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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates...

With classes coming to a close, award ceremonies, finals, summer plans, and perhaps graduation, it...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

With classes coming to a close, award ceremonies, finals, summer plans, and perhaps graduation, it is a busy time of year for college students. But...
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Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the Academic Year

Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the...

Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff packed the College’s Playbox...

Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the Academic Year

Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the Academic Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff packed the College’s Playbox Theater for a special night of poetry at the final...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third...

More than 500 potential students, parents and educators attended Naugatuck Valley Community...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

More than 500 potential students, parents and educators attended Naugatuck Valley Community College’s third annual Spring Open House on Sunday,...
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Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at NVCC with Musical Masterwork

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at...

The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO), which utilizes NVCC’s Mainstage Theater as its primary...

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at NVCC with Musical Masterwork

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at NVCC with Musical Masterwork

The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO), which utilizes NVCC’s Mainstage Theater as its primary performance space, wrapped up its 2014-15 season...
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NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural Youth Summit

NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural...

Naugatuck Valley Community College is committed to being a leader in enhancing education in the...

NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural Youth Summit

NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural Youth Summit

Naugatuck Valley Community College is committed to being a leader in enhancing education in the region and strengthening the bond between secondary...
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NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New Tradition

NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New...

To mark Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22, Naugatuck Valley Community...

NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New Tradition

NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New Tradition

To mark Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22, Naugatuck Valley Community College forged a new tradition. Equipped with rakes,...
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NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the...

To recognize students who have overcome adversity to excel personally and academically, Naugatuck...

NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

To recognize students who have overcome adversity to excel personally and academically, Naugatuck Valley Community College recently hosted a pair of...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground on Center for Health Sciences

Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground...

Joined by state and local dignitaries and members of the campus community, Governor Dannel P....

Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground on Center for Health Sciences

Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground on Center for Health Sciences

Joined by state and local dignitaries and members of the campus community, Governor Dannel P. Malloy,  Department of Administrative Services...
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NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss ‘The American Community College’

NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss...

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. and members of the...

NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss ‘The American Community College’

NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss ‘The American Community College’

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. and members of the College Cabinet traveled to New York University on...
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NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

It’s been nearly a year since the Board of Regents for Higher Education launched the Go Back...

NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

It’s been nearly a year since the Board of Regents for Higher Education launched the Go Back to Get Ahead program, an effort championed by...
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NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on Path to Success

NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on...

Whether the next step is a career or four-year university, Naugatuck Valley Community College is...

NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on Path to Success

NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on Path to Success

Whether the next step is a career or four-year university, Naugatuck Valley Community College is invested in the future success of its students. To...
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NVCC Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

NVCC Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

Two Naugatuck Valley Community College professors have been recognized for teaching excellence by...

NVCC Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

NVCC Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

Two Naugatuck Valley Community College professors have been recognized for teaching excellence by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher...
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Successful Alumni Giving Back at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Successful Alumni Giving Back at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Thousands of successful students have passed through the halls of Waterbury State Technical College, Mattatuck Community College, and Naugatuck Valley Community College. Today they are all counted among the alumni of the same great institution, NVCC. Three such alumni came by to share their stories this week. 

Sandra Simoes, a 1993 graduate of Mattatuck Community College with an A.A.S. in the Early Childhood Special Education, is now the Director of Operations for the Sunnyview Childcare Center and School and a co-owner. Sandra has a B.A. in Psychology from Western CT State University. She has been working in the field of early childhood education for 20 years. She is currently working towards a real estate license and taking the Supervision Administration Course required for Directors of Childcare centers. The class has brought Sandra back to the Waterbury Campus of NVCC, where she set out to connect with the Alumni Association. Sandra believes in “giving back.” She is currently a board member of the New Milford Homeless Shelter, and had been a board member and fundraiser for Child Advocacy. Her passion is children and the foundations that support their well-being.  


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State Bond Commission Approves Funding for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Allied Health Center

State Bond Commission Approves Funding for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Allied Health Center

At its January 30 meeting, the State Bond Commission approved a $39 million allocation--the largest ever in the history of the college--to bond the renovation of Founders Hall. Founders Hall is the original home of Waterbury State Technical College when it was established in 1964, a building with much history and beloved by many of the college’s founding faculty and alumni. President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., described the commission’s approval as “a powerful event.”  The President noted that, “The College’s allied health programs are outstanding and deserve more support and better space. The proposed project will have the entrance of our new Center for Health Sciences face the rest of the campus, providing an east campus anchor and a sense of powerful completion.” President De Filippis cited the Governor’s understanding of the significance that NVCC’s Allied Health and Nursing programs have in the region and thanked him for his “vision and continued support.”

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation Launches “Jobs on Campus” Campaign

Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation Launches “Jobs on Campus” Campaign

Thanks to the thoughtful generosity of a supporter from Washington, Connecticut, the NVCC Foundation has launched an initiative to support student jobs on campus. Valerie Friedman, a friend and benefactor to the College led the initiative with a $5,000 contribution to start the campaign, an anonymous donor followed with a matching contribution.  The plan will enable students who are not eligible for financial aid to work on campus between and after classes. Students who do not have to leave the campus for employment have greater academic success. Friedman, a close friend of the College who has been involved with student success programs in the past, noted that “Enabling students to stay on campus and earn what they need to complete their educations is a small price with an important payoff.” 


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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Leadership Breakfast

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Leadership Breakfast

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., students, faculty and staff of the College joined together to welcome area legislative and municipal leaders to the College’s annual Leadership Breakfast. Despite the snowy morning, ten local leaders representing seventeen towns attended the event.  



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Naugatuck Valley Community College President Attends State of the Union Speech in Washington, D.C.

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Attends State of the Union Speech in Washington, D.C.

