CLASS OF 2021
Sharon Behl Brooks followed her professional broadcasting career by educating future broadcasters at Hastings College. Sharon began as a part-time news and weather reporter at KHAS TV in Hastings in 1973 while attending college, before being hired full-time in 1974. In 1976, she was promoted to News Director, becoming the first woman in the state of Nebraska to hold that position at a TV station. While enjoying success in the newsroom, she found her true passion was in teaching. On faculty at Hastings College from 1979 until her retirement in 2016, she inspired students as an advisor and mentor. In 1988, she added the duties of Station Manager for campus radio station KFKX. Over her 38 years at Hastings College, Behl Brooks personally inspired students who loved broadcasting, generating a pipeline of highly talented new broadcasters.