|Religious affiliation:||Mennonite Church USA|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting:||Plains Town, distant from an urban area|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Bachelor's degree|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
|School Colors:||Maroon and Gold|
Hesston College, the two-year college of Mennonite Church USA, educates and nurtures each student within Christ-centered community, integrating thought, life, and faith for service to others in the church and the world.
I grew up less than a block away from the Hesston College campus. From the time I was five till about 13 or 14, I attended every Hesston College Men's Basketball game I could, and I was always familiar with the people on campus. As a senior at Hesston High School, I had decided it was time to get away. I searched for out-of-state schools and others in-state, but didn't seem to find the right fit. I was offered a job as the Student Assistant Coach for the Men's Basketball team, and, after insisting on going elsewhere, I decided this would be a good place to start my first two years. I was wrong. Through my first 3 semesters, Hesston has been a great experience. I've met kids from all over the United States and the world. One of my closest friends is from Jakarta, Indonesia, and I plan on visiting him this summer back at home. As an RA my sophomore year, I have 8 other guys in my mod. The diversity amongst the guys is great, and watching them grow together and become a family has been the highlight of my year. After speaking with and visiting HS friends at other colleges and universities, I've realized Hesston College was a great decision. They have made friends for their college lives, but I've formed relationships with friends that will last the rest of my life.Read More