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Recent VGCC grad found success in college’s Medical Office Administration program

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Melanie Slaton of Henderson graduated from Vance-Granville Community College in the spring, and her education quickly led to a successful career start. She recently reflected on her experience. “My journey at Vance-Granville started in 2017 when I began my junior year of high school,” Slaton recalled. She enrolled in classes through the Career & College  Read More

VGCC offers all-online 4-week mini-term during holiday season

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Vance-Granville Community College is currently registering students for 13 courses that will be offered online, on an accelerated, four-week schedule, from Nov. 29-Dec. 24. “In between holiday shopping, you can give yourself the gift of education by taking a VGCC mini-term class and earning credits quickly, before we bid farewell to the year 2021,” said  Read More

VGCC vice president helps lead national entrepreneurship contest

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Dr. Jerry Edmonds, III, Vice President of Workforce and Community Engagement at Vance-Granville Community College, recently participated as a judge for educators in a national competition. Edmonds was one of five judges for the third annual National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) “Pitch for the Trades” competition, presented in partnership with the Philip E. and  Read More

VGCC students inducted into men’s academy

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The “Men’s Achievement Academy” (MAA) at Vance-Granville Community College recently held an induction ceremony to welcome new students into the unique program. The purpose of the academy, which began in 2019, is to provide intentional support to male students that will empower them to accomplish their academic and career goals. The MAA focuses on the  Read More

VGCC to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week

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The Vance-Granville Community College Medical Assisting Program is gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week, October 18 – 22, 2021, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).  Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, October 20, 2021.  In celebration  Read More

VGCC student demonstrates that young women excel in construction trades

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Demand is strong for people who are trained in skilled construction trades like carpentry, and one Vance-Granville Community College student defies conventional expectations of who is meeting that demand. Jordan Ioset, a resident of Creedmoor, stands out first and foremost as a dedicated student, but she also is a woman in VGCC’s Carpentry program, which  Read More

VGCC Announces Transition to 8 Week Terms

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When students begin registering for spring classes at Vance-Granville Community College on November 1, they will notice that most classes will be offered in eight-week terms instead of those that last 16 weeks. Some courses will be scheduled from Jan. 7 – March 4, while others will be scheduled from March 14 – May 10,  Read More

VGCC Nursing grad completes bachelor’s degree during pandemic

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Vance County native Jeannie Adcock recently graduated from Fayetteville State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, marking yet another career milestone for the Vance-Granville Community College alumna. She recently returned to VGCC to speak to the board of the college foundation about her experience and to express her gratitude. Adcock now three collegiate alma  Read More

VGCC student Jenae Burk demonstrates the success of women in Welding

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According to the American Welding Society, women make up roughly 5 percent of the welding profession in the United States. This situation provides ample opportunity for women to join this in-demand field. It also puts Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) in a unique position, because about 70% of VGCC’s students are women, and they can take  Read More

VGCC law enforcement cadets learn lesson in service by tending to adopted road

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Students in the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Vance-Granville Community College are in training to serve the community, and they recently got a head start with a service project. Traditionally, students in the VGCC Criminal Justice Technology curriculum program have “adopted” a stretch of Poplar Creek Road near the college’s main campus on  Read More