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Granville Early College High School visits VGCC South Campus

Granville Early College High School students, faculty, staff and principal Chris Ham visited Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus, located between Butner and Creedmoor, on Oct. 21. The purpose of their visit was to tour South Campus , meet the VGCC faculty and staff and learn more about expectations of college students and programs offered at  Read More

VGCC Seminar focuses on history of epidemic disease in South

With the nation battling influenza this fall, Vance-Granville Community College history instructor Joshua McKaughan presented a seminar to provide a historical perspective on how epidemic diseases have affected the South in the past. McKaughan’s presentation, held in the VGCC Civic Center on Oct. 21, was the second part of a three-part series of seminars on  Read More

Wheeler Retires after 17 years at VGCC Franklin Campus

Mae W. Wheeler of Franklinton recently retired as the Administrative Assistant for Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus. Wheeler’s colleagues held a retirement celebration for her on Oct. 23. Under various titles, Wheeler (pictured above, right) has been the administrative assistant for the dean of Franklin Campus, Bobbie Jo May (pictured above, left), since August  Read More

VGCC class at Library helps Job Seekers brush up on Computer Skills

Area residents who are newly unemployed or who are looking to join the workforce can quickly get help with their computer skills, thanks to a partnership between Vance-Granville Community College and the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library. A course entitled “Introduction to Computer Skills for Job Seekers” will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons  Read More

Visitors to VGCC Day Care Center talk about safety

Vance-Granville Community College’s Day Care Center, located on the college’s main campus in Vance County, received special guests during the week of Oct. 5, as the children studied safety and fire prevention. One morning, Tim Twisdale of the Watkins Volunteer Fire Department visited with a fire truck. The other visitors included Lt. Irvin Robinson of  Read More

VGCC Names First Music Scholarship Recipients

Four Vance-Granville Community College students recently became the first recipients of VGCC Music Performance Scholarships. They include Mike Allen of Henderson; Darius (D.J.) Betts and William Crews, both of Oxford; and Nicholas Horvath of Creedmoor. All are students in VGCC’s College Transfer program. Allen plays bass; Betts, keyboard instruments; Crews, the guitar; and Horvath, drums.  Read More

VGCC Warren Campus offers arts & crafts course

Area residents can get ready for the holidays by learning new skills in a Vance-Granville Community College “Floral Design/Arts & Crafts” course. Classes will be held in room W214 at VGCC’s Warren County Campus on Tuesday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 10 through Dec. 15. The Warren Campus is located at 210  Read More

VGCC Culinary student already gaining experience

When Whitney Ray of Stem graduates from Vance-Granville Community College’s Culinary Technology program one day, she will already have under her belt the experience of running the kitchen at a summer camp for children. Earlier this year, Chef Ross Ragonese, who heads the VGCC Culinary program, nominated Ray for consideration for a summer job. Ragonese  Read More

VGCC Seminar focuses on Success in tough economy

Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a free seminar in November that can help local business owners find success in an economic downturn. The seminar, entitled “Business Success in Tough Times,” will be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday, Nov. 19 in room 7107 on the college’s main campus in Vance  Read More

VGCC Music Instructor and Keyboardist Present Free Concert

Music for saxophone and keyboard instruments (organ, harpsichord and piano) will be featured in concert on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Henderson at 7:30 p.m. Music by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Calvin Hampton, Thomas Massella and a Broadway review will be performed by Michael Stephenson (saxophone) and Mark  Read More