Celebrating Excellence

Mary Lynn Henningsen: Committed to inspiring minds

Mary Lynn Miller Henningsen
The daughter of a businessman in the rubber and plastics industry, Mary Lynn Henningsen once considered working as a chemist at the company where her father was employed. Instead, she decided to follow in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. Growing up in a family of educators, Henningsen was exposed to their shared passion for…

Geoffrey Pynn: Teaching is the best way to learn

Geoffrey Pynn
Growing up in Walnut Creek, Calif., Geoffrey Pynn had fleeting thoughts of becoming a musician, a poet, and even maybe an artificial intelligence researcher. He was admittedly a little flaky in his younger years, never really settling on a specific career path; he was intrigued by seemingly everything. A philosophy major at Bates College in Maine,…

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