Southern Arkansas University - the most affordable, fastest growing university in Arkansas

Southern Arkansas University

Submit an event for inclusion on the calendar by clicking the green button to the left. By submitting an event, you agree to the terms of the Event Calendar Policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the event submission process or policies, please contact the web office at
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

15th annual Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series

October 24, 2019



This year’s Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series is coming up on October 24, 2019, featuring former NYPD officer and U.S. Secret Service agent Dan Bongino as the guest speaker. We invite you to join us for a riveting behind-the-scenes account of Bongino’s successful career.

Tickets are available online at, by phone at 870-235-4287, or at the SAU Beyond the Campus store.


Speaker Biography

Bongino is a New York Times best-selling author, the host of the top-rated “The Dan Bongino Show” podcast and a Fox News contributor. His public service career began with the NYPD in 1995. After joining the U.S. Secret Service in 1999, he received a Department of Justice award for his many successful investigations while assigned to a financial fraud task-force.

In 2006, Bongino joined the elite Presidential Protective Division during the administration of President George W. Bush. He became one of the earliest tenured agents to be given responsibility for an operational section of the presidential detail, and he remained on protective duty with President Obama.

His assignments included the coordination of Obama’s visits to Prague, Jakarta, amongst a myriad of terror threats, and finally as the lead agent responsible for Obama’s visit to an active war zone in Afghanistan.

Proceeds from this annual event fund an endowment that provides annual scholarships to deserving students who are building their future by obtaining their education at SAU.


Event Schedule

5:15 PM – Private Reception – FB&T Main Bank

6:00 PM – Book Signing – SAU Reynolds Center

7:00 PM – Dinner and Lecture – SAU Reynolds Center Grand Hall



Sponsorship opportunities are also offered through the SAU Foundation.

A Gold Sponsorship, $2,000, includes ten tickets to the dinner, lecture and private reception, premium seating, and name displayed in the program and on the table.

A Blue Sponsorship, $800, includes eight tickets for the dinner and lecture, two tickets for the private reception, and premium seating with name displayed on the table and in the program.

Individual tickets to the reception, dinner, and lecture are $200, and dinner and lecture tickets are $100.

If you have any questions about the event, call 870-234-4287.



October 24, 2019
Event Category:
Southern Arkansas University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. All Rights Reserved.
100 E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753-5000 Telephone: (870) 235-4000