Behind the Scenes with Haley Walsh

Haley Pelissier Walsh, ’14, gets to the theater early to make sure the costumes and props are in place before the actors arrive. By the time they walk through the doors, she will have checked the backstage safety precautions by putting glow tape on the floor to limit tripping and checked the costumes and props a couple more times.

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Growing Goodness: Katrina Iott’s Passion for Produce

Just as the Internet began to take off, Katrina Iott, ’90, received a call from her mother, asking her to start an online business for their family farm—and so tomatoes.com was born.

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Living Among the Walking Dead: 1984 Alumnus Evan Stitt’s Neighborhood

Evan Stitt, ’84, hasn’t mowed his grass or trimmed the trees on his lawn for more than three years. That’s because his house in Senoia, Georgia, is on the set of the AMC hit-television series The Walking Dead. Stitt is living in a zombie apocalypse.

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The Heart of the Matter: Claudia Louis, ’71

By Josephine Von Dohlen, ’19 When Claudia Louis, ’71, was 21, her 23-year-old sister passed away from a congenital heart defect. Not long after, Louis found out that she had a heart defect as well. After learning how to navigate her heart issues, she brought together her passion for heart health and her love of […]

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Finding His Voice: Tenor Nicholas Nestorak, ’11, finds success on the opera stage

Written by Monica Vanderweide, ’95 Nicholas Nestorak, ’11, grew up in Hillsdale and developed a love for the performing arts while attending free concerts by professional artists at Hillsdale College. Although he sang in his church’s choir, he saw himself as an instrumentalist more than a vocalist, also playing piano and cello. But college often […]

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Top of the Morning Show Michael Kreuz Wins Newscast Emmy

“What’s a Latin major doing out here with a camera?” a firefighter asked Michael Kreuz, ’14, who was out working as a street photography journalist recently. The two had started talking about their backgrounds when Kreuz, who double majored in English and Latin, shared that his story is unlike most in the media industry.

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Buy a Sticker, Save a Lake: Austin Holsinger and Great Lakes Proud

Through his company, Great Lakes Proud (GLP), Austin Holsinger, ’10, is fulfilling a dream to celebrate and promote the Great Lakes while giving back to organizations that protect and preserve this national treasure.

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“Stryking” the Right Match: John Lauria Places Graduates at Stryker

With the help of John Lauria, ’95, 27 Hillsdale graduates have been hired by Stryker, a Fortune 500 company specializing in medical technologies. “Hillsdale grads take care of Hillsdale grads,” Lauria says.

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The Story Behind Heirloom Solutions

Hillsdale College alumna, Stephanie Benson, shares the story behind her small business.

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Finding Your Natalie

As a youth and family ministry pastor for most of the past decade, much of my role in the life of young people has been investing in relationships. I become invested in the lives of these students and their families, and they become invested in my life.

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Alumna Spotlight: Sally Klarr

Sally Klarr, ’12, was fascinated with jewels long before her Hillsdale education. She completed a jewel-related senior thesis, graduated with a degree in rhetoric and public address, then landed in New York City. Within two years, Sally had encountered more rare jewelry than most people see in a lifetime.

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Staying in Town: Spotlight on Ashlyn Landherr

Ashlyn Landherr, ’16, watched her teammates and friends move away from Hillsdale after graduation while she prepared to take on a role that would have her running the events she attended during college. The upswing in student activities since Ashlyn took the job as head director of those activities, plus much more, has not gone unnoticed.

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