Category: Alumni Spotlights

Sandhills Community College alumnus Jake Parsons is taking off towards success. He was looking for a place to get an aviation degree that would “propel” him toward a bachelor’s, but after learning the sky-high costs… Read more

On March 26, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia. In the speech, “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” he said, “I say to you, my young friends, doors are… Read more

A Sandhills Community College graduate’s culinary career is heating up in more ways than one. Chef Clay White’s new kitchen will be outfitted with bright lights, audio equipment, and TV cameras. Beginning a foray into… Read more

“If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” This quote from Henry Ford is one that Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) graduate Thomas Raper finds profoundly true. “If you put in… Read more

In his words, “the stars aligned” when Steve Engle decided to pursue a police officer career. One week after completing the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Sandhills, Steve started his job as a… Read more

Despite Harley Jones’ job experience, he had difficulty advancing in his career field. In pursuit of better employment, Jones left his job and earned his High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma through the College and Career… Read more

“Walking into my very first college class at 8 a.m. to a gentleman in a bowtie quoting the Pussycat Dolls, needless to say, I wanted to stick around to see what he was going to… Read more

Bill Mangum is returning – at least, his paintings are – to his hometown of Pinehurst. His “North Carolina Beautiful Art Show,” will run Oct. 31-Dec. 21 at the Broadhurst Gallery. He’s one of North… Read more

Recent SCC graduate Kaylie Hebert’s goal is to be the best physical therapist she can become and help patients recover from injuries or surgeries. Currently, Kaylie is working at Pinehurst Surgical Clinic in the Physical… Read more

Sandhills Community College Alumna Jessica Archibald has big plans for the summer. She’ll be traveling to Connecticut for an internship at Yale University to study and research social cognition in children and canines. Currently enrolled… Read more