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Nursing Program show support for Breast Awareness Month

Image of Nurses wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
The student and faculty of the VGCC Nursing Programs wore pink to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness on October 15th. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and everyone should visit Wear It Pink ( https://www.wearitpink.org/about/breast-cancer-awareness-month ) or the National Breast Cancer Foundation website ( https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month ) to learn more about the signs and symptoms  Read More

VGCC Education Department Fall 2019 Meet & Greet and Info Session on Franklin Campus

VGCC Early Childhood student working in a classroom with very young children in
Meet VGCC Faculty, Hear about Eagle Voyage, and Meet Staff from FGV Smart Start, and a Few area Childcare Center Directors. Saturday, November 2, 2019 10am -1:30pm RSVP by October 30 Come join us! Meet the NCCU Rep and VGCC faculty along with representatives from Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start, find out more about the possibilities within  Read More

VGCC students help with Ducky Derby

Simone Rose VGCC Student
Vance-Granville Community College students volunteered at Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start’s 10th Annual “Ducky Derby” fundraiser in downtown Henderson on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Ducky Derby festival, the local Smart Start program’s signature fundraiser, was a sell-out event, with record-setting attendance. Young children and their families watched over 2,250 yellow rubber ducks, purchased by supporters, swim down  Read More

Ten graduate from EMT-Paramedic training at VGCC

EMT Paramedic graduates
Vance-Granville Community College honored 10 students who completed the college’s year-long Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program on Sept. 18. The graduates included Mackenzie Sizemore of Bullock; Jan Aldana, Tyler Patrick, Justin Simmons and Tayler Thompson, all of Henderson; Jessica Ellington of Kittrell; Travis Faulcon of Littleton; Jesse Basden of Louisburg; Paige Harrell of Oxford; and Sareta  Read More

Rasheed sworn in for new term as VGCC trustee

Abdul Rasheed and family
Abdul Sm Rasheed of Henderson recently took the oath of office for another term as a member of the Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees. He is the retired president/CEO of the N.C. Community Development Initiative and currently serves on the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority board. He has also been a trustee of his  Read More

VGCC celebrates 50 years on four campuses

Lydon Hall Dean of Warren Campus
Vance-Granville Community College recently brought together students, faculty, staff and community members to mark the 50th anniversary of the college, with festivities on all four of its campuses. The original charter for the college, then known as Vance County Technical Institute, was issued on Sept. 4, 1969. During the week of the actual anniversary, celebratory  Read More

VGCC introduces online Career Coach program for students

Vance-Granville Community College recently introduced a new web-based service that will help students explore careers and make plans for their future. Through the interactive “Career Coach” program, students can: • take a career assessment and get suggestions for possible career goals, based on their interests; • access the latest information about jobs and salaries in  Read More

VGCC sees enrollment growth

Vance-Granville Community College received welcome news as it celebrated its 50th anniversary recently: an increase in enrollment over the same time last year. As of the beginning of the fall semester in August, VGCC had 3,073 students enrolled in curriculum programs. That represented a 3.7% increase compared to the beginning of the fall 2018 semester,  Read More

Medical Assistants Recognition Week Celebration

Medical Assistants Recognition Week
The Vance-Granville Community College Medical Assisting Program is gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week, October 21–25, 2019, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, October 23, 2019. In celebration of Medical  Read More

Scholarship fund established at VGCC in memory of local teacher

Eddie Ferguson sits with friends to discuss scholoarship plans
Friends and colleagues of the late Robert C. Pirie, Jr., have established a scholarship fund in his memory at Vance-Granville Community College. Pirie passed away in May at the age of 75. A Vance County native, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, including service in Vietnam. He retired from the Vance  Read More