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  • Chatter out of the Nest - Hesston College
    s the times when it is a sorrowful place that I am humbled to be a quiet supportive part of the family s experience One of the most influential people in my professional pursuits is Joyce Huber She was always there cheering for me and my nursing peers My favorite thing was to get the words Cheers to you written on my assignments Joyce was so good about supporting all of us and never missed the little things that make her an amazing nursing instructor To me the Hesston Experience was priceless I often dream of going back in time and reliving it all over again I met some of my best friends in the world Hesston shaped me as a person and helped prepare me for all that adult life has to offer There isn t a good word or way to describe what the Hesston Experience means It s a feeling you just have to experience for yourself I ve talked to other Hesston alumni about this conundrum You can t put a word to it you just have to nod and agree with a twinkle in your eye that the two years you spent at Hesston were some of the best of your life Haruka Sano 10 Niiza City Saitama Japan Current job Human relations staff for KYB Corporation a global company specializing in hydraulics used in the aeronautical automotive construction and railway industries What I enjoy most about my job is being in charge of graduate recruitment for the company which means I present to university students about the company and how their particular techniques and knowledge would be valued within the company I am so glad I started at Hesston because there were so many nice people around me who were willing to help I didn t speak much English when I arrived at Hesston but my instructors and friends were patient with me and helped me through I think if I had gone to a big university I would have been homesick and returned to Japan One of the most influential people in my education was Dave Osborne Ac64 66 who introduced me to Hesston and was a great resource for international students needing help or advice I also want to be able to help university students who need guidance To me the Hesston Experience means new life new culture new friends from all over the world they are all my treasure Hesston helped me grow up broadened my horizons and prepared me for the real world Nathan Snyder 10 Greeley Colo Education after Hesston Bethel College North Newton Kan bachelor s degree in music University of Northern Colorado Greeley master s in music May 2015 Current job Apprentice artist at Opera Fort Collins Colo and graduate assistant at UNC Opera Theatre Notable professional experiences I have had the opportunity to perform many major operatic roles with various companies I spent the summer of 2014 in Germany performing with Opera Classica Europa What I

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  • Campus News Briefs - Hesston College
    73 psychology and youth ministry instructor Kevin Wilder and pastoral ministries alumnus Ron Moyo 12 Saturday night worship pastor at Whitestone Mennonite Church Hesston A weekend highlight was the Anabaptist Game hosted by Michele Schrock 81 Hershberger and the Bible and Ministry Department AVDS More than 180 participants in the Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series Feb 13 to 15 explored questions of pursuing nonviolence and the way of Christ in a violence filled world The conference Overcoming Evil Ordinary People Making a Difference featured Father John Dear a peace activist and 2008 and 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dear emphasized nonviolence as the vision of the heart that sees every human being as your brother and sister Breakout session presenters shared about peace in different contexts and from a variety of backgrounds and faith traditions Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke 88 of Ted Company TheaterWorks presented the satirical drama I d Like To Buy an Enemy Spring break trips Hesston College students faculty and staff dispersed around the globe during spring break March 7 to 15 One group led by Gregg Schroeder 86 and his wife Cindy traveled to Russia March 4 to 17 to learn about the culture history and their fields of study in a different cultural context A disaster management team traveled to Pilger Neb to help the Mennonite Disaster Service unit stationed there rebuild homes destroyed in a spring 2014 tornado Faculty members Tony Brown 69 John Sharp 73 and alumnus Bruce Rogers 72 led a group comprised of students faculty staff and friends of the college to the Deep South to learn more about the 1960s civil rights movement and retrace the Selma to Montgomery Ala march in remembrance of the 50th anniversary The softball team and coach Andrew Sharp 99 played three games in

