Sampson Community College is in the business of educating students. With that goal in mind, the local college will be hosting an open house event for prospective students.
The open house will be held Tuesday, May 3, and all those individuals who are interested in better their career choices are asked to come out to the college and participate in an event that is a follow up to last year’s hugely successful open house.
“The Sampson Community College open house provides a tremendous opportunity for potential students to see the full overview of the college’s programs and services,” SCC president Dr. Paul Hutchins said. “I hope the residents of Sampson County that are considering higher education opportunities will attend our open house to see how SCC can help them achieve their educational goals.”
According to Dan Grubb, public relations officer for the community college, the open house event returned last year, after several years of a hiatus. Last year’s event, Grubb added, was very successful and school personnel are hopeful this year’s event will provide the much needed information to prospective students.
“Open house allows prospective students to learn more about the opportunities and services provided at Sampson Community College,” Grubb said.
During last year’s open house, nearly 100 attendees received essential information on how to begin or continue their educational journey at Sampson Community College.
“Though Sampson Community College subscribes to an open door admissions policy, it is important for prospective students to realize that completing admissions and financial aid is a process,” Grubb added. “Open house allows SCC to communicate this process with the community, in hopes that prospective students will leave the event feeling well-informed and equipped to begin at SCC.”
Attendees will be guided through a general information session and learn about the admission process, financial aid, program offerings, counseling and academic services. Attendees will then be invited to visit with program representatives and learn more about the educational opportunities and job-training provided by curriculum and continuing education programs.
According to Grubb, the general information session will begin at the Activities Center at 6 p.m. Afterward, attendees will be encouraged to visit with program areas in the Warren Student Center.
Many of the faculty and staff of Sampson Community College were once that student who was unsure how to begin, or eager to learn more about, attending college,” Grubb said. “We are passionate about the programs and training offered by the college and look forward to providing prospective students with the information they need to proceed with their educational and career goals.”
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