Eagles walk for healthy hearts

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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 2019 Heart Walk on Sept. 21 at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium…

Upward Bound Kickoff

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Polk State’s Upward Bound program welcomed new participants Sept. 21, 2019, at a Kickoff on the Winter Haven campus. Upward Bound prepares high-school students for college and professional success and helps them recognize and tap into…

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff

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To celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, Polk State held the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Sept. 16 in Winter Haven. The celebration of Hispanic culture included guest speaker Congressman Darren Soto, dancers, and food.

Eagles enjoy Flying Tigers on Polk State Night

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Take me out to the ball game!  Students, faculty, and staff enjoyed Polk State Night Aug. 22, 2019, as the Lakeland Flying Tigers beat the Jupiter Hammerheads 4-0 at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium…

Convocation 2019

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  Polk State faculty and staff kicked off the new academic year on August 15 at the 2019 Convocation on the Winter Haven Campus.

Eagles soar at First Flight

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Incoming Polk State freshmen started the fall semester by taking part in First Flight convocations Aug. 9 and 16, 2019, on the Winter Haven and Lakeland campuses.

Start Right Campaign provides school supplies for students

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The Polk State College Foundation and the Polk State JD Alexander Center held the third annual Start Right Campaign event Saturday, Aug. 3, in Lake Wales. Students from kindergarten through college received a free backpack…

Children participating in kids at college 2019

Kids at College 2019

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Children participating in kids at college 2019

Polk State held two sessions of Kids at College this summer on the Lakeland and Winter Haven campuses. Kids ages 5-14 chose from a variety of classes on topics such as Rocketry, Art, Robotics, Science, Pottery,…

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Polk State celebrates 120th graduating class

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may 2019 polk state graduation

Polk State College celebrated nearly 700 graduates May 2 during the College’s 120th commencement ceremony, including Polk State’s first Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education class. Graduates, their families, and guests listened to motivational messages…

nursing Pinning Ceremony May 2019

Pinning Ceremony May 2019

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nursing Pinning Ceremony May 2019

Polk State held its annual Pinning Ceremony on May 1, 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…

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