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  • Big changes coming to nursing program - Hesston College
    in Nursing Hesston alumni and other two year graduates nationwide are pursuing bachelor s degrees in increasing numbers With the industry shift both ADN and BSN options are needed to meet employer demands and industry standards said Sowers Placement options for clinical training are being limited for some associate degree programs at a number of major medical centers said Sowers The BSN program will allow Hesston College to continue providing nursing students with exceptional clinical learning opportunities Discussion toward a BSN offering began in the summer of 2013 Nursing faculty diligently researched necessary additions for creating a four year degree curriculum as well as steps to gain approval and accreditation The college s Board of Directors granted approval to pursue accreditation and state approval following the September 2014 meeting Following a two day site visit the college received approval from the Higher Learning Commission in early February The Kansas State Board of Nursing authorized the final approval necessary to start the program March 25 The BSN program will launch in August 2015 for students who will begin their first of four years at Hesston as well as those who will have completed the 60 hours of required college course work and are ready to begin their junior year of nursing The college anticipates launching an RN to BSN program in the fall of 2016 or 2017 for students who have their ADN and are looking to earn a bachelor s degree Adding juniors and seniors to the student population does hold implications for many aspects of campus life The college s leadership is well underway with discussions for making adjustments while maintaining the essence of the Hesston Experience The nursing program has been one of our strengths for decades in terms of both the number of students served and quality

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  • Alumni donate civil rights resources to Mary Miller Library - Hesston College
    civil rights and African American history to the college s Mary Miller Library Bruce said of all his educational experiences including graduate school Hesston had the most profound effect on him therefore he wanted to give back The gift to the Mary Miller Library of civil rights books and videos from Bruce and Joy Rogers will be an asset to the library collection said Margaret Wiebe library director They will be a great resource to those who are studying the topic in classes as well as to those who have a personal interest in studying civil rights Bruce has a passion for the civil rights movement which he describes as the best example of democracy at work He earned a bachelor s degree in education from Goshen College and a master s degree in school administration from Indiana University Bloomington In his 36 years as an educator in Elkhart County Ind he served as a school principal teacher coach adjunct professor at Indiana University and a consultant for the Indiana Department of Education He retired in June 2014 Rogers interest in civil rights is fueled by his work as an educator and many years of teaching the history to students During the summer of 2003 Rogers retraced the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Ala march on foot visiting historical sites and visiting with people along the way in order to better teach the civil rights lessons in his curriculum as a sixth grade teacher at Eastwood Elementary School in Elkhart Ind Rogers also helped lead a Hesston College civil rights seminar with Hesston faculty members John Sharp and Tony Brown during spring break March 7 to 14 The donated books are available for check out in Hesston College s Mary Miller Library located in Smith Center Hesston College Today Articles in

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  • Athletics News Updates - Hesston College
    of coach Dustin Galyon 04 the Larks qualified for the national tournament in Danville Ill March 17 to 21 The team shared the regular season regional championship with Kansas City Kansas Community College KCKCC After knocking off Highland Kan Community College 71 51 in the NJCAA Region VI Division II Tournament semifinals at Yost Center the Larks advanced to the championship game at Wichita Kan State University s Koch Arena where they secured the tournament championship with a 77 69 win over KCKCC The Larks dropped two games at nationals to be eliminated from the tournament They finished the season with a record of 22 12 Women s Basketball earns post season bid The women s basketball team and Coach Dan Harrison 79 found themselves in post season play with a close 51 45 home win over Fort Scott Kan Community College in the final regular season game Their season came to an end a few days later in the first round of the NJCAA Region VI Division II Tournament with a road loss to Highland Kan Community College Feb 28 The Larks finished the season 14 17 Spring sports launch new season Despite weather adversity baseball softball and men s and women s tennis are underway After a record setting 2014 season baseball coach Rob Ramseyer fields a young and talented roster ready for another exciting season lineup Softball coach Andrew Sharp 99 is excited for his deep pitching staff and competitive lineup for the 2015 season The team traveled to Arizona for three games during spring break March 9 to 13 With dedicated players making up his teams men s and women s tennis coach Myron Diener 78 is optimistic that both teams will see improvements from a year ago Hesston College Today Articles in this Issue A

