Academics update – scholarship, teaching award

Star Her Many Horses and Peter Lehman

Star Her Many Horses ’22 receives Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship from Kansas Independent College Foundation

Star Her Many Horses ’22, Denver, Colo., was named the 2021 Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship from Hesston College by the Kansas Independent College Foundation (KICF). KICF awards up to 20 individual scholarships, one for a student at each foundation member institution. The recipients are all full-time, degree seeking students on the cusp of graduation, and have each demonstrated excellence in academics, character and integrity and a commitment to the value of a private college education in Kansas. These students lifted the spirit of their respective communities during this historic year while also maintaining GPAs of 3.5 or above.

The scholarship was established in 1995 through the generosity of Maud Wyatt, whose bequest has supported the work of KICF and its institutions since 1961. The Kansas Independent College Foundation seeks to develop, promote and direct unified approaches to selected corporations, foundations and individuals for financial support of Kansas’ independent colleges and universities.

Peter Lehman receives award from Penn State-Harrisburg

Peter Lehman, professor of history and archivist at Hesston College, was chosen by the faculty of the American Studies department at Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg to receive the Sue Samuelson Award for Excellence in American Studies. The Sue Samuelson Award is given annually; students pursuing doctoral degrees in American Studies are eligible.

Lehman’s doctoral dissertation focuses on the prolific novelist and playwright Henry K. Webster, a contemporary of Theodore Dreiser who wrote about similar economic and social issues. The award comes with a tuition discount.