SCC Foundation Directors Finish Service Terms

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – During the month of August, at the turn of the new fiscal year, Sampson Community College (SCC) bid farewell to six longtime directors of the SCC Foundation: John Baxter, Roland Hall, Gary Mac Herring, Lethia Lee, Merrie McLamb, and Amelia Surratt. Their departure comes after the Foundation Board’s…

SCC Finishes First Month of Courses

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On Monday, August 15, Sampson Community College (SCC) opened its doors once again to in-person and online students for the Fall 2022 semester. During the 2022-2023 academic year, the College will continue to operate on a 16-week semester schedule and offer more in-person and hybrid classes to students,…

Trustees at SCC Are Moving Forward in Equity

[Clinton, N.C.]– On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, the Sampson Community College (SCC) Board of Trustees (BOT) gathered for their monthly meeting with three main topics to address: the opportunity to adopt a new leave type for full-time faculty and staff: Personal Observance Leave; budget approval; and an update for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)…

Viking Spotlight: Taylor Hill Elected New SGA President

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.]– Taylor Hill, a rising sophomore at Sampson Early College High School (SECHS), was recently elected as the new Student Government Association (SGA) President for both Sampson Community College (SCC) and SECHS for the 2022-2023 academic year. On July 12, she was officially sworn-in to SCC’s Board of Trustees, where…

SCC Board of Trustees Re-Elect Leadership for 2022-2023

[Clinton, N.C.] – Last week, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, the Sampson Community College (SCC) Board of Trustees reappointed Dr. Ted Thomas and Ms. Larinda Haight as Chair and Vice-Chair of the SCC Board of Trustees, respectively. Dr. Bill Starling, President of SCC, was also reappointed to serve as the SCC Board of Trustees Secretary….

SCC Board of Trustees Reappointed

[Clinton, N.C.] – On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, the Sampson Community College (SCC) Board of Trustees reappointed three board members. Dr. Paul Viser, Mr. Pat Jones, and Mr. Chris Fann were all reappointed to serve on the board until June 2026. Viser is the Governor’s appointee; Jones was reappointed by the Sampson County School Board;…

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…

Viking Spotlight: Wyatt Holland Relied on His Faith Throughout CCP Program

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Wyatt Holland, a recent graduate of Midway High School (MHS) and Sampson Community College (SCC), was a student in SCC’s Career & College Promise (CCP) program who managed to graduate with high honors and three credentials in June 2022: his high school diploma, Associate of Arts, and Associate…

New SCC Volleyball League Finishes First Season

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Each semester at Sampson Community College (SCC), the College’s Student Government Association (SGA) offers various on-campus activities for both Sampson Early College High School (SECHS) and SCC curriculum students to participate in– such as clubs, events, and sports. But for the first time this year, Sampson CC offered…

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…