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  • Top student athletes recognized - Hesston College
    Hesston campus as a student ambassador and resident assistant Hayley will continue her academic and softball career at MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe Kan She is the daughter of Stacy Gately Hayley made countless contributions to our program and the broader Hesston campus said softball coach Andrew Sharp 99 She demonstrated tremendous leadership through her words and more importantly her actions We will miss her but are excited for her very bright future Jacob Landis 13 Sterling Ill is a member of the men s cross country team a two time competitor in the NJCAA national cross country meet and an all region runner He also helped the men s cross country team to the second highest GPA in the nation during the 2012 13 year Jacob served the campus as a resident assistant ministry assistant chemistry lab assistant and a student ambassador He was also one of two recipients of the newly established Lark of the Year Award at Larkfest 2013 for demonstrating excellence in academics leadership and service Jacob will attend Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg Va where he will run cross country for the Royals He is the son of Keith 83 and Lois Kaufman 83 88 Landis Jacob is a gifted well rounded person said cross country coach Gerry Sieber 64 He s had a meaningful engagement with so many aspects of the Hesston College community and I expect he will make significant contributions to the church and the world The Student Athletes of the Year award was created during the 2011 12 year by a desire from the Athletics Department to acknowledge the outstanding men and women who represent Hesston College through athletics The award recognizes the accomplishments excellence and leadership of one male and one female student athlete on the field in the classroom in the

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  • Athletics news updates - Hesston College
    s growth as a player and person during his time here said coach Dustin Galyon 04 He is poised on and off the floor to be an impact player at the Division I level Hannah Weaver 14 Inola Okla Sierra Wyse 14 Mt Pleasant Iowa and Sierra Davis Yianakopulos 13 Gypsum Kan run at the Tabor College Hillsboro Kan meet Cross country continues high academic standards The cross country teams were recognized by the NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association for outstanding academic achievement during the 2012 season The women s team claimed the top academic spot in the U S with a 3 915 team GPA The men s team fell just short of the number one ranking with a 3 833 GPA When you consider all of the intangible elements of this achievement it is rather remarkable said coach Gerry Sieber 64 Our student athletes have a lot on their plates besides their sport and classes This academic accomplishment is a testament to the culture of the college and to the kind of people who make Hesston College a special place Nick Yoder 14 Millersburg Ohio tags a Brown Mackie Salina Kan runner out Larks enjoy post season success Under the leadership of second year coach Rob Ramseyer the Larks baseball team claimed the NJCAA Region VI crown and a trip to the Plains District Championship where they fell one game short of a trip to the NJCAA World Series The men s basketball team advanced to the second round of the NJCAA Region VI tournament The team finished the season at 21 11 surpassing 20 wins in a season for the first time under fifth year coach Dustin Galyon 04 The women s basketball team landed in the second round of the NJCAA Region VI tournament for the

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  • Campus news - Hesston College
    The renovation will include New windows HVAC system and other energy saving measures Acoustical work to isolate and calibrate sound Creation of dedicated spaces for theatre Campus Worship Hesston College Chorale Bel Canto Singers and Concert Band rehearsal and instrument storage An additional classroom Student gathering spaces Pianos Replacement of a 1969 Baldwin D nine foot grand piano Rebuilding and refurbishment of pianos in instructor and voice studios Three new upright pianos for practice rooms New baby grand piano in Northlawn Tennis Two additional courts Landscaping to serve as a protective barrier from Kansas wind Improved spectator experience Aviation campaign In mid December thanks to a generous anonymous gift given in honor of Wilbur Bontrager 73 Middlebury Ind the college was able to purchase a Redbird MCX C182 G1000 GFC700 full motion flight simulator geared toward Crew Resource Management and two pilot cockpit training with single and multi engine configurations In mid March thanks to a substantial lead gift a new plane joined the fleet a 2005 Cessna 172S Skyhawk with Garmin 1000 avionics The remaining five planes in the fleet are receiving avionics upgrades Also this spring updates and enhancements to the Hesston College Aviation offices and hangar were completed New paint furniture and general updates have given the space a fresh feel Thanks to many supporters the aviation portion of the campaign is complete Campus entrance Increase campus visibility along Main Street Create a welcoming and inviting campus entrance Add landscaping to improve aesthetics and make a strong positive first impression Add parking and a drop off area to better serve campus visitors Logo The new Hesston College logo is part of a larger visual identity system that established guidelines and parameters for the way the college presents itself visually The old nameplate represented the college well for

