The sixth annual Political Science Club 5k walk/run was held Thursday, April 16 on the beautiful Monmouth University campus. For the past five years, proceeds from the event have benefitted The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) for pediatric brain tumor research funding. Kortney’s mother, Kristen Gillette, is the secretary of the Political Science and Sociology Department at Monmouth. This year over $1,200 was raised for the cause.
Sponsors of the 5K included the Political Science Club, Sociology Club, and Aramark. Thank you very much to Joe Patten and the students of the Political Science Club; Jen McGovern and the students of the Sociology Club; and all of those who volunteered and participated to help make it a great event.
The top three men finishers were First Place: Brendan Kirchner (MU graduate student) – 17:03; Second Place: Chris Hirschler (Health Studies professor) – 23:15; and Third Place: Joe Patten (Political Science professor) – 23:57. The top three women finishers were: Carol Rengifo (International Student)– 25:02; Kathryn Kloby (Political Science professor)—25:15; and Erin Alley (student) —28:53. Almost $1,000 was raised and will be donated through The Kortney Rose Foundation to the pediatric brain tumor research program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.