November 2, 2017

FSU's All Night Yahtzee 11-2-17

FSU’S ALL NIGHT YAHTZEE TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA NOV. 7

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series welcomes All Night Yahtzee on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Prough Center for the Arts. 

In the fall of 1998, Brian Haverkate gathered fearless singers, who needed no instrumental accompaniment, to form the first group of its kind at Florida State University. Dubbed All-Night Yahtzee, the group held its first concert in the spring of 1999, and thus, a cappella music was born at FSU and has since evolved into one of the most noted groups in the nation.  

Yahtzee competes in the International Competition for Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) annually, and has received numerous awards and recognition over the years. They have been featured on the Pitch-Perfect reality TV series, and Sing It On on Pop Network. 

Members come from different places, musical backgrounds and interests, but when blended together bring great music, entertainment, and a heck of a good time.           

Individual tickets - $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under, and $5 for Chipola students and employees - are on sale at the Center for the Arts Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Learn more at www.anyahtzeefsu.com.

The remaining Artist Series season lineup includes pianist Jason Farnham, Jan. 18, 2018 and The Young Irelanders, March 13, 2018.  Tickets are on sale now for the remaining shows.  Single event ticket prices are $20-$25 for adults.

Box Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon.  The Box Office will be closed on all college holidays. For more information, call the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

 

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November 2, 2017

Financial Aid Deadline 11-2-17

CHIPOLA SENIOR DAY IS NOV. 8

 

Chipola College’s Student Ambassadors have invited area high school seniors from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties to visit campus on Wednesday, Nov. 8.  The day will feature performances by the Chipola cheerleaders, men’s and women’s basketball teams, show choir and theatre. Seniors will tour campus and enjoy lunch on the lawn of the Johnson Center.

 

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November 2, 2017

Career Fair Cosmo 11-2-17

REGIONAL CAREER FAIR IS NOV. 14

 

MARIANNA—Thousands of area high school students are expected to attend the annual Regional Career Fair, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Eastside Baptist Church in Marianna.

The Career Fair is sponsored by Career Source Chipola, Florida Panhandle Technical College, Chipola College and the county school systems of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington. The event will provide opportunities for students to interact with representatives from different career fields to explore career and educational opportunities beyond high school.

For information, contact Janice Holley at 718-2484.

 

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November 2, 2017

CHIPOLA COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Foundation is accepting applications for several scholarships for the Spring 2018 semester. 

Applications for the First Generation in College Scholarship are due Nov. 15. Students must demonstrate financial need and must come from a family where neither parent has completed a bachelor’s degree.  

The Florida Blue Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship has a deadline of Nov. 15.

Nine partial $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for Spring 2018. The need-based scholarship is available for the following programs: Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse, Associate Degree Nurse, Baccalaureate Degree Nurse, EMT or Paramedic.  

Dec. 11 is the application deadline for the Robert and Kathryn McRae/Rex Lumber Scholarships students planning to pursue an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology. Fall 2017/Spring 2018 first-year scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for the scholarship for use during the second year. 

The Staywell Way Scholarship Program for Certified Nursing Assistants has an application deadline of Jan. 4. Students who plan to enroll in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program in January 2018 are eligible.

For information about Foundation Scholarships, call 718-2404 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

 

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November 2, 2017

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CHIPOLA SPANISH GROUP INVITES COMMUNITY TO JOIN—Chipola College Spanish professor Dr. Mark Ebel hosts regular gatherings at the El Rio Restaurant for persons who want to practice speaking and learning Spanish.  He invites all native speakers from the community to join Chipola students.  Pictured (bottom right) is Citlali Gutierrez, a native speaker from Blountstown and Spanish tutor at the Chipola ACE lab. Others pictured are students from first and third semester Spanish courses.  The group discusses a different topic each week which is introduced by one of the intermediate level students. Students are encouraged to discuss the topics in Spanish. For information, contact Dr. Ebel at 718-2282 or email ebelm@chipola.edu

 

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November 2, 2017

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS ATTEND MATH ED CONFERENCE—Chipola College Math Education students recently attended the regional National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in Orlando.  The conference included 300 breakout sessions.  Students attended sessions on bridging the parent-math gap, advanced algebra with financial applications, making sense of solving equations, and empowering students by demonstration. All sessions focused on the inclusion of Florida Math Standards in the classroom, as well as new and innovative technology.  The students will share some of the information they learned with area classroom teachers at the Future Educator’s Club workshop on Feb. 17.   Pictured from left, are: Chipola instructor, Dr. Rose Cavin, Sierra Taylor, Savannah Schaubhut and Mattea Harbour.

