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Julie’s passion lies in the field of nursing. As a retired nurse herself, Julie hopes this gift provides a pathway for the nursing program to flourish and continue to add other health related programs in the future. “It’s great to be able to give back what this town has given to us and I’m especially interested in the nursing program, being a retired nurse,” said Julie. “I think it’s wonderful that it’s here and I think it’s wonderful for all the people I’ve seen graduate. It just makes me proud that this is a really good profession and a wonderful program that can grow.” Don reinforced, “You knowwhat we’ve gone through in this world the last two years...where would we be without nurses?” Higher education is changing and as colleges work to return to normalcy, it’s important to maintain sustainable growth. President Bonnie Humprey expressed that without great friends like the Juliens, Missouri Valley College and other colleges like it would struggle to stay relevant. “This gift, it’s

not for a short period of time,” said Don, “it’s going to help all kinds of people. You can build on this.” Dr. Humphrey agreed that this is a true testament to the legacy that Don and Julie Julien are leaving for the Marshall community and Missouri Valley College. 19

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