Recent News From VGCC

‘GRAN’ PRIDE – Jan DeKock of Henderson hangs portraits she painted of her grandsons, Charlie Baltzegar, 4 months, left, and Alex Baltzegar, 2, in the lobby area of the Civic Center of Vance-Granville Community College. DeKock and the other students in the VGCC Continuing Education portrait painting class have 27 of their works on display each weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 17, and the public is invited to stop by and see the portraits. The next 10-... Read More

Elected to lead the Student Government Association in the 1999-2000 school year are, seated, from left: Kimberly Dale, vice preseident, a College Transfer student; Ronel Cook, president, Early Childhood Associate; and Ann Taylor, public information officer, Business Administration; standing, from left: Lucinda Reagan, secretary, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Yolanda Morris-Payne, treasurer, Medical Assisting; and Dave Gregory, parliamentarian, Electronics Engineering... Read More

The Alumni Association of Vance-Granville Community College is collecting new blankets and stuffed toys to help make Christmas a little merrier for our neighbors in Eastern North Carolina who were flooded by Hurricane Floyd.

Gift-paper wrapped “Christmas Cuddles” boxes have been placed throughout the area to collect these items, which Alumni Association members will deliver to agencies in flood-ravaged areas for distribution before Christmas. Boxes are available at VGCC... Read More

The start of Spring Semester at Vance-Granville Community College on Jan. 10 may have seemed like a long time away, but the time to register for those classes is here. (Click here to link to the Spring Semester schedule of curriculum classes, registration information, mini-semester classes and distance learning classes.)

Open registration for students who plan to enroll in Spring Semester will run weekdays Monday, Nov. 29, through Wednesday, Dec. 15, according to... Read More

Continuing Education courses begin at varying times throughout the Spring Semester with some classes beginning as early as Jan. 3 and others not starting until early in May.

Registration procedures for the various Continuing Education programs offered by Vance-Granville Community College vary according to the program area.

VGCC's Continuing Education department provides an opportunity for adults to meet a variety of objectives through short courses.
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Figuratively speaking, James J. Tart should be over the moon about being named Vance-Granville Community College’s Teacher of the Year.

Literally speaking, he was one of the engineers who helped put other Americans not just over but on the moon.

Tart, 65, is program head for Electronics Engineering at VGCC. He has been at the college since 1985, and head of the department since 1987. His engineering expertise was sharpened at the National Aeronautics and Space... Read More

Diane McKinney-Whetstone, author of the best-selling novel Tumbling visited the Warren County Campus on Nov. 22 and talked to literacy students, staff and visitors about writing novels.

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People who work with computers are finding more and more that they need to be certified in certain fields in order to obtain jobs or to get promotions or advancement.

Vance-Granville Community College is offering these certification opportunities, and students may earn them from their own homes through Online Learning and not have to travel to Raleigh or Durham and pay extremely high course fees.

"Employers are looking for professional certifications as a way of... Read More


President Robert A. Miller of Vance-Granville Community College is an optimist, but even he said he was surprised when Fall Semester curriculum enrollment surpassed the 1998 previous high.

Miller told the college’s Board of Trustees at their bi-monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 20, that 3,308 students enrolled in curriculum programs in the semester that began Aug. 23. This is 74 more than Fall Semester 1998... Read More

Students of the Semester for Fall Semester 1999 from the seven vocational programs at Vance-Granville Community College gather with their program heads and James H. Wheeler Jr., department chairman for Public Service and Vocational Education. Front row, from left: Wheeler; Grenetta Legette of Kittrell, Cosmetology; Russell Boyd of Henderson, Automotive Technology; Jane Cloninger of Henderson, Carpentry; Charles Hargrove of Henderson, Welding Technology; Mark Tilley of Stem, Industrial... Read More

Diane McKinney-Whetstone, author of the best-selling novel Tumbling, will visit the Warren County Campus of Vance-Granville Community College on Monday, Nov. 22.

The public is invited to visit with the author and hear her read from her works from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

McKinney-Whetstone is a Philadelphia native and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received numerous writing awards and her work appears in magazines as well as books.

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The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees told a survey team from the state Monday evening that the college is committed to providing the kind of training and education that Warren County citizens need to prosper in the future.

Dr. J. Edgar Boone and Dr. George B. Vaughan have been employed by the N.C. Community College System to conduct a service area study in areas served by more than one... Read More

Leon Turner, left, Granville County Economic Development executive director, presents a $3,000 check to Robert A. Miller, president of Vance-Granville Community College, Nov. 10 at Thorndale Country Club during a meeting of the Granville Industrial Club. The money to the college’s Endowment Fund and Scholarship Program was the first installment on a third $5,000 Academic Achievement Scholarship the club has endowed at VGCC. Turner told Miller that the club had received a letter from from a... Read More
Jerry O’Keeffe, right, director, external relations, for Public Service Company of North Carolina, presents $1,000 to Robert A. Miller, president of Vance-Granville Community College Nov. 11, bringing to $4,000 the amount the company has given the VGCC Endowment Fund and Scholarship Program. Public Service promised another $1,000 so that its first Academic Achievement Scholarship can be awarded to a deserving student in the 2000-2001 school year.
Jennifer Zelvis of Franklinton, left, a college transfer student at Vance-Granville Community College, talks about admissions requirements with Gretchen Solomon, senior associate director of admissions at Meredith College, during College Day at VGCC Nov. 10. Representatives of 17 four-year colleges and universities were at VGCC to recruit transfer students for their schools and to advise them on admissions procedures. Representatives of Teach in North Carolina and the U.S.... 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

Anyone who thinks they might like to get into community theatre will have an opportunity to study the acting craft in a class being offered in January at Vance-Granville Community College.

The acting class will meet from 7 to 10 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday evening in January, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Jerome Johnson, VGCC theatre arts coordinator, will teach the class. He said the class is open to everyone, whether they have had stage experience or not. Some... Read More

GRANVILLE COUNSELORS VISIT VGCC –Vance-Granville Community College hosted an information session and lunch Oct. 28 for counselors and administrators from the four counties the college serves. College officials described VGCC programs of study and their prerequisites and answered questions from the counselors. Attending from Granville County were, front row, from left: Judy Cohen, South Granville High School; Kim Badalucco, Butner-Stem Middle School; Helen Walker, South... Read More
Members of the winning team in the Vance-Granville Community College Quiz Bowl held Nov. 5 are, from left: Keith Anderson of Franklinton, Roberta Hudson of Henderson, Karen Ray of Wake Forest and David Nunnamaker. Nine teams of students attempted to answer questions in Math, English, Geology and History during three rounds of 24 questions each round. The top three teams competed in the finals, and the winning team took top honors with seven correct responses to five and four correct for the... Read More

Four-year colleges and universities use the PRAXIS Series assessment examinations to qualify individuals for entry into teacher education programs. In addition, a number of professional associations and organizations use these tests.

If you are interested in pursing a career in education, please contact Beth Brockhaus, VGCC Counseling Services, to obtain a registration bulletin to take the PRAXIS.

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