Ashley Bell Barnett

Governor Appoints Ashley Bell Barnett To District Board Of Trustees

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Ashley Bell Barnett

Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Ashley Bell Barnett, a dedicated community advocate, to the Polk State College District Board of Trustees. Barnett, 33, a fifth-generation Floridian who has worked tirelessly as a public educator, workforce…

Polk State College Foundation Scholarships

Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

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Polk State College Foundation Scholarships

The Polk State College Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year through March 15. The Foundation awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships each year. To apply for a scholarship, a…

Best Workplace for Commuters

Polk State Again Named Best Workplace For Commuters

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Best Workplace for Commuters

Universal access to public transit, green initiatives, and designated parking spots for carpoolers have earned Polk State College its sixth consecutive Best Workplaces for Commuters award. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently notified Polk…

Stoneman Douglas High School

A Message From The President: Campus Safety & Support For All

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Stoneman Douglas High School

It is with a heavy heart that I write this following the horrific event that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. On behalf of Polk State College, I send my…

Jessica Luongo

Chain of Lakes Collegiate Student Named Sunshine State Scholar

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Jessica Luongo

Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School student Jessica Luongo has been named a Sunshine State Scholar, making her one of only three students in all of Polk County to receive the honor for…

Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke

Florida Poet Laureate Encourages Students To Read And Write

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Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke

If you’re sitting around waiting for inspiration, forget about it. That was advice Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke gave students and aspiring writers during his recent presentation hosted by the Creative Writing Club at Polk…

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