October 5, 2017

FLORIDA LOTTERY SPONSORS CHIPOLA FALL FESTIVAL

 

MARIANNA— The Florida Lottery Bright Futures program recently sponsored the Chipola College Fall Festival for the sixth straight year.

Lottery officials participated in the event to celebrate the Lottery’s 29-year history of supporting education in Florida. Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell met with several Bright Futures scholarship recipients. He presented a check representing the $9.8 million Chipola students have received in Bright Futures awards over the life of the program.

"Chipola recently won gold college status and they're number one in the state," Secretary Poppell said. "That is a signal accomplishment for any college and everybody in this area should be very proud of Chipola."

Students were excused from classes during the annual event put on by the college’s Student Government Association. In addition to Outrageous Relay Races, students enjoyed music and free food. Several university recruiters were on hand to meet with potential students. The Lottery also provided free t-shirts and a drawing for premium door prizes.    

Since Bright Futures was established in 1997, the Lottery has contributed more than $4.85 billion to send more than 725,000 students to college. To date, more than 6,800 Bright Futures scholarships have been awarded to Chipola students, totaling $9.8 million.

 

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CHIPOLA BRIGHT FUTURES FALL FESTIVAL— The Florida Lottery Bright Futures program recently sponsored the Chipola College Fall Festival. Here, several Bright Futures recipients accept a check from the Lottery representing the $9.8 million Chipola students have received in Bright Futures Scholarships since the program began. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Jayne Roberts, Chipola Vice-President of Student Services; Sawyer O’Bryan of Altha, Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola President; Jack Craven of Marianna, Michael Young of Marianna; Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell; Citlali Gutierrez of Blountstown; Ansleigh Walters of Chipley, Anne Marie Brown of Hosford, and Randy Fox, Lottery District Manager.

 

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October 5, 2017

Mark Hinson, The Tallahassee Democrat 10-05-17

CHIPOLA TO HOST FLORIDA COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH

 

MARIANNA—The Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE) professional development institute will be held at Chipola College Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST.  

Dr. Pam Rentz, Chipola Vice President of Instructional Affairs, is an FCTE board member and Executive Editor of the Florida English Journal. Chipola Literature Instructor Amie Myers serves as assistant editor of the journal. Carrie Dunkle Perry, a native of Marianna and English teacher at Prew Academy in Sarasota, is the President of the FCTE.

Dr. Rentz says, “This is the first time this statewide conference has been held in the Panhandle. We invite all area English/Language Arts teachers to attend to share in the latest and best practices in teaching.”

The theme of the meeting is “Finding Our Balance.”  Workshops will center on helping teachers find and maintain balance between: testing and teaching, work life and home life, STEM and the arts, technology and text, and classic and contemporary.

Presenters include: Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English and education at Central Michigan University; Elizabeth Thomas, published poet, performer, educator and advocate of the arts; Carol Jago, who taught English in middle and high school for over 30 years in California; and Mark Hinson, journalist and entertainment columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat.

Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English and education at Central Michigan University. His work focuses on the teaching of writing, literacy and technology. He collaborates with K– 12 colleagues and explores how they implement newer literacies in their classrooms. 

Elizabeth Thomas is a widely-published poet, performer, educator and advocate of the arts. She served as Poet-in-Residence at the United Arab Emirates University in Dubai in 2009. She has been a member of three Connecticut National Poetry Slam teams and in 1998 was a member of the U.S. team that performed in Sweden. She is an organizer with Brave New Voices: International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. 

Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school in California for over 30 years. A past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, she serves as an associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. 

Chipola College alumnus Mark Hinson is a journalist and entertainment columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat. He studied in the Florida State University Creative Writing Program with noted writing professor Jerome Stern.  Hinson’s fiction has been published in literary journals and he was nominated for an O. Henry Award. Hinson has interviewed many noted figures such as Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Joseph Heller, Allen Ginsberg, Elie Weisel, Jonathan Demme and Salman Rushdie. 

For information about the conference, visit floridacouncilofteachersofenglish.wildapricot.org or phone 850-718-2305.

 

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October 5, 2017

Chipola SGA Prez Abbi Rushing 10-05-17

CHIPOLA STUDENTS ELECT SGA OFFICERS

 

MARIANNA–The Chipola College Student Government Association recently held Fall elections.

Officers for the new school year are: SGA President, Abbi Rushing of Marianna; SGA Vice President, Ann Marie Brown of Bristol; sophomore class president, Hampton Jordan of Marianna; sophomore class vice president, Kayla McDonald of Marianna; sophomore senators: Dazhonna Dawson of Marianna, Cianna Harris of Marianna, Zack McDaniel of Sneads, Charli Robbirds of Sneads; freshman class president, Hannah Mays of Wewahitchka; freshman class vice president, Josalynne Giles of Greenwood; freshman senators: Trevor Brogdon of Marianna, Bridgit Owens of Sneads, Mary Lee Steverson of Bristol, Lana Wood of Blountstown.  Other officers include: chief justice, Hanna Donofro of Marianna; secretary, Chelsee Cook-Mcgee of Blountstown; parliamentarian, Daniela Fuentes of Blountstown; treasurer, Michael Ingram of Marinna; sergeant at arms, Sarah Deese of Marianna and chaplain, Chris Brockington of Malone

All students enrolled at Chipola are members of the SGA and have a voice in the programs of the college.  SGA has jurisdiction over all student organizations and facilitates communication between the student body and the college faculty and administration.

 

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October 5, 2017

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CHIPOLA HYMN FESTIVAL SET FOR OCT. 15

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Hymn Festival, Sunday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Marianna.  

The Chipola Community Chorus will join with area churches for a special service focused on hymns and songs of faith. These may include old favorites and newly-composed hymn arrangements, traditional and contemporary.

At least three choirs have confirmed their participation: First Baptist Marianna, Eastside Baptist, and the Chipola Community Chorus. 

For information, contact Evelyn Ward at 718- 2257.