 

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November 2, 2017

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CHIPOLA TO HOST MILTON JOHNSON CLASSIC

INDIANS PLAY FRIDAY AND SUNDAY

 

MARIANNA—The number three Chipola College Indians men’s basketball team hosts Snead State in the Milton Johnson Classic, Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. Chipola hosts Gordon State in a 2 p.m. game on Sunday, Nov. 5.

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Snead State and Gordon State play at 4 p.m. Chipola will not play on Saturday.

The Indians are ranked third in the FCSAA State Poll and number 11 in the NJCAA National Poll.

The Johnson classic in named in honor of the late Coach Milton H. Johnson, who is among the best to ever coach in community college basketball. From 1961 to 1993, Johnson won 628 games and led the Indians seven national tournaments, finishing second in 1974.  His career coaching record includes more than 800 wins. A bronze statue of his likeness welcomes fans to the Chipola gym which bears his name. After his retirement in 1993, the Panhandle Conference trophy was named in his honor.

Chipola College men’s basketball Coach Bret Campbell is looking for big things in his third year at Chipola after a successful 22-8 record in 2016-17. Campbell has increased the number of wins in both years since he has taken over.

Last year’s team finished in the top ten nationally in several categories: fourth in free throw attempts per game; fifth in defensive field goal percentage at 38%, seventh in field goal percentage at 51.87%, and tenth in defensive 3 point field goal percentage at 29%.

The second ranked Chipola women’s basketball team hosts the Women’s Classic, Nov. 10-11. Chipola plays Florida Southwestern, Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Pensacola plays Daytona in the 5 p.m. game.

Chipola’s women host Daytona, Saturday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. Pensacola and Florida SW meet in the 1 p.m. game.

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

 

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November 2, 2017

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT REGIONALS

 

TALLAHASSEE– The Chipola women’s cross country team concluded the season at the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Meet in Tallahassee.  Chipola scored as a team in the meet with five runners completing the 5K course. Chelsea Cook-McGee ran a 24:12 to finish number 18 overall.  Summer Hill ran a 24:47 to finish at number 19. Hannah Rees ran a 27:53. Elizabeth Fleener and Madison Daniels also scored for Chipola.

Chipola hosted a dual meet with Tallahassee Community College on Oct. 14. Summer Hill was second in the women’s college 5K with a time of 23:53. 

Chipola competed in the FSU Invitational on Oct. 6. Cook-McGee ran a 20:36 to finish number 81 in the field of 190. She finished ahead of numerous runners from Division 1 Universities including UWF, FSU and FAMU. Summer Hill ran a 24:33.

In the Mountain Dew Invitational at UF on Sept. 23, Cook-McGee ran a 20:22 to finish number 112 in the field of 285. She finished second among all community college entrants and ahead of dozens of runners from Division 1 Universities. Summer Hill ran a 26:37. Hannah Rees, Elizabeth Fleener and Madison Daniels and also scored for Chipola.

Chipola offers scholarships for women’s cross country which may include tuition, and room and board. For information, contact Coach Rance Massengill at 718-2440 or email: massengillr@chipola.edu

 

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT REGIONALS— The Chipola women’s cross country team concluded the season at the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Meet in Tallahassee.  Team members are, from left: Madison Daniels of Marianna, Elizabeth Fleener of Chipley, Hannah Rees of Marianna, Chelsea Cook-McGee of Blountstown and Summer Hill of Blountstown.

 

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November 2, 2017

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL TO HOST FSU

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Softball team hosts Florida State University, Friday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. Chipola also hosts Embry-Riddle at 1 p.m.

Chipola is scheduled play eight different Division 1 teams in the pre-conference season including Auburn, Mississippi State, Jacksonville University, Ole Miss, the University of Tennessee, the University of Florida and LSU.

The Lady Indians finished the 2017 season 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 falling to Florida Southwestern 4-0 in the title game. The runner-up finish at state earned the Lady Indians a berth to the 2017 NJCAA National Tournament.

Chipola won the NJCAA National Championship in 2015 and 2007. 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 in 2016. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband, Jimmy Hendrix, lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins. 

 

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November 2, 2017

Chipola Baseball Alumni 11-2-17

CHIPOLA BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND IS JAN. 26-27

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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November 9, 2017

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CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS TO HOST WOMEN’S CLASSIC NOV. 10-11

 

MARIANNA— The Chipola Lady Indians (1-1) will be in action at home Nov. 10-11 as they host the Chipola Women’s Classic.

