Homegrown: Turner Goes from Student to Teacher

Born and raised in Clinton, NC, John Turner recently graduated from Sampson Community College in April of 2021 and secured a full-time job with the SCC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department in May. Turner has been working as a Level I EMS instructor for the Workforce Development & Continuing Education division of SCC for approximately two months.

New Campaign Promotes Scholarship for Community College Students

RALEIGH – A statewide awareness campaign, called “Time for a New YOU,” launched last week for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund that is available for eligible North Carolina community college students. GEER provides $15 million in tuition assistance to students enrolled in short-term workforce training programs in one of North Carolina’s “Great 58”…

Homegrown: Warner Reflects on Three Decades at SCC

Angela Warner has worked at Sampson Community College for 32 years and currently serves as the Planning and Research Coordinator. However, before her time as an employee, she attended SCC as a student.

Community College System President Pays Visit to SCC

[CLINTON, N.C.] – Newly elected North Carolina Community College System President, Thomas Stith, visited Sampson Community College on Thursday to share his goals and plans for the state’s “Great 58” community colleges — including Sampson. Stith met with various leaders across campus. Stith, who took on the role in January, shared what he calls the…

Homegrown: Blankenship’s Journey from Student to Employee

Michael Blankenship is currently the Computer Systems Technician at Sampson Community College. He received his associate degree in Computer and Information Technology from SCC’s Information Technology Program in 2017 and has thoroughly enjoyed being able to give back to the school as an employee.

Spring 2021 President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honors List

Each semester, we have the opportunity to celebrate the academic achievements of our students. This includes students that have received the following honors: President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honors List. Congratulations to our 2021 graduates who made this list! We look forward to seeing returning students this summer and fall! The President’s List, issued each semester,…

BLET Achieves 100 Percent for Second Year in a Row

When he took over as Director of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Sampson Community College, Anthony Davis hoped to instill more than skills training and knowledge of local government. Davis intended for graduates of the BLET program to leave having learned to exemplify the core values of the program: Professionalism, Humility, and Integrity. In…

Homegrown: Krista Lewis

Krista Lewis is currently the Advancement Specialist for the Advancement Office here at Sampson Community College (SCC). Lewis started out at SCC as a student before she was an employee. She was born and raised in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 2014. Lewis knew that after high school that she wanted to attend SCC. In 2016, Lewis graduated from SCC with degrees in Business Administration and Accounting. Lewis has experienced SCC from the view of student and employee.

141 Graduates Participate in SCC Drive-Thru Graduation

This weekend, Sampson Community College hosted two days full of graduation celebrations and ceremonies. Included in the weekend were traditional pinning ceremonies for Health Programs graduates and four “Turning the Tassel” Ceremonies — drive-thru ceremonies for graduates and their families to attend. Despite the tradition that was lost, an enjoyable and intimate ceremony was gained….

SCC Basic Law Enforcement Training Program Mourns Loss of Former Graduate

On Saturday night, as news that Newton Grove Police Officer, Brent Hall, had been in a car crash that resulted in his death, Sampson County began to mourn the loss. Included was the Sampson Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program and several former recruits and instructors, who remembered Hall. Hall, a graduate of the…

SCC Career and College Promise Program Continues to Help Students Thrive

In two weeks, around 400 students will graduate from Sampson Community College. Included in that group will be 54 Career and College Promise (CCP) graduates, and 936 certificate completers. For the third year in a row, the program has seen a record number of graduates. CCP gives local high schoolers the opportunity to graduate from…

Mothers & Nursing Students Reach Graduation

Jessica Thornton and Amber Sugg are Practical Nursing students here at Sampson Community College. Thornton and Sugg share another title too, that of mom. Thornton is a mother of four children and Sugg is a mother of three children. When deciding to go back to school, these students each decided the Practical Nursing program at SCC would allow them to balance responsibilities as mothers and students.