ENROLLMENT Enrollment Up at Chipola
Enrollment is up at Chipola this semester continuing a positive trend while many
colleges across the nation are facing declining enrollments. A total of 2,058 students are
currently enrolled compared to 1,973 at this time last year, a 4.31 percent increase.
Students also are taking more classes this semester with credit-hour enrollment up 7.7
percent over Spring 2016
Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Interim President of Chipola, said, “We are excited that more
students are taking advantage of the opportunities we offer at Chipola. Our faculty work
hard every day to help students meet high academic standards. We have improved our
admissions and financial aid processes to make it easier for students to enroll and to
pay for college. We also are committed to retaining students through focused advising,
tutoring and academic monitoring.”
Most Chipola students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts (AA) program, a two-year degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 12 public
universities or into a B.S. program at Chipola. Chipola also offers Associate in Science (AS) degrees and certificates in Workforce Development
programs that provide training for various career fields.
It’s not too early to begin preparing for Summer or Fall enrollment. Students planning to enroll in Summer Session I—which begins May 9—are
encouraged to apply by the April 21 deadline. April 18 is the Financial Aid application deadline for students planning to use financial aid to pay for
Summer classes. College applications are available in the Admissions Office or online at www.chipola.edu.
Chipola to Host Northwest Feb. 7; Homecoming Feb. 18
Chipola hosts Northwest, Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., in the Johnson Center. Chipola’s Homecoming is
Feb. 18 against Tallahassee.
The Indians improved to (18-5, 2-3) with 86-75 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 24. Mohamed Touray led Chipola
with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Carter Skaggs had 13. Cedric Wright scored 11. Shamarkus Kennedy had 10. Chipola
trailed 44-34 at the half but outscored the Commodores 52-31 in the second period.
Chipola scored a 69-66 win over Pensacola on Jan. 21. Jamall Gregory and Eric Turner each scored 13 points.
The league standings as of Jan. 25, are: Northwest (4-0), Tallahassee (4-1), Chipola (2-3), Gulf Coast (1-4) and Pensacola
(1-4). Chipola is the ninth-ranked team in the FCSAA State Poll. Northwest is first and Tallahassee is second.
Chipola suffered a hard-fought 83-81 loss at Northwest on Jan. 18. Chipola lost an even closer 74-73 contest with
Tallahassee on Jan. 14. Chipola suffered a 106-87 loss at Gulf Coast on Jan. 7.
The Lady Indians (19-2, 3-2) lost a tough-fought home battle to Gulf Coast, 78-73, on Jan. 24. Tiaera Phillips
led with 19 points. Raven Baker-Northcross had 15. Barbara Johnson and Sydnee McDonald each had 14 points and 6
rebounds. Danielle Garven had 11 points and 6 rebounds.
Chipola scored an 80-66 win over Pensacola on Jan. 21. Garven led with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Baker-
Northcross scored 22. McDonald had 12 points. Johnson had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Chipola scored a big 70-53
win at Northwest on Jan. 18. Johnson led Chipola with 19. Garven and McDonald each scored 16 points. Phillips had
10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Conference standings as of Jan. 25, are: Gulf Coast (4-1), Chipola (3-2), Tallahassee is (3-2), Northwest (1-3)
and Pensacola (1-4). The Panhandle occupies five of the top six spots in the State Poll: Gulf Coast (1), Chipola (2),
Tallahassee, (3) Pensacola (5) and Northwest (6). Chipola is third in the National Poll. Gulf Coast is second.
All games are broadcast on 100.9 FM. Home games are streamed and archived on www.youtube.com/user/ChipolaCollege.
Chipola Ranked Fourth in National Baseball Poll TEST
The Chipola Indians are the fourth-ranked team in the NJCAA National All Associate in Arts (AA) Degree
Pre-Season Poll released on Jan. 23. students are required to take the
Chipola is one of only three Florida Colleges in the Top 20 Poll along with Collegiate Assessment of Academic
Santa Fe (8) and Polk (11). Defending national champion Yavapai (Ariz.) is Proficiency (CAAP) prior to graduation.
number one. Students planning to graduate in May
The Indians finished the 2015-16 season with a Panhandle Conference must register for the CAAP by Feb. 10 for
Championship and a (43-16) record.Chipola was the runner-up in FCSAA State the March 11 test. Summer graduates
Tournament falling to 2016 State Champion Santa Fe,6-4,in the title game. may take the CAAP on May 20 with
Coach Jeff Johnson is in his 20th season at the helm of the Indians an April 21 deadline. Register in the
program. His teams have won three state championships, finished second Testing Center, or access a form online.
four times and among the top four nine times. The Indians have made the
State Tournament 15 straight years with eight appearances in the title game.
