October 31, 2014

VGCC Scholarship endowed in memory of Hubert Gooch

Geraldine Green Gooch (seated) and Katrina Gooch Lawson (standing, center) present contributions to the VGCC Endowment Fund, represented by Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson (left) and VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams (right). (VGCC photo)

A longtime educator and community leader will continue to make a difference in the lives of local students, through a new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship established in his memory. The family of Hubert L. Gooch Jr. of Oxford, who died in March, recently created a new scholarship through the VGCC Endowment Fund. In awarding the […]

VGCC Child Care kids learn about Fire Safety


Children enrolled in the Child Care Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus recently learned about fire safety and fire trucks as part of October’s observance as Fire Prevention Month. Special guests at the center in October were, pictured above (from left), Captain Bryant Williams of Vance County Emergency Services and Battalion Chief Tim Twisdale […]

VGCC to hold Business Technologies Fair

Vance-Granville Community College will hold a “Business Technologies Fair” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. From 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., area high schools will bring groups of students to the event. Parents of high school students are welcome to attend with their children. Members […]

VGCC now enrolling students for new Criminal Justice Cohort program

Vance-Granville Community College’s Criminal Justice Technology program is again offering an innovative approach to help certified law enforcement officers earn a two-year degree in a little more than a year. Starting in January, officers will be given a chance to complete an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice through a series of hybrid […]

Elementary School News October 27-31, 2014

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS       ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 2 Issue 11                          October 27-31, 2014       The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship.   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS       Monday marks the end of […]

VGCC Nursing students join Public Health campaign

VGCC Associate Degree Nursing students pose wearing the “Talk Test Protect” campaign T-shirts given to them by Jackie Sergent (far right). (VGCC photo)

Nursing students at Vance-Granville Community College are partnering with the local health department on a new community health awareness project. Jackie Sergent, health promotion coordinator and health education supervisor for the Granville-Vance District Health Department, recently visited VGCC to speak with students in the Associate Degree Nursing program. Sergent discussed the role that they would […]

Middle School Students explore Health Careers with VGCC Pharmacy Technology faculty

VGCC Pharmacy Technology instructor Brenda Harvey helps students with a hands-on exercise during a workshop at the Andrews Center on the main campus of WakeMed in Raleigh.

A pair of Vance-Granville Community College faculty members recently helped middle school students learn about careers in health care as well as medication safety. VGCC Pharmacy Technology program head Dr. Erica Fleming and Pharmacy Technology instructor Brenda Harvey conducted a workshop for 20 students from Wake and Johnston counties on Oct. 4. Part of the […]

Middle and High School News October 27-31, 2014

VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS   WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 3, Issue 11 A Publication for Middle and High Schools October 27-31, 2014       The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship.   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS       Monday […]

Eric Pierce Is 2014-2015 Principal of the Year

Eric Pierce, long-time principal of Western Vance High School, has been selected as the Vance County Schools’ Principal of the Year for the second time in his career. A special panel interviewed candidates for the district honor and chose Pierce for the prestigious recognition for the 2014-2015 school year. He was previously chosen as the […]

Vance County Board of Education Called Board Meeting

VANCE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION Called Meeting Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:30 p.m. Administrative Services Center Superintendent’s Conference Room 1724 Graham Avenue Henderson, N. C.   27536 AGENDA Call to Order *     II.      Approval of Meeting Agenda       III.     Finance:  Presentation of 2014-2015 Budget Local State Federal Child Nutrition Child Care Capital Outlay Other Restricted   […]