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Two VGCC Deans recognized by N.C. State University

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A pair of leaders at Vance-Granville Community College were recently recognized by North Carolina State University, where they are doctoral students in the College of Education. Jeffrey Allen, VGCC’s Dean of Student Retention & Success, was named a Belk Center Fellow, while Angela M. Thomas, the Dean of Health Sciences, received the Edgar J. &  Read More

The TNHF Arline Richardson Scholarship will be awarded to VGCC Nursing Program Students

Three people smiling
Triangle North Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors has recognized the service of long-time Foundation Board member Arline Richardson by naming its presidential scholarship at Vance Granville Community College in her honor. The scholarship, named the TNHF Arline Richardson Nursing Scholarship, will be awarded to students enrolled in Vance Granville Community College’s 4-year bachelor’s degree nursing  Read More

New VGCC scholarship honors Maria Parham Guild Gift Gallery volunteer

Photo of volunteers at Guild Gift Gallery
Volunteers from the Guild Gift Gallery at Maria Parham Health recently presented $25,000 to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to create a new scholarship. This scholarship — the 14th established by the Guild Gift Gallery in recent years — honors the memory of one of the volunteers, the late Vernell Champion of Henderson. Champion  Read More

Vance-Granville Community College receives $194,160 grant from Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas to connect students with apprenticeship opportunities

From Left to Right Kenneth Wilson, Tanya Evans ( district manager, Duke Energy), VGCC President Rachel Desmarais, Ken Lewis, Eddie Ferguson.
Vance-Granville Community College today announced a $194,160 investment from Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. The funds will help connect students with hands-on training and career development opportunities. The investment will be used to expand apprenticeships in the fields of Mechatronics, Industrial Maintenance and Welding, as part of VGCC’s “Business & Industry Connect” program. The  Read More

Instructors meet at VGCC to learn about teaching strategies

Laurie Pendleton presents a seminar in the Civic Center at Vance-Granville Community College.
Vance-Granville Community College recently hosted a regional seminar for educators from a number of North Carolina community colleges on the subject of “active learning.” The event was presented through a partnership with the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Association of College and University  Read More

Former Early College Student Credits VGCC for Success.

Oneisha Rebecca Leonard holding degree
Oneisha Rebecca Leonard came to Vance-Granville Community College in 2011 as a Granville Early College High School student. “I was a good student, with mostly A’s and B’s, but I was not as focused on school as I should have been until I began taking classes at Vance-Granville,” Leonard recalled. She said that because of her  Read More

Retired VGCC faculty member and his wife establish scholarship

Wesley Smith and his wife Sheila Smith
Wesley and Sheila Smith of Kittrell recently established a new scholarship for students at Vance-Granville Community College. Wesley Smith has a longstanding association with VGCC. He graduated from the college’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology (often called HVAC) program in 1988. Several years later, Smith returned to become an instructor and head of the  Read More

Additions to VGCC building will enhance public safety training

Instructor for EMS programs Steve Barney shows the new EMS lab at VGCC
Vance-Granville Community College recently marked the completion of the second phase of renovation and construction work on Main Campus Building 10, providing additional instructional capacity for the Law Enforcement Training, Fire/Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs. That represents the culmination of a complete overhaul of the 16,000-square-foot building, a former commercial structure that the  Read More

Vance-Granville Community College Band to present Winter Concert

The Vance-Granville Community College Band
On Monday, December 2, 2019, the Vance-Granville Community College Band will present its Winter Concert at 7:30 PM in McGregor Hall in downtown Henderson, NC.  The concert is free to the public and will last about an hour. Brian Miller, the conductor of the band, commented that the band is playing classics of band literature.   Read More

VGCC to offer Truck Driver Training

VGCC Staff in front of Truck
Vance-Granville Community College, in partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, will soon offer a Truck Driver Training program that gives students the training required to operate tractor-trailer rigs, obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) and become professional truck drivers. Registration is going on now for the nine-week program, which will take  Read More