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…

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: 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 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,…

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…

50th Spotlight: Andrew Todd

Growing up in Clinton, NC, upon graduating high school, Andrew Todd, this week’s Sampson Community College 50th Anniversary spotlight, moved to Wilmington where he found his passion for cosmetology as he assisted in the theater industry. Intrigued by the small class sizes at SCC, in 2004, Andrew moved back home to begin his educational journey…

50th Spotlight: Daniel Moesch

Upon retirement after serving two deployments overseas and 23 years in Army as a Black Hawk Helicopter Mechanic and First Sergeant, Daniel Moesch, this week’s Sampson Community College 50th Anniversary spotlight, wanted to come back to school to learn a trade as he entered the workforce. During his journey at SCC as a full time…

50th Spotlight: Jairo Najera

“Sampson Community College gave me a solid foundation that I have built upon to have a successful career; for that, I am thankful” smiles Jairo Najera, SCC Graduate. In late July, 2009, Jairo Najera walked into the Building Construction Technology Lab for a tour led by Barney Grady, SCC’s Building and Construction Department Chair. As…