March 2, 2016

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL WINS THIRD IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

                ATLANTA—The Chipola College Brain Bowl team finished third in the Community College National Championship held in Atlanta, Feb. 27.

                The top 24 community colleges in the country, who all qualified through sectional tournaments, competed for the championship. Jefferson Community & Technical College (KY) won the title. State College of Florida-Manatee was second. Chipola was third, and Faulkner State (AL) finished fourth.

                The top four community college teams advance to the four-year college ICT (Intercollegiate Championship Tournament), in Chicago on April 7-8, where they will compete against the top four-year schools in the nation.

                The Chipola team advanced through the preliminary bracket by finishing 4-1, and made a good run in the championship bracket to finish with an overall record of 9-2. Chipola fell just short of making it to the championship game, losing a tie-breaker match with State College of Florida-Manatee 265-200. Jefferson then defeated defending champion State College–Manatee 225-185 to win the title.

                Chipola A team members are: Chance Pender, Hunter Davis, Alex Tharp and Turner McCroan. Chipola B team finished 14th in the 24 team field. B team members are: Katie Everett, Haileigh Pippin, Madelynn Lytle and Donavan Ebersole.

                Katie Everett was named a tournament all-star by finishing 7th overall in individual scoring out of 102 individual competitors.

                The Chipola team will next play in the ICT in Chicago on April 7-8, and then in the FCSAA State Tournament on April 14-16.

 

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March 2, 2016

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PEEL TO SHARE ARTIFACT COLLECTION AT CHIPOLA HONORS

 

                MARIANNA—History enthusiast Doyle Peel will share his love of North Florida Native American history in a meeting of the Chipola College Honors program, Wednesday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m., in Jackson Hall of the Literature/Language Building.

                A reception will follow in the college Library.  The public is invited to the lecture and reception.

                Peel has loaned a significant collection of Native American artifacts to the Chipola Library. Dozens of rare points and tools found in Jackson County are included in the display which is available for viewing weekday afternoons.

                For information, contact Librarian Renee Hopkins at 718-2372.

 

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March 2, 2016

THE BOYS CHOIR OF TALLAHASSEE TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA— The nationally acclaimed Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee will perform Friday, March 11, 2016, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts, Chipola College.

                The Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee (BCT) is a community outreach program for males, ages eight to 18, enrolled in schools throughout Tallahassee and the surrounding area. BCT works to help young men meet their developmental needs and realize their full potential by proactively reducing risky behavior, restoring self-esteem and promoting academic success. Strategies include creating a safe, supportive afterschool setting which includes adult and peer mentoring for both academic and social skills.

                The choir has performed for Oprah Winfrey, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama and more. Spring and Summer 2015 concerts included: Washington DC, New York, Boston, MA, Columbia, SC, Richmond, VA, Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, and several Florida Cities.

                The concert is begin sponsored by the Chipola Regional Arts Association and the Chipola College Fine Arts Department.

                Open seating tickets for the March 11 performance will be on sale for $10 each beginning Monday, February 15 at the Chipola Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.   Box Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. 

                For more information, call 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

 

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March 2, 2016

CHIPOLA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

 

                The Chipola Foundation Scholarship list for Fall 2016 and the McLendon Educational Trust applications for Summer I and Summer II are available online at www.chipola.edu and in the Foundation office.  Application deadlines are: Summer I, March 15 and Summer II, May 16. Summer II applications should include Spring 2016 semester grades if student is enrolled in Spring 2016 classes.

                For information, call the Chipola Foundation at 718-2404. 

 

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March 2, 2016

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CHIPOLA’S ADDAMS FAMILY IS A HIT—The Chipola College production of The Addams Family Musical played to packed houses, Feb. 25-27. Here, Josiah Brooks in the role of Gomez makes a toast with the family chalice. Chipola Theatre’s next show is the children’s musical, “Superhero?,” on May 12.

 

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March 2, 2016

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES TO FEATURE CHINESE ACROBATS MARCH 22

 

                 MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series will present a return performance of the Golden Dragon Acrobats on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

                Returning from their Broadway run, Danny Chang and his Golden Dragon Acrobats continue their relentless, 30+ year US touring schedule of centuries-old Chinese art form. "Cirque Zíva," the newest, unique cirque spectacular showcases traditional Chinese acrobats who dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries-old art form.

                Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, with special pricing for Chipola students and employees.  Tickets may be purchased at the Chipola Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

                A Meet the Artist Reception for season ticket holders will be hosted by First Federal Bank of Florida after the event.

                Rounding out the Artist Series line-up on April 15 is Bubbles an American Diva: A Tribute to Beverly Sills.

                For more information, contact the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

 

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March 2, 2016

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RACHEL WRIGHT ART ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Original works by artist Rachel Wright are currently on display in the Gallery of the Prough Center for the Arts at Chipola College. 

                Wright is an art professor at the University of South Alabama and specializes in three dimension art and glasswork.  The exhibit is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and during the Artist Series performance of the Golden Dragon Acrobats, Tuesday, March 22.

Wright earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Wright has exhibited in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola, Birmingham and Charleston. She has work in a number of collections, including the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. Her work is primarily sculptural, mixing media such as glass, clay, steel, wood, wax, fabric and photographs.

                The sculpture in this exhibition includes a wide range materials and processes. The unifying theme is passage: the passage of time, the passage of life into death, or the passage of metamorphosis.  Most of these materials have been radically transformed as well. The fabrics used were recycled, dyed, manipulated, and sewn. The skirt of the Mushroom dress is from a piece of polyethylene foam salvaged from a recycling facility. The glass pieces all began as unformed glass: in its molten state, or as sheet glass, or glass powders. Working with these materials, Wright sometimes fantasizes about being an alchemist, someone who transforms mundane lead into gold. 

                For more on the artist, visit www.rachelwright.net

 

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March 2, 2016

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a free small business Seminar "Introduction to Federal Government Contracting," Friday, March 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building (M).

                Laura Subel, Government Contracting Specialist, will lead the seminar which will cover topics such as: doing business with the government, growing sales, and government contract business for long-term growth.  

