Recent News From VGCC

From left are VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, new Endowment Fund board members Tanya Evans, Ronnie Goswick, Marshall Tanner and Katharine Macon Horner, VGCC Endowment Specialist Kay Currin and Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson.

The Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund Board of Directors recently welcomed four new members. They include Tanya Evans of Timberlake, Ronnie Goswick of Franklinton, Katharine Macon Horner of Durham and Marshall Tanner of Oxford.

“We are delighted to welcome these leaders to our Endowment board, and we appreciate their commitment to supporting our students and our mission,” said Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of VGCC.

The board of directors oversees the... Read More

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The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled its fifth Small Business Summit for Thursday, April 6, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Warren County Armory Civic Center in Warrenton.

The event, presented by CenturyLink, is free of charge. Local partners helping to organize the summit are the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County, the Warren County Economic Development... Read More

Healt care programs information session flier with information and small images of health professionals

Vance-Granville Community College will hold a Health Care Programs Information Session on Wednesday, March 15, at noon, in Room G1131 on the college’s South Campus, located between Creedmoor and Butner.

Information will be available about curriculum programs in Radiography, Histotechnology, Pharmacy Technology, Medical... Read More

Pastor Eddie W. Lawrence speaks to Warren Early College High School students and others gathered for a program on black history.

Warren Early College High School welcomed guest speakers to present a Black History Month program on Feb. 24. The school is located on the Warren County Campus of Vance-Granville Community College and allows students to simultaneously complete both a high school diploma and the first two years of a four-year college degree.

After welcoming remarks from Warren Early College High School Principal Tracey Neal and... Read More

Four VGCC Vanguards student-athletes were recognized with certificates at the “Sophomore Night” game versus Patrick Henry Community College at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson. From left are assistant coach William Clements, basketball players Chris Pernell of Raleigh, TyQuon Reid of Goldsboro, Michael Henderson of Henderson and Antonio Adams of Oxford and head coach DeMarcus Oliver.

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team honored their departing sophomores on Feb. 17 at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson. The result of the “Sophomore Night” game was a narrow 98-93 loss for the home team to Patrick Henry Community College. The hard-fought contest marked the last home game of the regular season for the Vanguards.

At halftime, VGCC head coach DeMarcus Oliver recognized four players completing their second and final seasons on the... Read More

Student Paul Caroline seated at a computer station in the library.

Vance-Granville Community College has named student Paul Caroline of Louisburg as its recipient of the North Carolina Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award for 2017. One student from each of the 58 colleges in the state system is honored with the award each year. 

Caroline will be officially recognized at Commencement in May, when he is scheduled to graduate from the college with both an Associate in Arts degree and an... Read More

Flier for Dementia Awareness program with pictures of older adults and their caregivers.

Vance-Granville Community College will soon host a pair of free programs for the public to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. These educational programs are being facilitated by the Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter.

Both events are set to be held on Tuesday, March 21, in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County (located at exit 209 on Interstate 85). First, “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease”... Read More

Golden Leaf Foundation logo

A group of students from Vance-Granville Community College recently received scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. The scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

The scholarship can be used to assist with tuition, books, fees, supplies, transportation and childcare expenses related to attending... Read More

Pictures of a front desk representative at a hotel and a server at a restaurant.

Vance-Granville Community College is offering a training course at its Franklin County Campus that introduces area residents to careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.

The Hospitality START program will be offered from March 6 through May 8 in a hybrid format, which combines online coursework with classroom instruction on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon.

START (Skills, Tasks, and Results Training) is a curriculum developed by the American Hotel &... Read More

Dental hygienist with a child

Children enrolled in the Child Care Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus recently enjoyed a visit from Suzanne Cheever, a dental hygienist at the office of Dr. Wilson Hoyle in Henderson. February is observed as National Children's Dental Health Month. Cheever demonstrated dental equipment for the children, giving them an idea of what to expect when they visit the dentist, along with tips on brushing techniques, flossing, caring for their teeth and healthy eating. The... Read More

Man working with carpentry equipment

Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled a “Fundamentals of Cabinet Making” course, to be held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., March 6 through May 23, on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

This course introduces students to the carpentry trade and provides basic information needed to construct and apply finishes to custom cabinetry. Students will learn about proper safety techniques, equipment, building materials, blueprint reading, floor systems... Read More

Members of the VGCC cast and crew for “The Glass Menagerie” include, on front row, from left, Lauren Elliott, Chadstity Copeland and Allison Hines; and on back row, from left, Brittney Patterson, Samantha Hines, Evan O’Geary, Jamie McGinn and Ben Taylor.

