PHCC Faculty/Staff Running Team after the Run for the Fallen race (L-R) Ahmy Arca, Julia Mea, Ana Lopez, Wendy Villa, John Whitlock, Laura Kelly, Bob Bade, and Bobby Yancy.
On August 26, members of the Pasco-Hernando Community College Faculty/ Staff Running Team joined 2,700 runners for the fifth annual Run for the Fallen in Riverview, Florida. Each runner from the eight-member team successfully completed the 10K track or the 5K track to pay tribute to the more than 350 Florida service members killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
PHCC team members, Laura Kelly, Advisor; John Whitlock, Dean of Arts & Sciences; Bobby Yancy, Computer/Network Support Specialist; Wendy Villa, Financial Aid Assistant II; and Bob Bade, Associate Dean of Student Activities & Engagement each completed the 10K track (6.2 miles).
Other PHCC staff, Ahmy Arca, Coordinator of Student Activities; Ana Lopez, Associate Director of Libraries; and Julia Mea, Senior Office Assistant Teaching-Learning Center completed the 5K track (3.1 miles).
Prior to the race, runners visited the memorial of crosses bearing the names of the fallen at E.G. Simmons Park. The goal of the Run for the Fallen is to collectively run or walk one mile for every service member killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.