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Meet the First Place PHS Respiratory Therapy Scholarship Winner

Last week PHS announced the three winners of the first RT Scholarship. We are excited to be able to tell you all a little more about our winning students. You can read more about the second place winners in Wednesday’s blog post here. And more about our first place winner, Lalita, below. Our review committee really enjoyed receiving and reviewing all 16 applications, and are already looking forward to next year.

Meet Lalita Jyoti

Winning candidate for the PHS Respiratory Therapy $1,000.00 scholarship.

A few facts about Lalita:

  • Currently a student at Sanford Health Medical Center Respiratory Care Program through NDSU-Fargo and will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in respiratory care in December 2012.
  • Following graduation Lalita plans to work as a Respiratory Therapist and hopes to move on to become an RT Educator in the future.
  • Currently working as a Nurse Aide in the ER at Sanford Health.
  • Has worked in the past as a phlebotomist.
  • Enjoys being able to work with people as well as the medical equipment and technology.
  • Graduated with a degree in Health Communications in 2011.
  • She and her family speak Mathali at home, a language from India.
  • Lalita is the youngest of five children in her family.

“I knew a career in healthcare was for me after taking science courses along with gaining professional work experiences in the healthcare arena. After exploring healthcare professions, such as pharmacy and nursing, I found a career where I felt comfortable and would have opportunities to educate patients and families regarding their health and at the same time have variety in work and chances of advancement.  I decided to pursue a career in Respiratory Care last fall and declared as a major this past winter.” – Lalita Jyoti

Originally published: May 5, 2012