All Roads Lead to SCC for Local Trooper

For State Highway patrolman Bryan Smith, it’s not enough to make sure drivers are educated and safe on North Carolina roads. For him, it’s also important to teach future officers the fundamentals that will serve the same purpose off the road. Smith, who protects our roads full time, also serves as an instructor for Sampson…

SCC Nursing Leader Accepts Executive Role

On March 1st, Sampson Community College will welcome Dr. Bill Starling as its sixth President and he has already replaced his former seat at the college. Starling’s former role of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Administration will transition to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, focusing on curriculum programs and academic support. Wanda Capps, currently…

Civil Rights the Theme of SCC Reenactment

Black history month is traditionally recognized in February but according to organizers of an event held at Sampson Community College this week, civil rights and equality should be something we welcome year round. For years, SCC has hosted at least one major Black History Month event in some form. This time, one of Sampson Community…

Longtime SCC Nursing Instructor Now Leads the Way

Serving as a nursing instructor at SCC for more than two decades, Veronica Stevens has seen the front lines of many successful nursing careers and now she will have a much broader role in creating them for students at the college. This week, Stevens has earned the role of role of Division Chair for Health…

Building Critical Skills of Speed & Accuracy

by Jennifer Wiley Students are enjoying their OST 132 class (Keyboard Skill Building) with their instructor and Department Chair Benita Hayes. This course is a hybrid class which meets once per week throughout Spring semester for a face to face session and then the remaining class hours are met through the use of Moodle, our…

Taste of NC at SCC

#SampsonCC nursing instructor Robin Bradshaw gave visitors to the college a North Carolina welcome this week. ACEN, or better known as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, sent evaluators as part of the national accrediting body for nursing schools–for both 2 year and 4 year school–to SCC’s nursing department this week for review. Being that…

Military Vet Trains SCC Students

#SampsonCC‘s Criminal Justice Technology program offers Crisis Intervention as part of the criminal justice degree. This semester, Officer Stephen Gardner, is teaching both Crisis Intervention (CJC 225) and Ethics (CJC 212). Officer Gardner served in the United States military as an MP (military police officer), in Iraq and also along side of the Danish Army…

SCC Instructor Puts Dent into Number of Car Crashes

Sgt. Wayne Dienhart is best be known in the community through his work with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Department for more than two decades. What some may not realize is that he has taken his skills into the classroom as well. He has been teaching in Sampson Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy for…

From the Classroom to the World of Work

This year, Nathan McKee joined Sampson Community College and is wasting no time trying to get students from the classroom to the world of work. McKee, the Department Chair for Computer Information Technology and Security at SCC, hosted the Networking Academy Talent Bridge Virtual Job Connection event at the college this week. The event was sponsored…

50th Spotlight: Eddie Hines

Eddie Hines made a huge impression on his SCC family during his years at Sampson Community College as both a developmental instructor and former chair of General Education (now College Transfer). Though Eddie passed last summer, memories of Eddie on campus remain. Carole Phipps, SCC’s Division Chair Arts and Sciences recalled, “Eddie was probably one of…

50th Spotlight: Paul Wolf

“Dear Student,” reflects Paul Wolf, a College Transfer Faculty Member and this week’s Sampson Community College 50th Anniversary spotlight, “even though knowledge and technology are likely to continue to increase astronomically during SCC’s second fifty years, some timeless truths will remain the same because human nature is a constant.” With over thirty-six and a half…