Margaret Orozco, a Polk State alumna and firefighter/paramedic with the Lakeland Fire Department.

Polk State Grad Finds Fulfillment Each Day in Work as Paramedic

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Margaret Orozco, a Polk State alumna and firefighter/paramedic with the Lakeland Fire Department.

Two pivotal years and a Polk State degree set Margaret Orozco on a path she never thought possible, and in following it, she’s found fulfillment she never could have imagined. “I love coming to work,” said…

Sarah Fleischman

Polk State Student Makes Club History with Win at National Competition

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Sarah Fleischman

For the first time, a Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate student has placed first in a national competition for aspiring health professionals. In late June, HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association) held its annual National…

“Father of EMS” Makes Textbook Come to Life for Polk Students

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An education is built over time, assignment by assignment, lecture by lecture, course by course, semester by semester. Between registration and graduation, every day of a student’s education is a building block, a pivotal piece…

Paul Canady

Polk PTA Alumnus: Don’t Be Afraid to Make a Career Change

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Paul Canady

The scariest day of Paul Canady’s life was the day he handed in his resignation, officially quitting his job as a bus mechanic. His heart pounded. His palms were sweaty. But something inside him told…

Polk State Student Qualifies for National HOSA Competition

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A Polk State College student has advanced to the Health Occupations Students of America’s (HOSA) national competition. The Florida HOSA Leadership Conference took place earlier this month in Orlando. There, Polk State Chain of Lakes…

Tamara King, a student in Polk State's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, is a contributor to a recently published textbook for nurses.

Polk Nursing Student Published in First-Of-Its-Kind Textbook

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Tamara King, a student in Polk State's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, is a contributor to a recently published textbook for nurses.

A Polk State student’s work is included in a recently published textbook by two leading nursing theorists. Tamara King, a Lakeland resident studying toward her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is among the contributors to…

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