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					              Connecting Hastings College Alumni, Students and Friends




                                                  Summer 2010
                                                  www.hastings.edu
                                        Inside:




                                                  2010 Homecoming
                                                  and Family Weekend
                                                  Passion at Play:
                                                  Celebrate HC Arts and Athletics

Oh, Play That Thing!                              Five 2007 grads are
                                                  On Top of the World


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                           Glass Class
                           Nick Fruin ’08 is the studio outreach coordinator
                           for STARworks Glass Lab in Star, N.C. The former
                           HC pole vaulter teaches glassblowing classes for
                           the public access, non-profit studio and produces
                           a line of blown glass art sold at the lab and in
                           other galleries throughout North Carolina.




                                                                               Stage Play
                                                                               Senior philosophy major Paul Martin, Doniphan, Neb.,
                                                                               rules as King Arthur in the 2010 fall production of
                                                                               The Tragedy of Tragedies, or, the Life and Death of Tom
                                                                               Thumb the Great, and senior vocal performance major
                                                                               Dillon Beede, Mitchell, Neb., is Glumdalca the giantess.



Erik Stenbakken                                                                                                                               Abi Burrows




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                                                                                                          Summer 2010 w w w . h a s t i n g s . e d u

                                          Features
                                                                                                     7               7      Homecoming 2010
                                                                                                                            Come play with us this October.

                                                                                                                      8     Passion at Play
                                                                                                                            HC celebrates student achievement in Arts and Athletics.

                                                                                                                  18        Heaven on Turf
                                                                                                                            James and Letty Graff are living their passion.

                                                                                                                  23 On Top of
                                                                                                                            the World
                                                                                                                            Five 2007 HC
                                                                                                                            alumni graduate from
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                                                                                                                            the same law school.




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Winning Spirit                                                                                                                                                HCToday is published by the Hastings College
                                                                                                                                                               Office of Marketing and Communications.
                                                                                                                                                                             Writer/editor:
Senior elementary education major and                                                                                                                           Amber Medina, amedina@hastings.edu
GPAC No. 1 singles pick Erica Herrera,
Lubbock, Texas, says transferring to HC   Departments                                                                                                                 Graphic designer/publisher:
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was meant to be.                                                                                                                                                          HC Today logo design:

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                                                      20        Class Notes                                           23                                         HC Today is published two times a year by
                                                                                                                                                                   the Hastings College Office of Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                  and Communications, 710 N. Turner Ave.,
                                                                                                                                                                           Hastings, NE 68901-7621.
                                                                                                                                                                 Hastings College does not discriminate on
                                          Front cover: Sophomore Ashton Lambie, Lincoln, Neb., is a piano pedagogy and performance major.                       the basis of race, color, sexual orientation or
                                          When he’s not making music, he’s making tracks in Midwestern competitive cycling. Photo by Erik Stenbakken            national and ethnic origins in administration
                                                                                                                                                                  of its educational and admissions policies,
                                          Back cover: Sophomore Jason Arizmendi, Milliken, Colo., is an elementary education major and distance                  scholarship and local programs and athletic
                                          runner for the HC Men’s Track and Field team. Photo by Chloe Ekberg                                                     and other college administered programs.



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                      Commencement 2010                                                                                   Mark your calendar for Homecoming and
                                                                                                                          Family Weekend – October 8-10, 2010

                     D                                                                                                    H
                                 r. Jessica Meeske ’91 delivered an inspiring commencement address
                                 to a graduating class of 213 bachelor’s degree recipients and 21 MAT
                                 degree recipients on May 15. Dr. Meeske is a pediatric dentist in Hastings,                        omecoming and Family Weekend is one of the most exciting and well attended
                                 a nationally-recognized public health advocate and a Hastings College                              events at Hastings College, and this year’s event will be special. Alumni,
                      trustee. The College awarded Dr. Meeske the honorary degree, Doctor of Science.                               parents and friends are invited to attend a variety of athletic events, lectures, a
                      Five retiring faculty members – Charles Eigenberg, Patrice Hughes, Michael Johnson,                 golf outing, 5K Bronco Gallop, barbecue, football game, entertainment event and other
                      Kathryn Stofer ’83 and Joachim Wunderlich – also received honorary degrees.                         special activities, along with the popular downtown parade. Be sure to take a moment
                                                                                                                          to greet Dr. Phillip Dudley, Jr. as he begins his final year as Hastings College President.
                      Members of the 50-year reunion class of 1960 received Golden Graduation diplomas,
                      and we celebrated another group of legacy graduates and their alumni parents.                       Along with the honored reunion classes of 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010, we will be
                                                                                                                          welcoming back women’s basketball players and coaches. Saturday’s activities will
                                                                                                                          culminate with the Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame induction of the 2002 and 2003
                                                                                                                          NAIA National Championship Teams, and Elizabeth Herbek ’03, Tony Hobson ’81, Carrie
                                                                                                                          Hofstetter ’04 and Mary (Stuehm) Johnson ’02 will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame
                                                                                                                          as individuals. Former Bronco Coach Tony Hobson ’81 will also be receiving the Hastings
                                                                                                                          College Alumni Coach of the Year Award from the Alumni Association.

