SCC Foundation Awards Grants

Contact: Ruthie Brock Date: December 10, 2019   Congratulations to the following staff who were awarded Sampson Community College Foundation mini-grants for the fall semester. Jacqueline Ammons and Alisha Carwise of the Nursing Faculty received mini-grants for continuing education required for accreditation. Marleen Powell, Director of Financial Aid, received the mini-grant for financial aid awareness…

Viking Spotlight: Cody Brandon

Written by: Ruthie Brock December 11, 2019   Cody Brandon is a senior at Clinton High School. He decided to take classes at Sampson Community College as soon as he found out about the Career and College Promise (CCP) courses his junior year. After talking to his guidance counselor, he wanted to potentially graduate from…

Rare Book Collection

December 5, 2019 By: Ruthie Brock The Sampson Community College library has created new sections including rare books, a North Carolina Collection, and a Local History about Sampson County Collection. The rare books consist of donated books, such as The Divine Comedy, that date back to as early as 1895. The collection also includes an…

Viking Spotlight: Toledo Kemmer

By Ruthie Brock Toledo Kemmer graduated from West Carteret High School in Morehead City, NC in 1979. After graduating high school, Toledo immediately entered the workforce and started a family, which made it hard for her to continue her education at the time. Her family relocated to the Sampson County area where she began working…

SCC’s First Soccer Champs Take Center Stage

Sampson Community College has its first soccer championship team since intramurals came back to the college earlier this year. The final game between teams Hobbton Football Club and Foreign Ain’t Borin’ was held last week and originally ended in a tie before Foreign Ain’t Borin’ won 7-6 in overtime. “A couple of months ago, numerous…

Sampson The Viking Tours Campus

Sampson Community College had a special visitor on campus this week. Sampson the Viking, the college’s new mascot toured SCC and visited with students, faculty and staff and even got some hands-on training in the Nursing and Cosmetology departments. Sampson, who will make his public debut in the community during the Annual Christmas in Clinton…

Veterans Day at SCC

Sampson Community College’s Student Government Association held a Veterans Day Assembly this week to honor students, faculty and staff who have served in the armed forces. These include SCC employees Sharon West (US Army), Bart Rice (US Coast Guard), Dan Grubb (US Army), Edith Rogers (US Air Force), Darryl Grady (US Air Force), Mark Brown (US…

Welding Students Bridge the Gap

Working on real-world projects is nothing new for Sampson Community College students, particularly in the Welding Technology field. Students have before built a life-size Viking statue, a large three-dimensional logo for the college and now are finishing handrails used on the bridge for the college’s new walking trail. “This is just one more thing these…

SCC Scholarship Spotlight

Sampson County’s State Troopers protect us on the roads, this much everyone is aware of but what some may not realize is some of the work they do behind the scenes to protect our future as well. The NC Troopers Scholarship fund for Sampson County comes in the form of a $5,000 donation made to…

Cosmetology Grade-A Program at SCC

There is a recurring theme in Sampson Community College’s Cosmetology Program each time the college is scheduled for its annual inspection. The program always passes with straight-A’s and this year is no different. “This is always great news,” says Loreta Jones, Cosmetology Department Chair at SCC. “Our instructors always come through for us in the…

SCC Scholarship Spotlight

An instantly recognizable name in the Sampson County community is Smithfield.  Smithfield Foods is a global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. It is no surprise that the company supports the Sampson Community College Foundation by committing to an annual scholarship to help students. “The Smithfield Scholarship was started to…

SCC Psych Club Continues Trek

Continuing its path of participation in charitable causes, Sampson Community College’s Psychology Club attended the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Fayetteville recently and it is the second year in a row the group has made the walk. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the…