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Now Boarding: Vision 2025

First it was a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Now it’s aviation. And that’s not where the growth stops. Early in 2019, Hesston College administrators began unveiling a growth plan that gives the Hesston College of the future some distinct differences from the Hesston College of the last 110 years. Namely, four-year bachelor degree programs in […]

Hesston College faculty emeritus, Nelson Kilmer, and physics professor, Joel Krehbiel, collaborated on two articles that were published in the January issue of “The Physics Teacher” journal.

Physics faculty and students collaborate on published articles

Hesston College physics professor Joel Krehbiel and physics professor emeritus, Nelson Kilmer, aren’t satisfied to just look past answers that don’t quite hit the mark. With a shared curiosity for accuracy, and a relationship built on respect of the work each does and has done with students, the educators collaborated on two articles, with student […]

New scholarship opportunity for science and math students

Students studying science, math or computer science at Hesston College have a new scholarship option to pursue to help offset the cost of their education. The Habegger-Harder Science/Math Scholarship will award one scholarship each year through a competitive application process to students who demonstrate high academic achievement and a passion for a major in science, […]

Nelson Kilmer Science Scholarship established in honor of longtime instructor

Longtime Hesston College science faculty and staff member Nelson Kilmer’s 46 years of dedicated service to the college is being honored with the establishment of the Nelson Kilmer Science Scholarship by his children Ron Kilmer (Glendale, Ariz.) and Krista (Kilmer) Nelson (Shawnee, Kan.) and their families. Kilmer retired from his service at Hesston College in […]

Mark Landes, Hesston College vice president of Finance and Auxiliary Services pulls a wagon of children from the college's preschool on a solar-charged personal activities vehicle to lead the Earth Day parade featuring alternative transportation options.

Cutting the transportation footprint

A parade in celebration of alternative transportation options makes its way across the Hesston College campus during the college’s Earth Day celebration April 24. A personal activities vehicle (PAV) built by students in Nelson Kilmer’s Physics II class led the parade. Also part of the parade were solar-powered bicycles built by previous years’ physics students, […]

Hesston College Physics II students display the solar powered personal activities vehicle they built as a class project during the spring 2014 semester.

Hesston College Earth Day celebration to focus on transportation alternatives

When Hesston College physics instructor Nelson Kilmer was shopping for a new vehicle in late 2013, he had one goal in mind – to lower his environmental impact. He achieved his goal with the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, which is charged off of solar panels producing electricity for his house. The solar powered nature […]

Hesston College physics students Keenan Jensen and Ron Wenger talk with Earth Day guests about the electric bicycles with solar power charging stations they helped build.

Green engineering

Hesston College physics students Keenan Jensen, Hesston, Kan., and Ron Wenger, Adair, Okla., talk with Earth Day guests about the electric bicycles with solar power charging stations they helped build. Other students presented about a possible solar electric plan for the J.D. Charles Hall of Science and Arts and environmental biology and microbiology students presented […]