BB&T Commits to Community Through SCC

When thinking about investments, some envision putting money into a bank one way or the other. Today, the bank is investing in you. Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T) has announced a new partnership with Sampson Community College that promises to serve as an investment in the community through training and workforce development. Pat Nobles, Senior…

SCC Students Working Together

For years, the Nursing department at Sampson Community College has resided directly above the Cosmetology department in SCC’s Technology Building. This week, however, the two are coming together for reasons that will benefit students in each dept. “Today senior nursing students are having their graduation pictures with their nursing caps done,” says Krystle Edge, SCC…

SCC Viking Refuses to Let Fear Chart Her Course

Adell Wright hasn’t been to school in forty years.  Sure, she pulled into the parking lot of Sampson Community College a few times. Without even getting out of the car, she drove off. This is the story of what many students do who are above the average college age when they decide to head back…

Local Industry Leaders Connect at SCC

Business and industry is the heart of any community and so is the training that supplies the workforce for those companies. Business leaders from the area toured Sampson Community College today to offer feedback and advice on how to strengthen our workforce by continuing to offer the most effective training possible for students and future…

Clinton Native’s Education a Well-Traveled Journey

Born and raised in Sampson County, Larry Boone’s acquisition of life lessons and education was gained from here, up and down the United States. After years of experience under his belt, Larry returned home and is on his way to earning his degree. Life lessons stretched from the southern to northern United States but back…

New Course Offers Life-Saving Value

If you ever wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, your chance comes this Monday at Sampson Community College. SCC will begin Emergency Medical Responders classes and lessons learned could be the difference between life and death for someone in the future. EMR professionals provide lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical…

Locklear’s Influence Leads Students to SCC

Shaping and molding a college student is an invaluable opportunity that instructors at Sampson Community College are afforded each day. In some rare cases, an instructor is lucky enough to begin that process even before college. For Darren Branch and Justin Sessoms, it will be somewhat just like the old days when they enter SCC’s…

Viking Spotlight: Perry Gillespie

Written by Anna Blount Welcome back, Vikings! The Spring 2019 semester is now underway at Sampson Community College. Many high school students across Sampson county take dual enrollment classes through Sampson Community College. Yet, few students know about the mastermind behind their incredible opportunities. Perry Gillespie is the Director of the Career and College Promise…

SCC Offers Nationally Recognized Certifications

Thanks to training received just before the holidays, Sampson Community College will now be able to offer students enrolled in construction-based disciplines nationally recognized certifications from the National Center for Construction Education and Research. NCCER is an education foundation created and developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and…

SCC’s Kierston Brady a Story for the Season

“I apologize for the delayed response, I have had a crazy exam week.” Those were the first words in the email Kierston Brady sent in response to questions for this story. The mere fact that Kierston is at Sampson Community College and taking her final exams is somewhat of a miracle in itself. When Kierston…

Pathway to Excellence Runs Through Wilmington

Sampson Community College continues finding ways to make things easier for students to get into great Universities once they leave SCC. The latest achievement is the signing of the Pathway to Excellence Program with the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Pathway to Excellence is a partnership between UNCW and Sampson Community College that will allow…

Program Makes Degree More Affordable

If you ever wanted a criminal justice career but haven’t started your studies yet, you may be in luck. A program offered to Sampson Community College students through the North Carolina Department of Justice could make a significant impact against financial obstacles in pursuit of a solid career path. The N.C. Criminal Justice Fellows Program…