Recent News From VGCC

Roberta Scott delivers remarks during the VGCC Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday discussion.

Vance-Granville Community College hosted a program to discuss the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Jan. 24, after being postponed due to winter weather. The discussion was sponsored by the college’s Minority Male Success Initiative and was held in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus.

VGCC Counselor Cathy Davis made remarks about the purpose of the event and the King holiday. She quoted the King Center, which said the observance commemorates Dr. King's actions and... Read More

Phil Dixon (standing) holds a model of a human brain while conducting his first lecture in an auditorium on VGCC’s Main Campus.

Phil Dixon is passionate about the human brain, and he communicated his passion in a fascinating Jan. 30 discussion that kicked off a series of three lectures hosted by Vance-Granville Community College, entitled “Using Your Brain for a Change.”

Originally from England, Dixon has lived in Oxford, N.C., for less than a year. His work history has spanned many different industries and parts of the world, including a stint at Apple.

Today, though, Dixon spends much of his time... Read More

Leslie Johnson poses with a portrait she painted of the late Granville County educator Lela Eaton.

Vance-Granville Community College will again offer a “Portrait Painting” personal enrichment art class on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon, March 7 through May 9. Classes will be held in room 5223 (Building 5) on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

Leslie Johnson of Oxford, instructor for the course, has been teaching art classes like this one for VGCC for more than 20 years. She studied the arts at UNC-Greensboro. Her career as a piano teacher and art instructor gave her a... Read More

Deborah Harris (left) receives the Order of the Long Leaf Pine plaque from Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of VGCC.

Longtime Vance-Granville Community College Child Care Specialist Deborah J. Harris was recently honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper as she prepared to retire. The award was presented to her on the governor’s behalf by the president of VGCC, Dr. Stelfanie Williams, at a holiday social in December, at which Harris and other recent retirees were recognized.

A resident of Oxford, Harris retired on Dec. 31 with a longer tenure than any retiree... Read More

Tour de Vance logo

Registration is now underway for the Sixth Annual Tour de Vance Bike Ride scheduled for Saturday, April 28. The ride has been growing steadily since its inception, drawing families and first-timers in addition to the most seasoned of cyclists for four separate cycling events.

For the first time, proceeds from the ride will benefit the Endowment Fund at Vance-Granville Community College, with donations supporting scholarships for... Read More

The VGCC Radiography & Human Services Technology Clubs are collecting donations for a "Prom Attire" drive through March 14, 2018.

All donations will be collected for a prom attire giveaway event. This event will provide local high school students free attire to fulfill their prom dreams.

Items Accepted:

Suits & Shirts

Tuxedos, suits, suit separates, dress shirts, vests
Dressy Dresses

Gowns, prom, party, formal
Ties & Shoes

Neck... Read More

Aerial view of VGCC's main campus

Vance-Granville Community College is gearing up to begin renovations that will improve masonry rooflines, walls and bridges at the Main Campus using the funds allocated by the Connect NC State Bond.

Renovations to restore, repair and waterproof masonry will be placed out for bids in April with work scheduled to begin in May, according to a report delivered to the VGCC Board of Trustees at its bimonthly meeting on Monday,... Read More

Fellow Vanguards: please plan to join us for a Discussion of the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., sponsored by the VGCC Minority Male Success Initiative, on Wed., January 24, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in the Civic Center. We will hear from Roberta Scott, retired VGCC Adult High School coordinator and a member of the Warren County Board of Education. Roberta was a participant in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech... Read More

Portrait of VGCC president Dr. Stelfanie Williams

Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of Vance-Granville Community College, has been named President of the Year for 2018 by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. She is the first leader in VGCC history to receive the honor.

The President of the Year Award, sponsored by Wells Fargo, was established by the State Board in 2001. This award encourages, identifies, and rewards outstanding leadership and commitment to the community college mission among the... Read More

Poster for Nonprofit Leadership Series with image of a meeting

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a new series of free seminars that provide essential management skills for leaders of nonprofit organizations. The “Packing Your Toolbox for a Strong Nonprofit” series is presented in partnership with the Triangle North Healthcare Foundation, a regional grant-making organization that was established in 2011 as the successor to the Maria Parham Healthcare Foundation.

The six seminars include “... Read More

Phil Dixon

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a series of free, engaging lectures on the human brain, and the community is invited to attend.

