July 8, 2015

VGCC Student meets Scholarship’s Namesake

From left, Ann Rose Allen and VGCC student Erica Medlin are pictured in front of the Guild Gift Gallery at Maria Parham Medical Center.

(VGCC Photo)

The Endowment Fund at Vance-Granville Community College makes an ongoing effort to connect the students who receive endowed scholarships with the donors who made those scholarships possible and with the people in whose honor they were established. This often takes place at the annual VGCC scholarship awards ceremony. The namesake of one scholarship, Ann Rose […]

VGCC to offer new Robotics certificate to adult and high school students

From left, VGCC Electronics Engineering Technology program head Wesley Williams, Mechatronics Engineering Technology program head Keith Shearon and Roger Giddens, a consultant from Moultrie Technical College in Georgia, examine the specifications on new equipment in VGCC's Mechatronics Lab. The Fanuc robot (featuring a bright yellow arm) and SMC electro-pneumatic manufacturing training system are used by students to troubleshoot automation system problems. (VGCC photo)

A new certificate program in “Robotics and Machine Design” will be offered by Vance-Granville Community College when the fall semester begins on Aug. 17. The certificate is part of the Mechatronics Engineering Technology degree program, based at VGCC’s South Campus. Students who complete the certificate can also apply those credits to the two-year degree. “The […]

Vance County Board of Education Called Meetings July 8 and 9th

The Vance County Board of Education will meet in specially called meetings on the following dates and at the following times: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 beginning at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Hampton Inn, 385 Ruin Creek Rd., Henderson, NC  27536. The only […]

Veteran VGCC educator and program receive accolades

From left, VGCC Dean of Arts and Sciences Cynthia Young and Jacquelin Heath at the SYNERGY Conference.

Vance-Granville Community College’s School-Age Education program and Jacquelin Heath, the instructor and program head, have recently earned recognition on the local and state levels. Heath, a resident of Henderson, was honored with the “Director’s Award of Achievement” from Del Ruff, director of the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP), at the organization’s annual […]

Vance County Schools – Scholarship Recipients

PAGE Scholarships

The Vance County Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education (PAGE) has announced three graduating seniors from Northern Vance and Southern Vance high schools have been awarded scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. The scholarship recipients are shown in the accompanying photo holding the plaques that bear their names and will hang in their respective […]

Vance County Schools – Gregory Honored at Reception

Superintendent Ronald E. Gregory, left, listens as Archie Taylor reads a proclamation from the Vance County Board of Commissioners.

The Vance County Board of Education and Vance County Schools honored retiring Superintendent Ronald E. Gregory at a reception on June 18, in the cafeteria at Northern Vance High School. Gregory is retiring June 30 after 52 years in education, with the last 48 years in Vance County. He has served as superintendent since August […]

Vance County Schools – HMS Students Meet Governor

HMS and Governor

A group of students and staff members from Henderson Middle School had a surprise visit by N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory during their tour of the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh in May. McCrory is shown in the photo standing in the back at center behind the group of students. The students also toured the old N.C. […]

Longtime VGCC Instructor now a U.S. Citizen

Margaret Chaves-Smith (center) is flanked by her children, Roberto and Margarita, at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Durham, on the day she officially became a citizen. (Submitted photo)

Vance-Granville Community College Spanish instructor Margaret Chaves-Smith of Oxford is one of the newest citizens of the United States. A native of Costa Rica, Chaves-Smith has lived in the United States for 21 years and has been a full-time faculty member at VGCC since 2000. In May, Chaves-Smith took the Oath of Allegiance at a […]

Vance County Board of Education Called Meeting June 30, 2015

VANCE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION Called Meeting Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5:30 p.m. Administrative Services Center Superintendent’s Conference Room 1724 Graham Avenue Henderson, N. C.  27536   AGENDA       Call to Order *           II.         Approval of Meeting Agenda *           III.        Personnel Recommendations (Attachment III) Finance:                   *     A.  Final 2014-2015 Budget Amendments                   […]

VGCC launches online scholarship application

From left, Katharine Horner presents the George Wilson and Pattie Alston Macon/Katharine M. Horner Presidential Scholar Award to VGCC student Cassie J. Harris of Henderson at the 2015 Scholarship Awards Ceremony. (VGCC photo)

A new online system is now available for Vance-Granville Community College students to apply for scholarships established by local citizens and businesses through the college’s Endowment Fund. The online application can be accessed at scholarships.vgcc.edu. To use the system, a student must already be admitted to VGCC and have been assigned a username and password, […]