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Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Organize All-Campus Walk for Sidewalks on Chase Parkway

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students...

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Naugatuck Valley Community College is leading the...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Organize All-Campus Walk for Sidewalks on Chase Parkway

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Organize All-Campus Walk for Sidewalks on Chase Parkway

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Naugatuck Valley Community College is leading the College’s participation in the International Walk...
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NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The Mattatuck Community Collection at October Event

NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The...

Naugatuck Valley Community College and the Mattatuck Museum have forged a collaboration to feature a...

NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The Mattatuck Community Collection at October Event

NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The Mattatuck Community Collection at October Event

Naugatuck Valley Community College and the Mattatuck Museum have forged a collaboration to feature a collection of paintings at the College on a long...
10/30/2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to Support Manufacturing Training

NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to...

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been identified as one of 270 community colleges nationally...

NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to Support Manufacturing Training

NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to Support Manufacturing Training

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been identified as one of 270 community colleges nationally that will receive federal grant support from the...
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NVCC Fulbright Scholar Returns Home to Grenada to Continue Making a Difference

NVCC Fulbright Scholar Returns Home to Grenada to...

Oonya Kempadu was a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Naugatuck Valley Community College this past...

NVCC Fulbright Scholar Returns Home to Grenada to Continue Making a Difference

NVCC Fulbright Scholar Returns Home to Grenada to Continue Making a Difference

Oonya Kempadu was a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Naugatuck Valley Community College this past year. While in Waterbury, she made an impact with...
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NVCC Planning Celebration to Honor Activist Poet

NVCC Planning Celebration to Honor Activist Poet

Naugatuck Valley Community College is honored to host “Julia de Burgos, de Puerto Rico al...

NVCC Planning Celebration to Honor Activist Poet

NVCC Planning Celebration to Honor Activist Poet

Naugatuck Valley Community College is honored to host “Julia de Burgos, de Puerto Rico al universe/ From Puerto Rico to the Universe: A...
10/15/2014 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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NVCC Celebrates 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

NVCC Celebrates 50 Years of Higher Education and...

Friday, September 12, 2014  marked the first of a series of celebrations which will occur over...

NVCC Celebrates 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

NVCC Celebrates 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

Friday, September 12, 2014  marked the first of a series of celebrations which will occur over the next three years as NVCC celebrates its...
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NVCC Hosts Town Hall to Review Plans for Transforming the State College and University System

NVCC Hosts Town Hall to Review Plans for...

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley...

NVCC Hosts Town Hall to Review Plans for Transforming the State College and University System

NVCC Hosts Town Hall to Review Plans for Transforming the State College and University System

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed Dr. Michael Gargano, Provost...
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NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Rebuild Home Devasted by Hurricane Sandy

NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for...

On August 4, seven NVCC students and three faculty and staff members packed for a week-long trip to...

NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Rebuild Home Devasted by Hurricane Sandy

NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Rebuild Home Devasted by Hurricane Sandy

On August 4, seven NVCC students and three faculty and staff members packed for a week-long trip to the shore.  However, instead of beach chairs...
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NVCC's GEAR UP Program Wraps up a Second Successful Year

NVCC's GEAR UP Program Wraps up a Second...

Administered through NVCC’s Bridge to College Office, the GEAR UP program is a seven-year,...

NVCC's GEAR UP Program Wraps up a Second Successful Year

NVCC's GEAR UP Program Wraps up a Second Successful Year

Administered through NVCC’s Bridge to College Office, the GEAR UP program is a seven-year, state-funded grant program designed to significantly...
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NVCC Hosts Town Hall to Review Plans for Transforming the State College and University System

NVCC Hosts Town Hall to Review Plans for Transforming the State College and University System

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...

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College Welcomes New Academic Dean

College Welcomes New Academic Dean

Dr. Irene Rios Knauf joins NVCC July 25, 2014

Naugatuck Valley Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Irene Rios Knauf, Ed.D., as the College’s Dean of Academic Affairs.

