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Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan
Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan

Pilot Program Emphasizing...

Increased student engagement, faculty who are more confident in their teaching, more...

Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan

Performance-Based Institution

Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan

Increased student engagement, faculty who are more confident in their teaching, more relevant course material, and an improved student experience are...
NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa
NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

NVCC Inducts 146 Students into...

Naugatuck Valley Community College held the 36th annual induction ceremony for the...

NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

Performance-Based Institution

NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

Naugatuck Valley Community College held the 36th annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa on Monday, April 10....
NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room
NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a special evening of music and poetry featuring...

NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

Arts & Humanities

NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a special evening of music and poetry featuring three award-winning writers and poets...
Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum
Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum

Horticulture and Hospitality...

In an effort to keep its curriculum current for its students and to help close the skill...

Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum

In an effort to keep its curriculum current for its students and to help close the skill gap in the state, Naugatuck Valley Community College turned...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater...

Naugatuck Valley Community College...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its fifth annual Spring Open House on Sunday,...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater...

STEM

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its fifth annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Technology Hall Atrium where...
Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success
Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

Debut of International Arts...

On a bright spring afternoon, Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and...

Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

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Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

On a bright spring afternoon, Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff, and Fulbright scholar-in-residence Felipe Karam gathered...
NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni Reunion & Open House
NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni Reunion & Open House

NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni...

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff invite...

NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni Reunion & Open House

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NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni Reunion & Open House

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff invite health sciences alumni to tour the new Center for Health...
Call for Entries for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative...
Call for Entries for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative...

Call for Entries for Naugatuck...

Naugatuck Valley Community College invites individuals to submit original work for...

Call for Entries for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative...

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Call for Entries for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative...

Naugatuck Valley Community College invites individuals to submit original work for possible inclusion in its 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book,...
Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching
Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching

Students, Faculty, and Staff Say...

Searching for the right resources for your next research project just got a lot easier....

Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching

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Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching

Searching for the right resources for your next research project just got a lot easier. That’s thanks to a dedicated team that helped the Max R....
YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve Parlato Panelist at Teen Bookfest by the Bay
YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve Parlato Panelist at Teen Bookfest by the Bay

YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Associate Professor of English Steve Parlato has a lot...

YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve Parlato Panelist at Teen Bookfest by the Bay

Arts & Humanities

YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve Parlato Panelist at Teen Bookfest by the Bay

Naugatuck Valley Community College Associate Professor of English Steve Parlato has a lot to celebrate these days. The Young Adult (YA) author just...
Ion Bank Supports NVCC’s New Computer Lab in Center for Health Sciences at Founders Hall
Ion Bank Supports NVCC’s New Computer Lab in Center for Health Sciences at Founders Hall

Ion Bank Supports NVCC’s New...

The Ion Bank Foundation recently presented a $15,000 gift to Naugatuck Valley Community...

Ion Bank Supports NVCC’s New Computer Lab in Center for Health Sciences at Founders Hall

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Ion Bank Supports NVCC’s New Computer Lab in Center for Health Sciences at Founders Hall

The Ion Bank Foundation recently presented a $15,000 gift to Naugatuck Valley Community College to name the Computer Lab in Founders Hall. President...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Home Care CNA Program  on Waterbury and...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Home Care CNA Program  on Waterbury and...

Naugatuck Valley Community College...

Naugatuck Valley Community College announces the expansion of its Certified Nurse Aide...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Home Care CNA Program on Waterbury and...

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Home Care CNA Program on Waterbury and...

Naugatuck Valley Community College announces the expansion of its Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training program with the addition of a convenient,...
NVCC Faculty and Students Selected to Show Work at Hartford Gallery
NVCC Faculty and Students Selected to Show Work at Hartford Gallery

NVCC Faculty and Students Selected...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Art Instructor Amanda Lebel and two of her students are...

NVCC Faculty and Students Selected to Show Work at Hartford Gallery

Student Success

NVCC Faculty and Students Selected to Show Work at Hartford Gallery

Naugatuck Valley Community College Art Instructor Amanda Lebel and two of her students are showing their work at “Community,” a...
NVCC Students Provide Compelling Testimonies at State Appropriations Committee Hearing
NVCC Students Provide Compelling Testimonies at State Appropriations Committee Hearing

NVCC Students Provide Compelling...