Phil Dixon (pictured above), a resident of Oxford, will present the series, entitled “Using Your Brain for a Change,” starting with the first session on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the small auditorium in Building 2 on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. In this introductory lecture, Dixon will take a look at... Read More

Screen shot of WebAdvisor Financial Aid screen

A new and improved WebAdvisor is here!

WebAdvisor has been given a FACELIFT as Vance-Granville Community College works to enhance the resources we provide to our students, faculty and staff through a convenient “One-Stop Shop.”

WebAdvisor now has streamlined web pages for Official Transcripts, Student Finance, Financial Aid and User Profiles.

All of... Read More

A woman works with equipment in the biotech lab

Classes to train area residents for jobs in the growing biotechnology manufacturing field are scheduled to start soon at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg. The “BioWork” Process Technician training course is being offered in a hybrid format that involves some instruction in the biotechnology lab on campus combined with additional instruction online.

The on-campus portion will be held on Monday evenings from 6 until 10 p.m., Feb... Read More

From left, VGCC Endowment Specialist Kay Currin, Mountain Creek Baptist Church members Annette Myers and Ann Fiscus, both of Oxford, and VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson gathered at the recent VGCC Scholarship Awards Dinner.

The tragic 2015 murders of Granville County residents Jerome and Dora Faulkner shocked and saddened the community. Their loss was particularly felt at Oxford's Mountain Creek Baptist Church, where the Faulkners were dedicated members.

In the midst of their grief, members of the church started a scholarship fund in their memory at Vance-Granville Community College. Dora had completed her Nursing degree at VGCC, while Jerome had taken many continuing education courses at the college,... Read More

Faculty and students stand behind collected school supplies

The Vance-Granville Community College Alpha Sigma Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently conducted a service project by collecting school supplies and books for children in grades K-12 who are affected by domestic violence. Children in such situations may be forced to relocate suddenly, leaving their school supplies at their former homes and putting them at an educational disadvantage. Donation boxes were placed at all four VGCC campuses. The donations were delivered to... Read More

Class picture of BLET Graduates

Eleven cadets graduated on Dec. 12, 2017, from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Vance-Granville Community College, in a ceremony held in the Civic Center on Main Campus. After passing the state certification exam, all are authorized to work in any law enforcement agency in North Carolina.

Graduates of VGCC’s 105th BLET class included Christian Sean Bulloss, Robert Joseph Hannon and Brandon Tyler Lomena, all of Butner Public Safety; Tyrell Jamal Perry of the... Read More

From left, in front, Center for Innovative Learning student Anthony Dixon, VGCC Pharmacy Technology student Tommy Hicks, Pharmacy Technology Program Head Dr. Erica Fleming, Pharmacy Technology student Malissa Chandler and CIL student Jonathan Manzo; and from left, in back, CIL Principal Calvin Timberlake, CIL student Eric Sapp and School Resource Officer Elliott Carver of the Granville County Sheriff’s Office.

The Pharmacy Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College has continued its tradition of community involvement with a pair of recent service projects during the fall semester.

First, Pharmacy Technology faculty and students, with help from their colleagues in other VGCC Health Sciences programs, spearheaded a relief drive to help people in the Caribbean who had been affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Pharmacy Technology Program Head Dr. Erica Fleming grew up on the... Read More

Manicured fingernails

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a pair of continuing education courses that provide job training related to the cosmetology industry, starting in January. Both the Natural Hair Care and Manicure/Nail Technician courses are scheduled for Monday-Thursday evenings from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Jan. 8 through June 5, both in Building 3 on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County.

In Natural Hair Care, students will learn about the general sciences and... Read More

The Hibachi Express food truck is owned by Ray Chow, who will be the instructor for the VGCC Mobile Food Truck Entrepreneurship Series.

Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer its Mobile Food Truck Entrepreneurship Workshop Series at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County for the first time. Previously, the course was offered on the Franklin County and Warren County campuses.

A partnership of VGCC’s Small Business Center and Personal Enrichment department, the program will be held in... Read More

Group picture of HST Club officers

The newest club for students at Vance-Granville Community College focuses on the Human Services Technology (HST) field. The college offers three Human Services degrees - a General HST track, a Substance Abuse track, and a Gerontology track - although interested students in any major are welcome to join the new club.

The HST Club held its... Read More

Pages