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2024 Distinguished Alumni Nominations


For 55 years, Vance-Granville Community College has served the citizens of Vance, Granville, Franklin, and Warren counties. As one of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System, we are the local source for higher education and training for the communities we serve. Thousands of students have enrolled in over 40 curriculum programs and worked towards various certificates, diplomas, and degrees. We’ve also provided continuing education programs for our community and helped local high school students get a step ahead in their college education by enrolling in early college courses here at VGCC. We have impacted the lives of thousands and, in doing so, have helped create a better community.

Many alumni of VGCC have gone on to make significant impact in their communities and careers. Two years ago, The Vance-Granville Community College Foundation began recognizing one outstanding VGCC alumnus each year with the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the most prestigious award to an alumnus by The VGCC Foundation. It recognizes and honors outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions to their community, college, or career.

Alumni who have completed a diploma or degree program at VGCC are eligible for the award. Current VGCC Foundation Board members are not eligible. Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Exhibits outstanding leadership and character
  • Achieved significant accomplishments in career area
  • Exhibits outstanding service to the community
  • Supports VGCC in some capacity

Nominations are due August 31, and anyone may nominate a VGCC alumnus by completing the nomination form. Visit to complete the form or request one via email at Please note that nominees remain nominated for three (3) years after the receipt of their nomination.

The award will be presented during the annual The VGCC Foundation Scholarship Awards Luncheon on September 26.

Past Award Recipients:

About The VGCC Foundation

The VGCC Foundation (VGCCF) offers over 300 endowments for Vance-Granville students, more endowed scholarships than any other program of its kind in North Carolina. In addition to providing scholarships and emergency assistance to deserving students, VGCCF supports a broad range of special projects involving education, training, and economic development in our community.

Numerous individuals, industries, businesses, civic groups, and churches have endowed scholarships, as well as the College’s faculty and staff. Tax-deductible donations to VGCCF have often been used to honor a person, group, business, or industry with a lasting gift to education. For more information about The VGCC Foundation, contact 252-738-3264 or

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