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Run the College 5K raises money for Student Emergency Fund

The first annual Run the College 5K, held on Oct. 29, 2022, raised nearly $2,000 for the UACCB Foundation Student Emergency Fund.

Forty racers (pictured above before the 5K) completed the three-lap course set on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB).

The Student Emergency Fund provides one-time grants and loans to students facing an unexpected financial hardship such as a medical bill, employment layoff, or car breakdown.

“These hardships can upend a student’s ability to not only to meet basic living expenses, but also to stay in school,” said Shannon Haney, director of development. “Often it is only a small nudge that can help them over that financial hurdle and back on the road towards degree or workforce-training completion, which of course ultimately spells better potential for their long-term financial stability.”

Since July 1, 2022, the foundation, through the Student Emergency Fund, has assisted 20 students with $8,000. Annually, the foundation provides nearly $50,000 to students through scholarship endowments on behalf of donors.

The 2023 Run the College 5k is scheduled for Oct. 28, 2023.

To give to the UACCB Foundation, click here.

Image and information provided by UACCB

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