Viking Spotlight: Frankie Sutter

(CLINTON, N.C.) – Frankie Sutter has been at Sampson Community College (SCC) for seventeen years. When she first joined SCC, she began as the liaison between the President of the college and the Board of Trustees. After two years in that position, she became the Director of Personnel, while continuing her liaison duty for the Board of Trustees. As the Director of Personnel, Sutter oversees human resources through recruitment, interviewing, onboarding, and retention. These are only a few of her main duties. In 2003, Sutter joined the SCC family and hopes to continue with SCC until her retirement.

Viking Spotlight: Dawson McLamb Began Here Went Anywhere

(CLINTON, N.C) – Dawson McLamb graduated from Midway High School in 2018 with both his high school diploma and an Associate in General Education degree from Sampson Community College (SCC). He was able to earn his Associate degree through the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at SCC. After graduating from both Midway High School and SCC, Dawson went on to attended Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC). While there, he received a two-year degree in Fire Protection Technology. Dawson now has a Bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration from Fayetteville State University (FSU).

Viking Spotlight: Cheyenne McNeill The Name Behind All of the Stories

(CLINTON, N.C.) – Cheyenne McNeill is known at Sampson Community College (SCC) as the person that writes the wonderful articles that highlight the actions of others. McNeill is the Public Information Officer and Marketing Coordinator for SCC. As the Public Information Officer and Marketing Coordinator, McNeill oversees writing the articles for the newspaper and all the print and social media marketing for SCC. McNeill started her education at Clinton High School and then in 2014 went on to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). While at UNC she studied Broadcast and Electronic Journalism. McNeill chose her topic of study at UNC because of her love of sports and talking. After graduating, McNeill then became a Journalism teacher at Sampson Middle School. Then her journey began here at SCC.

Viking Spotlight: Jose Balderas

Written by Olivia Gillespie — Foundation Intern, Fall 2020 CLINTON, N.C. – Jose Balderas Mendoza’s love for animals began at a young age when he moved from the big city of Raleigh, North Carolina to the rural area of Sampson County. While attending Hobbton High School, his love for Animal Science continued to grow through taking agricultural classes. His love for animals led him to begin…

Viking Spotlight: Lisa Recchuiti From the Coast to Clinton

CLINTON, N.C – Lisa Recchuiti has lived in and seen many places around the world, including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Tokyo, and now North Carolina. After growing up in a small Pennsylvania town, she attended Millersville University where she studied Elementary Education and minored in Psychology. Recchuiti then went back to graduate school and received a Master’s in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. Psychology interested Recchuiti because it helped her better understand both herself and people in general. After staying home with her two children for ten years and then teaching at Cape Fear Community College for nine years Recchuiti wanted to get away from the coast, so she and her husband of twenty-nine years moved to Sampson County. Now she is a full-time Psychology Instructor at Sampson Community College (SCC).

Coffee Shop Keeping Hearts Warm During Holidays

December 5, 2019 It is that time of year again. The family has gotten together for a Thanksgiving feast, the holiday chill is in the air and soon, stockings will be hung by the chimney with care. This holiday season, you are going to need two things—a way to stay warm and gifts for loved…

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…