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VGCC Nursing grad completes bachelor’s degree during pandemic

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Vance County native Jeannie Adcock recently graduated from Fayetteville State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, marking yet another career milestone for the Vance-Granville Community College alumna. She recently returned to VGCC to speak to the board of the college foundation about her experience and to express her gratitude. Adcock now three collegiate alma  Read More

VGCC student Jenae Burk demonstrates the success of women in Welding

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According to the American Welding Society, women make up roughly 5 percent of the welding profession in the United States. This situation provides ample opportunity for women to join this in-demand field. It also puts Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) in a unique position, because about 70% of VGCC’s students are women, and they can take  Read More

VGCC law enforcement cadets learn lesson in service by tending to adopted road

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Students in the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Vance-Granville Community College are in training to serve the community, and they recently got a head start with a service project. Traditionally, students in the VGCC Criminal Justice Technology curriculum program have “adopted” a stretch of Poplar Creek Road near the college’s main campus on  Read More

Data shows that VGCC students enrolled in more courses this fall than last

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As Vance-Granville Community College begins a new academic year, college enrollment officials are reporting an uptick in students taking more courses for 16-week and 1st 8-week terms. The college is reporting an estimated 7.4% increase in the total number of credit hours that students are taking – typically known as Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) enrollment –  Read More

VGCC relieves the debt of over 250 students

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Vance-Granville Community College is continuing to remove barriers to education and promote student success. The college recently cleared the unpaid balances FOR 261 students who attended the college between the Spring 2020 and the Summer 2021 semesters. By utilizing institutional funds from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Vance-Granville cleared a total of $153,332.14  Read More

EMS coordinator for VGCC teaches life-saving skills to next-generation first responder

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Steve Barney is the coordinator/instructor for Emergency Medical Services programs at Vance-Granville Community College, but he recently taught a different set of students than he usually does – with life-saving results. This summer, Barney led a “Fire Camp” for 26 kids in Warren County in his capacity as chief of the Hawtree Volunteer Fire Department.  Read More

VGCC played special role in career of new elementary school principal

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Dr. Ryan Ewell was recently named the principal of Cleveland Elementary School in Johnston County, marking a new milestone in a career that took off in part due to his time as a Vance-Granville Community College student. “I had the honor of attending Vance-Granville Community College from 2012 to 2014,” Ewell recalled. “I became a  Read More

VGCC graduates fourth Truck Driver Training Program class

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Vance-Granville Community College celebrated the graduation of the fourth 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 official DMV road test, making them eligible for their “Class  Read More

Vance Granville Community College offers FREE GED and AHS Face to Face classes

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College and Career Readiness (CCR) classes offer adult learners, age 16 and older, the opportunity to improve their proficiency in math and reading, and complete their Adult High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (GED/HiSET). All classes are free and held on all four campuses with both morning and night schedules. Classes are offered to  Read More

Dr. Levy Brown of VGCC Chosen for Aspen National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders

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The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Dr. Levy Brown, Jr., the vice president of learning, student engagement & success at Vance-Granville Community College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2021-22 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship , a highly selective leadership program preparing the next generation of community college  Read More