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Rocket Man

Jim Christensen, one of two Iowa science teachers to receive the 1994 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science, now directs educational outreach programs at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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A Freshman Again

A former banking executive and mayor of Holland, Mich., Kurt Dykstra is now president of Trinity Christian College.

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Rookie Rewards

Krissa Hetletvedt "has the classroom management and demeanor of a seasoned teacher," wrote one of her colleagues in a letter nominating her as Omaha Public Schools' Rookie of the Year, an award she won last April.

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Beyond Words

Kelcee Murphy, former president of the Iowa Art Therapy Association, has found art therapy to be effective in working with clients struggling with epilepsy, trauma and addiction.

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