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June 2018 Check Presentation

Thursday, June 28, 2018

At the June 2018 District Board of Trustees meeting, Tampa Electric Company (TECO) was recognized for its long, meaningful relationship with the College and the Polk State College Foundation.

TECO has played a vital role throughout the years in the success of Polk State 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. The College and Foundation are extremely fortunate to have such an actively engaged company in TECO that assists the College in helping students succeed.

Since 2010, Tampa Electric Company and Peoples Gas have donated $60,900 to the Polk State Foundation which has transformed lives through the power of a higher education. Foundation board vice chair, Gary Boyer, noted that throughout this long history together, TECO has donated a total of $233,800. “On behalf of the District and Foundation boards, please accept my heartfelt gratitude for Tampa Electric Company’s generous support of this important institution that makes it possible for thousands of individuals to better their lives for themselves and their families through a Polk State degree.”

Nick Plott, Regional Director for TECO was joined by Rick Jackson, lead line supervisor, and Cindy Price, who recently retired as Regional Director, for the presentation.

When addressing the audience, Nick drew similarities in the missions of TECO and Polk State. “Our missions are essentially the same – to brighten people’s lives. Whereas we do it technically, Polk State does it in every other way imaginable. Accessibility and affordability coupled with world-class instruction is the key to unlocking the potential of one’s life.”