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  • Disaster Management Program Alumni - Hesston College
    the development of my Christian faith through the opportunities of service meeting new people building relationships working with and learning about the church and my Mennonite heritage Alicia Hertzler Hurst a 2007 grad from Lancaster Pa is the Volunteer Placement Coordinator for MDS in Lititz Pa You learn to be a witness to the community around you but you are also overwhelmingly humbled and filled with compassion when you hear the stories of homeowners or bond with a youth group during the week What an amazing life tool to learn the art of being blessed as you serve I think that the people that I spent time with during my two summer experiences are faces that I will never forget and always feel connected to Jackie Shaw O Brien a 2008 grad from Lowvillle N Y has been a long term volunteer with MDS and has led groups with Habitat for Humanity in Nicaragua Romania and Guatemala Every aspect of this program was absolutely worth it and very valuable in making me who I am The summer field experience summer internship and service projects were the most beneficial to me because we got to experience first hand everything we were taught in class We got to put into practice what we had learned and it was just amazing This experience left me with a feeling of a new confidence and understanding of who I am and who I wanted to be Alyssa Hostetler a 2009 grad from West Liberty Ohio worked as an MDS Project Director in Colorado cleaning up repairing and rebuilding homes that were damaged by flooding She was based at the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch near Loveland The ranch made its facilities available to MDS as the project site It is clear that the most important part of the program and the part with the greatest impact has been while we were working at different sites Learning basic construction skills was definitely part of it but more important are the relationships we have all formed over the years The program has gone far beyond what we will do in the world it has changed who we will be for the world Darin Bontrager a 2011 grad from Archbold Ohio served as a Support Team Leader with FEMA Corps from 2013 to 2014 He was based in Vicksburg Miss but did a lot of traveling to various sites He was the Support Team Leader of several teams based at various locations My experience in the Disaster Management Program and as part of the Hesston campus has made an incredible impact on my life Through intensive study hands on experiences and lots of meaningful relationships I am forever grateful for my time here The DMP in particular has been a vital part of shaping my strong desire to serve and help others through a variety of experiences The attitude of service leadership and being culturally aware of those around me has made a profound impact on my life John

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/departments/disaster-management/alumni/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Disaster Management FAQs - Hesston College
    to disasters by providing volunteer labor for cleanup repair and reconstruction of homes MDS believes that volunteering is a means of touching lives and helping disaster survivors regain faith and wholeness MDS places special emphasis on helping low income families single parents the elderly and people with disabilities What different options are available for the Disaster Management students at Hesston Most students who enter the Disaster Management Program at Hesston will receive the associate of arts A A degree and will transfer to a four year school We also offer a two year associate of applied arts and sciences A A A S degree What scholarships are available Up to 3 000 per year will be made available for eligible students enrolled in the Disaster Management program What courses are required for an A A degree This course of study will meet most general education transfer requirements of undergraduate programs It will also meet basic requirements in baccalaureate disaster management programs across the country General education requirements are College Writing I Biblical Literature College Orientation Success Speech Communication two social science courses choice two natural science courses choice Fitness Concepts Introduction to Computers if needed two history or humanities courses choice Hesston College distinctive course choice and mathematics course choice Disaster management and related course requirements include Introduction to Disaster Response MDS Culture I II III and IV Conflict Resolution First Aid one sociology course from the following list Introduction to Social Welfare Social Diversity The Helping Relationship Disaster Management Leadership Development Exploring Business Personal Finance or Financial Accounting 8 week Summer Field Experience after the first year and 8 week Summer Internship after the second year What kinds of things will students learn about and do in the MDS Culture classes In MDS Culture I students will learn about the history of MDS the workings of the organization the roles of volunteers and staff planning a project identifying clients relating to disaster survivors working with long term recovery committees the phases of response and recovery and relating to other disaster response agencies As part of MDS Culture II the class will learn construction basics MDS Culture III involves reviewing case studies in disaster response and recovery As part of MDS Culture IV students will attend the MDS All Unit Meeting and complete a project The students also participate in local service projects during the school year such as cleaning up branches after a windstorm or fixing up a house of a low income person What will the students do in summer field assignments In the eight week Summer Field Experience after students first year of study students learn about the many phases of an MDS project site on an active MDS site After their second year at Hesston students serve 8 week Summer Internships with MDS or another disaster recovery organization What majors at a four year college would build on the Hesston College Disaster Management program One option is to pursue a Disaster Management Degree from a four

