Polk State College’s top headlines from 2019

Posted on by Polk Newsroom

Polk State College is celebrating another year of success for students, faculty, staff, and the Polk County community.

Thanks to the foundation established since 1964 and the accomplishments made in 2019, the College is excited to soar to even greater heights in 2020.

Here are some highlights from 2019.



Heralds of Harmony members

Polk State Music students join internationally acclaimed Heralds of Harmony chorus

Polk State sweeps Phi Theta Kappa awards

may 2019 polk state graduation

Polk State graduates first class of Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

AACC Kalogridis

Polk State alumnus, Disney’s Kalogridis, receives American Association of Community Colleges Outstanding Alumni Award


Polk State celebrates a successful 2019 Legislative Session

Polk State EMS graduates first class from paramedic partnership with Polk County Fire Rescue

Polk State Florida Poly signing

Polk State and Florida Polytechnic University sign historic agreement creating seamless path for students

Bass Fishing Team

Polk State Bass Fishing Team is big fish in Florida


Polk State receives Innovation of the Year Award for Establishing Leaders in Teacher Education

ISO 9001 presentation

Polk State Corporate College receives prestigious international certification

Speech and Debate Team

Polk State Speech & Debate Team celebrates wins at first-ever home tournament

Chancellor's Best Practice Awards

Polk State wins Chancellor’s Best Practice Award for First-Year Experience and Guided Pathways

Eagles finish fourth at national volleyball championship

AFP Awards

Polk State named Philanthropic Corporation of the Year

DMS class

Polk State graduates 10th Diagnostic Medical Sonography class