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VGCC Students Complete Thanksgiving Food Drive

Criminal Justice Technology students at Vance-Granville Community College recently continued their tradition of giving back to their communities with the annual Criminal Justice Club Thanksgiving food drive for families in need.

For the past several years, the food drive has continued to grow. The club fed Thanksgiving meals to nine families in 2006, 11 families in 2007 and 12 families in 2008. This year’s drive exceeded expectations and provided food for 19 families in Vance, Granville and Warren counties. Throughout November, club members collected non-perishable food items from VGCC students, faculty and staff. Young students at the Day Care Center on the college’s main campus also enthusiastically brought items from home.

“I was so impressed with the generosity of our VGCC community,” said Andrea Ferguson, a Criminal Justice instructor who helped oversee the food drive. “Many individuals donated their time and resources to help others in these difficult times, and we’re very thankful.”

VGCC Dean of Business and Applied Technologies Bobby Van Brunt added, “This is just another example of how we try to live up to our middle name of ‘Community’ and I’m very proud of how our faculty and especially our students engage themselves each holiday to be sure others less fortunate than ourselves are not forgotten.”

For more information on the VGCC Criminal Justice program, call program head Angela Gardner-Ragland at (252) 738-3226.