Local Truck Driver Donates Scholarships to Students

When Deon Melvin attended the Truck Driver Training School at Sampson Community College, he learned all he could to start a career he knew would be lucrative. For Melvin, it was an unfortunate period of unemployment that ultimately led to a career that has taken him up and down the East Coast. Now, he’s continued…

Leading Sampson: Herb Sanderson Continues Family Legacy of Board Service

When he was approached about joining the Sampson Community College Board of Trustees, Herb Sanderson knew it was the right choice. His father, Robert, previously served for 22 years before, so Sanderson’s assumption of the position seemed appropriate. Sanderson also spent several years as a school administrator. Sanderson is the son of educators. As such,…

Horne Brothers Give Gift in Honor of Mother’s 91st Birthday

In the Fall of 1993, the L.M. Horne Scholarship was awarded to its first student. The scholarship, established through a bequest in the will of Mr. L.M. Horne, is awarded to students enrolled in one of the nursing programs at Sampson Community College. Since then, countless nursing students at SCC have received the L.M. Horne…

Leading Sampson: Joyner Leads with Students and Local Businesses in Mind

A Sampson County local, Catherine Ezzell Joyner takes her role on the Sampson Community College (SCC) Board of Trustees seriously. For Joyner, serving as President of Ezzell Trucking, Inc. and serving on the Board of Trustees has allowed her to bring the unique perspective of the local business community to the board. When approached about…

Leading Sampson: Warren’s Commitment to Education Continues

After a career dedicated to education, including six years of service on the Sampson County Board of Education and several years as a school administrator, Michael Warren knew that the natural next step in his career would be joining the Sampson Community College Board of Trustees. “I’d always had high regard for the college and…

Leading Sampson: Maynor Remains Committed to Education & Community

For approximately 40 years, Vivian Maynor dedicated her career to public schools in North Carolina. Maynor’s career in education was split between classroom instruction and as an administrator. Maynor served as Principal at L.C. Kerr Elementary School for several years before her retirement. In 2020, she joined the SCC Board of Trustees. For Maynor, community…

Leading Sampson: Viser Continues as Devoted SCC Advocate

As a longtime member of the Sampson Community College (SCC) Foundation Board, Dr. Paul Viser has dedicated years of service to helping cultivate community support for SCC and participating in giving campaigns. For Viser, fundraising and philanthropic-focused organizations often take the helm of his civic commitment. Joining the SCC Board of Trustees allowed him the…

SCC Board of Trustees Members Reappointed

At its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting, the SCC Board of Trustees reappointed three board members. Barbara Faison, Larinda Haight, and Dr. Ted Thomas were all reappointed to serve an additional four years on the board. Thomas and Haight will continue in their roles as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively. The newly elected Student Government Association…

Leading Sampson: Haight Acts as Conduit Between SCC Local High Schools

When she originally joined the SCC Board of Trustees, Larinda Haight says she did not fully know the board’s purpose. However, as she began learning how it functioned and began understanding the program and course offerings at Sampson Community College, Haight realized that she could be a direct source of information for Sampson County Schools,…

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”…