Vance-Granville Community College mourns the loss of Andrea Harris, a member of our Board of Trustees and an extraordinary Vance County citizen. Ms. Harris passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 71. VGCC President, Rachel M. Desmarais, Ph.d., affirmed that “she was a powerful voice for equity, justice, and education”. Ms. Harris was known …Read More
Jeff Allen earns doctorate degree Jeffrey Allen, VGCC’s Dean of Student Retention & Success, received a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University. Allen is a resident of Oxford. “We congratulate Dr. Allen on this milestone in his life, and we applaud Jeff for his commitment …Read More
Students studying biotechnology at Vance-Granville Community College recently joined their counterparts from a handful of other colleges in a career fair that was tailor-made for the current state of social distancing and video-conferencing. On May 14, nine VGCC Bioprocess students participated – from their homes – in the first in a planned series of Virtual …Read More
A virtual pinning ceremony was held using Zoom, on Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m., for the Vance-Granville Community College Associate Degree Nursing Class of 2020. The family and friends of the 43 graduates were sent a link to the Zoom session so that they could watch the pinning ceremony, which opened with welcoming reflections …Read More
Erica Jastrow, the college’s department chair of Nursing, received a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership from Arizona-based Grand Canyon University. Jastrow is a resident of Oxford. “We congratulate Dr. Jastrow on this milestone in her life, and we applaud Erica’s commitment to professional development,” said …Read More
Jerry E. Edmonds, III, the Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Engagement at Vance-Granville Community College, is now “Doctor Edmonds.” He recently received his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership from Wisconsin-based Edgewood College. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, “How North Carolina Economic Development Leaders Perceive the N.C. Community College System and …Read More
Going out to see a play may be impossible due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the Drama program at Vance-Granville Community College is trying an innovative approach to bring the theatre to the community. VGCC, like all community colleges across North Carolina, has temporarily shifted all classes online. Betsy Henderson, the college’s Department …Read More
Vance-Granville Community College has a new Buy One, Get One Free summer enrollment initiative for in-state credit and non-credit students who want to take summer classes online. Students must register by Friday, May 8 to qualify. Current students will need to register now to take advantage of this opportunity. Prospective students will need to apply …Read More
With the biotechnology industry booming in North Carolina, Vance-Granville Community College is offering a number of training program options, while focusing on helping students land jobs and, if they choose, transfer to partnering universities. “According to NCBIO and the N.C. Biotechnology Center, thousands of new jobs in biotech and life sciences are coming to central …Read More
A pair of recent agreements between Vance-Granville Community College and East Carolina University – one a new partnership and the other an update to a longstanding program – help put a four-year university degree within reach for more students. First, a new agreement guarantees eligible VGCC students admission into East Carolina University. Earlier this semester, …Read More
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