Success Stories

Pacha Soap: Raising the Bar

From the fall/winter edition of HC Today. In June 2013, the Pacha Soap crew traveled to Peru to distribute 1,200 bars of soap and provide hand-washing education to the children of several remote schools in the Andes Mountains. As part of its Raise the Bar campaign, Pacha Soap gives a bar of soap to someone […]

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The Senase Project

From the fall/winter 2013 edition of HC Today. Grant Nagaki ’13 co-founded The Senase Project after a college trip to Ghana and what he and others witnessed in the rural farming villages of Senase and Akatim. The young group was stricken by the faces of 120 children who were heartbreakingly devoid of hope. The Akatim

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Irish Fellow building ‘Publishing Kit’

Kaitlin “Kit” Grode, a senior at Hastings College, knows she wants to pursue a career in publishing. With laser-like focus, she’s served in leadership positions for publications such as the Collegian, the student newspaper, and the Spectrum, the student literary magazine. Working with her professors and administrators at Hastings College, Kit has designed a cross-discipline degree to

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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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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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