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…

SCC Foundation Awards Grants

Contact: Ruthie Brock Date: December 10, 2019   Congratulations to the following staff who were awarded Sampson Community College Foundation mini-grants for the fall semester. Jacqueline Ammons and Alisha Carwise of the Nursing Faculty received mini-grants for continuing education required for accreditation. Marleen Powell, Director of Financial Aid, received the mini-grant for financial aid awareness…

Viking Spotlight: Cody Brandon

Written by: Ruthie Brock December 11, 2019   Cody Brandon is a senior at Clinton High School. He decided to take classes at Sampson Community College as soon as he found out about the Career and College Promise (CCP) courses his junior year. After talking to his guidance counselor, he wanted to potentially graduate from…

Rare Book Collection

December 5, 2019 By: Ruthie Brock The Sampson Community College library has created new sections including rare books, a North Carolina Collection, and a Local History about Sampson County Collection. The rare books consist of donated books, such as The Divine Comedy, that date back to as early as 1895. The collection also includes an…

Viking Spotlight: Toledo Kemmer

By Ruthie Brock Toledo Kemmer graduated from West Carteret High School in Morehead City, NC in 1979. After graduating high school, Toledo immediately entered the workforce and started a family, which made it hard for her to continue her education at the time. Her family relocated to the Sampson County area where she began working…

Viking Spotlight: Carlie McPhail

Carlie McPhail graduated from Sampson Community College in 2017 and received her Associate degree in Animal Science and Business. Growing up, Carlie was homeschooled; however, she decided to start classes at SCC her junior year of high school. Carlie now works in the Advancement Department at Sampson Community College. Upon taking classes at SCC as…