'Community Cup' Awarded to Penn College for 5K Participation

Published 11.16.2015

Faculty & Staff

The community-minded Penn College contingentTaking off (and pitching in)Local programs benefit from local generosity.Michael J. Reed, interim dean of sciences, humanities and visual communications – and vice chairman of the local Salvation Army Board of Directors – rounds the track on his way to a second-place finish in his age category.Civic spirit heats up a brisk race day.Penn College's representation at Saturday's Community Challenge 5K Walk/Run at Williamsport Area High School, which raised more than $8,000 to support the Lycoming County Salvation Army, reached award-winning proportions. The event attracted more than 140 registrants and about 50 spectators and volunteers ... and the college's role in that was enough to bring home the Community Cup, the traveling trophy presented to the organization that had the greatest impact/participation at the event. The Lycoming County Salvation Army helps approximately 400 area families each month; proceeds from the race will be used to sustain local support programs such as tutoring, mentoring, food distribution, and financial planning and budgeting courses.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer