Connections made, lives changed

Left to right: A group of the first Peace Scholars at Hesston (1989-91) attended Homecoming 2016 for their 25th class reunion: Otto Najera (Antigua, Guatemala), surgical instrumentation specialist for global eye care company, Alcon; Gilberto Oliva (Hesston), systems administrator for Hesston College Information Technology; Juan Guardiola (Hesston), owner of Mama Lupe’s tortilla plant (Moundridge, Kan.); […]

Student profile: Bailee Nichols-Clary ’17

PARENTS: Robert Nichols and Sherry Clary MAJOR: Bible and ministry CHOOSING HESSTON I did not feel I was ready to attend a four-year college after graduating from high school. I was looking specifically for a two-year Christian college, which led me to Hesston. I knew Hesston was the right fit after I came to an […]

Alumnus profile – Zach Roth ’03, Pittsburgh, Pa.

MAJOR: Aviation CAREER: Regional sales associate for Textron Aviation A dual alum of Hesston High School and Hesston College, Roth presented at Home Sweet Hesston Homecoming. STARTING HERE My family has a long history of attending Hesston. On top of that, I was drawn to the small classes, the aviation program and the stories of […]

Dr. Joseph Manickam named ninth president

Joe and Wanda (Wyse) ’88 Manickam with Mark Landes, vice president of Finance and Auxiliary Services, during the Manickam's campus visit in November. Dr. Joseph Manickam ’87 has been appointed 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 […]

A Shining season

Allison Ebersole ’17 faces a defender. Ebersole broke the college’s career scoring record just past the halfway point of the fall season. with contributions by Keegan Cook ’18; Eric Sarno, sports information director; and Rachel McMaster For a second straight year, the Hesston College women’s soccer team unfolded a dominant season, finishing with an impressive […]

Honoring legacies, helping students

Institutional scholarships are vital to the 99 percent of Hesston College students who receive institutional aid. These scholarships are awarded to students who have particular interests, qualifications or financial need. The following scholarship has been added to the list of endowed scholarships since fall of 2015. Nofziger/Hernley Family Nursing Scholarship Myrl Nofziger learned the importance […]

Phonathon 2016-17: Making Connections

“Between Hesston College and other colleges, I have received a lot of Phonathon calls, some of them rather impersonal. When Emily called, she made a personal connection with me, asking me about my time at Hesston and allowing me to reflect on some of my favorite experiences. That sense of connectedness made the conversation very […]

Athletics news

Women’s cross country runs at nationals The women’s cross country team competed at the NJCAA Division I Cross Country National Championship meet, Nov. 12, in El Dorado, Kan., finishing 29th of 37 teams. “It was a great ending for the women after the rigors and challenges of their three-month cross country journey, including the 750 […]

Campus news

Left: Former President Keim listens as artist Shin-Hee Chin reflects on her work, “My mother tongue is your foreign language,” at the renaming ceremony for Keim Center. Right: Author Joshua Davis talks about writing Spare Parts, this year’s campus common read. Northlawn becomes Keim Center During Homecoming Weekend, the building known as Northlawn for 45 […]

Bib Lit book adds to course’s influence in the classroom and beyond

How do you appropriately celebrate the 30th year of a college course that has significantly shaped the lives and faith of nearly 6,000 students? A brand new, first-time-ever textbook for the course seems like a great start. This fall, students in Hesston College’s famous Introduction to Biblical Literature course received copies of the first print […]

Chatter in the Nest

Near or far – How has your distance from home shaped your Hesston Experience? Erin Brubaker ’17, Goessel, Kan. “I like going to school close to home because it gives me the option to go home and see my family. I don’t go home too often though because the people here have become my second […]