The 2016 series will begin with two lecturers, starting with a Mount Everest disaster survivor, Dr. Beck Weathers, Tuesday, February 16th at 10:30 am. The Fall schedule for the Dillon Lecture Series will be announced at a later date subject to the renovation schedule of the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

2016 Patron memberships are on sale now, and cost just $125.  Patron members receive reserved seating at the lecture, and tickets to the luncheon.  To become a patron subscriber, call Laurie Sawyer at 620-665-3505. 

Individual tickets for the Dillon lectures are also available for $10, with all students and HCC faculty/staff admitted free.

All lectures begin at 10:30 am.


Dr. Beck Weathers - Tuesday February 16, 2016

Mount Everest Disaster Survivor

Beck Weathers is a pathologist from Texas best known for his role in the 1996 Mount Everest disaster that has been the subject of many books and films, most notably the 2015 motion picture "Everest" starring Josh Brolin.


David Garibaldi - Monday April 4, 2016

Performance Painter

David Garibaldi took his passion for graffiti and turned it in a more positive and creative direction to create images through his body movement and brushes while communicating via music in an entertaining way with the hope of inspiring the audience to use their passion to benefit and inspire others.


Dr. Stephen Humphreys - Oct. 25, 2016

Author & Professor of Middle Eastern History & Islamic Studies

Dr. Stephen Humphreys is a Professor of History and Islamic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of multiple books including Islamic History: A Frame for Inquiry and Between Memory and Desire: The Middle East in a Troubled Age.

Michael Arad - Nov. 15, 2016

Design Winning Architect for the National September 11 World Trade Center Memorial

A native of Israel, Michael Arad's design for the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site, titled "Reflecting Absence", was selected from among more than 5,000 entries submitted in an international competition held in 2003. The winner of numerous awards, Mr. Arad currently lives in New York City and works as a partner at Handel Architects, LLP.