College concludes workshops for women

May. 29, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

Vance-Granville Community College recently held the final installment of a series of workshops that encouraged women to pursue further education.

The last workshop, entitled “Motivation: Goals for Finishing a Four-Year Degree,” was held in the civic center on the college’s Vance County campus.

Approximately 70 students, along with several faculty and staff, attended the event.

The keynote speaker was D. Carr Thompson, senior program officer for the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

During the program, Jacquelin Heath, program head for the school-age education program and coordinator of the workshops, recognized three students who had assisted with the series: Jesica Rivera, Aqueria Hargrove and Megan Sullivan.

To conclude the workshop, students participated in breakout sessions focusing on time management. Vance-Granville counselors Seletha Pherribo and Cathy Davis conducted the sessions.

The three-workshop series was funded by a grant from the American Association of University Women.