Spring 2020 President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honor’s List

Sampson Community College enjoys celebrating the accomplishments of it’s students. We understand the hard work that it takes to achieve academic excellence, and want to celebrate with our students who received the following honors: President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honors List. The criteria for each honor is listed below, followed by the names for each…

Star Communications Executive Credits SCC with Career Success

When he graduated from Clinton High School in 1981, Jeff Shipp, was not quite sure about his future. He grew up working in tobacco fields and got his first job at Belk Department Store in high school. Unprepared to leave his hometown and attend a large university, Shipp decided that Sampson Community College was the…

Surgical Technology Program Approved for SCC

[CLINTON, N.C] – This week, Sampson Community College received approval from the North Carolina Community College System allowing the College to implement a Surgical Technology program. The College plans to begin the program this fall, offering degree, diploma, and certificate options. Sampson Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has been an advocate for beginning the program and…

SCC a Cornerstone for ‘Critical’ Careers

It’s been a little over a month since COVID-19 disrupted everyday life for most Americans. In that time, conversations persist about what is considered “essential,” and about how to continue with normal tasks and responsibilities as much as possible. Sampson Community College and other higher education institutions are no exception to this challenge—forced to make…

SCC Plans to Create Virtual Graduation Experience

In March, Sampson Community College announced plans to postpone graduation, with further details coming soon. Due to the ongoing nature of COVID-19, the College has chosen to create a virtual graduation experience to celebrate the Class of 2020. The virtual release of SCC’s Class of 2020 will take place Thursday, May 7 on the college’s…

CCP Students Named Outstanding Students

[CLINTON, N.C.] Each year at Sampson Community College, each division at the College selects an Outstanding Student from its graduates. Despite the unusual turn of events, this year was no exception. Selection is based upon the following criteria: scholastic excellence, leadership ability and potential for future achievement, citizenship and service to school, maturity in on-the-job…

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…

SCC Secures Funding for Creation of Sampson Trades Center

[CLINTON, N.C.] – Last week, the Golden LEAF Foundation announced $12.2 million in funding, included was a $1 million grant for Sampson Community College, solidifying the College’s plan for the renovation and development of the Sampson Trades Center. The grant, along with several other investments, allows for the expansion of vocational trades education and opportunities…

Summer Registration Set to Begin at SCC

On Monday, April 13, summer registration opens for returning, new, and special credit students at Sampson Community College. For several students and faculty members, the move to online courses was brand new territory. Now, Sampson Community College continues to move forward in the same manner—by offering all coursework completely online for Summer 2020. Payment for…

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…

Martinez Goes from Top Student to Essential Employee

Francisco Martinez discovered hands-on, problem-solving style work was his niche as early as high school. As a student at Union High School, Martinez was introduced to agriculture mechanics and basic carpentry courses and his passion slowly began to blossom. When he began his courses at Sampson Community College, he found a home in the Industrial…