50th Spotlight: Captain J. F. Royal

“Taking BLET has led to my 24-year career at the Dunn Police Department” states Royal. A graduate of Sampson Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program in 1993, this accomplishment was only the beginning of Captain J. F. Royal’s journey.  He continues, “Additionally, those classes I took prior to enrolling in the BLET program…

50th Spotlight: Toledo Kemmer

“I remember visiting the campus in 1988 to eat lunch with my dad as he was helping build the Robert Warren Student Center” reflects Toledo Kemmer, this week’s 50th Anniversary Spotlight. Kemmer continues, “I didn’t know at that moment that this is where I would be [Sampson Community College] 19 years later starting a new…

SCC Recognizes Industry Partnerships

As Sampson Community College celebrates 50 years, it is an honor to recognize the industry partnerships formed through the Customized Training Program (CTP) which provides education, training, & support services to Sampson County business/industry. Since the inception of the program, an array of businesses and industries have become strong partners, including: Brooks Brothers – Clinton…

SCC Students Taking Online Classes On Rise

This article originally appeared in The Sampson Independent. College and university students are often finding themselves having more and more to do outside of getting a quality education. For that reason, Sampson Community College, like many other institutions, is offering not only face-to-face learning, but online class options. During next month’s graduation, nearly 300 degrees…

50th Spotlight: Paul Wolf

“Dear Student,” reflects Paul Wolf, a College Transfer Faculty Member and this week’s Sampson Community College 50th Anniversary spotlight, “even though knowledge and technology are likely to continue to increase astronomically during SCC’s second fifty years, some timeless truths will remain the same because human nature is a constant.” With over thirty-six and a half…

50th Anniversary Spring Fling

On March 30th, over 500 students participated in the 2017 Spring Fling and celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Sampson Community College. “The students within the Student Government Association are excited about the celebration year and wanted to celebrate with a Happy Birthday theme for this year’s spring fling” states Amanda Raynor, SGA Advisor. Raynor continues,…

50th Spotlight: Ashley Register

Upon graduating Lakewood High School, Ashley Register was uncertain about her career path, but after a friend’s suggestion to consider Sampson Community College, she sought guidance on a career path and how to apply. “I was encouraged after meeting with a counselor within Student Services at SCC as they offered guidance to identify my strengths,…

SCC Receives South River EMC Grant

Thank you South River EMC for supporting the needs of your service community and Sampson Community College as SCC’s Academic Success Center received $5,000 through South River EMC’s Operation Roundup Grant. Located on the SCC campus, the Academic Success Center (ASC) plays a vital role in achieving the College’s mission by providing students with opportunities…

SCC President Speaks at Community College Day Event in Fayetteville

The impact of community colleges are felt through every level of the State….the students of today are the employees within our communities tomorrow. Community College Day was an event held at Fayetteville Technical Community College on Monday, March 27th designed to bring awareness of the opportunities community colleges provide for students. Dr. Hutchins, President of…

50th Spotlight: Walt Smith

“Dear Student,” reflects Continuing Education instructor, Walt Smith, “learn to read, write, observe, draw and think on you own that is assisted, not dominated, with technology and digital services”. Walt Smith, this week’s Sampson Community College 50th Anniversary Spotlight, first joined SCC in 1986 teaching studio visual art classes. In this role, he conducted classes…

50th Spotlight: Payton O’Quinn

As the first Career and College Promise (CCP) student graduating with both an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Science degree this May, Sampson Community College is honored to highlight Payton O’Quinn as this week’s 50th Anniversary Spotlight. “As a homeschool student, SCC provided me with classroom experience through the CCP opportunity. Additionally,…

New Chapter Begins for SCC Instructor, Author

Sometimes dreams come true. Sometimes you just have to wait for 35 years for them to happen. Lew Gravis, College Transfer instructor for Sampson Community College has an affinity for writing. After all, Gravis won an award for writing in fourth grade for his poetry, another award for his writing in high school, re-scripted Star…