Recent News From VGCC

Photo combination shows the men's basketball team on top and the women's volleyball team on bottom at Athletics Banquet.

Vance-Granville Community College celebrated Vanguard student-athletes at the college’s annual Athletics Banquet, held on March 23 in the Civic Center on the Main Campus.

VGCC Coordinator of Student Activities & Athletics Jermiel Hargrove praised the students for their hard work, both on the court and in the classroom. He recognized in particular the women’s volleyball team captain, Hannah Arneth of Oxford, and the men’s basketball team co-captains, Mitch Beck of Raleigh and... Read More

Dr. Jean Jackson, vice president for college programs at Meredith College

Dr. Jean Jackson, vice president for college programs at Meredith College, will be the principal commencement speaker for Vance-Granville Community College’s graduation exercises on Friday, May 11.

Sovanny “Sophie” Taylor, president of the VGCC Student Government Association, will be the student speaker.

Nearly 500 students are scheduled to be honored during ceremonies beginning at 6 p.m. at the gazebo by the lake on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. For those unable... Read More

The Vance-Granville Community Band performs under the direction of Brian Miller in this file photo from its May 2017 concert in McGregor Hall.

Variety will be the key as the Vance-Granville Community Band, under the direction of Brian D. Miller, performs its annual Spring Concert on Monday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in McGregor Hall in Henderson.

Show tunes, marches and some classics are on the program in the McGregor location at 201 Breckenridge Street. The downtown venue has become the local home of the Vance-Granville Community Band, and the band is proud to represent the multi-county area served by Vance-Granville Community... Read More

Dr. Dorwin L. Howard, Sr.

Dr. Dorwin L. Howard, Sr., retired leader of the Granville County Public Schools, will deliver the keynote address as Vance-Granville Community College holds commencement exercises dedicated exclusively to new graduates of Adult Basic Skills programs on Thursday, May 3. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

Those being honored at the ceremony will include students who have completed either the ... Read More

Dean of Health Sciences Angela Thomas holds a plaque she received for her leadership honor at VGCC.

Angela M. Thomas, dean of health sciences at Vance-Granville Community College, was recently honored with the President’s Leadership Award from Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of the college.

The honor is one of three Glen Raven Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Awards presented to VGCC employees during each academic year. The others, the Faculty Member of the Year and Staff Member of the Year awards, are presented in the fall semester. Glen Raven, Inc., the manufacturer... Read More

6th Annual Tour de Vance Bike Ride

The Sixth Annual Tour de Vance Bicycle Ride, scheduled for Saturday, April 28, is drawing cyclists from surrounding counties in addition to locals, organizers say.

Online registration continues through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27, but riders can also register on-site at Vance-Granville Community College's Main Campus on the morning of the race, with check-in starting at 7:30 a.m.

"This is a great time to dust off your bicycle and... Read More

Flier provides details of South Campus Earth Day event

Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus has scheduled an Earth Day festival for Monday, April 23, to educate the college and community about conservation and the natural world in a fun, informative setting.

The public is invited to attend the celebration from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Weather permitting, activities will be outside in front of the campus at 1547 South Campus Drive, which is located on N.C... Read More

Marianne Durling speaks to a class at VGCC from a 2015 file photograph.

The Medical Office Administration program at Vance-Granville Community College will host a presentation on medical office careers by a veteran healthcare instructor and manager on Tuesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. on the Main Campus.

Marianne Durling, currently an associate compliance officer with the Duke University Health System, will be in the Conference Room in Building 8 to speak with students in VGCC’s Health Services programs. The public is also invited to attend.

Durling has... Read More

Franklin County Early College High School is hosting a Blood Drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin Campus.

Coordinating the drive is Abril Rosales-Martinez, a Super Senior at FCECHS, who says she’s been a long-time donor for the Red Cross. She’s organizing her first drive, she said, because she has seen how medical conditions affect the lives of those who are in need of blood.

“I have... Read More

The nine cast members of the Sixth Annual Dinner Theater are shown.

Vance-Granville Community College students will be joined by veteran theater actors for the college’s sixth annual Dinner Theater production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical comedy, at the end of April. A collaboration of Vance-Granville’s Drama and Culinary departments, the event is scheduled for the evenings of Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27.

Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. each evening in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. Tickets are... Read More

Medical Office Assistant flier

Area residents interested in getting jobs in medical offices will have two opportunities for learning new skills this summer through continuing education programs at Vance-Granville Community College.

The Medical Office Assistant course is scheduled to begin in mid-May on VGCC’s Franklin Campus. Another offering of the course is scheduled for early June at South Campus.

At the Franklin Campus, the course will be offered on Mondays, May 14 through June 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30... Read More

CCP info session flier

Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled a series of sessions offering information for high school students and their parents on the “Career & College Promise” (CCP) program. CCP allows eligible students to earn college credits towards a college degree, diploma or certificate while still in high school, without having to pay college tuition.

Attendees will learn about the requirements of the program and the steps to apply for admission in CCP. This information will help... Read More

Brenda Ellis in green VGCC ambassador jacket

Brenda Ellis of Durham, a student in the Criminal Justice Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College, was recently selected as the college’s nominee for the North Carolina Community College System’s Dallas Herring Achievement Award.

The award was established by the system in 2010 to honor the late Dr. Dallas Herring, the longtime State Board of Education chairman and one of... Read More

Andrew Lynam of Youngsville, seen here in the Welding shop on VGCC’s Main Campus, is the college’s recipient of the North Carolina Community College System Academic Excellence Award for 2018.

Vance-Granville Community College has named student Andrew Lynam of Youngsville as its recipient of the North Carolina Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award for 2018. One student from each of the 58 colleges in the state system is honored with the award each year. 

Lynam will be officially recognized at Commencement in May, when he is scheduled to graduate from the college with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Welding... Read More

VGCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter President Brenda Ellis of Durham (left) accepts an award for service on behalf of the chapter from Seth June, the outgoing Carolinas Region vice-president for South Carolina, during the convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Vance-Granville Community College Alpha Sigma Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently brought home several awards from a regional gathering.

Attending the Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Regional Convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C., March 9-11, were VGCC chapter President Brenda Ellis of Durham, chapter Vice President of Leadership Pamela Campbell of Littleton and chapter advisor Maureen Walters, who teaches English at the college. The Carolinas Region includes 84 Phi... Read More

Student Maurice Thorpe trains on a motor grader simulator in a classroom on the college’s Warren County Campus during a previous Heavy Equipment Operator course. (VGCC photo)

WARRENTON — Vance-Granville Community College is planning to offer a nine-week course to train Heavy Equipment Operators, beginning Monday, April 16, at the college’s Warren County Campus.

A Short-Term Workforce Training Grant from the N.C. Community College System will be available to cover the cost of tuition and books for qualified students, said Kyle Burwell, VGCC’s director of occupational extension.

“Students will have the opportunity to learn the techniques and safety... Read More

Student holds gift basket

Thanks to all 84 students who participated in the VGCC Women's History Month Trivia Contest! Winners were selected at random from among those who scored highest on the quiz at each VGCC campus. And they are....

  • Main Campus Winner - Madison Hetrick
  • South Campus Winner - Sydney Sakoman
  • Franklin Campus Winner - Trina Leapley
  • Warren Campus Winner - Kirsten Abernathy

Each winner received a "College Student Survival Kit" gift basket... Read More

Robert Dow is seen here in the library on VGCC’s South Campus, where he takes some of his classes.

Robert Dow is one of a number of students at Vance-Granville Community College who are military veterans, but few, if any, have had military careers as long as his. Dow served in the United States Army from 1981 through 2013, when he retired at the rank of Master Sergeant.

For many of those years, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, but his service took him around the world. “During the non-conflict times, I was deployed for worldwide humanitarian services in Africa, Peru, South Korea,... Read More

seal of VGCC

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees approved a proposed total budget request of $3,190,150 for the 2018-2019 fiscal year for Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties at its bimonthly meeting on the college’s Main Campus on Monday, March 19.

In other action, the board also heard updates on the college’s recent grant success, the state’s audit of energy consumption, and the annual financial audit by the state.

VGCC’s budget requests for plant operations... Read More

Culinary student makes crepes

The Culinary Arts program at Vance-Granville Community College is inviting the public to enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared by students on Thursday, April 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The luncheon will be held at the Masonic Home for Children on College Street in Oxford, where the Culinary program is based.

Tickets are $9, plus applicable taxes and Eventbrite fees, and can be purchased online at... Read More