Game times are: Friday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m., Pensacola vs. Daytona and 7 p.m., Chipola vs. Florida SouthWestern; Saturday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m., Florida SouthWestern vs. Pensacola and 3 p.m., Chipola vs. Daytona.

Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Entry is free for all Chipola Appreciation Club members.

Chipola Head Coach Greg Franklin, says, “We’re excited about this weekend’s games. Fans should see some great basketball. We’re looking forward to a little payback with Florida Southwestern. They have a very good team with 10 sophomores.” Of his own squad, Coach Franklin says, “We’re young, but talented 1 through 12. This is a pivotal spot in our season. Our freshman guards are really learning how to play and we’re looking forward to a good year.”

The Lady Indians opened the season with a 98-42 win over Coastal Alabama on Nov. 3. Robin Beck led Chipola with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Namiko Adams had 12 points with 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Valerie Nesbitt and Tyra Johnson each scored 11.  Naomi House added 10. Nana Sule had 10 rebounds and 9 points.

On Nov. 4, the Lady Indians fell to Florida SouthWestern, 73-69. Nesbitt led Chipola with 14 points. Kiana Coomber added 11 points and 8 rebounds.

The Lady Indians hit the road for the rest of November before returning home to host Central Georgia Tech, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., and Arkansas Baptist, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

The Chipola men’s team (2-0) won both home games in last weekend’s Johnson Classic. Chipola beat Snead State, 83-69. Sharmarkus Kennedy led Chipola with 20 points. Keishawn Brewton had 12. The Indians beat Gordon State, 98-89. CJ Williamson led Chipola with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Deric Patton scored 17. Brewton had 15. TJ Howard had 11 points and 7 rebounds.  The Chipola men host Lawson, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. and Georgia Highlands, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m.

For the latest, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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November 10, 2017

Morgan Goree Perfect Game 11-09-17

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL TO HOST FSU

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Softball team hosts Florida State University, Friday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. Chipola also hosts Embry-Riddle at 1 p.m.

Chipola is scheduled play eight different Division 1 teams in the pre-conference season including Auburn, Mississippi State, Jacksonville University, Ole Miss, the University of Tennessee, the University of Florida and LSU.

The Lady Indians finished the 2017 season 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 falling to Florida Southwestern 4-0 in the title game. The runner-up finish at state earned the Lady Indians a berth to the 2017 NJCAA National Tournament.

Chipola won the NJCAA National Championship in 2015 and 2007. 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 in 2016. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband, Jimmy Hendrix, lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins. 

 

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November 13, 2017

Chipola Shines At AFC Conference 11-13-17

CHIPOLA COLLEGE SHINES AT AFC CONFERENCE

 

PALM HARBOR, FL—Chipola College continued to bring home the gold at the recent Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Conference in Palm Harbor.

The Chipola AFC Chapter was recognized as a 2017 Gold Chapter for performance in membership, professional development opportunities, fundraising and exemplary practices.

Chipola AFC Chapter President Joc Calloway was elected Region 1 Director-Elect for 2018 and Director for 2019. Katy Flowers won the Unsung Hero Award and Evelyn Ward won the Lifesaver Award. Chipola alumnus Tom Gould was a finalist for the Leroy Collins Distinguished Alumni award.   

Chipola College won three AFC Communications and Marketing Commission Awards of Excellence. Publications coordinator Meri Mock won second place awards in three categories: Student Handbook, Brochure and Annual Report.

Attending the conference from Chipola were: Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Joc Calloway, Evelyn Ward, and retirees Joyce Traynom and Janet Wise. These delegates transported more than 300 items to benefit Key West residents impacted by Hurricane Irma. Chipola employees and student groups—Student Support Services, Black Student Union and Future Educators Club—donated items for the service project.

AFC is a statewide organization open to all employees, retirees and trustees of the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. AFC provides professional development opportunities for members, and represents the interests of colleges before the Florida Legislature. The Association has nearly 8,000 individual employee and retiree members.

 

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November 13, 2017

CHIPOLA BSU TOY AND CLOTHING DRIVE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Black Student Union is sponsoring a clothing/toy drive for the Anchorage Children’s Home in Marianna.  The club is collecting clothes and supplies for children from toddlers to 18 year olds. The group is accepting donations of coats, socks, gloves, scarves, sweaters, hoodies, t-shirts and toys. BSU also will hold a toy drive Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Walmart in Marianna.  Donations can also be made at the Chipola Social and Behavioral Sciences Department.

