Student Success Stories

Student Success at Hastings College
After spending the summer as a press intern in the office of one of his home state senators, Nick Musgrave returned to Hastings College with a much more clear image of what he’d like his future to look like. “This summer really solidified my strong desire to go back to ...Read more
Many people spend their Fourth of July holiday shooting fireworks, eating hotdogs and relaxing on the day off work. But according to Hastings College senior Carolyn Clements, she may have had the most patriotic Fourth ...Read more
After working on the Hill in the summer of 2015, senior Laurel Teal was invited to work at a congressional district office this year, serving as an immigration caseworker. Her past experience working in politics helped her land the job, but it was her Hastings College education that prepared her for success. ...Read more
In addition to studying biology, Hastings College seniors Jake Kampschneider, from Omaha, Nebraska, and Abbey Tiell, from Littleton, Colorado, are members of the College Acquaintance Rape Educators (CARE), and are passionate about the preventative measures ...Read more
Hastings College has partnered with Omaha-based ScoreVision to install a new state-of-the-art scoreboard in Lynn Farrell Arena—and pilot a new internship program. This summer, four Hastings College students are exploring uncharted territory in scoreboard technology while applying their individual skills and interests. ...Read more
Carly Spotts-Falzone was already scheduled for classes, assigned to a dorm and even a roommate in her home state of Minnesota, but with the help of Hastings College alumna Cadi Kadlecek ‘06, changing colleges so late was achievable. And her success at Hastings speaks for itself. ...Read more
Joe Brown, a junior web communication design major from Omaha, Nebraska, is spending his summer interning for Omaha’s top staffing company, C&A Industries. ...Read more
Molly Sutter, a 2016 Hastings College graduate and Papillion, Nebraska, native, spent the last semester of her senior year in Canberra, Australia, returning to Hastings just three days before graduation. ...Read more
Jessica Schneider and Torey Kranau enrolled and began working toward their pharmacy degrees last fall – in what would have been their senior year at Hastings. Thanks to a partnership with the pharmacy schools, both graduated in May with their chemistry degrees from Hastings College. ...Read more
When Dr. David B. McCarthy, professor of religion, recommended to his student, Logan Ellis, that he apply for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Samuel Robinson Award —one requirement of which is to memorize and recite the ...Read more
The sophomore seminar program offered by Hastings College gives students an opportunity to understand what it means to be a historian. Learning about research methods, techniques and how to ask the right questions, these students are getting comfortable with the process to conduct their own research and become prepared for senior seminar. ...Read more