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Vance-Granville Community College has announced that three students earned President’s List academic honors and another three earned Dean’s List academic honors for the summer term that ended in July.

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... Read More

Poster for "Social Media Marketing Seminars" with picture of a laptop computer

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a pair of free seminars focused on helping businesses use two growing social media platforms.

Using Instagram to Gain & Retain More Business” is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, from 1-4 p.m., in room W4103 on VGCC’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton.

Then, “Snapchat for Small Business Owners” follows later that same day... Read More

Flier that says "Dream of Being a Paralegal?"

The Paralegal Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College will host a panel discussion on careers in the paralegal field on Wednesday, October 11, from 10 a.m. until noon in Building 4 on the college’s Franklin County Campus, where the program is based.

During the discussion, graduates of the VGCC Paralegal Technology program, attorneys, and the assistant director of the North Carolina State... Read More

Poster for NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center will soon offer the “NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship” program at two locations.

The seven-week course is designed specifically to help local farmers and budding entrepreneurs succeed in developing profitable, environmentally-sound small farms or agricultural businesses.

The class is scheduled to be offered at Granville Expo & Convention Center (4185 US Highway 15 South, Oxford) on Tuesday evenings, Sept. 12... Read More

Five of the latest apprentices joining the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program join with representatives of their new employers and Vance-Granville Community College officials.

Five students from Vance-Granville Community College were among a dozen who committed to participate in the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP) at a signing ceremony in Wake Forest on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

The students are now apprentices with eight industries in Granville, Franklin and Wake counties as they finish high school and earn their associate’s degrees at either VGCC or Wake Technical Community College. VGCC... Read More

Group photo of family members and VGCC officials

A new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship has been endowed in memory of Robert and Elizabeth Williford by their children. The Willifords were well-known as the longtime owners and operators of the Oxford Ace Hardware store. Their four children, Elizabeth Dale Williford of Indian Beach/Salter Path, Rob Williford II of Oxford, Dot Williford Wilson of Chapel Hill and John Williford of Oxford, along with Rob’s wife, Lori, and John’s wife, Teresa, recently gathered at VGCC to celebrate... Read More

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The Granville County Economic Development department, in partnership with the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center and the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, is planning this year’s “Business & Industry Appreciation Day.” The annual event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 4-6 p.m. at the Granville County Expo & Convention Center, located at 4185 Highway 15 South in Oxford. 

For local businesses and... Read More

Poster that says "It's Not Too Late"

Although the Fall 2017 semester at Vance-Granville Community College is underway, there are still opportunities to register for a variety of classes offered during “mini-terms.” These sections start later during the semester, but end on Dec. 11, at the same time as the full 16-week courses, and they include just as many hours of instruction as under the traditional schedule.

The Fall 12-Week Mini-Term begins on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The complete list of courses is available by visiting... Read More

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The Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball team is scheduled to play 18 matches, including seven home matches, during the 2017 season. The Vanguards compete in Region X of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III, which includes a number of community colleges in North Carolina and Virginia.

The Vanguards will begin this year’s campaign on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Guilford Technical Community College. VGCC’s first contest at home is set for Friday,... Read More

VGCC Summer Bridge participant Jeremee Silvers of Henderson (standing at right) addresses his fellow students and guests at a ceremony marking the completion of the program.

A group of 18 incoming first-year Vance-Granville Community College students recently completed the college’s “Summer Bridge” program in preparation for the fall semester.

Summer Bridge is a three-week program designed to enhance students’ transition from high school to college and prepare them to be successful during their freshman year at VGCC. On July 28, the college held a ceremony and reception to recognize students who successfully completed the program, including: David Fabian... Read More

Composite of two group pictures of students in white lab coats

High school students from across the region recently attended “Mini-Medical School” camps organized by the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College. The camp was held first in June at VGCC’s South Campus, located between Butner and Creedmoor, and in July at the college’s Franklin County Campus, just outside Louisburg. Between the two locations, 44 students completed the program.... Read More

Standing from left, Well Care representatives Mary O’Shea and Kendra Dillingham address VGCC Practical Nursing students.

Vance-Granville Community College Practical Nursing students recently learned more about the home health career field from representatives of Well Care Home Health, who visited the college’s Main Campus in late July.