 

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November 13, 2017

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Chipola TRiO Hurricane Irma Relief– Chipola College TRiO Society members collected donations for a Hurricane Relief drive to benefit those in the Florida Keys impacted by Hurricane Irma.  Pictured from left, are: Charli Robbirds, Ariel Beswick, AFC President Joc Calloway, Dazhonna Dawson, Tazjhani Baker and Jahnay Beswick.6

 

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November 13, 2017

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HUGHES IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Dr. Matthew Hughes has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award of the month for November.  Hughes is the Dean of Assessment, Compliance and Grants and has worked at the college since 2014.  Pictured from left are, Chipola Vice President of Instructional Affairs, Dr. Pam Rentz and Dr., Matthew Hughes.

 

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November 13, 2017

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CHIPOLA SSS VISITS FAMU—Students in the Chipola College Student Support Services program recently attended Florida A & M University’s fall preview day. The annual program provided an opportunity for students to learn about FAMU’s degree programs and meet with faculty, administrators and students. Students toured the FAMU campus to learn about admissions, financial aid, scholarships and housing.  Students also attended the FAMU vs. Howard football game and watched the Marching 100 perform.

 

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November 13, 2017

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CHIPOLA SPORTS UPDATE

 

MARIANNA—On Nov. 10, the Chipola College softball team beat Embry Riddle 10-0 and Florida State University 1-0 before a packed house at the Chipola field.

The women’s basketball team hosted their first home games of the season with a four-team classic. On Friday, they beat Florida SouthWestern 61-56 in a rematch game. On Saturday, the Lady Indians fell to Daytona State 76-60.  

The men’s basketball team won two games in Rome, Georgia this weekend. They beat Cape Fear 76-59 on Friday and Denmark Tech 117-77 on Saturday. The Indians had a team high 35 assists in Saturday’s contest. They have traveled to Summit, MS and will face Baton Rouge Nov. 13 and Southern Shreveport Nov. 14. Chipola will host a men’s classic Dec. 1-2 and a women’s classic, Dec. 8-9.

 

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November 13, 2017

REGIONAL CAREER FAIR IS NOV. 14

 

MARIANNA—Thousands of area high school students are expected to attend the annual Regional Career Fair, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Eastside Baptist Church in Marianna.

The Career Fair is sponsored by Career Source Chipola, Florida Panhandle Technical College, Chipola College and the county school systems of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington. The event will provide opportunities for students to interact with representatives from different career fields to explore career and educational opportunities beyond high school.

For information, contact Janice Holley at 718-2484.

 

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November 16, 2017

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL HAS GREAT FALL SEASON

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Brain Bowl completed a very successful fall season competing in three community college tournaments.

In the Valencia Delta Burke Tournament, Nov. 10-11, the Chipola A team successfully defended their 2016 title by winning the tournament for the second straight year. The A team cleared the 24-team field posting an 11-0 record. The A team defeated every team in the championship bracket including Chipola B, which finished second in the tournament with a 10-1 record. Chipola B’s only loss was to Chipola A.

This marked the first time in tournament history that two teams from the same school finished first and second. Chipola has won the Delta Burke a record-breaking eight times. Chipola A team members were: Hunter Davis, Katie Everett and Alex Tharp. Chipola B team members were: Turner McCroan and Hayden Church. Three Chipola players finished in the top ten individually: Turner McCroan (first), Hunter Davis (third) and Katie Everett (tenth). See stats at: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4745/stats/delta_burke_at_valencia_2017/

In the Erik Korray Open in Ocala, Oct. 20-21, Chipola had a 10-1 record, losing only to powerhouse high school team Buchholz of Gainesville. The Chipola team of Hunter Davis, Turner McCroan, Katie Everett and Alex Tharp entered the NAQT Community College record books in this tournament by having the fourth and tenth best individual points per game of all time for community college quiz bowl. Full statistics are available at: https://www.naqt.com/stats/team-game-pptuh-records.jsp?audience_id=1003

Chipola also averaged 445.9 points per game for the entire tournament, which is the eighth best average in history. Chipola owns seven of the top eight points per game averages in history, with the Dallin and Paul Kelson led teams holding six of them. Information is available at: https://www.naqt.com/stats/team-tournament-pptuh-records.jsp?audience_id=1003

Turner McCroan finished fifth in individual scoring and Hunter Davis finished eighth. See full statistics at:  https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=8390

In the Florida Gateway Collegiate Open in Lake City, Oct. 7, Chipola A and Chipola B finished first and second respectively. The Chipola A team of Hunter Davis and Turner McCroan and Chipola B team of Katie Everett and Alex Tharp, finished with 7-0 and 6-1 records respectively.

