Recent News From VGCC

From left: Jacob Laney of Kilian Engineering, VGCC President Dr. Rachel Desmarais, Michael Kilian, Rhonda Wells and Trisha Still, all of Kilian Engineering; and VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson.

Kilian Engineering, Inc. of Henderson recently made a contribution to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to serve as the presenting sponsor for the college’s seventh annual Dinner Theater. This year marked the first time that the event has had a presenting sponsor.
“Kilian Engineering congratulates Vance-Granville Community College and the drama program for putting together a wonderful production, and we are honored to be... Read More

Dannie Williams smiling with red jacket on

Vance-Granville Community College will hold commencement exercises dedicated exclusively to new graduates of Adult Basic Skills programs on Thursday, May 2. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Those being honored will include students who have completed either the Adult High School Diploma program or the High School Equivalency program in the past year.

Rev. Dannie T. Williams, a longtime leader in education, will... Read More

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It is that time of year again to share awareness about two important topics: Sexual Assault & Mental Health. 

Every life is important! Learn some of the signs of someone in need and where to go to get help for yourself or others. Gain valuable tools, tips and techniques. Enjoy light refreshments as thanks for stopping by. 

On Friday all students, faculty and staff are asked to wear green and/or teal to support sexual assault and mental health awareness.
If... Read More

Picture of Eddie Ferguson holding check with two Altec employees.

Altec Industries of Creedmoor recently made a contribution to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to serve as the afternoon round sponsor for the upcoming 35th Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament.
The company is a longtime supporter of the golf tournament and partners with VGCC training programs related to advanced manufacturing, including Welding and... Read More

VGCC student actor Spencer Nunn in "Deathtrap"

Vance-Granville Community College holds a special place in the heart of Spencer Nunn, who has returned to his alma mater as a member of the cast of the college’s upcoming Dinner Theater production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy, “Company.”

When the former Warrenton resident first enrolled at VGCC, he planned to complete an Associate in Science and transfer to a four-year university to study Marine Biology. As it turned out, his experience at the community college... Read More

Dr. Levy Brown smiling

Vance-Granville Community College selected as inaugural host of new nationwide effective teaching seminars


Vance-Granville Community College announced that it has been selected to host an inaugural credit-bearing regional seminar that supports faculty use of evidence-based teaching practices. This seminar, which will take place on Friday, November 15, 2019, is part of a major collaboration between the National Institute for Staff and Organizational... Read More

Women’s History Month Trivia Contest Winners!

Thanks to all the students who participated in the VGCC Women’s History Month Scavenger Hunt/Trivia Contest! Winners were selected from those who earned a perfect score on the quiz representing each campus. And they are….

Franklin Campus Winner – Brinea Wright of Kittrell
South Campus Winner – Davina Williams of Creedmoor

Each winner received a $25 bookstore gift card courtesy of the Office of Academic Affairs.

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VGCC Launches Two New Programs through Information Technology Fall 2019 Semester!

This fall, the Information Technology department at Vance-Granville Community College will launch two new programs: Healthcare Informatics and Cyber Security.

Healthcare Informatics is a program designed to provide students with a foundation in computer technology and information sciences as they apply to supporting decisions in the healthcare fields. Students will focus on computer software,... Read More

Eddie Ferguson and Kay Currin accept a big symbolic check from CertainTeed

Vance-Granville Community College is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, and part of that celebration involves marking another milestone: the college’s 35th Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament, scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Henderson Country Club.

For the first time, CertainTeed of Oxford will serve as the event’s presenting sponsor. All proceeds support the mission of the college and fund student... Read More

Group photo of the cast of VGCC production of "Company"

Special events celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vance-Granville Community College are set to kick off in April with the college’s seventh annual Dinner Theater event. Reflecting VGCC’s long history of fine arts education and community involvement, the cast for this production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy, “Company,” will include students, alumni and community members.

The dinner theater is scheduled for the evenings of Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26.... Read More

Eddie Ferguson and Kay Currin flank a banner celebrating VGCC's 50th anniversary

During 2019, Vance-Granville Community College marks a half-century of excellence in education and training, and college officials are planning for events that tie into the celebration throughout the year.

These events include: the seventh annual VGCC Dinner Theater, set for April 25 and April 26; the 35th annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament, on May 7;... Read More

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Vance-Granville Community College is extending the deadline of the student environmental survey to allow all VGCC students the opportunity to provide input on their educational experience through a survey that is open now through April 26, 2019. Those who complete the survey may enter into a drawing; two lucky winners will win one of two $50 gas gift cards, and one lucky winner will win an IPad.

The survey will only take approximately five... Read More

VGCC students on the steps at main campus

Vance-Granville Community College will hold an Open House on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. until noon, at all four of its campuses.

VGCC staff members and faculty will be available during those hours to provide information on the enrollment process, academic programs and student support services. Visitors will also be able to take campus tours.  The Summer 2019 term begins May 20, while the Fall 2019 semester starts on Aug. 19.

Prospective students are encouraged to pre-... Read More

Career & College Promise (CCP) Information Sessions.

Tuesday, March 12
6-7 p.m.
Bldg. 8, Conference Rm.
VGCC Main Campus
200 Community College Road

Thursday, March 14
6-7 p.m.
Bldg. 4, Rm. W4103
VGCC Warren Campus
210 West Ridgeway Street

Tuesday, March 19
6-7 p.m.
Room G1131
VGCC South Campus
1547 South Campus Drive

Thursday, March 21
6-7 p.m.
Multipurpose Room... Read More

Women's History Month

Vance-Granville is hosting a series of events throughout March to celebrate women's historical contributions. You are invited to participate in the following events....

  - Scavenger Hunt / Trivia Contest - All Vance-Granville students can test their knowledge of women's history through a 10-question quiz in Moodle that will require the use of VGCC online library databases. Everyone who earns... Read More

Dr. Rachel Desmarais smiling against a black backdrop

Vance-Granville Community College’s new president, Dr. Rachel Desmarais, recently described details of her student-centered vision for the campus community, which will guide students toward realist goals like obtaining jobs where they can earn “livable” wages.

“We must care for our students,” Desmarais said. “We must be student-centered. We must be accessible.”

Desmarais earned a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., where... Read More

Let's talk about Vaping. Help UNC create a new women's heath digital campaign. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A $50 GIFT CARD! To participate you must live in North Carolina & identify as a women between 18-30 years old.

Let's talk about Vaping. Help UNC create a new women's heath digital campaign.

Join our 90-minute study about vaping/e-cigarettes. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A $50 GIFT CARD!!

Date: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Time: 2-3:30pm or 4-5:30pm

Place: Vance-Granville Community College Main Campus. Building 5 room 5212

Details/Questions: email

To participate you must live in North Carolina &... Read More

cartoonish book with a $ sign on the cover

If you are planning to take classes with VGCC this fall then now's the time to start applying for scholarships! Vance-Granville Community College's scholarships are awarded individually to curriculum students based on criteria outlined for each award. Academic standing and need basis are factors in determining the recipients, but they are not the primary criteria in all cases. Scholarship recipients are selected by a scholarship selection committee unless otherwise stipulated in the... Read More

VGCC HR Specialist Certificate Program - Now Available at Franklin Campus

VGCC is now offering a HR Specialist Certificate Program on the Franklin Campus this Spring!

MLS-3809 HR

The HR specialist course provides participants with a basic understanding of the HR functions, such as Law, Benefits, Employee Relations, Staffing and Recruitment.  Participants will learn basic terminology used in the court system and review a variety of employment laws. We’ll also discuss Employee Relations, review laws prohibiting discrimination, and... Read More