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Dean Jeff Allen earns doctorate degree

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Jeff Allen earns doctorate degree Jeffrey Allen, VGCC’s Dean of Student Retention & Success, received a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University. Allen is a resident of Oxford. “We congratulate Dr. Allen on this milestone in his life, and we applaud Jeff for his commitment  Read More

VGCC Biotech students participate in virtual career fair

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Students studying biotechnology at Vance-Granville Community College recently joined their counterparts from a handful of other colleges in a career fair that was tailor-made for the current state of social distancing and video-conferencing. On May 14, nine VGCC Bioprocess students participated – from their homes – in the first in a planned series of Virtual  Read More

ADN Virtual Pinning Ceremony

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A virtual pinning ceremony was held using Zoom, on Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m., for the Vance-Granville Community College Associate Degree Nursing Class of 2020. The family and friends of the 43 graduates were sent a link to the Zoom session so that they could watch the pinning ceremony, which opened with welcoming reflections  Read More

Erica Jastrow earns doctorate degree

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Erica Jastrow, the college’s department chair of Nursing, received a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership from Arizona-based Grand Canyon University. Jastrow is a resident of Oxford. “We congratulate Dr. Jastrow on this milestone in her life, and we applaud Erica’s commitment to professional development,” said  Read More

VGCC vice president earns doctoral degree

Dr. Jerry Edmonds in his doctoral regalia.
Jerry E. Edmonds, III, the Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Engagement at Vance-Granville Community College, is now “Doctor Edmonds.” He recently received his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership from Wisconsin-based Edgewood College. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, “How North Carolina Economic Development Leaders Perceive the N.C. Community College System and  Read More

VGCC experiments with drama by video-conference in the age of social distancing

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Going out to see a play may be impossible due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the Drama program at Vance-Granville Community College is trying an innovative approach to bring the theatre to the community. VGCC, like all community colleges across North Carolina, has temporarily shifted all classes online. Betsy Henderson, the college’s Department  Read More

VGCC new Buy One, Get One Free summer course offerings

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Vance-Granville Community College has a new Buy One, Get One Free summer enrollment initiative for in-state credit and non-credit students who want to take summer classes online. Students must register by Friday, May 8 to qualify. Current students will need to register now to take advantage of this opportunity. Prospective students will need to apply  Read More

VGCC connects students to careers in Biotech

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With the biotechnology industry booming in North Carolina, Vance-Granville Community College is offering a number of training program options, while focusing on helping students land jobs and, if they choose, transfer to partnering universities. “According to NCBIO and the N.C. Biotechnology Center, thousands of new jobs in biotech and life sciences are coming to central  Read More

VGCC and ECU celebrate partnerships to help students complete bachelor’s degrees

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A pair of recent agreements between Vance-Granville Community College and East Carolina University – one a new partnership and the other an update to a longstanding program – help put a four-year university degree within reach for more students. First, a new agreement guarantees eligible VGCC students admission into East Carolina University. Earlier this semester,  Read More

VGCC students find new support system through men’s academy

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A unique, new program at Vance-Granville Community College is providing support, as well as new leadership opportunities, to male students. The “Men’s Achievement Academy” began with an induction ceremony in October of 2019. Its stated mission is “to provide intentional support to male students that will empower them to accomplish their academic and career goals.”  Read More