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Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative Named NEDA Program of the Year

Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative Named NEDA Program of the Year

NVCC is one of four Connecticut centers to be recognized

The Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative was recognized for its program longevity since the creation of the first Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield in 1998, and for successfully duplicating the initiative in 2012 at three community colleges, including Naugatuck Valley Community College.

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This Year’s Community Meeting Surpasses 100 Partners and Participants

This Year’s Community Meeting Surpasses 100 Partners and Participants

NVCC reports out on progress made on strategic plan and plans for future

On Friday, June 13 NVCC hosted its fourth annual Community Meeting, gathering partners and participants from the 22-town service region to contribute ideas for the growth of NVCC, its students and the region. This year’s meeting was the largest in the College’s history, for the first time surpassing 100 attendees.

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Principal-to-President Scholarship Helps 22 High School Students Earn College Credits in 2014

Principal-to-President Scholarship Helps 22 High School Students Earn College Credits in 2014

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a reception honoring 22 Principal-to-President scholarship recipients from 11 area high schools on Monday, June 9 in the Technology Hall Dining Room.

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NVCC's Fulbright Scholar Oonya Kempadoo Receives Honorary Associate in Arts Degree

NVCC's Fulbright Scholar Oonya Kempadoo Receives Honorary Associate in Arts Degree

NVCC’s Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Oonya Kempadoo was awarded an honorary Associate in Arts degree at the College’s Commencement ceremonies on May 29. In 2013, Ms. Kempadoo became the College’s second Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence.

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2014 Educational Excellence Award Goes to English Professor Beth Ann Scott

2014 Educational Excellence Award Goes to English Professor Beth Ann Scott

In higher education, our students’ testimony is the most powerful affirmation of the value of the work we do each and every day. This year, NVCC recognizes English Professor Beth-Ann Scott with the 2014 Educational Excellence Award.

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2014 Presidential Medal of Honor Winners

2014 Presidential Medal of Honor Winners

The Presidential Medals of Honor were established in 2012 to recognize students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members for distinguished service to the mission accomplishment and program outcomes of NVCC students and the College. Honorees are recognized on the recommendation of faculty or colleagues, and on the endorsement of the Office of the President. 

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1,325 Awards Given Out to NVCC's Largest Commencement Class (Yes, again.)

1,325 Awards Given Out to NVCC's Largest Commencement Class (Yes, again.)

Graduates of the Class of 2014 ranged in age from 17 to 71, and hailed from 10 states in total.

On May 29, 2014 at its 49th commencement, Naugatuck Valley Community College celebrated, for the fifth year in a row, the largest graduating class in the history of the College. The total number of awards conferred is 1,325.

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NVCC Awards More Than 100 Students for Excellence at Honors Night

NVCC Awards More Than 100 Students for Excellence at Honors Night

More than 100 students gathered with their families on Tuesday, May 27, for Naugatuck Valley Community College's annual Honors Night at the College's Fine Arts Center. Honors Night recognizes students who have distinguished themselves throughout the academic year by excelling academically, demonstrating leadership in their field of study, or engaging with the campus and greater area community.

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Congresswoman Esty Announces Winners of National STEM Competition

Congresswoman Esty Announces Winners of National STEM Competition

Winners announced at awards ceremony at NVCC, May 18, 2014.

Naugatuck Valley Community College partnered with Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) in the local launch of the first annual House Student App Challenge, a national competition promoting high school STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) student engagement and innovation in mobile programming. On Sunday, May 18, the contest winners were announced, and they are...

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NVCC Danbury Center Receives Official Campus Designation by NEASC

NVCC Danbury Center Receives Official Campus Designation by NEASC

College will offer full instructional and administrative support in both Waterbury, Danbury

After years of growth in the city, Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Danbury Center is finally being recognized as a campus by its accrediting body, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Henceforth, the College’s Danbury location will be known as the NVCC Danbury Campus.

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NVCC Commencement Speaker Announced

NVCC Commencement Speaker Announced

Lucy Anne Hurston, niece of Zora Neale Hurston, will address this year's graduates

NVCC is proud to announce this year's Commencement Speaker will be Lucy Anne Hurston, the niece of literary luminary and Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston, and author of Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston.

