The Spring 2018 1st 8-week course evaluation process will open on Monday, February 26th at 8:00 am. Students may evaluate their courses through 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 2.
Recent News From VGCC
A new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship has been endowed by the Henderson-based distribution company, MR Williams. The new scholarship in the company’s name will be presented to a VGCC student each year as a “Presidential Scholar Award,” the college’s largest, most prestigious level of endowed scholarship.
Mike Williams, board chairman and founder of MR Williams, said that his company values education, both for its own sake — to benefit from skilled employees — and for the... Read More
Members of the Vance-Granville Community College Human Services Technology (HST) Club conducted a Valentine’s Day community service project at Kerr Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Henderson.
Students in the club handed out valentines and gifts to the residents and staff at the center. “The residents were happy to receive gifts and a short visit from HST Club members,” according to VGCC Human Services Technology Instructor/Club Advisor Sharon O’Geary.
The VGCC... Read More
Students in a Spanish class at Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus recently enjoyed a visit from Valeria Rodríguez, a Spanish teacher at Warren County High School. Rodríguez is from Venezuela and is teaching locally through an international exchange program. A native of the capital, Caracas, she said she wanted to enlighten VGCC students about her home country. VGCC Spanish instructor Margaret Chaves-Smith welcomed Rodriguez to her class.
“I want to share some of the... Read More
Get excited! You're invited to the first annual Women's Leadership Conference at VGCC!
On Thursday, March 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC's Main Campus, the 2018 Women's Leadership Conference will explore how you can build your personal brand, create professional opportunities, and own your career path. Students can ask meaningful, provocative questions and hear #realtalk answers. They will be able to explore what success looks like at every stage of a career and how to... Read More
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
Students at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus recently enjoyed a fun, investigative activity designed to explore the interactions of electrophysiology, robotics and prosthetic engineering.
Erin Bingham, Director of Programming for the Raleigh-based North Carolina BioNetwork, which is part of the N.C. Community College System, visited the campus to conduct the innovative activity alongside VGCC Biology Instructor... Read More
The Emergency Medical Services program at Vance-Granville Community College is hosting an informative seminar for area health professionals. “Duke Life Flight EMS Night Out” will be held Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. in the small auditorium in Building 2 on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. There is no charge to attend.
“This is an event specifically targeted at the prehospital and emergency medical providers who serve our community every day,” said Stephen Barney, VGCC’s... Read More
HENDERSON, N.C. – Vance-Granville Community College today announced a $200,000 investment from Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. The funds will be used to connect students with hands-on training and career development opportunities.
The investment, from the Duke Energy Foundation, will support the “Vanguard Apprenticeship Collaborative,” a VGCC initiative designed to cultivate highly skilled workers for partnering companies in a number of industries. Grant funds will provide... Read More
Vance-Granville Community College will hold a “Business Technologies & Career Explo” (short for “Exploration”) on Thursday, March 1, from 3-7 p.m., in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.
Attendees will be able to explore VGCC’s programs related to business and information technology and the career fields for which those programs provide... Read More
Vance-Granville Community College is currently registering students for a Health Unit Coordinator course.
This course will be offered in an online format, except for a one-time on-campus meeting for orientation on Monday, March 5, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., in room 7102 of Building 7 on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. After that, students will complete their work online through the end of the course on May 11. The instructor will be Hollie Garrett, who teaches for VGCC’s Medical Office... Read More
Carrie Johnson of Henderson, a Welding Technology student at Vance-Granville Community College, and Tiffani M. Polk, an Academic & Career Coach for the college’s TechHire program, recently spoke at a national conference focused on supporting college students.
Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 114 students earned President’s List academic honors and another 143 earned Dean’s List academic honors for the fall semester that ended in December.
The President’s List recognizes students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) while carrying a “full load” (of at least 12 credit hours) in 100-level or higher curriculum courses. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student had to earn a GPA that was at least 3.5 but less... Read More
Vance-Granville Community College celebrated employees who had retired from the college -- and particularly those nine who retired in 2017 -- during a holiday social for faculty and staff, held in December in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus.
Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of VGCC, thanked all employees, past and present, for their dedicated service to students and the community. “Our employees make VGCC such a special place,” Dr. Williams said, adding that this... Read More
For the third consecutive year, the Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team will soon travel to the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill to face the University of North Carolina Tar Heels junior varsity team.
The JV game is set for Monday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Henderson-based radio station WIZS 1450 AM will once again provide live coverage of the game starting at approximately 7:15 p.m. Even for those outside the range of the radio... Read More
Vance-Granville Community College recently named Delton Farmer of Durham to head three academic programs: Accounting, Business Administration and Supply Chain Management. Farmer has been a VGCC faculty member since 2007.
Farmer (pictured above) is a veteran of the U.S. Army, in which he served as a logistical specialist. He earned an associate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, a bachelor’s degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College, and master’s degrees in both... Read More
Jared Akers of Franklinton and Cyrus Jover of Henderson, both students in the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College, recently became the first participants in the college’s new apprenticeship partnership with Youngsville-based Frigi-Temp.
Vance-Granville Community College hosted a program to discuss the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Jan. 24, after being postponed due to winter weather. The discussion was sponsored by the college’s Minority Male Success Initiative and was held in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus.
VGCC Counselor Cathy Davis made remarks about the purpose of the event and the King holiday. She quoted the King Center, which said the observance commemorates Dr. King's actions and... Read More
Phil Dixon is passionate about the human brain, and he communicated his passion in a fascinating Jan. 30 discussion that kicked off a series of three lectures hosted by Vance-Granville Community College, entitled “Using Your Brain for a Change.”
Originally from England, Dixon has lived in Oxford, N.C., for less than a year. His work history has spanned many different industries and parts of the world, including a stint at Apple.
Today, though, Dixon spends much of his time... Read More
Vance-Granville Community College will again offer a “Portrait Painting” personal enrichment art class on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon, March 7 through May 9. Classes will be held in room 5223 (Building 5) on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.
Leslie Johnson of Oxford, instructor for the course, has been teaching art classes like this one for VGCC for more than 20 years. She studied the arts at UNC-Greensboro. Her career as a piano teacher and art instructor gave her a... Read More