 

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October 5, 2017

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CHIPOLA AFC SCHOLARS—The Chipola College Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) recently awarded nine scholarships to dependents of college employees.  Scholarship recipients are seated with their sponsors standing, from left: Randi Fowler and mother Terri Fowler, Kaylee Messer and mother Kelly Lanier, Katie Everett and father Dennis Everett, Michael Young and father Steve Young, Jack Craven and father Dr. Bryan Craven, Adrian Johnson Cruz and mother Dr. Irma Cruz-White. Not pictured are Seth Gilmore and father Darwin Gilmore, Cameron Williams and mother Kristie Mosley, Sawyer O’Bryan and mother Shanda O’Bryan. Since 1993, AFC has awarded over $170,000 to students through Chipola’s AFC Scholarship Endowment. AFC members raise funds through concession sales at college sports events and with an annual silent auction.

 

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October 5, 2017

First Commerce Drawing Winner Gavin Calloway 10-05-17

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FIRST COMMERCE TALKS ID PROTECTION AT CHIPOLA—Chuck Hudson, First Commerce Credit Union County Executive, recently presented a Personal Finance Workshop for students in a Chipola College Macroeconomics class. The workshop covered identity theft, credit and budgeting. Chipola students Gavin Calloway and Mark Wilson each won $50 gift cards in a drawing during the presentation.  Pictured from left, are: Chuck Hudson (left) and Gavin Calloway.

 

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October 5, 2017

Chipola Science Speaker Loran Anderson 10-05-17

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botanist Dr. Loran Anderson addresses Chipola Science students—Dr. Anderson, Professor Emeritus FSU, botanist, and curator, was guest lecturer in Chipola College classes of environmental science.  He is pictured here with Chipola students. His presentation included themes of plant diversity, taxonomy, flowers, seeds, pollination.  He linked his expertise on Cannabis with professional forensic experiences. He emphasized how the field of botany could impact student careers in teaching, law enforcement, agriculture, environmental engineering, and consulting.  Dr. Anderson’s lecture was first in a program of study designed by Billy Bailey, Florida Caverns State Park Specialist. 

 

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October 5, 2017

Dr. Randy Peel Scholarship Recipient Citlali Gutierrez 10-05-17

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PEEL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED—Citlali Gutierrez of Blountstown is the first recipient of the Dr. Randy Peel Biological Scholarship to Chipola College.  Dr. Peel is a veterinarian who graduated from Chipola and the University of Florida. He funded the scholarship to help college students with an interest in research.

 

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October 5, 2017

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CHIPOLA THEATRE DIRECTOR MEETS PRINCE—Chipola College Theatre Director Charles Sirmon recently met Hal Prince, recipient of 21 Tony Awards, for shows such as Pajama Game, Fiddler on the Roof and Phantom of the Opera. Sirmon was in the audience for Prince’s newest production, Prince of Broadway. Prince invited Sirmon backstage where the two discussed their careers in theatre.

 

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October 5, 2017

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CHIPOLA SSS VISITS TROY—Chipola College’s Student Support Services students attended the annual Fall Trojan Day at the main campus of Troy University. Students had the opportunity to learn all about academics and student life from Troy faculty and student leaders in the Trojan Arena. Trojan Ambassadors led students on a walking tour of residence halls, academic facilities and student life areas. Students also attended the Troy vs. Akron football game. 

 

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October 5, 2017

Gina Stuart Leaves Board 10-05-17

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STUART LEAVES CHIPOLA COLLEGE BOARD—Virginia “Gina” Stuart of Marianna is leaving the Chipola College District Board of Trustees after serving for 18 years. Stuart was in the real estate business for 38 years, and is a broker associate with Chipola Realty. She currently serves as a board member of the StopOver House and previously served as a member of the Florida Real Estate Commission. 

 

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October 5, 2017

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT UF MOUNTAIN DEW RACE

 

GAINESVILLE– The Chipola College women’s cross country teams competed in the Mountain Dew Invitational hosted by the University of Florida on Sept. 23.

Chipola’s Chelsea Cook-McGee ran a 20:22 in the 5K race. She finished number 112 in the field of 285 runners. Cook-McGee finished second among all community college entrants and ahead of dozens of runners from Division 1 Universities including FSU and UF.

Summer Hill ran a 26:37 in the race for Chipola. Hannah Rees, Elizabeth Fleener and Madison Daniels and also scored for Chipola.

Chipola will next compete at the Florida State Invitational Friday, Oct. 6. Chipola will host a college/high school meet Oct. 14 at Citizen’s Lodge. Chipola also will compete at the Region 8 Championship Saturday, Oct. 28, at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.

 

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT UF MOUNTAIN DEW RACE—The Chipola College women’s cross country teams competed in the Mountain Dew Invitational hosted by the University of Florida on Sept. 23. Team members are, from left: (front) Elizabeth Fleener of Chipley, Chelsea Cook-McGee of Blountstown, (back) Hannah Rees of Marianna, Coach Rance Massengill, Summer Hill of Blountstown and Madison Daniels of Marianna.

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October 11, 2017

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT FSU INVATATIONAL

CHIPOLA TO HOST COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL MEET, SATURDAY, OCT. 14

 

TALLAHASSEE– The Chipola College women’s cross country teams competed in the FSU Invitational hosted by Florida State University on Oct. 6.

Chipola’s Chelsea Cook-McGee ran a 20:36 in the 5K race. She finished number 81 in the field of 190 runners and ahead of numerous runners from Division 1 Universities including UWF, FSU and FAMU.

Chipola team member Summer Hill improved her time from the previous race with a 24:33. Hannah Rees ran a 29:34.  Madison Daniels and Elizabeth Fleener also scored for Chipola.

Chipola will host a college/high school meet, Saturday, Oct. 14, at Citizen’s Lodge in Marianna. The college women’s 5K begins at 8 a.m. CST. The high school girls 5K starts at 8:35 a.m. CST, and the boys high school 5K begins at 9:15 a.m.

Chipola will compete at the Region 8 Championship, Oct. 28, at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.

 

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Chelsee Cook-McGee Chipola Cross Country 10-11-17

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT FSU INVATATIONAL—The Chipola College women’s cross country teams competed in the FSU Invitational hosted by the Florida State University on Oct. 6. Chipola’s Chelsea Cook-McGee of Blountstown finished in 81st place with a time of 20:36. Chipola will host a college/high school meet, Saturday, Oct. 14, at Citizen’s Lodge in Marianna.

 

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October 12, 2017

CHIPOLA THEATRE TO PRESENT FEMALE ODD COUPLE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Theatre will present The Odd Couple (Female Version), Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29 in the Prough Center for the Arts. Nightly shows are at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. 

