President calling for Thanksgiving hosts

CCCC President calling for Thanksgiving hosts.

During the holidays, many students attending college in the United States can find themselves alone, without friends and family to celebrate with. To alleviate that, Cloud County Community College President Amber Knoettgen is asking that community members offer to host students at their Thanksgiving dinners.

CCCC President calling for Thanksgiving hosts.

During the holidays, many students attending college in the United States can find themselves alone, without friends and family to celebrate with. To alleviate that, Cloud County Community College President Amber Knoettgen is asking that community members offer to host students at their Thanksgiving dinners.

 

“Our students come from many different states and countries to learn here at Cloud,” Knoettgen said. “With current travel restrictions due to COVID, there will be students who are unable to travel home for the holidays.”

 

As a host, community members are asked to invite students to their Thanksgiving dinner, giving them the opportunity to share family traditions, while also learning about their guests’ traditions. This will also give students the chance to enjoy the fellowship of the holiday, and connect with those off the Cloud County campus.

 

“It is my hope that the Cloud County Community College communities will open their homes to welcome our students so no one is alone on Thanksgiving,” Knoettgen said. “This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with them, learn about them, and hopefully develop relationships that last a lifetime.”

 

If anyone is interested in being a host family for the holiday, they are asked to contact the president’s office at 785.243.1435, ext. 201, or via email at samantha.pounds@cloud.edu by Friday, Nov. 19. Once a list is compiled, the college will match students with host families.