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VGCC introduces online Career Coach program for students

Vance-Granville Community College recently introduced a new web-based service that will help students explore careers and make plans for their future. Through the interactive “Career Coach” program, students can: • take a career assessment and get suggestions for possible career goals, based on their interests; • access the latest information about jobs and salaries in  Read More

VGCC sees enrollment growth

Vance-Granville Community College received welcome news as it celebrated its 50th anniversary recently: an increase in enrollment over the same time last year. As of the beginning of the fall semester in August, VGCC had 3,073 students enrolled in curriculum programs. That represented a 3.7% increase compared to the beginning of the fall 2018 semester,  Read More

Medical Assistants Recognition Week Celebration

Medical Assistants Recognition Week
The Vance-Granville Community College Medical Assisting Program is gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week, October 21–25, 2019, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, October 23, 2019. In celebration of Medical  Read More

Scholarship fund established at VGCC in memory of local teacher

Eddie Ferguson sits with friends to discuss scholoarship plans
Friends and colleagues of the late Robert C. Pirie, Jr., have established a scholarship fund in his memory at Vance-Granville Community College. Pirie passed away in May at the age of 75. A Vance County native, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, including service in Vietnam. He retired from the Vance  Read More

Registration open for Tour de Vance cycling event

Tour de Vance image
Registration is now underway for the Seventh Annual Tour de Vance bike ride, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19. The ride has been growing steadily since its inception, drawing families and first-timers in addition to the most seasoned of cyclists for four separate cycling events. This year’s ride will help VGCC’s Endowment Fund to support scholarships  Read More

VGCC honors faculty and staff members of the year

Employee of the year award 2019
At Vance-Granville Community College’s recent fall convocation, college President Dr. Rachel Desmarais announced awards to a pair of outstanding employees for the 2019-20 year. Tammy Ball, an instructor for Office Administration and Medical Office Administration and Online Retention Specialist, was named Faculty Member of the Year, while Jennifer “Jenny” Luffman, Accounts Receivable and Third Party  Read More

Celebrating Years of Service with VGCC in 2019!

Larraine Abbott Celebrates 30 years with VGCC!
We want to celebrate the time these wonderful people have worked with us in making Vance-Granville Community College a wonderful place to work and learn. We look forward to many more years! This year the college itself celebrates 50 years of service to the community! Clicking the images below will bring up a larger version  Read More

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