Robinson earns service award from SCC

Dr. Paul Hutchins, Carole Robinson and Pat Green during the golf reception. -

During the annual Golf Auction Reception on Nov. 5, the Sampson Community College Foundation recognized Carole Robinson as the Sampson Classic Service Award recipient.

The Sampson Classic Golf Tournament is played in memory of long-time supporter of the college, Bill Johnson, and the award was established to honor other friends of the SCC Foundation.

Robinson served as a trustee of Sampson Community College from August 1995 until June 2015. She also served on the Governmental Affairs and Personnel Committees of SCC. She was appointed the Foundation Liaison to the Board of Trustees in 1999 and served on the Foundation Board and the Executive Committee until 2015.

Former Foundation President Pat Green presented the award. Having served with Robinson in Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce and on the Foundation Board, Green noted her colleague’s dedication, “I learned quickly that Carole takes an active role by attending meetings and events and by participating in and sponsoring activities. As a successful businesswoman, she has always believed in giving back to the community and has demonstrated this at Sampson Community College.”

“I know that I can always count on Carole regardless of the job,” Lisa Turlington, Executive Director of the Foundation said. “From fundraising to policy making, Carole takes her responsibilities seriously.”

A Sampson County native, Robinson graduated from Clinton High School and Woman’s College (now UNC-G), Greensboro. She and her former business partner, Doris Gore, established the Temporary Connections Scholarship that is awarded annually to a business student at Sampson Community College. Robinson has been engaged in service to her community throughout her life by involvement in American Business Women’s Association, the Clinton Sampson Chamber of Commerce, Clinton-Sampson Rotary Club, CHS Athletic Booster Club, CHS Friends of the Band, Clinton High School -WorkForce Advisory Committee, and various other organization in North Carolina.

An active member of First Baptist Church in Clinton, she is married to Bobby Robinson, and they have three daughters and five grandchildren.

Having worked with Robinson for over three years, SCC President, Dr. Paul Hutchins commented on her impact at the college, “This recognition is fitting for Carole Robinson’s service and support of the Sampson Community College Foundation. Through her service as a Foundation Director and a member of the SCC Board of Trustees Carole has touched the lives of many students.”

To learn more about the Sampson Community College Foundation, go to, or call Lisa Turlington at 910-592-8081 ext. 2042.

Dr. Paul Hutchins, Carole Robinson and Pat Green during the golf reception. Paul Hutchins, Carole Robinson and Pat Green during the golf reception.