May 5, 2017

CHIPOLA SUMMER I REGISTRATION IS MAY 8

 

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

Summer I classes begin Tuesday, May 9. Late registration continues through noon on May 10.

Application deadline for Summer Session II is June 1. Registration for Summer II is June 22 and classes begin June 26.

Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. Financial Aid deadline for the Fall Semester is July 26. New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register for Fall classes July 10-Aug. 10. New students who register during July will be required to attend orientation classes July 17, 18, 19, 20 and 24.  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 I REGISTRATION IS MAY 8—Chipola College will hold Summer Session I registration for new and returning students, Monday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer I classes begin Tuesday, May 9. Late registration continues through noon on May 10. Here, Chipola students work in a science lab. For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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May 5, 2017

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CHIPOLA THEATRE PRESENTS MAGIC SCHOOLBUS MAY 11

 

The Chipola Children’s Theatre Production of The Magic Schoolbus is set for Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

The show tells the story of an eccentric school teacher who takes her class on wonderful educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.  This exciting family-friendly adventure is fun for all ages.

The cast includes: Sarah Liffick as Mrs. Fizzle, Gracie Wallace as the Narrator, Saylor Novonglosky as Ralphie, Darby Benjamin as Keesha, Jaylan Palmer as DA, Kane McKeefer as Arnold, Ashley Braswell as Phoebe, Anthony Severson as Tim, Destin Dawson as Carlos, Elizabeth Bennett as Liz, and Jayriah McGriff as Wanda.

Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—may be purchased at the Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Phone 850-718-2420.

 

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May 5, 2017

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GREAT CATTLE DRIVE film showing MAY 18 at chipola

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a free screening of the PBS documentary film, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles," Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

Danny Ryals Real Estate and the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association are sponsoring the screening at Chipola.

The documentary was filmed and produced by Blountstown residents Elam Stoltzfus and his son, Nic. The film tells the story of the Great Florida Cattle Drive 2016, the history of Florida’s heritage cattle breed, and how Florida’s cow culture is being preserved for future generations. “The story of the Cracker cattle and horses is one of the richest historical accounts,” said filmmaker and producer Elam Stoltzfus. “We really believe people will want to hear more about this, and we have a chance to educate people, entertain them, and bring some information to people here in Florida, and across the country.”

“One thing that excited me as a writer about the Great Florida Cattle Drive project is that it tells the story of this hidden history,” said screenwriter and co-producer Nic Stoltzfus. “It’s one thing to read about a cattle drive from Kissimmee to Kenansville, but to actually go on the drive and interact with the people, and feel it, and smell it... that brought history to life for me.”

Elam and Nic Stoltzfus will be present at the screening to sign DVDs, CDs, the accompanying coffee table book, movie posters and more. Fans of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will enjoy Grammy Award-winning John McEuen’s presence on the film’s soundtrack.

The documentary, narrated by America’s most beloved cowboy poet, Baxter Black, recently aired on all of Florida’s PBS stations.

The film and accompanying events are sponsored by the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and Foundation; Blackbeard’s Ranch; Arrowhead Beef; Vina & Sons; the Yoder Family and Lefty’s Dirt Road Club. To order copies of the book, CD and DVD, visit Live Oak Productions at www.liveoakproductiongroup.com/store. See a film trailer at https://youtu.be/uNph6e9Bh0w

For information about the showing at Chipola College, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2257.

 

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May 5, 2017

A & M 5-07-17

TEXAS A & M CHOIR TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Texas A & M’s Mixed Choir – the Century Singers – will be present a free concert as part of their Florida Tour, Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m., at the Chipola College Center for the Arts. 

The Century Singers choir is comprised of 80 voices. In 1971, the New Tradition Singers were established at Texas A&M as the first chorus and student organization that allowed both male and female members. In 1976, the ensemble was renamed the Century Singers to commemorate Texas A&M's 100th anniversary.

For information on the group visit, http://centurysingers.tamu.edu/

 

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May 5, 2017

SUMMER CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

The Chipola College Pool is open for Summer, and will offer various Swimming lessons for all ages. 

The pool is open Monday through Thursday, from 11 to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Hours are subject to change for special events, holidays, classes or inclement weather.

A Parent/Infant Class (ages 3 and under) will meet June 5-8, at 10 a.m. with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 5-8, at 7 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 12-22 with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 10-20, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes for ages 4 and 5 will meet at 9 a.m. Classes for ages 6 to 13 are 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 718-2440 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 5-6.  Cost is $100. An Advanced Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 7-8. Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 12-13.  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. 

Chipola Baseball will also offer a Unsigned Baseball Showcase, May 20 at 9:00 a.m.,  Cost is $100.  Players must be in the 2017-20 graduating classes and be uncommitted.  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 12-15, 12:30-4:00 p.m. & June 16, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Cost is $50.  Contact coach Greg Franklin at (850) 718-2234.

Visit www.chipolaathletics.com to register.

 Chipola Fine Arts will host a Fine Arts Camp, June 12-15.  For more information contact Angie White at (850)718-2428 email whitea@chipola.edu.

 

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May 5, 2017

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 5-8, at 10 a.m. with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 5-9, 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 12-22 with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 10-20, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes for ages 4 and 5 at 9 a.m. Classes for ages 6 to 13 are 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.

The Pool will open for public swimming May 22 with weekend hours beginning June 6. Pool hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Hours are subject to change for events, classes or inclement weather. Daily admission to the pool is $3 for ages 12 and under, and $4 for ages 13 and up. Season passes are available for: Individuals--$55; Family of 3--$85 and Family of 4--$95 and $10 per additional child. The Marianna Swim team holds regular practices at the facility.

For information, call 718-2473, 718-2440 or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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May 5, 2017

 

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CHIPOLA SENDOFF—The Chipola College chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) presented goodie bags to Chipola's baseball and softball teams as they departed for their respective state tournaments.  Here, Joc Calloway, AFC president, is pictured with the teams.

 

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May 5, 2017

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CHIPOLA WINS OPENING GAME OF STATE TOURNEY

 

LAKELAND—The Chipola Indians (41-8) defeated St. Johns River State 5-2 on Friday, May 5, after taking the lead late in their opening game of the FCSAA State Baseball Tournament.

Chipola Indians trailed 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh when Andrew Bechtold homered off Andrew Vaccacio, driving in three runs.

St. Johns River State captured the lead in the first inning. Nick Koslowski doubled on a 1-2 count in the first inning with 2 outs, scoring one run.

Riley Cabral (10-0) earned the win. He tossed six innings in relief, allowing zero runs, four hits, striking out nine, and walking zero.

Bowden Francis started the game. He went three innings, giving up two runs, five hits, striking out six, and walking one.

Te'Kwaan WhyteAndrew BechtoldEdmond AmericaanTrey Dawson, and Jose Caballero each collected one hit to lead the way for the Indians.

Chipola will play next on Sunday, May 7, at 6 p.m. (CST) against the Winner of Miami Dade vs. State College of Florida or Tallahassee.

View a webcast at http://thefcsaasports.com/championships/fcsaa_baseball_tournament

Chipola Jeff Johnson’s Indians have made the FCSAA State Tournament 16 times with seven appearances in the title game.  The Indians have made four trips to the NJCAA National Tournament including a 2007 national title.

Jeff Johnson was named Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year. The 2017 season marks his 20th at Chipola. He has won four consecutive Panhandle Conference titles with six in the last seven years and 12 overall.

The Panhandle Conference Champion Chipola Indians cleaned up in conference awards this season with 10 players named to the Coaches’ All-Conference Team, coach of the year and three players-of-the-year in four categories.

First baseman Reynaldo Rivera is the Panhandle Player of the Year with 12 homeruns and a .457 batting average. Infielder Trey Dawson is the Conference Defensive Player of the Year with a .964 fielding percentage. Bowden Francis is Conference Pitcher of the Year with a 1.53 ERA and an 11-2 record.

Chipola’s First-Team All-Conference selections include: outfielders Jacob Silverstein (.381 BA) and Brody Wofford (.343 BA); infielders Reynaldo Rivera (.457 BA and 12 HR), Andrew Bechtold (.450 BA and 10 HR) and Jose Caballero (.382 BA and 10 HR); catchers Max Guzman (.379 BA) and Chris Clayton (.337 BA); and pitchers Bowden Francis (11-2) and Riley Cabral (9-0).