                                                                                                                          See the entire weekend schedule at www.hastings.edu/homecoming. For more information,
                                                                                                                          please contact Hauli Sabatka ’96 at 800-775-2585 or alumni@hastings.edu.




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      Oh, Play That Thing!




          Rick Houchin         Briget Heidmous                                                             Erik Stenbakken




                                                 Passion at Play                                          In this celebratory summer issue of HC Today, we
                                                 highlight the creativity, success and achievement that abound here at Hastings College from our talented
                                                 students who pursue their passion at play. Whether it’s in the classroom, on the court, in the studio, or on the
                                                 stage – we are a campus that plays and creates, with great results.




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     Erica Herrera
Winning Spirit                                         Mackenzie Hemje
When Erica Herrera transferred to Hastings             Two-year Bronco Football team captain Mackenzie Hemje ’10, Hastings, Neb.,
College as a junior, it was a leap of faith for the    is headed to medical school. The biology major was vice president of the Student
Lubbock, Texas native who had never visited            Association and a mentor for Teammates. He was an NAIA Scholar Athlete and
campus.                                                named a national semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy. He belonged
   “I felt very welcome here,” Erica said of when      to the Pre-Health Club, Habitat for Humanity, Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society,
she arrived at HC two years ago. “The people           Alpha Chi Academic Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor
here are all different, but they are all the same      Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
in the way they respect who you are.”
   Erica says it was no coincidence that she
arrived at Hastings College at this point in her
life. She credits her faith in God for guiding
her to where she is today.
   “God shows me that all I have is a gift from
Him to enjoy and to use for His glory,” Erica
said. “I want to better myself so I can help other
people. That’s why I went into education, so I
can make an impact and help others who are
going through the same things I have.”
   The elementary education major and acc-
omplished tennis player hopes to become a
children’s tennis coach and eventually go into
children’s counseling. Erica earned GPAC
All-Conference selection at No. 1 singles and
No. 1 doubles.
   “My teachers here know who I am and what
I want to pursue. Coach Comron has had the
biggest impact on me,” Erica said. “He has
helped me grow spiritually and athletically.
He’s a great role model.”
   HC Head Tennis Coach Comron Yazdgerdi,
’10 MAT, was named 2010 GPAC Coach of
the Year.
   “She’s a great person, an absolute angel in my
opinion,” Coach Yazdgerdi said about Erica.
“She’s going to be phenomenal at coaching.
She has desire, she has a vision, and she has
so many strengths to help build character in
young people. She’s got the whole package.”
   Erica will begin student teaching soon.                                                                                                                      Erik Stenbakken (both)
She wants to continue her involvement in
the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and to

                                                      “ It’s who you can turn to that
participate more in Campus Crusade.
     “The impact HC has had on my life is
something I will remember forever, and it is
an enjoyment that I don’t want to come to an
end,” Erica said. “It’s been two years worth of         really matters, and the people
                                                        here are the best thing about
life changing experiences: moments, people
and situations that have helped me figure out
who I want to be.”

                                                        Hastings College.” Erica He rrera
                                                                                  Herrera




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                                                                                                                                                Evan Seeling
                Kate Jerman                                                                                                            Everyday Inspiration
                                                                                                                                        Studio art major Evan Seeling ’12, Breckenridge, Colo., says he
                Kate Jerman ’11, Colorado Springs, Colo., found her passion for studio art and art history after begin-                 chose to attend Hastings College for its amazing glass program
                ning her college career as a pre-med student and an All-Conference midfielder on the Women’s Soccer                     and the overall quality of the College. His focus is on glassblowing,
                team. The Artists’ Guild president describes her two- and three-dimensional sculpture, drawing and                      but he also has a talent for metalwork. He is seen here with his
                found-object art as representative of her own personal journey of transformation. As an HC Irish Fellow,                metal sculpture, “Skater.” He describes the inspiration behind his
                she met with the Keeper of Antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin while researching                    work as coming from everything around him – the way he sees
                the historical significance surrounding the 11th- and 12th-century Irish sculptures called Sheela-na-gigs.              things and the way he is affected by changes in the world today.




