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 →
Health Care With a Heart At the May 30th Polk State College District Board of Trustees meeting in Winter Haven, the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center Auxiliary presented the Board with a $99,000 gift for scholarships. The donation will honor in perpetuity the important contributions that the Auxiliary made throughout its 50 year history to the hospital, its patients and the community. Learn More →

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