Musings of an interim president

An oasis is a sweet place, whether traveling geographically or intellectually. Rarely is a college referred to as an oasis. Yet, Hesston College is just that. Since August 1, Sue and I have experienced Hesston College in this way. Based on our experiences at many higher education institutions, we have found our time at Hesston […]

You can call me Joe

An excited murmur erupted from the Hesston College faculty and staff the moment the Presidential Search Committee announced the name of its candidate of choice for the college’s ninth president. Many in the crowd were familiar with Dr. Joseph Manickam ’87 from his days as a student or his five years as associate director of […]

Sharing a timely message

by Kristin Troyer ’17; photo by Jon Styer, Eastern Mennonite University Aila and Maryam, two young Iraqi girls, are best friends but separated when Aila’s father decides to take his family to America. This situation, all too real today, is the background of the book Messages from Maryam by Lauren Pichon, and illustrated by Kendra […]

Student profile – Jeremy Deckinger ’18, Wichita, Kan.

PARENTS: Lance and Lynn Deckinger MAJOR: Aviation Choosing Hesston In the fall of my senior year of high school, my summer team played Hesston’s baseball team in an exhibition game and that is where I met the baseball coaches. Meeting them was a big step in me deciding to come here. I chose Hesston because […]

Alumnus profile – Chris Johnson ’00, Kansas City, Mo.

MAJOR: Illustration CAREER: Senior Multimedia Designer Starting here I grew up outside Bridgewater, S.D. and went to high school at Freeman (S.D.) Academy. I led a pretty typical, small-town life. Art and music always came pretty naturally to me, but I’d never considered either of them as a possible career. Coming out of high school, […]

Leading by example

by Jasmine Pankratz ’18 Our mothers can be our biggest fans, our motivator, our teacher, our greatest blessing. They countlessly put themselves before us and go out of their way to help us. But sometimes our mothers make us do things we do not want to do. The latter was the case for Nadeem Jaber […]

Athletics news updates

Cross country recognized for academic achievements The Hesston College cross country team was recognized for earning a team academic award for the seventh straight year. The fall 2016 men’s cross country team is ranked first nationally in academic team standings with a 3.911 GPA, and the women’s team is ranked eighth with a 3.755 GPA. […]

Campus news briefs

First RN to BSN class marks a new start for college Aside from the start of spring semester classes for all students, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, marked a historic day at Hesston College as 27 students gathered in Lemons Center 1 as the first group of nurses in the college’s new RN to BSN program. […]

Celebrating 50 years of nursing

by Mackenzie Miller ’18 The Hesston College nursing program has reached a milestone, and it is no small feat. On May 13, the 50th graduating class of the associate degree nursing (ADN) program will conduct its pinning ceremony and head out into the medical field. The 2017 graduating class consists of 53 nursing students–36 are […]

Chatter in the Nest

Compiled by Mackenzie Miller ’18 What has been your favorite Hesston College memory from this year? Fred Flores ’17, San Pedro Sula, Honduras “Sophomore night for soccer, because it was the last time I played soccer with my teammates.” Chloe McNiel ’18, Valley Center, Kan. “Right off the get go, the coolest memory was going […]

Campus community mourns Russ Neufeld

The Hesston College community joined a far-flung network of friends and family of Russ Neufeld ’97 in celebrating his life and mourning his death. Russ served as director of Information Technology and was well loved on campus. He died January 21, after a long battle with cancer. “We join Russ’s extensive community of friends and […]

Task force call for comments

The Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Safety Task Force, which is working to improve Hesston College’s policies and practices to make Hesston a safer campus for all, is extending an invitation to alumni who wish to talk with the task force about their thoughts or concerns on sexual misconduct at Hesston College. Respondents may contact the […]

Home Sweet Hesston – the Director of Alumni Relations’ Perspective

When planning began for a shared Homecoming with the community, high school and college, we wondered if this was really the right theme image. After all, we had just come through a very traumatic time as a community with a mass shooting that made national news. Looking back, we couldn’t have made a more appropriate […]

Good conversations

As a mediator and international peacebuilder, John Paul Lederach’s ’75 professional career has been about having and learning from important conversations around the globe. Conversations that he says began at Hesston College. Just days before arriving in Hesston to resource his alma mater as homecoming keynote presenter, John Paul Lederach ’75 witnessed the signing of […]

A Different way to do medicine

A dual alumna of Hesston High School and Hesston College, Dr. Herrera presented in a medical professionals Go Everywhere Seminar at Homecoming 2016 along with other dual alumni, Dr. Greg Sawin ’93 and Dr. Josh Suderman ’01. When patients walk in the door at Great Plains Family Medicine (McPherson, Kan.) they may be greeted at […]