Vance-Granville Community College will hold commencement exercises dedicated exclusively to new graduates of Adult Basic Skills programs on Thursday, May 2. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.
Those being honored at commencement will include approximately 200 students who have completed either the Adult High School Diploma program or the General Educational Development (GED) High School Equivalency program in the past year.
George A. Henderson, the dean of VGCC’s Warren County Campus, will serve as the guest speaker.
Henderson joined VGCC in 1998, working in the GED Testing and Adult Basic Skills programs before being appointed to lead the Warrenton campus in 2005. In that capacity, he likes to boast that he has the best job at the college. “I work with the best staff, and my Warren County Campus team and I provide the best service to the best students,” Henderson said. Earlier in his career, he worked with Carolina Power and Light Co. (now known as Duke Energy Progress), specializing in customer service and residential electrical engineering. Henderson holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Mars Hill College and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and Preservation Warrenton.
Speaking from the student perspective will be Devonte Marshon Howard of Oxford, a 2010 graduate of the Adult High School Diploma program who went on to study Welding at VGCC.