Expanded Art Courses to Be Offered in Lake Wales This Summer

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Polk State College will offer an expanded array of art courses in Lake Wales this summer to serve both degree- and non-degree-seekers. “Polk State College is excited to bring these programs to the Lake Wales…

Polk State May Graduates Include 26 from Honors Program

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Polk State College’s Honors Program continues to grow, with 26 set to graduate from the program during its 106th Commencement. The Honors Program offers smaller, more rigorous classes, field trips, priority registration and numerous scholarship…

Polk State High School Student to Sign Volleyball Scholarship

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Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School senior Kari White will sign a National Letter of Intent on Thursday to play volleyball for South Florida Community College in Avon Park. White has been playing…

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Nursing Graduate Draws Inspiration From Her Own Cancer Experience

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Kayla Curran

Every graduate’s story is one of obstacles conquered and goals realized. Few graduates, however, have faced and overcome anything close to the challenges Kayla Curran knew as a child. At age 6, Curran was diagnosed…

Graduating Coach ‘Wanted to Make a Difference’ — And He Has

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With fatherly affection, soon-to-be Polk State graduate Travis Douglas describes the joy his “little ones” bring to his life each day. “I always wanted to make a difference in the lives of children,” said Douglas,…

All three of Polk State's imaging programs are led by alumni of the College, and the clinical education coordinators for all three programs are either alumni of the College or are currently attending. Back row from left, Bill Luckett, Jaime Selph, Joanne Buchanan and Kevin Ferrier. Front row from left, Merrybeth Etherton and Beth Luckett.

Polk State Medical Imaging Programs Thrive With Homegrown Talent

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All three of Polk State's imaging programs are led by alumni of the College, and the clinical education coordinators for all three programs are either alumni of the College or are currently attending. Back row from left, Bill Luckett, Jaime Selph, Joanne Buchanan and Kevin Ferrier. Front row from left, Merrybeth Etherton and Beth Luckett.

School pride runs deep in Polk State Health Sciences, especially in its trio of medical imaging programs, where all three program directors are alumni of the College. Merrybeth Etherton, Kevin Ferrier and Beth Luckett all…

Governor Rick Scott, at today's budget signing ceremony, with (L-R) Senate President Haridopolos, Polk State alumna & House Budget Chair Denise Grimsley and Sen. JD Alexander, Senate budget chief.

Governor Signs Budget, Funding Phase One of Public Safety Center

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Governor Rick Scott, at today's budget signing ceremony, with (L-R) Senate President Haridopolos, Polk State alumna & House Budget Chair Denise Grimsley and Sen. JD Alexander, Senate budget chief.

Earlier this afternoon Governor Rick Scott signed HB 5001, also known as “the state budget,” into law. All appropriations associated with Polk State College met with the Governor’s approval, including an appropriation of $9.2 million…

Bartow High Students Visit Polk State’s Airside Center

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Forty students from Bartow High School’s Medical and Fire Academy recently visited Polk State’s Airside Center, where they received an introduction to the College’s Health Sciences, Fire Science, and Business programs. The goal of the…

Three Generations of Same Family Studying at Polk State

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With nearly 50 years of history, it is no surprise that Polk State is a family tradition in many households. Far less common, however, is the situation of three current students. This grandmother, mother, and…

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