Viking Spotlight: Naomi Sandoval

Naomi Sandoval decided to join the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at Sampson Community College (SCC) as a Career Coach because of her passion to help students further their education. Sandoval has been in this position since December of last year and is currently the full-time Career Coach for Union High School. Sandoval wants the high school students that she works with each day to see potential in themselves and post-high school plans.

SCC Psychology Instructor and Husband Establish Scholarship Fund

The Sampson Community College Foundation ended 2020 on a high note when three donors established brand new scholarship funds, with awards available to students as soon as Fall 2021. One of the donor families, Paul and Lisa Recchuiti, made their way to Sampson County from Pennsylvania. The couple named their scholarship the “Go Anywhere Scholarship.”…

Viking Spotlight: Butler Makes Move at SCC

(CLINTON, N.C.) – Katie Butler graduated from Clinton High School in 2012. She then went on to graduate from East Carolina University with a degree in Rehabilitation Services in 2016. Now, Butler is one of four Career Coaches recently hired with the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at Sampson Community College (SCC) and is stationed at Midway High School. Butler has already proved to be a key asset to one of the biggest high schools involved with the CCP program.

Viking Spotlight: Garcia Hopes to Grow CCP Program

Jose Garcia was one of four Career Coaches recently hired for the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at Sampson Community College (SCC). Garcia is a first-generation high school and college student. Outside of work, Garcia is married and has four kids that range from the age of fourteen to twenty-two. Garcia is currently splitting his time as a Career Coach for the CCP program between Lakewood High School and Hobbton High School. Garcia has only been at SCC for a brief period but appears to have already made his mark.

Tanner-Fulton Fund Established

In December, devoted friends and colleagues of Sampson Community College, Bill and Melissa Fulton, established the Tanner-Fulton Fund. The Tanner-Fulton Fund has been established to help deserving Sampson Community College curriculum students in their educational pursuits. Mr. and Mrs. Fulton established the fund in memory of their parents RW and Dorothy Tanner and Hewitt and…

SCC Launches Career Services Portal

With the Spring semester officially underway, SCC launched a new Career Services portal this month through its partnership with College Central Network (CCN). The portal, housed on the CCN site, allows students and alumni to quickly apply to jobs and internships.  College Central Network, Inc. has relationships with several other community colleges in the state….

Viking Spotlight: Emily Brown

(CLINTON, N.C.) – Last November, the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at Sampson Community College (SCC) hired four new Career Coaches. The CCP program allows high school students in Sampson County to get a head-start in their future after high school by taking classes at SCC. Emily Brown of Clinton was one of the first to be hired in this new position. Brown graduated from Clinton High School (CHS) in 2016 and from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2019. She graduated from college with a degree in Psychology and Leadership Studies. Brown is currently working on obtaining her master’s degree in Student Affairs from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While in high school, Brown participated in the CCP program. She has now come full circle from being an advisee to an advisor.

SCC Faculty Member Receives Quality Matters Certification for Course Design Quality

CLINTON, N.C. — Benita Hayes, Department Chair, Office Administration & Medical Office Administration earned the Quality Matters (QM) Certification Mark for OST159 – Records Management, following a rigorous review process. The QM Certification Mark is the internationally recognized symbol of online and blended course design quality and represents Hayes’ ongoing commitment to creating learning environments that provide learners with a clear pathway to success.

Longtime SCC Employee Retires After Over 30 years of Service

Before she was Vice President of Academic Affairs at Sampson Community College, Wanda Capps was Division Chair of Health Programs, and Department Chair of Nursing, and an Instructor in the Associate Degree Nursing Program; the list goes on and on. Capps’ resume tells of her journey at Sampson Community College, but the stories and experiences…

SCC Celebrates Fall Graduates

As Sampson Community College prepares to close for the holiday season, it must first pause to honor its Fall Graduates. These students have completed their programs of study and earned their associate degrees. Now, several are preparing for next steps, which include continued education at four-year universities or neighboring community colleges, and employment in our…

Graduate Spotlight: Salvador Martinez

As a child, Salvador Martinez’ sister teased him. He was not the best reader, but he was great at math and a decent drawer. She encouraged him in another way, saying, “He’ll build houses one day.” She hit the nail right on the head. Nearly twenty years have passed, and Martinez is set to graduate…

Viking Spotlight: Elizabeth Brewer

(CLINTON, N.C.) – Elizabeth Brewer came from a family of educators with both of her parents being teachers in the Sampson County Schools system. During high school Elizabeth attended Midway High School while also attending Sampson Community College (SCC). As a senior and junior in high school, she took part in the Career and College Promise program at SCC. Because of this program, Elizabeth was able to obtain an Associate of Arts degree when she graduated from high school. Now, like her parents, Elizabeth is on track to becoming an educator.