Recent News From VGCC

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

Class picture of BLET Graduates

Eleven cadets graduated on Dec. 12, 2017, from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Vance-Granville Community College, in a ceremony held in the Civic Center on Main Campus. After passing the state certification exam, all are authorized to work in any law enforcement agency in North Carolina.

Graduates of VGCC’s 105th BLET class included Christian Sean Bulloss, Robert Joseph Hannon and Brandon Tyler Lomena, all of Butner Public Safety; Tyrell Jamal Perry of the... Read More

From left, in front, Center for Innovative Learning student Anthony Dixon, VGCC Pharmacy Technology student Tommy Hicks, Pharmacy Technology Program Head Dr. Erica Fleming, Pharmacy Technology student Malissa Chandler and CIL student Jonathan Manzo; and from left, in back, CIL Principal Calvin Timberlake, CIL student Eric Sapp and School Resource Officer Elliott Carver of the Granville County Sheriff’s Office.

The Pharmacy Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College has continued its tradition of community involvement with a pair of recent service projects during the fall semester.

First, Pharmacy Technology faculty and students, with help from their colleagues in other VGCC Health Sciences programs, spearheaded a relief drive to help people in the Caribbean who had been affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Pharmacy Technology Program Head Dr. Erica Fleming grew up on the... Read More

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