Alumni Success Stories

Stories about and for Hastings College alumni
With a degree in marketing and health promotions management, Wagner took his skills to Yahoo! in Omaha, where he is the creative strategist. ...Read more

Traveling to various places in Europe inspired Hastings College graduate Paige Erickson to start a blog, writing stories about all the good that happened to her along the way. With hundreds of short stories on her blog, Erickson decided to combine them and publish her first book. Titled "The Nice Thing About Strangers," Erickson wanted to give readers a positive outlook on traveling alone. 

Brooke Ballou '15 is finding post-graduate success with the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, Nebraska. The 2015 Hastings College graduate from Wilsonville, Nebraska, landed a job as an account representative, managing accounts with chemical shippers.

HC Media students and faculty members have witnessed many changes during their 13 years of travelling to Sioux City, Iowa to broadcast the NAIA DII Women’s National Basketball Championship, but there seems to be one constant each year:  the presence of some

Kevin Wright's plans changed after an internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From Johns Hopkins University to traveling to Uganda and now Washington, D.C., Wright has worked on health policy in many settings.

Unsure of what to do after graduation, Jocelyn Delgado worked with her professor to get a start on where to go. Now she's a house animator in Ipswich, England, working with those who have disabilities.

Zachary Peterson '14, a collaborative piano and voice performance major, was inspired by his professors to attend Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. 

We caught up with a few of our biology alumni to see what they've been up to since their time at Hastings College!

Grant Hunter, a 2014 Hastings College graduate and Fulbright Fellow teaching in Kosovo, traces interest in Southeastern Europe to J-Term class he took while a student at Hastings. 

2015 Hastings College graduate Nick Masada discusses his experience as a Fulbright Fellow in Turkey, and the cultural differences he's witnessed in his everyday interactions with local people. 

Jed Cornforth

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