May 5, 2016

CHIPOLA SUMMER I REGISTRATION IS MAY 9

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold Summer Session I registration for new and returning students, Monday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer I classes begin Tuesday, May 10. Late registration continues through noon on May 10.

Application deadline for Summer Session II is June 2. Registration for Summer II is June 23 and classes begin June 27. 

Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register for Fall classes July 6-12. New students who register during July will be required to attend orientation classes July 18, 19, 20, 21 and 25.  Day and evening orientation classses will be offered.

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at www.chipola.edu 

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs and 10 Bachelor’s degrees.

For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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CHIPOLA SUMMER I REGISTRATION IS MAY 9—Chipola College will hold Summer Session I registration for new and returning students, Monday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer I classes begin Tuesday, May 10. Late registration continues through noon on May 10. Here, Chipola students Sydney Borner of Bonifay (left) and Melea Kirk of Bonifay study during a May afternoon. For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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May 5, 2016

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RETIREES HONORED AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College honored six of its retirees at the recent end-of-year luncheon.

Director of Criminal Justice/Public Service, Steve Anderson was honored for 8 ½ years of service.  Kathy Dunaway, Funds Manager in the Business Office was honored for 12 years of service.  Richard Hinson, Assistant Professor, English, was honored for 17 years of service.  Dianne Green, Physical Plant/Residence Hall Coordinator, was honored for 12 years of service.  Royce Reagan, Director of Video and T.V. Production, was honored for 18 years of service.  Renee Hopkins, Coordinator of Library Cataloging and Reference Materials was recognized for 11 ½ years of service.

Retirees were roasted and toasted by their colleagues with lighthearted songs, stories and presentations.  All were presented resolutions from the college board of trustees citing their accomplishments.  Each retiree received a Chipola Gold Card which provides lifetime admission to college events.  All were awarded lifetime memberships in the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC).

The event was sponsored by AFC, Council of Chipola Educators (CCE), Chipola Faculty Association (CFA) and Career Employees Association (CEA).

 

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May 5, 2016

Roberts scholarship available at chipola

 

MARIANNA—The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., from the Edward K. Roberts Community College Fund established a scholarship at Chipola College for Fall 2016.

The scholarship fund was created with a $40,000 donation from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with funds from the estate of the late Edward K. Roberts.

The scholarships will be available for the Fall 2016 semester and the application deadline is June 7.

Preference will be given to part-time students who may not qualify for other financial aid. Applicants must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester at Chipola, must have a minimum 2.0 high school GPA, and must follow standard college requirements.   A description of the scholarship and application are available online at www.chipola.edu/foundation

To contact the Chipola Foundation, call 850-718-2445.

 

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May 5, 2016

SWIMMING LESSONS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer various Swimming lessons for all ages. 

A Parent/Infant Class (ages 3 and under) will meet June 6-9, at 10 a.m. with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 6-9, at 7:00 p.m. with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

Group lessons for ages four and up will meet during two sessions: Session 1: June 13-23 with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 11-21, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes are available at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods.

Cost of each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee.

For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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May 5, 2016

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CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS REPEAT AS STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS

 

VERO BEACH – The Chipola College Lady Indians captured a second straight FCSAA State Championship with a 6-2 win over Florida SouthWestern in the title game of the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament on May 1.

The Lady Indians were a perfect (5-0) in the double-elimination tournament held in Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach.

Chipola outfielder Dana Edmundson of Panama City was named tournament MVP. Lady Indians Coach Belinda Hendrix was named state coach of the year for the fifth time in 10 years at Chipola. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband Jimmy Hendrix lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins.

The Lady Indians started the tournament with an 8-0 shutout of Miami-Dade on April 29. Their hot bats kept going with a 14-2 win over Central Florida later that day. On Saturday, April 30, Chipola beat SouthWestern 4-3, and Seminole, 10-2.

Chipola (45-13) will represent FCSAA/Region VIII at the NJCAA National Championship in St. George, Utah, May 18-21, where they look to defend their national title. The Lady Indians will be seeking a third national championship after winning in 2007 and 2015.

 

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May 5, 2016

LIONS GOLF TOURNAMENT MAY 20

 

The Marianna Lions Club will host a golf tournament Friday, May 20, at 8 a.m., at Caverns Golf Course. Entry is $50 per player with 3-man teams.

Proceeds from the tournament help fund scholarships to Chipola College. The Jesse D. Hoy Memorial Scholarship endowment has awarded more than $21,000 to local Chipola students since 1989.

For information, call 482-4257 or 209-4096.

 

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May 5, 2016

CHIPOLA INDIANS NAMED TO ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

 

MARIANNA – Nine Chipola College Indians were named to the Coaches’ All-Panhandle Conference Baseball Team. 

Chipola’s first-team selections include: infielder Jose Caballero; infielder Jay Estes; designated hitter Michael Hickman; outfielder Reynaldo Rivera; and pitchers Landon Faulkner and Bowden Francis.

Chipola’s second-team picks are: pitcher Brady Acker; infielder Keiner Colmenarez and designated hitter Wood Myers.

Caballera had .343 average with 5 doubles, 2 triples, 9 homeruns, 41 RBI. Estes had 13 doubles, 4 homeruns, 23 RBI with a .335 average. Hickman led the Indians in homeruns with 10, and 15 doubles, 52 RBI with a .342 average. Rivera had 9 doubles, 2 triples, 9 homeruns, 57 RBI with a .396 average. Wood Myers had 13 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homeruns, and 39 RBI with a .349 average. Colmenarez had 7 doubles, 4 homeruns, 29 RBI for a .380 average.

Landon Faulkner pitched in 12 games with a 2.61 ERA. Bowden Francis saw action in 15 games with a 3.32 ERA. Brady Acker pitched in 12 games with a 2.7 ERA.

Coach Jeff Johnson was named Panhandle Coach of the Year. This is Coach Johnson's third consecutive Panhandle Conference title, and the fifth in six years. Johnson has won 11 conference titles in 19 years at Chipola.

The Indians will play in the first round of the FCSAA State Tournament at noon (CST) Monday, May 16, at Henley Field in Lakeland.   Chipola will face the winner of a matchup between an unnamed wild card team and the Suncoast Runner Up. A win would put the Indians in a 3 p.m. (CST) game, Tuesday, May 17. A loss would move the Indians to the noon (CST) game on May 17.  The championship game is set for Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m. (CST).

Chipola Johnson’s Indians have made the FCSAA State Tournament 15 straight years with seven appearances in the title game.  Chipola has made three trips to the NJCAA National Tournament in the last seven years including a 2007 national title.

 

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CHIPOLA ALL-CONFERENCE BASEBALL SELECTIONS—Nine Chipola College Indians were named to the Coaches’ All-Panhandle Conference Baseball Team and Coach Jeff Johnson was name Panhandle Coach of the Year Pictured from left, are: (top row) Coach Jeff Johnson, first-team selections: Jose Caballero; Jay Estes; Michael Hickman; Reynaldo Rivera; (bottom row) Landon Faulkner, Bowden Francis and second-team picks: Brady Acker; Keiner Colmenarez and Wood Myers.