Chipola’s Second-Team All-Conference pick is outfielder Edmond Americaan (.361 BA).  

Six Chipola Indians—Rivera, Francis, Bechtold, Cabral, Caballero and Guzman—were named among the Top 10 Players in the Panhandle Conference.

 

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May 5, 2017

CHIPOLA’S GOREE IS STATE PITCHER OF THE WEEK

 

MARIANNA—Chipola’s Morgan Goree is the NJCAA Region 8 Softball Pitcher of the Week for May 2.

The freshman right-hander from Senoia, Ga., went 5-0, with a 0.56 ERA in five appearances during the voting period. She helped Chipola battle through the loser’s bracket at the FCSAA State Tournament and earn a berth to the National Championship.

Goree tossed complete-game shutouts vs. Hillsborough and NJCAA No. 16 Indian River State, the latter in an elimination game.

The Lady Indians softball team finished as runner-up in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament on April 30.  The second place finish earns the team a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament, May 17-20, in St. George, Utah.

 

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May 5, 2017

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL FINISHES SECOND IN STATE TOURNAMENT

 

VERO BEACH, FL—The Chipola College Lady Indians softball team finished as runner-up in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament on April 30.  The second place finish earns the team a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament, May 17-20, in St. George, Utah.

In the championship game, Chipola lost to Florida Southwestern 4-0 compiling a 6-2 record in the three-day tournament.

Also on April 30, the Lady Indians beat Seminole 6-2 to earn a spot in the title game. Morgan Goree earned the win in 4 innings. Krystal Goodman picked up the save in 3 innings. Barbara Woll and Bobbie Morris were both 2 for 3.

In their first game of the day on April 30, Chipola beat Central Florida 4-2. Goree earned the win. Jordenne Gaten was 2 for 4.

On April 29, the Lady Indians blanked Indian River 8-0. Goree was the winner with 8 strikeouts in 5 innings. Morris was 3 for 4. Earlier in the day, Chipola beat Daytona 4-1. Goodman earned the win with 6 strikeouts in 7 innings. Gaten was 1 for 4 with a double.

In their first game on April 29, Chipola beat Santa Fe 5-2. Goree was the winning pitcher with 5 strikeouts in 6 innings. Melanie Sheldon was 2 for 3. Gaten was 2 for 4.

In the first day of the tournament on April 28, Chipola lost to Central Florida 1-0. Goodman took the loss with 3 strikeouts in 7 innings. The Lady Indians beat Hillsborough 5-0 in the opening game.

Chipola beat Hillsborough 5-0 in the first round on April 28. Goree earned the win with 8 strikeouts in 7 innings.

Three Lady Indians were named to the FCSAA All-Tournament Team: Infield: Ashley Morris; Designated Player: Alexis Grampp; and Pitcher: Morgan Goree. 

Four Chipola players made the All-State Team: First-team, Outfield: Barbara Woll; At-Large: Alexis Grampp; and Pitcher: Krystal Goodman. Pitcher Morgan Goree was named All-State Second Team Visit: http://thefcsaasports.com/championships/fcsaa_softball_tournament

Chipola is third in the NJCAA National Poll behind Butler (1) and Salt Lake (2).

The Lady Indians (58-7) won the Panhandle Conference title with a 17-3 league record.

The Lady Indians finished the 2015-16 season with a (50-15) record and a FCSAA State Championship. They nearly won a second straight NJCAA National Championship which they won in 2015.

 

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May 5, 2017

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL IS RUNNER-UP IN STATE—The Chipola College Lady Indians softball team finished as runner-up in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament on April 30.  Three Lady Indians were named to the FCSAA All-Tournament Team. Four Chipola players made the All-State Team. Pictured from left, are: (top) outfielder Barbara Woll, All-State First-team; pitcher Krystal Goodman, All-State First Team; (bottom) pitcher Morgan Goree, All-Tournament and All-State Second Team; Designated Player: Alexis Grampp, All-Tournament and All-State; and Infielder Ashley Morris, All-Tournament.

 

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May 8, 2017

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MARIANNA WOMAN’S CLUB’S TO OFFER NEW SCHOLARSHIP

 

MARIANNA—The Marianna Woman’s Club is offering a new Chipola College Scholarship for Fall 2017. The Women Can Change the World Scholarship will fund partial tuition and/or books for an older female student(s) from Jackson County who is returning to the educational arena at Chipola in an effort to secure advancements in a chosen career.  Students who have graduated high school within the last five years are not eligible to apply.

This 2017-18 scholarship will be a one-time award available for use for one year. If funds are available for the next year, applicants must reapply to be considered for a future award.

The scholarship student must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester to continue receipt of the scholarship and must follow standard college requirements.  Applicants from Chipola’s bachelor’s degree programs will be considered. The applicant’s high school GPA will be taken into consideration in the selection process. 

Applicants must secure a standard Scholarship Application Form from the Chipola Foundation Office or on the college website at www.chipola.edu Completed applications must be mailed to: Marianna Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 734, Marianna, FL 32447 by the application deadline of Thursday, June 8.

 

May 11, 2017

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GREAT CATTLE DRIVE film showing TUESDAY, MAY 18 at chipola

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a free screening of the PBS documentary film, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles," Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

Danny Ryals Real Estate and the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association are sponsoring the screening at Chipola.

The documentary was filmed and produced by Blountstown residents Elam Stoltzfus and his son, Nic. The film tells the story of the Great Florida Cattle Drive 2016, the history of Florida’s heritage cattle breed, and how Florida’s cow culture is being preserved for future generations. “The story of the Cracker cattle and horses is one of the richest historical accounts,” said filmmaker and producer Elam Stoltzfus. “We really believe people will want to hear more about this, and we have a chance to educate people, entertain them, and bring some information to people here in Florida, and across the country.”

“One thing that excited me as a writer about the Great Florida Cattle Drive project is that it tells the story of this hidden history,” said screenwriter and co-producer Nic Stoltzfus. “It’s one thing to read about a cattle drive from Kissimmee to Kenansville, but to actually go on the drive and interact with the people, and feel it, and smell it... that brought history to life for me.”

Elam and Nic Stoltzfus will be present at the screening to sign DVDs, CDs, the accompanying coffee table book, movie posters and more. Fans of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will enjoy Grammy Award-winning John McEuen’s presence on the film’s soundtrack.

The documentary, narrated by America’s most beloved cowboy poet, Baxter Black, recently aired on all of Florida’s PBS stations.

The film and accompanying events are sponsored by the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and Foundation; Blackbeard’s Ranch; Arrowhead Beef; Vina & Sons; the Yoder Family and Lefty’s Dirt Road Club. To order copies of the book, CD and DVD, visit Live Oak Productions at www.liveoakproductiongroup.com/store. See a film trailer at https://youtu.be/uNph6e9Bh0w

For information about the showing at Chipola College, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2257.

 

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May 11, 2017

CHIPOLA’S SPRING DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—A total of 282 students made the Chipola College Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring Semester 2017.

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

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—Mary Auger, Mary Raines.

Altha—Kathrine Alderman, Steven Cherry, Claudia Griswell, Malac Johnson, Sawyer O'Bryan.

Blountstown—Derek Eberly, Donavan Ebersole, Chessa Goodman, Anna Hassig, Caroline Howell, Madelynn Lytle, Jennifer Snowden, Bertis Taylor, Kaylin Weiler, Lana Wood, Heather Yoder.

Bonifay—Kendall Alderman, Michelle Dampier, Candace Donaldson, Joseph Edminson, Sierra Ennis, Cheyenne Mayo, Cason Moore, Kayla Purkey, Shana Sloan, Kelsey Stewart, Marietta Thompson.

Bristol—Emily Kern, Michael Marotta, Hunter McDaniel, Matthew Morrison.

Chipley—Chase Boyer, Nancy Cook, Cameron Goff, Lindsay Miller, Celina Ochoa, Sagar Patel, Whitley Pettis, Micheala Poppell, Spencer Potter, Jayde Smelcer, Latrelle Williams.