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  • Why I am a Hesston College Partner - Hesston College
    Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home Today Posts Why I am a Hesston College Partner Why I am a Hesston College Partner Posted on December 5 2014 by Larry Bartel by Matt Lehman 09 Get any group of Hesston alumni together and you ll get to hear stories trips to Druber s and Newell s mod activities pranks played and more Just recently a friend of mine who didn t attend Hesston remarked that he s never met a Hesston alumnus who wasn t passionate about the school and their experience there It seems to be a fundamental truth that Hesston College has a positive impact on the people who attend there As a fundraiser I get to see every day the way that people s money gets turned into stories and experiences In the same way my donation to Hesston College gives new generations of students the chance to learn the Heils participate in the Talent Show and shape their future as graduates of Hesston College The reason that I give to Hesston College is that I know that the stories of Hesston College are ones that I want people to keep telling long into the future Matt lives in Bel Aire Kan and works in development for Mennonite Mission Network Hesston College Today Articles in this Issue A Celebration of Diversity President s Perspective Communication for a Global Impact A Journey to Acceptance Saying Hey Alumnus Profile Daniel Moya 08 Mexico City Student Profile Irena Xhari 16 Lezhë Albania Women s Soccer Makes Players Worlds Smaller Why I am a Hesston College Partner Honoring Legacies Helping Students Homecoming 2014 Each Other s Light A Multicultural Celebration photo gallery Campus News Briefs 1 million gift to enhance student aid and opportunities Labyrinth dedicated as

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  • Why we are Hesston College Partners - Hesston College
    we are Hesston College Partners Posted on July 25 2014 by Larry Bartel by Tess and JT Roetlin 84 Hesston College is a great starting place for students because it helps them learn their core values in life Students may not always recognize or appreciate opportunities and experiences for what they are during their time at Hesston but in later years they will realize and cherish those opportunities as transformational This is just one reason that we choose to support Hesston College as Partners Many people before us donated to get the college started sustain it through lean years and support its mission goals and students With the help of financial donors to the college JT was able to enjoy his own Hesston Experience We believe it is now our turn to give to continue the legacy not only for our children but also to make the Hesston Experience a possibility for other other students as well Mischa De Jesus 14 for whom we are legal guardians had a memorable Hesston Experience over the last two years We would like to thank all the staff and faculty for guiding her in everything from academics to spiritual life Hesston College is a special place and we hope by supporting it in this way it can become the starting place for many future students Hesston College Today Articles in this Issue Start Here Go Everywhere President s Perspective End of an Era Continuity of faith Influences thousands of lives Campus Transitions Rebuilding and Relationships Disaster Management alumni reflect Embracing Creativity Katie Boyts 02 Student profile Tsegamihret Tsega Gebru 14 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Alumnus profile Don Cressman 78 Las Vegas Nev and everywhere Outstanding athletes honored for excellence Athletics news updates Congratulations Class of 2014 Go everywhere the next steps for the class

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  • Why We Are Hesston College Partners - Hesston College
    of life We are more than just physical beings we re also emotional mental and spiritual Hesston does a marvelous job of addressing all aspects of a person and is committed to the growth of the whole of an individual Hesston does a great job in helping students move from a faith based on their childhood and or their parents teaching to a faith that they claim as their own The curriculum for all students challenges them to break away from the easy Sunday school answers and think critically We found both for ourselves when we were students and with our children who have and are attending Hesston College that the faculty and staff are involved in providing support for making that crucial step of continuing a faith journey It allows for questioning and provides support for the student to develop the answer In our own experience we found Hesston s classes challenging and we felt well prepared as we transferred to a large state university to continue our education Hesston s quality of teaching and concern of the instructors is unparalleled in our view It s not just the mental and spiritual aspect that Hesston nurtured but also the emotional We were able to participate in choir and student life and formed friendships that have lasted Hesston does a great job of getting students involved immediately As parents we were impressed watching our children make immediate connections during Opening Weekends and see how the college always strives to involve every student in meaningful fun ways The experiences we had and continue to observe have inspired us to support an institution that we hope and pray will continue to shape future generations Hesston College Today Articles in this Issue A Culture of Excellence President s Perspective Practicing Success A glimpse

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