Terri Dixon graduated from Polk State's Respiratory Care program in 2014. She is now a respiratory therapist at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

For Polk Respiratory Care Alumna, A Cough Inspired a New Career

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Terri Dixon graduated from Polk State's Respiratory Care program in 2014. She is now a respiratory therapist at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Terri Dixon remembers the exact moment — or rather, the exact cough — that changed the course of her whole life. She was working as a phlebotomist, performing another routine blood draw, when a patient suddenly started…

Alex Uribe

For Alex Uribe, A Dark Past Makes Way for a Bright Future

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Alex Uribe

There’s a kind of light that radiates from student Alex Uribe, a genuine desire to do something good in this world, that is all the more remarkable for how many times life has tried to…

Student Profile: Kellie Mislovic, Respiratory Care

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Kellie Mislovic had a dream of being a healthcare professional and helping people. Having a family and other responsibilities caused her to leave that dream unfulfilled for a decade. The economic downturn that adversely impacted…