Allison Skinner

Thrill of critical thinking led Polk State alum to EMS career

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Allison Skinner

Allison Skinner lives for the thrill of responding quickly and critically to the needs of her patients as a paramedic with Manatee County Emergency Medical Services. And after only four years on the job, Skinner…

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CSX Grant Gives Students Lifelike Trauma Care Training

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At Polk State College, students and first responders receive lifelike trauma care training, which is being enhanced thanks to a recent grant from CSX. CSX awarded the Polk State College Foundation with $4,485 to purchase…

Polk State EMS Honors Its Instructor of the Year

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For his professionalism and demonstrated dedication to his students, the Polk State EMS program has selected James Maxwell as its Instructor of the Year. “He’s the kind of instructor who goes home and makes a…

Polk State President Eileen Holden, as well as past and present members of Polk County's legislative delegation and numerous other local leaders, gathered on Friday, Jan. 8, to cut the ribbon at the Polk State Center for Public Safety.

Community Celebrates Opening of Center for Public Safety

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Polk State President Eileen Holden, as well as past and present members of Polk County's legislative delegation and numerous other local leaders, gathered on Friday, Jan. 8, to cut the ribbon at the Polk State Center for Public Safety.

  The ribbon has been cut and the Polk State Center for Public Safety is officially open for business. Polk State celebrated the grand opening of the state-of-the-art, 101,450-square-foot facility with a ceremony on Friday,…

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