Recent News From VGCC

If the Higher Education Facilities Bonds are approved on Nov. 7, Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin counties will not have to match any dollars for Vance-Granville Community College to receive more than $17 million in construction and renovation funds.

And State Treasurer Harlan Boyles says that a tax increase will not be necessary to repay the bond sales, which will provide $2.5 billion to North Carolina’s 16 universities and $600 million to the state’s 59 community colleges... Read More

Ginnie Currin, left, executive director of the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, and Robert Gorham, center, chamber president, present a resolution passed by the chamber in support of the Higher Education Facilities Bonds to James D. Edwards, marketing director of Vance-Granville Community College. Passage of the bond referendum on Nov. 7 will provide VGCC with more than $17 million for construction and renovation, $3,879,202 of which will go to the South Campus... Read More

Officials of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce present a resolution supporting the Higher Education Bond referendum to Robert A. Miller, president of Vance-Granville Community College. From left to right are: Norm Kelly, operations manager of Boston Gear and vice president of the chamber; Angela Harris, assistant county manager of Franklin County and chamber president; Miller; and Mattie Kemp, chamber executive director.  Passage of the bonds on the Nov. 7 ballot... Read More

William Ward Moseley of Warren County took the two top prizes in the Autumn Juried Art Show, currently on display at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center.

Moseley’s oil painting, Dawn at Peggy’s Cove, depicting a harbor scene from Nova Scotia, won the Grumbacher Gold Medallion and also took first place in the 25th Juried Art Show sponsored by the Kerr Lake Art Society, in cooperation with Vance-Granville Community College.

The Grumbacher award goes to... Read More

The VGCC Career Center offers a free Resume Writing workshop on Wednesday, September 27, at noon in the Conference Room of Building 8. Students who are working on resumes for class assignments or for job placement will have the opportunity to meet with Lois Palluzzi and Kimm Jones, from Manpower in Oxford, to hear what businesses are looking for in job applicants.

For more information contact Barbara Smith at 492-2061, extension 326.

The Henderson Lions Club has issued a resolution supporting the Higher Education Bonds, which will be part of the November general election ballot for North Carolina voters.

If passed, the bonds will provide $2.5 billion for construction and renovations at the 16 universities of the UNC system and $600 million for the 59 schools of the North Carolina Community College System. Vance-Granville Community College would get $17,070,446 for construction and repairs at its four campuses... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College will offer "Financial Workshop for Individual Investors" at its Franklin County Campus in Louisburg.

The five-week introduction to financial planning will be held on Wednesdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. Ed Armstrong, investment representative with Edward D. Jones... Read More

Anyone who wants to have fun and make things would benefit from the clay (hand-building) class that will begin Sept. 11 at Vance-Granville Community College, according to Copper Rain, who will teach the class.

All work in the class will be done by hand rather than using a potter’s wheel and, "We’ll make anything you can imagine," Rain said. These items include simple bowls, cups and picture frames up to decorative art pieces.

Rain said she will teach coil, pinch and slab... Read More

Responding to a stated need in the community, Vance-Granville Community College will conduct a new basic English conversation class at its main campus in Vance County.

VGCC currently has several English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) courses that are primarily directed toward Hispanics in the four counties served by the college. The new class, which will begin Sept. 11, will be for persons of other nationalities who speak little or no English.

"We had a... Read More

The Vance-Granville Community College Alumni Association will hold its first meeting of the fall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Room 1107, Building 1, on the main campus in Vance County.

Focus of the meeting will be to welcome new members and begin planning community outreach and fund-raising projects for the 2000-2001. Last year’s projects included a food drive for flood victims and collecting Christmas stuffed toys and blankets for flood-displaced families in Tarboro.

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They’ve raised the ante for artists exhibiting their works in the Autumn Arts 2000 Juried Art Show.

