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Myrtice Young

Distinguished Alumni December 2005

Myrtice Young graduated from Polk State College with an AS degree in 1970, later earning an AA degree from the College in 1982. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in 1985.

Today, Myrtice is the Historical Preservation Manager for Polk County and is positioned in the Parks and Natural Resources Division of Polk County. Her responsibilities include the planning, development, implementation and coordination of the objectives of the Polk County Historic Commission.

Prior to joining the Polk County Board of County Commission, Myrtice served as Director of Development in the Institutional Development division for Florida Southern College from 2008 until 2010, Marketing Director for Citrus and Chemical Bank from 1997 until 2007 and Director of Practice Development for Carter, Belcourt & Atkinson, PA, CPAs from 1986 to 1995.

An active volunteer, Myrtice presently serves as a board member of the Bartow Chamber of Commerce. She recently served as a member and past chairman of Bartow Regional Medical Center Community Advisory Board, a member of the board of directors of the Bartow Community Healthcare Foundation, VISTE Advisory Board, and the Polk State College Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Myrtice was awarded the 2006 USF Distinguished Service Award. She received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Polk State in 2005 and was honored as a Woman of Distinction by The National Association of Women Business owners Lakeland Metro Chapter. In 2007 she received the George W. Harris Leadership Award and in 2006 was awarded the Spirit of Bartow Award from the Bartow Chamber.