                The seminar is sponsored by the Small Business Development Council (SBDC) at UWF in Panama City. There is no cost for the seminar.  Pre-registration is recommended.  Participants may register online at www.sbdc.uwf.eduby clicking on Training Opportunities (Panama City). 

                At Chipola, contact Katrina Griffin at 718-2441 or email griffink@chipola.edu.

 

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March 2, 2016

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CHIPOLA TAKE STOCK TO HOST NIGHT-TIME 5K

 

                MARIANNA—All runners and walkers are invited to participate in the Ignite the Night 5K Fun Run/Walk, Friday, March 11, at 6 p.m., at Citizens Lodge.

                The Jackson County Take Stock in Children Program along with the Lighting the Way for Kids Foundation of Jackson County are the co-hosts.

                Mary Helen Smith, Take Stock Program Manager, says, “Come get your glow on and help us raise dollars for scholars. The race is meant for everyone, not just avid runners. If you can run, jump, walk, skip, or even crawl, we’d love for you join us wearing your glow-in-the-dark gear.” The entire race will be run inside the Citizens Lodge Park to ensure safety. Award medals will be given for first, second and third places overall and in each age division.

                All money raised will go to Chipola scholarships to help low-income/at risk students in Jackson County.

Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for students and free for kids under five. Participants who register by Feb. 26 get a long sleeve t-shirt. Registration will also be held at the race.

                For information, contact Smith at (850)718-2428 or email: smithm@chipola.edu. Visit www.chipola.edu/tsic or on Facebook at Take Stock in Children-Chipola College.

 

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March 2, 2016

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LADY INDIANS PLAY MARCH 3 IN STATE BASKETBALL TOURNEY

 

              MARIANNA— The Chipola Lady Indians are headed to the FCSAA/Region VIII Florida State basketball tournament for the fourth straight year under head coach Greg Franklin.

                The defending state and national champion Lady Indians (22-4) will play Eastern Florida State College (20-9) Thursday, March 3, at 5 p.m. CST, in the tournament at the College of Central Florida in Ocala. The brackets are set up for a possible rematch of Chipola vs. Gulf Coast (24-1) if both teams advance to the finals. Chipola handed formerly undefeated Gulf Coast its only loss of the season, in a 78-64 win on Feb. 6.

                The Lady Indians’ state tournament games will be broadcast on WJAQ Radio (100.9) with a live webcast on www.youtube.com/channel/UCh4ZLsoE41xmeAZbJbDZnug/featured

                Chipola (10-2) finished second in the league after conference champion Gulf Coast (11-1).  Northwest (5-8) defeated Tallahassee (4-9) in a Feb. 24 playoff game to send the Lady Raiders to the tournament as the third seed from the Panhandle.

                The Lady Indians finished the season with a 75-42 win over Pensacola in the final game of the season. Aisha Edwards led Chipola with 19 points. Raven Baker had 13. Chipola scored an 81-59 win on Feb. 16.

                The Lady Indians are ranked third in the FCSAA State Poll behind top-ranked Gulf Coast and second ranked Daytona (28-1). Chipola is sixth in the NJCAA National Poll.

                For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

 

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March 3, 2016

 

BOYS CHOIR OF TALLAHASSEE CONCERT CANCELLED

 

                MARIANNA— Due to circumstances beyond their control the Chipola Regional Arts Association Board of Directors has chosen to cancel the upcoming Boys Choir of Tallahassee concert scheduled at the Chipola College Center for the Arts for March 11.

                All tickets will be refunded through the Chipola College Center for the Arts Box Office in the next several days. If you have any questions regarding the refunds, please contact the Box Office at 850-718-2420. Box office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – Noon.

                The decision to cancel the event did not come easily and CRAA wishes to express their gratitude to the community for embracing the event. 

                The Chipola Regional Arts Association is a volunteer organization with members from Jackson, Holmes, Calhoun, Liberty, and Washington counties that promotes the arts within the five-county district. 

                Please visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice for information about other upcoming fine arts events at the Chipola College Center for the Arts.

 

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March 10, 2016

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CHIPOLA TO CELEBRATE PI DAY ON 3/14

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Math Department will hand out moon pies to all Chipola math students on Pi Day, Monday, March 14. Some 300 students are enrolled in math classes that meet Mondays and Wednesdays this semester.

                Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159, which is why Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14) around the world.

                Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.

                For information about Pi Day at Chipola, contact Dr. David Hilton, Associate Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, at 718-2382 or email hiltond@chipola.edu

 

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March 10, 2016

 

CHIPOLA BUSINESS STUDENTS’ WORK FEATURED IN PODCAST

 

                MARIANNA—Two projects created by a team of Chipola College business majors recently were published for podcast in the Journal of Information Assurance, Security, and Protection (JIASP). 

                Five students—Chase Roberts, William Singleton, Scott Ludlow, Alex Wroblewski and Benjamin Bridges—collaborating under the group name Java After Midnight (JAM) worked on the podcast related to technology and cybersecurity. Several faculty members in the Chipola School of Business and Technology worked with the students on the project, including Dr. Jim Froh, Marcus Dabai, Glenda Bethel and Dr. David Bouvin.

                The Journal of Information Assurance, Security, and Protection is a peer-reviewed professional environment dedicated to research and inquiry—with a focus on sharing current opportunities for collaborations, information and financial analysis, and systems-based security initiatives.  The journal is available online at http://jiasp.org/

                The first article, “The New Eyes of Surveillance: Artificial Intelligence and Humanizing Technology,” discussed how the world of security and surveillance is changing dramatically with the creation of smart camera systems and artificial intelligence integrated into security equipment.

                The second article is entitled, “Why Big Tech Companies Are Open Sourcing Their AI Systems.” Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming more open sourced enabling people to collaborate on solutions. This allows for better security due to a community working together to fix issues compared to a small team.

                The podcast may be accessed at: www.jiasp.org

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March 10, 2016

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CHIPOLA BUSINESS STUDENTS’ WORK FEATURED IN PODCAST—Two projects created by a team of Chipola College business majors recently were published for podcast in the Journal of Information Assurance, Security, and Protection (JIASP).  Five students, collaborating under the group name Java After Midnight (JAM), worked on the podcast related to technology and cybersecurity. Pictured from left, are: Chase Roberts, William Singleton, Scott Ludlow, Alex Wroblewski and Benjamin Bridges. 

