March is Women's History Month!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Vance-Granville is hosting a series of events throughout March to celebrate women's historical contributions. You are invited to participate in the following events....

  • Trivia Contest - All Vance-Granville students can test their knowledge of women's history through a 10-question quiz in Moodle. Everyone who earns a perfect score will be entered to win a Student Survival Gift Basket (one winner per campus). The quiz is open from March 1-18.
  • Guest Speakers on All Four Campuses - Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited.
    • "Dr. Mary Martin Sloop and Educational Reform in North Carolina" by Natasha Thompson on March 6, 12-1 p.m., Franklin Campus, Multipurpose Building (Bldg. 4).  VGCC History Instructor Natasha Thompson will address the life and work of a notable North Carolina woman, Dr. Mary Martin Sloop, who practiced medicine, fought moonshiners, campaigned against child marriages, and established a school in the North Carolina mountains. Her efforts earned her the 1951 Golden Rule Foundation's Mother of the Year Award.
    • "Hope" by Frankie Frink on March 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., South Campus, Room G1131.  VGCC English Instructor Frankie Frink will speak on the adversity she faced while growing up, as well as the impact that education had on her life and her accomplishments.
    • "Extraordinary Women" by Cynthia Grissom-Young on March 20, 11 a.m.-12 noon, Main Campus, Small Auditorium (Bldg. 2); and March 20, 1-2 p.m., Warren Campus, Room W4103.   VGCC Dean of Arts and Sciences Cynthia Grissom-Young will discuss a diverse group of dedicated women from several different periods of history and geographic locations. These women faced great challenges but with determination were able to prevail in their individual goals.

- Cosmetology Displays - Advanced Cosmetology students have created visual displays featuring the hairstyles of prominent women from history, with details addressing their actions and contributions.

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