Senator Stargel Visits Polk State to Discuss College’s Needs

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Senator Kelli Stargel visited Polk State College on Monday to meet with College leaders, strengthen collaboration, and discuss how she can best advocate for the institution. Stargel met with President Angela Garcia Falconetti, Provost Steve…

Walt Disney World honors Polk State President Emerita Eileen Holden

Walt Disney World Recognizes Polk State President Emerita

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Walt Disney World honors Polk State President Emerita Eileen Holden

Walt Disney World Resort cast members who are alumni of Polk State College recently hosted a surprise reception to recognize Polk State President Emerita Eileen Holden for her decade-long service to both the College and…

Eagles Walk at Heart Walk

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Polk State faculty, staff, students, family, and friends helped raise money to fight heart disease and stroke by taking part in the 2017 Heart Walk on Sept. 30 at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in…

President Falconetti with student

President Wants to Hear From Students, Faculty, and Staff

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President Falconetti with student

Polk State College President Angela Garcia Falconetti is visiting each of the College’s six campuses and centers this week to get answers to some very important questions. She wants to hear from students, faculty, and…

Community Supports Students At 8th Annual Wine For Wisdom

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Nearly 400 members of the community journeyed to “South Africa” on Friday for Polk State College Foundation’s eighth annual Wine for Wisdom – the premier fundraiser for student scholarships. The College gym was converted for…

Hurricane Heroes

Polk State Thanks Its Hurricane Heroes

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Hurricane Heroes

When students, faculty, and staff returned to Polk State College after Hurricane Irma closed campuses for 10 days, it was like the Category 2 storm with 115 mph wind gusts never came through. That’s because…

Community Honors Holden With Key To City Of Lakeland

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After a day of art and education, community members came together for a special reception honoring Polk State College President Emerita Eileen Holden with kind words from fellow leaders and a key to the City…

Falconetti Gets To Know Campuses, Staff By Shadowing Workers

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President Angela Garcia Falconetti swapped her dress pants for blue jeans this week to change air filters, go on a snake hunt and drive a John Deere Gator utility vehicle in an effort to let…

Polk State College President Angela Garcia Falconetti poses with the District Board of Trustees during her first DBOT meeting August 28.

District Board of Trustees Appoints New Leadership

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Polk State College President Angela Garcia Falconetti poses with the District Board of Trustees during her first DBOT meeting August 28.

Polk State College’s District Board of Trustees elected a new chairman and vice-chairman during its annual reorganization meeting Monday, which was also President Angela Garcia Falconetti’s first Board meeting. Mark Turner, who previously served as…

Students at First Flight Convocation.

Polk State College Sees Steady Increase In Enrollment

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Students at First Flight Convocation.

Fall enrollment is up this year from last at Polk State College, and a focus on engaging and retaining first-year students is to thank. Enrollment is 1.1 percent higher for the start of the 2017-18…

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