Bill Mason (center), longtime Hesston College employee, is congratulated by Melissa Unruh (left) and Rachel Swartzendruber Miller (right) during Mason’s retirement celebration at Hesston College Feb. 16. Mason served at Hesston for 28 of the last 41 years in roles including public relations, student services, admissions and as a business instructor. He ended his time at Hesston following the fall 2011 semester. His background, professionalism and knowledge of the business world made him a valuable resource to the campus and his students. “Bill brought his rich experiences from the business world into the classroom and used his connections to provide valuable learning experiences with local businesses and at Mennonite Economic Development Associates conventions,” said Vice President of Academics Sandra Zerger. In 2010, The Bill Mason Business Scholarship was established to award four selected business students with a one-year, $2,500 scholarship for their sophomore year at Hesston College.