March 1, 2017

Chipola Teacher Education 03-01-17

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Future Educators Club will host its Tenth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, March. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.

Guest sessions will include: Developing Unique and Effective Student Driven Math Lessons (K-12) — Presented by 2017 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Jessica Solano; You Want Me To Stick That Quotation Where? (6-12) — Dr. Rachel West; “A Man of Wax” – Teaching Shakespeare Using the Tableau (9-12) — Kurt McInnis; Cinch Up Your Classroom Technology (K-5) — Megan Russel; Population Education: Hands On Science in a Social Perspective (K-5) and (6-12) — Dr. Amanda Clark; and Integrating Technology While Fostering the 4 C’s (6-12) — Jennifer Kincaid.

Other sessions include: I Love You Just The Way You Are (K-6); Space: The Final Frontier (3-5); Science In A Snap (K-2); Math Behind TV Commercials (6-8); Survival Guide to Classroom Management (K-6); Numbers with Abraham Lincoln (K-2); All Aboard to the Cooperation Station (K-6).

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:30 a.m.  RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Dowgul at dowgulc@chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2449.

 

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March 2, 2017

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL FINISHES SECOND IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—The Chipola College Brain Bowl Team finished second in the Community College National Championship in Minneapolis, Feb. 24-25.

Chipola entered the championship game with a disadvantage, after losing to longtime rival Valencia in the championship bracket earlier in the day. Chipola would have needed to defeat Valencia twice to claim the title. Chipola led 195-135 late in the first game and had a 10-point lead going into the final question, but Valencia won the last question to take the title 255-235.

In the final standings, Chipola’s Hunter Davis finished 7th overall and Turner McCroan finished 12th in individual scoring. Other members of Chipola A are Katie Everett and Alex Tharp.

Chipola B also had a strong showing, finishing 12th overall in the field. Only Chipola and Valencia qualified two teams for the national tournament. Chipola B team members are:  Donavan Ebersole, Jonce Palmer, Michael Young and Sierra Ennis.

Chipola will now advance to the International Championship Tournament (ICT) on April 8 in Chicago. The top four community colleges from the CCCT advance to the 4-year college tournament.

The national championship field had 24 teams from across the country. Chipola earned its berth by finishing first in the Florida Sectional in late January, also receiving the #1 seed in the country. This marks the fourth time Chipola has finished as the National Runner-Up, after claiming three consecutive National Championships from 2011-2013. The national championship is played through the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) system.

Chipola will compete for the FSCAA State Title later this month. Chipola has won the FSCAA State Title a record 7 times. Stats from the National Tournament are available: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournamentteams.jsp?tournament_id=7403&playoffs=true

 

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL FINISHES SECOND IN NATION—The Chipola College Brain Bowl Team finished second in the Community College National Championship in Minneapolis, Feb. 24-25. Chipola A team members are, from left: Katie Everett, Hunter Davis, Turner McCroan and Alex Tharp.

 

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March 2, 2017

CHIPOLA STUDENT NAMED FCS STUDENT OF MONTH

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College nursing student Brenda Killings of Chipley was recently selected as the Florida College System Chancellor's Clark Maxwell Student of the Month.

Killings completed Chipola’s Associate Degree Nursing program in 2016 and will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Chipola in May.

As a 50 year-old, she enrolled at Chipola after learning of possible layoffs at the Chipley sewing factory where she had worked for many years. She started in Developmental Math and never looked back, completing all coursework to become a Registered Nurse. While working full time, supporting three children and a disabled husband, Killings was diagnosed with breast cancer in her last term in the nursing program, but she was undeterred.  Dr. Karen Lipford, Chipola Dean of Health Sciences, says, “Brenda an inspiration to others in the college community. Despite numerous hardships that could have altered her higher education goals, she continued to work tirelessly to pursue a better life for her family.”

Though she is still battling cancer, Brenda continues to attend classes and is scheduled to finish her nursing baccalaureate degree in May. With feisty determination Killings says, “Chipola doesn't see race, color or age of a student. They are colorblind to everything but helping you succeed in school. The college has helped me every step of the way. Even when I was ready to give up, they never gave up on me."

 

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 Brenda Killings Chipola FCS Chancellor Student of Month 3-02-17

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CHIPOLA STUDENT NAMED FCS STUDENT OF MONTH—Chipola College nursing student Brenda Killings of Chipley was recently selected as the Florida College System Chancellor's Clark Maxwell Student of the Month. She is pictured here (center) with Dr. Karen Lipford, Chipola Dean of Health Sciences (left) and Chipola Interim President Dr. Sarah Clemmons.

 

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March 2, 2017

Jive Aces 3-02-17

JIVE ACES TO PERFORM FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series will present with Jump, Jive and Wail featuring The Jive Aces, Tuesday, Mar. 28, in the Center for the Arts. 

The first ever band to reach the semifinals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012, the group followed up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations.

The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band. Together for over a decade, The Jive Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music (the exciting sound where Swing meets Rock ‘n Roll) and spectacular stage show. They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements of swing/Jive/R&B classics - songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jnr - along with a selection of superb swinging originals taken from their studio albums. Learn more at www.jiveaces.com.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees. Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order confirmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. 

Call 718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

 

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March 2, 2017

CHIPOLA AND JACKSON COUNTY CHAMBER TO HOST EDUCATION SUMMITT

 

MARIANNA—The Jackson County Chamber and Chipola College will host the Chipola District Education Summit Tuesday, March 14, at Rivertown Community Church.

Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the program at 11:45 a.m. The theme is “Degrees to Jobs” and will bring together K-12 Schools, Chipola College, CareerSource and business leaders from the five-county area to discuss meeting the needs of the workforce with relevant education, degrees and certificate programs.

Keynote Speaker is Jennifer Grove, Gulf Power’s Community Development Manager. She is responsible for engagement in programs and partnerships that grow Northwest Florida’s competitiveness, including cradle to career education, workforce development, infrastructure support and Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation/Information Technology. 

The program is sponsored by Florida Public Utilities.  For information, call 482-8060.

