50th Spotlight: Walt Smith

“Dear Student,” reflects Continuing Education instructor, Walt Smith, “learn to read, write, observe, draw and think on you own that is assisted, not dominated, with technology and digital services”.

Walt Smith, this week’s Sampson Community College 50th Anniversary Spotlight, first joined SCC in 1986 teaching studio visual art classes. In this role, he conducted classes in Clinton, Roseboro, Newton Grove and Plainview. His journey with SCC continued as he began teaching continuing education classes, now titled “creative art”, where he tailors to each student’s individual ability, choice, interest and goals. Throughout the years, he has also taught courses including Art Appreciation and Drawing I / Painting I for both curriculum and the Early College.

“Sampson Community College has provided me the opportunity to share my love of art while engaging in professional and instructional activities” adds Smith.

Walt continues to be an integral part of the Workforce Development & Continuing Education department as he instructs Creative Art. “We invite the community to visit the student’s art show on Tuesday, April 4th from 4pm to 7pm within the East building” includes Smith. “Attendees will enjoy the student’s paintings from my creative art class but also the artwork of welding students will be on display.”

Congratulations Walt on being this week’s 50th Anniversary highlight and thank you for sharing your story. For more information about Sampson Community College, visit www.sampsoncc.edu or call 910-592-8081, Sampson Community College, “Begin Here, Go Anywhere”.