Oct 16, 2020 2:29 PM

Fall Dillon Lectures rescheduled for spring

Posted Oct 16, 2020 2:29 PM

Hutchinson, Kan. – In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, the Dillon Lecture Series has rescheduled its two Fall 2020 lectures for the spring of 2021.

Col. Mark Tillman, originally scheduled for October 20, has been rescheduled for February 23, 2021. Col. Tillman was chosen as the nation’s 12th Presidential Pilot and served as commander of Air Force One for eight years under President George W. Bush. The retired colonel was responsible for “the flying White House” throughout both of Bush’s terms and has edge-of-your-seat stories to share about keeping the President safe on Sept. 11, 2001, and clandestinely flying the President in and out of Iraq on Thanksgiving 2003.

Exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, “Waiting to Be Heard”, Amanda Knox was originally scheduled to speak November 17 but has been rescheduled to April 6, 2021. Between 2007 and 2015, Knox spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit. She now works to shed light on the issues of wrongful conviction, truth seeking, and public shaming, and to inspire people towards empathy and perspective.

Tickets to the lecture are currently on sale at www.hutchcc.edu/dls. School groups may register at www.dillonlectureseries.eventbrite.com; students of all ages are permitted to attend at no charge.

2021 will be the 40th season for the Dillon Lecture Series on the HutchCC Campus. For more information on the Dillon Lecture Series, or to become a patron, call Robin Woodworth at 620-665-3505 or visit the college website at www.hutchcc.edu/dls.