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Student Success Stories

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, Hastings (Nebraska). Summerfield has over 1,000 students and I didn’t know what it would be ...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
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