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Student Success Stories

Hastings College senior Alex Rieflin is spending his summer learning how to run a theatre. Rieflin, a theatre and communications major from Doniphan, Nebraska, is working with Pride Films and Plays (PFP) in Chicago, Illinois, where he finds himself stepping into a new role with every production. “I do everything,” ...Read more
Hastings College student Samantha Burke is spending her summer watching a lot of basketball. The sophomore from Denver, Colorado, is spending her summer as a communications intern for the Seattle Storm, a WNBA team based ...Read more
Looking for an internship within both of her major fields, biology and health communications, Hastings College junior Emily Grant found the perfect Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Georgia. For her REU, ...Read more
When education major Jordan Graviette first applied to shadow teachers at Summerfield Crossings Elementary School in Florida, she didn’t know what to expect. “The school is a lot bigger than the schools in my hometown, ...Read more
Karli Cabrera ’18, Anthony Cloyd ’18 and Jordan Johnson ’18 combined their musical talents to form a small ensemble at Hastings College. Each Sunday of their senior year, they created, recorded and posted a mashup ...Read more
Tahj Willingham knew he wanted to work in the education field after college, but wasn’t entirely sure if being a classroom teacher was the best position for him. The Hastings College education department helped Willingham ...Read more
Growing up, Hastings College student Eddie Keen was surrounded by soccer. His father, Kevin Keen, was a professional soccer player and now coaches and manages soccer teams, and his grandfather, Mike Keen, was a professional ...Read more
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 ...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