Amanda Roecker

Without JD Alexander Center, These Veterans Wouldn’t Be In School

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Amanda Roecker

For students at the Polk State JD Alexander Center, it’s all about location. Without Polk State College’s presence in southeast Polk County, many students would not be pursuing higher education because they would not be…

Aaron Poidevin

Aerospace Alumnus Learned More Than Flying Planes

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Aaron Poidevin

Aaron Poidevin remembers the first time he thought he wanted to be a pilot. He was at MacDill’s Airfest. He was 8. “I was a kid watching airplanes doing tricks in the sky – of…

Karissa Strickland

She Learned To Fly, Then Found Aviation Career On The Ground

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Karissa Strickland

Karissa Strickland always wanted to fly, but didn’t know that aviation was a viable career path until she read about Polk State College’s expanding Aerospace program in the newspaper. The Lakeland native graduated from Mulberry…

Pakistani Delegation

Pakistani Delegation Visits Polk State on Community College Tour

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Pakistani Delegation

Sixteen Pakistanis who are either administrators for post-secondary vocational and technical institutions or officials with higher education planning responsibilities for community colleges in Pakistan toured Polk State College on Tuesday to learn about the U.S.…

Spring registration

Spring Registration Opens

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Spring registration

Open registration is underway at Polk State College for the spring semester, which begins January 5. Currently enrolled students may register through PASSPORT. They should also check PASSPORT for possible holds on their accounts that…

Polk State College and Excelsior College Logos

Excelsior College, Polk State College Secure National Science Foundation Grant to Develop Educational Simulations for Workforce Readiness

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Polk State College and Excelsior College Logos

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Excelsior College over $864,846 in grant funding to ensure workforce readiness. Excelsior has partnered with Polk State College to prepare technicians for skilled positions in the energy and manufacturing industries. Excelsior and Polk State College will develop simulations…

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