Unger and Madison are at it again. Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers, but the hilarity remains the same.

Tickets—$10 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Oct. 12 at the CFA Box Office or online www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Chipola students and employees get free advance tickets. An opening night dinner theatre is set for 5:30 p.m. before the Thursday show. Tickets are $30 for dinner and the show. Dinner theatre tickets are by reservation only. 

For information, call 850-718-2420.

 

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CHIPOLA THEATRE TO PRESENT FEMALE ODD COUPLE—Chipola Theatre will present The Odd Couple (Female Version), Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29 in the Prough Center for the Arts. Nightly shows are at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.  Here, lead actresses—Mary Keyton as Florence (left) and Ashleigh Braswell as Olive—rehearse a scene.

 

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October 12, 2017

REX LUMBER AWARDS CHIPOLA ENGINEERING TECH SCHOLARSHIPS 

 

MARIANNA— Rex Lumber established the Robert and Kathryn McRae scholarship fund to help students planning to pursue an A.S. degree in Engineering Technology or the Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certificate program at Chipola College.

Rex Lumber officials recently visited the college to meet this year’s scholarship recipients. All of the students expressed their gratitude for the award and the opportunity that it affords them. Scholarship recipients are: Jonathan Dilmore, Dillan Green, Logan Stone, Caleb Rogers, Chance Jowers, Wade Robinson, Justin Faircloth, Elijah Conrad, Jared Robinson, James Eastridge, Garrett Ames, Blaine Tharpe, Dakota Skipper and Billy Bodiford.

Multiple one-year scholarships for up to 30 semester hours of tuition and/or books and supplies are awarded annually by the Rex Lumber Graceville plant and the Rex Lumber Bristol plant. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA to apply and must maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester in order to retain the scholarship.

First-year scholarship recipients will be 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.

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

 

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REX SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED—Rex Lumber officials recently visited the Chipola College campus to meet the latest recipients of the Robert and Kathryn McRae scholarship for students in the college’s Engineering Technology program. 

 

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October 12, 2017

Chipola B.S. Degrees 10-12-17

CHIPOLA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR B.S. DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for each of the college’s 10 bachelor’s degrees programs in Education, Business and Nursing. 

Application deadline is Dec. 1 for the Spring 2018 semester which begins in January. Deadline to apply for Federal Financial Aid to cover Spring tuition and fees is Nov. 16. 

Scholarships are available for all 10 B.S. degrees.  Financial aid also is available through the Chipola Foundation and through state and federal programs. 

Chipola’s tuition is $115 per semester hour for upper division courses compared to $215 per hour at nearby universities. Chipola also offers in-state tuition for Alabama and Georgia residents.

Chipola offers seven different bachelor’s degrees in the teaching field: Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, English Education, Middle School Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics, Middle School Science and Secondary Science (Biology).  All education degrees have high placement rates with excellent re-hire rates for the second year. Chipola education graduates are teaching in nearly all of the 34 public schools in the college’s service area which includes: Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties. For information, call 718-2416.

Chipola offers the B.S. in Business Administration with majors in Accounting, Management, Engineering Management and Computer Information Systems. Most of the courses are offered in the evening and online. There are seven prerequisite courses for the program.  For information, call 718-2380.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers all upper division classes on-line. Applicants must be licensed RN’s in (Florida, Alabama, or Georgia) with a minimum 2.5 GPA and at least a "C" in all pre-requisites. Applicants must have completed an AS degree in Nursing from a regionally-accredited institution or have completed the AA degree with all prerequisites from a Florida public institution or 60 semester hours and completion of Chipola's general education requirements. For information on the Nursing program, contact Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean of Health Sciences, at 850-718-2278 or email lipfordk@chipola.edu 

 

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October 12, 2017

Financial Aid Deanline 10-12-17

CHIPOLA FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2018 TERM

 

MARIANNA—Nov. 16 is the Financial Aid Application deadline for students planning to use Federal Financial Aid to pay for Spring 2018 classes at Chipola College.

Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to qualify for Pell, Work Study and other Federal Financial Aid. The FAFSA takes several days to process; therefore, students are encouraged to submit all electronic forms as soon as possible. For information, call 850-718-2366 or visit www.fafsa.gov

The general college Application for Admission deadline for the Spring Semester is Dec. 1.   Applications are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Services Building or online at www.chipola.edu. Regular registration for Spring classes is Jan. 3-4. Classes begin Jan. 5.

There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college 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. 

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).  Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

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

Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which 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 Recreation Technology.

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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October 12, 2017

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FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is accepting applications for the First Generation in College Scholarship for the Spring 2017 semester.  Several partial scholarships may be awarded.

Completed applications must be received in the Foundation office by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.

Students must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) and have been determined to be Pell eligible and still have an unmet financial need in order to apply for the First Generation Scholarship.  Current Chipola students must have a 2.0 college GPA. New students must have a 2.0 high school GPA.

The need-based scholarship is available to Florida residents who enroll as undergraduate, degree-seeking students for a minimum of six hours per term.  Students must demonstrate financial need and must come from a family where neither parent has completed a bachelor’s degree.  If the student regularly resides with only one parent who provides support, that one parent must not have completed a bachelor’s degree for the student to be eligible. 

Students must submit a personal letter and an application—available in the Foundation Office—with all required items outlined on the application by Nov. 15. 

For information, call 850-718-2404.

 

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October 12, 2017

Florida Blue Scholarship 10-12-17

FLORIDA BLUE ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is now accepting applications for the Florida Blue Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship with a deadline of Nov. 15.

Approximately 9 partial $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in the Spring 2018 semester. The need-based scholarship is available to Florida residents enrolled in a community college in one of the following eligible programs: Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse, Associate Degree Nurse, Baccalaureate Degree Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic. 

Applicants must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) to qualify. The Scholarship application, personal letter and transcripts must be submitted to the Foundation Office by Nov. 15. Application files must be complete.

Students entering college in Spring 2018 must have a 2.0 GPA at high school graduation or have earned a GED.  Students previously enrolled in college must have both a cumulative and semester GPA of 2.0.  High school transcripts must be submitted if Fall 2017 is the first semester of college enrollment. College transcripts must be submitted if the applicant has earned more than 24 college credit hours.  If less than 24 hours have been earned, submit both high school and college transcripts. Unofficial Chipola transcripts are available online at www.mychipola.edu.

