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Holiday favorites and more to be featured at VGCC Community Band Concert

The VGCC Community Band will present its Winter Concert on Monday, December 12, at McGregor Hall on Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. There is no charge for admission. The public is invited to this performance, which will feature a variety of music,  Read More

VGCC joins Scholar of Global Distinction program through UNC

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Vance-Granville Community College has joined the “Scholar of Global Distinction” program, a partnership between community colleges and UNC World View, a public service program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As part of this partnership, community colleges and their faculty commit to develop and offer globally intensive courses and activities through which  Read More

VGCC Biotech program set for growth, with federal grant support

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Vance-Granville Community College is poised to expand its Biotechnology workforce training and play a leading role in preparing talented students for one of the state’s growing industries, following the announcement that the college will receive approximately $1.75 million as part of a federal grant. VGCC is included in a statewide consortium of colleges, universities, and  Read More

VGCC recognized as Entrepreneurial College of the Year by NACCE

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) presents the Heather Van Sickle Entrepreneurial College of the Year to VGCC. From left, NACCE Senior Director of Membership Katie Gailes, VGCC Vice President of Workforce and Community Engagement Jerry Edmonds, VGCC President Rachel Desmarais, Roane State Community College President Chris Whaley, and NACCE President/CEO Rebecca A. Corbin.
The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has named Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) as the 2022 “Heather Van Sickle Entrepreneurial College of the Year.” That honor was announced at NACCE’s annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, where teams from VGCC also won prizes in  Read More

VGCC to hold regional workforce conference

Vance-Granville Community College is inviting the region’s employers and business leaders to learn more about important workforce issues, at an event called “Business/Industry Connect 2022: Imagine the Future of Work.” This workforce conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the VGCC Civic Center on the college’s main campus  Read More

Shelton honored with first-ever VGCC Distinguished Alumni Award

Mara Shelton makes remarks after receiving the VGCC distinguished alumni award.
Vance-Granville Community College recently honored Mara Shelton of Oxford with its first-ever Distinguished Alumni Award. Shelton, who graduated from VGCC with an associate degree in Nursing, received the award during the college’s Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Sept. 22. Shelton worked in the nursing field following her VGCC training, including as a pediatric ICU nurse at  Read More

VGCC Receives Funding to Support Bioprocess Technology Program

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A statewide coalition of public and private partner organizations and institutions, led by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, has received a Phase 2 award totaling nearly $25 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The NCBiotech-led consortium is one of only 21 projects chosen from 60 applicants nationwide. The Phase  Read More

Vance-Granville Community College seeks Nominees for Distinguished Alumni awards

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For over 50 years, Vance-Granville Community College has served the citizens of Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren Counties, producing thousands of graduates along the way. Now, VGCC is planning a new way to recognize some of those outstanding graduates who have gone on to make a significant impact in their communities and chosen career fields.  Read More

Nonprofit group creates VGCC scholarship

Dr. Rachel Desmarais (left), the president of VGCC, and Tanya Weary (right), executive director of The VGCC Foundation, accept a scholarship donation from Joseph Brodie (center) on behalf of his nonprofit group, Carolina United for Change, Inc.
Carolina United for Change, Inc., a local nonprofit organization, recently established an annual scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College. Joseph Brodie of Henderson, co-founder and leader of the organization, recently visited VGCC to present a $600 donation on its behalf. The first “Carolina United for Change” Scholarship is set to be awarded to a VGCC student  Read More

VGCC names 290 students to President’s and Dean’s Lists

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VGCC names 290 students to President’s and Dean’s Lists Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 148 students earned President’s List academic honors and another 142 earned Dean’s List academic honors for the spring 2022 semester, which ended in May. The President’s List recognizes students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) while carrying a  Read More