SCC Makes Plans to Move Forward this Fall

Like several institutions across the state, Sampson Community College has made plans to prepare its campus for the arrival of students. The plan includes increased safety measures for faculty, staff, and students, and several other preventative measures.   Safety measures include hand sanitizing stations that have been installed at entrances, stairwells, and other high traffic areas,…

Fall Registration Underway at SCC

CLINTON, N.C. – Registration for the fall 2020 semester at Sampson Community College remains open. Though the College will host late registration dates in August, it encourages students to register for classes online at https://www.sampsoncc.edu/registration through July 30 instead. Payment for the semester is due by 11 AM on July 31. Student Services at SCC…

Carroll and Sanderson Reappointed to SCC Board of Trustees

Over the years, members of the Sampson Community College Board of Trustees have come and gone. But, for the past several years, Sandra Carroll and Herb Sanderson have remained as voices of reason. Once again on Tuesday night, Carroll and Sanderson were reappointed for four-year terms with the Board of Trustees. Each says they are…

SCC Fire Academy Completes Live Burn

At the end of June, students in the Fire Academy at Sampson Community College completed the Fire Control class. The class is split into classroom learning and practical activities where the students executed and extinguished a live burn. One of those burns took place on June 28 in Clinton, where students had to demonstrate their…

Miller Takes Over as Instructor for New Programs

Once Sampson Community College announced the approval of four new programs for the Fall 2020 semester in early March, including the Electrical Systems Technology and Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) programs, it knew there would still be a need for a lead instructor. When it came to making the decision, the college found…

Public Safety Administration Program Begins This Fall

[CLINTON, N.C.] – In August, a new program will begin in the Public Service department at Sampson Community College—Public Safety Administration. Graduates of the program will qualify for leadership positions with government agencies, correctional facilities, police or fire departments, and other similar organizations. The degree program is more diverse than a criminal justice degree, so…

SCC BLET Achieves 100 Percent Passing Rate

When the decision was made to alter the format of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Sampson Community College, several conscious decisions were made to improve the learning experience of future students. Recruits were given more time for studying and review, and an emphasis was placed on professionalism. Those alterations proved to have paid off…

SCC Nursing Program Creates Generation of Nurses

This May, the Associate Degree Nursing program at Sampson Community College graduated 43 students. For three nursing students—Madison Davis, Jessica Gautier, and Julie (Maddy) Peterson— being graduates of an SCC nursing program is a part of a family legacy. Each has a parent who graduated from an SCC nursing program years ago. For some of…

SCC Board of Trustees Elects New Leadership

Last week, the Sampson Community College Board of Trustees met to elect a new chair and vice-chair for the 2020-2021 year. Dr. Ted Thomas and Ms. Larinda Haight were elected as the new Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, respectively. Elected by their peer board members, both say they are excited to begin…

SCC IT Department Moves 100 Percent Online

This spring, nearly every higher education institution moved its courses online, and every institution forced itself to find ways to make it work. When Sampson Community College made its move to fully online instruction, Information Technology Department Chair, Nathan McKee, saw it as a positive. He realized how much more accessible his program could be…

‘Consider Sampson’ Campaign Begins for Fall

Across North Carolina and the United States, four-year institutions have made decisions and announcements regarding the Fall 2020 semester. With several UNC System schools planning to begin the semester early, cancel fall break, and finish exams before Thanksgiving, many students are left with decisions to make about the Fall semester. Decisions about finances, decisions about…

Register: Path from Student to Healthcare Programs Employee

For Ashley Register, the loss of a grandfather sparked an interest in healthcare career. The Administrative Assistant for Health Programs at Sampson Community College says she spent most of her time as a child with her grandparents in Autryville, N.C. So, when her grandfather came under hospice care, Register took note and knew that healthcare…