At any given time throughout the year, Sandhills Community College is always offering some kind of fun program, educational seminar, or enriching cultural event.  SCC is hosting the annual Sandhills Entrepreneurial Summit in April, and beginning in June, SCC will offer Summer Enrichment Programs for youth.

“Creating a Buzz” - Sandhills Entrepreneurial Summit April 11, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11, the Sandhills Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (SCEL) will host its annual Sandhills Entrepreneurial Summit, a regional forum that brings together business owners, educational leaders and students to discuss opportunities for entrepreneurs to start new businesses or to grow existing ones. This year’s focus is on “Creating a Buzz” that will feature speakers, a TED Talk-style segment, and a round of the popular trivia game “Jeopardy!” Creating a Buzz

The summit will be held in rooms 102 and 103 of Van Dusen Hall at Sandhills Community College from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The entire event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.  To register, go to

Keynote speaker Barry O’Brien will present “The Entrepreneur: Creator and Destroyer,” a discussion on the importance of entrepreneurship in America. His colleague from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, James Doyle, will present “Buzz Creation,” a discussion on viral marketing campaigns specifically in social media.

Buzz Talk will feature two local entrepreneurs: Sue Deutsch of The Pines Times, and Kitty Hopkins of Chapman’s Food and Spirits, in TED Talk-style segments, to share their experiences using social and digital media.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to play a round of “Jeopardy!” and compete for first and second prize in the “What’s Your Buzz?” contest. Rules will be explained the day of the event to encourage local entrepreneurs and students to be creative, spontaneous and better prepared to “think on their feet.”

The SCEL at Sandhills Community College is a partnership of organizations working to enhance local entrepreneurship education and to create a network of accessible resources for entrepreneurs. Partners include the Moore County Chamber of Commerce, Moore County Partners in Progress, Sandhills Community College’s Small Business Center, and UNC Pembroke.

Youth Enrichment Programs for Summer 2017

This summer, Sandhills Community College will offer fun and educational Youth Enrichment Programs for students ages 8-14.  Programs are designed to provide fun, hands-on learning activities Summer Youth Enrichment Programsthat promise to develop and build skills, encourage creativity, and fuel a passion for lifelong learning.  

Classes will be offered in the areas of equestrian; visual arts, theater and music; cooking; and technology and gaming.  These programs are sure to become an unforgettable adventure full of inspiring accomplishments, treasured memories, and new friends!

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