Student Success Stories

An Omaha native and Hastings College wildlife biology major, senior Ashlyn Ocander dreams of rescuing and rehabilitating marine mammals. Her passion for marine biology blossomed when she was 13 and witnessed newborn sea turtles returning to the Gulf of Mexico. Since that day, she’s aspired to make a positive impact ...Read more
Sophomore biology major Alex Stogdill traveled to Nevada for January Term, or J-Term, to shadow a professional dermatologist. After nearly a month of observing the trade, Stogdill would leave the silver state and return to ...Read more
Two internships are better than one. Or in sophomore biology major Geena Piper’s case, two internships during a single January Term. Piper has raised the bar and has already started preparing herself for a career ...Read more
Senior Alexis Ferguson finds that listening to the voices of the people at the local level is where she feels she can make the most impact. ...Read more
J-Term allows students to experience different classes and situations during the month of January that they wouldn’t be able to in a normal semester. For senior Michaela Vadeboncoeur, an Exercise Science major of Broomfield, Colorado, ...Read more
Hastings College stands out when applying to graduate schools because a majority of its students complete a capstone project. Garrett Delphia stood out with his by winning a national award for best undergraduate paper at the National Communication Association Conference in Philadelphia last fall. ...Read more
From a first year student unsure of his undergraduate major and future career path, to a senior on the cusp of entering the real-world web industry, Bredow has transformed into a qualified professional. And he has the certifications to prove it. ...Read more
Coral colonies are dying across the globe, and scientists are working to discover the reason behind and solution to the crisis. One Hastings College wildlife biology major seized a summer research opportunity to join the cause. ...Read more
Hastings College is more than just an institution of brick and mortar; it’s a family of students, faculty, staff and alumni who share strong bonds of Crimson pride. This family can be especially helpful for ...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