Profiles of the Hesston Experience

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Hannah Weaver

I knew there was something special about Hesston, but I was still looking around when I came to visit my senior year of high school. I sat in on General Chemistry class, and I remember the first thing the instructor did on entering the room was ask, “Are there any questions or problems?” I was sold. This was the kind of college I wanted.

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Redfa Titihalawa

I came for a visit and everything just worked out for me to start here.

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Kush Lengacher

The Hesston Experience is meeting people from different states, countries and backgrounds and taking the time to get to know students, faculty and staff. It is being encouraged to talk with instructors outside of class.
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Christina Hershey

Hesston is so welcoming and inviting to everyone on campus and always offers activities on weekends that makes the transition away from home very easy.

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Karli Mast

I really appreciate the people here. Living so far from home can be difficult sometimes, but there are so many people here that have been there for me like a parent. The staff and faculty care so much about each person, and that is something that you can’t find everywhere. It is such a unique experience to be able to open up to your instructors and peers like you can at Hesston.
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Irena Xhari

Everyone here is so welcoming and caring and it is the Christian environment that I was very eager to be a part of.
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Kymee Noll

Hesston has helped me find scholarships in every nook and cranny possible. They’ve helped me find everything necessary to make sure it’s affordable.

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Alex Leff

Hesston College is the happiest place. You’re surrounded by people – students, faculty, staff – who love you and care for you. It’s a warm, supportive community it is.

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Jessica Graybill

Being in Hesston’s nursing program and interacting with my instructors has reaffirmed my decision to become a nurse. Nursing is more than physical care; it allows me to be encouraged by patients. I hope I can be an encouragement to them as well.

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Matthew Lind

The largest spiritual development I’ve had at Hesston is the opportunity to be a ministry assistant. At the beginning of my Hesston Experience, I wouldn’t have pegged myself as a spiritual leader, but being recognized and asked to apply for the position was both an honor and a moment of difficult discernment.

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Sam Rimann

Knowing that Hesston is a two-year college has helped me keep my options open. It’s not a full four-year commitment. All the faculty help you process and decide what you want for whatever comes after Hesston, and then they help get you ready for whatever it is.

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Sydni Carter

The best part of my Hesston Experience is playing sports and being with my team. Being part of a team helped me meet a lot of new people and become really close with them in a short period of time.

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Joshua Landis

While all of my instructors have influenced me, my Bible instructors have influenced me the most. They have taught me so much about God. I have a much clearer theology now.

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Marissa Hochstetler

So many real-world experiences are available at Hesston College. Sometimes you will be gently nudged into them, and sometimes you’ll need to search them out. When I started at Hesston, I didn’t know what I wanted to major in. I decided the end of my first year and by the end of my second year, I was doing an internship and getting experience in that field.

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Dustin King

Hesston College has changed my life dramatically for the better. It’s been a great place to start my career.

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Tsega Gebru

I have a dream to impact the world in a big way. I want to have my own school with a curriculum that teaches students how to think instead of what to think.... Schools should not generate followers, but thinkers who are creative enough to solve the problems that exist. What people do and study should be driven by curiosity, not by being told exactly what to do.
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Jordan Tanner

Instructors on this campus care about a students’ education and success. You know faculty care about you because you can see it through the coursework, meetings and conversations you have with them. It makes me want to work that much harder to make them proud.

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Makayla Ladwig

When I heard that Hesston was a Mennonite College, my biggest fear was that there would be a lack of diversity. My first day on campus, I was relieved to find that Hesston College is a diverse place that is rare and beautiful. The diversity of the students and faculty has enriched my life.

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Bonita Garber

Hesston was a new world for me in which I was diversely challenged and cognitively stimulated.