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VGCC names 258 students to President’s and Dean’s Lists

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 126 students earned President’s List and 132 earned Dean’s List academic honors for the fall semester that ended in Dec. 2016. The President’s List recognizes students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) while carrying a “full load” (of at least 12 credit hours) in 100-level or higher  Read More

VGCC President honors English department

The president of Vance-Granville Community College, Dr. Stelfanie Williams, recently recognized a group of faculty members for excellence by awarding the “Vanguard Cup” to the college’s English department. The department became just the second recipient of the cup, an honor created by Dr. Williams to recognize “exceptional team performance toward the college mission, vision and  Read More

Foundation creates scholarship for VGCC students in memory of Vance County native

The Watkins Family Foundation, created by the estate of Vance County native Edward Tarry Watkins, has donated $25,000 to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to endow a scholarship to help underprivileged women. The donation to VGCC is actually the first made by the newly-established, Houston, Texas-based foundation, according to Meghan Watkins Thompson, a granddaughter  Read More

Luncheon to raise funds to support VGCC Culinary Arts students

The Culinary Arts program at Vance-Granville Community College is holding a luncheon to raise funds to help send students to competitions through the SkillsUSA organization. The Valentine’s-themed luncheon will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Masonic Home for Children on College Street in Oxford, where the Culinary  Read More

Pace honored for leadership at VGCC

Rusty Pace, program head for Welding Technology at Vance-Granville Community College, was recently honored with the President’s Leadership Award from Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of the college. Pace’s honor is one of three Glen Raven Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Awards presented to VGCC employees during each academic year. The others, the Faculty Member  Read More

VGCC to hold free seminar in Oxford on starting a home-based business

For any aspiring entrepreneur who has contemplated working from home, Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center will present a free seminar on Tuesday, March 14. The seminar, “How to Start a Home-Based Business,” will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Richard H. Thornton Library, located at 210 Main Street in Oxford. Leading the seminar  Read More

VGCC presents free business plan seminar in Creedmoor

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a free seminar, entitled “Business Plan Basics,” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Creedmoor Business Center, which is partnering with the college to host the event. Creedmoor Business Center is located at 109 S. Elm Street in Creedmoor. In this seminar,  Read More

VGCC Vanguards win another game on the road

Ten days after defeating the University of North Carolina junior varsity team in Chapel Hill, the Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team picked up another road victory, this time in Hampton, Va., over Thomas Nelson Community College, 94-83, on Jan. 28. Sophomore sensation TyQuon Reid had a standout performance for the Vanguards, with 36  Read More

Male Mentoring Success Story: Chris Blue

Christopher Blue of Henderson is an outstanding representative of the purpose of the Vance-Granville Community College Male Mentoring Success Initiative (MMSI), which seeks to guide and support male students to graduate or transfer to a four-year university. This year, Blue is set to do both: he is on track to graduate from the college with  Read More

VGCC to offer Entrepreneurship program for artists, crafters in Franklin County

Vance-Granville Community College is offering a course designed specifically to help creative local residents with skills in arts and crafts to succeed as entrepreneurs. The “NC REAL Professional Craft Artists Entrepreneurship” program will be conducted at the college’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg on Tuesdays from 6 until 9 p.m., March 7 through April 18.  Read More