 

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March 10, 2016

CHIPOLA Environmental Science Workday

                MARIANNA—Billy Bailey, Florida Caverns State Park Specialist, directed Chipola College students of environmental science in the continuation of the restoration of the Florida ecosystem on the campus with classroom and field training. 

                This project was initiated by Dr. David Hilton, Associate Dean of Math and Natural Science, over several years in conservation biology classes.  Dr. Steve Shimmel, Professor Emeritus of biology, advocated the protection of the campus ecology.

                The purpose of the workday was to enable students to define and identify exotic seed producers, and to encourage learning through volunteerism.

                Following a class in invasive plants found in this part of Florida, students proceeded to the southwest portion of the campus to remove exotic plants, also known as invasive, non-native plants.  They are as follows: Silver thorn (Elaeagnus pungens), often grown as an evergreen hedge and planted along highways; Nandina domestica, (sold as heavely bamboo); Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense); and Glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum), both ornamental shrubs.

                The encroachment of invasive plants may be one reason why the South Florida landscape is first on the list of 15 most endangered ecosystems in the United States.  Many of these plants are sold locally. 

 

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March 10, 2016

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CHIPOLA Environmental Science Workday--Billy Bailey, Florida Caverns State Park Specialist, directed Chipola College students of environmental science in the continuation of the restoration of the Florida ecosystem on the campus with classroom and field training. 

 

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March 10, 2016

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DESROSIER IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Carl DesRosier is Chipola College’s Career Employee for March.  DesRosier serves as a Maintenance Repairman for the Physical Plant and has worked at the college since 1997.  Pictured from left, are: Nolan Baker, Director of Facilities and Capital Projects, Carl DesRosier and Chipola President Dr. Jason Hurst.

 

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March 10, 2016

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MCALLISTER IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Dr. Gina McAllister has been named the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the month for March.  McAllister serves as a Professor in the School of Education and has worked at the college since 1998.  Pictured from left are, Chipola President Dr. Jason Hurst, Dr. Gina McAllister and Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Senior Vice President.

 

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March 10, 2016

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CHIPOLA MATH HONORARY INDUCTS MEMBERS—The Chipola College chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, a national honorary mathematics club, recently held an initiation for new members. Pictured are officers, new members and sponsors, from left (front) Elizabeth Varnum, Joyelle Saun, Madelynn Lytle, Monte Revell, Jayde Smelcer, Olivia Saunders (back) Joy Ree Ashmore (Sponsor), Colby Wiggins, Hayden Hurst, David Horton and Donavan Ebersole. Mu Alpha Theta is an international mathematics society for high school and two-year colleges.  The purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is to stimulate a deeper and more effective interest in mathematics. 

 

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March 10, 2016

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PEEL SHARES ARTIFACT COLLECTION AT CHIPOLA HONORS—History enthusiast Doyle Peel presented a lecture on North Florida Native American history at a recent meeting of the Chipola College Honors program. A reception in his honor was held in the college Library. Members of the Peel family are, from left: Jackson Peel, Jan Peel, Doyle Peel and Graham Peel. The Peel family has loaned a significant collection of Native American artifacts to the Chipola Library. Dozens of rare points and tools found in Jackson County are included in the display which is available for viewing weekday afternoons. For information, contact Librarian Renee Hopkins at 718-2372.

 

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March 10, 2016

INDIANS OPEN CONFERENCE BASEBALL SEASON MARCH 12

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians (21-8) begin their defense of the Panhandle Conference baseball title in a three game series with Gulf Coast beginning with a 1 p.m. home game Saturday, March 12.

                The Indians play at Gulf Coast March 14 at 5 p.m., before returning home to finish out the series Wednesday, March 16, at 5 p.m.

                Chipola completed a four-game sweep of Grand Rapids on March 8-9. In game two on March 9, the Indians jumped out to an early lead to win 14-1 in five innings. Chipola scored 10 runs in the first three innings sparked by RBI doubles by Michael Hickman, Michael Rojas, Myles Edwards, and RBI singles by Reynaldo Rivera and Ty Russ. Wood Myers had his first homerun of the year, a solo shot in the second inning, to finish the day with three hits. The Indians piled on three more in the bottom of the third and four more in the fourth.

                Five Indian pitchers combined for a one-hitter in five innings. Jackson Bellenkes got the win for Chipola, allowing one run over two innings. Kevin Craft, Franklin Van Gurp, Kyle Schweiger, and Robbie Knox finished out the game. 

                The Indians scored four wins over Grand Rapids in the series: March 8 (8-1, 13-3) and March 9 (10-0, 14-1).

                Chipola is ranked seventh in the FCSAA State Baseball Poll. Coach Jeff Johnson begins his 19th season at the helm of the Indians program. His teams have made the FCSAA State Tournament 14 straight years with seven appearances in the title game.  The Indians have three state championships, finished second four times and among the top four eight times.  Chipola has made three trips to the NJCAA National Tournament in the last seven years including a 2007 national title.

                For the latest in Chipola sports news, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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March 10, 2016

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LADY INDIANS OPEN CONFERNCE SOFTBALL SEASON

 

                MARIANNA—The defending National Champion Lady Indians host Southeastern Community College in a double-header, Monday, March 14, at 2 p.m.

                Chipola opens Panhandle Conference play with a double-header at Gulf Coast, March 17. The Lady Indians return home to host Tallahassee in a two-game set Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m.

                Chipola is 24-4 on the year, scoring 223 runs in 28 games. Dana Edmundson leads the Lady Indians in offense with a .438 average and 19 RBI. Nalleli Lopez leads Chipola in RBI with 28 and 27 stolen bases in 28 games.

                Ace pitcher Ilona Andringa has an 11-1 record this season with a .95 ERA in 74 innings of work.

                Chipola finished the 2015 season at 49-10 with a Conference Championship, FCSAA State Title and NJCAA Division I Championship. The Indians also won the national title in 2007.

                The coaching duo of head coach Belinda Hendrix and assistant coach Jimmy Hendrix are in their 12 season of leading the Chipola program.

