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

State Bond Commission Approves Funding for...

At its January 30 meeting, the State Bond Commission approved a $39 million allocation--the largest...

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...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation Launches “Jobs on Campus” Campaign

Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation...

Thanks to the thoughtful generosity of a supporter from Washington, Connecticut, the NVCC Foundation...

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...
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Physical Therapist Assistant Program Celebrates Pinning Ceremony

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Celebrates...

Twenty-one students from Naugatuck Valley Community College attended the annual Physical Therapist...

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Celebrates Pinning Ceremony

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Celebrates Pinning Ceremony

Twenty-one students from Naugatuck Valley Community College attended the annual Physical Therapist Pinning Ceremony on Sunday, January 25. The annual...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Now Offering CNA Course at New Milford Location

Naugatuck Valley Community College Now Offering...

Naugatuck Valley Community College has announced the expansion of their Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Now Offering CNA Course at New Milford Location

Naugatuck Valley Community College Now Offering CNA Course at New Milford Location

Naugatuck Valley Community College has announced the expansion of their Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program to the New Milford Visiting Nurse...
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NVCC Hosts Elementary School Leadership Conference

NVCC Hosts Elementary School Leadership Conference

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) annual...

NVCC Hosts Elementary School Leadership Conference

NVCC Hosts Elementary School Leadership Conference

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) annual Elementary Level School Leadership Conference on...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual College Goal Sunday

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the annual “College Goal Sunday” on January...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual College Goal Sunday

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual College Goal Sunday

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the annual “College Goal Sunday” on January 25, 2015 from 1:30-4:30 pm. The event has been held...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces the Appointment of New Associate Dean at Danbury Campus

Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces the...

Naugatuck Valley Community College has announced the appointment of a new Associate Dean of Danbury...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces the Appointment of New Associate Dean at Danbury Campus

Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces the Appointment of New Associate Dean at Danbury Campus

Naugatuck Valley Community College has announced the appointment of a new Associate Dean of Danbury to manage the operations of the Danbury Campus. In...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Leadership Breakfast

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual...

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., students, faculty and staff of the College joined together...

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

Naugatuck Valley Community College President...

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., attended President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech as...

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...
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NVCC Opening Manufacturing Training Program at Henry Abbott Technical High School in Danbury

NVCC Opening Manufacturing Training Program at...

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., President, Naugatuck Valley Community College, and Dr. Nivea L....

NVCC Opening Manufacturing Training Program at Henry Abbott Technical High School in Danbury

NVCC Opening Manufacturing Training Program at Henry Abbott Technical High School in Danbury

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., President, Naugatuck Valley Community College, and Dr. Nivea L. Torres, Superintendent, Connecticut Technical High...
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NVCC Hosts Presidential Awards Ceremony to Honor Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Students

NVCC Hosts Presidential Awards Ceremony to Honor...

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., President of Naugatuck Valley Community College, presented awards to...

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...
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Honors Institute Showcase Features Student Projects

Honors Institute Showcase Features Student...

The Honors Institute at Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted presentations of student works on...

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...
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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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NVCC Alumnus, Dr. Robert Hartmann McNamara Inspires Students to  Succeed in College

NVCC Alumnus, Dr. Robert Hartmann McNamara Inspires Students to Succeed in College

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. 

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NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and Celebrates Confluencia

NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and Celebrates Confluencia

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.

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NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in Conjunction with Opening Art Exhibit

NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in Conjunction with Opening Art Exhibit

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.


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NVCC Hosts Alumni from Three Colleges to Celebrate 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

NVCC Hosts Alumni from Three Colleges to Celebrate 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

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. 


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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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