The Hesston College community and Homecoming Weekend guests gathered for Friday chapel with speaker and nursing alumna Lisa Harrelson ’09. About 500 guests were on campus for the weekend activities.
Left: Gloria (Balzer) ’80 Solis, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A. hugs nursing faculty member Joyce Huber after presenting her with a gift during Gloria’s Holistic Health symposium keynote address, “The future of nursing: It’s in our hands.” Gloria is Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Alumni working in the nursing and health care fields presented on industry changes and trends during the symposium. Right: Sharay Capring Lee ’12 shares about her “everywhere experience” as a nurse during the Saturday evening alumni banquet.
Left: Mischa De Jesus ’14 (Kalona, Iowa) paints Ayaka Senoo’s ’14 (Kanagawa-ken, Japan) face during the Friday evening Family Festival. Other Family Festival events included men’s and women’s soccer games, a volleyball match, a barbecue picnic and activities for the whole family. Right: Children enjoy a barrel train ride around campus during the Family Festival.
Left: Amanda Yoder ’08 shares with classmates during the Class of 2008 reunion Saturday afternoon. Also pictured from left are Erica Stoltzfus, Caleb Miller and Janell (Maust) ’09 Mast. Right: Vice President of Advancement Yvonne (Yoder) ’71 Sieber, President Howard Keim ’72 and Director of Alumni and Church Relations Dallas Stutzman ’76 present Ida (Hartzler) Slagell with a certificate as an honorary member of the class of 1941 at the Partner Appreciation Luncheon. Ida attended Hesston College for six weeks in the early 1940s before returning home for a family medical emergency, but has remained a loyal supporter.