Twenty-one Naugatuck Valley Community College students boarded a bus on February 15 that...

NVCC Students Provide Compelling Testimonies at State Appropriations Committee Hearing

Students & Clubs

NVCC Students Provide Compelling Testimonies at State Appropriations Committee Hearing

Twenty-one Naugatuck Valley Community College students boarded a bus on February 15 that was headed to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford....
Color Guard Procession, Patriotic Sing-Along among Highlights of  All College Meeting
Color Guard Procession, Patriotic Sing-Along among Highlights of  All College Meeting

Color Guard Procession, Patriotic...

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s president, faculty, staff, and students held...

Color Guard Procession, Patriotic Sing-Along among Highlights of All College Meeting

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Color Guard Procession, Patriotic Sing-Along among Highlights of All College Meeting

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s president, faculty, staff, and students held their All College meeting in the new Community Room located in...
U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty Recognizes NVCC for Successful Manufacturing Job...
U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty Recognizes NVCC for Successful Manufacturing Job...

U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty...

Naugatuck Valley Community College is often in the news for the work it does to serve our...

U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty Recognizes NVCC for Successful Manufacturing Job...

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty Recognizes NVCC for Successful Manufacturing Job...

Naugatuck Valley Community College is often in the news for the work it does to serve our 22-town service area. A string of student opportunities and...
English Language Learners from Waterbury High Schools Get a Glimpse of College Life
English Language Learners from Waterbury High Schools Get a Glimpse of College Life

English Language Learners from...

More than 85 Spanish-speaking juniors and seniors representing area schools like Crosby,...

English Language Learners from Waterbury High Schools Get a Glimpse of College Life

Engine of Change

English Language Learners from Waterbury High Schools Get a Glimpse of College Life

More than 85 Spanish-speaking juniors and seniors representing area schools like Crosby, Kennedy, Waterbury Career Academy, and Wilby gathered in...
New Student Orientations on NVCC’s Waterbury and Danbury Campuses Begin New Chapter for...
New Student Orientations on NVCC’s Waterbury and Danbury Campuses Begin New Chapter for...

New Student Orientations on NVCC’s...

Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed dozens of new students attending the...

New Student Orientations on NVCC’s Waterbury and Danbury Campuses Begin New Chapter for...

Students & Clubs

New Student Orientations on NVCC’s Waterbury and Danbury Campuses Begin New Chapter for...

Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed dozens of new students attending the school’s first-ever orientation at its new Danbury campus at...
NVCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast
NVCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast

NVCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast

More than 100 community partners and NVCC academic leaders met at a leadership breakfast...

NVCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast

Engine of Change

NVCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast

More than 100 community partners and NVCC academic leaders met at a leadership breakfast held at Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Waterbury...
Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley...
Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley...

Greater Waterbury Health Network...

Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, President & CEO, Waterbury Hospital and Greater Waterbury...

Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley...

Engine of Change

Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley...

Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, President & CEO, Waterbury Hospital and Greater Waterbury Health Network (GWHN) presented NVCC President Daisy Cocco De...
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NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

Naugatuck Valley Community College held the 36th annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa on Monday, April 10.  Faculty, staff, friends, and family celebrated the achievements of 146 student inductees. The event opened with a welcome by Professor Lisa Kaufman, an advisor for the organization. NVCC President Daisy Cocco DeFilippis, Ph.D. delivered the opening remarks commending the academic achievements of the students, Dean of Academic Affairs Irene Rios-Knauf, Ph.D., congratulated the recipients, and NVCC Professor of English Steve Parlato delivered the keynote address.

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NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a special evening of music and poetry featuring three award-winning writers and poets at Confluencia on April 19 at the College’s Waterbury Campus. The evening kicked off with the music of a student jazz trio and continued with an “open mike” featuring NVCC students who offered readings of original works as well as poetry and prose by noted writers.

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Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching

Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching

NVCC Library Launches “NVCC Search”

Searching for the right resources for your next research project just got a lot easier. That’s thanks to a dedicated team that helped the Max R. Traurig Library at Naugatuck Valley Community College move to a new search system interface called “NV Search.” Now, with just a few clicks and keystrokes, NV Search provides one-stop searching for books and e-books, videos, articles, and digital media for anyone who wants to search through the College’s vast collection or discover resources. For those on the go, the best part about the new interface is that it’s 100% mobile friendly meaning that users can access the system from any smart phone.


