• By Dana Sparks

Helping Others Heal: Training times three

March 13, 2019

sonographer Wendy Liu in an exam room conducting an ultrasoundWendy Liu, a former OB-GYN in China, moved to the U.S. and began her education at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. She has trained as an IV technician, phlebotomist and now a sonographer.

Scholarships provide a legacy of compassionate and highly skilled allied health professionals who will provide much-needed care to future generations. Day Foundation scholarships support unrivaled learning opportunities, allowing the brightest students to expand their learning experiences.

Established by Clarence Day in 1960, the Day Foundation has supported scholarships at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences since 2001. The foundation is recognized as a Mayo Clinic Principal Benefactor.

"Clarence was a huge fan of Mayo Clinic," says trustee William Griesbeck. "He was grateful for the tremendous medical care the physicians and other health care professionals and staff provided to him for many years. He was particularly impressed with the dedication and professionalism of the medical technicians he encountered during his many visits to Mayo.

"These lasting impressions inspired him to establish this scholarship program. He realized that many of these individuals were employed in other fields and making sacrifices to pursue second careers. Through the foundation, he wanted to help others reach their potential." Read the rest of Wendy's story.