College announces establishment of five endowed scholarships

Hesston College announces establishment of the following endowed scholarships: RD Snyder Life Sciences Scholarship, Janice R. Brubacher Nursing Scholarship, Sherwyn J. Smeltzer Business Management Scholarship, Doris and Harold Hjelmstad Scholarship and Ventura Family Scholarship. RD Snyder Life Sciences Scholarship Dr. Ronald Snyder ’54 began his educational journey at Hesston Academy in 1950. The foundations he […]

MCC-UN seminar attendees in front of the United Nations building in New York City

Students participate in UN student seminar

At the beginning of November, Hesston College students Jesse Kanagy, Ginny Miller and Jessica Raharjo traveled to New York City to participate in the Mennonite Central Committee United Nations Student Seminar. The seminar focused on the topic, “Ukraine and Armed Conflict: seeking peace and justice.” Jesse Kanagy, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pa., reflected on his […]

Calmus vocal ensemble

SPA Christmas concert by Calmus canceled

The Dec. 6 Calmus Christmas concert at Hesston Mennonite Church has been canceled with the hope of rescheduling Calmus or another ensemble for a different program in spring. Single-event ticket holders can request refunds by contacting Brandy Quinn, Bookstore manager, at, 620-327-8104. Sunflower Performing Arts will share news of a replacement or rescheduled concert […]

It's a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play

Performing Arts presents It’s a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play

Hesston College Performing Arts presents It’s a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play on December 3, 2022, at 7 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. The cast and crew are faculty and students alike with performances accompanied by Bel Canto Singers and Global Voices. This beloved American holiday classic is performed as a live 1940s radio […]

Goodnight Moonshine promo photo

Goodnight Moonshine returns to Hesston November 13

Goodnight Moonshine will return to the Prairie Window Concert Series (PWCS) stage on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 4 p.m. in Hesston, five years following their initial performance at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains. The concert will take place in the Prairie Pavilion at the arboretum overlooking the lake. Tickets are by reservation at […]

Emeritus faculty members Margaret Wiebe and Vickie Andres are honored at Formation, Oct. 24, 2022

Hesston College celebrates two new emeritus faculty who served a combined 74 years

On October 24 Hesston College celebrated two new emeritus faculty members. With over 74 years between them, Vickie Andres, business professor, and Margaret Wiebe, library director, were honored for their years of dedication and commitment to the college and students. Vickie Andres served in the business department for 33 years as professor, mentor and business […]

Engineering prof Joel Krehbiel works with students in physics lab.

Hesston College economic impact estimated to be $26.5 million

Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) released the results of a study that estimates the impact of Hesston College on the statewide economy to be $26.5 million and 208 jobs. The study was conducted by Parker Philips, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in economic impact analysis. Nichole Parker, a principal partner at Parker Philips, said, […]

Director of the School of Engineering Johann Reimer works with sophomore Jessica Raharjo in Engineering Graphics class.

College will host Engineering Day on Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hesston College will host Engineering Day on Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Future engineers are invited to spend the day at Hesston College to learn more about engineering through onsite exploration, open discussion and a demonstration of the Hesston College student designed ping-pong shooter. Prospective students will also have the opportunity to […]

College hosts ceremony for international Hispanic graduates of Anabaptist ministry

Hesston College hosted graduation ceremonies for graduates of the Instituto Bíblico Anabautista (IBA) and Seminario Bíblico Anabautista Hispano (SeBAH) September 2 through 4. Both of these programs offer Hispanic students a chance to pursue further education in pastoral ministry and Biblical education. Students in both of these programs represent countries from across the globe. Classes […]

College offers a taste of global flavor to the community at annual Cultures Fair

Hesston College will host its annual Cultures Fair from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, in the Hesston Mennonite Church community center. Students representing 18 plus countries will prepare food, give presentations about their countries of origin and offer performances reflecting their global roots. This event gives the broader community an opportunity to sample […]

2022-23 Hesston College Bel Canto Singers

Bel Canto Singers to tour Colorado, collaborate with Moundridge High School

Hesston College Bel Canto Singers will travel to Colorado for a fall tour October 14 to 16. The 18-voice mixed chamber choir, under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian, will present a program titled “God Is Love,” inspired by I John 4:7-8, this year’s theme verse at Hesston College. The program will feature a wide […]