Recent News From VGCC

Composite of pictures of Dr. Jimmie Williamson and Colton Hayes

Dr. James C. “Jimmie” Williamson, the president of the North Carolina Community College System, will be the principal commencement speaker for Vance-Granville Community College’s graduation exercises on Friday, May 12.

Colton Hayes of Epsom, president of the VGCC Student Government Association, will be the student speaker.

Approximately 490 students are scheduled to be... Read More

Danny Wright, behind podium, addresses 2017 Phi Theta Kappa inductees.

Vance-Granville Community College recognized 75 students who were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students of two-year colleges, on April 18 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. VGCC students honored with induction into Phi Theta Kappa must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 in associate degree curriculum programs and have completed at least 12 credit hours... Read More

Students sitting on the grass in the VGCC main campus courtyard, studying and talking to each other.

Vance-Granville Community College is now accepting applications from incoming first-year students for the “Summer Bridge” program.

Summer Bridge is a three-week program designed to enhance a student’s transition from high school to college and prepare them to be successful during their freshman year at VGCC. The program is scheduled for Monday through Friday, July 10-July 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

The program is completely free of charge, including lunch each... Read More

Chisa Pennix-Brown, holding microphone, makes a presentation during the Small Business Summit held at the Warren County Armory Civic Center in Warrenton on April 6.

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a free seminar, “Pinterest Made Easy,” on Thursday, May 11, from 2-4 p.m., in Building 7 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

Leading the seminar will be Chisa Pennix-Brown, CEO of Lady Bizness, based in Greensboro. Pennix-Brown has 15 years of experience in business coaching, community outreach, and social media insight. She recently gave a pair of well-received presentations on using mobile apps and... Read More

Timothy B. Tyson

Vance-Granville Community College will hold commencement exercises dedicated exclusively to new graduates of Adult Basic Skills programs on Thursday, May 4. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

Those being honored at the ceremony will include students who have completed either the Adult High School Diploma program or the... Read More

Teachers standing in a Novozymes production facility

Article by Bill Joyner for NC BioNetwork

You’ve heard the saying, “Big things come in small packages.” A new twist on that might be “Big things happen in small places.” And the most recent in a series of Big Things happened Friday, February 10, in Louisburg, NC.

Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin Campus hosted the year’s first IDEA (Industry-Driven Educational Activities) workshop. This teacher-... Read More

Flier for Medical Office Assistant program with a picture of a woman working in an office.

Vance-Granville Community College will soon begin a continuing education program that prepares students for jobs in area medical offices.

The Medical Office Assistant course is scheduled to be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon, between May 15 and June 12, on VGCC’s South Campus, located between Creedmoor and Butner. In addition, students will complete 42 hours of coursework online.

This course is designed to provide training in the skills required for a... Read More

From left, VGCC students Chadstity Copeland and Ben Taylor talk with Shannon Clark about design choices for “The Glass Menagerie.” Clark is seated at a table with a small model of the set that he built.

When audiences enjoy the upcoming Vance-Granville Community College Dinner Theater production of “The Glass Menagerie,” they will see the work of a set designer who has worked on professional productions all along the Eastern seaboard. Shannon Clark is the first official “guest designer” for a VGCC theatrical production.

VGCC’s fifth annual Dinner Theater event, featuring the classic American drama that first launched playwright Tennessee Williams to fame, is scheduled for... Read More

NFL player Carlos Fields, at podium, addresses VGCC student-athletes and their families.

Vance-Granville Community College celebrated Vanguard student-athletes at its annual Athletics Banquet, held on March 31 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus.

VGCC Coordinator of Student Activities & Athletics Jermiel Hargrove started the event by praising the students for their hard work, both on the court and in the classroom. He noted that the VGCC athletics program is growing, with the 2016 addition of the “Vanguard Spirit” cheerleading squad, while the men’s... Read More

Seen here in a parlor at First Presbyterian Church of Henderson are, in front, from left, graduates Kaydee Karns of Stem and Sue Eckard of Creedmoor, instructor B.K. McCloud of Oxford, and graduates Susan Cox of Oxford and Lynn Patiky of Oxford; in back, from left, graduates Kishia Jones of Henderson, Barbara Paro of Butner, Pat Miller of Henderson and Dawn Lemons of Oxford.

Vance-Granville Community College recently celebrated the graduation of students from a class called “Tea and Etiquette.”

