August 27, 2014

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 […]

VGCC Nursing student coordinates Blood Drive

Tessa Egan is seen here in front of the “Bloodmobile” during the drive that she coordinated on VGCC’s Main Campus. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive on its Main Campus in Vance County on May 28. While the VGCC Associate Degree Nursing program frequently co-sponsors such blood drives, this one was unique because the coordinator was a current student, Tessa Egan of Louisburg. “The blood drive went well,” Egan reported. “We […]

Safe Kids Henderson – Vance Coalition Free Child Car Seat Clinic June 12th 2014

Safe Kids Henderson – Vance Coalition will be Sponsoring a Free Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Clinic. This event will be at Wal-Mart Thursday June 12, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please Come out and support us. Seats will be available for those parents are in need of a child safety seat today. […]

VGCC offers new Medical Coding program

Vance-Granville Community College is introducing a new Medical Coding curriculum certificate program this fall. The program will be scheduled in a uniquely accelerated fashion that allows students to complete the 17-credit-hour certificate over two semesters (August 2014 to May 2015). Six courses are required for the Medical Coding Specialist Certificate: Medical Terminology I and II […]

VGCC course to help Health Care Organizations transition to new Coding System

Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer training to help medical coders and other professionals to prepare for important changes to the health care system. “ICD-10,” a 96-hour course, will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 until 9 p.m., July 7 through Oct. 27, on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. The […]

Mental Health First Aid June 26th and 27th

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors) until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged. Download flyer here:  NAMI MHFA Henderson Flyer The stigma […]

VGCC Pins Largest Class of Nursing Graduates

Members of the 2014 Associate Degree Nursing class at Vance-Granville Community College who received their nursing pins on May 14 included, on first (front) row, from left, Jennifer Smith, Callie Murphy, Crystal Goss, Jessica Green, Aleshia Long, Paris Williamson, Ashley Reams, LaTasha Smith, Ivy Carter, Tammy Evans, Bani'ci' Townsend-Harrison, Becky Reese, Sherri Infranco and Mark Binion; second row, from left, DeAndra Young, Jennifer Ring, Roy Robinson, Kadiatu Fillie, Chrissie Riley, Shannon Medlin, Joann Daniel, Kathy Slaughter, Karen Perez Kuryla, Beverly Ware and John Laible; third row, from left, Jeannie Campbell, Valerie Reid, Ashley Junk, Michele Phinney, Amy Clatfelter, Rebekah Hutchison, Beki Adkins, Shawn Wright, Kathryn Stainback and Shannon Towns; fourth row, from left, Jessica Reynolds, Nell Fields, Amanda McCusker, Mei Li, Lisa Schuler, Rebecca Hillis, Daryl Mathis and Elizabeth Davis; fifth row, from left, William Currin, Jordan Byrd, Joanna Barrett, Tracey Carson-Johnson, Alyssa Long, William Loyd, Chris Brooks, Nick Yocum and Valerie Zuniga.

(VGCC Photo)

Vance-Granville Community College recognized a record-high 55 students who graduated this spring from the Associate Degree Nursing program with a pinning ceremony in the college’s Civic Center on May 14. Among those honored with distinctive nursing pins at the ceremonies were seven who graduated through the LPN to ADN Transition Program, which helps Licensed Practical […]

New Home Care Aide course offered at VGCC Warren Campus

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a Home Care Aide training course at the college’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton, May 27 through June 24.  Classes are set to be held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. This marks the first time that the course has been offered by VGCC. Home Care Aide […]

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation Extends Grant Due Date to May 1

Letters of Interest are currently being accepted by Triangle North Healthcare Foundation for a second round of grantmaking, according to Executive Director Val Short. The due date for Letters of Interest has been extended to May 1 at 5 p.m., according to Short. Submitting the Letter of Interest is the first step in the process […]

Operation Medicine Drop March 17 – 21 2014

Operation Medicine Drop – Dispose of Your Unused, Expired Prescriptions Take-back event offers public safe, secure way to dispose of their medications.   Sponsored by Safe Kids Henderson-Vance, Henderson Police Department, Prescription drug take-back event where the public can dispose of expired, unused prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications and keep them out of the wrong […]