Winners, Contributions From Down and Dirty 5K Fundraiser

This year's Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Club's Down & Dirty 5K fundraiser generated $3,100 with $1,000 going to the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry. Above, members of the club present a check to the food pantry.
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This year's Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Club's Down & Dirty 5K fundraiser generated $3,100 with $1,000 going to the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry. Above, members of the club present a check to the food pantry.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Club recently held its annual fundraiser, generating $3,100 for the club and the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry on the U of A campus.

The CSES Graduate Club's Seventh Annual Down & Dirty 5K was held on April 1 at the U of A Agricultural Research Park. More than 100 runners signed up and competed, topping last year's turnout of 70 racers.

Of the $3,100 raised, $1,000 is being donated to the food pantry, including direct contributions. This year's totals bettered last year's numbers of $1,200 overall and $220 for the food pantry.

As for the race, the top three finishers were Joshua Sakon, Cameron Goodwin and Dub Sorrells.

Sponsors for this year's race included Legacy Bank, Gearhead Outfitters, Farmer's Table, Columbia House Brewery, JMP Micropropogation, Arsaga's and Fayetteville Personal Training Co.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu


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