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Generous Gift

Todd Wemyss, site manager of Glen Raven Mills, presents a check for $18,000 from the company to Dr. Ben F. Currin, president of Vance-Granville Community College, for the school’s Endowment Fund. Glen Raven is the largest corporate donor to the VGCC Endowment Fund, and the donation Dec. 17 brings total gifts from the Norlina mill  Read More

VGCC Offers Online Learning: Home-Based Computer Classes

Vance-Granville Community College officials are calling its new Computer Center offerings “a revolutionary method of instruction.” Beginning in January 1999, the school will offer web-based training that people can take from their own homes or offices with any computer with Internet connections. And they don’t have to own the software or have it loaded on  Read More

VGCC’s Dean’s List: Fall 1998

Vance-Granville Community College has named 194 students to its Fall 1998 Dean’s List. To qualify for Dean’s List, a student had to maintain a 3.25 grade-point average and get no grade lower than B while carrying at least 12 semester hours, said Fred H. Wilson Jr., dean of instruction. Technical programs provided 83 Dean’s List  Read More

SGA Officers Named For 1998-99 School Year

Spencer Noble of Oxford has been elected president of the VGCC Student Government Association for 1998-99. Elections were held Wednesday, Sept. 30. He is joined by the following officers: Arcacia Gooch, vice president, of Henderson; Tammie Elkerson, secretary, of Oxford; Melissa Weaver, treasurer, of Henderson; Toria Parker, parliamentarian, of Henderson; Bryon Bush, co-chair of public  Read More

VGCC Endowment Fund Board Member Named To N.C. Community College Board

B. Joanne Steiner of Wake Forest has been appointed by Gov. James B. Hunt to serve on the State Board of Community Colleges. She was appointed Sept. 11, and her term expires June 30, 2003. The facilitator for corporate staff and services at Novo Nordisk Biochem North America, Inc., in Franklinton, she assumed that position  Read More

VGCC Faculty, Staff Establish Scholarship To Honor Dr. Currin

The generous contributions of VGCC’s faculty and staff over recent years have led to the establishment of a Presidential Merit Award in honor of retiring president Dr. Ben F. Currin. Donations to the Endowment Fund from the faculty and staff this year were a new record of $11,747, bringing total contributions to the fund to  Read More

VGCC Chooses 15 Ambassadors For 1998-99 School Year

Fifteen student leaders from Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin counties will serve Vance-Granville Community College as ambassadors during the 1998-99 school year. Ambassadors selected to represent the college at special campus and community functions are Michelle Inscoe and Arcacia Gooch, both of Henderson; Jason Cummins, Tammie Elkerson and Spencer Noble, all of Oxford; Copper Rain,  Read More

VGCC Trustees Approve $19M Budget, Vote To Honor Knott At Franklin Campus

VGCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: NOV. 23, 1998 Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees approved a budget of $19,236,203 for fiscal year 1998-99 at its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 23. Also at the meeting, the board voted to place a plaque in the classroom building at the new Franklin County Campus to honor Ralph S.  Read More

John T. Church, Sr., Honored With Community College System’s Top Award

The N.C. State Board of Community Colleges has selected John Trammell Church Sr., chairman of the Board of Trustees of Vance-Granville Community College, to receive its highest award, the I.E. Ready Award. Church, of Henderson, was honored at a Day of Recognition on Nov. 19, along with the other 1998 recipient, Dr. Frank Weaver, former  Read More

VGCC Shares Grant From Glaxo Wellcome

Training students for high-tech jobs got a boost at Vance-Granville Community College Nov. 9 when the pharmaceutical firm Glaxo Wellcome pledged $50,000 to the college. Robert E. Ingram, Glaxo’s chairman, chief executive officer and president, announced at groundbreaking ceremonies for a new powder inhaler facility in Zebulon that the company is giving $200,000 to four  Read More