Recent News From VGCC

Tanya Weary, director of the VGCC Small Business Center (standing), addresses attendees at the “Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods” event.

Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus served as the host for a late-September gathering of community leaders from throughout the region interested in local food economies.

The meeting, entitled “Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods,” was organized by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), a partnership of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and North... Read More

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Area residents who have an interest in Nurse Aide or related short-term healthcare training programs have a new opportunity available to them.

Vance-Granville Community College is collaborating with partners at the NCWorks Career Center and the local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) adult contractor, Educational Data Systems Inc. (EDSI), to get students into a Nurse Aide cohort, according to Elvin Curtis, the college's... Read More

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Tired of submitting resumes and getting no response? Never had a resume and don't know where to start? This workshop is for YOU!! Join us in the Building 8 Conference Room from 11:00-12:00 on Thursday, October 19th.

Sponsored by Career Services and Student Success

Faculty are invited to bring classes or offer extra credit for attendance.

Granville Early College High School student Gabriella Fuentes Wilson, standing at right, is presented a certificate by Dr. Michael Myrick, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and student services of Granville County Schools, as Dr. Stan Winborne, GCS director of high schools/middle school/Career and Technical Education and public information, looks on. In the background is Olivia Banks, counselor at GECHS.

Nearly one half of Granville Early College High School’s students attained the honor of Student of Merit this academic year. A ceremony was held in their honor on Monday, Sept. 25, in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center.

Of the 217 students enrolled at GECHS, 103 received the academic honor.

“This is exceptional as the majority have achieved this honor while enrolled in college classes in addition to their... Read More

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This Year’s Theme: Know My Face: No More Silence

Domestic Violence Awareness Poster Contest Rules

1. All posters must be on standard poster paper (24”X36”).
2. Drawings or artwork should reflect the missed signs of domestic violence which include psychological, emotional, verbal and physical abuse.
3. Please refrain from using graphics such as knives, guns, rope, chains, bottles, offensive acts and profanity.  Any posters with these... Read More

Eddie Ferguson from VGCC accepts a check from CertainTeed representative, at the CertainTeed plant.

CertainTeed of Oxford recently made a contribution to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to serve as a premier sponsor of the upcoming dinner that honors both the students receiving scholarships this year and the donors who have made those scholarships possible. Pictured above, from left, VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson accepted the sponsorship from CertainTeed Plant Manager Mark Heilman. Among the many scholarships set to be recognized at the dinner on Oct. 12 in... Read More

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Vance-Granville Community College invites you to complete an online course evaluation for each course for which you are registered. 

Sign into the link below using your VanguardID.  Once you are signed in, you will be taken to a list of courses for which you have evaluations to complete.  Each course evaluation should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.  The link below will be active from Noon, Monday,... Read More

Pictured, from left, at J.M. White Funeral Home in Henderson are VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, Jerry M. White Jr., Betty White, Scott White and VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson.

A new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship has been endowed by J.M. White Funeral Home of Henderson in memory of its namesake and co-founder, Jerry Marshall White Sr.

His widow and co-owner of the funeral home, Betty Oakes White, said that the family sought to create the scholarship because “education is the future for our children, and we want everyone to be able to get an education.” She noted that higher education in particular is more important than ever to allowing area... Read More

Alpesh Thaker (standing), director of manufacturing for K-FLEX USA, talks about careers with VGCC Mechatronics students at the college’s South Campus, where the program is based.

Alpesh Thaker, director of manufacturing for K-FLEX USA, recently spoke to students in the Mechatronics Engineering Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College. His presentation was the first in a planned series of visits by representatives from various companies involved in advanced manufacturing, according to Cherrelle Lawrence, job placement coordinator for the NC TechHire grant program at the college. The visits, collectively called the “VGCC... Read More

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The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a free seminar, “Holiday Event Planning for the Small Business Owner,” on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Vino Oasi, located at 3200 Bliss Trail in Stem.

