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Alumni Success Stories

Stories about and for Hastings College alumni
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. ...Read more

After a successful experience at Hastings College, April Christensen '12 is pursuing her Masters at Duke University.

Colin Sandall fulfilled his dream of writing a musical and giving back to Hastings College. His work, Coffee Shop, was produced at HC.

Kallan Picha is a Hastings College alumna working in academia to connect students with opportunities overseas.

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.

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