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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

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