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State Cabinet secretary visits VGCC

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

High School students explore medical science at VGCC South Campus

Vance-Granville Community College has once again partnered with the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) to offer a “Mini-Medical School” camp for high school students. The week-long camp was recently held at VGCC’s South Campus, located between Butner and Creedmoor. Students used computer simulations and hands-on lab activities to learn about topics that included anatomy  Read More

New VGCC Scholarship endowed in memory of local couple

Dr. M.W. Wester, III, and his wife, Sara Wester, of Henderson have endowed a new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College in memory of Dr. Wester’s parents. The new Presidential Merit Award-level scholarship honors the legacy of the late Dr. and Mrs. M.W. Wester, Jr., better known as “Wes” and “Dee Dee” to their friends. The  Read More

VGCC Child Care Center awarded Five Stars

The state of North Carolina has once again awarded a five-star license — the highest possible rating — to the Child Care Center at Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus. State evaluations of child care programs are conducted once every three years, explained Melanie Copeland, the manager of the VGCC center. “On a scale of one  Read More

Faith Harris Used VGCC Degree to Advance her Career

Students at Vance-Granville Community College today may not realize that they have the opportunity to learn from someone who was a student when their school was brand-new. Faith Harris has served for the past several years as program head for information technology at VGCC, but her association with the college goes back 50 years, before  Read More

VGCC Radiography program set the stage for Crudup’s success

Daniel Crudup understood something about the importance of education from a young age. “Education, to me, has always been a method to escape my current reality,” he said. “For me, school was fun, and it represented something in my life that I could control – well, at least, the outcomes, such as my performance and  Read More

VGCC Launches Two New Programs through Information Technology Fall 2019 Semester

This fall, the Information Technology department at Vance-Granville Community College will launch two new programs: Healthcare Informatics and Cyber Security. Healthcare Informatics is a program designed to provide students with a foundation in computer technology and information sciences as they apply to supporting decisions in the healthcare fields. Students will focus on computer software, networks  Read More

VGCC Nursing degree propelled Jeannie Adcock to Duke Hospital

Restarting a career is never easy. It takes persistence and, often, a leap of faith, to change course, which is what many students come to Vance-Granville Community College to do. That was the case with Jeannie Adcock. A Vance County native, Adcock completed a bachelor’s degree at East Carolina University and went into the working  Read More