Recent News From VGCC

Second-year VGCC Radiography students, joined by Clinical Coordinator/instructor Stacey Soles (at far left) and Dorian Edwards, campus coordinator for Project Life (in back, at far right), welcomed fellow students, faculty and staff to join the bone marrow donor registry in the student lounge on VGCC’s Main Campus.

Vance-Granville Community College, in partnership with the Project Life Movement, held a three-day, three-campus bone marrow registration drive in October. The service project was led by students and faculty in the VGCC Radiography program. The result was that 40 people joined the national registry of potential bone marrow donors.

Students, faculty and staff signed up and swabbed their cheeks to provide DNA samples at the events, held on Oct.... Read More

Students talk with, seated from left, Revlon representatives Bonnie Garrett and Wendy Grissom at Manufacturing Day in the VGCC Civic Center.

Vance-Granville Community College held a “Manufacturing Day” celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Nearly 200 high school students from Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties attended, along with VGCC students, educators and other members of the community. They learned about how manufacturing has changed, local career possibilities in the field and options for education and training related to careers in the industry.

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Full-time employees who have joined Vance-Granville Community College in recent months attended the New Employee Orientation on Oct. 9. New employees had a chance to meet with VGCC vice presidents and various department chairs. They had informative sessions discussing topics such as VGCC’s Mission and Vision, Branding, the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Title IX and mental health, campus safety, the Clery Act, VGCC’s Endowment Fund and human resources policies. New employees’ knowledge of... Read More

Poster that says "Register Now for Spring Forward"

Students can “spring forward” before spring 2018 at Vance-Granville Community College, thanks to a four-week curriculum course format being offered for the second consecutive year.

The four-week mini-term starts on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, and ends on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in a so-called “intersession,” as it takes place mostly between the regular fall and spring semesters.

The courses on this schedule include Success & Study Skills (ACA 115), ... Read More

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VGCC Spring Semester Registration is now open! Please see an advisor now to register for classes. If you're a currently enrolled student and you register for your Spring Semester classes between Oct. 23 and Friday, Nov. 3, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize: a JBL Wireless Speaker, a $50 Gift Card to Chick-fil-A, or a $25 gift card to Bojangles. This is part of a celebration of “Advising in 3D.” Don't delay! Register now, so you can get your first choice of... Read More

Group picture of cast for the play, Sylvia

We're pleased to announce the cast and crew for the upcoming VGCC Drama fall production of the comedy, "Sylvia," by A.R. Gurney!

• Sylvia: Samantha Hines
• Greg: Jordan Bunting
• Kate: Brittney Patterson
• Tom: Nick Kurtz
• Phyllis: Jamie McGinn
• Leslie: Allison Hines

• Sylvia: Faith Orr
• Greg: Jordan Bunting
• Kate: Brittney Patterson
• Tom: Nick Kurtz
• Phyllis: Jamie McGinn
•... Read More

Poster for Community Fall Festival, with autumn leaves

Vance-Granville Community College will hold a “Community Fall Festival” on Monday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Admission is free to the event, which promises fun for the whole family.

Among the scheduled activities are a costume contest for kids, face painting, a bounce house and other games.

Tickets for games and concessions will be on sale. Proceeds will benefit the VGCC Vanguards... Read More

Tanya Weary, director of the VGCC Small Business Center (standing), addresses attendees at the “Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods” event.

Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus served as the host for a late-September gathering of community leaders from throughout the region interested in local food economies.

The meeting, entitled “Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods,” was organized by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), a partnership of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and North... Read More

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Area residents who have an interest in Nurse Aide or related short-term healthcare training programs have a new opportunity available to them.

Vance-Granville Community College is collaborating with partners at the NCWorks Career Center and the local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) adult contractor, Educational Data Systems Inc. (EDSI), to get students into a Nurse Aide cohort, according to Elvin Curtis, the college's... Read More

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Tired of submitting resumes and getting no response? Never had a resume and don't know where to start? This workshop is for YOU!! Join us in the Building 8 Conference Room from 11:00-12:00 on Thursday, October 19th.

Sponsored by Career Services and Student Success

Faculty are invited to bring classes or offer extra credit for attendance.

Granville Early College High School student Gabriella Fuentes Wilson, standing at right, is presented a certificate by Dr. Michael Myrick, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and student services of Granville County Schools, as Dr. Stan Winborne, GCS director of high schools/middle school/Career and Technical Education and public information, looks on. In the background is Olivia Banks, counselor at GECHS.