                                                                                                          Turner McGehee




         “ I really like the creative process
           and getting into artists’ minds and
           how they create artwork.” Kate Jerman

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                                                                                                         Mario Powell
                                                                                                      Pursued with Passion
                                                                                  Mario Powell ’12, Colorado Springs, Colo., grew up surrounded by the sounds of jazz and gospel from
                                                                                  the Perfect Peace Baptist Church where he is the head musician.
                                                                                     “My passion for music started at church,” Mario said. “I played drums, then piano. The more exposed I
                                                                                  was to different music here at HC, the more it kept piquing my curiosity, making me want to learn more.”
                                                                                     A naturally gifted musician, Mario started playing the drums at age three, and the piano at age five. He
                                                                                  can reproduce on the piano any song, ditty or jingle he hears, but the notes on a sheet of music can cause
                                                                                  him frustration. He plays beautiful music by ear, but he has only begun learning how to read music.
                                                                                     “There’s a couple times I considered quitting, I’m not going to lie,” Mario said of learning to read
                                                                                  music. “As much as music frustrates me, at the end of the day, I still want it and I go back to it and I enjoy
                                                                                  it – that’s how you must know you have a passion for it.”

                                 Lindsay Ducey                                       With a personalized major in music composition and entertainment, Mario loves to compose
                                                                                  commercials and advertising jingles. He performs in the HC jazz band, chapel band and men’s choir, and
                                                                                  he plans to form an HC jazz trio. When he’s not at the keyboard, he plays intramural basketball and is
                                 HC Women’s Basketball all-time leading           a resident assistant for Altman Hall. In January, he played the role of Jesus in the 2010 J-Term musical
                                 scorer Lindsay Ducey ’10, Omaha, Neb.,           production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
                                 wants to pursue her passion for fashion             “I can be myself here. I think that’s really important,” Mario said. “You can pursue your interests here
                                 design in graduate school. The marketing         and enjoy it and still be yourself.”
                                 major led the 2010 Lady Broncos to their            Mario says he can often be found playing at a piano or keyboard with friends circled around. He works
                                 10th-straight appearance at the NAIA             daily with faculty and tutors to fine tune his musical talent and improve his music reading ability.
                                 National Tournament. She was named 1st              “I’m learning to do what I know how to do and then add structure to it,” Mario said, and then he
                                 Team NAIA All-American and 1st Team All-         laughed. “I’m learning that this wildness goes in this box and that wildness goes in that box.”
                                 Conference three years in a row. Her jersey
                                 has been displayed in the Ring of Honor at the
                                 national Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.




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Sara Tall                                                         Scott Fritz                                                   Anna Mullen
Media production and studio art major Sara Tall ’11, San         Biology major Scott Fritz ’10, Cozad, Neb., broke the school   Religion and media production major Anna Mullen ’11, Des
Diego, Calif., loves working in advertising and dreams of        record in the shot put (59’4”) and the discus (169’9”). The    Moines, Iowa, has a passion for pursuing the link between
one day owning her own bakery. She is active in the Student      three-time All-American was named GPAC Champion in             religion and its place in the field of communication, and how
Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) and Local Global           the weight throw, hammer and shot put and was honored          the two can inform each other. She sings with the Chapel Band
Community. She belongs to an adventurous knitting club that      as the GPAC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the       and is a member of the Chapel Committee and Common
meets in different locations around Hastings each week, and      Year. His record-breaking shot put throw also smashed the      Grounds. This summer, Anna went to Washington, D.C., as a
she has her own radio show on KFKX with her friend, Anna         Conference meet record. Scott is headed to veterinary school   hunger justice leader with Bread for the World to strengthen
Mullen. Sara is a graphic designer for HC Media Online. This     at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this August.             her leadership skills and work toward making a difference for
fall she will spend a semester abroad in Australia.                                                                             the world’s hungry and poor.




                                                                  Chloe Ekberg                                                  Erik Stenbakken (both)




A Year of Records                                                                  GPAC Coaches of the Year:
                                                                                   Chris Kranjc – Men’s Soccer
                                                                                                                                GPAC Players of the Year:
                                                                                                                                A.J. Dingledine, offensive (Men’s Soccer)
                                                                                                                                                                                                HC Records:
                                                                                                                                                                                                Jameon Rush, career wins (Wrestling)
                                                        Athletic Director          Jeff Dittman – Women’s Basketball            Derek Prinz, co-defensive (Men’s Soccer)                        Lindsay Ducey, career scoring (Women’s Basketball)
                                                        of the Year:               Lance Creech – Men’s Basketball              Allison Kotschwar, co-defensive (Women’s Soccer)                Jeremiah Slough, points in a game (Men’s Basketball)
                                                        Fran Hummel                Kendrick Clay – Men’s Outdoor                Kim Faimon, defensive (Women’s Basketball)                      Kayla Peltz, career hits (Softball)
                                                                                       Track and Field                          Jeremiah Slough, co-defensive (Men’s Basketball)                Stacey Paladino, career home runs (Softball)
                                                                                   Comron Yazdgerdi – Men’s Tennis              Scott Fritz, athlete of the year                                Scott Fritz, shot put and discus
                                                                                                                                    (Men’s Outdoor Track and Field)                                (Men’s Outdoor Track and Field)
                                                                                                                                Vinny Banda, player of the year (Men’s Tennis)



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                                                                                                                                           (cont’d from page 18)                                            learned at Hastings College.”                                       awards because of their experience at the
                                                                                                                                           ning a non-profit school, with support                              The Graffs say their best reward is                              school.

