November 24, 2014

Guest speaker offers life lessons to VGCC students

Dr. NKrumah Lewis speaks to a group of VGCC students, faculty and staff on Nov. 13.

(VGCC photo)

The Male Mentoring Program at Vance-Granville Community College hosted author, entrepreneur, social activist and educator Dr. NKrumah Lewis as a special guest speaker on Nov. 13 on VGCC’s Main Campus. He shared stories from his own life to offer a message of hope to young people, as he does in his autobiography, “Becoming A Butterfly: […]

VGCC forum brings together middle and high school partners

VGCC student panelists (from left) Rosemary Ombajo, Dakota Parrish (holding microphone), Victoria Anderson and Imani Burwell answer questions from local middle and high school counselors and administrators at the Oct. 23 forum in the VGCC Civic Center. (VGCC Photo)

Administrators and guidance counselors from local 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 public high schools and middle schools, charter schools, private schools and home-schools in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties were invited to […]

VGCC welcomes new trustee, celebrates staff-faculty scholarship drive

District Court Judge J. Henry Banks Jr. of the Ninth Judicial District administers the oath of office to Vance-Granville Community College's newest trustee, Dwight Frazier of Henderson, on Monday evening at the board's regular meeting. From left are Judge Banks, Dwight Frazier and fellow trustee L. Opie Frazier, Jr., also of Henderson. The Fraziers are first cousins. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees brought on board a new member at its bi-monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, and received the results of the latest faculty and staff drive to benefit the VGCC Endowment Fund. Dwight M. Frazier of Henderson, chief executive officer of Carolina Country Snacks, Inc., and Country Snacks Manufacturing, Inc., […]

VGCC Culinary program announces spring dates for The Vanguard Café

VGCC Culinary Arts students prepare desserts to be served for a Vanguard Café lunch. (VGCC Photo)

The Vanguard Café in Oxford, where Vance-Granville Community College Culinary Arts students prepare and serve lunch for the public, is inviting the public to participate in developing culinary students’ kitchen and hospitality skills by dining there on scheduled Thursdays during the upcoming spring 2015 semester. Members of the public can enjoy à la carte lunch […]

Grant funds new NCWorks Job-Driven Initiative at VGCC

Vance-Granville Community College, in partnership with the Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board, has received a $147,000 grant, made possible by federal funds awarded to the North Carolina Division of Workforce Solutions. VGCC is one of 12 community colleges across the state that have been selected to provide training services for dislocated workers as part of the […]

VGCC President to receive Award for Leadership from NCSU

Dr. Stelfanie Williams

Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of Vance-Granville Community College, has been named the 2014 recipient of the I. E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award, which is presented by the College of Education at N.C. State University. “This award honors community college presidents who are alumni of N.C. State for demonstrating exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire, […]

Elementary School News November 17-21, 2014

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS       ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 2 Issue 14                       November 17-21, 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   No school for students in pre-kindergarten classes […]

Middle and High School News November 17-21, 2014

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS   WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 3, Issue 14 A Publication for Middle and High Schools November 17-21, 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       […]

VGCC Small Business Seminars Using Google and Accessing Credit & Capital

It’s not too late to sign up for the free small business seminars being offered through the Small Business Center of Vance-Granville Community College this week:     SEMINAR TITLE DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR LOCATION DAY TIME DATE Register   Enhancing Your Business Using No Cost Features of Google   Who says you can’t get anything […]

Vance County Joint Education Committee December 5th, 2014

Vance County Joint Education Committee has been scheduled for Friday, December 5th at 12:00 noon in the County Manager’s Administrative Conference Room.  The purpose is to discuss school matters.