Local Truck Driver Donates Scholarships to Students

When Deon Melvin attended the Truck Driver Training School at Sampson Community College, he learned all he could to start a career he knew would be lucrative. For Melvin, it was an unfortunate period of unemployment that ultimately led to a career that has taken him up and down the East Coast. Now, he’s continued…

Horne Brothers Give Gift in Honor of Mother’s 91st Birthday

In the Fall of 1993, the L.M. Horne Scholarship was awarded to its first student. The scholarship, established through a bequest in the will of Mr. L.M. Horne, is awarded to students enrolled in one of the nursing programs at Sampson Community College. Since then, countless nursing students at SCC have received the L.M. Horne…

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….

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…

Student Shares Benefits of the Sampson Promise

It is yet that time again when students are starting to apply to scholarships, and the due date for the Sampson Community College Foundation Scholarships is just around the corner. SCC student Allison Brown was in this same position two years ago. Brown graduated from Hobbton High School in 2019 and decided to attend Sampson Community College (SCC) to start working on her Associate in Arts degree. She knew that as the youngest of six children, she needed to do her best to find help with affording college. This where the Sampson Promise came in.

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.”…

Tanner-Fulton Fund Established

In December, devoted friends and colleagues of Sampson Community College, Bill and Melissa Fulton, established the Tanner-Fulton Fund. The Tanner-Fulton Fund has been established to help deserving Sampson Community College curriculum students in their educational pursuits. Mr. and Mrs. Fulton established the fund in memory of their parents RW and Dorothy Tanner and Hewitt and…

18th Annual Sampson Classic a Success

As a part of an annual tradition, the Sampson Community College Foundation hosted its Sampson Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, November 6. One of its largest donation events of the year, the golf tournament allows local golfers and businesses to raise funds for student scholarships and faculty outreach. This year, golfers teed off at Lakewood…

SCC Foundation Set to Host Annual Golf Tournament

It’s officially fall, and the Sampson Community College Foundation is preparing for its annual Sampson Classic Golf Tournament in memory of longtime supporter of the college, Bill Johnson. This year, the Foundation will host the 18th annual Sampson Classic Golf Tournament at Lakewood Country Club on Friday, November 6. As the giving arm of the…

2020 Faculty and Staff EXCEL Award Recipients Honored

Each year, as the college anticipates its annual Campus Drive – typically one of its first fundraising events of the year – nominations begin to roll in for the Faculty and Staff EXCEL Awards. The EXCEL Awards recognize two Sampson Community College employees who go above and beyond in their daily workplace and community. Nominators…

Mary Brown’s Impact at SCC Evident Years Later

She grew up in a small community between Ingold and Garland called ‘Rileytown.’ Mary Brown says you probably haven’t heard of it, but it’s where she grew up. Eventually, she would find herself at Winston Salem State University, called Winston-Salem Teachers College, studying to be a nurse. After living in New York for some time,…

SCC’s Commitment Steers Campus Drive

There is, perhaps, no better indicator that the faculty and staff of Sampson Community College believes in the service that they provide the community than the annual campus drive fundraiser among employees. SCC is the only community college in the state of North Carolina that has enjoyed full participation in donations from its employees since…