VGCC honors students collect books for Franklin Campus Day Care

The Vance-Granville Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently conducted a children’s book drive to support the Child Care Center at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus. The day care’s facilities and materials suffered major water damage late last year, ruining some of the center’s supplies, particularly books. In response, students in the Alpha Sigma Chi chapter of PTK, the international honor society for two-year colleges, collected approximately 135 new and gently-used books to replenish the supplies for the preschoolers’ use.

Child Care Center manager Michelle Patterson and Franklin Campus Dean Bobbie Jo May thanked the students for their support and concern for the children’s educational needs. Pictured above, from left, VGCC Phi Theta Kappa members Goldie Davis of Henderson and Rachel Pottern of Wake Forest pose with some of the books collected during the recent drive. PTK has named both Davis and Pottern as “Leaders of Promise,” a program that rewards students with scholarships in recognition of their involvement in community service and other honor society activities. In addition to Davis and Pottern, other PTK members actively involved in the book drive included Kathryn Thompson of Oxford and Beverly Beal of Kittrell.