Vance-Granville Community College has announced an upcoming production of “The Glass Menagerie,” the Tennessee Williams classic, for the college’s fifth annual Dinner Theater.

The cast and crew have also been named for the dinner theater, which is scheduled for the evenings of Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28, in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. each evening.

The cast is set to feature Brittney Patterson of... Read More

VGCC Cosmetology students, from left, Zataria Marrow and Kymone Hicks, both of Henderson, put manikin heads into a Guardian manikin and wig dryer, an example of the equipment purchased with Perkins grant funds this year.

Vance-Granville Community College has been awarded a $181,631 grant for the current academic year under the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. These funds are being used to support students enrolled in VGCC’s workforce-oriented programs with student success coaches and the modernization and expansion of career-training equipment.

A portion of the funds support personnel at VGCC’s Student Success Centers, who serve as advisors to work with students in... Read More

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 126 students earned President’s List and 132 earned Dean’s List academic honors for the fall semester that ended in Dec. 2016.

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... Read More

Group of faculty posing with the Vanguard Cup.

The president of Vance-Granville Community College, Dr. Stelfanie Williams, recently recognized a group of faculty members for excellence by awarding the “Vanguard Cup” to the college’s English department.

The department became just the second recipient of the cup, an honor created by Dr. Williams to recognize “exceptional team performance toward the college mission, vision and strategic plan.”

In this case, the English department was particularly noted for developing a... Read More

From left, VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, George Watkins of Henderson and VGCC Endowment Specialist Kay Currin meet to mark the creation of a new scholarship named in memory of Watkins’ uncle, Edward T. Watkins.

The Watkins Family Foundation, created by the estate of Vance County native Edward Tarry Watkins, has donated $25,000 to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to endow a scholarship to help underprivileged women.

The donation to VGCC is actually the first made by the newly-established, Houston, Texas-based foundation, according to Meghan Watkins Thompson, a granddaughter of Watkins.

“I recall that my grandfather would always tell me, ‘you educate the woman, you... Read More

Diners enjoy lunch served by VGCC Culinary students at the Vanguard Cafe.

The Culinary Arts program at Vance-Granville Community College is holding a luncheon to raise funds to help send students to competitions through the SkillsUSA organization. The Valentine’s-themed luncheon will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Masonic Home for Children on College Street in Oxford, where the Culinary program is based.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at Read More

VGCC President’s Leadership Award recipient Rusty Pace with his award plaque.

Rusty Pace, program head for Welding Technology at Vance-Granville Community College, was recently honored with the President’s Leadership Award from Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of the college.

Pace’s honor is one of three Glen Raven Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Awards presented to VGCC employees during each academic year. The others, the Faculty Member of the Year and Staff Member of the Year awards, are presented in the fall... Read More

Flier for "How to Start a Home-Based Business" with picture of a businesswoman at a table with a laptop computer.

For any aspiring entrepreneur who has contemplated working from home, Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center will present a free seminar on Tuesday, March 14. The seminar, “How to Start a Home-Based Business,” will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Richard H. Thornton Library, located at 210 Main Street in Oxford.

Leading the seminar will be S. Briles Johnson, executive director of the Women's Business Center of North Carolina. The center is a partnership between the N.C... Read More

Among the most recent VGCC retirees honored, were, seated from left, Susan Boos of Creedmoor, Jacquelin Heath of Henderson and Keith Tunstall of Warrenton; and standing, from left, Anne Whitehead of Oxford, Lori Forsythe of Oxford, Carol Piper of Henderson and Vickie Watkins of Oxford.

Vance-Granville Community College celebrated employees who had retired from the college — and particularly those 10 who retired in 2016 — during a holiday social for faculty and staff, held on Dec. 15 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. “I have the very best team of employees that anyone could ever ask for,” she said. Williams... Read More