Chipola has made three trips to the National Tournament in the last seven
years including a 2007 national title.
This year’s Homecoming theme is “Chipola on the Hunt”
as the Indians will face the Tallahassee Eagles on Feb. 18.
Homecoming week is Feb. 13-18.
K Introduction of candidates for Homecoming is Wednesday,
Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria. Voting will be on Feb. 8-9.
The court will be posted by 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9.
K Building Decoration Contest buildings must be decorated Monday, Feb. 13. Judging is at 1:30 PM,
Tuesday, Feb. 14.
K The Talent Show is Wednesday, Feb. 15, at noon in the Cultural Center. Currently-enrolled
‘Hello Dolly’ Tickets On Sale— Tickets go on Chipola students may enter. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Overall - 1st, 2nd and 3rd; Best
sale Feb. 8 for the Chipola Theater production of Solo, Best Group and Best Band. Performances are limited to 4 minutes. Sign up by Feb. 13.
Hello Dolly. The show runs Feb. 22-26. Pictured K Homecoming Dress-Up days are: Feb. 13: Pajama Day; Feb. 14: Camo Day; Feb. 15: Blue &
are Gabriela Merz in the role of Dolly Levi and
Keith Watford as Horace Vandergelder. For ticket Gold Day (Chipola school colors); Feb. 16: Throwback Day (wear a Throwback outfit); and Feb.
information, call 850-718-2420, or visit the Chipola 17: Decade Day (wear an outfit from your favorite decade).
Theatre on Facebook or at www.chipola.edu/theatre
Chipola Brain Bowl wins NAQT Sectional, Qualifies for Nationals
The Chipola A and Chipola B Brain Bowl teams finished first and second respectively at the North Florida NAQT
(National Academic Quiz Tournaments) Sectional Jan. 20-21 at Chipola.The A Team captured the title with an 8-0
record,while Chipola B finished second with a 6-2 record.
Four Chipola players finished in the top 6 in individual scoring: Katie Everett (2nd),Hunter
Davis (3rd),Turner McCroan (4th) and Jonce Palmer (6th).
Chipola A receives an automatic bid to the National Championship in Minneapolis on Feb.
24-25.Seven sectionals were held across the country with 61 teams competing for a spot in the
national tournament.Besides the seven automatic bids,17 other teams are offered spots based
on their stats.Chipola A will be the #1 seed at the national tournament for the sixth time in school
history. Chipola B will also compete as the #10 seed.
Chipola had two teams tie for first and one team tie for second at the Santa Fe Open Jan.14 in Gainesville.Chipola Blue—Hunter Davis,Alex Tharp,and Colby
Hargrove—won their bracket, with a 7-0 record. Chipola Gold— Turner McCroan, Donavan Ebersole, and Trey Rollins—also won their bracket, with a 7-0 record
as well. Chipola White—Katie Everett,Michael Young,Ann Marie Brown and Madelyn Lytle—finished (6-1) tied for second with Valencia Red,with their only loss
coming against Chipola Blue. Chipola will compete next at the FCSAA Panhandle Regionals.
A Celebration of YouTube Nursing Educator Speaks at Chipola—
Black YouTube sensation Mike Linares recently met with Chipola
History Month nursing students and faculty. Linares has posted hundreds of
educational videos in the nursing field and offers reviews for
The Chipola Black History Month Celebration is set for the National Council Licensure Examination. Pictured from
Friday, Feb. 17, in the Cultural Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. left, are: Sejal Bhakta, Amber Bruner, Mike Linares, Dr.
Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Here, officers of the Karen Lipford, Jessica Metcalf and Shelbie Johnson.
Chipola Black Student Union discuss plans for Black History
Month. They are, from left: EdwardArroyo of Ft. Lauderdale,
BSU vice-president; Darrell Olds of Campbellton, BSU
Parliamentarian; and Dr. Willie Spires, BSU adviser.
