Recent News From VGCC

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

campus Labs Logo

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

Eagle Voyage

North Carolina Central University in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College will be offering Information Sessions for individuals interested in obtaining their BS Degree in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Child Development & Family Relations

Choose from convenient in-... Read More

Members of the VGCC Welding Department faculty pose with the “Vanguard Cup,” awarded to the Welding program at Franklin Campus for educational excellence by Dr. Gordon Burns, interim president of the college. From left are Dr. Burns; Rusty Pace, program head/instructor for Welding Technology; Allen Tharrington, instructor for Welding at Franklin Campus; and Luke Gravel, instructor for Welding at Main Campus.

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 toward the college mission, vision and strategic plan.” The Vanguard Cup is awarded to a department that meets or... Read More

Cory Thornton, chief operating officer for Frigi-Temp in Youngsville, left, celebrates with Cyrus Jover, a student in the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology program at VGCC who is also an apprentice with Frig-Temp. Jover placed third in the 14th Annual Apprentice HV/AC-R Contest at the N.C. State Fair in October.

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, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company.

Jover joined the apprenticeship program... Read More

Dr. Rachel Desmarais at presidential forum at VGCC.

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 Board came at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the North Carolina Community College System offices in Raleigh.

Currently the executive... Read More

The Hibachi Xpress food truck is owned by Ray Chow, who will be the instructor for the four VGCC Mobile Food Truck Entrepreneurship classes in January through April.

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 Main Campus on a Monday evening in the months of January through April... Read More

Shown above, Dr. Rachel M. Desmarais, chosen as the seventh president of VGCC.

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. 5, following presentations by three finalists in a series of public forums from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

“The Board of Trustees has concluded Dr... Read More

Vanguard Flex evening & weekend college at VGCC's Franklin Campus. Register now! Spring classes start January. Meeting the needs of today's busy adult learners.

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 weekends on our campus located at 8100 N.C. Highway 56 in Louisburg,” said Bobbie Jo May, dean of the campus. “... Read More