Recent News From VGCC

Science Camp participant Amarii Blair of Henderson (in foreground) flies a kite in the courtyard on VGCC’s Main Campus, during a session in which campers learned about aerodynamics as they created and tested their own kites.

Enjoying what the head of the Vance-Granville Community College Science Department joked was a “well-rounded” experience, area middle school students traveled “around the world” at the college’s seventh annual Science Camp in June.

“The campers enjoyed activities focused on biology, geology, chemistry, physics, medical science and applied science,” according to VGCC Science Department Chair Steve McGrady. “These sessions were interspersed with games about Earth’s continents and oceans... Read More

North Carolina Ninth District Court Judge Henry Banks, left, who is working part-time after his recent retirement, swears in VGCC Trustee Deborah F. Brown of Henderson for a third four-year term on the board.

A laboratory has been renovated to house the new Histotechnology program on Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus, the VGCC Board of Trustees was informed at its Monday, July 17, bi-monthly meeting.

The renovation, which cost $15,230, was part of a project covering miscellaneous repairs and renovations on the college campus between Henderson and Oxford, according to Trustee Donald C. Seifert, Sr., chair of the... Read More

A pharmacy instructor supervises a student in mask and gloves with a syringe.

The Pharmacy Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College was recently recognized as one of the top five programs of its kind in the nation.

VGCC placed fourth in the list of the top 50 pharmacy technician programs published by Seattle-based and was the highest-ranked North Carolina community college. “... Read More

Lt. Justin Bailey of Granville Health System (left) performs a needle decompression as part of his training to become an instructor for the new PHTLS program, as VGCC Emergency Medical Services Coordinator/instructor Steve Barney supervises. Bailey is also a graduate of the EMT-Paramedic program at VGCC.

Vance-Granville Community College will soon expand its Emergency Medical Services training options to include the internationally-recognized Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) program.

Developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma, PHTLS is the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The stated mission of PHTLS is “to promote excellence in trauma... Read More

VGCC Endowment Fund logo

There is now a new, convenient way to support Vance-Granville Community College by making a contribution to the college’s Endowment Fund online. A secure webpage is now available to give to the VGCC Endowment Fund at

Donors can choose to give either by credit card or direct debit from a bank account. They can also choose to set up a recurring gift in a certain amount that... Read More

Celebrating the creation of the new scholarship are, from left, VGCC Endowment Specialist Kay Currin, Nathan Fleming, Joann Thomas and VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson.

Joann Thomas and Nathan Fleming, both of Williamsboro, recently established a new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship, which they named in memory of the daughter they lost at the age of three.

The new academic achievement scholarship honors the memory of Joy Nicole Fleming, who passed away in 1975 due to complications from a brain tumor. Thomas recalled that her daughter, befitting her first name, was “smart and talkative and never found anybody she didn't like.” She also... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 115 students earned President’s List and another 119 earned Dean’s List academic honors for the spring semester that ended in May.

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 than 4.0, and have... Read More

Badge that says Best associate programs - 2017

The Accounting program at Vance-Granville Community College recently received recognition as one of ten best associate degree programs in its field across the United States. VGCC came in at number nine on the list of the nation’s top associate degrees published by New York-based Only one other college in North Carolina, Charlotte-based Central Piedmont Community College, made the list.

The website ranked two-year... Read More

Class picture of NSTI graduates and staff

Nineteen Warren County High School students were recently honored for graduating from the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI), hosted by Vance-Granville Community College’s Warren County Campus. This was the second consecutive year that the institute was offered, in addition to a similar Summer Transportation & Trades Academy held on the campus in 2015.

The three-week summer program was conducted by the college in partnership with... Read More

Badges that say "Best Colleges" 2017 and "Best Online Schools" 2017

Vance-Granville Community College was recently recognized by a national organization as one of the top ten community colleges in North Carolina, and by another organization as one of the top 20 two-year colleges in the state for online programs. In addition, three of the college’s degree programs have been spotlighted with high rankings, as well.

VGCC placed seventh on the... Read More

Recent VGCC Mechatronics Engineering Technology graduate Thomas Boyd (third from left, holding microphone) speaks as part of a panel discussion at Franklinton High School. Other panelists included, from left, Ronnie Goswick of Carolina Sunrock, Arlan Peters of Novozymes and Eric Breit of the Capital Area Workforce Development Board.

Educators, local industry representatives, community leaders and a recent Vance-Granville Community College graduate shared ideas at a panel discussion organized on June 21 by the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Training Alliance (AMSTA), a partnership of VGCC, Granville County Schools, Franklin County Schools, Warren County Schools and Vance County Schools.

