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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
NVCC welcomes new students and families during New Student Orientation.
On August 17, more than 600 students were welcomed to Naugatuck Valley Community College by faculty, staff and current students at New Student Orientation. The orientation exceeded last year’s student attendees, making it the largest orientation in the College’s history.
Need help filling out your FAFSA? Join us for the spring FAFSA workshops on:
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Sat., March 23, 2013
Technology Hall, Room T511
All workshops begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Bring the following information with you:
2012 federal tax return for parent and/or student
2012 W2’s for parent and/or student
PIN # for student and/or parent (this may be obtained prior to workshop by going to www.pin.ed.gov)
Green card (if you are an eligible non-citizen)
Social Security benefits received for 2012
2012 food stamp and/or CASH amount
Child support received in 2012
Workmen’s compensation amount in 2012
Unemployment compensation amount received in 2012
For further details, please stop by the Financial Aid Office in K512 or call...
Current and prospective students are invited to attend Naugatuck Valley Community College Express Registration:
Sat., Aug 11 from 8 am to 3 pm at NVCC Danbury Center.
Sat., Aug. 18 & 25 from 8 am to 2 pm at NVCC in Waterbury. The fall academic semester begins on Aug. 31.
Express Registration gives students the opportunity to apply to the college, take the placement exam, meet with an advisor, and register and pay for courses in just a few hours. The NVCC Bookstore will also be open to assist students.
In order to complete the entire process, students are asked to arrive as early as possible. Applications can be completed ahead of time at nv.edu/apply. Students will need to provide proof of high school completion and immunization documentation.
The College will also be offering extended registration hours throughout August. For more information call 203-596-2121 or visit nv.edu/events. ...