 

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March 2, 2017

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COOK-MCGEE SIGNS TO RUN AT CHIPOLA—Blountstown High School senior Chelsee Cook-McGee has signed a Cross Country Scholarship with Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: (front) Coach Rance Massengill, Chipola Cross Country Coach; Chelsee Cook-McGee; Allyson Howell, Blountstown Cross Country Coach; Ben Hall, Blountstown Cross Country Coach; (back) Danny Ryals, Calhoun County School Board member; Ralph Yoder, Calhoun County Superintendent; and Ray Howell, Calhoun County School Board member.

 

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March 2, 2017

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LADY INDIANS HEADED TO STATE TOURNAMENT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians (25-3) will play in Florida Southwestern, Wednesday, March 8, at 3 p.m. in the FCSAA State Tournament, March 8-11, in Ocala. Tournament games will be broadcast on 100.9 FM. 

Chipola finished as the runner-up in the Panhandle Conference behind champion Gulf Coast. The brackets are set up for a possible state title game between Chipola and Gulf Coast. The final Panhandle Conference records are: Gulf Coast (10-2), Chipola (9-3), Tallahassee is (7-5), Pensacola (3-9) and Northwest (1-11).

The Lady Indians are averaging 78.5 points per game and allowing opponents only 55.4 points per contest. Chipola’s offense is led by Sydnee McDonald, who is averaging 14.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Raven Baker-Northcross is averaging 14.5 ppg. Danielle Garven is averaging 14.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Barbara Johnson has 11.8 points and 3.0 assists per game. Tierra Phillips is averaging 10.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

The Lady Indians beat Pensacola 72-59 on Feb. 25. Baker-Northcross led Chipola with 18 points. Garven had 16 points and 10 rebounds. McDonald had 11 points. Nana Sule had 10 points and 13 rebounds.

 Chipola beat Northwest 66-48 in Niceville on Feb. 22. Chipola scored an 88-76 win over Tallahassee on Feb. 18. Johnson led Chipola with 22 points. Chipola scored a big 72-62 win over Gulf Coast on Feb. 11. Garven had 19 points and 7 rebounds. McDonald had 14 points and 6 rebounds.

The FCSAA State Poll includes five Panhandle teams: Gulf Coast (1), Chipola (2), Tallahassee (3) and Pensacola (7).

Chipola is fifth in the NJCAA National Poll. Gulf Coast is third.  Odessa is number one, followed by Hutchinson in second.

The Lady Indians are coming off a 23-5 season in 2015-16 which ended in the semi-finals of the NJCAA Region VIII/FCSAA Championship. Head Coach Greg Franklin led the Lady Indians to the National Championship in 2015, and was named NJCAA, FCSAA, and Panhandle Coach of the Year.  The 2014-15 Lady Indians (34-1) captured the college’s first ever national title with a 54-46 win over previously unbeaten Hutchinson (36-1).

 

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March 2, 2017

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CHIPOLA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TOP POLLS WITH TOP PLAYERS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is making big headlines in sports this week. The baseball and softball teams are ranked first in both the FCSAA State Polls and each sport has the player of the week in their respective sports.

Chipola’s Brody Wofford, a sophomore left-fielder from Rome, Georgia, is the NJCAA Region 8 Baseball Player of the Week. He batted .500 (5-for-10) with four runs scored, a double, two home runs, six RBIs and a stolen base in four games. He helped lead Chipola to a perfect 4-0 week with two wins over Shelton State and State College of Florida and St. Johns River. He hit safely in all four games and finished the weekend with home runs in consecutive games against St. Johns River State and Shelton State He was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI vs. St. Johns River State; homered and drove in three runs vs. Shelton State.

Chipola baseball (16-3) hosts Grand Rapids, Friday, March 3, at 4 p.m., and again Saturday, March 4 at noon. The Indians host LSU-Eunice at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, and again on Sunday, March 5, at 11 a.m. The Indians open the home conference season when they host Tallahassee in a double-header, Saturday, March 11, at 1 and 3:30 p.m.

Chipola’s Krystal Goodman is the NJCAA Region 8 Softball Pitcher of the Week. The freshman right-hander from Long Beach, Mississippi, was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two appearances during the voting period. She pitched consecutive one-hit shutouts against ABAC and Southern Union. In 14 innings, she allowed two hits, one run (unearned) and no walks while striking out 14.

Chipola softball (24-1) hosts Northwest in a home, conference double-header, Thursday, March 16, at 4 and 6 p.m.

 

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March 9, 2017

CHIPOLA AND JACKSON CHAMBER TO HOST EDUCATION SUMMITT

 

MARIANNA—The Jackson County Chamber and Chipola College will host the Chipola District Education Summit Tuesday, March 14, at Rivertown Community Church.

Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the program at 11:45 a.m. The theme is “Degrees to Jobs” and will bring together K-12 Schools, Chipola College, CareerSource and business leaders from the five-county area to discuss meeting the needs of the workforce with relevant education, degrees and certificate programs.

Keynote Speaker is Jennifer Grove, Gulf Power’s Community Development Manager. She is responsible for engagement in programs and partnerships that grow Northwest Florida’s competitiveness, including cradle to career education, workforce development, infrastructure support and Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation/Information Technology. 

The program is sponsored by Florida Public Utilities.  For information, call 482-8060.

 

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March 9, 2017

CHIPOLA TRANSFER DAY IS MARCH 15

 

MARIANNA—Student Support Services (SSS) will host Chipola College’s Third Annual Transfer Day, Wednesday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, outside the Social Sciences building.

Chipola students will be able to meet with university recruiters from across the Southeast to explore transfer requirements and scholarship opportunities.

The following universities are expected to participate: Alabama A & M, Baptist College of Florida, Florida A & M University, Flagler College, Florida State University-Panama City, Jacksonville University, Troy University-Dothan, University of Florida, University of North Florida and the University of West Florida.  

Representatives from Chipola’s Bachelor’s degree programs in Business, Nursing, and Teacher Education also will be available to meet with students. The Chipola Barnes and Noble Bookstore also will participate.

 

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March 9, 2017

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CHIPOLA JAZZMATAZZ MARCH 30-APRIL 2

MARIANNA—Chipola College Show Choir will host its annual Jazzmatazz show, March 30-31 and April 1-2.

Evening shows are at 7 p.m., with a Sunday show at 2 p.m.  The annual performance will feature high energy, song and dance favorites performed by the Show Choir under the direction of Angie White, Dr. Josh Martin and Aaron Moore, with choreography by Brittney Holmes.

