Recent News From VGCC

VGCC SAMA officers include, from left, Secretary Brittney Hawkins, Treasurer Ebony Terry, Co-Historian Erica Tunstall, President Morgan Edwards, Co-Historian Patricia Judkins and Vice President Jessica Ruffin. They are pictured in front of the bulletin board that students created to celebrate “Medical Assistants Recognition Week” (Oct. 16-20) and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Vance-Granville Community College Student Association of Medical Assistants (SAMA) recently elected officers for the 2017-18 academic year. The association is made of up students in the Medical Assisting program, based at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus. This year’s officers include President Morgan Edwards of Creedmoor, Vice President Jessica Ruffin of Franklinton, Secretary Brittney Hawkins of Henderson, Treasurer Ebony Terry of Franklinton, and Co-Historians Erica Tunstall of Warrenton... Read More

Kids sitting on front of a fire truck

Young students at the Child Care Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus recently celebrated Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 9-13). Special guests at the five-star child day care during the week included the “Fire Pup,” “Smokey the Bear,” and Capt. Ramey Seal from the Louisburg Fire Department. Seal brought a fire truck for the children to see and showed them his turnout gear while also teaching them about fire safety rules. Pictured, seated on the front of the truck... Read More

From left, VGCC students Brittney Patterson of Henderson, Jordan Bunting of Rocky Mount and (lying on the ground, as Sylvia, the dog) Samantha Hines of Henderson rehearse a scene from “Sylvia.”

Vance-Granville Community College Drama students will soon entertain audiences with a modern romantic comedy about a marriage — and a dog. “Sylvia” will be staged on VGCC’s Main Campus in Henderson, Nov. 16-19. Performances begin on Thursday, Nov 16, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. All performances are in the small auditorium in Building 2.

Sylvia, by the late American... Read More

From left, Ken Wilson, TechHire grant project manager from VGCC, shakes hands with Cory Thornton, CEO of Frigi-Temp, at the company’s Youngsville location.

Youngsville-based Frigi-Temp recently agreed to join forces with Vance-Granville Community College on an apprenticeship initiative. Frigi-Temp is a commercial HVAC and refrigeration service provider and licensed mechanical contractor that has been serving central North Carolina since 2001.

Company CEO Cory Thornton said that he sought to partner with the college to help recruit new technicians to keep up with demand. “Over the next few years, it’s estimated that there will be a... Read More

Second-year VGCC Radiography students, joined by Clinical Coordinator/instructor Stacey Soles (at far left) and Dorian Edwards, campus coordinator for Project Life (in back, at far right), welcomed fellow students, faculty and staff to join the bone marrow donor registry in the student lounge on VGCC’s Main Campus.

Vance-Granville Community College, in partnership with the Project Life Movement, held a three-day, three-campus bone marrow registration drive in October. The service project was led by students and faculty in the VGCC Radiography program. The result was that 40 people joined the national registry of potential bone marrow donors.

Students, faculty and staff signed up and swabbed their cheeks to provide DNA samples at the events, held on Oct.... Read More

Students talk with, seated from left, Revlon representatives Bonnie Garrett and Wendy Grissom at Manufacturing Day in the VGCC Civic Center.

Vance-Granville Community College held a “Manufacturing Day” celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Nearly 200 high school students from Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties attended, along with VGCC students, educators and other members of the community. They learned about how manufacturing has changed, local career possibilities in the field and options for education and training related to careers in the industry.

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Group photo of new employees

Full-time employees who have joined Vance-Granville Community College in recent months attended the New Employee Orientation on Oct. 9. New employees had a chance to meet with VGCC vice presidents and various department chairs. They had informative sessions discussing topics such as VGCC’s Mission and Vision, Branding, the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Title IX and mental health, campus safety, the Clery Act, VGCC’s Endowment Fund and human resources policies. New employees’ knowledge of... Read More

Poster that says "Register Now for Spring Forward"

Students can “spring forward” before spring 2018 at Vance-Granville Community College, thanks to a four-week curriculum course format being offered for the second consecutive year.

The four-week mini-term starts on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, and ends on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in a so-called “intersession,” as it takes place mostly between the regular fall and spring semesters.

The courses on this schedule include Success & Study Skills (ACA 115), ... Read More

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VGCC Spring Semester Registration is now open! Please see an advisor now to register for classes. If you're a currently enrolled student and you register for your Spring Semester classes between Oct. 23 and Friday, Nov. 3, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize: a JBL Wireless Speaker, a $50 Gift Card to Chick-fil-A, or a $25 gift card to Bojangles. This is part of a celebration of “Advising in 3D.” Don't delay! Register now, so you can get your first choice of... Read More

Group picture of cast for the play, Sylvia

We're pleased to announce the cast and crew for the upcoming VGCC Drama fall production of the comedy, "Sylvia," by A.R. Gurney!

