Recent News From VGCC

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The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a free seminar, “Holiday Event Planning for the Small Business Owner,” on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Vino Oasi, located at 3200 Bliss Trail in Stem.

The instructor will be Lisa Gingue, the owner of both Vino Oasi, an event venue, and The Hub in Oxford (formerly Stovall’s Gifts). Lunch will be provided by Vino Oasi to the first 20 people who... Read More

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Vance-Granville Community College will hold an Open House for its Adult Basic Skills department on Tuesday, October 3, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and later from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., in room 7212 of Building 7 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

“We invite all who did not finish high school to come see and hear how our Adult Basic Skills Department can either help adults gain enough credits to earn a high school diploma or gain... Read More

From left, Kristen Baughman and Stacey Sprenz, both of Raleigh-based Tabletop Media Group, will be the keynote presenters for the Small Business Summit.

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled its sixth annual Small Business Summit for Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Lake Gaston Lions Club in Henrico. Entitled “Making the Holidays Pay Off,” the free event is designed to help local businesses plan ahead for the upcoming holiday season with innovative marketing practices.

CenturyLink is the presenting sponsor for the event. Local partners... Read More

Flier for 2 Small Business seminars with picture of a young woman

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Thursday, Oct. 5, at the college’s Warren County Campus, located at 210 West Ridgeway Street in Warrenton.

Empowerment Through Coaching for Small Business Owners” will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. that day. “How to Write a Business Plan” will follow from 6 until 9 p.m. The location for both is Room W4123.

Leading both seminars will be Ed Ormsby... Read More


The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees adopted a budget of $32,324,089 for the new fiscal year at its bi-monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, on the college’s Main Campus.

The trustees approved VGCC’s budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 on a recommendation from the Budget Committee of the board, chaired by Trustee Abdul Sm Rasheed.

On the Current Expense side of the budget, $19,552,255... Read More

From left, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams congratulates Dr. Kambiz Tahmaseb of Durham on his graduation from the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program.

Dr. Kambiz Tahmaseb, a Biology and Chemistry instructor at Vance-Granville Community College, recently graduated from the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program (NCCCLP). He is one of approximately 35 community college faculty and staff members from across the state who completed the program this year.

The six-month leadership program, which includes face-to-face instruction at various locations, provides preparation and training to develop future community college... Read More

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Vance-Granville Community College will offer a “Tea and Etiquette” course on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m., Sept. 26 through Oct. 10, at the First Presbyterian Church in Henderson (222 Young Street).

In the course, students learn about the history of tea; the difference between an afternoon tea party, a royal tea party and “High Tea”; and the proper way to make the best pot of tea. They have tastings of a wide variety of teas (black, white, green, Oolongs and herbal) at each... Read More

Nicholas Kemp, then a VGCC Radiography student, times himself while swabbing his cheek to join the bone marrow donor registry during a 2015 event at the college.

Vance-Granville Community College, in partnership with the Project Life Movement, is planning a three-day, three-campus bone marrow registration drive in October.

Members of the community are invited to join VGCC students, faculty and staff at one of the events being held on three of the college’s campuses: Tuesday, October 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the seminar room (G1131) on South Campus, located between Creedmoor and Butner; Wednesday,... Read More

Robbie Earnhardt (center), owner of Wake Forest-based Superior Tooling, talks with students attending Manufacturing Day at VGCC.

Vance-Granville Community College will hold a “Manufacturing Day” celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Job seekers and students are invited to attend and to learn more about manufacturing and related careers.

Local manufacturers and equipment vendors will provide demonstrations and information highlighting their products and their employment opportunities. Attendees will learn... Read More

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A group of students from Vance-Granville Community College recently received scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. The scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

The scholarship can be used to assist with tuition, books, fees, supplies, transportation and childcare expenses related to attending... Read More

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The Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball team is scheduled to play 18 matches, including seven home matches, during the 2017 season. The Vanguards compete in Region X of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III, which includes a number of community colleges in North Carolina and Virginia.

The Vanguards will begin this year’s campaign on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Guilford Technical Community College. VGCC’s first contest at home is set for Friday,... Read More

VGCC’s 2017-18 award winners are, from left (holding their award plaques), Faculty Member of the Year Steve McGrady and Staff Member of the Year Kelly Glover.

Vance-Granville Community College President Dr. Stelfanie Williams recently presented the college’s annual awards to a pair of outstanding VGCC employees. Science Department Chair/instructor Steve McGrady of Durham was chosen as the Faculty Member of the Year for 2017-18, while Kelly W. Glover of Oxford, the publications specialist in the VGCC Print Shop, was named Staff Member of the Year.

The honors are two of VGCC’s three Glen Raven Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Awards.... Read More

Coach Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith of Roxboro has been named the head coach for the women’s volleyball team at Vance-Granville Community College.

Smith has played volleyball for 20 years and earned All-Conference honors while playing for Manteo High School. She then continued her playing career at Pitt Community College, which, like VGCC, competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association, but in a different division.

After one season at PCC, Smith joined the United States Navy and... Read More

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Welcome Students! This is YOUR new myVGCC page! The goal of this page is to be your one-stop-shop for the bulk of your needs from the website as an enrolled student. As this page evolves, we may be adding more content to ensure you all have easy access to everything you need. I'm open to suggestions from everyone so if you, as a student, are having trouble finding a piece of information you need please shoot me an email and I'll be happy to look into fixing that for you. My... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that three students earned President’s List academic honors and another three earned Dean’s List academic honors for the summer term that ended in July.

The President’s List recognizes students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) while carrying a “full load” (of at least 12 credit hours) in 100-level or higher curriculum courses. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student had to earn a... Read More

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The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a pair of free seminars focused on helping businesses use two growing social media platforms.

Using Instagram to Gain & Retain More Business” is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, from 1-4 p.m., in room W4103 on VGCC’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton.

Then, “Snapchat for Small Business Owners” follows later that same day... Read More

Flier that says "Dream of Being a Paralegal?"

The Paralegal Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College will host a panel discussion on careers in the paralegal field on Wednesday, October 11, from 10 a.m. until noon in Building 4 on the college’s Franklin County Campus, where the program is based.

During the discussion, graduates of the VGCC Paralegal Technology program, attorneys, and the assistant director of the North Carolina State... Read More

Poster for NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center will soon offer the “NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship” program at two locations.

The seven-week course is designed specifically to help local farmers and budding entrepreneurs succeed in developing profitable, environmentally-sound small farms or agricultural businesses.

The class is scheduled to be offered at Granville Expo & Convention Center (4185 US Highway 15 South, Oxford) on Tuesday evenings, Sept. 12... Read More

Five of the latest apprentices joining the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program join with representatives of their new employers and Vance-Granville Community College officials.

Five students from Vance-Granville Community College were among a dozen who committed to participate in the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP) at a signing ceremony in Wake Forest on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

The students are now apprentices with eight industries in Granville, Franklin and Wake counties as they finish high school and earn their associate’s degrees at either VGCC or Wake Technical Community College. VGCC... Read More

Group photo of family members and VGCC officials

A new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship has been endowed in memory of Robert and Elizabeth Williford by their children. The Willifords were well-known as the longtime owners and operators of the Oxford Ace Hardware store. Their four children, Elizabeth Dale Williford of Indian Beach/Salter Path, Rob Williford II of Oxford, Dot Williford Wilson of Chapel Hill and John Williford of Oxford, along with Rob’s wife, Lori, and John’s wife, Teresa, recently gathered at VGCC to celebrate... Read More