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Meet the Second Place PHS RT Scholarship Winners

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 below. And more about our first place winner, Lalita, in Friday’s post. Our review committee really enjoyed receiving and reviewing all 16 applications, and are already looking forward to next year.

Meet Joshua Oye

Winning candidate for the PHS Respiratory Therapy $500.00 scholarship.

A few facts about Josh:

  • Currently a student at Concordia College of Saint Paul, on track to complete a four year bachelor’s degree in respiratory care (July 2012).
  • Served as President of his respiratory program at Saint Paul College for just under two years
  • He is interested in the many possibilities ahead of him in the respiratory field:
    • Managerial roles
    • Teacher/mentor at a local college
    • Sales representative for new RT technologies, specifically ventilators and electronic equipment
  • Currently works at both Minneapolis and Saint Paul Children’s Hospitals as a respiratory therapist
  • He loves the pediatric respiratory care field (so do we Josh!)
  • Prior to being a therapist at Children’s, he was a respiratory intern on the Minneapolis campus while attending respiratory school at Saint Paul College.
  • Before Respiratory school Josh was in the Air Force. He worked as a medic responsible for two different base respiratory protection programs.
  • Is trained at Children’s to work in NICU, PICU, Cardiovascular Critical Care (CVCC), general floors and ER.
  • Josh has obtained his Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), S.T.A.B.L.E. (sugar & safe care, temperature, airway, blood pressure, lab work, & emotional support) and is currently studying to take the Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist course (NPS).

“My patients would probably say that I am a very thorough and somewhat of a respiratory “nerd”.  My goal is to leave each patient room with no questions unanswered and if there are some questions that I cannot answer then will find someone who is able to answer them for the patient.” -Josh Oye

Meet Xe Yang

Winning candidate for the PHS Respiratory Therapy $500.00 scholarship.

A few facts about Xe:

  • Currently a student at Saint Catherine University, graduating May 2013.
  • Volunteers at her parents 55+ assisted living company-  Asian American Elderly Assisted Living, LLC with various activities and exercises such as:
    • Aerobics
    • Yoga
    • Walk
  • Volunteers with Bridges to Success as a mentor to elementary school students.
  • She says the primary reason she wants to become a respiratory therapist is because she finds enjoyment in the care she provides for others.
  • Student member of the AARC
  • Lives by the quote “To be successful you must be determined”

PHS was thrilled to get applications from such amazing candidates and we hope to be seeing more of Josh and Xe in the future. Congratulations!

Originally published: May 2, 2012