One Liners Polk: Florida Southern College, Culver’s and more
News from around Polk County
► Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, has been selected as a correspondent academician to the Royal European Academy of Doctors. (Pictured above)
► Florida Southern College will move its graduate nursing program into the former campus of St. Joseph Academy, a private K-8 school that the Catholic Church’s Diocese of Orlando shuttered after the 2019-2020 school year.
► Culver’s, a Wisconsin-based restaurant chain, is opening in Highland City, along US 98, at Clubhouse Road and another location is planned on US 98, north of I-4, near Walmart and Sam’s Club.
► Peace River Center, a nonprofit behavioral health organization serving Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties, opened an outpatient behavioral health location in Lake Wales and will open a new mental illness recovery program in Haines City.
► The Well business center, a collaborative workspace at 114 E. Parker St. in Lakeland’s Midtown neighborhood, is scheduled to open in early 2022.
► Pressed, a 2,000-square-foot independent bookstore, is scheduled to open at 213 E. Bay St., Lakeland.
► Lakeland Fire Department driver engineer and paramedic Derek McBrayer received the Florida Elks Association First Responder of the Year-Firefighter Award at their 115th Annual Convention at the Rosen Centre in Orlando.