 

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May 5, 2016

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CHIPOLA HOSTS JOB FAIR—Chipola College and Career Source Chipola recently hosted a Job Fair, at the Milton Johnson Center.  Hundreds of people looking for jobs met with hiring managers from various employers across the area.  Here, Steven Isaac of Bonifay, discusses the job hunt with Myra Rowe, Employer Services Representative from CareerSource Chipola. To learn more about jobs, visit www.employflorida.com. To learn more about career training opportunities, visit http://chipolaworkforce.com 

 

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May 5, 2016

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CHIPOLA’S CHILDREN PRODUCTION SUPERHERO? IS MAY 12—The Chipola College Children’s Theatre production of Superhero? is Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. Pictured from left, are: Saylor Novonglosky, Joe Brooks and Aaron Lane.  You’ve heard of Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman? Get ready for the newest superhero, Joe! The only problem is that he doesn’t have any superpowers. Join his wacky group of superhero friends as they discover what it means to be a true hero. The cast will sing, dance, and fight their way to help Joe discover that there may be a little superhero in all of us. The show is directed by Charles Sirmon with original script by Chris Manasco. Tickets are available on-line at www.chipola.edu, or at the Center for the Arts Box Office. Join Chipola Theatre on Facebook or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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May 12, 2016

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED AT AWARDS CEREMONY

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

The following students received academic awards: Shareem Goodlet of Grand Ridge, National Leadership in Business; Leslie Sims of Marianna, Accounting-BSBA; Joshua Myers of Chipley, General Management-BSBA; Jody Eslinger of Cottonwood, Ala., Accounting-AA/AS; Valerie Shackelford of Cottondale, Information Technology; Louis Miranda of Grand Ridge, Networking Systems Technology; William Graham of Altha, Global Business Strategy-BSBA; Natasha Smith and Elizabeth Varnum of Marianna, Biology for Science Majors; Kimberly Clemons of Altha, Health Sciences; Natasha Smith of Marianna, Freshman Chemistry; Seth Taylor, Sophomore Chemistry; Brandon Jenkins of Caryville and Crete Zorn of Ponce de Leon, Calculus I; Donavan Ebersole of Blountstown, Calculus II; David Horton, II of Cottondale, Calculus III; Madison Christmas of Bascom, Freshman English; J.P. Leonard of Blountstown and Kate Mayo of Marianna, Sophomore English; Madelynn Lytle of Blountstown, Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award; Angela Jackson of Grand Ridge, Social and Behavioral Science and Madelynn Lytle of Blountstown, Citizen Scholar Award.

The following students received scholarship academic awards: Colby Wiggins of Chipley, Grant Harris of Bonifay and Tristan Hartzog of Chipley, Phi Theta Kappa FSU /PC Scholarship; Jaquainna Hughes of Greenwood and Karrie Tessa Shack of Bascom, NW Florida FAMU Alumni Association TRiO Scholarship; Samuel Barnes ($6,000) of Marianna, Cassidy Birge ($6,000) of Malone, Brianna Granberry ($10,000) of Greenwood, Jaquainna Hughes of Greenwood ($6,000), Angelica Livingston ($4,000) of Malone, Brittany Marsceill ($8,000) of Chipley, Ariana Martin ($8,000) of Marianna, Jenna Poole ($8,000) of Sneads, Karrie Shack ($4,000) of Bascom, Samuel Wells ($8,000) of Bonifay, FAMU Transfer Scholarships; Alex Andrea Ozbun of Dothan, Ala., Troy Transfer Scholarship;

Students in Workforce Development programs received the following awards: John Anderson of Marianna, Automotive Technology; Amber Triolo of Alford, Corrections; Gairing Cooper of Greenwood, Firefighting; Micki Price of Bristol, Cosmetology; Daniel Deason of Bristol, Law Enforcement; Williams Roberts of Greenwood, Applied Welding Technologies; Marcus Jackson of Westville, Engineering Technology and Bryan Buchanan of Marianna, Civil Engineering Technology.

Two students received awards for athletics: Margaret Wiedeman of Crawfordville, Charlton Keen Scholar Athlete Award; Cynthia Petke of Yaounde, Cameroon, Neal Sportsmanship Award.

The following students received awards for extracurricular activities: Shareem Goodlet of Grand Ridge, Bethany Horton and Kathryn Meadows of Marianna, Joshua Myers of Chipley, Bethany Kerr of Graceville, Jenna Hemanes of Bristol, Rayanne Phelps of Marianna, Joseph Young, IV of Bonifay, Hannah Plazarin of Clarksville, Calen Masai and Hayden White of Blountstown, Bradach Carlson of Marianna, Phi Beta Lambda; Elizabeth Jones of Greenwood, Black Student Union; Hayden Hurst of Marianna, Mu Alpha Theta; Hayden Hurst of Marianna,  Science Club; Caitlyn Carpenter of Marianna and Madison Christmas of Bascom, Student Government Association; Donavan Ebersole of Blountstown and Olivia Saunders of Dothan, Ala., All-Florida Academic Team. 

Three awards were given to non-students. The student body selected English Instructor, Amie Myers for the Distinguished Service Faculty Award; Associate Dean of Math and Natural Sciences, Dr. David Hilton, for the Distinguished Service Administrator Award and Student Advisor, Student Support Services, Brooke Mathis, for the Distinguished Service Professional Award. 

 

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May 12, 2016

CORRECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer several academy classes beginning in July.

A Basic Recruit Corrections Academy will begin July 5.  Classes will meet Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class begins July 11.  Classes meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.  Cost of the test is $45. 

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

For information regarding the application process contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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May 12, 2016

WINESTOCK FOUNDATION AND NAACP SCHOLARSHIPS AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation will offer three new partial tuition and/or books scholarship to a resident of Jackson County who is a graduating senior or current student at Chipola College enrolled in a Workforce Program.  

Applicants must be a member of the NAACP and submit proof of membership with the scholarship application. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester at Chipola, and must follow standard college requirements. Application deadline is June 7. 

Submit applications to: Winestock Foundation and NAACP Scholarships, P.O. Box 525, Marianna, FL 32447.

Chipola Workforce Development programs include: Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Welding, Cosmetology, Automotive Service Technology, Firefighting, Law Enforcement and Corrections. 

 

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 May 12, 2016

CHIPOLA TO HOST CHAMBER LUNCHEON

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Power Lunch, Thursday, May 19, at 11:40 a.m., in the Continuing Education Conference Center.  Guest speaker is Rick Byars, Community and Economic Development General Manager for Gulf Power.

For information, contact site host Darwin Gilmore, Chipola College Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, at 718-2270.

 

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May 12, 2016

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COLLINS—Kim Collins is Chipola College’s Career Employee for May.  Collins serves as a Department Associate in Student Affairs and has worked at the college since 1989.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, Kim Collins and Chipola Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Jayne Roberts

 

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May 12, 2016

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LIPFORD EARNS SECOND DOCTORATE—Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean of the Chipola College School of Health Sciences, recently earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Troy University. Dr. Lipford is a graduate of the Chipola Associate Degree Nursing program. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing from Florida State University. She also earned the Specialist in Education (EdS) and the Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of West Florida.  Dr. Lipford has worked at Chipola since 2003. She is pictured with her husband Roland.

 

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May 12, 2016

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CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS IN MAY PROJECT—The Chipola College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and the Honors Program joined together for the Christmas in May project to supply basic care supplies to the residents of Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center.  The purpose was to share the joy of Christmas by providing each resident with a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, tissues, shampoo and lotion. Pictured from left, are: (front) Lydia Wiedeman, Natasha Smith, (back) Charity Sikora, Donovan Ebersole, Margaret Wiedeman, Jayde Smelcer, Elizabeth Varnum, Chelsea Kuhajda and Madelynn Lytle.