 

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March 10, 2016

LADY INDIANS FALL TO NORTHWEST IN STATE TOURNEY

 

                OCALA— The defending national champion Chipola Lady Indians (23-5) suffered a heart-breaking 53-50 loss to Northwest Florida State College in the semi-finals of the FCSAA/Region VIII Tournament March 4 in Ocala.

                Northwest advanced to the championship game only to fall to Gulf Coast, the eventual state champion.

                Chipola trounced Eastern Florida State College (85-46) in the first round of the tournament on March 3. Rosemarie Julien led Chipola with 19 points. Barbara Johnson had 18. Aisha Edwards and Cynthia Petke each scored 13 points.

                The Lady Indians spent most of the 2015-16 season as the number three team in the FCSAA State Poll behind top-ranked Gulf Coast and second ranked Daytona who lost in the first round of the tournament. Chipola was sixth in the NJCAA National Poll.

                The defending state and national champion Lady Indians have made it to the state tournament four straight years under head coach Greg Franklin.

                Chipola (10-2) finished second in the Panhandle Conference behind champion Gulf Coast (11-1).  Northwest (5-8) defeated Tallahassee (4-9) in a playoff game to send the Lady Raiders to the state tournament as the third seed from the Panhandle.

                For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com.

 

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March 17, 2016

 

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO RECEIVE INCREASE IN STATE DOLLARS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College President Dr. Jason Hurst on Wednesday reported that the college fared well in the recent legislative session.

                Chipola is slated to receive $4.48 million in renovation funds for infrastructure projects, and $220,000 more in general appropriation funds over last year’s budget.

                Dr. Hurst says, “We appreciate Rep. Brad Drake for supporting Chipola in Tallahassee. Money is always tight, but Rep. Drake fought for our college, which is so important to the people in this district.”

                The $4.48 million appropriation for renovation and remodeling projects will include completion of a major infrastructure upgrade that will pay off for years to come. The college is connecting the majority of campus buildings to a chilled water, cooling tower system for heating and cooling which has the potential to significantly reduce utility costs.

                Hurst said, “If we can reduce monthly utility expenses, we will have more money to invest in programs and facilities for our students.”

                Chipola has an annual operating budget of around $15.5 million with a total budget of $20 million with grants and building funds combined. The college receives 75% to 80% of operating funds from lottery and state sales tax, with the other fourth coming from student tuition and fees.

                College officials will learn in June how Chipola fared in the second year of the Florida College System’s Performance-Based Funding program. Chipola ranked eighth among the 28 Florida colleges in last year’s performance matrix that measured Job Placement, Entry Level Wages, Retention, Completion and Certifications. Hurst said, “We’re proud of our record of delivering quality education at an affordable price. For Chipola to rank in the top third confirms that our students and faculty are performing at a very high level.”

                Enrollment at Chipola is up 2 percent this term while many colleges around the state are experiencing a decline. “We’ve tried to make college more accessible to our students,” Hurst said. “We’re offering new programs and expanding evening and online classes to provide more opportunities for our students.”

                Chipola College was established in 1947 to serve the residents of a five-county area which includes Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools to award degrees, including the Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Workforce Certificates.

                Chipola offers 41 different programs, including 10 bachelor’s degrees. The majority of the college’s 3,000 annual students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts (AA) program which guarantees acceptance to the junior level at Florida colleges and universities.

                For information about Chipola, visit www.chipola.edu

 

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March 17, 2016

 

COTTONDALE WINS JACKSON COUNTY BRAIN BOWL TITLE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College recently hosted the Jackson County High School Brain Bowl tournament.

                Cottondale High won First Place with team members Hunter Davis, Alex Tharp, Joyelle Saun and Logan Deese.

                Cottondale beat second place Marianna in the championship round. Five schools participated in the tournament.

                The top individuals in the tournament were: tied for 1st place - Hunter Davis of Cottondale High and Katie Everett of Marianna High; 2nd place - Sierra Ennis of Graceville High, 3rd place - Alex Tharp of Cottondale High, 4th place - Dellon Barber of Malone High and 5th place - Carlos Staley of Marianna High.

 

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 COTTONDALE WINS JACKSON COUNTY BRAIN BOWL TITLE—Chipola College recently hosted the Jackson County High School Brain Bowl tournament. The first place team of Cottondale High School is pictured with school officials, from left: Rebecca Dilmore, Hunter Davis, Clayton Dilmore, Joyelle Saun, Logan Deese, Alex Tharp, Superintendent Steve Benton and Deputy Superintendent Cheryl McDaniel.

 

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March 17, 2016

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS HIKE TORREYA PARK TRAILS

 

                MARIANNA—Some 30 Chipola College students in classes of Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry and Microbiology recently hiked a two-mile segment of the 16-mile Torreya Park Trails with their professors: Dr. David Hilton, Alan Tidwell, Dr. Santine Cuccio and JoAnn Everett. 

                The purpose was to deepen classroom studies on ecosystems, conservation, biodiversity, endangered species, hotspots and Florida flora and fauna.  Students visited the rare Torreya and Yew understory trees which are endemic to the Slope forest and severely endangered.  A highlight of the hike was viewing blooming Trillium, which are here only few weeks and disappear after pollination.

                Located in Gadsden and Liberty counties, the park is unique to Florida and the world due to its Slope Forest located on steep slopes, ravines and bluffs, some 150 feet above the eastern side of the Apalachicola River. 

                According to Walter Kingsley Taylor’s Florida’s Wildflowers, A Comprehensive Guide, (2013), “the northern half of the Panhandle has the highest species richness of trees and shrubs per unit area in the continental United States.”

 

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March 17, 2016

 

CHIPOLA TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR SUPERHERO?

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold open auditions for the children's production SUPERHERO? on Monday, April 4, at 6 p.m., in the Prough Center for the Arts.

                Chipola Director of Theatre, Charles Sirmon, invites actors age 17 and up to audition. "You've heard of Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman! Now get ready for the newest superhero, Joe! The only problem is that he doesn't have any superpowers. Join Joe and his wacky group of superhero friends as they discover what it means to be a true hero. Come along as they sing and dance and fight their way to help Joe discover that there may be a little superhero in all of us.

                No preparation is needed for the audition, but Sirmon will be looking for actors with strong improvisational skills, lots of movement and some singing. Actors must be available during May for rehearsals and daytime school performances. A public performance is Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m.

