GEHS Alumni Jerrad McDermott among the 130th graduating class at Hastings College


(Hastings, Nebraska) – Hastings College held its 130th Commencement on Saturday, May 14, 2016. During the annual ceremony, the college awarded degrees to 177 undergraduates and 12 Master of Arts in Teaching graduates.

The Honorable Pete Ricketts, governor of Nebraska, provided the Commencement Address.

Videos of Commencement and the college’s Baccalaureate service can be found at

Degree recipients are included below.

“HD” designates those students who graduated with high distinction in their major(s), while “D” indicates the students who graduate with distinction in their coursework. High distinction is awarded to graduates who have earned 3.85 to 4.0 grade point average, while distinction is awarded to those who have earned at least a 3.7 grade point average in their major(s).

Bachelor of Arts – United States – KANSAS


Agnes Kaylin Schurman — Psychologh


Jerrad Dalton McDermott — Physics


Kireina Laura Christensen — Mathematics Education and HD – Special Education


Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a “Best Bang for the Buck” school by Washington Monthly. For more, go to