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NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to Danbury with $100,000 Grant

NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to...

With the support of a $100,000 grant from the Leonhardt Scholarship Program through Fairfield...

NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to Danbury with $100,000 Grant

NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to Danbury with $100,000 Grant

With the support of a $100,000 grant from the Leonhardt Scholarship Program through Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Naugatuck Valley...
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NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

In its first year of offering credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills...

NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

In its first year of offering credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Naugatuck Valley Community College is off to an...
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Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Trees help to clean the air and water and add beauty to the New England landscape, but they can also...

Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Trees help to clean the air and water and add beauty to the New England landscape, but they can also cause electricity disruptions and threaten safety...
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Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up Conference

Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up...

The Step Up Employer Conference came to Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Fine Arts Center...

Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up Conference

Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up Conference

The Step Up Employer Conference came to Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Fine Arts Center on June 23. The event, organized by the...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible Institution' Status to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible...

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been designated an Eligible Institution by the U.S....

Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible Institution' Status to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible Institution' Status to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been designated an Eligible Institution by the U.S. Department of Education under Titles III and V of the...
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Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community Meeting

Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community...

Community leaders and partners from Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 22-town service...

Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community Meeting

Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community Meeting

Community leaders and partners from Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 22-town service region gathered for the College’s sixth annual...
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Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High School-to-College Link for 30 Local Students

Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a reception honoring 30 Principal-to-President Scholarship...

Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High School-to-College Link for 30 Local Students

Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High School-to-College Link for 30 Local Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a reception honoring 30 Principal-to-President Scholarship recipients from 19 area high schools on Tuesday,...
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NVCC Professor Honored by Connecticut CPAs with ‘Educator of Excellence’ Award

NVCC Professor Honored by Connecticut CPAs with...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Professor of Accounting Scott R. Colvin, CPA has been honored...

NVCC Professor Honored by Connecticut CPAs with ‘Educator of Excellence’ Award

NVCC Professor Honored by Connecticut CPAs with ‘Educator of Excellence’ Award

Naugatuck Valley Community College Professor of Accounting Scott R. Colvin, CPA has been honored with an “Educator of Excellence” award by...
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NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000...

Naugatuck Valley Community College celebrated its 50th Commencement on May 28 at the Palace Theater...

NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

Naugatuck Valley Community College celebrated its 50th Commencement on May 28 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. For the fourth year in a row, the...
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Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

More than 100 students and their families gathered for Naugatuck Valley Community College's...

Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

More than 100 students and their families gathered for Naugatuck Valley Community College's annual Honors Night on Tuesday, May 28 at the...
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Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights...

Naugatuck Valley Community College students, administrators, faculty and staff celebrated the...

Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Naugatuck Valley Community College students, administrators, faculty and staff celebrated the accomplishments made through the College’s clubs...
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NVCC’s Nursing Class of 2015: Nearly 100 Strong

NVCC’s Nursing Class of 2015: Nearly 100 Strong

Ninety-four members of Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Nursing Class of 2015 received...

NVCC’s Nursing Class of 2015: Nearly 100 Strong

NVCC’s Nursing Class of 2015: Nearly 100 Strong

Ninety-four members of Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Nursing Class of 2015 received their pins during the College’s 41st Annual...
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NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to Danbury with $100,000 Grant

NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to Danbury with $100,000 Grant

With the support of a $100,000 grant from the Leonhardt Scholarship Program through Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Naugatuck Valley Community College is expanding its Student Jobs on Campus program to Danbury. The grant, which will flow through the NVCC Foundation, will sustain student worker positions at the College’s Danbury Campus and its main campus in Waterbury for the next five academic years.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible Institution' Status to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible Institution' Status to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been designated an Eligible Institution by the U.S. Department of Education under Titles III and V of the Higher Education Act of 1965. This distinction allows the College to pursue grants under the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students through enhanced academic offerings. The HSI Program seeks to help large numbers of Hispanic students complete postsecondary degrees.

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Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community Meeting

Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community Meeting

Community leaders and partners from Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 22-town service region gathered for the College’s sixth annual Community Meeting on May 12, to discuss NVCC’s progress Toward A Splendid College, as outlined in its 2013-2016 strategic plan and to brainstorm enhancements to community engagement initiatives.

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NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

Naugatuck Valley Community College celebrated its 50th Commencement on May 28 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. For the fourth year in a row, the College boasted a graduating class of more than 1,000.

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Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

More than 100 students and their families gathered for Naugatuck Valley Community College's annual Honors Night on Tuesday, May 28 at the College's Fine Arts Center. Honors Night highlights achievements made by both graduating and returning students over the course of the academic year.

