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.
Board of Regents President, Dr. Gregory Gray spent the month of November taking the new Transform 20-20 initiatives on the road. With a goal to solicit feedback from students and then present it to the Board of Regents (BOR) in 2015, Dr. Gray worked his plan to meet with community college students by organizing contacts through their Student Government Association officers. The meetings with students from the 17 CT State Universities and Community Colleges were intended to inform, rally support and produce 1,000 students to legislative budget hearings next Spring to advocate for funding. “Your voice will allow us to take the next huge step from being a good college and university system to becoming a great state higher education system,” said Dr. Gray.
On November 18, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted a Community and Public Sector Career Expo, a unique annual event that provides students of all majors an opportunity to meet and talk with professionals from all sectors of Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education and Human Services. Café West was filled with 40 agencies and over 250 students who received information and gained insights as they spoke with people in careers as varied as Department of Correction Canine Officers, Social Workers from the VA, and Victim Services Advocates.
On November 12, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted a semi-annual College Transfer Fair for students to obtain information about the transfer process to the four Connecticut State Universities, Charter Oak State College and private institutions.
On November 14, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) inducted ten new students and two returning students into the prestigious President’s Circle. Membership represents the highest honor a student may receive while matriculating at the College. These students have a minimum GPA of 3.4 and they represent a select group of outstanding achievers who serve as the College’s Student Ambassadors. President Circle Ambassadors have the opportunity to attend major college events with the President and/or her Cabinet, and lend voice to their experiences as NVCC students.
Naugatuck Valley Community College was honored to host special night of poetry at Confluencia on Tuesday, December 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the Playbox Theater at Naugatuck Valley Community College. In its seventh year, the Confluencia series continues to inspire, enrich and introduce the power of poetry to the community and the generations within it.
Come to College Goal Sunday and Learn How to Apply for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
The College Goal Sunday program was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and supplemental support from the Lumina Foundation for Education. College Goal Sunday is a free, on-site program that utilizes financial aid professionals and community-based service providers to assist students and their families with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Associate Provost and Dean of The Citadel Graduate College Returns to His Alma Mater
Unassuming and down-to-earth is how one might describe Dr. Robert McNamara, a 1984 graduate of Mattatuck Community College, who was invited to speak with NVCC students on October 28, 2014 about his path to student success. In a written biography that he shared with students at the beginning of the event, he described himself as “an ordinary guy who was provided some extraordinary opportunities.” Dr. McNamara’s story is one of challenges, not unfamiliar to some students in the audience.
On October 15, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted “Julia de Burgos, de Puerto Rico al universe/ From Puerto Rico to the Universe: A Centennial Celebration” in the Playbox Theater, 750 Chase Parkway. The symposium and celebration honored the life and works of Julia de Burgos, a Puerto Rican poet, revolutionary and feminist, on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Born in 1914, de Burgos is widely considered one of the greatest poets of Latin America.
"Make a Difference Day" is the largest national day of community service. On the fourth Saturday of October, millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. Connecticut Public Higher Education Institutions came together for "National Make a Difference Day," except, they turned it into a week of service from October 19-25. http://ctpublicsmakeadiff.org/
President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a forum to feature the histories of local manufacturers to celebrate October as “Manufacturing Month” in Connecticut. President De Filippis opened the ceremony with a warm welcome that highlighted the list of seventeen manufacturing companies in attendance.
For the past five years, NVCC English Professor William H. Foster III and Robert Lyons, owner of Legends of Superheros in Middlebury, have teamed up to coordinate the Brass City Comic Con, an annual comic book convention which brought more than 450 guests to this summer’s July 20th event at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
Alumni from Waterbury State Technical College, Mattatuck Community College, and Naugatuck Valley Community College came together at NVCC’s Technology Hall on Thursday, October 23. A core group of Alumni who are leading the charge to re-invigorate NVCC’s Alumni Association worked to host the event.
NVCC’s Gear UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program), STARBASE (a nationwide STEM education program designed for fifth graders) and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Division teamed up with the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) to host a G20 Summit on Friday, October 24 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm on the NVCC campus.
NVCC students will walk with legislative leaders to rally support for sidewalk construction
The Student Government Association (SGA) of Naugatuck Valley Community College is leading the College’s participation in the International Walk to School Day on October 8, 2014...
Manufacturing is an in-demand career choice!
Naugatuck Valley Community College’s (NVCC) Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) is hosting two information sessions in October for students interested in earning manufacturing certification. The sessions will take place at 2:15pm on Wed., October 8 and at 5:30 p.m. on Wed., October 22 at 5:30pm. The sessions will be held in Technology Hall, Room T515, 750 Chase Parkway in Waterbury.
Federal funding will help provide education and career training programs for job seekers
Naugatuck Valley Community College has been identified as one of 270 community colleges nationally that will receive federal grant support from the Department of Labor...
Oonya Kempadu was a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Naugatuck Valley Community College this past year. While in Waterbury, she made an impact with the students at NVCC and Capital Community College and in the communities of both Colleges...
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, community members and legislative leaders attend NVCC's 50th anniversary event
Friday, September 12, 2014 marked the first of a series of celebrations which will occur over the next three years as NVCC celebrates its beginnings, first as Waterbury State Technical College in 1964, and then as Mattatuck Community College in 1967...
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Board of Regents presents Transform CSCU 2020
President Daisy Cocco De Filippis Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed Dr. Michael Gargano, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Michael Kozlowski, Director, Public Relations and Marketing...