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  • More than Academics - Hesston College
    One relationship in particular stands out among the many friends classmates faculty and staff who went out of their way to make sure he felt welcomed in his new community Jason Oyer 14 Hubbard Ore became more than a roommate Kelvin s freshman year Oyer proved to be a kindred spirit with whom Ferbianto formed a friendship based on shared interests mutual learning and strikingly similar backgrounds Jason helped me adapt to a new environment said Ferbianto He made an effort to connect with me and include me in things Oyer says the learning from one another was mutual and balanced and has far more benefits than just homework help Jason in red and Kelvin take a study break for video games in the mod Photo by Alex Leff 15 One of the first things I noticed about Kelvin was how willing he was to help with anything said Oyer The more I got to know Kelvin the more I realized we had similar childhoods My parents always taught me to put others before myself He was taught the same encouraging a very unselfish lifestyle and a polite and willing man That early encouragement and acceptance gave Ferbianto the courage he needed to pursue other friendships I just try to not be shy start conversations and get involved in different things he said I was worried that there would be a language barrier but people really don t care about my limited English Spending informal time with mod mates and working as tutor for several math and science courses helped Ferbianto connect with a wide variety of his fellow students and helped him improve his English skills Kelvin genuinely loves people and that is one of the things that draws others to him and that they respect him for said

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/hesstoncollegetoday/article/more-than-academics/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Alumnus profile - Josh Horning '97, Hopedale, Ill. - Hesston College
    leading the opening of a new school I became part of starting Christian Life Academy a pre K through eighth grade school We decided in late 2007 to start the school formed a non profit corporation in February 2008 and opened in August 2008 with 27 students and four staff members Today we serve about 90 students and have nine staff members Prepared to start I chose to start at Hesston because I knew it was small enough that I could get involved with a lot of opportunities I took my first education courses with Luke Hartman 89 I was a member of the baseball team and had leadership opportunities as team captain my sophomore year I was an RA helped restart the Hesston College Horizon newspaper wrote for the yearbook worked as a math tutor and participated with a committee that helped plan a revival service I like to start and try new things and that has followed me throughout my entire career and life Hesston was one of the building blocks that gave me opportunities to be a leader to learn what it means to work with other people and to step out in faith Words to live by I often reflect on Revelation 3 7 8 that talks about God opening and closing doors What He wants open will be open and what He wants shut will be shut we just have to follow in faith A door was shut for education in Hopedale when the grade school was closed We felt that when that door closed it opened the door to God blessing the option for Christian education Reflections Looking back I know now that I wouldn t have had the skills to do a lot of the things I have done had it not been

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  • Student profile - Karli Mast '15, Hubbard, Ore. - Hesston College
    day my mom suggested that I audition just to see what would happen I took her advice and auditioned over Skype To my great surprise I got in After praying a lot about my decision I woke up one morning and I knew Hesston was where I was supposed to be Exploration and change I started here as a business major I wasn t completely sure what I wanted to do with it but I know that business is in everything Plus I have a dream of opening a coffee shop someday and doing ministry through that The first week of the spring semester I realized business wasn t really for me I talked to my advisor David LeVan and we decided to do some exploring to figure out what I like I decided to take the Writing for Media class and I have really enjoyed it I also enjoy Spanish classes A home away from home I really appreciate the people here Living so far from home can be difficult sometimes but there are so many people here that have been there for me like a parent The staff and faculty care so much about each person and that is something that you can t find everywhere It is such a unique experience to be able to open up to your instructors and peers like you can at Hesston What her instructors say Karli is good at a lot of things her interests are diverse and she wants to learn as much as she can before she narrows her focus She brings a special brand of wide eyed curiosity an open mind and enthusiasm to everything she does She would succeed at about anything but she s actively invested in figuring out the absolute best fit and that means

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  • The (re)start that fits - Hesston College
    set Dustin on a life altering path that has allowed him to be an impact player on a competitive collegiate team while gaining leadership and academic opportunities that are allowing him to pursue his dream of becoming an optometrist Familiar with Holman and his shared interest in developing the whole person as a student athlete Hesston College coach Rob Ramseyer was immediately interested in having King join his squad When Brian told me about Dustin I was confident we were talking about a quality person Ramseyer said When we recruit a pitcher we look for guys who can command multiple pitches for strikes are great competitors and are going to love and care about their teammates Dustin has done all three With Ramseyer in pursuit King was initially leery of the cost to attend another private college He says his campus visit shed light not only on a great opportunity to immediately compete for innings but to do so affordably Within weeks of the visit he was in Since signing with the Larks King has been challenged both on and off the mound The coaches have helped me become a better person King said As players we re pushed to do well in the classroom and I ve had opportunities to take on leadership roles within the team that have spilled over to the campus A key part of last year s pitching staff that led the Larks to a school record tying 26 wins King led the team in wins and innings pitched With another big year King may position himself at the top of several career pitching records at Hesston King s growth has not been limited to the baseball diamond Late in his freshman year he was selected as a resident assistant and student ambassador A peek

