Julie ’89, M.S. ’92, and Keith Smith ’97 have established the Karen Griffith Parker Scholarship in the Mennonite College of Nursing in honor of Julie’s mother, Karen Griffith Parker.

“She would not have gone to school had she not had a scholarship opportunity,” said Julie about her mother’s nursing education.

Julie and Keith’s son, Elijah, is also a proud scholarship donor and has been warmly welcomed into the Redbird community. To learn more about supporting the Mennonite College of Nursing, visit the college’s page on the Redbirds Rising campaign website.