The Sampson Community College Foundation is well known for its efforts around the community for raising money for expenses to help students who might not be able to afford college. But that’s not the only way the money helps students.
Each year, the Foundation awards SCC Mini-Grants. The program is to provide funds to faculty, staff and student organizations that will enhance the educational mission of Sampson Community College. Applications are reviewed twice each year with awards being granted prior to the semester in which they will be used. The finalists are judged by the Foundation Appropriations Committee and the SCC Vice President of Academic Affairs.
“The SCC Foundation’s Mini-Grant program provides a source of funding for our faculty and staff that allows them to be more creative and innovative in what they are doing to support our students,” says Dr. Paul Hutchins, president of the college. “I am excited to see how this year’s recipients will maximize these funds to enhance learning.”
Lisa Turlington, executive director of the Foundation, points out that even when funds go to support faculty and staff, eventually the benefit of those funds makes its way to all students on campus one way or another. Turlington notes, “The Foundation is pleased to support the efforts of our staff and faculty to improve the learning experience here at Sampson Community College.”
Following on the heels of another successful 100% giving rate by SCC faculty and staff at last week’s Campus Drive Kick-Off, Turlington announced this season’s mini-grant recipients.
Chet Bass, division chair of the Animal Science program, said his grant will support the promotion of the Animal Science program at SCC. “This will help us purchase for recruitment materials for the department,” he says. “It is vital for students to be aware of the career opportunities that exist in and around Sampson County in the Animal Industry.”
Other grant recipients included evening instructor, Linda Carr whose grant will be to support set design supplies for a theatre class at Sampson Community College. Nursing instructor Regina Parker’s award will contribute to her further training in nursing programs to bolster SCC’s renowned nursing program further. Susan Baxter, division chair for SCC’s Education programs, will enhance her department’s area by using funds to attend The State of the Child Conference held at the University of Mount Olive in March 2018. The grant will also afford 10 SCC students to attend the training as well.
Baxter reiterated the importance of such training. “For many, this will be the first professional conference they’ve ever attended,” Baxter said. ”We are excited and thankful to provide this opportunity for our students.”
“We are pleased to be able to support the faculty in the ways that can help them be innovative in and out of the classroom,” said Pat Green, chairman of the Foundation’s Appropriation Committee.
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