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…

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…

Viking Spotlight: Taylor Hill Elected New SGA President

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.]– Taylor Hill, a rising sophomore at Sampson Early College High School (SECHS), was recently elected as the new Student Government Association (SGA) President for both Sampson Community College (SCC) and SECHS for the 2022-2023 academic year. On July 12, she was officially sworn-in to SCC’s Board of Trustees, where…

Viking Spotlight: Aaron Lewis Excels Inside and Outside of SCC’s IT Program

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.]– Aaron Lewis is a student in the Information Technology (IT) program at Sampson Community College (SCC) who continues to showcase his ability to excel inside and outside of his academic program.  After graduating from Clinton High School in 2020, Lewis decided to enroll in SCC’s IT program in the…

Viking Spotlight: Evan Breeden Finds Joy Through SCC’s Work-Study Program

Written By Megan Bednar [CLINTON, N.C.]- Evan Breeden, a student in the Human Services Technology program at Sampson Community College (SCC), recently began the Federal Work-Study program at SCC and has genuinely loved every minute of her experience.   The Federal Work-Study program gives eligible college students (who are enrolled at least part-time) a chance to participate in part-time, paid employment on and…

Viking Spotlight: Lisa Recchuiti From the Coast to Clinton

CLINTON, N.C – Lisa Recchuiti has lived in and seen many places around the world, including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Tokyo, and now North Carolina. After growing up in a small Pennsylvania town, she attended Millersville University where she studied Elementary Education and minored in Psychology. Recchuiti then went back to graduate school and received a Master’s in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. Psychology interested Recchuiti because it helped her better understand both herself and people in general. After staying home with her two children for ten years and then teaching at Cape Fear Community College for nine years Recchuiti wanted to get away from the coast, so she and her husband of twenty-nine years moved to Sampson County. Now she is a full-time Psychology Instructor at Sampson Community College (SCC).

CCP Spotlight: Samantha Monroe

“Observe, assess the problem, develop a solution, and then get an action plan.” One of the back lights on the big rig was not working properly even though it was switched on, so a TranSource employee proceeded to diagnose the problem, a wiring issue, and then fix it. Samantha Monroe only recently joined TranSource Truck…

50th Spotlight: Eddie Hines

Eddie Hines made a huge impression on his SCC family during his years at Sampson Community College as both a developmental instructor and former chair of General Education (now College Transfer). Though Eddie passed last summer, memories of Eddie on campus remain. Carole Phipps, SCC’s Division Chair Arts and Sciences recalled, “Eddie was probably one of…