'Tis the Season

December 06, 2012

Student-athletes collecting holiday hope chests

Despite exams, papers and projects, Northampton Community College students, faculty, and staff are doing their part to make the holiday season cheerful for the NCC family as well as the surrounding community!

Members of student clubs have set up donation boxes around campus to collect everything from toys to canned goods.

The Women's Club is holding a toy drive for the Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital and the Political Science Club is collecting non-perishable food for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Donations of children's books, toys, and clothing are being accepted by the Pan-African One World United Club. Look for specially marked donation boxes to contribute to one (or more) of these drives!

At the Monroe Campus, the Nursing Student Organization is collecting gifts for clients of the Adult Day Service Center of Blue Mountain Health System. They'll be dropping the presents off on December 19.

Students, faculty and staff collected over 280 shoeboxes filled with holiday gifts for area children for the Holiday Hope Chest drive.

A student holiday party will be held on Main Campus on December 13. The celebration will include multicultural musical performances, games, poetry, food and holiday displays created by NCC students.

The Monroe Campus held a party on December 4, showcasing winter holidays celebrated around the world.

This time of year can get expensive, especially for college students, but students can shop for free at the Holiday Bazaar on December 18 - 21. The bazaar is made possible thanks to donations of new or gently used gift items from faculty and staff.

The community is invited to get into the holiday spirit by listening to the sacred and secular holiday music of NCC's Community Chorus on December 7.

Holiday cheer abounds in Penn Hall! The second floor gets a festive makeover each year, thanks to Darryl and Dan Peters, lab technicians.

The annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest in Laub Lounge is in full swing! Club members decorate a window with a winter theme for a chance to win a prize for their club. Winners will be announced on December 13.

What would the holidays be without a visit with old friends? The Alumni Association's 25th annual holiday party for alumni and their families was held on December 1. Those in attendance were asked to bring a canned food item for the local food bank.

Thanks to all the students, faculty and staff who are helping to make the season merry for so many others. Happy Holidays!


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