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  • Commencement 2013 - Hesston College
    04 Commencement speaker J Nelson Kraybill president elect of Mennonite World Conference filled graduates with hope for a world filled with shalom as they departed Hesston College during the May 5 ceremony Kraybill referenced the apostle Paul s words to the church in Ephesians 1 16 23 to encourage the graduates that there is hope in the world and God is not silent I do not cease giving thanks to God for you as I remember you today in my prayers Kraybill said And I pray with Paul that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so you understand the hope to which God has called you and the power of the gospel to transform lives and change the world Kraybill who serves as pastor of Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart Ind and is president emeritus of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart shared stories of forgiveness and love to show that despite the pain and suffering in the world every day there is hope in faith and within faith communities He challenged the graduates to live for shalom community and serve others boldly In this world of violence and poverty and need what if Hesston College graduates were known around the world as the best trained shalom activists who are so effective because they are not afraid to die for Jesus said Kraybill What if Hesston College alums were ready to risk everything for selfless reconciliation The church of Paul s day served selflessly because of the hope they found in Christ s teachings even risking their health comfort and lives to help the church grow Kraybill commissioned the class of 2013 to respond to a world in need in the same way As terrorism again touches this nation as warfare festers in other parts of the

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  • Chatter in the nest - Hesston College
    muffins from the cafeteria baseball games sneaking into the cafeteria spending the night in the library and on the soccer field Victoria Gunawan Jeptha Miller Kaci Diener Armond Patterson Describe your Hesston Experience Victoria Gunawan 14 Semarang Central Java Indonesia Jeptha Miller 13 Millersburg Ohio Kaci Diener 13 Harrisonville Mo Armond Patterson 13 Indianapolis Ind Go everywhere Hesston for one more semester then undecided Gunawan Goshen Ind College Miller still deciding Diener University of St Francis Fort Wayne Ind Patterson Gunawan I didn t expect Hesston to be so welcoming and everyone to be so nice but I really appreciate it The instructors are so approachable and even extend an invitation to come drop by their offices any time Miller Through being at Hesston and classes like Bib Lit and Anabaptist History and Thought I have been fortunate to learn about my Anabaptist history and heritage Diener Hesston has been the best two years of my life by far I have grown spiritually and made a lot of lasting relationships I will really miss the people here and how easy it is to talk with anyone Patterson I like Hesston s diversity small size how everyone communicates with one another and the way students and instructors are able to interact Hesston is a great place to start I would absolutely send a student here Pierre Zook Destavis Davis Who was your favorite instructor Pierre Zook 13 McMinnville Ore Destavia Davis 13 Nacogdoches Texas Go everywhere Biola University La Mirada Calif Zook Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Davis Zook Jim Yoder was my favorite instructor because he took the time to get to know me He was helpful in his class instruction and encouraged me in class giving me the opportunity to do well Davis I enjoyed Kevin Wilder s classes because

