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‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’ Packs the Halls at Naugatuck Valley Community College...
‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’ Packs the Halls at Naugatuck Valley Community College...

‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’...

The convenience of a “one-stop” process to apply, test and register for fall...

‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’ Packs the Halls at Naugatuck Valley Community College...

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‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’ Packs the Halls at Naugatuck Valley Community College...

The convenience of a “one-stop” process to apply, test and register for fall 2017 classes offered by the “Super Saturday...
NVCC Alumna Sends Back to School Greetings
NVCC Alumna Sends Back to School Greetings

NVCC Alumna Sends Back to School...

NVCC Alumnae sent greetings to the College’s student newspaper, The Tamarack,...

NVCC Alumna Sends Back to School Greetings

Student Success

NVCC Alumna Sends Back to School Greetings

NVCC Alumnae sent greetings to the College’s student newspaper, The Tamarack, to share their success and encourage our new students. Steve...
NVCC Alumni Postcards Gratefully Acknowledge the Difference Community College Makes
NVCC Alumni Postcards Gratefully Acknowledge the Difference Community College Makes

NVCC Alumni Postcards Gratefully...

One of the best things about leading the College newspaper is the postcards and letters...

NVCC Alumni Postcards Gratefully Acknowledge the Difference Community College Makes

Student Success

NVCC Alumni Postcards Gratefully Acknowledge the Difference Community College Makes

One of the best things about leading the College newspaper is the postcards and letters from our students. The Tamarack advisor, Associate...
GEARUP Students from Local High Schools Start Summer Program at Naugatuck Valley Community...
GEARUP Students from Local High Schools Start Summer Program at Naugatuck Valley Community...

GEARUP Students from Local High...

Students from local high schools including Crosby, Kennedy, Wilby, Waterbury Career...

GEARUP Students from Local High Schools Start Summer Program at Naugatuck Valley Community...

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GEARUP Students from Local High Schools Start Summer Program at Naugatuck Valley Community...

Students from local high schools including Crosby, Kennedy, Wilby, Waterbury Career Academy, Waterbury Arts Magnet, and Kaynor Technical High School...
GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural...
GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural...

GEAR UP Students from Local High...

GEAR UP students enrolled in a special summer session of NVCC’s Human...

GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural...

Engine of Change

GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural...

GEAR UP students enrolled in a special summer session of NVCC’s Human Services/Pre-Social Work course, and visited the Saint Vincent De Paul...
NVCC’s Short-term Job Training Programs Offer an Opportunity for Change
NVCC’s Short-term Job Training Programs Offer an Opportunity for Change

NVCC’s Short-term Job Training...

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is hosting a series of free information events...

NVCC’s Short-term Job Training Programs Offer an Opportunity for Change

Engine of Change

NVCC’s Short-term Job Training Programs Offer an Opportunity for Change

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is hosting a series of free information events for everyone interested in workforce-ready programs. These...
NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples
NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples

NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action...

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted the United Way’s annual Stock the...

NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples

Engine of Change

NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted the United Way’s annual Stock the Pantry weigh-in at the Founders Hall Parking lot on...
NVCC Leads the State’s Community Colleges in NIMs Certifications
NVCC Leads the State’s Community Colleges in NIMs Certifications

NVCC Leads the State’s Community...

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) led the way with 162 certifications from the...

NVCC Leads the State’s Community Colleges in NIMs Certifications

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NVCC Leads the State’s Community Colleges in NIMs Certifications

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) led the way with 162 certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) awarded this...
Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life
Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Annual Student Leadership Banquet...

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) students, faculty and staff celebrated the...

Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

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Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) students, faculty and staff celebrated the accomplishments of the College’s clubs and activities...
Annual Honors Night Celebrates the Difference Community Colleges are Making
Annual Honors Night Celebrates the Difference Community Colleges are Making

Annual Honors Night Celebrates the...

Honors Night at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is documented in a crisp navy...