                For more information like Chipola Theatre on Facebook.

 

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March 17, 2016

 

SSS TRANSFER DAY IS MARCH 23

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Student Support Services (SSS) will host their annual Transfer Day, Wednesday, March 23, from 8:45 a.m. to noon, on the lawn of the Chipola Social Sciences building.

                Chipola students are invited to meet with university recruiters from across the Southeast to explore admission and scholarship opportunities.

                Colleges and universities scheduled to attend include: Abraham-Baldwin, Auburn University at Montgomery, Baptist College of Florida, Chipola Business & Technology, Chipola Nursing, Chipola Teacher Education, FAMU, Flagler College, Florida State University-Panama City, Troy University, University of Florida, University of North Florida and the University of West Florida.  

                Chipola SSS holds workshops and seminars throughout the year to enhance student development and to assist students in furthering their educational opportunities.

                For more information, contact Joc Calloway, SSS Student Advisor, at 850-718-2451.

 

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March 17, 2016

 

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CHIPOLA CNA GRADS—Eight students recently completed the Chipola College Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.  Pictured from left, are: Portia Rahming, Thomas Liffick, Jamize Daniels, Peggy McCool, Shital Patel, Destinee Douthit, Tresa Owens, Tynesa Williams and Tracy Speights, CNA Instructor.

 

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March 17, 2016

 

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MARIANNA MAYOR ADDRESSES TRIO—Marianna Mayor Travis Ephriam recently addressed students in a meeting of the Chipola College Student Support Services’ TRiO Society. Ephriam discussed the value of developing future leaders within the community and encouraged students to apply for various scholarship opportunities through the Northwest Florida FAMU Alumni Association. In addition, Chipola English Instructor Kurt McInnis facilitated a success seminar focusing on the importance of non-cognitive skills in selecting a college major and a future profession. SSS holds workshops and seminars throughout the year to enhance student development. SSS will host Transfer and Admissions Day, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon.

 

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March 17, 2016

 

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a free small business Seminar "Introduction to Federal Government Contracting," Friday, March 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building (M).

                Laura Subel, Government Contracting Specialist, will lead the seminar which will cover topics such as: doing business with the government, growing sales, and government contract business for long-term growth. 

                The seminar is sponsored by the Small Business Development Council (SBDC) at UWF in Panama City. There is no cost for the seminar.  Pre-registration is recommended.  Participants may register online at www.sbdc.uwf.eduby clicking on Training Opportunities (Panama City). 

                At Chipola, contact Katrina Griffin at 718-2441 or email griffink@chipola.edu.

 

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March 17, 2016

 

INDIANS AT HOME MARCH 18, 21 AND 25

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians are 2-1 in Panhandle Conference baseball play after beating Gulf Coast twice in a three-game series.

                The Indians host Tallahassee, Friday, March 18, at 5 p.m., and Monday, March 21, at 5 p.m. In between, Chipola travels to Tallahassee for a 1 p.m. game on Saturday, March 19. 

                Chipola hosts Northwest in the second game of a three-game series, Friday, March 25, at 5 p.m. The Indians play two at Northwest, Wednesday, March 23, at 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m. 

                In the opening game of Conference play, Chipola beat Gulf Coast 6-3 on March 12.  Gulf Coast struck first, scoring 3 in the fifth. Chipola rallied in the sixth, scoring 4. Jay Estes led off with a walk. Michael Hickman singled to left. Maurice Cooley then singled to left, scoring Estes. Tyler Osik crushed a double into the right-center gap, scoring Hickman and Cooley. Te'Kwaan Whyte then singled home Osik, which wound up being the game-winning run. 

                Landon Faulkner started for the Indians but got the no decision. Bowden Francis (5-0) threw five strikeouts in relief to help Chipola to the victory. Francis scattered five hits over his five innings of work.

                In Game 2 of the series on March 14, Chipola got the 18-8 win. The Indians had 21 hits, including four extra base hits. Chipola jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a single by Jose Caballero. A single by Myers then moved Caballero from first to second. Jay Estes doubled, plating Caballero. Myers then scored on a sacrifice fly by Cooley.

                The teams traded runs for the first two-and-a-half innings before Chipola started to stretch its lead. The Indians took the lead in the third and held on for the victory. They scored on a three-run home run by Michael Rojas off Dylan Cyphert, scoring Cooley and Tyler Osik.

                Chipola put the game out of reach with a seven run eighth on a three-run home run by Maurice Cooley, a two-run single by Keiner Colmenarez, an RBI single by Wood Myers, and a sacrifice fly by Jay Estes.

                Addison Reed got the start for Chipola. Riley Cabral (2-3) came in relief to get the win. Franklin Van Gurp worked one inning of relief. 

                The Indians were close to sweeping Gulf Coast in the three-game series before falling to the Commodores, 10-4 on March 16. Gulf Coast took a 2-0 lead in the first. The Indians responded with two runs in the second and more in the third on an RBI double by Michael Hickman. Chipola tied the game at 4-4 in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Wood Myers.

                It was all Gulf Coast in the eighth, scoring six runs on two, two-run homeruns for the 10-4 final. Riley Cabral was charged with the loss for Chipola. He allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings, walked three and struck out none.

                Chipola is ranked fourth in the FCSAA State Baseball Poll and ninth in the NJCAA National Poll.

                For the latest in Chipola sports news, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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 March 17, 2016

 

LADY INDIANS OPEN CONFERNCE SOFTBALL SEASON

 

                MARIANNA—The defending National Champion Lady Indians (31-6, 2-0) host Tallahassee in a two-game set Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m. Chipola hosts Northwest, Wednesday, March 23, in a 4 p.m. double-header.

                Chipola swept Gulf Coast (4-2, 16-3) in a March 16 double-header, in Panama City. Pitcher Ilona Andringa (15-2) got the win giving up eight hits by the Lady Commodores.

                The Lady Indians are fourth in the FCSAA State Poll and fourth in the NJCAA National Poll.

                Dana Edmundson leads the Lady Indians in offense with a .438 average and 19 RBI. Nalleli Lopez leads Chipola in RBI with 28 and 27 stolen bases in 28 games.

