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Wheeler honored for leadership at VGCC

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Cecilia Wheeler, the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Vance-Granville Community College, recently received the President’s Excellence in Leadership Award, presented by the college president, Dr. Rachel Desmarais. This honor is one of VGCC’s three Glen Raven Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Awards. Glen Raven, Inc., the custom fabrics manufacturer with a facility in Warren  Read More

VGCC to hold virtual discussion on legacy of Dr. King

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Vance-Granville Community College Men’s Achievement Academy with the support of Rho Beta Lambda of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host a virtual panel discussion to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00pm.  All are invited to attend. The panelists for this celebration include:  Dr. Jim Harper,  Read More

Faulkner brings newspaper experience to VGCC

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Kelsey P. Faulkner recently joined the staff of Vance-Granville Community College as its new publications coordinator. Originally from Washington, N.C., Faulkner brings several years of experience from the newspaper world to her new role. After first learning about journalism and graphic design as editor of her high school newspaper, Faulkner pursued a communications degree at  Read More

Vance-Granville Community College continues to “cultivate” new Agri-Tech program

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Vance-Granville Community College continues to “cultivate” new programs for the Spring semester.  The Sustainable Agri-Tech program will grow one’s knowledge in the agricultural field and prepare students for occupations in a wide variety of jobs in agriculture (both production and value-added) with a range of skills and knowledge. The program addresses agricultural concepts, skills, and  Read More

VGCC graduates second class from Truck Driver Training Program, prepares for a third

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Vance-Granville Community College recently celebrated the graduation of the second class in the short history of its Truck Driver Training, or CDL, program. The program includes a combination of classroom instruction, range driving and road driving. With the end of training, students have successfully completed their DOT exams, making them eligible for their “Class A”  Read More

VGCC forms new partnership with UNC Wilmington

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Vance-Granville Community College continues to show its commitment to building partnerships that provide meaningful pathways for students seeking to transfer to a four-year university. Recently, VGCC solidified a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). The UNCW & VGCC “Pathways to Excellence” program will provide transfer students from the community college with  Read More

New VGCC scholarship honors Pete Burgess

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The Vance County chapter of the North Carolina Farm Bureau recently presented a gift to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to create a new scholarship in honor of Talmadge R. “Pete” Burgess, Sr. Now retired and living with his wife, Sylvia, in Durham, Pete Burgess was for decades a Vance County farmer and community  Read More

VGCC solidifies partnership with North Carolina A & T State University

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Vance-Granville Community College continues to build new partnerships that support transfer student success with senior institutions in North Carolina. Earlier this semester, VGCC solidified a partnership with North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. The North Carolina A&T ‘Aggie Plus’ agreement provides students with guaranteed admission to the university and promotes the success of  Read More

VGCC forms new partnership with Elizabeth City State University

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Faculty, staff, and leaders from Vance-Granville Community College and Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) recently attended a virtual signing ceremony to formalize an agreement that creates new opportunities for students from the community college to complete bachelor’s degrees. The co-admission agreement, which is designed to improve transfer student access and success through a collaborative baccalaureate  Read More

VGCC’s Dickens receives statewide award for Work-Based Learning

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Antoinette C. Dickens, Department Chair of Public Service and Work-Based Learning Coordinator for Vance-Granville Community College, was recently named the winner of the North Carolina Work-Based Learning Association (NCWBLA) Jon A. Young Award for 2020. This award recognizes the outstanding NCWBLA member of the year, one who exemplifies the ideals of Work-Based Learning by making  Read More