Shirley Keller and Hannah Long are the oldest and youngest graduates in Polk's upcoming spring commencement.

Oldest, Youngest Graduates at Upcoming Ceremony Separated by 65 Years

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Shirley Keller and Hannah Long are the oldest and youngest graduates in Polk's upcoming spring commencement.

The oldest and youngest graduates at Polk State’s upcoming spring commencement are separated by 65 years. Put another way, one of Shirley Keller’s earliest childhood memories is the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Hannah…

Polk Chooses 2014 NISOD Excellence Award Recipients

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Polk State’s 2014 NISOD Excellence Award recipients are Mathematics Professor Kaye Betz and Physical Therapist Assistant Program Clinical Education Coordinator Shannon Ryals. Betz and Ryals will be recognized at NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and…

Alex Uribe

For Alex Uribe, A Dark Past Makes Way for a Bright Future

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Alex Uribe

There’s a kind of light that radiates from student Alex Uribe, a genuine desire to do something good in this world, that is all the more remarkable for how many times life has tried to…

Polk State recently sent its first students on a science field experience to the Bahamian island Andros. From left, students Mary Bibler, Brett Linamen, Joshua Campbell, Beth Ackerly, Jessi Shell, Biology Professor Anthony Cornett, students Amanda Arbuthnot, Michelle Shaffer, Kristiana Heath, and Lyndon, who works at Forfar, the field station where trip participants were based.

Polk’s International Summer: Students Study in Bahamas, Europe

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Polk State recently sent its first students on a science field experience to the Bahamian island Andros. From left, students Mary Bibler, Brett Linamen, Joshua Campbell, Beth Ackerly, Jessi Shell, Biology Professor Anthony Cornett, students Amanda Arbuthnot, Michelle Shaffer, Kristiana Heath, and Lyndon, who works at Forfar, the field station where trip participants were based.

It’s been an international summer at Polk State College, with students having recently traveled far from their Central Florida homes. One group of students just returned from a first-ever science field study in the Bahamas,…

Students Andy Wooddell (L) and Frank Portlock were among two-dozen students who recently planted two rain gardens on Polk State's Winter Haven campus. The gardening project is one that will be highlighted in a Florida Campus Compact guide for service-learning and STEM education.

Three Professors Attend Florida Campus Compact STEM Institute

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Students Andy Wooddell (L) and Frank Portlock were among two-dozen students who recently planted two rain gardens on Polk State's Winter Haven campus. The gardening project is one that will be highlighted in a Florida Campus Compact guide for service-learning and STEM education.

Three Polk State professors recently attended Florida Campus Compact’s STEM Faculty Scholars Institute, which brought together faculty from all over the state to share their best practices in STEM and service-learning. Professors Anthony Cornett, Sarah…

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