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Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Home Care CNA Program  on Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Home Care CNA Program on Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

Spring classes offered at two convenient locations

Naugatuck Valley Community College announces the expansion of its Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training program with the addition of a convenient, affordable new Home Care CNA program. A Home Care CNA is an important part of the health care team who provides services that promote, maintain, and/or restore physical, social, or emotional health to clients in the home setting.


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NVCC Students Provide Compelling Testimonies at State Appropriations Committee Hearing

NVCC Students Provide Compelling Testimonies at State Appropriations Committee Hearing

Twenty-one Naugatuck Valley Community College students boarded a bus on February 15 that was headed to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The students were traveling to the capital to support the Connecticut State College and Universities’ (CSCU) testimony on Governor Malloy’s proposed budget to the Appropriations Committee led by CSCU President Mark E. Ojakian. 

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New Student Orientations on NVCC’s Waterbury and Danbury Campuses Begin New Chapter for Many Students

New Student Orientations on NVCC’s Waterbury and Danbury Campuses Begin New Chapter for Many Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed dozens of new students attending the school’s first-ever orientation at its new Danbury campus at 190 Main Street on Wednesday, January 11. NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., Danbury Associate Dean Antonio Santiago, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Ronald Picard, Ph.D. welcomed students and congratulated them on taking the first step towards their future. Representatives from the school’s library, Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), Center for Academic Planning & Student Success (CAPSS), and offices of Student Activities and Financial Aid gave mini-presentations on the many resources available to help students succeed in their studies.


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Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Center for Health Sciences

Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Center for Health Sciences

Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, President & CEO, Waterbury Hospital and Greater Waterbury Health Network (GWHN) presented NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. with a $150,000 contribution in support of the new Center for Health Sciences at the College.  Stromstad noted, “it’s about recognizing and honoring the important relationship between GWHN and NVCC. We are pleased to be the first health care sponsor for the Center.  Our new parent company, Prospect Medical Holdings, recognizes the NVCC/Greater Waterbury Health Network partnership and the positive impact it has had on healthcare in our region.  We are proud to be part of this new venture and look forward to it further bolstering our local healthcare workforce.”


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SGA Tree Trimming Ceremony Kicks Off Month of Philanthropic Holiday Celebrations at NVCC

SGA Tree Trimming Ceremony Kicks Off Month of Philanthropic Holiday Celebrations at NVCC

NVCC students unraveled lights, unpacked bulbs from boxes, and laid out strands of golden garland last week in the College’s Prism Lounge to trim a tree that will provide aesthetic cheer during this holiday season.


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NVCC to Open Weekend College at Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

NVCC to Open Weekend College at Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

Work and family obligations often compete with dreams of going to college. Naugatuck Valley Community College has created an affordable solution. Through the College’s new part-time accelerated weekend Business Management Certificate and/or degree program, students who work full-time can get an associate degree or certificate in Business Management. The new program offers the opportunity to complete a fully transferrable associate degree in two or three years, by attending part-time classes that meet on weekends. At both the Waterbury and Danbury campuses, classes will be held on Friday evenings, Saturdays (Sundays-Waterbury campus only.) Financial aid is available for qualified students.


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Naugatuck Valley Community College to Award $1.4M for  Student Scholarships

Naugatuck Valley Community College to Award $1.4M for Student Scholarships

Need help paying for college? For students who want to attend Naugatuck Valley Community College this fall, scholarship money is available from the $1,369,270.00 Naugatuck Valley Community College has received in funding from the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education for scholarship grants awarded by the Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program (RWSP). For students whose financial concerns have kept them from registering, this scholarship makes a difference. Any Connecticut resident who is attending a public, two-year college, and has filled out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), is eligible to apply. Recipients must meet federal eligibility requirements for financial aid and be taking at least six credits or more per semester. The scholarship awards up to $4,500 a year for full-time students and is pro-rated for part-timers. Actual amounts will be determined by the NVCC Financial Aid Office. To learn more about the Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program, contact Cathy Hardy, NVCC Director of Financial Aid, at (203) 575-8274 or CHardy@nv.edu. 


