Gloria Solis, a 1980 Hesston College graduate and chief nursing officer and chief operating officer at Saint Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Mo., gives the keynote presentation, “The Future of Nursing: It’s in our Hands,” as the kickoff to Hesston College’s Homecoming symposium Sept. 27.
Hesston College welcomed about 500 guests to campus during A Hesston College Homecoming 2013: A View From Everywhere Sept. 27 to 29. Nursing and other healthcare professional alumni were recognized along with the college’s nursing program during the weekend’s events. Alumni professionals presented at a holistic health symposium focusing on current trends and practices in the healthcare field.
See some photos from the weekend.
Harold Winsinger of Hesston, Kan., won the Big Dog mower given by Excel Industries at the first Hesston College Student Scholarship Golf Tournament sponsored by Excel. Winsinger returned the mower and it was put up for auction and purchased by Norm Yoder of Henderson, Neb. Pictured from left are Bob Mullet, vice president of Excel; Paul Mullet, president and CEO of Excel; Yoder and Winsinger. The new event hosted 68 golfers and proceeds benefited the Jim Boyts Scholarship.
Children enjoy a barrel train ride around campus at the Friday night Family Festival. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and local families came out for the event that included children’s activities, a barbecue picnic and Larks athletic events.
Bethany Miller (Hesston, Kan.) and Megan Miller (Wichita, Kan.) talk with Amanda Yoder (Goshen, Ind.), a fellow Hesston College Class of 2008 alumna during class reunions Sept. 28.