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Alumni Success Stories

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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! */ ...Read more

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.

As Public Information Officer for the Nebraska Unicameral, Nicki (Kunasek) Behmer ’07 works on tasks such as web streaming senate hearings and floor debate, designing publications and web pages and pulling together podcasts.

A 1987 Hastings College physics graduate was the Flight Software Integrator for the Juno Spacecraft due to launch aboard the Atlas V-551 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in August 2011.

A native of Columbus, Neb., Kevin Depue came to Hastings College not knowing what he wanted to do with his life.

Although Erik Kling ’99 was uncertain at first how to apply his art degree to the working world, he discovered a viable path through the unique experiences his undergraduate and post-graduate life provided him.


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