        Heaven on Turf:                                                                                                                    from volunteers and the community.
                                                                                                                                              “It’s fun now to be doing what we’re
                                                                                                                                           doing, using our degrees, and to have
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the impact they are having on area high
                                                                                                                                                                                                            school students. When the Graffs’ first
                                                                                                                                                                                                            group of high school seniors graduated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “We both found music to be our deep-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                seated passion, but not for our career,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                James said. “We wanted kids, we wanted
                                     Living their Passion                                                                                  it make sense now, to know that music
                                                                                                                                           wasn’t just a whim,” Letty said. “In a
                                                                                                                                                                                                            this year, one student qualified for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                            music scholarship and many others had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that small community lifestyle. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                school was our opportunity to live our
                                                                                                                                           lot of what I teach, I go back to what I                         success with auditions, contests and other                          passion.”




                                                                                                                                                              Grads in the News
                                                                                                                                             “ It is the people of Hastings College who make the
                                                                                                                                               environment so unique and hospitable: the honest,
                                                                                                                                               hardworking, friendly and loyal people who helped
                                                                                                                                               me during my time at HC to get the best possible
                                                                                                                                                                   education and become a better person.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oleg Kalinskiy

                                                                                                                                                                      A 1998 HC grad and native of
                                                                                                                                                                      Pyatigorsk, Russia, Oleg Kalinskiy,                                                                                                                    Erik Stenbakken

                                                                                                                                                                       J.D., Ph.D., has been selected as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Studio art grad and sculpture artist Garet Reynek ’10 has
                                                                                                                                                                       one of Russia’s top 33 business-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    been chosen to serve as a studio technical assistant at the
                                                                                                                                                                       people and politicians under age
                                                 Graff’s Turf Farms provided the turf for Hawks Field at Haymarket Park in Lincoln, Neb.                                                                                                            Jun Kaneko Studio in Omaha, Neb., for the next three years.
                                                                                                                                                                      33, by the prestigious Russian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Kaneko Studio is among the world’s most prestigious
                                                                                                                                                                     business magazine Finance. Oleg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and important production centers for ceramic sculpture.
                                                                                                                                                                  is Vice President for Corporate Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jun Kaneko sculptures produced at the Omaha studio can
                                                                                                                                               at Russia’s metallurgic production company, Alcoa.
                                                 Colorado. Letty took time off from           pressure placed on area schools to cut                                                                                                                be found in museums around the world.
                                                                                                                                               A graduate of Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University,
                                                 teaching piano to be a stay-at-home          programs involving the arts, and feared
                                                                                                                                               Moscow State Institute of Steel and Alloys, and the
                                                 mom.                                         those programs would not return even
                                                                                                                                               Russian Academy of Civil Service, Oleg says his time
                                                    “For me to be back at the turf farm is    when budgets started to recover.
                                                                                                                                               at Hastings College was the happiest and most treasured
                                                 ironic,” James said. “I didn’t want any-        Last year, Letty and James opened
                                                                                                                                               time of his life.
                                                 thing to do with it at first. I got asked    the School for the Performing Arts
                                                 the same question all the time: ‘Do you      for the community of Fort Morgan
                                                 sing to the grass?’”                         and the surrounding area. The school
                                                    Graff’s Turf Farms, established in        offers professional level instruction in
                                                 1979, produces 440 acres of climate          dance, voice, piano, guitar, percussion           Expert rifle sports shooter Gary Anderson ’65 has won


