Alumni Success Stories

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
From winning a Regional Emmy for Original Score/Arrangement for Commercial Campaign, to starring in Hollywood films and performing on stage for KÀ by Cirque du Soleil, his wide-range of skills all started at Hastings College. Read more
Kelly Prange '13 continues education through Industrial/Organizational Psychology MA/PhD Program at UNO. Read more
As a broadcasting major, Brian Boye '96 learned how to build the final product from the ground up. Read more
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
As someone who didn’t complete high school, breaking away from bad habits as a student was a challenge for Maxwell Nyce. Yet Nyce made it to Hastings College, graduated in 2014 and has now entered into the competitive field of medicine. Read more
Dr. Moses Dogbivia, associate professor of chemistry, gives his account of sabbatical during the spring 2016 semester. He spent his time at Coastal Carolina University at Conway, South Carolina, learning about simulation methods in chemistry. Read more
Dr. Jamie (Volz) Wagner '10 majored in mathematics and economics and Hastings College, where the professors actually helped her get into grad school. 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. Read more
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. Read more
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... Read more