Individuals, families, and organizations with a special interest in Hastings College are invited to sponsor the planting of a tree in memory of or in honor of a person or group. Trees serve as a living tribute to individuals or groups while they contribute to the beauty and tradition of the HC Arboretum. Hundreds of trees were planted in April 1883 in connection with groundbreaking for McCormick Hall, the first permanent campus building.

Legacy trees are a perfect way to honor or memorialize a loved one at Hastings College. Trees can be placed in honor or in memory of a former student, parent or professor. 

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For questions or more information contact the Hastings College Alumni Association at 402.461.7363 or email

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Dr. Elinore Barber2024Ginko Biloba ‘Autum Gold’West side of Fuhr HallBill Hulsker ’60
Drs. Margaret “Maggie” & Warren Scharf – Professors of Music
2023Red OakSouthwest of Fuhr HallFriends and former students
Dr. Anne Fairbanks Bohlke2023Jane MagnoliaIn front of McCormick HallFamily and Friends
Dr. William McCall,
Rev. Dr. Donald McCall
2022Sycamore Planetree and BenchEast of Gray Center by creekFamily
Casey Krolikowski & Casey Molifua Wedding2022Whitespire BirchSouthwest corner of Fuhr HallFamily and Friends
Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Reeves – 13th President of Hastings College (1985-95)2022American SweetgumNortheast of DaughertyFaculty and Staff of Hastings College
Mikaelah Molifua ’17/ ’19 MAT2022Burr OakSouth of JDACMiles for Mik Run – March 16, 2022
Mikaelah Molifua ’17/ ’19 MAT2020Streetspire OakSouth side KiewitHastings College
Blaine Morrow ’192020Streetspire OakSouth side KiewitHastings College
Robert M. Williams ’39
Janice Lacey Williams ’40
2019Sterling Silver LindenNortheast of Daugherty CenterJan Gill ’65 and Matthew Williams and Families
Dr. James W. Johnson2019Tulip TreeNorth west of Fuhr HallFamily and Friends
Gretchen Timmer ’612019Sterling Silver LindenNorthwest of Fuhr HallFamiy and Friends
Dr. Charles Evans2019Brandywine Red MapleNorth of Perkins LibraryFamily and Friends
Pam Bohmfalk2019North Wind Japanese Red MapleSouth of Perkins LibraryJohn Bohmfalk
Roger Gipson ’692019Shumard Red OakWest of Bronc HallClassmates and Friends
Roger Gipson ’692019Brandywine Red MapleSteinhart PlazaClassmates and Friends
Elaine Warner Chard ’602019Red OakSouthwest of Fuhr HallFamily
Dr. Lee Wigert ’742019Red OakNorth of Morrison -Reeves Science CenterFamily and friends from the Psychology Department
Mark Matthews2018Royal Star MagnoliaSteinhart PlazaFriends and Family
Alexander Hall Alumni2018Red OakEast of Babcock HallAlexander Hall Alumni
Alexander Hall Alumni2018HC American ElmNortheast of Babcock HallAlexander Hall Alumni
Wilma Dunbar2018Colorado Blue SpruceWest side of Steinhart PlazaBilly Dunbar ’10
Dr. Elizabeth Behrens2017American LindenSouth side of Steinhart PlazaDeBoer/Edwards Families
Jay Bittfield ’082017London PlanetreeEast side of Altman HallEta Phi Lambda Classmates
Dr. Robin ’76 & Ann Koozer2016Peking Tree LilacEntrance of Fuhr HallDr. Robin Koozer ’76
Dale E. Black2014‘Greenspire’ LindenEntrance of McCormick HallSusan Medsker-Nedderman ’74 and Robert Nedderman
President Don Jackson ’702013Red OakNorth of Daugherty CenterTeacher Education Department
