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Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Program Reports NVCC’s Outcomes...
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Program Reports NVCC’s Outcomes...

Commission on Accreditation for...

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Program Reports NVCC’s Outcomes...

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Program Reports NVCC’s Outcomes...

Naugatuck Valley Community College has reported its annual outcomes for the College’s Respiratory Care Program to the Commission on...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Department of the Arts and the Student Government...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Department of the Arts and the Student Government...

Naugatuck Valley Community College...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Department of the Arts and the Student Government...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Department of the Arts and the Student Government...

Under the direction of Sasha Bratt, Instructor of Theater, students at NVCC presented The Laramie Project in the Playbox Theater at the Waterbury...
NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo
NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo

NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced...

NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo

NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo

Fourteen buses filled with middle and high school students made their way to NVCC’s Technology Hall on Friday, November 3.
NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday for All Area Students
NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday for All Area Students

NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday for...

NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday for All Area Students

NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday for All Area Students

The prospect of applying for financial aid can seem overwhelming. NVCC hosted an event to help college students and their parents to fill out the Free...
NVCC Named Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College, Now Eligible to Compete for $1...
NVCC Named Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College, Now Eligible to Compete for $1...

NVCC Named Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S....

NVCC Named Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College, Now Eligible to Compete for $1...

NVCC Named Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College, Now Eligible to Compete for $1...

Connecticut’s Naugatuck Valley Community College was named today one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored by National Ranking as “Best College for Adult...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored by National Ranking as “Best College for Adult...

Naugatuck Valley Community College...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored by National Ranking as “Best College for Adult...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored by National Ranking as “Best College for Adult...

NVCC was ranked #38 nationwide in Washington Monthly's "Best Colleges for Adult Learners - 2 Year Colleges."
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Program Reports NVCC’s Outcomes Consistently Favorable 9 November 2017

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Program Reports NVCC’s Outcomes Consistently Favorable

Naugatuck Valley Community College has reported its annual outcomes for the College’s Respiratory Care Program to the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The commission affirmed that the NVCC program has met or exceeded all currently set thresholds for success on each of the required outcome measures in their Annual Report of Current Status and Resource Assessment Matrix.

Naugatuck Valley Community College Department of the Arts and the Student Government Association Collaborated to Present The Laramie Project 9 November 2017

Naugatuck Valley Community College Department of the Arts and the Student Government Association Collaborated to Present The Laramie Project

Under the direction of Sasha Bratt, Instructor of Theater, students at NVCC presented The Laramie Project in the Playbox Theater at the Waterbury campus of the College October 26-29.

NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo 9 November 2017

NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo

Fourteen buses filled with middle and high school students made their way to NVCC’s Technology Hall on Friday, November 3.

NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday for All Area Students 9 November 2017

NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday for All Area Students

The prospect of applying for financial aid can seem overwhelming. NVCC hosted an event to help college students and their parents to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For prospective students and parents who haven’t been through the process before, it can prove a daunting and often confusing task. With that in mind, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted College Goal Sunday to offer guidance. This year’s event, on November 5, marked NVCC’s sixth consecutive year of participation in the nationwide effort—helping scores of students and their families.

NVCC Named Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College, Now Eligible to Compete for $1 Million in Prize Funds 9 November 2017

NVCC Named Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College, Now Eligible to Compete for $1 Million in Prize Funds

Prize for Community College Excellence Recognizes Outstanding Achievements that Result in Community College Student Success

Connecticut’s Naugatuck Valley Community College was named today one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges.

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored by National Ranking as “Best College for Adult Learners” 9 November 2017

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored by National Ranking as “Best College for Adult Learners”

NVCC was ranked #38 nationwide in Washington Monthly's "Best Colleges for Adult Learners - 2 Year Colleges."

NVCC Celebrates 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service with Community Festival 8 November 2017

NVCC Celebrates 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service with Community Festival

Naugatuck Valley Community College celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Mattatuck Community College, one of its founding institutions. More than 400 guests from the community attended the gathering on Saturday, October 14.

NVCC Hosts Donor Reception for Capital Campaign Donors 8 November 2017

NVCC Hosts Donor Reception for Capital Campaign Donors

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., welcomed a standing-room-only crowd to the Juan and Carmen Núñez Atrium and Morganti Commons to celebrate the success of the College’s capital campaign to furnish the Center. President De Filippis began the event with gratitude and celebration, acknowledging the leaders of the campaign- Peter Jacoby, MD, FACEP, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Saint Mary’s Hospital,  James Troup, Provost and Senior Dean of Administration, and Waldemar Kostrzewa, Dean of Community Engagement. Jacoby took the podium to share a personal anecdote about his enthusiastic acceptance of the charge to lead the campaign.

NVCC Celebrates New Center for Health Sciences with Ribbon Cutting at Founders Hall 7 November 2017

NVCC Celebrates New Center for Health Sciences with Ribbon Cutting at Founders Hall

The east campus of Naugatuck Valley Community College was filled with pageantry and celebration to mark the ribbon-cutting for the new Center and dedication of the quadrangle directly in front of it to NVCC Professor Joseph V. Faryinarz. President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., welcomed a standing-room-only crowd of over a hundred people who came to participate in the celebrations. 

