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VGCC Vanguards complete first month of basketball season

The Vance-Granville Community College men’s basketball team is 0-5 to start the 2013-2014 season (the first under new head coach Michael Woody), getting straight to work on a tough schedule in November.   On Nov. 6, the VGCC Vanguards opened the regular season at home by hosting the Eagles from Wake Technical Community College. The  Read More

VGCC receives Male Mentoring grant

Vance-Granville Community College is one of several North Carolina community colleges that recently received state funding to continue a program geared toward supporting the educational and professional aspirations of male students. VGCC was awarded a competitive grant worth $20,500 from the N.C. Community College System’s Minority Male Mentoring Program (3MP). The college has applied for  Read More

VGCC Board Accepts Donations from Faculty and Staff

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees held its regular bimonthly meeting on Monday, November 18 at the college’s Franklin County Campus .   The evening began with a joint dinner for the VGCC Board of Trustees and the Franklin County Commissioners. Dinner was followed by the regular meeting of the VGCC Board. Plans are  Read More

Vance-Granville Community Band presents free Holiday Concert

The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its sixth annual Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. Admission is free and the public is invited.   The band has prepared a program with an international theme, entitled “Christmas Around  Read More

VGCC celebrates local Native American heritage

Vance-Granville Community College held a “Native American Appreciation Day” in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus on Nov. 18, during the national celebration of Native American Heritage Month.   Students from the Cosmetology programs on the college’s Main Campus, South Campus and Franklin County Campus helped to organize the event, which was supported  Read More

VGCC Ambassadors pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Students who serve as ambassadors at Vance-Granville Community College recently packed shoe boxes with small toys, school supplies, books and other useful items in order to bring some holiday joy to underprivileged children around the world, as part of the Operation Christmas Child Project.   Pictured above, from left, student David Henry of Macon, VGCC  Read More

VGCC Cosmetology Students demonstrate skills in Bridal Competition

Cosmetology students at the Main Campus of Vance-Granville Community College recently competed against one another to design beautiful wedding-day hairstyles for brides. The student stylists expressed their creativity by incorporating makeup and jewelry on their mannequin heads in many cases. Students, faculty and staff members voted for their favorite designs.   Pictured above, from left:  Read More

Two VGCC volleyball players earn honors

Two members of the Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball team were recently awarded 2013 All-Region honorable mentions for National Junior College Athletic Association Region X, Division III.   The honored Vanguards were (pictured above, from left) Brianna Gatson of Bunn (a middle blocker) and Kayla Padgett of Henderson (an outside hitter). Both are students in the  Read More

VGCC names seven to Summer Dean’s List

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that seven 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 new Dean of Students

George A. Henderson was recently named Dean of Students at Vance-Granville Community College. Henderson (pictured above), a resident of Wake Forest, has worked in various capacities for the college since 1998 and most recently served as dean of VGCC’s Warren County Campus .   In his new leadership role, Henderson oversees an array of student  Read More