Remmington Reinick2013American LindenEast entrance of trackHastings College
Tamara J. Babcock2013Princeton American ElmSouth of KiewitSusan Medsker-Nedderman ’74 and Robert Nedderman
Dee Yost ’722013Princeton American ElmWest of Perkins LibrarySusan Medsker-Nedderman ’74 and Robert Nedderman
130th Anniversary Hastings College2012Princeton American ElmWest of McCormick HallHastings College
Brad Cusatis2012Northern CatalpaNorth of HSU by Heartwell CreekHastings College
Tasha Keiter2012American SycamoreSouth of Gray Center next to Heartwell CreekHastings College
Roberta Kay Schmidt Siebert ’652012‘Prairie Gold’ Quaking AspenWest of Fuhr HallJane Browning & Brian Siebert
Dr. Harold C. Shiffler2012Princeton American ElmNorthwest of Scott Studio TheatreSusan Medsker-Nedderman ’74 & Robert Nedderman
Eleanor & Tom ’53 Jorgenson2011American LindenBarrett Alumni CenterTom Jorgenson ’53
Dani Busboom2011Bur OakNorth of Hazelrigg Student Union2011 Senior Class
Jimmy King ’552011Bur OakWest side of Fuhr HallClass of 1961
Evan Wheeler2011Bur OakNorth of Hazelrigg Student Union2011 Senior Class
Jerry Anderson ’542010Northern Red OakSouthwest of Morrison-Reeves Science CenterDr. Bill Beck ’54
Boy Scouts Troop 2002010‘Princeton’ American ElmWest of Morrison-Reeves Science CenterHastings College
Dave Cunningham ’622010‘Redmond’ American LindenNortheast Morrison-Reeves Science CenterWill  ’61 & Ginny  ’63 Locke
A.H. Jones2010Bur OakEast of Morrison-Reeves Science CenterJack Osborne ’63
Rev. Silas & Ruth Kessler2010Bur OakSoutheast of Morrison-Reeves Science CenterLocke Family
Student Education Association2010Lacebark ElmWest of Morrison-Reeves Science CenterHastings College
Dr. Wendell & Anna Lou Showalter2010‘Redmond’ American LindenNortheast of Morrison-Reeves Science CenterGinny ’63 & Will  ’61 Locke
Dedication of Morisson-Reeves Science Center2009Royal Raindrops CrabappleEntrance of Morrison-Reeves Science CenterHastings College
Marion Fabrique Glassey2009Red OakWest of Barrett Alumni CenterDarrell  ’65 & Honey Lou Bonar, Grace McGinnis Shackelford, Kelly McGinnis ’80, Kristin Trenholm
Rev. Kenneth Locke2009Chinkapin OakNorth of Hazelrigg Student UnionLocke Family
Earth Day2007Autumn Blaze Red MapleNear north exit of Circle DriveStudent Environmental Action Committee
Virginia Tech Community2007Autumn Blaze Red MapleSouth of French ChapelStudent Environmental Action Committee
Drs. Fred Condos & Will Locke ’612006Red OakEast of Hurley-McDonaldStudent Education Association &Teacher Education Department
Jessica Madsen2005Prairiefire CrabappleEast of Babcock Hall near 9th StreetHastings College
Kevin Heineman ’801996‘Legacy’ Sugar MapleSouthwest of Gray Center for Communication ArtsGray Center students & faculty
Dr. Gilbert Adrian1995American Liberty ElmFormerly north side of Steinhart Hall of ScienceScience Division
Dr. Carl Throckmorton ’581995Amur MapleFormerly north side Steinhart Hall of ScienceScience Division
George W. Rennick1990Red OakNortheast of Perkins LibrarySam Rennick ’76
Irene Moerer & Louise Walter1987Landscaping & Garden, Japanese Tree LilacSouth of Gray CenterKathy ’64 & Bob ’65 Hindman
Ralph Adams, Jr.1946Many trees and shrubsOriginal campusHal ’34 & Gretchen ’37 Lainson
Jennie Hart Fuller1934Royal Purple Smoke Tree (Original tree unknown)South of Daugherty CenterNiobrara Chapter D.A.R.