September 2, 2015

New VGCC Scholarship established in memory of Granville County soldier

From left, VGCC Endowment director Eddie Ferguson, Rhonda Johnson, Billy Johnson and VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams. (VGCC photo)

W. Christopher “Chris” Johnson’s life was devoted to service and helping others, and a new scholarship in his name at Vance-Granville Community College will continue to help local students for years to come. A Granville County native and J.F. Webb High School graduate, Johnson was a 22-year-old private first class in the U.S. Army infantry […]

Robin Wilson is Vance County Schools’ Teacher of the Year

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Robin Wilson, a third-grade teacher at New Hope Elementary School, is the 2015-2016 Vance County Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Wilson has a total of 41 years of teaching experience, with 30 years of teaching in Virginia. She is in her second year as a faculty member at New Hope after teaching for the […]

New statewide agreement helps VGCC students transfer to private schools

Vance-Granville Community College students will enjoy clearer pathways to completing a four-year degree, thanks to a new Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between the N.C. Community College System and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities. On Aug. 27, Dr. R. Scott Ralls, the president of North Carolina’s system of 58 community colleges, and Dr. A. […]

Vance County Schools Committee Meeting September 1st, 2015

Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Date:             * Policy Committee, Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 5:30 pm Note:  All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.                                                                                             

Vance County Schools Principals Serve on State Committee

State Supt. Council

Dr. Michael Putney, principal at Dabney Elementary School, and Dr. Larry Webb, principal at Northern Vance High School serve on the State Superintendent’s Principals’ Advisory Committee. Dr. Putney, seated at far right, and Dr. Webb, standing at far right, are shown with members of the committee during their meeting held in late July. Additional members […]

Luncheon Celebration for E.O. Young Jr. Elementary

Assistant Principal Ann Hancock attempts a ping pong ball toss.

All staff members at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary School were the special guests during a community appreciation luncheon held in their honor in the fellowship hall of Middleburg Baptist Church on August 20. School staff members enjoyed great food and fellowship with representatives from several churches and the town of Middleburg. The luncheon’s theme was […]

Summer Reading at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary

EOY Summer Reading

Volunteer Gary Tillotson, shown in photo at right, was one of about 20 church members who tutored students at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary School during a summer reading program led by members of Flat Rock United Methodist Church. Approximately 24 rising second and third-grade students received tutoring each week in the school’s media center from […]

High School students explore health and science at two VGCC campuses

Students shown here at VGCC’s South Campus are, seated, from left: Leeza Mason (Warren New Tech High School), Dominique Anderson (Southern Vance High School), Sierra Jones (Panther Creek High School), Madison Robertson (Warren County High School), Niya Watkins (Warren County), McKayla Perry (Warren County) and Alexis Jordan (Warren County); standing, from left: Jalen Taylor (Panther Creek), Matthew Battistel (Granville Central High School), Ryan Raulynaitis (Fuquay-Varina High School), Rhyan Johnson (Granville Magnet High School), Brandon Baek (Panther Creek), Gavin Hardin (Granville Magnet), Sreekar Mantena (Green Hope High School), Michael Harris (Granville Early College High School) and instructor Becky Brady. (VGCC photo)

This summer, high school students from across the region attended “Mini-Medical School” camps organized by the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College. The camp was held in June at VGCC’s South Campus, located between Butner and Creedmoor, and in July at the college’s Franklin County Campus, just outside Louisburg. […]

VGCC recognizes 15 Medical Assisting students at Pinning

Seated, from left: graduating Medical Assisting students Morgan Hudgins, Whitney Kelsey, Courtney Pearce, Kaylah Norris, Joyce Ellis and Jennifer Crews; standing, from left: instructor Patrice Allen, students Kourtney Cockrell, Dominique Richardson, Melissa Tucker, Kevin Rumsey, Ashlee Dement Neal, Angela Whirley, Tabitha Winstead and program head Donna Gardner; not pictured: Melissa Norwood, Jessica Yarbrough. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College held a pinning ceremony for its 2015 Medical Assisting program graduates on Aug. 7 at the college’s Franklin County Campus in Louisburg, where the program is conducted. As VGCC’s program is nationally accredited, graduates are now eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ (AAMA) certification examination to become Certified […]

VGCC to host Afternoon Tea class

From left, B.K. McCloud of Oxford, British tea expert Jane Pettigrew and Constance “Connie” Lue of Oxford are seen here at the 2013 World Tea Expo in Atlanta. (Submitted photo)

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 an Afternoon Tea,” will meet on VGCC’s Main Campus in […]