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VGCC Early Childhood program ranked in top 10 nationwide

The Early Childhood Education program at Vance-Granville Community College recently received recognition as one of the top ten best values in its field across the United States. VGCC came in at number eight on the list of the nation’s most affordable online early childhood degrees published by Texas-based . The organization, which also recently recognized  Read More

VGCC Work-Based Learning program partners with Wake Public Defender’s office

Students in the Criminal Justice Technology and Paralegal Technology programs at Vance-Granville Community College recently heard from a guest speaker, who spoke about his work in the justice system and about opportunities to jump-start their own careers while they are still students. The speaker was Juan C. Bais, chief investigator for the Public Defender’s Office  Read More

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation endows new VGCC Scholarship

The Triangle North Healthcare Foundation recently endowed a new scholarship specifically designed to support Vance-Granville Community College Nursing students who are enrolled in a new program to complete bachelor’s degrees. In awarding the “Triangle North Healthcare Foundation RIBN Academic Achievement Award” scholarship, preference will be given to students in the “ Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses  Read More

VGCC Cosmetology students excel in competition

At this year’s North Carolina State Fair, Cosmetology students from Vance-Granville Community College took home several prizes in the third annual “Fantasy Hair and Makeup” contest sponsored by SkillsUSA. Cosmetology students from high schools and community colleges across the state competed, demonstrating their skill and creativity in that contest, along with another, called “Total Evening  Read More

VGCC trustees approve new Associate Degree in Visual Arts

Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees approved the offering of an Associate in Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts beginning in the fall of 2017 as the trustees met for their bi-monthly meeting on the Main Campus on Nov. 21. The board also welcomed Jennifer P. “Jenny” Hester of Henderson as a newly appointed trustee,  Read More

VGCC recognizes 301 scholarship recipients

Vance-Granville Community College honored 301 students receiving scholarships, as well as the donors and partnering organizations who established those scholarships, at a dinner on Oct. 13 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. This was the inaugural event of its kind at VGCC and allowed many students to meet and have dinner with  Read More

Vance-Granville Community Band to present free holiday concert on Dec. 5

The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform traditional Christmas fare as well as light classical and contemporary favorites during its ninth annual holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at in Henderson. This will be the first time that the Community Band has held a concert at the 1,000-seat venue, which opened earlier this  Read More

VGCC SkillsUSA students donate bottled water to hurricane victims

Criminal Justice Technology students at Vance-Granville Community College recently conducted a bottled water drive through the college chapter of SkillsUSA. The service project was designed to assist fellow North Carolinians who suffered shortages of clean water as a result of Hurricane Matthew. VGCC students worked in partnership with the Henderson Police Department, which was collecting  Read More

VGCC programs receive high national rankings

Three national organizations recently recognized Vance-Granville Community College with high rankings for high-quality, affordable education, offered online or on-campus. The , a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, recently released its national rankings for the 2016-2017 school year. The organization ranked VGCC as having the nation’s 34th Best Pharmacy Technician program as  Read More

VGCC Career & College Promise program offers free classes for high school students

High school students throughout the region can now register for spring semester classes at Vance-Granville Community College offered through the “Career and College Promise” (CCP) program. CCP allows eligible students to pursue a college degree, diploma or certificate while still in high school, without having to pay college tuition. The spring semester begins Jan. 9,  Read More