Reflection on the Laura Griffin Memorial 5K

I got an email recently from someone who knows quite a bit more about Laura Griffin than I did. I really only knew what I heard around the CofC campus and what I read in brochures and things, and in retrospect it seems like a limited stockpile of information. Fortunately, a guy named Jason Lawandales was able to tell me much more.

19. Laura Griffin Memorial Run, 2008

19. Laura Griffin Memorial Run, 2008

This is a special race for those of us who work at the College of Charleston. In the past year I’ve become more involved with life on campus, and I’ve gotten to know many staffers in many departments, from the School of Business to the Physical Plant. I wasn’t around when we lost Laura, but […]

7. Laura Griffin Memorial Run, 2007

7. Laura Griffin Memorial Run, 2007

This race is a memorial for Laura Griffin, who used to work at the College of Charleston a few years back. She was the Director of the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention until she was killed in a hit-and-run on the Battery in January of 1996. Laura was apparently a big proponent of healthy living, So the folks at the college decided to honor her memory with a 5K race.