VGCC Board Hears Plans for Allied Health Building

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees held its regular bimonthly meeting on Monday, September 20 at the college’s main campus in Henderson.

At that meeting, the Board heard a presentation from the Raleigh-based architectural firm, Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee (PBC+L), which had been selected to create initial plans for the college’s proposed new Allied Health Building on Main Campus. Representatives from the firm detailed plans for a 45,000-square-foot building which would house all the college’s current health care training programs in one location. Currently, these classes are being taught in multiple locations, including a state-of-the-art simulation lab housed at Maria Parham Medical Center’s old Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facility. The $13 million, three-story building would include classrooms, labs and an auditorium, and would be constructed sometime in the future when building funds become available.

Also at the meeting, VGCC Vice President of Community and Economic Development Vanessa Jones reported to the Board that the college had been awarded the contract to provide educational programs to the federal prisons in Butner. Classes will include courses in logistics, horticulture, electrical, small appliance repair, industrial sewing, automotive mechanics, culinary, and national fitness training certification.

In other business, the Board voted to approve the 2010-2011 Budget Resolution and Summary of Revenues and Expenditures as presented. The total 2010-2011 budget for the college is $42,222,024.

The Board also voted to adopt a policy which grants each student two days of excused absences per academic year for religious observances. Students must notify the college in writing within two weeks of the beginning of class the dates of the religious observance for which they will request an excused absence.

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held on Monday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in the board room on Main Campus.