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…

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…

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…

Aaron Poidevin

Aerospace Alumnus Learned More Than Flying Planes

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Aaron Poidevin

Aaron Poidevin remembers the first time he thought he wanted to be a pilot. He was at MacDill’s Airfest. He was 8. “I was a kid watching airplanes doing tricks in the sky – of…

TEDxPolkStateCollege

TEDxPolkStateCollege Accepting Speaker Applications For April Event

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TEDxPolkStateCollege

TEDxPolkStateCollege is accepting speaker applications and nominations for its inaugural event scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Polk State Center for Public Safety in Winter Haven. The independently organized event, licensed by TED,…

Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke

Creative Writing Club To Host Florida Poet Laureate

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Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke

Polk State College’s Creative Writing Club will host a special guest on February 1 in the Lakeland Student Center – Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke. He is only the fourth poet laureate in the history…

Polk State Collegiate High Schools

Collegiate High Schools No. 1 In State For Graduation Rates

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Polk State Collegiate High Schools

Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate and Lakeland Collegiate high schools rank No. 1 out of 448 public high schools in Florida for four-year graduation rates. Gov. Rick Scott recently notified Polk State College’s charter…

Shaun Harris

USF Advisor Provides Pathways For Polk State Students

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Shaun Harris

When students become a part of the Eagle family at Polk State College, they also have the opportunity to become Bulls or Knights in training. Through the College’s partnerships with University of South Florida’s FUSE…

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