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VGCC Music Instructor and Guitarist perform at bookstore Dec. 11

Vance-Granville Community College music instructor Michael Stephenson will once again bring music into the community, with a performance at the Coffee Hound Bookshop, located at 103 West Nash St. in downtown Louisburg, on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Stephenson, a saxophonist, and Steve Creech, a guitarist, will present traditional Christmas music along with light  Read More

VGCC Community & Economic Development offers a little something for everyone

From computer skills to quilting and everything in between, a variety of Vance-Granville Community College courses are scheduled to be offered in 2010. The spring semester begins Jan. 6 and ends May 11. Throughout the year, the college’s Community and Economic Development division provides opportunities for adults to hone their basic skills, complete a high  Read More

VGCC Students Complete Thanksgiving Food Drive

Criminal Justice Technology students at Vance-Granville Community College recently continued their tradition of giving back to their communities with the annual Criminal Justice Club Thanksgiving food drive for families in need. For the past several years, the food drive has continued to grow. The club fed Thanksgiving meals to nine families in 2006, 11 families  Read More

VGCC Seminar discusses epidemics in literature

The global outbreak of H1N1 influenza is a hot topic in 2009, but English instructors at Vance-Granville Community College recently demonstrated that epidemic disease has been a topic of interest to writers for centuries. Instructors James Powell, Dr. Tanya Olson and Maureen Walters talked about the intersection of epidemics and literature in the VGCC Civic  Read More

JobsNOW training begins at VGCC

With an infusion of federal funds, a state job training program is underway at Vance-Granville Community College. Through community colleges across North Carolina, the 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 from three JobsNOW opportunities, all  Read More

VGCC Day Care Center kids parade as favorite characters

Vance-Granville Community College’s Day Care Center, located on the college’s main campus in Vance County, held a Storybook Character Parade on Nov. 20. The parade was the culmination of a week’s worth of literacy activities on classic children’s tales. The young children walked through the courtyard in costume, waving to the numerous parents and college  Read More

Middle School students produce Biodiesel at VGCC

Henderson Middle School students were recently producing biodiesel fuel on the main campus of Vance-Granville Community College, as part of a partnership that has developed between the college’s Bioprocess Technology program and the Citizen Schools after-school program at the middle school. VGCC’s two-year Bioprocess Technology degree program is designed to prepare individuals to work as  Read More

VGCC Women’s Volleyball team completes first season

After winning just two of its first 14 contests, the Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball team finished on a more positive note, winning two of its last four matches of the regular season. The team ended its first season in the National Junior College Athletic Association with an official record of 4-12. One Vanguard player,  Read More

Registration for Spring Continues Nov. 30 – Dec. 3

The Spring 2010 semester at Vance-Granville Community College begins on Jan. 6, 2010, but college officials advise students to apply and register for classes as early as possible, starting in November. The spring course schedule is now available on VGCC’s web site by clicking on “ Web Advisor ,” then “Prospective Students” and finally “Curriculum  Read More

VGCC group tours Italy

As part of the celebration of Vance-Granville Community College’s 40th anniversary, the college’s Endowment Fund sponsored its first-ever “study abroad for the community,” in the form of a trip to Italy, Oct. 17-26. Citizens from throughout the area served by VGCC joined college officials on the tour, which was entitled “Splendors of Italy.” The group  Read More