Five Chipola players finished in the top 10 overall:  Hunter Davis (first), Katie Everett (third), Alex Tharp (sixth), Hayden Church (seventh) and Turner McCroan (eighth).

Hunter Davis recorded the 11th best overall individual performance for points per game in community college history, averaging 120.7 points per game. He answered approximately 13 out of the 20 tossup questions asked per game. Eight of the top ten performances of all time are held by Chipola brothers, Paul and Dallin Kelson.  See more statistics at: https://www.naqt.com/stats/individual-tournament-pptuh-records.jsp?audience_id=1003

The All-Time Community College Historical statistics and wins are available at: https://www.naqt.com/stats/school-win-records.jsp?audience_id=1003

 

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL HAS GREAT FALL SEASON—The Chipola College Brain Bowl completed a very successful fall season competing in three community college tournaments. Team members are, from left: Alex Tharp, Turner McCroan, Katie Everett, Hunter Davis, Caroline Gilley, Mathew Pelham, Hayden Church and coach Stan Young. Assistant coach Dr. Robert Dunkle is not pictured.

 

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November 16, 2017

Chipola PBL Attends Fall Leadership Conference

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently attended the Fall Leadership Conference in Orlando. 

Ten Chipola students attended with four placing in competitive events, including:  Business Communications—Hayden White, second; Bradach Carlson, third;

Entrepreneurship—Michael Ingram, first, and Adrian Johnson-Cruz, third.

The following Chipola students also attended: Andrew Bizaillion, Sarah Hall, Adrian Johnson-Cruz, Kathryn Meadows, Joshua Myers, Bonnie NeSmith, Leamon Sims and faculty adviser, Glenda Bethel.

Students also participated in a Youth Education Seminar at which Disney representatives shared leadership and business strategies.  The seminar was made possible through a grant from the Florida FBLA-PBL Foundation.

Chipola PBL students will attend the State PBL Leadership Conference in March.

 

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Chipola PBL Attends Fall Leadership Conference—The Chipola College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently attended the Fall Leadership Conference in Orlando.  Pictured from left, are: Andrew Bizaillion of Chipley; Bradach Carlson of Marianna; Adrian Johnson-Cruz of Tallahassee; Joshua Myers of Chipley; Sarah Hall of Clarksville; Michael Ingram of Marianna; Bonnie NeSmith of Marianna. Not pictured: Kathryn Meadows of Marianna; Leamon Sims of Grand Ridge; Hayden White of Blountstown.

 

 

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November 16, 2017

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MCRAE/REX LUMBER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for the Robert and Kathryn McRae /Rex Lumber Scholarships for the Engineering Technology Program. Application deadline for the Spring 2017 semester is Dec. 11.

Rex Lumber established the Robert and Kathryn McRae scholarship fund to help students planning to pursue an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology specializing in Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Motors Certification.  The scholarship is also available for students seeking certifications within the Engineering Technology program.

Darwin Gilmore, Dean of Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity at Chipola, says, “The McRae family and Rex Lumber are important partners in this program. They are making a significant investment to help students get enrolled, and they have the capacity to hire skilled workers who successfully complete the course.”

The program began in Fall 2015. Multiple one-year scholarships for up to 30 semester hours of tuition and/or books and supplies are awarded by the Rex Lumber Graceville plant. Priority consideration will be given to current or recent graduates from the following high schools: Graceville High, Poplar Springs High, Holmes County High, Cottondale High or Chipley High. 

Additionally, multiple scholarships are awarded in association with the Rex Lumber Bristol plant with priority consideration for current or recent graduates from Liberty County High, Blountstown High and Altha School. 

In both cases, second consideration will go to applicants that are graduates of any other high school within Chipola’s five-county district—Calhoun, Liberty, Jackson, Holmes and Washington Counties. 

Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA to apply and must maintain a 2.5 each semester in order to retain the scholarship.

First-year scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply during the second year of the program. Second-year funding is subject to prevailing economic conditions and the student’s performance in the program.  Students who excel in the program may be eligible for paid internship positions within Rex Lumber.

Scholarship applications are due Dec. 11 at the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.  Application packets must include: high school and/or college transcript, a personal letter of application and two letters of recommendation.  

