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…

Prestage Farms’ Impact on SCC Truck Driver Program

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.]– A little known fact about Sampson Community College (SCC) is that it currently operates one of the largest Truck Driver Training programs in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Since 2007, 711 individuals have successfully completed the CDL course through SCC, and 573 students have gone on to…

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 Resumes Scholar-Donor Picnic

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Hosting for the first time since 2020, on Wednesday, September 7, Sampson Community College (SCC) resumed its annual Scholar-Donor Picnic, celebrating the achievements of its 2022-2023 Foundation scholars and thanking the generous donors behind the awards. The event was sponsored by US. Foods, providing guests with a light…

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…

Foundation Closes Successful Year, Welcomes New Leaders

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On Tuesday, August 23, the Sampson Community College (SCC) Foundation met for their final quarterly meeting of the 2021-2022 fiscal period. The meeting reflected on the growth of the Foundation during the past year and marked many positive changes coming in 2022-2023, including the welcoming of new leaders….

The Women Behind SCC’s Boykin Family Endowment

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Every year, the Sampson Community College (SCC) Foundation awards more than $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students pursuing an education at SCC. Almost 100 scholarships are gifted annually, and behind each one is a story—a reason for being established. Recently, Lisa Turlington, Dean of Advancement and Executive Director…

Kiwanis of Clinton Funds Annual SCC Scholarship

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On June 9, 2022, Gail Gainey, Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Clinton, presented the Sampson Community College (SCC) Foundation with a check to help finance the Clinton Kiwanis Scholarship Fund at SCC for the 2022-2023 academic year. Established in 1997 by the Kiwanis Club of Clinton, the…

Smithfield Foods, Inc. Presents SCC Foundation with Funds for Annual Scholarship

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On May 4, 2022, Rhonda Campbell, Sustainability Manager at Smithfield Foods, Inc., visited Sampson Community College (SCC) to present the SCC Foundation with the annual monies needed to finance the 2022-2023 Smithfield Hog Production Scholarship Fund. Established in 2013, the purpose of the Smithfield Hog Production Scholarship Fund…

SCC Foundation Receives Gift from Sampson Partners, Inc.

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On April 19, 2022, Dr. Paul Viser, President of Sampson Partners, Inc., visited Sampson Community College (SCC) to present the SCC Foundation with a check to help finance the 2022 Sampson Partners Scholarship Fund at Sampson CC. First established in 1986 as the Clinton United Services Crisis Center,…

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…

NC Senator Brent Jackson Visits Sampson CC

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] –  On Friday, March 25, Senator Brent Jackson paid a visit to Sampson Community College (SCC) to tour the college’s new facilities and discuss SCC’s role in serving Sampson County. Senator Jackson began the morning by eating breakfast with SCC’s Board of Trustees and Senior Administrative Team before visiting…