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….

50th Spotlight: Steve Vernon

After graduating from Clinton High School in 1977, Steve Vernon visited Sampson Community College (SCC) for the first time, with the intent to further his education. However, plans changed and his college career was put on hold as he accepted a job within the manufacturing industry. “When the company I worked for suddenly closed and…

50th Spotlight: Vanessa Garcia

As a Sampson Early College graduate, Vanessa Garcia recalls her first day of class in August of 2007. “Our class was the 3rd cohort since the Early College program began in 2005. As one can imagine, it is a big transition going from middle school to not only high school, but to college as well….

50th Spotlight: Nicole Wilson

“My connection with Sampson Community College has lasted longer than I could have imagined” chuckles Nicole Wilson, SCC graduate. “I started at SCC in 1995 when I took a CNA course through Continuing Education. Later, I continued my educational journey to receive an Associates in Early Childhood Education in 2006. Now, in my current positon…

50th Spotlight: Denise Rackley

“Dear Student, take advantage of your local community college” emphasizes Denise Rackley, Sampson Community College former student and retiree, “Get your first two years of education here as it is much cheaper than beginning at a four-year school and this time can help you narrow down what program you’d like to enter when you transfer. If you’re not interested in…

50th Spotlight: Sabrina Pope

“Dear Student,” smiles Sampson Community College graduate and current nursing instructor Sabrina Pope, “reflect upon the words of Nelson Mandela throughout your journey: education is a powerful weapon that you use to change the world. Additionally, resolve to make a lasting, positive impact wherever you go.” As Sampson Community College celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2017,…