Student Success Stories

Laptops, iPhones and other electronic devices are staples in today’s society, but some argue these devices may be more dangerous than we think. In the January Term (J-Term) course PSY 302 “Technology, Nature and Development: Disconnect to Reconnect,” Hastings College students explored these major mainstays in their everyday lives — ...Read more
Searching for summer internship positions, senior broadcasting and journalism double major Russell Heitmann sent out feelers to media organizations. He was accepted by two. And with that, Heitmann dove head first into the professional world of media. ...Read more
Hastings College junior Suzette Escamilla Morales of Hastings, Nebraska, was awarded a Boren Scholarship to study in India this academic year. ...Read more
Every October, students from Hastings College conduct research in Ireland throughout the month as part of a program called Irish Fellows. This program began in 2007 with then Hastings College Dean and Irish literature specialist, ...Read more
Julia Thibault, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, shares her experiences at the University of Missouri Summer Research in Biochemistry program. She describes her research, how it applies to what she has been doing at Hastings College, and what she hopes to accomplish in the future. ...Read more
With a chance to work in a graduate level lab and experience life as a grad student, junior Liz Tidwell conducted research as part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates program. ...Read more
With a major in sociology and an emphasis in criminal justice, Stephanie Liebsack hopes to follow in the footsteps of her parents by becoming a police officer. This summer, she got to gain hands-on experience at the Corona Police Department, including her first ride along while there. ...Read more
McKenna Reed spent most of her summer in a classroom nearly 4,000 miles from home. The senior Spanish, elementary education and special education triple major spent was working as a teacher’s aide in a Peruvian school. ...Read more
Hastings College junior Holly Hild has spent her time as a student paying close attention to her grades and contributing to the women's basketball team as a guard. Her hard work and dedication has paid off this year, as the recipient of the Emil S. Liston Award, selected by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. ...Read more
Through working at the Frank House, Brian Whetstone developed an interest in not only traditional academic history – but public history – the restoration, archivation and interpretation of the past. ...Read more
Over the summer, senior Hastings College student Hannah Meeske was given an opportunity to work on her editing skills. By interning with the Oklahoma Gazette, Meeske was able to focus on editing in the work place and decide whether or not it was a career she had an interest in. ...Read more