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Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the Academic Year

Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the Academic Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff packed the College’s Playbox Theater for a special night of poetry at the final Confluencia event of the academic year on Tuesday, April 28. Poised to celebrate its seventh anniversary this coming October, the Confluencia series continues to inspire, enrich and introduce the power of poetry to the community.

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NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss ‘The American Community College’

NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss ‘The American Community College’

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. and members of the College Cabinet traveled to New York University on April 6, where they were the special guests of Martha J. Kanter, Ed.D.  Dr. Kanter, a distinguished visiting professor of Higher Education and senior fellow at the Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy at NYU, invited President De Filippis and her team to present their perspectives on leading a community college in Connecticut to students in her graduate course on The American Community College.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Poetry Reading at Danbury Palace

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Poetry Reading at Danbury Palace

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Confluencia, a multicultural literary gathering in its seventh year, was held on the big stage at the Danbury Palace on Wednesday, March 25.  Area residents and lovers of literature and poetry were invited to attend the free event, take part in the “open mic,” listen to published poets, and enjoy music and refreshments.
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NVCC Produces Cybersecurity Summit to Ask Experts What Students Need to Learn

NVCC Produces Cybersecurity Summit to Ask Experts What Students Need to Learn

In collaboration with host company, COCC, Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the faculty and staff convened a summit on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 to discuss the skills and education required by companies who specialize in the field of cybersecurity.

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State Bond Commission Approves Funding for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Allied Health Center

State Bond Commission Approves Funding for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Allied Health Center

At its January 30 meeting, the State Bond Commission approved a $39 million allocation--the largest ever in the history of the college--to bond the renovation of Founders Hall. Founders Hall is the original home of Waterbury State Technical College when it was established in 1964, a building with much history and beloved by many of the college’s founding faculty and alumni. President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., described the commission’s approval as “a powerful event.”  The President noted that, “The College’s allied health programs are outstanding and deserve more support and better space. The proposed project will have the entrance of our new Center for Health Sciences face the rest of the campus, providing an east campus anchor and a sense of powerful completion.” President De Filippis cited the Governor’s understanding of the significance that NVCC’s Allied Health and Nursing programs have in the region and thanked him for his “vision and continued support.”

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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.” 


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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Leadership Breakfast

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Leadership Breakfast

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., students, faculty and staff of the College joined together to welcome area legislative and municipal leaders to the College’s annual Leadership Breakfast. Despite the snowy morning, ten local leaders representing seventeen towns attended the event.  



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Naugatuck Valley Community College President Attends State of the Union Speech in Washington, D.C.

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Attends State of the Union Speech in Washington, D.C.

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., attended President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech as guest of Congresswoman Elizabeth H. Esty (CT-5).  On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Dr. De Filippis accompanied the 5th District Congresswoman to Washington as an advocate for community colleges. Esty cited a long and fruitful working relationship with the President of NVCC and made a special note of how Dr. De Filippis has made a difference by transforming how NVCC partners with the communities we serve.


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NVCC Hosts Presidential Awards Ceremony to Honor Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Students

NVCC Hosts Presidential Awards Ceremony to Honor Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Students

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., President of Naugatuck Valley Community College, presented awards to 21 students of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program. Established by the President to challenge manufacturing students to excel, the awards recognize students whose GPA is in the top ten. A second award goes to students with a GPA of “B” or better. 

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Honors Institute Showcase Features Student Projects

Honors Institute Showcase Features Student Projects

The Honors Institute at Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted presentations of student works on December 5, 2014. Organized by the NVCC Honors Institute Advisory Committee under the guidance of Associate Professor of Management, Robyn-Jay Bage, the event featured students’ research that will earn them honors credits for their independent work throughout the semester.

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Thomaston Savings Bank Awards Scholarship to Advanced Manufacturing Technology Student at NVCC

Thomaston Savings Bank Awards Scholarship to Advanced Manufacturing Technology Student at NVCC

Thomaston Savings Bank (TSB) awarded NVCC student, Wilson Rosado a scholarship on December 8, so he could complete NVCC’s  Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program without the burden of tuition payments.

NVCC and TSB representatives gathered at the College’s state-of-the-art manufacturing center to present Rosado with his award, surrounded by his family, peers and instructors.

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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.


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Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Host Round Table Meeting with Board of Regents President

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Host Round Table Meeting with Board of Regents President

 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.

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NVCC Inducts a New Cohort of Student Ambassadors into the President’s Circle

NVCC Inducts a New Cohort of Student Ambassadors into the President’s Circle

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.
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Poetry at Confluencia Event

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Poetry at Confluencia Event

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.


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