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Third Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Forum Held April 28

Third Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Forum Held April 28

Secondary counselors, educators and leaders gather to learn about opportunities for students

Following up Sunday’s Open House, NVCC hosted the third annual Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Forum for service region educators on Monday, April 30, 2014. The event is a project of Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O’Leary, who also heads the College’s Regional Advisory Council, and President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D.

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Male Students Recognized for Drive, Success

Male Students Recognized for Drive, Success

Eleven students received awards from their instructors on Wed., April 30

Inspired by the President's annual High Tea Ceremony, which celebrates women who have overcome adversity to succeed at NVCC, the NVCC Male Encouragement Network, M.E.N., decided this year it was time to finally recognize the spirit of triumph, resiliency and commitment among our outstanding male students.

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On the Cusp of Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Naugatuck Valley Community College Will Offer Its First Latino Studies Course This Fall

On the Cusp of Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Naugatuck Valley Community College Will Offer Its First Latino Studies Course This Fall

Last spring, NVCC student Alejandro Ortega wrote to President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., wondering why the College didn’t offer any courses for credit in Latino studies. Less than one year later, the College is proud to announce it will offer “Introduction to Latino Studies” in fall 2014. It is the first Latino Studies course designation to be offered at a Connecticut community college.

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NVCC Open House 2014 Brings New Students and Families to Campus

NVCC Open House 2014 Brings New Students and Families to Campus

Tours, workshops and information booths helped students explore possible education paths

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, hundreds of potential students and their families arrived at NVCC's Technology Hall for the Second Annual Open House. Information booths filled the Technology Hall atrium and tours departed every 15 minutes on the hour. Workshops were also held consecutively on topics ranging from the admissions process to transfer and dual admission.
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NVCC Fulbright Scholar Presents Caribbean Story Project

NVCC Fulbright Scholar Presents Caribbean Story Project

The multi-media presentation shows the interdisciplinary link of art and education to social and environmental projects.

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Oonya Kempadoo, presented her collaborative story approach to ecological sustainability as her “gift” to the College on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Playbox Theater. The project includes an interactive website that offers a multitude of ways for readers to engage with Kempadoo’s story “Naniki”, which in the indigenous Taino language means “to be active” or “spirit”. Based on this concept, the story has integrated interdisciplinary elements to link art and education to social and environmental concerns.

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Oonya Kempadoo, will present her collaborative story approach to ecological sustainability as her “gift” to the College on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm in the Playbox Theater. The project entails the building of an interactive website that will offer a multitude of ways for readers to engage with Kempadoo’s story “Naniki”, which in the indigenous Taino language means “to be active” or “spirit”. Based on this concept, the story has integrated interdisciplinary elements to link art and education to social and environmental concerns.
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Governor Malloy and Treasurer Nappier Engage College Affordability Discussion at NVCC

Governor Malloy and Treasurer Nappier Engage College Affordability Discussion at NVCC

More than 100 attend to learn about college savings proposals

Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed Governor Dannel P. Malloy, together with State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, on Wed., March 19 to discuss college affordability with nearly 100 local leaders, community members, business owners and members of the campus community.

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Transform CSCU 2020 Sets Goals for Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Over Next Five Years

Transform CSCU 2020 Sets Goals for Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Over Next Five Years

NVCC will see significant support in early college and transfer programs

“We are delighted to receive support for our students,” said NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. “We understand that this is a first step to be followed by future allocations in support of the excellent work we do to provide access and quality affordable education.” 
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11/4/2014 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Zumba Class - Cafe West

Are you interested in exercising between classes?  Then join Student Activities FREE Zumba Classes. Waivers must be signed before attending.  Stop by S514 to register today.  FREE...
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Join the Agro-Bio and Chinese Club as they sponsor a trip to the Botanical Gardens and Chinatown. Bus leaves Parking Lot D at 8:30am sharp and will arrive at the Danbury Campus for 9am for pickup...
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