Viking Spotlight: Wyatt Holland Relied on His Faith Throughout CCP Program

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Wyatt Holland, a recent graduate of Midway High School (MHS) and Sampson Community College (SCC), was a student in SCC’s Career & College Promise (CCP) program who managed to graduate with high honors and three credentials in June 2022: his high school diploma, Associate of Arts, and Associate…

SCC Sees 47 Students Graduate from CCP

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On May 12, 2022, Sampson Community College (SCC) held its 2022 Spring Commencement Ceremony for its Associate of Applied Science Degree & Diploma programs, as well as its College Transfer programs. This year, Sampson CC had the privilege of graduating 47 high school seniors from the Career &…

Sampson CC Holds Its 2022 Spring Commencement Ceremony

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On May 12, 2022, Sampson Community College (SCC) held its 2022 Spring Commencement Ceremony for over 360 graduates in both the Associate in Applied Science Degree & Diploma programs and the College Transfer programs. The occasion marked the College’s fifty-fifth commencement ceremony, with the Applied Science programs beginning…

Fall Graduate Spotlight: Sabrina Newkirk

When she graduated from Union High School in 2019, Sabrina Newkirk was not quite sure about her next steps. She had not committed to a nearby college or university and no decisions were made about her future career plans. However, she had success with Sampson Community College courses during high school, so she enrolled at…

SCC Graduate Makes Journey from Nicaragua to UNC Medical School

Written by Olivia Gillespie – Foundation Intern, Fall 2020 (CLINTON, N.C.) – In 2010, Marvin Albert Meza Jarquín, his parents, and his four siblings immigrated from Nicaragua to North Carolina. In Nicaragua, Marvin’s family consisted of coffee and cattle farmers. He had grown up in Nicaragua until he was sixteen years old. When his family…

Viking Spotlight: Stephanie Gore Helps the Student She Used to Be

(CLINTON, N.C.) – Stephanie Gore began her new position as the Transfer & Student Success Coach in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gore has been in her new position since April of this year. In 2014, Gore graduated from Clinton High School and then went on to attend East Carolina University, where she received a degree in Administrative Services.

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…