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Hartnell Physics Club Awarded Big Sur International Marathon Grant

November 1st, 2007

Hartnell Physics Club Awarded Big Sur International Marathon Grant

The Hartnell College Physics Club was honored by the Big Sur International Marathon on October 16 with a grant of $1,200 in recognition of its volunteer efforts on behalf of the 2007 marathon. The award celebration was held at the Rocky Point restaurant.

Hartnell’s Physics Club regularly participates in community and educational outreach activities and has been honored several times as an outstanding chapter by the national Society of Physics Students. This was the club’s eighth year volunteering for the marathon. The club also volunteers for the half marathon, which is held annually in the fall.

The Physics Club is a chapter of the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Phi Sigma, a joint national scholastic honor society. The clubs officers are Daniel Chairez, president; Leonel Medrano, vice president; Luciano Cerritos; Genaro Sanchez, treasurer; and Filberto Mendez, ICC Representative. Club advisors are Dr. Pimol Moth and Letitia Contreras.

The Big Sur International Marathon is a non-profit organization that serves the community by providing a world-class marathon and related fun events that raise money to benefit local charities, while promoting health and fitness.