For information, visit www.chipola.edu/foundation or contact the Foundation Office at 718-2445.

 

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October 12, 2017

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APPRECIATING COUNSELORS—School counselors from five area counties recently attended Chipola College’s annual Counselor Appreciation Day. Here, Lisa Aaron, Malone High School Counselor (left), accepts a door prize from Kim Collins, Department Associate in Student Affairs. The meeting included discussions of transfer requirements, testing, dual enrollment and financial aid.  Counselors were treated to lunch and a performance by Chipola Theatre students.

 

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October 12, 2017

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TRIO ATTENDS LEAD CONFERENCE—Chipola’s TRIO Society officers recently attended the SSS LEAD Conference 2017 hosted by Student Support Services at Enterprise State Community College and the Alabama Aviation College.  The conference featured speakers and activities on leadership, career exploration and planning, academic success, etiquette and networking.

 

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October 12, 2017

CHIPOLA HYMN FESTIVAL SET FOR OCT. 15

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Hymn Festival, Sunday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Marianna.  

The Chipola Community Chorus will join with area churches for a special service focused on hymns and songs of faith. These may include old favorites and newly-composed hymn arrangements, traditional and contemporary.

At least three choirs have confirmed their participation: First Baptist Marianna, Eastside Baptist, and the Chipola Community Chorus. 

For information, contact Evelyn Ward at 718- 2257.

 

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October 12, 2017

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT FSU INVATATIONAL

 

TALLAHASSEE– The Chipola College women’s cross country teams competed in the FSU Invitational hosted by Florida State University on Oct. 6.

Chipola’s Chelsea Cook-McGee ran a 20:36 in the 5K race. She finished number 81 in the field of 190 runners and ahead of numerous runners from Division 1 Universities including UWF, FSU and FAMU.

Chipola team member Summer Hill improved her time from the previous race with a 24:33. Hannah Rees ran a 29:34.  Madison Daniels and Elizabeth Fleener also scored for Chipola.

Chipola will host a college/high school meet, Saturday, Oct. 14, at Citizen’s Lodge in Marianna. The college women’s 5K begins at 8 a.m. CST. The high school girls 5K starts at 8:35 a.m. CST, and the boys high school 5K begins at 9:15 a.m.

Chipola will compete at the Region 8 Championship, Oct. 28, at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.

 

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT FSU INVATATIONAL—The Chipola College women’s cross country teams competed in the FSU Invitational hosted by the Florida State University on Oct. 6. Chipola’s Chelsea Cook-McGee of Blountstown finished in 81st place with a time of 20:36.

 

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October 13, 2017

CHIPOLA WORKFORCE ADVISORY MEETING IS OCT. 17

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Workforce and Economic Development Division will host the Annual Advisory Committee Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Chipola Cultural Center.

The Keynote Speaker is Andra Cornelius, Senior Vice President, Business & Workforce Development with CareerSource Florida.

A general meeting and luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advisory Council Program Meetings will continue from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cornelius and Richard Williams, Executive Director of CareerSource Chipola, will meet with the Chipola College QEP team to help the college focus its QEP on career pathways.

More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on 14 separate advisory committees for each of the college’s career and technical programs. Members advise Chipola faculty on the development, evaluation, and revision of educational programs.

For information, call Janice Holley at 850-718-2484 or email holleyj@chipola.edu.

 

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October 16, 2017

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY HOSTS DUAL MEET

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cross Country team hosted a dual meet with Tallahassee Community College, Oct. 14, at Citizens Lodge in Marianna.

TCC won the meet. Only two Chipola runners competed, as the three other members were hampered by injury.

Chipola’s Summer Hill was second in the women’s college 5K with a time of 23:53. Meagan Giddens of TCC was the winner with a 21:49.  Hannah Rees of Chipola ran a 28:07.

by The Lady Indians head to NJCAA Regionals Oct. 28 in Tallahassee.

Rutherford and Crestview were the team winners in the high school contest. Rutherford was first in the girls team race, with Crestview second and Marianna third. Lauren Locke of Marianna the individual champion with a time of 21:44. Chipley’s Lila Taylor finished third with a 24:07.

Girls top 5: 1. Lauren Locke, Marianna 21:44, 2. Taina Sanchez, Crestview 22:50, 3. Lila Taylor, Chipley 24:07, 4. Brianna Jones, Crestview 24:15, 5. Darby Bennett, Rutherford 24:37.

Rutherford: 5. Darby Bennett 24:37, 6. Keira Banton 24:52, 9. Mary Granducci 26:34, 10. Danielle Bansagi 26:52, 11. Ari Cortes 27:21, 12. Cecilia Shuler 28:24.

Marianna: 1. Lauren Locke 21:44, 14. Chloe Temples 28:54, 22. Emily Locke 38:39. Chipley: 3. Lila Taylor 24:07, 9. Nicole Reyes 26:40.

Crestview won the boys division with Delrico Pearson as Rutherford’s top runner, finishing third in 18:10. Marianna High School and Marianna Middle School also competed in the boy’s 5K. Boys top 5: 1. James Webb, Crestview 17:28, 2. Jonathan Staples, Crestview 18:01, 3. Delrico Pearson, Rutherford 18:10, 4. Reese Gomez, Crestview 18:10, 5. Eric Reid, Rutherford 19:17.

Rutherford: 3. Delrico Pearson 18:10, 5. Eric Reid 19:17, 12. D’Vante Sims 20:35, 15. Manuel Folsom 21:53, 16. Jake Julian 22:02, 35. Keivontie Logan 28:06, 36. Matthew Richards 28:09.

Marianna: 11.Izec Isabella 20:31, 21. Caden Akerson 23:25, 22. Garrett Ziglar 23:52, 23. Hank Simms 23:58.42, Riley Torbett 24:14, 27. Mason Young 24:44, 33. Gage Bannerman 26:15, 37. Victor Dubeux 29:08.

 

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October 19, 2017

Chipola College Nominated for Aspen Prize 10-16-17

CHIPOLA RANKED IN TOP 150 U.S. COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Eligible For $1 Million Aspen Institute Prize

 

Washington, DC –Chipola College has been selected as one of only 150 institutions nationally to be eligible for the fifth biennial $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Joshua Wyner, Vice President of the Aspen Institute, called the nomination, “The nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s Community Colleges.”

