Success Stories

Excelsior Scholar explores microloans in Costa Rica

Now in its second year, the Excelsior Scholar Program provides students incentives to excel in academics. Unlike other competitive programs at Hastings College such as Knappenberger Travel Grants, a funding source for off-campus travel, and IMAGINE Grants, which support projects with a community service component, the Excelsior program strictly funds independent student research with the […]

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He’s got IT! Broad coursework gives intern a boost

As a technology intern at Signal 88, Hastings College student Creighton Leif expected to spend the summer implementing small software development projects for the Omaha, Neb.-based security company with 100 franchises throughout the United States. The Computer Science major from Concordia, Kan., felt well-prepared for the task, having served as Hastings College’s lead Helpdesk Technician.

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Is there a doctor in the house? Biology major aspires to answer ‘yes’

Hastings College student Brooke Snyder spent the summer of 2013 at the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, Va., participating in a Summer Medical & Dental Education Program. It’s a fancy name for medical school boot camp. The Biology major from Mitchell, Neb., started her mornings with 8:30 a.m. lectures in chemistry, physics or

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Psychology major helps ID top job candidates

When Lincoln, Neb.-native and Hastings College student Kelly Prange first contacted Talent Plus about a summer internship, the news wasn’t encouraging. After she described her interest in industrial and organizational psychology, experience and coursework at Hastings College, the recruiter explained Talent Plus wasn’t seeking interns at the time. He also said when the talent search

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Ballou driven to serve rural America

“With my roots grounded in a small farm community in southwest Nebraska, I am driven by a passion to serve rural America,” said Brooke Ballou, a Wilsonville, Neb., native studying Agribusiness and Marketing at Hastings College. “I’ve chosen to invest my future in a farming lifestyle that has been so rewarding to my family.” To get

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Greeley, Colo., native embraces broad education, opportunities at Hastings

Alex Eisele of Greeley, Colo., chose Hastings College after earning the Walter Scott Scholarship, the College’s most prestigious scholarship for academics and leadership potential. “Although I initially came to Hastings College because of this financial support, my experience has become so much more. I have met the most kind and selfless people. I have established

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