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On Saturday November 15th, Katie Kelly ’15 completed one of the final phases of her 1804 Society member requirements—her senior project. In conjunction with Emmanuel’s Alumni Relations Department, Kelly and the rest of the 1804 Society hosted its fourth annual 5K in support of Sister Isabelle, SND and her school in the Congo. This year, the proceeds from the event also went towards the Sister Janet Eisner, SND Scholarship fund, as well as to scholarships for students of the school in the Congo. The event saw about fifty participants, including students, alumni, and EC faculty.
We reached out to Serghino Rene, a member of Emmanuel’s Alumni Board who helped organize and run the event. Rene led the organizing of the 5K as a part of Alumni weekend in 2010, but wanted to expand it and include more of Emmanuel’s community.
“To see the event transform from just being a Board-run event to a collaboration with Student Activities and the 1804 Society was extremely pleasing [to] be a part of. Engaging with the students and seeing their passion for the cause was invigorating and reminded me why Emmanuel will always be a part of me,” Rene said.
“I could not have done it without all the members of 1804 that helped,” Kelly said. “It was not a one-man-show, but a complete team effort. I am so happy that I got the chance to be apart of this project, especially because I am devoted to the cause.”