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Dr. John Nies ’62

Dr. John Nies, a 1962 Hastings College graduate, is a retired professor and administrator living in Denver, Colorado. Nies served in numerous positions including provost at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa, and vice president for academic affairs and professor of history at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, and Yankton College in …

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Justin Osborne

Justin Osborne

Justin is President of Industrial-Irrigation Services in Hastings, a family-owned and operated business providing customized engines for agricultural, industrial, and oil and gas applications. The company also operates a branch in Garden City, Kan. A Hastings native, Justin graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in diversified agriculture. Prior to assuming the …

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Dr. Patricia Oman

Dr. Patricia Oman

Associate Professor of English; Director of the Hastings College Press, Chair of the Languages and Literatures Department

Phil Parker

Phil Parker

Instructor of Music Education, Percussion and Drumline

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Daniel Pauley ’07

Daniel Pauley, a 2007 Hastings College alumnus, is an attorney and partner with Fraser Stryker, P.C., L.L.O in Omaha. In addition to his bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science from Hastings College, Pauley received his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law. Pauley served as in-house council for Treetop Ventures in …

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Cheryl (Hughes) Powers ’87

Cheryl (Hughes) Powers is a self-employed investor in agriculture, technology and manufacturing and the co-founder of Jord Producers. Her focus is indoor agriculture and alternative, sustainable protein. Powers received the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Cultural Unity Conference Educator of the Year award and a Small Business Innovative Research Phase 0 grant for food product …

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