Purpose of the 5K Run
The 5K run is organized by the Student Government Association of Panola College to:
• Raise money for the Panola College
Foundation Endowment, which
supports student scholarships.
• Facilitate the relationship between the student body
and the local community.
• Encourage service-learning projects among the
• Foster relations between the student body and the
College administration and faculty.
• Community colleges educated 73% of all college and
university freshmen and sophomores in Texas.
• Community colleges provide a low-expense, quality
• Students who attend community colleges and transfer
to a university have a higher graduation rate than
students who go directly to a university.
• Panola College provides quality education to persons
of all ages and backgrounds.
• Panola College services over 2,500 students from
across the world.
• Community colleges are facing a state wide funding
cut and will be unable to offer their continued service
to the communities without your support.