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Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Organize All-Campus Walk for Sidewalks on Chase Parkway

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students...

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Naugatuck Valley Community College is leading the...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Organize All-Campus Walk for Sidewalks on Chase Parkway

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Organize All-Campus Walk for Sidewalks on Chase Parkway

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Naugatuck Valley Community College is leading the College’s participation in the International Walk...
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NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The Mattatuck Community Collection at October Event

NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The...

Naugatuck Valley Community College and the Mattatuck Museum have forged a collaboration to feature a...

NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The Mattatuck Community Collection at October Event

NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The Mattatuck Community Collection at October Event

Naugatuck Valley Community College and the Mattatuck Museum have forged a collaboration to feature a collection of paintings at the College on a long...
10/30/2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to Support Manufacturing Training

NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to...

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

NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to Support Manufacturing Training

NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to Support Manufacturing Training

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...
10/15/2014 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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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Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative Named NEDA Program of the Year

Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative Named NEDA Program of the Year

NVCC is one of four Connecticut centers to be recognized

The Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative was recognized for its program longevity since the creation of the first Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield in 1998, and for successfully duplicating the initiative in 2012 at three community colleges, including Naugatuck Valley Community College.

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Summer Classes Mean Less Time in the Classroom - Not More

Summer Classes Mean Less Time in the Classroom - Not More

Sign up now for one of our credit or non-credit summer classes

It can be hard to picture yourself inside as the weather starts getting warmer, but taking classes during the summer means less time in the classroom - not more! Summer semesters are more condensed than the regular fall and spring semesters so you can save yourself precious weeks of time by getting those courses done now!

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Four Students Earn STEM Awards from CT Space Grant Consortium

Four Students Earn STEM Awards from CT Space Grant Consortium

2014 Graduate Jason Willet Heads South for Aircraft Readiness Engineering Workshop

Four Naugatuck Valley Community College students have been funded by the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium to further their education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. The Connecticut Space Grant Consortium is a NASA funded organization made up of 16 Space Grant affiliated universities and community colleges in the state of Connecticut. NVCC is one of the first Connecticut Community Colleges to join.

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Manufacturing Student Lands Program's First Apprenticeship

Manufacturing Student Lands Program's First Apprenticeship

Hannah Lenoce, Cheshire, has been hired at Marion Manufacturing as part of CT Apprentice Program

As a 2014 NVCC Advanced Manufacturing program graduate, Hannah Lenoce, 19, has a promise of employment for at least the next four years at Marion Manufacturing Co. in Cheshire. At the end of this time, she will be nationally certified as a tool-and-die maker, making her highly marketable and transferable at a time when most manufacturers are scrambling to replace an aging workforce.  

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2014 Presidential Medal of Honor Winners

2014 Presidential Medal of Honor Winners

The Presidential Medals of Honor were established in 2012 to recognize students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members for distinguished service to the mission accomplishment and program outcomes of NVCC students and the College. Honorees are recognized on the recommendation of faculty or colleagues, and on the endorsement of the Office of the President. 

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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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Finally finish college!

Finally finish college!

Go Back to Get Ahead is offering you up to three FREE college courses

Do you have college credits but no degree? Now is the time to finish the degree you started! A limited time program from the State of Connecticut called Go Back to Get Ahead is offering Connecticut residents up to three FREE 3-credit courses when you enroll at one of the 17 institutions in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system.

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NVCC Awards More Than 100 Students for Excellence at Honors Night

NVCC Awards More Than 100 Students for Excellence at Honors Night

More than 100 students gathered with their families on Tuesday, May 27, for Naugatuck Valley Community College's annual Honors Night at the College's Fine Arts Center. Honors Night recognizes students who have distinguished themselves throughout the academic year by excelling academically, demonstrating leadership in their field of study, or engaging with the campus and greater area community.

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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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Male Students Recognized for Drive, Success

Male Students Recognized for Drive, Success

Eleven students received awards from their instructors on Wed., April 30

Inspired by the President's annual High Tea Ceremony, which celebrates women who have overcome adversity to succeed at NVCC, the NVCC Male Encouragement Network, M.E.N., decided this year it was time to finally recognize the spirit of triumph, resiliency and commitment among our outstanding male students.

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AMTC Receives Grants for Manufacturing Recruitment

AMTC Receives Grants for Manufacturing Recruitment

Representatives from the Precision Metalforming Association were on campus April 24 to confer the funds

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) presented Naugatuck Valley Community College with two $1,000 checks on Thurs., April 24, 2014 to support advanced manufacturing at the College. According to Joe Defeo, director of the NVCC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC), the grants will be used to boost promotion and recruitment initiatives.

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Students and Staff Inducted into Epsilon Pi Tau, Gamma Phi

Students and Staff Inducted into Epsilon Pi Tau, Gamma Phi

STEM Honors Society Accepts 19 from NVCC

On Friday, April 11, 2014, 17 NVCC students and 2 NVCC administrators were inducted into the Connecticut College of Technology’s chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, Gamma Phi. Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions.

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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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Professional Women in Science Inspire High School and College Students

Professional Women in Science Inspire High School and College Students

Students talk one-on-one with professionals about career paths

What do manufacturing, water quality, biomedical engineering, research science, computer science, ecology and evolutionary biology have in common? You’ve undoubtedly guessed it: they are all powerful career fields for women who thrive on the “hows” and “whys” of the world and who embrace the challenge to make that world better. 

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Smaller Manufacturers Association Honors Two NVCC Students at Annual Meeting

Smaller Manufacturers Association Honors Two NVCC Students at Annual Meeting

Manufacturing Students Named SMA Students of the Month

On Monday, March 10, the Smaller Manufacturer’s Association (SMA) honored two Naugatuck Valley Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) students, TJ Dignan and Daniel Damiata, as SMA’s March Students of the Month. Both students entered the AMTC in fall 2013 and are expected to graduate this May with Level II Advanced Manufacturing certificates, which means they have completed all of the education necessary for entry into the workforce.

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Scholarship Opportunity for STEM Students

Scholarship Opportunity for STEM Students

Deadline to apply Feb. 28

STEM students are encouraged to apply for a $500 scholarship. Someone from NV will get it - why not you? Details here!
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Manufacturing Students and Partners Receive Special Awards

Manufacturing Students and Partners Receive Special Awards

NVCC student and community partner Doug Johnson honored at the State Capitol

The Connecticut State College and Universities (ConnSCU) honored industry partners, staff and students of the state's four Advanced Manufacturing Centers on Wed., Dec. 11 at the 2013 Advanced Manufacturing Awards Ceremony. 
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Students Attend Waterbury STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo

Students Attend Waterbury STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo

Expo provides students access to local manufacturers and career opportunities.

Over 40 students from Naugatuck Valley Community College's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center attended the STEM/Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo on November 21, 2013 at CoCo Key Resort in Waterbury. The event was sponsored by the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce and featured 37 area manufacturer and employment-related companies. 
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October Manufacturing Information Sessions

October Manufacturing Information Sessions

How to Earn Manufacturing Certification in One Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s (NVCC) Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is hosting two information sessions in October for students interested in earning manufacturing certification. The sessions will take place at 2:15 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 15 and 5:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 30.
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