Sandhills Hoke Center

The Sandhills Hoke Center offers curriculum and continuing education courses as well as serving as the home for Sandhoke Early College High School.

Located in Raeford, NC, the center is on 10-acres of land donated to the College by Wyatt and Mary Upchurch. Groundbreaking for the first building, Upchurch Hall, was in 2000. Johnson Hall was completed in December of 2007 and SandHoke Hall was dedicated in 2012.

The University Studies Associate in Arts, Criminal Justice, Nursing Assistant, and Basic Law Enforcement Training are offered in total at the Hoke Center.

Please contact Rosa McAllister-McRae at 910.878.5804 or for information regarding curriculum admission and registration.

Continuing Education classes in Career Training, College and Career Readiness and Career Development are taught at the Sandhills Hoke Center.


Programs & Majors

Several Programs are offered in total at the Sandhills Hoke Center:

University Studies Associate in Arts

Criminal Justice

Nursing Assistant

Basic Law Enforcement Training

Most of our college programs offer a number of courses online which means a student can work from home with an internet-connected computer. Some courses are offered as hybrid, which is part traditional and part as online which minimizes travel days to the campus in Pinehurst.

We offer a good number of classes at the Hoke Center for our Mini-Mesters each semester.

Programs and Majors available from Sandhills Community College


Student Resources

Students attending curriculum classes at the Sandhills Hoke Center have available to them all resources available to students attending classes on the Pinehurst Campus.


Sandhills Hoke Center students can purchase textbooks in one of two ways:

In-person in the Barnes & Noble Bookstore located in the Dempsey Student Center on the Sandhills Community College Pinehurst Campus. Students using financial aid to purchase textbooks must wait until the published purchase date. This is typically one week prior to the beginning of each semester. Refer to the Completing Your Registration sheet attached to your class schedule for dates and times.

Online from Barnes & Noble (easily found in the Quicklinks top right). Students must place orders by the deadline published by Barnes & Noble. Students receiving financial aid may use this service as well. Students have the option of picking up their books at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the Pinehurst Campus or having books shipped to their home address.


Sandhills Hoke Center students are afforded an equivalent level of service that is available on the Pinehurst campus. Using the six computers in the Hoke Resource Room, students can access Boyd Library’s on-line public access catalogue, all electronic databases, ebooks and send requests for Remote Access to via our web site. A daily shuttle between the main campus and Hoke Center is available to deliver and return materials as requested.

Additionally, students, faculty and staff at the Hoke Center can use the designated computer in the Hoke Resource Room to meet their reference and research needs via live video chat with a librarian in Boyd Library. On an as available basis, Hoke Center patrons can video chat with a librarian by following instructions posted at the designated computer. A Resource Room assistant will be able to answer questions.

Katharine L. Boyd Library

Personal Counseling

A personal counselor is on staff at the Sandhills Hoke Center to assist students with academic, personal, mental, or social issues that may be interfering with academic success. There is no fee for counseling services and sessions are strictly confidential. If you desire to seek counseling services off-campus or if you need long-term therapeutic services, our counselors will be happy to refer students to local providers.

Rosa McAllister-McRae is available for counseling in 112 Johnson Hall or phone her at 910.878.5804.


In-person and online tutoring are available by appointment at The Hoke Center. Contact Whitney Cherekos at 910.695.3948 or


Mailing and Physical Address

1110 East Central Avenue
Raeford, NC 28376


Driving Directions

From downtown Raeford on 211 Business, turn on Central Avenue/401 Business and the Center is on the right past the House of Raeford plant.

From Fayetteville Road/401 Bypass, take 401 Business and the Hoke Center is on the left.