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VGCC group tours Italy

As part of the celebration of Vance-Granville Community College’s 40th anniversary, the college’s Endowment Fund sponsored its first-ever “study abroad for the community,” in the form of a trip to Italy, Oct. 17-26. Citizens from throughout the area served by VGCC joined college officials on the tour, which was entitled “Splendors of Italy.”

The group visited sites of historic and cultural significance in Rome, Siena, Florence, Venice and Assisi.

“The trip to Italy was not only exciting and fun, but also educational,” said Jo Anna Jones , VGCC’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Endowment Director, who was among the group. Jones said that college officials were so pleased by the success of the trip that they are planning a similar trip in the future.

Above: The VGCC “Splendors of Italy” tour group poses in front of wine barrels at the Vicchiomaggio Castle, a private winery near the town of Greve in Chianti, near Florence.