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…

First Annual Food Truck Rodeo Spotlight: Dairy Queen

[Clinton, N.C.] – An old favorite will be front and center when Sampson County’s First Annual Food Truck Rodeo takes place next week. The Dairy Queen truck will be on the campus of Sampson Community College to cool down those who come out trying to beat the heat. “Our location is outside city limits,” says…

First Annual Food Truck Rodeo Spotlight: Somethin’ Good

[Clinton, N.C.] – If you’re looking for Somethin’ Good to eat, look no further than the First Annual Sampson County Food Truck Rodeo to be held on September 12th at Sampson Community College. One of the food truck vendors that will make an appearance is none other than an already-popular Duplin county truck, Somethin’ Good,…

First Annual Food Truck Rodeo Spotlight: Southern Smoke BBQ

[Clinton, N.C.] – It’s not hard to find Matt Register on Thursday and Friday mornings in Garland, NC. Just follow the smell of smoked barbecue and it will lead you right to him. Register’s company Southern Smoke BBQ is one of the vendors already signed on to participate in the county’s First Annual Food Truck…

Hydraulics Raising the Bar for Project IMPACT

[Clinton, N.C.] – Students participating in Telamon’s Project IMPACT program at Sampson Community College this summer had a chance this week to see hydraulics in action. This week’s sessions took place in the college’s Industrial Maintenance area. “We are giving them a basic knowledge of hydraulics,” says David Locklear, Industrial Maintenance instructor at SCC. “How…

Local Business Keeps SCC Trucking on Track

[Clinton, N.C.] – Sampson Community College’s Truck Driver Training program has been popular at the college for years but you will not be able to tell that by looking at them. Local business Davis’ Auto Body & Paint in Clinton have placed the final changes on one of the trucks. After having been taken apart…