Feb. 8 from 9 until 2 • Bldg. Z
Baseball Alumni Weekend is Feb. 3-4 February
The annual Baseball Alumni Weekend Feb. 3-4 3-4 ChipolaBaseballAlumniWeekend
and will include live baseball action and the chance 7 SSSOnCourseSeminar/Orientation
to rub elbows with the pros, including two-time MLB 7 TRiODayCelebration5:00p. TheMilt
Homerun champ Jose Bautista. 7 Basketballvs.NW Florida-5:30/7:30,W/M
The Indians play three games: Feb. 3, Walters State at 8 SGACampusBloodDrive
10 a.m., San Jacinto at 12:30 p.m.; and San Jacinto again 8 IntroofHomecomingCandidates10:30a.
Saturday at 10 a.m. 8 HomecomingVoting8a.-6p. K-105
9 HomecomingVoting8a.–noon K-105
An Alumni Dinner and Auction is Friday, Feb. 3, at 10 Lit/LangFestival
6:30 p.m. at the Ag Center. Big-leaguers have donated 10 CAAPReg.DeadlineMarchTest
memorabilia for the auction. Tickets are $100, with table 11 SSSCampusTourFSU-PC
sponsorships available for $1,000. 11 ACTExam
A full day of activities is set for Saturday, Feb. 4. Tickets are 15 SGATalentShowNoonCulturalCenter
$10 for all ages. An MLB Alumni Homerun Derby starts 15 SSSFinancialAidWorkshopBldg.Z
at 12:30 p.m. Chipola will honor retired Chipola Coach 16 ArtistSeriesEvent7p.CFATheatre
Ellis Dungan as well as the 2007 Chipola National Championship team. The college also 16 ArtGalleryOpening6p.CFAArtGallery
will retire the number 6 jersey of MLB All-Star Adam Duvall of the Cincinnati Reds. 17 SSSCampusTourUniv.ofWestFL
The MLB autograph and photo session runs from 2:30 to 3:30. For $10, fans can get one 17 FSU-PCTransferDay10a.-2p.
item signed by each professional. Player photos and MLB baseballs will be available for sale. 18 HC GamevsTallahassee,5:30/7:30,W/M
Email Dilauraj@chipola.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 850-718-2332. 20 LastDaytoVerticallyTransfer–Spring
Cashore Marionettes 22-25 Spring Theatre performance Hello Dolly 7p. CFA
The Chipola Artist Series will present the Cashore 26 ACTFundSundayBrunchNoonCFA
Marionettes, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. 26 HelloDolly2p.CFATheatre
Tickets ($20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and 28 NightStudentSocial7p.Cafeteria
under) are available at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
Call 718-2420. W: 5:30;
The Student Support Services (SSS) will host the Chipola may offer Color Guard
Leaders in the local community The Chipola Social and Behavioral Sciences
TRiO Day annualNationalTRiODayCelebrationTuesday, Department will host Cultural Diversity Week in
Celebration Feb.7,attheJohnsonCenterbeginningat5p.m. are interested in partnering with the Social Science Building, March 20-24.
Chipola College to create a Color All students and employees are invited to
SSS students and their immediate family members will receive special Guard team to display the colors display items of art, music, photography or painting
recognition at the Chipola vs. Northwest game. Chipola’s SSS serves 178 at college and community events. in a spectacular array of culture that week.
students. Former Talent Search high school seniors and Chipola SSS students Interested parties should come to the Social
planning to attend should RSVP to Donna Chandler by Jan. 26. Phone 850- The proposed Color Guard and Behavioral Sciences Building to sign-up or call
718-2431 or visit www.chipola.edu/SSS will be open to everyone and 718-2319 for more information.
would consist of at least six
Teacher Workshop Set at Chipola participants. A Color Guard team
steps or marches in unison while
The Future Educators Club will host its Tenth Annual displaying the federal, state, and
Teacher Workshop, Saturday, March. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. college flags. All equipment and
Teachers and students interested in a career in education are uniforms will be provided.
invited to attend. Contact Dr. Bouvin at (850) 718-
Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with 2380 or email@example.com.
the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education
graduates will present the free workshop.
The day will include various sessions for
elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first
session at 8:30 a.m. RSVP to FEC Sponsor
Casey Dowgul at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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