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VGCC Vanguards win two, lose two in December

Heading into a lengthy holiday break, the Vance-Granville Community College men’s basketball team has a record of 4-7 thus far in VGCC’s second season as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Vanguards have a 3-3 record in their conference (Region 10, Division II). On Dec. 2, VGCC played Wake Technical  Read More

VGCC plans France trip in 2010

On the heels of a successful trip to Italy sponsored by Vance-Granville Community College’s Endowment Fund in 2009 — the college’s first “study abroad for the community” — plans have now been made for a similar educational trip to France in 2010. The tour, scheduled for October 7 – 15, 2010, is open to adults  Read More

VGCC Culinary Students vie to build the best Gingerbread House

It was a feast for the eyes when the Culinary Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College held its first Gingerbread House competition on Dec. 10. Culinary students formed two-person teams to create the unique houses, which employed a variety of holiday themes and images. VGCC’s two-year Culinary Technology degree program, based at the Masonic Home  Read More

VGCC announces delayed opening on Jan. 4

Vance-Granville Community College will open for business on a delayed schedule on Monday, January 4, 2010. The college will open on Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. due to a meeting of faculty and staff being held from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. on that day. January 4 is the first day of 2010 that VGCC  Read More

VGCC SNCAE chapter elects leaders

The Vance-Granville Community College chapter of the Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) recently elected officers for the 2009-10 year. They include (pictured, from left) parliamentarian Tina Noblin of Bullock, assistant treasurer LeEtta Nyquist of Henderson, assistant secretary Sandra Hargrove of Norlina, vice president Patricia Edwards of Franklin County, treasurer/alternate Student Government Association senator  Read More

Franklinton High School Students visit VGCC Culinary program

Students who are learning basic kitchen skills at Franklinton High School learned about how they might continue their education when they visited Vance-Granville Community College’s Culinary Technology program on Dec. 4. VGCC’s two-year degree program, based at the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, prepares students for entry-level professional positions in restaurants, hotels, catering operations,  Read More

VGCC receives $50,000 Golden LEAF grant

Vance-Granville Community College recently received a $50,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support students in the college’s JobsNOW program. Through community colleges across North Carolina, the statewide JobsNOW “12 in 6” initiative provides training that can be completed in six months or less in a dozen high-demand occupations. At VGCC, students can choose  Read More

VGCC Vanguards 2-5 after one month of play

After starting 0-3, the Vance-Granville Community College men’s basketball team improved its record to 2-5 as the first month of the regular season came to a close. This is the college’s second season as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Vanguards lost to Central Carolina Community College for the second  Read More

VGCC Celebrates Radiography program

The Radiography program at Vance-Granville Community College celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week (Nov. 8-14). National Radiologic Technology Week was created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to highlight the achievements of medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals. Commemorating the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895, the week-long celebration  Read More

VGCC Community Band presents free Holiday Concert

The Vance-Granville Community Band will hold its second annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 13. The program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Civic Center on the college’s main campus in Vance County. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Michael Stephenson, the Vance-Granville Community College music instructor and director  Read More