Chipola’s ‘Little Mermaid’ tickets on sale
Chipola Theater is in rehearsal for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” which runs
March. 1-4, at 7 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
Theater Director Charles Sirmon cast the following actors: Bailey Foxworth
as Ariel, Brock Harris as Prince Eric, Destin Dawson as Grimsby, Chandler King
as Flounder, Mary Keyton as Scuttle, Daniel Covington as King Triton, Anthony
Severson as Sebastian, Tinsley Hodges as Flotsam, Nina Boyd as Jetsam, Landry
Tharp as Ursula, Sarah Liffick as Carlotta and Caroline King as Maid. The MerSisters
are: Sydney Cobb, Meghan Basford, Dianna Floyd, Olivia Wester, Karissa Mercer
and Grace Wester. The Ensemble includes: Brandon Washington, Kane Keefer, Willa
Wester, Irene Muriz and Jessica Kaiser.
Tickets—$10 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under—go on sale to the general
public on Feb. 14.
Show tickets are available for ACT Fund members on Feb. 7. Members of the
ACT Fund are invited to a Meet the Mermaids reception, before the March 1
show, at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring a camera and have photos with the
mermaids. There is still time to join the ACT Fund to enjoy this unique opportu-
nity. The ACT Fund offers five levels: Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and
Corporate Angel, with VIP seating available at all levels. Memberships may be
purchased now at the Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
A Dinner Theatre for all patrons is Friday, March 2, at 5:30 p.m. Limited
seating is available by reservation only. Tickets (including dinner and show)
$20 – are available at the Box Office. For more info, contact the Box Office at
718-2420 or www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
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Chipola baseball celebrated AlumniWeekend (Jan. 26-27) in
grand style, handing out rings to returning members of the 2017
National Championship team and welcoming back former players
from the school’s storied history.
An even dozen players from the 2017 National Champions
squad showed up. Most were busy at D-1 programs or pro training
camps. Eleven players from last year’s squad were pick in the MLB Draft. Most of the others went
on to play at universities.
have so many of these guys take time out of their lives to come back year after year is a testament
to how people feel about Chipola.This is a special place.”
The weekend’s events included a banquet with headliner Jose Bautista, a member of MLB’s
50-Homerun Club. Former players and friends of the program scarfed up major league bats and
jerseys in the annual auction. Bautista addressed the crowd of 150-plus, along with Honorary
alumnus Jeff Mathis of the Diamondbacks, who was drafted out of Marianna High School.
Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons announced a campaign to name Chipola field in honor of Coach Jeff Johnson.“Coach Johnson has
put Chipola on the map, and now we want to honor his legacy. His success in 20 years at Chipola is unparalleled.”
event. Reynaldo Rivera, now with the DetroitTigers organization, won the alumni homerun derby hitting 13 no-doubters in the final round.
This year’s Chipola baseball team—ranked first in both the state and national pre-season polls—managed to squeeze in two games,
beating LBWallace (11-9) andWallace Dothan (4-2).
The Indians have four games at home Feb. 1-4 with Shelton State and Walters State. Chipola begins defense of their Conference title,
March 6. Visit www.chipolaathletics.com for information.
Chipola will celebrate Homecoming the week of Feb. 12-17. The Indians will hostHOMECOMING WEEK FEB. 12-17
the Northwest Raiders on Saturday, Feb. 17. This year’s theme is “Chipola College
Celebrating 70 Years.”
A number of activities are planned for the week including, Dress Up Days: Monday,
Feb. 13: Sports Day – wear shirts to represents a favorite sport or team; Tuesday, Feb.
14: Blackout Day – wear black or dark clothing; Wednesday, Feb. 15: Blue and Gold
Day – show Indian spirit by wearing Chipola colors; Thursday, Feb. 16: Camo Day –
wear camouflage; and Friday, Feb. 17: Decade Day – wear a favorite decade outfit.
A building decoration contest between the clubs begins Monday, Feb.12, with judging
Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 1:30 p.m.
The Homecoming Talent Show is Wednesday, Feb. 14, at noon in the Chipola
Cultural Center on the corner of Indian Circle and College Street. Currently-enrolled
students may enter. Performances are limited to four minutes. Deadline is Monday,
All Chipola Homecoming Queens and Mr. Chipola winners from the college’s 70-
year history will be introduced during the game on Saturday, Feb. 17. Chipola’s first
Homecoming Queen, Mertice Register Bradley (1948) is expected to attend, as well as
the 2017 Queen, Maddy Christmas and 2017 Mr. Chipola, Teon Long.
Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons invites all alumni and friends to attend an
Alumni Reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the Ronnie Myers Hospitality Room of the
Milton Johnson Center. The Homecoming Court will be introduced and the Queen
and Mr. Chipola crowned during halftime of the men’s game. For information, contact
Nancy Johnson at [email protected] or phone 718-2308 or 718-2314.
• • • SNOWDEN RECOGNIZED AT STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING • • •
Chipola student Jenny Snowden of Blountstown was recognized State
Board of Education January meeting. Pictured from left, are Education
Commissioner Pam Stewart; Chipola Student Jenny Snowden and Marva
Johnson, Chair of the State Board of Education. Jenny is a sophomore in
the Chipola Honors Program. She is a member of the Chipola Pre-Med
Society and Mu Alpha Theta Math Honorary. Jenny is also a tutor in the
Chipola Academic Center for Excellence where she helps other students
meet their academic goals. After class, Jenny works as a chiropractic
assistant in a local office. She is an Exercise Physiology major planning to
transfer to Florida State University. After earning her bachelor’s degree,
she hopes to become a Physician’s Assistant.
