Victoria College is pleased to announce the following speakers in the 2017-18 Lyceum Lecture Series. For more information or to make reservations for groups, please call (361) 573-3291.
Speakers scheduled for Victoria College's 2017-18 Lyceum Lecture Series are, from left, Ian Connacher, Kris "Tanto" Paronto, and John Urschel.
Kris “Tanto” Paronto
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts
Paronto served four years in the U.S. Army and four more in the U.S. Army National Guard. He has been involved in security missions in hostile environments for more than 10 years. Paronto’s account of the attack in Benghazi is told in the book 13 Hours and was used in producing the 2016 major motion picture of the same name. In his new book, The Ranger Way, Paronto uses his experiences in Basic and Ranger Training to explore how to deal with mistakes and disappointment like a leader, accept responsibility, and turn every obstacle into an opportunity for growth.
Supported in part by Redeemer Lutheran Church
Monday, March 5, 2018
VC Sports Center
Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman and math enthusiast John Urschel, who recently shocked the sports world when he walked away from a lucrative NFL career to focus on obtaining his doctorate in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
VC Sports Center
Freelance journalist and Canadian Television producer Ian Connacher has been covering environmental issues for more than 10 years, will speak on his award-winning film Addicted to Plastic. He has spent two years in 12 countries and five continents filming the effects of plastics to the environment.
About the Lyceum
The mission of the Victoria College Lyceum is to bring the world to Victoria by giving students and community members the opportunity to hear first-hand the ideas, experiences, and aspirations of individuals who have had a direct impact on world events, made major scientific discoveries, touched people’s hearts and imaginations, and molded public debate.