Begin Here, Go Anywhere—and Back!

Dr. Gib Palmer has taken the Sampson Community College’s popular slogan and added to it. The college’s slogan is Begin Here, Go Anywhere. In Palmer’s case, he began here, went several places and came back. Dr. Palmer’s journey began more than thirty years ago when he met his wife, Robin, in Colorado. “We were ski…

SCC Nursing Receives Top Honors

Being at or near the top is not something new to Sampson Community College. Recently, reports from the NCCCS showed the college’s Truck Driver Training program ranked first in the state. Now, a national organization called RegisteredNursing.org, has released similar news about the college’s nursing program. That organization ranks SCC fourth in the nation for…

SCC’s Educational Outreach Knows no Age

Sampson Community College’s reach, when it comes to educating students, is not limited by the borders of Sampson County. Warsaw Elementary School invited SCC’s Coordinator of Building and Industrial Programs, Barney Grady, to its campus during its STEAMA initiative. Over the last several weeks, fifth graders at Warsaw Elementary have been learning about the relationships…

Trucking Grads Travel Road to Success

Sampson Community College’s truck driver training students continue to hit the road as the latest group of graduates completes training this week. “We are proud of these graduates because of the rigorous training each goes through to get to this point,” says Fred Stamey, Director of Transportation Programs. “This is an exciting time for them….

Senator Jackson Visits SCC

A familiar face stopped by the Sampson Community College campus this week to check in on the college and see some of the progress that continues at SCC. Senator Brent Jackson, who also attended SCC, came to get updates on all the things going on regarding the campus. Lisa Turlington, Dean of Advancement for SCC…

Viking Spotlight: Mary Johnson

by Anna Blount Mary Johnson graduated with honors from Clinton High School as part of the Class of 2018. Mary has lived in Turkey, North Carolina her entire life.   She has her own photography company, MJ photography, and works as a lifeguard at Kirtwood pool during the summer. In high school, Mary took twenty-one hours of classes through the…

LPN Class Pinned

[Clinton, N.C.] – Sampson Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing program held its annual pinning ceremony this week. This comes on the heels of a string of successes the nursing programs at SCC have continued to enjoy. Practical Nursing.org ranked Sampson Community College’s LPN program as number two in the state this year. The LPN program…

Ambulance to the Rescue at SCC

[Clinton, N.C.] – In the unfortunate event that you should ever need to call 911 in a life or death situation, it pays to have people show up who know how to help. Thanks to a donation made to Sampson Community College by Sampson County EMS. Now, the college has yet another tool to make…

SCC’s Arts Support To Rescue

 [Clinton, N.C.] – Sampson Community College has been all about new faces over the past several weeks. From new faces to the executive staff as well as a new facelift to the campus landscape, local residents are seeing a new SCC. Now, the college officially welcomes a new face to its main reception area. The…

SCC Families Grow Legacy With New Scholarship

[Clinton, N.C.] – The seeds of Sampson Community College’s rich history were planted sixty years ago, well before its roots grew into what it is today. Even before its creation, Sampson Community College (SCC)—or Sampson Technical Institute as it was called in the late sixties—was on the drawing board. That drawing board sat on the…

SCC’s New Programs Graduate First Class

[Clinton, N.C.] – Sampson Community College has a well-documented history of graduating students from healthcare-related disciplines into the workforce. Just last week, SCC graduated the largest class of nurses in its history, dating back half a century. This is the first time the college has offered its Medical Assisting program and the Emergency Medical Science…

SCC Day at McDonald’s of Clinton To Raise Scholarship Money

Good morning… We thought you might enjoy these delicious McDonald’s breakfast GIFs 🙂 Reminder that a portion of all sales from both McDonald’s of Clinton locations will be donated to Sampson Community College Foundation to support scholarships for local college students attending SCC. So if you are thinking about going to McDonald’s… You should. You definitely…