SCC Unveils 50th Collaborative Artwork

To celebrate Sampson Community College’s 50th anniversary, the SCC Foundation brought together local artists from right here in Sampson County to create a one-of-kind art piece that truly embodies the word “community”. The idea was the brainchild of SCC Foundation Executive Director, Lisa Turlington, who was inspired by a previous art project that currently hangs…

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: Captain J. F. Royal

“Taking BLET has led to my 24-year career at the Dunn Police Department” states Royal. A graduate of Sampson Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program in 1993, this accomplishment was only the beginning of Captain J. F. Royal’s journey.  He continues, “Additionally, those classes I took prior to enrolling in the BLET program…

50th Spotlight: Toledo Kemmer

“I remember visiting the campus in 1988 to eat lunch with my dad as he was helping build the Robert Warren Student Center” reflects Toledo Kemmer, this week’s 50th Anniversary Spotlight. Kemmer continues, “I didn’t know at that moment that this is where I would be [Sampson Community College] 19 years later starting a new…

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…

50th Anniversary Spring Fling

On March 30th, over 500 students participated in the 2017 Spring Fling and celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Sampson Community College. “The students within the Student Government Association are excited about the celebration year and wanted to celebrate with a Happy Birthday theme for this year’s spring fling” states Amanda Raynor, SGA Advisor. Raynor continues,…

50th Spotlight: Ashley Register

Upon graduating Lakewood High School, Ashley Register was uncertain about her career path, but after a friend’s suggestion to consider Sampson Community College, she sought guidance on a career path and how to apply. “I was encouraged after meeting with a counselor within Student Services at SCC as they offered guidance to identify my strengths,…

50th Spotlight: Walt Smith

“Dear Student,” reflects Continuing Education instructor, Walt Smith, “learn to read, write, observe, draw and think on you own that is assisted, not dominated, with technology and digital services”. Walt Smith, this week’s Sampson Community College 50th Anniversary Spotlight, first joined SCC in 1986 teaching studio visual art classes. In this role, he conducted classes…

50th Spotlight: Payton O’Quinn

As the first Career and College Promise (CCP) student graduating with both an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Science degree this May, Sampson Community College is honored to highlight Payton O’Quinn as this week’s 50th Anniversary Spotlight. “As a homeschool student, SCC provided me with classroom experience through the CCP opportunity. Additionally,…

50th Spotlight: Andrew Todd

Growing up in Clinton, NC, upon graduating high school, Andrew Todd, this week’s Sampson Community College 50th Anniversary spotlight, moved to Wilmington where he found his passion for cosmetology as he assisted in the theater industry. Intrigued by the small class sizes at SCC, in 2004, Andrew moved back home to begin his educational journey…

SCC 50th Trivia Winner

Congratulations to Barney Grady!  He received a 50th Anniversary t-shirt for answering the a question in our 50th Celebration Trivia!

50th Spotlight: Daniel Moesch

Upon retirement after serving two deployments overseas and 23 years in Army as a Black Hawk Helicopter Mechanic and First Sergeant, Daniel Moesch, this week’s Sampson Community College 50th Anniversary spotlight, wanted to come back to school to learn a trade as he entered the workforce. During his journey at SCC as a full time…