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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

As a student of Hastings College, 2013 Outstanding Young Alumna Paula Queen ’98 gained the skills and preparedness needed to create a career path guided by her own passions and life experiences.

Following impressive high school and Hastings College careers as a basketball player, Carrie Hofstetter '04 was named head Women's Basketball coach in 2011.

Shortly after graduating from Hastings College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and speech communication, Charlotte (Higgins) Westing '00 loaded her belongings and headed north to start work on her master’s degree at Alaska Pacific University.

Expert rifle sports shooter Gary Anderson ’65 won two Olympic gold medals, seven World Championship gold medals, 16 national titles and set six world records.

As a student at Hastings College, Gordon Whitten ’93 paid his own way through school. One of his first inspirations for a business venture occurred in his Hastings College dorm room.

It’s fairly common for Gregory Johnsen, a 2001 Hastings College graduate, to receive threats from Al-Qaeda members.

Their love story involves music, passion and athletic turf. James and Letty Graff ’01/’99, two talented music students, found a way to pursue their passions and still have the lives they always wanted.

The Hastings College liberal arts program helped James Davis '08 to be well-rounded and able to work with different people and coordinate among builders, architects, engineers, administration on a daily basis.

When many people envision the work of U.S. diplomats such as U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Jeanine (Mathew) Jackson ’71 and other Foreign Service Officers (FSOs), they think of glamorous dinners and glitzy cocktail parties.

For Hancock, being elected mayor was a long-time dream realized and was achieved in the only way he would campaign: with integrity and without mudslinging.

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