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VGCC Seminar focuses on “surviving” workplace stress

Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a free seminar, entitled “Survival Tips for Dealing with Stress at Work,” from 9 a.m. until Noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in room 7107 of Building 7 on the college’s main campus in Vance County.   John Formica of Charlotte will lead the seminar, in which he  Read More

Educator devotes summer to seven online VGCC courses

This summer, Pattie M. Mildon became a believer in online education, specifically in classes she took through Vance-Granville Community College.   Ten years ago, Mildon, a southern Granville County resident, had given up a career in teaching, which she refers to as her “calling,” to take care of her ailing father and to work in  Read More

VGCC names new head of Fine Arts and Humanities

Vance-Granville Community College instructor David Wyche has been named head of the college’s Fine Arts/Humanities department. A resident of Henderson, Wyche (pictured above) has taught at VGCC since 2005 and will continue teaching English and humanities courses.   Wyche’s department, part of the VGCC Arts and Sciences division , provides instruction in Spanish, art, music, drama, speech  Read More

36th Annual Autumn Arts show at VGCC seeks entries

Autumn Arts 2011, the 36th annual juried art show sponsored by Vance-Granville Community College and the Kerr Lake Art Society, will be held Oct. 17 through Nov. 4. Autumn Arts will be open for public viewing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, on the second floor  Read More

VGCC Board Hears Plans for Student Learning and Success Center

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees held its regular bimonthly meeting on Monday, September 19 at the college’s main campus in Henderson.   At that meeting, the Board heard a presentation from Interim President Dr. Angela Ballentine and Interim Vice President of Instruction Dr. Rodney Foth regarding the creation of the new VGCC Student  Read More

VGCC faculty help Basic Skills students plan for future education

Students in Basic Skills programs at Vance-Granville Community College recently received additional insight into where their education could take them. As part of enhancing the 12-hour orientation session that each Adult High School or GED student attends, the Basic Skills department partnered with all of VGCC’s Business and Applied Technologies programs, which offer degrees, diplomas  Read More

Nurse Aide Refresher Course offered at VGCC Franklin Campus

Local nurse aides (CNAs) whose certifications have recently expired or want to brush up on their skills before taking the state exams can take advantage of an upcoming course at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus .   The two-week Nurse Aide (CNA) Refresher course is scheduled to be held at the campus near Louisburg,  Read More

VGCC Culinary students get rave reviews at Hot Sauce Contest

The reviews are in, and the Vance-Granville Community College Culinary Arts program was a hit at the fifth annual North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest, a festival held in downtown Oxford on Sept. 10.   For the second consecutive year, students participated in the event. This year, they prepared and served Buffalo Chicken Sliders and Pulled  Read More

VGCC Names Nine to Summer Dean’s List

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that nine students earned Dean’s List honors for the summer semester that ended in August. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student had to maintain a 3.5 grade-point average and have no grade lower than “B” while carrying at least 12 semester hours. Summer Dean’s List honorees are listed  Read More

VGCC names dean to lead new Student Learning and Success Center

As part of a national focus on making sure college students succeed, Vance-Granville Community College is creating a new division, the Student Learning and Success Center, which will focus on helping students reach their educational, personal and career goals. Jennifer M. Johnson of Henderson (pictured above) has been appointed to lead the center in the  Read More