Homecoming 2017 video and photo gallery

Homecoming parade

President Joe and Wanda Manickam ride in the Hesston College Beetle in the homecoming parade
President Joe and Wanda Manickam ride in the Hesston College Beetle in the homecoming parade

 

Friday Forum with Joel Kempf ’97

Alumnus Joel Kempf ’97 shares with the campus community about his work with Mennonite Central Committee in Mozambique.

Golden Gables Lunch

Alumni from 50 years or more listen as former presidents Peachey, Alliman, Swartzendruber and Keim reflect on their Hesston years at the Golden Gables Lunch.
Alumni from 50 years or more listen as former presidents Peachey, Alliman, Swartzendruber and Keim reflect on their Hesston years at the Golden Gables Lunch.

 

Interfaith Relationships: The Challenges and Opportunities – A Conversation

A panel of HC alumni and friends shares how their lives have been enriched by friendships that span religions.
A panel of HC alumni and friends shares how their lives have been enriched by friendships that span religions.

Global Voices Concert

Honoring Dave and Sena Osborne for the ways they have enriched the Hesston College Experience through the recruitment and support of international students

Dave and Sena Osborne receive a stoppered ceramic bottle created by Art Prof Hanna Eastin, a gift for their years of service.
Dave and Sena Osborne receive a stoppered ceramic bottle created by Art Prof Hanna Eastin, a gift for their years of service.

 

Campus Activities Board – Bunco Night

Campus Activities Board sponsored a Bunco game night for students and young alumni during Homecoming Weekend.
Campus Activities Board sponsored a Bunco game night for students and young alumni during Homecoming Weekend.

Manickam Mosey

Runners start the Manickam Mosey two-mile run/walk on Saturday morning.
Runners start the Manickam Mosey two-mile run/walk on Saturday morning.

 

Class Reunions

Class members and spouses from the class of 1987, including Joe and Wanda Manickam, pose for a class photo.
Class members and spouses from the class of 1987, including Joe and Wanda Manickam, pose for a class photo.

 

Partner and Inauguration Luncheon

Hesston's four living former presidents pray a prayer of blessing for the college's ninth president. Dr. Joseph Manickam.
Hesston’s four living former presidents pray a prayer of blessing for the college’s ninth president. Dr. Joseph Manickam.

 

Inauguration

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and representatives of a variety of organizations bless the Manickam family at the close of the inauguration service.
Faculty, staff, students, alumni and representatives of a variety of organizations bless the Manickam family at the close of the inauguration service.

 

Kids Fest

The campus and wider Hesston Community enjoyed an kids and family fest with bouncy houses, face painting, pop-a-shot and a variety of fun activities.
The campus and wider Hesston Community enjoyed an kids and family fest with bouncy houses, face painting, pop-a-shot and a variety of fun activities.

Global Tastings Meal

International fare at the Global Tastings Meal included a special cashew dessert prepared by President Manickam's sisters as well as jerk chicken, lasagne, egg rolls and a host of international flavors.
International fare at the Global Tastings Meal included a special cashew dessert prepared by President Manickam’s sisters as well as jerk chicken, lasagne, egg rolls and a host of international flavors.

International Music Concert

La Repvblica - Juan Moya, Nathaniel Yoder and Daniel Moya '08 - performs at the International Music Concert Saturday evening.
La Repvblica – Juan Moya, Nathaniel Yoder and Daniel Moya ’08 – performs at the International Music Concert Saturday evening.

 

Worship Service

Kathy Keener Shantz and Stan Shantz preach at the Homecoming Weekend Worship Service.
Kathy Keener Shantz and Stan Shantz preach at the Homecoming Weekend Worship Service.

 

For more Homecoming and Inauguration Weekend photos, visit the college’s Facebook page.

Reunion class photos