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Student Success Stories

In the time it takes most people to read this sentence, Jon Flight can run 60 meters, clear five hurdles and reset long-held Hastings College school records. In fact, the first-year Hastings College student has done just that — four times in a single season. Flight set the pace for ...Read more
Early into his junior year at Hastings College, Walker Hermann realized it was time to get into the real world to benefit his career. Instead of registering for a unique class or traveling across the ...Read more
Brian Puckett, a senior physics major from Lincoln, Nebraska, aspires to build a mechanics career in the aerospace industry and eventually find success among the stars. While realizing his dream to explore space is no ...Read more
Brian Whetstone, a senior from Omaha majoring in history, said his classes and advisors at Hastings College helped place him on a successful path to pursue graduate school. Being highly active in the Hastings College ...Read more
Laura McCarthy posts to social media sites more than 90 times a week. What some might call an addiction is actually McCarthy’s job. The junior marketing and business double major works remotely as the digital ...Read more
When Tanner Henning was tasked with creating a compound capable of detecting the presence of heavy metals in water for his summer Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU), he went above and beyond. In fact, the ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Steven Dunham ’16, Casey Molifua ’15/MAT ’17 and Tahj Willingham represent minorities in the classroom — in more ways than one. These three men of "colorful backgrounds" are not only part of the approximate 20 ...Read more
Joe Brown, a senior from Omaha, Nebraska, said he has never felt more ready to take on the real world thanks to Hastings College and the internship experiences he had. In 2017, Brown spent his ...Read more
Senior Landon Rodabaugh spent his summer in recreation and relaxation rooms, behind the foosball table and within the belly of an adult-sized slide — all the while gaining valuable experience for a future career in ...Read more
Senior biochemistry major Maddy Smith spent the 2017 January Term learning what it takes to be a physician’s assistant (PA) by spending every day job shadowing at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Smith, ...Read more