The company, based in Wilmington, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. “Well Care is a unique company in providing home health,” Clinical Coordinator Mary O’Shea, a registered nurse, told the students. “It is an independent, family-owned business that is not... Read More

Carol Montague sewing

Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer a “Beginning Sewing” class on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. The course, taught by Carol Montague of Oxford (pictured above), is scheduled to be held on Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m., Sept. 11 through Nov. 27, in room 5203 (Building 5).

Sewing has always been a part of Carol Montague’s life. From the time she was very young, she remembers taking naps under her father’s work table. He was a canvas awning maker, cutting and... Read More

Badge that says "Top Colleges" in North Carolina 2017

A national organization has recognized Vance-Granville Community College as one of the top 20 colleges in North Carolina offering online programs. California-based ranked VGCC 19th on a list that included both two-year and four-year institutions of higher learning. Among just the two-year colleges, VGCC ranked tenth-highest.

“Focusing on affordability, student services, and the availability of online programs,... Read More

Group picture of RIBN inductees and VGCC staff in front of a blue and gold NC A&T banner. From left, VGCC Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Levy Brown, Dean of Health Sciences Angela Thomas, RIBN student inductees Nigoria Alston, Jessica Morris, Chiatyra Turner, Rachel Spall, Caliegh Katz, Kati Hand, Henrry Reboccar-Miguel and Alexis Williams, Nursing Department Chair Erica Jastrow and Academic/Career Coach Seletha Pherribo.

GREENSBORO — Eleven Vance-Granville Community College students were formally inducted into the North Carolina Piedmont “Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses” (RIBN) program in a ceremony on Aug. 4 at North Carolina A&T State University’s Union Square Campus in Greensboro. RIBN is a partnership involving the university, VGCC, Davidson County Community College and Guilford Technical Community College.

At the induction ceremony, the... Read More

Poster for The Business accelerator

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering a new six-part course, “From Idea to Open: The Business Accelerator,” on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., starting Sept. 9, in Building 7 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

The instructor for the course will be Chisa Pennix-Brown, CEO of Lady Bizness, based in Greensboro. Pennix-Brown has over 15 years of experience in business coaching, community outreach, and social media insight. She holds a... Read More

Class picture: Graduates honored at the VGCC Practical Nursing pinning ceremony included, first (front) row, from left: Mariana Ascencio, Melissa Liming, Christina Basnight, Frances Beddingfield, Antonea Nowell and Rashida Washington; second row, from left: Victoria Adesina, Kristen Clay, Katlyn Waddell, Amy Bass and Rachael Basham; third row, from left: James Simpson, Christine Atieno, Frank McGhee, Gabrielle Hernandez and Veronicah Nyakego.

Vance-Granville Community College honored 16 students who have completed its one-year Practical Nursing program during a pinning ceremony on Aug. 2 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. Upon receiving diplomas, graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national exam for licensed practical nurses (NCLEX-PN).

Among the graduates recognized at the ceremony were Victoria Adesina, Christine Atieno and Kristen Clay, all of Durham;... Read More

Class picture: Seated, from left: graduating Medical Assisting students Melissa Barreto, Shantel Blacknall, Kiara Fogg and Courtney Clark; standing, from left: students Mirna Lopez Aguirre, Melissa Bridges, Michelle Beckwith, Dajané Johnson, Stephanie Kearney and instructor Patrice Allen.

Vance-Granville Community College held a pinning ceremony for its 2017 Medical Assisting program graduates on Aug. 4 at the college’s Franklin County Campus in Louisburg, where the program is conducted. As VGCC’s program is nationally accredited, the graduates are now eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ (AAMA) certification examination to become Certified Medical Assistants.

The ten graduates being honored included Melissa Bridges of Creedmoor; Dajané... Read More

Picture of a person using a computer-aided drafting program pointing at a computer screen.

Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled a “CAD with Solid Edge” course, to be held Monday through Thursday, Aug. 29 through Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. until noon, on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Grant funding from the NC TechHire program can help eligible area residents pay for this training.

Solid Edge is a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software program, produced by Siemens PLM Software, which is used in a variety of industries, including advanced... Read More