Resources Available to (CCP) Students

What Additional Resources Are Available to Me as a High School Student?

When high school students enroll in courses at Sandhills, they are entitled to use of the College resources, which include:

Personal Counseling Services

Sandhills Community College offers the assistance of professional counselors who can give you the opportunity to explore issues and share concerns about college life. Our counselors are available to help with academic, personal, mental or social issues that may be interfering with your academic success. They are trained professionals who can respond to your concerns in an objective and nonjudgmental manner.

There is no charge for counseling services, and your sessions are strictly confidential.
Our counselors can also refer you to local providers, if you wish to seek counseling services off campus or if you need long-term therapeutic services.

Reasons to Seek Counseling:

  • Difficulty concentrating or completing academic tasks
  • Family or relationship problems
  • Issues of grief and loss
  • Difficulty managing stress
  • Adjustment concerns
  • Relating with peers
  • Coping with academic pressures and problems
  • Lack of motivation
  • Depression, Anxiety or other mood issues

Students interested in counseling services may contact:

Timothy Hunt
Director of Personal Counseling Services
229 Stone Hall
(910) 695-3968

Rosa McAllister-McRae
Director of Student Services Operations-Hoke Center, Personal Counselor
Tuesdays and Thursdays
112 Johnson Hall, Hoke Center
(910) 878-5804
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
101 Blue Hall, Pinehurst Campus
(910) 246-4944

Career Counseling Services

The Career Canter at Sandhills Community College helps prospective students, current students, and alumni with career planning and job search tools.  Career Services staff members provide guidance in the areas of self-awareness, career exploration, job search skills and employment opportunities. Students interested in career planning may contact:

Gwendolyn Russell
Director of Career Development Services
103 Blue Hall (office 102)
(910) 695-3735

SCC Cafeteria

The Sandhills cafeteria offers a range of items for breakfast and lunch daily. The cafeteria is located on the first floor of the Dempsey Student Center. Students may purchase meals using cash, debit, or credit cards.  Lunch is the student’s financial responsibility, since there is no free or reduced lunch program on the Sandhills campus.


Students who need to purchase general student supplies may do so at the campus bookstore located on the first floor of the Dempsey Student Center.


High school students enrolled at Sandhills may utilize the college’s athletic facilities under the same rules as all other Sandhills students. Centered in the Dempsey Student Center, these include the Heins Gymnasium, the Russell Fitness Center, locker rooms, an outdoor basketball court, practice fields, tennis courts, and a walking track. The Southern Pines Reservoir Park and Greenway Trail is adjacent to the college. The facilities can be viewed by using the Virtual Tour from the Sandhills home page at

Katharine Boyd Library

Sandhills Community College Boyd Library has reference librarians and staff ready to help you with your academic research needs. You are encouraged to visit the library web site for more information about library resources, including resources for Distance Learning students. Your Sandhills Community College student ID is your Boyd Library card and the key to borrowing privileges. CCP students can obtain the NCLIVE and other database passwords either in person or by following the Remote Access link instructions on the library web page.

All students enrolled in college courses through CCP may use the Katharine Boyd Library to study, do research, and check out materials. Students should present their SCC student ID card at the Circulation Desk to check out items.

Learning Resource Computer Lab

The Learning Resource Computer Lab (LRC) is located within the library and provides a computer lab where students may complete course assignments or do research on the Internet. Students need to scan a valid SCC ID with the LRC staff and then scan in to use the LRC. LRC staff can help you with Moodle and other distance learning questions. LRC staff specializes in assisting students with computer-based and software needs. They can also help with laptop use in the building.

Academic Accommodations

Students taking college courses who need physical or academic accommodations may receive assistance based upon their documentation of a disability. Students who have IEPs or 504 Plans in place in the home high school, should talk with their CCP counselor about getting accommodations in their courses at Sandhills.  The CCP counselor will send the appropriate documentation to Shalishah Russell, Coordinator of Tutoring, Disability, and Volunteer Services in Logan Hall 119, at (910) 246-4138, or at

The Coordinator will then determine the appropriate and allowable accommodations for the student while enrolled in college classes.  It is important to note that these may be a subset of accommodations provided in the home high school.  A letter of notification outlining these accommodations will be provided to the appropriate CCP counselor who will then provide the letter to the student.  It is the student’s responsibility to provide a copy of the letter to each of his/her college instructors as early as possible in the semester.  This is particularly important since accommodations cannot be applied retroactively to work completed earlier in the semester.

Students who have medical IEPs should consult with their CCP counselor regarding the implementation of their IEP on the Sandhills campus. Students may carry their medications with them and should be comfortable administering them to themselves (e.g. inhalers for asthma, epi-pens, and seizure mediations).  In an emergency, Emergency Medical Services will be called.

Please note, if the student enrolls in SCC as a traditional student after high school, the student must follow the college process for accommodation determination.

Additional information regarding Disability Services and accommodation determination is available at the following address:

Tutoring Services

Sandhills wants all students to be successful, and the college encourages students to seek assistance when required.

The Sandhills Community College Tutoring Center can provide free, one-on-one help from volunteers or peer tutors.  To obtain a tutor, students should contact Shalishah Russell, Coordinator of Tutoring, Disability, and Volunteer Services, in Logan Hall 119, or at (910) 246-4138.  Upon request for tutoring assistance, a staff member will work to locate a tutor proficient in the area of study and who has a schedule compatible with the student’s schedule.

Tutoring Center Hours:

Fall & Spring Semester
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Summer Semester
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.