On Monday, December 12, more than 200 students burned the proverbial “midnight oil” at the third biannual Exam Cram, a collaborative effort by the ACE, Library, Student Activities and Public Relations staff to boost on-campus studying during finals week.
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In some ways 2011 ended just like it started at NVCC: a new chapter of progress, a reaffirmation of College goals and the recognition of good work undertaken by individuals. But the end of 2011 also brought with it a new tradition...
Waterbury native turned NBA forward Ryan Gomes stopped by NVCC on Dec. 1 to speak at the second meeting of the NVCC Male Retention Initiative. Gomes related to students by talking about his own personal struggles with college and his decision to pursue the challenging course of a professional athlete.
About a year and a half ago, NVCC was asked to start an AmeriCorps program based on the success of our ConnCAP program. Naturally, we accepted. John Corcoran, director of AmeriCorps, describes the evolution of the Bridge to College Office to launch.
The Center for Academic Planning & Student Success (CAPSS) recently hosted Naugatuck Valley Community College’s first annual Fall Transfer Fair for evening students. This semester’s event marked the first evening fair and proved immensely successful as CAPSS welcomed 38 universities from across New England and the Tri-State area.
Local manufacturing and community leaders are teaming up to prepare for potential funding to build a manufacturing training center at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Proposals are currently being accepted from Connecticut community colleges to receive funding through House Bill 680: An Act Promoting Economic Growth and Job Creation in the State. The legislation would provide $17.8 million over two years for three colleges.
Students, faculty, and staff from Naugatuck Community College (NVCC) have been involved with Project Homeless Connect since its start in 2008. Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a national initiative sponsored by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, and is now implemented in over 100 cities across the United States as well as Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia.
NVCC students, faculty and administration welcomed Dr. Robert A. Kennedy, president of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, and Lewis J. Robinson, Jr., J.D., chairman, on Wednesday, November 9, for a visit and conversation with leaders on campus.
Approximately 25 members of the NVCC community gathered around the flag in the Poet's Circle to honor Veterans' Day on November 11 with readings and a chorus of "America the Beautiful." Josh Johnson, student, former veteran and member of the President's Circle, gave insight into the meaning of the holiday and shared his own interpretation as a veteran.
Approximately 15 male NVCC students came together on October 17 for the first in what is hoped to be a series of retention-oriented seminars that seek to empower male students toward success in post-secondary education.
Five students were inducted into the prestigious President’s Circle at Naugatuck Valley Community College on Friday, October 21. Membership into the President’s Circle is the highest honor a student may receive while matriculating at the college.
The state’s P20 Council sponsored one of three regional workshops focusing on college and career readiness at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury on October 27, bringing together superintendents and principals from K-12 school districts across northwestern Connecticut along with higher education leaders in an unprecedented effort to strengthen educational attainment statewide.
The long-awaited launch of evening bus service for the City of Waterbury finally came on Monday, October 24, and was celebrated at Naugatuck Valley Community College among a crowd of approximately 75 attendees.
On October 22, President De Filippis was honored with the “Community Builder Award” by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Waterbury “for her efforts in building stronger communities through education which cross racial and financial boundaries.” The organization took note of the rising enrollment, graduation and retention rates at the College, particularly among lower income students, and the impact it has had “opening doors” for many who might not have otherwise entered college.
Author, educator and librarian Danilo H. Figueredo visited NVCC on Thursday, October 6, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Figueredo presented two of his major literary contributions, “A Brief History of the Caribbean” and “Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature” to an intimate crowd of 25 in the Max R. Traurig Library.
In May of 2012, NVCC will host the bi-annual Conference of the Dominican Studies Association for the second time on campus. The DSA invites the submission of papers in any disciplinary area focusing on Dominican studies by January 31, 2012.
NVCC professor and Waterbury resident Pasquale J. DeCicco was honored at the Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show on Friday, September 23, for his mixed media artwork "Van Gogh."
NVCC has expanded its facilities at 183 Main Street via a brand new, beautifully furnished space on the third floor. The new space includes a spacious general education classroom, a tutoring center, a faculty office and a study lounge.
Night service for Waterbury city buses is slated to start Monday, October 24, offering travel until midnight to riders throughout the City. President De Filippis, who initiated conversations about Waterbury’s bussing shortfall nearly three years ago, made it a point to credit local leaders, legislators, College officials and especially students, who rallied at City transportation meetings and self-imposed a transportation fee to help finance the initiative.