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VGCC Bioprocess program moving to Franklin Campus

The Vance-Granville Community College Bioprocess Technology degree program will be based at the college’s Franklin County Campus , starting in January 2017. The program has been located at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County since its inception in January 2006. The biotechnology lab on Main Campus will now be used primarily by the new  Read More

VGCC Drama students present modern comedy

Buy Tickets Online Here! Vance-Granville Community College Drama students will soon entertain audiences with an offbeat comedy for the digital age. “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” will be staged on VGCC’s Main Campus in Henderson, Dec. 1-4. Performances begin on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 2, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday,  Read More

Two longtime members retire from VGCC endowment board

John K. Nelms and Julia Ann Taylor, both of Oxford, recently announced their retirement from the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund Board of Directors, effective in December. Nelms has been on the board of directors since 1978. Among his numerous contributions to the Endowment Fund, Nelms created the Mary Ruth Nelms Presidential Scholar Award in  Read More

VGCC joins national apprenticeship consortium

Vance-Granville Community College recently continued its initiative to promote apprenticeships in the region by joining the (RACC). The RACC is composed of employers, labor-management groups and associations that have Registered Apprenticeship programs (known as sponsors), along with two-year and four-year colleges. The consortium, launched in 2014, is a joint effort of the U.S. Department of  Read More

VGCC to offer Enrollment Day on Nov. 17

Vance-Granville Community College will hold “Enrollment Day” on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., at all four of its campuses. During those hours, VGCC counselors and other staff members will be ready to assist anyone who is interested in enrolling at the college for the Spring 2017 semester, which starts Monday, Jan.  Read More

Retired local doctor establishes VGCC Scholarship in memory of his parents

Dr. Richard “Dick” Taylor of Oxford has endowed a new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College in memory of his parents, the late Dr. Rives Williams Taylor, Sr., and Martha “Patty” Lewis Taylor. Both lifelong Granville County residents, Rives Taylor, Sr., died in 1967; Patty Taylor, in 2002. Dr. Richard Taylor, who practiced family medicine in  Read More

VGCC offers online four-week classes over holidays

  Students can “spring forward” before the spring 2017 semester begins at Vance-Granville Community College, thanks to a new four-week course format being offered for the first time. The four-week mini-term starts on Monday, Dec. 19, and ends on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. The courses on this schedule are Principles of Microeconomics ( ECO 251 ),  Read More

VGCC Nursing students participate in community college system conference

Six students from the Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) at Vance-Granville Community College attended the North Carolina Community College System Conference in October to assist with health assessments for participants, who included faculty, staff and administrators from throughout the 58-member college system. The students included Heather Avery of Wake Forest, Rachel Edwards of Louisburg, Deborah Janifer  Read More

VGCC Radiography students collect supplies for Hurricane Matthew victims

Students in the Radiography program at Vance-Granville Community College recently answered a call to help those who were devastated by Hurricane Matthew, collecting a massive amount of supplies for the victims in North and South Carolina. VGCC Radiography clinical coordinator/instructor Stacey Soles arranged a partnership with Black’s Tire & Auto Service, which has 38 locations  Read More

VGCC Medical Assisting students elect leaders

The Vance-Granville Community College Student Association of Medical Assistants (SAMA) recently elected officers for the 2016-17 academic year. The association is made of up students in the Medical Assisting program, based at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus . This year’s officers include President Mirna Lopez of Youngsville, Vice President Melissa Bridges of Creedmoor, Secretary/Historian Courtney Clark  Read More