York College Student Featured in Statewide Magazine

NORFOLK -- Nebraska Life magazine has selected York College senior Hazley Hamm for inclusion in its annual "Guide to Nebraska Colleges & Universities." The guide appears in the January/February 2006 issue. Hamm is one of 11 Nebraska collegians to be featured with a short biography and photo.

Hamm, of Imperial, NE, is an education major who wants to be a special needs teacher in a small Nebraska community.

Hamm has been president of her social club, active in campus ministries and residence hall staff, and has participated in yearly spring break mission trips. Last summer, she spent six weeks in Japan doing mission work. She has been on the golf team for four years and also enjoys hunting.

"The purpose of the College Guide is to encourage students to stay in Nebraska for higher education," said Managing Editor David Bristow. "Telling stories about Nebraska and Nebraskans is what we do as a magazine. So for us, the best way to talk about colleges was to tell the stories of some of our outstanding students."

Colleges and universities across the state nominated students for inclusion. The Nebraska Life editorial board selected those students whose stories best represented the state.

"Each of these students has gone beyond the usual books-and-classroom definition of a student," Bristow said. "These are young people who are helping others and getting involved in creative and entrepreneurial activities. They're not waiting to become leaders of the future -- they're becoming leaders now."

The issue is now on sale on news stands across the state and is available directly from Nebraska Life Magazine by calling 1-800-777-6159.