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  • Preparing for everywhere - Hesston College
    Hesston Kan Marissa Hochstetler 14 Strang Neb Carley Wyse 14 Archbold Ohio Quinn Kathrineberg 15 Salina Kan Alex Leff 15 Andover Kan and Laken Richer 15 New Paris Ind are writers photographers graphic designers and digital media specialists putting their creativity and talent to work in tangible ways This is a smart responsible hard working and creative bunch Burkey said To see those qualities in full effect as these students collaborate with professionals is incredibly rewarding The students meet weekly with the Marketing and Communication staff to plan various forms of communication for the college and then work separately or in groups to bring the visions to life I am incredibly impressed with these students innate communications and marketing sense Prothro said It s exciting to see them developing their skills and making our team stronger Take Marissa Hochstetler for example She came to Hesston still deciding on a major and after exploring several options chose graphic design late in her freshman year through inspiration from Vickie Andres Desktop Publishing course Deb Roth s Career Development course and the encouragement of her parents Hochstetler s first assignment for her internship was to create shareable social media content that alumni and students would want to share in their newsfeeds Her finished project a comedic meme of Bible instructor Marion Bontrager 57 became social media gold for the college as its most shared post ever and was so popular the Bible and Ministry program had T shirts of her project made Through my first project s success and the positive responses I have received about my other ideas I have grown more confident in my creativity skill and ability to work in the graphic design field Hochstetler said The interns are learning through challenges and successes that creating and writing for a

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  • A start to a career - Hesston College
    not only knowledgeable instructors but also warm and invested in her success Hostetler knew she had found the perfect place to start her career An important aspect that drew me to Hesston was the one on one attention that students receive said Hostetler I am in a tough field of study and was looking for a college that has a good student to teacher ratio Classes here are fun because instructors are enthusiastic in the classroom and obviously love what they do Although Hostetler came to Hesston well prepared and from a strong high school background where she excelled academically college presented new challenges The most challenging part of college work has been the increase of time I need to spend on each class and finding a balance for all my classes she said My time management skills have really been put to the test Being a woman in a traditionally male dominated field also brings stereotypes to overcome The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy reports in a June 2013 Women and Girls in Science Technology Engineering and Math STEM report that the percentage of scientists and engineers who are women was a mere 24 percent in 2009 Difficulties and adjustments have not slowed Hostetler down though Her first semester she maneuvered classes like calculus and chemistry and earned a spot on the Dean s List Her academic advisor math instructor Jeff Baumgartner says he routinely sees Hostetler go above and beyond what is required of her for class exploring course content and researching alternative methods of operation in order to ensure she fully comprehends the material She is comfortable asking and answering questions in class and willing to help other students understand Sarah is organized and goal oriented said Jeff She knows what she wants and

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  • Why we are Hesston College Partners - Hesston College
    what type of business career to pursue It was at Hesston that a business instructor encouraged his accounting skills Following that advice paved the way for Karl to work as an accountant upon graduating from Goshen Ind College and eventually start Cender Company LLC which provides financial consulting services to public sector entities Wilma graduated from Hesston with a business degree with an emphasis on medical secretarial sciences After working for various medical entities she became involved in administrative work with the Mennonite Medical Association as well as the Institute of Mennonite Studies both housed at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary AMBS After a hiatus from employment to raise their two children Emily and Eric Wilma made her way back to AMBS to study Christian formation Now a spiritual director Wilma plans to graduate this year with a master s in Christian Formation The individual attentiveness of the professors at Hesston is what helped us begin and shape our career paths but Hesston also gave us building blocks on which to develop our faith Regular chapel services contributed to this as well as instructors who asked questions that helped us think about our faith and faith practices It was being part of this faith based learning community with students from various cultures and denominations that made Hesston a great place for us to start Now our son Eric 15 is experiencing Hesston College Not only do we hope he has an equally enriching experience but we have a desire for other students to also experience the community life academically spiritually and socially Already Hesston has provided Eric with many great opportunities in each of these areas including playing collegiate tennis and singing and traveling with the choir For many years Hesston has maintained a high quality level of education interwoven

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  • Campus news - Hesston College
    14 percent of the total enrollment 19 percent of dorming students and helping to expand students world views through interaction Pictured are Sho Ishihara 15 Gunma ken Japan Ayaka Senoo 14 Kanagawa ken Japan Narumi Hayano 14 Kiyosu shi Japan Danika Saucedo Salas 14 Santa Cruz Bolivia Shikou Morishita 15 Tokyo Japan Misaki Hirayama 15 Chiba Japan and Kento Ueda 15 Miyahi ken Japan Honoring Dr King A member of the Terrel Verner Trio Wichita Kan performs at a coffee house in the Larks Nest Jan 24 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day The college observed the holiday with a week of events Jan 20 to 24 The theme for the week was A Voice of Conscience Echoing the Words of Martin Luther King Jr and featured special chapel presentations with history instructor John Sharp 74 and local college educators and community leaders Evies and Sharon former faculty Cranford Wichita The coffee house also featured an open mic time for students to share music readings and other art forms College receives grant for renovation project Hesston College was selected as a recipient of a 500 000 grant from the J E and L E Mabee Foundation in Tulsa Okla for the impending renovation of the north campus entrance and the Northlawn performing arts building The total cost of the project is 3 8 million Excel Industries Inc Hesston and Jayco Inc Middlebury Ind made lead gift commitments for the project President Howard Keim and Vice President of Advancement Yvonne Yoder 71 Sieber made the grant proposal on Nov 5 along with Excel Industries Vice President Bob Mullet Ac63 65 Mabee received a large number of grant proposals this year and we are pleased that they chose Hesston College as one of the recipients said Keim Renovation work is

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