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VGCC Employee Contributions Top $100,000 In Latest Drive

The Vance-Granville Community College faculty and staff contributions to the VGCC Endowment Fund have now topped $100,000, thanks to the 1998 drive which resulted in $11,747 in contributions. The results of the drive were announced Nov. 10 by Button Brady, Diane Finch & Mary McMannen, VGCC Endowment Fund Faculty & Staff Drive co-chairpersons. When the  Read More

VGCC Endowment Fund Benefits From Gifts Left By Two Area Benefactors

The deaths on July 6, 1998, of Miss Nannie A. Crowder of Henderson and Robert B. “Bob” Butler of Warrenton directed about $2.6 million to Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson, to benefit the students the college is training. Miss Crowder informed VGCC officials in November 1995 that she was placing $800,000 in a trust to  Read More

Enrollment At All-Time High; Presidential Search Narrows To Five

Trustees Welcome New Board Member, Mrs. Nancy Henderson VGCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: SEPT. 21, 1998 Enrollment at Vance-Granville Community College has gradually increased each new session over the past several years. This Fall Semester, enrollment has leaped ahead. President Ben F. Currin reported to the college Board of Trustees at their bi-monthly meeting Monday,  Read More

More Than 400 Students Earn Scholarships

Previous records all fell by the wayside during Vance-Granville Community College’s 14th annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Civic Center. Two hundred twelve full-time students received grants worth $132,425 for the 1998-99 school year. For the first time, 200 scholarships worth $300 each were given to part-time students at the college. Last  Read More

VGCC’s Dean’s List: Summer 1998

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 75 students earned Dean’s List honors for the Summer Semester, which ended Aug. 6. To qualify for summer 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 nine semester hours, said Fred H. Wilson Jr., dean  Read More

Widespread Interest Shown In Presidency Position At VGCC

More than 80 people have requested applications for the presidency of Vance-Granville Community College. That was the word from Donald Seifert, chairman of the Presidential Search Committee of the college’s Board of Trustees, speaking to the trustees at their bi-monthly meeting Monday, July 20. The college is looking for a replacement for Dr. Ben F.  Read More

SPRING 1998: Commencement Speaker Thanks Grads For Achieving, Instead Of Failing

Achievement was the order of the day Sunday, May 17, as 203 men and women received degrees and diplomas during the first-ever May graduation at Vance-Granville Community College. The college normally holds one graduation in August. This year, it begins a twice-a-year commencement schedule, with the first in May and a second in August. Phillip  Read More

Glen Raven & VGCC Team Up To Create Educational Opportunities

One employee uses the learning center at Glen Raven Mills at Norlina to keep up with her children. Others are working on their G.E.D high school equivalency diplomas. Some are preparing themselves for greater responsibilities and better jobs in the company. Glen Raven and Vance-Granville Community College have teamed up to develop the learning center,  Read More

VGCC’s Dean’s List: Spring 1998

Vance-Granville Community College has announced its Spring Semester Dean’s List, and 209 students earned the honor, five more than were on last fall’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 will carrying at least 12 semester hours, said Fred H.  Read More

VGCC President Dr. Ben F. Currin Announces Retirement, Effective Dec. 31

Dr. Ben F. Currin, president of Vance-Granville Community College for nearly 18 years, will retire from that post, effective Dec. 31 of this year. He made the announcement at the regular meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees’ Monday evening, May 18. “This decision (to retire) has been one of the most difficult ones I  Read More