Setting the Scenario for Soaring Students: CR Junkins With an infectious enthusiasm and warmth, Professor CR Junkins helps his students shine, leading them on a joyous adventure of learning and discovery. That inspirational gift has earned him the George Jenkins Endowed Teaching Chair Award for 2015. Learn More →
Creating Stories of Student Success: Lynsay McCaulley An exciting journey waiting to unfold. A burning flame of potential ready to be ignited. This is what Lynsay McCaulley envisions in each of her students. That faith in the capacity of each individual to discover magic in literature and in themselves makes her absolutely worthy of the Endowed Teaching Chair Award for 2014. Learn More →
A Mathematical Magician: Richard Decker Receives Endowed Teaching Chair Transforming apprehension into appreciation, chaos into clarity, and ennui into enthusiasm, Richard Decker performs magic in his classroom every day. Learn More →
Soaring Toward His Destiny at Polk State Surrounded by dark clouds of hopelessness, Alex Uribe’s young life seemed destined to drown in a storm of despair. But with a strength and determination that belies his youth, he has struggled hard, after a harrowing past, to rise toward a glowing future. Learn More →
Healthcare from the Heart As a heart beats blood that fortifies the body, generous donors such as the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center provide the vital nutrients that keep the Polk State College Foundation helping the many students whose lives are transformed by obtaining a higher education. The partnership between Heart of Florida and Polk State is a beautiful one that allows each to grow and thrive. Learn More →

We Help Students Achieve Their Goals

Working together with individuals, organizations, and businesses in our community, we are able to help many students achieve their academic goals. Read More

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Monday, March 7, 2016

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Clays for Courts Set for April 29, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

On April 29, the Polk State College Foundation once again returns to Tenoroc…