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Stories about and for Hastings College alumni
Hiking opportunities near Laramie, Wyoming, provide three outdoorsy Hastings College alumni with much-needed breaks from their graduate studies in chemistry at the University of Wyoming. “It’s unusual to have three students from a small department at a small school in the same graduate program,” said Dr. Neil Heckman, Chair of ...Read more

The Rev. Katie Anderson ’04 spends her days among many who are sick and dying, among those receiving chemotherapy and radiation, among those fighting for their lives.

Spiritual development is important to the Rev. Dr. Adam White ’00. He has been the Campus Pastor for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 2010.

James Jefferson ’99 travelled from his home in Los Angeles, Calif., to visit campus for HC’s Homecoming celebration this year, remembering his days as a psychology and education major and center fielder for the HC baseball team.

Dr. Deanna (Schmidt) Hutchins ’74 is an adventurous spirit wrapped in a barrier-blind attitude and a quest-seeking point of view. An anomaly in her early career, Deanna is an obstacle-buster, way-paver, and example-setter for legions taking her lead.

In dry, mountainous terrain in the middle of New Mexico, a single helicopter descends from the blue and hovers just above ground, sending a cloud of dust skyward.

Josh Reynolds ’00 serves as the Central-Northeast Nebraska Area Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). For the last 10 years he has worked with FCA, and Josh said, “I love my job and could see myself with the FCA for the rest of my life.”

When a friend in Altman Hall found herself frustrated by her accounting homework, then-Hastings College first-year student Dana (Pote) Foote ’96 remembers leafing through the numeral-rich textbook and feeling a click.

An impressive journalism career has taken Josh Awtry ’98 across the United States, and now he’s leading efforts to redefine and ultimately save local print newspapers in the digital age.

Scott DeBoer ’89 has had incredible success since graduating from HC in physics and math. He continued his education at Iowa State University and graduated in 1992 with a masters in physics and then again in 1995 with his doctorate in electrical engineering.

For many small town and rural inhabitants, having a specialist at their disposal is typically not possible. Dr. Allen Gee ’88, a psychobiology major from small town Nebraska, is bridging that gap in Wyoming with the use of telemedicine.

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