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VGCC’s Youth Honor Band Returns for its 2024 Concert

Local high school students gather to practice for VGCC's 2023 Youth Honor Band
Vance Granville-Community College is proud to host its second annual Youth Honor Band on February 1–2 at the college’s Main Campus Civic Center in Henderson. While the inaugural event in 2023 only featured musicians from local high schools, it was such a success that this year’s concert invited musicians from several local middle schools as  Read More

V.I.E.W. Presents Third Annual Women’s Summit

Multiethnic women in white T-shirts and blue jeans hugging each other. Credit Luis Alvarez (Getty Images), acquired via Canva Pro.
Vance-Granville Community College’s Initiative on Equity for Women (V.I.E.W.) is hosting its third annual summit on Thursday, March 21 from 12 noon to 4pm at VGCC’s Civic Center, located at 200 Community College Road, Henderson, NC. This empowerment and professional development summit will highlight resources and information on healthy relationships, healthy living, entrepreneurship, and career  Read More

VGCC Food Pantry Bolstered by Swipe Out Hunger Grant

The Vance-Granville Community College Foundation accepts a grant from Swipe Out Hunger
It’s official: Vance-Granville Community College is a Swipe Out Hunger partner! Swipe Out Hunger, the leading nonprofit addressing hunger among college students, has awarded the VGCC Foundation a $6,000 grant to help combat food insecurity among impacted Vanguards. VGCC is proud to partner with Swipe Out Hunger to help raise awareness about student food insecurity  Read More

A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Vance-Granville Community College's 2024 MLK Event Announcement
Please mark your calendars and join us for a celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hosted by our Men’s Achievement Academy and VIEW, Vance-Granville’s Initiative on Equity for Women ! The event theme for 2024 is “Decreasing Inequities and Increasing Opportunities.” Tuesday, January 23, at 12:30 pm VGCC Main Campus Civic Center in Henderson  Read More

VGCC’s FAFSA Day will offer Free Assistance to Local Learners Completing the Redesigned Financial Aid Form

VGCC FAFSA Day 2024
A new Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is here—and so is help to complete it. Vance-Granville Community College’s Financial Aid Office invites high school students, current college students, families, and adult learners to attend FAFSA Day on Saturday, January 27, from 9 am – 12 pm. Organized by the College Foundation of North  Read More

‘Reach One, Teach One’: Newly Established Annual Scholarships Will Open Doors of Opportunity for Vance-Granville CDL Students

Representatives of Vance-Granville Community College and the VGCC Foundation receive a scholarship donation from the family of David Lee Chavis Jr.
Tameka Holden (sister) and Carrie Cheek (mother), both of Henderson, have established two annual scholarships at Vance-Granville Community College in memory of their loved one, David Lee Chavis Jr. The new need-based scholarships will give $1,100 awards to two deserving students in the college’s CDL (commercial driver’s license) program . Chavis, affectionately called “DJ” by  Read More

Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation Helps Feed Food-Insecure Students

Representatives of the VGCC Foundation receive the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation's Feeding the Hungry grant.
The Vance-Granville Community College Foundation has received $1,500.00 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation (FLFCF) to help nourish students experiencing hunger. The Feeding the Hungry grant supports the VGCC Foundation’s efforts by purchasing food items that will ultimately help tackle food insecurity among VGCC students. In addition, the grants support community feeding partners by  Read More

VGCC Health Sciences Team Hits the Road to Connect with Local Youth

Five representatives from Vance-Granville Community College's Health Sciences division pose at a career fair
During the recent Fall 2023 semester, Vance-Granville’s School of Health Sciences decided to go on the road to visit local middle and high schools and promote VGCC programs within the community. These career fairs will help establish professional relationships and discuss career opportunities with future health science professionals. Thanks to our faculty and staff members  Read More

VGCC and Piedmont Collaborate to Prepare Regional Workforce for Cybersecurity Careers

Representatives of Piedmont Community College and Vance-Granville Community College gather at the Cybersecurity ISA signing ceremony in December 2023.
With the increase in cyber threats to many companies and organizations, Vance-Granville Community College and Piedmont Community College (PCC) are forging a groundbreaking partnership to educate the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. The two colleges have established a Level-Two Instructional Service Agreement (ISA) for cybersecurity that will begin in January 2024. The ISA signifies a  Read More

New Next NC Scholarship Will Help Cover Tuition and Fees at VGCC, Other NC Community Colleges

Photo of a young Black college student smiling while looking at his laptop. Image is overlaid with yellow, red, and green hand-drawn graphics showing college-related imagery.
North Carolina students from households making $80,000 or less could have their tuition and fees fully covered at any of the state’s 58 community colleges or more than half of, if not all, of their tuition and fees covered at any of North Carolina’s 16 public universities thanks to the new Next NC Scholarship .  Read More