Recent News From VGCC

Students of the Semester for Fall Semester 1999 from the seven vocational programs at Vance-Granville Community College gather with their program heads and James H. Wheeler Jr., department chairman for Public Service and Vocational Education. Front row, from left: Wheeler; Grenetta Legette of Kittrell, Cosmetology; Russell Boyd of Henderson, Automotive Technology; Jane Cloninger of Henderson, Carpentry; Charles Hargrove of Henderson, Welding Technology; Mark Tilley of Stem, Industrial... Read More

Diane McKinney-Whetstone, author of the best-selling novel Tumbling, will visit the Warren County Campus of Vance-Granville Community College on Monday, Nov. 22.

The public is invited to visit with the author and hear her read from her works from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

McKinney-Whetstone is a Philadelphia native and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received numerous writing awards and her work appears in magazines as well as books.

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The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees told a survey team from the state Monday evening that the college is committed to providing the kind of training and education that Warren County citizens need to prosper in the future.

Dr. J. Edgar Boone and Dr. George B. Vaughan have been employed by the N.C. Community College System to conduct a service area study in areas served by more than one... Read More

Leon Turner, left, Granville County Economic Development executive director, presents a $3,000 check to Robert A. Miller, president of Vance-Granville Community College, Nov. 10 at Thorndale Country Club during a meeting of the Granville Industrial Club. The money to the college’s Endowment Fund and Scholarship Program was the first installment on a third $5,000 Academic Achievement Scholarship the club has endowed at VGCC. Turner told Miller that the club had received a letter from from a... Read More
Jerry O’Keeffe, right, director, external relations, for Public Service Company of North Carolina, presents $1,000 to Robert A. Miller, president of Vance-Granville Community College Nov. 11, bringing to $4,000 the amount the company has given the VGCC Endowment Fund and Scholarship Program. Public Service promised another $1,000 so that its first Academic Achievement Scholarship can be awarded to a deserving student in the 2000-2001 school year.
Jennifer Zelvis of Franklinton, left, a college transfer student at Vance-Granville Community College, talks about admissions requirements with Gretchen Solomon, senior associate director of admissions at Meredith College, during College Day at VGCC Nov. 10. Representatives of 17 four-year colleges and universities were at VGCC to recruit transfer students for their schools and to advise them on admissions procedures. Representatives of Teach in North Carolina and the U.S.... Read More

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

Anyone who thinks they might like to get into community theatre will have an opportunity to study the acting craft in a class being offered in January at Vance-Granville Community College.

The acting class will meet from 7 to 10 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday evening in January, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Jerome Johnson, VGCC theatre arts coordinator, will teach the class. He said the class is open to everyone, whether they have had stage experience or not. Some... Read More

GRANVILLE COUNSELORS VISIT VGCC –Vance-Granville Community College hosted an information session and lunch Oct. 28 for counselors and administrators from the four counties the college serves. College officials described VGCC programs of study and their prerequisites and answered questions from the counselors. Attending from Granville County were, front row, from left: Judy Cohen, South Granville High School; Kim Badalucco, Butner-Stem Middle School; Helen Walker, South... Read More
Members of the winning team in the Vance-Granville Community College Quiz Bowl held Nov. 5 are, from left: Keith Anderson of Franklinton, Roberta Hudson of Henderson, Karen Ray of Wake Forest and David Nunnamaker. Nine teams of students attempted to answer questions in Math, English, Geology and History during three rounds of 24 questions each round. The top three teams competed in the finals, and the winning team took top honors with seven correct responses to five and four correct for the... Read More
The VGCC Vocational Club has formed for the 1999-2000 academic year.  Representing the vocational programs in the club are, front row, from left: Daniel Groves, Automotive; Tracee Harris, Electrical/Electronics; and George Bullock, Welding. Back row, from left: Donnie Tilley, Jr., Industrial Maintenance; Lucinda Reagan, Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Ale Hegge, Cosmetology; and Jane Cloninger, Carpentry. The club held its first meeting on Oct. 7.

The following information is excerpted from Carolina Transfer Talk published by UNC-Chapel Hill.

Beginning with transfer applications for the Fall of 2000, UNC-CH will require SAT I or ACT composite scores for all traditional transfer students as part of the application process. However, students who graduated from high school five or more years prior to applying will not be required to submit these scores.... Read More

On Tuesday, October 5, 1999, the second year Associate Degree Nursing students hosted a Big Sister/Big Brother, Little Sister/Little Brother cookout for the first year ADN students. Second year students are Big Sisters and Big Brothers to the first year students and serve as their role models and peer resources.

The menu included Brunswick Stew, hotdogs, Buffalo wings and lots of desserts. Annie Richardson and her husband, Robert,... 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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Four-year colleges and universities use the PRAXIS Series assessment examinations to qualify individuals for entry into teacher education programs. In addition, a number of professional associations and organizations use these tests.

If you are interested in pursing a career in education, please contact Beth Brockhaus, VGCC Counseling Services, to obtain a registration bulletin to take the PRAXIS.

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The Student Association of Medical Assistants (SAMA), VGCC's newest club, has been very busy this fall.

Their first fundraiser was a great success. The proceeds will be used to "adopt" a family for Thanksgiving in each of Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin counties. This month, the club will be raising money to provide meals and gifts for needy families at Christmas.

SAMA also collected items for... Read More

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