For information, visit the Chipola Foundation at www.chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2404.

 

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November 16, 2017

CHIPOLA BSU TOY AND CLOTHING DRIVE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Black Student Union is sponsoring a clothing/toy drive for the Anchorage Children’s Home in Marianna.  The club is collecting clothes and supplies for children from toddlers to 18 year olds. The group is accepting donations of coats, socks, gloves, scarves, sweaters, hoodies, t-shirts and toys. Donations can also be made at the Chipola Social and Behavioral Sciences Department.   For information, call 718-2319.

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November 16, 2017

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MINER VISITS CHIPOLA—Bonnie Love, Editor for WorldWide Drilling Resource, Inc., recently spoke to Chipola College Environmental Science students. She discussed the science of mineral identification; categorization; mine safety, lithosphere and atmosphere; research and discovery of new minerals; reclamation, restoration and federal/state legislation; women in mining; jobs in mining; education and training. Mining in Florida produces much of the world’s phosphorous. Limestone mined in Marianna is rich in calcite, a unique part of the fertile soil for 90% of national peanuts which are harvested within 120 miles of Dothan. 

 

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November 16, 2017

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SPIRES APPOINTED TO FAMU ADVISORY BOARD—Dr. Willie Spires, Dean of Chipola College’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, has been appointed to Florida A and M University’s Agribusiness Program Advisory Board. Agribusiness is part of FAMU’s College of Agriculture and Food Sciences.

 

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November 16, 2017

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CHIPOLA HOSTS SENIOR DAY—More than 1,000 area high school seniors attended Chipola College’s annual Senior Day hosted by the Student Ambassadors. Pictured are Marianna High Seniors. Students from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties enjoyed performances by the Chipola cheerleaders, men’s and women’s basketball teams, show choir and theater. Seniors were treated to lunch after touring the campus.

 

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November 16, 2017

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL BEATS FSU

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Softball team beat Division 1 opponents Florida State University and Embry-Riddle on Nov. 10 to finish out the Fall season.

The Lady Indians trounced Embry-Riddle, 10-0, on Nov. 10. Alexis Grampp was 2 for 3. Barbara Woll was 2 for 2. Jordenne Gaten was 2 for 3. On the mound, Krystal Goodman started for Chipola and pitched 3 innings with 2 strikeouts and no runs. Morgan Goree threw 2 innings. Amy Woodham pitched two innings with 3 strikeouts.

The Lady Indians beat FSU, 1-0, on Nov. 10. Ally Clegg had one hit and an RBI to score Barbara Woll for the game’s only run. Krystal Goodman started for Chipola. She faced 14 batters in 3 innings with 5 strikeouts. Morgan Goree faced 9 batters in 2 innings. Amy Woodham faced 6 batters in 1.2 innings of work.

The Lady Indians finished the 2017 season 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 falling to Florida Southwestern 4-0 in the title game. The runner-up finish at state earned the Lady Indians a berth to the 2017 NJCAA National Tournament.

Chipola won the NJCAA National Championship in 2015 and 2007. 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 in 2016. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband, Jimmy Hendrix, lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins. 

 

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November 16, 2017

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CHIPOLA INDIANS 6-0 ON THE YEAR

 

MARIANNA— The Chipola men’s team (6-0) are the number two team in the FCSAA State Poll.

Chipola beat Southern Shreveport 84-60 on Nov. 14. Brandon Mahan led Chipola with 16 points. Keishawn Brewton added 14 points and Pape Diop scored 10.

Chipola trounced Baton Rouge Community College 93-70 on Nov. 13. Yuat Alok led Chipola with 20 points and 8 rebounds. JJ Miles scored 16. TJ Howard had 13. Pape Diop added 11. 

The Indians won both home games in the recent Milton Johnson Classic. Chipola beat Snead State, 83-69. Sharmarkus Kennedy led Chipola with 20 points. Brewton had 12. The Indians beat Gordon State, 98-89. CJ Williamson led Chipola with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Deric Patton scored 17. Brewton had 15. TJ Howard had 11 points and 7 rebounds. 

The Chipola men host Lawson, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. and Georgia Highlands, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m.

The Chipola Lady Indians (2-2) split a pair of games Nov. 10-11 in the Chipola Women’s Classic. Chipola beat Florida SouthWestern 61-56 on Nov. 10. Namiko Adams led Chipola with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Naomi House had 12 points and 3 rebounds. Valerie Nesbitt had 10 points.

