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VGCC welcomes new trustee, celebrates staff-faculty scholarship drive

Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees brought on board a new member at its bi-monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, and received the results of the latest faculty and staff drive to benefit the VGCC Endowment Fund.   Dwight M. Frazier of Henderson, chief executive officer of Carolina Country Snacks, Inc., and Country Snacks Manufacturing,  Read More

VGCC President to receive Award for Leadership from NCSU

Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of Vance-Granville Community College, has been named the 2014 recipient of the I. E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award, which is presented by the College of Education at N.C. State University .   “This award honors community college presidents who are alumni of N.C. State for demonstrating exceptional abilities to lead,  Read More

Merck representatives talk about careers with VGCC students

A trio of professionals associated with the global pharmaceutical giant Merck recently served as guest speakers at Vance-Granville Community College. Students from the college’s Bioprocess Technology and Pharmacy Technology programs heard from (pictured above, standing, from left) Michael Barlow from GCA, a Merck contractor; Danny Toole, PSF learning specialist for Merck; and Lucas Montanez, manager  Read More

Vance-Granville Community Band to present free Holiday Concert on Dec. 9

The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its seventh annual Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 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 featuring a variety of holiday favorites, including “Cantique de Noel” (“O  Read More

PLC course at VGCC draws interest of local industries

Employees of numerous local companies recently completed a Vance-Granville Community College course that offered instruction in Programmable Logic Controllers.   The 96-hour course, “Introduction to PLC’s,” was held at VGCC’s Main Campus from August through November. A Programmable Logic Controller is a type of computer used for automation of electromechanical processes, such as directing machinery  Read More

Veterans attend Job Fair at VGCC

The Civic Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus in Vance County hosted the “Employ-A-Veteran” Career Fair on Nov. 7. The eighth annual event, organized by the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions in partnership with VGCC, the Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board, Global Management Systems Inc., local veterans’ organizations and local employers, was designed to help  Read More

VGCC adding Cosmetology evening classes at Franklin Campus

During the spring 2015 semester, Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus will offer Cosmetology courses during the evening. The evening program is returning after an absence of several years. The Franklin Campus , located on N.C. 56 just outside Louisburg, will join the South Campus in Granville County as the two VGCC locations offering Cosmetology  Read More

VGCC Ambassadors announced

Vance-Granville Community College has selected 13 outstanding students to serve as ambassadors during the 2014-2015 school year. Ambassadors represent the college at special campus and community functions, among other duties.    This year’s ambassadors include Dianna DeWeese of Creedmoor ( Accounting and Business Administration ); Sherly Gerardo of Henderson ( College Transfer /Vance County Early  Read More

VGCC Student Government Officers Elected

Vance-Granville Community College’s Student Government Association has elected a slate of officers to serve during the 2014-2015 year. They include President Theresa Chiplis of Norlina, a student in the Global Logistics Technology program; Vice President Joseph Richardson of Henderson, a College Transfer student; Secretary Imani Burwell of Kittrell, a Franklin County Early College High School  Read More

‘A heart bigger than Texas’ (The Daily Dispatch, October 21, 2014)

By David Irvine The Daily Dispatch, Henderson, NC www.HendersonDispatch.com October 21, 2014   Lelia Brigham had her funeral all planned out — down to the music.   But then she had a realization.   Brigham has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, John Price said. She worked with David Grissom, a retired United Methodist minister, to  Read More