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Four Polk State Students Receive Academic Honors

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Four Polk State College students have received statewide academic honors, and one of those has received a national scholarship from Coca-Cola. Earlier this month, the Florida College System, comprised of Polk State and 27 other…

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From Polk State to Harvard? Recent Grad Proves It Is Possible

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A recent Polk State grad will continue his college education at Harvard University. Josh Burgin, who graduated with his Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree in December, has been accepted to Harvard’s…

Tom Schneider, a former basketball coach who taught at Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School for nearly a decade, died Tuesday.

Polk State Mourning Death of History Professor Tom Schneider

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Tom Schneider, a former basketball coach who taught at Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School for nearly a decade, died Tuesday.

Tom Schneider, a history professor at Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School since its inception, died Tuesday. He was 68. In the wake of his death, Schneider’s family, friends and colleagues are remembering a private…

Terri Dixon graduated from Polk State's Respiratory Care program in 2014. She is now a respiratory therapist at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

For Polk Respiratory Care Alumna, A Cough Inspired a New Career

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Terri Dixon graduated from Polk State's Respiratory Care program in 2014. She is now a respiratory therapist at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Terri Dixon remembers the exact moment — or rather, the exact cough — that changed the course of her whole life. She was working as a phlebotomist, performing another routine blood draw, when a patient suddenly started…

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