Alumni Success Stories

Since right after her graduation in May of 2016, Nikki Sherrill has spent her days overseeing women’s division II volleyball and women's division II basketball for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA). Responsible for everything from updating ratings, maintaining historic archives and writing press releases related to the sport, ...Read more
When you consider what an English major might do after graduation, working at a social services agency might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Aaron Bowen, however, has discovered that actually serving humanity is the perfect fit for a humanities graduate. Read more
After graduating from Hastings College, Emily Johnson '14 followed her food security and public policy passion and moved to the East Coast for a fellowship with the Emerson National Hunger Fellows program, after which she was accepted into the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Read more
Nathan Mertens’ saxophone career has a distinctly international flair. Now, he is headed to Tokyo as the recipient of a prestigious Monbukagakusho Research Student Scholarship. Read more
A biology degree from Hastings College can often lead to a career in a white coat, as many graduates go on to become physicians, veterinarians and laboratory scientists; but others, such as 2002 graduate Kristy... Read more
Most students complete master’s degree programs at schools across the state or even across the country, but few have the opportunity to study abroad. Miranda Klugesherz, a 2015 Hastings College graduate, plans to do just... Read more
From his first day at Hastings College in 1960 as a “24-year-old kid with a crew cut,” to this past January Term as a seasoned educator, Dr. Clyde Sachtleben has spent most of his life... Read more
As her graduation from Hastings College neared, Hannah Jensen ‘15 wasn’t sure exactly how she would apply her double major in piano performance and music education outside of college. Little did she know, an opportunity... Read more
When you sit at a railroad crossing and watch a train go by— its cars loaded with grain or clothing or even automobiles — you likely don’t think about the marketing and logistics it takes... Read more
Aaron Bowen spent three and a half months out of his comfort zone - in Thailand. He says having those experiences in college is very important. Read more
After graduating in 2014, Petersen continued her education at HC in the MAT program with focus on elementary education. Read more