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June 2010 Check Presentation

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Tampa Electric Company has illuminated, energized and uplifted the lives of thousands of students from Polk State College with its long, meaningful relationship of giving generously to the Polk State College Foundation. In a check presentation ceremony at the College’s District Board of Trustees meeting on June 28, 2010 on the Winter Haven Campus, TECO was honored for the approximately $112,000 it has donated to the Polk State College Foundation since 1989. Three representatives from TECO were on hand to accept the honor:  Stephanie Agliano, Director of Community Relations; Bruce Narzissenfeld, Vice President of Customer Care and Fuels Management; and Doug Driggers, Regional Manager of Community Relations for Tampa Electric Company.  TECO has played a vital role over the years in the success of Polk State College students through direct scholarship donations, as well as support of College and Foundation events and programs that help students attain their dream of a college degree and enhance the learning experience.  Among the scholarships, programs and events the company’s generosity has impacted are the Polk State College First Class Scholarship, the Dr. Eileen Holden Scholarship, the Foundation Emergency Book Program, Women’s History Month, the Wise and Witty Women and a Few Magnificent Men event, and many of the school’s athletic programs from baseball to golf tournaments. In addition, it has provided a great service to the College through Cindy Price, Polk State College Distinguished Alumni and Regional Manager of Community Affairs at TECO, who has provided volunteer leadership on the Foundation Board and on a variety of committees.  Pictured left to right: Dr. Neriah Roberts, Doug Driggers, Stephanie Agliano, Bruce Narzissenfeld, Dr. Eileen Holden, Rick Garcia, Greg Littleton, Ernie Pinner, Teresa Martinez.