        T       heirs is a love story set        hardy, highly adaptable sod, which           and more for students of any age.                 two Olympic gold medals, seven World Championship
                around music and athletic        makes the perfect turf for some of the          “We knew we could offer a qual-                gold medals, 16 national titles, and set six world records.
                turf. James and Letty Graff,     best known athletic fields in the nation.    ity level of instruction and a standard           He has worked for the National Rifle Association and the
        two talented music students from         A leader in the sod industry, Graff’s        of performing arts education with                 U.S. Civilian Marksmanship Program, and served as a senator in the Nebraska
        Hastings College, found a way to live    Turf Farms has provided athletic             degreed instructors,” James said about            Unicameral. Since his retirement from competitive shooting, Anderson has dedicated
        their passions and have the life they    turf at Invesco Field for the Denver         their decision to establish the school.           his time to coaching young shooters, teaching shooting clinics and speaking at shooting
        always wanted.                           Broncos, Wrigley Field for the Chicago       “We never dreamed it would take off at            sports functions. He has authored several hundred magazine articles and four books on shooting. As vice president of the
           James, a 2001 vocal music graduate,   Cubs, Busch Stadium for the St. Louis        the rate it has.”                                 International Shooting Sports Federation, Anderson will oversee all the shooting events at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games
        and Letty, a 1999 piano performance      Cardinals and more. James is co-owner           The School has grown from 40                   in London. Anderson has said that he wasn’t born with any special talent, just the drive to work harder than anyone else.
        graduate, first met at a Music Mixer     and operating manager of the farm.           students when it opened last year to
        in Fuhr Hall. The classically trained       Both active members of the commu-         150 students, ranging in age from
        baritone and his assigned accompanist    nity, James and Letty recently recog-        three to 62, and nine instructors. James
        were married in 1998. After graduating   nized a growing need for the arts in         is president of the board, and Letty
        from HC, James assumed leadership of     their area. As a member of the school        teaches piano. Both work to perform              Corrections for the Annual Report 2008/09: The gift from David and Karen (Anderson) ’61 Anderson C* was listed incorrectly. Their gift was made in memory of Rosalie
                                                                                                                                               Anderson and in honor of Shirley Hamather. James ’52 and Verlene McFerren C* were incorrectly listed. Ken and Audrey (Schmale) Peil ’63 were incorrectly listed. The Alumni Board of
        the family turf farm in Fort Morgan,     board, James witnessed first-hand the        the day-to-day duties involved in run-           Directors listing was an outdated list used in a previous publication. Terry Hunter ’62 and Paul Gillis ’78 were incorrectly excluded from the list, and Travis Carlstrom ‘01, Sherrie Hollister
                                                                                                                                               ‘85, John Moorhead ‘99 and Amy Jo Nelson ‘90 have completed their terms. Yvonne Peil-Kranau ’89 (Blue Hill, Neb.) was misspelled.




