Recent News From VGCC

L. Opie Frazier, Jr., poses with his Order of the Long Leaf Pine award received from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and presented to Frazier on July 16 by Vance-Granville Community College President Dr. Stelfanie Williams.

Retiring Vance-Granville Community College Trustee L. Opie Frazier, Jr., of Henderson, the longest serving Trustee in the history of the college, was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine at the July 16 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Members of his family gathered with Trustees in the Board Room on the Main Campus at the start of the meeting for a surprise presentation honoring Frazier’s 41 years of service.

“There is only one L. Opie Frazier, Jr. … During his tenures, Mr... Read More

Above: Students work in the Bioprocess Tech lab at VGCC’s Franklin Campus, which will hold a Biotechnology Open House on July 23 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Area residents interested in the field of Biotechnology are invited to Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin Campus for an Open House on Monday, July 23, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The event is open to new applicants to the program as well as current students of VGCC. Stewart Lyon, a member of the faculty for the Bioprocess Technology curriculum program, will discuss the options for students to earn a certificate or an associate’s degree, and members of the admissions and financial aid... Read More

North Carolina State University Senior Vice Provost of Enrollment and Management Services Dr. Louis D. Hunt outlines plans for the N.C. State C3 program to allow dual admission and dual enrollment to VGCC students who wish to earn their four-year degree at NCSU after getting an associate degree at the community college. NCSU officials met with college officials on Vance-Granville’s Main Campus on June 12.

Vance-Granville Community College has entered an agreement with North Carolina State University to offer a dual-admission, dual-enrollment program. The initiative will benefit students who wish to be guaranteed admission to NCSU to earn a baccalaureate degree after completing an associate degree at VGCC.

VGCC is one of eight community colleges working with the university in the N.C. State Community College Collaboration, or C3, as the program is called. NCSU officials met with Vance-... Read More

Students graduating from the VGCC Franklin Campus Child Care Center in 2018 included, seated, from left: Macie Collins, Bryan Luke Lamm and Aubrey Hoyle; standing, from left, Emmalynn Holt, Brayden Wood, Blake Spruill, Kaiden Holden, and Josephine Stover. Standing with them is teacher Teresa Gallatin.

Eight graduates of the Child Care Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus were recognized on June 6 in a ceremony.

The students in the Class of 2018 included Macie Collins of Kittrell, and Kaiden Holden, Emmalynn Holt, Aubrey Hoyle, Bryan Luke Lamm, Blake Spruill, Josephine Stover and Brayden Wood, all of Louisburg. Each student is now prepared to enter kindergarten in the... Read More

The 2018 graduates of the Vance-Granville Community College Child Care Center at Main Campus included, seated, from left, Victon Steven-Cejorus Doyle, Dixee Caroline Seaman, and Eli Michael Duke; standing, from left, Reed Harding Copeland, Luke Siler Capps, and Cole Thomas Faulkner Jr. Standing with them is Bridget Perry, the Child Care Center manager.

Six graduates of the Vance-Granville Community College Child Care Center on the college’s Main Campus were honored in a ceremony on June 1.

Preparing to enter kindergarten this fall, the Class of 2018 includes Luke Siler Capps of Oxford; Reed Harding Copeland of Bullock; Victon Steven-Cejorus Doyle of Wake Forest; Eli Michael Duke of Oxford; Cole Thomas Faulkner Jr. of Henderson; and Dixee Caroline Seaman... Read More

Members of the 2018 Radiography graduating class at Vance-Granville Community College received their pins on May 7.

Twenty new graduates of Vance-Granville Community College’s two-year Radiography program were honored in a May 7 pinning ceremony in the college’s Civic Center.

The Radiography Class of 2018 included James D. Bolton of Henderson, Marco Antonio Carmen-Vazquez of Oxford, Yamile Chavarin of Henderson, Whitney Michelle Cox of Oxford, Crystal Gill of Henderson, Brittany Harmon of Norlina, Gloria Maria Hudnall of... Read More

Hutson Wester and his wife, Brenda, present a donation to Vance-Granville Community College’s Endowment Fund to start the Brenda McGee Wester, R.N., Academic Achievement Scholarship. From left are Eddie Ferguson, Endowment Fund director; Kay Currin, Endowment specialist; Brenda Wester; Hutson Wester; and VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams.

Hutson Wester of Henderson recently made a donation to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to create the Brenda McGee Wester, R.N., Academic Achievement Scholarship in honor of his wife.

Wester has long been a supporter of the college’s scholarship program. He started his first scholarship in the 1980s, recently elevating the Hutson Wester Insurance scholarship to the Presidential Merit Award... Read More

Greg Ackles is shown in photo published in The Daily Dispatch

Vance-Granville Community College has hired a new coach for men’s basketball, according to a report in the Sunday, June 24, edition of The Daily Dispatch. Former Southern Vance High School boys’ basketball coach Greg Ackles has been signed to become the head coach this fall for the 2018-2019 basketball season, the newspaper reports.


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Members of the 2018 Associate Degree Nursing class at Vance-Granville Community College who received their nursing pins on May 9 pose for a group shot.

