Jorge Espinosa

Polk PTA Alumnus Jorge Espinosa: Restoring Functionality and Hope

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Jorge Espinosa

While studying at Polk State College, Jorge Espinosa learned all the textbook knowledge for his new career as a physical therapist assistant, but more importantly, he learned when to put his textbooks aside. “I remember…

Paul Canady

Polk PTA Alumnus: Don’t Be Afraid to Make a Career Change

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Paul Canady

The scariest day of Paul Canady’s life was the day he handed in his resignation, officially quitting his job as a bus mechanic. His heart pounded. His palms were sweaty. But something inside him told…

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…

Polk Sponsoring Event to Benefit Typhoon Victims

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Polk State College is the co-sponsor of an event that will benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the massive storm that struck the Philippines earlier this month. Steps of Hope for the Philippines, a walk/run event,…

Polk State’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program: Worth the Wait

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Fifteen years ago, Lakeland resident Robyn McDonald was injured in a car accident, leaving her body wracked with pain and requiring her to undergo months of physical therapy — an experience that affected her on…