Recent News From VGCC

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.

Fifty-four Vance-Granville Community College students were inducted into the Alpha Sigma Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Thursday evening, April 15, in a candlelight ceremony in the college’s Civic Center.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society of two-year colleges offering associate degree programs, Philip Mondou, chapter co-advisor, told the inductees and family, faculty and friends gathered for the occasion. The chapter was formed at VGCC in 1991 with 32 charter... Read More

If construction on the addition to the Vance-Granville Community College South Campus continues at its present pace, students could be using the new facilities when Fall Semester begins.

Dan Knight of the architectural firm of Dove, Knight... Read More

If construction on the addition to the Vance-Granville Community College South Campus continues at its present pace, students could be using the new facilities when Fall Semester begins.

Dan Knight of the architectural firm of Dove, Knight... Read More

A somber mood dominated Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day services on May 12 on VGCC's main campus.

The services were sponsored by the Criminal Justice Club with assistance from the Basic Law Enforcement Training class.

Quon Bridges, an assistant district attorney with the Ninth Judicial District, (shown in the photo at right) was guest speaker. Club members Kirk Purkiser and Michael Richardson laid a wreath at... Read More

Mother Nature brought cool winds and wet grounds to Vance-Granville Community College May 15, forcing spring graduation into the Civic Center.

But despite that, and an early morning brownout that threatened the amount of lights and air conditioning available, the ceremonies went off without a hitch, and 246 happy graduates received associate degrees or diplomas.

And the graduates heard some sound advice from the guest speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Lambert Johns, vice president,... Read More

Everything from electrical service to peanuts to pest control will be on display at Expo ’99 on Thursday, May 20, and the public is urged to check out what’s happening at the annual trade show at Vance-Granville Community College – and possibly win some nice prizes.

More than 70 businesses and agencies will display their products and services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the college’s Civic Center. The event is free to the public.

"In addition to finding businesses... Read More
Everything from electrical service to peanuts to pest control will be on display at Expo ’99 on Thursday, May 20, and the public is urged to check out what’s happening at the annual trade show at Vance-Granville Community College – and possibly win some nice prizes.

More than 70 businesses and agencies will display their products and services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the college’s Civic Center. The event is free to the public.

"In addition to finding businesses... Read More

"They work with me to adjust my class hours so I can go to school and still work 32 hours a week," Jonathan Brewer of Bullock said of his instructors in the Electrical/Electronics Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College.

Brewer has repaid that cooperation by working diligently and being selected as the college’s Vocational Student of the Semester for the spring.

Vocational Department program heads select their top students each semester, and James H.... Read More

Tracee Harris began taking welding at J.F. Webb High School "to prove a point to the boys that I could do it just as well as they could."

The Oxford resident proved something to herself, too, and today is one of the top students in the welding curriculum’s day program at Vance-Granville Community College, according to program head/instructor Bill Jones.

Tracee is also carrying on a family tradition since her brother, Leroy Harris who lives in the Williamsboro community of... Read More

The VGCC Student Association of Medical Assistants (SAMA) has had a busy spring — and they do not seem to be slowing down for the summer.

Five members of the organization attended the North Carolina Society of Medical Assistants’ (NCSMA) state convention in Greenville on April 22-25.

Those attending were Karen Bush, Lisa Youngs, Renita Peace, Judy Dunston and Glenn Grady, club advisor.

The event provided educational workshops... Read More

Each vocational program at Vance-Granville Community College has named an outstanding student from their evening classes as their students of the semester for Spring Semester. Selected students, front row, from left, are: Carolyn Wrenn of Henderson, Cosmetology; Cora Davis of Louisburg; Carpentry; Alton Robinson of Creedmoor, Automotive Technology; Norris Steed of Henderson, Welding; Jonathan Brewer of Bullock, Electrical/Electronics Technology; and James H. Wheeler Jr., chairman of Public... Read More

After the 20th year of marriage, appropriate anniversary gifts are listed by five-year increments in most references. So, what do you give your wife to commemorate 39 years of wedded bliss?

On their 39th anniversary on April 16, Howard G. Herring of Lanier Street in Oxford decided to give his wife, the former Marian Newell, something of himself and his own creativity. Herring, a student in the carpentry program at... Read More

The sights of Family Fun Day 1999!
Lynn Moorman, right, of Granville County, discusses employment opportunities with the N.C. Department of Correction with Eric Wilson, a corrections officer at Polk Youth Center in Raleigh. The conversation took place at the annual Career Day at Vance-Granville Community College where about 80 potential employers set up displays, shared employment information and interviewed VGCC seniors and graduates about potential employment. Moorman graduated in 1997 from VGCC’s college transfer program and... Read More

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