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  • Little decisions have big results in Boston Marathon - Hesston College
    after 26 2 miles he hadn t yet made it to the water table And he can t help but think how a series of events kept him safe Hours earlier while being bussed to the starting line the bus broke down just a couple of miles from the starting point The runners were loaded onto a backup bus and once at the starting line scrambled to get into place to start the race Lynn made it into the second wave of runners as race officials shut the starting corral gate behind him At mile 23 Lynn stopped for about 20 seconds for greetings and photos with a former colleague before he was on his way for the remaining three miles As he turned onto the now infamous Boylston Street for the last half mile Lynn remembers looking at the people sitting outside cafes watching runners and the crowds packed along the barricades I was running along the left side of the street the side the bombs went off high fiving kids and enjoying the last bit of the race he said Later I kept thinking about how many of those people may have been injured just minutes later One more water break or walk break if I had gotten on the bus sooner if we hadn t broke down or I was in a different wave of runners any little decision could have made three minutes of difference I am thankful that God was watching out for me Lynn Fielitz ran sprints and did the high jump on the track team at Hesston He also began his volleyball career at Hesston as a member of a student formed club team Lynn is associate professor associate director of instruction in the Department of Physical Education and the former head women

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  • Bel Canto Singers make first Carnegie Hall appearance - Hesston College
    Hall appearance Bel Canto Singers make first Carnegie Hall appearance Posted on July 17 2013 by Larry Bartel The Bel Canto Singers celebrated the group s 30th anniversary May 6 to 16 with an east coast tour highlighted by a four day New York City excursion and a performance at Carnegie Hall The 21 singers and three alumni under the direction of Bradley Kauffman joined the Masterworks Festival Chorus mass choir to present Johannes Brahms Requiem under the direction of Donald Neuen and with the New York City Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall s Stern Auditorium May 12 It has been the ultimate goal for performers to perform at Carnegie Hall for more than a century wrote Morgan Martin 14 New Holland Pa in the group s Facebook travel journal Now it was finally our time to perform the Brahms Requiem that we worked for five months to accomplish Performing on stage felt unreal It was an incredible experience that we will remember for a lifetime Hesston College alumni and friends joined Bel Canto in New York for five days of sightseeing and connecting with each other students and the college Bel Canto Singers performed 10 concerts in six states on their 10 day tour Other concert highlights included New York City concerts at the 15th Street Friends Meeting House hosted by Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship and at New York s Cathedral of St John the Divine Hesston College Today Articles in this Issue Commitment to excellence President s perspective Data drives success Academic excellence at Hesston College Becoming 2 plus Everyday conversations Learning to decide Student profile Bonita Garber 13 Bainbridge Pa Alumnus profile Steve Martin 04 Ferndale Wash Part of the equipment Top student athletes recognized Athletics news updates Campus news Commencement 2013 Chatter in the nest Why I

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  • Campus News - new v.p., endowed scholarships - Hesston College
    Facilities Landes spent the last 13 years in the banking industry specializing in banking and lending for higher education and nonprofit groups for the last seven years His most recent position was senior vice president of education and nonprofit banking with Wells Fargo in Denver Mark brings expertise in higher education finance that will be most helpful in our strategic planning said President Howard Keim His care for Hesston College desire to serve in this kind of setting and his competent leadership will be great gifts to the college Landes is married to DeeDee Martin 02 Landes and they have two young children son Kason and daughter Taylor Endowed scholarships benefit future students Hesston College added three scholarships to a list of almost 100 endowed scholarships to help offset tuition costs Students with particular interests qualifications or financial need will be eligible to receive the scholarships as soon as the 2013 14 year The Kenneth Steider Memorial Scholarship named in honor of the 1949 graduate and 11 year college employee will benefit international students at Hesston College Steider who passed away Sept 15 2011 served the college as librarian and part time English instructor before spending 27 years of service in Taiwan The Carole King Jefferson Endowed Education Scholarship will be awarded to one student every year who intends to study education King Jefferson was a 1963 graduate and spent 34 years as an educator at Valley City N D State University The scholarship was established by her family following her death in December 2011 The changing face of race and ethnicity in Mennonite Church USA was the inspiration for the Hesston College Inclusion Scholarship It was initiated by alumna Annette Steider 83 former staff Board of Directors member Brown and her husband Greg Brown of Frisco Texas as a

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