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Student Success Stories

Hastings College sophomore Jessica Petty recently partnered with the Team Jack Foundation to raise awareness for pediatric brain cancer and to raise money for those affected. For her, however, it’s about more than just doing what she can to help others. In 1999, at only 14 months old, Jessica underwent ...Read more
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, ...Read more
With a small group of other students during a summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates), Julia Thibault worked with a protein called phosphoglucomutase 1 (pgm1), which is involved in the human metabolism and disease. “If ...Read more
McKenna Reed spent most of her summer in a classroom nearly 4,000 miles from home. The senior Spanish, elementary education and special education triple major spent was working as a teacher’s aide in a Peruvian school. ...Read more
After spending the summer as a press intern in the office of one of his home state senators, Nick Musgrave returned to Hastings College with a much more clear image of what he’d like his ...Read more
In addition to studying biology, Hastings College seniors Jake Kampschneider, from Omaha, Nebraska, and Abbey Tiell, from Littleton, Colorado, are members of the College Acquaintance Rape Educators (CARE), and are passionate about the preventative measures ...Read more
Hastings College has partnered with Omaha-based ScoreVision to install a new state-of-the-art scoreboard in Lynn Farrell Arena—and pilot a new internship program. This summer, four Hastings College students are exploring uncharted territory in scoreboard technology while applying their individual skills and interests. ...Read more
Carly Spotts-Falzone was already scheduled for classes, assigned to a dorm and even a roommate in her home state of Minnesota, but with the help of Hastings College alumna Cadi Kadlecek ‘06, changing colleges so late was achievable. And her success at Hastings speaks for itself. ...Read more
Joe Brown, a junior web communication design major from Omaha, Nebraska, is spending his summer interning for Omaha’s top staffing company, C&A Industries. ...Read more
Molly Sutter, a 2016 Hastings College graduate and Papillion, Nebraska, native, spent the last semester of her senior year in Canberra, Australia, returning to Hastings just three days before graduation. ...Read more
Jessica Schneider and Torey Kranau enrolled and began working toward their pharmacy degrees last fall – in what would have been their senior year at Hastings. Thanks to a partnership with the pharmacy schools, both graduated in May with their chemistry degrees from Hastings College. ...Read more