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 […]

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 […]

Class of 2016 encouraged to work in the world with love

Hesston College graduates were encouraged to frame their lives with love for God, others and self. Based on Mark 12:28-34, which served as the college’s theme verse for the 2015-16 year, Hesston College psychology and Bible instructor Kevin Wilder delivered the commencement address “Ultimate Questions,” at the May 8 graduation exercises. Wilder explained that ultimate […]

Answering the community’s call

For many students, the Hesston College community is one that extends beyond the campus’ borders. That was the case for seven students who worked this academic year as volunteers with the City of Hesston Fire Department and Emergency Services. Although their schedules were unpredictable with calls coming in at all hours of the day and […]