Sampson ‘Rides Again,’ Names EXCEL Award Winners

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – For thirty-six consecutive years, Sampson Community College (SCC) has proudly boasted 100% participation by all full-time employees during its annual Campus Drive, a fundraising event commencing the SCC Foundation’s new giving year. On Wednesday, October 5, SCC employees came together once again to donate and pledge support for…

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,…

Sampson Community College Partners with Lowe’s

[Clinton, N.C.] – Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has invested $500,000 in Sampson Community College (SCC) to improve student access to Construction and Home Improvement Programs. The College recently began construction on the new Sampson Trades Center that will house short-term training programs in electrical, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, and masonry, and this gift – directed…

Local Truck Driver Donates Scholarships to Students

When Deon Melvin attended the Truck Driver Training School at Sampson Community College, he learned all he could to start a career he knew would be lucrative. For Melvin, it was an unfortunate period of unemployment that ultimately led to a career that has taken him up and down the East Coast. Now, he’s continued…

SCC Trucking Graduates Reflect on Program

On June 17, 2021, Sampson Community College had yet another round of Truck Driver Training students graduate making them the 96th class to finish the rigorous program. The course started off with 24 students and ended with 14 graduates —proving just how challenging the Truck Driver Training curriculum can be.

New Campaign Promotes Scholarship for Community College Students

RALEIGH – A statewide awareness campaign, called “Time for a New YOU,” launched last week for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund that is available for eligible North Carolina community college students. GEER provides $15 million in tuition assistance to students enrolled in short-term workforce training programs in one of North Carolina’s “Great 58”…

SCC Rolls Out ‘Viking Works’ GEER Funds

In August, North Carolina directed $95.6 million in funding to help support K-12 and postsecondary students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020-2021 school year. Included in that funding are scholarships for Workforce and Continuing Education students enrolled in the following ten programs of study: Automotive, Aircraft Maintenance, Construction, Criminal Justice, EMS, Healthcare, Industrial/Manufacturing,…

Transportation Basics Program Takes Off

When local industry leaders approached administration at Sampson Community College about incorporating more logistics and supply chain courses into the Truck Driver Training curriculum, the college quickly began to determine the best way to meet this need. Understanding that there were high school students interested in Truck Driver Training, and knowing the program would meet…

SCC Fire Academy Completes Live Burn

At the end of June, students in the Fire Academy at Sampson Community College completed the Fire Control class. The class is split into classroom learning and practical activities where the students executed and extinguished a live burn. One of those burns took place on June 28 in Clinton, where students had to demonstrate their…

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests in Sampson Community College

On February 3, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.6 million grant to Sampson Community College of Clinton, North Carolina to increase the number of skilled workers available to meet regional trucking industry needs by expanding the college’s truck driving school.