President’s Perspective: A New Season of Growth

Greetings, Spring is in the air, a new season of growth and opportunity, and all of it full of hope for the future. This is a great reflection of actual life on campus and the growing excitement within students, faculty, staff and our community at large. Yes, Hesston College has been through many changes just […]

2023-24 Timeline

August 2023-24 Theme Verse: Luke 4:18-19, “We can because Christ is.” Opening Weekend – Clark the Lark Hesston College introduced the new mascot to kick off Mod Olympics. The name was chosen through an online poll of the community. Title IX Implementation Group After forming over the summer, the Title IX Implementation Group made huge […]

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The Next Chapter: Stepping Into Something New

To some it might appear that Hesston College has been drifting for a while, unsure of its identity in an odd middle ground as a two-year college beginning to offer four-year degrees and not fully committed to either. That is changing. In fall 2023, the Hesston College Board of Directors announced the college will shift […]

Kicking Adversity: Embracing Change Through Soccer

Goshen Soccer Academy’s newly renovated indoor facility is great for Mounsithiraj to work with area youth year-round. Thavisak (Tavi) Mounsithiraj ’88 has dedicated his career to supporting youth soccer in Goshen, Ind. For nearly 30 years, Mounsithiraj has been involved with the Goshen Youth Soccer Organization (GYSO) in roles spanning from volunteer to the current […]

New Scholarship: Milo C. Albrecht Nursing Scholarship

Thanks to generous donors, Hesston College can extend another new institutional endowed scholarship to students with distinct interests, qualifications or financial requirements.  Milo C. Albrecht Nursing Scholarship Almost all Hesston College students benefit from institutional aid. Supplementary scholarships like the Milo C. Albrecht Nursing Scholarship facilitate students’ journeys toward achieving their academic aspirations, no matter […]

Mike '87 and Mary Eberly

Giving to the Future

Mike ’87 and Mary Eberly Countless inspirational stories speak repeatedly to the foundational and transformative experiences had by Hesston College students and alumni. These experiences are made possible through the generosity of donors who have gone ahead, paving a way for personal, educational and spiritual growth for the next generation. While some students may not […]

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Athletics: Scoreboard

Flag football finishes as national runner-up in inaugural season The women’s flag football team came in second at the NJCAA national championship in their inaugural 2023 season with an 8-7 overall record.  “It was a special season for sure,” says Head Coach Max Switzer. “The players were amazing, and I couldn’t have asked for a […]

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Fine Arts to Make a Strong Showing in Fall 2024

by Rachel Jantzi, Ken Rodgers ’85 and Joshua Cross Despite all of the changes Hesston College has undergone, the presence and tradition of fine arts remain. Between theatre, music and visual arts, there is a variety of events in fall 2024 that will celebrate the strong roots of the performing arts and visual arts departments. […]

Art prof Josh Cross critiques a print with freshman Jamie Krehbiel

Soaring Without Leaving the Nest

Jamie Krehbiel ’25, like numerous high school students raised in a college town, was determined to spread her wings and leave her hometown of Hesston behind.  “I was very adamant about not attending Hesston College at first,” says Krehbiel. “My dad had pitched the idea to me fairly early on, but I was determined to […]

Dr. Randall Goering, Kerm Gingerich and Vernabelle Stayrook

Bible Courses Open to Community

Since 1985, Biblical Literature, affectionately referred to as Bib Lit, has been a foundational course for all Hesston College students. Community members are also invited to attend this and other Bible courses to see first hand the faith and character formation that transpires. Dr. Randall Goering is currently taking the course Jesus and the Gospels, […]

President’s Perspective – A Culture of Service

Friends, The Hesston Experience is a defining piece of Hesston College. As I reflect on the many layers that create this one-of-a-kind experience for our campus, I’m drawn to the acts of service generously offered through the lives of our faculty and staff, students, alumni and friends. As our vision statement explains so clearly, Hesston […]

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Service with a Smile

by Carol Duerksen ’74 The year was 1982. Yost Center was under construction, and a crane dominated the campus landscape. One morning, the campus family was greeted by a bra waving happily in the breeze from the top of the crane. The year was 1975. Graduation was going to happen on the lawn that morning. […]

2022-23 Timeline

August 2022-23 theme verse 7Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. Opening Weekend Students returned to campus with a call to love based on this year’s theme verse. School […]

Bryce Blake and Larry Ruffin

Generosity Spurs New Scholarship Opportunities

Through the generosity of our supporters, Hesston College was able to offer five new institutional endowed scholarships to students with specific interests, qualifications or financial need. With 99 percent of Hesston College students receiving institutional aid of some sort, these additional scholarships help bring our students one step closer to reaching their educational goals. Take […]

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Service Through Giving

A desire to serve the campus community is a compelling driver for many alumni who make the choice to become donors. It’s because of their generous contributions that the college can offer a transformative experience and monetary support through competitive financial aid. While giving doesn’t look the same for everyone, all of it carries an […]