The 2015 series will feature four lecturers, starting with author of the book The Monuments Men, Robert Edsel, Tuesday February 10th.

2015 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.


Robert Edsel - February 10, 2015

Author/Founder Monuments Men Foundation

Robert Edsel, former professional tennis player and oilman, founded the Monuments Men Foundation, dedicated to the preservation of art and antiquities. Edsel wrote a book made into the motion picture "The Monuments Men" starring George Clooney.


J.B. Bernstein - April 7, 2015

Sports Agent and Marketing Specialists

J.B. Bernstein is a sports agent and marketing professional with experience in nearly every professional sport in the United States. His work as a baseball agent recruiting in India was made inso the Walt Disney film "Million Dollar Arm" starring Jon Hamm.


Derreck Kayongo - October 6, 2015

Humanitarian and Visionary

Derreck Kayongo came to the U.S. as a child refugee. He, along with his wife Sarah, founded The Global Soap Project, which reuses partially-used hotel soaps into new bars that are distributed to the needy, particularly in Africa. His group donates over a million bars annually to more than 20 countries around the world.

Daniel Seddiqui - November 16, 2015

Job-Hunting Expert and Cultural Analyst

Daniel Seddiqui is a job-hunting expert and cultural analyst. He has formed Living the Map, which raises awareness of the varying cultures, careers, and environments across the country through outreach educational endeavors, and community building. Daniel wrote the book 50 Jobs in 50 States which follows his adventure of working a different job in a different state each week after he was unable to find a job in his chosen field after college.