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”…

Community College System President Pays Visit to SCC

[CLINTON, N.C.] – Newly elected North Carolina Community College System President, Thomas Stith, visited Sampson Community College on Thursday to share his goals and plans for the state’s “Great 58” community colleges — including Sampson. Stith met with various leaders across campus. Stith, who took on the role in January, shared what he calls the…

Spring 2021 President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honors List

Each semester, we have the opportunity to celebrate the academic achievements of our students. This includes students that have received the following honors: President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honors List. Congratulations to our 2021 graduates who made this list! We look forward to seeing returning students this summer and fall! The President’s List, issued each semester,…

BLET Achieves 100 Percent for Second Year in a Row

When he took over as Director of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Sampson Community College, Anthony Davis hoped to instill more than skills training and knowledge of local government. Davis intended for graduates of the BLET program to leave having learned to exemplify the core values of the program: Professionalism, Humility, and Integrity. In…

141 Graduates Participate in SCC Drive-Thru Graduation

This weekend, Sampson Community College hosted two days full of graduation celebrations and ceremonies. Included in the weekend were traditional pinning ceremonies for Health Programs graduates and four “Turning the Tassel” Ceremonies — drive-thru ceremonies for graduates and their families to attend. Despite the tradition that was lost, an enjoyable and intimate ceremony was gained….

SCC Basic Law Enforcement Training Program Mourns Loss of Former Graduate

On Saturday night, as news that Newton Grove Police Officer, Brent Hall, had been in a car crash that resulted in his death, Sampson County began to mourn the loss. Included was the Sampson Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program and several former recruits and instructors, who remembered Hall. Hall, a graduate of the…

SCC Career and College Promise Program Continues to Help Students Thrive

In two weeks, around 400 students will graduate from Sampson Community College. Included in that group will be 54 Career and College Promise (CCP) graduates, and 936 certificate completers. For the third year in a row, the program has seen a record number of graduates. CCP gives local high schoolers the opportunity to graduate from…

Sampson County Couple Establishes Scholarship for Agriculture

Don and Ann Butler, longtime residents of Sampson County, committed to establishing a scholarship to benefit students of agriculture at Sampson Community College. Collectively, the Butlers have called Sampson County home for over 40 years and say establishing the scholarship is their way of giving back and hopefully inspiring the next generation of agriculture workers….

Nursing Students Assist with COVID Vaccination Clinics

In February, the Sampson County Health Department planned to expand their COVID-19 vaccination clinics to include Wednesdays. With that additional day came the need for more manpower, and in came Sampson Community College nursing students. Students from the Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs have assisted with the initiatives of the Health Department administration…

Sampson County Home Builders Association Continues Giving

In 2004, the Sampson County Home Builders Association, which serves Sampson and Duplin Counties, established a $10,000 endowment with the Sampson Community College Foundation. The endowment was intended to establish scholarships and assist students enrolled in trades programs at Sampson Community College. Ideally, in the minds of the association, those students would graduate and then…

SCC Psychology Instructor and Husband Establish Scholarship Fund

The Sampson Community College Foundation ended 2020 on a high note when three donors established brand new scholarship funds, with awards available to students as soon as Fall 2021. One of the donor families, Paul and Lisa Recchuiti, made their way to Sampson County from Pennsylvania. The couple named their scholarship the “Go Anywhere Scholarship.”…