State Fair Community College

Each year through donations to the Stauffacher Artist & Lecturer Endowment Fund, state grants, and activity fees, SFCC brings quality performances to the Sedalia campus through the Stauffacher Artist & Lecturer Series. The annual series has provided students and the surrounding communities with many opportunities to be educated and entertained.

Billy Bean: 
True Champions Stand Up to Bullying

Nov. 5, 1 p.m.
Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center

Billy Bean was a multi-sport high school phenomenon, chosen as “athlete of the year” and Valedictorian. He won All-American honors as a college athlete. Drafted by the Detroit Tigers, he tied a major league baseball record by making four hits in his first professional game.

Bullying is an upsetting epidemic in education. Billy Bean's real life experiences make him a role model for anyone who believes that character and respect are building blocks of sportsmanship.  As the vice chairman of the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Billy travels worldwide speaking to students and corporations about the importance of character, respect, and equality in creating a better world.

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are recommended. For more information, contact the Stauffacher Artist & Lecturer Series at

Dr. Bernard Franklin: It’s Not Where You've Been or Where You Come From, but Where You're  Going that Matters
Feb. 5, 11 a.m. | Stauffacher Theatre

Students from low income families often think, “Who am I to accomplish this or that?”

Who are you not to? It does not matter where you come from; what matters is where you are going.

Bernard Franklin brings incredible knowledge and insightful personal experience as a role model to each audience he touches. His presentations are always moving experiences that inspire participants.

As an undergraduate at Kansas State University, he became the first black student elected president of the Student Government Association. At age 24, Franklin made Kansas history by becoming the youngest person ever appointed to the Kansas State Board of Regents and the youngest chairman at age 28. Franklin has been a fellow for the Study of the United States Presidency and has served on an advisory commission to President Carter’s administration with Martin Luther King III and other prominent African-Americans. He has served on the counseling team for the Kansas City Chiefs and on a number of health care and community-centered boards.

Franklin’s main desire is to be a loving father to his daughter and four sons as well as to empower people to act and to change the world … one person at a time!

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Stauffacher Artist & Lecturer Series at

SALS Giving Opportunities

Your support of the Stauffacher Artist and Lecturer Endowment Fund will help bring quality performances to the community SFCC serves. For more information on how to make a gift to this fund, click on the SFCC Foundation.

Stauffacher Patron Saint 
$1,000 and above

Stauffacher Angel 
$500 to $999

Stauffacher Goodfellow 
$100 to $499

Stauffacher Friend 
$25 to $99

All giving levels receive recognition in performance programs.

All performances are held in the Stauffacher Theatre on campus unless otherwise noted.

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