Sasser presents $21.25 million check to SCC

Published 8:15 pm Saturday, December 16, 2023

Dec. 14 marked a momentous occasion in Stanly Community College history as North Carolina Rep. Wayne Sasser (R-67) presented a ceremonial check to the board of trustees, signifying an allocation of $21.25 million from the North Carolina General Assembly as part of the 2023-2024 state budget.

These funds, including two categorical allocations, have been designated to spearhead the construction of a public safety facility to become the new home for SCC programs, including Basic Law Enforcement Training, Criminal Justice Technology and Emergency Medical Science. Initial plans outline the facility’s location at the Crutchfield Education Center in Locust.

This allocation stands as the most significant single special allocation in SCC’s history.

“Representative Sasser’s dedication and commitment to securing SCC’s funding as a pivotal part of the budget exemplify true advocacy and leadership,” SCC Board Chair Joe Brooks said. “His tireless efforts have empowered our institution and underscored the importance of investing in education and community growth. We extend our deepest gratitude for his instrumental role in making this opportunity a reality.”