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

Spotlight- Helen Apple and Mike Apple, Good Sports at Sandhills

Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Apple always thought Sandhills Community College was a fun place. His mother, Helen Apple, was a Sandhills’ staff member for 33 years and often took her son to campus. “Sandhills has always had genuinely nice people,” Coach Apple recalls. “I remember Jim Halstead teaching me how to make a jump shot … Continue reading Spotlight- Helen Apple and Mike Apple, Good Sports at Sandhills

Spotlight- Linda Wallace, A Sandhills Success Story

In the early 1970s, Linda Wallace was fairly content being an LPN (licensed practical nurse) in the critical care unit at Moore Regional Hospital. By the time she retired in 2011, she had achieved the positions of Director of Operations and then Vice President of Patient Care/Chief Nursing Officer. The change began with a recommendation … Continue reading Spotlight- Linda Wallace, A Sandhills Success Story

Spotlight- Jane H. McPhaul, A Sandhills Legacy

“Frequently, in the 1960s and ‘70s, young people had others telling them what to do,” reflects Jane H. McPhaul. “In some cases, parents were making decisions for them; unfortunately, teachers and counselors were guilty, too. Likewise, husbands often made decisions for their wives. Sandhills was a place where students were encouraged to make decisions for … Continue reading Spotlight- Jane H. McPhaul, A Sandhills Legacy

Spotlight- Dr. Raymond Stone, Sandhills Founding President

Dr. Stone recently received the coveted, Order of the Long Leaf Pine, "for a career spent helping steer the state through critical developments in its system of post-secondary education." Check out The Pilot's article on his achievements.  Outsiders are astounded to learn that in Sandhills’ 50-year history, there have only been two presidents. So much of … Continue reading Spotlight- Dr. Raymond Stone, Sandhills Founding President