Clarksville—Bradley Pearson, William Woodham.

Cottondale—Chandler Braxton, Lindie Dilmore, Katelyn McBride, Alexis Parish, McKaylah See, Thomas Jordan Strader, Kevin Tharp.

Graceville—Camille Coggburn, Kelli McIntosh, Brady Powell, Sara Smith.

Grand Ridge—To Anh Darbyshire.

Greenwood—Caroline Gilley, Jordan Ross.

Hosford—Ann Brown, Allison Moore, Bailey Singletary.

Malone—Courtney Harrell, Shandrell Mount.

Marianna—Veronica Bell, Hannah Blount, Timothy Clair, Justin Cutchin, Katie Everett, John Garrett, Michael Grazioso, Sid Hand, Ezekiel Hardy, Mary Harkins, Christopher Lambe, Megan Marley, Sadie Mayo, Jay Rees, Jennifer Sizemore, Natasha Smith, Emma Smith Nelson, Elizabeth Varnum, Cheyenne Welch, Michael Young.

Ponce De Leon—Ernest Zorn.

Sneads—Hannah Murray, Lyndsey Poole.

Westville—Marcus Jackson, Jessica Thomas, Cassidy Trammell.

Out of District—Allison Cort of Chattahoochee; Brandon Baggett, Brian Ginn, Terry Thompson, and Jakob Watson of Crawfordville; Joshua Pitts of Defuniak Springs; Floyd Coleman of Panama City; Devin Rogers of Panama City Beach; Marta Gasparotto of Pieris; Keith VanBenthuysen of Quincy; William Allen, Jonathan Githens, and Marshall Gordon of Tallahassee; Savannah Shelley of Ashford, Ala.; Jody Eslinger of Cottonwood, Ala.; Sydney Golden, Payton Kirkland, and Brooks Maxwell of Dothan, Ala.; Savannah Chorn of Slocomb, Ala.; Krystal Goodman of Long Beach, Miss.; Christopher Clayton of Falls Church, Va., Nana Sule of Strt, Asokoro, Nigeria.

 

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

Alford—Magen Caruso, Nikita Hill, Laramie Pooser.

Altha—Brandee Eady, Deborah Graham, Zachery Hill, Melody Holt, Joseph King, Sarah Liffick, Sarah Ratis.

Bascom—Madison Christmas, Elijah Conrad, Cameron Corder, Alyssa Perkins.

Blountstown—Hayden White, Colton Purvis, Anthony Wyrick.

Bonifay—Brionna Arrant, MaKayla Clemmons, Holly Corne, Sierra Finch, Michelle Gilbert, Kendal Herndon, Richard Jackson, Shanearia James, Bethany Jones, Melea Kirk, Jonce Palmer, Dwight Rich, Jessica Vergara, Joseph Young, Bridget Vickers.

Bristol—Yvett Hernandez, Amber Finch, Kara Fowler, Allison Morrison, LeAnne Smith.

Campbellton—Ashley Wesley.

Caryville—Brandon Jenkins.

Chipley—Carol Boswell, Trenton Brock, Chloe Bruner, Cheyanna Clark, Hannah Coleman, Carrington Estes, Olivia Geyer, Mattea Harbour, Caitlin Hogue, Gena Lim, Tristen Novonglosky, Allison Pettis, Midrell Pittman, Paige Pope, Shane Sapp, Colby Williams.

Cottondale—Brendon Hales, Taajwar Pope, Holly Steverson, Alana White, Jason Whitehead, Erin Wright.

Cypress—Ariana Domen.

Graceville—Carmelita Barkley, Daniel Berry, Hayden Church, Cameron Coates, Colby Hargrove, Trevor Haser, Savannah McDaniel, Georgia Nichols, Hunter Potts, Shyaire Smith, Samantha Snell, Christian Wertenberger.

Grand Ridge—Allison Brown, Miriam Estok, Crystal Hernandez, Christopher Johnson, Brianna McDonald, Tanner Mulder, Isabelle Wester.

Greenwood—Zannah Glisson, Tommy Harkrider, Shelby O'Connor.

Hosford—Emily Todd.

Malone—Christina Proctor.

Marianna—Forrest Allen, Jose Alvarez, Paul Bamberg, Jackson Basford, Lexie Basford, Rachel Berbert, William Braxton, Brandon Burch, Madison Daniels, Shironda Graham, Layton Hanlon, Kirsti Harris, Zachary Hatcher, Joshua Hess, Austin Hunter, Christina Johnson, Sierra Kelley, Garrett Kilpatrick, Daniel Lewis, Jarrod Love-McFrederick, Trevor Mayo, Carmen McCray, Leonard McCroan, Destinee McDaniel, Shauna McGuire, Christopher Mock, Shawn Palmer, Kalvin Peterson, Alexis Pueschel, Arina Riegle, Lacey Roberts, Thomas Rudolph, Sandra Stewart, Ethan Strickland, Matthew Suggs, Lyndsey Sykes, David Thomas, Zachary Trotman, Brandon Tyus, Jackson Van Huss.

Ponce De Leon—Lauren Dee.

Sneads—Margaret Aaron, Dakota Baggett, Orion Douthit, Orion Hall, Amy Hand, Kaylee Messer, Bridgit Owens, Wade Robinson.

Westville—Delilah Bass, Victoria Benton, Erin Dady, Jacob Sumner.

Out of District—Cherelle Plair of Boynton Beach; Jordenne Gaten of Jacksonville; Ashlyn Perry of Mayo; Cassi Mundy of Panama City; Yuat Alok of Sarasota; Chad Treadwell of Tallahassee; Ashley Maddox and Jacea McWaters of Ashford, Ala.; Sydney Borener of Black, Ala.; Ashleigh Braswell, Christopher Keenen, Bay-Leigh Sawyers, and Jacob Wainwright of Dothan, Ala.; Parker Warren of Enterprise, Ala.; Lacey Shehee of Hartford, Ala.; Delanie Dixon of Rehobeth, Ala.; Devyn Terry of Elberton, Ga.; Ashley Morris of Leesburg, Ga.; Jordan Hollins of Stone Mountain, Ga.; Carter Skaggs of Logansport, Ind.; Andrew Carber of Blue Bell, Pa.; Deyshawn Martin of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Alexis Grampp of Harrison, Tenn.; Connor Hock of Green Bay, Wis., Edmond Americaan of Willemstead, Curacao; Danielle Garven of Ajaz CN; Marlene Aniambossou of Cotonou, Benin; Melany Sheldon of Garbagnate Milanese, Italy; Debora Pereira-Ribeiro of Peraia Barreto Sao Paulo, Brazil; Francisco Urbaez Antigua of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

 

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May 11, 2017

SUMMER CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

The Chipola College Pool is open for Summer, and will offer various Swimming lessons for all ages. 

The pool is open Monday through Thursday, from 11 to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Hours are subject to change for special events, holidays, classes or inclement weather.

A Parent/Infant Class (ages 3 and under) will meet June 5-8, at 10 a.m. with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 5-8, at 7 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 12-22 with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 10-20, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes for ages 4 and 5 will meet at 9 a.m. Classes for ages 6 to 13 are 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 718-2440 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 5-6.  Cost is $100. An Advanced Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 7-8. Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 12-13.  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. 

Chipola Baseball will also offer a Unsigned Baseball Showcase, May 20 at 9:00 a.m.,  Cost is $100.  Players must be in the 2017-20 graduating classes and be uncommitted.  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 12-15, 12:30-4:00 p.m. & June 16, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Cost is $50.  Contact coach Greg Franklin at (850) 718-2234.

Visit www.chipolaathletics.com to register.

Online registration opens May 30 for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for Monday, July 31 through Thursday, August 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Center for the Arts.  A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for their “big performance” at the culmination of the camp.

For more information contact Angie White at (850)718-2428 email whitea@chipola.edu.

 

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May 11, 2017

STARS ON STAGE FINE ARTS Camp at chipola JULY 31 – AUG 3

 

MARIANNA— Chipola College will offer a camp for students to explore their creative side. Online registration opens May 30 for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for Monday, July 31 through Thursday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Center for the Arts. 

A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for their big performance at the culmination of the camp.

