NIA sends off 20 members of first graduating class

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Law enforcement and corrections officers, from agencies large and small, left Polk State’s Center for Public Safety on Nov. 18 equipped with the tools needed to take the next step in their careers and to…

Polk State College to celebrate 127th commencement on December 8

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Polk State College will host its 127th commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 8, at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, where members of the Fall 2022 Graduating Class will celebrate with their families, friends, and…

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Student goes from paralyzed to Polk State OTA & Orlando Health

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Chase Roberts was told he would never walk again. Now, he’s not only on his own two feet — he is also helping others recover from traumatic injuries. Roberts, a student in Polk State College’s…

Polk State graduate trades public relations for the sky

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As a teenager and young adult, Tyler Koonce had two passions – sports and aviation. He began his professional career in the former and plans on finishing it working in the latter. After 15 years…

Polk State grad driven to give family the American dream

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Orlando Vera Perez’s journey as an undocumented immigrant in the United States has not been easy, especially as a student paying out-of-state tuition and having to overcome obstacles including the inability to legally drive or…

Polk State Gateway’s 2022 class topped by trailblazers

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Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian could probably both be described by a single word – trailblazers. Grace Joseph is the first Black female in the school’s history to…

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