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Three VGCC Paralegal program graduates are first to become state-certified

The Paralegal Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College can now boast a 100 percent passing rate on the state certification exam, after three of the program’s first graduates recently became North Carolina Certified Paralegals. Kevin Ward Allen of Franklinton, employed with the Law Office of T. Allen Gardner in Louisburg, Kristy Hope Orr of Henderson,  Read More

North Carolina Central University Teams with Vance-Granville Community College to Launch Eagle Voyage Criminal Justice Program

HENDERSON, N.C. – The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Department of Criminal Justice and Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) signed an agreement today (Dec. 2) launching Eagle Voyage, a new program offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice on the VGCC campus. Representatives of the college and the university held a signing ceremony in  Read More

Former Harlem Globetrotter speaks to Warren Early College students

Harlem Globetrotter Legend James “Twiggy” Sanders spoke to approximately 70 Warren Early College High School students at the Warren County Campus of Vance-Granville Community College on Nov. 12. For Sanders, the speaking engagement marked the final leg of a tour of all four VGCC campuses. He has previously spoken for various events at the other  Read More

VGCC Vanguards lose three, look to bounce back in Vanguard Night rivalry game

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team came up short in three recent games, all by margins of 10 or fewer points. Traveling to Laurinburg to take on the St. Andrews University JV squad on Nov. 16, the Vanguards lost 76-71. Raekwon Hall of Raleigh led VGCC in scoring, putting up 27 points along  Read More

Middle and high schools partner with VGCC to advance student success

Administrators and guidance counselors from local high schools and middle 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 schools in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties were invited to attend the forum, held on Oct. 22  Read More

VGCC Biotech Club elects officers

The Vance-Granville Community College Biotech Club recently elected officers for the 2015-2016 year. They include club president Eliza Hernandez of Louisburg, vice president Melissa Messner of Wilton, secretary Andrew Boyle of Franklinton and treasurer Natasha Durham of Manson. All are students in the VGCC Bioprocess Technology degree program . The purpose of the Biotech Club,  Read More

Vance-Granville Community Band to present free holiday concert on Dec. 3

The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its eighth annual Christmas Concert, entitled “Making Spirits Bright,” on Thursday, Dec. 3, 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-themed favorites, including “All  Read More

Entrepreneurs receive inspiration at VGCC summit in Warrenton

Representatives of area businesses and non-profit organizations gathered at the Warren County Armory Civic Center in Warrenton on Oct. 20 for a Small Business Summit and Expo, organized by the VGCC Small Business Center in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County , the Warren County Economic Development Commission , the North Carolina  Read More

VGCC and Dill Air Controls Products join forces with Apprenticeship program

Vance-Granville Community College and Oxford-based Dill Air Controls Products, LLC, recently signed on to join the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP), in an effort to provide new opportunities for local students and to prepare a skilled workforce. NCTAP offers students a unique start to a professional career and develops them into future industry leaders.  Read More

VGCC Trustees celebrate staff-faculty Endowment drive, OK new budget

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees recently celebrated a 22 percent increase in employee contributions to its annual Endowment Fund drive and adopted a budget of $39 million for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The trustees also welcomed to the board Aleria Perry as the new Student Trustee as members met for their bimonthly meeting  Read More