Criminal Justice Technology students at Vance-Granville Community College are in training to serve the public, and they recently got a head start with a pair of service projects that involve giving back to their communities.
VGCC Criminal Justice Club members take a break during their clean-up along Poplar Creek Road in front of the college’s Main Campus. Kneeling in front, from left, are Janet Rodriguez Morales of Henderson, William Douglas of Henderson and Stacie Bowes of Henderson; standing in middle row, from left, are Jordan Dickerson of Oxford, Joseph Toto of Oxford, Benjamin Layton of Kittrell, Marshall Keeton of Butner, Paul Grenier of Oxford, Jasmine Allen of Warrenton and Karly Blue of Stem; standing in back, from left, are Nicolas Parkstone of Stem, William Nutt of Henderson, Isaiah Blanchett of Monroe, James Hann of Creedmoor and instructor/club advisor Tony Clark. (VGCC photo)
First, students in the Criminal Justice Club continued their longstanding tradition of picking up trash along the whole length of the club’s adopted road, Poplar Creek Road, near the college’s Main Campus on Interstate 85 in Vance County.
VGCC Criminal Justice Club members packed bags of Halloween candy for area senior citizens. Students included, from left, on front row, Benjamin Layton of Kittrell, Joseph Toto of Oxford, Yancey Otero of Oxford and Paul Grenier of Oxford; from left, on back row, William Douglas of Henderson, Kendrick Gregory of Henderson and William Nutt of Henderson. (VGCC photo)
In a separate project, club members collected, packaged and delivered bags full of candy as special Halloween treats for residents of assisted living facilities in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties. Supervising both initiatives was Capt. Tony Clark, a Criminal Justice instructor and an advisor for the Criminal Justice Club.
For more information on the VGCC Criminal Justice program, call Public Services department chair Steven Hargrove at (252) 738-3467.