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Health Care with a Heart

Tuesday, June 21 2016

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…

Setting the Scenario for Soaring Students: CR Junkins Receives George Jenkins Endowed Teaching Chair Award for 2015

Wednesday, March 16 2016

This is the first in a series of two Endowed Teaching Chair 2015 Stories. With an infectious enthusiasm and warmth, Professor CR Junkins helps his students shine, leading them on a joyous adventure of learning…

Creating Stories of Student Success: Lynsay McCaulley Receives George Jenkins Endowed Teaching Chair Award for 2014

Monday, March 7 2016

This is the fourth in a series of four Endowed Teaching Chair 2014 stories. An exciting journey waiting to unfold. A burning flame of potential ready to be ignited. This is what Lynsay McCaulley envisions…

A Mathematical Magician: Richard Decker Receives Banking Endowed Teaching Chair award

Monday, June 29 2015

This is the third in a series of four Endowed Teaching Chair 2014 stories. Transforming apprehension into appreciation, chaos into clarity, and ennui into enthusiasm, Richard Decker performs magic in his classroom every day. Lifting the…

Oceans of Dedication: Natalie Whitcomb Receives Thelma Raley Endowed Teaching Chair Award

Monday, April 20 2015

This is the second in a series of four Endowed Teaching Chair 2014 stories. She makes scientific ideas leap off the page and come gloriously to life, both in her classroom and with exciting projects…

Soaring Toward His Destiny at Polk State

Tuesday, March 24 2015

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…

Generations of Jogging Joy

Saturday, October 18 2014

Dashing through the breeze, hearts pounding and adrenaline soaring – it’s a habit that runs happily in the Smith family. And when the race is Joggin’ for the Noggin, the group zooms into fun overload.…

Driven to Dramatic Excellence: Paul Carbonell Receives Theatre Seats Chair Award

Friday, September 26 2014

This is the first in a series of four Endowed Teaching Chair 2014 stories. With his passionate blend of the dramatic and the pragmatic and his relentless dream to elevate the Polk State College Theatre…

Runner’s Rapport: Camaraderie is Key to this Couple’s Sprinting Success

Monday, September 15 2014

When facing new and exciting challenges, the open road can seem daunting. But as Joggin’ for the Noggin 5k runners Kimberly and Kevin Roberts know, being surrounded by supportive people can unlock the strength, courage and determination that allows us…

Racing Toward His Dream

Monday, August 18 2014

With a burning desire to fulfill his athletic potential, Rod Crowley decided it was time to passionately embrace a healthier, stronger and more meaningful life. So he charged ahead, taking control of his destiny like…