Advancement welcomes new talent
The Advancement department, consisting of Development, Alumni and Church Relations and Marketing and Communications welcomed new team members over the last few months.
Lindsey Mason is a development officer for Indiana, Michigan and northwest Ohio, and also focuses on planned giving. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Goshen (Ind.) College, and previously served at Hesston as a resident director from 2011 to 2014.
Mike Zucconi started as director of Development during the summer. He meets with alumni and donors in south central and eastern Kansas as well as eastern states and manages the daily Development happenings. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and history from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Va.) and a master’s of education degree in sports administration from Wichita (Kan.) State University.
Beth Hess began as director of Marketing and Communications in September. She holds a bachelor’s of science in design degree from the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) and worked as a graphic designer and communications professional for many years throughout several departments at UC.
New faculty and staff appointments
Several new faculty and staff appointments were publicized in the Summer 2015 issue of the Hesston College Today. The following individuals were welcomed to the community after production of that issue had already commenced.
- Duane Miller joined the nursing faculty. He earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from Eastern Mennonite University and a master’s in nursing education with a community healh focus from Oregon Health & Science University (Portland).
- Terena Ronan joined the Food Service staff.
- Kaitlin Schmidt is horticulturist and grounds manager at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains. She earned a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from Bethel College (North Newton).
- Kathleen Schroeder serves as art faculty. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College (North Newton) and a master’s degree from Wichita State University.
- Kendal Slabach ’15 is a flight instructor intern with the Aviation program.
- Courtney Spitz joined the baseball team as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Drury University (Springfield, Mo.).
- Karla Stauffer joined the nursing faculty. She holds a bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from Bethel College (North Newton) and is completing a master’s in nursing leadership and administration from Wichita State University. She is also a critical care RN.
- Kate (Branam) ’99 Swartley teaches Spanish. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Goshen College and a master’s degree from Bowling Green (Ohio) State University.
- Madison Wiles served the women’s soccer team as goal keeper coach. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College (North Newton), where she played soccer for the Threshers.
- Juli (Meadows) ’85 Winter serves as director of Campus Life, which oversees residence life and campus activities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Bethel College (North Newton) and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah (Salt Lake City).