Staff Report


“Captain G. Allan Hancock – Man on the Go” is a faculty lecture series that will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday evenings, Oct. 5, 12 and 26, in the Forum Room at Hancock College’s Santa Maria campus.

Hancock was the remarkable man for whom the school is named.

Hancock professor Dr. Roger Hall will speak in the series sponsored by the Friends of the Allan Hancock College Library.

He will give an additional lecture on World War I on Friday, Nov. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Forum Room.

“The simplest description of G. Allan Hancock is that he was a man who made a lot a lot of money and did a lot of incredible things,” said Hall. “It’s not a stretch to say that Hancock was the most significant person from Santa Maria.”

According to Hall, people who attend the lecture series will gain a better understanding of the history of Santa Maria and will be amazed at how much Hancock was able to accomplish in his life.

“He went full-throttle with everything he did, and has really done more for Santa Maria than any individual,” Hall said. “I haven’t been able to find any scandal or anything bad about the man!”

In previous years, the faculty lecture series were offered as part of Community Education and required registration to attend. This year the series is offered at no cost and registration is not required. Refreshments will be served, and parking is free.

For more information, call 1-805-922-6966, ext. 3453.