Recent News From VGCC

Get excited! You're invited to the first annual Women's Leadership Conference at VGCC!

On Thursday, March 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC's Main Campus, the 2018 Women's Leadership Conference will explore how you can build your personal brand, create professional opportunities, and own your career path. Students can ask meaningful, provocative questions and hear #realtalk answers. They will be able to explore what success looks like at every stage of a career and how to... 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

From left, VGCC students Michelle Harris-Evans of Youngsville and Elizabeth Kenney of Raleigh examine the so-called “Robo-Roach,” a live cockroach that has small electrodes attached to its antenna to provide sensory information to the cockroach from a handheld device and ultimately control its movements. Erin Bingham of BioNetwork holds the roach in the biotech lab on VGCC’s Franklin County Campus.

Students at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus recently enjoyed a fun, investigative activity designed to explore the interactions of electrophysiology, robotics and prosthetic engineering.

Erin Bingham, Director of Programming for the Raleigh-based North Carolina BioNetwork, which is part of the N.C. Community College System, visited the campus to conduct the innovative activity alongside VGCC Biology Instructor... Read More

Paramedics take a patient to a Duke Life Flight helicopter. Photo by Ashley S. Ayscue, The Daily Dispatch.

The Emergency Medical Services program at Vance-Granville Community College is hosting an informative seminar for area health professionals. “Duke Life Flight EMS Night Out” will be held Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. in the small auditorium in Building 2 on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. There is no charge to attend.

“This is an event specifically targeted at the prehospital and emergency medical providers who serve our community every day,” said Stephen Barney, VGCC’s... Read More

From left, VGCC Vice President of Institutional Research & Technology Dr. Ken Lewis, TechHire grant project manager Kenneth Wilson and (at far right) President Dr. Stelfanie Williams accept a symbolic check representing the new grant from Duke Energy District Manager Tanya Evans (third from left).

HENDERSON, N.C. – Vance-Granville Community College today announced a $200,000 investment from Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. The funds will be used to connect students with hands-on training and career development opportunities.

The investment, from the Duke Energy Foundation, will support the “Vanguard Apprenticeship Collaborative,” a VGCC initiative designed to cultivate highly skilled workers for partnering companies in a number of industries. Grant funds will provide... Read More

Logo for business technologies & career explo with fireworks

Vance-Granville Community College will hold a “Business Technologies & Career Explo” (short for “Exploration”) on Thursday, March 1, from 3-7 p.m., in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

Attendees will be able to explore VGCC’s programs related to business and information technology and the career fields for which those programs provide... Read More

Health Unit Coordinator flier with image of a woman at a computer

Vance-Granville Community College is currently registering students for a Health Unit Coordinator course.

This course will be offered in an online format, except for a one-time on-campus meeting for orientation on Monday, March 5, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., in room 7102 of Building 7 on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. After that, students will complete their work online through the end of the course on May 11. The instructor will be Hollie Garrett, who teaches for VGCC’s Medical Office... Read More

From left, VGCC student Carrie Johnson of Henderson and VGCC Academic & Career Coach Tiffani Polk speak at the “Complete College America” convening in New Orleans.

Carrie Johnson of Henderson, a Welding Technology student at Vance-Granville Community College, and Tiffani M. Polk, an Academic & Career Coach for the college’s TechHire program, recently spoke at a national conference focused on supporting college students.

Johnson and Polk participated in the Complete College America (CCA) organization’s annual convening, called “Access To Their... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 114 students earned President’s List academic honors and another 143 earned Dean’s List academic honors for the fall semester that ended in December.

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 GPA that was at least 3.5 but less... Read More

Among the most recent VGCC retirees honored in December 2017 were, seated, from left, Iris Richardson of Warrenton and Deborah Harris of Oxford; and standing, from left, Dennis Hodge of Henderson, Chuck Tulloch of Creedmoor, Jack Puckett of Oxford and John Allen of Oxford. Not pictured: Jean Blaine, Dr. Gail Ruby and Deborah Sullivan.

Vance-Granville Community College celebrated employees who had retired from the college -- and particularly those nine who retired in 2017 -- during a holiday social for faculty and staff, held in December in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus.

Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of VGCC, thanked all employees, past and present, for their dedicated service to students and the community. “Our employees make VGCC such a special place,” Dr. Williams said, adding that this... Read More

VGCC’s NiQuan Cousins takes a jump shot during the 2017 game at the “Dean Dome.”

For the third consecutive year, the Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team will soon travel to the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill to face the University of North Carolina Tar Heels junior varsity team.

The JV game is set for Monday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Henderson-based radio station WIZS 1450 AM will once again provide live coverage of the game starting at approximately 7:15 p.m. Even for those outside the range of the radio... Read More

Delton Farmer

Vance-Granville Community College recently named Delton Farmer of Durham to head three academic programs: Accounting, Business Administration and Supply Chain Management. Farmer has been a VGCC faculty member since 2007.

Farmer (pictured above) is a veteran of the U.S. Army, in which he served as a logistical specialist. He earned an associate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, a bachelor’s degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College, and master’s degrees in both... Read More

From left, Cyrus Jover of Henderson and Jared Akers of Franklinton are seen here wearing their Frigi-Temp attire in the HVAC lab on VGCC’s Main Campus.

Jared Akers of Franklinton and Cyrus Jover of Henderson, both students in the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College, recently became the first participants in the college’s new apprenticeship partnership with Youngsville-based Frigi-Temp.

The apprenticeship model involves a combination of formal education with on-the-job training at Frigi-Temp, a commercial... Read More

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

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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