Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast local actors in the
hit musical,“Hello Dolly,”which opens a five-day run, Feb. 22.
The cast includes: Gabriela Merz as Mrs. Dolly Levi, Darby Benjamin as
Ernestina, Destin Dawson as Ambrose Kemper, Keith Watford as Horace
Vandergelder, Sarah Liffick as Ermengarde, Zac West as Cornelius Hackl,
Saylor Novonglosky as BarnabyTucker, GraceWallace as Minnie Fay, Dianna
Floyd as Irene Malloy, Ashleigh Braswell as Mrs. Rose, Colton Day as Rudolph Reisenweber, Anthony Severson as Stanley.
The ensemble includes: Karissa Mercer, OlivaWester, Sarah BethYoder, Madyson Hendrix, Angela Jones, Jamie Gibson, Karen Redman,
Nicole Morse, Caroline King, Stephanie King, Jennifer Bernier, Elizabeth Bennett, Stephanie Mitchell, Grace Rossou, Cheyenne Cobart,
Katelyn Cannady, Sydney Jansen, Bethany Schneider, Jamie Sory, Venus Boyd, Jaylyn Palmer, Calen Masai, Victoria Kanesm, Jill Berquist,
Hannah Ahalaseh and Breeanna Bennet.
Hussey, Madelin Garcia, Emily Rezek, Willa Wester, Chandler King, Alana Kerr and Keegan Bernier. Tickets go on sale Feb. 8. Visit the
ChipolaTheatre page at www.facebook.com or www.chipola.edu/theatre
The Chipola College brain bowl team captured
its seventh Delta Burke title Nov. 12 at Valencia
College in Orlando. The Chipola team finished the
preliminary rounds with a 5-0 record, and swept the
Chipola hosts Senior Day—More than 1,000 area high school seniors attended Chipola’s championship bracket on Saturday with a 10-0 overall
annual Senior Day hosted by the Student Ambassadors. Pictured are Marianna High record to claim the title. Chipola last won the Delta
Seniors. Students from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties Burke in 2013. State College Manatee won in 2015
enjoyed performances by the Chipola cheerleaders, men’s and women’s basketball and New College won in 2014. Delta Burke is among
teams, show choir and theater. Seniors were treated to lunch after touring the campus. the largest community college tournaments of the
Fall season. This year’s field consisted of 24 teams from
Florida and some from Alabama.
Chipola hosts signing Ceremony for Athletes Chipola’s A team—Katie Everett, Hunter
Davis, Turner McCroan and Alex Tharp—finished the
Basketball Players move on up— Chipola Athletics tournament averaging 411 points per game, and 20
recently hosted a signing ceremony for student athletes points per bonus, the highest averages for a Chipola
moving on to four-year colleges and universities. team since the Paul Kelson led team in 2013. Turner
Basketball signees are, from left: (front) Eric Turner- McCroan and Hunter Davis finished 9th and 11th
Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Cedric Wright- respectively in individual scoring.
Morehead State Univ., (back) Chipola basketball coach
Bret Campbell and Athletic Director Jeff Johnson. Chipola’s B team—Michael Young, Donavan
Ebersole and Daniel Lewis also had a good showing
Baseball Players go to the next level— finishing 5-5. Michael Young finished 17th in
Baseball signees are, from left: (front) individual scoring.
Jacob Silverstein- Univ. of West Florida;
Connor Hock- Univ. of Central Florida; Chipola’s C team—Jonce Palmer, Sierra Ennis
Jose Caballero- Univ. of Tampa; Evan and Colby Hargrove also finished 5-5. Jonce Palmer
Steele- Auburn Univ.; Kevin Craft- finished 15th in individual scoring and Sierra Ennis
Western Carolina Univ.; (back) Reynaldo finished 18th overall.
Rivera -Mississippi State Univ.; Bowden
Francis- Florida State Univ.; Riley Cabral- Univ. of Memphis; Trey Dawson- Univ. of The Chipola team has completed its fall season,
Kentucky; Ryan Shauger-Univ. of Southern Mississippi and Coach Jeff Johnson. winning the Florida Gateway Open, the Erik Korray
in January at the NAQT Sectional hosted by Chipola.
Stats to the tournament: http://www.hsquizbowl.
Allied Health Scholarship available org/db/tournaments/4071/stats/combined/
The Chipola Foundation is accepting applications for the Florida Blue Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship with a deadline of Dec. 2. Up
to 9 partial $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2017. The need-based scholarship is available to students enrolled in one of the fol-
lowing programs: Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse, Associate Degree Nurse, Baccalaureate Degree Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician or
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 Dec. 2, 2016. Application files must be complete. Visit www.chipola.edu/foundation or contact the
Foundation at 718-2445.
A Chipola Christmas December
Tickets are on sale for “A Chipola Christmas,” set for 2 CollegeApplicationDeadline-Spring
Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Prough Center for the Arts.
