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VGCC Expands English-As-Second-Language With First Presbyterian Church, Vance Schools

Vance-Granville Community College helps non-English speaking people of the area learn the language through English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes on its campus. Now, it’s branching out to an off-campus site in Henderson. First Presbyterian Church in Henderson had a survival Spanish class for its members who needed to deal with Hispanics of the community, said the Rev.  Read More

VGCC Offers Substitute Teaching Class

Vance-Granville Community College will offer day and evening classes, beginning in August, to train substitute teachers for area public schools. The day Substitute Teaching Class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday-Friday, and run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 12. The evening class will run the same dates from 6 to 9 p.m.,  Read More

VGCC Student Earns National Coca-Cola $1,000 Scholarship

Bobby P. Hunter of Wake Forest, a Vance-Granville Community College student, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the foundation awards 400 scholarships annually to students attending higher-education institutions granting two-year degrees. All recipients have demonstrated academic success and participated in community service within  Read More

Medical Assisting Grads

The Medical Assisting program of Vance-Granville Community College held a pinning ceremony Aug. 3 for 21 students who have completed the program, which is taught at the Franklin County Campus at Louisburg. The graduates are, front row, from left: Barbara Newell of Warrenton, Keisha Massey of Henderson, Carleen Ruiz of Warrenton; second row, from left:  Read More

VGCC Offers Fall BioWork Classes During Days, Evenings, Saturdays

Persons who want to train for jobs in the growing biotechnology manufacturing field may do so in BioWork Process Technician classes during the day, in the evening or on Saturdays this fall at Vance-Granville Community College. All classes are held in the modern Biotechnology Lab at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus on N.C. 56 west of  Read More

14 VGCC Automotive Students Earn National Certification

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

VGCC Offers National Electrical Code Class

Vance-Granville Community College will conduct a class on the National Electrical Code at the main campus in Vance County in September. The class will include 24 hours of instruction. Classes will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, and concluding Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Room 7107 of Building  Read More

4 VGCC Evening Welding Students Earn National Certification

Four Welding Technology students in the evening program at Vance-Granville Community College have passed the national certification exam on July 27. This accomplishment follows certification by 11 day program students on July 14 and brings to 538 the number of welding students who have earned certification since the program began at Vance-Granville in 1972. The  Read More

Faculty and Staff Events

Part of VGCC’s campus life is the periodic gathering of faculty and staff. The major event is the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation before Fall Semester begins.  This page is a scrapbook of those events, beginning with the August 2005 gathering. Randy presents awards to Marsha Nelson, Audrey Stainback and Betsy Henderson at the 2005  Read More

5 Earn VGCC Multi-Skills Certificates, Increase Workforce Employability

Vance-Granville Community College honored five students for completing more than one Applied Technologies (formerly Vocational) programs – and excelling in them.  The five new Multi-Skilled Technicians earned their certification by maintaining at least 3.0 grade-point-averages in the two programs.  The latest Multi-Skilled Technicians and the programs they have completed are: Joseph M. Correa of Warrenton,  Read More