The event was part of “AMSTA Summer Cruisers 2017,” a multi-day program that brought teachers from the four counties together to... Read More

From left, Ronnie Goswick, the director of business and economic development for Carolina Sunrock, talks with new VGCC Welding Technology degree program graduates Ethan Bailey of Oxford and Nicholas Keeton of Bullock during the “college-to-career mixer” on the college’s Main Campus.

As the end of the spring semester approached, the staff of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program at Vance-Granville Community College held their first-ever “College-to-Career Mixer” for students to meet with potential employers. Not only were 15 new graduates of the Welding Technology and Mechatronics Engineering Technology programs in attendance, but also five students... Read More

 From left, Tanisha Silver of Warrenton, Brittany Champion of Creedmoor, Erin Woodlief of Franklinton and Courtney Humphries of eastern Granville County are seen here shortly after graduating on VGCC’s Main Campus.

HENDERSON, N.C. — When six students walked across the stage to receive their degrees at Vance-Granville Community College’s May commencement exercises, they quietly made history. They were among the first graduates of the college who had received the “VanGuarantee” scholarship to help eliminate any financial barriers standing between them and their academic goals.

The innovative scholarship program was... Read More

VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams addresses a group at VGCC's South Campus. Photo by Rachael Riley of The Daily Dispatch of Henderson, NC. Used with permission of the newspaper.

By Rachael Riley

The Daily Dispatch, Henderson, NC

June 22, 2017

Vance-Granville Community College is receiving a $31 million in-kind academic grant from Siemens PLM Software, the largest the college has ever received, VGCC President Stelfanie Williams announced Thursday at VGCC’s South Campus.

“This $31 million gift represents the highest-valued single donation in the... Read More

As, seated from left, N.C. Community College System President Dr. James C. "Jimmie" Williamson and Siemens PLM Software representative Ryan Theeck look on, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams (standing) addresses a group gathered at VGCC's South Campus to hear the announcement of the major strategic partnership between Siemens PLM Software and the college.

CREEDMOOR, N.C. -- Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) today (June 22) announced it received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software, with a commercial value of $31 million.

The in-kind grant gives students access to the same technology that companies around the world depend on every day to develop innovative products in a wide variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, machinery,... Read More

VGCC Radiography students gather around their instructor, Lewis Daughtry, at the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists conference after Daughtry received the NCSRT Imaging Professionals for Excellence Award.

Second-year students in the Radiography program at Vance-Granville Community College attended the recent annual conference of the North Carolina Society for Radiologic Technologists (NCSRT), Inc., at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord.

While at the conference, VGCC Radiography instructor Lewis Daughtry, Jr., was awarded the NCSRT Imaging Professionals for Excellence Award. At each conference, this award recognizes one professional currently working in North Carolina who has made a... Read More

Celebrating the creation of the new scholarship are, from left, VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company President Mike Little and VGCC Endowment Specialist Kay Currin.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, which has a major manufacturing and distribution facility in Oxford, recently established a new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College.

For the company, headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the scholarship marks an enhancement of its partnership with the community college. The company was the presenting sponsor of VGCC’s 33rd annual Endowment... Read More

Eagle Voyage logo with Eagle in red and Voyage in green

DURHAM, N.C. – The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Department of Human Sciences and Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) have signed an agreement to offer two education-related bachelor’s degree programs on the community college campus in Henderson, N.C.

NCCU will provide the second two years of study at VGCC for students with Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as provide support services and access to NCCU’s resources, such as the Shepard Library on campus.... Read More

Logo that says "Enrollment Day 2017, June 29, 9 am - 7 pm, All Campus Locations!

Vance-Granville Community College will hold “Enrollment Day” on Thursday, June 29, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., at all four of its campuses.

During those extended hours, VGCC admissions, financial aid and advising staff members will be ready to assist anyone who is interested in enrolling at the college for the Fall 2017 semester, which starts on Aug. 14.

Students are encouraged to pre... Read More

Group picture of Male Mentoring PRIDE award recipients

The second annual PRIDE awards were presented as the Male Mentoring Success Initiative (MMSI) at Vance-Granville Community College recently held a ceremony to recognize outstanding students who have excelled in the program.

The ceremony, held May 3 at VGCC’s South Campus, began with welcoming remarks from the dean of that campus, Cecilia Wheeler. “Being involved in this program shows that you are leaders,” Wheeler told the students.

The highlight of the evening was the... Read More