Recent News From VGCC

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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... Read More

Click here for historical data: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/chb/chb.htm

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

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

VGCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: MARCH 15, 1999

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

HENDERSON — John Trammel Church, Sr., 81, of 420 Woodland Road, died on Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999. He was born in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 22, 1917, son of the late Charles Randolph Church and Lela Johnson Church.

His family moved to Salisbury, N.C., where he attended public schools. After two years at Catawba College, Mr. Church entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He graduated in 1942 with a B.S. degree in Pharmacy... 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

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... Read More

Portraiture, ceramics and chair caning. All those arts and crafts will represent Vance-Granville Community College throughout 1999 in the offices of the North Carolina Community College System in Raleigh.

The system has chosen works of three VGCC part-time instructors to brighten the halls and offices of the system in the Caswell Building, along with work of other community college instructors and students from across the state.

"Portrait of Tommy" by Theresa... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College’s new president didn’t need much time to relocate; he simply had to move across the hall to take up his new position on Feb. 1.

The college’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected Robert Adam Miller, the school’s current vice president, to take the top job during a special meeting Friday, Jan. 15.

Miller replaces Dr. Ben F. Currin, who served as president from February 1981 through December 1998. Currin retired after more than 40 years... Read More

Wednesday, March 10
11:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
VGCC Civic Center

Schedule of Events

11:45 a.m.     Dancing by The Carver Elementary School Drum... Read More

"A lot of people who didn’t even know we were here became acquainted with our business."

That type of exposure was highly beneficial to The Peanut Roaster, said Carol Monahan, who with her husband, John, runs the peanut cooking, packaging and sales business on Zeb Robinson Road in Henderson. The Peanut Roaster had only been in Henderson a couple of months when Expo ’98 was held, and the Monahans found participation was a great way to meet people and show off their products.

... Read More

Wednesday, March 10
11:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
VGCC Civic Center

Schedule of Events

11:45 a.m.     Dancing by The Carver Elementary School Drum... Read More

John T. Church Sr. has resigned from the Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees due to health problems. In fact, he was not well enough to attend the board’s bi-monthly meeting Monday at which the trustees honored him for 30 years service to the college.

The trustees unanimously adopted a resolution of appreciation to Church, and they presented a plaque and the framed resolution to Church’s wife, Marion, who represented him at the meeting. (Shown in the photograph... Read More

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