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More than 16,000 Northwestern alumni live, work and serve around the world. As an NWC alum, you’re probably smart. Faithful. Courageous. Engaged with your community. Wherever you are and whatever you do, we hope you stay connected to your alma mater and know this: You always have a home here.

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The chief data scientist for Covenant Eyes, Dr. Michael Holm single-handedly transformed the battle against pornography addiction.

XXX Interceptor

The chief data scientist for Covenant Eyes, Dr. Michael Holm single-handedly transformed the battle against pornography addiction.

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For more than five years, Stephanie Hamby has been helping low- to moderate-income families in the San Angelo, Texas, area find affordable housing.

A Blueprint for Hope

For more than five years, Stephanie Hamby has been helping low- to moderate-income families in the San Angelo, Texas, area find affordable housing.

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Award-winning environmental educator Kaley Poegel seeks to make learning—both in the classroom and at locations like Glacial Lakes State Park—fun and life-impacting.

Creating Fresh Learning Environments

Award-winning environmental educator Kaley Poegel seeks to make learning—both in the classroom and at locations like Glacial Lakes State Park—fun and life-impacting.

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Motivated by his childhood experiences, Christian Butler seeks to help addicts come clean at New Start Recovery in Southern California.

A Clean Start

Motivated by his childhood experiences, Christian Butler seeks to help addicts come clean at New Start Recovery in Southern California.

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As global technology adviser at Pioneers, Jennifer is in charge of keeping the organization’s communications systems running smoothly and securely.

Following God’s Call

As global technology adviser at Pioneers, Jennifer is in charge of keeping the organization’s communications systems running smoothly and securely.

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Lt. Col. JoAnna Jackson ’02 serves as an emergency physician on the White House medical team.

Doctor in the (White) House

Lt. Col. JoAnna Jackson ’02 serves as an emergency physician on the White House medical team.

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David Nystrom, who practices telemedicine for the Veterans Affairs Central Iowa Health Care System, was named the 2019 Iowa Family Physician of the Year.

Top Doc

David Nystrom, who practices telemedicine for the Veterans Affairs Central Iowa Health Care System, was named the 2019 Iowa Family Physician of the Year.

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Alyssa Currier is the assistant special counsel for the Human Trafficking Institute in Kampala, Uganda.

Modern Slavery Fighter

Alyssa Currier is the assistant special counsel for the Human Trafficking Institute in Kampala, Uganda.

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Aleen Wolken creatively integrates brain-based learning activities into her second grade classroom.

Brain Trainer

Aleen Wolken creatively integrates brain-based learning activities into her second grade classroom.

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Sean Nathaniel is the first chief operating officer for DISCO, a technology company that uses artificial intelligence and cloud computing to help lawyers improve outcomes for their clients.

Adaptable Alum

Sean Nathaniel is the first chief operating officer for DISCO, a technology company that uses artificial intelligence and cloud computing to help lawyers improve outcomes for their clients.

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Beth Hautala’s second tween novel, The Ostrich and Other Lost Things, won a Christopher Award for affirming the highest values of the human spirit.

Word Weaver

Beth Hautala’s second tween novel, The Ostrich and Other Lost Things, won a Christopher Award for affirming the highest values of the human spirit.

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Alison Ter Horst is among 40 teachers from across the country to win a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for 2019–20.

Winning Teacher

Alison Ter Horst is among 40 teachers from across the country to win a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for 2019–20.

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Jill Ver Steeg serves the Reformed Church in America as chief operating officer.

Transforming Leadership

Jill Ver Steeg serves the Reformed Church in America as chief operating officer.

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Broken Nose Theatre founder Ben Brownson has had a hand in producing, directing, writing and acting in many of the company’s award-winning plays.

Realism Plays a Role

Broken Nose Theatre founder Ben Brownson has had a hand in producing, directing, writing and acting in many of the company’s award-winning plays.

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Jon Opgenorth has been president of Words of Hope, an international media ministry, since 2017.

Hope for the World

Jon Opgenorth has been president of Words of Hope, an international media ministry, since 2017.

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Anna Paulson works with families as a genetic counselor at the University of Iowa Hospitals.

Genetic Counselor

Anna Paulson works with families as a genetic counselor at the University of Iowa Hospitals.

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