Stephanie Cooper-Stewart

Single mom overcomes “culture shock” to achieve Polk State degree

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Stephanie Cooper-Stewart

Stephanie Cooper-Stewart emigrated from Jamaica in May 2009, leaving behind a good job, her family, and everything she once knew in her home country. After nearly a year of unemployment and becoming a single mother,…

Allison Skinner

Thrill of critical thinking led Polk State alum to EMS career

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Allison Skinner

Allison Skinner lives for the thrill of responding quickly and critically to the needs of her patients as a paramedic with Manatee County Emergency Medical Services. And after only four years on the job, Skinner…

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