Dr. Joseph Manickam named ninth president of Hesston College

Dr. Joseph and Wanda Manickam. Hesston College photo by Larry Bartel Dr. Joseph Manickam has been appointed as the ninth president of Hesston College following a unanimous vote from the Hesston College Board of Directors and the Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) board. He will assume office on July 1, 2017. Dr. Manickam, currently director of […]

Gearing up for annual Thanksgiving Weekend activities

  Hesston College will host its 49th annual Thanksgiving Weekend celebration Nov. 24 to 26. The public is invited to attend several events for all ages that have become Hesston College traditions. Hesston’s Thanksgiving Weekend allows students’ families and prospective students a glimpse of the Hesston Experience and community. Prospective students are welcome for a […]

Transition cultivates growth

by Emily Kauffman, class of 2016 I recently left one home to return to another. The transition home after graduating from Hesston College was filled with grief. I had found myself at Hesston. I began my time there self-conscious, timid and semi-confused, and I left confident, motivated and at peace. I entered as a psychology […]

Shane Claiborne to headline AVDS conference

Hesston College’s annual Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series will feature nationally known Christian speaker and author, Shane Claiborne, to explore the theme “Not Just on Sunday” Feb. 19 to 21. The conference will explore what it looks like to live a vibrant 24/7 faith by discovering spiritual practices that bring transformation. Both youth and adults […]

Presidential Search Committee meets with campus community

The Hesston College Presidential Search Committee met on campus Jan. 15 and 16 to work through the process of determining the best candidate for the college’s next president. President Howard Keim, the college’s eighth president, announced his resignation in October, to be effective June 30, after 11 years of service. The search committee facilitated listening […]

Community and college partnership encouraging authentic caring and change

“Be the Change: Caring that Matters” is the theme for Hesston College’s fall 2015 First-year Experience (FYE) course, and it’s reaching beyond the campus property lines through the college’s 2015 community read selection Etched in Sand (2013, William Morrow Paperbacks) by Regina Calcaterra. Every first-year Hesston College student bought the book for FYE, and faculty […]

Exaltation of Larks concert

Hesston alumni and friends are invited to an Exaltation of Larks concert at 7 p.m., Friday, May 22, at Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Ave., Harrisonburg. Enjoy an inspiring evening of vocal and instrumental music performances by current Hesston College students and EMHS graduates Mary Bender, Kiara Boettger, Elliot Leichty, Caleb Schrock-Hurst, Rachel Shenk […]

Bel Canto Singers May tour

May 2015 Saturday, May 9, 4 p.m., Hesston (Kan.) Mennonite Church Wednesday, May 13, 9:30 a.m., Western Mennonite High School, Salem, Oregon Wednesday, May 13, 7:30 p.m., Salem (Ore.) Mennonite Church Thursday, May 14, 11 a.m., Newberg (Ore.) High School Thursday, May 14, 7:30 p.m., Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Oregon Friday, May 15, 7:30 p.m., […]

Little Women to allow audience to reconsider the definition of success

Hesston College Theatre will present three showings of the musical Little Women March 27 to 29 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The show will be at 7 p.m., March 27 and 28, and 3 p.m., March 29. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women is the well-known tale of the four imaginative March sisters […]