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VGCC students experience Opera

More than a dozen Vance-Granville Community College students recently moved their study of opera from the classroom to one of the state’s finest performing arts facilities. On Oct. 4, VGCC music instructor Michael Stephenson took a group of students, along with a few VGCC faculty and staff members, to Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy  Read More

VGCC Offers Seminar on Managing Computer Files

 Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center will present a free seminar that helps area businesses develop skills for storing and managing their computer files. The seminar, “What You Need to Know to Locate or Store Files on Your Computer,” will be held on Monday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. until noon in room 7100 of  Read More

VGCC Women’s Volleyball team in home stretch of first season

The Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball team has a 2-11 record as its first season nears a conclusion. The Vanguards, coached by Ellis Crews of Oxford, lost four recent matches, each one three sets to none: Surry Community College on Oct. 6, Guilford Technical Community College on Oct. 9 (at home), Brunswick Community College on  Read More

VGCC offers Health Unit Coordinator training program

Area residents interested in starting a new career in health care can pre-register now for Vance-Granville Community College’s upcoming Health Unit Coordinator course. The program is scheduled to be offered on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 16, 2009 through March 24, 2010. Students who successfully complete this course will  Read More

VGCC celebrates North Carolina Literacy Month

September was proclaimed “Literacy Awareness Month” in North Carolina by Gov. Perdue, and Vance-Granville Community College observed the month by emphasizing the importance of reading and writing for Basic Skills students. On Sept. 30, students at the college’s main campus shared with classmates the five-paragraph essays they had written, with titles such as “Look What  Read More

EXPO 2009 Continues Tradition of Boosting Local Businesses

Approximately 800 area residents visited EXPO 2009, the 19th business exposition for Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties, which was held Oct. 13 in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. EXPO is organized by the VGCC Small Business Center , Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce, Granville County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Franklin County Chamber of  Read More

VGCC concludes 40th Anniversary Celebration with Festival

Public events celebrating the 40th anniversary of Vance-Granville Community College came to a festive end on Saturday, Oct. 10 with the “Festival for the 40th” on the college’s main campus. The four-hour event had a little something for everyone: music, food, games and activities for children and information on VGCC history. VGCC President Randy Parker  Read More

VGCC offers free Tax Seminar to help new Small Businesses

Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center will present a free seminar, “Tax Implications for Starting a Business,” on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 6 until 9 p.m. on the college’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg. The seminar is part of a state effort to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start their companies off on the  Read More

VGCC Faculty Member’s Book on Grammar Published

Community college students across the South will be using a new book written by Vance-Granville Community College instructor Wendy J. Frandsen of Durham. Carolina Academic Press, based in Durham, recently published Speaking Southern, Writing English: Essential Grammar Skills, by Frandsen, who heads the English department at VGCC. The same publisher recently released the second edition  Read More

Former VGCC star now playing Division I Basketball

The Vance-Granville Community College men’s basketball program is only entering its second year playing in the National Junior College Athletic Association, but it has already catapulted a player from the junior-college level to facing some of the nation’s top teams in NCAA Division I. Bryan Burrell of Raleigh (pictured above) was a standout at VGCC  Read More