                Ace pitcher Ilona Andringa has an 11-1 record this season with a .95 ERA in 74 innings of work.

                Chipola finished the 2015 season at 49-10 with a Conference Championship, FCSAA State Title and NJCAA Division I Championship. The Indians also won the national title in 2007.

                The coaching duo of head coach Belinda Hendrix and assistant coach Jimmy Hendrix are in their 12 season of leading the Chipola program.

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 March 22, 2016

 

MARIANNA MIDDLE WINS COUNTY BRAIN BOWL TOURNAMENT

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College recently hosted the Jackson County Middle School Brain Bowl Tournament.

                Marianna won the county title with win over Cottondale in the championship round. In the round robin portion of the tourney, Marianna finished with a (4-0) record, and Cottondale was (3-1). 

                Marianna team members, are: Isaiah Long, Colby Williams, Ben Wiggins, Bishop Bosland , Abigail Callahan, Jack Connolly and coach Martha Godwin.  

                Five schools—Marianna, Malone, Grand Ridge, Graceville and Cottondale—competed in the round robin tournament.

                The Top 10 individuals in the tournament, are: first, Ben Wiggins, Marianna; second, Elise Smith, Grand Ridge; third, Dalton Jones, Cottondale; fourth, Emily Chambliss, Cottondale; fifth, Teresa Long, Malone; sixth, Isaiah Long, Marianna; seventh, Jon Proctor, Malone; eighth, Abigail Callahan, Marianna; ninth, TJ Parks, Graceville; and tenth, Abigail Hicks, Grand Ridge.

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MARIANNA MIDDLE WINS COUNTY BRAIN BOWL— Chipola College recently hosted the Jackson County Middle School Brain Bowl Tournament. Marianna won the county title with win over Cottondale in the championship round. Pictured are Marianna team members with school officials, from left: MMS Principal Eddie Ellis, Isaiah Long, Colby Williams, Superintendent Steve Benton, Ben Wiggins (Top Individual), Bishop Bosland, Abigail Callahan, Jack Connolly and Martha Godwin, MMS Brain Bowl Coach.  

 

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TOP BRAINS IN COUNTY BRAIN BOWL— Chipola College recently hosted the Jackson County Middle School Brain Bowl Tournament. The Top 10 individuals in the tournament are pictured, from left: (front) third, Dalton Jones, Cottondale; second, Elise Smith, Grand Ridge; first, Ben Wiggins, Marianna; (back) ninth, TJ Parks, Graceville; tenth, Abigail Hicks, Grand Ridge; eighth, Abigail Callahan, Marianna; seventh, Jon Proctor, Malone; sixth, Isaiah Long, Marianna; fifth, Teresa Long, Malone and fourth, Emily Chambliss, Cottondale.

 

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March 22, 2016

 

MARIANNA MIDDLE WINS COUNTY BRAIN BOWL TOURNAMENT

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College recently hosted the Jackson County Middle School Brain Bowl Tournament.

                Marianna won the county title with win over Cottondale in the championship round. In the round robin portion of the tourney, Marianna finished with a (4-0) record, and Cottondale was (3-1). 

                Marianna team members, are: Isaiah Long, Colby Williams, Ben Wiggins, Bishop Bosland , Abigail Callahan, Jack Connolly and coach Martha Godwin.  

                Five schools—Marianna, Malone, Grand Ridge, Graceville and Cottondale—competed in the round robin tournament.

                The Top 10 individuals in the tournament, are: first, Ben Wiggins, Marianna; second, Elise Smith, Grand Ridge; third, Dalton Jones, Cottondale; fourth, Emily Chambliss, Cottondale; fifth, Teresa Long, Malone; sixth, Isaiah Long, Marianna; seventh, Jon Proctor, Malone; eighth, Abigail Callahan, Marianna; ninth, TJ Parks, Graceville; and tenth, Abigail Hicks, Grand Ridge.

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MARIANNA MIDDLE WINS COUNTY BRAIN BOWL— Chipola College recently hosted the Jackson County Middle School Brain Bowl Tournament. Marianna won the county title with win over Cottondale in the championship round. Pictured are Marianna team members with school officials, from left: MMS Principal Eddie Ellis, Isaiah Long, Colby Williams, Superintendent Steve Benton, Ben Wiggins (Top Individual), Bishop Bosland, Abigail Callahan, Jack Connolly and Martha Godwin, MMS Brain Bowl Coach.  

 

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TOP BRAINS IN COUNTY BRAIN BOWL— Chipola College recently hosted the Jackson County Middle School Brain Bowl Tournament. The Top 10 individuals in the tournament are pictured, from left: (front) third, Dalton Jones, Cottondale; second, Elise Smith, Grand Ridge; first, Ben Wiggins, Marianna; (back) ninth, TJ Parks, Graceville; tenth, Abigail Hicks, Grand Ridge; eighth, Abigail Callahan, Marianna; seventh, Jon Proctor, Malone; sixth, Isaiah Long, Marianna; fifth, Teresa Long, Malone and fourth, Emily Chambliss, Cottondale.

 

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March 24, 2016

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CHIPOLA PBL STUDENTS WIN AT STATE CONFERENCE

 

ORLANDO—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda brought home 18 Top-Five awards from the State Leadership Conference and Competition held recently in Orlando. 

Fourteen Chipola students competed with more than 400 students from 25 Florida colleges and universities in written, performance, and skills events in accounting, business, technology and leadership. 

Winners include: Bradach Carlson, Computer Concepts, 4th place, Cyber Security, 4th place, Help Desk, 4th place; Shareem Goodlet, Information Management, 3rd place, Project Management, 3rd place, Future Business Executive, 2nd place; Jenna Hemanes, Retail Management, 3rd place; Bethany Horton and Kathryn Meadows (team), Community Service Project, 5th place; Jenna Hemanes and Joseph Young IV (team), Human Resource Management, 4th place; Bethany Horton, Financial Services, 3rd place; Bethany Kerr, Administrative Technology, 2nd place; Calen Masai, Impromptu Speaking, 4th place; Kathryn Meadows, Client Service, 2nd place; Joshua Myers, Project Management, 2nd place, Sports Management and Marketing, 4th place; Rayanne Phelps, Social Media Campaign, 1st place; Hannah Plazarin, Public Speaking, 4th place; and Hayden White, Information Management, 5th place.  

