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VGCC grad pursues North Carolina State University degree through new partnership

Former VGCC Student Ethan Cole in front of Rose bushes
Ethan Cole starts his first semester as a full-time student at North Carolina State University on Aug. 21, making history as a pioneer in a partnership between that university and his former school, Vance-Granville Community College. Cole, who hails from Kittrell, enrolled at VGCC after graduating from Franklin Academy High School in 2017. The next  Read More

One of VGCC’s earliest graduates establishes scholarships

Steve McRavin smiles
Almost half a century after he enrolled at the school that is now Vance-Granville Community College, Steve McRavin is giving back by establishing a pair of scholarships for today’s students. Along with his wife, Patti, McRavin recently created annual scholarships through the VGCC Endowment Fund in memory of several of his family members. The Allen  Read More

VGCC inaugurates seventh president

Vance-Granville Community College formally welcomed its new leader on Tuesday, Aug. 6, with an inauguration ceremony for Dr. Rachel M. Desmarais, the college’s seventh president, in the Civic Center on the Main Campus in Vance County. The historic occasion was also part of a series of events held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the  Read More

VGCC President recognizes outstanding employees

Award winners at Henderson CC
Vance-Granville Community College President Dr. Rachel Desmarais recently presented medallions to honor the college’s faculty and staff members of the year for 2018-19. The medallions are provided by the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD) at The University of Texas at Austin as part of its excellence awards program, in which VGCC participates.  Read More

VGCC names 235 students to President’s and Dean’s Lists

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 106 students earned President’s List academic honors and another 126 earned Dean’s List academic honors for the spring 2019 semester, while three earned such honors for the summer 2019 term. The President’s List recognizes students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) while carrying a “full load” (of  Read More

VGCC, Charles Boyd grow partnership to drive workforce development

Students standing shop
Vance-Granville Community College and Henderson-based Charles Boyd Chevrolet Buick GMC are teaming up to try to meet the demand for more skilled workers in the automotive service field. According to Tony Crabtree, the service manager for the dealership, VGCC and Charles Boyd have worked together for many years, particularly through the college’s Automotive Systems Technology  Read More

VGCC Pins 19 Practical Nursing Graduates

Group of Nurses on campus steps
Nineteen Practical Nursing graduates were honored for their completion of the one-year program at Vance-Granville Community College during a pinning ceremony on July 24 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. Upon receiving their diplomas, the graduates are now eligible to sit for the national exam for licensed practical nurses (NCLEX-PN). Among the  Read More

Science comes alive at VGCC camp for middle school students

Owl on a mans glove
This summer, the ninth annual Vance-Granville Community College Science Camp provided unique experiences for local middle school students. Each year, the week-long camp is full of fun, hands-on activities designed to pique campers’ curiosity about natural sciences, as they consider their future educational and career aspirations. This year’s science camp featured a “Birds of Prey”  Read More

VGCC welcomes two new trustees

new board member being sworn in with wife.
Vance-Granville Community College recently welcomed a pair of new members to its Board of Trustees. Deborah M. Butler of Youngsville was appointed to serve on the college’s governing board by the Granville County board of commissioners. Butler is a retired school teacher with 40 years of experience in education. Dorwin L. Howard of Oxford was  Read More

State Cabinet secretary visits VGCC

Image of Department of Administration Secretary Machelle Sanders
Vance-Granville Community College welcomed a member of Governor Roy Cooper’s cabinet, Department of Administration Secretary Machelle Sanders, to the college’s Main Campus on July 18. During her visit, Secretary Sanders discussed the recently-released “Status of Women in North Carolina Health & Wellness” report, commissioned by the Council for Women & Youth Involvement. The Council is  Read More