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Alumni Success Stories

For Jennifer Schmidt ’17, opportunities abound behind the lens of a camera. Her photography and videography skills have introduced her to Napoleon Dynamite, helped her bring news to audiences across Nebraska and secured her two professional positions. Just months after graduation in May, the Hastings College journalism graduate leveraged her ...Read more
As a student of Hastings College, 2013 Outstanding Young Alumna Paula Queen ’98 gained the skills and preparedness needed to create a career path guided by her own passions and life experiences. Read more
Following impressive high school and Hastings College careers as a basketball player, Carrie Hofstetter '04 was named head Women's Basketball coach in 2011. Read more
Shortly after graduating from Hastings College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and speech communication, Charlotte (Higgins) Westing '00 loaded her belongings and headed north to start work on her master’s degree at Alaska Pacific University. Read more
Expert rifle sports shooter Gary Anderson ’65 won two Olympic gold medals, seven World Championship gold medals, 16 national titles and set six world records. Read more
As a student at Hastings College, Gordon Whitten ’93 paid his own way through school. One of his first inspirations for a business venture occurred in his Hastings College dorm room. Read more
It’s fairly common for Gregory Johnsen, a 2001 Hastings College graduate, to receive threats from Al-Qaeda members. Read more
Their love story involves music, passion and athletic turf. James and Letty Graff ’01/’99, two talented music students, found a way to pursue their passions and still have the lives they always wanted. Read more
The Hastings College liberal arts program helped James Davis '08 to be well-rounded and able to work with different people and coordinate among builders, architects, engineers, administration on a daily basis. Read more
When many people envision the work of U.S. diplomats such as U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Jeanine (Mathew) Jackson ’71 and other Foreign Service Officers (FSOs), they think of glamorous dinners and glitzy cocktail parties. Read more
As Public Information Officer for the Nebraska Unicameral, Nicki (Kunasek) Behmer ’07 works on tasks such as web streaming senate hearings and floor debate, designing publications and web pages and pulling together podcasts. Read more