August 22, 2014

Vance County Schools – Motorists Must Stop for Stopped School Buses

Vance County Schools is joining public school systems across North Carolina in asking motorists to adhere to the “Stop Arm” signs on school buses and to stop their vehicles completely while students board and get off of school buses. The school system has approximately 85 school buses which travel Vance County streets and roadways each […]

Louisburg College Enrolls Record Freshman Class

LOUISBURG, N.C.— Louisburg College is proud to welcome more than 440 new students – one of our largest and most impressive freshman classes. This class of students hails from 13 states and 6 foreign countries, includes an impressive number of Merit Scholars and a local valedictorian, and proudly holds the highest overall GPA average that Louisburg […]

VGCC schedules “Let’s Have a Tea Party”

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a course on “afternoon tea,” the tradition that is enjoying a renaissance as fine hotels, inns and tea rooms across the country give guests an opportunity to retreat from the hurried pace of their lives.  The course, called “Let’s Have a Tea Party,” will meet on VGCC’s Main Campus in […]

VGCC Warren Campus to hold free Grant-Writing Seminar

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a free seminar, entitled “Finding & Writing Grants,” for Thursday, Sept. 11, from 1 until 4 p.m. at the college’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton. Ideally suited for non-profit organizations, this seminar focuses on how to get organized to prepare grant proposals, along with grant-writing tips. […]

VGCC Upcoming Small Business Seminars – Energy Savings & Networking

The Small Business Center of Vance-Granville Community College will be offering the following free small business seminars the week of August 25th:     SEMINAR TITLE DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR LOCATION DAY TIME DATE Register Small Business Energy Saver Program Through the new Small Business Energy Saver Program, your business could be eligible to receive substantial […]

Personal Enrichment opportunities scheduled at two VGCC campuses

Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled several non-credit personal enrichment classes to start soon on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County and the Franklin County Campus near Louisburg, offering area residents a variety of fun opportunities to learn new skills or develop hobbies. Painting classes taught by longtime art instructor Lelia Brigham will be offered […]

Duke Energy gives $2,000 to support students in new VGCC Mechatronics program

Duke Energy District Manager Tanya Evans (left) presents contributions to VGCC Endowment director Eddie Ferguson. (VGCC photo)

Duke Energy recently presented a $2,000 contribution to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund. These funds will be used to provide two scholarships, worth $1,000 each, for students enrolled in the college’s new Mechatronics Engineering Technology program. This is not the first contribution by Duke Energy to the new curriculum program, which is based at […]

Vance County Schools – School Year Underway

The 2014-2015 school year has already begun for Vance County Schools with the Early College High School students beginning their classes on August 7, new teachers starting work on August 11 and all other teachers beginning work today. The remaining students at the school system’s other 16 schools are set to begin classes on Monday, […]

VGCC selected to share Best Practices for Student Success at Statewide Summit

VGCC faculty and staff leaders speaking to their counterparts from across North Carolina at the recent Performance Partnership Summit included, from left, Public Services department chair Steven Hargrove, Dean of Continuing Education Dale Fey, Dean of Business and Applied Technologies Angela Gardner-Ragland, Dean of Health Sciences Angela Thomas and Cosmetology program head Tomeka Moss. (VGCC photo)

Officials from Vance-Granville Community College offered tips to their colleagues from across the state at the inaugural NC Community Colleges Performance Partnership Summit, held at the Embassy Suites in Cary on July 31. The college was asked to present after recently being recognized as a leader in preparing students to succeed on certification tests. The […]

VGCC Nursing student coordinates Blood Drive

Patricia Bumpass is seen here in the Student Lounge on VGCC’s Main Campus during the blood drive that she coordinated. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive on its Main Campus in Vance County on July 25. For only the second time, a VGCC Associate Degree Nursing student, in this case Patricia Bumpass of Oxford, served as coordinator of the blood drive. Considering that it was held on a Friday during the […]