SPARTANBURG — Spartanburg Community College welcomes 10 new employees.
Richard Blanton was hired as a campus police officer at SCC’s Tyger River Campus. He was previously employed by the Chesnee Police Department for four years. Blanton was named “Officer of the Year” and is a member of the Chesnee Lions Club.
Reynalda Christopher was hired as an administrative specialist for SCC’s Health and Human Services Division. She previously worked in customer relations at Suburban Propane and in customer service, data entry and imaging at Iron Mountain.
Sarah McDowell was hired as an administrative specialist for SCC’s bookstore, the Book Inn. She was previously employed as a customer service representative at JCPenny’s and a daycare worker at Jack Bee’s.
Brandi Morrow was hired as a library support specialist for SCC’s Library. She was previously employed at SCC as helpdesk support in the information technology department. Morrow has an associate degree in computer technology with web design electives and a certificate in computer support specialist from SCC.
April Nichols was hired as a financial aid counselor. She was previously employed as the assistant director of Financial Aid at USC Upstate, where she was named “Employee of the Year” in 2011, and received the 2009 USC Upstate Enrollment Services Morrell Service Award and the 2003 USC Upstate Student Affairs Diversity Award.
Douglas Paris was hired as the Paramedic Program director and instructor. He was previously employed as an adjunct instructor and program director for SCC’s Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Program. Paris was also the department head of the EMT Program at Greenville Technical College. Paris has a master’s in education from Norwich University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from USC Upstate.
Sabrina Sims was hired as an admissions counselor for SCC’s central campus. She previously worked at SCC’s Cherokee County Campus as a student services program coordinator and also served as an adjunct faculty member for transitional studies. Sims has a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Walden University and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from USC Upstate. She is also a certified addictions counselor.
Margaret “Dianne” Smith was hired as a program manager for health related occupations in SCC’s Corporate & Community Education Division. She was previously employed as a program manager for regional surgical weight loss at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and a clinical outcomes specialist for Spartanburg Hospital for restorative care. Smith has a master’s degree in nursing from Clemson University and bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina.
Ricky Turner was hired as a grounds specialist for SCC’s Campus Operations. He previously worked for Carolina Farm & Wildlife Supply and as a groundsman for Spartanburg County District 6.
Loretta Warr was hired as an administrative specialist for SCC Student Records. She previously worked as a production planner for Renfro Corporation. Warr was also a work study student for SCC’s Recruiting Services in 2010, and served as the president of the student chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals in 2011. Warr received an associate degree in Administrative Office Technology from SCC.
SCC currently employs 290 full-time faculty and staff. Individuals interested in employment at SCC can visit http://www.sccsc.edu/about/hr/jobs.aspx.
About Spartanburg Community College
Named one of the fastest-growing colleges in the nation according to Community College Week, SCC offers more than 100 academic program offerings including associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, plus University Transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. SCC provides flexible class scheduling including day, evening, weekend classes with multiple start dates and more than 100 online classes through SCCOnline. Offering the lowest tuition in the region, convenient locations, and regional/national accreditations, SCC offers educational opportunities leading to high-growth, high-demand jobs. The SCC Corporate & Community Education Division provides job and career enhancement, workforce development and personal enrichment courses and training programs. For more information, visit www.sccsc.edu.