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: 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…

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…

February 50th Anniversary Festivities

#SCC50th Each Monday check out #GoldMusicMonday on Facebook as we’ll have a different song/artist as we continue celebrating SCC’s 50-Year Golden Anniversary…only requirement is that “gold” be somewhere in the title or artist’s name. Have a suggestion for future weeks? Let us know on Facebook. Each Thursday we’ll be sharing a throwback pic on Facebook as we…

50th Spotlight: Jairo Najera

“Sampson Community College gave me a solid foundation that I have built upon to have a successful career; for that, I am thankful” smiles Jairo Najera, SCC Graduate. In late July, 2009, Jairo Najera walked into the Building Construction Technology Lab for a tour led by Barney Grady, SCC’s Building and Construction Department Chair. As…

50th Spotlight: Nashea Williams

As a 2014 graduate of Sampson Early College High School, Nashea Williams shares the impact Sampson Community College and the Early College has had on her life. “Through this partnership, I was able to not only have a head start at receiving a higher education but I also developed a desire to continue my education….