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Spring Continuing Education Classes Start Early In January

Continuing Education courses begin at varying times throughout the Spring Semester with some classes beginning as early as Jan. 3 and others not starting until early in May. Registration procedures for the various Continuing Education programs offered by Vance-Granville Community College vary according to the program area. VGCC’s Continuing Education department provides an opportunity for  Read More

VGCC’s Teacher Of The Year Certainly Has The Credentials

Figuratively speaking, James J. Tart should be over the moon about being named Vance-Granville Community College’s Teacher of the Year. Literally speaking, he was one of the engineers who helped put other Americans not just over but on the moon. Tart, 65, is program head for Electronics Engineering at VGCC. He has been at the  Read More

Nationally Acclaimed Author Visits Warren Campus, Discusses Novel Writing

Diane McKinney-Whetstone, author of the best-selling novel Tumbling visited the Warren County Campus on Nov. 22 and talked to literacy students, staff and visitors about writing novels. A Readers & Writers Program grant funded McKinney-Whetstone’s visit to North Carolina. This is the fifth year VGCC has hosted the program, which sends quality current writers to  Read More

VGCC Offers Computer Certification Courses

People who work with computers are finding more and more that they need to be certified in certain fields in order to obtain jobs or to get promotions or advancement. Vance-Granville Community College is offering these certification opportunities, and students may earn them from their own homes through Online Learning and not have to travel  Read More

VGCC Marks Record Enrollment For Fall Semester 1999

VGCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: SEPT. 20, 1999 President Robert A. Miller of Vance-Granville Community College is an optimist, but even he said he was surprised when Fall Semester curriculum enrollment surpassed the 1998 previous high. Miller told the college’s Board of Trustees at their bi-monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 20, that 3,308 students enrolled in  Read More


Students of the Semester for Fall Semester 1999 from the seven vocational programs at Vance-Granville Community College gather with their program heads and James H. Wheeler Jr., department chairman for Public Service and Vocational Education. Front row, from left: Wheeler; Grenetta Legette of Kittrell, Cosmetology; Russell Boyd of Henderson, Automotive Technology; Jane Cloninger of Henderson,  Read More

VGCC Trustees Affirm Commitment To Warren

VGCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: NOV. 15, 1999 The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees told a survey team from the state Monday evening that the college is committed to providing the kind of training and education that Warren County citizens need to prosper in the future. Dr. J. Edgar Boone and Dr. George B.  Read More

Nationally Acclaimed Author To Visit VGCC Warren County Campus On Nov. 22

Diane McKinney-Whetstone, author of the best-selling novel Tumbling, will visit the Warren County Campus of Vance-Granville Community College on Monday, Nov. 22. The public is invited to visit with the author and hear her read from her works from 12 noon to 3 p.m. McKinney-Whetstone is a Philadelphia native and a graduate of the University  Read More


Jennifer Zelvis of Franklinton, left, a college transfer student at Vance-Granville Community College, talks about admissions requirements with Gretchen Solomon, senior associate director of admissions at Meredith College, during College Day at VGCC Nov. 10. Representatives of 17 four-year colleges and universities were at VGCC to recruit transfer students for their schools and to advise  Read More


Leon Turner, left, Granville County Economic Development executive director, presents a $3,000 check to Robert A. Miller, president of Vance-Granville Community College, Nov. 10 at Thorndale Country Club during a meeting of the Granville Industrial Club. The money to the college’s Endowment Fund and Scholarship Program was the first installment on a third $5,000 Academic  Read More