The 2013 series will feature four lecturers, starting with spokesperson for burn survivors, J.R. Martinez on January 29.
2013 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. The 32nd edition of the Lecture Series will also include kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart (April 16th), anti-bullying advocate Lt. Joe Schillaci (Sept. 24th) and best selling author/chef Jeff Henderson (November 5th).
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.
J.R. Martinez - January 29, 2013
Actor, Spokesperson, Retired Soldier
While deployed in Iraq as a US soldier, J.R. Martinez suffered
severe burns over 40 percent of his body. After 34 months of
hospitalization and 33 surgeries, Martinez found a new calling
in providing support to fellow burn survivors.
Elizabeth Smart - April 16, 2013
Activist and Kidnapping Survivor
At the age of 14, Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her family
home in Utah. Miraculously, Smart was returned to her family
after being held prisoner and subjected to repeated rape and
abuse at the hands of her captors for nine months. Smart has
turned her horrific experience into an opportunity to help others.
Lt. Joe Schillaci - September 24, 2013
Homicide Detective and Anti-Bullying Advocate
A law-enforcement veteran with 24 years of experience,
Lieutenant Joe Schillaci is an expert in criminal investigation.
He has dedicated himself to promoting the principles of
understanding and compassion to youth around the country.
Chef Jeff Henderson - November 5, 2013
Author & Food Newtwork Star
Jeff Henderson is an award-winning chef, best-selling author
and public speaker who is in high-demand around the country.
He even has his own Food Network show - The Chef Jeff Project.
But, Henderson started out as a convict, who spent nearly a
decade in prison for selling drugs.