Viking Spotlight: Frankie Sutter

(CLINTON, N.C.) – Frankie Sutter has been at Sampson Community College (SCC) for seventeen years. When she first joined SCC, she began as the liaison between the President of the college and the Board of Trustees. After two years in that position, she became the Director of Personnel, while continuing her liaison duty for the Board of Trustees. As the Director of Personnel, Sutter oversees human resources through recruitment, interviewing, onboarding, and retention. These are only a few of her main duties. In 2003, Sutter joined the SCC family and hopes to continue with SCC until her retirement.

Viking Spotlight: Dawson McLamb Began Here Went Anywhere

(CLINTON, N.C) – Dawson McLamb graduated from Midway High School in 2018 with both his high school diploma and an Associate in General Education degree from Sampson Community College (SCC). He was able to earn his Associate degree through the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at SCC. After graduating from both Midway High School and SCC, Dawson went on to attended Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC). While there, he received a two-year degree in Fire Protection Technology. Dawson now has a Bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration from Fayetteville State University (FSU).

Viking Spotlight: Cheyenne McNeill The Name Behind All of the Stories

(CLINTON, N.C.) – Cheyenne McNeill is known at Sampson Community College (SCC) as the person that writes the wonderful articles that highlight the actions of others. McNeill is the Public Information Officer and Marketing Coordinator for SCC. As the Public Information Officer and Marketing Coordinator, McNeill oversees writing the articles for the newspaper and all the print and social media marketing for SCC. McNeill started her education at Clinton High School and then in 2014 went on to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). While at UNC she studied Broadcast and Electronic Journalism. McNeill chose her topic of study at UNC because of her love of sports and talking. After graduating, McNeill then became a Journalism teacher at Sampson Middle School. Then her journey began here at SCC.

Viking Spotlight: Jose Balderas

Written by Olivia Gillespie — Foundation Intern, Fall 2020 CLINTON, N.C. – Jose Balderas Mendoza’s love for animals began at a young age when he moved from the big city of Raleigh, North Carolina to the rural area of Sampson County. While attending Hobbton High School, his love for Animal Science continued to grow through taking agricultural classes. His love for animals led him to begin…

Viking Spotlight: Lisa Recchuiti From the Coast to Clinton

CLINTON, N.C – Lisa Recchuiti has lived in and seen many places around the world, including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Tokyo, and now North Carolina. After growing up in a small Pennsylvania town, she attended Millersville University where she studied Elementary Education and minored in Psychology. Recchuiti then went back to graduate school and received a Master’s in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. Psychology interested Recchuiti because it helped her better understand both herself and people in general. After staying home with her two children for ten years and then teaching at Cape Fear Community College for nine years Recchuiti wanted to get away from the coast, so she and her husband of twenty-nine years moved to Sampson County. Now she is a full-time Psychology Instructor at Sampson Community College (SCC).

Viking Spotlight: Amanda Raynor Brings Big Ideas to Life

For the past several years, Amanda Raynor has been committed to helping create lasting memories and rich experiences for students at Sampson Community College. As the Student Engagement Coordinator, Raynor interacts with students regularly and creates meaningful relationships. Now, as the College settles into a new normal, Raynor’s passion for student engagement persists. Raynor first…

King Creates Bridge Between Industry and Classroom

After 22 years of working in the industry, Industrial Systems Technology instructor, Durwood King, decided to trade in his years in the work place for the classroom. In 2011, King began teaching courses in the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division at Sampson Community College. Now, he teaches in the degree program as well, sharing…

Student Services Welcomes New Staff

On April 1, the Student Services department at Sampson Community College welcomed three new staff members, Kaylan Sinclair, Stephanie Gore, and Maxwell Virgil. Dean of Student Services, Blair Hairr, says she’s excited to welcome passionate employees to the team. She commented, “I am thrilled to welcome Maxwell, Kaylan, and Stephanie to SCC. During their interviews,…

Searching for Sampson County’s History

It all started when Brenda Smith found her mother’s old files, full of documents from her time as an educator at Sampson Technical Institute—now Sampson Community College. Included in the files was an application for admission, and financial aid, residency, and tuition forms. There was also a list of courses offered in the spring of…