December 21, 2011  


Students at NACC Get in the Christmas Spirit

Northeast Alabama Community College is in the Christmas spirit! Teaming up with Human Resources from DeKalb County, Northeast Alabama Community College collected numerous gifts and food items for seven families in the surrounding area. Coordinated by the NACC Student Government Association, many organizations, students, faculty, and staff joined to give back to the community and make this Christmas a brighter season for each of these families. In addition to the presents bought for these families, a canned food drive yielded a record 1885 food items to be dispersed among these families and the Flat Rock Community Center and Ider Community Center.

Student Government Association Sponsor Joan Reeves said of the event, “Christmas is that time of year that we stop and think of all of our blessings and want to share with others. I am so proud of the students at NACC who have so generously given of their time and money to ensure that others have a special Christmas. This year has by far been the most successful one yet, and because of the hard work of NACC students, faculty, and staff, this Christmas will be a much happier one for many families in our service area.”

The project was coordinated by a committee appointed by the Student Government Association, including Ryan Tramel, chair, Kristin Johnson, and Patrick Hiett. Organizations at NACC who participated in this effort were Phi Theta Kappa (Sponsor, Brad Fricks), Sigma Kappa Delta (Sponsor, Joan Reeves, Jody Ragsdale, and Joan Tucker), Mu Alpha Theta (Sponsor, Greg Millican and Milah Breland), Presidential Hosts (Sponsors, Susan Barron and Andrea Okwu), Yearbook (Sponsor, Joan Tucker), and SGA (Sponsor, Joan Reeves) as well as individual students, faculty, and staff. Without the donations from these organizations, the Student Government would not have been able to have made this such a special Christmas for so many people.

Packing the collected gifts and food were (L-R, back row) Joan Reeves (SGA and SKD Sponsor), Erica Fremming, Hunter Ferguson, Josh Banzhoff, Lauren Millican, Kimberly Dalton; (front row) Patrick Hiett, Ryan Tramel, Tyler Dalton, Ben Womack, Kaysie Price, Kristen Johnson, Ashley Graham, Keisha Hatfield, and Elizabeth Wootten.