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VGCC connects students to careers in Biotech

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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

VGCC and ECU celebrate partnerships to help students complete bachelor’s degrees

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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

VGCC students find new support system through men’s academy

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A unique, new program at Vance-Granville Community College is providing support, as well as new leadership opportunities, to male students. The “Men’s Achievement Academy” began with an induction ceremony in October of 2019. Its stated mission is “to provide intentional support to male students that will empower them to accomplish their academic and career goals.”  Read More

VGCC succeeds by going ‘all-in’ for Truck Driver Training

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The new Truck Driver Training class that began at Vance-Granville Community College in early February 2020 is full to capacity, with demand even greater than the college could accommodate. That is due not only to the growing need for qualified commercial truck drivers with a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) but also to a  Read More

VGCC to offer Open House on April 18

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Vance-Granville Community College will hold an Open House and Career & Technical Education (CTE) EXPLO! on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. until noon, at all four of its campuses. VGCC staff members and faculty will be available during those hours to provide information on the enrollment process, academic programs and student support services. Visitors  Read More

VGCC names 273 students to President’s and Dean’s Lists

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Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 117 students earned President’s List academic honors and another 156 earned Dean’s List academic honors for the fall 2019 semester, which ended in December. The President’s List recognizes students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) while carrying a “full load” (of at least 12 credit hours) in  Read More

From High School Dropout to First-Generation College Graduate, through VGCC

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“I was 16, and I was done.” That is how Samantha Huffman recalls thinking back in 2004. She was “done” with education, in her mind. Feeling depressed and awkward at her high school, Huffman dropped out. “I had nothing to look forward to when it came to school, so what was the point?” she said.  Read More

VGCC set stage for graduate to succeed in Nursing career

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Brittni Griffin had a career goal in mind from a young age. “In the fifth grade, I decided what my purpose in life was,” Griffin said. “I was determined to become a registered nurse.” She eventually learned that her local community college could help make that dream a reality. In her senior year of high  Read More

NCCU-VGCC Agreement Supports Growing Life Sciences Industry

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North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and Vance-Granville Community College leaders signed an agreement Jan. 28, 2020, opening the doors for more students to earn the Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical sciences. The memorandum of understanding is part of North Carolina’s Pathways to Success program and sets up a streamlined process for graduates of Vance-Granville’s two-year  Read More

HR Specialist Certificate Program at VGCC South Campus

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Do you supervise or manage employees? Do you currently work in an HR role for your organization? Do you have a dream of becoming an HR specialist? The HR Specialist Certificate Course offered through VGCC’s Continuing Education Department is here to help! Our South Campus in Creedmoor, N.C. will host the new HR Specialist Certificate  Read More