For the fifth consecutive cycle of the awards program, Chipola is among the nation’s top community colleges eligible to compete for the prestigious 2019 Aspen Prize and $1 million in prize money. 

Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons, says, “We are proud that Chipola has once again been recognized by the Aspen Institute.  Our faculty work every day to ensure that our students receive a quality education. This nomination affirms the excellent work of our students and faculty.”

Chipola’s fifth consecutive Aspen nomination comes in a year when college officials already are celebrating being named a Gold College in the Florida College System’s performance-based funding program. Chipola was one of only seven colleges among the 28 in the Florida system to earn the Gold ranking.

The Aspen Prize, awarded every two years, recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.

Community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Prize were selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide using publicly available data on student outcomes. The list of 150 colleges is online at: www.highered.aspeninstitute.org/aspen-prize.

Chipola ranked from 19th to 37th in the nation in the five performance categories. Chipola ranked 19th nationally in Credentials Awarded per 100 Minority Students at 39.2% compared to the national average of 22.7%. Chipola ranked 23rd nationally in First-Year Retention Rate for all students at 65.9%, compared to 52.7% for all colleges. In Credentials Awarded Per 100 Full-Time Equivalent Students, Chipola was 28th at 56.2% with the national mean at 37.4%. Chipola ranked 33rd in Three-Year Graduation Rate at 57.2% compared to the national mean of 39.6%. Chipola was 37th in Minority Three-Year Graduation Rate at 51.5% compared to the national average of 34.5%.

The top ten finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize will be named in May 2018. Aspen officials will conduct site visits to the ten finalist colleges to collect additional quantitative data, including employment and earnings data. A distinguished Prize Jury will select a grand prize winner, finalist(s) with distinction, and rising star(s) in spring 2019. 

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program aims to advance higher education practices, policies, and leadership that improve student outcomes. Through the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the Siemens Technical Scholars Program, and other initiatives, the College Excellence Program works to improve colleges' understanding and capacity to teach and graduate students, especially the growing population of low-income and minority students on American campuses. To learn more, visit http://highered.aspeninstitute.org/.

Nearly half of America’s college students attend community colleges, with more than seven million students – youth and adult learners – working towards certificates and degrees in these institutions across the country.

Chipola College is designated as a state college in the Florida College System. Established in 1947, Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

For information about Chipola College, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 850-526-2761.

 

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October 19, 2017

 The Odd Couple 10-19-17

ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION) DINNER THEATRE AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Come enjoy a special dinner and opening night performance of Chipola College’s fall production, The Odd Couple (Female Version), Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Center for the Arts.  Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Experimental Theatre with the show at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 per person which includes dinner and theatre admission. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 24.  Tickets must be purchased in advance online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice or at the Center for the Arts Box Office.  There will be no additional seating available the night of the event. 

Unger and Madison are at it again. Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers, but the hilarity remains the same.

The cast includes: Ashleigh Braswell as Olive, Mary Keyton as Florence, Sarah Liffick as Mickey, Breeanna Bennett as Vera, Landry Tharp as Sylvia, Sydney Cobb as Renee, Kane Keffer as Manolo and Destin Dawson as Jesus.

The dinner theatre is sponsored by the Chipola Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges, the professional association for Florida's 28 state colleges, their boards, employees, retirees and associates.

Tickets for the Thursday show without dinner are also available. The show runs Oct. 26-28 at 7 p.m., with a Sunday, Oct. 29, matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets—$10 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Oct. 12 at the CFA Box Office or online www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Chipola students and employees get free advance tickets. For more information call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420.

 

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October 19, 2017

FSU's All Night Yahtzee 10-19-17

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

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series welcomes All Night Yahtzee on Tuesday, November 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, January 18, 2018 and The Young Irelanders, March 13, 2018.  Tickets are on sale now for the remaining shows.  Single event ticket prices will vary between $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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October 19, 2017

Tabor Kimbrough Art Display At Chipola 10-19-17

MICHELE TABOR KIMBROUGH ART ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Original works by noted local artist Michele Tabor Kimbrough will be on display in the Chipola College Center for the Arts Gallery beginning Nov. 7. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held at 6 p.m. in the gallery.  The opening will coincide with the Artist Series performance of All Night Yahtzee.

Michele Tabor Kimbrough is founder/owner of The Art Factory Framing and Gallery in historic downtown Marianna. She began her professional career after college as an Army aviator flying helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Following the Gulf War, and after 10 years of service, Captain Kimbrough left the Army and took a position in the financial services industry. In 2000 she returned to the field of aviation as a commercial pilot for US Airways and moved to the Marianna area. Following the events of 9/11, she accepted a position as an academic flight instructor at Ft. Rucker’s Army Aviation Center.

In 2014 Kimbrough decided to pursue full time her lifelong passion for the visual arts by opening an art gallery offering art lessons, commissioned art, and custom framing. Her training in painting mediums (watercolors, acrylics, and oils) has been a life long journey through workshops by national and international artists as well as their books and videos.

Most of Kimbrough’s work focuses on three main areas; aviation art, community art, and floral art. Her most recent works have shifted to the Crucian Carnival Series, showcasing their vibrant, pulsating, joyous, island festivals stemming from her visit to St. Croix, Virgin Islands. After seeing the devastation from the hurricanes, she decided to donate 40% of all proceeds from the sale of the “Crucian Carnival Series” to the US Virgin Islands Foundation for Restoration at www.usvifoundation.org. Forty percent of sales from art not in the “Crucian Carnival Series” will be donated to the Jackson County Habitat for Humanity Restore.

Michele says, “I am very blessed to do what I am doing. It is only right to give it to others who are in need.”

The show will be open Nov. 7 – Dec. 11. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. 

 

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October 19, 2017

 Chipola Cosmetology 10-19-17

CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY OFFERING BRAZILIAN BLOWOUTS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cosmetology program is now offering Brazilian Blowouts, the latest method for taming frizzy hair. The Brazilian system helps improve the condition of the hair to allow the stylist to achieve a smooth, sleek result, or to keep the curl and lose the frizz. The blowout is available for only $100.