Tickets—$10—may be purchased at the Chipola Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. For more information, call 718-2420.

 

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March 9, 2017

Jive aces 3-9-17

JIVE ACES TO PERFORM FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series will present with Jump, Jive and Wail featuring The Jive Aces, Tuesday, Mar. 28, in the Center for the Arts. 

The first ever band to reach the semifinals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012, the group followed up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations.

The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band. Together for over a decade, The Jive Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music (the exciting sound where Swing meets Rock ‘n Roll) and spectacular stage show. They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements of swing/Jive/R&B classics - songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jnr - along with a selection of superb swinging originals taken from their studio albums. Learn more at www.jiveaces.com.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees. Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order confirmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. 

Call 718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

 

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March 9, 2017

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FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Firefighting II night class beginning May 15 and ending July 20.  The class will meet from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly. 

Pre-requisites are First Responder (EMT or higher certification) and Firefighter I. 

Cost is approximately $783 which includes: the 192 hour Fire II class, HazMat Class, and Drug and Background Test.

For information, contact Brian Eddins at (850) 718-2483, (850) 596-4157 or e-mail eddinsb@chipola.edu. For more information, visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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March 9, 2017

SSS tours UWF 3-9-17

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CHIPOLA SSS VISITS UWF—Students in the Chipola College Student Support Services (SSS) program recently toured the University of West Florida to research educational opportunities.  Later this year, SSS will tour Florida A & M University.  On March 15, Chipola SSS will host Transfer Day on the lawn of the Social Sciences building. Representatives from 15 regional universities will be available to discuss transfer opportunities. SSS is a TRiO program funded by the U.S. DOE to assist first generation students and students with varying socio-economic classifications succeed academically in college. Chipola students interested in SSS should call 718-2417 or visit chipola.edu/SSS.

 

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March 9, 2017

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CHIPOLA BSU HOLD VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE—The Chipola College Black Student Union recently held a Voter Registration Drive. Pictured from left, are: BSU member Marquis Baker and Vicki Farris of the Jackson County Supervisor of Elections Office.

 

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March 9, 2017

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL TOPS STATE POLL; SECOND IN NATIONAL POLL

 

MARIANNA— The Chipola Lady Indians (30-1) are the top-ranked softball team in the FCSAA Region 8 Coaches Poll and the number two team in the NJCAA National Poll. Butler (22-0) tops the national poll.

The Lady Indians have scored 43 runs in the month of March and given up only 6. They have logged wins over Thomas University (8-0 and 9-0); Southern Union (7-0); LSU Eunice (6-4); Mississippi Gulf Coast (10-0); Lansing (3-2).

Alexis Grampp leads the team with 7 homeruns and a .384 batting average. Pitchers Krystal Goodman and Morgan Goree are both (13-0) as of March 10.

Chipola opens the conference season March 14 at Tallahassee. The Lady Indians host Northwest Thursday, March 16, at 4 and 6 p.m. 

The Lady Indians finished the 2015-16 season with a (50-15) record and placed second in the NJCAA National Championship. Chipola captured the 2016 FCSAA State Championship with a 6-2 win over Florida SouthWestern in the title game of the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament.  

Lady Indians Coach Belinda Hendrix has been named state coach of the year five times in 12 years at Chipola. She also picked up her 500th win last season. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband Jimmy Hendrix lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins. 

 

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March 9, 2017

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CHIPOLA WINS CONFERENCE OPENER

 

TALLAHASSEE–Chipola College—the top-ranked baseball team in the state and in the nation—opened the 2017 Panhandle Conference schedule a 16-5 win over Tallahassee. The (20-4) Indians had 17 hits in the six-inning win. Brady Wofford was 4 for 5. Chipola sent 11 men to the plate in the second, scoring six more runs to open up an 8-0 lead. Chipola added two more in the bottom of the third, and scored three runs in the fourth and four more in the sixth.

Bowden Francis (5-1) earned the win on the mound for Chipola. He had 8 strikeouts and gave up 5 hits in five innings of work. Ryan Shauger pitched the sixth inning for the Indians.

Chipola travels to Tallahassee Thursday, March 9, before returning home to host the Eagles in a double-header, Saturday, March 11, at 1 and 3:30 p.m.  Chipola hosts Pensacola Tuesday, March 14, at 5p.m., and again Thursday, March 16, at 5 p.m.

 

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March 9, 2017

TEN CHIPOLA PLAYERS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Lady Indians head into the State Tournament with five All-Panhandle Conference selections.

Chipola has four first-team selections in Danielle Garven, Barbara Johnson, Sydnee McDonald and Raven Baker-Northcross, along with second-team pick Tiaera Phillips.

Chipola will play in Florida Southwestern, Wednesday, March 8, at 3 p.m. in the FCSAA State Tournament in Ocala. Tournament games will be broadcast on 100.9 FM. 

Two Chipola Indians were named to the Men’s All Panhandle Conference team. First-team selections are Jahshire Hardnett and Cedric Wright.  Second team picks are Eric Cobb, Jamall Gregory and Yuat Alok. Jashire Hardnett was named Freshman of the Year.

 

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March 9, 2017

Chipola All Conference Players 2017 Women 3-9-17

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CHIPOLA WOMEN’S ALL CONFERENCE—The Chipola College Women’s All-Panhandle Conference selections are, from left: First Team picks Danielle Garven, Barbara Johnson, Sydnee McDonald, Raven Baker-Northcross, and Second Team pick, Tiaera Phillips.

 

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March 9, 2017

Chipola All Conference Players 2017 Men

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CHIPOLA MEN’S ALL CONFERENCE—The Chipola College Men’s All-Panhandle Conference are, from left: First Team picks, Jahshire Hardnett and Cedric Wright, and Second team selections Eric Cobb, Jamall Gregory and Yuat Alok

 

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March 9, 2017

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LADY INDIANS ADVANCE IN STATE TOURNAMENT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians (26-3) defeated Florida Southwestern, 66-36, in the first round of the FCSAA State Tournament, Wednesday, March 8, in Ocala.

Danielle Garven and Barbara Johnson led Chipola with 16 points apiece. Garven also had 12 rebounds. Tierra Phillips scored 14 points and Raven Baker-Northcross added 12.

