Through partnership with the Association for College and University Educators
Increased student engagement, faculty who are more confident in their teaching, more relevant course material, and an improved student experience are many of the benefits that Naugatuck Valley Community College hopes to gain from a pilot program with the Association for College and University Educators (ACUE) which began in February.
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.
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.
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 to the experts on April 19 at its Horticulture and Hospitality Summit. Focused on industry careers and trends in the horticulture and hospitality industries, the summit was hosted by NVCC and held on its Waterbury campus. The summit provided an opportunity for professionals in the horticulture and hospitality industries along with state and local leaders, and NVCC faculty and staff to discuss the skills, education and future outlook in the field of horticulture/hospitality.
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 prospective students and their families visited NVCC’s Waterbury Campus. Faculty, staff, and student leaders were on hand to talk one-on-one with prospective students and visitors about applying to and attending NVCC. Campus tours were conducted throughout the day with stops at the Library, Academic Center for Excellence, Student Center, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, Hospitality Management Program, allied health labs, and other popular locations.
NVCC’s celebration of artistic multiculturalism launched college as “International Center for the Arts”
On a bright spring afternoon, Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff, and Fulbright scholar-in-residence Felipe Karam gathered around a dozen colorful djembes and dunduns arranged in the College’s Leever Atrium. The African-inspired drum circle was the first of many interactive events at the debut of the College’s International Arts Festival on April 17. The festival also launched the College as an International Center for the Arts (ICA) for the greater-Waterbury community.
A chance for alumni to network and share their stories
NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff invite health sciences alumni to tour the new Center for Health Sciences. Come see the state-of-the-art Center for Health Sciences, smart classrooms, and simulation laboratories. Reunite with classmates, meet colleagues and health care professionals, enjoy tours and refreshments, and share your story.
Deadline for Intent to Submit is April 10, 2017
Naugatuck Valley Community College invites individuals to submit original work for possible inclusion in its 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book, which will be published in the fall of 2017. This book will honor the history of the College's beautiful campus and submissions from students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community are highly encouraged.
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.
Naugatuck Valley Community College Associate Professor of English Steve Parlato has a lot to celebrate these days. The Young Adult (YA) author just returned from Teen Bookfest by the Bay in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he was joined by other nationally-acclaimed YA authors and illustrators.
The Ion Bank Foundation recently presented a $15,000 gift to Naugatuck Valley Community College to name the Computer Lab in Founders Hall. President Daisy Cocco de Filippis, Ph.D. who accepted the check on behalf of the College, acknowledged the Ion Bank Foundation’s continuing support of NVCC’s students, “the Ion Bank Foundation has been a valued friend to this campus and to our collaborative efforts in the community. The Ion Bank Foundation’s generous gift will benefit our students and all who use the technology in this lab.”
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.
“Community” Art Show at University of Hartford Free and Open to the Public
Naugatuck Valley Community College Art Instructor Amanda Lebel and two of her students are showing their work at “Community,” a collaboration between the Hartford Art School and the Connecticut Community Colleges. The show highlights selected work from one faculty member and two students from each of the nine participating Connecticut Community colleges. The show, which will be on view from February 18-March 7, hosted an opening reception on Thursday, February 23 starting at 6 p.m. in the Donald and Linda Slipe Gallery at the University of Hartford’s Art School. The show is open to the public and admission is free.
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.
First Meeting of Semester Held in NVCC’s New Community Room in the Center for Health Sciences
Naugatuck Valley Community College’s president, faculty, staff, and students held their All College meeting in the new Community Room located in the Center for Health Sciences for the first of what will be many community gatherings in the new space.
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 success recently landed the college in the newsletter of U.S. Congressional Representative, Elizabeth Esty.
Agenda Includes General Info Sessions, Campus Tours, and Financial Aid Workshops in Spanish
More than 85 Spanish-speaking juniors and seniors representing area schools like Crosby, Kennedy, Waterbury Career Academy, and Wilby gathered in Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Technology Hall Friday, January 27 in a special College-hosted visit aimed at accommodating and addressing the needs of English Language Learners. These local students spent the morning learning about some of the things to anticipate as they transition into the next chapter of their educations.
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.
Community Leaders including Danbury and Waterbury Mayors Reflect on Shared Goals for Coming Year
More than 100 community partners and NVCC academic leaders met at a leadership breakfast held at Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Waterbury campus today. The annual Leadership Breakfast “Responding to Our Mission” reflected the individual and shared goals of legislative, municipal, and community leaders in the 22-town NVCC service region.
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.”