Polk State Donates Nearly 100 Soccer Uniforms to Children in Haiti

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Every weekend, more than 120 children in Leogane, Haiti, practice their soccer games, dreaming about one day playing professionally, maybe even scoring the winning goal in a World Cup contest. Soon, many of those children…

Polk State Presents “Picnic,” Offers Free Preview Feb. 2

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Polk State College will present “Picnic” at its Fine Arts Theatre, beginning with a free preview Feb. 2. “Picnic,” by William Inge, tells the story of a Labor Day picnic that begins as a relaxing…

Dr. Eric Roe Co-Authors Paper on Modern Apprenticeships

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Dr. Eric Roe, director of the Banner Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Polk State’s Corporate College, co-authored “21st Century Apprenticeship Models: A National Council for Continuing Education & Training White Paper.” The paper features development…

College Donates Soccer Uniforms to Children in Haiti

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Earlier this month, the College donated about 100 soccer uniforms, more than 50 backpacks and several warm-up outfits to Pascal Millien, a professional soccer player who runs A Millien Dreams Foundation in Leogane, Haiti. The…

Polk State Professor Shares Insight on Recent Unemployment Data

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Gordon Kettle tells The Ledger that while layoffs slowed in 2011, hiring remained “anemic.” He predicts the county’s unemployment rate will drop slightly this year. Kettle was also quoted in the Los Angeles Times about the importance of…

13-Year-Old Is Polk State College’s Youngest Student Ever

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In many ways, Alex Manjarres is your typical high school student. He speaks with the shyness of someone who is still learning about himself. He spends hours playing video games. He’s not a fan of…

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