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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

VGCC celebrates awarding of scholarships to 349 students

Tanya Evans speaking from podium
Vance-Granville Community College honored 349 students receiving scholarships, as well as the donors and partnering organizations who established those scholarships, at a dinner on Oct. 10, in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. In the fourth annual event of its kind, students were given the opportunity to meet and have dinner with community  Read More

VGCC Drama stages a Collaboration Across Colleges with the regional premiere of Appalachian Geisha

Cast photo
BUY TICKETS @ EVENTBRITE VGCC Drama is excited to present Appalachian Geisha December 6 through December 8 on VGCC’s Main campus. This presentation represents a first of its kind collaboration across the North Carolina Community College System. Three Colleges: Vance-Granville Community College, Catawba Valley Community College, and Wake Technical Community College are joining forces to  Read More

VGCC Small Business Center helping Entrepreneurs

Sheri Jones - Small business Center Director
Maurice Ashley, the first African-American International Grandmaster in chess, served as the keynote speaker for the eighth annual Small Business Summit, presented by the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center and the Warren County Economic Development Commission in partnership with the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center and the Chamber of Commerce  Read More

VGCC brings partners together for summit on talent pipeline

Ken Wilson at BIC Summit
Employers, economic developers and workforce development experts from across the region recently met at Vance-Granville Community College to learn more about how to meet the critical need to recruit and train workers. The first-of-its kind “Business & Industry Connect” Summit was held on Nov. 1 in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus. Dr. Rachel  Read More

VGCC grad in spotlight as N.C. State announces expansion of program

Ethan Cole c3
North Carolina State University recently announced a $1,064,000 investment from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to expand the Community College Collaboration (C3) program, which guarantees N.C. State admission to qualified transfer students from several community colleges, including Vance-Granville Community College. Ethan Cole, a Kittrell native who was among the first VGCC students in the program,  Read More