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Advisory Committees Lend Assistance To VGCC

“You are our liaison to the community,” Vance-Granville Community College President Robert A. Miller told members of the college’s advisory committees who gathered Oct. 22 for their annual meeting.

There are about 30 advisory committees composed of four to a dozen members each from Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin counties who are actively employed or engaged in career field for which the college offers training. VGCC alumni also serve on the committees.

At the Oct. 22 meetings, VGCC program heads told committee members of new developments in their programs and sought advice on how to tailor classes and training to better prepare students to meet employment needs. Advisors shared information on what is happening in their fields of expertise and what the college can do to help students get ready to enter the workforce.

 Advisory committee members are available to confer with program heads throughout the year when their expertise may be needed by the college.

“Your time and input are very special to Vance-Granville Community College,” Miller told the members of the committees as he thanked them for their service.  

In the first photo, members of the advisory committee for the Electrical/Electronics Technology program discuss what’s pertinent in their field to the curriculum begin taught at Vance-Granville Community College during the annual advisory committee meetings Oct. 22. From left are: Leon Dillard, program head/instructor; Ken Parham of Sandusky Athol of Butner, Ronnie Grissom of Womack Electric Supply of Oxford, and Gregory Perry of Franklin County Schools Maintenance.

In the second photo, these law enforcement and corrections officials were attending the Criminal Justice Technology Advisory Committee meeting Oct. 22 at Vance-Granville Community College.  From left: J. Haines, superintendent, Warren Correctional Institute, (a Vance-Granville graduate), Louisburg Chief of Police Tommy Leonard, Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams, Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen and Oxford Police Chief John Wohlford. Angela Johnson, program head for Crimintal Justice, and instructors on her staff, met with the senior law officials.