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Alumni Success Stories

Stories about and for Hastings College alumni
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. People like Emily Johnson, 2014 Hastings College graduate, are driven by these issues, and making change within the food production, distribution ...Read more

For two weeks in July, Steve Snell, Assistant Professor of Art at Hastings College, had the opportunity to hike the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska and Canada. The trail is 33 miles long and it is the same trail that was made famous by the Klondike Gold Rush and books like “White Fang.”

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.

In June 2013, the Pacha Soap crew traveled to Peru to distribute 1,200 bars of soap and provide hand-washing education to the children of several remote schools in the Andes Mountains.

Grant Nagaki ’13 co-founded The Senase Project after a college trip to Ghana and what he and others witnessed in the rural farming villages of Senase and Akatim.

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