Led by Chipola staff and students, morning rehearsals will focus on singing, acting, dancing and team building. Afternoon workshops will be spent in scenery and costume development.  At the end of the week, young actors will present a full-scale musical performance for family and friends, Thursday, Aug. 3 at noon. 

Tuition for the one-week camp is $200 for the first child and $150 for any additional children (brothers and sisters only) in the same family. Full tuition is due at time of registration. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Only the first 50 applicants will be accepted as space permits.  Applications will be available May 30 on the Chipola website at www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp

Students must bring a sack lunch each day.  Concessions will be available for the purchase of drinks and snacks.

Proceeds from the camp will go to fund scholarships for the Take Stock in Children initiative, a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/students. TSIC Chipola offers 2 year scholarships to Chipola, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. Services continue through high school and include their transition into college. For more information about Take Stock in Children visit http://www.chipola.edu/tsic/index.htm.

To register online for the Stars on StageCamp visit www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp.  For more information, contact Angie White at whitea@chipola.edu or Evelyn Ward at warde@chipola.edu.

 

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May 11, 2017

MARIANNA WOMAN’S CLUB’S TO OFFER NEW SCHOLARSHIP

 

MARIANNA—The Marianna Woman’s Club is offering a new Chipola College Scholarship for Fall 2017. The Women Can Change the World Scholarship will fund partial tuition and/or books for an older female student(s) from Jackson County who is returning to the educational arena at Chipola in an effort to secure advancements in a chosen career.  Students who have graduated high school within the last five years are not eligible to apply.

This 2017-18 scholarship will be a one-time award available for use for one year. If funds are available for the next year, applicants must reapply to be considered for a future award.

The scholarship student must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester to continue receipt of the scholarship and must follow standard college requirements.  Applicants from Chipola’s bachelor’s degree programs will be considered. The applicant’s high school GPA will be taken into consideration in the selection process. 

Applicants must secure a standard Scholarship Application Form from the Chipola Foundation Office or on the college website at www.chipola.edu Completed applications must be mailed to: Marianna Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 734, Marianna, FL 32447 by the application deadline of Thursday, June 8.

 

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May 11, 2017

Texas A and M Century Singers 5-16-17

TEXAS A & M CHOIR TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Texas A & M’s Mixed Choir – the Century Singers – will be present a free concert as part of their nationwide summer tour, Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m., at the Chipola College Center for the Arts. 

The Century Singers choir is comprised of 80 voices. Since its inception, Century Singers has stayed true to its purpose of representing Texas A&M to audiences both across the country and internationally, promoting choral excellence in an institution of higher learning, and offering the university community an opportunity to experience the classical masterpieces of choral literature. The group performs a diverse repertoire concentrating on classical choir literature, as well as folk songs, spirituals, popular songs, show tunes, and a choral arrangement of "The Spirit of Aggieland."

For information on the group visit, http://centurysingers.tamu.edu/

 

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May 11, 2017

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FIRST FEDERAL ADDS TO HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP—The First Federal Bank of Florida Jackson County Advisory Council recently contributed $300 toward a $1,200 commitment to the Sydney Holland Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: Randy Smith, Kenneth Stoutamire, Angie Calloway, Don Nowell, Sandy Spear, Julie Fuqua (Chipola Foundation) and Tom Stadsklev.

 

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May 11, 2017

 Faculty, Admin And Emp Of Year 05-16-17

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS SELECT EMPLOYEE AWARD WINNERS—The Chipola College student body selected three college employees for Distinguished Service Awards. Pictured from left, are: Coordinator of ACE, Charity Sikora, for Career Service; Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Stan Young for Faculty; and Director of ACE, Bonnie Smith, for Administrator.

 

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May 11, 2017

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS AWARDED FSU/PC SCHOLARSHIPS—Three Chipola College graduates recently were awarded transfer scholarships to FSU/Panama City. Pictured from left, are: FSU/PC Admissions Officer Alina Karpov, Chipola students Anthony Wyrick, Lydia Weideman, Donovan Ebersole and FSU Admissions Officer Chris Pinkerton.

 

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May 11, 2017

 Chipola Teacher Ed Grads 05-16-17

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CHIPOLA TEACHER ED GRADS—Graduates of the Chipola College Teacher Education Bachelor’s degree program celebrated their graduation at a recent party. Pictured from left, are: Le’Tonya Reed, Katherine Waller, Kelly Ramsey, Ashleigh McWaters, Olivia Howell, Amber Caputo, Jonathan Owens, Shelby Bryan, Nikki White, Olivia Adams, Rena O’Bryan, and Whitney Reeves. Not pictured are: Charity Sikora and Adam Weiland. 

 

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May 11, 2017

CHIPOLA WINS STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

LAKELAND—The Chipola College Indians (45-8) captured the FCSAA State Baseball Championship with a 12-0 win over Palm Beach, Wednesday, May 10.

The Indians had a total of 15 hits on the day led by Jose Caballero who was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles. Max Guzman was 3 for 4. Reynaldo Rivera was 2 for 5 with a homerun and 3 RBI. Brody Wofford was 2 for 5 with a double.

Riley Cabral earned the win for Chipola with 7 strikeouts in 6 innings. Andrew Grogan pitched 2 innings with 3 strikeouts. Junior Harding pitched in the final inning with one strikeout.  

Reynaldo Rivera was Tournament MVP and pitcher Riley Cabral was named Pitcher of the Tournament. Five other Chipola players were named to the All-Tournament Team: Evan Steele, Max Guzman, Jacob Silverstein Te’Kwaan White and Jose Caballero.

Six Chipola players were named to the FCSAA All-State Team: First-team Infield—Reynaldo Rivera; Andrew Bechtold; Catcher—Max Guzman; Pitcher—Bowden Francis; Second-team Outfield—Jacob Silverstein; Infield—Jose Caballero. Reynaldo Rivera was named FCSAA State Player of the Year.

Chipola Coach Jeff Johnson was named FCSAA State Coach of the Year. In 20 years as head coach, Johnson has taken the Indians to the FCSAA State Tournament 16 times with four state championships and a 2007 NJCAA National Championship.

On winning the tournament, Coach Johnson said, “I’m very proud of this group of assistant coaches and players.  They prepared well leading up to the tournament and it paid off.  I’m extremely proud of the way we pitched and swung the bats.  That 10 team tourney is a war of attrition and we withstood it.  We’re so proud to win the State title again and get back to Grand Junction.”

The Indians head to Grand Junction, Colorado, May 27 - June 2 for the 2017 NJCAA Division I Baseball World Series. Tournament information is available at http://jucogj.org/index.aspx. The championship game will air live in HD across computers and mobile devices on MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball. Live video broadcasts of all games will be available on NJCAA TV (www.njcaatv.com).

In the semi-finals of the state tournament, Chipola blew out Santa Fe 11-1 on Tuesday to advance to the championship. The Indians scored three in the fourth when Reynaldo Rivera and Max Guzman hit back-to-back home runs. Chris Clayton also had an RBI. Chipola scored three more in the sixth, 2 in the seventh, and three in the eighth.

Robbie Knox (5-0) earned the win with five and a third innings in relief, allowing zero runs, two hits, striking out five, and walking one. Starter Parker Warren pitched two and two-thirds innings, giving up a run, three hits, striking out one, and walking one.

Chipola collected 14 hits. RiveraGuzmanJose CaballeroWofford, and Jacob Silverstein each had multiple hits. Silverstein and Wofford each drove in two runs.

The Indians knocked off Palm Beach 18-6 on Monday. Trey Dawson drove in a run when he singled in the second. Chipola took the lead for good with six runs in the third. Reynaldo Rivera singled, driving in one run, Te'Kwaan Whyte singled, driving in two runs, and Dawson homered, driving in three runs. Chipola scored seven in the seventh with a single by Andrew Bechtold, a home run by Max Guzman, an error, and a single by Jacob Silverstein.

Bowden Francis (12-2) earned the win for Chipola. He tossed four and two-thirds innings, surrendering six runs, six hits, and striking out two. Two relievers helped Chipola close out the victory. Ryan Shauger threw one and one-third innings, striking out 3. Junior Harding tossed one inning, striking out 3. 

