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…

SCC Board of Trustees Members Reappointed

At its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting, the SCC Board of Trustees reappointed three board members. Barbara Faison, Larinda Haight, and Dr. Ted Thomas were all reappointed to serve an additional four years on the board. Thomas and Haight will continue in their roles as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively. The newly elected Student Government Association…

Homegrown: Turner Goes from Student to Teacher

Born and raised in Clinton, NC, John Turner recently graduated from Sampson Community College in April of 2021 and secured a full-time job with the SCC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department in May. Turner has been working as a Level I EMS instructor for the Workforce Development & Continuing Education division of SCC for approximately two months.

New Campaign Promotes Scholarship for Community College Students

RALEIGH – A statewide awareness campaign, called “Time for a New YOU,” launched last week for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund that is available for eligible North Carolina community college students. GEER provides $15 million in tuition assistance to students enrolled in short-term workforce training programs in one of North Carolina’s “Great 58”…

Community College System President Pays Visit to SCC

[CLINTON, N.C.] – Newly elected North Carolina Community College System President, Thomas Stith, visited Sampson Community College on Thursday to share his goals and plans for the state’s “Great 58” community colleges — including Sampson. Stith met with various leaders across campus. Stith, who took on the role in January, shared what he calls the…

Homegrown: Blankenship’s Journey from Student to Employee

Michael Blankenship is currently the Computer Systems Technician at Sampson Community College. He received his associate degree in Computer and Information Technology from SCC’s Information Technology Program in 2017 and has thoroughly enjoyed being able to give back to the school as an employee.

BLET Achieves 100 Percent for Second Year in a Row

When he took over as Director of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Sampson Community College, Anthony Davis hoped to instill more than skills training and knowledge of local government. Davis intended for graduates of the BLET program to leave having learned to exemplify the core values of the program: Professionalism, Humility, and Integrity. In…

141 Graduates Participate in SCC Drive-Thru Graduation

This weekend, Sampson Community College hosted two days full of graduation celebrations and ceremonies. Included in the weekend were traditional pinning ceremonies for Health Programs graduates and four “Turning the Tassel” Ceremonies — drive-thru ceremonies for graduates and their families to attend. Despite the tradition that was lost, an enjoyable and intimate ceremony was gained….

SCC Basic Law Enforcement Training Program Mourns Loss of Former Graduate

On Saturday night, as news that Newton Grove Police Officer, Brent Hall, had been in a car crash that resulted in his death, Sampson County began to mourn the loss. Included was the Sampson Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program and several former recruits and instructors, who remembered Hall. Hall, a graduate of the…

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…

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….

Newly Renovated Bookstore Here at SCC

In October of last year, the remodeling of the Bookstore began here at Sampson Community College. The purpose of the remodel was to accommodate the new social distancing procedures that have been put into place. There were many of SCC’s own that helped throughout the entire process of renovating the Bookstore. The remodel was finished in December of 2020 and now the Bookstore is operating once again.