Naugatuck Valley Community College student Wilson Rosado II of Watertown has been named NVCC’s Manufacturing Technology Student of the Year for 2015.
With classes coming to a close, award ceremonies, finals, summer plans, and perhaps graduation, it is a busy time of year for college students. But everyone has to have a chance to unwind. That’s where NVCC’s annual Spring Fling comes in.
To mark Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22, Naugatuck Valley Community College forged a new tradition. Equipped with rakes, clippers and even a pair of waders, students, faculty, staff and retirees cleaned out the pond along the Shakespeare Garden before adjourning to the Zinser Rose Garden to turn on the fountain for the season and enjoy lunch.
Forty students from Naugatuck Valley Community College were initiated into the Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society on March 9. In ceremonies held at the College’s Mainstage Theater, the inductees became members of the Tau Chapter of the society, pledging “in the conduct of our activities, truth shall be our quest, diligence our staff, and achievement our purpose.”
Naugatuck Valley Community College students received a first-hand look at the dangers of distracted and impaired driving when the “Save-a-Life Tour” stopped on campus on Wednesday, March 4.
The Danbury Campus of Naugatuck Valley Community College is growing in enrollment and social opportunities for its students. The first club on the Danbury Campus was the Multi-Cultural Club who recently hosted a Student Reading & Open Mic, December 12, 2014. The event was held at the historical Marian Anderson Recital Hall, and was sponsored by the Urban Scholars Writing Program. Students and friends made time during busy end-of-semester schedules to share multi-cultural gifts, talents, and support.
Throughout the NVCC campus signs read “February 24, 2015- State Budget Appropriations Public Hearing- bus leaving 4:30 p.m., Parking lot D- All Students Welcome. Sign up in S-514. ”The students at Naugatuck Valley Community College, once again organized themselves to speak out on behalf of their College, and their concerns about the state’s higher education budget. On February 24, 2015 students from colleges and universities throughout the state flooded the Legislative Office Building to attend the Appropriations Committee public hearing about the higher education budget. Students came in large numbers to voice their concerns about potential cuts to the 2015-16 budget and its impact on the state’s colleges and universities.
The administration of NVCC will recognize outstanding students at their annual Honor's Night recognition.
Mainstage / Ruth Ann Leever Atrium
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.
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.
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.
"Make a Difference Day" is the largest national day of community service. On the fourth Saturday of October, millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. Connecticut Public Higher Education Institutions came together for "National Make a Difference Day," except, they turned it into a week of service from October 19-25. http://ctpublicsmakeadiff.org/
Volunteers travel to New Jersey as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge
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 and sunscreen, they packed their vans with hammers and paint brushes and traveled to Neptune, New Jersey, an area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge. Although much of the rebuilding has occurred in the town, some families are still in great need nearly two years since the super storm hit.
Palace Theater - Waterbury CT
2015 Graduation will be held at the Palace Theater, Waterbury CT.
All students signed up to participate in the ceremony must report at 12pm.
Tamarack Photographer Nabs First Professional Cover in Local Paper
NVCC student Jason Honyotski nabbed his first professional cover recently with a stunning image of Professor Juleyka Lantigua-Williams for the Women’s section of the Waterbury Republican-American.
A list of 2014 NVCC graduates by town
View the list of 2014 NVCC Graduates by town.
Juleyka Lantigua-Williams chosen to author JET's last-ever print cover story
“I was honored to be considered and accepted the assignment thankfully,” said Lantigua-Williams, who wrote for the magazine on topics ranging from politics to the arts, personal profiles, and education over the last three years. Her first JET cover story, “Fade to Black” (April 2013), is currently a finalist for a National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Excellence in Journalism Award.
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.
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.
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...