 

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May 12, 2016

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CHIPOLA’S CHILDREN PRODUCTION SUPERHERO?—The Chipola College Children’s Theatre production of Superhero? was presented to hundreds of elementary school students. Here, cast members perform a scene.  Join Chipola Theatre on Facebook or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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May 12, 2016

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TOP CHIPOLA GRADUATES—Seven members of the Chipola College Class of 2016 received the President’s Medallion for earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average in all courses attempted at the college. The super seven includes, Brianna Rache Granberry of Marianna, Allen Horton, II of Marianna, Hannah Marie Jackson of Marianna, Madelynn Alayne Lytle of Blountstown, Olivia Susan Saunders of Chipley, Kelsey Rebekah Stewart of Bonifay and Margaret Weideman of Crawfordville.  Here, Rache Granberry of Marianna accepts a diploma from Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.

 

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May 12, 2016

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CHIPOLA INDIANS HEADED TO STATE BASEBALL TOURNEY

 

MARIANNA – The Indians will play in the first round of the FCSAA State Tournament at noon (CST) Monday, May 16, at Henley Field in Lakeland.   Chipola will face the winner of a matchup between an unnamed wild card team and the Suncoast Runner Up. A win would put the Indians in a 3 p.m. (CST) game, Tuesday, May 17. A loss would move the Indians to the noon (CST) game on May 17.  The championship game is set for Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m. (CST).

Chipola Johnson’s Indians have made the FCSAA State Tournament 15 straight years with seven appearances in the title game.  Chipola has made three trips to the NJCAA National Tournament in the last seven years including a 2007 national title.

The Indians are led by nine players who were named to the Coaches’ All-Panhandle Conference Baseball Team. First-team selections include: infielder Jose Caballero; infielder Jay Estes; designated hitter Michael Hickman; outfielder Reynaldo Rivera; and pitchers Landon Faulkner and Bowden Francis. Second-team picks are: pitcher Brady Acker; infielder Keiner Colmenarez and designated hitter Wood Myers.

Caballera had .343 average with 5 doubles, 2 triples, 9 homeruns, 41 RBI. Estes had 13 doubles, 4 homeruns, 23 RBI with a .335 average. Hickman led the Indians in homeruns with 10, and 15 doubles, 52 RBI with a .342 average. Rivera had 9 doubles, 2 triples, 9 homeruns, 57 RBI with a .396 average. Wood Myers had 13 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homeruns, and 39 RBI with a .349 average. Colmenarez had 7 doubles, 4 homeruns, 29 RBI for a .380 average.

Landon Faulkner pitched in 12 games with a 2.61 ERA. Bowden Francis saw action in 15 games with a 3.32 ERA. Brady Acker pitched in 12 games with a 2.7 ERA.

Coach Jeff Johnson was named Panhandle Coach of the Year. This is Coach Johnson's third consecutive Panhandle Conference title, and the fifth in six years. Johnson has won 11 conference titles in 19 years at Chipola.

 

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May 12, 2016

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CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS HEADED TO NATIONALS

 

VERO BEACH – The Chipola College Lady Indians (45-13) will represent FCSAA/Region VIII at the NJCAA National Championship in St. George, Utah, May 18-21, where they look to defend their national title. The Lady Indians will be seeking a third national championship after winning in 2007 and 2015.

Chipola captured a second straight FCSAA State Championship with a 6-2 win over Florida SouthWestern in the title game of the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament on May 1. The Lady Indians were a perfect (5-0) in the double-elimination tournament held in Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach.

Chipola outfielder Dana Edmundson of Panama City was named state tournament MVP. Edmundson and right-handed hurler Ilona Andringa were recently was named the OC Sports NJCAA Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week for April 25 - May 1. Edmundson and Andringa helped the Indians overcome a pair of ranked opponents en route to claiming the Region 8 crown. Visit http://www.njcaa.org/sports/sball/2015-16/releases/-5-5-16-_Players_of_the_Week

Lady Indians Coach Belinda Hendrix was named state coach of the year for the fifth time in 10 years at Chipola. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband Jimmy Hendrix lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins.

 

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May 19, 2016

CHIPOLA SUMMER II APPLICATION DEADLINE 

 

MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola College Summer Session II is June 2. Registration for Summer II is June 23 and classes begin June 27. 

Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register for Fall classes July 6-12. New students who register during July will be required to attend orientation classes July 18, 19, 20, 21 and 25.  Day and evening orientation classes will be offered.

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at www.chipola.edu 

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs and 10 Bachelor’s degrees.

For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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CHIPOLA SUMMER II APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 2— Application deadline for Chipola College Summer Session II is June 2. Registration for Summer II is June 23 and classes begin June 27.  Here, Dr. David Hilton lectures in a Chipola science class.  For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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May 19, 2016

GLENDA BETHEL WINS KIRKLAND AWARD

 

MARIANNA—Computer Science Instructor Glenda Bethel has been selected by her colleagues for the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at Chipola College. 

Bethel has worked at the college since 2004 where she teaches a variety of technology courses ranging from introductory computer courses to intermediate courses required for certificate programs, industry certification, associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. Bethel also is Adviser to the Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity.  

During her time at Chipola, Bethel also served in a Technical Support position in the Information Systems Department. 

As adviser to Phi Beta Lambda, Bethel leads students in preparing for state and national competitions. Recently, the Chipola chapter of Phi Beta Lambda brought home 18 Top-Five awards from the State Leadership Conference in Orlando. Eight of those winners will compete at the National Conference in Atlanta in June. She also led the group in community service projects and fund-raising including a Zombie Crawl and Pie the Professor event to support Backpack for Kids, Partners for Pets, March of Dimes and Habitat for Humanity. This year, PBL hosted the annual FBLA District competition for middle and high students. 

Bethel serves on the college Curriculum and Course of Study Committee. She is vice-chair of the Chipola Faculty Association.  She was appointed by the college to serve on the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) committee as part of the reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  

The faculty members who nominated her, said, “Glenda is a productive and proud graduate of Chipola College, and strives mightilly to uphold its standards of knowledge, courtesy, reliability, motivation, and professionalism.  She utilizes every facet of her bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s degree in curriculum for the good of the college.  Glenda is enthusiastic, sincere, efficacious, generous, and passionate about her work, but mostly about her college and its people: students, colleagues, and staff.”  

On winning the award, Bethel says, “I love working with the students and our diverse faculty. Chipola is very important to our students and to this community.” 

The Kirkland Award was established by brothers, J.R. Kirkland and David Kirkland, in honor of their parents, the late Willis and Carolyn Kirkland of Marianna. The award provides a $1,000 bonus to the annual recipient.

Previous winners of the award include: current faculty Casey Dowgul, Joy Ree (Georgia) Ashmore, Vikki Milton, Dr. Gina McAllister, Robert Ivey, JoAnn Everett, Dr. Rose Cavin, Dr. David Hilton, John Gardner, Stan Young; faculty emeriti Richard Hinson, Dr. Lou Cleveland, Nancy Burns, Geraldine DeFelix, Mary McClendon, Dr. Stephen Shimmel, Lee Shook, Kathryn Roberts, Brenda Alford, Paul Huang, Peggy Register, Charlene Lord, Lonnie Keene, the late Donald Holley, the late Dr. Bill Brievogel, the late Don Adams, and former faculty Dr. Cherry Ward, Jean Taylor and Dr. Robert Dunkle.

