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Vance-Granville Community College

Vance-Granville Community College

2018–present 2018–present
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About Vance-Granville Community College

For nearly five decades, Vance-Granville Community College has been focused on the education and training of the residents of Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties in the Northeast Piedmont of North Carolina. One of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, VGCC offers more than 100 educational programs of study for employment or transfer to a university. The College offers 37 degree and diploma curriculum programs, 38 certificate programs in curriculum, and more than 35 certifications in Continuing Education, working to meet the dramatically changing demands of workforce.

The Main Campus of Vance-Granville Community College is located midway between Oxford and Henderson on an 83-acre tract of land on the east side of Poplar Creek Road off Interstate 85. The original Main Campus consists of nine buildings, including a Civic Center. In July 2016, VGCC expanded the campus with the renovation of a facility, Building 10, that houses classrooms for workforce training. The facility is located on a 21-acre tract on the west side of Poplar Creek Road across from the main entrance of the Main Campus. The College also offers classes at three other campuses in the four-county service area: South Campus, between Butner and Creedmoor in southern Granville County; Warren County Campus, in downtown Warrenton; and Franklin County Campus, west of Louisburg.

VGCC has benefitted from success with grants as well as generous financial support from donors. VGCC's Grants Office surpassed $6 million in funding to support students during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. In its first four years, the Grants Office secured 37 grants. In June 2017, Vance-Granville made the announcement of an in-kind software grant with a commercial value of $31 million, the largest such grant in the history of the college. The college - s Endowment Fund has continued to enjoy significant growth. Through the Endowment Fund, VGCC has awarded more than 9,100 scholarships to students since 1982. Scholarships have been endowed by numerous individuals, industries, businesses, civic groups, churches and the College's faculty and staff. A $1.6 million bequest to the college from the estate of a decorated World War II pilot in 2016 helped the college establish the VanGuarantee need-based scholarship program, which is designed to cover tuition, student fees and textbooks for eligible students whose financial needs are unmeet by federal financial aid and other means of support.

The college has experienced growth and expansion under the leadership and direction of Dr. Stelfanie Williams with noteworthy progress in the areas of enrollment, student completion, teaching, learning, and student retention. The College is committed to making the educational experience at VGCC the best possible.