Students encouraged to continue education

Mar. 17, 2014 @ 10:43 AM

Vance-Granville Community College recently kicked off a series of workshops designed for women with a program given by Angel Wright-Lanier entitled “Follow Through to Completing a College Degree.”

Wright-Lanier serves as assistant city manager for the City of Goldsboro and formerly served as a city official in Raleigh.

She shared the story of her education and career achievements, noting how she had overcome several hardships, and encouraged students at the school to work hard to complete their degrees.

The workshop was part of the campus action project “An Educated Woman, An Educated Future.” Funded by a grant from the American Association of University Women, the project encourages women to complete a two-year degree at a community college and then transfer to a four-year university.

Following Wright-Lanier’s remarks, students participated in breakout sessions to talk about their lives and career goals.

Vance-Granville employees Suzanne Keil, Kyle Burwell and Jacquelin Heath led the small-group discussions.

Jasmine Hightower, director of student activities and athletics at the college, served as mistress of ceremonies.

Stacey Carter-Coley, vice president of employee and public relations, also offered remarks during the session.