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…

Organization Reps Faculty Senate at SCC

The SCC Faculty Senate Meet-and-Greet was held this week at the campus of Sampson Community College. Faculty and Staff were able to meet representatives of the organization. The Second Annual event is an opportunity for the employees to mix, mingle and munch, while members of the Faculty Senate answered questions faculty might have, but the…

SGA Welcomes Students Back

[Clinton, N.C.] – Fall is the sign of a new academic year for students at Sampson Community College and the Student Government Association wants to ring in the new year. The SGA held its welcome back celebration this week at SCC. PHOTO:  Library Services Coordinator Shelley Ryals helps students find information at the event. In…

SCC Instructor Retiring After Four Decades of Service

[CLINTON, N.C.] – Odds are if you are an adult in Sampson County, you have taken a class offered by Paul Wolf. Wolf, a Psychology instructor at Sampson Community College, has taught here for 38 years. The college just celebrated its 50th Anniversary last year and Wolf has been there for most of them. Things…

SCC’s Welding Leader Returns Home     

[Clinton, N.C.] – It is not every day that you can say the leader of a group has almost half a century in his field with no signs of stopping. For Sampson Community College, that is exactly what Dale Godbold brings to the table. Godbold is the new Lead Welding instructor at the college. “He…

Hands-on Training Not Just For Students

[Clinton, N.C.] – Chet Bass, Department Chair for Sampson Community College’s Applied Animal Science Technology program, believes in hands-on training for his students. Over the past few months alone, Animal Science students have made several field trips to local farms to participate in health and wellness checks for cattle. His hands-on training isn’t limited to…

BLET Director Brings Training Home

 [Clinton, N.C.] – Sampson Community College is known for having developed some of the best law enforcement officers in the area through its Criminal Justice Technology and Basic Law Enforcement training programs. One way to keep up this reputation is to ensure that those who provide that training stay at the top of their game…

SBC Director Strengthens Rural Voice

[Clinton, N.C.] – Bart Rice, Director of Sampson Community College’s Small Business Center (SBC), has graduated from the Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI), an intensive, three-month training program designed for rural community leaders. Rural Center President, Patrick Woodie presented certificates to the program’s 34 graduates during a ceremony at the NC Rural Center. Since 1987, the Rural…

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…