Lyceum Lecture Series

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.  

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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
6 p.m.
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.

Seating is limited. Get your ticket in advance by calling (361) 570-TKTS (8587) or by visiting the Welder Center Box Office, the Museum of the Coastal Bend at Victoria College, or Limit 3 tickets per person. A convenience fee applies for online orders.

Supported in part by Redeemer Lutheran Church

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John Urschel

Monday, March 5, 2018
2 p.m.

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).

Ian Connacher

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
2 p.m.
VC Student 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.

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