Hesston College will celebrate the class of 2014 during Commencement Weekend May 9 to 11.
The commencement ceremony will be at 9 a.m., Sunday, May 11, in Yost Center. Nursing instructor Joyce Huber and natural science instructor Marelby Mosquera will present the commencement address, “Passport For a Dream: From Here to Everywhere.”
Huber has served in the nursing department since 1973, and Mosquera, a 2004 Hesston College graduate, is in her first year of teaching in the natural sciences program.
Hannah Weaver (Inola, Okla.) and Nathan Peters (North Liberty, Iowa) will be the student speakers.
Academic departments will recognize graduates in department specific ceremonies May 10.
Disaster Management students will be recognized at 9 a.m. in the Northlawn Studio Theatre. Paul Unruh (Hesston), will present the message. Unruh is a 1958 graduate of Hesston Academy and a 1960 graduate of Hesston College, a longtime Mennonite Disaster Service volunteer and a member of the bi-national Mennonite Disaster Service Board of Directors.
A pinning ceremony for nursing graduates will be at 10 a.m. in the Hesston Mennonite Church Sanctuary. Marcy Renollet, RN, BSN, CMSRN (Wichita, Kan.), a 1995 Hesston College graduate and risk manager for Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc., will be the featured speaker.
Pastoral Ministries commissioning will be at 1 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. John Murray, lead pastor at Hesston Mennonite Church and a 1981 Hesston College graduate will present the message.
Aviation and Air Traffic Control graduates will be recognized during a 2:30 p.m. reception in the Hesston Mennonite Church Community Center.
Other weekend events include voice recitals by sophomores Morgan Martin (New Holland, Pa.) and Rebecca Rhodes (Arthur, Ill.) at 4 p.m., May 9 in the Hesston Mennonite Church Sanctuary, and Mischa De Jesus (Kalona, Iowa) and Megan Goodrich (Buchanan, Mich.) at 1 p.m., May 10 in the Northlawn Studio Theatre. Performing arts students will present a music theatre workshop performance at 7 p.m., May 9 and 10 in the Northlawn Studio Theatre. The International Chorale will present a concert at 4 p.m., May 4 at Hesston Mennonite Church as a precursor to their three-week May tour to Europe.