2019 Dillon Lecture Series to finish with STEM educator and high school robotics coach

By Bailey Young / Online Editor For 38 years, Hutchinson Community College has hosted numerous speakers at the Dillon Lecture Series. To finish off the 2019 season, the speaker will be Fredi Lajvardi, a STEM instructor and enthusiast.  Lajvardi is a world-renowned STEM educator who led a robotics team of…

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Making an impact: Rick Rigsby speaks at first Lecture Series of the year

By Brenna EllerEditor In Chief Since third grade, Rick Rigsby knew he was a talker, but it wasn’t until he was in college that he decided to pursue a career out of it. Tuesday, Rigsby spoke at the first Dillon Lecture Series of the year at the Sports Arena. Even…

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Dr. Rigsby To Speak At First 2019 Dillon Lecture Series

By: Brenna Eller Rick Rigsby has been sharing the knowledge and lessons that he learned throughout his life, from his third-grade-dropout father to thousands of people nationwide by talking at high schools, colleges, and being an ordained minister. On Feb. 19, Rigsby will be sharing his inspiration and messages with…

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Doreen Welsh, ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ flight attendant, speaks at Dillon Lecture Series

By Tabitha Barr Opinion Page Editor Flying is a common source of transportation for people all around the world. Some people love it, others fear it, but it’s a necessity nonetheless. For Doreen Welsh, flying was normalcy because it was her job for 38 years. She spoke Tuesday at the…

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Overcoming adversity: ‘Breaking Bad’ actor R.J. Mitte speaks about overcoming challenges in his life

By Brenna Eller Collegian Editor-In-Chief When a child is asked what they want to be when they grow up, they hardly ever say sitting in an office all day or doing something they aren’t fond of. Instead they say they want to be a doctor, firefighter, singer, or even an…

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Astronaut Capt. Scott Kelly inspires crowd

By Merissa Anderson Collegian Editor On April 17, one of the largest crowds the Dillon Lecture Series has ever seen, more than 4,000 people, gathered to listen to astronaut Capt. Scott Kelly, as he inspired the crowd with his speech and reminded them that “the sky is not the limit”.…

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Behind the scenes of the Dillon Lecture Series

By Pablo Sanchez Staff Writer Much goes into planning the Dillon Lecture Series, which brings four renowned speakers, to Hutchinson Community College annually. Robin Woodworth – Administrative Assistant to the President – handles all of HutchCC President Carter File’s appointments. Woodworth is helping out with the Board of Trustees and…

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