Recent News From VGCC

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

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

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.

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 www.vgcc.edu/PTK.htm.

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

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

Scott Burnette has always liked cars and trucks and working on them.

Burnette, 27, who lives in Drewry in Vance County, worked at Randy’s Repair Shop in Drewry while attending Warren County High School. Upon graduation in 1990, he didn’t consider further education and "farmed for awhile."

Deciding that farming wasn’t his future, Burnette enrolled in Vance-Granville Community College in the College Transfer program. While riding a motorcycle, he had an accident... Read More

Carrie Daniels, who promises to share the newest concepts in painting ceramics, will teach the class to be held days and evenings this fall at Vance-Granville Community College.

The 36-hour course will be held on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, beginning Sept. 7, and on Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m., beginning Sept. 9, in Room 5227 on the college’s main campus. Cost of the class will be $35.

Daniels has studied ceramics about five years with one of the state’s... Read More

The Special Olympics World Summer Games are several weeks past, but Ronel Cook says he’s “still on Cloud 9” after volunteering during the games. Cook, who lives in Henderson, has completed one year at Vance-Granville in pursuit of an associate’s degree in the Early Childhood Associate program. He will be a sophomore this fall and also is president of the VGCC Student North Carolina Association of Educators.

When he heard the World Games would be held in the Triangle this... Read More

Dr. Michael E. Ward told 231 graduates of Vance-Granville Community College Monday evening that they will leave footprints on the sands of time as they go through life, and he urged them to "walk plainly and leave a path worthy of following."

Ward, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction and former superintendent of Granville County Schools, was the principal speaker for the summer graduation exercises held in the college Civic Center.

John K. Nelms of Oxford,... Read More

VGCC Medical Assisting student Terrie Evans spent the week of July 18-23 attending the prestigious Student Leadership Institute (SLI) held at Peace College in Raleigh.

Evans, an active member of the VGCC Student Association of Medical Assistants (SAMA) and currently serving as club treasurer, was selected for the honor based on her outstanding academic achievements and proven leadership abilities.

According to Glenn Grady, program head and instructor for the... Read More

When Curtis McRae, Jr., first visited the Vance-Granville Community College campus, he said he liked it and thought he probably would like to go the school there. But he had a job in his hometown of Oxford and didn't want to change at the time.

After graduation from J.F. Webb High School in 1987, Curtis entered the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, hoping to earn G.I. Bill college tuition. After returning from boot camp and Marine... Read More

The graduating welding students at Vance-Granville Community College have again scored 100 percent on the national certification exam.

The nine day students and the seven evening students who will complete the welding program Aug. 5 and graduate Aug. 9 took what is called a vertical unlimited groove test, the day students on July 21 and the evening class on July 23. Michael McCraw, laboratory supervisor of Professional Service Industries Inc. of Greensboro, the lab appointed by... Read More

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