Top-Ranked Chipola Softball
still perfect in Conference Play
The top-ranked Chipola softball team (40-0,
12-0) hosted the Chinese National Team, March
28, in a pair of exhibition games at the Chipola
Following the playing of the Chinese National
Anthem and the American National Anthem, teams
exchanged gifts during pre-game. More than 500
fans attended the games. Chipola dropped game
one, 4-1, and lost game two, 6-5 in eight innings.
Chipola Head Coach Belinda Hendrix said,
“This was a great opportunity for our team to host
an excellent international team. We appreciate the
fans who turned out for the games.”
Chipola’s next home game is an April 14 game with Pensacola, at 1 p.m. The Lady Indians also host Tallahassee in the last
home game of the regular season, Wednesday, April 18, at 4 p.m.
Chipola swept Northwest (3-0, 8-0) on March 24, In game one, Ally Clegg was 2 for 3 with a homerun. Clegg and Amy
Woodham each had two stolen bases. Krystal Goodman earned the win on the mound with 11 strikeouts in 7 innings.
In game two over Northwest, Clegg was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a stolen base. Morgan Goree earned the win with 5
strikeouts in 5 innings.
Chipola is first in both the state and national polls with a perfect 40-0 record as of April 2. To see Chipola games live, visit
Commencement Chipola College BCM & Local Churches Sponsor
May 3 in Dothan COMMUNITY
WORSHIP ONE GOD
The Chipola 2018 Commencement EVENT
Ceremony is set for Thursday, May 3,
at 7 p.m., at the Dothan Civic Center. Sunday April 8th, 2018 6 pm
The address is 126 St. Andrews Street, Chipola College Experimental Theater
Dothan, AL, 36303.
Graduates should receive an email from the college Prough Center for the Arts
about caps and gowns which will be picked up in the 4409 Prough Drive Room rm-110
Book Store. Jack Glover, Speaker • Evangel Band, Entertainment
Counted as members of the class are all who will
complete degrees or certificates from December of Chipola’s ‘Little Mermaid’plays to sold out crowd—
2017 to May of 2018 or during the Summer 2018 terms.
Diplomas will be awarded for Bachelor of Science, The Chipola Theater production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,”
Associate in Science, Associate in Arts and Workforce was presented to more than 3,000 guests, March 1-4.
Development Certificates. Chipola graduates may invite
an unlimited number of family members and guests
to share the event. The ceremony will be broadcast
live on YouTube available at this link: https://youtu.
Rep. Brad Drake, a member of the Florida House
of Representatives, will deliver the commencement
For info, about the graduation ceremony, contact
the Admissions and Records Office at 850-718-2311 or
Chipola Baseball Leads Conference
The defending national champion Chipola Indians (29-9, 9-3) host Gulf Coast Tuesday, April 3, at 5 p.m. and
Thursday, April 5, at 5 p.m. The Indians travel to Gulf Coast, April 7 before returning home to host Tallahassee,
Monday, April 9, at 5 p.m.
Chipola leads the Panhandle Conference as of March 30. The Indians beat Northwest, 10-1, on March 27.
Edmond Americaan and Jared Howell were both 2 for 3. Francisco Urbaez had a homerun. Andrew Grogan (6-0)
was the winning pitcher with 8 strikeouts in 7 innings.
On March 24, the Indians split with Pensacola. Chipola won game one, 12-6. Julio Carrion was 3 for 3 to
lead Chipola’s offense. Americaan was 3 for 4. Jack Dellinger (3-1) picked up the win with two strikeouts in 3.2
Chipola dropped game two to Pensacola, 5-1.Americaan was 2 for 3. Jared Howell homered. Trevor Holloway
took the loss with 5 innings of work.
On March 22, Chipola trounced Pensacola, 17-7, in 8 innings. Urbaez was 4 for 4. Three Indians homered:
Morgan McCullough, Max Guzman and Jonathon Nieves. Phillip Sanderson (6-0) earned the win for Chipola
with 6 strikeouts in 5 innings pitched.
On March 20, Chipola blanked Pensacola, 17-0. Urbaez and Americaan were both 3 for 4. Nieves and Urbaez both homered. Grogan earned
the win for Chipola. David Meadows earned the save with three strikeouts.
The Indians are the top-ranked team in the state poll and ranked second in the NJCAA National Poll.State. Chipola has beaten Northwest once
in the teams’ three regular season meetings.
Chipola scored an 80-69 win over Gulf Coast in the final regular season game on Feb. 24.
Brandon Mahan led the Indians with 19 points and 8 rebounds. TJ Howard scored 13 points. Deric Patton had 12. Shamarkus Kennedy and
Keishawn Brewton each scored 10.
Six Chipola players were named to Panhandle All-Conference: First Team—Brandon Mahan (Freshman of the Year), Shamarkus Kennedy and
TJ Howard; Second Team—Yuat Alok, Keishawn Brewton and CJ Williamson. For information on the tournament, visit http://bit.ly/2HR07ci
Jackson County Schools & Chipola Chipola Performing Arts
host Fifth Grade Fairs Events in April
The Chipola Fine & Performing Arts Department
will host several events in April.
Jazzmatazz 2018 is set for April 12–13. Evening
performances are Thursday, April 12 and Friday,
April 13 at 7 p.m. The Show Choir will perform high
energy, song and dance favorites under the direction
of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin. Tickets—$10—
are available in the box office.
Chipola guitar instructor Christopher Mrofchak
Chipola and Jackson County Schools recently collaborated will present a free concert Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m.,
on a series of Fifth Grade Career Fairs. Fairs were held at in the Experimental Theatre of the Center for the Arts.