Chipola had 17 hits in the game. RiveraSilversteinGuzmanBrody Wofford, Dawson, and Whyte each collected multiple hits for Chipola IndiansSilverstein and Rivera each managed three hits to lead Chipola Indians.

Chipola defeated Miami Dade 10-0 on Sunday. The Indians scored four in the seventh to push the lead to 10-0. They scored 4 on a grand slam by Reynaldo Rivera.

Evan Steele (3-0) earned the win. He threw six innings, giving up just one hit, and striking out 11. Robbie Knox pitched the seventh, striking out 2. 

Jose Caballero paced Chipola with two hits, 2 runs, and 2 RBI's in two at bats while walking 3 times.

The Indians defeated St. Johns River State 5-2 in their opening game of the tournament. Chipola trailed 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh when Andrew Bechtold homered off Andrew Vaccacio, driving in three runs.

Riley Cabral (10-0) earned the win. He tossed six innings in relief, allowing no runs, four hits, striking out nine, and no walks. Bowden Francis started the game. He went three innings, giving up two runs, five hits, striking out six, and walking one.

Te'Kwaan WhyteAndrew BechtoldEdmond AmericaanTrey Dawson, and Jose Caballero each collected one hit to lead the way for the Indians.

Coach Jeff Johnson was named Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year. The 2017 season marks his 20th at Chipola. He has won four consecutive Panhandle Conference titles with six in the last seven years and 12 overall.

The Indians have topped the state FCSAA Poll for the entire season and recently regained the top spot in the NJCAA National Poll.

 

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 Chipola All Tourney-All State Baseball Conference 05-16-17

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CHIPOLA ALL-STATE AND ALL-TOURNEY PICKS—Pictured from left, are: (top) Jeff Johnson, FCSAA Coach of the Year; Reynaldo Rivera, Tournament MVP and FCSAA Player of the Year; Riley Cabral, Pitcher of the Tournament; Evan Steele (All Tournament), Max Guzman (All-Tournament and All-State), (bottom) Jacob Silverstein (All-Tournament and All-State), Te’Kwaan Whyte (All-Tournament), Jose Caballero (All-Tournament and All-State), Andrew Bechtold (All-State) and Bowden Francis (All-State).

 

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May 11, 2017

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL HEADED TO NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Lady Indians will play in the NJCAA National Softball tournament, May 17-20, in St. George, Utah. Information is available at https://www.sgcity.org/njcaa/ 

Chipola (52-5) is the third ranked team in the NJCAA National Poll. The Lady Indians finished as runner-up in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament on April 30.  In the championship game, Chipola lost to Florida Southwestern 4-0 compiling a 6-2 record in the three-day tournament.

The Lady Indians beat Seminole 6-2 to earn a spot in the title game. Morgan Goree earned the win in 4 innings. Krystal Goodman picked up the save in 3 innings. Barbara Woll and Bobbie Morris were both 2 for 3.

In their first game of the day on April 30, Chipola beat Central Florida 4-2. Goree earned the win. Jordenne Gaten was 2 for 4.

On April 29, the Lady Indians blanked Indian River 8-0. Goree was the winner with 8 strikeouts in 5 innings. Morris was 3 for 4. Earlier in the day, Chipola beat Daytona 4-1. Goodman earned the win with 6 strikeouts in 7 innings. Gaten was 1 for 4 with a double.

In their first game on April 29, Chipola beat Santa Fe 5-2. Goree was the winning pitcher with 5 strikeouts in 6 innings. Melanie Sheldon was 2 for 3. Gaten was 2 for 4.

In the first day of the tournament on April 28, Chipola lost to Central Florida 1-0. Goodman took the loss with 3 strikeouts in 7 innings. The Lady Indians beat Hillsborough 5-0 in the opening game.

Chipola beat Hillsborough 5-0 in the first round on April 28. Goree earned the win with 8 strikeouts in 7 innings.

Three Lady Indians were named to the FCSAA All-Tournament Team: Infield: Ashley Morris; Designated Player: Alexis Grampp; and Pitcher: Morgan Goree. 

Four Chipola players made the All-State Team: First-team, Outfield: Barbara Woll; At-Large: Alexis Grampp; and Pitcher: Krystal Goodman. Pitcher Morgan Goree was named All-State Second Team.  Visit: http://thefcsaasports.com/championships/fcsaa_softball_tournament

Chipola is third in the NJCAA National Poll behind Butler (1) and Salt Lake (2).

The Lady Indians (58-7) won the Panhandle Conference title with a 17-3 league record.

The Lady Indians finished the 2015-16 season with a (50-15) record and a FCSAA State Championship. They nearly won a second straight NJCAA National Championship which they won in 2015.

 

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 All-State All-Tournament Softball 2017 05-16-17

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL HEADED TO NATIONAL TOURNAMENT—The Chipola College Lady Indians will play in the NJCAA National Softball tournament, May 17-20, in St. George, Utah. Information is available at https://www.sgcity.org/njcaa/  Chipola finished as runner-up in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament on April 30.  Three Lady Indians were named to the FCSAA All-Tournament Team. Four Chipola players made the All-State Team. Pictured from left, are: (top) outfielder Barbara Woll, All-State First-team; pitcher Krystal Goodman, All-State First Team; (bottom) pitcher Morgan Goree, All-Tournament and All-State Second Team; Designated Player: Alexis Grampp, All-Tournament and All-State; and Infielder Ashley Morris, All-Tournament.

 

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May 17, 2017

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GREAT CATTLE DRIVE film showing THURSDAY, MAY 18 at chipola

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a free screening of the PBS documentary film, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles," Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

Danny Ryals Real Estate and the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association are sponsoring the screening at Chipola.

The documentary was filmed and produced by Blountstown residents Elam Stoltzfus and his son, Nic. The film tells the story of the Great Florida Cattle Drive 2016, the history of Florida’s heritage cattle breed, and how Florida’s cow culture is being preserved for future generations. “The story of the Cracker cattle and horses is one of the richest historical accounts,” said filmmaker and producer Elam Stoltzfus. “We really believe people will want to hear more about this, and we have a chance to educate people, entertain them, and bring some information to people here in Florida, and across the country.”

“One thing that excited me as a writer about the Great Florida Cattle Drive project is that it tells the story of this hidden history,” said screenwriter and co-producer Nic Stoltzfus. “It’s one thing to read about a cattle drive from Kissimmee to Kenansville, but to actually go on the drive and interact with the people, and feel it, and smell it... that brought history to life for me.”

Elam and Nic Stoltzfus will be present at the screening to sign DVDs, CDs, the accompanying coffee table book, movie posters and more. Fans of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will enjoy Grammy Award-winning John McEuen’s presence on the film’s soundtrack.

The documentary, narrated by America’s most beloved cowboy poet, Baxter Black, recently aired on all of Florida’s PBS stations.

The film and accompanying events are sponsored by the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and Foundation; Blackbeard’s Ranch; Arrowhead Beef; Vina & Sons; the Yoder Family and Lefty’s Dirt Road Club. To order copies of the book, CD and DVD, visit Live Oak Productions at www.liveoakproductiongroup.com/store. See a film trailer at https://youtu.be/uNph6e9Bh0w

For information about the showing at Chipola College, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2257.

 

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May 18, 2017

Amie Myers, Chipola Kirkland Award Winner 05-23-17

MYERS WINS KIRKLAND AWARD

 

MARIANNA—English instructor Amie Myers has been selected by her colleagues for the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at Chipola College. 

Myers has worked at the college since 2004 where she teaches a variety of English and literature courses. 

During her time at Chipola, Myers has spent countless hours tutoring and encouraging students. The faculty member who nominated Myers says, “She is always willing to go the extra mile to help students achieve their dreams and goals. She cares for students, giving of her own time to show them care and concern. This concern is much appreciated by her students, and many students consider Myers their favorite teacher. Amie is a staunch supporter of Chipola athletics, becoming the first female to serve on the Chipola Appreciation Club Board of Directors. She attends games of all sports to show support to student-athletes. She also attends plays, art shows, and student events.  Amie is an advertisement for all the most wonderful things about Chipola College.”

Myers engages students through collaborative learning groups. In addition, she uses the Socratic Circles and Socratic Questioning techniques which are highly regarded as a means to engage students in deep, thoughtful analysis at a high level of cognition.

