Second Annual SGA 5k Run a Success

Photo: (L to R) Katherine Titterington, Angela Rittenberry, Crissy Adams, Jason Hill - SGA President, Brian Boyd, Will Foster, Kaylee Smith, Carol Vincent, Joanna Shutts, Shawn Simonson, Katt Conaway, Gene Giles - Panola College Foundation Board member, Robert Brown, Breanne Borders, Caleshia Summers, Sean Finley, Wes Jones, Mia Jones, and SGA sponsor Professor Brian Naples. 

On Friday, April 27 members of the Panola College Student Government Association (SGA) presented a check for $25,000 to the Panola College Foundation. The students, under the guidance of Professor Brian Naples, organized its second annual 5K Run which was held on April 21. The SGA held its first 5K Run last year after the Panola College Foundation helped sponsor a SGA trip to Austin where students learned about the financial challenges faced by community colleges across the State.

“We are once again grateful to Professor Naples and all those who donated or participated in the event,” said Carol Vincent, Foundation Chair. “Their hard work and dedication will benefit future students as the funds received will be used to increase the Foundation endowment and provide additional faculty grants. I am also grateful to all the Panola College faculty and staff and Foundation Board members who helped make the Run a success. It was encouraging to see so many of them either participating in the event or helping by handing out bottles of water at the finish line or selling t-shirts. The event is just another example of the wonderful things that go on at Panola College every day and shows why the citizens in our community can be proud of their local community college.” Pictures of this year’s SGA 5K Run and Strong Man competition are available online at (