Chipola Wins State and heads
to NJCAA College World Series
The top-ranked Chipola College Indians play Crowder
College (Missouri) in the first round of the NJCAA Baseball
World Series, Saturday, May 27, at 4 p.m. (CST) at Sam Suplizio
Field in Grand Junction, Colorado. A win moves the Indians
to a 3 p.m. game Monday, May 29. Tournament information is
available at http://jucogj.org/
The championship game could be played on Friday, June
2, at 8 a.m. or Saturday, June 3, at 8 a.m. depending on which
teams remain in the double-elimination format.
The Indians (45-8) are the number one team in the
national poll, a spot they have held for most of the season. Chipola also is the top team in Florida,
capturing the FCSAA State Baseball Championship with a 12-0 win over Palm Beach on May 10.
Chipola’s Reynaldo Rivera was State Tournament MVP and pitcher Riley Cabral was named
Pitcher of the Tournament. Five other Chipola players were named to the All-Tournament Team:
Evan Steele, Max Guzman, Jacob Silverstein Te’Kwaan White and Jose Caballero.
Six Chipola players were named to the FCSAA All-State Team: First-team Infield—Reynaldo
Rivera; Andrew Bechtold; Catcher—Max Guzman; Pitcher—Bowden Francis; Second-team
Outfield—Jacob Silverstein; Infield—Jose Caballero. Reynaldo Rivera was named FCSAA State
Player of the Year.
Chipola Coach Jeff Johnson was named FCSAA State Coach of the Year. In 20 years as head
coach, Johnson has taken the Indians to the FCSAA State Tournament 16 times with four state
championships and a 2007 NJCAA National Championship.
On winning the state tournament, Coach Johnson said, “I’m very proud of this group of
coaches and players. They prepared well leading up to the tournament and it paid off. I’m proud
of the way we pitched and swung the bats. That 10 team tourney is a war of attrition and we
withstood it. We’re so proud to win the State title again and get back to Grand Junction.”
National tournament information is available at http://njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2016-17/div1/national_championship/index The title games of
the tournament will air live in HD across computers and mobile devices on MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball. Live video
broadcasts of all games beginning will be available on NJCAA TV (www.njcaatv.com) – the official digital video network of the NJCAA.
SGA Blood Chipola Summer II Registration
Chipola application deadline for Summer Session II is June 1.
Registration for Summer II is June 22 and classes begin June 26.
Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. Financial
Aid deadline for the Fall is July 26. New students who have been
cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register for
Fall classes July 10-Aug. 10. New students who register during July
will be required to attend orientation classes July 17, 18, 19, 20 and
24. Day and evening orientation classes will be offered.
Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions
Office located in the Student Service bldg or at www.chipola.edu
Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate
in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs and 10
Bachelor’s degrees. For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit
June 14 from 9 until 2 • Bldg. Z
An Equal Access / Equal Opportunity Institution www.chipola.edu/equity
Teacher Ed Grads TOPCHIPOLAGRADUATES—
Graduates of the Chipola Teacher Education Bachelor’s degree program Nine members of the
celebrated their graduation at a recent party. Pictured from left, are: Le’Tonya
Reed, Katherine Waller, Kelly Ramsey, Ashleigh McWaters, Olivia Howell, Amber Chipola Class of 2017
Caputo, Jonathan Owens, Shelby Bryan, Nikki White, Olivia Adams, Rena
O’Bryan, and Whitney Reeves. Not pictured: Charity Sikora and Adam Weiland. received the
Myers wins Kirkland Award President’s Medallion
English instructor Amie Myers has been selected by her for earning a perfect
colleagues for the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Myers has worked at the college since 2004 where she teaches a 4.0 grade point average
variety of English and literature courses.
During her time at Chipola, Myers has spent countless in all courses attempted
hours tutoring and encouraging students. The faculty member
who nominated Myers says, “She is always willing to go the extra at the college. The super nine
mile to help students achieve their dreams and goals. She cares
for students, giving of her own time to show them care and concern. This concern is include, from left-to-right, (top): Olivia
much appreciated by her students, and many students consider Myers their favorite
teacher. Amie is a staunch supporter of Chipola athletics, becoming the first female to Suzanne Adams, Elizabeth Ann English,
serve on the Chipola Appreciation Club Board of Directors. She attends games of all
sports to show support to student-athletes. She also attends plays, art shows, and student Jonathan Lee Peddie Hall, (middle)
events. Amie is an advertisement for all the most wonderful things about Chipola.”
Myers is a graduate of Davidson College. She earned a Master of Fine Arts at the Hannah Michaela Murray, Micheala
University of Southern California. She is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University,
pursuing a PhD in Post-1900 American Literature with an emphasis on William Taylor Poppell, Monte Revell, (bottom)
Faulkner’s work. She has been accepted as a presenter at national conferences for her
doctoral work on Faulkner and presented a paper at Stanford Law School in March. Charity Elizabeth Sikora, Natasha Alexis
On winning the award, Myers says, “Chipola is a family tradition for me, so this
award is especially meaningful. I am honored to be recognized by the ‘dream team’ that Smith and Elizabeth Carol Varnum.
is Chipola’s faculty, all of whom care deeply about our students and their futures. Our
faculty and administration are dedicated to providing the students in our district an
affordable, accessible, rigorous educational experience...”
CHANCELLOR SPEAKS TO GRADS EMT, Paramedic & CNA Classes
Madeline Pumariega, Chancellor of the Florida College ChipolaisnowacceptingapplicationsforEmergencyMedicalTechnician
System (FCS), delivered the keynote address at the Chipola (EMT),ParamedicandCertifiedNursingAssistant(CNA)classesforFall2017.
