Recent News From VGCC

Manicured fingernails

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a pair of continuing education courses that provide job training related to the cosmetology industry, starting in January. Both the Natural Hair Care and Manicure/Nail Technician courses are scheduled for Monday-Thursday evenings from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Jan. 8 through June 5, both in Building 3 on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County.

In Natural Hair Care, students will learn about the general sciences and... Read More

The Hibachi Express food truck is owned by Ray Chow, who will be the instructor for the VGCC Mobile Food Truck Entrepreneurship Series.

Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer its Mobile Food Truck Entrepreneurship Workshop Series at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County for the first time. Previously, the course was offered on the Franklin County and Warren County campuses.

A partnership of VGCC’s Small Business Center and Personal Enrichment department, the program will be held in... Read More

Group picture of HST Club officers

The newest club for students at Vance-Granville Community College focuses on the Human Services Technology (HST) field. The college offers three Human Services degrees - a General HST track, a Substance Abuse track, and a Gerontology track - although interested students in any major are welcome to join the new club.

The HST Club held its... Read More

Group picture of VGCC students ready to clean up along the highway.

Vance-Granville Community College Criminal Justice Technology students recently continued a college tradition when they completed a service project through the VGCC chapter of SkillsUSA.

The chapter has “adopted” Poplar Creek Road near the college’s Main Campus on Interstate 85 in Vance County, and periodically picks up trash along the road. SkillsUSA assumed responsibility for the road clean-up from the former VGCC Criminal Justice Club.

SkillsUSA is a national partnership of... Read More

From left, VGCC Associate in Arts student Stackia Burwell of Henderson talks with Frank Leggett, coordinator of the office of transfer services at North Carolina Central University, during College Day in Building 6 on VGCC’s Main Campus.

Vance-Granville Community College hosted admissions officers from four-year colleges and universities on Nov. 13 on VGCC’s Main Campus. The event was VGCC’s annual “College Day,” which allows students to obtain important information about transfer requirements, financial aid and scholarships that can help them take the next steps in their educational journeys.

The VGCC Student Learning and Success Center organized the fair in partnership with the Carolinas Association of Collegiate... Read More

A student works on a quilt in a VGCC classroom.

As the cold winter weather brings to mind the original use for quilts, Vance-Granville Community College’s long-running Quilting program resumes in January, with three 14-week class schedules.

Peggy Stocks of Manson teaches the classes that will meet on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon, starting Jan. 10, and on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m., starting Jan. 11.

Velvet Boyd of Warrenton, a former student of Stocks, teaches the class that will meet on Wednesday evenings... Read More

SECU Partnership East offers bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education and Special Education through the convenience of online instruction. Take your first 2 years at VGCC and then complete your bachelor's degree through ECU! Find out more by meeting the coordinator, Kathy Bradley, when she visits VGCC on these dates:
• January 23, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
• February 19, 2018, from 11:00 a.m... Read More

Whitney Duke of Henderson, a student in the VGCC Associate Degree Nursing program, uses one of the new monitors to study bones in a study room at the VGCC Main Campus Library.

A grant that Wake Electric Membership Corporation awarded to Vance-Granville Community College has been used for a project to provide enhanced technology for students in the Library on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

The $3,000 Classroom Technology grant purchased three 48-inch LED smart TV monitors allowing for large-screen displays in each of three study rooms in the library, as well as a Microsoft Surface tablet device that can also be used by students in those study... Read More

Vance-Granville Community Band and “Old Vanguard Quartet” members, from left, Robert Bass of Henderson (alto saxophone), Tracie Winstead of Louisburg (bassoon), Tom Koinis of Oxford (alto saxophone) and Jeff Myers of Townsville (tenor saxophone), perform a holiday selection during the Community Band concert in McGregor Hall.

Area residents kicked off the holiday season by enjoying the tenth annual Vance-Granville Community Band holiday concert on Nov. 27 at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in downtown Henderson.

Sean Caple of Louisburg, a VGCC student and Franklin County Early College High School sophomore, served as the master of ceremonies. Veteran vocalist Raynah Adams of Henderson, who has been featured in several Community Band concerts over the years, started the evening of music off by singing... Read More

VGCC Student Government Association officers for 2017-2018 include, from left, Public Information Officer Fakea Walker, Secretary/Treasurer Brianna Barnes, President Sovanny “Sophie” Taylor, Parliamentarian Jai Butts and Vice-President Aaron Williams.

Vance-Granville Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) has installed a group of officers to serve during the 2017-2018 year.

