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VGCC spotlights local craft artists at Farmers Market

Students from the Vance-Granville Community College NC REAL Professional Craft Artists Entrepreneurship program will be among the two dozen vendors participating in the Vance County Regional Farmers Market “Handcrafted Holiday Market,” to be held Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The holiday market will offer hands-on experience to those students who recently  Read More

Students shine at VGCC Fine Arts Day

Vance-Granville Community College’s first-ever “Fine Arts Day” celebration on Oct. 14 featured a wide range of examples of creativity and talent by both students and professionals. Raleigh-based professional visual artist Eric McRay was the special guest and keynote presenter for Fine Arts Day. He kicked off the day’s activities with a master painting demonstration and  Read More

New VGCC Job Driven Initiative staff connect area residents with training

Two professional staff members are now in place at Vance-Granville Community College to help area residents obtain education and training through a special grant. The college, in partnership with the Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board, received a $147,000 “NCWorks Job Driven Initiative” (JDI) grant in 2014, made possible by federal funds awarded to the North Carolina  Read More

VGCC opens Spring Registration, offers Orientation Sessions online and in-person

Registration for classes and orientation sessions for new students have begun for the Spring 2016 semester at Vance-Granville Community College, which starts Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Attending an orientation session is required for all new students who wish to enroll in any of the college’s curriculum programs, and for students who are returning to VGCC  Read More

VGCC Male Mentees Visit Washington, D.C.

Nine students involved in the Male Mentoring program at Vance-Granville Community College visited Washington, D.C., in September for an exciting educational tour of our nation’s capital. This event was part of the Historical Cultural Bus Tour that is sponsored by the Raleigh/Wake Martin Luther King Committee. The VGCC group’s trip was made possible by funding  Read More

VGCC announces 2015-16 Vanguards Basketball schedule

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team is scheduled to play at least 30 games during the 2015-2016 season, including 12 home games. This is the program’s third season under the leadership of head coach Michael Woody. The Vanguards compete in Region X of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II, which  Read More

VGCC wins women’s volleyball doubleheader as sophomores honored

The Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball team expressed appreciation to its sophomore student-athletes on Saturday, Oct. 10, before their final match on the Vanguards’ home court, Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson. VGCC Coach Christopher Young presented certificates to recognize Avery Allen and Kara Reese, both of Henderson, Caitlyn Robins of Creedmoor and Rachel Thomas of  Read More

Simulator equipment enhances VGCC Heavy Equipment program

One of the newest programs at Vance-Granville Community College recently received high-tech equipment thanks to grant funding from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The Heavy Equipment Operator training program, based at the college’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton, now has three computerized training simulators manufactured by John Deere. Each simulator allows students to virtually  Read More

VGCC Drama students present Shakespeare spoof

Theatre lovers will soon be able to enjoy all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays in one evening — sort of — at Vance-Granville Community College. Drama students will present “The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)” on VGCC’s Main Campus in Henderson, Nov. 5-8. Performances begin on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov.  Read More

New Department Chairs named at VGCC

Two Vance-Granville Community College faculty members were promoted to lead instructional departments recently. Greg Nash of Durham, formerly a Business Administration instructor, assumed the role of Department Chair for Adult Basic Skills, while J. Keith Shearon of Youngsville has taken on the additional role of Department Chair for Applied Technologies while continuing to serve as  Read More