Student Success Stories

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, that meant completing an internship at the YMCA in Hastings, Nebraska. “I knew I wanted ...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
With TeamMates’ founder Dr. Tom Osborne '59 being a graduate of Hastings College and native of Hastings, Nebraska, it makes sense that Hastings College would be among the first and most active colleges in offering ...Read more
Students at Hastings get a taste of what photography in the studio looks like. During January Term, they worked with Brett Erickson, who also teaches at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, one of the world's top photography centers. ...Read more
Allen Hamil is maximizing his potential by putting his academic experiences as a broadcasting major to real-world use. ...Read more
With consistently large classes filling out her J-Term personal finance class, Professor Deb Johnson has started teaching Foundations in Personal Finance during the regular semesters. Built on financial guru Dave Ramsey's video lectures, Johnson hopes to teach students about the importance of finances and how they play a role in everyday life. ...Read more
The Excelsior Scholars Program gave Brian Whetstone the opportunity to broaden his research and analysis skills and techniques – gaining experience that prepares him for future research projects and even graduate school. ...Read more