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Dr. J. Larry Durrence Memorial Fund

Click here to donate in memory of Dr. J. Larry Durrence

The Polk State College family joins the community in mourning the loss of Dr. Larry Durrence, the College’s third President serving from 1998-2006.  In addition to his strong leadership guiding the institution for eight years, Dr. Durrence was also a champion for the Foundation establishing three of his own scholarships: Larry Durrence Allied Health/Nursing Scholarship; Durrence Family Scholarship – Philip O’Brien Elementary; Durrence Family Rising Star Scholarship – Crystal Lake Middle School; and donating and inspiring others to give to Hazel Haley Scholarship – Lakeland High School and Larry R. Jackson Memorial Scholarship – Rochelle School of the Arts.  His beacon motivated countless others to give of their time, talent and treasure to help Polk State students to succeed.