Nursing students join Bonnie (Kauffman) Ac65, ’67 Sowers in the ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new nursing building, The Bonnie Sowers Nursing Center, named in honor of the faculty emerita. Homecoming event photos
Hesston College celebrated Homecoming Weekend Sept. 26 to 29 with events centered around the dedications of three new and renovated facilities that were part of the $6.5 million Be Greater capital campaign.
Ryan Roth lines up a putt at the Homecoming Golf Benefit in honor of Floyd Sowers ’71 for his years of volunteer service in organizing and managing the benefit on behalf of the college. Watching in the background are Blake Buhrman ’01, Tyson Miller and Steve Martin ’04, Alumni Association President.
The 1996-97 Lark women’s basketball team was honored for its trip to nationals during the Yost Center renovation dedication. Pictured from left are Joel Kauffman ’80, head coach, Janel (Jantz) ’97 Stucky, Lisa (Schmidt) ’97 Graber, Janelle Yutzie ’97 -Blubaugh, Becky Nitzsche ’98, former staff, Green, Shanna (Roth) ’97, former staff, Heinz, Carla (Hathaway) ’97 Hochstetler, Tasha (Propps) ’97 Warner, Joy (Smith) ’96 Yoder, faculty, assistant coach, Sarah (Nitzsche) ’96 Simms (played on 1995-96 team), and Sarah (Tabor) ’97 Kirk.
Siblings Makayla Ladwig ’15 and David Ladwig ’18 share about their callings as a nurse (Makayla) and music producer (David) at forum.
President Manickam congratulates a finisher at the annual two-mile run/walk, The Manickam Mosey. Sophomore Jaden Lais (Grantsville, Md.), won the race with a time of 11:08.
Mike Baker ’93, director of aviation (far right), introduces department faculty, staff and student intern flight instructors at an Aviation open house. From left: Travis Pickerill ’99, ’00, chief flight instructor, Fritz Lehman ’14, flight instructor, Austin Troyer ’18, ’21, student intern (Rockingham, Va.), Chris Lichti ’19, ’21, student intern (Shickley, Neb.), Amy (Bachman) ’01 Birdsell, chief flight instructor, Dylan Todd, flight instructor, Gracie Hochstetler ’19, ’21, student intern (Leesburg, Ind.) and Suzanne Burch, office assistant.
Chelsey Smith ’20 (left center) joins Mick Mullet ’76 and Dave Mullet Ac62, ’64 and others in the ribbon cutting for the new on-campus Bess Mullet Softball Field. The five Mullet brothers have long been Hesston College donors and given to special projects, including the field, which is named in honor of their mother.
Students represent Hesston College in the community-wide Home Sweet Hesston Homecoming parade. Carrying the banner from left are Romina Xhari ’21 (Lezhe, Albania), Unique Froese ’20 (Ordway, Colo.), Olivia Hernandez ’23 (Hesston) and Sidorella Mjeshtri ’21 (Lac, Albania). Second row carrying flags from left: Brooke Brenneman ’20 (Parnell, Iowa), Josh Wilson ’21 (Canterbury, New Zealand), Kate-Lyn Tivert ’21 (Kigali, Rwanda) and Evelyn Worku ’20 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).
President Manickam talks with Judy (Dorsing) Ac59, ’61 and Cecil Ac57, ’59 Miller at the Partner Luncheon.
Grant Walker ’15 and Malcom Mann ’15, members of the Lark men’s basketball team that went to the national tournament in 2015, share reflections on the importance of the Yost Center renovations and additions at the dedication ceremony.
Alumni and community children enjoyed inflatables, face painting and more at the Kids’ Festival.