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., attended President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech as guest of Congresswoman Elizabeth H. Esty (CT-5).  On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Dr. De Filippis accompanied the 5th District Congresswoman to Washington as an advocate for community colleges. Esty cited a long and fruitful working relationship with the President of NVCC and made a special note of how Dr. De Filippis has made a difference by transforming how NVCC partners with the communities we serve.


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Thomaston Savings Bank Awards Scholarship to Advanced Manufacturing Technology Student at NVCC

Thomaston Savings Bank Awards Scholarship to Advanced Manufacturing Technology Student at NVCC

Thomaston Savings Bank (TSB) awarded NVCC student, Wilson Rosado a scholarship on December 8, so he could complete NVCC’s  Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program without the burden of tuition payments.

NVCC and TSB representatives gathered at the College’s state-of-the-art manufacturing center to present Rosado with his award, surrounded by his family, peers and instructors.

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Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe Haven

Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe Haven

For the past five years, NVCC English Professor William H. Foster III and Robert Lyons, owner of Legends of Superheros in Middlebury, have teamed up to coordinate the Brass City Comic Con, an annual comic book convention which brought more than 450 guests to this summer’s July 20th event at Naugatuck Valley Community College. 


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NVCC Hosts Alumni from Three Colleges to Celebrate 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

NVCC Hosts Alumni from Three Colleges to Celebrate 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

Alumni from Waterbury State Technical College, Mattatuck Community College, and Naugatuck Valley Community College came together at NVCC’s Technology Hall on Thursday, October 23.  A core group of Alumni who are leading the charge to re-invigorate NVCC’s Alumni Association worked to host the event. 


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NVCC's GEAR UP Program Wraps up a Second Successful Year

NVCC's GEAR UP Program Wraps up a Second Successful Year

Over the course of two years, NVCC's GEAR UP program has helped more than 2,400 middle school students prepare for the rigors of high school and matriculation to college.

Administered through NVCC’s Bridge to College Office, the GEAR UP program is a seven-year, state-funded grant program designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students prepared to enter and succeed in college by providing early intervention, testing, advising and academic and social support. 

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NVCC Honored with Marketing Awards

NVCC Honored with Marketing Awards

NVCC's marketing publications are honored with awards from NCMRP.

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1,325 Awards Given Out to NVCC's Largest Commencement Class (Yes, again.)

1,325 Awards Given Out to NVCC's Largest Commencement Class (Yes, again.)

Graduates of the Class of 2014 ranged in age from 17 to 71, and hailed from 10 states in total.

On May 29, 2014 at its 49th commencement, Naugatuck Valley Community College celebrated, for the fifth year in a row, the largest graduating class in the history of the College. The total number of awards conferred is 1,325.

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Congresswoman Esty Announces Winners of National STEM Competition

Congresswoman Esty Announces Winners of National STEM Competition

Winners announced at awards ceremony at NVCC, May 18, 2014.

Naugatuck Valley Community College partnered 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. On Sunday, May 18, the contest winners were announced, and they are...

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Third Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Forum Held April 28

Third Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Forum Held April 28

Secondary counselors, educators and leaders gather to learn about opportunities for students

Following up Sunday’s Open House, NVCC hosted the third annual Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Forum for service region educators on Monday, April 30, 2014. The event is a project of Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O’Leary, who also heads the College’s Regional Advisory Council, and President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D.

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NVCC Open House 2014 Brings New Students and Families to Campus

NVCC Open House 2014 Brings New Students and Families to Campus

Tours, workshops and information booths helped students explore possible education paths

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, hundreds of potential students and their families arrived at NVCC's Technology Hall for the Second Annual Open House. Information booths filled the Technology Hall atrium and tours departed every 15 minutes on the hour. Workshops were also held consecutively on topics ranging from the admissions process to transfer and dual admission.
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Alumni Pour In for First Social and Wine Tasting

Alumni Pour In for First Social and Wine Tasting

Former students are served by Senator Joan Hartley and treated to a free wine lecture

The first official Alumni meet-and-greet took place on April 3 in the Technology Hall Dining Room. NVCC Professor Peter Cisek offered guests a free wine lecture with Senator Joan Hartley and a volunteer panel making sure everyone got a taste! 

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NVCC Open House April 27

NVCC Open House April 27

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.

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NVCC Helps Congresswoman Esty Launch National STEM Competition

NVCC Helps Congresswoman Esty Launch National STEM Competition

"App" Workshop will be held at College April 5

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. 

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Alumni Insider: Ion Bank President & CEO Charles J. Boulier III

Alumni Insider: Ion Bank President & CEO Charles J. Boulier III

Boulier describes a high-profile career defined by hard work and focus

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.

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Alumni Donate Time, Skills to Drive Membership

Alumni Donate Time, Skills to Drive Membership

“Wines of the World” and Craft Catering Donated for April 3 Event

The first official Alumni meet-and-greet will take place on April 3 in the Technology Hall Dining Room from 5:30 – 8 p.m. To get the Association off the ground, NVCC Professor Peter Cisek will donate his expertise as the national director of education for the American Wine Society in a “Wines of the World” tasting, featuring a select palette of reds and whites. The wines will be paired with specially crafted hors d’oeuvres by New England Flare LLC, owned and operated by 2011 graduate and distinguished student recipient Jonathan Miller and his sister, Sarah Miller, a 2012 graduate and President’s Circle member.

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Junot Díaz Brings Communion to Diaspora at NVCC

Junot Díaz Brings Communion to Diaspora at NVCC

Several hundred gather to hear the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author at his only community college stop

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author fascinated fans and newly acquainted readers alike during his stop at Naugatuck Valley Community College on Thurs., Nov. 14. Díaz made NVCC the only community college stop on his international book tour to promote his latest work, This Is How You Lose Her.

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