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Yancey joins VGCC as Dean of Corporate Learning & Professional Development

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Vance-Granville Community College recently named Dr. Laurica Yancey as its new Dean of Corporate Learning and Professional Development. In this role, she will identify and develop training and staff development programming for employers in the community, while also serving as the lead administrator for VGCC’s Franklin County Campus. Yancey has roots in the region, as  Read More

VGCC graduates eleven Cadets in School’s 113 BLET Class

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Vance-Granville Community College held a graduation ceremony for 11 cadets of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Class 113 on February 9th, 2022. After attending and completing the rigorous training that lasted over 17 weeks and 740 hours, the cadets then took on the state mandated exam 2 days before Christmas. After passing the state certification  Read More

VGCC names 260 students to President’s and Dean’s Lists

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Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 120 students earned President’s List academic honors and another 140 earned Dean’s List academic honors for the fall 2021 semester, which ended in December. The President’s List recognizes students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) while carrying a “full load” (of at least 12 credit hours) in  Read More

Women in STEM Virtual Summit

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VGCC’s Initiative on Equity for Women of Color (V.I.E.W.) will present a Women in STEM Virtual Summit on Wednesday, March 23 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to celebrate Women’s History Month. This summit will focus on the history, successes, challenges, and preparation of and for women interested in STEM careers. Dr. Virginia Tickles, retired  Read More

VGCC to offer new Apple Swift Programming Course

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Vance-Granville Community College will offer a new coding course, Apple Swift Programming I, during the Second 8-Week Spring Term. In this course, students will learn how to develop Apps for iPhones and iPads. Classes begin March 14 and will be held online. IT jobs in software development, quality assurance, analysis, and testing are expected to  Read More

Lake Gaston couple endows new VGCC scholarship

Philanthropists Sylvia and William “Bill” Solari of Lake Gaston have established a new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College. While this is the first scholarship the Solaris have endowed with the VGCC Foundation, they have previously set up scholarships for students at several schools, including Catawba Valley Community College in Sylvia Solari’s native Hickory. “Our intention  Read More

VGCC’s Dr. Levy Brown to take post at NCCCS

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The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges approved the hiring of Dr. Levy Brown to the position of senior vice president/chief academic officer during the December 17, 2021 meeting. He fills the position vacated by Dr. Kimberly Gold, who was promoted at the State Board’s November meeting to the position of chief of staff  Read More

New VGCC Scholarship pays tribute to former Vance County Schools superintendent

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The family of the late J. Wayne Adcock, an educator who served as superintendent of Vance County Schools for six-and-a-half years, has established a new scholarship in his memory at Vance-Granville Community College. Adcock passed away on November 1, 2020, at the age of 73. In awarding the Jerry Wayne Adcock Memorial Scholarship, preference will  Read More

VGCC introduces new technology platform for students

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Vance-Granville Community College recently announced plans to launch a new technology platform for student services, in partnership with software company ConexED. The ConexED technology is intended to promote student success, whether students are taking classes in virtual, in-person or blended environments. ConexEd provides a unified student services platform, eliminating the need for multiple platforms and  Read More

Ribbon cut on VGCC’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center

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Vance-Granville Community College’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center (EIC) is open for business.    Students and community members attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Granville County Chamber of Commerce on November 9 to mark this momentous occasion.  The event coincided with Global Entrepreneurship Week.  The EIC is located at VGCC’s South Campus in Creedmoor.  While housed  Read More