Vance-Granville Community College recognized 34 students who graduated this spring from the Associate Degree Nursing program with a pinning ceremony in the college’s Civic Center on May 9.

Among those honored with distinctive nursing pins at the ceremonies were eight who graduated through the LPN to ADN Transition Program, which helps Licensed Practical Nurses to continue their education and then become Registered Nurses. Those graduates were William Autrey of Henderson; Joan Currin... Read More

Matthew Paynter trains on a motor grader simulator in a classroom on the college’s Warren County Campus during a previous Heavy Equipment Operator course.

WARRENTON — The Heavy Equipment Operator course will be offered by Vance-Granville Community College starting Tuesday, July 10, 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 taking the nine-week course, according to Kyle Burwell, VGCC’s director of occupational extension.

“This course presents an excellent opportunity for students... Read More

Eddie Ferguson and Kay Currin of Vance-Granville Community College’s Office of the Endowment and VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams celebrate the results of the 34th Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament at the Henderson Country Club with VGCC students Jeannie Adcock and Andrew Lynam. At a dinner after the tournament, the students voiced their appreciation to golfers and sponsors for support of college scholarships. From left are Ferguson, Currin, Adcock, Lynam and Dr. Williams.

Vance-Granville Community College’s 34th annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament hit a new record total by raising $125,000 to help fund scholarships for deserving students and support the mission of the college.

That result surpassed the $116,675 generated in 2017, in what was previously the highest-grossing golf tournament in VGCC history.

A total of 168 golfers formed 42 teams to play in either... Read More

Retired Granville County Schools Superintendent Dr. Dorwin Howard of Oxford addresses VGCC Adult Basic Skills graduates.

Graduates of Vance-Granville Community College’s Adult Basic Skills programs received a double dose of encouragement to dream of better futures and work to make those dreams come true at their commencement exercises on May 3.

The honorees were among those students who have completed either the Adult High School Diploma program or the High School Equivalency program in the past year.

The principal commencement speaker for the ceremony was Dr. Dorwin L. Howard... Read More

Meredith College Vice President Dr. Jean Jackson delivers the commencement address at Vance-Granville Community College on May 11. (VGCC Photo)

Dr. Jean Jackson returned home to offer inspiration to Vance-Granville Community College’s newest graduates, encouraging the Class of 2018 to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.

“In many ways, you are Vance-Granville Community College,” the Middleburg native told members of the 49th commencement exercises on May 11. “You are the very best advertisement of what is possible from work done here and how you apply that work as you go forward in your lives.”

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Trustee Board Chair Danny Wright, left, and VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, right, present a plaque to Sovanny “Sophie” Taylor of Louisburg, honoring her for her service as Student Trustee for the Board of Trustees in 2017-2018. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees approved the addition of new certificates in the Pharmacy Technology curriculum program and the College and Career Promise (CCP) Pathways at the bimonthly meeting on the college’s Main Campus on Monday, May 21.

The Pharmacy Technology certificates, which will be available this fall, expand opportunities in a program that already offers an associate’s degree and... Read More

Dr. Stelfanie Williams, VGCC president, left, presents a congratulatory letter to Steve McGrady, honoring the Science Department chair for his Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty recognition by the American Association of Community Colleges. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College honored Steve McGrady, chair of the college’s Science Department and an instructor, for his recent receipt of the inaugural Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty recognition by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

In a session with the VGCC Board of Trustees on Monday, May 21, Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the college president, recognized the long-time member of the college faculty for the honor.... Read More

Dr. Stelfanie Williams

Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of Vance-Granville Community College, announced today that she has accepted the position of Vice President for Durham Affairs at Duke University, effective Aug. 13, 2018.

 “It has been an honor and joy to lead and serve at Vance-Granville Community College,” Dr. Williams said. “I am proud of the success over these years, and I am confident that, with the fine faculty and staff and community support,... Read More

Middle School students who attended the 2017 Science Camp work with VGCC Science Department Chair Steve McGrady to conduct an experiment using red cabbage during a session on chemistry. (VGCC photo)

Registration ends on Friday, May 18, for the 2018 edition of Vance-Granville Community College’s Science Camp for local middle school students. The camp will be held Monday through Friday, June 11-15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

Rising sixth, seventh and eighth-graders from Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties are invited to participate in the week-long camp, now in its eighth year.

Sessions will be taught by faculty... Read More

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Vance-Granville Community College's Commencement Exercises are available on YouTube.

The Adult Basic Skills Commencement took place on Thursday, May 3, in the Civic Center on VGCC's Main Campus.

The Curriculum Commencement occurred on Friday, May 11, at the Gazebo on the Main... Read More

Pamela Campbell of Littleton, right, receives the first-ever Excellence in Leadership Award from the Alpha Sigma Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, presented by Maureen Walters, head chapter advisor at VGCC.

Vance-Granville Community College recognized 65 students who were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students of two-year colleges, on April 17 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus.

VGCC students honored with induction into Phi Theta Kappa must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 (3.75 for part-time students) in associate degree curriculum programs and have completed at least 12 credit hours toward their degrees.

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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