Polk State President Angela Garcia Falconetti said. “Whether they continue to higher levels of education or enter the workforce, Polk State’s graduates go on to become highly skilled professionals in health care, public safety, education, aviation, business, and more. We are so proud, and We are Polk!”
Graduates will take to the stage at 6:30 p.m. and, for the first time in College history, baccalaureate graduates will don red regalia. Associate graduates will wear traditional black regalia.
Graduates will receive email communication by November 18 from the RP Funding Center about redeeming their six allotted tickets. Graduates should note that tickets are not needed for themselves or attendees 2 years old or younger.
It is also important to note that Polk State has exited its Return to Campus Plan and is operating under pre-pandemic operations. Graduates and guests are asked to stay home if sick or experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
Attendees should also be prepared for enhanced safety and security measures, including metal detectors and bag checks, and should review the RP Funding Center’s list of prohibited items: www.rpfundingcenter.com/group-services/prohibited-items.
Individuals who cannot attend in person can watch live streams of the ceremonies on www.polk.edu/academics/graduation.
Polk State’s Fall 2022 Graduating Class is comprised of 1,151 students. Of those:
Polk State’s 127th Commencement Ceremony will feature remarks by President Angela Garcia Falconetti and Vice President for Finance Cindy Baker, who is being honored as the College’s December 2022 Distinguished Alumna. Baker is a 1990 graduate of Polk State who went on to study accounting at Florida Southern College. She is a Certified Public Accountant who worked as a public accountant for more than 20 years.
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