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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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Lake Wales Community Rallies in Support of Polk State J.D. Alexander Center

Possible State Funding Cut Threatens Future


Last updated 5/16/2019 at 2:44pm

Chevon Baccus

J.D. Alexander Center Director Andy Oguntola introduces Polk State College President Angela Garcia Falconetti at community rally

About 100 business and community leaders, elected officials and educators gathered Thursday morning, May 16, to rally support for continued funding of the Lake Wales J.D. Alexander Center of Polk State College.

Rather than include $2.5 million for the Lake Wales campus in its regular budget, the Florida Legislature placed it as a separate line item, making it subject to a potential veto by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Polk State President Angela Garcia Falconetti reminded the crowd that the J.D. Alexander Center's impact locally and beyond is "transformational in the lives of our students and commun...

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