VGCC is pleased to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month.Two female and one male student dressed in Hispanic apparel to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Here are some links to informative websites that will be of interest to you as we celebrate!

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society:
These links have documentaries about Hispanic Heritage Month.
Hispanic American Contributions to American Culture:
Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanics Past and Present:
Hispanic Heritage Month | Be Inspired:

Governor's Proclamation of Hispanic Heritage Month in North Carolina


What's happening on our campuses?

Vance-Granville is planning Hispanic Heritage Day 2017 for students, faculty and staff on Wed., Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Those who are interested in helping with the event should contact Margaret Chaves-Smith at or (252) 738-3299.



What's happening in our area?

Various events and activities are scheduled for the region. Click the links below for more details:

The 32nd Annual International Festival of Raleigh (Oct. 20-22, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh NC):
The International Festival of Raleigh provides a comprehensive platform for local ethnic communities and multicultural artists to present international art, featuring a dance competition, folkloric fashion show, wedding traditions and informational seminars, among numerous events and activities.

Frida Kahlo: Long Live Life! (Oct. 20-22, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh NC):
Experience an original theater play inspired by Frida Kahlo's life story in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh.

Hispanic Flamenco Ballet (Nov. 30, Carolina Theatre, Durham NC):
The Ballet will feature two shows on this date: Latin American Expressions, 9:50 a.m., and Esencia Espanola with Flamenco, 11:15 a.m.

Interested in a class at VGCC?

We will be offering these opportunities for Spring Semester 2017 through our Basic Skills division:
English as a Second Language:

Registration for Spring Semester Curriculum courses in Spanish (Elementary Spanish I and Elementary Spanish II) will begin Oct. 23. Schedules will be posted at:

For more information, contact Esdras de la Torre at about Basic Skills opportunities, or Margaret Chaves-Smith at or (252) 738-3299 about Curriculum opportunities.