Recent News From VGCC

A local artist who has studied landscape painting with some of the country’s master painters will share his techniques with a personal enrichment class beginning at Vance-Granville Community College’s main campus on June 15.

Leonard F. Henderson, who teaches special education at Eaton-Johnson Middle School, has been a professional artist since 1963. He toured the nation, painting portraits at fairs and carnivals and, during his travels, studied with master painters like Lloyd... Read More

The Vance-Granville Community College Learning Resources Center is celebrating National Library Week, April 9-15, by offering remote access to several online databases to its students, faculty and staff.

The databases that can be accessed cut across all subject areas and include NC-LIVE, which the LRC has been using since 1998 (as provided by the N.C. General Assembly), Literature Resource Center... Read More

 

Callie Denton, a senior at Bunn High School, shows off the trophies she won for taking first place in hair styling at the 2000 N.C. State VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) Conference on April 6 in Hickory. To win the competition over 27 other statewide contestants, Denton cut her model's hair, then styled it for day and for evening with styles she created. Denton is receiving her training through the Cosmetology program at Vance-Granville Community College's Franklin... Read More

 

Angela Cozart of Creedmoor took first place April 10 in the annual Vance-Granville Community College Cosmetology Hair Styling competition. Cozart’s creation, “Ancient Times Over the Rainbow,” took top honors over dozens of cosmetology students from all four of VGCC’s campuses. Cozart is in the day program at South Campus between Butner and Creedmoor, and her model, Nikki Howell of Butner, is an evening student there. The top three in the competition are, from left, Lance Baker,... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a course in the art of calligraphy, beginning Wednesday, April 5, on the main campus in Vance County.

Maxine Chauvaux, who has taught the writing technique about 15 years, will be the instructor. A retired elementary school teacher from Pennsylvania, Chauvaux learned the basics of calligraphy from an English visitor to her school. She practiced the art and taught herself its fine points, and she taught it in Raleigh before moving to... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College will offer “Financial Workshop for Individual Investors,” a five-week introduction to financial planning.

Clem Seifert of Henderson, a financial consultant, will teach the class, as he has several times in the past for the college. He said the sessions will include types of investments, including stocks and bonds, retirement planning, annuities and estate planning.

“It will be an informal, interactive class in which participants are... Read More

A continuing education class beginning April 11 at Vance-Granville Community College will teach participants to turn ordinary items into extraordinary-looking products.

Lelia Brigham will teach the Faux Finishes class on six Tuesday mornings, April 11-May 16, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Areas covered will include marbleizing, leather look, wood grain, metal look and gold leafing.

Brigham said students will learn how to get the look on European stone on ordinary plastic... Read More

Anyone who is interested in buying, selling or just learning more about antiques or collectibles may want to attend a class beginning March 14 at Vance-Granville Community College.

This will be the eighth time Peter Tocci of Oxford has taught the Antiques... Read More

Persons in Franklin County who want to improve their reading and math skills or work toward a high school equivalency diploma should be interested in a program Vance-Granville Community College will offer at Bunn Middle School.

GED (General Education Development) and ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes will begin Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. Registration and orientation will be held that first evening, and classes will be conducted from 6 to 9 p.m. on... Read More

Muhammad Ali, former N. C. Gov. Bob Scott, Sammy Davis Jr., actor Richard Boone: these are but a few of the celebrities whose portrait Leonard F. Johnson of Henderson has painted.

And the former “vagabond painter” will share his talents and techniques with an art class to begin Jan. 20 at Vance-Granville Community College. The class will run 24 hours from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays until March 9 in Room 5230 on the main campus in Vance County.

Johnson currently... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a course in the art of calligraphy, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, on the main campus in Vance County.

Maxine Chauvaux, who has taught the writing technique about 15 years, will be the instructor. A retired elementary school teacher from Pennsylvania, Chauvaux learned the basics of calligraphy from an English visitor to her school. She practiced the art and taught herself its fine points, and she taught it in... Read More

A new scholarship, the Hayden C. Bailey Family Memorial, has been established at Vance-Granville Community College. The Academic Achievement Scholarship, which will provide $500 each year to a deserving student, was funded by gifts from the Bailey family and memorial gifts at the time of Mr. Bailey’s death in June 1999. Mr. Bailey was the former owner and operator of Vance Furniture Co. on Garnett Street. In the picture, Craig Bailey, second from left, son of Hayden Bailey, presents the... Read More

About 200 people got together Thursday (Dec. 16) in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center to hear and tell stories celebrating the memory and personality of Vesta Manning, an instructor who died Dec. 9 from injuries suffered weeks earlier in a car accident.

Faculty, administrators and former students alike paid tribute to Manning with speeches that shared a consistent theme - that Manning lived her life with unapologetic passion and threw her whole being into learning... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College will conduct a memorial service for Vesta Fortson Manning at the Civic Center on Thursday, Dec. 16, at noon.

Manning, an instructor in Foreign Languages, Humanities and Social Studies at the college since September 1990, died Dec. 9 at Duke Hospital in Durham from complications resulting from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Nov. 20.

All friends, former students and the public are invited to attend the service,... Read More

The Vance-Granville Community College family was greatly saddened by the death of Vesta Fortson Manning Dec. 9 at Duke Hospital in Durham.

Vesta, an instructor in Foreign Languages, Humanities and Social Studies at the college since September 1990, suffered injuries in an automobile accident on Nov. 20 and had been hospitalized since. She underwent surgery on Dec. 9 and died of complications brought on by her injuries.... Read More

Charles Hargrove of the Williamsboro community of Vance County works full time as a machinery technician for Burlington Industries in Oxford. When the company announced it will close the plant in the spring of 2000, Hargrove said he knew he had to find another occupation.

He has graduated from the North Carolina Truck Driving School at Vance-Granville Community College and has been offered several jobs in that field. But his wife, Mary, has contracted an illness that will force her to... Read More

With the cost of a college education steadily increasing, wouldn’t it be great for students to get their first year virtually free of charge?

Vance-Granville Community College is making that offer to seniors who graduate in the top 10 percent at all public high schools and private schools in the four counties the college serves.

For the fourth consecutive year, VGCC is offering a $1,000 scholarship to all top 10 percent graduates in Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin... Read More

‘GRAN’ PRIDE – Jan DeKock of Henderson hangs portraits she painted of her grandsons, Charlie Baltzegar, 4 months, left, and Alex Baltzegar, 2, in the lobby area of the Civic Center of Vance-Granville Community College. DeKock and the other students in the VGCC Continuing Education portrait painting class have 27 of their works on display each weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 17, and the public is invited to stop by and see the portraits. The next 10-... Read More

Elected to lead the Student Government Association in the 1999-2000 school year are, seated, from left: Kimberly Dale, vice preseident, a College Transfer student; Ronel Cook, president, Early Childhood Associate; and Ann Taylor, public information officer, Business Administration; standing, from left: Lucinda Reagan, secretary, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Yolanda Morris-Payne, treasurer, Medical Assisting; and Dave Gregory, parliamentarian, Electronics Engineering... Read More

Continuing Education courses begin at varying times throughout the Spring Semester with some classes beginning as early as Jan. 3 and others not starting until early in May.

Registration procedures for the various Continuing Education programs offered by Vance-Granville Community College vary according to the program area.

VGCC's Continuing Education department provides an opportunity for adults to meet a variety of objectives through short courses.
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