Hesston College announces the following new faculty and staff appointments for the 2017-18 year:
Megan Baumgartner, female resident director, is a Hesston College graduate and completed a B.S. at Goshen (Ind.) College.
Becky Bartell, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.E., director of Nursing Education, earned an M.S.N. from Fort Hays (Kan.) State University and a B.S.N. from Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.). She has served as a nursing professor at Hesston since 2010.
Mark Diller, development officer for the western United States, is a Hesston College graduate and has a bachelor’s degree from George Fox University (Newberg, Ore.) and a master’s in business administration from Corban University (Salem, Ore.)
Jaecy Friesen, flight instructor, is a Hesston College graduate.
Jeff Giroux, assistant men’s soccer coach, earned a master’s degree in psychology of sports and exercise from Leeds (England) Beckett University and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Bartlesville)
Marissa Hochstetler, graphic designer and assistant female resident director, is a Hesston College graduate and has a B.A. in communication studies with a minor in graphic design from Goshen College.
Sheryl Hodge, registrar and dean of assessment and accreditation, holds a Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in educational research and psychology and a M.A. in educational research and psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Christie Hoskisson, bookstore manager, holds a B.S. in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in business and accounting from Central Methodist University (Fayette, Mo.) and is an alumna of Butler County Community College (El Dorado, Kan.).
Amy Hulse, R.N., adjunct nursing professor, holds a B.S.N. from Bethel College and plans to complete a M.S.N. in 2018.
Thomas Kellner, baseball pitching coach, is a graduate of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Jason Klanderud, multimedia projects manager, is completing a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Tabor College.
James Komakech, men’s and women’s tennis coach, is an alum of Barton County Community College (Great Bend, Kan.) and Bethany College (Lindsborg, Kan.).
Cindy Lapp, adjunct nursing professor, is a Hesston College graduate and is working on a M.S.N. through Tabor College-Wichita to be completed in 2018.
Fritz Lehman, flight instructor, is a Hesston College graduate.
Peter Lehman, history professor, holds a M.A. in American studies from Pennsylvania State University (Harrisburg), a B.A. in history from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Va.) and is pursuing a Ph.D. in American studies from Pennsylvania State University. He has taught English courses at Hesston since 2015 and will continue in that role.
Ben Miller, plumbing/facilities specialist.
Jeptha Miller, flight instructor, is a graduate of Hesston College and Goshen College.
Jessica Miller, food service director, holds a B.A. health and physical education from Tabor College (Hillsboro, Kan.) and a B.S. in dietetics from Kansas State University (Manhattan).
Monica Miller, director of human resources, is a Hesston College graduate and holds a B.A. in business administration with a minor in psychology from Goshen College. She is completing a M.S. in employment law from Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.).
Paula Miller, nutrition professor, holds a M.S. from South Dakota State University (Brookings) and a B.S. from Kansas State University.
Christy Miller Hesed, adjunct mathematics professor, holds a Ph.D. in environmental anthropology from the University of Maryland (College Park), a M.S. in sustainable development and conservation biology and an undergraduate degree from Goshen College.
Austin Mitchell, intramural director, is a Hesston College graduate and holds a B.A. in business administration, management and marketing from Bethel College.
Diana Mitzner, M.S.N., R.N., adjunct nursing professor, holds a M.S.N. in nursing education from the University of Phoenix (Tempe, Ariz.) and a B.S.N. from Southwestern College (Winfield, Kan.).
Susan Mungecho, food service.
John Murray, director of international admissions, is a Hesston College graduate, holds a master’s in theological studies from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Elkhart, Ind.) and will complete a master’s in interfaith action from Claremont (Calif.) Lincoln University in September.
Brandy Quinn, admissions visit coordinator, holds a B.A. in education from Emporia (Kan.) State University.
Corey Regehr, special services manager with Campus Facilities, is a Hesston College alum.
Mary Schanbacher, food service.
Andrew Sharp, history professor, is a Hesston College graduate and holds a M.A. in sports administration from Wichita (Kan.) State University and a B.A. from Millersville (Pa.) University. He will continue his role as softball coach at Hesston.
Bonnie Sowers, M.S.N., R.N., nursing professor, is a Hesston College graduate and holds a M.S.N. from Ohio State University (Columbus) and a B.S.N. from Goshen College. She served Hesston College as director of nursing education from 1980 to 2017.
Holly Swartzendruber, music professor and vocal music coordinator, holds a D.M.A. in vocal performance from the University of Kansas (Lawrence), a M.M. in vocal performance from Ohio University (Athens) and a B.A. in music from Goshen College.