Polk State Aerospace student Karissa Strickland, left, Lakeland Mayor Howard Wiggs, center, and Polk State Aerospace Director Eric Crump. On Tuesday, Wiggs read a proclamation honoring Polk State Aerospace and other local organizations advancing aerospace education in Polk County. Strickland holds a copy of the proclamation. Crump holds an honorary city key.

Polk State Aerospace Honored at Lakeland Mayor’s Breakfast

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Polk State Aerospace student Karissa Strickland, left, Lakeland Mayor Howard Wiggs, center, and Polk State Aerospace Director Eric Crump. On Tuesday, Wiggs read a proclamation honoring Polk State Aerospace and other local organizations advancing aerospace education in Polk County. Strickland holds a copy of the proclamation. Crump holds an honorary city key.

Polk State Aerospace was honored during Tuesday’s 3rd Annual Lakeland Mayor’s Breakfast at SUN ‘n FUN for its contributions to aviation education and industry. More than 200 attendees were on hand to hear Lakeland Mayor…

From left, ExpressJet First Officer Dano Pebler, Captain Joey Cook, Polk State Aerospace students Aaron Poidevin, Eric Martin, John Reichert, Nathan Calhoun, ExpressJet First Officer Peter Ryan, and First Officer Jack Eastes. A total of seven Polk State Aerospace students were extended conditional job offers during ExpressJet's first hiring visit to the College last week.

ExpressJet Offers Jobs to Seven Polk State Aerospace Students

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From left, ExpressJet First Officer Dano Pebler, Captain Joey Cook, Polk State Aerospace students Aaron Poidevin, Eric Martin, John Reichert, Nathan Calhoun, ExpressJet First Officer Peter Ryan, and First Officer Jack Eastes. A total of seven Polk State Aerospace students were extended conditional job offers during ExpressJet's first hiring visit to the College last week.

  Seven Polk State Aerospace students now know where they will land after graduation: in jobs with ExpressJet, one of the world’s largest regional airlines. “It’s a relief. Two years ago, I didn’t know what…

Polk State Aerospace Program Open House is June 8

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Polk State College’s Aerospace program will host an open house event on June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Polk State Airside Center, 3515 Aviation Drive in South Lakeland. At the event, Program Director Eric…

American Heritage Girls Troop 2101 visited Polk State's Aerospace program on Monday. During the field trip, members of the troop made paper airplanes and took turns in the program's flight simulators. Here, Program Director Eric Crump, wearing a cap featuring the Disney princess Elsa, leads the paper-airplane throwing contest. The winner of the contest got to wear the Elsa cap and take the first turn in the flight simulator.

American Heritage Troop Visits Polk State Aerospace Program

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American Heritage Girls Troop 2101 visited Polk State's Aerospace program on Monday. During the field trip, members of the troop made paper airplanes and took turns in the program's flight simulators. Here, Program Director Eric Crump, wearing a cap featuring the Disney princess Elsa, leads the paper-airplane throwing contest. The winner of the contest got to wear the Elsa cap and take the first turn in the flight simulator.

For their first-ever field trip, members of American Heritage Girls Troop 2101 visited Polk State’s Aerospace program Monday night. The takeaway? Little girls can grow up to be anything they want to be — even…

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