SCC faculty and staff donate gifts

For the third year a “Giving Tree” was put up at Southeast Community College’s Lincoln Campus for children of Transitions and TRiO students. Around 53 children will be able to have a happy holiday because of generous employees.

“I want to thank all of the generous employees who came out to pick a tag from the tree and purchase gifts,” said Shannon Brinkman, director of Tutoring and Transitions. “We surpassed last year’s goal, which is always a good thing. This is our way of celebrating our students’ achievements at the end of the semester.”

Tags with suggested gifts were on the tree for the past few weeks in the Transitions offices, and SCC employees were able to select a tag off the tree to purchase the gift, wrap it, and put it under the tree. The children picked up their gifts on Friday, Dec. 16.

“Thank you to the Giving Tree for your generosity and giving my kids a great Christmas,” said Mary Burleson, Transitions student.

The Transitions team helps students improve their test scores and prepare them for college-level coursework. TRiO is a federally funded program helping students who are first generation, have limited income or are experiencing difficulties.

Andrea Gallagher
Communications Specialist