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Since 1982, the Dillon Lecture Series has provided distinguished and notable speakers that many in Hutchinson, Kansas and surrounding communities might not have the opportunity to experience. From poets, politicians, space scientist to American heroes, each are chosen by the Dillon Lecture Committee by following the teachings of Chinese philosopher Kuan-Tzam “learning is the key to enlightenment”, to educate and inspire audiences across a wide age span. All lectures are held in the Hutchinson Sports Arena beginning at 10:30 a.m. and last one hour. General admission tickets are $10. Students and school groups admitted free of charge.


Tickets are available at the door on the day of the lecture OR early sales from the Hutchinson Community College Campus Store 1 month prior to the date of the lecture. The Campus Store is located in the basement of the Parker Student Union, HutchCC Main Campus - 1300 N. Plum. Cash, credit card, check accepted.


Portrait Mitch Holthus

Mitch Holthus - Feb. 6, 2018

“Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs”

Since 1994, Mitch Holthus has been the “Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs”. He is the longest tenured play-by-play voice in franchise history. Mitch's life-living issues programs are very motivational and are designed to have impact on the "total person" experience of our lives.
Capt. Scott Kelly

Capt. Scott Kelly - April 17, 2018

Astronaut, retired US Navy

His historical 2015 one year in space captivated the world and seized the imagination of millions during his record-breaking voyage proving that the sky is not the limit when it comes to the potential of the human spirit. Capt. Kelly's appearance is made possible through a partnership with the Cosmosphere.
Portrait RJ Mitte

RJ Mitte - Oct. 2, 2018

Youth Spokesperson for the National Disability Institute’s Real Economic Impact Tour.

RJ Mitte is an actor who battles cerebral-palsy best known for playing Walter "Flynn" White, Jr. in the Emmy-winning drama "Breaking Bad". His unfaltering positive outlook on life with physical disability will change the way you view diversity, your world and how you conquer personal challenges.
Portrait Doreen Walsh

Doreen Walsh - Nov 6, 2018

Hero, flight attendant on the flight “Miracle on the Hudson”.

Flight attendant on US Airways flight that landed on the Hudson River - "Miracle on the Hudson". If you had only 90 seconds to focus the survival skills of those around you, what would you do? This is the question Doreen asks, it's the question she answers, it's the story she tells.