Chipola lost a 76-60 game with Daytona on Nov. 11. Nana Sule led Chipola with 11 points and 14 rebounds. 

The Lady Indians opened the season with a 98-42 win over Coastal Alabama on Nov. 3. Robin Beck led Chipola with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Adams had 12 points with 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Nesbitt and Tyra Johnson each scored 11.  House added 10. Nana Sule had 10 rebounds and 9 points.

On Nov. 4, the Lady Indians fell to Florida SouthWestern, 73-69. Nesbitt led Chipola with 14 points. Kiana Coomber added 11 points and 8 rebounds.

 The Lady Indians hit the road for the rest of November before returning home to host Central Georgia Tech, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m., and Arkansas Baptist, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

For the latest, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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November 16, 2017

Chipola Christmas 11 x 17 Poster 11-16-17A Chipola Christmas 11-16-17

CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS DEC. 7-8

 

MARIANNA–The Chipola College Fine and Performing Arts Department will present A Chipola Christmas, Dec. 7-8, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. 

Chipola’s talented show choir, music students, and community chorus will perform sounds of the season in a beautiful holiday setting. 

Tickets—$10—are on sale now at the Chipola Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

Contact the Box Office at 850-718-2420.  

 

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November 16, 2017

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REGIONAL CAREER FAIR IS A HIT—Hundreds of area high school students attended the recent Regional Career Fair sponsored by Career Source Chipola, Florida Panhandle Technical College, Chipola College and the counties of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington. The Career Fair provided opportunities for students to interact with representatives from different career fields to explore career and educational opportunities beyond high school. Here, a group of Holmes County High School students pose for a photo. More photos are available at https://www.facebook.com/chipolacollege

 

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November 30, 2017

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CHIPOLA COLLEGE SPRING REGISTRATION

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Spring 2018 classes at Chipola College is ongoing for current students through noon on Dec. 15. Online registration will continue through Jan. 2. Regular registration opens Jan. 3-4 with classes beginning Jan. 5.

New students planning enroll in Spring classes are encouraged to submit an Application for Admission as soon as possible. Applications are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or online at www.chipola.edu. The college will close for the holidays from Dec. 15 to Jan. 3.

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

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

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university.  Credits are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available at http://www.chipola.edu/studentservices/cguides/index.html

 Chipola Bachelor’s Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; a Business Administration degree with concentrations in Management, Accounting, Information Technology and Engineering Management; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  Chipola also offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered to provide training for high wage jobs.  Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Firefighter I & II, Law Enforcement Officer, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Nursing (RN), Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Networking Services Technology and Sports, Fitness and Recreation Management.

College Credit Certificate programs include: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Paramedic; Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certification, Child Care Center Management, and Engineering Tech Support Specialist Certificate.

Computer Information Technology certificates include: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support Technician and IT Support Specialist. Network Systems Technology Certificates include: Digital Forensics, Network/Cyber Security, Network Support Technician and Server Administration.

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

 

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November 30, 2017

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CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS DEC. 7-8

 

MARIANNA–The Chipola College Fine and Performing Arts Department will present a Chipola Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. 

Chipola’s talented show choir, music students, and community chorus will perform sounds of the season in a beautiful holiday setting. 

Tickets—$10—are on sale now at the Chipola Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.

Contact the Box Office at 850-718-2420.  

 

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November 30, 2017

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CHIPOLA TO OFFER EMT AND CNA CLASSES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes for the Spring 2018 semester which begins Jan. 5.

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 3 and may be printed from the Health Sciences page at www.chipola.edu. Students are encouraged to apply before Dec. 15 due to limited enrollment. 

EMT applicants are required to take a PERT test through the Chipola Testing Center before applying. An orientation for EMT students will be held Friday, Jan. 5, at 5 p.m.

The (EMT) class begins Monday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. EMT is a 300 clock-hour program that runs for 16 weeks. Classes meet from 5 to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. For information, contact Tina Maloy, EMS Director, at 850-718-2403, or email maloyt@chipola.edu

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class begins Jan. 8 at 8:30 a.m.  Classes run for 10 weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For CNA information, contact Annamarie Johnson at 718-2346 or email johnsona@chipola.edu.  

For information about all Health Science programs, contact Jennifer Ham at 850-718-2316 or email hamj@chipola.edu

 

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November 30, 2017

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CHIPOLA TO HOLD AUDITION WORKSHOP FOR LITTLE MERMAID

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold a free audition workshop for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Saturday, Dec. 16, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. 

The free workshop will include music and choreography to help actors prepare for the Open Auditions for Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. The show will run March 1-4, 2018.

