Recent News From VGCC

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
Fifteen student leaders from Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin counties will serve Vance-Granville Community College as ambassadors during the 1998-99 school year.

Ambassadors selected to represent the college at special campus and community functions are Michelle Inscoe and Arcacia Gooch, both of Henderson; Jason Cummins, Tammie Elkerson and Spencer Noble, all of Oxford; Copper Rain, Connie Palmer, Shawn Burton and Rita Taylor, all of Warrenton; Mary Wardrick of Louisburg;... Read More
Vance-Granville Community College has named 194 students to its Fall 1998 Dean’s List.

To qualify for Dean’s List, a student had to maintain a 3.25 grade-point average and get no grade lower than B while carrying at least 12 semester hours, said Fred H. Wilson Jr., dean of instruction.

Technical programs provided 83 Dean’s List honorees, while 38 are College Transfer students, 35 are in Health Education studies, 33 come from Vocational programs, and five are high... Read More

VGCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: NOV. 23, 1998

Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees approved a budget of $19,236,203 for fiscal year 1998-99 at its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 23.

Also at the meeting, the board voted to place a plaque in the classroom building at the new Franklin County Campus to honor Ralph S. Knott for his many contributions to establishment of a satellite campus near Louisburg.

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The N.C. State Board of Community Colleges has selected John Trammell Church Sr., chairman of the Board of Trustees of Vance-Granville Community College, to receive its highest award, the I.E. Ready Award.

Church, of Henderson, was honored at a Day of Recognition on Nov. 19, along with the other 1998 recipient, Dr. Frank Weaver, former assistant director of adult education for the community college system.

The I.E. Ready Award is presented to people who have... Read More
Training students for high-tech jobs got a boost at Vance-Granville Community College Nov. 9 when the pharmaceutical firm Glaxo Wellcome pledged $50,000 to the college.

Robert E. Ingram, Glaxo’s chairman, chief executive officer and president, announced at groundbreaking ceremonies for a new powder inhaler facility in Zebulon that the company is giving $200,000 to four community colleges that are close to the plant. In addition to VGCC, $50,000 pledges were made to Johnston... Read More
The Vance-Granville Community College faculty and staff contributions to the VGCC Endowment Fund have now topped $100,000, thanks to the 1998 drive which resulted in $11,747 in contributions.

The results of the drive were announced Nov. 10 by Button Brady, Diane Finch... Read More
The deaths on July 6, 1998, of Miss Nannie A. Crowder of Henderson and Robert B. “Bob” Butler of Warrenton directed about $2.6 million to Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson, to benefit the students the college is training.

Miss Crowder informed VGCC officials in November 1995 that she was placing $800,000 in a trust to be given to the college at her death, but the gift from Butler was a total surprise to VGCC officials. A retired... Read More
Trustees Welcome New Board Member, Mrs. Nancy Henderson

VGCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: SEPT. 21, 1998

Enrollment at Vance-Granville Community College has gradually increased each new session over the past several years. This Fall Semester, enrollment has leaped ahead.

President Ben F. Currin reported to the college Board of Trustees at their bi-monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 21, that 3,234 students signed up for curriculum classes this... Read More
Previous records all fell by the wayside during Vance-Granville Community College’s 14th annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Civic Center.

Two hundred twelve full-time students received grants worth $132,425 for the 1998-99 school year. For the first time, 200 scholarships worth $300 each were given to part-time students at the college.

Last year, 165 full-time students received scholarships totaling $99,975.

The part-time... Read More
Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 75 students earned Dean’s List honors for the Summer Semester, which ended Aug. 6.

To qualify for summer Dean’s List, a student had to maintain a 3.25 grade-point average and get no grade lower than "B" while carrying at least nine semester hours, said Fred H. Wilson Jr., dean of instruction.

Summer Dean’s List honorees, listed by program areas, are:

Accounting - Leanne Elizabeth Drake of Henderson,... Read More
More than 80 people have requested applications for the presidency of Vance-Granville Community College.

That was the word from Donald Seifert, chairman of the Presidential Search Committee of the college’s Board of Trustees, speaking to the trustees at their bi-monthly meeting Monday, July 20.

The college is looking for a replacement for Dr. Ben F. Currin, who will retire Dec. 31 after almost 18 years at Vance-Granville’s helm and 40 years in education.

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Achievement was the order of the day Sunday, May 17, as 203 men and women received degrees and diplomas during the first-ever May graduation at Vance-Granville Community College.

The college normally holds one graduation in August. This year, it begins a twice-a-year commencement schedule, with the first in May and a second in August.

Phillip J. Kirk Jr., a long-time North Carolina educator, business leader and political appointee, was the principal speaker.... Read More

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