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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
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. Read more
Heartland Bank Regional President Jeremy Anderson ’04 is finding the importance of hiring Hastings College students and alumni. “As an alumnus that has seen a large benefit in my career and life from my experience... Read more
“I have always been interested in the sciences for as long as I can remember,” said John Killefer '84 , head of the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University. “I had... Read more
For two weeks in July, Steve Snell, Assistant Professor of Art at Hastings College, had the opportunity to hike the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska and Canada. The trail is 33 miles long and it is the same trail that was made famous by the Klondike Gold Rush and books like “White Fang.” Read more
One Hastings College graduate, who is on her way to the Cranbrook Academy of Art, took her senior thesis to an exotic location – a cave built within the walls of the Art Center Gallery. Read more
The exhibit, on display through Dec. 19, weaves a photographic tale of an intriguing “stickwork” sculpture by renowned artist Patrick Dougherty with assistance from Hastings College students and Teal Peterson '13. Read more
Kitty (Crafton) Burton ’99 is providing superhero capes and “super hope” to children and families facing congenital heart disease. Read more
Dwayne Strasheim has no dearth of books to define his character. His office alone has an entire wall devoted to books and the eye immediately detects a theme. Read more
In June 2013, the Pacha Soap crew traveled to Peru to distribute 1,200 bars of soap and provide hand-washing education to the children of several remote schools in the Andes Mountains. Read more
Grant Nagaki ’13 co-founded The Senase Project after a college trip to Ghana and what he and others witnessed in the rural farming villages of Senase and Akatim. Read more