November 29, 2015

VGCC Biotech Club elects officers

The Vance-Granville Community College Biotech Club recently elected officers for the 2015-2016 year. They include club president Eliza Hernandez of Louisburg, vice president Melissa Messner of Wilton, secretary Andrew Boyle of Franklinton and treasurer Natasha Durham of Manson. All are students in the VGCC Bioprocess Technology degree program. The purpose of the Biotech Club, formerly […]

Vance-Granville Community Band to present free holiday concert on December 3rd, 2015

The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its eighth annual Christmas Concert, entitled “Making Spirits Bright,” on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. Admission is free and the public is invited. The band has prepared a program featuring a variety of holiday-themed favorites, including […]

Vance County Schools Transportation Department Ratings

The Vance County Schools’ Transportation Department earned a rating of 28.76 on its annual state inspection for school bus safety. The state inspection was held on November 3 and thoroughly examines 10 percent of the school system’s bus fleet, with the focus on getting the lowest score possible. The average rating statewide for this year […]

Middle and high schools partner with VGCC to advance student success

Administrators and guidance counselors from local high schools and middle schools recently met at Vance-Granville Community College to learn more about what the college offers, and to discuss how the educational institutions work in partnership. Representatives of schools in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties were invited to attend the forum, held on Oct. 22 […]

Louisburg College Hosts Lecture To Focus On North Carolina Tobacco Culture

LOUISBURG, N.C.–W.W. Yeargin, Jr., an expert on tobacco culture in North Carolina, will deliver the next Tar River Center Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2 in Benson Chapel on the Louisburg College campus. His lecture, titled “Leaves of Gold: North Carolina Tobacco Culture,” is free and open to the public, and will include a […]

VGCC and Dill Air Controls Products join forces with Apprenticeship program

Vance-Granville Community College and Oxford-based Dill Air Controls Products, LLC, recently signed on to join the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP), in an effort to provide new opportunities for local students and to prepare a skilled workforce. NCTAP offers students a unique start to a professional career and develops them into future industry leaders. […]

North Carolina Public Schools Title I Distinguished Schools Named

District 7 Elementary School (Cumberland County Schools) and Henderson Collegiate Charter School (Vance County) are North Carolina’s 2015 National Title I Distinguished Schools. Since 1996, North Carolina’s National Title I Distinguished Schools program has recognized two outstanding schools each year. Educators working in these schools hold students to high academic standards and demonstrate exemplary practices […]

VGCC Trustees celebrate staff-faculty Endowment drive, OK new budget

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees recently celebrated a 22 percent increase in employee contributions to its annual Endowment Fund drive and adopted a budget of $39 million for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The trustees also welcomed to the board Aleria Perry as the new Student Trustee as members met for their bimonthly meeting […]

Vance County Board of Education Upcoming Committee Meeting Dates

Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Dates:         * Building & Grounds, Friday, November 20th, 8:30 am          * Curriculum Committee, Friday, November 20th, 9:30 am         * Personnel Committee, Monday, December 7th, 8:30 am Note:  All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.     

VGCC History Club partners with area historian on oral history project

Students in the History Club at Vance-Granville Community College are working on a unique project that will bring local history to life and preserve it for future generations. Billy Yeargin, a historian who has taught for VGCC in the past and is now a professor of Southern culture at Duke University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, […]