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VGCC presents free seminar to help small businesses “hit the ground running”

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a free seminar, entitled “Hit the Ground Running in 2017,” on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at CenturyLink in Wake Forest. Mike McConchie of Creedmoor will serve as the instructor. The owner of M&M Consultants, Inc., McConchie is a Certified Business  Read More

SGA leaders take office at VGCC

Vance-Granville Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) has installed a group of officers to serve during the 2016-2017 year. Elected officers include President Colton Hayes of Epsom, a student in the College Transfer program through Franklin County Early College High School; Vice President Jeronee Blackwell of Henderson, a College Transfer/Vance County Early College High School  Read More

VGCC holds College Day for students continuing their higher education

Vance-Granville Community College hosted admissions officers from four-year colleges and universities on Dec. 8 on VGCC’s Main Campus. The event was VGCC’s annual “College Day,” which allows students to obtain important information about transfer requirements, financial aid and scholarships that can help them take the next steps in their educational journeys. The VGCC Student Learning  Read More

Guided Painting class starts Jan. 19 at VGCC Franklin Campus

Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus will offer a new art class, called “Guided Painting,” on Thursday afternoons from 1–4 p.m., Jan. 19 through April 27. This class will be taught by Theresa Brown of Franklinton, a professional artist and art teacher whose work has been featured in “Our State” magazine, and who has over  Read More

VGCC Health Sciences students connect with employers

Vance-Granville Community College held its second annual Health Sciences Career Fair in December at the college’s South Campus in Granville County. The event was organized by the VGCC Career Services department and Health Sciences division to help students in health-related programs to meet potential employers and explore career options. Participating health care facilities included Granville  Read More

Teachers gain new skills through robotics training at VGCC

Vance-Granville Community College and the (AMSTA) recently partnered to hold a five-part “Rover-Bot” Workshop for area teachers. The series was held on Thursday evenings in October and November in the electronics lab at VGCC’s South Campus, where the Electronics Engineering Technology program is based. In the workshop, VGCC Engineering Technologies program head Wesley Williams taught  Read More

First official VGCC Cheerleading squad debuts

Vance-Granville Community College now has an official student Cheerleading squad. The new “Vanguard Spirit” cheerleaders made their debut at the first VGCC Vanguards men’s basketball game of the 2016-17 season, on Nov. 7. The group, an outgrowth of the “Vanguard Spirit” Pep Squad that performed at VGCC basketball games in 2015 and 2016, is coached  Read More

Event planning, catering to be discussed at free VGCC small business seminars

The Warren County Campus of Vance-Granville Community College will soon host a pair of free Small Business Center seminars. “Event Planning for Small Businesses & Non-profit Organizations” will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, from 1 until 4 p.m. “Taste of Opportunity: How to Start a Catering or Food Business” will follow on that  Read More

VGCC offers seminar on starting a new business in the New Year

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a free seminar for local residents whose New Year’s resolutions include starting a small business. “So You Think You Want to Start a Business” is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, from 6 until 9 p.m., in room 7109 (Building 7) on the college’s Main Campus  Read More

VGCC Business Administration program ranked among nation’s 25 best values

The Business Administration program at Vance-Granville Community College recently received recognition as one of the top 25 best values in its field across the United States. VGCC came in at number 22 on the list of the nation’s most affordable online business administration associate degrees published by Texas-based . The organization, which also recently recognized  Read More