Sampson Community College’s Psychology Club traveled back in time to participate in an annual event in Fayetteville this week. Fayetteville’s 8th annual Renaissance Faire provided a nice backdrop for members of the club to enjoy some team building.
The event is an Elizabethan themed festival featuring jousting, unicorn rides, period musicians, living history exhibits, renaissance dance, belly dance shows, magicians, horseback archery shows, period inspired games and activities, food and merchants.
Sarah Burgin, Psychology instructor at SCC and founder of the club, says while it was fun it was a little more than that. “For this trip, we also invited a few members of the newly-formed Drama Club at SCC as well,” says Burgin. “This was a great way to get together, with both clubs participating in an engaging experience and getting to know each other.”
Nyla Busby, Genesis Walker, Laura Carraway, Emma Carraway, Sarah Burgin, Hilary Padilla, Erick Garcia, Carmen Francis, Delonte Pope, Samantha Lee, Elijah Royal and Emmanuel Williamson.
SCC’s new Drama Club is hoping to find the same success that the Psychology Club has enjoyed. Laura Carraway, College Transfer instructor at SCC is the Drama Club advisor. The Psych Club has been very active at SCC due to Burgin and they have attended or participated in many events, many of them charitable causes.
Last year, the Psych Club attended attended Fayetteville’s Second Annual Furr Fest, an effort to help find pets new homes and get as many as possible out of animal shelters. Members also participated in last year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The group participated in Samaritan’s Purse where members packed several boxes last Thanksgiving, doing its part for the cause. The club also made an appearance at the 2019 Carolinas Psychology Conference at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC where its members made presentations during the event.
“Any SCC student, faculty, or staff member can join,” adds Burgin. “You can join any time during semester. You do not have to be a psychology student to become involved in Psychology Club. “We are very active and very aware of causes in the area that can help others. We want to do good and that’s what we will continue to do.” For more information about the Psychology Club, contact Burgin at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info about the Drama Club at SCC, contact Carraway at email@example.com.