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: Kenneth Spell Receives Angels of Mercy

Written by Megan Bednar- Foundation Intern, Fall 2021 [Clinton, N.C.] – Kenneth Spell, a current senior nursing student here at Sampson Community College (SCC), is a recent recipient of the Angels of Mercy Nursing Scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student every year within SCC’s nursing program to help fund their educational…

Mothers & Nursing Students Reach Graduation

Jessica Thornton and Amber Sugg are Practical Nursing students here at Sampson Community College. Thornton and Sugg share another title too, that of mom. Thornton is a mother of four children and Sugg is a mother of three children. When deciding to go back to school, these students each decided the Practical Nursing program at SCC would allow them to balance responsibilities as mothers and students. 

Nursing Students Assist with COVID Vaccination Clinics

In February, the Sampson County Health Department planned to expand their COVID-19 vaccination clinics to include Wednesdays. With that additional day came the need for more manpower, and in came Sampson Community College nursing students. Students from the Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs have assisted with the initiatives of the Health Department administration…

Programs See 100% Pass Rate

The Spring semester saw major academic changes, for both students and faculty at Sampson Community College. With nearly all programs forced to move online, clinical locations for healthcare programs restricting access from students, and the Basic Law Enforcement (BLET) program scrambling to find locations for several pieces of training, instructors and students were left uncertain….

SCC Nursing Program Creates Generation of Nurses

This May, the Associate Degree Nursing program at Sampson Community College graduated 43 students. For three nursing students—Madison Davis, Jessica Gautier, and Julie (Maddy) Peterson— being graduates of an SCC nursing program is a part of a family legacy. Each has a parent who graduated from an SCC nursing program years ago. For some of…

Mary Brown’s Impact at SCC Evident Years Later

She grew up in a small community between Ingold and Garland called ‘Rileytown.’ Mary Brown says you probably haven’t heard of it, but it’s where she grew up. Eventually, she would find herself at Winston Salem State University, called Winston-Salem Teachers College, studying to be a nurse. After living in New York for some time,…

SCC Simulation Center expands

Sampson Community College’s Simulation Center has received a boost as Sampson Regional Medical Center has upgraded its second floor to house the facility.

EMS Students Face Real Emergencies at Event

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students from Sampson Community College got more than they bargained for when they were invited to attend the 1st Marching Band Competition at Midway High School to set up a first aid station. “The event was huge and of course, we loved the opportunity to give our students the chance to…