Local Barber College Visits SCC Cosmetology Dept.

[Clinton, N.C.] – On Wednesday, January 18, members of Hair Masterz Barber College, led by Eric West, paid a visit to Sampson Community College (SCC) to demonstrate and share a variety of Barbering techniques with the College’s Cosmetology students. During their time at SCC, the barbers showcased various types of faded clipper cuts and cutting…

Viking Spotlight: Lynn Freeman-Sankey Joins Education Dept. Full-Time

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – At the beginning of the 2023-2024 academic year, Sampson Community College (SCC) welcomed several new full-time and part-time faculty and staff members into their campus family. One of the recent hires was Lynn Freeman-Sankey, a previous adjunct instructor at SCC, who now works full-time in the College’s Education…

Sampson CC Becomes First Hispanic-Serving Institution in NC

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Back in 2018, North Carolina joined the list of states offering various higher education Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) to students, with the U.S. Department of Education naming six state-wide campuses “Emerging HSIs.” Out of the six identified, during the 2019-2020 academic year, Sampson Community College (SCC) became the first…

Golden Anniversary of SCC Nursing Program

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Celebrating fifty years of its Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, on November 18, 2022, Sampson Community College (SCC) hosted a golden anniversary reception in honor of their nursing program reaching the significant milestone in September 2022. The event brought together current and former directors, instructors, and students; family…

Fall 2022 President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honors List

At the conclusion of each semester, Sampson CC has the opportunity to honor its students and their academic achievements through the following recognitions: The President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honors List. Over 500 students made one of the following lists for the Fall 2022 semester, including those enrolled in the Career & College Promise (CCP)…

Viking Spotlight: Josiah King Revives Art Program at SCC

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Through the years, the full extent of Sampson Community College’s (SCC) art program lay dormant until Josiah King, Art Instructor at SCC, was hired in Summer of 2022. Since his arrival, King has swiftly worked to revive the program– planning to offer two new, in-person art courses and…

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 Rehosts 5K & Fun Run: ‘Sampson Shuffle’

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – In November of 2021, Sampson Community College (SCC) held its first ever 5K & Fun Run event, commemorating the dedication of the College’s Sampson East Park through ‘Celebrate Sampson.’ On Thursday, November 17, SCC had the pleasure of rehosting the Foundation event, titled this year as ‘The Sampson Shuffle,’…

Viking Spotlight: Rutben Cruz Serves as SGA Vice President

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Back in August, Rutben Cruz, a current junior at Sampson Early College High School (SECHS), was elected 2022-2023 Vice President of Sampson Community College’s (SCC) Student Government Association (SGA), serving beside Taylor Hill, SGA President. Through his new SGA role, Cruz plans to bring awareness to SCC’s dynamic…

20 Years of the Sampson Classic

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Celebrating its 20th year, on Friday, November 4, the Sampson Community College (SCC) Foundation hosted its 2022 Sampson Classic Golf Tournament at Lakewood Country Club, bringing local golfers and businesses together to raise funds and pledge support for student scholarships, staff and faculty development, and other campus programs…

SCC Celebrates New Employees

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 20, Sampson Community College (SCC) hosted its annual New Employee Luncheon for recently hired full-time faculty and staff who joined the College in 2021-2022. The luncheon allows new employees and the College’s administrative staff to connect and become acquainted with their colleagues…

Viking Spotlight: McKoy and Ibarra Appointed Student Ambassadors

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – For over a decade, Sampson Community College (SCC) has nominated and selected students to serve as official ambassadors to the College and the SCC Foundation through the Foundation’s Ambassador Scholarship Program. This year, two students: Juan Ibarra and Owen McKoy, were chosen to join the program and represent…