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Alumni Success Stories

Stories about and for Hastings College alumni
As the managing director of the Ethiopian Community Development Council’s African Community Center (ACC) in Denver, Colorado, Melissa Theesen works every day to make sure refugees are welcomed in their new country. ...Read more
Jed Cornforth

Jed Cornforth '00 majored in economics and business administration and is now the Strategic Planning and Business Analysis Director of USA Football. 

The Hastings College alumnus is spending majority of his time and energy helping build the new, state-of-the-art Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC).

STEM Success Stories

Are you interested in biology, chemistry, math, computer science, engineering, or physics? Then you've come to the right place! Hastings College can provide a hands-on, small class learning experience! Check out what our STEM alumni have been up to!

Bud Pettigrew

Bud Pettigrew '83 graduated with a degree in political science and history. He now serves as the Chair of Chairs of the Nebraska Democratic Party.

Hastings College graduate Gary Staab combined biology and art classes to pursue his unique career as a paleoartist.

“I struggle to describe what it was like cheering at my first game—the crowd is absolutely thunderous and the energy at Sport Authority Field is electric,” said Denver Broncos Cheerleader Jozie LaViolette '13.

Morgan Savage '06 had an undeclared major at Hastings College until her sophomore year, when she worked with her advisor to find a major that would prepare her for nursing school. She realized then she could get her degree at Hastings followed by a one year Accelerated Nursing Program.

In July 2015, Dr. Ingrid Bego, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hastings College, published a new book entitled Gender Equality Policy in the European Union: A Fast Track to Parity for the New Member States. 

Most people view food as something to be eaten. Most people fail to see the justice issues that stem from the food system. Access to food is a complex.

Lauren Slaughter graduated from Hastings College in 2012. With a degree in Political Science and Sociology, she has worked for the Maryland Living Center in Hastings, Teach for America and is currently a case manager at Central Community College.

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