[Clinton, N.C.] – Lindsey Ammons is a recent graduate of Sampson Community College (SCC) who obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services Technology in Spring 2023. During her time at the College, she also became an SCC Foundation Scholar, receiving the Matthews Heritage and Four County Electric scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Graduating from Union High School (UHS) in 2018, Ammons described herself as the type of person to always help whoever needed, in any way possible. Motivating her to pursue a career in social work, Ammons enrolled at SCC in 2021 in pursuit of a Human Services Technology degree, which she obtained in May 2023.
She explained, “When graduating high school, I knew I did not want to join a university right away. I also decided I wanted to take a break from school. I decided to come to Sampson because of the transfer programs and amazing classes. I was very excited when I found out they had a Human Service degree.”
In the future, Ammons plans to transfer to Fayetteville State University to obtain a B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Currently working as a full-time Registered Behavioral Technician, Ammons remarked that she is excited to see what the future holds after graduating from SCC.
“SCC is a local college that offers many different academic opportunities for the community and beyond,” voiced Ammons. “I have obtained an associate degree and opened doors to furthering my education. I am thankful for that. According to Nelson Mandela, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’”
When asked who’d she’d like to thank, Ammons stated that Katie Butler, Department Chair of Human Services Technology at SCC, assisted her tremendously with advising over the years, especially with scheduling classes needed for graduation. However, her biggest support, expressed Ammons, came from her mother– who continually motivated her and reminded her of the importance of education throughout her academic journey.
Ammons shared, “My mother was someone who stood by me and pushed me when I wanted to give up. She always told me that education is something nobody can take from you. She also always said that education has no age limit and it’s okay if you do not know what you want to do. Without her I would not have succeeded so much, and I love her for that.”
During the 2022-2023 academic year, Ammons also became an SCC Foundation scholar at the College, receiving the Four County Electric and Matthews Heritage scholarships.
The W.S. (Billy) Matthews Heritage Endowment Scholarship was established by the late W.S. Matthews to encourage and provide educational opportunities for deserving and needy students enrolled at SCC. The same is true of the Four County Electric Membership Corporation Scholarship, which was established by Four County EMC to support students at the College.
Ammons thanked, “I was so excited and very thankful to receive the scholarships! I was amazed at the amount I received. I was worried I would not receive the scholarship but was very grateful that I applied for it. They allowed me to continue my education while working full time and not struggling to find the money to pay for college. I am grateful to the donors that allow students to obtain their academic goal.”
Sampson CC is incredibly proud of Lindsey and her achievements. The College admires her passion for helping others and looks forward to all she will do throughout her career in human services.
For more information about how to give to the SCC Foundation and how to support student scholarships, visit www.sampsoncc.edu/foundation
To apply for scholarships like the Four County Electric or Matthews Scholarships at SCC, visit http://www.sampsoncc.edu/scholarships
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.