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VGCC graduate returns to discuss high-tech research

A Vance-Granville Community College graduate returned to his alma mater on Nov. 23 to talk with students who now sit where he once did, and to update them on the exciting scientific research in which he has participated.   Kevan E. Julye, a former Henderson resident and Northern Vance High School graduate, was a Dean’s  Read More

WIA students at VGCC pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Student participants in the Workforce Investment Act program at Vance-Granville Community College recently packed shoe boxes with hygiene products, small toys, school supplies, books and other useful items for underprivileged children in Haiti, as part of the Operation Christmas Child Project. Students at VGCC’s Main Campus packed seven boxes, with students at the Franklin County  Read More

Greek tragedy to be presented by VGCC Drama students

Vance-Granville Community College drama students will present a production of the classic Greek tragedy, “Antigone,” December 1-4. The play was written around 442 BC by the ancient playwright Sophocles. The title character is a young woman who defies her uncle, the king, for the sake of her dead brother and what she believes to be  Read More

Guest speaker talks about promoting Sustainability at VGCC

An expert from the National Wildlife Federation who helps educational institutions go “green” visited Vance-Granville Community College on Nov. 17 to talk with faculty, staff and students. Carly Queen, Southeast regional campus field coordinator for the NWF Campus Ecology program, was the special guest in the final installment of a series of three “lunch and  Read More

VGCC students help needy families at the holidays

Students in the Christian’s Fellowship Organization at Vance-Granville Community College recently completed a service project to benefit local families in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The club “adopted” two families in Vance County by providing them each with Thanksgiving dinner and children’s toys for Christmas presents.   Pictured above, from left, Christian’s Fellowship  Read More

VGCC Board Welcomes New Members, Accepts Donations from Faculty and Staff

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees held its regular bimonthly meeting on Monday, November 21 at the college’s Henderson campus.   At that meeting, Ninth District Court Judge Henry Banks administered the oath of office to a new trustee, Danny W. Wright of Henderson. Wright, a former Vance County commissioner who owns a public  Read More

VGCC students recognized at state Phi Beta Lambda conference

Members of the Vance-Granville Community College “Chi Beta Chi” chapter of the Phi Beta Lambda business student organization attended the state PBL Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro, on November 11-12. The VGCC chapter brought home several recognitions and awards.   VGCC Business Administration instructor and chapter advisor LaTonya Steele accompanied the student members in  Read More

VGCC announces new options for High School students to take college courses

Vance-Granville Community College is preparing to offer new options for area high school students to get college credits, tuition-free, as part of a new statewide program. The “ Career & College Promise ” program comes into effect Jan. 1, 2012. This new umbrella program consolidates and replaces the various high school-college partnership programs that previously  Read More

VGCC basketball team 0-3 in early games

The young Vance-Granville Community College men’s basketball season has not yet produced a victory.   On Nov. 5, the team’s first game of the regular season, and the first for new VGCC head coach Tim James, was a nail-biter. VGCC lost at home to the Mt. Zion Christian Academy “Post-Grad” team (players enrolled in the  Read More

VGCC Staff member honored by Educational Office Professionals

Mary H. McMannen of Oxford, an Accounting Technician in the Business Office at Vance-Granville Community College, was recently honored by her peers in education. On Oct. 28, McMannen received the Lula M. Burrell Educational Office Professional of the Year award from the North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals District 10. The district includes Granville,  Read More