Nearly one half of Granville Early College High School’s students attained the honor of Student of Merit this academic year. A ceremony was held in their honor on Monday, Sept. 25, in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center.

Of the 217 students enrolled at GECHS, 103 received the academic honor.

“This is exceptional as the majority have achieved this honor while enrolled in college classes in addition to their... Read More

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This Year’s Theme: Know My Face: No More Silence

Domestic Violence Awareness Poster Contest Rules

1. All posters must be on standard poster paper (24”X36”).
2. Drawings or artwork should reflect the missed signs of domestic violence which include psychological, emotional, verbal and physical abuse.
3. Please refrain from using graphics such as knives, guns, rope, chains, bottles, offensive acts and profanity.  Any posters with these... Read More

Eddie Ferguson from VGCC accepts a check from CertainTeed representative, at the CertainTeed plant.

CertainTeed of Oxford recently made a contribution to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to serve as a premier sponsor of the upcoming dinner that honors both the students receiving scholarships this year and the donors who have made those scholarships possible. Pictured above, from left, VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson accepted the sponsorship from CertainTeed Plant Manager Mark Heilman. Among the many scholarships set to be recognized at the dinner on Oct. 12 in... Read More

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Vance-Granville Community College invites you to complete an online course evaluation for each course for which you are registered. 

Sign into the link below using your VanguardID.  Once you are signed in, you will be taken to a list of courses for which you have evaluations to complete.  Each course evaluation should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.  The link below will be active from Noon, Monday,... Read More

Pictured, from left, at J.M. White Funeral Home in Henderson are VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, Jerry M. White Jr., Betty White, Scott White and VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson.

A new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship has been endowed by J.M. White Funeral Home of Henderson in memory of its namesake and co-founder, Jerry Marshall White Sr.

His widow and co-owner of the funeral home, Betty Oakes White, said that the family sought to create the scholarship because “education is the future for our children, and we want everyone to be able to get an education.” She noted that higher education in particular is more important than ever to allowing area... Read More

Alpesh Thaker (standing), director of manufacturing for K-FLEX USA, talks about careers with VGCC Mechatronics students at the college’s South Campus, where the program is based.

Alpesh Thaker, director of manufacturing for K-FLEX USA, recently spoke to students in the Mechatronics Engineering Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College. His presentation was the first in a planned series of visits by representatives from various companies involved in advanced manufacturing, according to Cherrelle Lawrence, job placement coordinator for the NC TechHire grant program at the college. The visits, collectively called the “VGCC... Read More

Logo with the title "Holiday Event Planning for the Small Business Owner"

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a free seminar, “Holiday Event Planning for the Small Business Owner,” on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Vino Oasi, located at 3200 Bliss Trail in Stem.

The instructor will be Lisa Gingue, the owner of both Vino Oasi, an event venue, and The Hub in Oxford (formerly Stovall’s Gifts). Lunch will be provided by Vino Oasi to the first 20 people who... Read More

Image of students graduating with the words Opportunity starts here. Earn your high school equivalency or complete your adult high school diploma

Vance-Granville Community College will hold an Open House for its Adult Basic Skills department on Tuesday, October 3, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and later from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., in room 7212 of Building 7 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

“We invite all who did not finish high school to come see and hear how our Adult Basic Skills Department can either help adults gain enough credits to earn a high school diploma or gain... Read More

From left, Kristen Baughman and Stacey Sprenz, both of Raleigh-based Tabletop Media Group, will be the keynote presenters for the Small Business Summit.

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled its sixth annual Small Business Summit for Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Lake Gaston Lions Club in Henrico. Entitled “Making the Holidays Pay Off,” the free event is designed to help local businesses plan ahead for the upcoming holiday season with innovative marketing practices.

CenturyLink is the presenting sponsor for the event. Local partners... Read More

Flier for 2 Small Business seminars with picture of a young woman

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Thursday, Oct. 5, at the college’s Warren County Campus, located at 210 West Ridgeway Street in Warrenton.

Empowerment Through Coaching for Small Business Owners” will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. that day. “How to Write a Business Plan” will follow from 6 until 9 p.m. The location for both is Room W4123.

Leading both seminars will be Ed Ormsby... Read More