JAN. 23 AT CHIPOLA GAME

 

Chipola College Student Support Services students and their families are cordially invited to attend the 2018 Annual TRiO Celebration, Tuesday, Jan 23, at the Chipola vs. TCC Basketball games. SSS students, parents, siblings, spouses and children are invited.

The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Johnson Center. Students and families will receive program information and meet the TRio Staff. Families will receive free admission to the Women’s and Men’s Basketball games and a $5 concession stand voucher for each immediate family member.

Students are asked to make reservations for the number of family members attending, by calling Kristie Mosely at 718-2417.

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CHIPOLA HOMECOMING WEEK IS FEB. 12-17

 

Chipola will celebrate Homecoming the week of February 12-17, 2018.  The Indians will host the Northwest Florida State Raiders on Saturday, Feb. 17. This year’s theme is “Chipola College Celebrating 70 Years”.

Candidates for Mr. Chipola and Homecoming Queen will be introduced at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in the Cafeteria.  Voting for the candidates will take place on Feb. 7-8 in the Student Activities Office (K-105).  On Feb. 7, students may vote from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and voting will continue on Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon.  Students must be currently enrolled to vote.

The Homecoming Court will be presented, and the Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned, at halftime of the men’s game on Feb. 17.

Homecoming Court Candidates must: be currently enrolled; be a member of an active club at Chipola; have an overall GPA of 2.5; be in good standing with the college. Early-admit students meeting these qualifications are eligible if they are taking 12 or more dual enrollment hours on the college campus. Early-admit students will be classified as freshmen regardless of number of hours completed.

Chipola College reserves the right to reject any candidate whose background does not meet the standards and values of the College. 

For information, visit the Student Activities Office in the Cafeteria or call 718-2308 or 718-2314. 

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Alumni Weekend

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND IS JAN. 26-27

 

MARIANNA—Major league baseball stars and dozens of other former Chipola College players are expected to return to their alma mater for the 11th Annual Baseball Alumni Weekend Jan. 26-27, 2018. Parents and families of current and former players are invited to attend.

The weekend will include live college baseball action, a Homerun Derby, great food and the chance to rub elbows with the pros.

An Alumni Dinner and Auction is Friday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. The 2017 National Championship Team will be recognized along with former Chipola head coach Jim Duncan of the 1965 Indians. Tickets are $100, with table sponsorships available for $1,000. Sponsors earn recognition, 8 dinner tickets and 4 HR Derby Field Passes. Other sponsorship opportunities are available.

A full day of activities is set for Saturday, Jan. 27. The Indians will host Wallace-Dothan at 11 a.m. Members of the 2017 Chipola team will be presented their championship rings in a 2 p.m. ceremony. An MLB Alumni Homerun Derby starts at 2:15 p.m., and for the first time, the event will feature an Alumni Softball Game.

For information, email Jeremy Carrell at carrellj@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu.

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CHIPOLA TO HOST GULF COAST, SATURDAY, JAN. 20

 

MARIANNA—Both Chipola College basketball teams host Gulf Coast in a pair of conference games, Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Milton Johnson Center.

Members of Chipola’s Black Student Union will be recognized during the men’s game. A lucky fan will have the chance to shoot a half-court shot to win a flat screen TV from Badcock and More of Graceville.

The Indians (14-4, 2-1) beat Pensacola 68-49 on Jan. 18. Shamarkus Kennedy led Chipola with 14 points. Brandon Mahan had 14 points. CJ Williamson had 13 points and 6 rebounds.  Keishawn Brewton also had 13 points and 6 rebounds.

Chipola fell 85-73 to top-ranked Northwest Florida State on Jan. 13. The undefeated Raiders shot 51% from the field and 50% from behind the arc. Chipola was 44% from the field and 36% from three-point range. Shamarkus Kennedy led the Indians with 20 points. Brandon Mahan scored 15 points and Yuat Alok grabbed 10 rebounds. 

The Indians won their conference opener at Tallahassee (87-71) on Jan. 9.

Brandon Mahan led Chipola with 26 points. TJ Howard had 22 points. Shamarkus Kennedy had 21 points and 11 rebounds. Devante Carter had 14 points. The Indians are fifth in the FCSAA State Poll.

The Lady Indians (11-7, 0-3) lost to Pensacola 80-70 on Jan. 18.

Chipola lost a tough-fought (53-51) game with Northwest on Jan. 13. Chipola led for much of the game before entering a nine-minute scoring drought late in the second half. In the final minute of the game, Valerie Nestbitt scored to give the Lady Indians a one point advantage. On the other end of the court, the Lady Raiders converted one of two free throws to tie the game with 10 remaining. After a turnover by Chipola on the rebound, Northwest got the ball back and scored to take the win. Courtajia Sanders and Namiko Adams led Chipola in scoring with 11 points each. Valerie Nesbitt added in 10 points and five steals. 

The Lady Indians suffered a 93-72 loss at Tallahassee on Jan. 9. Courtajia Sanders led Chipola with 32 points. Tyra Johnson had 20 points. Chipola was without three starters due to injury.

Both teams are back home Tuesday, Jan. 23, when they host Tallahassee.

For the latest, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

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Jenny Snowden

SNOWDEN RECOGNIZED AT STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING—Chipola College student Jenny Snowden of Blountstown was recognized State Board of Education January meeting. Pictured from left, are Education Commissioner Pam Stewart; Chipola Student Jenny Snowden and Marva Johnson, Chair of the State Board of Education.  Jenny is a sophomore in the Chipola Honors Program.  She is a member of the Chipola Pre-Med Society and Mu Alpha Theta Math Honorary. Jenny is also a tutor in the Chipola Academic Center for Excellence where she helps other students meet their academic goals. After class, Jenny works as a chiropractic assistant in a local office. She is an Exercise Physiology major planning to transfer to Florida State University. After earning her bachelor’s degree, she hopes to become a Physician’s Assistant.

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BSU MLK Day Event

BSU HOSTS MLK DAY BREAKFAST—The Chipola College Black Student Union recently hosted a breakfast commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pictured from left, are: Leamon Sims – Parliamentarian; Marquis Baker; Walter Caldwell – Vice-President; Jackie Dudley – President; Charmaine Baker – Treasurer, LaNia Baker and Justin McCalister.  

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SIKORA IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Charity Sikora is Chipola College’s Career Employee for January.  Charity Sikora serves as Coordinator of Academic Center for Excellence and has worked at the college since 2014.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola Director of Academic Center for Excellence, Bonnie Smith and Charity Sikora. 

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