Recent News From VGCC

The skeletal frame of the expansion at Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus is taking shape. Work on the 8,000 square-foot addition to the campus off I-85 on N.C. 56 between Creedmoor and Butner is ahead of schedule and should be completed by September, school officials say. The expansion will provide a new, larger cosmetology department, an extensive computer lab and several additional classrooms. Renovations to existing spaces will modernize the radiography department and the... Read More
Lynn Moorman, right, of Granville County, discusses employment opportunities with the N.C. Department of Correction with Eric Wilson, a corrections officer at Polk Youth Center in Raleigh. The conversation took place at the annual Career Day at Vance-Granville Community College where about 80 potential employers set up displays, shared employment information and interviewed VGCC seniors and graduates about potential employment. Moorman graduated in 1997 from VGCC’s college transfer program and... Read More
Winners in the annual hair styling competition among cosmetology students at Vance-Granville Community College on March 29 show off their winning hairdos. All the stylists, standing, and models, seated, are VGCC students. Left to right: Thelma Bullock of Henderson, stylist, and model Amanda Alston of Townsville, both students at VGCC’s main campus, third place; Rashida Clark of Ridgeway, stylist, and model Sonya Drumgo of Manson, both students at VGCC’s Warren County Campus, first place... Read More

Attention: Students in vocational programs.

Want to ensure your future employment, increase your value to your employer and get on the fast track to promotion within your company?

Then you should investigate Vance-Granville’s multi-skilled technician program.

Today’s employers are looking for people with more than one skill to fill a variety of job needs, and VGCC... Read More

In addition to the usual kids' games, good food, and other fun, this year's Family Fun Day on Main Campus on Saturday, April 16, features something new and exciting: the chance to grab money!

That's all we can say about that; you'll certainly have to be there to appreciate it (or, as they say, you have to be present to win!!!).

Family Fun Day will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and, in addition to games, will feature music by Mike Brooks, a police K-9 unit... Read More

Warmer days and greening grass can only mean one thing for many people – the beginning of golf season!

Vance-Granville Community College has just the thing for those who are just taking up the game or who need some sound, basic instruction in its finer points.

The Franklin County Campus will sponsor a course in Beginning Golf on Tuesday evenings – April 13, 20 and 27 and May 4 and 11 – at Bull Creek Golf... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College President Robert A. Miller has appointed Frederick H. Wilson Jr. as vice president of the college, and he also has named Marsha J. Nelson dean of curriculum and Vanessa Jones dean of student development and advancement services.

Wilson replaces Miller, who was promoted to VGCC president on Feb. 1. Nelson moves into Wilson’s former position, and Jones will fill a newly-created position. From left in the photo at right are Miller, Wilson, Jones... Read More

Why would a business that is not generally thought of as "local" spend the extra money to become a Gold Sponsor for Expo ’99?

At least one – Wake Electric Membership Corp. – is looking to the future and thinks association with the event on May 20 at Vance-Granville Community College will help position it to gain customers when deregulation of electrical service comes.

Wake EMC, headquartered in Wake Forest, is one of four gold sponsors for Expo ’99. The others are WIZS... Read More

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Charlotte Hawkins Brown (shown at right at age 35, ca. 1918) is recognized as one of the pioneers of educational opportunity for African-Americans. She was born in Henderson.

Vance-Granville Community College wants area people to know more about this important American figure and invites the... Read More

Click here for historical data:

Charlotte Hawkins Brown (shown at right at age 35, ca. 1918) is recognized as one of the pioneers of educational opportunity for African-Americans. She was born in Henderson

Vance-Granville Community College wants area people to know more about this important American figure and invites... Read More

For an entertaining and cultural night out, make plans now to attend William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Oxford City Hall auditorium. To be presented jointly by VGCC and the Granville Little Theater, the play is scheduled on Friday and Saturday, March 19-20 and March 26-27, beginning at 8 p.m.

Jerome Johnson, VGCC's theater arts coordinator/instructor, will direct the performance, and several VGCC students will be participating in the presentation:... Read More


NEW TRUSTEE – In the photograph at right, Superior Court Judge Henry W. Hight Jr. administers the oath of office to Marion J. Church of Henderson as a member of the Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees on Monday, March 15. The Vance County Board of Commissioners appointed Mrs. Church to replace her late husband, John T. Church Sr., who died Feb. 27. Mrs. Church called her appointment "a... Read More

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday evening to submit a 1999-2000 budget totaling $19,009,369 to the state for approval.

Consideration of the budget proposal came during the board’s bi-monthly meeting on March 15. The money would cover operating and maintenance expenses, as well as construction projects during the next fiscal year.

About $13 million of the proposed budget would come from state funds, $2.7 million from federal... Read More

Students in Lelia Brigham's Tuesday morning art class at Vance-Granville Community College will hold a Winter Art Show March 2-16 in the college's Civic Center.

Fourteen women and men from Vance, Granville and Franklin counties and from two counties in southern Virginia are preparing art works to depict cultural aspects of their heritage for the show, to be held in conjunction with VGCC's Cultural Awareness Celebration.

The show will be open to the public from... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College officially welcomed Robert A. Miller as president with a luncheon March 9 attended by members of the college Board of Trustees, Endowment Fund Corporation Board of Directors, and college faculty and staff. In the picture above, Phyllis "Button" Brady, VGCC Instructor of the Year, welcomes members of the three groups to the Civic Center. Pictured, from left, are: Brady; President Robert A. Miller; Sibyl C. Leggett, vice chairman of the Endowment... Read More

Need tips on how to better utilize all your fresh spring flowers? Vance-Granville Community College has just the course for you.|

Henderson florist Tommy Thompson will instruct a class on Floral Arrangements for seven weeks, beginning March 17, on VGCC’s main campus. Classes will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. in Room 5230.

Participants in the class will learn how to arrange silk and fresh flowers, make attractive bows and coordinate colors for the home and... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College will offer another portrait-painting class, beginning March 16, on the main campus.

Sessions of three hours each will be held beginning March 16 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 10 weeks in Room 5230. Leslie Hall Johnson of Oxford will again teach the portrait class.

Johnson said that portrait painting has the reputation of being the hardest type of painting, and it is a very exacting art. "However, persons find they can do it if... Read More

Robert A. Miller, VGCC president, has announced the following administrative changes, which went into effect Feb. 1:

  • Fred Wilson, vice president
  • Marsha Nelson, dean of curriculum and
  • Vanessa Jones, dean of student development and advancement services
"These appointments will position us for a smooth transition and help guarantee the success of our efforts," Miller said in a memo to the staff.

Fred Wilson began his career at VGCC in... Read More

Teacher Associate program head and instructor Jacquelin Heath is in a unique position. Not only is she helping steer young people in the local area into the field of education, but she also heads the only community college-based Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) group in the state.

Heath officially formed the VGCC SNCAE chapter in 1996. Prior to that VGCC had the Education Associate Club, of which she served as advisor for 10 years.

"The... Read More

In addition to the naming of a new vice president and two deans, VGCC President Robert A. Miller has named Linda Davis as program head/instructor for the Office Systems Technology program, to succeed Marsha Nelson, the new dean of curriculum.

Linda Davis has been a part of the Office Systems Technology program at VGCC for 19 years. Prior to her employment with Vance-Granville, Davis taught in the Vance County Public Schools and at Piedmont Technical Community College.... Read More