Campus mourns tragic loss of alumna

The Hesston College community is heartbroken over the tragic loss of 2011 alumna Sheralynn Neff (North Newton, Kan.) in a skydiving accident in Oklahoma. Sheralynn was a high-achieving student who was involved with many different areas of campus life. She earned an associate of arts degree in Bible and Ministry with Dean’s List honors, served […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season to feature artists from around the world

An array of world-class musical talent, genres and sounds will headline the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts’ (HBPA) 35th season for 2016-17.     The contemporary jazz dance company Big Muddy Dance Company will open the season, Nov. 11, at Krehbiel Auditorium in Bethel Colleges’ Luyken Fine Arts Center. Founded in 2010, St. Louis’ Big Muddy Dance […]

Public invited to submit third-party comments for BSN accreditation

Hesston College Nursing will host an onsite accreditation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Sept. 28 to 30, 2016. The purpose of this visit is to seek initial nursing accreditation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. In accordance with its Procedures for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs, […]

Explore Kansas! trip to attend Orchestra on the Oregon Trail

Hesston College alumni and friends are invited to take part in the college’s annual Explore Kansas! trip, Sunday, Sept. 4. The 2016 chartered bus excursion includes attending Orchestra on the Oregon Trail (OOOT) near Marysville in Marshall County, Kan. The 2016 Orchestra on the Oregon Trail will feature the Topeka Symphony Orchestra. Hesston College choirs […]

Campus community mourns loss of student

The Hesston College campus community is mourning the untimely loss of student Justin Velazquez. Justin had just finished his freshman year at Hesston, where he was also a member of the baseball team. He passed away Saturday morning, June 4, while playing baseball in his hometown in Puerto Rico. Our prayers are with Justin’s family […]

RN to BSN program to launch in January 2017

Starting in January 2017, Hesston College will launch an RN to BSN program for registered nurses looking to complete a bachelor’s level degree. For almost 50 years Hesston College has educated nurses in an associate degree program where academic success is nurtured in a supportive, student-centered environment. Throughout the program’s history, more than 98 percent […]

Larks Men’s Tennis completes successful week at national tournament

The Hesston College men’s tennis team returned from a great week of tennis at the NJCAA Division I national tournament May 16 to-20 in Plano, Texas, finishing 17th among 24 teams. Four Hesston players earned day-one singles matches, including sophomore Caleb Schrock-Hurst (Harrisonburg, Va.), freshman Josiah Borst (Becker, Minn.), sophomore Andry Stutzman (Harrisonburg, Va.) and […]

Nebraska golf event to benefit student financial aid

Golf enthusiasts are invited to join Hesston College for the 27th annual Nebraska Golf Benefit, Monday, June 20, at Thornridge Golf Course in Milford, Neb. Organized by 2008 alumnus Ryan Stauffer and friend of the college Nick Glanzer, Nebraska businesses Crop Insurance Solutions and Stauffer Farms are underwriting the event, allowing 100 percent of proceeds […]

Where college meets preschool

Hesston College Preschool is a classroom that serves a broad age range. It’s a classroom for children three- to five-years-old and college students studying early childhood education. “Our program is unique because students are given hands-on learning opportunities at a freshman and sophomore level, whereas in many colleges and universities, students must wait until their […]

For the love of the game: Alumna to make NFL coaching debut

“Oh, wow, you play football?” the young woman asked Katie Sowers, who was waiting to have her photo taken for this story in the locker room also being used by the girl’s high school basketball team that was warming up for upcoming tipoff. “I would love to play football!” “You can!” Sowers encouraged. “How old […]

Sprunger appointed to interim president role

Benjamin E. (Ben) Sprunger, Ph.D., will serve as interim president of Hesston College starting August 1. A longtime higher education faculty member and administrator, Sprunger has been active in leadership of several Mennonite organizations, including nine years as president and CEO of Mennonite Economic Development Associates, Inc., (MEDA). His appointment comes as President Howard Keim […]