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  • Disaster Management Scholarships - Hesston College
    w Volleyball Athletic Training Services About News Presidential Search Mission Vision Values Sustainability Dyck Arboretum Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home Academics Departments Programs Disaster Management Disaster Management Scholarships Disaster Management Scholarships History of the Scholarship Fund This fund was established to help students who are interested in serving others by offering depending on the number of applicants up to 3 000 per year to qualified students Kevin King Executive Coordinator of Mennonite Disaster Service initiated discussions with Hesston College in May of 2004 asking Hesston College to consider developing a leadership program for MDS MDS and other faith based agencies recognized the need for trained leadership in managing disaster response A new Disaster Management Program was begun at Hesston College in August of 2005 Establishment of the Fund The fund is established through gifts from individuals and businesses that are interested in assisting students with the desire to help others in need Management of the Fund Income received for this fund shall be sent to Hesston College or MDS and clearly designated as money for the Disaster Management Scholarship Fund Additions to the fund may be made at any time Selection of Recipients The program director will select recipients according to the following guidelines which are subject to yearly review Complete the Disaster Management Scholarship Application form Enroll in the Disaster Management Program which includes a 8 week summer field experience after the first year and a 8 week summer internship after the second year Establish a financial need The program director will give priority to applications received by March 1 for the following school year Scholarship Distribution and Return The college will distribute scholarship funds through its financial funds through its financial aid process allocating half of the scholarship to the

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/departments/disaster-management/disaster-management-scholarships/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Program Flow Chart - Hesston College
    and gain knowledge of the construction process in doing hands on building First Aid Learn the basics of first aid and CPR before going to the Summer Field Experience site Conflict Resolution Learn how to resolve conflicts Emergency Response Training Half day Service Days Serve at places like Interfaith Housing Services Camp Mennoscah the Mennonite Central Committee warehouse Habitat for Humanity house etc At least three service opportunities required per semester Most of these are on Saturdays Team Building Day at Prairie View Join with the second year students in taking part in activities that encourage communication cooperation and team building MDS Leadership Training Workshop Leaders from MDS come to campus to train people interested in serving with MDS in a two day workshop Students attend and participate in part of this training This occurs every other year Summer Field Experience Learn all phases of the MDS project experience while working on an active MDS site for eight weeks These experiences include construction work office managing cooking crew leading engaging in the spiritual life of the site interacting with volunteers interacting with homeowners learning about project directing and interagency work This is a three hour class Second year Classes Management Learn about management functions of planning organizing leading and controlling in order to meet organizational strategic goals Students will explore their own management and leadership skills and styles MDS Culture III Apply knowledge gained in previous courses and Summer Field Experience in studying case studies in disaster response and recovery MDS Culture IV Attend the MDS All Unit Meeting and reflect on it complete a project for MDS or the DMP and reflect on the DMP experience Emergency Response Training Half day Sharing at HC Chapel Reflect on the Summer Field Experience at a Hesston College chapel service in September

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  • Early Childhood Education Preschool - Hesston College
    Forum FAQ Roommate Tips Athletics Baseball Basketball m Basketball w Cross Country m Cross Country w Golf m Soccer m Soccer w Softball Tennis m Tennis w Volleyball Athletic Training Services About News Presidential Search Mission Vision Values Sustainability Dyck Arboretum Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home Academics Departments Programs Education Early Childhood Education Preschool Early Childhood Education Preschool Mission Purpose The Hesston College laboratory Preschool provides rich observation and hands on experiences for students studying early childhood education It also provides a half day preschool program to serve children families and the Hesston community Learning Environment On campus laboratory preschool for children ages 3 5 in the Laban Peachey Center Hesston College s Early Childhood Education program Students studying early childhood education have the opportunity for observation and active involvement in the laboratory preschool on a rotating basis during their freshman year at Hesston After completion of one to one and a half years of ECE coursework early childhood students may choose to complete a Field Experience component in the lab preschool Students who have completed the Field Experience value the hands on experences of planning and leading activities through the lab

