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Milton Thomas, left, Human Resources Director of Revlon Inc. in Oxford, presents $12,000 to Vance-Granville Community College President Randy Parker to endow a third 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 2005. Revlon has been a long-time  Read More

Nineteen Certified Officers Graduate VGCC Fall Basic Law Enforcement Class

Nineteen new officers are trained and certified to fight crime in the area after graduation Dec. 14 from the 78th Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) class at Vance-Granville Community College. This is the largest BLET graduating class in several years at VGCC, said Tony Pendergrass, law enforcement training coordinator at the college. “This is a  Read More

VGCC Sets 3 Sections Of BioWork Classes Spring Semester At Its Franklin Campus

Training for employment in the fast-growing biotechnology field will be held in three sessions during Spring Semester 2005 at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus. The BioWork Process Technician Course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and another session will be conducted the same days in the evenings  Read More

VGCC Students Learn About Transfer Process In 2004 College Day Program

Dozens of Vance-Granville Community College students took advantage of having representatives from 11 colleges and universities in one place during College Day 2004 on Dec. 6. Admissions officers from the state university and private colleges were on hand in the Civic Center to provide information to students who plan to further their educations after completing  Read More

91-Year-Old Seeks To Travel Via Web In VGCC Computer Class

Johnnie Young Mims Sanders pursued her love of travel after a 45-year teaching career in Vance County schools. Now, at age 91, she says she’s too old and too infirm to take off on cross-country jaunts so she is turning to the computer to open up new worlds for her. Sanders has enrolled in the  Read More

DOT Gifts Are Boon To Electronics Technology Students At Vance-Granville Community College

You don’t know if you can get something unless you ask for it. That seems to be the philosophy of Jim Tart, program head/instructor for Electronics Engineering Technology at Vance-Granville Community College. Tart wanted to get some traffic lights for his students to use in their studies of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). Since the N.C.  Read More

Day Care Art

The children in the Vance-Granville Community College Day Care Center have created a variety of paintings and art works that are on display at the center on the main campus in Vance County. Above, Larraine Abbott of Kittrell admires a colorful painting done by her daughter, Austyn, 2. Vance-Granville operates day care centers at its  Read More


F.P. ” Skip ” Pape, vice president of Classic Food Services/Durham Coca-Cola, second from left, presents $12,000 to Vance-Granville Community College President Randy Parker, left, to establish the Coca-Cola Foundation Presidential Merit Award scholarship at the college. Each fall, beginning in 2005, a deserving VGCC student will receive a $1,000 grant from the scholarship. Also  Read More

VGCC Offers Free Seminars On Shopping For A Computer

Is a computer on your Christmas list? Notebook or desktop? Flat panel or CRT? Megahertz? Pixels? Computers are great tools, but the choices can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t even know what half the words mean! Vance-Granville Community College is ready to help you. The college’s Computer Center is offering a free seminar –  Read More

12th Grade Dropout, 60, Gets Diploma At VGCC

Julia H. Thorpe dropped out of school while in the 12th grade at the former Henderson Institute in 1963. She spent the next 40 years working and raising her two sons, Aaron, 35, and Kelsey, 33. But she never lost her desire to learn and to get an education. “I focused my life on my  Read More