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Alumni Success Stories

For Jennifer Schmidt ’17, opportunities abound behind the lens of a camera. Her photography and videography skills have introduced her to Napoleon Dynamite, helped her bring news to audiences across Nebraska and secured her two professional positions. Just months after graduation in May, the Hastings College journalism graduate leveraged her ...Read more
When you sit at a railroad crossing and watch a train go by— its cars loaded with grain or clothing or even automobiles — you likely don’t think about the marketing and logistics it takes... Read more
The circle of life has taken one Hastings College graduate from directing college plays to managing Broadway shows. Tom Reynolds ’98 has been working behind the scenes on “The Lion King” at the Minskoff Theatre... Read more
Mike Tushaus ’98 was eight years old the first time he met Dr. Robin Koozer ’76. The Hastings, Nebraska, youngster was taking part in a week-long summer enrichment program for the arts, and Koozer spent... Read more
For three Hastings College graduates, enjoying the Omaha arts scene is all in a day’s work. Amy (Krobot) Rummel ’94, Kori (Else) Radloff ’95 and Jessica (Hardy) Brummer ’04 are all marketing directors working to... Read more
Jim Fritzler ’76 is a minimalist. His office at Scott Studio Theatre belies the fact that he’s been teaching in the Hastings College Theatre Department for 17 years, with the last four as department chair... Read more
What happens when you take math and chemistry degrees from Hastings College and combine them with advanced studies in chemical and biomolecular engineering? If you’re Dr. Jeff Erickson ’97, you help the U.S. Navy design... Read more
Two Hastings College graduates have been appointed as judges in Nebraska courts. John H. Marsh ’81 was appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts in March to the Ninth Judicial District Court, which covers Buffalo and Hall... Read more
A dozen easels stand at attention in a large, gray classroom. They are perfectly new, waiting for the first brush stroke or pencil mark from an artist’s hand. The cement floor below calls out for... Read more
Matt Seeley’s sculptures might last only a few days, but for him, that’s part of the beauty of ephemeral art. Seeley ’88, a systems engineer, sculpts large-scale creations with snow, creating jumbo characters like a... Read more
On a relatively ordinary morning Oct. 1, Ashton Lambie ’13 peddled his bike across the Colorado-Kansas border; it was the beginning of a ride to remember. Following a carefully planned-out route — plus an eight-mile... Read more