Annual Honors Night Celebrates the Difference Community Colleges are Making

Student Success

Annual Honors Night Celebrates the Difference Community Colleges are Making

Honors Night at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is documented in a crisp navy blue program with regal silver type. It opens to reveal linen...
NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic Federation to Encourage Advocacy for Community Colleges
NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic Federation to Encourage Advocacy for Community Colleges

NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic...

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D.,...

NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic Federation to Encourage Advocacy for Community Colleges

Engine of Change

NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic Federation to Encourage Advocacy for Community Colleges

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., welcomed leaders of the Hispanic Federation including Ingrid...
Education is a Family Affair at Naugatuck Valley Community College
Education is a Family Affair at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Education is a Family Affair at...

When Elida De Jesus graduated from Naugatuck Valley Community College in May 2016, she was...

Education is a Family Affair at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Student Success

Education is a Family Affair at Naugatuck Valley Community College

When Elida De Jesus graduated from Naugatuck Valley Community College in May 2016, she was awarded the President to President Scholarship to attend...
NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th Anniversary
NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th Anniversary

NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th...

Naugatuck Valley Community College management accompanied Dr. Peter Jacoby, a member of...

NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th Anniversary

Academic Affairs

NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th Anniversary

Naugatuck Valley Community College management accompanied Dr. Peter Jacoby, a member of the United Way of Greater Waterbury Campaign Leadership...
NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck...
NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck...

NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to...

On May 20, a group of dance program students from Naugatuck Valley Community College...

NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck...

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NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck...

On May 20, a group of dance program students from Naugatuck Valley Community College performed as part of the “Art of Mental Health”...
Two NVCC Students Make All-Connecticut Academic Team
Two NVCC Students Make All-Connecticut Academic Team

Two NVCC Students Make...

Two graduating Naugatuck Valley Community College students, Desiree Lafontaine and Anju...

Two NVCC Students Make All-Connecticut Academic Team

Performance-Based Institution

Two NVCC Students Make All-Connecticut Academic Team

Two graduating Naugatuck Valley Community College students, Desiree Lafontaine and Anju Gautam were accepted to the All-Connecticut Academic Team....
Student Spotlight: Micah Small
Student Spotlight: Micah Small

Student Spotlight: Micah Small

“I choose my life every day, using what I have learned. My time at NVCC has made a...

Student Spotlight: Micah Small

Performance-Based Institution

Student Spotlight: Micah Small

“I choose my life every day, using what I have learned. My time at NVCC has made a difference to that learning" ~ Micah Small Micah Small is a...
Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz
Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

Yovany Cruz is a 2014 graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College.  She...

Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

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Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

Yovany Cruz is a 2014 graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College.  She transferred to the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT,...
Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes
Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes

Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes

"My roots have been planted firmly and my voice blossomed through my educational...

Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes

Performance-Based Institution

Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes

"My roots have been planted firmly and my voice blossomed through my educational experiences and the relationships I built at NVCC." ~ Nicole...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional...

Naugatuck Valley Community College...

For the fourth consecutive year, NVCC’s student newspaper, The Tamarack, has been...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional...

Tamarack

Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional...

For the fourth consecutive year, NVCC’s student newspaper, The Tamarack, has been honored by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with...

Naugatuck Valley Community College...

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has notified NVCC that all three of their US DOE...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with...

Performance-Based Institution

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with...