The officers, elected by VGCC students earlier in the fall semester, include President Sovanny “Sophie” Taylor of Louisburg, Vice-President Aaron Williams of Kittrell, Secretary/Treasurer Brianna Barnes of Manson, Parliamentarian Jai Butts of Durham, and Public Information Officer Fakea Walker of Oxford. All five are students in the College... Read More

Cover of ARCHES publication with smiling graduates

Area residents have until Jan. 4, 2018, to complete the process of registering for the spring 2018 semester at Vance-Granville Community College, but college officials urge prospective students to register before the holidays.

The semester begins on Jan. 8, with classes offered on schedules of 16, 12 and 8 weeks. Course schedules are available online at

For new students, the process of enrollment begins with completing... Read More

We are looking at options for updating our website and we need your help! Students are our most important web users and we want your input on the current site and what you would like to see moving forward. Let me know your thoughts on everything like the things you like/dislike about the current site, a wishlist of things you would like to see on a new site, and everything in-between. I want to hear it all so we can work to make your online experiences with VGCC the best they... Read More

“INTERVIEWS: READY, SET, GO” seminar on Thursday, November 30th, from 12:00-1:00 in the Building 8 Conference Room on Main Campus. All students are invited.

VGCC Director of Admissions Spence Bailey (standing) addresses high school representatives.

Administrators and guidance counselors from area high schools recently met at Vance-Granville Community College to learn more about what the college offers, including new opportunities for students. Representatives of schools in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties were invited to attend the update meeting, held on Oct. 26 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus.

In welcoming remarks, VGCC Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Levy Brown thanked the... Read More

Portrait of VGCC president Dr. Stelfanie Williams

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of Vance-Granville Community College, to the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound, Basic Education. The Commission, which the governor created through an Executive Order, will focus on the critical importance of North Carolina meeting its duties under the state constitution as underscored by the landmark court rulings in Leandro v. North Carolina and Hoke County Board of Education v. North... Read More

From left, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams and Dr. Ben Currin, the college’s former president, holding a plaque honoring him for his service to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund.

Dr. Ben F. Currin recently retired from the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund Board of Directors. That marked the culmination of Currin’s formal association with VGCC, which lasted for a total of 36 years — 18 as president of the college and 18 more on the endowment board after his retirement as president.

Currin, who now lives in Raleigh, became the third president of VGCC in 1981. Under Currin’s leadership, VGCC... Read More

From left, Shelley Carter and George Premkumar, both representing Duke Health, talk with VGCC Radiography student Johnathan Williamson of Oxford during the Health Sciences Career Fair.

Vance-Granville Community College held its third annual Health Sciences Career Fair on Nov. 7 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. The event was organized by VGCC’s Career Services department and Health Sciences division to help students in health-related programs to meet potential employers and explore career options.

Participating health care facilities included Granville Health System, Duke Health, Well Care Home Health, Central Regional Hospital,... Read More

VGCC Board of Trustees Chair Danny W. Wright (left) celebrates the announcement of $21,036 raised in the Faculty-Staff Drive for the VGCC Endowment Fund this fall. Co-chairs of the campaign were Andrew Beal, public information officer for the college; Willie Mae Foster-Hill, receptionist at Main Campus; and Jeremy Lambert, assistant director of financial aid. Kay Currin (right), VGCC Endowment specialist, made the presentation to the trustees at their Nov. 20 meeting.

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees celebrated news from President Dr. Stelfanie Williams that the college’s VanGuarantee scholarship continues to gain national attention. The announcement was made on Nov. 20 at the board’s bi-monthly meeting on the Main Campus.

The trustees also welcomed two new board members and heard the results of a campus-wide campaign to raise money for the VGCC Endowment Fund.

In her report to the Board of Trustees, Dr. Williams said... Read More

From left, Small Business Summit keynote speakers Kristen Baughman and Stacey Price Sprenz talk with VGCC Small Business Center Director Tanya Weary at the beginning of their presentation.

Both new and experienced entrepreneurs from throughout the region met at the Lake Gaston Lions Club in Henrico for a Small Business Summit on Oct. 24. The summit, presented by CenturyLink, was the sixth such free event organized by the VGCC Small Business Center, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County, the Warren County Economic Development Commission and the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

This time, the event’s theme was “Making... Read More

Portrait of VGCC president Dr. Stelfanie Williams

Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of Vance-Granville Community College, has been appointed to serve on the “My Future NC” Commission, a new statewide group focused on educational attainment.

My Future NC was recently created by the leaders of the North Carolina public education systems, including the president of the University of North Carolina, Margaret Spellings; the acting president of the North Carolina Community College System,... Read More