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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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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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Cora Vander Broek’s theatre journey has taken her from Orange City to Chicago, Broadway and now Los Angeles.

At Home on the Red Carpet

Cora Vander Broek’s theatre journey has taken her from Orange City to Chicago, Broadway and now Los Angeles.

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Luke Galloway placed fourth in the 2021 TransAmerica Bike Race, in which he rode 4,200 miles in less than 21 days.

Pedal Mettle

Luke Galloway placed fourth in the 2021 TransAmerica Bike Race, in which he rode 4,200 miles in less than 21 days.

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Physical education teacher, athletic director and coach Daniel Solis was honored with a teaching award at Williams High School in Plano, Texas.

A Different Direction

Physical education teacher, athletic director and coach Daniel Solis was honored with a teaching award at Williams High School in Plano, Texas.

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After their son, Kipp, died from sudden cardiac arrest, Jon Kinsley and his wife, Shelly, have been committed to distributing AEDs.

Whole-hearted Passion

After their son, Kipp, died from sudden cardiac arrest, Jon Kinsley and his wife, Shelly, have been committed to distributing AEDs.

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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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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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Kinesiology graduates Vito Maffei and Ben Loftis are putting their skills to work as part of the Giants and Padres minor league baseball staffs.

A Whole New Ballgame

Kinesiology graduates Vito Maffei and Ben Loftis are putting their skills to work as part of the Giants and Padres minor league baseball staffs.

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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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In his role as CEO-elect of American Family Insurance, Bill Westrate is heavily involved in the community.

Mutual Benefits

In his role as CEO-elect of American Family Insurance, Bill Westrate is heavily involved in the community.

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While COVID-19 made for a stressful work environment, Alex Overweg's encouraging presence earned her a nursing award from Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.

Nurturing Nurse

While COVID-19 made for a stressful work environment, Alex Overweg's encouraging presence earned her a nursing award from Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.

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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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Dr. Randall Haight is vice president of medical affairs at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Guiding Principles

Dr. Randall Haight is vice president of medical affairs at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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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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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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Julia Rathbun places unaccompanied refugee minors with foster families, guiding them as they navigate a new country and a better life.

Seeking Refuge

Julia Rathbun places unaccompanied refugee minors with foster families, guiding them as they navigate a new country and a better life.

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Nurse Cherish Shuka served grieving parents by taking photos of stillborn babies when COVID-19 restrictions were implemented at her hospital.

A Picture of Love

Nurse Cherish Shuka served grieving parents by taking photos of stillborn babies when COVID-19 restrictions were implemented at her hospital.

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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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A mother of three adopted children, Lindsey Kuipers creates custom family profile books to connect women with prospective adoptive families.

Books of Life

A mother of three adopted children, Lindsey Kuipers creates custom family profile books to connect women with prospective adoptive families.

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