Vision for the Future – President’s Perspective

Even through this year’s “summer lull,” activity at Hesston College hasn’t slowed. We’ve been working full-steam on preparing for the August launch of the new bachelor’s degree in aviation, starting research and development for other four-year degree programs, watching daily construction progress on the nursing and athletics projects, and taking groups around the world on […]

Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche

Now Boarding: Vision 2025

First it was a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Now it’s aviation. And that’s not where the growth stops. Early in 2019, Hesston College administrators began unveiling a growth plan that gives the Hesston College of the future some distinct differences from the Hesston College of the last 110 years. Namely, four-year bachelor degree programs in […]

Dan Good

A Pilot’s Life

When Dan Good ’90 was sharing his reflections on the life of a pilot for this story, he was in Anchorage, Alaska, preparing for a seven- to 10-day schedule that would begin a few hours later and take him to China; Bangkok, Thailand; Mumbai, India; Cologne, Germany; ending in Louisville, Kentucky.  The aviation field is […]

Lois Maust

Vocation in flight

When you love your job – and it includes flying planes around the world – even being at work can seem like vacation. That’s how Lois Maust ’80 often feels about her job as a captain at NetJets Aviation where she works a “seven and seven” schedule – work seven days followed by seven days […]

Student Profile: Ellie Yoder ’22

Seattle, Wash. Major: Aviation ­– Professional Pilot Parents: Wes ’91 and Kate (Miller) ’92 Yoder Take to the skies “I had always been aware of aviation as a career, but hadn’t really considered it until I got to high school and started taking aerospace engineering classes. Several of my family members have their pilot’s licenses […]

Alumnus Profile: Curtis Denlinger ’11

Telford, Pa. Career: Pilot for Republic Airways, business owner/entrepreneur Curtis Denlinger spent four years at Hesston College before bachelor’s degrees at the college existed. Aviation was part of the draw to Hesston for Denlinger, but as an ambitious and driven personality, Denlinger’s goals stretched even further than the skies. Inspiration and learning “I came to […]

2019 Hesston College softball team

Athletics news updates

Lark Softball rounds out season with honors Topping off a record-breaking 2019 season, the Hesston College Softball program received its share of post-season accolades with first-year student Amy Bretado’s first-team NJCAA All-American selection topping the list. Bretado (Whittier, Calif.) smashed the career Hesston home run mark in just one year, connecting for 19 home runs […]

Commencement 2019 photo gallery

Hesston College Class of 2019 graduates were sent into their go everywhere journeys with charges to show love and compassion and make a difference in the world during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18. President Manickam conferred 39 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degrees and 105 associate degrees.

Welcome to the Alumni Association Class of 2019

Many members of the Class of 2019 shared their future plans at the New Alumni Dinner hosted by the Advancement division, which includes Development, Alumni and Church Relations and Marketing and Communications. Congratulations, Class of 2019, and best wishes as you go everywhere! This list includes the plans shared by those who chose to respond, […]

Risa Fukaya baptism

Finding direction and faith: A new graduate’s story

Hesston College faculty, staff and students support Risa Fukaya at her April baptism. For 2019-20, Fukaya has committed to a year of service in Mississippi through Mennonite Mission Network. Risa Fukaya ’19 (Zushi, Japan) left Hesston College with a degree as well as expanded language skills, increased cultural understanding, influential friendships, and a new-found faith. […]

Chris Lichti

Continuing the Hesston Experience

The start of Hesston College’s second bachelor’s degree program this August – the Bachelor of Science in Aviation-Professional Pilot – is momentous in its own right. It’s equally momentous for the four students who earned their Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences in Aviation-Professional Pilot in May and who have decided to continue at Hesston, […]

The semester in review – president’s perspective

Saying that time flies seems cliché, but also so relatable. The first half of the 2018-19 year is nearly behind us when it seems like we just welcomed students to Opening Weekend and the start of a new chapter of their lives. We celebrated Homecoming in September with an emphasis on the legacy of our […]

Evan Oswald

Sports to live

by Jasmine Pankratz ’18 and Rachel McMaster Talk with Evan Oswald ’48 for even a few short minutes and a couple of things will become clear – he’s passionate and determined. Those qualities dominate at 94 years old, and they were likely evident in Oswald as a “green” 24-year-old in 1949 when Hesston College President […]

Student profile: Paulina Diaz ’20

Cassopolis, Mich. MAJOR: Exercise science as a start for a degree in occupational therapy ACTIVITIES: Varsity volleyball, intramural basketball Cross cultural life I was born in Costa Rica, in the small town of Jerico. When I was five, my family moved to Michigan because of a great opportunity my aunt provided my mom to work […]

Alumnus profile: Rusty Whitcher ’97

Hesston, Kan. Career: Sportswriter and sports broadcaster The making of a sports fan From the mid-80s on, my dad and I seemed to go to all of the Hesston College basketball, baseball and soccer games. Growing up in Hesston, and right across the street from the campus, made that an easy thing to do. Both […]