Recent News From VGCC

As, seated from left, N.C. Community College System President Dr. James C. "Jimmie" Williamson and Siemens PLM Software representative Ryan Theeck look on, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams (standing) addresses a group gathered at VGCC's South Campus to hear the announcement of the major strategic partnership between Siemens PLM Software and the college.

CREEDMOOR, N.C. -- Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) today (June 22) announced it received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software, with a commercial value of $31 million.

The in-kind grant gives students access to the same technology that companies around the world depend on every day to develop innovative products in a wide variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, machinery,... Read More

VGCC Radiography students gather around their instructor, Lewis Daughtry, at the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists conference after Daughtry received the NCSRT Imaging Professionals for Excellence Award.

Second-year students in the Radiography program at Vance-Granville Community College attended the recent annual conference of the North Carolina Society for Radiologic Technologists (NCSRT), Inc., at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord.

While at the conference, VGCC Radiography instructor Lewis Daughtry, Jr., was awarded the NCSRT Imaging Professionals for Excellence Award. At each conference, this award recognizes one professional currently working in North Carolina who has made a... Read More

Celebrating the creation of the new scholarship are, from left, VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company President Mike Little and VGCC Endowment Specialist Kay Currin.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, which has a major manufacturing and distribution facility in Oxford, recently established a new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College.

For the company, headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the scholarship marks an enhancement of its partnership with the community college. The company was the presenting sponsor of VGCC’s 33rd annual Endowment... Read More

Eagle Voyage logo with Eagle in red and Voyage in green

DURHAM, N.C. – The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Department of Human Sciences and Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) have signed an agreement to offer two education-related bachelor’s degree programs on the community college campus in Henderson, N.C.

NCCU will provide the second two years of study at VGCC for students with Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as provide support services and access to NCCU’s resources, such as the Shepard Library on campus.... Read More

Logo that says "Enrollment Day 2017, June 29, 9 am - 7 pm, All Campus Locations!

Vance-Granville Community College will hold “Enrollment Day” on Thursday, June 29, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., at all four of its campuses.

During those extended hours, VGCC admissions, financial aid and advising staff members will be ready to assist anyone who is interested in enrolling at the college for the Fall 2017 semester, which starts on Aug. 14.

Students are encouraged to pre... Read More

Group picture of Male Mentoring PRIDE award recipients

The second annual PRIDE awards were presented as the Male Mentoring Success Initiative (MMSI) at Vance-Granville Community College recently held a ceremony to recognize outstanding students who have excelled in the program.

The ceremony, held May 3 at VGCC’s South Campus, began with welcoming remarks from the dean of that campus, Cecilia Wheeler. “Being involved in this program shows that you are leaders,” Wheeler told the students.

The highlight of the evening was the... Read More

Spence Bailey, seen outside on VGCC's main campus.

Spence Bailey has been named the director of admissions at Vance-Granville Community College. As part of the college’s Enrollment and Outreach division, Bailey (pictured above) will lead a department that develops and maintains a student-centered process of admission, from engaging and recruiting prospective students to welcoming them to VGCC.

Bailey has been a member of the VGCC staff, as College Recruiter, since 2006. A resident of Oxford, he graduated from J.F. Webb High... Read More

Roderick Allison, holding a microphone on a stage, addresses Vance County Early College High School students in the VGCC Civic Center.

Shortly before the recent spring semester ended, attorney Roderick Allison of Creedmoor spoke to Vance County Early College High School students as part of a spring speakers’ series sponsored by the Vance-Granville Community College Male Mentoring Success Initiative (MMSI). VGCC staff member Anthony Pope, co-coordinator of the MMSI, introduced Allison as a “triple threat,” not only an attorney but also a comedian and a musician. Allison has performed comedy and made motivational... Read More

S. Quon Bridges (standing) talks with students at Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus.

Attorney and former N.C. District Court Judge S. Quon Bridges spoke to students, faculty and staff at Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus as part of a speakers’ series sponsored by the college’s Male Mentoring Success Initiative (MMSI), as the spring semester drew to a close. Among those in the audience were Granville Early College High School students.

Bridges recalled his mother, who had recently passed away at the time he spoke to students. She had encouraged her 11... Read More

VGCC Pharmacy Technology program head Dr. Erica Fleming (center) and student Kristen Honaker of Henderson (right) talk with John and Barbara Thorpe of Oxford (left) about health and medication issues at ACIM in Oxford.

Students in the Pharmacy Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College have been participating in a unique “community pharmacy practice” clinical rotation at a Granville County nonprofit organization.

Under the supervision of Pharmacy Technology Program Head Dr. Erica Fleming, students completed part of their clinical rotation at Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM) in Oxford on Fridays during the spring semester. The... Read More

From left, VGCC Culinary Arts Program Head/instructor Chef Teresa Davis with SkillsUSA student medalists Hayya Wright (3rd place, culinary arts), Marcus Brown (3rd place, commercial baking), Tyneshia Brackett (5th place, culinary arts) and Tonisha Chavis (5th place, nail care); not pictured: Shirley Bennett (2nd place, commercial baking).