Myers is a graduate of Davidson College. She earned a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. She is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University, pursuing a PhD in Post-1900 American Literature with an emphasis on William Faulkner's work.  She has been accepted as a presenter at national conferences for her doctoral work on Faulkner and presented a paper at Stanford Law School in March.

On winning the Kirkland award, Myers says, “Chipola is a family tradition for me, so this award is especially meaningful. I am honored to be recognized by the 'dream team' that is Chipola's faculty, all of whom care deeply about our students and their futures. Our faculty and administration are dedicated to providing the students in our district an affordable, accessible, rigorous educational experience; I am grateful for the opportunity to support that mission as an instructor, and I am pleased to represent our extraordinary faculty this year." 

Myers is the daughter of Ronnie and Kitty Myers of Marianna, and the great grand-daughter of Roy Beall Sr., one of the founders of Chipola College.

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 Glenda Bethel, 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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May 18, 2017

Roberts scholarship available at chipola

 

MARIANNA—The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., from the Edward K. Roberts Fund established a scholarship at Chipola College for the Fall 2017 semester.

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 2017 semester and the application deadline is June 8.

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 18, 2017

SUMMER CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

The Chipola College Pool is open for Summer, and will offer various Swimming lessons for all ages. 

The pool is open Monday through Thursday, from 11 to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Hours are subject to change for special events, holidays, classes or inclement weather.

A Parent/Infant Class (ages 3 and under) will meet June 5-8, at 10 a.m. with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 5-8, at 7 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 12-22 with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 10-20, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes for ages 4 and 5 will meet at 9 a.m. Classes for ages 6 to 13 are 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 718-2440 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 5-6.  Cost is $100. An Advanced Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 7-8. Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 12-13.  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. 

Chipola Baseball will also offer a Unsigned Baseball Showcase, May 20 at 9:00 a.m.,  Cost is $100.  Players must be in the 2017-20 graduating classes and be uncommitted.  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 12-15, 12:30-4:00 p.m. & June 16, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Cost is $50.  Contact coach Greg Franklin at (850) 718-2234.

Visit www.chipolaathletics.com to register.

Online registration opens May 30 for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for Monday, July 31 through Thursday, August 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Center for the Arts.  A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for their “big performance” at the culmination of the camp.

For more information contact Angie White at (850)718-2428 email whitea@chipola.edu.

 

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May 18, 2017

STARS ON STAGE FINE ARTS Camp at chipola JULY 31 – AUG 3

 

MARIANNA— Chipola College will offer a camp for students to explore their creative side. Online registration opens May 30 for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for Monday, July 31 through Thursday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Center for the Arts. 

A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for their big performance at the culmination of the camp.

Led by Chipola staff and students, morning rehearsals will focus on singing, acting, dancing and team building. Afternoon workshops will be spent in scenery and costume development.  At the end of the week, young actors will present a full-scale musical performance for family and friends, Thursday, Aug. 3 at noon. 

Tuition for the one-week camp is $200 for the first child and $150 for any additional children (brothers and sisters only) in the same family. Full tuition is due at time of registration. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Only the first 50 applicants will be accepted as space permits.  Applications will be available May 30 on the Chipola website at www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp

Students must bring a sack lunch each day.  Concessions will be available for the purchase of drinks and snacks.

Proceeds from the camp will go to fund scholarships for the Take Stock in Children initiative, a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/students. TSIC Chipola offers 2 year scholarships to Chipola, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. Services continue through high school and include their transition into college. For more information about Take Stock in Children visit http://www.chipola.edu/tsic/index.htm.

To register online for the Stars on StageCamp visit www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp.  For more information, contact Angie White at whitea@chipola.edu or Evelyn Ward at warde@chipola.edu.

 

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May 18, 2017

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TYNDALL HELPS CHIPOLA—Tyndall Federal Credit Union is continuing support of a Public Service Scholarship at Chipola College with their second donation of $5,000. Pictured from left, are: Dana Green, Tyndall Branch Supervisor; Tanya Williams Tableriou, Tyndall Federal Regional Manager; Julie Fuqua, Chipola Foundation Director; and Jamie McAllister, Director of Public Service programs at Chipola. The scholarship is intended to help students enrolled in the college’s Law Enforcement, Corrections and Firefighting programs. For information about the scholarship, visit www.chipola.edu or call 718-2445.

 

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May 18, 2017

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL ADVANCES IN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

 

ST. GEORGE, UTAH—Chipola College outfielder Barbara Woll hit a walk-off two run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Lady Indians a 5-3 win over North Central Texas in the first round of the NJCAA National Softball tournament, May 17.

Chipola takes on Central Arizona at 3:30 p.m. (CST) Thursday, May 18. The tournament runs through May 20. Games 27-31—set for Friday and Saturday—will be webcast on http://www.njcaatv.com/landing/index. Friday games are at 7 and 9:30 p.m. The championship game is set for Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m., with a possible extra game at 4 p.m.

Information on the tournament is available at https://www.sgcity.org/njcaa/. Tournament brackets are at: http://static.psbin.com/z/j/qhk00hqnbj1ktd/2017_DI_SOFT_Champ_-_Bracket.pdf

  Chipola is the third ranked team in the NJCAA National Poll. The Lady Indians finished as runner-up in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament on April 30.  In the championship game, Chipola lost to Florida Southwestern 4-0 compiling a 6-2 record in the three-day tournament.

The Lady Indians beat Seminole 6-2 to earn a spot in the title game. In their first game of the day on April 30, Chipola beat Central Florida 4-2. On April 29, the Lady Indians blanked Indian River 8-0. In their first game on April 29, Chipola beat Santa Fe 5-2.

In the first day of the tournament on April 28, Chipola lost to Central Florida 1-0. Chipola beat Hillsborough 5-0 in the first round on April 28.

Three Lady Indians were named to the FCSAA All-Tournament Team: Infield: Ashley Morris; Designated Player: Alexis Grampp; and Pitcher: Morgan Goree. 

Four Chipola players made the All-State Team: First-team, Outfield: Barbara Woll; At-Large: Alexis Grampp; and Pitcher: Krystal Goodman. Pitcher Morgan Goree was named All-State Second Team.  Visit: http://thefcsaasports.com/championships/fcsaa_softball_tournament

Chipola is third in the NJCAA National Poll behind Butler (1) and Salt Lake (2).

The Lady Indians won the Panhandle Conference title with a 17-3 league record.

The Lady Indians finished the 2015-16 season with a (50-15) record and a FCSAA State Championship. They finished second in the 2016 NJCAA National Championship which they won in 2015. 

 

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May 18, 2017

CHIPOLA BASEBALL HEADED TO NATIONALS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians head to Grand Junction, Colorado, May 27 - June 2 for the NJCAA Baseball World Series. Tournament information is available at http://jucogj.org/index.aspx

The NJCAA will broadcast the title games of the World Series live in HD across computers and mobile devices on MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball.

Along with the live MLB.com broadcasts of the national title games of this year’s JUCO World Series, live video broadcasts of all games beginning May 28 to June 1 will be available on NJCAA TV (www.njcaatv.com) – the official digital video network of the NJCAA.  

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May 25, 2017

CHIPOLA SUMMER II REGISTRATION

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College application deadline for Summer Session II is June 1. Registration for Summer II is June 22 and classes begin June 26. 

Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. Financial Aid deadline for the Fall Semester is July 26.  New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register for Fall classes July 10-Aug. 10. New students who register during July will be required to attend orientation classes July 17, 18, 19, 20 and 24.  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 REGISTRATION— Chipola College application deadline for Summer Session II is June 1. Registration for Summer II is June 22 and classes begin June 26.  For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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May 25, 2017

Chipola EMT And Paramedic 05-25-17

CHIPOLA TO OFFER EMT, PARAMEDIC AND CNA CLASSES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes for the Fall 2017 semester which begins in August.

Applications may be printed from the Health Sciences page at www.chipola.edu Applicants for EMT and Paramedic are required to take a PERT test through the Chipola Testing Center before applying. 

