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Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning Summer 2015 Relocation of Danbury Campus

Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning Summer...

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., has announced plans for the College’s new Danbury...

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

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Host...

 Board of Regents President, Dr. Gregory Gray spent the month of November taking the new...

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...
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NVCC Hosts a Community Career Expo

NVCC Hosts a Community Career Expo

On November 18, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted a Community and Public Sector...

NVCC Hosts a Community Career Expo

NVCC Hosts a Community Career Expo

On November 18, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted a Community and Public Sector Career Expo, a unique annual event that provides...
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NVCC Hosts Semi-annual College Transfer Fair

NVCC Hosts Semi-annual College Transfer Fair

On November 12, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted a semi-annual College...

NVCC Hosts Semi-annual College Transfer Fair

NVCC Hosts Semi-annual College Transfer Fair

On November 12, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted a semi-annual College Transfer Fair for students to obtain information about...
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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...

On November 14, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) inducted ten new students and two...

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...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Poetry at Confluencia Event

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates...

Naugatuck Valley Community College was honored to host special night of poetry at Confluencia on...

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

NVCC Alumnus, Dr. Robert Hartmann McNamara...

Unassuming and down-to-earth is how one might describe Dr. Robert McNamara, a 1984 graduate of...

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

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

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...
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NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and Celebrates Confluencia

NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and...

On October 15, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted “Julia de Burgos, de Puerto...

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...
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Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck...

Author and lecturer, Daisy Hernandez, is coming to Naugatuck Valley Community College on Friday,...

Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Author and lecturer, Daisy Hernandez, is coming to Naugatuck Valley Community College on Friday, Nov. 14 for “An Evening With Daisy...
11/14/2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join

NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join...

"Make a Difference Day" is the largest national day of community service. On the fourth Saturday of...

NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join "Make a Difference Day" Campaign

NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join "Make a Difference Day" Campaign

"Make a Difference Day" is the largest national day of community service. On the fourth Saturday of October, millions of volunteers around the world...
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NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in Conjunction with Opening Art Exhibit

NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in...

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

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...
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Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe Haven

Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe...

For the past five years, NVCC English Professor William H. Foster III and Robert Lyons, owner of...

Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe Haven

Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe Haven

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...
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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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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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