Hesston College Horizon staff meeting

Hesston College to offer student DECA opportunity

Hesston College will launch a collegiate DECA chapter known as the Hesston College Emerging Leadership Team with the well-known leadership organization as an extracurricular option for students with the start of the 2020-21 year in August. DECA is a global organization focused on preparing high school- and college-age leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, […]

Community and relationships live on despite COVID-19 distancing

A day in the life of a Hesston College student during the second half of the spring 2020 semester looks much different than it did during the first half. For a campus community focused on interpersonal relationships and hands-on learning, the coronavirus pandemic has morphed the student experience into something completely unexpected. But that doesn’t […]

Honoring the Class of 2020

In-person May graduation canceled; alternative plans in the works

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to upend events, Hesston College made the decision to cancel its in-person Commencement Weekend activities, including graduation ceremonies that were scheduled for May 16. “I know that this is yet another disappointing turn of events for all of our graduation candidates who are not returning to Hesston College in […]

a Piper Archer II from the Hesston College fleet

Hesston College Aviation granted approval for satellite pilot school

Aspiring pilots in northern Indiana will have a new way to jumpstart their flight training beginning in August 2020. Hesston College Aviation in Hesston, Kansas, was granted FAA approval to establish a satellite pilot school at the Goshen Municipal Airport. The satellite location will be operated in a direct partnership venture with New Horizons Aviation, […]

Nursing program to benefit transfer students from Sterling College

Hesston College has signed an articulation agreement with another Kansas college, Sterling College, that guarantees admission and seamless transition for qualified Sterling students into Hesston’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The agreement is effective immediately “We are excited to partner with Hesston College, and specifically its nursing program, to provide our Sterling students with […]

Seeing Each Other's Light

Concert featuring diverse voices meant to unite through commonalities

A new Hesston College program is using the unifying mediums of storytelling and music to carry a message of peace, justice and the unity of common humanity to communities in south central Kansas. “Seeing Each Other’s Light,” features Hesston College students, internationally-acclaimed baritone Tony Brown, professional concert and opera singer Carren Moham, and members of […]

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Transformed through the gospel

The fulfillment of the Hesston College mission and vision statements – to serve others in the church and the world – looks different for each graduate as they live into the calling on their life. For Scott Swartzentruber ’91, the vision that “Hesston College graduates change the world as they serve through their vocations, churches, […]


Traditional Irish sounds set to close out HBPA season

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts will present the final concert in the 2019-20 season with Irish quintet Goitse at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The name Goitse – pronounced “Go-wit-cha” – is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting that means “come here.” The group […]

Tuck Everlasting March 4 to 8

A theatre season of literature gears up for a fairytale musical

Hesston College Theatre Director Rachel Jantzi always sets her lineup of shows around a theme, which for the 2019-20 season is literature. “All of this year’s shows are based off of books,” said Jantzi. After a fall play that featured the drama The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Jantzi and her cast […]

Hesston College and Bethel College joint choir concert

Choirs to combine in historical display of vocal excellence

When neighboring colleges Hesston College and Bethel College – both of whom have long histories of outstanding choirs – collaborated for a joint concert a year ago, concertgoers raved about the quality and experience for days. The colleges are bringing their choirs together for a second year on Sunday, February 23, at 7 p.m. at […]

Fall 2019 academic honors

Hesston College announced the names of full-time students whose fall 2019 semester grades earned them a place on the Dean’s List (3.90 to 4.00) and Honor Roll (3.50 to 3.89). Dean’s List – First-year Christian Becker, Marion, Kan. Aidan Boettcher, Benton, Kan. Jacob Boller, Kalona, Iowa Sydney Bontrager, Milford, Neb. Luis Caraccioli, Corpus Christi, Texas […]