Vance-Granville Community College students recently earned several awards at the 52nd annual SkillsUSA North Carolina State Leadership and Skills Conference, which was held in Greensboro. A record 2,600 participants competed in 110 contests at the conference, billed as the largest showcase of career and technical education in the state. 

VGCC Culinary Arts student Shirley Bennett of... Read More

The 2017 graduates of the Vance-Granville Community College Child Care Center included, seated, from left: Alfred Read, Journey Kelly, Kaelynn Collins and Elias Gilbert; and standing, from left: Paisley Wiggins, Benjamin Juntunen, John Abbott, Mace Tate and Michael “Trace” Harris. Standing on the sides are (left) Child Care Center manager Bridget Perry and (right) teacher Deborah Harris.

Nine graduates of the Vance-Granville Community College Child Care Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County were honored in a special ceremony on June 2, as they prepared to enter kindergarten this fall.

The Class of 2017 included Alfred Prentice Read of Bracey, Va.; Journey Morgan Kelly of Franklinton; John Renn Abbott, Kaelynn Marie Collins and Paisley Jane Wiggins, all of Henderson; Benjamin Jon Juntunen of... Read More

From left, instructor Patrice Allen and D. Troy Glover, holding Glover’s certificate as a Registered Medical Assistant in the Medical Assisting program lab on VGCC’s Franklin Campus.

D. Troy Glover of Youngsville recently made history at Vance-Granville Community College, when he became the first person to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam at the college’s Franklin County Campus.

According to VGCC Medical Assisting instructor Patrice Allen, the college has been working for the past several years to become an approved testing site that could administer the certification examination, which was established by... Read More

Supporters of the electric car gathered at VGCC around the unfinished car prior to leaving for Indy.

Teamwork is what got a group from Vance-Granville Community College onto the track at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway — not only the teamwork demonstrated by students and faculty from curriculum programs at the college, but also by a team of sponsors from the community who supported them.

For the first time, VGCC sent a team to compete in an event as part of the GreenpowerUSA racing series supported by Siemens and the... Read More

Golfers warm up before the start of the golf tournament at Henderson Country Club.

Vance-Granville Community College’s 33rd annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament, presented by Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, hit a new record total by raising $116,675 to help fund scholarships for deserving students and support the mission of the college. That result surpassed the $104,160 generated in 2016, in what was previously the highest-grossing golf tournament in VGCC history.

A total of 161 golfers formed 41 teams to play in either the morning or the... Read More

Class picture of BLET cadets

Eleven cadets graduated on May 16 from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Vance-Granville Community College, in a ceremony held in the Civic Center on Main Campus. After passing the state certification exam, all are authorized to work in any law enforcement agency in North Carolina.

Graduates of VGCC’s 104th BLET class included Jill Nicole McLean of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office; Spencer Reid Warehime of the Granville County Sheriff's Office; Shawn Maurice... Read More

Class picture of VGCC Associate Degree Nursing students

Vance-Granville Community College recognized 41 students who graduated this spring from the Associate Degree Nursing program with a pinning ceremony in the college’s Civic Center on May 10.

Among those honored with distinctive nursing pins at the ceremonies were seven who graduated through the LPN to ADN Transition Program, which helps Licensed Practical Nurses to continue their education and then become Registered Nurses. These graduates were Ashley... Read More

At a podium, N.C. Community College System President Jimmie Williamson delivers the commencement address at Vance-Granville Community College on May 12.

Less than one year into his tenure as president of the North Carolina Community College System, Dr. James C. “Jimmie” Williamson addressed some of his system’s newest graduates as the principal speaker at Vance-Granville Community College’s 48th commencement exercises on May 12. Members of the Class of 2017 were joined by numerous loved ones at the outdoor ceremony in front of the gazebo on the college’s Main Campus.

While saluting the graduates’ accomplishments thus far, Williamson... Read More

Theresa Brown teaches a painting class

Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus will offer a summer art class on Tuesdays from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., June 13 through Aug. 22 (with no class meeting on July 4).

This class will be taught by Theresa Brown of Franklinton, a professional artist and art teacher whose work has been featured in “Our State” magazine, and who has over a thousand portraits displayed in homes and businesses around the globe. Brown recently assumed the duties of teaching this class... Read More

As VGCC Cosmetology students look on, Regis Corporation artistic director Michelle Roderick (right) demonstrates a technique in the VGCC Civic Center.

The Cosmetology program at Vance-Granville Community College recently welcomed the Regis Corporation to conduct a free, one-day training session for students and instructors from all four of the college’s campuses. Regis Corporation, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the beauty industry's global leader in beauty salons and cosmetology education.

“I would like to thank Regis for the free training that they set up, the way they catered to the students, the modern updo styling... Read More