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Memorial Service Honors Manning

About 200 people got together Thursday (Dec. 16) in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center to hear and tell stories celebrating the memory and personality of Vesta Manning, an instructor who died Dec. 9 from injuries suffered weeks earlier in a car accident. Faculty, administrators and former students alike paid tribute to Manning with speeches  Read More

Scholarship Honors Bailey Family

A new scholarship, the Hayden C. Bailey Family Memorial, has been established at Vance-Granville Community College. The Academic Achievement Scholarship, which will provide $500 each year to a deserving student, was funded by gifts from the Bailey family and memorial gifts at the time of Mr. Bailey’s death in June 1999. Mr. Bailey was the  Read More

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Vance-Granville Community College will conduct a memorial service for Vesta Fortson Manning at the Civic Center on Thursday, Dec. 16, at noon. Manning, an instructor in Foreign Languages, Humanities and Social Studies at the college since September 1990, died Dec. 9 at Duke Hospital in Durham from complications resulting from injuries suffered in an automobile  Read More

Vesta Fortson Manning

The Vance-Granville Community College family was greatly saddened by the death of Vesta Fortson Manning Dec. 9 at Duke Hospital in Durham. Vesta, an instructor in Foreign Languages, Humanities and Social Studies at the college since September 1990, suffered injuries in an automobile accident on Nov. 20 and had been hospitalized since. She underwent surgery  Read More

Welding Student Named VGCC’s Vocational Student Of Semester

Charles Hargrove of the Williamsboro community of Vance County works full time as a machinery technician for Burlington Industries in Oxford. When the company announced it will close the plant in the spring of 2000, Hargrove said he knew he had to find another occupation. He has graduated from the North Carolina Truck Driving School  Read More

VGCC Offers Scholarships To Top Area High School Seniors

With the cost of a college education steadily increasing, wouldn’t it be great for students to get their first year virtually free of charge? Vance-Granville Community College is making that offer to seniors who graduate in the top 10 percent at all public high schools and private schools in the four counties the college serves.  Read More


‘GRAN’ PRIDE – Jan DeKock of Henderson hangs portraits she painted of her grandsons, Charlie Baltzegar, 4 months, left, and Alex Baltzegar, 2, in the lobby area of the Civic Center of Vance-Granville Community College. DeKock and the other students in the VGCC Continuing Education portrait painting class have 27 of their works on display  Read More

SGA Officers Elected For 1999-2000

Elected to lead the Student Government Association in the 1999-2000 school year are, seated, from left: Kimberly Dale, vice preseident, a College Transfer student; Ronel Cook, president, Early Childhood Associate; and Ann Taylor, public information officer, Business Administration; standing, from left: Lucinda Reagan, secretary, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Yolanda Morris-Payne, treasurer, Medical Assisting; and  Read More

Registration Underway For Spring Curriculum Classes

The start of Spring Semester at Vance-Granville Community College on Jan. 10 may have seemed like a long time away, but the time to register for those classes is here. (Click here to link to the Spring Semester schedule of curriculum classes, registration information, mini-semester classes and distance learning classes.) Open registration for students who  Read More

‘Christmas Cuddles’ For Flood Victims

The Alumni Association of Vance-Granville Community College is collecting new blankets and stuffed toys to help make Christmas a little merrier for our neighbors in Eastern North Carolina who were flooded by Hurricane Floyd. Gift-paper wrapped “Christmas Cuddles” boxes have been placed throughout the area to collect these items, which Alumni Association members will deliver  Read More