Spotlight- Fred Garrett, Helped Sandhills Blossom

If you try to praise Fred Garrett for the lasting impressions he made on Sandhills Community College, he insists his many accomplishments “were team efforts.” But the truth is Mr. Garrett, instrumental in the formation of the college’s highly acclaimed Landscape Gardening Program, has forever changed Sandhills Community College and the lives of hundreds of … Continue reading Spotlight- Fred Garrett, Helped Sandhills Blossom

Spotlight- John and Judy McInerney, “Adding” to Sandhills’ Success

Judy and John McInerney both arrived in the early 1970s to teach math at Sandhills Community College and recently they both retired. In between was more than 40 years of teaching, of changing lives, of sharing their love of math and learning. “So many students were afraid of math so I loved showing them how … Continue reading Spotlight- John and Judy McInerney, “Adding” to Sandhills’ Success

Spotlight- Jim Reid, Scoring Excellence for Sandhills

“Hi, Coach Reid!” Jim Reid loves hearing that greeting wherever he goes. Now retired, Mr. Reid was the first instructor in Physical Education for the new Sandhills Community College in 1965. He was the third faculty member hired and the first to receive the C. Foster Brown Faculty Achievement Award. “Classes were held at night … Continue reading Spotlight- Jim Reid, Scoring Excellence for Sandhills

Spotlight- Tim Haley, Hitting the Right Notes for Sandhills

As the Sandhills Community College Jazz Band opens a program with their theme song, Glenn Miller’s A String of Pearls, the audience gets ready for a grand show. The originator of the popular concert series is Tim Haley, chairman of the Fine Arts Department. Mr. Haley arrived on campus in 1983, with degrees from Lawrence University … Continue reading Spotlight- Tim Haley, Hitting the Right Notes for Sandhills

July Start Classes in Continuing Education at SCC

Sandhills Community College does not take a vacation from offering valuable Continuing Education classes during the summer. A good number of classes in a wide variety of disciplines begin in July. Technology Whether you need a little byte of knowledge or a terabyte of advanced technology education, we have classes for you in Continuing Education. … Continue reading July Start Classes in Continuing Education at SCC

Spotlight- Dr. Richard Swanson, Exemplifying Sandhills Excellence

While there are community colleges from coast to coast, perhaps none attract the caliber of faculty that Sandhills Community College does. Dr. Richard Swanson is a good example. With three degrees including a Ph.D., Dr. Swanson was a physicist in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years including a decade of teaching at the Air … Continue reading Spotlight- Dr. Richard Swanson, Exemplifying Sandhills Excellence

Spotlight- Emmet and Mary Logan, Strong Sandhills Supporters

“Traditional students who attend Sandhills are to be commended, certainly,” says donor Robert Emmet Logan. “But the non-traditional students are even more impressive. Many are poised on a precipice. There is always the danger that they will fall into a life of struggle and hardship. With just a little help, they can get training at … Continue reading Spotlight- Emmet and Mary Logan, Strong Sandhills Supporters