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, For more information about the series or how to become a patron please call 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 Stephen Humphreys

Dr. Stephen Humphreys - Oct. 25, 2016

Author & Professor of Middle Eastern History & Islamic Studies

A native of Hutchinson and graduate of Hutchinson High School, 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

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.
Dayton Moore

Dayton Moore - Feb. 7, 2017

Senior VP/General Manager of the Kansas City Royals

Dayton Moore was named Senior VP/General Manager of the Kansas City Royals in 2006. In addition to his role with the reigning world champions, Moore and his wife are leaders in the Kansas City community.
Steve Hartman

Steve Hartman - April 18, 2017


Steve Hartman hosts CBS television's revived On the Road, with Hartman providing the Friday evening end pieces for the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. The series won two 2013 Edward R. Murrow Awards for the CBS Evening News.

Sean James - Sept. 26, 2017

Anti-Bullying Advocate

A graduate of Hutchinson High School, Sean James has coupled the lessons he learned as an athlete and a businessman in order to solidify a successful career in wealth management and an important role in the world of philanthropy as founder of the two dinstinct organizations developed to help and empower today's youth.

Shawn Johnson - Nov. 7, 2017

Olympic Gold Medalist

Shawn Johnson is a retired Olympic gold medalist and winner of Season 8 of Dancing with the Stars. Johnson is also known for her charitable endeavors, including work with many cancer-related and animal charities.