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 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…

SCC Board of Trustees Reappointed

[Clinton, N.C.] – On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, the Sampson Community College (SCC) Board of Trustees reappointed three board members. Dr. Paul Viser, Mr. Pat Jones, and Mr. Chris Fann were all reappointed to serve on the board until June 2026. Viser is the Governor’s appointee; Jones was reappointed by the Sampson County School Board;…

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…

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…