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/departments/education/early-childhood-education-preschool/ (2016-02-13)
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  • English Language Proficiency Requirements - Hesston College
    Miller Library Course Schedule Alumni Friends Transcript Request Partner Program Update Your Info Capital Campaign Estate Planning Give to Hesston Hesston College Today Church Relations Student Development Campus Activities Campus Ministries Counseling Services Chapel Forum FAQ Roommate Tips Athletics Baseball Basketball m Basketball w Cross Country m Cross Country w Golf m Soccer m Soccer w Softball Tennis m Tennis w Volleyball Athletic Training Services About News Presidential Search Mission Vision Values Sustainability Dyck Arboretum Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home Academics Departments Programs English English Language Proficiency Requirements English Language Proficiency Requirements To be eligible for admission to Hesston College a student must achieve one of these minimum scores 440 on the Paper Based TOEFL PBT 41 on the Internet based TOEFL iBT 4 on the International English Language Testing System IELTS Second Grade on the STEP EIKEN Conditional enrollment Includes six credit hours of English as a Second Language ESL and six credit hours of regular academic courses 440 499 on the Paper Based TOEFL PBT 41 60 on the Internet Based TOEFL iBT 475 639 on the TOEIC Unrestricted enrollment 500 or higher on the PBT 61 or higher on

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/departments/english/english-language-proficiency-requirements/ (2016-02-13)
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  • ESL Courses - Hesston College
    Presidential Search Mission Vision Values Sustainability Dyck Arboretum Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home Academics Departments Programs English ESL Courses ESL Courses Engl 102 ESL Listening Speaking Intermediate Offered in Fall Term 3 credit hours does not apply to credit hours for graduation at Hesston College Group and individual instruction to develop and improve listening comprehension skills and speaking proficiency both for academic success and informal conversations Engl 103 ESL Grammar Intermediate Offered in Fall Term 3 credit hours does not apply to credit hours for graduation at Hesston College Group instruction to develop and improve understanding of and usage of correct English grammar in the formal written form Engl 104 ESL Writing Intermediate Offered in Fall Term 3 credit hours does not apply to credit hours for graduation at Hesston College Group and individual instruction supplemented by online software to develop and improve thinking and organizational skills in writing assignments write sentences paragraphs and simple essays using correct conventions and structure increase English academic vocabulary Engl 105 ESL Listening Speaking Advanced Offered in Fall Term and Spring Term 3 credit hours may be applied to credit hours for graduation from Hesston College

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  • Villa Writers Project - Hesston College
    Library Course Schedule Alumni Friends Transcript Request Partner Program Update Your Info Capital Campaign Estate Planning Give to Hesston Hesston College Today Church Relations Student Development Campus Activities Campus Ministries Counseling Services Chapel Forum FAQ Roommate Tips Athletics Baseball Basketball m Basketball w Cross Country m Cross Country w Golf m Soccer m Soccer w Softball Tennis m Tennis w Volleyball Athletic Training Services About News Presidential Search Mission Vision Values Sustainability Dyck Arboretum Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home Academics Departments Programs English Villa Writers Project Villa Writers Project The Villa Writers Project involves weekly conversation groups where students and elders participate in storytelling and discussions focused on topics such as aging identity compassion and significant life events Project goals include improving students abilities to listen converse and write as well as expanding the diversity of the people with whom both populations regularly interact As part of their College Writing class students produce essays relating to their inter generational Villa conversation groups and share these papers with the Schowalter Villa community Select writings are included in an annual campus forum and submitted to the Mary Miller Library archive Courses in Hesston College

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/departments/english/villa-writers-project/ (2016-02-13)
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