NVCC Remembers September 11 with Campus Commemoration 10 October 2017

NVCC Remembers September 11 with Campus Commemoration

On Monday 9/11/2017, the InterFaith Center and the Newman Club of Naugatuck Valley Community College lead a memorial service at the flagpoles on the Waterbury Campus.  

Emceed by Master of Ceremonies, Daniel Matthews from the Campus Ministry for the Archdiocese of Hartford, the program began with introductory remarks by NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. who reminded us that we must never forget September 11.

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors National Hispanic Heritage Month 10 October 2017

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States.  During this month we honor the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Spanish Caribbean and Central and South America.

Danbury High School Hosts Naugatuck Valley Community College to Present DECO Recognition Awards 10 October 2017

Danbury High School Hosts Naugatuck Valley Community College to Present DECO Recognition Awards

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. presented recognition awards to Danbury High School students enrolled in the Danbury Early College Opportunities (DECO) at the high School on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Math Science Grant to Support Collaboration with Crosby High School 10 October 2017

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Math Science Grant to Support Collaboration with Crosby High School

The U.S. Department of Education has notified NVCC that their US DOE Math/Science Upward Bound (UBMS) grant application to support students from Crosby High School has been selected for funding.  The grant is a 5-year grant award in the amount of $263,938 per year.  Titled “Crosby High School Project S^3, STEM Students Succeed,” it will provide Bridge-to-College programs and services.

Naugatuck Valley Community College Presents a Calendar of Cultural Collaboration for the  Month of October 10 October 2017

Naugatuck Valley Community College Presents a Calendar of Cultural Collaboration for the Month of October

Dance is the theme for the October calendar of the International Center for the Arts at Naugatuck Valley Community College. In collaboration with the Connecticut Dance Alliance, the College will feature an Exhibition called “Connecticut Dances: A Visual History” from October 9 through October 22 in the Ruth Ann Leever Atrium in the Fine Arts Center on the Waterbury campus.

Constitution Trivia Premiers in Second Annual Production with Traditional Wigs and Jeopardy Theme 10 October 2017

Constitution Trivia Premiers in Second Annual Production with Traditional Wigs and Jeopardy Theme

Through a collaboration between Academic Affairs and Student Services to promote awareness of the U.S. Constitution, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its second annual “Constitution Trivia” on October 3, 2017, in Café West. Presented in a game-show format punctuated with the musical theme from Jeopardy, the event featured questions about the U.S. Constitution. Keeping with the 18th century tradition of our founding fathers, the contestants and game hosts wore the traditional white wigs (sans powder). During the early history of the United States, the court dress of judges and practicing lawyers closely mirrored British court dress of the 18th century; both wore white powdered wigs and (typically) black robes. 

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts All-College Meeting To Open Fall Semester and Encourage Advocacy 10 October 2017

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts All-College Meeting To Open Fall Semester and Encourage Advocacy

Naugatuck Valley Community College President, Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. opened the Fall 2017 All-College Meeting with welcome remarks and the promise of a challenge to students, faculty and staff.

NVCC Hosts Dominican Activist to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 10 October 2017

NVCC Hosts Dominican Activist to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

For the first time in forty years, Diputado Nacional (National Congressman) Fidelio Despradel visited the United States, making NVCC his first stop. Considered a senior statesman in the Dominican Republic, he is recognized as a hero for his continuous fight on behalf of the rights of the poor. His tireless advocacy for the construction of a modern Dominican Republic, based on tolerance and human rights principles, began with the Revolution and the War of April 1965, and continues today. He has sustained a life of sacrifice, including incarceration as a member of the underground movement designed to overthrow the government of then Dominican Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo.

Naugatuck Valley Community College Preparing Festivities to Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary and Ribbon Cutting of the New Center for Health Sciences 1 September 2017

Naugatuck Valley Community College Preparing Festivities to Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary and Ribbon Cutting of the New Center for Health Sciences

Save the Date!

NVCC has multiple reasons to celebrate. This fall marks 50 years of higher education and community service as well as the formal opening of its newest building- the Founders Hall Center for Health Sciences.  The ceremonies begin on Thursday, October 12, when the traditional NVCC Confluencia poetry reading will feature the presentation of the anniversary volume published by the College to honor this milestone. The Confluencia program also includes an open mic and readings from faculty and staff poets. It will open with a reception hosted by President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., who initiated the tradition of Confluencia nine years ago, when she first came to NVCC. The event is free and open to the public.

NVCC Students Celebrate Back to School by Doing Good for the Community 1 September 2017

NVCC Students Celebrate Back to School by Doing Good for the Community

Members of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Government Association (SGA) took advantage of the energy around the opening of the fall semester to support the United Way and the Special Olympics. On Monday, before the official first day of fall classes, the students volunteered at the Special Olympics Golf Tournament at Waterbury Country Club. They staffed the registration tables, organized the giveaways and helped participants through the course from their station on the 8th hole.  They also sold raffle tickets for gift cards to benefit the Special Olympics.

NVCC Welcomes Students to New Academic Year at Danbury and Waterbury Campuses 1 September 2017

NVCC Welcomes Students to New Academic Year at Danbury and Waterbury Campuses

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted Orientation programs to open the Fall 2017 semester. In Danbury, the college welcomed students, parents and families to a standing-room only crowd. In Waterbury over 500 students and their families filled the Mainstage Theater.

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