More than $1,500 in prizes and purchase awards are available to exhibitors at the annual show, to be held Oct. 9-31 in the Civic Center on the main campus of Vance-Granville Community College in Vance County. Prizes include the Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award, the highest honor given nationally to art exhibits.

This will be the 25th juried art show sponsored by the Kerr... Read More

A former area resident returned to Vance-Granville Community College Friday, Aug. 11, and led a workshop for 21 quilters who wanted to learn about how to make diamonds and how to use colors to make their creations more exciting.

Priscilla Hair, formerly of Norlina and co-founder of A.B. Hair Carpets, and who now lives in Easley, S.C., near Greenville, taught the day-long workshop, "Playing With Blocks." The participants learned how to work with 60-degree diamonds, how to design... Read More

There are more line dances than the “Electric Slide,” and Lori Forsythe will teach most of them in a Vance-Granville Community College class beginning Sept. 12. 

The line dancing class will be held in Room 9111 on the lower level of the Civic Center on VGCC’s main campus from 7 to 8 p.m. for eight consecutive Tuesdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 31. 

Forsythe, who has taught line dancing in the Watkins community several years, said she will teach all types of line dancing, from “... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College has upgraded its Microsoft Office programs to the 2000 version in the Computer Center at its Franklin County Campus. 

Upgraded Word, Excel, Access and Power Point classes will be taught, beginning after Labor Day. In addition, a longer, 60-hour class has been added that incorporates all four Microsoft Office programs. “This should be attractive to persons who want to learn to integrate the four programs,” said Ann Behar, coordinator of VGCC’s... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College has upgraded its Microsoft Office programs to the 2000 version in the Computer Center at its main campus in Vance County. 

Fall classes in Word, Excel, Access and Power Point, which begin after Labor Day, will teach the upgraded programs. 

In addition, upgraded Autocad 2000 and Quicken 2000 will be taught at the main campus Computer Center during the fall. A special nine-hour course will also be offered for persons currently using Autocad... Read More

The South Campus of Vance-Granville Community College, like all of the college’s four campuses, offers a wide array of computer extension classes. However, two computer classes are taught only at South Campus, on N.C. 56 between Butner and Creedmoor. 

Microsoft Publisher, a desktop publishing program, will be offered for the first time this fall in the South Campus Computer Center. It will be a day class of 12 hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 24. 

Also, South Campus... Read More

In response to increased interest in the Internet, Vance-Granville Community College will offer two computer classes on the Internet this in the evenings at its Warren County Campus. 

Fall classes will begin after Labor Day in September, and VGCC will offer eight computer classes at the campus in Warrenton. 

Also, VGCC offers 84 computer classes that can be taken online from the student’s home or office. 

All the VGCC computer classes qualify the participant for... Read More

Do you have a story inside you just bursting to get out? A Vance-Granville Community College personal enrichment class will help you get those thoughts on paper.

Dr. Bob Toler will teach “Telling One’s Own Story” on Mondays, beginning Sept. 11 and ending Nov. 13, on the college’s main campus in Vance County. Classes will be held in Room 5220 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

“I’ve found there are a lot of people who have something to say but who are afraid of writing,” said Toler. “... Read More

Numerous people are moving into North Carolina from other countries, many of them Spanish-speaking, and they need to learn English in order to cope with their new neighbors, schools and jobs.

A great many of these are turning to the state’s community colleges, which offer English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) training free of charge.

Vance-Granville Community College operates campuses in four counties - Vance... Read More

Eleven Vance-Granville Community College students who plan to continue their educations at four-year school were honored for outstanding achievement at the college’s annual College Transfer Spring Convocation in May.

Named as College Transfer scholars were Kristy Ann Gill and Anthony Wayne Walk of Henderson, Ebony Marie Hunter and Susan Pulley Romnek of Oxford, Joshua Shelton Riggan of Creedmoor, William Jesse Lilley and Jami Lynette Rich of Warrenton, James Grant Stoner of Macon... Read More