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Peace Retires from VGCC

Ernestine J. Peace of Henderson recently retired after 32 years of service to Vance-Granville Community College. Her colleagues held a retirement celebration for her on Nov. 25 at the VGCC Civic Center. Peace started working at VGCC in the fall of 1976, on the very day that the new VGCC campus (today called Main Campus)  Read More

VGCC to host Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Gospel Celebration on Jan. 15

Vance-Granville Community College’s Civic Center will once again be filled with the harmonious voices of area choirs in a program that honors the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The gospel celebration will be held in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Among  Read More

VGCC Vanguards go 2-1 in road series

The Vance-Granville Community College men’s basketball team recently completed a three-game road trip in which the Vanguards faced three conference rivals. On Jan. 3, the VGCC Vanguards defeated the Wilkes Community College Cougars by a score of 102-90. VGCC head coach Avery Wilson praised the team’s well-balanced scoring effort, which saw six of his players  Read More

Longtime VGCC Dean Leo Kelly Retires

A retirement reception was held on Nov. 21 in honor of Leo Kelly, Jr. of Henderson to recognize his 37 years of service to Vance-Granville Community College. A veteran VGCC employee who worked under all of the college’s presidents, Kelly most recently served as Dean of Adult Basic Education (overseeing GED and Adult High School  Read More

Seniors Learn about Computers at VGCC Warren Campus

Twelve Seniors from the Warren County Senior Center are finishing a “Beginners’ Guide to Computers and the Internet” class through the Warren County Campus of Vance-Granville Community College. The classes, which are held on Mondays, taught the Seniors the basic operations of the computer and internet surfing. The ages of the Seniors ranged from 63  Read More

VGCC to host Cultural Program for Hispanic Population

An upcoming event at Vance-Granville Community College aims to showcase local talent while encouraging higher education and cultural diversity. The event, called “Colors,” will be held in the Civic Center on VGCC’s main campus in Vance County on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The focus of the event is promoting greater  Read More

Children endow VGCC Scholarship in memory of Mother

The children of a remarkable Vance County woman are endowing a scholarship in her memory at Vance-Granville Community College. Ella Glover Rowell passed away in May 2008 at the age of 94. She worked as a dietitian at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson for 33 years, and then, as her daughter Ruth R. Moore  Read More

VGCC Vanguards go into break in good shape; will play 6 home games in January

Heading into a holiday break, the Vance-Granville Community College men’s basketball team has compiled a 7-3 record so far in the college’s first season as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The VGCC Vanguards are 2-1 in their conference, Region 10 of NJCAA Division II. VGCC’s wins include victories over Johnston  Read More

Popular Computer Classes Begin Soon at VGCC

For those who found computers or other high-tech gadgets under the tree, or for anyone who wants to hone their computer skills, Vance-Granville Community College will offer several of its popular computer-related classes in January on the college’s main campus in Vance County. The “Beginner’s Guide to Computers & Internet” course is the perfect first  Read More

VGCC offers Seminar on Giving Presentations

Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a free seminar, entitled “Elevate Your Presentation Skills,” in January. The seminar will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14 in room 7107 of Building 7 on the college’s main campus in Vance County. This seminar is designed for anyone who has  Read More