Polk State Theatre presents ‘Silent Sky’

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Polk State Theatre’s production of  “Silent Sky” ran Feb. 13-16, 2020, at the Fine Arts Theatre in Winter Haven. The play explored women’s place in early 1900s society and social progress ahead of Women’s History Month.…

Annual golf event benefits Eagles baseball

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Eighty-seven golfers teed off in the Polk State College Foundation’s 28th annual William N. Ryan Memorial Golf Classic, presented by A.D. Morgan Corporation in partnership with BaseballCloud. Proceeds from the event, held January 23 at Lone Palm Golf Club in…

Chain O’ Lakes Big Band entertains at Polk State

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The Chain O’ Lakes Big Band (formerly the Over 55 Show Band) performed Jan. 26, 2020 at the Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre.  Directed by Professor Don West, Polk State director of bands,…

Polk State Celebrates 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 16th annual MLK Luncheon Jan. 8, 2020, in Winter Haven. This year’s theme was “Justice and Equality for All: Building…

Aerospace holds first career fair

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Polk State Aerospace held its first career fair Jan. 16, 2020, at Airside Center East in Lakeland. More than 100 attendees had the opportunity to discuss career options with 12 employers. 

Welcome Back Week

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To start the spring semester, Polk State students enjoyed a variety of Welcome Back Week events Jan. 13-16, 2020, on the Lakeland and Winter Haven campuses. 

Pinning Ceremony December 2019

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Polk State held its annual Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 11, 2019, 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 celebrates 121st graduating class

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Polk State College celebrated nearly 1,200 students who qualified to participate in the 121st commencement Dec. 12, 2019, at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.  More than 550 graduates, families and friends, and guests who attended…

Polk State Music presents Winter Gala

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Polk State Music held its annual Winter Gala December 7 and 8 in Winter Haven. Directed by Michelle Manzi, Art Pranno, and Don West, the concert featured performances by Polk State’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Society,…

Reindeer Run Toy Drive 2019

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The Employee Wellness Program and the Student Wellness Club sponsored the annual Reindeer Run on Dec. 4, 2019, on the Winter Haven campus. Participants in the informal run/walk contributed toys or cash to be donated…

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