An orientation for EMT and Paramedic students will be held for all students, Monday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class begins Aug. 21, with an application deadline of Aug. 3.  The EMT program consists of 300 clock hours and will be 16 weeks in length. EMT classes meet from 5 to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.

The Paramedic Program is 3 semesters. Day classes are designed to accommodate students by providing a flexible A & B schedule. Day classes meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

Contact Tina Maloy, EMS Director at 850-718-2403, or email maloyt@chipola.edu

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class begins Aug. 21 with an application deadline of Aug. 3.  CNA classes run for 10 weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Jennifer Ham at 850-718-2316 or email hamj@chipola.edu

 

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May 25, 2017

Roberts scholarship available at chipola

 

MARIANNA—The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., from the Edward K. Roberts Fund established a scholarship at Chipola College for the Fall 2017 semester.

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 2017 semester and the application deadline is June 8.

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 25, 2017

SUMMER CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

The Chipola College Pool is open for Summer, and will offer various Swimming lessons for all ages. 

The pool is open Monday through Thursday, from 11 to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Hours are subject to change for special events, holidays, classes or inclement weather.

A Parent/Infant Class (ages 3 and under) will meet June 5-8, at 10 a.m. with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 5-8, at 7 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 12-22 with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 10-20, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes for ages 4 and 5 will meet at 9 a.m. Classes for ages 6 to 13 are 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 718-2440 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 5-6.  Cost is $100. An Advanced Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 7-8. Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 12-13.  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. 

Chipola Baseball will also offer a Unsigned Baseball Showcase, May 20 at 9:00 a.m.,  Cost is $100.  Players must be in the 2017-20 graduating classes and be uncommitted.  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 12-15, 12:30-4:00 p.m. & June 16, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Cost is $50.  Contact coach Greg Franklin at (850) 718-2234.

Visit www.chipolaathletics.com to register.

Online registration opens May 30 for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for Monday, July 31 through Thursday, August 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Center for the Arts.  A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for their “big performance” at the culmination of the camp.

For more information contact Angie White at (850)718-2428 email whitea@chipola.edu.

 

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May 25, 2017

Chipola Swim Lessons 05-25-17

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 5-8, at 10 a.m. with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 5-9, 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 12-22 with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 10-20, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes for ages 4 and 5 at 9 a.m. Classes for ages 6 to 13 are 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.

The Pool will open for public swimming May 22 with weekend hours beginning June 6. Pool hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Hours are subject to change for events, classes or inclement weather. Daily admission to the pool is $3 for ages 12 and under, and $4 for ages 13 and up. Family and individual season passes are also available.

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

 

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May 25, 2017

STARS ON STAGE FINE ARTS Camp at chipola JULY 31 – AUG 3

 

MARIANNA— Chipola College will offer a camp for students to explore their creative side. Online registration opens May 30 for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for Monday, July 31 through Thursday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Center for the Arts. 

A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for their big performance at the culmination of the camp.

Led by Chipola staff and students, morning rehearsals will focus on singing, acting, dancing and team building. Afternoon workshops will be spent in scenery and costume development.  At the end of the week, young actors will present a full-scale musical performance for family and friends, Thursday, Aug. 3 at noon. 

Tuition for the one-week camp is $200 for the first child and $150 for any additional children (brothers and sisters only) in the same family. Full tuition is due at time of registration. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Only the first 50 applicants will be accepted as space permits.  Applications will be available May 30 on the Chipola website at www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp

Students must bring a sack lunch each day.  Concessions will be available for the purchase of drinks and snacks.

Proceeds from the camp will go to fund scholarships for the Take Stock in Children initiative, a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/students. TSIC Chipola offers 2 year scholarships to Chipola, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. Services continue through high school and include their transition into college. For more information about Take Stock in Children visit http://www.chipola.edu/tsic/index.htm.

To register online for the Stars on StageCamp visit www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp.  For more information, contact Angie White at whitea@chipola.edu or Evelyn Ward at warde@chipola.edu.

 

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May 25, 2017

MARIANNA WOMAN’S CLUB TO OFFER NEW SCHOLARSHIP

 

MARIANNA—The Marianna Woman’s Club is offering a new Chipola College Scholarship for Fall 2017 with an application deadline of June 8.

The Women Can Change the World Scholarship will fund partial tuition and/or books for an older female student(s) from Jackson County who is returning to the educational arena at Chipola in an effort to secure advancements in a chosen career.  Students who have graduated high school within the last five years are not eligible to apply.

This 2017-18 scholarship will be a one-time award available for use for one year. If funds are available for the next year, applicants must reapply to be considered for a future award.

The scholarship student must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester to continue receipt of the scholarship and must follow standard college requirements.  Applicants from Chipola’s bachelor’s degree programs will be considered. The applicant’s high school GPA will be taken into consideration in the selection process. 

Applicants must secure a standard Scholarship Application Form from the Chipola Foundation Office or on the college website at www.chipola.edu Completed applications must be mailed to: Marianna Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 734, Marianna, FL 32447 by the application deadline of Thursday, June 8.

 

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May 25, 2017

 Chipola 4.0 Grads 05-25-17

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TOP CHIPOLA GRADUATES—Nine members of the Chipola College Class of 2017 received the President’s Medallion for earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average in all courses attempted at the college. The super nine include, from left-to-right, (top): Olivia Suzanne Adams, Elizabeth Ann English, Jonathan Lee Peddie Hall, (middle) Hannah Michaela Murray, Micheala Taylor Poppell, Monte Revell, (bottom) Charity Elizabeth Sikora, Natasha Alexis Smith and Elizabeth Carol Varnum.

 

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May 25, 2017

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GREAT CATTLE DRIVE film screened at chipola—Chipola College recently hosted a screening of the PBS documentary, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles."  Pictured from left, are: Billy Bigham, President of the Jackson County Cattlemen’s association; Nic Stoltzfus, Screenwriter and Co-Producer; Doyle Conner, Jr., Chairman of the Cattle Drive; and Elam Stoltzfus, Producer, Director and Cinematographer. Danny Ryals Real Estate and the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association sponsored the screening at Chipola. Information on the film, book and CD are available at www.liveoakproductiongroup.com/store.     

 

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May 25, 2017

 Severson Emp Of Month 05-25-17

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SEVERSON IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Elissa Severson is Chipola College’s Career Employee of the Month for May.  Elissa serves as a Department Associate in the Assessment, Compliance and Grants Department and has worked at the college since 2008.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola president, Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Severson and Dr. Matthew Hughes, Dean of Assessment, Compliance and Grants. 

 

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May 25, 2017

 Chipola Theatre Awards 05-25-17

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CHIPOLA THEATRE AWARDS—Chipola College Theatre recently held its annual banquet. Director Charles Sirmon recognized several students for theatre excellence. Pictured from left, are: (front) Darby Benjamin (Best Female Cameo), Gracie Wallace (Best Supporting Actress and Outstanding Theatre Student), Destin Dawson (Best Supporting Actor), Colton Day (Best Male Cameo), (back row): Kane Keefer (Best Ensemble Male), Chloe Gilbert (Best Backstage Excellence), Karissa Mercer (Best Dancer/Choreographer), Saylor Novonglosky (Best Actor), Director Charles Sirmon, Technical Director Connie Smith, Sarah Liffick (Best Actress), Willa Wester (Best Ensemble Female), Anthony Severson (Best Newcomer Male), Keith Watford (Best Character Role Male), Layton Hanlon (Best Technical Excellence), Ashleigh Braswell (Best Character Role Female). Not pictured: Elizabeth Bennett (Best Newcomer Female) and Olivia Wester (Best Ensemble Female).

 

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May 25, 2017

Chipola Softball At Nationals 05-25-17

Chipola Softball team eliminated from National Tournament

 

ST. GEORGE, UTAH—The Chipola College Lady Indians were eliminated from the NJCAA National Softball Tournament on May 18, after a 1-0 loss to Northeastern Oklahoma.

Chipola also suffered a 2-0 loss to Central Arizona in the double-elimination tournament.

The Lady Indians finished with an overall 59-9 overall record and a Panhandle Conference title with a 17-3 league record.

Chipola was the third-ranked team in the NJCAA National Poll for much of the season. The Lady Indians finished as runner-up in the State FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament on April 30.  In the championship game of the state tournament, Chipola lost to Florida Southwestern 4-0, compiling a 6-2 record in the three-day tournament.