In the Disney tale, teenage mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.

For audition information, call 718-2227 or email sirmonc@chipola.edu

 

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November 30, 2017

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CHIPOLA FALL NURSING GRADUATES--Chipola College celebrates the accomplishments of students who completed the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program in the Fall semester. Pictured from left, are: (front) Savannah Sizemore, Tasheana Brown, Kaitlyn Johnson, Haley McCroan, Hailey Tew, Jessica McCusker, Annie Braxton, Meshae Hall, Shawna Donofro, (back) Kaylee Messer, Elizabeth Platt, Ashley Harris, Shannon Woods, Bethany Shelley, Jeffrey Register, Chelsey Weiler, Colby Tanner, Tiffanie Clark, Britney Willard, Haley Boggs and Elizabeth Krauser

 

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November 30, 2017

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BSU HELPS ANCHORAGE CHILDREN’S HOME—The Chipola College Black Student Union held a Toy/Coat Drive for the Anchorage Children’s Home in Marianna. Here, BSU students show some of the coats that were donated. Anchorage provides care for at-risk and abused and neglected children, youth and their families through assessment, counseling, shelter, and non-residential aftercare services.

 

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November 30, 2017

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STEM WHODUNIT—Chipola recently hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) event for area high schoolers. Here students conduct forensics experiments to solve a crime.

 

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November 30, 2017

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CHIPOLA TRIO HELPS WITH MERRYANNA—The Chipola College TRiO Society Club recently volunteered at the annual MerryAnna Mistletoe Market in Marianna. TRiO Society is a club of students in the Student Support Services program at Chipola.

 

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November 30, 2017

Severson Chipola Emp of Month 11-30-17

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

 

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November 30, 2017

Deric Patton, Chipola 11-30-17

CHIPOLA INDIANS TO HOST PANHANDLE CLASSIC DEC. 1-2

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians are back in action this weekend as they host the Panhandle Classic, Dec. 1-2. The Indians face Washington Academy Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., and Georgia Highlands Saturday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. Gulf Coast plays  Georgia Highlands, Friday at 5 p.m. and Washington Academy, Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Indians are fifth in the FCSAA State Poll and 11th in the NJCAA National Poll. Chipola improved to 7-1 with a big 95-68 win over St. Petersburg Nov. 25 in the Central Florida Thanksgiving Shootaround. After gaining a narrow first half lead, Chipola went on a 27-0 run to start the second half, capped off by back-to-back four-point plays by TJ Howard. Pape Diop led Chipola with 18 points and 10 boards. He also had four blocks. TJ Howard had 18 points and Yuat Alok added 17 points and 9 rebounds. 

Chipola suffered their only misfire of the season in an 86-85 overtime loss to Central Florida, Nov. 24 in Ocala.  Trailing by 11, the Indians fought back to take the lead with four minutes to go. The game had 13 lead changes. In overtime, Chipola held a one point edge before the Patriots made a three-point play on a made bucket and free throw with 6.2 seconds to go. The Indians couldn't convert as the clock ran out. Yuat Alok led Chipola with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Shamarkus Kennedy had 17 points and 9 rebounds. TJ Howard scored 14 points and CJ Williamson added 13 points and 7 rebounds. 

The Indians hit the road for games in Gainesville, Dec. 9-10, and a pair of games in Panama City, Dec. 29-30. Chipola opens the 2018 campaign with a pre-conference tune-up with Taylor Academy of Pensacola, Thursday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Johnson Center. Chipola opens Conference play, Jan. 9 at Tallahassee, before returning home to host Northwest, Saturday, Jan. 13.

The Lady Indians (6-3) are ranked fourth in the NJCAA National Poll and number 8 team in the FCSAA State Poll. Chipola hosts Central Georgia Tech, Friday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. The team also hosts Arkansas Baptist, Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

The Lady Indians scored a 92-55 win over Broward on Nov. 26. Tyra Johnson led Chipola with 32 points. Courtajia Sanders scored 20. Nana Sule had 16. Kiana Coomber added 12.

Chipola trounced Hillsborough 87-51 on Nov. 25. Sanders led Chipola with 24 points. Johnson had 15. Namiko Adams scored 11. Coomber had 10 rebounds.

The Lady Indians scored a 65-44 win over IMG Academy on Nov. 16. Robin Beck led Chipola with 21 points. Sule scored 8 points and pulled in 15 rebounds.  

For the latest, visit www.chipolaathletics.com

 

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