December 22, 2014

Jason Brown encourages VGCC ag course grads to make a difference

JASON BROWN SPEAKS TO AG ENTREPRENEUR GRADUATES — Former National Football League star Jason Brown, left, who is now farming 1,000 acres in Franklin County, offers encouragement to the graduates of the inaugural Agricultural Entrepreneurship program at the Dec. 16 graduation on VGCC’s main campus. Watching on are VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams and Citizens Community Bank Vice President Kim Jordan.

The 14 graduates of the first-ever NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship class at Vance-Granville Community College received certificates and heard words of encouragement from former NFL-star-turned-farmer Jason Brown on Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the college’s auditorium. “Farmers are the backbone” of the local area, our state and nation, Brown, a former center for two National Football […]

OPHS Charter Amendment To Include 8th Grade Rollout Has Been Approved

Oxford Preparatory High School’s charter amendment request to restructure the offerings of the school by adding 8th grade in 2015-2016 and 7th grade in 2016-2017 has been approved by the Office of Charter Schools, per State Board of Education policy. As a result of the charter amendment, a school name change to Oxford Preparatory School […]

VGCC Small Business Seminars

The Small Business Center at Vance-Granville Community College has many exciting seminars planned for 2015.  We hope you will take advantage of these free seminars.  You can find the complete list of seminars here.  Our first seminar of the year is:  Ten Steps to Starting a Business   Register Tuesday, January 06, 2015 6:00 PM […]

VGCC History Club celebrates successful Food Drive

The VGCC History Club poses with items donated during their recent food drive, before delivering them to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Pictured, from left: students Amanda Richardson of Warrenton and Jessie Hartley of Oxford, instructor/club advisor Victoria Klesmith, students Morgan McFalls of Oxford and Jennifer Burns of Henderson, instructor/club advisor Natasha Thompson, and students Stephanie Hommel of Youngsville, Taylor Abbott of Kittrell and Justin Dizon of Butner. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College’s History Club recently conducted a food drive as its major service project of the fall semester. Students collected non-perishable food items, as well as paper products and hygiene products, all of which were donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The Food Bank works with food pantries in […]

Middle and High School News December 15-19, 2014

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS   WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 3, Issue 18 A Publication for Middle and High Schools December 15-19, 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       […]

Elementary School News December 15-19, 2014

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS       ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 2 Issue 18                       December 15-19, 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     Wishing everyone a very safe and […]

Vance-Granville Community Band kicks off holiday season with free concert

From left, Dee Pinnell of Palmer Springs, Va., Laurel Sciortino of Oxford and Bev Lazar of Henderson play “Angels We Have Heard on High” during the Community Band’s holiday concert. (VGCC photo)

The Vance-Granville Community Band presented its seventh annual free holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Entitled “A Powerful Christmas Concert,” the program featured a variety of traditional holiday favorites. Carl Cantaluppi of Butner, who has played clarinet in the band for many years, […]

Students learn about careers at VGCC Business Technologies Fair

Students filled the VGCC Civic Center and circulated through booths set up by college programs as well as local employers during the Business Technologies Fair. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College’s first-ever Business Technologies Fair brought young people to campus to learn more about careers and how to prepare for them. The event, held Nov. 12 in the VGCC Civic Center, engaged hundreds of middle and high school students from Vance, Granville and Warren counties, as well as educators from those counties and […]

VGCC holds final New Student Orientation sessions before Spring Semester

Just before the Spring 2015 semester begins at Vance-Granville Community College on Monday, Jan. 12, the college will offer a final set of opportunities for prospective students to attend an orientation session. At VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County, an orientation session is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 9 a.m. The Franklin County Campus […]

VGCC Franklin Campus hosts two Small Business Seminars

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the college’s Franklin County Campus (located on N.C. 56, just outside Louisburg). “Tax Requirements for Small Businesses” will be held from 1 until 4 p.m., while “Cash: The Lifeline of Your Business” will follow from […]