Chipola offers a full lineup of services for the cost of materials.  Services include: shampoo, blow dry styles, haircuts, color, highlights, waxing, manicures, pedicures, relaxers, perms, and up–styles. 

For information and pricing, call 718-2439

 

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October 19, 2017

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CONGRESSMAN DUNN VISITS CHIPOLA—U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn recently visited Chipola College. He congratulated college President Dr. Sarah Clemmons for winning Gold in the Florida College System Performance program, and visited the Engineering Technology lab, the Academic Center for Excellence and the Automotive Technology program.

 

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October 19, 2017

McAllister EMP of Month 10-19-17

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MCALLISTER IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Jamie McAllister has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award of the month for October.  McAllister serves as the Director of Public Service Programs and has worked at the college since 2013.  Pictured from left are, Chipola president Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Jamie McAllister, Dr. Pam Rentz, Vice President of Instructional Affairs and Darwin Gilmore, Dean of Workforce & Economic Development.

 

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October 19, 2017

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WEST TALKS ELECTRICITY WITH CHIPOLA THEATRE STUDENTS—Mike West, Plant Control Operator with Gulf Power, recently spoke to Chipola College students in a Stage Lighting class taught by Connie Smith, Chipola Technical Theatre Director. West discussed electricity generation, transmission and safety.

 

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October 19, 2017

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CHIPOLA TRIO RAISES CANCER AWARENESS—Chipola College TRiO Society members wore pink and decorated the center of Chipola College’s campus with pink bows and ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 1991, pink ribbons were distributed to breast cancer survivors and participants of the Komen New York City Race for the Cure®. Today, any generic pink ribbon are used to represent breast cancer awareness.

 

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October 19, 2017

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CHIPOLA HOSTS ENGLISH CONFERENCE—Chipola College recently hosted the Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE) professional development institute. Pictured from left, are: Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons; Kristin Pitts, FCTE First Vice-President; keynote speaker Carol Jago, past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, and associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA; Carrie Dunkle Perry, a native of Marianna and President of the FCTE; and Dr. Pam Rentz, Chipola Vice President of Instructional Affairs, FCTE board member and Executive Editor of the Florida English Journal. Other speakers included: Chipola alumnus Mark Hinson, columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat, Troy Hicks, Professor of English at Central Michigan University and poet Elizabeth Thomas, organizer of the International Youth Poetry Slam. 

 

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October 19, 2017

Emerald Coast At Chipola Honors 10-19-17

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EMERALD COAST VISITS CHIPOLA HONORS—Representatives from Emerald Coast Hospice recently addressed students in the Chipola College Honors program. Pictured from left, are: student Isabella Wilson; Melissa Yount, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator; student Kalvin Peterson; Chris Milton, Hospice Specialist; student Maxx Harrell; and Zachary Perkins, RN, Hospice Case Manager. Students learned about hospice services and the steps required to volunteer.  Several Honors students volunteer in their local communities. For information on Chipola Honors and the Pre-Med Society, call Bonnie Smith, Honors Adviser, at 850-718-2247.

 

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October 19, 2017

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CHIPOLA WORKFORCE ADVISORY MEETS—The Chipola College Workforce and Economic Development Division recently hosted the Annual Advisory Committee Meeting.  The. Pictured from left, are: Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce and Economic Development; Sarah Clemmons, Chipola College President; keynote speaker Andra Cornelius, Senior Vice President, Business & Workforce Development with CareerSource Florida; Richard Williams, Executive Director of CareerSource Chipola; and Dr. Pam Rentz.  More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on 14 separate advisory committees for each of the college’s career and technical programs.

 

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October 19, 2017

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY HOSTS DUAL MEET

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cross Country team hosted a dual meet with Tallahassee Community College, Oct. 14, at Citizens Lodge in Marianna.

TCC won the meet. Only two Chipola runners competed, as the three other members were hampered by injury.

Chipola’s Summer Hill was second in the women’s college 5K with a time of 23:53. Meagan Giddens of TCC was the winner with a 21:49.  Hannah Rees of Chipola ran a 28:07.

by The Lady Indians head to NJCAA Regionals Oct. 28 in Tallahassee.

Rutherford and Crestview were the team winners in the high school contest. Rutherford was first in the girls team race, with Crestview second and Marianna third. Lauren Locke of Marianna the individual champion with a time of 21:44. Chipley’s Lila Taylor finished third with a 24:07.

Girls top 5: 1. Lauren Locke, Marianna 21:44.80, 2. Taina Sanchez, Crestview 22:50.15, 3. Lila Taylor, Chipley 24:07.18, 4. Brianna Jones, Crestview 24:15.79, 5. Darby Bennett, Rutherford 24:37.68.

Rutherford: 5. Darby Bennett 24:37.68, 6. Keira Banton 24:52.10, 9. Mary Granducci 26:34.93, 10. Danielle Bansagi 26:52.29, 11. Ari Cortes 27:21.24, 12. Cecilia Shuler 28:24.18.

Marianna: 1. Lauren Locke 21:44.80, 14. Chloe Temples 28:54.97, 22. Emily Locke 38:39.30. Chipley: 3. Lila Taylor 24:07.18, 9. Nicole Reyes 26:40.96.

Crestview won the boys division with Delrico Pearson as Rutherford’s top runner, finishing third in 18:10. Marianna High School and Marianna Middle School also competed in the boy’s 5K. Boys top 5: 1. James Webb, Crestview 17:28.67, 2. Jonathan Staples, Crestview 18:01.21, 3. Delrico Pearson, Rutherford 18:10.38, 4. Reese Gomez, Crestview 18:10.66, 5. Eric Reid, Rutherford 19:17.34.

Rutherford: 3. Delrico Pearson 18:10.38, 5. Eric Reid 19:17.34, 12. D’Vante Sims 20:35.52, 15. Manuel Folsom 21:53.98, 16. Jake Julian 22:02.79, 35. Keivontie Logan 28:06.85, 36. Matthew Richards 28:09.06.

