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This week's Alumni Spotlight, James Hoshor '93This week's Alumni Spotlight is James Hoshor '93. This past summer, one of our Tigers on Tour (TOT) students, Kayleigh Erskine, met with James at Mr. Goodcents in Lincoln and had a great time talking about Doane! James graduated in 1993 with degrees in Business and Management. He currently works for Client Resources Inc. (CRi) in Omaha and started a portion of the company that develops software for phone apps. Our TOT loved hearing about his time as a member of Tau Sigma Zeta fraternity and as a member of the football team. In fact, James was part of the team that won the GPAC championship and even got to play with the rest of his team in New Zealand!

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Alumni Spotlight: Zach Anderson '07

zach.jpgThis week, our Alumni Spotlight is Zach Anderson '07.

This past summer, one of our TOT students went to visit Zach at his office in Hanscom Park United Methodist Church, where he works as a pastor. Zach was always involved at Doane taking part in many of the performing arts. In addition to his studies and extracurricular activities Zach also had a great passion for Greek Life being a member of Alpha Pi Epsilon. Greek Life, he said, helps to foster leadership, which is something he greatly values to this day (Zach frequently assist with Youth Leadership Seminars).

He and our TOT talked extensively about his involvement in changing aspects of Greek Council and Greek Life. He also shared several stories about what it was like seeing the transition from President Brown to President Brand. It was wonderful learning about Zach and his perspective of Doane from '03-’07. 

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Alumni Spotlight

This week's Alumni Spotlight, Jay Wilkinson

This week our Alumni spotlight is Jay Wilkinson from Lincoln, NE. This past summer, one of our TOTs visited Firespring to meet with Jay. At exactly 11:11am, Jay and our TOT attended Firespring's daily all company meeting. She was blown away by the high energy and collaborative work that goes on inside the office! They then sat down and chatted about his time at Doane. Although he was at Doane for only a year, he had plenty of stories. While at Doane, Jay was a part of Sigma Phi Theta, the football team, and the basketball team. Jay is a huge supporter of leadership activities in Nebraska, so our TOT shared her experience with Doane’s Hansen Leadership Program, which he really supported. Currently, Jay lives in Lincoln with his family. He is the CEO of Firespring, but travels across the states for speaking engagements often. 

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New biology students show off learning at research symposium

Kolton Kaspar ’18, Destini Mays ’18 and Sydney Pfeifer ’18 knew full well that Doane College’s biology program has a reputation for real learning.

But they didn’t imagine that in the first few months of their college careers—their first semester at Doane—that they would have already been presenting research.

Not to mention learning science in the lab, with their own two hands, instead of reading and memorizing from textbooks.


Thursday in Don Nyrop Great Hall, the three-person group was one of many displaying and explaining their original research to faculty, staff and students passing by the afternoon session of the second annual First-Year Biology Research Symposium in Perry Memorial Campus Center.

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Learning by doing: Bell finds passion through internship

Editor's note: The editor-in-chief of Doane's student-produced campus newspaper (The Doane Owl) and award-winning student journalist, Erin Bell '15 just finished a prestigious summer reporting internship with the Scripps Howard Foundation in Washington D.C. She graciously shared her story with the Doane Blog. Lucas Fahrer, Doane Blog editor


Erin Bell '15 (front row, third from right) is from Julesburg, Colorado, and is beginning her senior year after a summer internship with the Scripps Howard Foundation in Washington D.C.


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