Chipola PBL sponsor Glenda Bethel, says, “Congratulations to these students for their outstanding efforts this year.  They have worked hard to prepare for this competition while they continued their school work and community service projects.  Our PBL students exemplify the proud Chipola spirit and our tradition of excellence.”

Chipola’s qualifying students will compete with 1,800 other students at the PBL National Leadership Conference in Atlanta in June. 

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CHIPOLA PBL STUDENTS WIN AT STATE CONFERENCE—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda brought home 18 Top-Five awards from the State Leadership Conference and Competition held recently in Orlando.  Pictured from left, are: (front) Joseph Young IV, Bethany Kerr, Susan Burns, Jenna Hemanes, Calen Masai, (back) Shareem Goodlet, Rayanne Phelps, Kathryn Meadows, Bethany Horton, Joshua Myers, Tiffany McAdams, Bradach Carlson, Hannah Plazarin and Hayden White.

 

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March 24, 2016

 

CHIPOLA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR RN-BSN PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, also known as the RN to BSN. Application deadline for the Summer Session is April 22.

The program offers three entry points, Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (May).  All upper division classes in the RN-BSN Program are completely on-line.

Applicants for the BSN program must have completed the AS degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution or have completed the AA degree with all prerequisites from a Florida public institution or 60 semester hours and satisfactory completion of Chipola's general education requirements including Gordon Rule and all prerequisites and be a licensed RN (Florida, Alabama, or Georgia) with an overall 2.5 minimum GPA with a minimum grade of "C" in all Common Pre-requisites.

RN graduates from schools other than Chipola, should contact Dr. Jayne Roberts for advising questions at (850) 718-2209 or robertsj@chipola.edu.

For information on the Chipola Nursing program, contact Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean of Health Sciences, at 850-718-2278 or email lipfordk@chipola.edu  

 

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CHIPOLA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR RN-BSN PROGRAM—Chipola College is now accepting applications for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, also known as the RN to BSN. Application deadline for the Summer Session is April 22.  Chipola BSN graduate Ben Durham works with a human patient simulator in the college nursing lab. For information on the Chipola Nursing program, contact Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean of Health Sciences, at 850-718-2278 or email lipfordk@chipola.edu  

 

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March 24, 2016

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CHIPOLA SCIENCE STUDENTS STUDY CHAMPION TREES

 

Forester Barry Stafford, and Forest Ranger Roger Avriett, both from the Florida Forest Service in Jackson County, introduced Biology and Environmental Science students to the National Champion Tree and the Fire Prevention Programs to Chipola College Environmental Science students.

The lessons were the fifth in a series directed by Billy Bailey, Park Services Specialist at Florida Caverns State Park. Each fulfills course objectives such as land management, roles of trees, and wild fire prevention/mitigation in the Florida ecosystem.

As a Forester, Stafford assists landowners with the health of their trees and manages forests. This interactive lesson was sixth in a series directed by Billy Bailey, Park Services Specialist at Florida Caverns State Park.

The Champion Tree is an American forest program started in 1940 which serves to collect data on the largest trees within a species. Trees which are eligible must be native or naturalized, have at least a 9.5 foot circumference and be at least 13 feet tall.  

 

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March 24, 2016

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES TO BEVERLY SILLS TRIBUTE APRIL 15

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series will present Bubbles, an American Diva: A Tribute to Beverly Sills, Friday, April 15, in the Center for the Arts.

The acclaimed Brooklyn-born coloratura soprano Beverly Sills (1929-2007) won a radio contest at age three and soon began singing regularly as Bubbles Silverman. She made her operatic debut in 1947 and performed with the New York City Opera through the 1970’s. Sills became one of the most famous sopranos in the world. She was more popular with the American public than any opera singer, even among people who never set foot in an opera house. Dr. Connie Roberts, professor of music at William Carey University, will perform this stunning tribute.

Tickets may be purchased at the Chipola Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

 

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March 24, 2016

 

CHIPOLA TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR SUPERHERO?

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold open auditions for the children's production SUPERHERO? Monday, April 4, at 6 p.m., in the Prough Center for the Arts.

Chipola Director of Theatre, Charles Sirmon, invites actors age 17 and up to audition. "You've heard of Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman! Now get ready for the newest superhero, Joe! The only problem is that he doesn't have any superpowers. Join Joe and his wacky group of superhero friends as they discover what it means to be a true hero. Come along as they sing and dance and fight their way to help Joe discover that there may be a little superhero in all of us.

No preparation is needed for the audition, but Sirmon will be looking for actors with strong improvisational skills, lots of movement and some singing. Actors must be available during May for rehearsals and daytime school performances. A public performance is Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m.

For more information like Chipola Theatre on Facebook.

 

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March 24, 2016

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CHIPOLA CIVIL ENGINEERING TECH STUDENTS VISIT NEW ALTHA SCHOOL—Students in the Chipola College Civil Engineering Technology program recently toured the site of the new Altha School to learn about the construction process.  Pictured from left, are: Ralph Yoder, Calhoun County Superintendent; Olabode Ogedengbe, Chipola Civil Engineering Technology instructor; and Bradley Pearson, an Altha alumnus and Civil Engineering Tech student.

 

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March 24, 2016

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ATTACKING THE ACT—Chipola College Talent Search students and students from local schools participated in a recent Attack ACT prep session.  Students were encouraged to practice for, and become familiar with, the landscape of the test. Students were given the text, Crash Course for the ACT, and offered strategies for taking the ACT.   The next Attack ACT will be offered in October.  Talent Search is charged with helping students succeed in school and prepare for post-secondary education after high school. For information about Talent Search, visit www.chipola.edu_talentsearch.

 

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March 24, 2016

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CHIPOLA TRANSFER DAY—Chipola College Student Support Services (SSS) recently hosted their annual Transfer Day at Chipola College. Here, students enjoy free sandwiches during the event. Chipola students met with university recruiters to explore transfer admission requirements and scholarship opportunities. The following universities were represented: Abraham-Baldwin, Baptist College of Florida, FAMU’s College of Education and College of Science and Technology, Flagler College, Florida State University-Panama City, Troy University, University of North Florida and the University of West Florida. Representatives from Chipola Bachelor’s degree programs in Business, Nursing and Teacher Education also participated.  

