The professors are encouraging and allow me to go beyond what they assign in class by looking into other applications and expanding on things.
Some students would say that the “Hesston Experience” involves a Druber’s run or eating cheese fries at Newell’s. However, to me, it means growing in a Christ-centered community.
At any other college you have four years with the same people, but starting at Hesston broadens your network. It’s great to have a broad network of people you can relate to and trust.
Coming to Hesston gave me opportunities to strengthen my own beliefs, but more importantly, challenged me and forced me to search for answers.
Since I took classes from all fields, I think it will make me a more well-rounded person. I can see things from different perspectives, which will show I have a lot to offer future employers.
Hesston planted the seed for a passion for science and making a difference in the world. They are values I carry with me and that people recognize in me today.
Hesston not only prepared me for my work-based life, but it prepared me to go out and share my faith.
Coming to college, I wanted to help in other countries and major in something that can be taken globally. Going to Haiti allowed me to see what an issue hunger is in so many places. I want to help stop it, and dietetics is a place to start. A lot of organizations are looking for dieticians to help people find affordable and nutritious food no matter their situation or location.
At Hesston, I not only established solid lifelong friendships, I grew spiritually. I was convicted that being a Christian and involved in business can go together. What excites me are my opportunities to further the kingdom because of my business contacts.
Hesston has taught me the value of being accepting, flexible and a critical thinker, all valuable skills that allow a person to adjust to any situation.
This year has been a tremendous challenge for me, but I like challenges. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished. Hesston’s campus has been like a big family to me. It’s been a good fresh start.
Being at a smaller two-year college has allowed me to get a lot more experience in the classroom and have more one-on-one interaction with my professors.
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.
I found that most of the classes at Hesston deepen your ability to think critically. Not only do you learn the book knowledge about a subject, but you also learn the important, real-life issues surrounding it.
The instructors each bring their own values, skills and personalities to class. They have their own unique way that they see each student – as the individual that he or she is – and then they work with the student to develop their gifts and interests.
Hesston was an academic launching pad for me. It transformed who I was as a student. I was supported and discovered what I need to be successful. I learned to love learning.
As a student at Hesston College I was able to explore all the possibilities for majors. I took a variety of courses to help me discover my interests. I also made great connections on and off campus for future jobs.
I know I’m going to be a better businesswoman after I’m done at Hesston than I would have been otherwise.
Getting my financial aid package was really easy. It was exciting to see all the scholarships and grants that make it possible to pay for college.
I am challenged in and out of the classroom daily, but these challenges are helping prepare me for life after Hesston.
Hesston has shaped my future in the fact that it’s giving me the opportunities that I need to be able to succeed in the future. I am getting real-life experience here that I wouldn’t get anywhere else.
Hesston College makes the transition to the United States easy because the people are so welcoming. You don’t have to worry about feeling overwhelmed by a large population – it’s safe and comfortable.
My two years at Hesston were probably two of the best years of my life. I grew up in western Maryland and my dream was to become a pilot. My first visit to Hesston came at an early age when my mother had a Mennonite Board of Education meeting there. I went with her on this trip and when I came home I knew that I wanted to become a pilot. By the beginning of high school, I knew that I wanted to go to Hesston because of the aviation program.
When I visited the campus, everyone was so friendly, and they weren’t just being nice because I was a visitor – that’s how it is every day here.
Hesston has the reputation it does because people care. When you have a relaxed environment, learning and success come easy.
The feeling of community I experienced while at Hesston played a part in my decision to practice medicine in a small town. I learned to truly value relationships, the importance of caring for those around me under every circumstance, and treating people with respect.
I think that starting at Hesston, on this small campus, has helped me to get to know myself more – to know my study skills and what to expect in professional settings. I think it is a great place to figure out who I am, which will help me wherever I go.
So much of what I did at Hesston prepared me for studying abroad and working with people in a neighborhood where I am in the minority.
My first impression of Hesston was, "Wow where did this little diverse college come from in the middle of Kansas?" I was just like, "Let's see how this goes."
I grew up in Tokyo so Hesston College was a totally different world to me. This small community welcomed me like family.
I am grateful that the student body has taught me to be more accepting of others’ views and opinions. My professors have taught me how to analyze and look openly at situations.
All of my professors have been very helpful in their instructing and are just very welcoming and friendly people.