Dr. Jeff Sekavec, CCC alumnus and U.S. Air Force veteran, will be the first speaker at the 2016-17 Dr. Max Pickerill Lecture Series on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Frahm Theatre on the CCC campus.

Sekavec was raised in Asia as a member of a military family and has a diverse background with multi-disciplinary skill sets and professional experiences.

Dr. Jeff Sekavec

His published research topics include select microbial agents and antibiotic/ antimicrobial resistance. Ongoing research involves first responders and

disaster management, and leadership model applications in law enforcement. He also taught chemistry with Dr. Pickerill, whom he considers one of his most influential mentors.

Sekavec earned his A.S. in chemistry from Colby Community College. He also holds a B.A. in biology from Bethany College and a master’s in microbiology from Fort Hays State University. Recently he received a Doctor of Management with a concentration in homeland security from Colorado Technical University.

Today, Sekavec is a consultant in bioterror/biological events and management matters for civilian entities.

There is no charge to attend the presentation. The Max Pickerill Lecture Series is funded annually by anonymous donors. For more information contact Dr. Linda Davis-Stephens at (785) 460-5528.