The instructor will be Lisa Gingue, the owner of both Vino Oasi, an event venue, and The Hub in Oxford (formerly Stovall’s Gifts). Lunch will be provided by Vino Oasi to the first 20 people who... Read More

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Vance-Granville Community College will hold an Open House for its Adult Basic Skills department on Tuesday, October 3, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and later from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., in room 7212 of Building 7 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

“We invite all who did not finish high school to come see and hear how our Adult Basic Skills Department can either help adults gain enough credits to earn a high school diploma or gain... Read More

From left, Kristen Baughman and Stacey Sprenz, both of Raleigh-based Tabletop Media Group, will be the keynote presenters for the Small Business Summit.

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled its sixth annual Small Business Summit for Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Lake Gaston Lions Club in Henrico. Entitled “Making the Holidays Pay Off,” the free event is designed to help local businesses plan ahead for the upcoming holiday season with innovative marketing practices.

CenturyLink is the presenting sponsor for the event. Local partners... Read More

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The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Thursday, Oct. 5, at the college’s Warren County Campus, located at 210 West Ridgeway Street in Warrenton.

Empowerment Through Coaching for Small Business Owners” will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. that day. “How to Write a Business Plan” will follow from 6 until 9 p.m. The location for both is Room W4123.

Leading both seminars will be Ed Ormsby... Read More

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The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees adopted a budget of $32,324,089 for the new fiscal year at its bi-monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, on the college’s Main Campus.

The trustees approved VGCC’s budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 on a recommendation from the Budget Committee of the board, chaired by Trustee Abdul Sm Rasheed.

On the Current Expense side of the budget, $19,552,255... Read More

From left, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams congratulates Dr. Kambiz Tahmaseb of Durham on his graduation from the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program.

Dr. Kambiz Tahmaseb, a Biology and Chemistry instructor at Vance-Granville Community College, recently graduated from the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program (NCCCLP). He is one of approximately 35 community college faculty and staff members from across the state who completed the program this year.

The six-month leadership program, which includes face-to-face instruction at various locations, provides preparation and training to develop future community college... Read More

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Vance-Granville Community College will offer a “Tea and Etiquette” course on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m., Sept. 26 through Oct. 10, at the First Presbyterian Church in Henderson (222 Young Street).

In the course, students learn about the history of tea; the difference between an afternoon tea party, a royal tea party and “High Tea”; and the proper way to make the best pot of tea. They have tastings of a wide variety of teas (black, white, green, Oolongs and herbal) at each... Read More

Nicholas Kemp, then a VGCC Radiography student, times himself while swabbing his cheek to join the bone marrow donor registry during a 2015 event at the college.

Vance-Granville Community College, in partnership with the Project Life Movement, is planning a three-day, three-campus bone marrow registration drive in October.

Members of the community are invited to join VGCC students, faculty and staff at one of the events being held on three of the college’s campuses: Tuesday, October 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the seminar room (G1131) on South Campus, located between Creedmoor and Butner; Wednesday,... Read More

Robbie Earnhardt (center), owner of Wake Forest-based Superior Tooling, talks with students attending Manufacturing Day at VGCC.

Vance-Granville Community College will hold a “Manufacturing Day” celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Job seekers and students are invited to attend and to learn more about manufacturing and related careers.

Local manufacturers and equipment vendors will provide demonstrations and information highlighting their products and their employment opportunities. Attendees will learn... Read More

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A group of students from Vance-Granville Community College recently received scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. The scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

The scholarship can be used to assist with tuition, books, fees, supplies, transportation and childcare expenses related to attending... Read More

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The Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball team is scheduled to play 18 matches, including seven home matches, during the 2017 season. The Vanguards compete in Region X of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III, which includes a number of community colleges in North Carolina and Virginia.

The Vanguards will begin this year’s campaign on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Guilford Technical Community College. VGCC’s first contest at home is set for Friday,... Read More

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