Recent News From VGCC

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
The skeletal frame of the expansion at Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus is taking shape. Work on the 8,000 square-foot addition to the campus off I-85 on N.C. 56 between Creedmoor and Butner is ahead of schedule and should be completed by September, school officials say. The expansion will provide a new, larger cosmetology department, an extensive computer lab and several additional classrooms. Renovations to existing spaces will modernize the radiography department and the... Read More
Winners in the annual hair styling competition among cosmetology students at Vance-Granville Community College on March 29 show off their winning hairdos. All the stylists, standing, and models, seated, are VGCC students. Left to right: Thelma Bullock of Henderson, stylist, and model Amanda Alston of Townsville, both students at VGCC’s main campus, third place; Rashida Clark of Ridgeway, stylist, and model Sonya Drumgo of Manson, both students at VGCC’s Warren County Campus, first place... Read More

Attention: Students in vocational programs.

Want to ensure your future employment, increase your value to your employer and get on the fast track to promotion within your company?

Then you should investigate Vance-Granville’s multi-skilled technician program.

Today’s employers are looking for people with more than one skill to fill a variety of job needs, and VGCC... Read More

In addition to the usual kids' games, good food, and other fun, this year's Family Fun Day on Main Campus on Saturday, April 16, features something new and exciting: the chance to grab money!

That's all we can say about that; you'll certainly have to be there to appreciate it (or, as they say, you have to be present to win!!!).

Family Fun Day will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and, in addition to games, will feature music by Mike Brooks, a police K-9 unit... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College President Robert A. Miller has appointed Frederick H. Wilson Jr. as vice president of the college, and he also has named Marsha J. Nelson dean of curriculum and Vanessa Jones dean of student development and advancement services.

Wilson replaces Miller, who was promoted to VGCC president on Feb. 1. Nelson moves into Wilson’s former position, and Jones will fill a newly-created position. From left in the photo at right are Miller, Wilson, Jones... Read More

Warmer days and greening grass can only mean one thing for many people – the beginning of golf season!

Vance-Granville Community College has just the thing for those who are just taking up the game or who need some sound, basic instruction in its finer points.

The Franklin County Campus will sponsor a course in Beginning Golf on Tuesday evenings – April 13, 20 and 27 and May 4 and 11 – at Bull Creek Golf... Read More

Why would a business that is not generally thought of as "local" spend the extra money to become a Gold Sponsor for Expo ’99?

At least one – Wake Electric Membership Corp. – is looking to the future and thinks association with the event on May 20 at Vance-Granville Community College will help position it to gain customers when deregulation of electrical service comes.

Wake EMC, headquartered in Wake Forest, is one of four gold sponsors for Expo ’99. The others are WIZS... Read More

Click here for historical data: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/chb/chb.htm

Charlotte Hawkins Brown (shown at right at age 35, ca. 1918) is recognized as one of the pioneers of educational opportunity for African-Americans. She was born in Henderson.

Vance-Granville Community College wants area people to know more about this important American figure and invites the... Read More

Click here for historical data: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/chb/chb.htm

Charlotte Hawkins Brown (shown at right at age 35, ca. 1918) is recognized as one of the pioneers of educational opportunity for African-Americans. She was born in Henderson

Vance-Granville Community College wants area people to know more about this important American figure and invites... Read More

For an entertaining and cultural night out, make plans now to attend William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Oxford City Hall auditorium. To be presented jointly by VGCC and the Granville Little Theater, the play is scheduled on Friday and Saturday, March 19-20 and March 26-27, beginning at 8 p.m.

Jerome Johnson, VGCC's theater arts coordinator/instructor, will direct the performance, and several VGCC students will be participating in the presentation:... Read More

VGCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: MARCH 15, 1999

NEW TRUSTEE – In the photograph at right, Superior Court Judge Henry W. Hight Jr. administers the oath of office to Marion J. Church of Henderson as a member of the Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees on Monday, March 15. The Vance County Board of Commissioners appointed Mrs. Church to replace her late husband, John T. Church Sr., who died Feb. 27. Mrs. Church called her appointment "a... Read More

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