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Alumni Success Stories

Stories about and for Hastings College alumni
As a broadcasting major, Brian Boye '96 learned how to build the final product from the ground up. ...Read more

As the managing director of the Ethiopian Community Development Council’s African Community Center (ACC) in Denver, Colorado, Melissa Theesen works every day to make sure refugees are welcomed in their new country. 

As someone who didn’t complete high school, breaking away from bad habits as a student was a challenge for Maxwell Nyce. Yet Nyce made it to Hastings College, graduated in 2014 and has now entered into the competitive field of medicine.

Dr. Moses Dogbivia, associate professor of chemistry, gives his account of sabbatical during the spring 2016 semester. He spent his time at Coastal Carolina University at Conway, South Carolina, learning about simulation methods in chemistry.

Dr. Jamie (Volz) Wagner '10 majored in mathematics and economics and Hastings College, where the professors actually helped her get into grad school.  

Traveling to various places in Europe inspired Hastings College graduate Paige Erickson to start a blog, writing stories about all the good that happened to her along the way. With hundreds of short stories on her blog, Erickson decided to combine them and publish her first book. Titled "The Nice Thing About Strangers," Erickson wanted to give readers a positive outlook on traveling alone. 

Brooke Ballou '15 is finding post-graduate success with the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, Nebraska. The 2015 Hastings College graduate from Wilsonville, Nebraska, landed a job as an account representative, managing accounts with chemical shippers.

HC Media students and faculty members have witnessed many changes during their 13 years of travelling to Sioux City, Iowa to broadcast the NAIA DII Women’s National Basketball Championship, but there seems to be one constant each year:  the presence of some

Kevin Wright's plans changed after an internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From Johns Hopkins University to traveling to Uganda and now Washington, D.C., Wright has worked on health policy in many settings.

Unsure of what to do after graduation, Jocelyn Delgado worked with her professor to get a start on where to go. Now she's a house animator in Ipswich, England, working with those who have disabilities.

Zachary Peterson '14, a collaborative piano and voice performance major, was inspired by his professors to attend Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. 

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