McPherson College Honors Essential Workers at Color Run


Students, faculty, and staff honored essential workers who make it possible for the campus to operate at the 2020 McPherson College Color Run organized by the Office of Student Life on Saturday, September 19.

Prior to the start of the race, members of the McPherson College facilities staff and Fresh Ideas, the campus food service, were recognized for providing essential services during unprecedented times of uncertainty and difficulty. Staff members were presented with framed certificates that read: “Thank you for your endless commitment, dedication, and sacrifice to keeping us safe and healthy. We appreciate your hard work and express our gratitude toward you.”

Members of the McPherson County EMS were also recognized.

Although the annual event was limited to McPherson College participants this year, it may have been one of the largest Color Runs ever hosted on the campus. Event organizers monitored crowd size, and participants and volunteers were asked to wear facemasks when they were not running.

PHOTO ID: (from left) McPherson County EMS, Tim Bruton, assistant director of facilities; Marty Sigwing, director of facilities; Connie Stuckey, facilities office manager; Chef Trevor Schwendeman on behalf of Jaime Perez, director of Fresh Ideas; and Gabrielle Williams, director of student life.


McPherson College is committed to its mission “To develop whole persons through scholarship, participation, and service,” in a career-focused liberal arts environment. It’s been recognized nationally by US News & World Report, Money Magazine, and the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Its Automotive Restoration program is the first four-year degree program of its kind and awarded the prestigious industry supporter of the year by International Historic Motoring. Learn about all of its programs at


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