Miller Takes Over as Instructor for New Programs

Once Sampson Community College announced the approval of four new programs for the Fall 2020 semester in early March, including the Electrical Systems Technology and Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) programs, it knew there would still be a need for a lead instructor. When it came to making the decision, the college found…

Public Safety Administration Program Begins This Fall

[CLINTON, N.C.] – In August, a new program will begin in the Public Service department at Sampson Community College—Public Safety Administration. Graduates of the program will qualify for leadership positions with government agencies, correctional facilities, police or fire departments, and other similar organizations. The degree program is more diverse than a criminal justice degree, so…

SCC BLET Achieves 100 Percent Passing Rate

When the decision was made to alter the format of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Sampson Community College, several conscious decisions were made to improve the learning experience of future students. Recruits were given more time for studying and review, and an emphasis was placed on professionalism. Those alterations proved to have paid off…

SCC Nursing Program Creates Generation of Nurses

This May, the Associate Degree Nursing program at Sampson Community College graduated 43 students. For three nursing students—Madison Davis, Jessica Gautier, and Julie (Maddy) Peterson— being graduates of an SCC nursing program is a part of a family legacy. Each has a parent who graduated from an SCC nursing program years ago. For some of…

SCC Board of Trustees Elects New Leadership

Last week, the Sampson Community College Board of Trustees met to elect a new chair and vice-chair for the 2020-2021 year. Dr. Ted Thomas and Ms. Larinda Haight were elected as the new Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, respectively. Elected by their peer board members, both say they are excited to begin…

SCC IT Department Moves 100 Percent Online

This spring, nearly every higher education institution moved its courses online, and every institution forced itself to find ways to make it work. When Sampson Community College made its move to fully online instruction, Information Technology Department Chair, Nathan McKee, saw it as a positive. He realized how much more accessible his program could be…

‘Consider Sampson’ Campaign Begins for Fall

Across North Carolina and the United States, four-year institutions have made decisions and announcements regarding the Fall 2020 semester. With several UNC System schools planning to begin the semester early, cancel fall break, and finish exams before Thanksgiving, many students are left with decisions to make about the Fall semester. Decisions about finances, decisions about…

Register: Path from Student to Healthcare Programs Employee

For Ashley Register, the loss of a grandfather sparked an interest in healthcare career. The Administrative Assistant for Health Programs at Sampson Community College says she spent most of her time as a child with her grandparents in Autryville, N.C. So, when her grandfather came under hospice care, Register took note and knew that healthcare…

Spring 2020 President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honor’s List

Sampson Community College enjoys celebrating the accomplishments of it’s students. We understand the hard work that it takes to achieve academic excellence, and want to celebrate with our students who received the following honors: President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honors List. The criteria for each honor is listed below, followed by the names for each…

Star Communications Executive Credits SCC with Career Success

When he graduated from Clinton High School in 1981, Jeff Shipp, was not quite sure about his future. He grew up working in tobacco fields and got his first job at Belk Department Store in high school. Unprepared to leave his hometown and attend a large university, Shipp decided that Sampson Community College was the…

Surgical Technology Program Approved for SCC

[CLINTON, N.C] – This week, Sampson Community College received approval from the North Carolina Community College System allowing the College to implement a Surgical Technology program. The College plans to begin the program this fall, offering degree, diploma, and certificate options. Sampson Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has been an advocate for beginning the program and…