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VGCC Seminar helps Businesses market on a budget

An upcoming free seminar offered by Vance-Granville Community College will appeal to local small businesses looking for solutions in a difficult economy. The Small Business Center seminar, entitled “Marketing in Tough Times,” will be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Dec. 14 in room 7107 of Building 7 on the college’s main campus  Read More

International focus provides opportunities for VGCC students

In recent years, Vance-Granville Community College has been increasingly focused on preparing students to succeed in the global economy. In March 2010, ensuring that graduates have “global and cultural awareness” was listed as part of six official goals for the college adopted by the VGCC Board of Trustees. In that spirit, as the United States  Read More

VGCC recognizes 12 Graduates of EMT-Paramedic Training

Vance-Granville Community College honored 12 people who completed the college’s year-long Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program on Nov. 9. Graduates included Cynthia Ayscue of Bearpond Volunteer Fire Department; Jennifer Bollinger, Ricky Fortner and Charmin Medlin, all of Franklin County EMS; Pam Aiken, Nicole Davis and Brandon Stewart, all of Granville Health System; Kim Nalevaiko of Townsville  Read More

VGCC Faculty Member’s essay published in book

Work by a Vance-Granville Community College English instructor is included in a newly published book. Instructor Chris Brockman’s essay, entitled “Out of Tune, But Not Out of Mind,” in Looking Out, Seeing In: Brief Personal Essays on Real Life, is part of a new anthology of short personal essays edited and published by Sandra Eisdorfer.  Read More

VGCC Spring Semester Registration starts Nov. 15

The Spring 2011 semester at Vance-Granville Community College begins Wednesday, Jan. 5, but college officials advise students to apply and register for classes as early as possible. New students may apply for admission at any time. The upcoming semester’s course schedule is now available on VGCC’s web site by clicking on “ WebAdvisor ,” then  Read More

VGCC Instructor uses Psychology in self-improvement workshops

Vance-Granville Community College Psychology instructor Peter Metzner presented special free workshops for college students, faculty, staff and members of the community in September and October on the college’s main campus in Vance County. For his fellow faculty and staff members, Metzner conducted “Peoplemap” training, which promotes organizational success by helping employees understand their own, and  Read More

Oxford High School alumni support VGCC scholarship

In conjunction with its recent 50th anniversary reunion, the Oxford High School Class of 1960 made contributions to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund, increasing the size of the scholarship fund the class had established to honor the late educators, Eben G. McSwain and Mary Frances McSwain. Pictured above, Dr. Shirley Tippett Jones of Goldsboro  Read More

VGCC names Music Scholarship Recipients

Vance-Granville Community College recently named four students as the recipients of the college’s Music Performance Scholarships for the 2010-2011 year. They include Joseph Colquitt of Creedmoor; Joseph Hedgepeth and Derek Jones, both of Henderson; and John Laible of Raleigh. Hedgepeth, a J.F. Webb High School graduate, and Jones, who was home-schooled, are students in VGCC’s  Read More

Early College Students learn about Careers in Law at conference

Students from Vance County Early College High School, Granville Early College High School, Warren Early College High School and Franklin County Early College High School participated in a North Carolina Bar Association program on Oct. 22 designed to introduce them to legal careers. The site for the event was the main campus of Vance-Granville Community  Read More

VGCC Radiography students help Ronald McDonald House

Students in the Radiography program at Vance-Granville Community College recently completed a service project to help area families with hospitalized children. The Radiography Class of 2011 started by collecting tabs from soft drink cans for the Ronald McDonald House of Durham , which provides a home for families to stay while their child receives medical  Read More