Chipola will face Santa Fe in the semi-finals Friday, March 10, at 1 p.m. (EST) Tournament games will be broadcast on 100.9 FM. 

Chipola finished as the runner-up in the Panhandle Conference behind champion Gulf Coast. The brackets are set up for possible state title game between Chipola and Gulf Coast on Saturday, March 11.  The final Panhandle Conference records are: Gulf Coast (10-2), Chipola (9-3), Tallahassee is (7-5), Pensacola (3-9) and Northwest (1-11).

The Lady Indians are averaging 78.5 points per game and allowing opponents only 55.4 points per contest. Chipola’s offense is led by Sydnee McDonald, who is averaging 14.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Raven Baker-Northcross is averaging 14.5 ppg. Danielle Garven is averaging 14.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Barbara Johnson has 11.8 points and 3.0 assists per game. Tierra Phillips is averaging 10.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

The FCSAA State Poll includes five Panhandle teams: Gulf Coast (1), Chipola (2), Tallahassee (3) and Pensacola (7).

Chipola is fifth in the NJCAA National Poll. Gulf Coast is third.  Odessa is number one, followed by Hutchinson in second.

The Lady Indians are coming off a 23-5 season in 2015-16 which ended in the semi-finals of the state tournament. Head Coach Greg Franklin led the Lady Indians to the National Championship in 2015, and was named NJCAA, FCSAA, and Panhandle Coach of the Year.  The 2014-15 Lady Indians (34-1) captured the college’s first ever national title with a 54-46 win over previously unbeaten Hutchinson (36-1).

 

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March 9, 2017

CHIPOLA COMMENCEMENT MAY 3 IN DOTHAN

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College 2017 Commencement Ceremony is set for Wednesday, May 3, at 7 p.m., at the Dothan Civic Center. The address is 126 St. Andrews Street, Dothan, AL, 36303.

Counted as members of the class are all who will complete degrees or certificates from December of 2016 to May of 2017 or during the Summer 2017 terms. 

Diplomas will be awarded for Bachelor of Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts and Workforce Development Certificates.

Graduates may invite an unlimited number of family members and guests to share the event. The ceremony will be broadcast live via internet on YouTube available at this link:   https://www.youtube.com/user/ChipolaCollege

For information, contact the Admissions and Records Office at 850-718-2311 or visit www.chipola.edu.

March 14, 2017

DR. SARAH CLEMMONS NAMED PRESIDENT OF CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees named Dr. Sarah Clemmons president of Chipola College at a meeting on March 14. Clemmons was unanimously selected by the board upon the recommendation of a sub-committee which reviewed internal candidates for the position. Dr. Bryan Craven, Chipola Director of Public Relations, was the only other internal candidate.

Clemmons previously served as Senior Vice President of Instruction, and had served as Interim President of Chipola since the resignation of former president Dr. Jason Hurst in October, 2016.

Dr. Clemmons is the second Chipola alumnus to serve as president. She said, “I love Chipola College and I am honored to have been asked to serve as president. Chipola has an excellent reputation for academic and student success. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and administration to build on the great traditions established at Chipola.”

Dr. Clemmons previously served as the chief academic officer for the college with responsibility over all academic and workforce instructional programs. She also had oversight for the college’s accreditation, grants, assessment and academic support programs.

Dr. Clemmons came to Chipola in 1979 as an English instructor and became Division Chair of the Literature/Language Division rising through the ranks to eventually become the top academic officer of the college. She helped to start the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), a free tutoring program for all students, which has won a Florida College System Chancellor’s Best Practice Award and has been a finalist for a national Bellwether Award. She was instrumental in establishing Bachelor’s Degree programs at Chipola beginning in 2003.

Dr. Clemmons is a native of Marianna, and is an alumnus of Marianna High School, Chipola College, University of West Florida, Troy University and Florida State University. She serves on the board of trustees of Jackson Hospital. She is active in the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and was named Citizen of the Year by the group in 2015.

She is married to Dr. Tracy Clemmons, an Operations Management Consultant, with the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Their son, Dr. Martin Clemmons, is an internal medicine physician at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville, Georgia. Their daughter, Sarah Kathryn Dugan, is a prosecuting assistant state’s attorney in Tallahassee. The family is active in the First Baptist Church of Marianna.

 

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March 16, 2017

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CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPIC WINNERS

 

MARIANNASome 200 students representing 11 area high schools participated in the 33rd annual Chipola College Math Olympiad on March 10.

Students competed individually on written exams in Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Scholarship.  Teams competed in three Ciphering competitions and for Team Awards that are earned through highest combined scores on the written exams.  The students earned medals and trophies, and were treated to lunch.  The event concluded with an awards ceremony in the Center for the Arts.

Overall team winners are: first, Marianna High, team members: Abigail Callahan, Ben Wiggins, Rick Brunner; second Tie, Blountstown High, team members: Sierra Helgerson, Caroline Hurst, Emily Holloway, And Chipley High, Zack Benkoczy, Stephen Chomos, Jayla Kindlespire.

Ciphering team winners are:

Algebra I—first, Cottondale High, team members: Hannah McClain, Christian Jordan, Addison Griffin; second, Washington County Christian, team members: Emma Rines.

Algebra IIfirst, Vernon High, team members: Austin Blaess, Kayla Brock, Alexis Henry; second, Marianna High, team members: Rick Brunner, Ronak Gocool, Aaron Meese.

Geometry—first, Marianna High, team members: Ben Wiggins, Faith Hardin, McKenna Evans; second, Chipley High, team members: Zack Benkoczy, Ella Page, Leo Pan.

Individual award winners by category are:

Algebra I first, Marianna Middle, Abigail Callahan; second, Marianna Middle, Lee Bethea; third, Grand Ridge, Jacob Holmes; fourth, Chipley High, Jayla Kindlespire; fifth, Altha Public, Alex Degolyer; sixth, Washington County Christian, Emma Rines; seventh, Malone High, Ian Baxley; eighth, Poplar Springs, Gracie Mitchell; ninth, Graceville High, Terra Jackson and tenth, Garceville High, Shelby Singletary.

