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VGCC Criminal Justice Students Serve Community

Criminal Justice Technology students at Vance-Granville Community College are in training to serve the public, and on a recent Friday, they served their community by keeping it clean. Members of the VGCC Criminal Justice Club continued their tradition of adopting a stretch of Poplar Creek Road near the college’s main campus on Interstate 85 in  Read More

VGCC Ambassadors meet Middle School counterparts

Student ambassadors from Vance-Granville Community College recently traveled to Eaton-Johnson Middle School in Henderson to meet students who hold the same title there. On Oct. 24, the VGCC students talked with ambassadors at the middle school, as part of an expanding partnership between the two educational institutions that began when Dr. Priscilla Chavis-Lockley, lead counselor  Read More

VGCC Day Care Center Showcases Art

The Day Care Center at Vance-Granville Community College’s main campus held its Annual Art Show on Nov. 14. Approximately 150 works of art were displayed. The mediums ranged from texture/3D collages, tissue paper, sand and tempera paints. Techniques used included prints made with fly swatters, string and golf balls, as well as brush painting done  Read More

VGCC Students Attend Computer Security Conference

Four students in computer curriculum programs at Vance-Granville Community College attended the fourth annual information security conference organized by the Raleigh Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), on Oct.16 in Raleigh. Brad Hoelscher, president of the chapter, invited VGCC students John DeRosa of Louisburg, an Information Systems Security graduate and current Web Technologies  Read More

VGCC Criminal Justice students collect Bears for Kids in Need

Criminal Justice Technology students at Vance-Granville Community College recently completed a service project to help children caught up in difficult situations. Students donated a total of 275 teddy bears to the sheriff’s departments in the four counties served by VGCC — Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren — and to the Henderson Police Department and the  Read More

VGCC offers Italy trip during Anniversary year

Vance-Granville Community College officials are preparing to celebrate the college’s fortieth anniversary during 2009, and they have already announced one unique activity. For the first time, VGCC’s Endowment Fund will sponsor a “study abroad for the community,” in the form of a trip to Italy scheduled for Oct. 17-26, 2009. The trip is open to  Read More

New VGCC Ambassadors Announced

Vance-Granville Community College has selected a diverse group of eleven outstanding students to serve as ambassadors during the 2008-2009 school year. Ambassadors represent the college at special campus and community functions, among other duties. The new ambassadors include: Karon Harris of Butner (an Associate Degree Nursing student); Tiffiny Lynn Bentley of Henderson (Associate Degree Nursing);  Read More

VGCC Makes Big Impression at Statewide Conference

Vance-Granville Community College was one of several schools invited to showcase the skills of its Culinary Technology students by preparing hors d’oeuvres for the 2008 North Carolina Community College System Conference , which was held Oct. 12-14 at the new Raleigh Convention Center. More than 2,500 instructors and staff members from all of the state’s  Read More

Southern Culture Students Hold Presidential Debate

Students in Mrs. Frankie Frink’s Southern Culture class at South campus held their own presidential debate the week before the presidential election. Students had to ask questions of their opponents that were important to southern voters and then be prepared to offer rebuttals. Students were particularly concerned with the economy and jobs in North Carolina.  Read More

VGCC Day Care Center Treats Students to Halloween Carnival

VGCC’s Day Care Center celebrated its annual Halloween Carnival on Oct. 31. Many children, ranging in age from one to five years old, were in costume and could be mistaken for fairy princesses, pirates or super-heroes. They were able to enjoy various games, including mini-golf and “Pin the Tail on the Black Cat,” in addition  Read More