Viking Spotlight: Rutben Cruz Serves as SGA Vice President

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Back in August, Rutben Cruz, a current junior at Sampson Early College High School (SECHS), was elected 2022-2023 Vice President of Sampson Community College’s (SCC) Student Government Association (SGA), serving beside Taylor Hill, SGA President. Through his new SGA role, Cruz plans to bring awareness to SCC’s dynamic…

SCC Finishes First Month of Courses

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On Monday, August 15, Sampson Community College (SCC) opened its doors once again to in-person and online students for the Fall 2022 semester. During the 2022-2023 academic year, the College will continue to operate on a 16-week semester schedule and offer more in-person and hybrid classes to students,…

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…

Viking Spotlight: Ty Smoak Plans to Reach the Stars

Written by Megan Bednar- Foundation Intern, Fall 2021 [Clinton, N.C.]- Ty Smoak, a senior at Harrells Christian Academy, is currently on track to earn both his Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, as well as a Business Administration High School Certificate from Sampson Community College (SCC) all by the time he graduates high…

Viking Spotlight: Jeffery Koopman Welds His Way Towards Degree

Written by Megan Bednar- Foundation Intern, Fall 2021 [Clinton, N.C.] – Jeffery Koopman, a senior from Midway High School, is currently on track to become one of Sampson Community College’s first Career & College Promise (CCP) students to graduate with a Welding Technology degree. Koopman grew up on a dairy farm and was raised to…

Viking Spotlight: Jamie Cannady Joins CCP Team

Written by Megan Bednar- Foundation Intern, Fall 2021 [Clinton, N.C.] – Sampson Community College has once again had the pleasure of welcoming a new staff member into its family! Jamie Cannady, a Career and Academic Advisor here at Sampson Community College (SCC) recently started at SCC at the end of August in the College &…

SCC Career and College Promise Program Continues to Help Students Thrive

In two weeks, around 400 students will graduate from Sampson Community College. Included in that group will be 54 Career and College Promise (CCP) graduates, and 936 certificate completers. For the third year in a row, the program has seen a record number of graduates. CCP gives local high schoolers the opportunity to graduate from…

Viking Spotlight: Naomi Sandoval

Naomi Sandoval decided to join the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at Sampson Community College (SCC) as a Career Coach because of her passion to help students further their education. Sandoval has been in this position since December of last year and is currently the full-time Career Coach for Union High School. Sandoval wants the high school students that she works with each day to see potential in themselves and post-high school plans.

Viking Spotlight: Butler Makes Move at SCC

(CLINTON, N.C.) – Katie Butler graduated from Clinton High School in 2012. She then went on to graduate from East Carolina University with a degree in Rehabilitation Services in 2016. Now, Butler is one of four Career Coaches recently hired with the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at Sampson Community College (SCC) and is stationed at Midway High School. Butler has already proved to be a key asset to one of the biggest high schools involved with the CCP program.

Viking Spotlight: Garcia Hopes to Grow CCP Program

Jose Garcia was one of four Career Coaches recently hired for the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at Sampson Community College (SCC). Garcia is a first-generation high school and college student. Outside of work, Garcia is married and has four kids that range from the age of fourteen to twenty-two. Garcia is currently splitting his time as a Career Coach for the CCP program between Lakewood High School and Hobbton High School. Garcia has only been at SCC for a brief period but appears to have already made his mark.