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Glenville State College gets into the Christmas spirit

A tree decorated with blue lights stands on the lawn at Clark Hall at Glenville State College. The school decorated early so students could benefit from the holiday feelings. (Photo Provided)

GLENVILLE — Campus decorations for the yuletide went up early this year at Glenville State College.

The school made sure students will experience as many end-of-year holidays as possible before the in-person semester concluded.

In-person classes ended Nov. 20 and students were on Thanksgiving break before completing the semester with a week of virtual classes, followed by final exams that will be remotely administered. The change to mitigate community spread of the coronavirus.

“Since this term is ending differently than it normally would, we wanted to ensure that the students got to see campus decorated, not only for fall, but also for the Christmas holiday before they headed home. I’m never one to wish time away by rushing one holiday before another, but this is an unusual semester and I think we can all use a little holiday cheer,” said college President Mark Manchin.

In addition to a small tree lighting ceremony held in the Robert F. Kidd Library, many campus offices added decorations and the Heflin Administration Building Clock Tower chimes have been playing familiar holiday tunes.

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