The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., (ABET, Inc.) is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. A federation of 35 professional and technical member societies representing these fields, ABET reviews curriculum for accredited programs every six years. NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the faculty, and staff of STEM Division’s Engineering Technology Department hosted the ABET re-accreditation site visit team from October 9-11.
Nearly 400 middle and high school students and more than a dozen companies from the STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology sector participated in the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s STEM and Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Exposition held Friday, November 18 at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
More than 40 colleges and universities from across Connecticut and beyond were represented in the Café West at NVCC’s Waterbury campus College Transfer Fair on October 19. Held every spring and fall semester, the event is organized by the College’s Center for Academic Planning & Student Success (CAPSS). At NVCC’s Danbury campus, students participated in a Transfer Fair on November 9. The new space allowed the College to invite a larger number of representatives than in past semesters and organizers reported a great turn out from colleges and universities in Connecticut and New York.
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.
Students learn about how to pay for college
College students and their parents who need help to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) came to the annual College Goal Sunday workshop hosted by Naugatuck Valley Community College on Sunday, October 23. For prospective students and parents who haven’t filled out the application before, it can prove a daunting and often confusing task, so the event is aimed at simplifying the process.
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 hosted a special evening of music and poetry featuring three award-winning writers and poets at Confluencia on October 12 in the College’s Playbox Theater. The evening began with music played by a student ensemble and refreshments and moved onto college President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., opening remarks followed by an “open mic” featuring NVCC students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Greater Waterbury community who offered readings of original works as well as poetry and prose by noted writers.
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.
Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., led a discussion around stories of farming and El Cuento Del Cafecito, or, A Cafecito Story a book by Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez which was translated by President De Filippis. The event, which was hosted at the College on October 14, brought together students, faculty and staff from NVCC, and students from Hartford’s Prince Technical High School around narratives of coffee and farming. Helping coordinate the event was the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, a community organization that offers free programs for adults in basic literacy, ESL, family literacy, and building workforce and job readiness skills.
Naugatuck Valley Community College, The Faculty Senate and the Office of Academic Affairs presents this half-day Colloquium event for CONNSCU faculty. Come and participate in multiple engaging sessions.
Keynote Address: Why Liberal Education Matters by Dr. Michael S. Roth, President, Wesleyan University
Opportunity to explore NVCC’s 100+ degree, certificate and workforce-ready programs
Naugatuck Valley Community College will host its fourth annual spring Open House on Sunday, April 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Technology Hall Atrium at 750 Chase Parkway in Waterbury.
On Saturday, February 27, three Naugatuck Valley Community College students and two staff members took the plunge in Highland Lake for a great cause, the Special Olympics. The "NVCC Ice Breakers" raised over $2,000 dollars for the organization. Half of the proceeds will be directed to the Waterbury Special Olympics.
Come to College Goal Sunday and Learn How to Apply for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
The College Goal Sunday program was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and supplemental support from the Lumina Foundation for Education. College Goal Sunday is a free, on-site program that utilizes financial aid professionals and community-based service providers to assist students and their families with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
NVCC students will walk with legislative leaders to rally support for sidewalk construction
The Student Government Association (SGA) of Naugatuck Valley Community College is leading the College’s participation in the International Walk to School Day on October 8, 2014...
Naugatuck Valley Community College and the Mattatuck Museum have forged a collaboration to feature a collection of paintings at the College on a long term loan. The paintings will be exhibited in NVCC’s Technology Hall Atrium, the fourth floor Leever Atrium, fifth floor library gallery, and in the President’s Office...
College will offer full instructional and administrative support in both Waterbury, Danbury
After years of growth in the city, Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Danbury Center is finally being recognized as a campus by its accrediting body, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Henceforth, the College’s Danbury location will be known as the NVCC Danbury Campus.
Learn how to become a student at the College and tour the campus
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.
January’s All-College Meeting traditionally welcomes back faculty and students and sets a vision for the upcoming semester. This year, that vision extended to 2017, the projected completion date for the Founder’s Hall renovation and campus wide site improvements projects – two initiatives that promise to significantly improve the campus’s aesthetic and functional appeal for future classes of students.