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Student Success Stories

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 History Department, Whetstone has taken advantage of excellent on and off campus opportunities, including impactful ...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
Jordan Johnson, a senior music major with a biology minor, spent her summer developing organizational, promotional and social media skills while being exposed to the music industry. As an intern for Hear Nebraska in Grand ...Read more
Finding the right internship can be a challenge, but for sophomore Natalie Knott, the choice was easy. Knott, as a human resource management and marketing major, found the perfect internship with Abraham Catering in Omaha, ...Read more
Rebecca Holcomb can conjure a new world with a piece of fabric. The senior theatre major from Burr Ridge, Illinois, is well-versed in sewing, hand stitching, hemming and clothing alterations. After amassing almost six years ...Read more