Speakers Bureau

With topics ranging from athletics to voting, representatives from KCC's speaker's bureau are available to present at local organization's meetings free of charge.

Eight experts from the college have extended the offer to share their knowledge with local civic, professional, service, government and educational organizations. The speaker's bureau is a service of KCC to the community.

To reserve a speaker for an event, email or phone Elizabeth Becvar: ebecvar@kcc.edu or 815-802-8253. Please provide the name of your organization, the type of meeting, the approximate size of the audience, the name of the speaker and the requested topic.

The speakers and their topics are:

Paul CarlsonPaul Carlson
Associate dean of the Business/Technology Division

  • Success in Education - from last in class to Ph.D.

Dick FreyRichard Frey
Member of KCC's board of trustees
Retired dean of adult education

  • KCC and You

Bert Jacobson Bert Jacobson, Ph.D. 
Dean of environmental and institutional sustainability 

  • KCC: Going Green with Sustainability
  • The Illinois Community College Sustainability Network

Dr. James PaulJames Paul, D.A. 
Retired professor from the Humanities and Social Sciences Division

  • History
  • The French Canadian Interview Project
  • The Perry Farm: Past, Present and Future

Ted Petersen Ted Petersen
Athletic director

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Sports Management
  • Coaching
  • Sports Psychology
  • KCC of course!
  • Fitness training

Dana Washington Dana Washington
Director of workforce services/business instructor

  • Effective Communications for Successful Management
  • Email Etiquette    

    Julia WaskoskyJulia Waskosky
    Dean of student development

    • College Readiness
    • Tips for First-time Supervisors
    • Student Success Strategies for the College Experience

    Tim Wilhelm Tim Wilhelm
    Professor in the Business/Technology Division

    • The Impending Energy and Infrastructure Crisis
    • The "Peak Oil" Problem
    • The Roles of Alternative Energy Sources and Resources
    • Solar/Photovoltaic Technology and Applications
    • The Role that KCC Plays to Prepare Students