 

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BETHEL WINS KIRKLAND AWARD— Computer Science Instructor Glenda Bethel has been selected by her colleagues for the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: Chipola President Dr. Jason Hurst, Glenda Bethel and Senior Vice President Dr. Sarah Clemmons.

 

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May 19, 2016

CHIPOLA’S SPRING DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 278 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring Semester 2016.

To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:

Alford—Andrew Bizaillion, Mary Raines, Audrey Sterrett.

Altha—Kimberly Clemons, Meshae Hall, Brandon Waldorff.

Bascom—Joshua Blackburn, Shelby Bryan.

Blountstown—Donavan Ebersole, Ased Farooqi, Cassidy Gurliaccio, James Leonard, Madelynn Lytle, Bertis Taylor, Kaylin Weiler.

Bonifay—Thomas Herndon, Paige Lawson, Cason Moore, Mikayla Moore, William Parmer, Morgan Pickwick, Kelsey Stewart, Seth Taylor, Samuel Wells.

Bristol—Anthony Marotta, Matthew Morrison, Jacob Reed, Monte Revell.

Chipley—Jessica Belser, Elizabeth Bowen, Chase Boyer, John Carter, Jamie Ellis, Dustin Garner, Isaac Guettler, John Laney, Jaclyn Morris, Emaleigh Munn, Sagar Patel, Micheala Poppell, Jayde Smelcer, Shamara Ware, Colby Wiggins.

Clarksville—Aelon Dykes.

Cottondale—David Horton, Katelyn McBride, Kaitlyn Renegar, Katherine Waller, Anna Wescoat, Whitney Wilson.

Graceville—Victoria Brown, Erika Forehand, Preston Nichols, Jessica Singletary.

Grand Ridge—Logan McCord.

Greenwood—Niki Ferguson, Briana McKeen.

Hosford—Allison Moore.

Kinard—Krystal Yon. 

Malone—Tatum Skipper. 

Marianna—Jackson Basford, Christina Fulford, Hayden Hurst, Chelsea Kuhajda, Jordan Newman, Betty Ni, Marcus Pender, Rayanne Phelps, Caitlin Register, Natasha Smith, Shayli Tharp, Elizabeth Varnum, Cassie Willis.

Ponce De Leon—Ernest Zorn.

Sneads—Mallory Beauchamp, Elizabeth English, Lauren Locke, Ashtin McMullian, Kaylee Messer, Hannah Murray, Amber Taylor.

Vernon—Olivia Brock, Avery Hodges.

Westville—Erin Dady.

Out of District—Jordan Skipper of Ashford, Ala.; Meghan Upfold of Bruce; Jody Eslinger of Cottonwood, Ala.; Lauren Odom of Cowarts, Ala.; Margaret Wiedeman  of Crawfordville; Steven Foreman of Defuniak Sprngs; Yasmin Adderson, Presley Plummer, and Olivia Saunders of Dothan, Ala.; Elizabeth Osburn of Kennesaw, Ga.; Julia Hales of Panama City; Ahsia Gray of Quincy; Anibal Salado of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Cynthia Petke Kemayou of Silver Spring, Md.; Jessica Barton and Tammi Terry of Youngstown.

Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:

Alford—Jacob Abbott, Destiny Moss-Powell, Sabrina Shoup, Jo Windham.

Altha—William Graham, Malac Johnson, Jennifer Moore, Rena O'Bryan.

Bascom—Madison Christmas, Cameron Corder, Karrie Shack.

Blountstown—Andrew Bennett, Kayla Campbell, George Glass, Emilee Holmes, Skylah Obee, Jennifer Palmberg, Hannah Register, Katie Smith, Porter Smith, Savannah Taylor, Allison Tipton, Ashley Van Lierop, Alex Wroblewski, Anthony Wyrick.

Bonifay—Brionna Arrant, Austin Burk, Taylor Clark, Destiny Martinez, Leo McCann, Ashleigh McWaters, Becky Padgett, Callie Sorensen, Joseph Young.

Bristol—Amber Finch, Kara Fowler, Michael Marotta, Annabelle Martinez, Kala Reddick.

Campbellton—Shantil Reed.

Caryville—Brandon Jenkins.

Chipley—Basia Alderman, Amynah Binmahfooz, Carol Boswell, Susan Burns, Antonio Camacho, Hannah Coleman, Mattea Harbour, Brenda Killings, Kristin Lucas, Joshua Myers, Seth Pemberton, Allison Pettis, Paige Pope, Kevin Rollins, Savannah Schaubhut, Jessica Smelcer, Deanna Wells.

Clarksville—Bradley Pearson, Hannah Plazarin.

Cottondale—Blake Anderson, Brendon Hales, Kayla Lathan, Anna Obert, Taajwar Pope, Joyelle Saun, Savannah Sizemore, Thomas Jordan Strader, Alana White.

            Graceville—Olivia Howell, Bethany Kerr, Justin Miles, Hunter Potts, Diana Ramirez, Jenna Singletary, Kayla Wilson, Dustin Womble.

Grand Ridge—Caitlin Chason, Alyssa Klotz, Hunter Powell.

Greenwood—Laurence Glover, Angerita Hayes, Alexi Nix, Erin Rosa, Taaryn Seger, Riby Stephens.

Kinard—Khirsten White.     

Malone—Pamela Hammock.

Marianna—Jose Alvarez, Edward Arroyo, Chai Baker, Lexie Basford, William Braxton, Jeb Bruner, Lauren Canada, Amber Caputo, Angie Carpenter, Christchan Chaney, Timothy Clair, Veronica Coachman, Justin Cutchin, Tamara Dourney, Gerri Hardin, Breanna Harrell, Aaliyah Hicks, Rachel Holloway, Pamela Jennings, Michelle Kilpatrick, April Kinard, Salina Lamb, Daniel Lewis, Katelynn Lewis, Sheena Maloy, Megan Marley, Carmen McCray, Destinee McDaniel, Sarah McIntire, Dietrich Myers, Tabitha Peterson, Maggie Powell, Lacey Roberts, Justine Seiss, Amy Snell, Jared Standiford, Elizabeth Stewart, Logan Stone, Matthew Suggs, Darbey Sweeney, Dustyn Sweeney, Devin Thomas, Ryan Thomas, Landon Turnmire, Kayce Ward, Cheyenne Welch, Kate Mayo.

Sneads—Margaret Aaron, Bailey Beauchamp, Brandon Comerford, Logan Gilley, Jack Glover, Orion Hall, David Hamilton, Victoria Jackson, Keely Johnson, Sierra Kinsinger.

Vernon—Angelia Bland, Jaclyn Coatney, Antwan Siples.

Westville—Dusty Griffin, Elisabeth Jackson, Marcus Jackson, Jonathan Owens, Jacob Sumner.

Out of District—Ilona Andringa of Almere, Netherlands; David Hahn of Almere, Netherlands; Tiffany McAdams of Ashford, Ala.; Sydney Borener of Black, Ala.; Hudson Graham of Canton, Ga.; John Myers of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Jakob Farmer of Chattahoochee; Lydia Wiedeman of Crawfordville; Alicia Barton of Donalsonville, Ga.; Christopher Herrell, Christopher Keenen, and Alex Ozbun of Dothan, Ala.; Eric Turner of Gainesville; Brittany McKee of  Gordon, Ala.; Kelissa Huggins of Gretna; Ashley Morris of Leesburg, Ga.; Austin Spears of Montevallo, Ala.; Sylvia Hilton of Panama City; Haley McCroan and Rosemarie Julien of Port St Joe; Ryann Moore and Crystal Tzintzun of Quincy; Nalleli Lopez-Tobias of Saltillo, Mexico; Brandilyn Richardson of Southport; Eric Lockett of Warner Robins, Ga.