The Chipola Artist Series presents The Young Irelanders, Tuesday,
March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Prough Center for the Arts.
The Young Irelanders is comprised of eight sensational performers who
have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins.
Between them, they have performed for many heads of state, Presidents
of Ireland, US Presidents, the Queen of England, the President of China,
Prince Albert of Monaco, Empress Michiko of Japan and more. They also
have performed at Radio City Music Hall.
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy Ireland’s traditions of music, song and dance
in the hands of some of the world’s most talented young performers. More
Tickets—$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola
Young IrelandersThe students and employees.
For more information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-
718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
Teacher Workshop Feb. 17 at Chipola 3 Basketballvs.PensacolaState-5:30pm/7:30pm
The Chipola Future Educators Club will host its eleventh 7 Intro.OfHomecomingCandidates,Cafe.,10:30a.
Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. 7 HomecomingCandidatevoting,K-105,8a.-6p.
to 12:30 p.m. Teachers and students interested in a career in 8 HomecomingCandidatevoting,K-105,8a.-Noon
education are invited to attend. 9 CAAPReg.deadlineforAASpringGrads
The Keynote Speaker will be Tammy Jerkins, the 2018 9 HomecomingCourtPictures,Cafeteria,Noon
Florida Teacher of the Year. Chipola Teacher Education 9 Literature/LanguageFestival,Bldg.Z
students with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and 10 ACT Exam
education graduates will present the free workshop. The day 13 Homecoming Building Décor Judging, 1:30p.
will include sessions for elementary, middle, and high school 14 SGA Talent Show, Cultural Center, Noon
teachers in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE. 16 Last Day to Vertically Transfer
Students will present hands-on activities that can be used in 17 Annual Teacher Workshop, Bldg. Z, 8a.-12:30p.
the classroom along with samples for teachers to use in their 17 HomecomingGamevs.NorthwestFL,5:30p./7:30p.
own classrooms. There will also be drawings for door prizes. 21 TRiO Society Meeting, Cafe, 1:30 p.
The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z). Registration 23 Black History Month Celebration, Cul Ctr., 6:30 p.
begins at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:30 a.m. 24 CC Basketball vs. Gulf Coast State, 5:30 p. /7:30 p.
To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey 27 Night Student Social, Cafeteria, 7p.
Dowgul at [email protected] or phone 850-718-2449.
CHIPOLA WINS AT FEFA CONFERENCE— Chipola’s Future Brandon Young
Educators Club member placed in several competitions at the
Board Of Trustees
annual FFEA Conference and Competition held recently in Orlando.
Governor Rick Scott
Pictured from left, are: Mollie Niemi, Katie McBride, Hannah recently announced the
appointment of Brandon
Coleman, faculty adviser Casey Dowgul and Savannah Messer.
Young of Bonifay to the Chipola College
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& Chipola Young, 40, is an Attorney in Holmes
Both Chipola basketball teams host Northwest, Saturday, County. Young succeeds Kyle Hudson, and
Chipola students may soon is appointed for a term beginning December
have the opportunity to enroll in a Feb. 17, in the Milton Johnson Center. 8, 2017, and ending May 31, 2021. The
bachelor’s program at Chipola and The sixth-ranked Indians (17-6, 5-3) secured their hold appointment is subject to confirmation by the
complete a program of study while on second place in the conference with an 89-65 win over Florida Senate.
working to become a commissioned Gulf Coast on Feb. 7. TJ Howard led Chipola with 21 points. Nine trustees represent Chipola’s five-
officer in the Marines after graduation. Shamarkus Kennedy had 18 points and 9 rebounds. Yuat Alok county district on the board. Other trustees
An initial meeting with the had 13 points and 6 rebounds. include: Danny Ryals (Chairman), a Realtor
Marines is set for Thursday, March 8, at The top two teams in the conference earn a spot in from Calhoun County; Darrin Wall of Chipley,
11:30 a.m., in Jackson Hall of Chipola the FCSAA State Tournament, March 7-10 in Ocala. The a retired Manager of Gulf Power in Chipley;
Building Z. conference standings as of Feb. 8, are: Northwest 8-0, Chipola Andrew Fleener of Chipley, Deputy Director,
Information is available at this 5-3, Pensacola 4-4,Tallahassee 2-6, and Gulf Coast 1-7. Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection;
link www.thebalance.com/united- Chipola’sYuatAlokcommittedonJan.28toplaynextyear Tommy Lassmann of Marianna, a commercial
states-marine-corps-platoon-leaders- at Texas Christian University. Alok, 6’11 of New Zealand, is banker with PeoplesSouth Bank; Jim Dean
course-3332801 considered the top JUCO prospect in the U.S. of Marianna, Marianna City Manager; John
For additional information, The Lady Indians (13-10, 2-6) lost to Gulf Coast 87-51 on Padgett of Marianna, a retired Jackson County
contact Dr. Bouvin at (850) 718-2380 Feb. 7. As of Feb. 8, the Conference standings are: Gulf Coast Commissioner; Hannah Causseaux of Bristol,
(7-1), Northwest (6-2), Tallahassee (4-4), Chipola (2-6) and former Director of Appointments in the
or [email protected] Pensacola (1-7). The top two teams in the league make the Executive Office of the Governor; and Joel
state tournament. Paul, Jr., of Bonifay, Executive Director of the
Tri County Council, Inc.