Algebra IIfirst, Marianna High, Rick Brunner; second, Blountstown High, Emily Holloway; third, Holmes County High, Zion Glass; fourth, Marianna High, Aaron Meese; fifth, Chipley High, Stephen Chomos; sixth, Blountstown High, Arizona Phinney; seventh, Chipley High, Klaytin Hendrix; eighth, Chipley High, Nathaniel Bowen; ninth, Graceville High, Alexis Parks and tenth, Holmes County High, Bailey Rich.

Geometryfirst, Marianna High, Ben Wiggins; second, Blountstown High, Sierra Helgerson; third, Chipley High, Zack Benkoczy; fourth, Vernon High, Hannah Lamarre; fifth, Vernon High, Morgan Dale; sixth, Blountstown High, Trevor Schrock; seventh, Holmes County High, Tristan Nored; eighth, Chipley High, Ella Page; ninth, Liberty County High, Justin Day and tenth, Holmes County High, Hannah Hatcher.

Trigonometryfirst, Washington County Christian, Shane Reed; second, Chipley High, Lila Chan; third, Altha Public, Amberly Moseley; fourth, Chipley High, Jamison York; fifth, Altha Public, Sheryl Smith; sixth, Liberty County High, Amber Revell; seventh, Holmes County High, Jacob Murley; eighth, Altha Public, Caylynn Reeder; ninth, Cottondale High, Caleb Reed; tenth, Blountstown High, Annika Milligan.

Scholarship Event—first, Blountstown High, Caroline Howell; second, Chipley High, Nathan Glover; third, Chipley High, Taylor Munroe; fourth, Blountstown High, Emily Shuler; fifth, Holmes County High, Whitney White; sixth, MaloneHigh, Lashonda Beckwith; seventh, Malone High, Yakira Taylor; Eighth, Marianna High, Valerie Sims; ninth, Altha Public, Nolon Bean; tenth, Altha Public, Caylynn Reeder.

 

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March 16, 2017

Jazzmatazzz 03/27/17

CHIPOLA JAZZMATAZZ MARCH 30-APRIL 2

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Show Choir will host its annual Jazzmatazz show, March 30-31 and April 1-2.

Evening shows are at 7 p.m., with a Sunday show at 2 p.m.  The annual performance will feature high energy, song and dance favorites performed by the Show Choir under the direction of Angie White, Dr. Josh Martin and Aaron Moore, with choreography by Brittney Holmes.

Tickets—$10—may be purchased at the Chipola Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. For more information, call 718-2420.

 

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CHIPOLA JAZZMATAZZ—Chipola College Show Choir will host its annual Jazzmatazz show, March 30-31 and April 1-2. Here, four members are pictured, from left: Christina Ramirez of Graceville, Destin Dawson of Dothan, Grace Wester of Grand Ridge and Anthony Severson of Graceville. Tickets—$10—may be purchased at the Chipola Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. For more information, call 718-2420.

 

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March 16, 2017

Jive aces 03/27/17

JIVE ACES TO PERFORM FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series will present with Jump, Jive and Wail featuring The Jive Aces, Tuesday, Mar. 28, in the Center for the Arts. 

The first ever band to reach the semifinals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012, the group followed up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations.

The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band. Together for over a decade, The Jive Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music (the exciting sound where Swing meets Rock ‘n Roll) and spectacular stage show. They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements of swing/Jive/R&B classics - songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jnr - along with a selection of superb swinging originals taken from their studio albums. Learn more at www.jiveaces.com.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees. Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order confirmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. 

Call 718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

 

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March 16, 2017

Chipola College to host Engineering Technology Forum

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Forum on Engineering Technology, March 30-31. Representatives from colleges, industry, workforce and economic development are encouraged to attend.

The event begins Thursday, March 30, at 8:30 a.m. in the Chipola Continuing Education Center with Registration and Vendor Showcase. Presentations and discussions will continue through 4 p.m. Thursday and run 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday.

Speakers will include: Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce Education and Economic Development; Sam Ajlani, CF; Brad Jenkins, FLATE. A Vendor Panel will feature Steve Cerone–Bluegrass Educational Technologies; Martin Garcia–National Instruments; Richard Hyatt–Southern Education Systems; Clark Hortman–Learning Labs; Rod Jaeger–Jaeger Corporation and Larry Shemetulskis-Tektronix and Ted Norman, FLDOE.

Friday's events will include an Industrial/Economic, Workforce Roundtable and a tour of Chipola Engineering Technology Facilities with Aubri Hanson, Chipola ET Instructor. A roundtable will include Mori Toosi, Polk; Sam Ajlani, CF; Danielly Orozco, FLATE and Chris Scott, Intelligrated. Other Friday participants will include: Phil Centonze, FloridaMakes Partnerships Programs; Ron Eaglin, Daytona; Alex Anzalone, HCC; Stephan Girard, PMMI; and Marilyn Barger, FLATE.

For information, contact Darwin Gilmore at 850-718-2270 or email gilmored@chipola.edu

 

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March 16, 2017

Chipola Transfer Day

 

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CHIPOLA TRANSFER DAY—Chipola College Student Support Services (SSS) recently hosted their annual College Transfer Day. Chipola students met with university recruiters from across the Southeast to explore transfer requirements and scholarship opportunities. The following universities were represented: Baptist College of Florida, Florida State University and FSU/Panama City, Jacksonville University, Troy University-Dothan & Tyndall campus, University of Florida, University of North Florida, and the University of West Florida. Representatives from Chipola’s Bachelor’s degree programs in Business, Education and Nursing also were on hand.

 

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March 16, 2017

LADY INDIANS HEADED TO NATIONALS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians (27-4) advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas, on an at-large bid. The Lady Indians were among 8 at-large selections in the 24 team tournament which runs March 20-25. Chipola earned the #3 overall seed and will play Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. CST against the winner of Walters State vs. Tyler. The bracket and NJCAA TV links are available at http://njcaalubbock2017.org/.

Chipola fell to the Gulf Coast 80-72 in the Championship game of the FCSAA State Tournament, March 11, in Ocala.

Chipola was led by Sydnee McDonald with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Barbara Johnson had 14. Raven Baker-Northcross and Tiaera Phillips each had 12. The Lady Indians led 36-34 at the half, but free throws turned out to be an important difference as Chipola was 11 for 17 from the line compared to Gulf Coast at 20 of 24.

