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‘Plus 50’ students receive inspiration and information at VGCC

Local adults, aged 50 and over, recently received encouragement and advice about pursuing higher education at a special Vance-Granville Community College workshop. The event, held July 16 in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus, was entitled “Over 50 and Going Back to School, What a Great Idea!” and was attended by approximately 65 people.

 

The featured speaker was Mike Collins, president of The Perfect Workday Company in Raleigh, who has led numerous seminars at VGCC and across the state. Collins began by asking the rhetorical question “Am I crazy to go back to school?” to which he replied, “You are probably crazy if you don’t!” Collins resumed his education at age 50-plus himself, in his case for graduate studies at... | Read More...

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