Viking Spotlight: Josiah King Revives Art Program at SCC

[Clinton, N.C.] – Through the years, the full extent of Sampson Community College’s (SCC) art program lay dormant until Josiah King, Art Instructor at SCC, was hired in Summer of 2022. Since his arrival, King has swiftly worked to revive the program– planning to offer two new, in-person art courses and create a brand-new campus…

Sampson ‘Rides Again,’ Names EXCEL Award Winners

[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 student scholarships, staff and…

SCC Rehosts 5K & Fun Run: ‘Sampson Shuffle’

[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,’ complete once again with…

Viking Spotlight: Rutben Cruz Serves as SGA Vice President

[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 Hispanic community, while simultaneously…

20 Years of the Sampson Classic

[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 at SCC through friendly…

SCC Resumes Scholar-Donor Picnic

[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 fellowship meal. Thanks to…

SCC Celebrates New Employees

[Clinton, N.C.] – On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 20, Sampson Community College (SCC) hosted its annual New Employee Luncheon for recently hired full-time faculty and staff who joined the College in 2021-2022. The luncheon allows new employees and the College’s administrative staff to connect and become acquainted with their colleagues over a light meal….

Viking Spotlight: McKoy and Ibarra Appointed Student Ambassadors

[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 as its new…

Foundation Closes Successful Year, Welcomes New Leaders

[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. During the 2021-2022 year,…

SCC Foundation Directors Finish Service Terms

[Clinton, N.C.] – During the month of August, at the turn of the new fiscal year, Sampson Community College (SCC) bid farewell to six longtime directors of the SCC Foundation: John Baxter, Roland Hall, Gary Mac Herring, Lethia Lee, Merrie McLamb, and Amelia Surratt. Their departure comes after the Foundation Board’s decision to adopt new…

Viking Spotlight: Genevieve Merlos-Pulley Serves Local Hispanic Youth Through Juntos

[Clinton, N.C.] – Genevieve Merlos-Pulley is a part-time faculty member for the Juntos program at Sampson Early College High School (SECHS) who also works as a parent facilitator/tutor at Midway High School (MHS). Throughout her life, Merlos-Pulley has truly accomplished so much: almost twenty years of military service, a husband and two children, two associate…

SCC Finishes First Month of Courses

[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, leaving behind the shortened…