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VGCC Pins 19 Practical Nursing Graduates

Group of Nurses on campus steps
Nineteen Practical Nursing graduates were honored for their completion of the one-year program at Vance-Granville Community College during a pinning ceremony on July 24 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. Upon receiving their diplomas, the graduates are now eligible to sit for the national exam for licensed practical nurses (NCLEX-PN). Among the  Read More

Science comes alive at VGCC camp for middle school students

Owl on a mans glove
This summer, the ninth annual Vance-Granville Community College Science Camp provided unique experiences for local middle school students. Each year, the week-long camp is full of fun, hands-on activities designed to pique campers’ curiosity about natural sciences, as they consider their future educational and career aspirations. This year’s science camp featured a “Birds of Prey”  Read More

VGCC welcomes two new trustees

new board member being sworn in with wife.
Vance-Granville Community College recently welcomed a pair of new members to its Board of Trustees. Deborah M. Butler of Youngsville was appointed to serve on the college’s governing board by the Granville County board of commissioners. Butler is a retired school teacher with 40 years of experience in education. Dorwin L. Howard of Oxford was  Read More

State Cabinet secretary visits VGCC

Image of Department of Administration Secretary Machelle Sanders
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

Mini Med Camp participants
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

VGCC's Endowment team with Dr. Desmarais and Sara Wester and Dr. M.W. "Buddy" Wester
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 staff of the Vance-Granville Community College Child Care Center (on the college’s Main Campus) proudly display the certificate indicating the center’s renewed five-star license. They include, seated, from left, Pam Harris, Melanie Copeland and Kathy Hughes; and standing, from left, Hilda Cordell, Anita Fuller, and Rhonda Pegram.
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

Faith Harris speaking at the VGCC Endowment Fund Golf Tournament in May of 2019 as part of the celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary.
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 Launches Two New Programs through Information Technology Fall 2019 Semester

Artwork of human hand over computerized backgroun
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