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Gift from N.C. Black High School Alumni to benefit HSE 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 help students obtain a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. The donation will help offset the cost of testing fees for students in the Adult Basic Skills program at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus .    Read More

VGCC Seminar Focuses on Starting a Business

Area residents whose goals for the New Year include starting a new business venture will want to mark their 2015 calendars for an upcoming seminar from the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center. The SBC will offer a free seminar, entitled “Ten Steps to Starting a Business,” on Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 6 until 9  Read More

VGCC falls to Louisburg, 100-90, in spirited Vanguard Night contest

A large home crowd cheered on the Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson on Dec. 3, and were treated to an exciting night of basketball action. Although the home team (who came into the contest with a 1-7 record) eventually lost to the undefeated, nationally-ranked Louisburg College Hurricanes by a score  Read More

VGCC Quilting students take seasonal challenge

Participants in the Quilting class on the Main Campus of Vance-Granville Community College recently completed a fun project to create pieces of art that will come in handy during the holiday season. Students and their instructor, Peggy Stocks of Kerr Lake, took part in a “Christmas Tree Skirt Challenge.” They worked on these quilts starting  Read More

Ribbon cut to open Mechatronics Lab at VGCC South Campus

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and open house to celebrate the new Mechatronics lab on Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus , which is located between Creedmoor and Butner. Area residents and community leaders had a chance to take a closer look at the new Mechatronics Engineering Technology program, which  Read More

NC Community Colleges Small Business Center Network Encourages Consumers to “Shop Small”

RALEIGH – With the holiday shopping season around the corner, the North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN) encourages you to #ShopSmall by supporting local small businesses. Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday® has quickly become a nationally recognized day to support your local independent merchants with the power  Read More

Guest speaker offers life lessons to VGCC students

The Male Mentoring Program at Vance-Granville Community College hosted author, entrepreneur, social activist and educator Dr. NKrumah Lewis as a special guest speaker on Nov. 13 on VGCC’s Main Campus. He shared stories from his own life to offer a message of hope to young people, as he does in his autobiography, “Becoming A Butterfly:  Read More

VGCC Volleyball Player named to All-Region team

Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball player Kara Reese of Henderson has been selected to the All-Region First Team by coaches in National Junior College Athletic Association Region X, Division III. She is the first student-athlete in the history of the VGCC volleyball program to be so honored.   VGCC Volleyball Coach Christopher Young and Director  Read More

Grant funds new NCWorks Job-Driven Initiative at VGCC

Vance-Granville Community College, in partnership with the Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board , has received a $147,000 grant, made possible by federal funds awarded to the North Carolina Division of Workforce Solutions . VGCC is one of 12 community colleges across the state that have been selected to provide training services for dislocated workers as part  Read More

VGCC forum brings together middle and high school partners

Administrators and guidance counselors from local schools recently met at Vance-Granville Community College 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 invited to  Read More