Dr. Eileen Holden Says Teacher-Training Program Should Continue

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Polk State is a partner in Project PRIDE, a program that gives scholarships to education majors, preferably economically disadvantaged, minority men. Dr. Holden tells The Ledger that Polk State will work to continue the program…

Nursing Professor is Guest Speaker

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Dr. Mavra Kear was the guest speaker at the Ridge Career Center capping ceremony for Practical Nurses on Feb. 8. Kear is also the president of the Florida Nurses Association and coordinates Polk State’s bachelor’s…

Three Students to Present at Florida Collegiate Honors Conference

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Three Polk State College students will make presentations at the upcoming Florida Collegiate Honors Conference – the largest number of students to do so since the College began participating in the event. The Florida Collegiate…

Polk State Hosts A Legend: Wynton Marsalis

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Tickets are still available for Wynton Marsalis’ upcoming performance at Polk State College, an event that is comparatively intimate for the jazz phenomenon. Marsalis will be accompanied by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for…

Polk State College Presents “From Reality to Abstraction”

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Polk State College will host the exhibit “From Reality to Abstraction,” featuring the work of artist Robert J. Morrissey, through Feb. 24 at its Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery. Morrissey’s works are included in the…

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…

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