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 […]

Faculty and staff appointments for the 2016-17 year

Hesston College announces the following faculty and staff appointments for the 2016-17 year: Faculty: Michael Ceramella, Wichita, Kan., is serving as a sabbatical replacement in the business department. Maureen Entz, Newton, Kan., provides nursing skills laboratory instruction, as well as clinical instruction at Newton Medical Center. Entz earned a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College (North […]

Christian Palestinian pastor to speak on Israel/Palestine conflict in chapel presentation

Hesston College will host Rev. Alex Awad, a evangelical Christian Palestinian leader, on campus for chapel and lunch on Monday, September 5. During an 11 a.m. chapel, Rev. Awad will speak on “A Christian Palestinian Pastor’s Experiences in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict.” Chapel is held in the Hesston Mennonite Church Sanctuary on the Hesston College campus. […]

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.  

Harvey County organizations learn ALICE

Hesston College hosted fifty representatives from Harvey County education, public health, fire, EMS, law enforcement, emergency response fields and large local employers for ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Execute) training on July 25 and 26. The seminar, conducted by the ALICE Training Institute, a national organization, was a “train the trainer” model, giving participants tools […]

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 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 […]

Baseball team sends 14 sophomores to the next level

Fourteen members of the 2015-16 Hesston College baseball program have signed letters-of- intent to continue their athletic careers at four-year schools. Next destinations for the group represent all three levels of NCAA, as well as NAIA programs. The list includes: NCAA – DI Daulton Horton (Denton, Texas) – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Cody […]