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…

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)…

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…

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…

SCC Finishes First Month of Courses

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – On Monday, August 15, Sampson Community College (SCC) opened its doors once again to in-person and online students for the Fall 2022 semester. During the 2022-2023 academic year, the College will continue to operate on a 16-week semester schedule and offer more in-person and hybrid classes to students,…

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: Wyatt Holland Relied on His Faith Throughout CCP Program

Written by Megan Bednar [Clinton, N.C.] – Wyatt Holland, a recent graduate of Midway High School (MHS) and Sampson Community College (SCC), was a student in SCC’s Career & College Promise (CCP) program who managed to graduate with high honors and three credentials in June 2022: his high school diploma, Associate of Arts, and Associate…