 

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May 19, 2016

CHIPOLA OFFERING SCHOLARSHIP FOR FORESTRY MAJORS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College now offers a scholarship for Forestry majors.  The Ray Brendemuehl Forestry Scholarship will be awarded to a student in the Fall 2016 term which begins in August. Application deadline is June 7.  

The scholarship provides full tuition toward 30 semester hours plus an allocation to buy books. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA each semester at Chipola, and must follow standard college requirements.

Applications are available in the Foundation Office.  Submit completed application to Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.  

For information, call 850-718-2445.

 

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 May 19, 2016

CORRECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer several academy classes beginning in July.

A Basic Recruit Corrections Academy will begin July 5.  Classes will meet Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class begins July 11.  Classes meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.  Cost of the test is $45. 

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

For information regarding the application process contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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May 19, 2016

MARIANNA HIGH WINS CHIPOLA ACADEMIC BOWL

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Brain Bowl team recently hosted the High School Academic Bowl.

Marianna Purple won first place, with Marianna Gold finishing second. Marianna Purple team members, are Carlos Staley, Caroline Gilley, Katelyn Cannady and Katie Everett.  Marianna Gold includes Madison Martin, Hannah Newsome, Alex Gong and Mathew Pelham. Joe Whitfield is the coach of the Marianna teams.

The top Individuals in the tournament were: first, Katie Everett of Marianna; second, Mathew Pelham of Marianna; third, Jonce Palmer of Holmes County; fourth, Taylor Munroe of Chipley; fifth Katelyn Cannady of Marianna; sixth, C.J. Young of Cottondale; seventh, Christopher Brockinton of Malone; eighth, Kiley Justice of Cottondale; ninth, John David Watford of Poplar Springs; tenth, Paxton Jensen from Holmes County.

 

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BRAIN BOWL TOP 10— The top Individuals in the recent Chipola High School Academic Bowl Tournament are, from left: (front) Jonce Palmer of HCHS (third), Mathew Pelham (second) of Marianna, Katie Everett (first) of Marianna, (back) Katelyn Cannady (fifth) of Marianna, Taylor Munroe (fourth) of Chipley, CJ Young (sixth) of Cottondale, Paxton Jenson (tenth) of HCHS, Kiley Justice (eighth) of Cottondale, John David Watford (ninth) of Poplar Springs and Christopher Brockinton (seventh) of Malone.

 

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MARIANNA HIGH WINS FIRST AT CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL—Marianna Purple won first place at the recent Chipola High School Academic Bowl. Pictured from left, are: Carlos Staley, Caroline Gilley, Katelyn Cannady, Katie Everett and coach Joe Whitfield.

 

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MARIANNA HIGH WINS SECOND AT CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL—Marianna Gold second place at the recent Chipola High School Academic Bowl. Pictured from left, are: Madison Martin, Hannah Newsome, Alex Gong, Mathew Pelham and coach Joe Whitfield.

 

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May 19, 2016

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer. 

Swimming lessons for all ages are scheduled at the college pool. A Parent/Infant Class (ages 3 and under) will meet June 6-9, at 10 a.m. Registration deadline is June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 6-9, at 7:00 p.m., with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

Group Swim Lessons for ages four and up will meet during two sessions: Session 1: June 13-23, with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 11-21, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes are available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. Cost of each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three camps for area youth. An Advanced Pitching Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 6-7.  Cost is $100. An Advanced Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 8-9. Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 13-14.  Cost is $100.  Camp instruction will come from Chipola coaching staff and players. Youngsters will learn the finer points of various skills of the game through expert coaching drills. A Grand Slam Special rate for all three camps is $250. All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, John DiLaura, Assistant Baseball Coach, at (850) 718-2332. 

Chipola Lady Indians Basketball Coach Greg Franklin will host a Mini Indians Basketball Camp for boys and girls in grades K-8, June 6-10. The camp will meet from 1:00-4:30 p.m. each day.  Cost is $50.  Contact coach Kyle Herring at 850-718-2423. Visit www.chipolaathletics.com to register.

 

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May 19, 2016

CHIPOLA INDIANS ADVANCE IN STATE BASEBALL TOURNEY

 

MARIANNA – The Chipola Indians improved to 2-1 in the FCSAA State Baseball Tournament Wednesday, May 18, in Lakeland.

Chipola scored a big 13-5 win over St. Johns River Wednesday afternoon. Addison Reed was the winning pitcher for Chipola. Keiner Colmenarez was 2 for 3 with a triple. Wood Myers was 2 for 4. Myles Edwards was 2 for 3.  Reynaldo Rivera and Reese Cooley both had doubles.

Chipola will face the winner of Polk vs. Santa Fe on Thursday, May 19, 3 p.m. (CST). Chipola games are broadcast on WJAQ-FM, 100.9, and on the web with a link at www.chipola.edu

The championship game of the tournament is set for Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m. (CST) with a possible game on Saturday, May 21, at 9 a.m. if either team in the championship bracket has only one loss.

The Indians lost a heartbreaker to Santa Fe, 10-9, in a postponed game played on Wednesday, May 18. Chipola scored 9 runs on 10 hits and committed 3 errors. Santa Fe had 10 runs on 11 hits with 4 errors. Chipola’s Jay Estes was 4 for 6. Woody Myers was 2 for 3. Reynaldo Rivera was 2 for 4. Keiner Colmenarez was 2 for 3.

The Indians started off the tournament with a 10-2 win over St. Petersburg in the opening round, Monday, May 16. Bowden Francis earned the win for Chipola with 3 innings. Addison Reed also threw 3 innings. Alex Shauger also pitched one inning. Reynaldo Rivera was 3 for 4. Tyler Osik was 3 for 3. Miguel Rojas was 1 for 2. Tekwaan White was 2 for 4.

Chipola coach Jeff Johnson’s Indians have made the FCSAA State Tournament 15 straight years with seven appearances in the title game.  Chipola has made three trips to the NJCAA National Tournament in the last seven years including a 2007 national title.

 

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May 19, 2016

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS ADVANCE IN NATIONAL TOURNEY

 

 

The Chipola College Lady Indians (46-13) defeated Indian Hills, 8-1, in the first round of the NJCAA National Championship in St. George, Utah. The Lady Indians are the defending national champions after winning in 2015 and in 2007.

Winning pitcher for Chipola was Ilona Andringa who threw 7 strikeouts in 6 innings. Brianna Surrento pitched in the seventh.

Madison Ragan was 4 for 4 at the plate with one double. Brianna Surrento was 2 for 2 with a double. Brooke Williams was 2 for 3. Courtney Davis was 1 for 2.

Chipola moves to the next round to face Wallace State, Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. (CST). The Lady Indians are two wins away from the title game set for Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. (CST). The games are webcast on NJCAA TV. A link is available at www.chipola.edu

Chipola captured a second straight FCSAA State Championship with a 6-2 win over Florida SouthWestern in the title game of the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament on May 1. The Lady Indians were a perfect (5-0) in the double-elimination tournament held in Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach.

