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Alumni Success Stories

Stories about and for Hastings College alumni
In August 2015, Hawkins Construction Company hired Hastings College alumnus Zach Lenagh. It seemed the perfect fit especially since one of Hawkins Construction Company’s projects, where the 2015 graduate will be spending majority of his time and energy, is the construction of the new, state-of-the-art Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) ...Read more
STEM Success Stories

Are you interested in biology, chemistry, math, computer science, engineering, or physics? Then you've come to the right place! Hastings College can provide a hands-on, small class learning experience! Check out what our STEM alumni have been up to!

Bud Pettigrew

Bud Pettigrew '83 graduated with a degree in political science and history. He now serves as the Chair of Chairs of the Nebraska Democratic Party.

Hastings College graduate Gary Staab combined biology and art classes to pursue his unique career as a paleoartist.

“I struggle to describe what it was like cheering at my first game—the crowd is absolutely thunderous and the energy at Sport Authority Field is electric,” said new Denver Broncos Cheerleader Jozie LaViolette, a 2013 Hastings College graduate.

Morgan Savage '06 had an undeclared major at Hastings College until her sophomore year, when she worked with her advisor to find a major that would prepare her for nursing school. She realized then she could get her degree at Hastings followed by a one year Accelerated Nursing Program.

In July 2015, Dr. Ingrid Bego, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hastings College, published a new book entitled Gender Equality Policy in the European Union: A Fast Track to Parity for the New Member States. 

Most people view food as something to be eaten. Most people fail to see the justice issues that stem from the food system. Access to food is a complex.

Lauren Slaughter graduated from Hastings College in 2012. With a degree in Political Science and Sociology, she has worked for the Maryland Living Center in Hastings, Teach for America and is currently a case manager at Central Community College.

After a successful experience at Hastings College, April Christensen '12 is pursuing her Masters at Duke University.

Colin Sandall fulfilled his dream of writing a musical and giving back to Hastings College. His work, Coffee Shop, was produced at HC.


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