The 18th Annual Theodore “Ted” Moore 5K Run Walk drew 205 participates this year, which was a seven percent increase over last year’s event. There were 99 runners who finished the course.
The winning runner was Mohamed Kuwa of Utica with a time of 18 minutes, 34 seconds. The top female runner was Colleen George of Utica in 22:34.
This annual event raised $6,308, which is applied to scholarships in honor of former MVCC mathematics professor Theodore Moore. This event has become so successful that three scholarships were awarded this year.
“The turn-out and donations were great this year, and the weather was a welcome change. Thank you to everyone for all that you did and an extra big thank you to Deanna Ferro-Aurience for, as always, making sure things ran so smoothly,” said Julie L. Dewan, assistant dean for the Center for Language & Learning Design and chair of the Ted Moore Run/Walk Committee.
The Ted Moore Run/Walk Committee hosts this event each year to pay tribute to the significant contributions Professor Moore made to the college and the community before he was tragically taken from his family, friends, students, and colleagues through the actions of a drunk driver in December 1996.
Moore was widely known as an individual who cared deeply about his community, his students, his colleagues, and MVCC. He was quick to volunteer his time to assist those in need and bring people with differences together. At MVCC, he provided invaluable leadership as president of the MVCC Professional Association. He was an active member of many professional education associations, particularly those related to his beloved discipline of Mathematics.
There were 205 participants.