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Machholz has been a coach with the men’s wrestling program for more than 30 years, and helped resurrect the men’s wrestling program in 1991. He took over the head coaching position in 1994, and led the program to tremendous success during his tenure. Machholz became assistant athletic director in 2003, was promoted to associate athletic director in 2013, and then to senior associate athletic director in 2018. Machholz took over the role of athletic director on July 1, 2022, replacing Tom Fifer, who announced his retirement after 31 years of service to Missouri Valley. 2022 LOREN C. GRUBER ENDOWED HONORS AWARD Loanne Martino (Clamart, France) has been awarded the Loren C. Gruber Endowed Honors Award for her Honors Thesis, “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Women Athletes.” Martino is an MVC December 2021 graduate having majored in Business Management, focusing on Sports Management. She is currently enrolled in the Sport Management master's program at Cal State Long Beach. MVC STUDENTS WIN AWARDS FROM MISSOURI BROADCAST EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION Missouri Valley College students recently received awards from the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association (MBEA). This organization is made up of mass communication departments from colleges and universities across the state of Missouri. Each year, students enter audio and video projects that are judged by industry professionals. Missouri Valley College competed against 16 colleges and universities and received ten awards this year. MVC TO RECEIVE $1.2M GRANT FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION The funds will support Missouri Valley’s mission of guiding students to succeed through personal instruction and intellectual inquiry. The grant will increase the college’s resources to help rural students and open pathways to higher education and economic success. The grant will also fund new positions to serve rural students, including a project director for rural outreach and support, rural student success specialists to assist with career planning, academic advising, and financial aid, and a financial literacy specialist. It will also fund supportive technology, workshops, and campus immersions for rural college, high school, and middle school students, primarily within the Drive 60 Scholarship program.

MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE RECEIVES GRANTS, GIFTS, AND FUNDING FOR NEW HEALTH PROFESSIONS BUILDING A $1,200,000 gift from Don and the late Julie Julien serves as the lead gift for this new building. Once the Mabee Foundation challenge grant has been met, and with other grants and donor gifts, over $6,200,000 will be secured for this building project. Humphrey announced that the Sunderland Foundation had approved the College’s grant request for one million dollars to support the construction of a new health professions building on the Missouri Valley campus. The Sunderland Foundation was established in 1945 by Lester T. Sunderland, who served as President of the Ash Grove Cement Company for 33 years as a highly respected leader in the cement industry. On March 21, 2022, Missouri Valley College received two million dollars from Community Project Funding. U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) secured these funds in Community Project Funding with the passage of H.R. 2471. Congressman Cleaver came to the campus of Missouri Valley College to officially congratulate college constituents on receiving these funds. On August 22, 2022, Missouri Valley College received a $655,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation. This grant is contingent on the College raising the remaining fundraising portion of $380,940 by July 12, 2023. 21

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