Recent News From VGCC

As part of the VGCC Student Support Services program, a group of 19 students and three staff members spent two days in the Norfolk, Va., area in August touring Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University.

Originally, Old Dominion University was founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary. In 1962, it severed ties with William and Mary and became Old Dominion College. It attained university status in... Read More

Anantomy and Physiology; Expository Writing; Psychology; Pharmacology; and Nursing I, II, II, IV, and V. Just a few of the courses an Associate Degree Nursing student at Vance-Granville must take.

Though the VGCC ADN program is tough, those enrolled in the program have found a way, year after year, to successfully acquire the skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients in a variety of settings.

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Pictured above are the VGCC Criminal Justice Club officers for the 1999-2000 academic year. They are, front row, from left: Heather Joyner, Vice President, and Juliandra Cruz, Secretary. Back row, from left: Amy Lemons, Parliamentarian, and Wayne Long, President. The club sold raffle tickets throughout the month of October to raise money for needy families in Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin counties. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to provide meals and gifts during the holidays.
VGCC celebrated the new addition to its South Campus with an Open House for the public on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Unlike many building projects, the 7,940-square-foot addition to the campus was actually completed ahead of schedule, and Fall Semester classes began in it Aug. 23. Cost of the addition was $851,510, of which half was allocated by Granville County and the rest came from state funds. An additional $144,000 was allocated by Granville... Read More

Want to learn how to make your home look festive for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays? Then the Holiday Floral Design course being offered at Vance-Granville Community College should be just the thing for you.

The 18-hour course will begin Nov. 10 and run each Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 15 in Room 5230 on VGCC’s main campus.

Connie Roberson, who works at John Mundy’s Fashion Flowers... Read More

The 2000 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include the names of 50 students from Vance-Granville Community College who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

Nominations from VGCC include students who demonstrated academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

They join an elite group of students from more than 2,300 institutions of... Read More

President Robert A. Miller of Vance-Granville Community College is an optimist, but even he said he was surprised when Fall Semester curriculum enrollment surpassed the 1998 previous high.

Miller announced that 3,308 students enrolled in curriculum programs in the semester that began Aug. 23. This is 74 more than Fall Semester 1998 enrollment, an increase of 2.29 percent.

The largest student increase was in Technical programs, which grew 123 students to 1,357, a 10... Read More

Nancye M. Knott of Clarksville, Va., won the Grumbacher Award in the Kerr Lake Art Society Autumn Arts ’99 Juried Art Show currently being held at Vance-Granville Community College.

Knott’s watercolor, "Ready to Go," took home the Grumbacher Gold Medallion as the best art work in the show using at least 50 percent of Grumbacher products. "Ready to Go" depicts a pegged rack holding hats and baskets for easy access for... Read More

Nancye M. Knott of Clarksville, Va., won the Grumbacher Award in the Kerr Lake Art Society Autumn Arts ’99 Juried Art Show currently being held at Vance-Granville Community College.

Knott’s watercolor, "Ready to Go," took home the Grumbacher Gold Medallion as the best art work in the show using at least 50 percent of Grumbacher products. "Ready to Go" depicts a pegged rack holding hats and baskets for easy access for the gardener, as well as candles and a dried flower... Read More

The VGCC faculty and staff's support of its students through the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund stepped up a notch this fall. The 1999 Faculty... Read More

The VGCC Student Association of Medical Assistants held its first meeting of the 1999-2000 academic year on Thursday, Sept. 2. New officers were elected: Yolanda Morris-Payne will serve the club as president, Saemica Person as vice president, Karen Bush as secretary, Terrie Evans as treasurer and Angie Goswick as historian.

Student Government Association representatives for the SAMA club are Morris-Payne, Goswick and Evans.

The mission of the SAMA club is to support... Read More
SNCAE officers elected to lead the VGCC chapter of the Student North Carolina Association of Educators are, from left, Vivian Boyd, secretary, Marjorie Oliver, vice president, Ronel Cook, president, and Brenda Yancey, treasurer. Not pictured is Bertha Brandon, assistant secretary. All the officers are students in the Early Childhood Associate program except for Boyd, who is a Teacher Associate student. Jacquelin Heath, Teacher Associate program head, is the club’s advisor.

Students who want to attend a four-year college but have unanswered questions about doing so should mark Wednesday, Nov. 10, on the calendar.

On that day, representatives from over 20 four-year colleges and universities will be in the Student Lounge for VGCC’s College Day. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., students will get firsthand information about the schools of their choice, such as transfer requirements and types of financial aid available... Read More

You can never have too much training or too many skills when you’re trying to get ahead.

Adam J. Perkinson of Henderson, to whom Vance-Granville Community College awarded its Multi-Skilled Technician certificate Sept. 29, is proof of that point. Perkinson has completed the Electrical/Electronics Technology and Automotive Systems Technology programs at the college, and he is currently enrolled in the Industrial Maintenance Technology curriculum.

The 1996 graduate of... Read More

Wouldn’t you like to have a special doll for that special daughter, granddaughter, niece or friend to give as a Christmas present?

Why not make it yourself in a special evening Doll-Making class being offered at Vance-Granville Community College?

Eleanor Wester, shown in photograph at right, will teach the new class that will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 5230 on the main... Read More

Vance-Granville’s Alpha Sigma Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa now has its own website, which may be accessed at

Phi Theta Kappa is the national scholastic honor society for two-year colleges. The purpose of the organization is to recognize and encourage scholarship among community, technical and junior college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate... Read More
On Sept. 22, approximately 240 VGCC students will receive scholarships provided by local businesses, industries and individuals. The event will take place in the VGCC Civic Center beginning at 11 a.m. All students receiving scholarships will receive two tickets for guests to attend the ceremony.

According to Maria Bailey, dean of Student Services, the awards ceremony serves several purposes. "It allows the recipients the opportunity to be recognized, as well as affords them the... Read More
Barbara Smith, Career Center Coordinator, is encouraging students to participate in VGCC's Job Shadowing program.

Job Shadowing is an educational experience for students to spend a designated amount of time, usually a half day, with an employee who serves as an occupational career model in the area of the student's career interest. The student may participate in some hands-on activities.

The experience provides the student with the opportunity to ask questions... Read More

Students chosen to represent Vance-Granville Community College as ambassadors during the 1999-2000 school year are, front, from left: Jody Pernell, Katherine Davis, Jacqueline Crudup, Pamela Harrington, Lynde Lowe and Helen Tapp; back, from left: Teressa Wright, Kristi Bailey, Michael Romnek, Angelia Evans-Arrington, Bratzo Mansilla, Marie Johnson, Jonathan Stevenson, Donna Beasley and Kimberly Dale.

Fifteen students from Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren... Read More

Tracy Madigan, Becky Daughety and Leo Kelly admire "Around the Cove," a painting of Lake Gaston by Bill Mosely that Vance-Granville Community College purchased after it appeared in an Autumn Arts show several years ago. Daughety is vice president of the Kerr Lake Arts Society, which is sponsoring the Autumn Arts ’99 Juried Art Show on Oct. 10-28 at Vance-Granville Community College, where Kelly is dean of Continuing Education. Madigan is president of the Vance County... Read More