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Alumni Success Stories

If Emilie Barnes ’17 was keeping a list of her steps to success in the publishing industry, it would be full of checkmarks. Complete an internship with a small press in Ireland? Check. Self-publish a book of personal literature? Check. Get hands-on experience as a co-editor of a literary magazine, ...Read more
Nathan Mertens’ saxophone career has a distinctly international flair. Now, he is headed to Tokyo as the recipient of a prestigious Monbukagakusho Research Student Scholarship. Read more
Most students complete master’s degree programs at schools across the state or even across the country, but few have the opportunity to study abroad. Miranda Klugesherz, a 2015 Hastings College graduate, plans to do just... Read more
From his first day at Hastings College in 1960 as a “24-year-old kid with a crew cut,” to this past January Term as a seasoned educator, Dr. Clyde Sachtleben has spent most of his life... Read more
As her graduation from Hastings College neared, Hannah Jensen ‘15 wasn’t sure exactly how she would apply her double major in piano performance and music education outside of college. Little did she know, an opportunity... Read more
When you sit at a railroad crossing and watch a train go by— its cars loaded with grain or clothing or even automobiles — you likely don’t think about the marketing and logistics it takes... Read more
A dozen easels stand at attention in a large, gray classroom. They are perfectly new, waiting for the first brush stroke or pencil mark from an artist’s hand. The cement floor below calls out for... Read more
The circle of life has taken one Hastings College graduate from directing college plays to managing Broadway shows. Tom Reynolds ’98 has been working behind the scenes on “The Lion King” at the Minskoff Theatre... Read more
Mike Tushaus ’98 was eight years old the first time he met Dr. Robin Koozer ’76. The Hastings, Nebraska, youngster was taking part in a week-long summer enrichment program for the arts, and Koozer spent... Read more
For three Hastings College graduates, enjoying the Omaha arts scene is all in a day’s work. Amy (Krobot) Rummel ’94, Kori (Else) Radloff ’95 and Jessica (Hardy) Brummer ’04 are all marketing directors working to... Read more
Jim Fritzler ’76 is a minimalist. His office at Scott Studio Theatre belies the fact that he’s been teaching in the Hastings College Theatre Department for 17 years, with the last four as department chair... Read more