Like most employees at Sandhills, Dion Hice feels the college is a special place to work. Last year, a health issue kept him in the hospital for over a month and his coworkers from the college gave him an unimaginable deal of love, support and help. “People here care about each other,” he says. After 12 years in the Army with three Middle East deployments, Dion protects and serves at the Sandhills Hoke Center. He has only two classes remaining in order to receive a master’s degree. Dion is originally from Big Bear City, California.