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Naugatuck Valley Community College to Receive $1.7 Million from Department of Labor Grant to Support Local Training for Manufacturing Jobs

Naugatuck Valley Community College to Receive $1.7...

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been identified as one of 270 community colleges nationally...

Naugatuck Valley Community College to Receive $1.7 Million from Department of Labor Grant to Support Local Training for Manufacturing Jobs

Naugatuck Valley Community College to Receive $1.7 Million from Department of Labor Grant to Support Local Training for Manufacturing Jobs

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been identified as one of 270 community colleges nationally that will receive federal grant support from the...
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NVCC Fulbright Scholar Returns Home to Grenada to Continue Making a Difference

NVCC Fulbright Scholar Returns Home to Grenada to...

Oonya Kempadu was a Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence at Naugatuck Valley Community College this past...

NVCC Fulbright Scholar Returns Home to Grenada to Continue Making a Difference

NVCC Fulbright Scholar Returns Home to Grenada to Continue Making a Difference

Oonya Kempadu was a Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence at Naugatuck Valley Community College this past year. While in Waterbury, she made an impact with...
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NVCC Planning Celebration to Honor Activist Poet

NVCC Planning Celebration to Honor Activist Poet

Naugatuck Valley Community College is honored to host “Julia de Burgos, de Puerto Rico al...

NVCC Planning Celebration to Honor Activist Poet

NVCC Planning Celebration to Honor Activist Poet

Naugatuck Valley Community College is honored to host “Julia de Burgos, de Puerto Rico al universe/ From Puerto Rico to the Universe: A...
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NVCC Celebrates 50 years of Higher Education and Community Service

NVCC Celebrates 50 years of Higher Education and...

Friday, September 12, 2014  marked the first of a series of celebrations which will occur over...

NVCC Celebrates 50 years of Higher Education and Community Service

NVCC Celebrates 50 years of Higher Education and Community Service

Friday, September 12, 2014  marked the first of a series of celebrations which will occur over the next three years as NVCC celebrates its...
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NVCC Hosts Town Hall to Review Plans for Transforming the State College and University System

NVCC Hosts Town Hall to Review Plans for...

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley...

NVCC Hosts Town Hall to Review Plans for Transforming the State College and University System

NVCC Hosts Town Hall to Review Plans for Transforming the State College and University System

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed Dr. Michael Gargano, Provost...
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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....
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Policy Affects CT Undocumented Students

In July of 2011, Connecticut became the 12th state to sign into law a new legislation permitting undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at public institutions of higher education. Prior to that, undocumented immigrant students had to...

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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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Greenbacks vs. Green Pots in Medicinal Cannabis Industry

The introduction of legal marijuana has produced a profitable industry and a mountain of issues. A majority of the states that have legalized the drug allow residents of 21+ to purchase up to an ounce at a time and to grow up to six plants for personal use. Although recognized as a viable treatment...

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Happenings @ Other Colleges

CT Student First-Ever Division I Athlete to Come Out; Using Google Glass in med school; Smartphone apps keep students safe; Tulsa Community College offers free education; “Work Colleges” Popping Up

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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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M.E.N. on the Move

The Male Encouragement Network (M.E.N.), is made up of a group for male students whose vision and actions create a genuinely engaging and enlivening environment on our campus, allowing students to discuss fears, struggles, ambitions and dreams.
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Tamarack Meets Famed Boston Globe Photographer John Tlumacki

Tamarack Meets Famed Boston Globe Photographer John Tlumacki

Members of The Tamarack staff attended a Society of Professional Journalists conference at Boston University on April 26. They participated in workshops and lectures geared toward many aspects of journalism. During the event, they learned from leading minds in the field and veterans who shared their years of experience. The highlight of the day was meeting Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki, who took award-winning pictures of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country and around the world, including...

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Disconnecting on Social Media

The use of social media in the United States of America has exploded in popularity in recent years. Social media has taken its place as a main component of modern life. It has practically replaced face to face conversations, phone calls, and letters as our primary form of communication. Many people prefer this to actual interactions due to convenience and the ability to put forth the image of themselves that they want people to see. While it has become extremely popular, the increasing use of social media could...

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On First Anniversary, NVCC Remembers Boston Marathon Bombing

On April 15, 2013, the nation was sent into shock when a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A year later, the effects are still felt and almost everybody remembers their reaction to the tragedy. 

To commemorate those who lost their limbs or lives, a ceremony will be held at the Hynes Veteran’s Memorial Convention Center in Boston on April 15th, and ceremonies will continue up to

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Reasons to Reflect on Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings

It’s been said that “The gloves came off on September 11.”  What happened to the New York City World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania jolted a nation from its sleepy illusion; it was an illusion that life would continue undisturbed while their government conducted its covert operations around the world.  

The horror returned to Boston, Massachusetts, and the disbelief that, after all our military and clandestine activities to fight back against the perceived threat, something could still come from an unknown place. Americans didn’t expect...

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We Can All Be Boston Strong

I am in no way a fan of baseball or sports in general but I found myself watching the 2013 World Series. When I saw the “Boston Strong” logo cut into the grass at Fenway Park my heart clenched, and before I knew, it tears were running down my face. I just sat there watching as these survivors, these people who defeated the odds, walked out with their heads held high. I realized at that moment...

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Dogs Have Feelings Too

Many would argue that dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friend, while others may see the vicious, darker side of dogs. Those who see that darker side tend to group certain breeds, using stereotypes because of one misbehaved dog. It shouldn’t be that all dogs of a certain breed are judged and subjected to blame because of one dog that was mishandled, mistreated, and trained improperly by human hands. As much as humans can make dogs “man’s best friend,” humans are also to blame for the dog’s mistreatment and one becoming “man’s worst enemy.” 
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Waves of Sympathy

In the event of an earthquake, the epicenter is the point on the Earth’s surface directly above the focus or hypocenter and in most cases is the area where the most damage occurs. From the hypocenter, seismic waves propagate spherically outward, decreasing in intensity the further removed they become. In a way, the same thing happens when great tragedies strike. The way in which we react to them is also comparable. As the potential...

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NVCC Hosts Annual Leadership Conference

NVCC Hosts Annual Leadership Conference

The college hosted this year’s ConnSCU Leadership Summit. The summit has been held annually for three years so that student leaders from all community colleges can talk about issues they would like to see addressed at their respective schools and system-wide.

The event was open to any sort of student leader, including...

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Shooting for the Stars: Max Arzu

Max Arzu, 22, is a second year audio/video major who has already begun to use his skills with an internship at Charter Communications in Seymour.

Arzu attends intensive workshops in video editing, camera positioning, AD mixers, sound boards, and color generator.

“I just completed a 20-minute video presentation that...

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White Lies, Not so Innocent

Everyone has told white lies, and will continue to tell them until the end of time. What makes a white lie socially acceptable is the fact that everyone has told one, either out of politeness or to save themselves some hassle. However, the fact that they are so acceptable does not make them morally correct.

While the white lie is probably the most commonly told lie, it is definitely the most dangerous one...

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No Longer Silent

Troubled. Distant. Heavyhearted. Forlorn. I wish there were other words to describe him. I wish every thought of him didn’t make me sad. I wish I could write a joyful, cheerful story about a war vet, but I can’t because it wouldn’t be his story. His story is one of courage, triumph, and heartache. His story, though not pretty, is one that must be told.

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From the SGA President: February

If it weren’t for NVCC, I would be in my hometown working a nine-to-five job not knowing what the rest of the world had to offer. More importantly, I would be unaware of what I had to offer the world. I believe I would have eventually enlisted in the Navy. At the time, I thought it would offer me the best options for a career after I served. I also would have gotten to travel widely. Truth is I never learned how to swim, so thankfully those plans never worked out.

I thank God for the plan that did work out. As I walk the hallways...

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The College’s Glorious Athletic Past

Many NVCC students were not even born when Mattatuck Community College (est. 1967) and Waterbury State Tech (est. 1964) merged in 1992 to form Naugatuck Valley Community College.

Both two-year institutions had celebrated athletic pasts that gained national attention. Following the merger, NVCC had a brief history in athletics as well.

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