womens history month news

Polk Celebrates Women’s History Month With Events Across County

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womens history month news

Polk State College will celebrate Women’s History throughout March, with events at both the Lakeland and Winter Haven campuses, as well as its centers in Lake Wales. “Polk State recognizes the incredible contributions women have…

Deonté Washington portrayed W.E.B Du Bois during Tuesday’s “Who Am I?” event. Washington is president of Black Student Union.

African-American History Comes to Life at Polk State Lakeland Event

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Deonté Washington portrayed W.E.B Du Bois during Tuesday’s “Who Am I?” event. Washington is president of Black Student Union.

A few days ago, Kadaijah Simpson didn’t know much about influential actress Dorothy Dandridge, and she figured her fellow students knew even less. That’s why Simpson decided to portray Dandridge — the first African-American actress ever…

veterans news

College to Honor Veterans with Events Nov. 6, 11

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veterans news

Polk State College will host two events to honor its veterans. The first event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the LAC courtyard at Polk State Lakeland. The second…

open house news 2013

Polk State Open Houses Are Oct. 21, 24

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open house news 2013

Polk State College will host two Open House events for prospective students in October. The first event will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the Lakeland Technology Building (LTB 1100) at…

David "Doc" Dougherty

College Mourns Loss of David “Doc” Dougherty

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David "Doc" Dougherty

Following his death while working at Polk State Lakeland, friends, family members and co-workers of David “Doc” Dougherty say they will never forget his infectious smile and quick wit. Dougherty, a maintenance mechanic who had…

breaking new crop

Polk’s Lakeland Student Center Closed Monday

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breaking new crop

Polk State Lakeland’s Student Center will be closed on Monday. College maintenance mechanic David “Doc” Dougherty died while working at the Student Center on Friday evening. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating his…

Polk State Lakeland's new Wellness Center opens Monday and is available to all students and employees with a College ID.

Polk State Lakeland’s Wellness Center Opens Monday

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Polk State Lakeland's new Wellness Center opens Monday and is available to all students and employees with a College ID.

Polk State Lakeland’s Wellness Center officially opens Monday, an occasion that campus officials say is about students having a place to exercise — but also so much more. “With the addition of the Wellness Center,…

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