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NVCC Students and Staff Take the Plunge to Support Special Olympics

NVCC Students and Staff Take the Plunge to Support Special Olympics

On Saturday, February 27, three Naugatuck Valley Community College students and two staff members took the plunge in Highland Lake for a great cause, the Special Olympics. The "NVCC Ice Breakers" raised over $2,000 dollars for the organization. Half of the proceeds will be directed to the Waterbury Special Olympics.


Author: Smith, Tara
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NVCC Celebrates Five Years of College Goal Sunday

NVCC Celebrates Five Years of College Goal Sunday

The start of the New Year represents new resolutions and high hopes, and for college students and their parents throughout the nation time to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For prospective students and parents who haven’t been through the process before, it can prove a daunting and often confusing task. With that in mind, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosts College Goal Sunday each January to offer guidance. This year’s event, on January 31, marked NVCC’s fifth consecutive year of participation in the nationwide effort—helping scores of students and their families.

Author: Kupec, Aaron
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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.

Author: Kupec, Aaron
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NVCC Welcomes New Students, Families as Fall Semester Commences

NVCC Welcomes New Students, Families as Fall Semester Commences

Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed approximately 525 new students and their families to campus for its annual New Student Orientation on August 29 on the College’s Waterbury campus. The event featured a welcome from administrators, faculty and staff; nearly 20 information tables on various College services and activities; campus tours; and special programs for parents, covering topics ranging from financial aid to special services for veterans.

Author: Kupec, Aaron
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NVCC Welcomes New WAVE Students

NVCC Welcomes New WAVE Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Workforce Achievers Value Education program welcomed 15 new students at its annual kickoff event on August 28. Run through NVCC’s Business Division, the program is designed to build students’ academic and work skills while developing each individual student’s personal emotional quotient, enabling him or her to get along successfully in the real world.

Author: Kupec, Aaron
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Community College Scholars Get Head Start on Fall Semester with Summer Program

Community College Scholars Get Head Start on Fall Semester with Summer Program

Thirty-six young men and women who graduated from high school in June got a head start on their studies over the summer at Naugatuck Valley Community College thanks to the Community College Scholars (CCS) program. For five weeks, scholars participated in classes, went on field trips, engaged in social activities and forged campus connections that will enhance their time at NVCC and throughout their lives. On August 13, the CCS summer program wrapped up with a cookout on the plaza.

Author: Kupec, Aaron
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NVCC Students Organize to Attend Appropriations Public Hearing

NVCC Students Organize to Attend Appropriations Public Hearing

Throughout the NVCC campus signs read “February 24, 2015- State Budget Appropriations Public Hearing- bus leaving 4:30 p.m., Parking lot D- All Students Welcome. Sign up in S-514. ”The students at Naugatuck Valley Community College, once again organized themselves to speak out on behalf of their College, and their concerns about the state’s higher education budget. On February 24, 2015 students from colleges and universities throughout the state flooded the Legislative Office Building to attend the Appropriations Committee public hearing about the higher education budget. Students came in large numbers to voice their concerns about potential cuts to the 2015-16 budget and its impact on the state’s colleges and universities.

Author: Smith, Tara
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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.” 


Author: Smith, Tara
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Now Offering CNA Course at New Milford Location

Naugatuck Valley Community College Now Offering CNA Course at New Milford Location

Naugatuck Valley Community College has announced the expansion of their Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center. The new location of this program is intended to meet the job-training needs of the communities served by NVCC by making it more convenient for residents of the New Milford, Brookfield and Danbury areas to take the course.  NVCC Director of Community and Economic Development, Laurie Hornbecker, noted that “this course is essential to meet the training needs of today’s health care professionals.”


Author: Smith, Tara
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning Summer 2015 Relocation of Danbury Campus

Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning Summer 2015 Relocation of Danbury Campus

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., has announced plans for the College’s new Danbury Campus.  The State Department of Administrative Services has completed its public search and negotiation for new campus space. The new Danbury campus, if final approvals are granted, will be located downtown at 190 Main St. This new location at Main and West Streets is across from the Danbury Public Library, and across the street from the current NVCC Campus. The entrance is on West Street, a few feet off Main Street. The building is owned by Joseph DaSilva Jr.


Author: Smith, Tara
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