Distinguished Alumni Award

For over 50 years, Vance-Granville Community College has served the citizens of Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren Counties. As one of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System, we are the local source for higher education and training for the communities we serve. Thousands of students have enrolled in over 40 curriculum programs, and worked towards various certificates, diplomas and degrees. We’ve also provided continuing education programs for our community, and helped local high school students get a step ahead in their college education by enrolling in early college courses here at VGCC. We have impacted the lives of thousands, and in doing so, have helped create a better community.


Many alumni of VGCC have gone on to make significant impact on their communities and careers. The Vance-Granville Community College Foundation will begin recognizing one VGCC alumnus each year with our Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be the most prestigious award to an alumnus by the VGCC Foundation. This award recognizes and honors outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions to their community, college, and career.


Alumni who have completed a diploma or degree program at VGCC are eligible for the award. Current VGCC Foundation Board members of VGCC Trustees are not eligible.

Automatic Ineligibility

An individual is ineligible to receive the award if they are currently a member of the VGCC Foundation Board or VGCC Board of Trustees.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be made based on the following criteria:

  • Exhibits outstanding leadership and character
  • Achieved significant accomplishments in career area
  • Exhibits outstanding service to the community
  • Supports VGCC

Nomination Process

Any member of the VGCC community may nominate a VGCC alumnus by completing the nomination form. Please note that nominees remain nominated for three (3) years after the receipt of their nomination. Please complete the form below. Nominations are due September 1, and the award will be presented during the annual VGCC Scholarship Awards luncheon.

Nomination Form

Executive Director of The VGCC Foundation
MAIN CAMPUS - Henderson
(252) 738-3264
Associate Director, The VGCC Foundation
Main Campus
(252) 738-3409