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VGCC Culinary students and faculty play multiple roles at Hot Sauce Contest

The eighth annual North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest , held Sept. 13 in downtown Oxford, again featured the Culinary Arts department from Vance-Granville Community College. Not only did students from the program serve up their own spicy treats to festival attendees, but students and faculty members also formed the entire team of judges for the  Read More

J.F. Webb star Tyrek Beverly joins VGCC basketball team

Tyrek Beverly of Oxford, a 2014 graduate of J.F. Webb High School, recently signed a letter of intent to join the men’s basketball team at Vance-Granville Community College. Beverly is pictured above (seated, right), signing his letter with his mother, Temeka Marable of Oxford, at his side. Standing in back is VGCC Vanguards head coach  Read More

VGCC welcomes new trustee, gets update on plans for new building

Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees welcomed Barbara Cates Harris of Oxford as its newest member and received an update on plans for its newest building on Monday, Sept. 15.   District Court Judge Daniel F. Finch of Oxford, the chief district court judge for the Ninth Judicial District, swore Harris into office. She was  Read More

VGCC to offer free High School Equivalency practice tests for limited time

Vance-Granville Community College will provide High School Equivalency practice tests at no cost to any local adult on weekdays between Sept. 22 and Oct. 3, 2014, as part of the national GED Testing Service’s “See for Free” program.   Students may take the “GED Ready” practice tests at either VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County;  Read More

VGCC names head of new Mechatronics program

Keith Shearon of Youngsville has been named to lead the new Mechatronics Engineering Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College. Shearon brings decades of industry experience in manufacturing and electronics to the program and his students.   Shearon begins teaching the first two courses offered as part of the two-year Mechatronics degree, “Circuit Analysis” and “Introduction  Read More

VGCC schedules EMT-Basic training at Warren Campus

Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic course, starting Tuesday, Sept. 23, and continuing through Feb. 11, 2015, at the college’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton.   This course represents the first phase of training in the EMT career field. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday each week, plus some additional meetings  Read More

VGCC names new head of Bioprocess Technology program

Vance-Granville Community College recently named Dr. Tara Rutledge Hamilton as the new head of the college’s Bioprocess Technology program. Hamilton, who lives in Raleigh, has been a member of the VGCC faculty since 2010 and has taught Bioprocess, Biology and Chemistry courses as well as the BioWork training program.   Hamilton earned her undergraduate degree  Read More

VGCC announces Small Business Summit and Expo; Entrepreneur to Keynote

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is planning a Small Business Summit and Expo, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce . The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, from 11:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main  Read More

VGCC Library recognizes student artist

Vance-Granville Community College recently recognized a student for his artwork celebrating the college’s library.   The VGCC Library Services Subcommittee, which includes faculty and staff members from across the college, honored Wiley Davis of Henderson, whose original artwork was selected as the winner of the subcommittee’s 2014 National Library Week poster contest. The subcommittee sponsored  Read More

VGCC names new Women’s Volleyball Coach

Christopher Young of Youngsville has been named the head coach for the women’s volleyball team at Vance-Granville Community College.   A native of Croswell, Michigan, Young (pictured above) attended Croswell-Lexington High School, where he played golf, baseball, ice hockey, and track and field at the varsity level. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education  Read More