Three Lady Indians were named to the State All-Tournament team—Danielle Garven, Raven Baker-Northcross and Barbara Johnson. Garven also was named to the All-State team.

The Lady Indians advanced to the state title game with a 67-47 win over Santa Fe in the semi-finals on March 10. Baker-Northcross led Chipola with 21 points. McDonald and Johnson each scored 15 points. In the first round on March 8, Chipola defeated Florida Southwestern, 66-36. Garven and Johnson led Chipola with 16 points apiece. Garven also had 12 rebounds. Tierra Phillips scored 14 points and Baker-Northcross added 12.

Chipola finished as the runner-up in the Panhandle Conference behind champion Gulf Coast. The final Conference records are: Gulf Coast (10-2), Chipola (9-3), Tallahassee is (7-5), Pensacola (3-9) and Northwest (1-11). 

Chipola is fifth in the NJCAA National Poll. Gulf Coast is third.  Odessa is number one, followed by Hutchinson in second.

The Lady Indians are coming off a 23-5 season in 2015-16 which ended in the semi-finals of the state tournament with a loss to Northwest Florida State. Head Coach Greg Franklin led the Lady Indians to the National Championship in 2015, and was named NJCAA, FCSAA, and Panhandle Coach of the Year.  The 2014-15 Lady Indians (34-1) captured the college’s first ever national title with a 54-46 win over previously unbeaten Hutchinson (36-1).

 

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March 16, 2017

CHIPOLA BASEBALL PERFECT IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

 

MARIANNA— The top-ranked Chipola College Indians are 6-0 in Panhandle Conference play after winning the first two games of a four game set with Pensacola. 

Chipola blanked the Pirates 8-0 on March 14 behind the pitching of Bowden Francis (6-1). He earned the win with six strikeouts in six innings. Connor Hock finished the game in the seventh. Reynaldo Rivera had a homerun and four RBI. 

The Indians run-ruled the Pirates again 10-0 on March 16 in five innings. Riley Cabral (6-0) picked up the win with four strikeouts in four innings. Parker Warren finished out the fifth. Rivera, Te’Kwaan Whyte and Jacob Silverstein each had 2 RBI for Chipola. The Indians finish the series with a double-header at Pensacola March 18.

Chipola hosts Northwest March 21 and 23, both at 5 p.m. The Indians hit the road for games at Northwest (March 25) and at Gulf Coast (March 28 and 30). Chipola hosts Gulf Coast in a double-header, Saturday, April 1, at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Chipola swept Tallahassee in four games: March 7 (16-5) in six innings; March 9 (9-1) in eight innings; March 11 game one (16-1) in five innings and game two (9-7). Chipola third baseman Andrew Bechtold was named Florida College System/NJCAA Region 8 Baseball Player of the Week for his performance in the series. The sophomore from Chadds Ford, Pa., had a .688 average (11-for-16) with seven runs scored, five doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs in four games during the voting period. He doubled, scored and drove in a run in all four games between Chipola and Tallahassee. He was 2-for-4 in game one and went a combined 7-for-9 in the middle two games of the series. He homered in games two and three of the series and was 4-for-4 in game three. 

For the latest news visit, www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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March 16, 2017

Morgan Goree 03/27/17

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PERFECT IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

 

MARIANNA— Chipola softball jumped out to a 4-0 record in Panhandle Conference play with wins over Tallahassee and Northwest.  

Chipola trounced Tallahassee 15-3 in five innings and 8-0 in six on March 14. The Lady Indians continued their dominance with 3-2 and 7-0 wins over Northwest, March 16.

The Lady Indians (37-2) are the top-ranked softball team in the FCSAA Region 8 Coaches Poll and the number two team in the NJCAA National Poll.  

Chipola hosts Abraham Baldwin Tuesday, March 21, in a 4 p.m. double-header. The Lady Indians host Pensacola, Saturday, March 25, at 1 and 3 p.m. and Tallahassee, Saturday, April 1, at 1 and 3 p.m.

Chipola pitcher Morgan is the Florida FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Softball Pitcher of the Week.  She threw a perfect game March 11 in the Lady Indians 3-0 win over Wallace State Hanceville. Goree struck out 7 batters in 7 innings in which no Wallace players reached base.  The right-hander from Senoia, Ga., was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two appearances. She pitched back-to-back complete-games over Central Alabama and Wallace. She threw a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts against Central Alabama, then came back with a perfect game (eight strikeouts) in a 3-0 win over Wallace.

In early March, the Lady Indians logged wins over Thomas University (8-0 and 9-0); Southern Union (7-0); LSU Eunice (6-4); Mississippi Gulf Coast (10-0); Lansing (3-2); Shelton State (4-2); Wallace State (3-0).

Chipola’s only losses of the season were to ninth-ranked Midland (8-5) on March 11 and to Abraham-Baldwin (3-2) on Feb. 20.

 

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March 27, 2017

CHIPOLA JAZZMATAZZ MARCH 30-APRIL 2

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Show Choir will host its annual Jazzmatazz show, March 30-31 and April 1-2.

Evening shows are at 7 p.m., with a Sunday show at 2 p.m.  The annual performance will feature high energy, song and dance favorites performed by the Show Choir under the direction of Angie White, Dr. Josh Martin and Aaron Moore, with choreography by Brittney Holmes.

Tickets—$10—may be purchased at the Chipola Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. For more information, call 718-2420.

 

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CHIPOLA JAZZMATAZZ—Chipola College Show Choir will host its annual Jazzmatazz show, March 30-31 and April 1-2. Here, four members are pictured, from left: Christina Ramirez of Graceville, Destin Dawson of Dothan, Grace Wester of Grand Ridge and Anthony Severson of Graceville. Tickets—$10—may be purchased at the Chipola Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. For more information, call 718-2420.

 

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March 30, 2017

 PBL 03/30/17

CHIPOLA PBL WINS BIG AT STATE CONFERENCE

 

ORLANDO—Chipola Phi Beta Lambda brought home 16 Top-5 awards from the PBL State Leadership Conference in Orlando, March 16-19.

Some 400 students from 25 Florida colleges and universities competed in written, performance, and skills events.  Thirteen Chipola students competed and won eight first place awards.

