SCC Nursing Program Creates Generation of Nurses

This May, the Associate Degree Nursing program at Sampson Community College graduated 43 students. For three nursing students—Madison Davis, Jessica Gautier, and Julie (Maddy) Peterson— being graduates of an SCC nursing program is a part of a family legacy. Each has a parent who graduated from an SCC nursing program years ago. For some of…

Register: Path from Student to Healthcare Programs Employee

For Ashley Register, the loss of a grandfather sparked an interest in healthcare career. The Administrative Assistant for Health Programs at Sampson Community College says she spent most of her time as a child with her grandparents in Autryville, N.C. So, when her grandfather came under hospice care, Register took note and knew that healthcare…

Star Communications Executive Credits SCC with Career Success

When he graduated from Clinton High School in 1981, Jeff Shipp, was not quite sure about his future. He grew up working in tobacco fields and got his first job at Belk Department Store in high school. Unprepared to leave his hometown and attend a large university, Shipp decided that Sampson Community College was the…

Viking Spotlight: Amanda Raynor Brings Big Ideas to Life

For the past several years, Amanda Raynor has been committed to helping create lasting memories and rich experiences for students at Sampson Community College. As the Student Engagement Coordinator, Raynor interacts with students regularly and creates meaningful relationships. Now, as the College settles into a new normal, Raynor’s passion for student engagement persists. Raynor first…

Martinez Goes from Top Student to Essential Employee

Francisco Martinez discovered hands-on, problem-solving style work was his niche as early as high school. As a student at Union High School, Martinez was introduced to agriculture mechanics and basic carpentry courses and his passion slowly began to blossom. When he began his courses at Sampson Community College, he found a home in the Industrial…

Parker’s Journey to Sampson County IT Was Full Circle

Growing up, Brendan Parker loved computers and video games. As he grew older, he began tinkering on his personal computer. He found that he loved finding a problem with his computer and trying to solve it. His interest with problem solving and understanding the ins and outs of technology continued to grow. After graduating from…

Holden Reflects on Change at SRMC and SCC After 40 Years

For years, Wanda Holden’s commitment to the nursing profession has been evident to those who know her. From her dedication to her studies as a student at Sampson Community College years ago, to her commitment to nursing at Sampson Regional Medical Center. Throughout her career, Holden has seen nursing grow and change over the years….

SCC Sets Foundation for Nursing Students, Much Like Simulation Lab at SRMC

Tammy King’s nursing career has taken her to nearly every floor of a hospital since she graduated from Sampson Community College in 1993. It began on a medical floor at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, NC, to Sampson Regional Medical Center here in Clinton, where she started in the emergency department. She then headed…

Former Graduate Reflects on SCC’s Impact 30 Years Later

Over 30 years ago, Terrie Anders graduated from Sampson Community College and began a career as an accountant at Prestage Farms. She hasn’t looked back since. However, it wasn’t always an easy road. She says her story of success begins with hard work in her youth, and an education at SCC.

Begin Here, Go Anywhere—and Back!

Dr. Gib Palmer has taken the Sampson Community College’s popular slogan and added to it. The college’s slogan is Begin Here, Go Anywhere. In Palmer’s case, he began here, went several places and came back. Dr. Palmer’s journey began more than thirty years ago when he met his wife, Robin, in Colorado. “We were ski…