The Appropriation Committee of the Sampson Community College Foundation has announced the recipients of the Spring 2013 Mini Grants.
Lisa Turlington, Foundation executive director stated, “We had more applications this semester and tried to fund as many requests as possible. While most people know the Foundation funds scholarships, they may not be aware that we also help with continuing education for staff and enrichment for the college community.”
Harold Godwin, instructor and director of Developmental Studies, received funding to help present a NASA Pow Wow on campus that will expand understanding of Native American cultures. He also received a grant for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Induction Ceremony.
Carole Phipps, division chair of Arts and Sciences, and Marvin Rondon, evening director and Early College liaison both received grants to fund state mandated developmental math training for their respective departments.
Shannon Matthews, nursing instructor, was granted funds for a conference in Simulation Education.
The purpose of the SCC Mini-Grant program is to provide funds to faculty, staff and student organizations that will enhance the educational mission of Sampson Community College. Applications are reviewed bi-annually with awards being granted prior to the semester in which they will be used. Top priority for the mini-grant awards is given to applications that support professional development and other academic pursuits.
Pat Green, chairwoman of the Foundation 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.”