Homecoming 2014: A multicultural celebration

More than 350 Hesston College alumni and friends gathered on campus Sept. 25 to 28 for A Hesston College Homecoming 2014: A View From Everywhere with the theme “Each other’s light: A multicultural celebration.” The weekend featured alumni sharing their heritage and multicultural experiences in “Go Everywhere” seminar presentations, music and theatre performances and class […]

U.S. senior advisor to Iraq to speak on Iraqi-U.S. relations at Homecoming

A former advisor to General David Petraeus, Sadi Othman, will headline Hesston College’s Homecoming Weekend symposium as the keynote presenter with “Working as a Communication Bridge in Iraq” at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary on the Hesston College campus. Othman will speak about his work as a civilian senior […]

Tony Brown to present I Go On Singing at Lancaster Mennonite School

Internationally acclaimed baritone Anthony Brown will present I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Words and Songs, an original tribute to the popular African American performer and civil rights activist Robeson at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at the High Fine Arts Center on the Lancaster Mennonite School campus, 2176 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster. […]

Hustler mower among prizes at Excel-sponsored golf benefit for Hesston College

A top-of-the-line Hustler mower donated by Excel Industries is one of the prizes up for grabs at the second annual Hesston College Student Scholarship Golf Benefit at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, at Hesston Golf Park. For the second year in a row, longtime Hesston College supporter Excel Industries is sponsoring the tournament, whose proceeds […]

Multicultural tradition to be celebrated at Homecoming

Hesston College will welcome alumni and friends from across the country and around the world to campus Sept. 25 to 28 for A Hesston College Homecoming 2014 with the theme “Each other’s light: A multicultural celebration.” The weekend will feature alumni sharing their heritage and multicultural experiences in “Go Everywhere” seminar presentations, music and theatre […]

Nelson Kilmer Science Scholarship established in honor of longtime instructor

Longtime Hesston College science faculty and staff member Nelson Kilmer’s 46 years of dedicated service to the college is being honored with the establishment of the Nelson Kilmer Science Scholarship by his children Ron Kilmer (Glendale, Ariz.) and Krista (Kilmer) Nelson (Shawnee, Kan.) and their families. Kilmer retired from his service at Hesston College in […]

College prepares for leadership transition in Advancement

The Hesston College community will prepare for a leadership transition as Yvonne Sieber, vice president of Advancement, ends her service to the college June 30. Tonya Detweiler will serve as interim vice president of Advancement effective July 1. “Vonnie has led the Advancement team to many noteworthy accomplishments to support the college’s causes,” said President […]

AVDS conference reveals Bible’s eternal truths

by Quinn Katherineberg and Rachel McMaster In the age of social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, how does the Bible – an ancient book, thousands of years old – continue to be relevant to common experiences of the contemporary age? That was the question explored by the 190 participants at Hesston College’s Anabaptist Vision […]

Hesston College receives grant for renovation project

Hesston College has been selected as a recipient of a $500,000 grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation in Tulsa, Okla., for the impending construction of a new campus entrance and renovation of the Northlawn performing arts building. The total cost of the project is $3.8 million. Large lead gift commitments totaling $1.52 million […]

Photos from Homecoming 2013

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 […]

Former instructors release book revealing multi-racial ancestry

 Former Hesston College instructors Sharon Cranford, Wichita, Kan., and Dwight Roth, Hesston, have released their book, “Kinship Concealed: Amish Mennonites/African-American Family Connections” (Legacy Book Publishing, 2013) – the story of Cranford’s, an African American Baptist, and Roth’s, a white Mennonite-Episcopalian, unexpected shared heritage. Part semi-autobiographical and part historical fiction, the book documents the historical multi-racial […]

Local estate gives for the future

Hesston College and the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains recently received generous financial gifts from the Harold and Evie Dyck Estate that will help both organizations in securing their future viability. The Dycks’ estate was distributed following Evie’s death in April. Harold preceded her in death in 2007. “We are grateful that Harold and Evie […]