Captain Richard Phillips LHD ’09 is the kickoff speaker for Elmira College’s Presidential Lecture Series on November 7, 2013. Captain Phillips is a Merchant Marine Captain who was captured by Somali pirates in 2009 and rescued by U.S. Navy Seals. He authored the book, A Captain’s Duty, documenting those turbulent events. The feature film, Captain Phillips, which stars Tom Hanks, will be in theaters starting October 11. Captain Phillips received an honorary degree from Elmira College in 2009.
Captain Phillips lecture is open to the public in the Speidel Gymnasium in Emerson Hall at Elmira College on November 7 at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are free for all students, educators, and senior citizens, and $5 for all other members of the community. Please reserve your tickets by calling the Box Office at (607) 735-1853 or going to the Box Office in Gibson Theatre. The Box Office is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This lecture will be the first in the 2013-2014 Presidential Lecture Series. All events in the series are open to the public.