Mary Krell

Polk State PTA Director trades clinical role for academia

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Mary Krell

Mary Krell started June 1 as director of Polk State’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program and brings nearly 10 years of professional experience to the College. Most recently serving as a clinical instructor for PTA…

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Polk State dual enrollment student receives full ride to Princeton

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Matthew Ciccone is heading to Princeton University and credits Polk State College, Florida Virtual School Full Time, and the University of Florida for preparing him for the Ivy League. Additionally, as a QuestBridge Scholar, Ciccone…

Nicholas Lopez

Polk State dual enrollment student is heading to Harvard

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Nicholas Lopez

Nicholas Lopez has been an accelerated learner all his life. He skipped the second grade and exhausted the mathematics courses available at his high school. He was able to take higher-level math courses as a…

Trenton Gray

Graduating Polk State student inspired by family to achieve degree

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Trenton Gray

When Trenton Gray’s mom was diagnosed with cancer, he quickly stepped up to support his family and prioritized work before college. He started working in construction at 18 years old and moved into a supervisor…

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