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VGCC Names First Music Scholarship Recipients

Four Vance-Granville Community College students recently became the first recipients of VGCC Music Performance Scholarships. They include Mike Allen of Henderson; Darius (D.J.) Betts and William Crews, both of Oxford; and Nicholas Horvath of Creedmoor. All are students in VGCC’s College Transfer program. Allen plays bass; Betts, keyboard instruments; Crews, the guitar; and Horvath, drums.

The new scholarship gives VGCC students a chance to explore their passion for music, which many of them hope to pursue as a career. Recipients of the scholarship, who were selected through auditions and recommendations from their high school music educators, will perform as a group for community functions or college activities. They will also assist VGCC music instructor Michael Stephenson in preparing for Vance-Granville Community Band concerts and other events. Three of the recipients have already begun performing their duties, by playing during the social hour at the beginning of the college’s 40th Anniversary Ball on Oct. 3.

“I am proud to work with these young, talented musicians as we prepare to provide a new musical experience for the VGCC community and the four-county region,” Stephenson said. “These students and I will be presenting performances for college events, as well as representing the college in many community events.”

For more information on VGCC musical programs, call Michael Stephenson at (252) 738-3346. For more information on VGCC scholarships, call Jo Anna Jones , Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Endowment director, at (252) 738-3430.

Above: From left, VGCC music performance scholarship recipients Nick Horvath of Creedmoor, Will Crews of Oxford, D.J. Betts of Oxford and Mike Allen of Henderson. (VGCC photo)