THE VOICE OF WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
VOLUME 16, NO. 2
The Holiday Season is special to
all of us. It signifies a time of
ending and beginning, a time of
reflection and aspiration; a time of
gratitude and dedication. We are
so blessed in this country. We
enjoy the best of everything the
world has to offer. Sometimes we
take all our good fortune for granted,
as if it is ours forever through some
kind of merit or mystery. However,
history is replete with the accounts
of the rise and fall of past civilization
and government. We should pause
during these days to thank God for
our blessings. Further, we should
, look to the future with a sense of
stewardship and service. Things
taken for granted are easily lost.
Things worked for and appreciated
are kept in the heart and in our
The words “Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year”are so easily
spoken. But we wish both for you
in sincerity, and in the faith that
together we shall prevail.
Dr. David E. Daniel
It is a wonderful season of the
year, when everyone seems to acquire
an attitude of giving and forgiving,
one of laughter and joy, and as we
say “have the Christmas Spirit.”
Isn’t it great!
But what about the rest of the
year? Now that we have this elated,
exuberant and happy feeling, let’s
The Annual Faculty/Staff (with
spouses) Christmas Dinner is sche
duled for December 17, 1985 - one
of the few times when we can get
together for good food and fellow
ship. Students might not realize
that faculty and staff need some
fellowship with co-workers once in
a while including the Christmas
Let’s hope that we as faculty and
staff will carry our wonderful at
titude of the “Christmas Spirit”
back into the classroom and our
offices throughout the new year
IVIerry Christmas and a Happy
New Year to students, faculty and
Dr. Conrad A Shaw
Vice President for
WILKESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Garnett A nn Schultz
Christmas is a time of love,
A time of joy and cheer.
Christmas is a peaceful time.
The wondrous time of year.
A time of faith, a time of hope.
Of friendships much more true;
Christmas is a joyous time
When God shall come to you.
Christmas is a little child.
It’s tinsel shining bright.
Frosted windows, snowy lanes.
Candles in the night.
It’s Santa Claus and dreams come true.
So much that gladness sees;
It’s holly wreaths and silver bells
And star-tipped Christmas trees.
Christmas is a place called home . .
A door thrown open wide;
A crackling fireplace all aglow
And loving hearts inside.
It’s happy faces, shining eyes.
Soft music on the air;
It’s tissue, ribbons, cards to write
And secrets everywhere.
Christmas is a lighted church . . .
The very nicest part.
Believing in a special way
A prayer that fills your heart.
It’s friendliness so much more real,
A blessing from above;
Christmas is the precious time
We greet the folks we love.
The Week Before Christmas
I was the week before Christmas and all through the school
Not a student was studying, or was there any rule.
Our stockings were hung in the hails with care.
In hope that the principal would soon be there.
The students slumped down all snug in their seats.
With visions of no homework or books for weeks.
Me in my English class and she at her sewing.
Had just settled down with hopes of it snowing.
When out in the halls there rose such a clatter,
1 sprang from my desk to see what was the matter,
Out of the room I flew like a flash.
And ran into the door and busted the glass!!
The hghts that shone dimly in the hall.
Gave luster to the stockings that hung on the wall.
When what to mv wondering eyes should appear
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny teachers'
With a little old driver so lively as a bee,
I knew in a moment that it must be Dr. T.
More rapid than hawks his courses they came.
And he whistles and shouted and called them by name,
**Now Hugh! Now Buck' Now Randy and Brenda!
On Jean! On Jerry! On Bud and Larry!**
**To the end of the hall, to the top of the v^all!
Now dash away! Dash away! Davh away all!**
He was dressed all in fur from his head to his toe.
And his clothes were ail covered with pretty white snow!
A bundle of toys he hud Hung on his back.
And he looked like a peddler just opening his sack!
His eyes they twinkled. His dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose us red as a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow;
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of u pipe he held in his teeth.
With smoke encircling his head like a wreath.
He had a lean face and a little round belly.
That didn't shake when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.
He was tall and lean, u right jolly old elf;
And I laughed when 1 saw him in spite of myself.
The wink of his eye, and the twist of his head.
Soon gave me to know that I had nothing to dread.
He spoke but a few words and went .straight to work.
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, down the halls he goes.
My eyes were filled with amazement with what I had just seen
But I knew it all to be true when he called to his team.
And as he drove on his way, we understood him to say,
“MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and to all a good night."
A Message From
Season’s Greetings! We recently
have entered the winter quarter of
continued learning for the 1985-86
school year. Once again our pro
grams are in full swing. This quarter
is also the time in which we celebrate
Christmas. With the hustle and
bustle of shopping activity, the
commercialization of Christmas is
too in full swing. It is also during
the quarter that we will close out
this year and enter a new one.
What does this mean? For some,
it simply may be a matter of being
elated that some classes are finished
and new ones have begun. For
others, an emphasis may be on
larger, more expensive gifts. Then
there is the longing for a new year
to make resolutions, knowing that
the old ones weren’t kept.
But, is that all? Soon, as with
Thanksgiving, this time will come
to an end. Yet, while it is here, we
should challenge ourselves to go
beyond the immediate. Students,
challenge yourselves to continue to
strive for excellence in your classes
and extra-curricularactivities. Faculty,
challenge yourselves in your work
for in that you inspire your students.
Staff, dare to go the extra mile, for
rewards are in a job well done.
Then when the new year comes,
those resolutions won’t be so hard
May each of you have a very
Merry Christmas and a most pros
perous New Year!
Senior College and Univer
sity Admissions representa
tives will be in the Wilkes
Community College Thom
pson Hall Commons on Mon
day, January 20, 1986, 9:00
a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The
purpose of their visit is to
talk with Wilkes Com
munity Students who plan
to transfer after completion
of their studies at Wilkes.
All College Transferand Tech
nical students are encouraged
to take full advantage of this
important opportunity. For
more information, talk with
a Student Development Coun