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Linda Stanley, president of the Vance County Unit of North Carolina Retired School Personnel, presents $3,000 to Vance-Granville Community College President Randy Parker to establish an Academic Achievement Scholarship in memory of James R. Barnes. The retired personnel will add $3,000 over the next three years to complete the endowment. Barnes began teaching in Vance  Read More

VGCC Offers Advanced Shag Dancing Class

Attention, shag dancers: here’s the chance to increase your skills. Vance-Granville Community College will offer advanced shag dancing lessons, beginning Nov. 16. The classes will be held on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. and will run four weeks, ending Dec. 7. Classes will be held in the lower level lobby of the Civic Center  Read More

VGCC Offers Medical Coding Online

The number of computer classes offered online continues to grow at Vance-Granville Community College. Medical Coding is the latest class that students can take in their spare time in the comfort of their homes or in their offices. Medical coding is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the nation, with a median annual salary of  Read More

DRAMA: One-man Show Coming To VGCC

A special performance will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Building 2 on Vance-Granville’s Main Campus. Local professional actor David Harrell will perform his one-man show about his journey to find out what it means to be “normal.” David was born with a disability and wrote THE QUEST in  Read More


Leon Turner, right, executive director of the Granville County Economic Development Commission, presents $6,000 to Vance-Granville Community College President Randy Parker to upgrade a Granville Industrial & Business Club (GIBC) Academic Achievement scholarship at VGCC to a Presidential Merit Award. This is one of six scholarships endowed at VGCC by the GIBC, and it is  Read More

VGCC To Teach Farmers To Use Computers To Increase Their Market Competitiveness

It’s a fact: small and limited-resource farm families have to upgrade their operations in order to become more competitive in the marketplace. Vance-Granville Community College is taking a step to help them achieve this by offering the Farmer Adopting Computer Training (FACT) program to area farmers. Developed by the Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina  Read More

VGCC Selects 10 Ambassadors For 2004-2005 School Year

Vance-Granville Community College has chosen 10 outstanding students to serve as Ambassadors during the 2004-2005 school year. Ambassadors represent the school at campus events and community functions and assist VGCC personnel in numerous activities. Representing Vance-Granville during this school year will be Clint J. Alston of Norlina, an Information Systems student, Elizabeth Ellis Billups of  Read More

VGCC Awards Record 290 Grants At Annual Scholarship Ceremony

Vance-Granville Community College awarded scholarships to 290 full-time students at Scholarship Day ceremonies Sept. 22 at the college. President Randy Parker told a crowded Civic Center audience that 10 Presidential Scholar Awards worth $1,200 each were awarded, 74 students received Presidential Merit Awards worth $1,000, 197 got Academic Achievement Awards worth $500, and nine non-endowed  Read More

VGCC, Shiloh Church Plan GED Classes To Serve Central Downtown Henderson

There are many adults in the downtown Henderson area who did not finish high school, need to get their high school equivalency diploma (GED), but do not have transportation to Vance-Granville Community College. Vance-Granville and Shiloh Baptist Church are joining forces to take the classes to the people who need them. The college is planning  Read More


The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2417 in Henderson presented an Academic Achievement Scholarship to Vance-Granville Community College on Sept. 13. VGCC President Randy Parker accepted the $3,000 down payment on the $6,000 endowment from Mary Grissom, center, auxiliary treasurer, and Joanne Ayscue, Scholarship Committee chair. The scholarship will be  Read More