Chatter in the Nest

How has your Hesston Experience embodied the Homecoming theme of “Grounded in community, globally engaged”? Mari Sailors, Associate Director of International Admissions “As a fairly new staff member, I immediately felt ‘grounded’ by the support and encouragement I received from co-workers, supervisors, students and the overall campus community. This type of small, personal atmosphere mixed […]

New facilities to Be Greater

The Be Greater capital campaign seeks to improve Hesston College’s ability to nurture, serve and educate students, particularly those preparing for nursing careers in the new BSN program and those who participate in the college’s athletic programs. Hesston College entered the public phase of a $6 million capital campaign in May – the Be Greater […]

Hesston College bucket list: the next generation

Go on a road trip. Check. Students explore Zion National Park in Utah during spring break 2017. by Mackenzie Miller Go on an illogical road trip out of state? Check. Go dumpster diving? Check. Continue a 16-year tradition? Check. That’s exactly what Jonah Short-Miller ’17 (Bellingham, Wash.) was up to during his two years at […]

Student profile: Jeff Kauffman ’18

PARENTS: Dan ’83 and Shelley (Martin) ’82 Kauffman MAJOR: Mechanical engineering INVOLVEMENT: Tennis, Campus Activities Board, Student Ambassador, Bel Canto Singers, RA (2017-18) Starting here I chose to start at Hesston because I wanted to attend a college where I could make healthy friendships and solidify my faith, and I knew that Hesston could give […]

Alumni profile: Andrea Voth ’17

MAJOR: Nursing CAREER: RN on medical unit Growing up with leukemia I was diagnosed with leukemia when I was three years old, but I don’t really remember a lot from that time. I finished two-and-a-half years of treatments at the age of six. I was then in remission until two months before my five-year appointment […]

Student athletes honored as Athletes of the Year

Mika Matsuda ’17 (Kyoto, Japan), a member of the women’s soccer team, and Riley Kingsley ’17 (North Newton, Kan.), a member of the men’s tennis team, were named 2017 female and male Student Athletes of the Year at the annual athletic banquet in April. Matsuda was a force on the field during her two years […]

Athletics news updates

Catcher Ally Steiner couldn’t quite tag the Neosho runner as the Larks fell in the playoffs. Softball enjoys record-breaking season The Larks softball team enjoyed a successful 2017 spring season by racking up 26 wins on the season (26-22), surpassing the programs’ previous record of 23 wins set during the 2012 season. Along with the […]

Hesston College Commencement

Congratulations to the class of 2017 Hesston College class of 2017 graduates were encouraged to live their legacies with passion during Commencement exercises on May 14. Commencement speaker, Dr. Marie (Schuessler) ’79 Morris, delivered the address “How’s My Driving? Everyday Calling and Legacy.” Based on Romans 12:9-13, Dr. Morris encouraged graduates to listen for and […]

Welcome to the Alumni Association Class of 2017

Many members of the Hesston College Class of 2017 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 2017 and best wishes as you go everywhere! This list includes the plans shared by those who chose […]

Program additions and expansions

Hesston College students will have more programs of study and course options from which to choose when classes resume in August. The newest program additions and expansions are among at least 13 new or expanded programs that have been added to the list of more than 50 offered programs of study in the last three […]

Campus News

Hesston College’s 50th graduating nursing class was recognized at nursing pinning May 13. The ceremony marked both the first BSN class and the last ADN class. Nursing program receives accreditation The college’s nursing program has made another step forward by receiving accreditation for the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program. The baccalaureate degree […]

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 […]

Remembering Dan Miller

The Hesston College community was struck by the unexpected news of the death of Director of Aviation Dan Miller ’78, on Sunday, April 23. He had served as the program’s director since 1999. Miller was recognized by his students and colleagues as a patient, kind and welcoming presence. He expected the utmost professionalism from student […]

Golf benefit to honor lasting legacies

For the last five years, Hesston College has teed off to open Homecoming Weekend with the Homecoming Golf Benefit. Thanks to the generosity of Excel Industries, Inc., longtime friend and partner of the college, in sponsoring the event, and organizer Floyd Sowers ’71, each year’s efforts greatly benefit the Hesston student experience and the college’s […]

Musings of an interim president

An oasis is a sweet place, whether traveling geographically or intellectually. Rarely is a college referred to as an oasis. Yet, Hesston College is just that. Since August 1, Sue and I have experienced Hesston College in this way. Based on our experiences at many higher education institutions, we have found our time at Hesston […]