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Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Transportation Link between Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New...

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis is delighted to announce good news for students of Naugatuck...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Transportation Link between Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Transportation Link between Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis is delighted to announce good news for students of Naugatuck Valley Community College this week as a Peter Pan...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Selected as the First College in the U.S. to Participate in Advanced Certifications with Siemens

Naugatuck Valley Community College Selected as the...

Four instructors from the Waterbury campus of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Selected as the First College in the U.S. to Participate in Advanced Certifications with Siemens

Naugatuck Valley Community College Selected as the First College in the U.S. to Participate in Advanced Certifications with Siemens

Four instructors from the Waterbury campus of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Naugatuck Valley Community College completed a Siemens...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts CT-ECO

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts CT-ECO

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the second Statewide Connecticut-Early College...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts CT-ECO

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts CT-ECO

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the second Statewide Connecticut-Early College Opportunities (CT-ECO) on Friday, June 3, 2016.
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Launches New Cybersecurity Program in Response to the Outlook for Increased Demand

Naugatuck Valley Community College Launches New...

Cybersecurity is a major issue for every business. Hackers are always trying to sneak into secure...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Launches New Cybersecurity Program in Response to the Outlook for Increased Demand

Naugatuck Valley Community College Launches New Cybersecurity Program in Response to the Outlook for Increased Demand

Cybersecurity is a major issue for every business. Hackers are always trying to sneak into secure servers to steal valuable data, which creates an...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Principal to President Scholars Awards

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Principal...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its ninth annual Principal to President Scholars Awards...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Principal to President Scholars Awards

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Principal to President Scholars Awards

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its ninth annual Principal to President Scholars Awards Ceremony in Naugatuck Valley Community College...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Community Meeting

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual...

The seventh annual community meeting celebrated the College’s plan for “A Decade of...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Community Meeting

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Community Meeting

The seventh annual community meeting celebrated the College’s plan for “A Decade of Vision and Service.” Hosted in the Technology...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Confers One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine Awards for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College Confers One...

In a packed house at the Palace Theater, more than nine hundred students celebrated their graduation...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Confers One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine Awards for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College Confers One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine Awards for the Fifth Consecutive Year

In a packed house at the Palace Theater, more than nine hundred students celebrated their graduation from NVCC. The graduates from 85 municipalities...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors 2016 Graduates in a Traditional Program

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors 2016...

The Mainstage Theater at NVCC was the stage for the annual Honors Night Awards. In celebratory...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors 2016 Graduates in a Traditional Program

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors 2016 Graduates in a Traditional Program

The Mainstage Theater at NVCC was the stage for the annual Honors Night Awards. In celebratory fashion, NVCC traditionally takes this night to honor...
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Commencement Festivities at Naugatuck Valley Community College Highlighted by Annual Leadership Banquet

Commencement Festivities at Naugatuck Valley...

Tradition sets the stage for the NVCC Student Government Association’s annual production of...

Commencement Festivities at Naugatuck Valley Community College Highlighted by Annual Leadership Banquet

Commencement Festivities at Naugatuck Valley Community College Highlighted by Annual Leadership Banquet

Tradition sets the stage for the NVCC Student Government Association’s annual production of the Leadership Banquet at the Grand Oak Villa....
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Excellence in Manufacturing with Annual Presidential Awards and Commencement Certificates

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates...

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., established the President’s Award for High...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Excellence in Manufacturing with Annual Presidential Awards and Commencement Certificates

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Excellence in Manufacturing with Annual Presidential Awards and Commencement Certificates

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., established the President’s Award for High Achievement in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Marks the Achievement of Nursing and Respiratory Care graduates with Pinning Ceremonies

Naugatuck Valley Community College Marks the...

Spring is the season for academic recognition. In the spirit of such recognition, NVCC hosted...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Marks the Achievement of Nursing and Respiratory Care graduates with Pinning Ceremonies

Naugatuck Valley Community College Marks the Achievement of Nursing and Respiratory Care graduates with Pinning Ceremonies

Spring is the season for academic recognition. In the spirit of such recognition, NVCC hosted ceremonies to mark the pinning of students in both...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Newspaper, The Tamarack Honored for Excellence in Journalism

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student...

