[Clinton, N.C.] – Each semester, between 400-500 students participate in Sampson Community College’s (SCC) Career & College Promise program (CCP)—a tuition-free program that provides seamless dual-enrollment opportunities to eligible N.C. high school students. On May 9, 2024, SCC had the privilege of graduating 24 high school seniors from CCP, along with the rest of its graduating Class of 2024.

The CCP program allows participating public, private, and homeschooled students to accelerate completion of college credit, certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees during high school that lead to college transfer or entry-level job skills. CCP students are only required to pay a semesterly fee of $47.15, in addition to purchasing the needed textbooks and supplies.

Midway High School’s CCP graduates

There are three pathways in the CCP Program: College Transfer Pathway (CTP), Career & Technical Education (CTE), and Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WDCE), each with their own degree, diploma, certification, and credit opportunities.

During the 2023-24 academic year, the CCP program underwent a period of leadership transition at the College. Joining Career Coaches Willa Roseboro, Lakewood High; and Ginger Stone, Hobbton High, two full-time coaches were added: Brittiney Jefferson, Clinton High; Ebonique Ingram, Midway High; and most recently, a new Director of CCP was appointed, Logan Beddingfield.

Hobbton High School’s CCP graduates

Supported by SCC’s Student Services team and the Career Coaches as they were onboarded, Emily Brown, Director of Academic Services; and Jamie Cannady, Student Success Coordinator, worked with CCP registration and student case management throughout the year as the College searched for a director to fill the position.

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Lakewood High School’s CCP graduates

Joining SCC in April, Logan Beddingfield, Director of CCP & Private, Homeschools, and Union High Career Coach, shared, “I am so excited to be at Sampson Community College and look forward to working alongside an incredible team to ensure student success. I have spent my career in education working with high school students and helping prepare them for their futures. My priority is for our current and prospective CCP students to feel supported throughout their studies, and I am thrilled to do so in this new role.”

Public and home schools from all across Sampson County were represented in the CCP graduating class. Over 20 seniors received a College Transfer or Applied Science degree, diploma, or certification from SCC, in addition to their high school diploma.

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Clinton High School’s CCP graduates

SCC’s 2024 CCP graduates:

Rylee Blackmon
Rachel Brown
Savannah Brown
Anna Cashwell
Jarrett Cooper
Emily Dodson
Daelyn Edge
Rachael Eldridge
Sofía Fleury-Mendible
Hailey Happel
Sa’Tori Lorenzo
Jackson Lowe
Ronnie McLamb
Lauren McMillan
Samuel Mitchell
Morgan Naylor
Sharon Nettrour
Daniel Pacheco
Amalia Parker
Lela Pell
Brady Richards
Heidi Robles-Francisco
Veronica Valdez-Gonzalez
Olivia Williams

Two students, Amalia Parker and Jarrett Cooper were also selected as Outstanding Students for the CCP A.A. and A.S. programs, respectively. Each year, one graduate from each of the College’s degree programs is nominated by faculty and staff based upon scholastic excellence, leadership ability and potential for future achievement, citizenship and service to school, maturity in on-the-job situations, and participation in civic and professional activities.

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Lauren McMillan, Union High School’s CCP graduate

Speaking on behalf of the College and the CCP team, Beddingfield congratulated, “I want to extend my warmest congratulations to Sampson Community College’s CCP Class of 2024! Getting to graduation is no easy feat, and you did it! Always proud to be a Viking!”

Sampson CC is tremendously proud of its Spring 2024 CCP graduates. The College recognizes the hard work that goes into completing both a high school diploma and college degree and is inspired by the students’ determination to do so. These graduates have a bright future ahead of them and SCC looks forward to witnessing their future academic and professional journeys.

Rylee Blackmon, homeschooled CCP graduate

For more information about the CCP program or how to enroll, visit www.sampsoncc.edu/ccp or contact Logan Beddingfield at lbeddingfield@sampsoncc.edu.

Graduation photos can be found at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/hRHnAxtEQcH9LSif8

About Sampson Community College:  Sampson Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, located in Clinton, NC in Sampson County. The college offers many programs to include two-year degrees, college transfer, continuing education and workforce development options and early college education. SCC is committed to the principles of equal educational and employment opportunities for all.