Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates La Familia

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Although Hurricane Irma postponed the Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off event that has traditionally marked the beginning of the a month-long celebration, events are scheduled through Oct. 28 to celebrate the 13th annual Hispanic Heritage Month…

Classes To Resume Monday, Sept. 18

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Polk State College and the collegiate high schools will resume classes Monday, Sept. 18. To ensure a safe and comfortable return to classes following Hurricane Irma, the College asks that students continue to check polk.edu,…

Hurricane Recovery Resources

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Many of Polk State College’s students and their families continue to repair damages to their homes and businesses, and wait for utilities to be restored. As the community works its way back to some degree…

Robbie Manikis, Project Engineer and Lt. Bobby Neil, Security Coordinator, clear tree debris on Winter Haven Campus.

Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts On Campus

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Robbie Manikis, Project Engineer and Lt. Bobby Neil, Security Coordinator, clear tree debris on Winter Haven Campus.

A sunny sky on Wednesday presented a stark contrast to the violent winds and rain from just two days before, as Hurricane Irma tore through Polk County as a Category 2 storm.  With wind gusts…

DACA

SALO To Hold DACA Info Sessions

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DACA

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday, Sept. 5, that the Trump Administration is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented by the Obama Administration in 2012. Under DACA, those who immigrated…

Classes To Resume Monday, Sept. 18

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Due to widespread power outages and challenges with safe access to some of Polk State College’s campuses and centers, College officials have extended the closure of the College and the collegiate high schools for classes…

Learning Lounge

Learning Lounge: Snacks, Swag, And Tips For Students

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Learning Lounge

Students popped in for some popcorn and left with some knowledge Tuesday at the Lakeland Student Center. They participated in the semester’s first “Learning Lounge” session, which focused on ways students can obtain their degrees…

Eagles for Texas Donation Drive

Polk State Collecting Items For Harvey Victims

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Eagles for Texas Donation Drive

Polk State College’s Student Activities and Leadership Office (SALO) is leading the Eagles for Texans Donation Drive to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. SALO is collecting bottled water, nonperishable foods, toiletries, clothes, and bedding…

Falconetti Gets To Know Campuses, Staff By Shadowing Workers

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President Angela Garcia Falconetti swapped her dress pants for blue jeans this week to change air filters, go on a snake hunt and drive a John Deere Gator utility vehicle in an effort to let…

Girls participating in STEM activity.

Polk Girls In STEM Will ‘Break Barriers’ And ‘Build Bridges’

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Girls participating in STEM activity.

Fourth- to eighth-grade girls from Lake Wales schools will have the opportunity to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) from female scientists at Polk State College in the Polk Girls in STEM program. Polk…

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