Increase in new students and higher academic achievement ushers in the 2016-17 year

Hesston College’s official fall 2016 enrollment numbers following the 20th day of classes give a total student headcount enrollment of 401. Included in total enrollment is a larger group of new students who started at Hesston in 2016 as compared to fall 2015. The number of domestic students increased to 198 from 185 in 2015, […]

Fourth annual Hesston College Golf Benefit to honor Excel’s longtime commitment

A 57-year history of friendship and partnership between Excel Industries, Inc., and Hesston College will be celebrated at the fourth annual Hesston College Homecoming Golf Benefit Thursday, Sept. 29, at Hesston Golf Park. Excel and Midwest Professional Golf Association are sponsoring the event. All proceeds will benefit the Hesston College annual fund. Registration for the […]

Homecoming 2016 welcomes whole community

Hesston College will celebrate homecoming 2016, “Home Sweet Hesston,” Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, along with Hesston High School and the larger community. Homecoming 2016 marks Hesston High School USD 460’s 50th anniversary, which transitioned from the former Hesston Academy. Dual alumni that attended both Hesston High School and Hesston College will resource the weekend […]

2016-17 year opens with energy

Hesston College welcomed new and returning students to campus and a new year during Opening Weekend Aug. 19 to 21. Classes started Monday, Aug. 22. In featured photo above: Freshmen Kendall Richardson (Lodi, Calif.) and Jasmine Pankratz (Abbyville, Kan.) take their first roommate picture shortly after moving into their dorm room Aug. 19.  

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 to northeast Kansas, Sunday, Sept. 4. The 2016 chartered bus excursion includes attending Orchestra on the Oregon Trail (OOOT) near Marysville in Marshall County, Kan. The original plan for this trip was to attend the Orchestra on the […]

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 […]

College mourns Phyllis Yoder

The campus community grieves the unexpected death of Phyllis Yoder, wife of long-time chemistry faculty member Jim Yoder, Monday evening. Our prayers go with Jim and family in the days and weeks to come. Memorial plans Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 2 Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S Lancaster, Hesston Memorial Service at […]

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 […]