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 […]

Students serve, celebrate and showcase at Larkfest 2016

Hesston College took a day off from classes April 14, to instead focus on college values of service and student academic and leadership excellence during the annual Larkfest celebration. The day started with on-campus students doing service projects around the Hesston and Harvey County communities. About 275 students participated in 35 service projects from pulling […]

College responds to community active shooter situation

About 5:30 p.m., Thursday evening, Feb. 25, the Hesston College campus went on lockdown after receiving information from emergency services about an active shooting incident at nearby Excel Industries. The campus was not in immediate danger, but due to the college’s close proximity to Excel – about four blocks – emergency officials instructed the lock […]