Hurricane Heroes

Polk State Thanks Its Hurricane Heroes

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Hurricane Heroes

When students, faculty, and staff returned to Polk State College after Hurricane Irma closed campuses for 10 days, it was like the Category 2 storm with 115 mph wind gusts never came through. That’s because…

Post-Hurricane Irma FAQ For Students

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Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the affects of Hurricane Irma on classes, testing, financial aid, and more. Q: I missed the deadline to register for a 12-week class. What can I do?…

Classes To Resume Monday, Sept. 18

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Polk State College and the collegiate high schools will resume classes Monday, Sept. 18. To ensure a safe and comfortable return to classes following Hurricane Irma, the College asks that students continue to check polk.edu,…

Classes To Resume Monday, Sept. 18

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Due to widespread power outages and challenges with safe access to some of Polk State College’s campuses and centers, College officials have extended the closure of the College and the collegiate high schools for classes…

Eagles for Texas Donation Drive

Polk State Collecting Items For Harvey Victims

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Eagles for Texas Donation Drive

Polk State College’s Student Activities and Leadership Office (SALO) is leading the Eagles for Texans Donation Drive to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. SALO is collecting bottled water, nonperishable foods, toiletries, clothes, and bedding…

Polk State Students: Stay Safe After Dark with These Tips

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With Sunday’s time change, it’s dark by 6 p.m. — just when a lot of students are walking to class. Here, News@Polk reminds students of steps they can take to stay safe on campus after…

Polk State Warns Public Against Opening Emails from Polkedu.org

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Polk State College is warning the public not to open emails from the domain polkedu.org. This domain is not associated with Polk State College and is being used in an ongoing scam. Emails from the…

Polk’s Lakeland Student Center Closed Monday

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Polk State Lakeland’s Student Center will be closed on Monday. College maintenance mechanic David “Doc” Dougherty died while working at the Student Center on Friday evening. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating his…

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