Lady Indians Coach Belinda Hendrix was named state coach of the year for the fifth time in 10 years at Chipola. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband Jimmy Hendrix lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins.

 

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May 19, 2016

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HENDRIX HONORED AT CHIPOLA—Chipola softball coach Belinda Hendrix (right) was honored recently for reaching her 500th career win. She is pictured with her Associate Head Coach and husband Jimmy Hendrix (left) and are Chipola AD Jeff Johnson (center).  Chipola (45-13) is in the NJCAA National Championship in St. George, Utah, May 18-21. The Lady Indians will be seeking a third national championship after winning in 2007 and 2015. Chipola captured a second straight FCSAA State Championship on May 1. Hendrix was named state coach of the year for the fifth time in 10 years at Chipola. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband Jimmy Hendrix lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins.

 

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May 19, 2016

 Petke Wins Neal Sportsmanship Award At Chipola 05-19-16

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PETKE WINS NEAL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD AT CHIPOLA—Chipola Women’s Basketball player Cynthia Petke (right) of Yaounde, Cameroon, accepts the Neal Sportsmanship Award from Carolyn Neal Gilmore (left) and Chipola women’s basketball coach Greg Franklin. Petke will play at Georgetown University next year.

 

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May 19, 2016

 Wiedeman Wins Keen Scholarship Award 05-19-16

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WEIDEMAN WINS KEEN SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD AT CHIPOLA— Chipola Cross Country runner Margaret Wiedeman of Crawfordville accepts the Charlton Keen Scholar Athlete Award from Cross Country Coach Rance Massengill. Weideman will run next year at Truett McConnell College.

 

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May 21, 2016

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL FINISHES SECOND IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

ST. GEORGE, UTAH—The Chipola Lady Indians (50-15) came as close as a team could come to winning a second straight NJCAA National Championship. But Butler proved too much for Chipola, holding off the Lady Indians 4-2 in the title game of the national tournament on May 21.

Chipola scored a run in the first and another in the third to go up 2-1 heading into the fifth. But Butler scored three in the fifth to win by the 4-2 final score.

Four Lady Indians were named to the All-Tournament team: pitcher Ilona Andringa, third baseman Ashley Morris, catcher Madison Ragan and outfielder Gabriela Santos.  

Chipola used considerable energy to make it to the title game in a big 9-7 come-from-behind win over Salt Lake in the consolation bracket earlier in the day on Saturday. Salt Lake opened with three-run home run in the first to go up 3-0. Chipola responded with three runs on in the top of the third, tying the game at 3-3. Salt Lake added one in the third and three more in the fourth on a three-run home run. Chipola came back with a run in the top of the fifth, scoring on a double steal and making the score 7-4.  The Salt Lake margin held until Chipola put together a five-run rally in the top of the seventh to come from behind for the 9-7 advantage. Chipola used five hits, including four straight singles to secure the victory.

The Lady Indians started the tournament with an 8-1 win over Indian Hills on May 18. Chipola scored a lop-sided 12-2 win over Wallace State on May 19. The Lady Indians outlasted Salt Lake 6-5 on May 20. Chipola moved into the consolation bracket following a 10-0 loss to Butler on May 20. The Lady Indians got back on track with a 9-7 come-from-behind win over Salt Lake on May 21 to advance to the championship game where they fell 4-2 to eventual champion.

Chipola captured a second straight FCSAA State Championship with a 6-2 win over Florida SouthWestern in the title game of the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament on May 1.  

Lady Indians Coach Belinda Hendrix was named state coach of the year for the fifth time in 12 years at Chipola. She also picked up her 500th win this season. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband Jimmy Hendrix lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins. 

 

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May 21, 2016

CHIPOLA FINISHES SECOND IN STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

 

LAKELAND—The Chipola College Indians (43-16) finished as the runner-up in FCSAA State Tournament, falling to State Champion Santa Fe, 6-4, in the title game on Saturday, May 21. It was the third time Chipola and Santa Fe met in the double-elimination tournament.

Five Chipola players were named to the All-Tournament team Keiner Colmenarez, Tyler Osik, Wood Myers, Reynaldo Rivera and Bowden Francis.

During the week-long tournament, Chipola scored wins over St. Pete (10-2) on May 16; St. John’s River (13-5) on May 18; Santa Fe (6-2) on May 19; and over Gulf Coast (9-1) on May 20. Chipola’s only losses of the tournament were to Santa Fe (10-9) on May 18 and (6-4) in the championship.

 The Indians started off the tournament with a 10-2 win over St. Petersburg in the opening round, May 16. Bowden Francis earned the win for Chipola with 3 innings. Addison Reed also threw 3 innings. Alex Shauger also pitched one inning. Reynaldo Rivera was 3 for 4. Tyler Osik was 3 for 3. Miguel Rojas was 1 for 2. Tekwaan White was 2 for 4.

The Indians lost a heartbreaker to Santa Fe, 10-9, in a postponed game played on May 18. Chipola scored 9 runs on 10 hits and committed 3 errors. Santa Fe had 10 runs on 11 hits with 4 errors. Chipola’s Jay Estes was 4 for 6. Woody Myers was 2 for 3. Reynaldo Rivera was 2 for 4. Keiner Colmenarez was 2 for 3.

Chipola scored a big 13-5 win over St. Johns River in the Indians’ second game of the day on May 18. Addison Reed was the winning pitcher for Chipola. Keiner Colmenarez was 2 for 3 with a triple. Wood Myers was 2 for 4. Myles Edwards was 2 for 3.  Reynaldo Rivera and Reese Cooley both had doubles.

Chipola scored a big 6-2 win over Santa Fe on May 19. Landon Faulkner picked up the win with 10 strikeouts in 7 innings. Alex Shauger got the save. Jose Caballero was 3 for 5 with a homerun. Wood Myers was 2 for 5 with a homerun.

Chipola eliminated Gulf Coast with a 9-1 win on May 20. Brady Acker earned the win for Chipola with a complete 8 inning game which was called on the run rule. Acker scatter 7 hits and struck out 6 of 29 batters faced. Tyler Osik was 4 for 4 to lead the Indians. Reese Cooley was 3 for 4 with a double. Keiner Colmenarez was 2 for 4. Jay Estes was 1 for 4 with a double.

Chipola Johnson’s Indians have made the FCSAA State Tournament 15 straight years with seven appearances in the title game.  Chipola has made three trips to the NJCAA National Tournament in the last seven years including a 2007 national title.

Coach Jeff Johnson is in his 19th season at the helm of the Indians program. His teams have made the FCSAA State Tournament 15 straight years with eight appearances in the title game.  The Indians have three state championships, finished second four times and among the top four nine 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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May 26, 2016

CHIPOLA SUMMER II APPLICATION DEADLINE

MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola College Summer Session II is June 2. Registration for Summer II is June 23 and classes begin June 27. 

Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register for Fall classes July 6-12. New students who register during July will be required to attend orientation classes July 18, 19, 20, 21 and 25.  Day and evening orientation classes will be offered.

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at www.chipola.edu 

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs and 10 Bachelor’s degrees.

For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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 Chipola Summer II Application Deadline 05-26-16

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CHIPOLA SUMMER II APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 2— Application deadline for Chipola College Summer Session II is June 2. Registration for Summer II is June 23 and classes begin June 27.  Here, Chipola athletes Dana Edmundson and Franklin Van Gurp study in the Student Center.  For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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May 26, 2016

CHIPOLA FOUNDATION OFFERS MONEY FOR COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation will award more than $500,000 in scholarships for qualified students who attend the college during the 2016-17 school year.

