Women's History Month

Women’s History Month Celebration Kicks Off

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Women's History Month

Polk State College is kicking off its celebration of Women’s History Month this week with events at both the Lakeland and Winter Haven campuses. The Office of Equity and Diversity, Polk State College Foundation, Student…

Black History Month

Polk State Celebrates Black History Month With Cultural Events

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Black History Month

Polk State College has a slate of events planned through February in honor of Black History Month. The month-long celebration will include ethnic cuisine, African literature and music, movies with historically important themes, STEM activities…

MLK Celebration

Annual MLK Celebration Honors And Inspires

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MLK Celebration

Dr. Alzo J. Reddick, Sr. only played hooky twice – first in 1948 to see Jackie Robinson play ball and again in 1968, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Dr. Reddick was the…

MLK: The Dream, The Vision, The Reality

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Polk State held its 14th annual celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 10, 2017, at the Student Center in Winter Haven. The ceremony featured remarks from keynote speaker Dr.…

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College Opens Arms to Puerto Rico’s Displaced Students

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Puerto Rico flag

Polk State College is offering support to students displaced from their homes in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. Gov. Rick Scott asked Florida state colleges and universities this week to provide support by offering in-state…

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?…

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates La Familia

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Although Hurricane Irma postponed the Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off event that has traditionally marked the beginning of the a month-long celebration, events are scheduled through Oct. 28 to celebrate the 13th annual Hispanic Heritage Month…

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