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Thank you students from the Art Department at Lakeland Senior High School for their work in refurbishing two of our "Swansation" swans! The Art and Photo Club students did a fantastic job! A huge thank you to Regal Automotive for applying a durable UV clear coat to help protect the new paint from the elements.
As city commissioners begin considering allowing more students at a charter school on New Jersey Road, Commissioner Bill Read said constituents are starting to raise concerns about traffic levels on the road after another private school got permission to start classes nearby. More
On May 2, Florida Southern College announced that its provost, or chief academic officer, Dr. Kyle Fedler, would step down from that post to return to a teaching position in the college. Effective Saturday, he will be succeeded as provost and vice president of academic affairs by Dr. Brad Hollingshead, FSC’s dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since 2013. More
Southeastern University’s president talks with The Business Observer about how SEU has grown enrollment 215 percent in eight years and expanded from 30 to 112 satellite campuses in four years. The key is a leadership style based on listening, he says: “Be other-oriented, people-centric. Try to understand where people are coming from. “What are their needs? How can I serve them? Center leadership on those around you.”
Sergio Perez, 17, credits the rigor of jointly working on a high school diploma at Lakeland Collegiate High School and an associate’s degree at Polk State College for his acceptance to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He’s the first in his family to go to college.
A Polk public schools bus attendant, Juanita Tappin, 43, of Lakeland, has been charged with three counts of child abuse and three counts of abused on a disabled adult. The arrest came after a special needs child reported she had been struck en route to Doris A. Sanders Learning Center.
Saying Lakeland “provides one of the greatest concentrations of strong, active Florida Baptist churches in the state,” the Panhandle-based Baptist College of Florida has announced it plans a second campus in Lakeland. No exact location has been determined, the Dothan Eagle reports.
A full house is anticipated at the RP Funding Center’s George Jenkins Arena next Thursday when 650-plus students participate in Polk State College’s 6:30 p.m. commencement ceremony. The students have claimed their allotment of six tickets each and no more are available, the college said in a news release. The ceremony will be live-streamed.
Lakeland resident Alice Hunt, who co-founded Hunt Construction with her husband Chuck, was elected chair of the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors. Jack Harrell III, senior vice president at Harrell’s LLC in Lakeland, replaces her as vice chair.