Sneads, Cottondale, Malone and Riverside Elementary Chipola and Florida State University’s The Institute on
Schools. Representatives from various professions set World War II and the Human Experience are hosting a collaborative
up stations to discuss connections between school and exhibit, “Artistic Expression through Conflict: The Use of Art in World War II”
careers. These included: Agriculture: Phyllis Daniels through April 18.
(SES/GR), Cottondale FFA (CES/GR) Ty Daniels (Malone), The Sophomore Cabaret featuring music majors is Friday, April 20, at 6 p.m.,
Charlene Beebe (RES); Construction: Thomas Byrd, Hank in the Experimental Theatre. Tickets—$5—include dessert and the sounds of
Daniels; Culinary: Jack Noonan, Sodexo; Emergency Chipola voice, piano and instrumental majors in their sophomore recitals.
Services: Chief Scott Birge, JCFR; Engineering: Darwin Chipola’s Spring Ensemble Concert is Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m., in the
Gilmore and Sal Arnaldo, Chipola Civil Engineering CFA. Featuring the College Chorus, President’s Ensemble, Community Chorus,
Technology instructor. Rock and Jazz Band and the new Wind Ensemble, the free event is open to the
public. Visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice or call 718-2420.
The Student Government Association will host the annual Chipola College
Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 19, with a reception starting at 6:00 p.m.
and the ceremony following at 7:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts.
Chipola Brain Bowl wins Eighth State Title—Members of the Chipola’s 5 SpringFrolics–Classesout10:30a.-2:45p.,Pool
State Champion Brain Bowl team are, from left: assistant coach Dr. Robert Dunkle, 9 Baseballvs.Tallahassee-5p.
head coach Stan Young, Hunter Davis, Katie Everett, Alex Tharp & Garrett McDaniel. 9-11 EarlyReg.Sum.I&II-CurrentStudents
Chipola will host a Press Conference, Wednesday, April 11, 10 a.m., to recognize 9a.-noon
Chipola’s State Champion Brain Bowl Team and Academic Hall of Fame Students. The 12-13 EarlyReg.Sum.I&II
event will be held in the Atrium of the Literature/Language Building. Chipola’s Brain 12 NightStudentSocial,Cafeteria7p.
Bowl team recently won an 8th State Championship. Eight students in Chipola’s Phi Beta 12 Jazzmatazz,7p.m.,CFA
Lambda Business fraternity won top-five awards at the recent state convention. Chipola 14 Softballvs.Pensacola-1p.
studentsAnn Marie Brown and Katie Everett have been named to theAll-FloridaAcademic
Team. Ann Marie Brown also is a national Coca Cola Scholar through the Phi Theta Kappa
Honor Society. For winning a national award, her portrait will hang in Chipola’s Academic 14 ACTExam
Hall of Fame. For information, email [email protected] or phone 850-718-2264
Chipola Indians finish 17 DeadlineFinancialAidforSum.2018
Second in State Tournament 17 ChristopherMrofchakfreeconcert,7p.,CFA
The Indians (22-8) finished as 18 Baseballvs.Pensacola-5p.
runner-up in the FCSAA/NJCAA 19 LastDaytoresignallclasses-Spring
Region VIII Men’s Basketball 19 AwardsNight,CFA,Reception6p./Ceremony7p.
Tournament, falling 92-67 to Northwest 20 CollegeApplicationDeadlineforSum.I
Florida State in the championship game 20 CAAPReg.DeadlineforAASummerGraduates
on March 10.
It was the teams’ fourth meeting of the season with Chipola winning one of those 20 SophomoreMusicCabaret,CFA:Exp.Theatre,7p.
matchups, a 98-91 homecoming win on Feb. 17. 20 Baseballvs.NorthwestFlorida-1p.
Chipola head coach Bret Campbell, said, “We’re proud of our guys. We were a little short- 20 Baseballvs.GulfCoast-5p.
handed and ran out of steam in the championship game, but I thought we battled well in 23-26 EarlyReg.Sum.I&II-8a.-4p.
the state tournament.” 24 SpringEnsembleConcert,CFA,7p.
Chipola trounced St. Petersburg 93-72 in the semi-final round of the state tournament 26 LastClassDayAcademics-Spring
on Friday, March 9. The Indians beat Eastern Florida State 77-63 in the opening round 26 PaymentDeadlineforSum.I
of the tournament March 7. Brandon Mahan led the Indians with 26 points. Deric Patton 27 FinalExams
scored 18. Keishawn Brewton scored 14. Shamarkus Kennedy had 9 blocks on the night.
Three Chipola players were named to the All-Tournament Team: Brandon Mahan, 30 LastClassDay-WorkforceDevelopment
Shamarkus Kennedy and JJ Miles.
Veterans Recognition Event held at Chipola Chipola Cultural Diversity Speakers
Chipola recently hosted a recognition event for veterans. Chipola is assisting with
The Social & Behavioral Sciences Department
some $50,000 in funding for veterans enrolled at Chipola. Dan Sims, Student Adviser recently hosted events for Cultural Diversity
and Veteran’s Affairs Specialist, discussed academic and funding opportunities for Week. Local professionals spoke at a forum for
veterans. Dr. Bouvin, Dean of the School of Business and Technology, highlighted Chipola students at which they discussed the
Chipola’s collaboration with the US Marine Corps to assist students with working cultures of their countries of origin. Pictured
to earn a commission as an officer after graduation. For information, contact Dan from left, are: Jorge Garcia of Marianna Toyota;
Sims at 718-2290 or email [email protected] or Dr. Bouvin at 718-2380 or email Dr. Willie Spires, Chipola Dean of Social and
[email protected] Behavioral Sciences; Dr. Irma Cruz-White,
Chipola Mathematics Professor; and Ana
Stephens, Chipola Information Systems Senior