41 2017 - 2018 ADVISORY COMMITTEE THANK YOU to our 2018 Volunteer Instructors! Michael Borders Mulberry Boys and Girls Club Rob Arturi Express Credentialing Penny Borgia* United Way of Central Florida Monique Byrd Polk County Public Schools Craig Clevenger Community Volunteer Susan Copeland Polk Education Foundation Beth Cummings Polk County Public Schools John Diaz, Ph.D. University of Florida/ IFAS Angie Ellison InnerAct Alliance Kay Fields Girls Inc. of Lakeland and Bartow Tiffani Gozdur Citizens Bank & Trust Ellen Katzman PACE Center for Girls Sarah Massey United Way of Central Florida Laquieria Nottage Polk County Public Schools Angie Pattison Big Brothers Big Sisters Curtis Reddick Citrus Center Boys & Girls Club Christina Boyce Publix Super Markets Naomi Boyer Polk State College Stacy Butterfield Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller Christina Criser United Way of Central Florida Christina Ehlenbeck Keller Williams Reality Kim Elmhorst Community Advocate HISTORY, ARTS AND HERITAGE DAY While visiting PGTV, students were given the opportunity to get both behind and in front of the camera as they explored careers in the creative arts industry. They also had the opportunity to hear about careers in television news from Bay News 9 journalists, Stephanie Claytor and Rick Elmhorst. Chandra Frederick Polk County BoCC Taylor Freeman Florida Department of Health in Polk County Lisa Watkins Winter Haven Housing Authority Jenna Levine Florida Department of Health in Polk County Jennifer Marshall Florida DOT & The Edge Theatre Company Nryka Riskin Nyrka Riskin Image and Business Consulting Marcus Wehby Florida Southern College & The Edge Theatre Company GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SAFETY Students met many of “Polk County’s finest” during a trip to the Center for Public Safety and Sheriff’s Department. They discussed career opportunities with department representatives such as SWAT, K9 Unit, and the Emergency Operations Center Call Center. La'Tonya Smith PEARLS Lauren Springfield Lakeland Regional Health Lana Swartzwelder The Libertore Fund for Children Nicole Walker* University of Florida/ IFAS *2018 Volunteer Instructor MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES During a visit to the Lakeland Magic, students were introduced by the staff to a wide range of career opportunities available in the field of sports management and sports medicine.