New programs lead to enrollment boost

New academic and athletic programs added to Hesston College’s offerings over the last several years have culminated with an enrollment boost for fall 2017 according to the college’s official reporting numbers. Total student headcount reached 442 in 2017, a 10 percent boost from a headcount of 401 a year prior, and the highest reported enrollment […]

Golf benefit to honor lasting legacies and feature Hustler’s newest product

For the last five years, Hesston College has teed off to open Homecoming Weekend with the Homecoming Golf Benefit. Thanks to the generosity of Excel Industries, Inc., longtime friend and partner of the college, in sponsoring the event, and organizer Floyd Sowers, each year’s efforts greatly benefit the Hesston student experience and the college’s operations. […]

Homecoming 2017 to be historic event with inauguration of ninth president

Hesston College’s annual Homecoming celebration Sept. 22 to 24, will be one for the history books as it will also mark the inauguration of the college’s ninth president, Dr. Joseph A. Manickam. The special weekend for alumni, friends and the wider community will carry the theme “Grounded in Community, Globally Engaged,” which speaks to the […]

New faculty and staff appointments announced for 2017-18

Hesston College announces the following new faculty and staff appointments for the 2017-18 year: Megan Baumgartner, female resident director, is a Hesston College graduate and completed a B.S. at Goshen (Ind.) College. Becky Bartell, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.E., director of Nursing Education, earned an M.S.N. from Fort Hays (Kan.) State University and a B.S.N. from Bethel […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts celebrates 35 years with a wide array of performances

For its 35th season, the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series will feature a vast array of performing art and culture from some of the world’s most popular ensembles. An improvised musical comedy will open the season on Oct. 5 at Bethel College’s (North Newton, Kan.) Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center, with Broadway’s Next […]

Community read proposes a solution for water crisis

For the sixth year, Hesston College and the Hesston Public Library invite individuals and groups in the local communities to join students, faculty and staff for a community read during the fall 2017 semester. The book selection for the 2017 read is “Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis” (2012, Beacon Press) by Cynthia Barnett. Barnett, […]

Sharing local leadership resources

Environmental science professor Marelby Mosquera presents to a group of 30 Excel Industries employees during a leadership training program hosted and presented by Hesston College. The idea for the leadership training was born of a request from Excel, a lawn care manufacturer in Hesston, to offer interactive teaching environments that would provide both office and […]