The Tamarack, NVCC's student newspaper continues its winning tradition. The paper...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Newspaper, The Tamarack Honored for Excellence in Journalism

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Newspaper, The Tamarack Honored for Excellence in Journalism

The Tamarack, NVCC's student newspaper continues its winning tradition. The paper recently achieved a personal best, taking five awards for...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Selected as the First College in the U.S. to Participate in Advanced Certifications with Siemens

Naugatuck Valley Community College Selected as the First College in the U.S. to Participate in Advanced Certifications with Siemens

Four instructors from the Waterbury campus of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Naugatuck Valley Community College completed a Siemens Certification training class. NVCC was the first college in the country from which instructors were invited to enroll in the certification program.


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Naugatuck Valley Community College Launches New Cybersecurity Program in Response to the Outlook for Increased Demand

Naugatuck Valley Community College Launches New Cybersecurity Program in Response to the Outlook for Increased Demand

Cybersecurity is a major issue for every business. Hackers are always trying to sneak into secure servers to steal valuable data, which creates an ever-increasing demand for skilled cyber professionals. Cybersecurity is job security and Naugatuck Valley Community College is responding to this need with a new curriculum. Developed in collaboration with local industry leaders who employ cybersecurity professionals, this new degree program combines elements of both NVCC’s Criminal Justice and Computer Information Systems programs to offer students a strong foundation in understanding the investigative nature of cybersecurity in the criminal justice realm, as well as gaining technical skills in computer science networking and programming. Many classes are mapped to support industry certification testing after course completion, including CompTIA Network+, Security+ and Project+.


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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Principal to President Scholars Awards

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Principal to President Scholars Awards

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its ninth annual Principal to President Scholars Awards Ceremony in Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its ninth annual Principal to President Scholars Awards Ceremony in Technology Hall Dining Room on June 6, 2016.  The scholarship program is available to selected students from among the public and private high schools in our region. The program bridges the relationship between the region’s high schools and NVCC.  It defines the College and college education, as a whole, and as a point of destination for our young people.  Founded in 2008 by President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the NVCC Presidential Scholarships encourage high school seniors to expand their horizons and explore choices for future post-secondary education in the liberal arts and professional programs.



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Naugatuck Valley Community College Confers One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine Awards for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College Confers One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine Awards for the Fifth Consecutive Year

In a packed house at the Palace Theater, more than nine hundred students celebrated their graduation from NVCC. The graduates from 85 municipalities across Connecticut and eight states in total, ranged from youngest to oldest, 17 to 72 years of age. The eldest graduate received an associate degree in general studies and an associate degree in hotel management.  The largest field of study was represented by general studies in which 318 associate degrees were awarded. The Class of 2016 earned 1,359 total awards. This is the fifth consecutive year that NVCC celebrated the achievement of granting more than 1,000 awards.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors 2016 Graduates in a Traditional Program

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors 2016 Graduates in a Traditional Program

The Mainstage Theater at NVCC was the stage for the annual Honors Night Awards. In celebratory fashion, NVCC traditionally takes this night to honor students whose academic achievement has earned scholarships and support towards continuing their education.
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosted Academic Conferences on Higher Education in America

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosted Academic Conferences on Higher Education in America

On Monday, April 18, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a symposium with Board of Regents Chairman Nicholas M. Donofrio and former Chairman Lewis J. Robinson, Esq.  Chairman Donofrio’s intellectually invigorating presentation on Making Value for America was well-attended by NVCC faculty, staff, and management. The program led to a discussion on the role higher education and public libraries play in transforming the U.S. economy from one in which ideas are generated to one in which those ideas produce long term value. Chairman Donofrio’s visit marked the beginning of an exciting week of intellectual discourse for Academic Affairs and the Faculty Senate at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

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NVCC Produces Bioscience Summit at Alexion Pharmaceuticals

NVCC Produces Bioscience Summit at Alexion Pharmaceuticals

In collaboration with host company, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the faculty and staff convened a summit on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 to discuss the skills and education required by companies who specialize in the fields of bioscience and biotechnology.


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NVCC Welcomes New Students, Families as Spring Semester Commences

NVCC Welcomes New Students, Families as Spring Semester Commences

In advance of the spring semester, Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed more than 100 new students and their families to campus for an orientation session on January 19 on the College’s Waterbury campus. The event featured a welcome from administrators, faculty and staff; over a dozen information tables on various College services and activities; campus tours; and special programs for parents, covering topics ranging from financial aid to academic advising.

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Third Time the Charm for NVCC Nursing Student

Third Time the Charm for NVCC Nursing Student

Alex Achlioptas ’17 didn’t take the most direct route to success, but things have worked out quite well. The Naugatuck Valley Community College nursing student did the opposite of what most students do. He began his higher education at Quinnipiac and Southern Connecticut State Universities before enrolling at NVCC.