Winners include: Administrative Technology, Bethany Horton, Fifth; Computer Concepts, Chase Mason, First; Computer Concepts, Andrew Bizaillion, Fifth; Cyber Security, Bonnie NeSmith, Third; Cyber Security, Shareem Goodlet, Fourth; Information Management, Hayden White, Third; Justice Administration, Bonnie NeSmith, First; Personal Finance, Sarah Hall, Third; Programming Concepts, Bradach Carlson, Fourth; Project Management, Bradach Carlson, First; Client Service, Shareem Goodlet, Third; Financial Services, Sarah Hall, First; Help Desk, Hayden White, First; Job Interview, Kathryn Meadows, First; Network Design, Bradach Carlson and Chase Mason (team), First; Social Media Campaign, Bethany Horton and Melea Kirk (team), First.

Chipola students also won the Feed the Foundation contest with proceeds helping the state PBL fund. The Chipola Chapter also won Gold Membership Status for the 2017-18 year.

Faculty adviser Glenda Bethel says, “These students worked hard to prepare for this competition while they continued their school work and PBL community service projects.  Our students have a solid reputation at these leadership events. They exemplify the proud Chipola spirit and our tradition of excellence. We appreciate the college's support for providing a budget that allows our students to travel and the many college employees who work with, and support our students.”

Chapter activities include: Backpack for Kids; Partners for Pets; Habitat for Humanity; Popcorn Palace, Yankee Candle, Terri Lynn Food Products; Adopt-a-Senior for Christmas; BSU Halloween Carnival; TRiO/BSU/PBL After Party; Math Olympiad; Ushering at the Center for the Arts; FBLA Competition as well as Fall Festival and Homecoming.

Qualifying Chipola students will compete with 2,000 students from across the U.S. at the PBL National Conference in Anaheim, CA, in June.

 

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CHIPOLA PBL WINS BIG AT STATE CONFERENCE—Chipola Phi Beta Lambda brought home 16 Top-5 awards from the PBL State Leadership Conference in Orlando, March 16-19.  Pictured from left, are: Bonnie NeSmith, Hayden White, Sarah Hall, Chase Mason, Melea Kirk, Bradach Carlson, Bethany Horton, Shareem Goodlet, Andrew Bizaillion, Kathryn Meadows, Lela Abbott, Joshua Myers and George Fisher.

 

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March 30, 2017

 Spring Frolics 03/30/17

CHIPOLA SPRING FROLICS IS THURSDAY, APRIL 6

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Spring Frolics is Thursday, April 6, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m., at the Chipola Pool or Johnson Center in case of rain.

Students will be excused from classes to participate. SGA has great activities lined up and door prizes. Several university recruiters will be on hand.

There will be a relay competition to see which club rules the campus. SGA Spring Elections will be held at Spring Frolics, as well as voting for Distinguished Service Awards for a Faculty Member, Career/Other Employee and an Administrator.

For information, contact the Chipola Student Activities Office, K-105 or call 718-2308.

 

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March 30, 2017

 

CHIPOLA COMMENCEMENT MAY 3 IN DOTHAN

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College 2017 Commencement Ceremony is set for Wednesday, May 3, at 7 p.m., at the Dothan Civic Center. The address is 126 St. Andrews Street, Dothan, AL, 36303.

Counted as members of the class are all who will complete degrees or certificates from December of 2016 to May of 2017 or during the Summer 2017 terms. Diplomas will be awarded for Bachelor of Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts and Workforce Development Certificates. Chipola graduates may invite an unlimited number of family members and guests to share the event. The ceremony will be broadcast live on YouTube available at this link:   https://www.youtube.com/user/ChipolaCollege

Madeline Pumariega, Chancellor of the Florida College System (FCS), will deliver the Commencement Address. She became Chancellor in August of 2015. Pumariega most recently served as president of the statewide non-profit Take Stock in Children. Prior to joining Take Stock, she spent 20 years at Miami Dade College (MDC), serving as President of the Wolfson Campus. She is regarded for her work in developing innovative approaches to support academic progress and student success. She has been instrumental in supporting workforce programs by leveraging partnerships in the community, such as the Hospitality Institute at Miami-Dade which provides culinary certification while creating employment opportunities.

Pumariega is a member of Leadership Florida Class 33 and was a Kellogg Fellow for the League for Innovation’s Expanding Leadership Diversity in Community Colleges. Her volunteer activities include serving on the board of The Center for Postsecondary Success, City Year Miami, serving on the steering committee for The Miami Foundation, and membership in the International Women’s Forum.

Pumariega is an alumna of Miami Dade College, a doctoral candidate at Barry University and a graduate of St. Thomas University and The Florida Atlantic University College of Education.

For information, contact the Admissions and Records Office at 850-718-2311 or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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March 30, 2017

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CHIPOLA SCIENCE STUDENTS TOUR CAVERNS—Chipola College Environmental Science students recently toured the Bluff Trail of the Florida Caverns State Park with Billy Bailey, Park Services Specialist. Students experienced the native floral beauty and discussed the ecological, commercial, historical values and scientific names associated with vegetation.  Bailey also introduced the Paleontology of the dire wolf, cave bear, Smilodon (saber-tooth cat), Glyptodon (giant armadillo), giant ground sloth, Pleistocene horse, llamas, and mastodon which once lived in the area, some of which hibernated in caves at the park.

 

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March 30, 2017

 Jacob Silverstein 03/30/17

CHIPOLA LEADS PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

 

MARIANNA— The top-ranked Chipola College Indians are 10-3 in Panhandle Conference play and 29-7 overall. Chipola sits atop the state poll, and is fourth in the national poll.

The Indians host Gulf Coast in a double-header, Saturday, April 1, at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The games are billed as Little League Day with all little leaguers and their families invited to attend the games free of charge.

Chipola lost a March 24 double-header to Northwest, 11-10 and 10-6. The Indians beat Northwest 13-6 on March 23. Riley Cabral (7-0) earned the win for Chipola with 8 strikeouts in 5 innings. Jacob Silverstein and Max Guzman both homered for Chipola. Guzman was 4 for 5 on the day. Tekwaan Whyte was 2 for 3.  Chipola beat Northwest 5-1 on March 21. Bowden Francis (7-1) was the winning pitcher for the Indians. He threw five strikeouts and gave up no earned runs in the complete game. Max Guzman was 3 for 4. Andrew Bechtold was 2 for 4 with a triple. Jacob Silverstein and Reynaldo Rivera were both 1 for 2.