Presented by the Chipola music department under the 2-3 Women’sFloridaShootout(Basketball)
direction of Angie White, Dr. Josh Martin, and Connie 2 Chipola(W)vs.FloridaSouthwestern-7pm
Smith, the show is the perfect start to the holiday season. The 3 Chipola(W)vs.CentralFlorida-6pm
Chipola Show Choir and Music Ensembles, will present the 8 EarlySpringPaymentDeadline
large musical production with dazzling costumes and stage 8 AChipolaChristmas7p.CFATheatre
design. The show also will feature community hand bell
choirs, musicians and dancers. 9 LastClassDayAcademics-Fall
For ticket information, visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice or phone 718-2420. 9-10 ChipolaWomen’sBasketballClassic
Chipola shines at AFC Conference Chipola was one of the most talked- 9 Chipola (W) vs. Eastern Florida - 7 pm
about colleges at the recent Association 10 Chipola (W) vs. Central Georgia Tech - 3 pm
of Florida Colleges (AFC) Conference 10 ACT Exam
in Orlando winning major awards in 10 Music through Performance Christmas Recitals
10:30 am and 1 pm CFA Theatre
several categories. Those attending
from Chipola are, from: Joc Callaway,
Chipola AFC Chapter President; Joyce
Traynom, retiree; Janet Wise, retiree; 12-14 FinalExams
Jennifer White and Matt White. 12 LastClassDayWorkforceDev.
ross Country competes at FCSAA State Meet 15 GradesDue 8am
The ChipolaWomen’s Cross CountryTeam recently competed in the first- 16 LastFacultyWorkDay-Fall
ever NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA State Cross Country Championship, Nov. 4 inTallahassee. 16-18 Beef‘O’Brady’s Classic - Basketball (M& W)
Chipola was led by Lydia Weideman who finished 11th overall at 22:09, her best time this 16 Chipola(W)vs.Hartford-5pm
season. Jayde Smelcer was 17th at 23:33. Nicole Morse competed with an injury to finish at Chipola (M) vs. Hartford - 7 pm
24:11. Hannah Redmond Rees ran a personal best (24:55). Katie Cox finished at 26:27. Conner 17 Chipola(M)vs.Monroe-7pm
Melvin logged a 28:48. 18 Chipola(M)vs.Jefferson-3pm
Three other Florida colleges—Tallahassee, Pasco-Hernando and South Florida State— 19-30 ChristmasHolidays-CollegeClosed
competed.The meet was the last cross country event of the season for Chipola.Three Chipola
runners plan to compete in the Orange Beach Half-Marathon on Nov. 19.
Dunkle inducted ~ FCSAAHall Of Fame BSU celebrates accomplishments An Equal Access / Equal Opportunity Institution www.chipola.edu/equity
Chipola Assistant Brain Bowl Coach Dr. Robert Dunkle was The Chipola Black Student Union participated in
recently inducted into the Florida College System Activities the Sunland Fall Festival Parade on Oct. 29 (pictured
Association (FCSAA) Hall of Fame. He joins Chipola Head above). BSU, Phi Beta Lambda and the TRiO Society
Brain Bowl Coach, Stan Young, who was inducted into the hall sponsored the Fall Carnival which raised funds and
of fame last year. Dr. Dunkle taught English and humanities awareness for the Anchorage Children’s Home in
at Chipola College from 1988 until his retirement in 2011. He Marianna.
began serving as a volunteer assistant coach to his former A+ student Chipola
Associate Professor of Mathematics Stan Young in 2006. Chipola BSU President, Jackie Dudley was
selected as Region 1 Director for the Florida African
Sen. Bill Montford wins Award American Student Association (FAASA). She will
Florida Senator Bill Montford was named the 2016 recipient of direct other FAASA students from seven state colleges
the James L. WattenbargerAward for exceptional commitment to and universities within the region which includes:
the Florida College System. FAMU; FSU; Gulf Coast; Northwest Florida; Pensacola;
Tallahassee; and University of West Florida.
Sen. Montford is an alumnus of Chipola (1967) and has been a
champion of public education in Florida for his entire life. The Chipola BSU was recognized as a Four-
Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Interim President of Chipola, says, “Sen. Montford is a Star Program for the 2016-17 school year at the
worthy recipient of the WattenbargerAward. He is a product of the Florida College Florida African American Student Association
System who has dedicated his life to serving the citizens of Florida.” (FAASA) Convention held Nov. 10-13 in Jacksonville.
In 2015 and 2014, Montford served as guest host of Chipola’s Endless Summer BSU members received priority seating at the Fall
event which has raised more than $50,000 for a scholarship in his name. Montford Leadership Convention. BSU adviser Dr. Willie Spires
said, “Chipola has a great reputation built on generations of success and respect. and others also were recognized for their leadership.
People trust and appreciate Chipola, and I am proud to be associated with an
institution that benefits so many students.”
Sen. Montford delivered the commencement address at the Chipola graduation
in 2012. He also supports the Chipola Quail Calcutta which has raised more than
$100,000 for scholarships.