Polk State Grad Goes from Ph.D. to Judge’s Chambers

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It’s a steamy September afternoon, rain dotting the downtown Bartow pavement, when a visitor pulls open the door of Combee Law Firm, expecting the leather-bound, receptionist-guarded austerity so typical of law offices. Instead, the door…

Alumna Started Journey to ‘Dream Job’ at Polk State

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For years, Brenda Patterson rose with the sun, tied on her shoes, and set off by foot to what was then Polk Community College. She walked for miles and miles across North Lakeland, watching as…

Michelle Manzi

Professor Is Music Department’s “Missing Piece”

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Michelle Manzi

In her five-year run as an adjunct professor, Michelle Manzi resurrected the Polk State Music Department’s emphasis on female vocals and established the ever-growing women’s chorus, Dolce Fiamma. So who could blame Director John Anderson…

Polk State Dean Also Pastor of 400-Member Tampa Church

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To know Reggie Webb is to know a man of two completely different identities — or so it would seem. During the workweek, he is Polk State College’s Lakeland dean of student services. He wears…

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