The Lady Indians beat Seminole 6-2 to earn a spot in the state title game. Chipola beat Central Florida 4-2. The Lady Indians blanked Indian River 8-0. Chipola beat Santa Fe 5-2.

In the first day of the state tournament, Chipola lost to Central Florida 1-0. The Lady Indians also blanked Hillsborough 5-0.

Three Lady Indians were named to the FCSAA State All-Tournament Team: Infield: Ashley Morris; Designated Player: Alexis Grampp; and Pitcher: Morgan Goree. 

Four Chipola players made the All-State Team: First-team, Outfield: Barbara Woll; At-Large: Alexis Grampp; and Pitcher: Krystal Goodman. Pitcher Morgan Goree was named All-State Second Team.   

 The Lady Indians finished the 2015-16 season with a (50-15) record. They nearly won a second straight NJCAA National Championship which they won in 2015. Coach Belinda Hendrix has been named state coach of the year for the five times in 12 years, and 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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May 25, 2017

Chipola Baseball Headed To Nationals 05-25-17

CHIPOLA TO PLAY SATURDAY IN NJCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

 

GRAND JUNCTION, CO—The top-ranked Chipola College Indians play Crowder College (Missouri) in the first round of the NJCAA Baseball World Series, Saturday, May 27, at 4 p.m. (CST) at Sam Suplizio Field in Grand Junction, Colorado. A win moves the Indians to a 3 p.m. game Monday, May 29. Tournament information is available at http://jucogj.org/

The championship game of the tournament could be played on Friday, June 2, at 8 a.m. or Saturday, June 3, at 8 a.m. depending on which teams remain in the double-elimination format.

The Indians (45-8) are the number one team in the national poll, a spot they have held for most of the season. Chipola also is the top team in Florida, capturing the FCSAA State Baseball Championship with a 12-0 win over Palm Beach on May 10.

Chipola’s Reynaldo Rivera was State Tournament MVP and pitcher Riley Cabral was named Pitcher of the Tournament. Five other Chipola players were named to the All-Tournament Team: Evan Steele, Max Guzman, Jacob Silverstein Te’Kwaan White and Jose Caballero.

Six Chipola players were named to the FCSAA All-State Team: First-team Infield—Reynaldo Rivera; Andrew Bechtold; Catcher—Max Guzman; Pitcher—Bowden Francis; Second-team Outfield—Jacob Silverstein; Infield—Jose Caballero. Reynaldo Rivera was named FCSAA State Player of the Year.

Chipola Coach Jeff Johnson was named FCSAA State Coach of the Year. In 20 years as head coach, Johnson has taken the Indians to the FCSAA State Tournament 16 times with four state championships and a 2007 NJCAA National Championship.

On winning the state tournament, Coach Johnson said, “I’m very proud of this group of assistant coaches and players.  They prepared well leading up to the tournament and it paid off.  I’m extremely proud of the way we pitched and swung the bats.  That 10 team tourney is a war of attrition and we withstood it.  We’re so proud to win the State title again and get back to Grand Junction.”

National tournament information is available at http://njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2016-17/div1/national_championship/index   The title games of the tournament will air live in HD across computers and mobile devices on MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball. Live video broadcasts of all games beginning will be available on NJCAA TV (www.njcaatv.com) – the official digital video network of the NJCAA.  

 

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May 31, 2017

Marine PLC Meeting At Chipola 05-31-17

MARINE CORPS PLC MEETING SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a monthly meeting with the U.S. Marine Corps at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, in Building O, Room 118, on the Chipola campus.

All students are invited to learn how they can work to participate in paid internships and earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps after graduation through the Marine PLC (Platoon Leaders Course) program.

In addition to scholarships and/or stipends, PLC students would have the opportunity to participate in leadership, physical fitness events, and team-building activities.

For more information about Marine Corps PLC at Chipola, contact Dr. David Bouvin at 718-2380 or email bouvind@chipola.edu

 

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May 31, 2017

MARIANNA WOMAN’S CLUB TO OFFER NEW SCHOLARSHIP

 

MARIANNA—The Marianna Woman’s Club is offering a new Chipola College Scholarship for Fall 2017 with an application deadline of June 8.

The Women Can Change the World Scholarship will fund partial tuition and/or books for an older female student(s) from Jackson County who is returning to the educational arena at Chipola in an effort to secure advancements in a chosen career.  Students who have graduated high school within the last five years are not eligible to apply.

This 2017-18 scholarship will be a one-time award available for use for one year. If funds are available for the next year, applicants must reapply to be considered for a future award.

The scholarship student must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester to continue receipt of the scholarship and must follow standard college requirements.  Applicants from Chipola’s bachelor’s degree programs will be considered. The applicant’s high school GPA will be taken into consideration in the selection process. 

Applicants must secure a standard Scholarship Application Form from the Chipola Foundation Office or on the college website at www.chipola.edu Completed applications must be mailed to: Marianna Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 734, Marianna, FL 32447 by the application deadline of Thursday, June 8.

 

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May 31, 2017

CHIPOLA SUMMER II REGISTRATION

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College application deadline for Summer Session II is June 1. Registration for Summer II is June 22 and classes begin June 26. 

Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. Financial Aid deadline for the Fall Semester is July 26.  New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register for Fall classes July 10-Aug. 10. New students who register during July will be required to attend orientation classes July 17, 18, 19, 20 and 24.  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 REGISTRATION— Chipola College application deadline for Summer Session II is June 1. Registration for Summer II is June 22 and classes begin June 26.  For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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May 31, 2017

Angie White Stars On Stage Camp 05-31-17

STARS ON STAGE FINE ARTS Camp at chipola JULY 31 – AUG 4

 

MARIANNA— Chipola College will offer a camp for students to explore their creative side. Online registration is open for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for Monday, July 31 through Friday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Center for the Arts. 

A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for their big performance at the culmination of the camp.

Led by Chipola staff and students, morning rehearsals will focus on singing, acting, dancing and team building. Afternoon workshops will be spent in scenery and costume development.  At the end of the week, young actors will present a full-scale musical performance for family and friends, Friday, Aug. 4 at noon. 

Tuition for the one-week camp is $200 for the first child and $150 for any additional children (brothers and sisters only) in the same family. Full tuition is due at time of registration. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Only the first 50 applicants will be accepted as space permits.  Applications will be available May 30 on the Chipola website at www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp

Students must bring a sack lunch each day.  Concessions will be available for the purchase of drinks and snacks.

Proceeds from the camp will go to fund scholarships for the Take Stock in Children initiative, a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/students. TSIC Chipola offers 2 year scholarships to Chipola, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. Services continue through high school and include their transition into college. For more information about Take Stock in Children visit http://www.chipola.edu/tsic/index.htm.

To register online for the Stars on StageCamp visit www.chipola.edu/fineartscamp.  For more information, contact Angie White at whitea@chipola.edu or Evelyn Ward at warde@chipola.edu.

 

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May 31, 2017

SUMMER CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

The Chipola College Pool is open for Summer, and will offer various Swimming lessons for all ages. 

The pool is open Monday through Thursday, from 11 to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Hours are subject to change for special events, holidays, classes or inclement weather.

A Parent/Infant Class (ages 3 and under) will meet June 5-8, at 10 a.m. with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 5-8, at 7 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 12-22 with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 10-20, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes for ages 4 and 5 will meet at 9 a.m. Classes for ages 6 to 13 are 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 718-2440 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 5-6.  Cost is $100. An Advanced Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 7-8. Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 12-13.  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. 

Chipola Baseball will also offer a Unsigned Baseball Showcase, May 20 at 9:00 a.m.,  Cost is $100.  Players must be in the 2017-20 graduating classes and be uncommitted.  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 12-15, 12:30-4:00 p.m. & June 16, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Cost is $50.  Contact coach Greg Franklin at (850) 718-2234.

Visit www.chipolaathletics.com to register.

Online registration is open for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for Monday, July 31 through Thursday, August 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Center for the Arts.  A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for their “big performance” at the culmination of the camp.

For more information contact Angie White at (850)718-2428 email whitea@chipola.edu.

 

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