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Raiders Stand Out

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sarah Schweinsberg serves as a radio reporter for WORLD News Group, a news organization that reports current events grounded in biblical truth.

Clearly Inspiring

Sarah Schweinsberg serves as a radio reporter for WORLD News Group, a news organization that reports current events grounded in biblical truth.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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