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.
Both programs featured welcoming remarks by President De Filippis. Leaders of resources for student success including the Library, Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), Center for Academic Advising and Student Success (CAPSS), Financial Aid, Women’s Center, and the Student Government were present to offer support and perspective.
Director of Student Activities, Karen Blake organized the events at both campuses to support students with a warm welcome and informative introduction to NVCC.
President De Filippis reminded the students, “Please begin your semester mindful of the need to engage in the learning process and plan to use the degree or certificate you will earn, and all the knowledge and skills you will attain to contribute generously and in meaningful ways to the communities you inhabit and to the larger world family. We are all expected to make this a better world for our children and our children’s children, and for all who come after us. Enjoy widening your circle of compassion and action! NVCC is your entrance into a better life.”