20 Years of the Sampson Classic

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Celebrating its 20th year, on Friday, November 4, the Sampson Community College (SCC) Foundation hosted its 2022 Sampson Classic Golf Tournament at Lakewood Country Club, bringing local golfers and businesses together to raise funds and pledge support for student scholarships, staff and faculty development, and other campus programs…

SCC Resumes Scholar-Donor Picnic

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Hosting for the first time since 2020, on Wednesday, September 7, Sampson Community College (SCC) resumed its annual Scholar-Donor Picnic, celebrating the achievements of its 2022-2023 Foundation scholars and thanking the generous donors behind the awards. The event was sponsored by US. Foods, providing guests with a light…

The Women Behind SCC’s Boykin Family Endowment

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Every year, the Sampson Community College (SCC) Foundation awards more than $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students pursuing an education at SCC. Almost 100 scholarships are gifted annually, and behind each one is a story—a reason for being established. Recently, Lisa Turlington, Dean of Advancement and Executive Director…

Kiwanis of Clinton Funds Annual SCC Scholarship

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On June 9, 2022, Gail Gainey, Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Clinton, presented the Sampson Community College (SCC) Foundation with a check to help finance the Clinton Kiwanis Scholarship Fund at SCC for the 2022-2023 academic year. Established in 1997 by the Kiwanis Club of Clinton, the…

Smithfield Foods, Inc. Presents SCC Foundation with Funds for Annual Scholarship

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On May 4, 2022, Rhonda Campbell, Sustainability Manager at Smithfield Foods, Inc., visited Sampson Community College (SCC) to present the SCC Foundation with the annual monies needed to finance the 2022-2023 Smithfield Hog Production Scholarship Fund. Established in 2013, the purpose of the Smithfield Hog Production Scholarship Fund…

SCC Foundation Receives Gift from Sampson Partners, Inc.

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On April 19, 2022, Dr. Paul Viser, President of Sampson Partners, Inc., visited Sampson Community College (SCC) to present the SCC Foundation with a check to help finance the 2022 Sampson Partners Scholarship Fund at Sampson CC. First established in 1986 as the Clinton United Services Crisis Center,…

Sampson Community College Partners with Lowe’s

[Clinton, N.C.] – Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has invested $500,000 in Sampson Community College (SCC) to improve student access to Construction and Home Improvement Programs. The College recently began construction on the new Sampson Trades Center that will house short-term training programs in electrical, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, and masonry, and this gift – directed…

Leading Sampson: Herb Sanderson Continues Family Legacy of Board Service

When he was approached about joining the Sampson Community College Board of Trustees, Herb Sanderson knew it was the right choice. His father, Robert, previously served for 22 years before, so Sanderson’s assumption of the position seemed appropriate. Sanderson also spent several years as a school administrator. Sanderson is the son of educators. As such,…

Leading Sampson: Joyner Leads with Students and Local Businesses in Mind

A Sampson County local, Catherine Ezzell Joyner takes her role on the Sampson Community College (SCC) Board of Trustees seriously. For Joyner, serving as President of Ezzell Trucking, Inc. and serving on the Board of Trustees has allowed her to bring the unique perspective of the local business community to the board. When approached about…

Leading Sampson: Warren’s Commitment to Education Continues

After a career dedicated to education, including six years of service on the Sampson County Board of Education and several years as a school administrator, Michael Warren knew that the natural next step in his career would be joining the Sampson Community College Board of Trustees. “I’d always had high regard for the college and…

Leading Sampson: Maynor Remains Committed to Education & Community

For approximately 40 years, Vivian Maynor dedicated her career to public schools in North Carolina. Maynor’s career in education was split between classroom instruction and as an administrator. Maynor served as Principal at L.C. Kerr Elementary School for several years before her retirement. In 2020, she joined the SCC Board of Trustees. For Maynor, community…