June 25, 2016

Schools and VGCC partner to discuss advanced manufacturing jobs

Educators, local industry representatives and community leaders shared ideas at a panel discussion organized on June 16 by the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Training Alliance (AMSTA), a partnership of Vance-Granville Community College, Granville County Schools, Franklin County Schools, Warren County Schools and Vance County Schools. The event was part of “AMSTA Cruisers 2016,” a multi-day program […]

VGCC students awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships

A group of 18 students from Vance-Granville Community College recently received scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. The scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. The scholarship can be used to […]

Community College System’s top honor presented to former VGCC president

Dr. Ben F. Currin, the former president of Vance-Granville Community College, formally received the highest honor bestowed by the North Carolina Community College System, the I.E. Ready Award, at a recent ceremony. Held on May 27 at the Brio restaurant in Raleigh, the luncheon marked a VGCC “family reunion” that brought together longtime college trustees, […]

NCCU staffer on VGCC campus to coordinate new Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree

An advisor is now in place on the main campus of Vance-Granville Community College to facilitate the new “Eagle Voyage” partnership that offers area residents an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice through North Carolina Central University. Keana Williams, a Raleigh resident, recently became the first member of the NCCU […]

Henderson Middle School Students to Wear Uniforms

Students who attend Henderson Middle School will be required to wear school uniforms for the 2016-2017 school year following action by the Vance County Board of Education on June 13. The board approved a recommendation by Superintendent Anthony Jackson that the school be allowed to require the uniforms based on information shared by Principal John […]

VGCC Pharmacy program head graduates from leadership program

Dr. Erica Fleming, the Pharmacy Technology program head/instructor for Vance-Granville Community College, recently graduated from the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program (NCCCLP). She is one of 36 community college faculty and staff members from across the state who completed the program this year. The leadership program, which includes face-to-face instruction at various locations, provides […]

VGCC student leaders graduate, continuing their education

Vance-Granville Community College recently celebrated the graduation of a number of outgoing leaders in its Student Government Association (SGA), sending many of them off to four-year universities, including Duke, East Carolina, N.C. State, N.C. Wesleyan, NCCU and UNC-Charlotte. Among them is Lydia Hendrick of Oxford, SGA senator for the college’s South Campus, who graduated with […]

NC Department of Public Instruction Pursues Grant to Expand Access for Educationally Disadvantaged Students to High Quality Charter Schools

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s (NCDPI) Office of Charter Schools has applied for a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help increase access for educationally disadvantaged students to high quality public charter schools. The proposal is a product of strong collaboration between NCDPI, the NC Charter Schools Advisory Board, and public […]

VGCC schedules Orientation Sessions for Fall Semester

Registration for classes and orientation sessions for new students have begun for the Fall 2016 semester at Vance-Granville Community College, which starts Monday, Aug. 15. Attending an orientation session is required for all new students who wish to enroll in any of the college’s curriculum programs, and for students who are returning to VGCC after […]

Connor Pendergrass to Attend N.C. Governor’s School

Connor Pendergrass, a rising senior at Northern Vance High School, has been selected to attend the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s School program this summer. Pendergrass is the only student from Vance County Schools selected to attend the summer residential program this year. He was chosen to participate in the program based on his high academic […]