 

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March 24, 2016

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INDIANS AT HOME MARCH 25 AND APRIL 4

 

MARIANNA— Chipola hosts Northwest in the second game of a three-game series, Friday, March 25, at 5 p.m. The Indians finish out the three game set at Northwest, Saturday, March 26.

Chipola plays at Wallace College Dothan, March 31, and at Pensacola, April 2, before returning home to host Pensacola, Monday, April 4, at 5 p.m.

The Indians beat Northwest 8-0 in 7 innings on March 23. Brady Acker (3-0) got the win in seven shutout innings, allowing no runs on three hits, striking out six. RBI singles by Jose Caballero in the first, and an RBI single by Jacob Silverstein and a two-run single by Wood Myers in the second helped the Indians early. Jay Estes led the offensive threat, as he got on base four times in the game. He singled in the first, fourth, and sixth innings. The Indians added three more in the top of the sixth. Myers doubled, bringing home Silverstein. Michael Hickman brought home Estes with a sacrifice fly.

The Indians (6-1) lead the Panhandle Conference as of March 24. Gulf Coast (5-2) is second. Other league records are: Tallahassee (2-4), Pensacola (1-3) and Northwest (0-4).

Chipola swept a three game series with Tallahassee. The Indians beat the Eagles 13-4 in seven innings, March 18. Maurice Cooley hit a grand slam in the first. Michael Hickman and Myles Edwards also homered for Chipola. Bowden Francis (6-0) recorded the win for the Indians. He allowed three runs over six innings, struck out three, walked four and gave up five hits.

Chipola scored a 5-3 win over Tallahassee March 19. The Indians took an early lead, 2-0. Caballero started off with a single. Keiner Colmenarez singled with two outs, plating Caballero and Jay Estes. The Indians took the lead in the top of the second and held on for the win. A steal of home by Jose Caballero, with two outs proved to be the game-winning run. Caballero was 3-5, drove in one and scored two runs. He doubled in the second and singled in the first and ninth. Addison Reed (4-0) got the win in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out three, walked four and surrendered six hits. Landon Faulkner worked the last 2 1/3 innings for his first save with no earned runs on no hits with 3 strikeouts.

Jose Caballero and Reynaldo Rivera led the Indians to a 15-8 win over Tallahassee on March 21. Caballero was 3-6 in the game with two homeruns, five RBIs and three runs scored. The Indians beat Tallahassee thanks to 18 hits. Chipola scored five runs in the fifth on the on an RBI single by Wood Myers, a three-run home run by Caballero, and an RBI double by Reynaldo Rivera. Rivera was 4-5 with 5 RBI's. He had two doubles and one home run. Tallahassee scored three in the top of the fifth to cut its deficit to three. Additional home runs for the Indians came when Rivera homered in the fourth and Caballero homered in the third and fifth. In the fourth, Chipola scored on an error and a two-run home run by Rivera.

Riley Cabral (3-4) allowed five runs over five innings. Cabral struck out 10, walked none and gave up six hits.

In the opening game of Conference play, Chipola beat Gulf Coast 6-3 on March 12.  In Game 2 of the series on March 14, Chipola got the 18-8 win over the Commodores. The Indians had 21 hits, including four extra base hits, a three-run home run by Michael Rojas and a three-run homer by Maurice Cooley. Addison Reed got the start for Chipola. Riley Cabral (2-3) came in relief to get the win.

Chipola was close to sweeping Gulf Coast in the three-game series before falling to the Commodores, 10-4 on March 16. Cabral was charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings.

Chipola is ranked fourth in the FCSAA State Baseball Poll and ninth in the NJCAA National Poll.

For the latest in Chipola sports news, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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 March 24, 2016

 

FIRST COMMERCE TO HOST FREE COOKOUT AT APRIL 13 CHIPOLA GAME

 

MARIANNA—First Commerce Credit Union will host a free cookout for fans at the Chipola vs. Tallahassee Baseball game on Wednesday, April 13, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Chuck Hudson, First Commerce Jackson County Executive, invites fans out to the ball game to enjoy free hot dogs and drinks.

 

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March 24, 2016

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CHIPOLA’S SANTOS IS FLORIDA SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College softball player Gabriel Santos has been named the FCSAA State Player of the Week.

The sophomore outfielder from Brazil was 11 for 16, with a .688 batting average during the voting period. She scored nine runs, with one double, two home runs, eight RBIs and six stolen bases in six games for Chipola.

Santos hit safely and scored in all six games, including five multi-hit outings. She was 4-for-6 with a home run and five RBIs in a DH with Southeastern; 3-for-5 in a DH with Gulf Coast State; 4-for-5 with a HR and two RBIs in a DH against Tallahassee.

The defending National Champion Lady Indians (3-1) in league play are a game behind Northwest (3-1). Tallahassee is 3-3. Gulf Coast and Pensacola are both 1-3 as of March 25. Chipola travels to Pensacola March 29 before returning home to host Gulf Coast, Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. Chipola hosts Pensacola, April 14, in the final home games of the season.

The Lady Indians split a double-header with Northwest on March 23. Chipola won the first game, 4-3, and lost game two, 4-3, in eight innings. 

Chipola split a pair with Tallahassee on March 20. The Lady Indians whipped the Lady Eagles 9-1 in five innings in game one. Brianna Surrento paced Chipola’s offense with two doubles and two RBI. Dana Edmundson and Courtney Davis also had doubles in game one. Pitcher Ilona Andringa got the win for Chipola with four strikeouts in five innings.

Tallahassee won game two (7-4) on March 20. Madison Ragan started for Chipola but was relieved by Brianna Surrento who was charged with the loss. Ashley Morris was 3 for 3 at the plate for Chipola. Gabriel Santos was 2 for 3 with a homerun and two runs scored.

Chipola swept Gulf Coast (4-2, 16-3) in a March 16 double-header.

The Lady Indians are fourth in the FCSAA State Poll. Chipola finished the 2015 season at 49-10 with a Conference Championship, FCSAA State Title and NJCAA Division I National Championship. 

 

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