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VGCC experiences growth as students take more classes

The fall semester recently began at Vance-Granville Community College, where officials see positive signs regarding enrollment. Early data shows an approximate 4% increase in the total number of credit hours that students are taking — typically known as Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) enrollment — compared to the same point in 2019. That FTE measurement is important  Read More

VGCC Vice President appointed to Black Entrepreneurship Council

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Dr. Jerry Edmonds, III, a vice president at Vance-Granville Community College, is among 25 individuals recently appointed to serve on the inaugural North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council (NC BEC). NC IDEA, a Durham-based private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, formed the council to serve the entrepreneurial aspirations and  Read More

Vance-Granville Community College Advances Student Success and Equity in the Virtual Classroom Through Proven Faculty Development

Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) have partnered to advance success and equitable outcomes for students in VGCC’s four-county service area. The college is the first community college in North Carolina to partner with ACUE to offer its nationally-recognized faculty development program in evidence-based teaching practices for online  Read More

VGCC Spring 2020 students encouraged to apply for financial assistance

Area residents who were enrolled at Vance-Granville Community College during the spring 2020 semester may be eligible for a cash payment from a federal grant, but they just need to apply. That’s the message from the college’s Financial Aid Office. Like other colleges, VGCC received this funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic  Read More

VGCC students recognized at Practical Nursing Virtual Pinning Ceremony

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Vance-Granville Community College held a Pinning Ceremony for the Practical Nursing Class of 2020 using Zoom on July 29 at 6 p.m. Twenty-two students successfully completed the program in the summer semester. Since an in-person ceremony could not be held, students chose to have a virtual ceremony. Family and friends were able to watch the  Read More

VGCC Statement of Support for President Desmarais

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Vance-Granville Community College Vice President Dr. Levy Brown and Board of Trustees Chair Danny Wright have released the following joint statement: The college community is deeply saddened and heartbroken to share that President Rachel Desmarais’ oldest son, Ian J. Simmons passed away as a result of a car accident on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. The  Read More

V.I.E.W. Virtual Chat + Chew

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VGCC’s Initiative on Equity for Women of Color (V.I.E.W.) is a student organization at Vance-Granville that is on a mission to support the success of women of color at VGCC through education, empowerment, experience, and exposure in order to significantly increase the persistence and retention rate and improve job attainment. V.I.E.W. will be hosting a  Read More

VGCC ranked sixth-best community college in the nation

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Vance-Granville Community College was recently recognized as one of the top ten community colleges and trade schools in the nation for 2020 . VGCC came in at number-six on the rankings published by “Best Colleges” ( www.bestcolleges.com ), a leading provider of independent college rankings and higher education research. The college was also the third-highest-ranked  Read More

VGCC Vice President Levy Brown appointed to serve on national commission

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Dr. Levy Brown, a vice president at Vance-Granville Community College, recently accepted an appointment to the Commission on Student Success of the American Association of Community Colleges. He will serve a three-year term (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023). “I am excited and humbled to have been appointed to AACC’s Commission on Student Success.  Read More

VGCC to offer new Customer Service Excellence program

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Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled a new, mostly-online program designed to equip area residents with the customer service skills that are critical to the success of all businesses and organizations. The “Customer Service Excellence” program is set to be offered four times this fall. In each case, students will only attend the first class in  Read More