Through the Mini-Grant program, the Sampson Community College Foundation is able to provide funds to faculty, staff and student organizations that will enhance the educational mission of Sampson Community College.
“The mini-grants provided through the SCC Foundation provides funding that enhances the College’s ability to better serve our students and our community” states President of Sampson Community, Dr. Paul Hutchins.
Applications are reviewed twice each year with awards being granted prior to the semester in which they will be used. Projects that meet the criteria will then be presented to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the finalists will be judged by the Foundation Appropriations Committee.
Top priority for the mini-grant awards are given to applications that support professional development and other academic pursuits.
Pat Green, Chairman of the Appropriation Committee, expressed her pleasure at the applications submitted this year, “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.”
The Sampson Community College Foundation is honored to recognize the five recipients of the 2015 Mini-Grants with projects taking place this fall.
Sampson Community College Nursing Instructors and recipients of the mini-grant are Lisa Smith, Alisha Carwise, Krystal Edge, and Sabrina Pope to assist with continued education required by the NC Board of Nursing.
Division Chair of Health Programs, Wanda Capps includes, “the support of the foundation is instrumental to the success of the nursing department and the entire SCC faculty. Their support allows faculty the opportunity to increase their knowledge which provides the students a quality education.”
Jo Ellen Axthelm is a recipient in support of the Peer Opportunities for Development (P.O.D.) experience. The new POD’s will allow students to join one of four groups to improve student retention and success. Each POD will have a student driven focus to improve a sense of belonging and also to aid in student success in school and life.
“The Foundation is proud to support the Nursing faculty as they continue to grow professionally with continuing education. We are also excited about the enrichment that will be offered by our Education Instructors for personal growth of students in the Peer Opportunities for Development Societies. Mini Grants are a way we can support faculty, staff and student organizations” includes Lisa Turlington, Executive Director of the SCC Foundation.
For more information about scholarships or how to donate to the Sampson Community College Foundation, visit www.sampsoncc.edu or call 910-592-8081.