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NCMC Lights the Way for Students and Staff


December 2, 2021

Dr And Carol Cross

Photos: Dr. Albert Cross and his wife Carol,  Chase Harris and Children enjoying activities & games organized by NCMC student organizations and athletics and getting their picture with Santa.

North Central Missouri College Main campus in Trenton, MO, kept its recent holiday tradition of lighting the tree and lights located in front of Geyer Hall for the third year in a row for students and staff. NCMC launched the holiday season on campus on December 1 with a reading of The Night Before Christmas by Dr. Albert Cross, a welcome from Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Kristen Alley and Student Senate President MaKayla Eads, caroling lead by English Instructor Amy Guthrie, and the official tree lighting countdown.

Elementary age children of NCMC employees are entered into a random draw to be selected as the individual that flips the switch for the lights. For 2021, Chase Harris, a fourth-grader from Trenton R-IX, was chosen to do the honors.  After the tree lighting, children and NCMC students were invited to Cross Hall to participate in games and activities organized by NCMC student organizations and athletics. Children and students could also get their picture taken with Santa.

The tree and Geyer Hall lights turn on at dusk to view and enjoy.  Those wishing to view the tree and lights can view in downtown Trenton, MO, on the main campus in front of Geyer Hall on main street.