Online Weekend College - What if they Don't Come Back: Pastoring Through Pandemic

COVID-focused online event helps pastors confront the question: What if the faithful don’t come back?

The Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning at Hesston College, also known as CALL, will host David Fitch, Betty R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary, Chicago, Ill., for a special online Weekend College event for pastors, congregational leaders and conference leaders on February 20, 2021. The event is titled “What If They […]

Dr. Joseph A. Manickam, Hesston College President

Board of Directors appoints Dr. Joseph Manickam to second four-year presidential term

Hesston College’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Joseph Manickam to a second four-year term as president during the college’s fall board meetings, held virtually in late October 2020. Manickam was named as the ninth president of Hesston College in fall of 2016 and assumed office on July 1, 2017. Previous to his appointment, […]

Hesston College student in general psychology class

College proactively elevates CARES Level of Concern in response to state, county and campus COVID-19 landscape

In response to rising COVID-19 community spread across Harvey County and the rest of Kansas, as well as an uptick in on-campus cases, Hesston College will proactively raise its CARES Level of Concern on Saturday, November 21, from “R – Restricted” to “E – Elevated.” An “Elevated” level is initiated when “community spread of a […]

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 McAlister, 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, […]