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VGCC’s Welding Technology Program At Franklin Earns Vanguard Cup

Vance-Granville Community College’s interim president, Dr. Gordon Burns, has honored a team of faculty members in the Welding Technology program at the Franklin Campus by awarding them the “Vanguard Cup” for excellence in education. The department became the fourth recipients of the cup, an honor created by the President’s Office to recognize “exceptional team performance  Read More

VGCC Apprentice At Frigi-Temp Places Third At State Fair

Cyrus Jover of Henderson, the first participant in Vance-Granville Community College’s new apprenticeship partnership with Frigi-Temp of Youngsville, took third place in the North Carolina State Fair HVAC Apprenticeship Competition in October. “I’m extremely proud of Cyrus and the way he represented the Frig-Temp team,” said Cory Thornton, chief operating officer of the commercial heating,  Read More

State Board Approves Appointment Of Dr. Desmarais

The State Board of Community Colleges has approved the appointment of Dr. Rachel Desmarais as president of Vance-Granville Community College. She will begin her tenure as the seventh president in the college’s history on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, according to Danny W. Wright, chair of the VGCC Board of Trustees. The action of the State  Read More

VGCC Announces Four New Classes For Food Truck Entrepreneurs

Vance-Granville Community College’s Mobile Food Truck Entrepreneurship classes return to the college’s Main Campus in Vance County starting in January with four new seminars on food service. Sponsored by VGCC’s Small Business Center, students can take all or as many of the classes they choose. Each of the free classes is scheduled in Building 7 on  Read More

Dr. Rachel Desmarais Chosen As Next President Of VGCC

President Rachel M. Desmarais Ph.D
Dr. Rachel M. Desmarais has been chosen as the next president of Vance-Granville Community College. With the final approval of the appointment by the State Board of Community Colleges on Dec. 18, she becomes the seventh president in the 49-year history of the college. The VGCC Board of Trustees selected Dr. Desmarais on Wednesday, Dec.  Read More

VGCC Franklin Campus Launches Vanguard Flex Evening & Weekend College

Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus has launched a new initiative called Vanguard Flex to meet the needs of adult learners who need more options for class scheduling. The evening and weekend college program begins with Spring Semester for which registration is now underway. “Vanguard Flex offers flexible, hybrid schedules in the evenings and on  Read More

VGCC Faculty, Staff Raise $16,000 To Support Students

The college’s annual Faculty & Staff Drive for the VGCC Endowment Fund raised $16,011 this fall from among employees on the college’s four campuses, according to an announcement by the co-chairs for the drive to the Trustees on Monday, Nov. 19, at the board’s regular bimonthly meeting on the Main Campus. The funds were raised  Read More

Vance-Granville Community Band To Present Free Winter Concert

The Vance-Granville Community Band will present its 11th annual winter concert on Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in McGregor Hall at 201 Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson. The concert is free and open to the public. “The concert is a classic old-fashioned band concert,” said Brian D. Miller, director of the band. “Bands should  Read More

Public Invited To Forums With VGCC Presidential Search Finalists

Vance-Granville Community College invites the public to attend three separate forums scheduled for Nov. 30, Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 to meet and provide input on the finalists for the presidency of the college. The three public forums will be held each day from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the Civic Center. Dr. Quentin J.  Read More

VGCC Drama Students To Present ‘Crimes Of The Heart’

Vance-Granville Community College Drama students will present “Crimes of the Heart,” a Pulitzer Prize winning play, on Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 at VGCC’s Main Campus. The tragicomedy, written by American playwright Beth Henley, will be staged six times over the four days. Performances begin on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 30,  Read More