Scholarships are available for a variety of majors. The Fall Application Deadline is Tuesday, June 7. Visit www.chipola.edu/foundation for a listing of scholarships.

To be eligible for a particular scholarship, students must satisfy all of the requirements outlined in the scholarship description. Scholarships awarded through the Chipola Foundation are supported by private donations with scholarship criteria set by the donors.

To apply, complete the scholarship application(s) and submit the required attachments listed on the application by 4 p.m. on June 7. Applicants who require assistance with the application process are encouraged to apply early and contact the Chipola Foundation office staff for help prior to the deadline week.  

Completed scholarship packages for scholarships offered through the Chipola Foundation may be delivered or mailed to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, Florida 32446. Applications for scholarships awarded through other organizations are mailed to the addresses indicated in each scholarship description. Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified by mail. 

For questions, contact the Foundation at (850) 718-2445 or e-mail oliverg@chipola.edu.

 

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May 26, 2016

WINESTOCK FOUNDATION AND NAACP SCHOLARSHIPS AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation will offer three new partial tuition and/or books scholarship to a resident of Jackson County who is a graduating senior or current student at Chipola College enrolled in a Workforce Program.  

Applicants must be a member of the NAACP and submit proof of membership with the scholarship application. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester at Chipola, and must follow standard college requirements. Application deadline is June 7. 

Submit applications to: Winestock Foundation and NAACP Scholarships, P.O. Box 525, Marianna, FL 32447.

Chipola Workforce Development programs include: Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Welding, Cosmetology, Automotive Service Technology, Firefighting, Law Enforcement and Corrections. 

 

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May 26, 2016

Roberts scholarship available at chipola

 

MARIANNA—The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., from the Edward K. Roberts Community College Fund established a scholarship at Chipola College for Fall 2016.

The scholarship fund was created with a $40,000 donation from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with funds from the estate of the late Edward K. Roberts.

The scholarships will be available for the Fall 2016 semester and the application deadline is June 7.

Preference will be given to part-time students who may not qualify for other financial aid. Applicants must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester at Chipola, must have a minimum 2.0 high school GPA, and must follow standard college requirements.   A description of the scholarship and application are available online at www.chipola.edu/foundation

To contact the Chipola Foundation, call 850-718-2445.

 

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May 26, 2016

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APPLY NOW FOR CHIPOLA EMT AND PARAMEDIC PROGRAMS

 

MARIANNA—Applications for the EMT and Paramedic Programs at Chipola College are currently being accepted with an application deadline of Aug. 3.

The EMT program consists of 300 hours per the Department of Education Framework and will run for 16 weeks. The program meets from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.

The Paramedic Program runs for three semesters. Day classes are designed to accommodate working students by providing a flexible A & B schedule. Day classes are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Application information is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, contact Tina Maloy, Health Sciences Program Manager at 850-718-2403, or email maloyt@chipola.edu

 

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May 26, 2016

Chipola Firefighting 05-26-16

FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Firefighting I and Firefighting II day classes beginning in August. Orientation is set for Thursday, Aug. 9, at 5 p.m.

Firefighter I runs Aug. 22 through Oct. 5, and meets Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Firefighter II will run Oct. 10 through Nov. 9.  

Pre-requisite for both courses is First Responder (EMT or higher certification).  A daytime First Responder class will meet Aug. 15-18, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $130.

Cost is approximately $1,600 each for Firefighter I or Firefighter II classes.  Firefighter I price includes: 225 hour class, book, Drug and Background Test and (5) T-shirts.  Firefighter II price includes:  225 hour class, Forestry S-130/180/L-190, use of SCBA and bunker gear.  Some financial aid is available for both classes. Ten $200 scholarships are available to the first 10 qualified applicants.

For information, contact Phil Oxendine at (850) 718-2483, 573-0188 e-mail oxendinep@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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May 26, 2016

Corrections 05-26-16

CORRECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer several academy classes beginning in July.

A Basic Recruit Corrections Academy will begin July 5.  Classes will meet Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class begins July 11.  Classes meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.  Cost of the test is $45. 

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

For information regarding the application process contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

 

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May 26, 2016

JoAnn Everett Chipola Faculty Of The Year 05-26-16

EVERETT WINS CHIPOLA FACULTY OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

MARIANNA—JoAnn Everett, Assistant Professor Mathematics, has been named the Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the Year at Chipola College.

Everett has worked at Chipola since 1986. She began teaching developmental math (previously known as college preparatory math) in 1988.  She also worked for two years in the former Chipola Math Lab.  She is the long-time treasurer of Chipola Faculty Association. She also has served on many committees, including Kirkland Award Committee, FAOP Award Committee and the Chipola Governance Council.

Everett has received several awards during her tenure including the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching (2005), Faculty/Administrator of the Month (December 2002) and (April 2010). She was elected Teacher of the Year by SGA in 1994.

Everett is a graduate of Chipley High School. She graduated from Chipola and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida. Everett and her husband, Dennis, have a daughter, Katie, a graduating senior at Marianna High School who will be attending Chipola in the Fall. The family is active in Eastside Baptist Church. Everett’s parents are Joe Earl Collins and the late Eileen Pipkin Collins of Bonifay.

The Faculty/Administrator of the Year award provides a $1,000 bonus, a $100 gift certificate from the College Book Store and reserved parking for a year.

 

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May 26, 2016

Science For CTW 05-26-16

CAVERNS PARK RANGER SPEAKS AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Billy Bailey, Park Services Specialist from Florida Caverns State Park, recently spoke to Chipola College students in an Environmental Science class about life as a Park Ranger.

Bailey said, “The mission statement of the Florida Park Service is “To provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting, and restoring natural and cultural resources.” Park Rangers uphold the mission statement by becoming literal jacks-of-all-trades.

Bailey brought a box of 12 hats that he, and other Rangers, wear to complete this mission. The hats include: field hat representing general park maintenance; Aussie hat, worn when serving as a tour guide; bicycle helmet – for bicycle and horseback riding; chain saw helmet for tree maintenance; spelunker helmet for cave exploration; firefighter hat for prescribed burns and fighting wildfires; reenactment hat to teach history of the park; campaign hat for media; and volunteer hat representing the volunteers who comprise 60% of the staff of the Florida Park Service.

 

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May 26, 2016

 Chipola Theatre Awards 05-26-16

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CHIPOLA THEATRE BANQUET—Chipola College Theatre recently held its annual banquet. Director Charles Sirmon recognized several students for theatre excellence. Pictured from left, are: (front) Best Supporting Actor: Jared Standiford; Best Actor/Outstanding Theatre Student 2016: Josiah Brooks; Best Actress: Shayli Tharp; Best Supporting Actress: Odra Chapman; (back) Best Newcomer: TJ Boyd; Best Female Cameo: Sarah Liffick; Best Character Actor: Saylor Novolglosky; Best Character Actress: Elyn Sapp; Director Charles Sirmon; Technical Excellence: Kimball Bass; Best Ensemble Actress: Gracie Wallace; Best Female Newcomer: Katelyn Cannady; and Dance\Chorography Award: Chris Manasco. Not pictured are: Backstage Excellence: Austin Spears; Best Ensemble Actor: Kane Keefer; and Best Male Cameo: Keith Watford.