CAST A
• Sylvia: Samantha Hines
• Greg: Jordan Bunting
• Kate: Brittney Patterson
• Tom: Nick Kurtz
• Phyllis: Jamie McGinn
• Leslie: Allison Hines

CAST B
• Sylvia: Faith Orr
• Greg: Jordan Bunting
• Kate: Brittney Patterson
• Tom: Nick Kurtz
• Phyllis: Jamie McGinn
•... Read More

Poster for Community Fall Festival, with autumn leaves

Vance-Granville Community College will hold a “Community Fall Festival” on Monday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Admission is free to the event, which promises fun for the whole family.

Among the scheduled activities are a costume contest for kids, face painting, a bounce house and other games.

Tickets for games and concessions will be on sale. Proceeds will benefit the VGCC Vanguards... Read More

Tanya Weary, director of the VGCC Small Business Center (standing), addresses attendees at the “Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods” event.

Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus served as the host for a late-September gathering of community leaders from throughout the region interested in local food economies.

The meeting, entitled “Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods,” was organized by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), a partnership of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and North... Read More

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Area residents who have an interest in Nurse Aide or related short-term healthcare training programs have a new opportunity available to them.

Vance-Granville Community College is collaborating with partners at the NCWorks Career Center and the local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) adult contractor, Educational Data Systems Inc. (EDSI), to get students into a Nurse Aide cohort, according to Elvin Curtis, the college's... Read More

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Tired of submitting resumes and getting no response? Never had a resume and don't know where to start? This workshop is for YOU!! Join us in the Building 8 Conference Room from 11:00-12:00 on Thursday, October 19th.

Sponsored by Career Services and Student Success

Faculty are invited to bring classes or offer extra credit for attendance.

Granville Early College High School student Gabriella Fuentes Wilson, standing at right, is presented a certificate by Dr. Michael Myrick, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and student services of Granville County Schools, as Dr. Stan Winborne, GCS director of high schools/middle school/Career and Technical Education and public information, looks on. In the background is Olivia Banks, counselor at GECHS.

Nearly one half of Granville Early College High School’s students attained the honor of Student of Merit this academic year. A ceremony was held in their honor on Monday, Sept. 25, in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center.

Of the 217 students enrolled at GECHS, 103 received the academic honor.

“This is exceptional as the majority have achieved this honor while enrolled in college classes in addition to their... Read More

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This Year’s Theme: Know My Face: No More Silence

Domestic Violence Awareness Poster Contest Rules

1. All posters must be on standard poster paper (24”X36”).
2. Drawings or artwork should reflect the missed signs of domestic violence which include psychological, emotional, verbal and physical abuse.
3. Please refrain from using graphics such as knives, guns, rope, chains, bottles, offensive acts and profanity.  Any posters with these... Read More

Eddie Ferguson from VGCC accepts a check from CertainTeed representative, at the CertainTeed plant.

CertainTeed of Oxford recently made a contribution to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to serve as a premier sponsor of the upcoming dinner that honors both the students receiving scholarships this year and the donors who have made those scholarships possible. Pictured above, from left, VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson accepted the sponsorship from CertainTeed Plant Manager Mark Heilman. Among the many scholarships set to be recognized at the dinner on Oct. 12 in... Read More

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Vance-Granville Community College invites you to complete an online course evaluation for each course for which you are registered. 

Sign into the link below using your VanguardID.  Once you are signed in, you will be taken to a list of courses for which you have evaluations to complete.  Each course evaluation should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.  The link below will be active from Noon, Monday,... Read More

Pictured, from left, at J.M. White Funeral Home in Henderson are VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, Jerry M. White Jr., Betty White, Scott White and VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson.

A new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship has been endowed by J.M. White Funeral Home of Henderson in memory of its namesake and co-founder, Jerry Marshall White Sr.

His widow and co-owner of the funeral home, Betty Oakes White, said that the family sought to create the scholarship because “education is the future for our children, and we want everyone to be able to get an education.” She noted that higher education in particular is more important than ever to allowing area... Read More

Alpesh Thaker (standing), director of manufacturing for K-FLEX USA, talks about careers with VGCC Mechatronics students at the college’s South Campus, where the program is based.

Alpesh Thaker, director of manufacturing for K-FLEX USA, recently spoke to students in the Mechatronics Engineering Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College. His presentation was the first in a planned series of visits by representatives from various companies involved in advanced manufacturing, according to Cherrelle Lawrence, job placement coordinator for the NC TechHire grant program at the college. The visits, collectively called the “VGCC... Read More

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