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Registration open for Tour de Vance cycling event

Tour de Vance image
Registration is now underway for the Seventh Annual Tour de Vance bike ride, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19. The ride has been growing steadily since its inception, drawing families and first-timers in addition to the most seasoned of cyclists for four separate cycling events. This year’s ride will help VGCC’s Endowment Fund to support scholarships  Read More

VGCC honors faculty and staff members of the year

Employee of the year award 2019
At Vance-Granville Community College’s recent fall convocation, college President Dr. Rachel Desmarais announced awards to a pair of outstanding employees for the 2019-20 year. Tammy Ball, an instructor for Office Administration and Medical Office Administration and Online Retention Specialist, was named Faculty Member of the Year, while Jennifer “Jenny” Luffman, Accounts Receivable and Third Party  Read More

Celebrating Years of Service with VGCC in 2019!

Larraine Abbott Celebrates 30 years with VGCC!
We want to celebrate the time these wonderful people have worked with us in making Vance-Granville Community College a wonderful place to work and learn. We look forward to many more years! This year the college itself celebrates 50 years of service to the community! Clicking the images below will bring up a larger version  Read More

VGCC grad pursues North Carolina State University degree through new partnership

Former VGCC Student Ethan Cole in front of Rose bushes
Ethan Cole starts his first semester as a full-time student at North Carolina State University on Aug. 21, making history as a pioneer in a partnership between that university and his former school, Vance-Granville Community College. Cole, who hails from Kittrell, enrolled at VGCC after graduating from Franklin Academy High School in 2017. The next  Read More

One of VGCC’s earliest graduates establishes scholarships

Steve McRavin smiles
Almost half a century after he enrolled at the school that is now Vance-Granville Community College, Steve McRavin is giving back by establishing a pair of scholarships for today’s students. Along with his wife, Patti, McRavin recently created annual scholarships through the VGCC Endowment Fund in memory of several of his family members. The Allen  Read More

VGCC inaugurates seventh president

Photo of Dr. Desmarais in graduation robe
Vance-Granville Community College formally welcomed its new leader on Tuesday, Aug. 6, with an inauguration ceremony for Dr. Rachel M. Desmarais, the college’s seventh president, in the Civic Center on the Main Campus in Vance County. The historic occasion was also part of a series of events held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the  Read More

VGCC President recognizes outstanding employees

Award winners at Henderson CC
Vance-Granville Community College President Dr. Rachel Desmarais recently presented medallions to honor the college’s faculty and staff members of the year for 2018-19. The medallions are provided by the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD) at The University of Texas at Austin as part of its excellence awards program, in which VGCC participates.  Read More

VGCC names 235 students to President’s and Dean’s Lists

VG monogram
Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 106 students earned President’s List academic honors and another 126 earned Dean’s List academic honors for the spring 2019 semester, while three earned such honors for the summer 2019 term. The President’s List recognizes students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) while carrying a “full load” (of  Read More

VGCC, Charles Boyd grow partnership to drive workforce development

Students standing shop
Vance-Granville Community College and Henderson-based Charles Boyd Chevrolet Buick GMC are teaming up to try to meet the demand for more skilled workers in the automotive service field. According to Tony Crabtree, the service manager for the dealership, VGCC and Charles Boyd have worked together for many years, particularly through the college’s Automotive Systems Technology  Read More

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