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NVCC Awarded Third Fulbright Grant

NVCC Awarded Third Fulbright Grant

Collaborates with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra and Bravo Waterbury

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. announced on January 5 that the College will receive its third Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence grant for the 2016-17 academic year. The grant will host Felipe Karam, a Brazilian musician and composer.

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NVCC Business Management Grad Sets Sights for Continued Success

NVCC Business Management Grad Sets Sights for Continued Success

Join the Navy or go to college. That was the decision facing Davey Peguero after high school. Considering that no one in his family had attended college and he didn’t know how he’d pay for it, it was a daunting decision.

It was during a chance conversation while playing basketball with an old friend who attended Naugatuck Valley Community College and sang its praises, that Peguero decided he would choose higher learning. “If it wasn’t for that conversation I don’t know what I’d be doing today,” he says. With the help of a Federal Pell Grant, Peguero was soon enrolled at NVCC and regularly spending 14 hours a day on campus.

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Fall Semester Wraps Up with All-College Meeting

Fall Semester Wraps Up with All-College Meeting

Naugatuck Valley Community College faculty and staff gathered for the end-of-semester All-College Meeting on December 9. The agenda included approval of applicants for January conferral, a report from the Curriculum and Educational Affairs Committee, an update on NVCC’s strategic planning process and special recognition of members of the campus community for their service to the College and the State of Connecticut.

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NVCC Students Tapped for ‘Impossible’ Mission

NVCC Students Tapped for ‘Impossible’ Mission

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Hospitality Management Program was well represented as celebrity chef Robert Irvine brought his live cooking show to the Palace Theater on December 4. Program graduate Michael Spinella and current student Benjamin Rosado were invited to help the Food Network star prepare for the show.

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Honors Institute Showcase Features Student Projects

Honors Institute Showcase Features Student Projects

Students in Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Honors Institute presented their research projects for the fall semester at the Honors Institute Showcase on December 3. Research topics ranged from monetary policy to children’s literature.

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Legislator Delivers Guest Lecture to Political Science Class

Legislator Delivers Guest Lecture to Political Science Class

Connecticut State Senator Toni Boucher of Wilton delivered a guest lecture to international relations students at Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Danbury Campus on November 30. Sen. Boucher, who has served in the legislature for nearly two decades—first in the House of Representatives and then in the Senate—was invited to speak to the course by Political Science Instructor Frances Pulle.

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NVCC Grad Begins Dream Job with ‘Big Blue’

NVCC Grad Begins Dream Job with ‘Big Blue’

When Axay Patel immigrated with his family from India to Connecticut at the age of 22, he says attending Naugatuck Valley Community College was “a perfect way to start,” even though he was close to earning a bachelor’s degree in his homeland.

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NVCC’s GEAR UP, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund Host Girls and STEM Expo

NVCC’s GEAR UP, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund Host Girls and STEM Expo

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s GEAR UP and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division partnered with the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund on November 6 to host the fourth Girls and STEM Expo. More than 100 tenth-grade female GEAR UP students visited the NVCC campus for STEM-related activities to foster awareness of STEM careers, encourage young women to explore STEM-related subjects in high school and beyond and to provide resources to female students which will prepare them for success in college.

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NVCC Plans for the Future: Dreaming Big, Working Hard and Moving Forward for a Higher Purpose

NVCC Plans for the Future: Dreaming Big, Working Hard and Moving Forward for a Higher Purpose

What is your vision for Naugatuck Valley Community College ten years from now? What are the College’s most important goals? How do those goals align with NVCC’s mission? These were some of the questions asked at strategic planning sessions hosted by NVCC’s Institutional Planning and Administrative Councils during the first week of November.

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Waterbury Symphony Maestro Explores Poetry-Music Link in Guest Lecture

Waterbury Symphony Maestro Explores Poetry-Music Link in Guest Lecture

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Leif Bjaland explored the close link between poetry and music with British Literature and Music students in a guest lecture on October 29 at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Bjaland led the class of 35 in reading and dissecting works of classic poetry before playing the works set to music.

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Hard Work and a Strong Start at NVCC Help Grad Land Dream Job

Hard Work and a Strong Start at NVCC Help Grad Land Dream Job

Take on a lot of debt to attend a four-year institution or attend classes closer to home and fulfill prerequisites at a fraction of the cost at a community college. That was the question facing Jacob Dooling after high school. At the urging of his mother, Dooling opted to attend Naugatuck Valley Community College—and it paid off.

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