July 30, 2014

Vance-Granville Community Band seeks Area Musicians, Announces first Fall Rehearsal

The Vance-Granville Community Band, as seen at their spring concert in April 2014. (VGCC photo)

Would you like to get your musical instrument out of the closet, and play it again? Have you longed for your high school days when you loved to play your instrument and wished you could do so again? The Vance-Granville Community Band, under the direction of VGCC music instructor Ivory Brock, is looking for people […]

VGCC Warren Campus to hold seminar on Business Start-up

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a free seminar, entitled “How to Start a Business the Right Way,” for Thursday, Aug. 14, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the college’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton. In the seminar, instructor A.J. Ware will teach participants the 17 basic points of starting and running […]

High School students explore health and science at VGCC

Bobby Austin, head of the VGCC Radiography program (right), talks with Mini-Medical School students in his program’s lab at the college’s South Campus. (VGCC photo)

A group of 21 high school students from across the region attended the 2014 Mini-Medical School, organized by the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College. The camp was held in June at VGCC’s South Campus, located between Butner and Creedmoor. This was the college’s first time hosting a Mini-Medical […]

Longest-serving Trustee Frazier reappointed to VGCC board

District Court Judge J. Henry Banks Jr. from the Ninth Judicial District of North Carolina, left, swears in L. Opie Frazier Jr. of Henderson for a four-year term on the Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees. Frazier, a former board chair, is the longest serving member of the board. He was a board member from 1971 to 1996 and came back on the board in 2002 as a Vance County Board of Education appointee. (VGCC photo)

A tuition rate increase, the reorganization of computer curriculum programs and the reappointment of a longtime trustee were among the highlights of the Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, July 21. Pending resolution by the North Carolina General Assembly, the per-credit-hour charge for in-state students enrolling in curriculum programs has increased by […]

VGCC South Campus hosts Tax Seminar for Nonprofits

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Revenue, will present a free seminar about sales tax refunds for nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the college’s South Campus (1547 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor). This hands-on workshop is intended to help nonprofits […]

VGCC and Chamberlain College of Nursing establish transfer agreement

From left, Chamberlain College of Nursing healthcare development specialist June Dunham and VGCC Nursing department chair Erica Jastrow celebrate their institutions’ partnership. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College and Chamberlain College of Nursing recently formed a partnership that will help graduates of VGCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program transition to complete a bachelor’s degree in Nursing through distance education. The VGCC Board of Trustees officially approved the agreement with Chamberlain at its July 21 meeting. June Dunham, a healthcare development specialist […]

Work-Based Learning program connects VGCC students with employers

The name is new, but Vance-Granville Community College’s Work-Based Learning program continues a longstanding practice of helping students gain the on-the-job experience they need to complement their classroom studies. The North Carolina Community College System recently changed the name of the Cooperative Education (or “Co-op”) Work Experience program to “Work-Based Learning” (WBL). The transition to […]

‘Plus 50’ students receive inspiration and information at VGCC


Local adults, aged 50 and over, recently received encouragement and advice about pursuing higher education at a special Vance-Granville Community College workshop. The event, held July 16 in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus, was entitled “Over 50 and Going Back to School, What a Great Idea!” and was attended by approximately 65 people. […]

VGCC launches Mechatronics program in August at South Campus

Vance-Granville Community College is introducing a new curriculum program that will provide training needed for highly-skilled jobs in advanced manufacturing. The new program of study is called “Mechatronics Engineering Technology” and, as the name implies, it combines mechanical engineering and electronics. Courses toward this new Associate in Applied Science Degree are set to start in […]

Changes to High School Equivalency program include reduced testing fees

Vance-Granville Community College is spreading the word about changes in the program that allows area adults to take a set of tests to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma. Recently, the name “High School Equivalency” (HSE) replaced the program’s former name: General Educational Development, or GED ® — a registered trademark of the […]