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Triangle North Healthcare Foundation completes VGCC Scholarship endowment

The Triangle North Healthcare Foundation recently completed fully endowing a scholarship that supports Vance-Granville Community College students who are preparing for careers in health sciences.   Val Short, the executive director of the foundation, visited the college to present contributions to the VGCC Endowment Fund and celebrate the milestone. "We are proud to be able  Read More

VGCC to host Gospel Celebration on Feb. 12

In honor of Black History Month, Vance-Granville Community College will hold a “Celebration of Gospel” on Thursday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Admission is free and the public is invited.   Among the entertainers and groups set to perform during the program are  Read More

Hut Wester endows VGCC Scholarship in wife’s memory

W. Hutson “Hut” Wester of Henderson recently endowed a new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship in memory of his late wife, Virginia L. Wester. A longtime supporter of the VGCC Endowment Fund, Mr. Wester has previously endowed two Hutson Wester Insurance scholarships at the college. Now retired from Wester Insurance Agency, he also taught continuing education  Read More

VGCC announces $1.6 million bequest from World War II veteran

A highly decorated World War II fighter pilot has bequeathed Vance-Granville Community College $1.6 million.   The gift from Wilbert Allen “Bill” Edwards, who died Oct. 31, 2001, is the second largest in the history of the college, according to an announcement Monday night by VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams.   A resident of Oxford  Read More

VGCC Vanguards defeat Guilford Tech Titans, 86-77

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards snapped a four-game losing streak and achieved their first conference win of the 2014-15 men’s basketball season with a victory over Guilford Technical Community College on Saturday, Jan. 24.   Playing on the Vanguards’ home court, Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson, the teams appeared to be evenly matched in the  Read More

Former Harlem Globetrotter emphasizes importance of education

A Harlem Globetrotter “Legend” visited two campuses of Vance-Granville Community College on Jan. 20, and he brought with him a message: education is the only surefire path to success.   Raleigh native James “Twiggy” Sanders, who played with the Globetrotters from 1974 until 1991, spoke first at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg and later  Read More

Taylor calls audience to serve at VGCC’s Martin Luther King celebration

Vance-Granville Community College held its annual celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 21 in the college’s Civic Center.   The theme of the event was “How can we educate, inspire, and support our community?” based on the mission statement of the college: “Vance-Granville Community College educates, inspires, and supports a  Read More

First class completes Natural Horsemanship program at VGCC

Vance-Granville Community College recently wrapped up its first Horsemanship course, part of a new program based at the college’s   Warren County Campus .   The first three students to complete “Horsemanship I” were Doreen Darnell and Keith Jackson, both of the Shocco community in Warren County, and Devon Tabbert of Manson. As their final  Read More

VGCC Vanguards face busy schedule on the road

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team started the year 2015 with a series of tough conference games on the road.   On Jan. 8, VGCC traveled to Kinston to take on the Lancers of Lenoir Community College. The Vanguards led 47-44 at the half, but the home team pulled away in the second  Read More

Union Bank partners with VGCC to present golf tournament

Union Bank is partnering with the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to present the college’s annual golf tournament in 2015.   “We are so appreciative of Union Bank’s role in the four counties served by our college, and it pleases us that the bank is partnering with us to help our students secure scholarships,” said  Read More