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VGCC president recognizes outstanding employees

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Vance-Granville Community College President Rachel Desmarais recently presented medallions to honor the college’s faculty and staff members of the year for 2018-19.

The medallions are provided by the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development at the University of Texas at Austin as part of its excellence awards program, in which VGCC participates.

Stewart Lyon, honored as the outstanding faculty member, is the program head for bioprocess technology and was previously a biology instructor for the college. He has been a VGCC faculty member for the past five and a half years.

“Serving at VGCC has been an awesome experience,” Lyon said. “We have a great community of faculty, staff, and students. I’m happy to be able to grow here.”

Blondelle T. Edgerton, the college’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act director, was recognized as the staff member of the year. A Louisburg resident, Edgerton has 24 years of service with VGCC.

“Working at VGCC has been a very rewarding experience, especially seeing our students mature and become successful,” she said.