Marianna: 11.Izec Isabella 20:31.93, 21. Caden Akerson 23:25.68, 22. Garrett Ziglar 23:52.46, 23. Hank Simms 23:58.42, 24. Riley Torbett 24:14.66, 27. Mason Young 24:44.92, 33. Gage Bannerman 26:15.88, 37. Victor Dubeux 29:08.51

 

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October 19, 2017

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL TO HOST DIVISION 1 OPPONENTS

 

MARIANNA—Members of the Chipola College Softball team are preparing for some big-time opponents in their Fall schedule.

Chipola will face eight different Division 1 teams in the pre-conference season. The Lady Indians host Mississippi State, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. and Jacksonville University at 5 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 10, The Lady Indians host Embry-Riddle at 1 p.m., and the Lady Seminoles of FSU, at 5 p.m.

Chipola also travels to Ole Miss, the University of Tennessee, the University of Florida and LSU throughout the Fall season.

Chipola Coach Belinda Hendrix, says, “This is a program first for us. We have never hosted a Division 1 program and I’d like to invite our fans out to watch some great softball on our home field.”

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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October 19, 2017

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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October, 23, 2017

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CHIPOLA’S ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION) OPENS OCT. 26

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Theatre will present The Odd Couple (Female Version), Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29 in the Prough Center for the Arts. Nightly shows are at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. 

Unger and Madison are at it again. Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers, but the hilarity remains the same.

The cast includes: Ashleigh Braswell as Olive, Mary Keyton as Florence, Sarah Liffick as Mickey, Breeanna Bennett as Vera, Landry Tharp as Sylvia, Sydney Cobb as Renee, Kane Keffer as Manolo and Destin Dawson as Jesus.

A special dinner is available for the opening night performance, Thursday, Oct. 26.  Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Experimental Theatre with the show at 7 p.m. Dinner and show tickets are $30 per person. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 24. The dinner theatre is sponsored by the Chipola Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges, the professional association for Florida's 28 state colleges, their boards, employees, retirees and associates. Tickets for the Thursday show without dinner are also available.

Show tickets—$10 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—are available at the CFA Box Office or online www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Chipola students and employees get free advance tickets.

For information call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420.

 

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October 26, 2017

Odd Couple 10-26-17

CHIPOLA’S ODD COUPLE(FEMALE VERSION) OCT. 26-29

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Theatre will present The Odd Couple (Female Version), Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29 in the Prough Center for the Arts. Nightly shows are at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. 

Unger and Madison are at it again. Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple.

Show tickets—$10 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—are available at the CFA Box Office or online www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Chipola students and employees get free advance tickets.

For information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420.

 

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October 26, 2017

FSU's All Night Yahtzee 10-26-17

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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October 26, 2017

CHIPOLA ALUMNUS CALEB LOVELY WINS $100,000 GRANT

 

PENSACOLA— Chipola College alumnus Caleb Lovely, has been awarded a $100,000 grant to help band students in the Warrington Middle School Band which he directs.

Pensacola Delta Enrichment Center, Inc.’s Board of Directors recently announced a $107,700 gift from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area benefitting the Warrington Middle School Band led by Caleb Lovely, an alumnus of Chipola College.

The Young, Gifted and Underprivileged – Warrington Arts Development Project will serve the middle school band in the economically-challenged community. The Warrington MS Band, led by Director Caleb Lovely, has been struggling to supply students with instruments, advanced music instruction and competition opportunities.

Lovely says, “I want to thank IMPACT 100 for awarding this grant and Pensacola Delta Enrichment Center for seeing a need in the community and partnering with the Warrington Middle School Band program. This grant solidifies a platform for music excellence. The students will have the support to develop into proficient musicians as well as young adults.”

This grant will allow the band program to flourish by improving music instruction and student exposure to fine arts. The grant will be used to purchase new instruments, uniforms for 200 students and two dozen keyboards for a piano lab. The grant will provide a director’s summer stipend as well as funding to pay instrument technicians. The award also will cover expenses during summer band camp and travel for out-of-town music festivals.

The project is designed to improve overall student performance by strengthening school attendance, increasing grade point averages and decreasing behavior referrals.

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area (impact100pensacola.org) – a philanthropic group of women – has bestowed more than $9 million in sustaining grants to nonprofit organizations in Northwest Florida’s Escambia and Santa Rosa counties since 2004. This year, IMPACT 100 distributed $1.077 million among 10 recipients.

The Pensacola Delta Enrichment Center, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is a community center in the Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood. Dynamic women volunteer countless hours to improve the quality of life for others and to help our children compete globally. PDEC provides after-school tutoring, reading classes, summer enrichment programs, parent workshops and activities for seniors. PDEC grant writing team leader is Marlena Lewis.

 

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CHIPOLA ALUMNUS CALEB LOVELY WINS $100,000 GRANT—Chipola College alumnus Caleb Lovely, has been awarded a $100,000 grant to help band students in the Warrington Middle School Band which he directs. Pensacola Delta Enrichment Center, Inc.’s Board of Directors recently announced a $107,700 gift from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area. Pictured from left, are: Meri Asmar, IMPACT 100 President; Sandra McCreary, PDEC Grant Writing Committee; Caleb Lovely, Warrington Middle School Band Director; and Brigette Brooks, IMPACT 100 Secretary.

 

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October 26, 2017

Corrections 10-26-17

CORRECTIONS CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer daytime Corrections Academy classes beginning in January. The daytime classes will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT).  It is offered at the Chipola Public Service Building Tuesdays at 8 a.m. Cost of the test is $45. 

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

Classes are forming now.  If interested please contact Morgan Daniels, Corrections Coordinator, at 850-718-2212.

 

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October 26, 2017

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FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Foundation is accepting applications for the First Generation in College Scholarship for the Spring 2018 semester.  Several partial scholarships may be awarded.

Completed applications must be received in the Foundation by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.

Students must have applied for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA) and have been determined to be Pell eligible and still have an unmet financial need in order to apply.  Current Chipola students must have a 2.0 college GPA. New students must have a 2.0 high school GPA.

The scholarship is available to Florida residents who enroll as undergraduate, degree-seeking students for a minimum of six hours per term.  Students must demonstrate financial need and must come from a family where neither parent has completed a bachelor’s degree. 

Students must submit a personal letter and an application with all required items by Nov. 15. 

Call 850-718-2404.

 

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October 26, 2017

Chipola Engineering Tech 10-26-17

McRae/Rex Lumber Scholarships FOR chipola Engineering tech

 

MARIANNA—New scholarships will be awarded for use during the Spring 2018 semester to applicants planning to pursue an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology specializing in Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certification at Chipola College.

