Fall 2018 production of The Misanthrope

TheatreFest to give high school thespians an opportunity to grow their skills

High school students with interest in any of the many areas of theatre and performing arts are invited to learn tips and tricks to fine tune their craft at Hesston College’s day-long TheatreFest on Saturday, Oct. 19 on the Hesston College campus. Led by Hesston College performing arts faculty and students, throughout the day, both […]

Austin Troyer and Jaden Lais

Aviation program boosts opportunities and enrollment with addition of bachelor’s degree

The skies over south central Kansas are abuzz with the excitement and energy of student pilots in flight as Hesston College settles into its newest bachelor degree program in aviation-professional pilot. In the inaugural year of the expanded program, Hesston College Aviation is flying with 47 students, an increase of nine from the spring 2019 […]

Masterworks concert 2018

Vocalists invited to join mass choir for masterworks performance

Area singers are invited to join Hesston College choirs to sing in the annual masterwork performance featuring “Song of Wisdom from Old Turtle” by Joseph Martin on Saturday, Nov. 16. Rehearsals start Thursday, Oct. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. “The masterworks performance is a great tradition that brings together college […]

A blend of sounds and artistry set to take the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series stage

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) is gearing up for its 37th season of bringing a diverse array of world-wide performers to south central Kansas. The 2019-20 line-up includes four artists new to the HBPA stage, and one repeat group. “This season will bring several new artists to the series, and we’re looking forward to welcoming back […]


Homecoming 2019 to celebrate and dedicate new campus spaces

Hesston College’s annual Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 26 to 29, will include dedications and celebrations of the new and renovated facilities for nursing and athletics. Along with class reunions and other traditional homecoming activities, the weekend lineup, which is also part of the community-wide Home Sweet Hesston event, includes events for people of all ages from […]

During Peace Day 2018, students walk the Hesston College Global Walkway, which is lined with flag representations of the countries Hesston College students call home.

International Day of Peace recognition to feature global engagement and community partnership

With a commitment to global engagement and gaining a greater understanding of common humanity, Hesston College is planning a week-long recognition of International Day of Peace with events from Sept. 16 to 21. The featured event for the week is a Global Voices concert collaboration between Hesston College’s Bel Canto Singers and Hesston High School […]

Tobie Plett

Industry partnership provides student internship and growth experiences

During the summer, as many students enjoyed the break from classes and formal learning, Tobie Plett jumped head first into a business-focused internship with Harper (Kan.) Industries. Having just finished his first year as a business major at Hesston College, Plett passed on an opportunity to spend his summer at home in East St. Paul, […]

Opening Celebration

Opening Weekend 2019 photo gallery

Hesston College kicked off the 2019-20 year with a weekend of activities prior to the first day of classes on Aug. 19. Students moved onto campus throughout the week starting on Aug. 12 to begin practices and other training before the official start of classes. Following the last move in time of the week on […]

Sophomore among 19 students state-wide to receive scholarship for service and success

The Kansas Independent College Foundation, (KICF), on behalf of its 20-member institutions, is proud to announce the 2019 Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship Recipients. KICF awards up to 20 individual scholarships, for a student at each Foundation member institution. The recipients are all full-time, degree seeking students on the cusp of graduation, and have each demonstrated excellence in […]

Faculty and staff join community

Hesston College announces new faculty and staff joining the campus community for the 2019-20 year. Cory Allen, English professor. Christie Bell, head softball coach. Heather Dean, Dining Services office manager. Lisa George, Chief Financial Officer. Del Hershberger, Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid. Madison Hoffman-Schrag, graphic designer. Carla Hurst, assistant preschool teacher and assistant […]

Students getting ready to move into the dorms

Opening Weekend: August 16 to 18

Hesston College is gearing up for another new school year, and will kick off the 2019-20 year with Opening Weekend activities August 16 to 18, and the first day of the fall term on August 19. Community members are welcome to join the campus community for several weekend community-building activities, including: Opening Celebration, 8 p.m., […]

Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche

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 […]