Irish Fellows

Experience in Ireland ‘simply amazing’ for students

Every October, students from Hastings College conduct research in Ireland throughout the month as part of a program called Irish Fellows. This program began in 2007 with then Hastings College Dean and Irish literature specialist, Dr. Richard Lloyd. Lloyd had formed a relationship with Grammy-winning musician Davy Spillane, who had performed at Hastings College, and Spillane agreed to be available to the Fellows throughout the month as a resource when needed. Lloyd enlisted the help of history professor Dr. Rob Babcock, who ultimately took over the program when Lloyd became president of ...Read more

Coming back to college, Marx thrived

Jon Randall Marx’s first attempt at college in the early 2000’s was a failure. He describes himself as “unmotivated, unambitious and lazy." "The years that followed opened my eyes to the value of a good education and the need for me to push myself harder to achieve the goals I had in mind," he said. "I wanted more out of life, and I knew that the types of careers I would be interested in required higher degrees." At Hastings College, Jon found the quieter environment, great academic programs and Christian affiliation he sought – and he thrived! He connected with his professors, secured a ...Read more