Hispanic Month Kick-off

Hispanic Heritage Kickoff

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Hispanic Month Kick-off

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Polk State held the Hispanic Heritage Kickoff Sept. 28 in Winter Haven. The celebration of Hispanic culture included speakers, dancers, and lunch.

Puerto Rico flag

College Opens Arms to Puerto Rico’s Displaced Students

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Puerto Rico flag

Polk State College is offering support to students displaced from their homes in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. Gov. Rick Scott asked Florida state colleges and universities this week to provide support by offering in-state…

Lend Me a Tenor

50 Years Of Theatre: ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ to Open Season

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Lend Me a Tenor

Polk State College continues to celebrate 50 years of theatre and is opening its theatre season next week with “Lend Me a Tenor.” The play, directed by Mark Graham, opens Thursday, Oct. 5, with performances…

Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School

Students, Faculty, and Staff Aid Puerto Rico

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Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School

Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School senior Kiara Adorno recently heard from her brother in Puerto Rico. He hasn’t eaten in four days. Adorno’s entire family lives in Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria…

President Falconetti with student

President Wants to Hear From Students, Faculty, and Staff

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President Falconetti with student

Polk State College President Angela Garcia Falconetti is visiting each of the College’s six campuses and centers this week to get answers to some very important questions. She wants to hear from students, faculty, and…

Polk State Collegiate High Schools

Collegiate High Schools Receive Top Marks From State

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Polk State Collegiate High Schools

For the third consecutive year, two of Polk State’s charter high schools — Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School and Lakeland Collegiate High School — received A grades and retained their designations as high-performing charter…

Community Supports Students At 8th Annual Wine For Wisdom

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Nearly 400 members of the community journeyed to “South Africa” on Friday for Polk State College Foundation’s eighth annual Wine for Wisdom – the premier fundraiser for student scholarships. The College gym was converted for…

Hurricane Heroes

Polk State Thanks Its Hurricane Heroes

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Hurricane Heroes

When students, faculty, and staff returned to Polk State College after Hurricane Irma closed campuses for 10 days, it was like the Category 2 storm with 115 mph wind gusts never came through. That’s because…

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