Recent News From VGCC

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

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

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

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

Portrait painting is not easy, and Leslie Hall Johnson will not try to tell you it is. "However, those who work at it find they can do it, it is very rewarding and they don’t want to stop," said Johnson, who will be teaching another course in portrait painting this fall at Vance-Granville Community College.

The three-hour sessions from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays will begin Sept. 14 and run to Dec. 7 in Room 5230 on the main campus.

During the 6-7 years that... Read More

For the first time in its history, Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees has a chairman who is not from Vance County.

At their bi-monthly meeting Monday, July 19, the trustees elected John K. Nelms of Oxford as chairman of the board. Donald C. Seifert Sr. of Henderson was elected vice chairman, and Henrietta H. Clark of Henderson was re-elected secretary.

Nelms, who has served the VGCC board either in an advisory capacity or as an appointed member since... Read More

For the first time in its history, Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees has a chairman who is not from Vance County.

At their bi-monthly meeting Monday, July 19, the trustees elected John K. Nelms of Oxford as chairman of the board. Donald C. Seifert Sr. of Henderson was elected vice chairman, and Henrietta H. Clark of Henderson was re-elected secretary.

Nelms, who has served the VGCC board either in an advisory capacity or as an appointed member since... Read More

For the first time in several years, tuition rates for community college curriculum students will increase statewide with the Fall 1999 semester, following recent approval by the North Carolina Legislature.

In-state students will pay $26.75 per credit hour up to and including 14 hours, with a maximum tuition cost of $374.50. Out-of-state students will pay $169.75 per credit hour per semester, with a maximum of $2,376.50.

Student fees will... Read More

Twenty-eight women and men who graduated May 15 from the Associate Degree Nursing program at Vance-Granville Community College received their nursing pins at candlelight ceremonies May 13.

VGCC President Robert A. Miller commended the graduates on their accomplishments and added some facts about the Class of ’99: they ranged in age from 20 to 49 with an average age of 33. Sixteen of the graduates have children, one has six and one has six grandchildren. Twelve of them have other... Read More
Three Vance-Granville Community College students traveled to Sampson Community College this spring to participate in the Student Leadership Forum of the Student Leadership Development Conference.

Sylvia Tisdale, a Medical Assisting student, Charis Morgan, a Teacher Associate major, and Teressa Wright, who is in the Business Administration program, attended the conference, which is sponsored by the North Carolina State Chapter on Black American Affairs.

The forum is... Read More
Three Vance-Granville Community College students traveled to Sampson Community College this spring to participate in the Student Leadership Forum of the Student Leadership Development Conference.

Sylvia Tisdale, a Medical Assisting student, Charis Morgan, a Teacher Associate major, and Teressa Wright, who is in the Business Administration program, attended the conference, which is sponsored by the North Carolina State Chapter on Black American Affairs.

The forum is... Read More
More than 1,700 bicyclists, participating in the 1999 American AIDS Ride, found a pleasant, Pleasantville stop at Vance-Granville Community College’s Warren County Campus June 24.

The riders gathered at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh the previous day and started early the morning of the 24th, riding their way to Washington, D.C. The Warren campus was their first rest stop on the trip, which ended June 28.

The support crew for the ride had set up a "... Read More

In observance of national Law Enforcement Memorial Week, the Criminal Justice Department of Vance-Granville Community College will sponsor a ceremony at the college at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12.

Members of the Criminal Justice Club will lay wreaths at the college flag pole to honor the memory of the six officers in North Carolina killed in the line of duty over the past year. The most recent of these, Detective William Henry Weatherly of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department,... Read More

The sights at VGCC's Expo 1999, held May 20 in the Civic Center. The event was sponsored by the VGCC Small Business Center, the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce, the Granville County Chamber of Commerce and the following businesses: Gold Sponsors: Wake EMC of Wake Forest, WIZS Radio of Henderson, WHNC/WCBQ Radio of Oxford and the Butner-Creedmoor News newspaper; Silver Sponsors: Gerber Photographic of Henderson and United States Cellular.

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