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NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Rebuild Home Devasted by Hurricane Sandy

NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for...

On August 4, seven NVCC students and three faculty and staff members packed for a week-long trip to...

NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Rebuild Home Devasted by Hurricane Sandy

NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Rebuild Home Devasted by Hurricane Sandy

On August 4, seven NVCC students and three faculty and staff members packed for a week-long trip to the shore.  However, instead of beach chairs...
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NVCC's GEAR UP Program Wraps up a Second Successful Year

NVCC's GEAR UP Program Wraps up a Second...

Administered through NVCC’s Bridge to College Office, the GEAR UP program is a seven-year,...

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

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

Administered through NVCC’s Bridge to College Office, the GEAR UP program is a seven-year, state-funded grant program designed to significantly...
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Community College Nursing Partnership a Winning Combination for Students and Community

Community College Nursing Partnership a Winning...

NVCC and WCSCU continue their history of successful collaborations which benefit nursing students...

Community College Nursing Partnership a Winning Combination for Students and Community

Community College Nursing Partnership a Winning Combination for Students and Community

NVCC and WCSCU continue their history of successful collaborations which benefit nursing students with a convenient and affordable RN to BS program.
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Welcomes New Students and Their Families

Naugatuck Valley Community College Welcomes New...

NVCC welcomes new students and families during New Student Orientation.

Naugatuck Valley Community College Welcomes New Students and Their Families

Naugatuck Valley Community College Welcomes New Students and Their Families

NVCC welcomes new students and families during New Student Orientation.
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NVCC Honored with Marketing Awards

NVCC Honored with Marketing Awards

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

NVCC Honored with Marketing Awards

NVCC Honored with Marketing Awards

NVCC's marketing publications are honored with awards from NCMRP.
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning 50-Year Celebration Kick-Off

Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning...

Community members are invited to celebrate 50 years of education and community service with...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning 50-Year Celebration Kick-Off

Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning 50-Year Celebration Kick-Off

Community members are invited to celebrate 50 years of education and community service with Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) on Fri., Sept....
9/12/2014 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Student Open Mic and Art Show Brings Students to Downtown Danbury

Student Open Mic and Art Show Brings Students to...

NVCC students showed off their creativity at a Fresh Ink Open Mic and Art Show at Martin's in...

Student Open Mic and Art Show Brings Students to Downtown Danbury

Student Open Mic and Art Show Brings Students to Downtown Danbury

NVCC students showed off their creativity at a Fresh Ink Open Mic and Art Show at Martin's in downtown Danbury this May. The event was the first of...
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College Welcomes New Academic Dean

College Welcomes New Academic Dean

Naugatuck Valley Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Irene Rios Knauf,...

College Welcomes New Academic Dean

College Welcomes New Academic Dean

Naugatuck Valley Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Irene Rios Knauf, Ed.D., as the College’s Dean of Academic Affairs.
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Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative Named NEDA Program of the Year

Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative Named...

The Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative was recognized for its program longevity since the...

Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative Named NEDA Program of the Year

Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative Named NEDA Program of the Year

The Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative was recognized for its program longevity since the creation of the first Advanced Manufacturing Center...
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Healthy Habits of Successful Students

For those of us who know what it is to feel a bit overwhelmed by the demands of a course load in the midst of trying to maintain a fulfilling life, an effort to find balance is many times a necessity.  While doing so may feel like a difficult task in itself, there are plenty of subtle, hardly burdening routine additives that can make a world of difference.
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Welcome to NVCC

Welcome to NVCC

We chose a representative set of new students to introduce this new class to the rest of the campus. This is an impressive bunch.

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NVCC Team Builds with Habitat for Humanity

NVCC Team Builds with Habitat for Humanity

For one week in August, ten NVCC student and faculty volunteers had the opportunity to lend a hand for the Coastal Habitat for Humanity in Spring Lake, NJ to help rebuild from destruction caused by hurricane Sandy. Volunteers worked to rebuild a house that had been...

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Education Is a Civil Right

A priority for many colleges is cultural diversity. Colleges will highlight the number of students they admit from countries across the globe because doing so makes them more appealing to incoming students. However, in most states, undocumented immigrant students do not qualify for in-state tuition despite their many years of residency.  This prevents them from...

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Summer Internships Are Key to Success

It’s not too early to start thinking about summer internships, which are the proverbial “foot in the door” in a student’s chosen field. The Job Placement Center (JPC) has plenty of resources that help with interviewing, crafting a resume, and searching for internships.
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Congressional Bill to Address Sexual Assault on Campuses

Nationally, one in five college students is sexually assaulted in the United States, according to legislators who are taking up the issue in Congress. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is part of the bipartisan group of eight senators who have drafted legislation called...