 

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 May 26, 2016

 Chipola Students Choose Employee Awards 05-26-16

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STUDENTS SELECT OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEES—Chipola students recently selected three employees for Distinguished Service Awards. From left, are: Outgoing Chipola SGA President Caitlyn Carpenter; English professor Amie Myers (faculty); Associate Dean Dr. David Hilton (administrator) and Brooke Mathis (professional).

 

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May 26, 2016

Swim Lessons 05-26-16

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNAChipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer. 

Swimming lessons for all ages are scheduled at the college pool. A Parent/Infant Class (ages 3 and under) will meet June 6-9, at 10 a.m. Registration deadline is June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 6-9, at 7:00 p.m., with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

Group Swim Lessons for ages four and up will meet during two sessions: Session 1: June 13-23, with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 11-21, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes are available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. Cost of each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three camps for area youth. An Advanced Pitching Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 6-7.  Cost is $100. An Advanced Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 8-9. Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 13-14.  Cost is $100.  Camp instruction will come from Chipola coaching staff and players. Youngsters will learn the finer points of various skills of the game through expert coaching drills. A Grand Slam Special rate for all three camps is $250. All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, John DiLaura, Assistant Baseball Coach, at (850) 718-2332. 

Chipola Lady Indians Basketball Coach Greg Franklin will host a Mini Indians Basketball Camp for boys and girls in grades K-8, June 6-10. The camp will meet from 1:00-4:30 p.m. each day.  Cost is $50.  Contact coach Kyle Herring at 850-718-2423. Visit www.chipolaathletics.com to register.

 

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May 26, 2016

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL FINISHES SECOND IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

ST. GEORGE, UTAH—The Chipola Lady Indians (50-15) came as close as a team could come to winning a second straight NJCAA National Championship. But Butler proved too much for Chipola, holding off the Lady Indians 4-2 in the title game of the national tournament on May 21.

Chipola scored a run in the first and another in the third to go up 2-1 heading into the fifth. But Butler scored three in the fifth to win by the 4-2 final score.

Four Lady Indians were named to the All-Tournament team: pitcher Ilona Andringa, third baseman Ashley Morris, catcher Madison Ragan and outfielder Gabriela Santos.  

Chipola used considerable energy to make it to the title game in a big 9-7 come-from-behind win over Salt Lake in the consolation bracket earlier in the day on Saturday. Salt Lake opened with three-run home run in the first to go up 3-0. Chipola responded with three runs on in the top of the third, tying the game at 3-3. Salt Lake added one in the third and three more in the fourth on a three-run home run. Chipola came back with a run in the top of the fifth, scoring on a double steal and making the score 7-4.  The Salt Lake margin held until Chipola put together a five-run rally in the top of the seventh to come from behind for the 9-7 advantage. Chipola used five hits, including four straight singles to secure the victory.

The Lady Indians started the tournament with an 8-1 win over Indian Hills on May 18. Chipola scored a lop-sided 12-2 win over Wallace State on May 19. The Lady Indians outlasted Salt Lake 6-5 on May 20. Chipola moved into the consolation bracket following a 10-0 loss to Butler on May 20. The Lady Indians got back on track with a 9-7 come-from-behind win over Salt Lake on May 21 to advance to the championship game where they fell 4-2 to eventual champion.

Chipola captured a second straight FCSAA State Championship with a 6-2 win over Florida SouthWestern in the title game of the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament on May 1.  

Lady Indians Coach Belinda Hendrix was named state coach of the year for the fifth time in 12 years at Chipola. She also picked up her 500th win this season. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband Jimmy Hendrix lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins. 

 

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 Chipola Softball All Tourney Team 05-26-16

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL FINISHES SECOND IN NATION—The Chipola Lady Indians (50-15) finished second in the NJCAA National Softball Tournament, May 21, in St. George Utah. Four Lady Indians were named to the All-Tournament team: (fron left) pitcher Ilona Andringa, third baseman Ashley Morris, catcher Madison Ragan and outfielder Gabriela Santos.  

 

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 May 26, 2016

CHIPOLA FINISHES SECOND IN STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

 

LAKELAND—The Chipola College Indians (43-16) finished as the runner-up in FCSAA State Tournament, falling to State Champion Santa Fe, 6-4, in the title game on Saturday, May 21. It was the third time Chipola and Santa Fe met in the double-elimination tournament.

Five Chipola players were named to the All-Tournament team Keiner Colmenarez, Tyler Osik, Wood Myers, Reynaldo Rivera and Bowden Francis.

During the week-long tournament, Chipola scored wins over St. Pete (10-2) on May 16; St. John’s River (13-5) on May 18; Santa Fe (6-2) on May 19; and over Gulf Coast (9-1) on May 20. Chipola’s only losses of the tournament were to Santa Fe (10-9) on May 18 and (6-4) in the championship.

The Indians started off the tournament with a 10-2 win over St. Petersburg in the opening round, May 16. Bowden Francis earned the win for Chipola with 3 innings. Addison Reed also threw 3 innings. Alex Shauger also pitched one inning. Reynaldo Rivera was 3 for 4. Tyler Osik was 3 for 3. Miguel Rojas was 1 for 2. Tekwaan White was 2 for 4.

The Indians lost a heartbreaker to Santa Fe, 10-9, in a postponed game played on May 18. Chipola scored 9 runs on 10 hits and committed 3 errors. Santa Fe had 10 runs on 11 hits with 4 errors. Chipola’s Jay Estes was 4 for 6. Woody Myers was 2 for 3. Reynaldo Rivera was 2 for 4. Keiner Colmenarez was 2 for 3.

Chipola scored a big 13-5 win over St. Johns River in the Indians’ second game of the day on May 18. Addison Reed was the winning pitcher for Chipola. Keiner Colmenarez was 2 for 3 with a triple. Wood Myers was 2 for 4. Myles Edwards was 2 for 3.  Reynaldo Rivera and Reese Cooley both had doubles.

Chipola scored a big 6-2 win over Santa Fe on May 19. Landon Faulkner picked up the win with 10 strikeouts in 7 innings. Alex Shauger got the save. Jose Caballero was 3 for 5 with a homerun. Wood Myers was 2 for 5 with a homerun.

Chipola eliminated Gulf Coast with a 9-1 win on May 20. Brady Acker earned the win for Chipola with a complete 8 inning game which was called on the run rule. Acker scatter 7 hits and struck out 6 of 29 batters faced. Tyler Osik was 4 for 4 to lead the Indians. Reese Cooley was 3 for 4 with a double. Keiner Colmenarez was 2 for 4. Jay Estes was 1 for 4 with a double.

Chipola Johnson’s Indians have made the FCSAA State Tournament 15 straight years with seven appearances in the title game.  Chipola has made three trips to the NJCAA National Tournament in the last seven years including a 2007 national title.

Coach Jeff Johnson is in his 19th season at the helm of the Indians program. His teams have made the FCSAA State Tournament 15 straight years with eight appearances in the title game.  The Indians have three state championships, finished second four times and among the top four nine 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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 Chipola Baseball All Tourney Team 05-26-16

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CHIPOLA ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM MEMBERS—The Chipola College Indians finished as the runner-up in FCSAA State Tournament, falling to State Champion Santa Fe, 6-4, in the title game. Five Chipola players were named to the All-Tournament team. They are, from left: Keiner Colmenarez, Tyler Osik, Wood Myers, Reynaldo Rivera and Bowden Francis.

 

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