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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

Aviation classes take off at VGCC

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Vance-Granville Community College is introducing new opportunities for education and training in the Aviation field – covering both manned and unmanned flight. VGCC is partnering with Total Flight Solutions, an aviation company with a location at Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg, to offer these classes. The first courses being offered by VGCC will provide  Read More

Students succeed through hard work in VGCC Truck Driver Training Program

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The new Truck Driver Training, or CDL, program at Vance-Granville Community College began in February, had to be suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then later resumed before finally concluding this month. Through all the ups and downs, VGCC officials say that the students in this first class have shown great perseverance and determination.  Read More

VGCC’s 36th golf tournament, presented by Gupton Services, set for Sept. 15

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Vance-Granville Community College is getting ready for its 36th Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at the Henderson Country Club. The tournament was delayed from its traditional spring date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Gupton Services, Inc., of Henderson will serve as the event’s presenting sponsor  Read More

New VGCC Scholarship endowed in memory of Anne Tanner Berry

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Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund board member Marshall Tanner and his wife, Martha, recently established a new scholarship at the college in memory of their daughter. VGCC will award the Anne Tanner Berry Memorial Academic Achievement Scholarship to a student in a medical field, with a preference for second-year students who are older than the  Read More

VGCC student receives top academic honor

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Vance-Granville Community College student Jacob A. Comer of Rougemont was recently named the recipient of the North Carolina Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award for 2020. One student from each of the 58 colleges in the state system is honored with the award each year.  Comer, a home-schooled high school student, has taken college transfer  Read More

Vance County Schools recognizes VGCC with partnership award

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Vance County Schools recently recognized Vance-Granville Community College with the 2019-2020 “Partnership of the Year” award for collaborating with Vance County Early College High School (VCECHS). “We are pleased to be able to partner with Vance County Early College and the entire school system,” VGCC President Dr. Rachel Desmarais said, in accepting the award on  Read More

VGCC’s Commitment to Action

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Vance-Granville Community College President Dr. Rachel Desmarais and Board of Trustees Chair Danny Wright have released the following joint statement: Realizing that it is not enough to issue a statement condemning the actions and systems resulting in multiple losses of life that disproportionately affect black Americans, Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) reaffirms in action its mission  Read More

Enrollment up for summer term at VGCC

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Vance-Granville Community College has been working diligently to educate more students this summer. The hard work is paying off. As of the beginning of the summer semester in late May, VGCC had 1,228 students enrolled in credit programs. That represents an estimated 11% increase compared to the beginning of the summer  Read More

In Memoriam: Ms. Andrea L. Harris

In Memoriam: Ms. Andrea L. Harris
Vance-Granville Community College mourns the loss of Andrea Harris, a member of our Board of Trustees and an extraordinary Vance County citizen. Ms. Harris passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 71. VGCC President, Rachel M. Desmarais, Ph.d., affirmed that “she was a powerful voice for equity, justice, and education”. Ms. Harris was known  Read More