In the true spirit of Christmas, the faculty and staff of the WCC Alleghany Center are giving back to the community. Their kindness and generosity have touched the lives of many within the community and beyond.

This year, instead of buying Christmas gifts for each other, they “adopted” residents at a local rehabilitation center, fulfilling wish lists of twelve residents. In addition, they donated a boxful of unwrapped toys for the Alleghany Partnership for Children.

A former student in need reached out to Student Services and Career and College Promise Coordinator, Talina Pipes, seeking assistance because they and their family were currently unable to work or purchase groceries due to being under COVID quarantine. Pipes shared the need with the Alleghany Center staff and faculty, who donated groceries and paper products to help the family.

The kindness and generosity did not stop in Alleghany County, however; Administrative Assistant, Paige Belt, used a community service day to process shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at the Samaritan’s Purse facility in Charlotte.

“I am so proud of the selfless, generous nature of the Alleghany Center staff. They are truly an attribute to Wilkes Community College and Alleghany County,” said WCC Alleghany Center Director, Wanda Beck.

l-r: Sabrienna Edwards, Paige Belt, Mark Daye, Elizabeth Simons, Talina Pipes, Judy Carmichael, and Wanda Beck