VGCC Board Accepts Donations from Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees held its regular bimonthly meeting on Monday, November 19 at the college’s Henderson campus.

At that meeting, Steve McGrady, Curtis Tyndall and Blondelle Edgerton, co-chairs of the annual VGCC Endowment Fund Faculty and Staff Drive, presented a symbolic check to the Board for $24,205. The money was donated by VGCC faculty and staff to fund scholarships for VGCC students. Deborah F. Brown, chair of the VGCC Board of Trustees, thanked the faculty and staff for their generosity and continuing support of the Endowment program. Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of VGCC, also expressed her gratitude to the faculty and staff and to the Drive’s co-chairs. At the most recent VGCC Scholarship Awards Ceremony in February 2012, 328 scholarships (including four endowed by faculty and staff contributions) were awarded to full-time students, representing approximately $205,000.

The Board also welcomed College Transfer student Felicia Sanders-Gupton of Warrenton as the new Student Government Association President and Student Trustee during the meeting. Sanders-Gupton will represent student interests at all Board meetings for a one-year term.

In other business, President Williams discussed plans for an articulation agreement between the Nursing programs at North Carolina A&T State University and VGCC. This agreement would allow Vance-Granville’s Associate Degree Nursing students to easily transition to A&T’s four-year Nursing degree program.

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Board room on Main Campus.

Above: The Board of Trustees received a symbolic check for $24,205 from the leaders of the VGCC Endowment Fund Faculty and Staff Drive at the November Board meeting. The money was raised to fund scholarships for deserving students at VGCC. Pictured from left: Steve McGrady, Blondelle Edgerton, Board Chair Deborah F. Brown and Curtis Tyndall. (VGCC photo)