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VGCC Warren Campus offers Excel course

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a course at its Warren County Campus that helps users of the popular Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software program take their skills to the next level. The “Advanced Excel 2007” course will meet Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m., starting Monday, Nov. 22 and continuing through Tuesday, Dec.  Read More

Inspirational VGCC Instructor fights Illiteracy

A unique Vance-Granville Community College program helps adults who are new to reading or who are struggling to learn to read, and students in the program have a unique instructor, Oxford resident Wayne McGohan. At the college’s main campus in Vance County, McGohan teaches these “new readers” classes, in which each student has an individual  Read More

VGCC Career Center holds open house

The Career Center at Vance-Granville Community College held its first-ever open house on Oct. 14 to inform all students, faculty and staff about the free resources that the center makes available. The Career Center , located in Building 8 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County, serves alumni in addition to current students, and  Read More

VGCC’s McCall retires after almost 30 years

Shelia H. McCall of Henderson recently retired as Lead Accounting Technician for Vance-Granville Community College. Members of McCall’s family joined her at a retirement celebration organized by her colleagues on Sept. 29 at the college’s main campus. “We want to thank Shelia for all of her hard work, her terrific attitude and her friendship,” said  Read More

Gourmet bakers demonstrate skills for VGCC Culinary students

The Culinary Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College recently welcomed professional bakers as special guests to demonstrate techniques for the students. Carrie Nickerson and David Menestres, head bakers for the highly regarded Raleigh-based custom bakery, “Just Crumb,” joined students on Oct. 8 at the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, where the Culinary program is  Read More

VGCC Community Band and Little Big Band perform at Louisburg College

The Vance-Granville Community Band presented its first fall concert, also called “Autumn Colors,” on Oct. 11 in the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center at Louisburg College. The concert marked the group’s first performance in Franklin County, and its first outside Vance County. Directed by VGCC music instructor Michael Stephenson, the Community Band performed “Block  Read More

Educator’s children endow VGCC Scholarship in her honor

The two children of Anne Cooke Finch of Wake Forest recently presented contributions to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund that will create a new scholarship in honor of their mother. Finch is a longtime teacher assistant in the Wake County Public School System, primarily working with children with disabilities. She worked for many years  Read More

EXPO 2010 celebrates 20 Years of Supporting Local Businesses

Approximately 600 area residents visited EXPO 2010, the annual business exposition for Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties, which was held Oct. 12 in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center . As in years past, EXPO was organized by the VGCC Small Business Center, Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce, Granville County Chamber of Commerce, Greater  Read More

Autumn Arts Winners Named

Entries in Autumn Arts 2010, the 35th annual juried art show sponsored by Vance-Granville Community College and the Kerr Lake Art Society, have been judged and are on display at Vance-Granville. The public is invited to view the artwork on the second floor of Building 7 on the college’s main campus in Vance County through  Read More

VGCC announces Basketball Schedule

The Vance-Granville Community College men’s basketball team is scheduled to play 23 games, including 11 home games, in the college’s third season as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). VGCC will open the regular season on the road, at Davidson County Community College in Lexington on Nov. 6. Next, the Vanguards  Read More