Viking Spotlight: Stephanie Gore Helps the Student She Used to Be

Written by Olivia Gillespie – Foundation Intern, Fall 2020

(CLINTON, N.C.) – Stephanie Gore began her new position as the Transfer & Student Success Coach in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gore has been in her new position since April of this year. In 2014, Gore graduated from Clinton High School and then went on to attend East Carolina University, where she received a degree in Administrative Services.

She remembers when she was in high school and received help from an advisor here at Sampson Community College. Gore has gone full circle, from receiving help and advice to giving help and advice.

Gore stated, “When I was in high school, I remember Sharon Leggett being here. I sat in the seat on the other side of the table and now it is crazy how life works when you do a full one-eighty. Now I am sitting on the opposite side of the desk helping students with the same goal that I had whenever I was in high school. “

Each day, Gore walks the campus where she took classes as a high school student. (Photo credit, Olivia Gillespie).

As the Transfer & Student Success Coach at SCC, Gore’s main duties include overseeing admission agreements with universities, helping students with the overall transfer process, and supervising the Male Minority Success Initiative. Gore ensures that all SCC students are being successful in their studies. Gore also puts students that want to transfer on the correct pathway by helping with applications and deadlines. Her main objective as the Transfer & Student Success Coach is confirming that all SCC students reach their goals.

Gore started this position in the middle of a global pandemic, which has been a different experience. Still, this has not stopped her from helping students, meeting with students, and working with universities. Gore has had to change the way that she performs her duties.

When asked about Gore, Dean of Student Services, Blair Hairr, shared, “Stephanie started in a midst of a pandemic and this has put quite the spin on her experience with students. She is passionate about serving the students of Sampson Community College, specifically those with plans to transfer. “

Gore loves the overall environment of SCC and how the main goal is to help the students succeed. Gore sees how there are so many different departments, but the overall goal is to ensure that all SCC students are on the right path to achieving their own goals. Gore believes that SCC is the perfect place for anybody that has a passion for helping students.

Stephanie Gore was once a student, but now, she is the advisor at Sampson Community College. Although her roles have changed, this has not stopped her passion and heart for helping others. Gore has a great path ahead of her as she continues to help students here at Sampson Community College.

About Sampson Community College: Sampson Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, located in Clinton, NC in Sampson County. The college offers many programs to include two-year degrees, college transfer, continuing education and workforce development options, and early college education.