Recent News From VGCC

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The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team will hold spring tryouts for the upcoming 2017-18 season on Wednesday, April 19, from 6-8 p.m., at Western Vance High School (2785 Poplar Creek Road, Henderson, NC 27537).

All participants must bring a current physical to the tryouts. Members of the basketball team must enroll as full-time VGCC students for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.

For more information, contact VGCC Coordinator of Student... Read More

Picture of flowering plants on VGCC's Warren Campus

Vance-Granville Community College’s Warren County Campus will hold a celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 21, from 10 until 11:30 a.m., and the public is invited to attend. Weather permitting, activities will be held outside on the campus, located at 210 West Ridgeway Street in Warrenton.

During the celebration, Warren Early College High School students are scheduled to plant flowers and herbs in the raised beds on the campus with the... Read More

Brian Miller conducts the Vance-Granville Community Band during its 2016 Christmas concert at McGregor Hall.

The Vance-Granville Community Band will hold its annual spring concert on Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Henderson. Admission is free of charge. 

This will be the second time that the Community Band has held a concert at the 1,000-seat venue, located at 201 Breckenridge Street in Henderson.

The concert is set to feature some classics of band literature,... Read More

From left, Ray Sutton, a resident of the Clarksville, Virginia, area, near Kerr Lake, presents a bottle of wine to “Thomas Jefferson” (Bill Barker) at the VGCC lecture entitled “Mr. Jefferson on Food and Wine.” Sutton said the wine was made from grapes grown by Charlie Easton in Granville County.

President Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Bill Barker, recently made a pair of presentations at Vance-Granville Community College, sponsored by the VGCC Endowment Fund. First, he lectured on the “Freedom for Religion” on March 20. Barker followed that up with “Mr. Jefferson on Food and Wine” on March 27. VGCC students, faculty, staff and members of the community enjoyed the hour-long presentations in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus.

In the first lecture, “Jefferson”... Read More

2016 Science Camp participant Zelton Thompson of Henderson views a protozoan (a type of microorganism) under a microscope.

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a Science Camp for local middle school students this summer at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. The camp will be held Monday-Friday, June 12-16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

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

Sessions will be taught by faculty members from the VGCC Science Department and other college programs. The... Read More

From left, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, Judge J. Henry Banks, Mamie Banks and VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson.

J. Henry Banks, who recently retired as chief judge of the North Carolina Ninth Judicial District Court bench, and his wife, Mamie B. Banks, recently established a new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College.

Residents of Henderson, Judge Banks held court in Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties as a district judge for almost 21 years, while Mrs. Banks is a longtime educator, currently teaching in the Exceptional Children’s department at Northern Vance High School.... Read More

Stephen Filarsky of Franklinton paints a watercolor portrait.

A new Tuesday morning painting class will begin at Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus on April 25, with a new instructor: artist Stephen Filarsky of Franklinton.

“Watercolor & Drawing” is scheduled for Tuesdays from 9:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., April 25 through July 18, in room 5223 (Building 5).

Filarsky has painted watercolor portraits and landscapes professionally for 25 years but has been an artist since he was in high school. In college, he said he “studied... Read More

Poster for Vendor Event Radiography Club fundraiser

Radiography students at Vance-Granville Community College are planning a fundraiser to help them attend a major conference, and they are inviting local businesses to join them in a vendor event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the gymnasium at the First Baptist Church of Creedmoor (108 South Main Street, Creedmoor).

Students are seeking vendors of all sorts to participate, including local crafters. So far, they have enlisted a variety of... Read More

Logo for "The Glass Menagerie" with image of a blue glass unicorn.

Vance-Granville Community College is partnering with the Warren County Memorial Library to present a program on playwright Tennessee Williams and his classic drama, “The Glass Menagerie,” which the college is preparing to stage as a dinner theater event.

The educational program is scheduled for Monday, April 17, from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the library on South Front Street in Warrenton. The event is free and open to the public. Betsy Henderson, VGCC's Department Chair/... Read More

Roger Gouge prepares to drive on Hole 10 at the Henderson Country Club during the 2016 VGCC Endowment Fund Golf Tournament.

Vance-Granville Community College’s 33rd Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament, presented by Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, will be held at the Henderson Country Club on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. All event proceeds support the mission of the college, the Endowment Fund and student scholarships.