The Indians swept Pensacola in a March 18 double-header. Chipola won the first game 6-4 behind the pitching of Ryan Shauger (4-1) with 5 strikeouts in 5innings. Bowden Francis earned the save. Jose Caballero and Trey Dawson both homered for Chipola. In game 2, Chipola won 5-4. Robbie Knox (3-0) earned the win in three innings of work. Jacob Silverstein was 1 for 2. Jose Caballero had a solo homerun.

Chipola blanked the Pirates 8-0 on March 14 behind the pitching of Bowden Francis (6-1). He earned the win with six strikeouts in six innings. Connor Hock finished the game in the seventh. Reynaldo Rivera had a homerun and four RBI.  The Indians run-ruled the Pirates 10-0 on March 16 in five innings. Riley Cabral (6-0) picked up the win with four strikeouts in four innings. Rivera, Te’Kwaan Whyte and Jacob Silverstein each had 2 RBI for Chipola. The Indians finish the series with a double-header at Pensacola March 18.

Chipola swept Tallahassee in four games: March 7 (16-5); March 9 (9-1); March 11 game one (16-1) and game two (9-7). Chipola third baseman Andrew Bechtold was named Florida College System Player of the Week for his performance in the series. The sophomore from Chadds Ford, Pa., had a .688 average (11-for-16) with seven runs scored, five doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs in four games during the voting period. He homered in games two and three of the series and was 4-for-4 in game three. 

The Panhandle Conference standings as of March 27 are: Chipola (10-2), Northwest (5-3), Tallahassee (5-7), Gulf Coast (3-5) and Pensacola (1-7).

For the latest news visit, www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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March 30, 2017

 Chipola Morgan Goree 03/30/17

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PERFECT IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians softball team is 8-0 in Panhandle Conference play and 43-2 overall. Chipola hosts Gulf Coast in a double-header Saturday, April 1, at 1 and 3 p.m.

                Chipola is first in the FCSAA State Poll and second in the NJCAA National Poll behind Butler.

The Lady Indians swept Pensacola in a March 25 double-header, 3-0 and 3-0. Morgan Goree was the winning pitcher in game one. Krystal Goodman earned the win in game two, 3-0. Jordenne Gaten was 1 for 2. Bobbie Morris was 1 for 2. Marta Gasparotto and Melanie Sheldon were both 1 for 1.

On March 21, the Lady Indians swept Abraham Baldwin, 11-1 and 7-0, in a double-header. In game one, Krystal Goodman earned the win. Kyaria Brown was 3 for 3 with a homerun. Barbara Woll was 2 for 3. In game two, Morgan Goree earned the win. Alexis Grampp was 2 for 3 with a homerun. Melany Sheldon was 2 for 2. Kyaria Brown was 3 for 3.

On March 18, Chipola beat Pensacola (9-1) and Tallahassee (6-1). Krystal Goodman earned the win. Jordenne Gaten, Ashley Morris and Alexis Grampp each had triples for Chipola.

Chipola trounced Tallahassee 15-3 in five innings and 8-0 in six on March 14. The Lady Indians continued their dominance with 3-2 and 7-0 wins over Northwest, March 16.

Barbara Woll was the NJCAA Region 8 Softball Player of the Week. The center-fielder from Brazil batted .643 (9-for-14) with three doubles, three home runs, eight RBIs and six stolen bases in six games during the voting period. She hit safely in five of the six games, all wins for Chipola, and also drew five walks during the week. She was 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs in DH sweep vs. Tallahassee and homered in 7-0, game two win over nationally-ranked Northwest. She was 2-for-2, scored twice and doubled against both Pensacola State and Tallahassee.

Morgan Goree was named NJCAA Region 8 Pitcher of the Week. The freshman – RHP from Senoia, Ga, was 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three appearances during the voting period. She threw three complete-game victories, including a six-inning no-hitter vs. Tallahassee and a three-hit shutout vs. nationally-ranked Northwest Florida State. For the week, she totaled 20 innings in the circle and allowed nine hits, one unearned run and five walks while striking out 16.

 

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March 30, 2017

 

LADY INDIANS FALL IN NATIONAL TOURNEY

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians’ (28-5) season ended with a 65-60 loss to Trinity Valley in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas.           Danielle Garven was named to the All-Tournament Team. She led Chipola with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Raven Baker-Northcross scored 12. Chipola led 32-31 at the half.  Free throws made the difference in the game with Trinity connecting on 22 of 25 free throws compared to Chipola at 7 for 11. 

Chipola earned one of 8 at-large bids in the 24-team tournament which was played March 20-25. Chipola earned the #3 overall seed and beat Walters State 70-61 in the first round of the tournament on March 22. Sydnee McDonald led Chipola with 22 points. Tiaera Phillips had 16 with 8 rebounds. Raven Baker-Northcross scored 11. Danielle Garven added 10. Gulf Coast captured the NJCAA Championship for a second straight year.

Chipola finished second in FCSAA State Tournament, March 11, in Ocala, losing to Gulf Coast 80-72 in the Championship game. Chipola was led by McDonald with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Barbara Johnson had 14. Baker-Northcross and Phillips each had 12. The Lady Indians led 36-34 at the half, but free throws turned out to be an important difference as Chipola was 11 for 17 from the line compared to Gulf Coast at 20 of 24.

Three Lady Indians were named to the State All-Tournament team—Danielle Garven, Raven Baker-Northcross and Barbara Johnson. Garven also was named to the All-State team.

The Lady Indians advanced to the state title game with a 67-47 win over Santa Fe in the semi-finals on March 10.

Chipola finished as the runner-up in the Panhandle Conference behind champion Gulf Coast. The final Conference records were: Gulf Coast (10-2), Chipola (9-3), Tallahassee is (7-5), Pensacola (3-9) and Northwest (1-11). 

Head Coach Greg Franklin led the Lady Indians to a National Championship in 2015, and was named NJCAA, FCSAA, and Panhandle Coach of the Year.  The 2014-15 Lady Indians (34-1) captured the college’s first ever national title with a 54-46 win over previously unbeaten Hutchinson (36-1).

 

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