VC announces 2018-19 Lyceum Lecture Series lineup

lyceum The speakers scheduled for Victoria College's 2018-19 Lyceum Lecture Series are, from left, Suki Kim, John Quinones, and James Cunningham.

Victoria College’s 2018-19 Lyceum Lecture Series will feature a journalist who went undercover for six months in North Korea to shed light on the country’s current state, an ABC News correspondent who has championed the Latino American Dream and a Canadian comedian/actor who is trying to empower today’s youth with knowledge to make sound financial choices.

The series will begin at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. with Suki Kim, who went undercover in Pyongyang as a teacher to North Korea’s elite. Kim gained unprecedented information on a country that has been hidden from the eyes of the rest of the world for 70 years.

John Quinones will continue the series at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Victoria Fine Arts Center with “Opportunity through Education: John Quinones’ American Dream.” Quinones will speak on his odds-defying journey and the life-changing power of education. He will also provide thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior.

The series will conclude on Monday, Feb. 18 with James Cunningham addressing the growing problem of young people leaving school unprepared to make day-to-day financial decisions. The presentation, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. at VC’s Sports Center, will also feature Cunningham’s “Funny Money” mission to take the confusion out of the complex world of finances.

“These three speakers promise to be very informative and entertaining,” said Victoria College Lyceum Committee Chair Robert Hodde. “These are all very timely and relevant topics of discussion, and we look forward to our students and the community gaining valuable insight from these presentations.”

For more information on the Lyceum Lecture Series, call (361) 573-3291 or visit