Lyceum: Kris "Tanto" Paronto

Dates October 2, 2017
Times 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Victoria College's 2017-18 Lyceum Lecture Series will begin Monday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts with Kris “Tanto” Paronto, who was part of the CIA Annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 and helped save 20 lives while fighting off terrorists for over 13 hours.

Paronto’s account of the attack in Benghazi is told in the book and movie "13 Hours." 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.

LIMITED SEATING. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required due to limited seating. As of Sept. 19, all tickets have been distributed, and no tickets are available currently.

DON'T HAVE A TICKET? If any seats remain empty, event staff will begin seating guests who arrive without a ticket at 5:50 p.m. For details, view the Welder Center's audience entry and seating plan

CAN'T ATTEND? A live video stream will be made available at (look for the Lyceum image and click on the "live video stream" link).

Supported in part by Redeemer Lutheran Church

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