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STEM Success Stories
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Chris Dobbins had great mentors at Hastings College among faculty who personally invested in his academic success.

Three alumni from the Hastings College Chemistry Department are pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Wyoming.

After receiving a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Dr. Glenn Avent, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department at Hastings College, spent a month in Mexico to study pre-Columbian material.

The Rev. Katie Anderson ’04 spends her days among many who are sick and dying, among those receiving chemotherapy and radiation, among those fighting for their lives.

Spiritual development is important to the Rev. Dr. Adam White ’00. He has been the Campus Pastor for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 2010.

James Jefferson ’99 travelled from his home in Los Angeles, Calif., to visit campus for HC’s Homecoming celebration this year, remembering his days as a psychology and education major and center fielder for the HC baseball team.

Dr. Deanna (Schmidt) Hutchins ’74 is an adventurous spirit wrapped in a barrier-blind attitude and a quest-seeking point of view. An anomaly in her early career, Deanna is an obstacle-buster, way-paver, and example-setter for legions taking her lead.

In dry, mountainous terrain in the middle of New Mexico, a single helicopter descends from the blue and hovers just above ground, sending a cloud of dust skyward.

Josh Reynolds ’00 serves as the Central-Northeast Nebraska Area Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). For the last 10 years he has worked with FCA, and Josh said, “I love my job and could see myself with the FCA for the rest of my life.”

When a friend in Altman Hall found herself frustrated by her accounting homework, then-Hastings College first-year student Dana (Pote) Foote ’96 remembers leafing through the numeral-rich textbook and feeling a click.


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