The class held its final meeting and graduation ceremony on April 4 with an afternoon tea party planned and carried out by the students at the First Presbyterian Church of Henderson. Several different types of tea, as well as savories, scones and sweets were on the menu. Graduates included Barbara Paro of Butner; Sue Eckard of Creedmoor; Kishia Jones and Pat... Read More

Tammy Crowley-Deloatch, holding microphone, delivers keynote remarks at the Small Business Summit.

Established and budding entrepreneurs, representatives of area businesses and non-profit organizations, and a group of Warren County High School students received inspiration as well as practical advice for using technology in marketing during the Small Business Summit, held at the Warren County Armory Civic Center in Warrenton on April 6.

The summit was the fifth such free event organized by the VGCC Small Business Center... Read More

Earth Day poster

Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus will hold an Earth Day festival on Monday, April 24, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. Weather permitting, activities will be outside in front of the campus, which is located on N.C. 56 between Creedmoor and Butner.

The celebration is designed to educate the college and community about conservation and the natural world in a fun, informative setting.

Special... Read More

VGCC Vanguards logo

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team will hold spring tryouts for the upcoming 2017-18 season on Wednesday, April 19, from 6-8 p.m., at Western Vance High School (2785 Poplar Creek Road, Henderson, NC 27537).

All participants must bring a current physical to the tryouts. Members of the basketball team must enroll as full-time VGCC students for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.

For more information, contact VGCC Coordinator of Student... Read More

Picture of flowering plants on VGCC's Warren Campus

Vance-Granville Community College’s Warren County Campus will hold a celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 21, from 10 until 11:30 a.m., and the public is invited to attend. Weather permitting, activities will be held outside on the campus, located at 210 West Ridgeway Street in Warrenton.

During the celebration, Warren Early College High School students are scheduled to plant flowers and herbs in the raised beds on the campus with the... Read More

Brian Miller conducts the Vance-Granville Community Band during its 2016 Christmas concert at McGregor Hall.

The Vance-Granville Community Band will hold its annual spring concert on Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Henderson. Admission is free of charge. 

This will be the second time that the Community Band has held a concert at the 1,000-seat venue, located at 201 Breckenridge Street in Henderson.

The concert is set to feature some classics of band literature,... Read More

From left, Ray Sutton, a resident of the Clarksville, Virginia, area, near Kerr Lake, presents a bottle of wine to “Thomas Jefferson” (Bill Barker) at the VGCC lecture entitled “Mr. Jefferson on Food and Wine.” Sutton said the wine was made from grapes grown by Charlie Easton in Granville County.

President Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Bill Barker, recently made a pair of presentations at Vance-Granville Community College, sponsored by the VGCC Endowment Fund. First, he lectured on the “Freedom for Religion” on March 20. Barker followed that up with “Mr. Jefferson on Food and Wine” on March 27. VGCC students, faculty, staff and members of the community enjoyed the hour-long presentations in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus.

In the first lecture, “Jefferson”... Read More

2016 Science Camp participant Zelton Thompson of Henderson views a protozoan (a type of microorganism) under a microscope.

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a Science Camp for local middle school students this summer at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. The camp will be held Monday-Friday, June 12-16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Rising sixth, seventh and eighth-graders from Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties are invited to participate in the week-long camp.

Sessions will be taught by faculty members from the VGCC Science Department and other college programs.... Read More

From left, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, Judge J. Henry Banks, Mamie Banks and VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson.

J. Henry Banks, who recently retired as chief judge of the North Carolina Ninth Judicial District Court bench, and his wife, Mamie B. Banks, recently established a new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College.

Residents of Henderson, Judge Banks held court in Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties as a district judge for almost 21 years, while Mrs. Banks is a longtime educator, currently teaching in the Exceptional Children’s department at Northern Vance High School.... Read More

Stephen Filarsky of Franklinton paints a watercolor portrait.

A new Tuesday morning painting class will begin at Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus on April 25, with a new instructor: artist Stephen Filarsky of Franklinton.

“Watercolor & Drawing” is scheduled for Tuesdays from 9:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., April 25 through July 18, in room 5223 (Building 5).

Filarsky has painted watercolor portraits and landscapes professionally for 25 years but has been an artist since he was in high school. In college, he said he “... Read More

Poster for Vendor Event Radiography Club fundraiser

Radiography students at Vance-Granville Community College are planning a fundraiser to help them attend a major conference, and they are inviting local businesses to join them in a vendor event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the gymnasium at the First Baptist Church of Creedmoor (108 South Main Street, Creedmoor).

Students are seeking vendors of all sorts to participate, including local crafters. So far, they have enlisted a variety of... Read More

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