Recent News From VGCC

Picture of graduates walking with the words "Get on the Fast Track!"

Vance-Granville Community College is introducing a new way for students to complete the first two years of a four-year degree on an accelerated timetable.

Starting with the fall semester that begins in August 2017, students will have the option to earn the 60-credit-hour Associate in Arts (College Transfer) degree in just three semesters: fall, spring and summer. Under the standard pathway currently in place, full-time students typically complete the... Read More

Logo for "The Glass Menagerie" with image of a glass unicorn.

Vance-Granville Community College is partnering with the Granville County Library System to present a program on playwright Tennessee Williams and his classic drama, “The Glass Menagerie,” which the college is preparing to stage as a dinner theater event.

The educational program is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Richard H. Thornton Library on Main Street in Oxford. The... Read More

Logo for "VOLT" with symbol of electric charge bolt

Adults interested in obtaining the first two years of a four-year degree completely online will have a new option this fall at Vance-Granville Community College.

The “Vanguard Online Learning through Technology” (VOLT) initiative at VGCC is entering its third year in operation and preparing to add the Associate in Science degree program to its offerings in August. VOLT courses are for adult learners who need an online-only educational experience.... Read More

Enrollment Day poster

Vance-Granville Community College will hold “Enrollment Day” on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. until noon, in Building 8 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

During those hours, VGCC staff members will be ready to assist anyone who is interested in enrolling at the college for the summer term, which starts on May 30, or the fall semester, which starts in August. Prospective students are encouraged to pre-register at ... Read More

Poster that says Register Now for Summer 4-Week Mini-Terms and lists the classes offered: Personal Health/Wellness (HEA 110), Critical Thinking (HUM 115), Music Appreciation (MUS 110), American Government (POL 120) and Keyboarding (OST 131).

Students can earn college credits on an accelerated schedule at Vance-Granville Community College by taking four-week online classes this summer.

For the first time, VGCC has scheduled certain curriculum courses on back-to-back four-week schedules during the summer term. The first four-week mini-term will begin May 30 and end on June 26. Then, the second mini-term starts June 27 and ends on July 31.

Five courses are scheduled for the first mini-term: Personal Health/... Read More

Group of VGCC and industry representatives pose in front of Norlina/Glen Raven poster.

The Glen Raven, Inc., site in Norlina recently became the third area manufacturer to join Vance-Granville Community College in the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP), a partnership that seeks to provide new opportunities for local students and to prepare a skilled workforce.

Representatives of VGCC and of the two other local NCTAP members, Oxford-based Dill Air Controls Products and Revlon, recently visited Glen Raven’s Warren... Read More

VGCC student Sarah Benton of Oxford, center, works on a painting in a class taught by Isaac Talley, right.

Vance-Granville Community College is preparing to offer an Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree in Visual Arts, with classes starting in August. Prospective students can begin the process of enrollment now.

The degree will be a third college transfer option available at the college, joining the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees already being offered. Earning this two-year AFA degree can serve as a... Read More

Coach Oliver shaking hands with player TyQuon Reid on a basketball court.

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team recently closed out the season at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Region X tournament, the first two rounds of which were held at Richard Bland College in Petersburg, Va.

On March 4, VGCC, the tenth seed in the tournament, defeated the seventh-seeded Titans of Guilford Technical Community College in the opening round, 90-87, recording the program’s first postseason win since... Read More

Picture of a person using a computer-aided drafting program pointing at a computer screen.

Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled a “CAD with Solid Edge” course, to be held Monday through Thursday, April 3 through May 25, on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Students will choose to take the course on one of two different schedules: 9 a.m. until noon, or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Solid Edge is a Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software program, produced by Siemens, which is used in a variety of industries, including advanced manufacturing.

This course... Read More

Bill Barker, as Thomas Jefferson and in period costume, lectures at VGCC in this photo from 2016.

A series of lectures at Vance-Granville Community College by Bill Barker, in character as President Thomas Jefferson, were so popular in 2016 that the college’s Endowment Fund is bringing him back to the community.

Barker will speak as Jefferson on the “Freedom for Religion” in the VGCC Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County on Monday, March 20, at 11 a.m.

