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Scholarship Established in Memory of VGCC Student

A new scholarship will be awarded at Vance-Granville Community College this year, due to the generosity of a local family who lost their child at a young age. Ashley Cozart’s parents had saved money for their daughter’s education. In the wake of Cozart’s tragic death earlier this year, they have decided that those funds will  Read More

VGCC Student Receives National Coca-Cola Scholarship

Kathy Judd Wolford of Oxford, a student at Vance-Granville Community College, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Wolford is one of 400 students nationwide who received scholarships this year through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program. All recipients were chosen for their academic success and for their participation in community  Read More

State Senator, Student to Speak at VGCC Graduation

N.C. Senator Douglas E. Berger will be the principal commencement speaker for Vance-Granville Community College’s summer graduation exercises on Wednesday, August 8. Meanwhile, Carolyn C. Slade of Norlina, the incoming president of the college’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, will serve as the student speaker. Ceremonies are set to begin at 6  Read More

VGCC offers course on Child Mental Health

Area residents can learn about dealing with mental health issues in children in a four-week course offered by Vance-Granville Community College starting Sept. 10. The course will be taught at the main campus in Vance County on Mondays, 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., from Sept. 10 through Oct. 1.Participants will learn techniques for working effectively  Read More

Eleven Graduate from VGCC Nurse Aide I Program

Vance-Granville Community College recently recognized 11 students who completed its Nurse Aide I, or CNA I, program at the college’s main campus in Vance County on June 28. Pictured, front row from left, are instructor Jane Brooks, RN, graduating students Teressa Kearney of Manson, Jennifer Radford and Sonya Durham, both of Henderson; Josie Valentin of  Read More

VGCC Board Tours Sim Center at Hospital

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees held their bimonthly meeting on Monday, July 23. The meeting, which is normally held at the Henderson campus of VGCC, was held on this occasion at Maria Parham Medical Center, to present the college’s new state-of-the-art simulation center located at the hospital to Board members.Board members dined at  Read More

VGCC Student Found New Career, made contributions to college

Herbert Burton of Henderson is scheduled to graduate from Vance-Granville Community College on August 8 with an Industrial Systems Technology diploma. Like many of his fellow graduates, he is already employed and using the skills he has learned at the college.This will be his second Vance-Granville diploma. He previously completed the college’s Electrical/Electronics program. In  Read More

VGCC Students Can Enroll in Health Plan

Vance-Granville Community College students now have the opportunity to purchase health insurance coverage through a plan designed specifically for North Carolina community college students and their families.The North Carolina Community College Student Health Plan is provided by CIGNA HealthCare (a subsidiary of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company), which is responsible for the plan underwriting and  Read More

VGCC Automotive Students Earn Certification

Five Vance-Granville Community College students in the day Automotive Systems Technology program, and two in the evening program, recently earned certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).In 2006, Vance-Granville’s automotive program was recertified by NATEF and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), indicating that the program continues to meet high national  Read More

VGCC Student Uses Skills to Build Robot Car

While audiences were flocking to the summer blockbuster “Transformers,” Vance-Granville Community College student Curtis Clark of Henderson was busy perfecting a robotic car of his own. Clark, a first-year student in the college’s Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) program, ordered a robot chassis from Lynxmotion (www.lynxmotion.com), bought electronic components separately and built his car in a  Read More