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                                                                                                                                                     Byrnece (Johnson) Sherman ’39 Billings, Mont.,
                                                                                                                                                       5/15/10
                                                                                                                                                                               ’39,                        Dudley Students’ Fund
                                                                                                                                                                   ’41,
                                                                                                                                                     Robert Harper ’41 Newcastle, Wyo., 9/26/09
                                                                                                                                                                            ’41,
                                                                                                                                                     Audrey (Fate) Whitcomb ’41 Hastings, Neb.,
                                                                                                                                                       2/11/10
                                                                                                                                                                                 ’42,
                                                                                                                                                     Marjorie (Anderson) Hickman ’42 Hot Sulphur
                                                                                                                                                      Springs, Colo., 12/13/09
                                                                                                                                                                     ’42,
                                                                                                                                                     N. Elane Wilcox ’42 Kearney, Neb., 1/17/10
                                                                                                                                                                   ’42,
                                                                                                                                                     Willard Rouze ’42 Imperial, Neb., 3/11/10
                                                                                                                                                                   ’42,
                                                                                                                                                     Raymond Knapp ’42 Stockton, Calif., 5/3/10
                                                                                                                                                                       ’43,
                                                                                                                                                     Stanley Lippstreu ’43 Hastings, Neb., 3/12/10
                                                                                                                                                                             ’43,
                                                                                                                                                     Juanita (Hansen) Watson ’43 Grand Island, Neb.,
                                                                                                                                                       4/19/10
                                                                                                                                                                  ’45,
                                                                                                                                                     Ruth Dowling ’45 Placerville, Calif., 9/2/09
                                                                                                                                                                     ’45
                                                                                                                                                     Marjorie Fuller ’45, Hastings, Neb., 6/10/10
                                                                                                                                                                     ’46,
                                                                                                                                                     James Hagemeyer ’46 Madisonville, Tenn.,
                                                                                                                                                       8/5/09
                                                                                                                                                                  ’46,
                                                                                                                                                     Harold Klatt ’46 Hastings, Neb., 11/12/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rick Houchin (both)
                                                                                                                                                                          ’46,
                                                                                                                                                     Verna (Snyder) Allen ’46 Lexington, Neb., 5/3/10
                                                                                                                                                                     ’48,
                                                                                                                                                     Charles Warrick ’48 Norfolk, Neb., 11/4/09
                   Stay connected with the alumni updates in HC                                                                                                                                                                                       Dr. Phil Dudley has
                                                                                                                                                                          ’48,
                                                                                                                                                     Mary (Mosley) Atkins ’48 Torrington, Wyo., 2/1/10                                               announced his retirement
                   Class Notes. The HC Alumni Foundation keeps                                                                                       Jack Horsham ’48 Hastings, Neb., 2/8/10
                                                                                                                                                                  ’48,                                                                                as President of Hastings Col-
                   track of alumni achievements, unions, births, adop-                                                                               Norma (Lane) Glidden ’48 Mullen, Neb., 2/17/10
                                                                                                                                                                          ’48,                                                                        l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lege at the conclusion of the
                   tions, deaths, anniversaries and more. See the full                                                                               Arthur Soundy ’48 Grand Island, Neb., 4/1/10
                                                                                                                                                                   ’48,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2010-11 academic year.
                                                                                                                                   Erik Stenbakken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Many HC alumni have fond
                   list of Class Notes and update your own informa-                                                                                             ’48,
                                                                                                                                                     Robert Ley ’48 Grand Island, Neb., 5/26/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     memories of Hastings College
                   tion online.    www.hastings.edu/classnotes             Class Notes listing includes events that occurred                                                  ’49
                                                                                                                                                     Shirley (Florida) Uphoff ’49, Madison, Wis., 9/5/09                                            th include “Dr. D.” Known
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that
                                                                           July 2009 through June 2010.
                                                                                                                                                     Edward Lisius ’49 Dallas, Texas, 5/11/10
                                                                                                                                                                   ’49,                                                                             as the students’ president, he’s
                                                                                                                                                     Robert Laird ’50 Grand Island, Neb., 7/24/09
                                                                                                                                                                  ’50,                                                                              ch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cheered for them at athletic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   eve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   events, attended their concerts
                Births                                                     Crystal and Andy Osborne ’02 live in Atkinson, Neb.                                    ’50,
                                                                                                                                                     Harry Stiver ’50 Laguna Woods, Calif., 8/3/09
                                                                             They have three children: Kelcie Marie, 5, Grant                                                                              and plays, supported their academic endeavors, and always greeted
                                                                                                                                                                     ’51,
                                                                                                                                                     James Hazelrigg ’51 Tacoma, Wash., 10/18/09
                Theresa and George Merithew ’88 live in Omaha, Neb.          Thomas, 4, and Jordyn Leigh, born September 28,                                                                               them with a friendly smile and a joke or two. Now alumni can show
                  They have one son, Theodore “Tad” Arthur Dean,             2009.                                                                                           ’51,
                                                                                                                                                     Justine (Joynt) Liggett ’51 Fort Collins, Colo.,      their support for Dr. D. and express their appreciation.
                  born January 15, 2010.                                                                                                               1/24/10                                                Several young alumni have come together to create the Dudley Stu-
                                                                           Tricia (Funk) ’02 and Ernest Whiting live in Ewing, Neb.
                Meg (Goodenberger) and John Curtiss ’00/’97 live in           They have two children: Gavin James, 3, and Asher                                                      ’51,
                                                                                                                                                     Dorothy “June” (Olson) Gangwish ’51                   dents’ Fund in honor of President Dudley. Since Dr. Dudley has spent
                 Hastings, Neb. They have three children: Robert              Hayes, born July 7, 2009.                                                Hastings, Neb., 1/31/10                             his career serving students, dollars raised will be used for students’
                 James, 5, Elizabeth Jean, 3, and Abigail Joy, born                                                                                  Fred Moss ’51 Conneaut Lake, Penn., 2/17/10
                                                                                                                                                               ’51,                                        greatest needs, such as scholarship support and improving campus life.
                 December 18, 2009.                                        Kassy and Philep Willey ’02 live in Bayard, Neb. They
                                                                             have one son, Maverick, born March 6, 2010.                                            ’51,
                                                                                                                                                     Calvin Hartwig ’51 Hastings, Neb., 6/6/10                For more information, or to donate to the Dudley Students’ Fund,
                Sarah and Chris Kelly ’97 live in Albuquerque, N.M. They                                                                             George John Staller ’52 Ithaca, N.Y., 7/13/09
                                                                                                                                                                         ’52,                              visit www.hastings.edu/dudley.
                  have one daughter, Alexa Graye, born July 8, 2009.       Deaths                                                                                      ’52,
                                                                                                                                                     Grace (Lenz) Long ’52 Moneta, Va., 11/30/09
                Tiffany (Bolin) and Heath Reinders ’99/’97 live in Grand                        ’32
                                                                           Innis (Beall) Risley ’32, Boulder City, Nev., 9/20/09
                                                                                                                                                               ’52,
                                                                                                                                                     Don Smith ’52 Tallahassee, Fla., 2/14/10
                   Island, Neb. They have one daughter, Adrianna Grace,                    ’35
                                                                           Clarence Newell ’35, Silver Spring, Md., 2/2/10
                                                                                                                                                     Chang-Soon Yoo ’52, Seoul, South Korea, 6/3/10
                                                                                                                                                                    ’52                                                                                      Each year Dr.
                   born December 1, 2009.
                                                                                                      ’37
                                                                           Leona (Lathrop) Strickland ’37, San Jose, Calif., 8/1/09                                                                                                                          Dudley tells his
                                                                                                                                                                           ’54,
                                                                                                                                                     Donna (Yost) Renander ’54 Omaha, Neb.,
                Kimberly (Bratton) ’99 and Joel Moore live in Lexington,   Donald Moore, Sr. ’37, Dallas, Texas, 12/16/09
                                                                                             ’37                                                                                                                                                             famous Bird
                                                                                                                                                       11/9/09
                  Mass. They have two children: Jesse Cole, 4, and                                                                                                                                                                                           Legs story at
                  Madison Grace, born January 7, 2010.                                          ’37
                                                                           Phyllis Hochstettler ’37, Port Townsend, Wash., 1/22/10                                              ’54,
                                                                                                                                                     Beatrice (Mincks) Klaumann ’54 Omaha, Neb.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Welcoming
                                                                           Dorothy (Stearns) Wolter ’38, Fullerton, Calif., 10/7/09
                                                                                                    ’38                                                12/8/09
                Kara (Holtz) ’01 and Gabe Cordell live in Omaha, Neb.                                                                                                                                                                                        Convocation.
                  They have one daughter, Sienna Lynn, born                Charlotte (Bierbower) White ’38, Hastings, Neb.,
                                                                                                       ’38                                                        ’55,
                                                                                                                                                     Waldeen Buss ’55 Kensington, Calif., 12/29/09
                  September 1, 2009.                                         11/14/09                                                                                ’56,
                                                                                                                                                     Herbert Paulsen ’56 Fort Worth, Texas, 10/1/09
                                                                                                 ’38
                                                                           Esther (Jensen) Lambe ’38, Akron, Ohio, 1/7/10                                            ’56,
                                                                                                                                                     Rex Steinkruger ’56 Bloomfield, Iowa, 11/1/09
                Angela (Rowse) ’01 and Jeffrey Roach live in Fitchburg,
                  Wis. They have one son, Cameron James, born                                   ’39
                                                                           Hope (Furse) Carlson ’39, Mount Pleasant, Mich., 2/4/10                                       ’56,
                                                                                                                                                     Beverly (May) Beran ’56 Omaha, Neb., 3/13/10
                  September 27, 2009.                                                         ’39
                                                                           Mary (Jones) Moore ’39, Eureka, Calif., 2/23/10                                          ’57,
                                                                                                                                                     Donald Stewart ’57 Moline, Ill., 9/13/09




