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Virtual Homecoming

Relive Larks Virtual Homecoming 2020

Homecoming has always been a time to celebrate, remember, and reconnect with the Hesston College community. This year is no different! Relive VIRTUAL Homecoming 2020 through videos!

Saturday September 26, 2020

Webinar Schedule

9 a.m. – Morning devotional with campus pastor Micah Hurst
9:05 a.m. – Morning Joe with Joe
Join President Joseph A. Manickam for your morning coffee time. He will introduce the Hesston College vice presidents and together discuss a variety of topics including new four-year programs, the continued roll out of Vision 2025, how the college is navigating challenges associated with COVID-19 and any questions you may have for the group.
10 a.m. – Break
10:10 a.m. – 50 Years of Flying Larks
Join Aviation Program Director Mike Baker and others for an aviation program update. Hear reflections of the program’s 50-year history, learn about the current opportunities and challenges within the program and industry, what fundraising efforts are happening related to Hesston aviation, and how the first senior class of Hesston Aviation is doing.

Class Reunions

This year truly everyone has the opportunity to be a part of their class reunion! Register for your virtual reunion and enjoy catching up with classmates from the comfort of your home.

Academy classes

1960 – 1:30 p.m. – class letter, class photo
coordinator: Faith (Landis) Wenger

College classes

1960 – 1:30 p.m. – class letter, class photo
coordinators: Ivan and Twyla (Selzer) White
1965 – 11 a.m. – class letter, class photo
coordinator: Gerry Selzer
1970 – 1:30 p.m. – class letter, class photo
coordinators – Sharon (Nafziger) Gehring and Phyllis (Miller) Weaver
1980 – 11 a.m. – class letter, class photo
coordinator: Denise (Stuckey) Birky
1990 – 11 a.m. – class letter, class photo
coordinator – Sharon (Ross) Woodward

College classes, continued

1995 – 11 a.m. – class letter, class photo
coordinators: Aaron Diller and Anthony and Angie (Moyer) Swartz
2000 – 1:30 p.m. – class letter, class photo
coordinator: Rachel Swartzendruber Miller
2005 – 1:30 p.m. – class letter, class photo
coordinators: Megan Gerber and Tyler Stutzman
2010 – 11 a.m. – class letter, class photo
coordinators: Kassidy (Yeackley) Froese and Liz (Miller) Linscheid
2015 – 11 a.m. – class letter, class photo
coordinators: Megan Baumgartner, Dusti Diener and Makenna Grow

Looking for something to break the virtual ice? Try one of these prompts:

  • Who were the Hesston College people, what were the experiences, and what were the courses that have made the biggest impact on your life?
  • What are three life highlights since attending Hesston?
  • What has been your primary line of work, career or profession?

Campus Tour Game Key

Homecoming 2020 Care Package

All college students love to receive a good care package! To help you celebrate from home, the college is offering HC Homecoming 2020 Care Packages! Your customized care package will include gifts, games and more. Whether it is your reunion year or not, the college always loves to connect with our alumni during Homecoming. This care package is designed to bring a little bit of that Homecoming experience to you at home. While wearing your new alumni T-shirt, you can play the campus tour game to learn about the many enhancements on Hesston’s campus, reminisce about your Hesston Experience while exploring the HC Memory Envelope, browse pictures from your past and take part in traditional Homecoming activities while sipping some Lark Blend coffee.

Wishing you could participate in the Homecoming golf outing or the Manickam Mosey? The HC Virtual Homecoming goes beyond the screen! Play a round of golf at your favorite course or take a two mile fun run or walk on your favorite route (or even on your basement treadmill). Then share your experience and pictures at #LarksHomecoming2020. Participants who sign up will receive a message of encouragement from some special Larks to cheer you on!

Homecoming Care Packages are $30 and can be ordered through the online registration form. These are open to anyone!
Homecoming Care Package

We hope to see you in person in September 2021

We are already looking forward to hopefully celebrating Homecoming in person with you next year! During Homecoming 2021 we will invite the reunion classes from this year as well as next back to campus for reunions. Our Aviation program will also be featured as we will celebrate 51 years of the program!