News briefs

Freshmen roommates David Rudy (Manheim, Pa.) and Michel Anderson (Wichita, Kan.) pose for Rudy’s mother, Carolyn, as they moved in to Kauffman Court at the beginning of the year.

Due to ongoing generous support of Hesston College, college officials announced in July that the Annual Fund goal was met. About 750 households from 36 states and three countries are members of the Partner program and are a primary reason for the success as 80 percent of the $1.24 million goal came from Partner gifts. All of the money raised for the Annual Fund provides institutional scholarships for students.

“Steady enrollment, generous contributions, strong academics and student life, and a positive learning environment have all contributed to this positive outcome,” said President Howard Keim ’72.


New faculty and staff appointments for the 2011-12 year include Jason Barrett-Fox, English and writing; Dr. Rebecca Barrett-Fox, sociology; Angela (Martin) ’99 Brockmueller, physical science lab assistant; Brent Brockmueller ’01, admissions counselor; Tamra Call, nursing lab instructor; Joel Kauffman ’80, athletic director; Danae King, history; Marissa King ’05, education; Lindsey Mason, Erb Hall resident director; Lucas Mason ’07, admissions counselor; Ethan Mast ’10, flight instructor; Marcus Maust ’09, assistant athletic trainer; Emily Miller, Larks Nest manager and campus activities co-director; Julie Miller, graphic designer; Maggie Myers, nursing clinical instructor; Rob Ramseyer, baseball coach and campus activities codirector; Solomon Rudy ’11, flight instructor; Michael Smalley ’07, Kauffman Court resident director; Carson Stutzman ’09, admissions counselor; Rachel Swartzendruber ’01 Miller, vice president of Admissions and Financial Aid; Dr. Brent Yoder ’98, registrar; and Marcella (Eberly) ’76 Zook, nursing clinical instructor.


Official fall 2011 numbers show an increased enrollment with a total student count of 468 as compared to 448 a year ago, including 249 new students. Hesston students represent 27 states and 14 countries.


About 470 student, faculty, staff and community volunteers helped swipe out hunger during Numana’s first State Wide Packaging Event (SWIPE) at Hesston Oct. 1. Numana is an international hunger relief organization based in El Dorado, Kan., that facilitates volunteer food-packaging events throughout the country and sends the meals world-wide to areas where famine and hunger are greatest. The Hesston College community packaged more than 50,000 meals and raised the $15,000 necessary to ship the meals to their destination in the horn of Africa. Each meal, which consists of rice, soy protein, freeze-dried pinto beans and 21 vitamins and minerals, costs 30 cents to prepare and will feed six people.