2000s | Hastings College


Hastings College alumni and friends.

What have your classmates and friends been up to? Browse the following Class Notes to find out. Class notes will be updated on a regular basis and removed from the site one year after being posted.

  • Karenna (Gausman) Awtry see Josh Awtry '98
  • Jonathan Miller and Carlos Brache were married June 11, 2016, and live in Seattle, Washington, where Jonathan works as an RN liver transplant coordinator at Swedish Medical Center. (Submitted 11/26/16)
  • Jed Cornforth of Indianapolis, Indiana, has been named executive director of Beyond Monumental. The organization's signature event is the annual CNO Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, which generates an impact of $8.4 million.  Jed was a former runner and team captain at Hastings College, and is an Ironman triathlete and fellow marathon runner. (Submitted 2/22/17)
  • Amy (Katt) Bernick and Joshua Bernick were married March 18, 2017, and are residing in Omaha, Nebraska. (Submitted 3/21/17)
  • Amanda (Toepfer) Novak see Clarence "C.J." Novak '05
  • Jill Thayer Liliedahl  (pictured) has been named a top Lincoln Young Professional.  Jill is the CEO of SitStay.com, an online pet supply retailer, and co-founder of Ladies Launch Lincoln, a group that discusses the challenges of launching and running a business among female founders. (Submitted 10/5/16)
  • Bill Kerr is the co-founder of Ammunition Wine Company and founder of Vertical Brand Development, a brand design consultancy based in Sonoma, California. Bill and his wife, Kristy, reside in Santa Rosa, California. (Submitted 2/17/17)
  • Kelly (Sonderup) and Mike Hale live in Central City, Nebraska.  Kelly is a Controller for Bill's Volume Sales.  Kelly and Mike have three daughters, Rachel (10), Charlotte (3), and Isabel Sue, born March 11, 2016. (Submitted 9/25/16)
  • Carrie (Ellis) and Erik Gaasvig live in Omaha, Nebraska.  Carrie is the Therapy Support Staff Supervisor at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital - Omaha Campus, set to open in October 2016. (Submitted 9/25/16)
  • Audrey (York) and Jonathan Mohr live in Malcolm, Nebraska.  Audrey and Jonathan have two children, Brendan (2) and Elsie Elaine, born March 1, 2016. (Submitted 9/25/16)
  • Beth (Gregory) and Alex Dixon live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Beth and Alex have one son, Sebastian, born March 19, 2016. (Submitted 10/24/16)
  • Scott and Mallorie Egbers live in Beardstown, Illinois. Scott and Mallorie were married on January 1, 2016, and their first child, Elizabeth, was born on October 3, 2016. Scott has served as the pastor of First Lutheran Church in Beardstown since September 2010. (Submitted 11/15/16)
  • Dr. Bryce Noll lives in Aurora, Colorado.  On June 30, 2016, Bryce completed his medical residency in Pathology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.  He is continuing his medical training as a cytopathology fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. (Submitted 6/13/16)
  • Gregory Nowling lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Gregg is a Library Media Specialist at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. (Submitted 9/14/16)
  • Kristin (Hartigan) and Matt Milner live in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Kristin and Matt were married in Charleston, South Carolina, on November 15, 2014. (Submitted 9/16/16)
  • Diego Centeno has relocated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after three years in Kuwait, where he will continue focusing on business development and consulting services for companies who would like to do business in North America and vice versa. (Submitted 9/25/16)
  • Todd and Crystal Nielsen live in Englewood, Colorado.  Todd is the Marketing and Industry Program Administrator for the Technology Employment in Colorado - Partnership Program.  In addition, he has been named co-emcee for the 2016 Colorado Business Services Leadership Summit in October 2016. (Submitted 9/26/16)
  • Kelli (Still) and Scott Eastman live in Omaha, Nebraska.  Kelli is the traffic manager at Ervin and Smith, a digital marketing agency in Omaha.  Kelli and Scott have two children, Georgia (4) and Theodore "Teddy" (1). (Submitted 10/5/16)
  • Clarence "C.J." and Amanda (Toepfer) '02 Novak live in Brainard, Nebraska.  Amanda received her Master's Degree in Supervision of Special Education from the University of Nebraska - Kearney on July 29, 2016. (Submitted 9/25/16)
  • Lauren (Jansen) and Jon Robins live in Elkhorn, Nebraska.  Lauren recently accepted the Director of Integrated Oncology position at Nebraska Cancer Specialists in Omaha, Nebraska, where her role will be to develop various oncology rehab and survivorship programs for Omaha-area cancer survivors.  She will also serve as the Employee Wellness Program Coordinator. (Submitted 9/26/16)
  • Melissa (Peterson) and Nathan DeLaet live in Grand Island, Nebraska.  Melissa and Nathan opened the MainStay Suites in 2015 in Grand Island with their business partner.  Melissa also recently accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Grand Island Community Foundation. Melissa and Nathan have three sons, Keith (7), and twins Kyle and Kollin (5). (Submitted 9/27/16)
  • Andy and Lexi (Fox) '05 Wichelt live in Kearney, Nebraska.  Andy and Lexi have two children, Jordyn (3) and Sydney Grace, born May 9, 2016. (Submitted 11/10/16) 
  • Megan Friesen lives in Greeley, Colorado.  Megan is an English Instructor at Aims Community College in Greeley. (Submitted 9/13/16)
