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Faculty and staff appointments

  • Megan Baumgarter ’15, female resident director, completed a B.S. at Goshen (Ind.) College in May 2017.
  • Becky Bartell, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.E., director of Nursing Education, joined the Hesston College nursing faculty in 2010, teaching upper-level nursing courses and serving as the curriculum coordinator while the department shifted from an associate degree program to a bachelor’s degree program. Bartell earned an M.S.N. from Fort Hays (Kan.) State University and a B.S.N. from Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.).
  • Mark Diller ’98, development officer for the western United States, has a bachelor’s degree from George Fox University (Newberg, Ore.) and a master’s in business administration from Corban University (Salem, Ore.). Prior to coming to Hesston, he worked as an administrator for the Mennonite Village Retirement Community (Albany, Ore.) for more than 10 years before shifting into a marketing and graphic design role for a local company.
  • Marissa Hochstetler ’14, graphic designer, has a B.A. in communication studies with a minor in graphic design from Goshen College. During the 2016-17 year, Hochstetler served at Hesston as the female resident director.
  • Dr. Sheryl Hodge, registrar and dean of assessment and accreditation, holds a Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in educational research and psychology and a M.A. in educational research and psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her undergraduate degree in biology, general science and physical education is from Emporia (Kan.) State University. She was previously employed at Kansas State University (Manhattan) in a variety of roles, including evaluator for the Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation, assistant professor for special education, Counseling and Student Affairs, and graduate research advisor.
  • Amy Hulse, R.N., adjunct nursing professor teaching the Healthcare Informatics, Quality and Safety course, holds a B.S.N. from Bethel College and will complete her M.S.N. in early 2018.
  • Cindy (Carman) ’89 Lapp, adjunct nursing professor teaching clinical laboratories for the Population-Based Nursing course, is working on an M.S.N. through Tabor College-Wichita to be completed in 2018.
  • Jessica Miller, food service director, holds a B.A. in health and physical education from Tabor College (Hillsboro, Kan.) and a B.S. in dietetics from Kansas State University. Miller previously served as assistant manager in Kansas State’s dining operation.
  • Monica (Wiebe) ’00 Miller, director of human resources, holds an M.S. in employment law from Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and a B.A. from Goshen College in business administration with a minor in psychology. Before coming to Hesston, she was leading a team in HR compliance for General Dynamics Information Technology in Coralville, Iowa.
  • Christy Miller Hesed, adjunct professor teaching Elementary Statistics, holds a Ph.D. in environmental anthropology from the University of Maryland (College Park), an M.S. in sustainable development and conservation biology and an undergraduate degree from Goshen College.
  • Austin Mitchell ’15, intramural director, completed a B.A. in business administration, management and marketing from Bethel College in May 2017.
  • Diana Mitzner, M.S.N., R.N., adjunct nursing professor with a focus on clinical instruction for students in the Acute Care Nursing course sequence, holds an M.S.N. in nursing education from the University of Phoenix (Tempe, Ariz.) and a B.S.N. from Southwestern College (Winfield, Kan.). Mitzner has worked as an intensive care nurse and college nursing instructor.
  • Brandy Quinn, admissions visit coordinator, holds a B.A. in education from Emporia State University. Quinn previously taught special education at Hesston Middle School.
  • Corey Regehr ’06, special services manager with the Campus Facilities department, has a diverse background which includes more than 10 years of broad construction experience and working for an electrical contractor.
  • Holly Swartzendruber, music professor and vocal music coordinator, holds a D.M.A. in vocal performance from the University of Kansas (Lawrence), an M.M. in vocal performance from Ohio University (Athens) and a B.A. in music from Goshen College. Swartzendruber has been an adjunct instructor at Hesston since 2010.