Then, he will present “Mr. Jefferson on Food and Wine” at the... Read More

From left are VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, new Endowment Fund board members Tanya Evans, Ronnie Goswick, Marshall Tanner and Katharine Macon Horner, VGCC Endowment Specialist Kay Currin and Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson.

The Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund Board of Directors recently welcomed four new members. They include Tanya Evans of Timberlake, Ronnie Goswick of Franklinton, Katharine Macon Horner of Durham and Marshall Tanner of Oxford.

“We are delighted to welcome these leaders to our Endowment board, and we appreciate their commitment to supporting our students and our mission,” said Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of VGCC.

The board of directors oversees the... Read More

Tammy Crowley-Deloatch

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled its fifth Small Business Summit for Thursday, April 6, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Warren County Armory Civic Center in Warrenton.

The event, presented by CenturyLink, is free of charge. Local partners helping to organize the summit are the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County, the Warren County Economic Development... Read More

Healt care programs information session flier with information and small images of health professionals

Vance-Granville Community College will hold a Health Care Programs Information Session on Wednesday, March 15, at noon, in Room G1131 on the college’s South Campus, located between Creedmoor and Butner.

Information will be available about curriculum programs in Radiography, Histotechnology, Pharmacy Technology, Medical... Read More

Pastor Eddie W. Lawrence speaks to Warren Early College High School students and others gathered for a program on black history.

Warren Early College High School welcomed guest speakers to present a Black History Month program on Feb. 24. The school is located on the Warren County Campus of Vance-Granville Community College and allows students to simultaneously complete both a high school diploma and the first two years of a four-year college degree.

After welcoming remarks from Warren Early College High School Principal Tracey Neal and... Read More

Four VGCC Vanguards student-athletes were recognized with certificates at the “Sophomore Night” game versus Patrick Henry Community College at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson. From left are assistant coach William Clements, basketball players Chris Pernell of Raleigh, TyQuon Reid of Goldsboro, Michael Henderson of Henderson and Antonio Adams of Oxford and head coach DeMarcus Oliver.

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team honored their departing sophomores on Feb. 17 at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson. The result of the “Sophomore Night” game was a narrow 98-93 loss for the home team to Patrick Henry Community College. The hard-fought contest marked the last home game of the regular season for the Vanguards.

At halftime, VGCC head coach DeMarcus Oliver recognized four players completing their second and final seasons on the... Read More

Student Paul Caroline seated at a computer station in the library.

Vance-Granville Community College has named student Paul Caroline of Louisburg as its recipient of the North Carolina Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award for 2017. One student from each of the 58 colleges in the state system is honored with the award each year. 

Caroline will be officially recognized at Commencement in May, when he is scheduled to graduate from the college with both an Associate in Arts degree and an... Read More

Flier for Dementia Awareness program with pictures of older adults and their caregivers.

Vance-Granville Community College will soon host a pair of free programs for the public to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. These educational programs are being facilitated by the Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter.

Both events are set to be held on Tuesday, March 21, in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County (located at exit 209 on Interstate 85). First, “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease... Read More

Golden Leaf Foundation logo

A group of students from Vance-Granville Community College recently received scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. The scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

The scholarship can be used to assist with tuition, books, fees, supplies, transportation and childcare expenses related to attending... Read More

Pictures of a front desk representative at a hotel and a server at a restaurant.

Vance-Granville Community College is offering a training course at its Franklin County Campus that introduces area residents to careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.

The Hospitality START program will be offered from March 6 through May 8 in a hybrid format, which combines online coursework with classroom instruction on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon.

START (Skills, Tasks, and Results Training) is a curriculum developed by the American Hotel &... Read More

Dental hygienist with a child

Children enrolled in the Child Care Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus recently enjoyed a visit from Suzanne Cheever, a dental hygienist at the office of Dr. Wilson Hoyle in Henderson. February is observed as National Children's Dental Health Month. Cheever demonstrated dental equipment for the children, giving them an idea of what to expect when they visit the dentist, along with tips on brushing techniques, flossing, caring for their teeth and healthy eating. The... Read More