SCC faculty and staff greeted over 600 students alone on the first day of registration, shattering numbers from previous semesters. “This is impressive, considering that fall semester is usually our busiest time for registering first time students,” adds Noel. This influx of students has not gone unnoticed, and Dr. William Aiken, SCC president, says it is a welcome sight. “The college is pleased with the large number of students who registered for spring semester classes. A significant number of enrollees were students who were attending the college for the first time. Many students were returning home to attend college for a variety of reasons. This is another sign that a growing number of citizens are recognizing the value of the community college.”
According to Noel, there is a growing trend of students also returning from the workforce seeking to retrain and gain new skills this semester, and the college staff has made every effort to accommodate new and returning students by adding additional classes and working longer hours. “Working together to help students find a way to succeed and overcome obstacles has been a truly rewarding experience for us and hopefully the students as well.”
Another appeal of attending SCC is that it tends to be a little easier on the pocketbook, notes Noel, and that’s something that’s advantageous to everyone during these economic times. “Whatever financial or personal circumstance, it is always our desire to help traditional and non-traditional students fulfill their educational goals.”
For more information about furthering your education at Sampson Community College, contact Student Services at 592-8084 or visit www.sampsoncc.edu.