July 22, 2014

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 […]

Natural Horsemanship program starting at VGCC Warren Campus

Vance-Granville Community College is introducing a new Horsemanship program, which will be based at the college’s Warren County Campus, and will provide the education and training for an individual to seek employment associated with the horse industry. The Comprehensive Natural Horsemanship Program will consist of four courses offered by VGCC’s Occupational Extension department, with the […]

Vance County Schools – Summer Technology Work


Personnel in the Technology Department of Vance County Schools are busy this summer preparing over 2,800 laptop computers for high school students and teachers to use during the 2014-2015 school year which begins on August 25. Once the Technology personnel have completed work reloading operating systems on all of the laptop computers, they will turn […]

VGCC Scholarship honors longtime educator Sue Grissom

From left, Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson, Lelia Brigham, Sue Wooten Grissom and VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams. (VGCC photo)

Students who want to continue their education at Vance-Granville Community College now have another means of support, in the form of a scholarship that honors one of the college’s retired educators. The new scholarship fund has been established by Lelia Brigham of Henderson in honor of Sue Wooten Grissom of Creedmoor, who retired in 2012 […]

Vance County Board of Education: Special Called Meeting July 17th, 2014

The VANCE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold a  Called Meeting on  Thursday, July 17, 2014 at  5:30 p.m. in the  Administrative Services Center Superintendent’s Conference Room 1724 Graham Avenue Henderson, N. C.  27536 AGENDA             I.          Call to Order *           II.         Approval of Meeting Agenda *           III.        Executive Session *           IV.       Personnel Recommendations *           […]

New VGCC scholarship honors Maria Parham Guild Gift Gallery coordinator Ann Rose Allen

A group gathers in the board room at VGCC to celebrate the creation of a new scholarship honoring Ann Rose Allen. Seated, from left: Guild volunteer Dorene Hedrick, Guild president Anne Bunch, Ann Rose Allen, Gean Bobbitt and Nancy Moody; standing, from left: Pat Tharrington (friend of Mrs. Allen), volunteer Janet White, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, Daniel Allen of Fuquay-Varina (grandson of Mrs. Allen), Rob Allen of Fuquay-Varina (son of Mrs. Allen), Sarah Falkner and Susan Adcock (friends of Mrs. Allen), and VGCC Endowment Fund Director Eddie Ferguson.

(VGCC Photo)

Volunteers from the Guild Gift Gallery at Maria Parham Medical Center recently presented $25,000 to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund that will create a new scholarship. This scholarship — the seventh established by the Guild Gift Gallery in recent years — honors the original volunteer coordinator of the hospital gift shop, Ann Rose Allen […]

Fourteen graduate from EMT-Paramedic training at VGCC

Seated, from left: EMT-Paramedic graduates Hannah Tuck, Susan Adcock, April Manyon, Wendy Garrett, Evelyn Smith and Lindsey Simmons; standing, from left: EMS coordinator Stephen Barney with graduates Steven Stinson, Jon Elliott, Chase Anderson, Kyle Williams, James Grant, Valerie Bibee, Chris Adcock, Davis Speed and instructor Vivian Loyd. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College recently honored seven women and seven men who completed the college’s year-long Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program in July. Graduates included Kyle Williams of Franklinton; Davis Speed of Gold Sand (Franklin County); Susan Adcock, April Manyon and Lindsey Simmons, all of Henderson; Valerie Bibee of Kittrell; Jon Elliott of Littleton; Evelyn Smith of […]