Recent News From VGCC

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

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