Two presenters set to entertain Life Enrichment

Published August 26, 2015 at 03:05 pm Life Enrichment Rusty Rierson

Life Enrichment Kicks off New School Year with Nashville Recording Artist

Butler Community College’s Life Enrichment program begins the new school year with a bang on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with former Butler student and Nashville recording artist Rusty Rierson. He will be joined by Jordan Poland from the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame who will kick off the meeting at 9 a.m.

Rierson of Leon is a former Butler student who is now a Nashville recording artist and host of “Rusty Radio” on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. on 1480 KQAM. Rierson will do an acoustic performance for Life Enrichment.
Poland is director of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. He will present “Kansas Mascots: The Common, the Classic, and the Quirky.” Sports mascots from the Sunflower State come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. From the most recognizable, like KU’s Jayhawk and K-State’s Wildcat, to more obscure mascots like the Fowler Goldbugs and the Hill City Ringnecks, these characters often reflect the history and character of the towns they represent.

“Mascots are one of the features that distinguish Kansas communities,” said Poland. “It’s not a coincidence that many mascots around the state are represented on their community’s water tower because mascots are an important identifier of who we are and where we come from.”

The newly revamped Life Enrichment program meets the first Tuesday morning of each month and is designed to bring members high-quality speakers and performers. Light breakfast and coffee at each regular meeting is also included. Meetings are held in the Clifford/Stone Community Room of the Hubbard Welcome Center on Butler’s El Dorado campus, 901 S. Haverhill Road.

Membership to Life Enrichment is available to anyone interested and is $25 annually. Guests are welcome to attend a meeting to see what they think before they join. Membership gains access to all Life Enrichment scheduled events throughout the year as well as special access to various other designated college events and activities.

For more information about Life Enrichment or the Sept. 1 program, contact Trisha Walls at 316-218-6355 or

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