August 2, 2015

VGCC recognizes Pharmacy Technology students at Pinning

Vance-Granville Community College Pharmacy Technology students who received their pins July 23 included, first (front) row, from left: Lakeisha Hartsfield, Nicole Salzman, Cristal Puga Gomez, Melissa Chappell, Sherica Evans and Julie Newton; second row, from left: Bayle Hall, Julie Garrison, Harley Owen, Alyssa Cole and Tiarah Taylor; third row, from left: Arnika Bullock, Leigh Ann Satterfield, Brandy Lynch, Jacqueline Burton and Schnail Bynum-Daniel.

(VGCC Photo)

Vance-Granville Community College honored 16 students who have completed the Pharmacy Technology program with a pinning ceremony, held on July 23 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. The 2014-15 graduates included Bayle Hall and Nicole Salzman, both of Creedmoor; Alyssa M. Cole of Franklinton; Jacqueline P. Burton, Sherica Evans, Jordan Garrison, Julie […]

VGCC launches “VOLT” initiative

A new type of virtual college experience is emerging at Vance-Granville Community College, with the “Vanguard Online Learning through Technology,” or VOLT, initiative. Marking a new chapter in the college’s history of offering distance education, VOLT is now accepting its first students, who will start their courses when VGCC’s fall semester begins on Aug. 17. […]

Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Dates

Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Dates:             * Policy Committee, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30 pm             * Personnel Committee, Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 8:30 am Note:  All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.                                                                                             

Vance County Schools Names Dr. Anthony Jackson As New Superintendent

The Vance County Board of Education Tuesday night voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Anthony “Tony” Jackson as the new superintendent of Vance County Schools. He will begin his duties as superintendent on August 1. Dr. Jackson’s career in public education spans 27 years in several districts in both North Carolina and Virginia. He began his […]

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

The Vance-Granville Community Band, as seen at their December 2014 concert. Ivory Brock, the band’s primary conductor, is standing at right. (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 in an ensemble and wished you could do so again? The Vance-Granville Community Band, under the direction of VGCC music instructor Ivory Brock, is looking for […]

Middle School students have unique STEM experiences at VGCC Science Camp

Science Camp participants test the small robots they had built and programmed in a competition. Standing at left, supervising the exercise, is VGCC Mechatronics Engineering Technology program head/instructor Keith Shearon. (VGCC photo)

If you are an area middle school student who spent part of this summer breaking up rocks, bending glass, catching insects, dissecting squids and crayfish, making a compost bucket for worms or building a house for bats, then you must have been at Vance-Granville Community College’s fifth annual Science Camp. A total of 33 students, […]

Vance County Schools – Donations from Staples

Staples Donations

The management and employees of the Staples Fulfillment Center on Poplar Creek Road in Vance County have donated approximately $12,000 worth of school supplies to Vance County Schools. Representatives of the school system and Staples are shown in the accompanying photo with the four pallets of items donated after they were delivered to the Vance […]

VGCC trustees learn work on Building 10 to start in September

District Court Judge J. Henry Banks Jr. from the Ninth Judicial District of North Carolina, left, swears in N. Annette P. Myers for a four-year term on the Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees. Myers was reappointed by the Granville County Board of Commissioners. Assisting in the oath is VGCC Board Attorney Jerry Stainback, right. (VGCC photo)

The final designs for the Building 10 renovation project at Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus have gotten a thumbs-up from the State Construction Office, and the project is on track for work to start in late September. “We’ve got work to do, but we are ready to go ahead and bid that job out,” said […]

VGCC Food Truck Entrepreneurship program comes back for seconds

Some of the participants in VGCC’s first Food Truck Entrepreneurship class are pictured here by the Chick-n-Que truck at the first Mini-Food Truck Rodeo held at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus. From left are instructor Queen Harris, Tanya Weary, students Chuck Odom of Louisburg, Whitney Abbott of Kittrell, Randy Rowland of Kittrell, Lonnie Peace of Oxford, Bryan Coppedge of Warrenton and Alicia Blackwell of Henderson, with former VGCC Personal Enrichment coordinator Emily McCormick and Ernest Harris, the co-owner/operator of Chick-n-Que.  (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College will offer its Mobile Food Truck Entrepreneurship Workshop Series for the second time. This series of courses for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry is unique in the North Carolina Community College System. A partnership of VGCC’s Small Business Center and Personal Enrichment department, the program will […]

Vance County Board of Education Called Meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Vance County Board of Education will hold a specially called meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center Board Room, 1724 Graham Avenue, Henderson, N.C. The first item on the agenda will be a closed session for confidential personnel matters pursuant to G. S. 143-318.11(a)(6) and G.S. 115C-319.  […]