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has notified NVCC that all three of their US DOE Upward Bound grant applications have been selected for...
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Healthy Interpersonal Relationships

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Come join us for the opportunity to talk openly about all types of relationships including Intimate Partner Relationships.  Learn the tools that will help you identify the difference between healthy and unhealthy characteristics
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Bringing in the Bystander

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A Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Workshop for Establishing a Community of Responsibility.
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NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples

NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted the United Way’s annual Stock the Pantry weigh-in at the Founders Hall Parking lot on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Scores of NVCC students, faculty and staff volunteered to collect and consolidate the food staples. President De Filippis asked Robert Sheftel, Director of NVCC’s Academic Center for Excellence and David Celotto, Bridge to College Division Director to organize the NVCC collection and volunteers. Kristen Jacoby, President/Chief Professional Officer of the United Way of Greater Waterbury acknowledged NVCC for the unprecedented success of this event. “NVCC was instrumental in the success of our largest ‘Day of Action to Stock the Pantry’ ever.  The campus served as the hub site for the event, where over 89,000 pounds of food was delivered by over 100 companies and organizations to support local food pantries and soup kitchens.  We cannot thank NVCC enough for the location, volunteers and committed partnership!”

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Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) students, faculty and staff celebrated the accomplishments of the College’s clubs and activities during the annual Student Leadership and Recognition Banquet at the Grand Oak Villa. The event honors students and advisors who have volunteered their time and energy working within the clubs that comprise the Student Government Association (SGA). It opened with a social hour at the Grand Oak Villa, and the room was filled with smiles and laughter that echo the grateful sighs marking the end of an academic semester.

Author: beth coates
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional Journalists

Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional Journalists

For the fourth consecutive year, NVCC’s student newspaper, The Tamarack, has been honored by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists for excellence in campus reporting. The Tamarack faculty advisor, Associate Professor of English, Steve Parlato, commented that “I’m excited that this year six of our seven awards are in writing categories, and we swept one category, General Column, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place recognition. It’s also significant, I think, that only two Colleges were honored this year.” 

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NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

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.

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Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

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.

 

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NVCC Faculty and Students Selected to Show Work at Hartford Gallery

NVCC Faculty and Students Selected to Show Work at Hartford Gallery

“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.


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NVCC Students Provide Compelling Testimonies at State Appropriations Committee Hearing

NVCC Students Provide Compelling Testimonies at State Appropriations Committee Hearing

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. 

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Color Guard Procession, Patriotic Sing-Along among Highlights of  All College Meeting

Color Guard Procession, Patriotic Sing-Along among Highlights of All College Meeting

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.


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New Student Orientations on NVCC’s Waterbury and Danbury Campuses Begin New Chapter for Many Students

New Student Orientations on NVCC’s Waterbury and Danbury Campuses Begin New Chapter for Many Students

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.


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NVCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast

NVCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast

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. 

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Poetry at November Confluencia

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Poetry at November Confluencia

On Wednesday, November 30, NVCC held the final Confluencia of 2016 at the Playbox Theatre on its Waterbury Campus. The evening began with a casual reception where students, staff, and faculty enjoyed refreshments and conversation amidst jazz standards played by NVCC’s own student ensemble.  Among the evening’s readers were César Sánchez Beras, a writer, poet, and educator born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, who has published numerous poetry collections in Spanish; Julia Petitfrere, a fiction writer and Assistant Professor of English at NVCC; Mark Saba, author of poetry collection Painting a Disappearing Canvas, and poet Marianela Medrano


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Danbury Students Find a Home at NVCC’s New 190 Main Street Location

Danbury Students Find a Home at NVCC’s New 190 Main Street Location

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s new and expanded 190 Main Street Danbury campus has become a destination for more than 1,200 students who are enrolled there. The campus is preparing for spring 2017 classes with its first Danbury New Student Orientation on January 11, 2017 from 5-6 pm. Associate Dean of the Danbury campus, Antonio Santiago noted that “Students come to the new campus and they stay. They are embracing the new campus. It’s exciting to see them find a home at this campus.”

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NVCC Recognizes First Class in Advanced Manufacturing Technology from  Abbott Tech

NVCC Recognizes First Class in Advanced Manufacturing Technology from Abbott Tech

Eight students receive career-launching certificates

Eight Naugatuck Valley Community College adult students who completed their certificate requirements were recognized on December 14. The students are enrolled in a first-of-its-kind 22-month program in Advanced Manufacturing Technology held at Henry Abbott Technical High School in Danbury. The program equips them with skills to foster career growth in the manufacturing field. NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., Provost James Troup, faculty and staff from the College along with industry partners and Abbot Tech Principal Stacy Butkus were present to commemorate the achievement. The students embarked on the journey back in August of 2015 when NVCC launched a second cohort in its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program at Abbott Tech.