College Commencement on May 3. Pictured from left, are: Applications may be printed from the Health Sciences page at www.
Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Pumariega and chipola.edu Applicants for EMT and Paramedic are required to take a PERT
Danny Ryals, Chair of the District Board of Trustees. testthroughtheChipolaTestingCenterbeforeapplying.
An orientation for EMT and Paramedic students will be held for
application deadline of Aug.3. The EMT program consists of 300 clock hours and will be 16 weeks in length.EMT
classes meet from 5 to 10 p.m.,MondaythroughWednesday. TheParamedicProgramis3semesters.Dayclassesare
designed to accommodate students by providing a flexible A & B schedule.Day classes meet from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.CST.
Chipola Theatre Awards— 1 ADNApplicationDeadline-Fall
Chipola Theatre recently held its annual banquet. Director Charles Sirmon recognized 10 ACTExam
several students for theatre excellence. Pictured from left, are: (front) Darby Benjamin (Best Female Cameo), 12-14 EarlyFallReg.-CurrentStudents
Gracie Wallace (Best Supporting Actress and Outstanding Theatre Student), Destin Dawson (Best Supporting 14 LastDaytoResignfromAllClasses-Sum.I
Actor), Colton Day (Best Male Cameo), (back row): Kane Keefer (Best Ensemble Male), Chloe Gilbert (Best 14 SGACampusBloodDrive
Backstage Excellence), Karissa Mercer (Best Dancer/Choreographer), Saylor Novonglosky (Best Actor), Director 15 EarlyFallReg.-CurrentStudents8a.–4:30p.
Charles Sirmon, Technical Director Connie Smith, Sarah Liffick (Best Actress), Willa Wester (Best Ensemble 20 LastClassDay-SummerI
Female), Anthony Severson (Best Newcomer Male), Keith Watford (Best Character Role Male), Layton Hanlon 20 EarlySummerIIPaymentDeadline
(Best Technical Excellence), Ashleigh Braswell (Best Character Role Female). Not pictured: Elizabeth Bennett 21 GradesDueNoon(Including“I”GradesSpring)
(Best Newcomer Female) and Olivia Wester (Best Ensemble Female). 20 LastFacultyDayforSum.I2p.
26-27 Late Reg., Drop/Add & Employee Fee Waiver Reg.
Softball Chipola will offer programs for children
eliminated of all ages this summer.
from SwimmingLessons: AParent/InfantClass(ages3andunder)willmeetJune5-8,at
National 10 a.m. Cost is $45. An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 5-8, at 7 p.m. Cost is
Tournament $45. Registration for both is June 1.
Group lessons, ages four and up will meet: Session 1 June 12-22 & Session 2: July 10-20. Classes for ages 4 and
5 will meet at 9 a.m. Classes for ages 6 to 13 are at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes
which meet Monday - Thursday, each session is $55. Pre-registration is required. Call 718-2473 or 718-2440 or
The Lady Indians were eliminated from the visit www.chipola.edu.
NJCAA National Softball Tournament on May 18, Baseball:CoachJohnsonwillofferthreecamps.AdvancedPitchingCamp(ages7-18)June5-6,
after a 1-0 loss to Northeastern Oklahoma. $100. Advanced Hitting Camp (ages 7-18) June 7-8, $100. Skills Camp (ages 7-18) June 12-13,
Chipolaalsosuffereda2-0losstoCentralArizona $100. Instructionbycoachingstaffandplayers.AGrandSlamSpecialrateforallthreecampsis
in the double-elimination tournament. $250. Camps meet from 9 a. to noon.
The Lady Indians finished with an overall 59-9 Basketball: Coach Greg Franklin will host a Mini Indians Basketball Camp for boys and girls
overall record and a Panhandle Conference title
with a 17-3 league record. ingradesK-8,June12-15,12:30-4:00p.m.&June16,from9:00a.m.-Noon.Costis$50. Call
Chipolawasthethird-rankedteamintheNJCAA (850)718-2234. Visitwww.chipolaathletics.comtoregister. W: 5:30;
National Poll for much of the season and finished
as runner-up in the State FCSAA/NJCAA Region Online registration opens soon for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp, schMedu:l7ed:3fo0r late July at the Chipola
8 Tournament on April 30. In the championship Center for the Arts. Up to 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be accepted for the camp.
game of the state tournament, Chipola lost to Contact Angie White at (850)718-2428 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Southwestern 4-0, compiling a 6-2 record in
the three-day tournament. CHIPOLA ALL-STATE
Three Lady Indians were named to the FCSAA & ALL-TOURNEY PICKS
State All-Tournament Team: Infield: Ashley Morris;
Designated Player: Alexis Grampp; and Pitcher:
Four Chipola players made the All-State Team:
First-team, Outfield: Barbara Woll; At-Large: Alexis
Grampp; and Pitcher: Krystal Goodman. Pitcher
Morgan Goree was named All-State Second Team.
The Lady Indians finished the 2015-16 season
with a (50-15) record. They nearly won a second
straight NJCAA National Championship which
they won in 2015. Coach Belinda Hendrix has been
named state coach of the year for the five times in
12 years, and she also picked up her 500th win last From left: (top) Jeff Johnson, FCSAA Coach of the Year; Reynaldo Rivera, Tournament MVP & FCSAA Player of
season. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and the Year; Riley Cabral, Pitcher of the Tournament; Evan Steele (All-Tournament), Max Guzman (All-Tournament
husband, Jimmy Hendrix, lead the team along with & All-State), (bottom) Jacob Silverstein (All-Tournament & All-State), Te’Kwaan Whyte (All-Tournament), Jose
Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins. Caballero (All-Tournament & All-State), Andrew Bechtold (All-State) & Bowden Francis (All-State).