  • Sarah (Fettin) and Josh Kuester (pictured) live in Omaha, NE.  After nearly a decade of teaching in the public schools system, Sarah and her husband Josh have updated and branded “Two Keys Creative Studios,” where Sarah teaches classes for children and workshops for adults.  Their main goal is to build a creative community by providing a non-intimidating, intimate space for people of all ages to express their creativity and strengthen their problem solving skills.  A number of opportunities for creating art are available, including workshops, birthday parties, work outings, and family art making events.  If you live in the Omaha area and would like to get involved, please contact Sarah! sarah@twokeysstudios.com   www.twokeysstudios.com   www.facebook.com/twokeyscreativestudios   Instagram: two.keys (Submitted 9/7/16)
  • Dr. Brian Kloppenborg lives in Atlanta, Georgia.  Brian is a Research Faculty Member within the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory at Georgia Tech Research. (Submitted 9/25/16)
  • Adrienne Saur de Caballero and husband, Vicente, live in Tampico, Mexico.  Adrienne and Vicente have three children, Esher (4), Ean (2), and Ethen Emanuel Caballero Saur (pictured), born September 22, 2016. (Submitted 9/25/16)  
  • Austin and Chandra (Criss) '09 Lewis live in Sidney, Nebraska. (Submitted 9/27/16)
  • Anthony and Meghan (Bernt) '06 May live in Hastings, Nebraska. Anthony has become an owner of IdeaBank Marketing in Hastings, Nebraska, as a member of the marketing communications company's management team and will primarily be in charge of the website and online marketing department, as well as providing account service. Anthony is also an adjunct professor of graphic design at Hastings College, and one of the founders of the new Steeple Brewery, soon to open in downtown Hastings. Anthony and Meg have two children, Miles (4) and Amelia (1). (Submitted 11/4/16) 
  • Erin (Burkle) Runcie see Zach Runcie '08
  • Brooke (Schultz) and Bennett Williams (pictured) live in Carmel, Indiana. Brooke and Bennett were married October 28, 2016, in Zionsville, Indiana. Matron of honor was Paige (Barnett) Yost '05, of Fremont, Nebraska; Kelsey (Joseph) Ellis '07 of Omaha, Nebraska, was a bridesmaid. Brooke's father, Dr. Rod Schultz '76 of Westfield, Indiana, is also a Hastings College alum. (Submitted 12/3/16)
  • Josh Fangmeier lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Submitted 9/9/16)
  • Anita (Olson) and Adair Ballagh live in Burwell, Nebraska.  Anita and Adair were married May 21, 2016. (Submitted 9/25/16)
  • The law firm of Dunmire, Fisher, Hastings, & Pauley is proud to announce that Daniel Pauley has been made a partner of the practice.  Daniel joined the practice in August 2011 as an associate after receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2010 from Creighton University School of Law and degrees in Political Science and Economics in 2007 from Hastings College.  Daniel's practice is focused in the areas of Corporate and Business Law, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Tax Law, Litigation, and Environmental Law.  Daniel is a Hastings native whose family has been in business in the community for almost 100 years, most notably owning and operating Pauley Lumber.  Daniel is married to Brooke Pauley, a CPA, and they have three daughters, Anastasia, Everlyn, and Olivia.  Daniel is actively involved with numerous community organizations in Hastings; he and his wife are happy to be in Hastings raising their family and enjoying the wonderful community. (Submitted 2/27/17)
  • Kelly (Hoff) and Anthony Rairdon live in Greeley, Colorado.  Kelly is an Accountant with Diamond Feeders.  Kelly and Anthony welcomed a baby boy, Kyle Anthony Rairdon (pictured), on August 7, 2016.  Kyle weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz, and was 18-1/2 inches long.  (Submitted 9/27/16)
  • Aaron Rouse and Kassandra Braaten live in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Aaron is the Assistant Director of Fund Stewardship at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Aaron received the CASE VI Rising Star Award in January 2016, which recognizes individuals working in the advancement professions of Alumni Relations, Communications and Marketing, and Philanthropy for a maximum of seven years who have demonstrated their potential for leadership within their chosen area of advancement, as well as an enthusiasm and commitment to their profession. (Submitted 9/27/16)
  • Cameron Murphy see Dr. Eric Murphy '84
  • Kallan Picha lives in Agoura Hills, California.  Kallan was recently promoted to the Director of Global Programs at Pepperdine University, where she leads the internationalization strategy and programming for the business school. (Submitted 10/19/16)
  • Zach and Erin (Burkle) '06 Runcie live in Grand Island, Nebraska.  Zach and Erin have three children, Monroe (5), and twin sons (pictured), born May 9, 2016. Graham Robert weighed 6 lbs., 2.5 oz., and Pierce Michael weighed 6 lbs., 6 oz. (Submitted 11/19/16)
  • Katherine "Katie" (Goodenberger) and T.J. Williams live in Hutchinson, Kansas. (Submitted 11/29/16)
  • Mike and Allyson Rickertsen of Lincoln, Nebraska, announce the birth of their son, Dawson, on May 1. (Submitted 5/4/17)
  • Chandra (Criss) Lewis see Austin Lewis '06
  • Dr. Krista (Fager) and Jason Patefield live in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Krista graduated in May 2016 with a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Submitted 9/27/16)
  • Josh Fobes lives in Chicago, Illinois. Josh is a regional sales manager for SCRAM Systems. (Submitted 12/30/16)