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 Kathleen (Wenzlaff) Brockhaus ’57 Nebraska City,
    Neb., 12/14/09
                               ’57,
                                                                                 Donor Notes                                                                                     On Top of
                                                                                                                                                                                 the World
                      ’59
 Nancy (Neuman) Brown ’59, Spring Valley, Calif.,
   7/25/09
 Larry Tjarks ’60, Dallas, Texas, 7/27/09
              ’60                                                                 2010 Seniors Give “Doc”
 Harold Shaw ’60 Holstein, Neb., 9/24/09
             ’60,                                                               For more than a century, Hastings
 Harriet (Denney) Bryan ’60 Union Point, Ga.,
                        ’60,                                              College seniors have expressed their appreciation
   11/8/09                                           to HC by leaving a permanent gift on campus. The 2010 seniors chose
 Evelyn (Hayes) Desch ’63, Grand Island, Neb.,
                      ’63                            to create a banner honoring Dr. Lynn “Doc” Farrell to be displayed in
   10/16/09                                          the Lynn Farrell arena. The banner details his many accomplishments at
 Gladys (Young) Kornweibel ’64 Sacramento,
                           ’64,                      Hastings College. Thanks to the class of 2010, Lynn Farrell will be hon-
   Calif., 1/10                                      ored in the Osborne Family Sports Complex for many years to come.
                 ’64,
 Kenneth Fischer ’64 Belleville, Kan., 3/6/10
                ’64,
 Delores Wright ’64 Broken Bow, Neb., 5/14/10
 Donald Mason ’65 Davis, Calif., 7/22/09
              ’65,                                       HC Irish Fellows
                   ’65,
 Nancy (Reed) Doty ’65 Cape Coral, Fla., 3/4/10
                           ’68
 Vivian (Brolliar) Mariska ’68, Superior, Neb.,
    8/12/09
                      ’68
 Ruth (Ruzicka) Giger ’68, Superior, Neb., 8/31/09
                ’68,
 Barton Hultine ’68 Hastings, Neb., 6/12/10
             ’71
 David Story ’71, Hastings, Neb., 2/16/10
                   ’74
 Richard Patterson ’74, Omaha, Neb., 11/19/09
               ’75,
 Gerald Pierce ’75 Omaha, Neb., 11/27/09
               ’83,
 Lori St. John ’83 Memphis, Tenn., 7/10/09
 Renee Fitzke ’87 Omaha, Neb., 9/29/09
              ’87,                                                                                               Brooke Biggerstaff


