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

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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

VGCC Community Band invites the public to its upcoming Winter Concert

The VGCC Band consisting of approximately 27 members are smiling while sitting and holding their instruments.
On Monday, December 11, the VGCC Community Band will present its annual Holiday Concert at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in downtown Henderson. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. There is no charge for admission. The public is invited to this performance, which will feature a variety of  Read More

VGCC collection boxes provide an opportunity to give back

Donation box containing a variety of toiletry items
This holiday season, Vance-Granville Community College is giving back to the community inclusive of Infinite Possibilities Inc. , Families Living Violence Free , and Safe Space Inc. by donating items for our neighbors served by these organizations. A collection box will be placed on each campus for donations, and we will accept items until Friday, December  Read More

J.F. Webb students experience biotech innovation at Vance-Granville

VGCC instructor for Bioprocess/Biotechnology guides students during a lab exercise
Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin Campus recently welcomed students from Oxford’s J.F. Webb High School for a hands-on biotechnology demonstration. The two dozen students who traveled to Louisburg and explored VGCC’s biotech laboratory became the first high school group to utilize some of the college’s latest equipment. Used for nucleic acid sequencing, the new lab equipment  Read More

Take your holiday baking to the next level with VGCC’s Pie Basics class

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Are you ready to wow your family and friends at the Thanksgiving table this year? You don’t have to be a professional chef to make a great holiday dessert, but it helps to have one as your personal teacher! Learn the tips and tricks to making the perfect pie with VGCC PED’s Pie Basics class, led  Read More

Vance-Granville introduces VGCC Textbook+ initiative to save students money on course materials

VGCC Textbook+ logo on the screen of an e-reader device
Vance-Granville Community College is making course materials more affordable and accessible for students. Today the college announced the launch of the new VGCC Textbook+ initiative, which lowers the cost of learning materials through a partnership with textbook publisher Cengage. Beginning in the spring 2024 semester, students will be able to access digital Cengage course materials  Read More

Dr. Ramona Cox named VGCC’s Associate Vice President of Student Services

Ramona Cox, Ed.D., assumes her role at VGCC in November 2023.
Vance-Granville Community College is excited to welcome Ramona Cox, Ed.D., as its incoming Associate Vice President of Student Services. Cox is a proven educational leader with over 20 years of professional experience in higher education administration and student/academic support services. In addition, Cox holds 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Having a background in both  Read More

Vance-Granville named a finalist in NACCE’s Pitch for the Skilled Trades Competition

VGCC representatives accept a presentation check at the NACCE's 2022 Pitch for the Trades Competition
This fall, college teams from across the nation will come together at the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) 2023 Annual Conference and 21st Anniversary Celebration to compete for a share of $150,000. Vance-Granville Community College has been selected as a finalist for the NACCE Pitch for the Skilled Trades Competition, which will take  Read More

Cosmetology students prepare to represent VGCC in statewide SkillsUSA competition

Six Cosmetology students will represent VGCC at an upcoming SkillsUSA competition
On Thursday, October 12, the Vance-Granville Community College Cosmetology program held an in-house competition to determine who would represent VGCC at the SkillsUSA competition at the 2023 North Carolina State Fair. Out of 27 entries, six were selected to represent VGCC on Saturday, October 21. If you are at the NC State Fair this Saturday,  Read More

VGCC and Richmond Community College partner to expand reach of 911 telecommunicators program

Leaders from VGCC and RichmondCC pose at the colleges' signing ceremony
Vance-Granville Community College has teamed up with Richmond Community College to offer a new emergency telecommunications program to residents of Vance, Granville, Franklin, and Warren counties. The two community colleges recently signed an agreement that will allow students at VGCC to enroll in RichmondCC’s online program to obtain an associate degree in 911 Communications &  Read More