Students play water balloon volleyball during Mod Olympics, Opening Weekend 2020.

College features new programs and expanded opportunities for participation amidst global pandemic

Students play water balloon volleyball during Mod Olympics, Opening Weekend 2020. Hesston College welcomed 177 new students to the campus community for the 2020-21 year. A decline in international student enrollment, largely caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, was offset by steady domestic student enrollment numbers. Official enrollment numbers released following the 20th day of […]

Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

First Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning cohort answers the CALL

Hesston College has officially launched its first fully online program, the Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning or CALL Program. Currently six students meet with program director Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg in an online format. This cohort will stay together for two and a half years, working on leadership skills and spiritual formation as they discuss new […]

New faculty, staff join college community

Hesston College announces new faculty and staff joining the campus community for the 2020-21 year. Faculty: Debbie McAllister, director of business education. Johann Reimer, director of engineering education. Celaine Worden, theatre and communication professor. Staff: Alexis Avalos, assistant resident director Nathan Bartel, director of marketing and communications. Gail Catlett, custodian. Jacob Gibbs, sports information director/intramurals […]

CARES levels of concern

County confirms COVID-19 cluster at Hesston College

The Harvey County Health Department, in conjunction with Hesston College, has confirmed a cluster of COVID-19 cases on the Hesston College campus. The cluster includes five confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been 17 individuals tested. Two test results are pending. The individuals have self-isolated off campus. Hesston College, along with the Health Department, will […]

CARES levels of concern

College raises CARES Level of Concern as two students test positive for coronavirus

Hesston College raised its CARES Level of Concern on Monday from “Active” to “Restricted” in response to two positive COVID-19 tests completed late last week. The two students who tested positive will quarantine in an off-campus location as the campus initiates their planned response at the “Restricted” level. Off-campus visits are restricted to prospective students, […]

Carla Lahey (left) directs the Touring Theatre Company as they prepare for a performance at Newton High School.

What I learned from Carla Lahey

Carla Lahey (left) directs the Touring Theatre Company as they prepare for a performance at Newton High School. In recent years, the Hesston College Horizon student publication has recognized departing faculty members by inviting students and employees to reflect on the impact these professors have made on their lives. With the COVID-19 campus dispersal in […]