NVCC students unraveled lights, unpacked bulbs from boxes, and laid out strands of golden garland last week in the College’s Prism Lounge to trim a tree that will provide aesthetic cheer during this holiday season.
On November 9th, Naugatuck Valley Community College honored the country’s veterans and staff, faculty, and students who are current military members through a touching, interactive ceremony held in the College’s Leever Atrium. Sponsored by the Veterans Affairs Office and the Veterans Club the ceremony included speeches, singing, poetry, and a dedication of a wreath followed by a moment of silence. Koralin Dains, Secretary of the College’s Veterans Club, and a member of the Army National Guard who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012, greeted the dozens of community members present. Gerald Mullings, a Naugatuck Valley student, led attendees in an emotionally resonant rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. provided opening remarks and a reading of Emily Dickinson’s poem, “‘Hope is the Thing with Feathers.” To the College’s 250 student veterans, President De Filippis said, “We hope that in your studies here and in your engagement with us, you find the respect and the solace and the strength, and the hope to come back, if you’ve been in battle, and engage in meaningful ways in a society that is grateful for your service.”
Join us for a Fall Music Showcase on Friday, December 2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the College’s Mainstage Theatre in the Fine Arts Center. NVCC’s own Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, and featured solo student performers will present an evening of eclectic musical performances including jazz standards and famous works by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Bartok, and Handel under the direction of Dr. Andrew Ardizzoia, Henry Lugo, and Fulbright Scholar-in–Residence Felipe Karam.
L501-Sponsored by Safe Haven
Join Student Activities and the SGA as they host a workshop for students sponsored by Safe Haven.
Free lunch will be served.
Sign up in S514. If you have any questions contact ROstrander@nv.edu.
On a bright, warm autumn afternoon, 60 staff, faculty, and students walked to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The walk, held on October 19, began at the College’s Atrium Plaza and was sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Student Activities Department of NVCC. The SGA sold t-shirts featuring the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation logo and the NVCC logo on the front and the team name “Chelsea’s Champions” on the back. The shirts and team were created to honor a student who suffers from the illness and to raise money in her honor. The shirts, which have been on sale since September, are $10 each and all proceeds raised through their sale will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Walkers completed one lap around the NVCC campus and celebrated the end of their walk with an after party where refreshments and music by New York-based EDM Trap band Trillmatik were enjoyed. The walk is part of the SGA/Student Activities “give back to the community initiative” which runs the entire academic year.
Naugatuck Valley Community College inducted seven new students into the prestigious President’s Circle during an October 21st ceremony held in the Technology Hall Dining Room. Membership represents the highest honor a student may receive while matriculating at the College. Inductees have a minimum GPA of 3.4 and they represent a select group of outstanding achievers who serve as the College’s student ambassadors. President’s Circle ambassadors have the opportunity to attend major college events with the President and/or her Cabinet and lend voice to their experiences as NVCC students.
Work and family obligations often compete with dreams of going to college. Naugatuck Valley Community College has created an affordable solution. Through the College’s new part-time accelerated weekend Business Management Certificate and/or degree program, students who work full-time can get an associate degree or certificate in Business Management. The new program offers the opportunity to complete a fully transferrable associate degree in two or three years, by attending part-time classes that meet on weekends. At both the Waterbury and Danbury campuses, classes will be held on Friday evenings, Saturdays (Sundays-Waterbury campus only.) Financial aid is available for qualified students.
The NASA CT Space Grant Consortium awarded 10 Community College Scholarships this Fall 2016 semester. Naugatuck Valley Community College students earned 6 of the 10 scholarships worth $1,500 each. The students were from different disciplines in the college represented by Josiel Batista Matos, Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology; Lindsey Japa, Engineering Technology; Jody Jarvella, General Studies with an interest in Information Technology; Levi Reynolds, Math/Science with an interest in Physics; Andre Roscoe, Engineering Science; and Lanaya Shuler, Nursing. Each semester the NASA CT Space Grant Consortium gives 8-10 Community College Scholarships to students with an interest in a STEM field through a competitive proposal process. NVCC has had a strong showing among the scholarship recipients every semester since spring 2014, consistently at least two NVCC students have received scholarships.
Leaving Parking Lot D to Botanical Gardens
The Agro-Bio Club and the SGA are sponsoring a trip to NYC's Botanical gardens in NY.
Students are $20.00 and guest is $25.00
for more information contact JFaryniarz@nv.edu or ROstrander@nv.edu or stop by Student Activities in S514.
The PTK club will be sponsoring a coat drive. If you donate a coat you will get a free cup of coffee from the club.
Free Dance Lessons with Jason Seabury will be offered in the Samba.
All are welcome to attend.
The Red Cross will be on campus from 12-6 to ask for volunteers to support their blood drive.
Please help a great cause.
Prism Walkway-Student Center
The Respiratory Club will be available to answer questions and give live demonstrations to students. Please stop by and support the club.
The HSU will be sponsoring a domino game and event for students. Open to all students.
Latin Food Festival is sponsored by the Hispanic Student Union Club. Tste testing will be available to all students. Stop by and try some authentic lain food!
The OTAKU Club will be hosting an event to showcase Japanese Anime and comic books.
The CAPSS will hold a transfer workshop in their office for any student wishing to find out information about transferring.
Email Sue Houlihan for more details at SHoulihan@nv.edu
The WAVE/CCS Outreach club will be sponsoring a pumpkin painting event in Cafe West for all students.
Library Forth Floor
Join the One Book Committee as they hold a Book Discussion on Criminal Justice, Community Policing, drugs and Drug laws. Open to all students.
Parking Lot D
Join the Agro Bio Club/SGA as they venture to the NYC Botanical Gardens. Details can be found in the Student Activities office in S514. All students can bring one guest.
$20.00 per student includes tickets and bus ride
$25 for guest
For more information contact Professor Faryniarz @ JFaryniarz@nv.edu