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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

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.

Principal. Coach. Role model. Mentor. Thomas “Tommy” Lee ’87 fills each of these roles at Omaha Northwest High School, where he is serving his first year as principal and coach. Omaha Northwest is a magnet school and the newest of the seven schools in the Omaha Public Schools District.

There’s an old couch in the office of Jeff Vyhlidal ’08, but he can’t remember the last time he himself sat down on the well-worn cushions. “It’s almost always filled with students,” the teacher and choir director said of the cozy furniture. And that’s exactly the way that Jeff wants it.

One Hastings College graduate, who is on her way to the Cranbrook Academy of Art, took her senior thesis to an exotic location – a cave built within the walls of the Art Center Gallery.

Moses Dogbevia

Growing up in Ghana, Dr. Moses Dogbevia, Associate Professor of Chemistry, learned to live and work with people of different ethnic and racial backgrounds, ideologies and cultural values. Traditional chemistry courses and labs don’t always afford opportunities for Dr. Dogbevia to share these lessons. However, the cultural experience course he has taught for several J-Terms does.

Dr. Tiffany Ziegler's love for history became manifest during a course at Hastings College. She discovered history is about concepts, not just dates.

A fan of both the Hastings College Broncos and the Denver Broncos, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock '91 uses friendly wager to support community service.

The exhibit, on display through Dec. 19, weaves a photographic tale of an intriguing “stickwork” sculpture by renowned artist Patrick Dougherty with assistance from Hastings College students and Teal Peterson '13.

Kitty (Crafton) Burton ’99 is providing superhero capes and “super hope” to children and families facing congenital heart disease.

Dwayne Strasheim has no dearth of books to define his character. His office alone has an entire wall devoted to books and the eye immediately detects a theme.

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