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Gift from Black High School Alumni to benefit GED students at VGCC

The North Carolina Association of Black High School Alumni recently presented a gift to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to assist students with their GED (General Educational Development) testing fees. The intended beneficiaries are students in the Adult Basic Skills program at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus .   The NCABHSA was established in 2008  Read More

VGCC names Blaine to direct Occupational Extension training

Vance-Granville Community College recently named Jean A. Blaine of Durham as the college’s new Director of Occupational Extension. Blaine (pictured above) has been a member of the VGCC staff since 2007 and most recently served as Director of Prison Programs.   In her new role, Blaine supervises the coordinators for Occupational Healthcare and Prison Programs. The  Read More

VGCC forum brings together middle and high school officials

Vance-Granville Community College recently convened a meeting of administrators and guidance counselors from local schools to learn more about what the college offers, and to discuss how the educational institutions work in partnership. Representatives of public high schools and middle schools, charter schools, private schools and home-schools in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties were  Read More

Mobile apps: the newest frontier in VGCC computer courses

Inside classrooms and computer labs at Vance-Granville Community College, students and instructors are responding to new workforce demands by focusing on the mobile devices that have changed how people access and communicate information around the world.   Along with other North Carolina community colleges, VGCC has updated its computer education curriculum programs, particularly Web Technologies  Read More

VGCC introduces Computer Technology Integration program

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a new, more flexible format for preparing students for information technology careers when the spring 2014 semester begins on Jan. 13. A new program called Computer Technology Integration serves as an umbrella that includes three degree tracks.   Students will choose from the CTI – IT Support track, which will  Read More

VGCC Women’s Volleyball season ends

The Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball team completed its 2013 campaign on Oct. 22 with a double-header on the team’s home court, at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson. The Vanguards hosted the Cougars from Central Carolina Community College.   VGCC got off to a promising start in the first match, winning the first set by  Read More

Newton sworn in as first VGCC Police Chief

Sean G. Newton took the oath of office on Oct. 28 as the first Chief of Police for the new campus police department at Vance-Granville Community College. The ceremonial swearing-in, administered by North Carolina District Court Judge Randolph Baskerville, was held in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County.   Newton, a  Read More

VGCC offers Hand-Stamped Jewelry class

Just in time for the holiday season, Vance-Granville Community College will offer a two-hour class that provides opportunities for crafting unique, personalized gifts. The “Hand-Stamped Jewelry” class is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until noon on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.   During the class, instructor Alison Beal of Wake  Read More

Small Business leaders enjoy informative Summit at VGCC

Representatives of area businesses and community leaders gathered in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center on Oct. 22 for the second annual Small Business Summit, organized by the VGCC Small Business Center in partnership with the Granville County Chamber of Commerce , the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce , the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County  Read More

Comedy “I Hate Hamlet” to be staged by VGCC Drama students

Vance-Granville Community College Drama students will present a production of Paul Rudnick’s comedy, “I Hate Hamlet,” on campus, November 21-24. Performances begin on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. All performances  Read More