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Presidential Awards Ceremony Recognizes Achievements of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Students in Graduating Class of 2017

Presidential Awards Ceremony Recognizes Achievements of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Students in Graduating Class of 2017

Thomaston Savings Bank Scholarship Awarded to High-Performing Student Along with Presidential Awards Presented to Other Top Performing Students

Fifty-two Naugatuck Valley Community College students who will graduate in January and May with certificates in Advanced Manufacturing were recognized Friday at the Fifth Annual Presidential Awards Ceremony. The event was held at NVCC’s Technology Hall on its Waterbury campus and sponsored by the Smaller Manufacturers Association of Connecticut (SMA). The students are enrolled in a two semester program in Advanced Manufacturing Technology. The program equips them with skills to foster career growth in the manufacturing field. NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., Provost James Troup, faculty and staff from the College along with industry partners and representatives from Thomaston Savings Bank were present to commemorate the achievement.


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SGA Tree Trimming Ceremony Kicks Off Month of Philanthropic Holiday Celebrations at NVCC

SGA Tree Trimming Ceremony Kicks Off Month of Philanthropic Holiday Celebrations at NVCC

NVCC students unraveled lights, unpacked bulbs from boxes, and laid out strands of golden garland last week in the College’s Prism Lounge to trim a tree that will provide aesthetic cheer during this holiday season.


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Veterans Honored at Ceremony Held in NVCC’s Leever Atrium

Veterans Honored at Ceremony Held in NVCC’s Leever Atrium

On November 9th, Naugatuck Valley Community College honored the country’s veterans and staff, faculty, and students who are current military members through a touching, interactive ceremony held in the College’s Leever Atrium. Sponsored by the Veterans Affairs Office and the Veterans Club the ceremony included speeches, singing, poetry, and a dedication of a wreath followed by a moment of silence. Koralin Dains, Secretary of the College’s Veterans Club, and a member of the Army National Guard who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012, greeted the dozens of community members present. Gerald Mullings, a Naugatuck Valley student, led attendees in an emotionally resonant rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. provided opening remarks and a reading of Emily Dickinson’s poem, “‘Hope is the Thing with Feathers.” To the College’s 250 student veterans, President De Filippis said, “We hope that in your studies here and in your engagement with us, you find the respect and the solace and the strength, and the hope to come back, if you’ve been in battle, and engage in meaningful ways in a society that is grateful for your service.”


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NVCC Community Raises Funds for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

NVCC Community Raises Funds for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

On a bright, warm autumn afternoon, 60 staff, faculty, and students walked to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The walk, held on October 19, began at the College’s Atrium Plaza and was sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Student Activities Department of NVCC. The SGA sold t-shirts featuring the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation logo and the NVCC logo on the front and the team name “Chelsea’s Champions” on the back.  The shirts and team were created to honor a student who suffers from the illness and to raise money in her honor.  The shirts, which have been on sale since September, are $10 each and all proceeds raised through their sale will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Walkers completed one lap around the NVCC campus and celebrated the end of their walk with an after party where refreshments and music by New York-based EDM Trap band Trillmatik were enjoyed. The walk is part of the SGA/Student Activities “give back to the community initiative” which runs the entire academic year. 


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NVCC Inducts Seven New Student Ambassadors into President’s Circle

NVCC Inducts Seven New Student Ambassadors into President’s Circle

Naugatuck Valley Community College inducted seven new students into the prestigious President’s Circle during an October 21st ceremony held in the Technology Hall Dining Room.  Membership represents the highest honor a student may receive while matriculating at the College. Inductees 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’s 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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