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VGCC Vanguards 2-2 to start basketball season

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team won their first two games of the 2015-16 season before dropping the next two to nationally-ranked opponents. VGCC kicked off the regular season with a 67-57 victory over conference rival Wake Tech Community College on Nov. 6 on the Vanguards’ home court, Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson.  Read More

VGCC Bioprocess Graduates: Where are they now?

The Bioprocess Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College is celebrating ten years of preparing students for careers in the growing biotech manufacturing industry. Planning for this Associate in Applied Science degree program began in 2005, with the first Bioprocess courses starting in January 2006. The program is based in a state-of-the-art lab on the college’s  Read More

VGCC History Club partners with area historian on oral history project

Students in the History Club at Vance-Granville Community College are working on a unique project that will bring local history to life and preserve it for future generations. Billy Yeargin, a historian who has taught for VGCC in the past and is now a professor of Southern culture at Duke University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute,  Read More

VGCC adds more online courses to VOLT; scholarships available

The new “Vanguard Online Learning through Technology” (VOLT) initiative at Vance-Granville Community College continues to grow, with additional courses set to begin in January. VOLT courses are for adult learners who need an online-only educational experience. The college launched VOLT in August and offered 12 course sections in a variety of subjects. When the spring  Read More

Eaton-Johnson Middle School, VGCC continue Partnership

Vance-Granville Community College and Eaton-Johnson Middle School in Henderson are continuing to build upon a tradition of collaboration to help prepare young students for higher education. The partnership between EJMS and VGCC is a special passion for the middle school’s lead counselor, Dr. Priscilla Chavis-Lockley. She earned two degrees at Vance-Granville — early childhood education  Read More

VGCC registers 350 potential lifesavers

A recent Vance-Granville Community College service project added some 350 people to the registry of potential bone marrow donors. In partnership with the Project Life Movement and the “Save the Fox” campaign, the college held events on each of its four campuses during the week of Oct. 26-29. Students, faculty, staff and community members signed  Read More

VGCC’s Reese and Edwards receive volleyball honors

Two members of the Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball team were recently recognized by coaches in National Junior College Athletic Association Region X, as the Vanguards finished the winningest season in program history and scored two number-one statistical rankings in Division III. Kara Reese of Henderson (pictured above, left) was named to the All-Region X  Read More

Maria Parham Guild Gift Gallery endows VGCC scholarship in memory of local doctor

Volunteers from the Guild Gift Gallery at Maria Parham Medical Center recently presented a gift of $25,000 to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund that will create a new scholarship in memory of a Henderson physician, Dr. J. Franklin Mills, who passed away unexpectedly in July at the age of 61. That brings the total  Read More

Students graduate from VGCC Afternoon Tea class as original “Tea Lady” retires

Vance-Granville Community College recently celebrated the graduation of students from the fourteenth edition of a class called “Let’s Have an Afternoon Tea,” while also celebrating the woman who created the unique class. The class held its final meeting and graduation ceremony in October with an afternoon tea party planned and carried out by the students  Read More

VGCC to hold Personal Enrichment Open House

The Continuing Education division at Vance-Granville Community College is inviting the public to an Open House to showcase the work of students in Personal Enrichment classes. The event is set for Monday, Nov. 30, from 5 until 7 p.m. in Building 5 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. In room 5230, work by  Read More