Polk State English Professor and ELITE Class VII Ambassador Orathai Northern presented the inaugural ELITE Legacy Scholarship to Eric Ardito during last week's ELITE Ambassadors Luncheon.

Polk State ELITE Program Awards First Legacy Scholarship

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Polk State English Professor and ELITE Class VII Ambassador Orathai Northern presented the inaugural ELITE Legacy Scholarship to Eric Ardito during last week's ELITE Ambassadors Luncheon.

Polk State’s ELITE Educational Leadership Enhancement Program has awarded its first scholarship to student Eric Ardito, who described the award as “humbling” and “an honor.” Ardito, 20, a resident of Winter Haven who is pursuing…

Polk State alumnus Jesse Stine stands with his Rookie of the Year certificate in front of the training ambulance used by Polk State's EMS Program.

Polk State EMS Alumnus Named Rookie of the Year by Manatee County EMS

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Polk State alumnus Jesse Stine stands with his Rookie of the Year certificate in front of the training ambulance used by Polk State's EMS Program.

A Polk State College alumnus has been named Manatee County Emergency Medical Services’ Rookie of the Year. Jesse Stine completed his paramedic certification at Polk State College in late 2013. Last month, he received the…

Former Polk State baseball players Maikor Mora (L) and Jordan Gurrero, who were selected in this year's MLB draft, pose in the dug out during an April 18 game. Casey Schroeder, not pictured, was also drafted.

Draft Dreams Come True for Eagles

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Former Polk State baseball players Maikor Mora (L) and Jordan Gurrero, who were selected in this year's MLB draft, pose in the dug out during an April 18 game. Casey Schroeder, not pictured, was also drafted.

Polk State continues its tradition of having players selected in the annual Major League Baseball draft, as this year Jordan Guerrero, Maikor Mora, and Casey Schroeder were drafted by and signed with MLB teams. The…

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From Polk State to Harvard? Recent Grad Proves It Is Possible

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A recent Polk State grad will continue his college education at Harvard University. Josh Burgin, who graduated with his Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree in December, has been accepted to Harvard’s…

Terri Dixon graduated from Polk State's Respiratory Care program in 2014. She is now a respiratory therapist at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

For Polk Respiratory Care Alumna, A Cough Inspired a New Career

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Terri Dixon graduated from Polk State's Respiratory Care program in 2014. She is now a respiratory therapist at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Terri Dixon remembers the exact moment — or rather, the exact cough — that changed the course of her whole life. She was working as a phlebotomist, performing another routine blood draw, when a patient suddenly started…

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