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Second Presidential Merit Scholarship Established By Revlon

Bill Conover, left, of Revlon Inc., presents $12,000 to Vance-Granville Community College President Robert A. Miller to endow the second Revlon Presidential Merit Award Scholarship at the college. A deserving student will receive $1,000 each year from the new scholarship, beginning in the fall of 2004. Oxford-based Revlon has been a long-time supporter of the  Read More

VGCC Gives People REAL Opportunity To Prepare To Run Own Businesses

For people who have dreamed of starting a business and have an idea but don’t know how to get started, Vance-Granville Community College has the REAL deal for you. Vance-Granville’s Small Business Center is sponsoring a REAL (Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning) class to prepare persons for self-employment. The REAL class will meet on Monday  Read More

VGCC Automotive Students Earn National Certification

Three students in the day Automotive Systems Technology program and two in the evening program at Vance-Granville Community College have earned certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Vance-Granville’s Automotive Systems Technology program earned NATEF certification 2 ½ years ago, which indicates the program meets national standards for training. Students who complete the  Read More

Brigham Establishes Academic Achievement Scholarship In Memory Of Biology Teacher

Lelia Brigham presents $6,000 to Vance-Granville Community College President Robert A. Miller to establish the Cecil L. Chacon Jr. Memorial Academic Achievement Scholarship. Chacon was a biology teacher in Vance County Schools and was industry education coordinator when he was killed in June 1992. While a teacher, Chacon worked summers at Kerr Lake Recreation Area  Read More

VGCC Names Volunteer Firefighter Its Vocational Student Of Semester

Josh Bennett of Franklinton is just looking for a job when he finishes Vance-Granville Community College, and he thinks he’s found the path to get one in industry through the Industrial Systems Technology program. Excelling in this program earned Bennett the Vocational Student of the Semester recognition for Fall Semester 2003. He received a plaque  Read More

Eight Certified Officers Graduate VGCC Fall Basic Law Enforcement Class

The real survivors are not on a popular TV show. They are the seven men and one woman who graduated Dec. 11 from Vance-Granville Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training Class No. 76. Tony Pendergrass, coordinator of law enforcement training at VGCC, told the crowd of family, friends and co-workers gathered in the Civic Center  Read More

Community Colleges Celebrate The Wright Brothers And 100 Years Of Flight

North Carolina Community College System Office By Peggy Beach, Public Affairs When the Wright brothers flew at Kitty Hawk 100 years ago, they could have hardly imagined the impact their invention would have on the world. Nor could they have foreseen how flight would influence many students, faculty, staff and friends of the North Carolina  Read More

Parking Violation Fines To Increase Jan. 1

In an effort to cut down on parking violations on campus, the VGCC Board of Trustees voted Nov. 17 to increase the fine for such violations to $5, effective Jan. 1. Students are reminded they are allowed to park only in areas specifically designated for student parking. These areas are marked by appropriate signs. All  Read More

VGCC Adds Daytime Computer Classes At Warren County Campus In Spring

Vance Granville Community College’s Occupational Extension Computer Center will offer classes in the daytime at its Warren County Campus in the Spring 2004 semester.   Previously, due to limited computer lab space, these courses have only been offered at night. Classes will be held on Fridays from 9 am until 1 pm.  Each course will  Read More

Students To Stage Shakespeare In December On VGCC Stage

Vance-Granville Community College drama students will present Seasons of Man: An Evening of Shakespeare on Dec. 11-13 at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Building 2 on the main campus in Vance County.  This is an evening of scenes and speeches from some of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. Some of the plays featured are Hamlet,  Read More