 Marjorie (Tooker) Genung-Bush ’00, Hastings,
                               ’00                   Thanks to The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation of
  Neb., 12/15/09                                     New York City and many other generous supporters, the HC Irish
                                                     Fellows program continues to encourage excellence and exploration
                                                     among students. Over the past two years, 11 Hastings College students
 Marriages
                                                     have participated in this educational and cultural immersion into the
 Micaela (Swigle) ’97 and Jordan Lashmett live in
 Micaela                                             history, culture and geography of County Clare, Ireland, with the tour’s
   Omaha, Neb. They were married on November         host, renowned Irish musician Davy Spillane.
   20, 2009 in Sarasota, Fla.                           Gladys Krieble Delmas established the Foundation in 1976 and inau-
 Becky (Carter) ’01 and Greg Goodrick live in        gurated programs of annual grants for United States and Commonwealth                                                                                                                                          Brandon McKenna
   Curepipe, Republic of Mauritius. They were        scholars studying Venetian history and civilization. With contributions
   married on September 9, 2009 in Kwa-Zulu          from the estates of Jean Paul Delmas in 1988 and Gladys Krieble Del-
   Natal, South Africa.                              mas in 1991, the Foundation, in addition to continuing the program for
                                                     scholars in Venice, now recognizes and supports the major interests of             Grads, from left to right: Andrew Butler, Amanda Phillips,           Dan Pauley plans to continue his focus on corporate law, litiga-
 Natasha
 Natasha Jenkins Long ’03 and Kyle Long live in
                                                                                                                                                         Daniel Pauley, Molly Blazek, Tom Prickett        tion and finance working as in-house counsel at a venture capital
   Scottsbluff, Neb. They were married on            the donors’ lives: the humanities, research libraries and the performing
   December 26, 2009 in Scottsbluff.                 arts in New York City.                                                                                                                               firm in Omaha. Dan’s grandfather William George Pauley gradu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ated from HC, as did his grandmother Glenda, who is a member
 Amber (Johnson) ’06 and Jonathan Riley live
 Amber
  in Hastings, Neb. They were married on
  October 17, 2009 in Hastings.                                            As an Irish Fellow, Kate Jerman of Colorado
                                                                             Springs, Colo., studied the origin, function and
                                                                               use of Irish Sheela-na-gigs, female sculptures
                                                                                                                                      F    ive 2007 Hastings College grads earned their Juris
                                                                                                                                            Doctorates from Creighton University School of Law in May.
                                                                                                                                            All five plan to practice law in Nebraska or Iowa.
                                                                                                                                        Andrew Butler played on the Hastings College Football team
                                                                                                                                      2003-06 and earned Academic All-American in 2006. He earned
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of the Pro Rege Society, his aunt Rhonda, who is on the Board of
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Trustees, his sister Alex and several cousins.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Molly Blazek plans to stay in Nebraska to practice law. She grad-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          uated from Hastings College with dual degrees in business adminis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tration and philosophy. Molly’s aunt Barbara Blazek McCall, uncle
                                                                                placed on 11th- and 12th-century churches
                                                                                and castles in Ireland.                               dual degrees with high distinction in business administration and   Donald McCall, and cousins Jennifer Erickson Baack and Jeffery
                                                                                   “The chance to conduct on-site research            distinction in health promotion and management. Originally from     Erickson are all graduates of Hastings College. Her sister Katherine


               Online                                                           for my topic was incredible,” Kate said. “I was       Kearney, Neb., Andrew plans to stay in the state to practice law,   is a 2011 degree candidate in the education department, and her
                                                                               able to talk with one of the foremost experts in       concentrating his practice in litigation and trial work.            brother Paul just completed his first year at the college.
                                                                                                                                         Amanda Phillips graduated from Cambridge High School in             Tom Prickett was raised in Glenwood, Iowa. He knew at the age
                                                                              the field, catalogue and study the real sculp-
  See the full list of Class Notes and                                                                                                2002. She attended Central Community College in Hastings and        of 16 that he wanted to be a lawyer, and he has been pursuing that
                                                                            tures, take pictures of them and see them in their        transferred to Hastings College, where she completed dual degrees   goal ever since. Tom says he is grateful for the wonderful experience
update your own information online.                                       natural context. This has increased the richness and        in political science and sociology. Her family currently lives in   and education that he received at Hastings College. He plans to
 www.hastings.edu/classnotes                         Erik Stenbakken   depth of my study threefold.”                                  Waco, Nebraska. Amanda plans to practice in general civil, crimi-   continue to pursue his interest in criminal, family and property law
                                                                                                                                      nal and family law.                                                 and become licensed to practice law in both Iowa and Nebraska.




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