Individuals with ties to Hastings College presented 30 Under 30-ish awards

Several Hastings College alumni, current students and employees were honored by the Hastings Young Professionals (HYP) by being named 30 Under 30-ish Award recipients during the group’s event in August.

The award recognizes top talent and leaders in the Hastings area that are excelling within the workplace. Individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 years old are eligible for this award. Individuals were nominated by their supervisors, colleagues, family and friends and selected based on their involvement, commitment and leadership in the Hastings community.

Hastings College alumni, students and employees recognized include:

  • Megan Arrington-Williams ’09 – development and marketing coordinator at the Stuhr Museum Foundation
  • Dr. Mackenzie Hemje ’10 – physician and partner at Family Medical Center
  • Joe Kindig ’16 – owner of Barista’s, Pine Patch Tree Farm and Hastings Complete Lawns
  • Allie Matousek ’18 – community living director and director of first year experience at Hastings College
  • Casey Molifua ’15/’17 MAT – instructor of physical education human performance at Hastings College
  • Chelsey Morten ’16 – Owner of Lemon & Co. Juicery
  • Sarah Nottage-Tacey ‘04 – visiting instructor of theater at Hastings College
  • Dave Rippe – director of the Scott Scholars Program at Hastings College
  • Sidy Sissoko – current Hastings College student and owner of Lenoir Dimbaya Coffee
  • Cody Smith ’08 – vice president and owner of Central Logistic Services

During the event, Dr. Rich Lloyd, executive president of Hastings College, provided the keynote address, and Dr. Lisa Smith, dean of student engagement, helped present the awards.

Hastings Young Professionals launched in 2015 as a way to engage, retain and connect young professionals in the Hastings area. HYP has grown to more than 100 members and expands each year. HYP focuses on networking and socials, professional development opportunities and community engagement. For more information, visit

Hastings College is a four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings’ student-centered initiatives include providing books, an iPad and a two-week study away experience at no additional cost. A block-style semester schedule allows professors and students to focus on fewer classes at a time and promotes hands-on experiences. Discover more at


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