The Clean House

Polk State Theatre Presents “The Clean House”

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The Clean House

Polk State College continues to celebrate 50 years of theatre with the first production of the Spring 2018 semester– “The Clean House.” The romantic comedy by Sarah Ruhl follows a married couple and their hired…

Jose Ferrar

Polk State Gives Student From Puerto Rico “Fresh Start”

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Jose Ferrar

The story of how Jose Ferrer’s life changed starts two days before Hurricane Maria razed his hometown of Aguadilla. Three months into his first semester of college, Ferrer sat in class at the University of…

Amanda Roecker

Without JD Alexander Center, These Veterans Wouldn’t Be In School

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Amanda Roecker

For students at the Polk State JD Alexander Center, it’s all about location. Without Polk State College’s presence in southeast Polk County, many students would not be pursuing higher education because they would not be…

Donor appreciation luncheon

Donor Appreciation Luncheon

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Donor appreciation luncheon

The Polk State College Foundation held its annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon on February 2 in Winter Haven. During the program, volunteer leadership, faculty, staff, and students thanked donors for their generous support of the Foundation. The…

Black History Month

Polk State Celebrates Black History Month With Cultural Events

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Black History Month

Polk State College has a slate of events planned through February in honor of Black History Month. The month-long celebration will include ethnic cuisine, African literature and music, movies with historically important themes, STEM activities…

FIRST Lego League

Polk State To Host FIRST LEGO League Championship

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FIRST Lego League

Polk State College is scheduled to host the FIRST LEGO League Central Florida Regional Championship on Sunday, February 18, bringing together nearly 1,500 elementary and middle school students, as well as LEGO enthusiasts. Forty-eight teams…

Puerto Rico flag

In-State Tuition Offered To Puerto Rico’s Displaced Students

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Puerto Rico flag

Polk State College continues to provide support for students displaced from Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria and is again offering in-state tuition to those individuals. Gov. Rick Scott asked Florida state colleges and universities this…

Aaron Poidevin

Aerospace Alumnus Learned More Than Flying Planes

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Aaron Poidevin

Aaron Poidevin remembers the first time he thought he wanted to be a pilot. He was at MacDill’s Airfest. He was 8. “I was a kid watching airplanes doing tricks in the sky – of…

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

PTA Program Application Period Starts Feb. 1

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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

The application period to enroll in Polk State College’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program for Fall 2018 runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 15 for candidates from schools with linkage agreements and March 1 to March…

Felecia Zimmerman

Academic Advisor Gives Students Choices About Their Education

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Felecia Zimmerman

College is incredibly exciting, but can also be difficult to navigate. Polk State College’s academic advisors make huge differences in the lives of students every day, not only by ensuring that they enroll in the…

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