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.

Viking Spotlight: Emily Brown

(CLINTON, N.C.) – Last November, the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at Sampson Community College (SCC) hired four new Career Coaches. The CCP program allows high school students in Sampson County to get a head-start in their future after high school by taking classes at SCC. Emily Brown of Clinton was one of the first to be hired in this new position. Brown graduated from Clinton High School (CHS) in 2016 and from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2019. She graduated from college with a degree in Psychology and Leadership Studies. Brown is currently working on obtaining her master’s degree in Student Affairs from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While in high school, Brown participated in the CCP program. She has now come full circle from being an advisee to an advisor.

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).

CCP Students Named Outstanding Students

[CLINTON, N.C.] Each year at Sampson Community College, each division at the College selects an Outstanding Student from its graduates. Despite the unusual turn of events, this year was no exception. Selection is based upon the following criteria: scholastic excellence, leadership ability and potential for future achievement, citizenship and service to school, maturity in on-the-job…

CCP Students Named Marshals for First Time in Program’s History

For the first time since its inception, students from the Career and College Promise Program (CCP) at Sampson Community College met the criteria to be selected as marshals for graduation. The students, Katie Bauman and Olivia Gillespie, both attend Clinton High School. There are three requirements for meeting the criteria of being selected as a…

CCP Gives High School Students a Jump-Start

When Sampson Community College graduates students this May, 33 of the graduates will be members of the Career and College Promise program at SCC. Students in this program graduate high school with an associate degree from SCC—for free. CCP is a dual enrollment program that allows high students to get ahead on their post-high school…

CCP Events Pack SCC Campus

More and more students in Sampson County are trying to get the jump on their college education as Sampson Community College plays to packed crowds for its Career and College Promise orientations. “We are standing room only this week,” says Perry Gillespie, Director of Career and College Promise for the college. “This program has been so…

For CCP Students, Road to Success Paved Early

This May, two dozen students from Sampson County will graduate high school and college at the same time, thanks to the Career and College Promise program at Sampson Community College. Perhaps the most attractive part of the deal is that it’s free. The popular CCP program provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to…

Viking Spotlight: Perry Gillespie

Written by Anna Blount Welcome back, Vikings! The Spring 2019 semester is now underway at Sampson Community College. Many high school students across Sampson county take dual enrollment classes through Sampson Community College. Yet, few students know about the mastermind behind their incredible opportunities. Perry Gillespie is the Director of the Career and College Promise…