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Avoiding the “Freshman 15”

Students deal with a large amount of stress their first year of college. Looming deadlines and piles of homework result in poor health and sometimes weight gain. This increase of weight is commonly referred to as...

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Our Oldest Grads’ Words of Wisdom

Our Oldest Grads’ Words of Wisdom

Among the hundreds of students graduating this spring, Air Force Veteran James Ramsey, 64, and grandmother of two Carol Youle, 65, sat down with for a candid interview about their experience at NVCC and how it felt to be among NVCC’s oldest graduates.
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NVCC Class of 2014: The Tamarack Salutes You!!

Photographs of the Class of 2014!

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Faces in the Crowd: Elizabeth Armantino

Elizabeth Armatino, 24, spent seven months in the Disney College Program last year and the experience changed her life. The program began in 1981, granting internships for 200 students from 20 schools. Today over 5,000 students representing 300 colleges and universities work at the Walt Disney World Resort for a semester-long paid internship.
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Faces in the Crowd: Yovany Cruz

Faces in the Crowd: Yovany Cruz

Yovany Cruz, a major in Human Services, didn’t take the traditional road to college. The Crosby High School graduate got married eight years ago to her best friend Emmanuel Cruz and had a son, Isaiah.

However, there was something she felt was missing.

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Many Suffer from Academic Bulimia

Today’s students face a whirlwind of challenges. Long gone are the days of students having only one hour of homework a night. In most academic environments, it is encouraged that 2-3 hours of studying should be done for each hour spent in class. Multiply that by the amount of classes a student has, and that can add up to 10 hours a day, or more. Most students are also facing other stresses, such a jobs, sports, and personal relationships. With so much going on, it is not uncommon for students to take up the practice of academic bulimia...

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Faces in the Crowd: TJ Dignan

Faces in the Crowd: TJ Dignan

TJ Dignan, 21, who studies in the Advanced Manufacturing Program, was named Student of the Month in March by the Smaller Manufacturing Association of Connecticut (SMA). SMA promotes smaller manufacturing firms in all facets of their business organizations to help manufacturers thrive. Their membership includes over...

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Humans of NVCC

Inspired by photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York photo essay, Tamarack staff photographer Jason Honyotski looked at the humans of NVCC through a similar lens. These intimate portraits tell...

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Nationally, Three Out of Five College Students Go Hungry

Around campus, students eat lunch in the cafeteria, buy snacks from vending machines, and pick up treats from bake sales on their way to class. Everywhere you turn on this campus, there seems to be food in abundance. But many of us don’t notice that buying lunch is a luxury our classmates can often not afford.


Nearly 15% of people in the United States live in poverty. In Connecticut...

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50 Colleges to Attend Spring Transfer Fair

Community college has historically been known as a place where students can get a quality education for a low price. Many students attend to get the credits required for their degree, and then transfer out to earn their Bachelor’s degree at a four-year school. 

According to the IPEDS Data Feedback Report, 17% of undergraduate, degree seeking students at NVCC transferred out in 2011. That may not seem like much but...

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Jordan Alexander White

Jordan Alexander White

Jordan Alexander White, 19, graduated from Hamden High School in 2013 and is now majoring in animal biology. He is a former track and field star for the Green Dragons of Hamden with aspirations of joining the Arizona State track and field team as a walk-on once he graduates from NVCC.

“This February I have a...

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From the SGA President: March

I had not really developed my own values until I had a talk with Dan, a mentor to one of my peers. Dan and I discussed abortion. Later that day, we met again and my opinion on the subject changed dramatically from holding a liberal view on it to holding a more conservative view on it. 

Then Dan said something to me that I could tell had been on his mind for quite some time...

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Taxing Times

April 15, tax day, is one deadline college students literally can’t afford to miss. Beyond a refund, taxes and reporting your income impacts your financial aid and eligibility for some scholarships. The IRS urges you to choose a tax preparer carefully. These tips from the IRS will help you choose one:

Check qualifications.  All paid tax return preparers are required to...

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Spring Breakers Drink Too Much, Make Bad Decisions

Spring Break is fast approaching and students are sure to be traveling during their week off. But before making any decisions you will regret, understand that overconsumption of alcohol has been a major problem for spring breakers in recent years. 

In fact, 53% of the 1.5 million students who travel to warmer locations for spring break regret...

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