Viking Spotlight: Aaron Lewis Excels Inside and Outside of SCC’s IT Program

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.]– Aaron Lewis is a student in the Information Technology (IT) program at Sampson Community College (SCC) who continues to showcase his ability to excel inside and outside of his academic program.  After graduating from Clinton High School in 2020, Lewis decided to enroll in SCC’s IT program in the…

Viking Spotlight: Evan Breeden Finds Joy Through SCC’s Work-Study Program

Written By Megan Bednar [CLINTON, N.C.]- Evan Breeden, a student in the Human Services Technology program at Sampson Community College (SCC), recently began the Federal Work-Study program at SCC and has genuinely loved every minute of her experience.   The Federal Work-Study program gives eligible college students (who are enrolled at least part-time) a chance to participate in part-time, paid employment on and…

Viking Spotlight: Kenneth Spell Receives Angels of Mercy

Written by Megan Bednar- Foundation Intern, Fall 2021 [Clinton, N.C.] – Kenneth Spell, a current senior nursing student here at Sampson Community College (SCC), is a recent recipient of the Angels of Mercy Nursing Scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student every year within SCC’s nursing program to help fund their educational…

Viking Spotlight: Ty Smoak Plans to Reach the Stars

Written by Megan Bednar- Foundation Intern, Fall 2021 [Clinton, N.C.]- Ty Smoak, a senior at Harrells Christian Academy, is currently on track to earn both his Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, as well as a Business Administration High School Certificate from Sampson Community College (SCC) all by the time he graduates high…

Viking Spotlight: Jeffery Koopman Welds His Way Towards Degree

Written by Megan Bednar- Foundation Intern, Fall 2021 [Clinton, N.C.] – Jeffery Koopman, a senior from Midway High School, is currently on track to become one of Sampson Community College’s first Career & College Promise (CCP) students to graduate with a Welding Technology degree. Koopman grew up on a dairy farm and was raised to…

Viking Spotlight: Jamie Cannady Joins CCP Team

Written by Megan Bednar- Foundation Intern, Fall 2021 [Clinton, N.C.] – Sampson Community College has once again had the pleasure of welcoming a new staff member into its family! Jamie Cannady, a Career and Academic Advisor here at Sampson Community College (SCC) recently started at SCC at the end of August in the College &…

Viking Spotlight: Darien Knapp Former Graduate Turned Cisco Employee

Darien Knapp has always had a passion for playing video games since he was a young child. He has always had the interest in exploring activities that were not well-known to him. Knapp graduated from high school in 2017. Upon graduation from high school, Knapp went on to attend Sampson Community College. While at SCC, Knapp was a part of the Information Technology program and now works as a Customer Success Specialist for Cisco.

Viking Spotlight: Naomi Sandoval

Naomi Sandoval decided to join the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at Sampson Community College (SCC) as a Career Coach because of her passion to help students further their education. Sandoval has been in this position since December of last year and is currently the full-time Career Coach for Union High School. Sandoval wants the high school students that she works with each day to see potential in themselves and post-high school plans.