Students in Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Horticulture Program have spent the last semester cultivating ornamental and edible crops that they’ll now sell from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., May 5-9 in the Technology Hall Greenhouse, 750 Chase Parkway. The spring bedding plants fill the greenhouse this time of year and are the outcome of sustainable production practices in the horticulture classes.
What do manufacturing, water quality, biomedical engineering, research science, computer science, ecology and evolutionary biology have in common? You’ve undoubtedly guessed it: they are all powerful career fields for women who thrive on the “hows” and “whys” of the world and who embrace the challenge to make that world better.
Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Oonya Kempadoo, will present her collaborative story approach to ecological sustainability as her “gift” to the College on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm in the Playbox Theater. The project entails the building of an interactive website that will offer a multitude of ways for readers to engage with Kempadoo’s story “Naniki”, which in the indigenous Taino language means “to be active” or “spirit”. Based on this concept, the story has integrated interdisciplinary elements to link art and education to social and environmental concerns.
Naugatuck Valley Community College will host the second annual Spring Open House Sponsored by Dunkin Donuts 1249 West Main Street on Sun., April 27 from 1 – 4 p.m. in the Ruth Ann Leever Atrium, Fine Arts Center, 750 Chase Parkway in Waterbury.
At a high tea ceremony held Thurs., March 6, 2014, members of the campus community gathered together to honor the extraordinary lives and achievements of 13 outstanding female NVCC students. The awardees were nominated by faculty and staff whose lives have been inspired by their students’ strength, patience, commitment and endurance to persist both personally and academically.
Throughout the month of March, a number of important events took place both on and off campus. These snapshots represent just a handful of the noteworthy interactions that have impacted our College community. Take a look!
On Monday, March 10, the Smaller Manufacturer’s Association (SMA) honored two Naugatuck Valley Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) students, TJ Dignan and Daniel Damiata, as SMA’s March Students of the Month. Both students entered the AMTC in fall 2013 and are expected to graduate this May with Level II Advanced Manufacturing certificates, which means they have completed all of the education necessary for entry into the workforce.
Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed Governor Dannel P. Malloy, together with State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, on Wed., March 19 to discuss college affordability with nearly 100 local leaders, community members, business owners and members of the campus community.
Naugatuck Valley Community College is partnering with Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) in the local launch of the first annual House Student App Challenge, a national competition promoting high school STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) student engagement and innovation in mobile programming.
Employers, you should be at NVCC’S Annual Career Fair on March 25! NVCC averages more than 800 graduates a year (2011-2013) in over 100 disciplines, and the Career Fair is your opportunity to meet with these students one-on-one and educate them about career opportunities at your organization.
NVCC Alumni Charles J. Boulier III joined Naugatuck Savings Bank in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2009, he was elected President and Director of Castle Bank & Trust, which was merged into Naugatuck Savings Bank. He is also the Vice President and Treasurer of Nutmeg Financial, MHC, the parent company of Naugatuck Savings Bank and the Sutherland Insurance Group. In addition he has served as a Director of the Bank and the MHC since 2010.
Area residents and all lovers of literature and poetry are invited to attend the free event and take part in the “open mic,” listen to published poets, and enjoy music and refreshments.
NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., has been selected to speak at two major conferences this February to mark the centenary of Julia de Burgos (1914-1953), arguably one of the greatest poets native of Puerto Rico.
Students travel to NVCC from all over the state to earn an associate degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, a degree that will likely put them in the workforce even before they graduate.
Allison Egan O'Leary