Recent News From VGCC

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

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

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.

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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

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, Jan. 25, 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.

Church is... Read More

t is truly difficult for me to put into words the excitement that I feel to be given the opportunity to become president of this great institution.

Vance-Granville Community College has leaped from the middle of the pack among North Carolina's 59 community colleges to become a true leader in the system.

To be given the opportunity to lead this college at its current point in... Read More

What does VGCC have in common with UNC-Chapel Hill, Old Dominion University, The University of Kentucky, Florida State University and dozens of other prestigious Southeastern institutions?

VGCC is the latest member of the Southern Regional Education Board's Southern Regional Electronic Campus and is among dozens of universities and community colleges throughout the Southeast participating.

The Electronic Campus is a "marketplace" for electronically delivered courses... Read More
What does VGCC have in common with UNC-Chapel Hill, Old Dominion University, The University of Kentucky, Florida State University and dozens of other prestigious Southeastern institutions?

VGCC is the latest member of the Southern Regional Education Board's Southern Regional Electronic Campus and is among dozens of universities and community colleges throughout the Southeast participating.

The Electronic Campus is a "marketplace" for electronically delivered courses... Read More
Todd Wemyss, site manager of Glen Raven Mills, presents a check for $18,000 from the company to Dr. Ben F. Currin, president of Vance-Granville Community College, for the school’s Endowment Fund. Glen Raven is the largest corporate donor to the VGCC Endowment Fund, and the donation Dec. 17 brings total gifts from the Norlina mill to more than $105,000. Scholarships from Glen Raven contributions go first to company employees or their families, and, if none are eligible, are given... Read More
Vance-Granville Community College officials are calling its new Computer Center offerings "a revolutionary method of instruction."

Beginning in January 1999, the school will offer web-based training that people can take from their own homes or offices with any computer with Internet connections. And they don’t have to own the software or have it loaded on their computers to take a class.

Called Online Learning, the training will offer 44 courses that students can gain... Read More
Spencer Noble of Oxford has been elected president of the VGCC Student Government Association for 1998-99. Elections were held Wednesday, Sept. 30. He is joined by the following officers: Arcacia Gooch, vice president, of Henderson; Tammie Elkerson, secretary, of Oxford; Melissa Weaver, treasurer, of Henderson; Toria Parker, parliamentarian, of Henderson; Bryon Bush, co-chair of public information, of Youngsville, and Mary Wardrick, co-chair of public information, of Louisburg.
B. Joanne Steiner of Wake Forest has been appointed by Gov. James B. Hunt to serve on the State Board of Community Colleges. She was appointed Sept. 11, and her term expires June 30, 2003.

The facilitator for corporate staff and services at Novo Nordisk Biochem North America, Inc., in Franklinton, she assumed that position in December of 1996. Prior to that, she had been the director of human resources at Novo Nordisk since April 1983.

Steiner is active in supporting... Read More
The generous contributions of VGCC's faculty and staff over recent years have led to the establishment of a Presidential Merit Award in honor of retiring president Dr. Ben F. Currin.

Donations to the Endowment Fund from the faculty and staff this year were a new record of $11,747, bringing total contributions to the fund to more than $100,000. As a fitting tribute to Dr. Currin, who will retire Dec. 31 after 18 years as president, it was... Read More

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