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VGCC Small Business Center helping Entrepreneurs

Sheri Jones - Small business Center Director
Maurice Ashley, the first African-American International Grandmaster in chess, served as the keynote speaker for the eighth annual Small Business Summit, presented by the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center and the Warren County Economic Development Commission in partnership with the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center and the Chamber of Commerce  Read More

VGCC brings partners together for summit on talent pipeline

Ken Wilson at BIC Summit
Employers, economic developers and workforce development experts from across the region recently met at Vance-Granville Community College to learn more about how to meet the critical need to recruit and train workers. The first-of-its kind “Business & Industry Connect” Summit was held on Nov. 1 in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus. Dr. Rachel  Read More

VGCC grad in spotlight as N.C. State announces expansion of program

Ethan Cole c3
North Carolina State University recently announced a $1,064,000 investment from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to expand the Community College Collaboration (C3) program, which guarantees N.C. State admission to qualified transfer students from several community colleges, including Vance-Granville Community College. Ethan Cole, a Kittrell native who was among the first VGCC students in the program,  Read More

VGCC names Jerry Edmonds to lead workforce and community engagement

Jerry Edmonds, VP
Jerry E. Edmonds, III, was recently named Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Engagement at Vance-Granville Community College. In this new position, he will oversee training programs that respond to community needs and prepare students for workforce success, including apprenticeship programs, and support economic development for the region. In addition, Edmonds will lead the  Read More

Dr. Levy Brown, Vance-Granville Community College selected as a Fellow

picture of Dr. Levy Brown
Dr. Levy Brown, vice president of learning, student engagement & success at Vance-Granville Community College, has been selected to participate in the prestigious Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership presented by the Presidents’ Round Table. Dr. Levy Brown, a resident of Youngsville, North Carolina is responsible for leading and working collaboratively with faculty and staff  Read More

The 8th Annual Small Business Summit is coming up on Tuesday, October 29

Maurice Ashley - Chess Champion
The 8th Annual Small Business Summit entitled “It’s all About the Path You Choose – Using the Right Strategy to Make the Best Moves” is coming up on Tuesday, October 29 from 6 to 9 with registration starting at 5:30 and will be held at the Warren County Armory & Convention Center.  Nationally recognized speaker,  Read More

Nursing Program show support for Breast Awareness Month

Image of Nurses wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
The student and faculty of the VGCC Nursing Programs wore pink to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness on October 15th. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and everyone should visit Wear It Pink ( https://www.wearitpink.org/about/breast-cancer-awareness-month ) or the National Breast Cancer Foundation website ( https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month ) to learn more about the signs and symptoms  Read More

VGCC Education Department Fall 2019 Meet & Greet and Info Session on Franklin Campus

VGCC Early Childhood student working in a classroom with very young children in
Meet VGCC Faculty, Hear about Eagle Voyage, and Meet Staff from FGV Smart Start, and a Few area Childcare Center Directors. Saturday, November 2, 2019 10am -1:30pm RSVP by October 30 Come join us! Meet the NCCU Rep and VGCC faculty along with representatives from Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start, find out more about the possibilities within  Read More

VGCC students help with Ducky Derby

Simone Rose VGCC Student
Vance-Granville Community College students volunteered at Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start’s 10th Annual “Ducky Derby” fundraiser in downtown Henderson on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Ducky Derby festival, the local Smart Start program’s signature fundraiser, was a sell-out event, with record-setting attendance. Young children and their families watched over 2,250 yellow rubber ducks, purchased by supporters, swim down  Read More

Ten graduate from EMT-Paramedic training at VGCC

EMT Paramedic graduates
Vance-Granville Community College honored 10 students who completed the college’s year-long Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program on Sept. 18. The graduates included Mackenzie Sizemore of Bullock; Jan Aldana, Tyler Patrick, Justin Simmons and Tayler Thompson, all of Henderson; Jessica Ellington of Kittrell; Travis Faulcon of Littleton; Jesse Basden of Louisburg; Paige Harrell of Oxford; and Sareta  Read More