President’s Perspective: Our new normal

Sisters and brothers, Since the last time I wrote this piece of welcome for you, the world as we knew it shifted dramatically. Perhaps “shift” doesn’t adequately describe the change. Life as we know it – for us on campus and for you, wherever you are – has been flipped on its head. Since March, […]

Mauricio Cruz Cordero

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 looked much different than it did during the first half. For a campus community focused on interpersonal relationships and hands-on learning, the coronavirus pandemic morphed the student experience into something completely unexpected. But that doesn’t mean […]

Nursing faculty share a virtual Blessing of the Hands with graduating seniors. The blessing is usually part of the Nursing Pinning Ceremony.

Online learning at Hesston College

Nursing faculty share a virtual Blessing of the Hands with graduating seniors. The blessing is usually part of the Nursing Pinning Ceremony. As coronavirus forced many students off-campus for the last eight weeks of the spring 2020 semester, many wondered how hands-on learning and experiences would be affected. With creativity and patience, workable solutions were […]

Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers Don Horst and Jordan Miller install a wall to add a room to a Kauffman Court mod.

College prepares for students to return

Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers Don Horst and Jordan Miller install a wall to add a room to a Kauffman Court mod. Hesston College announced in June that it will welcome students back to campus and hold in-person classes for the 2020-21 academic year. The year will start with the first day of classes on August […]

Jasmin Long and Sarah Smallwood

A commitment to care

Jasmin Long and Sarah Smallwood The Hesston College Nursing motto – “A tradition of service, a commitment to care” – is more than just a feel-good statement proclaimed on the wall in Bonnie Sowers Nursing Center. It’s the philosophy that drives the education of aspiring nurses and is infused into the holistic, person-centered care Hesston […]

Essentially essential

by Luis Caraccioli ’21 This article was written for an assignment in the spring 2020 Writing for Media class. February 2020: The melting pot of an airport, busy as ever. Families going on dream vacations. A long-awaited honeymoon adventure begins. A business trip to another city, another country. April 2020: Empty walkways. Fearful travelers. Silence […]

President Manickam delivers the 2020 commencement address.

Seeds of hope and love – Commencement

The community of Hesston College gathered virtually May 23 to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the class of 2020. The video ceremony featured music by Bel Canto Singers, graduate speeches by Ian Lecki (Overland Park, Kan.) and Macey Murray (Denver, Colo.), a commencement address by President Joe Manickam and photos from the last two […]

Student profile: Mauricio Cruz Cordero ’21

Santa Tecla, El Salvador Major: Business Activities: Soccer Starting the Hesston Experience Hesston College found me through soccer, and that’s what opened doors for me to come here. When my coach at home told me Hesston College had seen me play and was interested in me, I started doing research about the college and Kansas. […]

Alumna profile: Faith Manickam ’19

by Marta Jantzi ’21 – This article was written for an assignment in the spring 2020 Writing for Media class. Major: Pre-med GO EVERYWHERE: Serving in hospital internships in India in a year-long assignment through Mennonite Mission Network since September 2019 Service in a time of pandemic Homemade hazmat suits made from garbage bags and […]

Linda (Fortner) and Norm Yoder

Why we give

Norm ’67 and Linda (Fortner) ’68 Yoder, Henderson, Neb., are loyal and committed Partners in the Hesston College Partner program. They fulfill an annual commitment, and also are Legacy Partners, which means that have included Hesston College in their planned giving for the future. Hear why planned giving is an important part of their philanthropy. […]

Vision 2025 updates

In the Summer 2019 issue of Hesston College Today, the feature article laid out the college’s future-looking plan, Vision 2025, that will continue developing bachelor’s degree programs in a handful of carefully selected academic programs by the year 2025. To date, bachelor’s degree programs have launched in nursing (2015) and aviation (2019) research and development […]

The purpose and passion of work – President’s Perspective

Every year a book is chosen to be the community read for the First-Year Experience (FYE) course, a required fall semester course for all first-year students. Many faculty and staff also choose to read the book in order to find commonality and a way to better relate to students. This year’s book was Callings: The […]

Lauren and Eric Eberspacher

But God

As is sometimes the case, Hesston College contained a “boy meets girl” story for Eric ’07 and Lauren (Janzen) ’07 Eberspacher. He was a farm boy from Nebraska; she was used to the amenities and faster pace of Kansas City. But they hit it off and the rest is history. Ending up in rural Milford, […]

Royce Schweitzer

Called to care

Heartland Community School in Henderson, Neb., has a statewide reputation for an outstanding instrumental music program. The high school band – in which 64 of 70 high school students participate – routinely scores near the top at marching competitions, with several first-place finishes to boast. Much of the credit for the long-standing success can be […]