The Robert and Kathryn McRae/Rex Lumber Scholarships are for one-year and may be used for up to 30 semester hours of tuition and/or books and supplies.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded by the Rex Lumber Graceville plant. Applicants will be given priority consideration if they are current or recent graduates from the following high schools: Graceville, Poplar Springs, Holmes County, Cottondale or Chipley.  Rex Lumber Bristol will give priority consideration to current or recent graduates from the following high schools: Liberty County, Blountstown and Altha.  Second consideration will go to graduates of other high schools within Chipola’s five-county district, Liberty, Calhoun, Jackson, Washington, and Holmes Counties.  Children of Rex Lumber employees are eligible after the employee’s first full year of employment. 

Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and maintain a 2.5 GPA at Chipola to retain scholarship.

The Fall 2017/Spring 2018 first-year scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for the scholarship for use during the second year.  Second-year funding is based upon prevailing economic conditions and the student’s performance in the program. 

Completed applications must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at 4 p.m. to the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.   

Scholarship recipients who excel in the Engineering Technology program may be eligible for paid internship positions within Rex Lumber.

 

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October 26, 2017

Career Fair Cosmo 10-26-17

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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October 26, 2017

Financial Aid Deadline 10-26-17

NOV. 16 FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2018

 

MARIANNA—Nov. 16 is the Financial Aid Application deadline for students planning to use Federal Financial Aid to pay for Spring 2018 classes at Chipola.

Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to qualify for Pell, Work Study and other Federal Financial Aid. The FAFSA takes several days to process; therefore, students are encouraged to submit all electronic forms as soon as possible. Call 850-718-2366 or visit www.fafsa.gov

 

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October 26, 2017

CHIPOLA 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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October 26, 2017

Michelle dampier 10-26-17

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CHIPOLA TEACHER ED STUDENT RECEIVES COMMISSIONER’S AWARD—Chipola College Exceptional Student Education student Michelle Dampier recently was awarded the Florida Department of Education Commissioner’s Leadership Award.  Pictured from left, are: Pam Stewart, Florida Commissioner of Education; Michelle Dampier; and Marva Johnson, Chair of the State Board of Education. The award is presented to students who have overcome significant hurdles to achieve their academic and personal goals.

 

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October 26, 2017

Chipola Envi Science Class 10-26-17

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Chipola Science students Hike with Dr. ann JohnsonDr. Ann Johnson, plant ecologist from FNAI (Florida Natural Areas Inventory) at FSU, recently led Chipola College Environmental Science students on a hike through the Florida glade near the Caverns State Park.  FNAI maintains a data base of rare animals, plants and natural communities of which this Marianna upland limestone glade is one of the rarest natural plant communities in Florida.  The expedition was designed by Billy Bailey, Caverns Park Service Specialist.  Dr. Johnson educated the students, identified new species, and evaluated the status of endemic species.

 

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October 26, 2017

CNA Grads 10-26-17

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CHIPOLA CNA GRADUATES—Chipola College recently held a graduation ceremony for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class. Graduates are, from left: CNA instructor Annamarie Johnson, CNA graduates Amanda Jansenius, Alyssa Bonner, Kristal Whitaker, Suzanne Andrews, Kaitlin Hester, Myesha Grant and Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean School of Health Sciences. Kristal Whitaker and Myesha Grant received Staywell Way Scholarships for CNA’s in Long-term care.  Two more Staywell Scholarships will be awarded during the Spring 2018 CNA class.  Applications may be picked up at the Chipola Foundation office or the Health Sciences Building.  Jan. 4 is the deadline the deadline.

 

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October 26, 2017

SSS FSU Group Tour 10-26-17

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CHIPOLA SSS VISITS FSU—Students in the Chipola College Student Support Services' (SSS) program recently toured Florida State University and attended the FSU vs. Louisville football game.  SSS students will also tour Florida A & M University, FSU-PC and University of West Florida. SSS also provides workshops on college admission, transfer requirements and financial aid. Students interested in SSS, may call 850-718-2417 or visit www.chipola.edu/SSS.

 

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October 26, 2017

Chipola SGA Officers 10-26-17

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS ELECT SGA OFFICERS—The Chipola College Student Government Association recently held Fall elections. Pictured from left, are: (front) sophomore senator, Dazhonna Dawson of Marianna; SGA President, Abbi Rushing of Marianna; sophomore class vice president, Kayla McDonald of Marianna; (middle) sophomore senator, Charli Robbirds of Sneads; freshman senator, Mary Lee Steverson of Bristol; sergeant at arms, Sarah Deese of Marianna; freshman senator, Lana Wood of Blountstown; (cack)Chaplain, Chris Brockington of Malone; treasurer, Michael Ingram of Marinna; sophomore class president, Hampton Jordan of Marianna. Not Pictured: SGA Vice President, Ann Marie Brown; sophomore senators: Cianna Harris, Zack McDaniel; freshman class president, Hannah Mays; freshman vice president, Josalynne Giles; freshman senators: Trevor Brogdon, Bridgit Owens; chief justice, Hanna Donofro; secretary, Chelsee Cook-Mcgee; parliamentarian, Daniela Fuentes.

 

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October 26, 2017

Chipola Softball 10-26-17

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL TO HOST DIVISION 1 OPPONENTS

 

MARIANNA—Members of the Chipola College Softball team are preparing for some big-time opponents in their Fall schedule.

Chipola will face eight different Division 1 teams in the pre-conference season. The Lady Indians host Mississippi State, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. and Jacksonville University at 5 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 10, The Lady Indians host Embry-Riddle at 1 p.m., and the Lady Seminoles of FSU, at 5 p.m.

Chipola also travels to Ole Miss, the University of Tennessee, the University of Florida and LSU throughout the Fall season.

Chipola Coach Belinda Hendrix, says, “This is a program first for us. We have never hosted a Division 1 program and I’d like to invite our fans out to watch some great softball on our home field.”

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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October 26, 2017

Chipola's Milton H. Johnson Classic 10-26-17

CHIPOLA TO HOST MILTON JOHNSON CLASSIC

 

MARIANNA—The 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 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 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.

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October 30, 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 at Regionals 10-30-17

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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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