Annual golf event benefits Eagles baseball

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Eighty golfers teed off in the Polk State College Foundation’s 27th annual William N. Ryan Memorial Golf Classic, presented by A.D. Morgan Corporation in partnership with BaseballCloud. Proceeds from the event, held January 17 at Lone Palm Golf Club…

Annual event honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Polk State celebrated the life, dream, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at its 15th annual MLK Celebration luncheon Jan. 9 in Winter Haven. Guests enjoyed food and fellowship and heard from keynote speaker…

Commencement includes first Education baccalaureate class

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Polk State celebrated nearly 400 graduating students, including the first Education baccalaureate class, on Dec. 13, 2018, during the College’s 119th commencement ceremony. Graduates heard inspirational messages from Polk State President Angela Garcia Falconetti and…

Nursing holds annual Pinning Ceremony

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Polk State held its annual Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 12, 2018, for nursing graduates. The candlelight processional represents the traditional “Light of Knowledge” and “Ray of Hope” associated with the lamp that Florence Nightingale carried…

Polk State opens Steelcase Education Active Learning Classroom

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Polk State unveiled its Steelcase Education Active Learning Classroom on Dec. 7 on the Lakeland Campus, offering tours of the transformed makerspace that uses design and technology to boost student engagement. Polk State is one…

Over 55 Show Band performs seasonal favorites

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The Over 55 Show Band presented a selection of holiday favorites in concert at Polk State Winter Haven on Dec. 9. Directed by Professor Don West, Polk State director of bands, the ensemble featured guest…

Polk State presents Winter Gala

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Polk State Music held its annual Winter Gala Dec. 1-2 in Winter Haven. The concert featured performances by the Polk State College Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Women’s Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and the…

Reindeer Run Toy Drive

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The Employee Wellness Program and the Student Wellness Club sponsored the annual Reindeer Run on Nov. 28 on the Winter Haven campus. Participants in the informal run/walk contributed toys or cash that will be donated…

Dr. Falconetti inaugurated as fifth president

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Polk State inaugurated Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti as its fifth president Nov. 15, 2018, in Winter Haven. The day began with a reception at the Polk State JD Alexander Center in Lake Wales, continued with…

Inauguration Week

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Prior to the inauguration of Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti as the fifth president of Polk State on Nov. 15, 2018, the College held Coffee with the President and Pizza with the President events on the…

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