With the support of numerous golfers and sponsors, the annual event has raised more... Read More

The VGCC delegation to the seminar in Florida included, from left, VGCC Radiography Clinical Coordinator Stacey Soles, students Brooke Storer of Creedmoor, Jonathan Liddane of Oxford, Mary Beth Brewer of Durham, Trevor Houston of Durham, Kelsey Hight of Henderson, Kara Reese of Henderson, Madalyne Woods of Henderson and Dean of Health Sciences Angela Thomas. They posed for the picture at the conclusion of the “student bee,” in which Brewer, Houston and Liddane competed.

Several students and faculty members from the Vance-Granville Community College Radiography program attended the 20th West Coast Educators Council (WCEC) of Radiologic Technologists Student-Educator-Radiographer Seminar, held March 7-10 in Orlando, Florida.

The annual conference is attended by over 1,000 students and educators in the Radiography field from all over the country. This year, 26 of the 50 states were represented.

While at... Read More

Students pose around the RHA sign

A group of students from Vance-Granville Community College conducted a Valentine’s-themed community service project in February at RHA Health Services in Creedmoor.

VGCC Radiography and Human Services Technology (HST) students handed out valentines and gifts to the patients, staff and administrators at RHA. “The patients were very receptive and appreciative to receive the gifts,” according to VGCC Radiography Clinical Coordinator/instructor Stacey Soles. The VGCC Radiography Club... Read More

Seal of VGCC and logo of NC Community Colleges

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees approved a proposed total budget request of $3,071,984 for the 2017-2018 fiscal year for Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties at its bimonthly meeting on the college’s Main Campus on Monday, March 20.

VGCC’s budget requests, which include $2,493,174 in current expenses and $578,810 in capital outlay, now go to the board of county commissioners in each of the four counties served by VGCC. The capital outlay budget is... Read More

VGCC student Christopher Blue of Henderson talks about his experience as a community college student at a press conference at Wilson Community College on March 22. Behind him, listening, are, from left, Wilson Community College President Tim Wright and Johnston Community College Board of Trustees chair Lyn Austin.

WILSON, N.C. -- Vance-Granville Community College shared the spotlight with eight other community colleges from the region on March 22, when Wilson Community College hosted a press conference for the “North Central Prosperity Zone,” a 15-county area of the state that includes the four counties served by VGCC: Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren.

This first-of-its-kind event was designed to showcase the community college story. “We’re celebrating the vital role that community... Read More

Logo for "The Glass Menagerie" with image of a glass unicorn.

Tickets are now on sale for Vance-Granville Community College’s production of “The Glass Menagerie,” its fifth annual Dinner Theater event. The classic American drama that first launched playwright Tennessee Williams to fame will be preceded by a delicious meal on the evenings of Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28, starting at 6 p.m., in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. The event once again involves the collaboration... Read More

Flier for Small Business Summit with picture of a road in the countryside

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has announced the complete lineup of presenters for the fifth Small Business Summit, which will be held Thursday, April 6, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Warren County Armory Civic Center in Warrenton.

The Chamber of Commerce of Warren County, the... Read More

Picture of graduates walking with the words "Get on the Fast Track!"

Vance-Granville Community College is introducing a new way for students to complete the first two years of a four-year degree on an accelerated timetable.

Starting with the fall semester that begins in August 2017, students will have the option to earn the 60-credit-hour Associate in Arts (College Transfer) degree in just three semesters: fall, spring and summer. Under the standard pathway currently in place, full-time students typically complete the... Read More

Logo for "The Glass Menagerie" with image of a glass unicorn.

Vance-Granville Community College is partnering with the Granville County Library System to present a program on playwright Tennessee Williams and his classic drama, “The Glass Menagerie,” which the college is preparing to stage as a dinner theater event.

The educational program is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Richard H. Thornton Library on Main Street in Oxford. The... Read More

Logo for "VOLT" with symbol of electric charge bolt

Adults interested in obtaining the first two years of a four-year degree completely online will have a new option this fall at Vance-Granville Community College.

The “Vanguard Online Learning through Technology” (VOLT) initiative at VGCC is entering its third year in operation and preparing to add the Associate in Science degree program to its offerings in August. VOLT courses are for adult learners who need an online-only educational experience.... Read More

Enrollment Day poster

Vance-Granville Community College will hold “Enrollment Day” on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. until noon, in Building 8 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

During those hours, VGCC staff members will be ready to assist anyone who is interested in enrolling at the college for the summer term, which starts on May 30, or the fall semester, which starts in August. Prospective students are encouraged to pre-register at ... Read More