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VGCC Faculty Member Writes Books To Assist Early Childhood Teachers

When students complete early childhood training and begin working in the field, they need resource books to help them in their profession. Jennifer Johnson, program head and instructor for the Early Childhood program at Vance-Granville Community College, has written two such books. The first, Creative Activities for Young Children, was published Sept. 1, and a  Read More

New Office Assistant Daytime Classes Begin Oct. 24 on VGCC Main Campus

Vance-Granville Community College’s Computer Center will offer the comprehensive Office Assistant class on its main campus, beginning Oct. 24 The classes meet Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and will conclude on Dec. 6. Office Assistant includes instruction in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, as well as features and commands used to combine and move  Read More

Scholarship Donation

Todd Wemyss, left, site manager of Glen Raven Inc. of Norlina, presents $20,000 from his textile company to President Randy Parker of Vance-Granville Community College for the college’s Endowment Fund and Scholarship Program. Glen Raven is the largest corporate donor to VGCC’s Endowment Fund and has now given more than $243,000 to endow scholarships at  Read More

VGCC Redesigns Basic Skills Education To Help Students On Road to Success

Everyone knows there are many people out of work in this area – people who spent 10 to 30 years on production lines and many who have dropped out of school. They don’t have the basic educational skills to get meaningful employment in this technical, highly competitive age. Vance-Granville Community College has redesigned its Basic  Read More

VGCC Awards Record 300 Grants At Annual Scholarship Ceremony

Vance-Granville Community College awarded scholarships to a record 300 full-time students at Scholarship Day ceremonies Sept. 21 at the college. President Randy Parker told a crowded Civic Center audience that Scholarship Day honors the “best of the best” of Vance-Granville students, and it is the second best day of the school year, ranking only behind  Read More

Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Settles In To Classes at VGCC’s South Campus

Kristie Smith lost her home and all her possessions to Hurricane Katrina, but she didn’t lose sight of her goal of getting her associate’s degree and making a better life for herself and her family. Thanks to the help of Vance-Granville Community College, her dream is alive and well. Kristie has a frightening tale to  Read More

VGCC Names Drama Instructor, Health Administrative Assistant for 2005 Honors

Betsy Henderson has been chosen 2005 Instructor of the Year for Vance-Granville Community College, and Audrey Stainback has been named Staff Member of the Year. Henderson, instructor of Theatre Arts and Speech, is Vance-Granville’s nominee for the 2005 Excellence in Teaching Award by the North Carolina Community College System, and Stainback, administrative assistant in the  Read More

Dealing With Gender Stress In Business Subject Of Free VGCC Seminar Sept. 27

Understanding the different ways men and women handle stress in the workplace can lead to greater success in business. Vance-Granville Community College will present a free seminar, “Less Gender Stress and More Business Success,” on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 7107 on the college’s main campus in Vance County. Emily  Read More

VGCC Pins 31 Practical Nursing Graduates

Thirty women and one man who have completed the one-year Practical Nursing program at Vance-Granville Community College received their distinctive pins in ceremonies Aug. 4 in the college Civic Center. Honored at the ceremonies were Betty Mae Fields, Donna Reaves Fowler, Amy Lynn Hedgepeth, Kelly Russell Layton, Charisma Pheniqueka Robinson and Queena Denise Royster, all  Read More

Understanding Credit Seminar Offered At VGCC Warren Campus

Persons who need to establish good credit in order to own a home or start a business can learn how in a seminar to be offered on Sept. 21 by Vance-Granville Community College at its Warren County Campus. The free seminar will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the  Read More