In her continued support of the College, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro visited with NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., and GEAR UP staff and toured the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center staff on Wed., Jan. 30.
The Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $10,000 to support continuing NVCC manufacturing students in the 21-town CCF service area as they work to complete advanced manufacturing certificates this spring. An award ceremony was held on Fri., Dec. 21.
Legislators, city officials and NVCC administrators, staff and students came together for the College’s third annual Legislative Breakfast, "Advocating for Students… Working for Connecticut", on Fri., Jan. 19, to share successful approaches that have addressed the educational, employment and community needs of our shared constituencies and to explore mutual interests moving forward.
On Jan. 14 the Smaller Manufacturer’s Association (SMA) honored Edgar Ortiz, an NVCC manufacturing student, as the College’s first SMA Student of the Month. The SMA currently honors students from Wilcox, Kaynor and Oliver Wolcott Technical High Schools.
The Smaller Manufacturers Association (SMA) has officially relocated its headquarters to Naugatuck Valley Community College as of Jan. 15, 2013. The Association’s executive director, Cyndi Zoldy, now resides in NVCC Technology Hall, which also houses the newly built Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center and the College’s engineering programs and labs.
At the start of the fall, President De Filippis made manufacturing students “an offer they couldn’t refuse.” As a result, 51 of 57 originally enrolled students earned Level I certificates and 36 earned a B or higher.
After administering a major/career path survey, Sam Johnson, counselor in the Center for Academic Planning and Student Success (CAPSS), discovered that several members of the Male Encouragement Network (M.E.N.) were pursuing careers in criminal justice.
Tis the season for charitable giving and we all know there’s no better way to feel the holiday spirit than to give to those who need it the most. Over the last several months, NVCC has hosted coat drives, food collections, charitable giving campaigns and has been in the community working to make a difference.
A stirring and historical art exhibit is coming to campus this month, offering a unique opportunity for the community to revisit an important time in American history. The exhibit, "Proud to be in the Service: Images of African Americans who served in the U.S. military during World War II," will tell the story of African Americans serving both on and off the battlefield in WWII through a collection of black and white photographs.
The December All-College Meeting has a long-standing tradition of summing up the year's work and acknowledging NVCC staff for their service and dedication to the College.
Following the successful enrollment of the Advanced Manufacturing Certificate (AMC) pilot program this fall, Naugatuck Valley Community College’s (NVCC) Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is offering up to 25 spots in an AMC evening cohort beginning in spring 2013. The spring semester begins January 25.
After two years of rigorous self-reflection and -evaluation, Naugatuck Valley Community College concluded, for its part, the decennial College accreditation process with a Nov. 11 - 14 site visit by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). An official evaluation report by the NEASC team will be sent to the College this spring.
Naugatuck Valley Community College electronic engineering technology (EET) students are landing well-paying jobs with major growth potential, thanks to the specialized skill set and on-the-job training they're receiving in their first two years of college.
In the 1980s Michigan teacher Barbara Koscak began taking her fifth-grade classes to nearby Selfridge Air National Guard Base as a way to engage their interest in the importance of science, technology, and mathematics. The enthusiastic results drew support in the form of a ScottCrossfield Foundation “Teacher of the Year” award, followed by a 3-year Kellogg Foundation grant and finally in a 1993 US Congressional allocation that created the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) STARBASE program.
Learning how to play the guitar for college credit? There’s an app for that! The innovation of which can be partially credited to Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) Music Professor Richard Gard, Ph.D. Beginning this spring, NVCC will become the first Connecticut institution to offer a fully online music course for college credit.
At 23 years old, Naugatuck Valley Community College graduate Michael Gatobu is the president of his own advertising company, Skytech Ads, LLC. What began as a young man’s dream of owning his own business became a reality right here in Waterbury, CT.
Approximately 30 employers were represented at this year's Career Expo to help students plan their career paths. Of those 30 representatives, nearly half were NVCC alumni!
Beginning Winter 2012, NVCC is offering a self-paced math course for WestConn students. While the course is offered and taught by NVCC, the course will be available exclusively to WestConn students and hosted on the WestConn campus in Danbury.
NVCC students attended the Waterbury Regional Chamber's Second Annual STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo, where they were interviewed by News Channel 8 about their perspective on manufacturing in Connecticut.
Naugatuck Valley Community College will undergo a peer-led comprehensive evaluation visit Nov. 11 - Nov. 14 by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).