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We’re putting together a roster of student-athletes that compete in a variety of NCAA men’s and women’s sports from universities across the country. The only catch – they’re all named Sam.At Sam’s Club, we’re committed to providing opportunities for our associates, our members, and our communities. That’s why when the NCAA opened…
Aug. 26, 2021 Sam’s Club and Walmart will cover 100% of college tuition and books of hourly and salaried field associates in Live Better U (LBU). That’s the news we broke just over a month ago when we decided to shake the world of higher education—removing the $1 a day requirement on a program that has already impacted over 52,000 associates. So,…
Sam’s Club Pharmacist’s Desire to Serve Goes Beyond the Doors of her Club. From a young age, Melanie Loftus was taught about the importance of community and helping those around her. It’s what helped guide her to live a life of service, professionally and personally."I am a very driven individual and pursue excellence, not only in the things that I do, but also in my character," Loftus said. "My faith and…
When you think of a Sam’s Club member, you might picture someone local stocking up on quality products for their family or a community gathering. But occasionally, our members want to send very large quantities of products beyond our local addresses to a different country. And we’re here to serve them, too. Behind each of…
Shawn Stackhouse has nothing but the open road in front of him now, but he wasn’t always in the fast lane. Just a short while ago, life was hitting the brakes amid moving pieces, occasional speed bumps and change. When I first started, I had a few jobs with Sam's Club…I just wanted to move up. I had, I guess, a passion to move up—to…
To get coffee, or to not get coffee? It seems like an easy question, but it was one Sam’s Club associate Suchi Vakkalagadda battled with when she began her career in the technology industry. "My manager used to call our team and invite us to coffee… It took some time to realize the importance of these coffee breaks," she said.…
Fifty-nine, 38 and 32. No, it’s not the breakdown of Olympic medals by country or the code to unlock the secret behind our tasty rotisserie chicken. But the numbers are incredibly special to us at Sam’s Club. Allow us to explain. Sam Walton founded Walmart 59 years ago in July. In April, 38 years ago, Sam’s Club was founded, also by…
Typically, what defines us is not always what people see on the surface. And when you peel back the layers to Vicki Smith’s life, you’ll first find a doting mother.Vicki and her partner, Janet, have been together for almost 30 years. They have two children: Sam who is 16, adopted from Guatemala, and Mattie who is 15, adopted from…
If you’ve ever seen a dad at one of those father-daughter dances, then you’ve probably seen him dressed in his Sunday’s best with eyes glowing with pride. There is nowhere else he’d rather be.But this only gives us a small glimpse into the depth of a father’s love.When we hear the stories of Broddrick (aka Tray) Ruffin and Jake Webb,…
Cake. It’s a must-have item at any big celebration. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, or homecoming party, you just gotta have cake. And at Sam’s Club, you can have your cake and eat it too. In our clubs, the months of April, May and June are known for having some of the highest volume of cake orders—from sheet cakes to cupcakes. You…
No matter where you are, communication is power. And for Skyla Marvin, what you do with that power can change perceptions and strengthen lives. "If you need help, ask for it," said Skyla Marvin, a member specialty manager at a Sam’s Club in Colorado. "There is a lot of power in talking to people and having open communication. It can…
Maxine Hartley is a first-generation Laotian American born and raised in Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas and now works at the Sam’s Club home office in Arkansas. This is her home.We recently had the opportunity to talk with Maxine about her experiences with inclusion at Sam’s Club, how she’s had continuing…

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