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VGCC’s Small Business Center makes innovative thinking accessible through Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

Tasha Williams of Innovative Networking Group
If you question whether entrepreneurship is for you, think again! In corporation with an array of community partners, the Small Business Center at Vance-Granville Community College is excited to host the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program this fall. This free six-week series will empower more than just your entrepreneurial spirit; it will empower your mind. Based  Read More

VGCC joins AdvanceNC, an innovative regional coalition driving workforce readiness

Group of people at AdvanceNC charter signing
On Thursday, September 21, education and workforce development organizations throughout central North Carolina put pen to paper to create AdvanceNC , a new coalition Gov. Roy Cooper predicted would become “a mighty force” preparing North Carolinians for jobs in a vibrant, ever-changing economy. AdvanceNC is formally described as “an innovative workforce development ecosystem developing a  Read More

VGCC to seek public input during Community Engagement Events

President Rachel M. Desmarais Ph.D
We value your opinion! Vance-Granville Community College desires to be a catalyst in developing strong communities where everyone can experience a fulfilling quality of life. We do that through educating, inspiring, and supporting a diverse community of learners to achieve professional and personal success. Your feedback is integral to meeting the needs of our students,  Read More

Fall craft show will raise funds and support for VGCC Food Pantry

Vance-Granville Community College Foundation Craft Show flyer
The VGCC Foundation is hosting its first Craft Show Fundraiser on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the college’s Civic Center in Henderson. All proceeds from the event will help fill the shelves of their food pantry on the Henderson Main Campus, which serves currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff. The  Read More

Global biotech leader Novozymes endows VGCC scholarship

Representatives of Vance-Granville Community College and the VGCC Foundation receive an endowment donation from Novozymes North America
Global biotech powerhouse Novozymes recently endowed a new scholarship to support students enrolled at Vance-Granville Community College, continuing their longstanding history of investment in local higher education. Considered a world leader in their field, Novozymes’ biosolutions enable everything from more drought tolerant crops to cold water laundry washing to advancements in renewable energy. The company  Read More

VGCC’s Fine Arts Program introduces two new classes for Fall 2023

Young man using a professional camera
Get your creative juices flowing during the 2023-2024 academic year! Vance-Granville’s Fine Arts program will introduce two new classes for the Fall ’23 semester: Digital Photography 1 ( ART 264 ) is debuting at the college’s South Campus. This highly-anticipated course, which is a new addition to the college’s Fine Arts curriculum, will meet once weekly  Read More

VGCC Leadership to present pathway insights to a national audience

VGCC Department Chair Antoinette Dickens
Vance-Granville Community College has been hard at work as part of the the Non-Credit and Credit Alignment Lab (NCAL), a two-year initiative from the Association of Community College Trustees  and Education Strategy Group to support community colleges systems nationwide in developing new or improved pathways between non-credit and credit programs—in other words, giving students a  Read More

V.I.E.W. and M.A.A. build relationships and life skills on ropes course

Vance-Granville Community College V.I.E.W. and M.A.A.
Vance-Granville’s Initiative on Equity for Women of Color (V.I.E.W.) and Men’s Achievement Academy (M.A.A.) recently participated in a ropes course mentoring activity. This was an outdoor experience where faculty, staff, and VGCC students participated in obstacle courses that required great strength, persistence, and teamwork. All team members were able to motivate each other. One V.I.E.W.  Read More

VGCC partners with WRC DigitalBridge to expand training opportunities in Franklin County

DigitalBridge executive director Erica Hixon
Residents of Franklin County and other surrounding communities will soon have a new resource to help them succeed in an increasingly-digital world. DigitalBridge, a digital workforce development initiative of the WRC based in Wake Forest, has partnered with Vance-Granville Community College to launch a new training hub at the college’s Louisburg campus. Together the institutions  Read More

VGCC Health Sciences takes learning beyond the classroom

VGCC Health Sciences students pose in front of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Vance-Granville Community College’s School of Health Sciences recently had the opportunity to participate in the Interprofessional Healthcare Team Discovery Day, sponsored by Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. The students really appreciated the poverty simulation, which helped them reflect on where they are, see through the lens of their classmates and their patients, and understand how  Read More