Philadelphia trip to explore culture and Christianity in an urban setting

Interested persons age 18 and older are invited to join Hesston College Bible and ministry professor Michele Hershberger and students for a three-week urban culture learning trip to Philadelphia, Pa., May 13 to June 3. The transcultural trip will focus on the Latino/a-American culture in the city and the church, as well as that of […]

Annual AVDS conference to explore healthier communities through dismantling injustices

A year ago, Hesston College’s Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS), an annual conference for church and community leaders, took on the daunting task of exploring how communities can effectively and compassionately respond when tragic events happen to them or those around them. As a continuation to that discussion, the 2018 AVDS conference will take […]

Task force wraps up work with recommendations to improve procedures and practices related to sexual misconduct

Hesston College’s Task Force on Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Safety wrapped up its work in October 2017, leaving the college with six major areas of recommendations to improve procedures and systems related to sexual misconduct at Hesston College. The recommendations include: implementing modules to raise awareness of sexual misconduct and options for victims establishing a […]

Coach Gerry Sieber to retire at end of cross country season

by Mackenzie Miller ’18, Matthew Gerlach contributing writer Runner’s World magazines dating back to the 1970s are piled high around his office. Team photos hang on the wall. And there, in the middle of all the memories, sits Gerry Sieber, reminiscing on his lifelong love for athletics and his 30 years at Hesston College, now coming […]

Spring 2017 academic honors

Hesston College announced the names of full-time students whose spring 2017 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 Freshmen Landon Baer, North Lima, Ohio Jenna Boller, Kalona, Iowa Brandon Bontrager, Sarasota, Fla. Savannah Bontrager, Milford, Neb. Lucas Comfort, Salina, Kan. Jeremy […]

Dr. Joseph Manickam named ninth president of Hesston College

Dr. Joseph and Wanda Manickam. Hesston College photo by Larry Bartel Dr. Joseph Manickam has been appointed as the ninth president of Hesston College following a unanimous vote from the Hesston College Board of Directors and the Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) board. He will assume office on July 1, 2017. Dr. Manickam, currently director of […]

Gearing up for annual Thanksgiving Weekend activities

  Hesston College will host its 49th annual Thanksgiving Weekend celebration Nov. 24 to 26. The public is invited to attend several events for all ages that have become Hesston College traditions. Hesston’s Thanksgiving Weekend allows students’ families and prospective students a glimpse of the Hesston Experience and community. Prospective students are welcome for a […]

Transition cultivates growth

by Emily Kauffman, class of 2016 I recently left one home to return to another. The transition home after graduating from Hesston College was filled with grief. I had found myself at Hesston. I began my time there self-conscious, timid and semi-confused, and I left confident, motivated and at peace. I entered as a psychology […]

Shane Claiborne to headline AVDS conference

Hesston College’s annual Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series will feature nationally known Christian speaker and author, Shane Claiborne, to explore the theme “Not Just on Sunday” Feb. 19 to 21. The conference will explore what it looks like to live a vibrant 24/7 faith by discovering spiritual practices that bring transformation. Both youth and adults […]