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Naugatuck Valley Community College Confers One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine Awards for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College Confers One...

In a packed house at the Palace Theater, more than nine hundred students celebrated their graduation...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Confers One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine Awards for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College Confers One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine Awards for the Fifth Consecutive Year

In a packed house at the Palace Theater, more than nine hundred students celebrated their graduation from NVCC. The graduates from 85 municipalities...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors 2016 Graduates in a Traditional Program

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors 2016...

The Mainstage Theater at NVCC was the stage for the annual Honors Night Awards. In celebratory...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors 2016 Graduates in a Traditional Program

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honors 2016 Graduates in a Traditional Program

The Mainstage Theater at NVCC was the stage for the annual Honors Night Awards. In celebratory fashion, NVCC traditionally takes this night to honor...
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Commencement Festivities at Naugatuck Valley Community College Highlighted by Annual Leadership Banquet

Commencement Festivities at Naugatuck Valley...

Tradition sets the stage for the NVCC Student Government Association’s annual production of...

Commencement Festivities at Naugatuck Valley Community College Highlighted by Annual Leadership Banquet

Commencement Festivities at Naugatuck Valley Community College Highlighted by Annual Leadership Banquet

Tradition sets the stage for the NVCC Student Government Association’s annual production of the Leadership Banquet at the Grand Oak Villa....
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Excellence in Manufacturing with Annual Presidential Awards and Commencement Certificates

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates...

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., established the President’s Award for High...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Excellence in Manufacturing with Annual Presidential Awards and Commencement Certificates

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Excellence in Manufacturing with Annual Presidential Awards and Commencement Certificates

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., established the President’s Award for High Achievement in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Marks the Achievement of Nursing and Respiratory Care graduates with Pinning Ceremonies

Naugatuck Valley Community College Marks the...

Spring is the season for academic recognition. In the spirit of such recognition, NVCC hosted...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Marks the Achievement of Nursing and Respiratory Care graduates with Pinning Ceremonies

Naugatuck Valley Community College Marks the Achievement of Nursing and Respiratory Care graduates with Pinning Ceremonies

Spring is the season for academic recognition. In the spirit of such recognition, NVCC hosted ceremonies to mark the pinning of students in both...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Newspaper, The Tamarack Honored for Excellence in Journalism

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student...

The Tamarack, NVCC's student newspaper continues its winning tradition. The paper...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Newspaper, The Tamarack Honored for Excellence in Journalism

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Newspaper, The Tamarack Honored for Excellence in Journalism

The Tamarack, NVCC's student newspaper continues its winning tradition. The paper recently achieved a personal best, taking five awards for...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosted Academic Conferences on Higher Education in America

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosted Academic...

On Monday, April 18, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a symposium with Board of Regents...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosted Academic Conferences on Higher Education in America

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosted Academic Conferences on Higher Education in America

On Monday, April 18, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a symposium with Board of Regents Chairman Nicholas M. Donofrio and former Chairman...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumna Honored with National Teacher of the Year Award

Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumna Honored...

Naugatuck Valley Community College is bursting with pride as one of our own alumna Jahana...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumna Honored with National Teacher of the Year Award

Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumna Honored with National Teacher of the Year Award

Naugatuck Valley Community College is bursting with pride as one of our own alumna Jahana Hayes, ’02 is honored with the 2016...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Earth Day with a Campus Clean Up and Fountain Opening

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates...

Students across campus, including the Student Government Association, the Agri-Bio Club and...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Earth Day with a Campus Clean Up and Fountain Opening

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Earth Day with a Campus Clean Up and Fountain Opening

Students across campus, including the Student Government Association, the Agri-Bio Club and Student Activities staff joined together to produce...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Women in Science Seminar

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual...

Science Professors from the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Division of Naugatuck...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Women in Science Seminar

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Women in Science Seminar

Science Professors from the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Division of Naugatuck Valley Community College collaborated to produce the...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Shows Cultural Diversity with Poetry Readings in Six Languages at the Danbury Palace

Naugatuck Valley Community College Shows Cultural...

On Thursday, April 21, NVCC held the final Confluencia of 2015-2016 at the Palace Theatre in...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Shows Cultural Diversity with Poetry Readings in Six Languages at the Danbury Palace

Naugatuck Valley Community College Shows Cultural Diversity with Poetry Readings in Six Languages at the Danbury Palace

On Thursday, April 21, NVCC held the final Confluencia of 2015-2016 at the Palace Theatre in Danbury.  Professor of English, Lisa Shuchter, Jay...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Joins Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) at the Capitol

Naugatuck Valley Community College Joins...

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, the students, faculty and...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Joins Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) at the Capitol

Naugatuck Valley Community College Joins Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) at the Capitol

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, the students, faculty and staff joined forces with the students and...
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Commencement Festivities at Naugatuck Valley Community College Highlighted by Annual Leadership Banquet

Commencement Festivities at Naugatuck Valley Community College Highlighted by Annual Leadership Banquet

Tradition sets the stage for the NVCC Student Government Association’s annual production of the Leadership Banquet at the Grand Oak Villa. “This year’s banquet hosted over 300 students and staff.  Evening highlights included dinner, dancing, showcasing student talent and recognition of club accomplishments,” said Karen Blake, Student Activities Director. The event is a way of honoring students and advisors who have volunteered their time and energy working within the clubs that comprise the Student Government Association (SGA) to make NVCC a better place.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Newspaper, The Tamarack Honored for Excellence in Journalism

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Newspaper, The Tamarack Honored for Excellence in Journalism

The Tamarack, NVCC's student newspaper continues its winning tradition. The paper recently achieved a personal best, taking five awards for Excellence in Journalism in the Collegiate Division of the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists 2016 contest.
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Earth Day with a Campus Clean Up and Fountain Opening

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Earth Day with a Campus Clean Up and Fountain Opening

Students across campus, including the Student Government Association, the Agri-Bio Club and Student Activities staff joined together to produce a campus-wide Earth Day celebration on April 27th. In what has become an annual tradition at NVCC, students cleaned the pond area beside the falls near the Poet’s Circle. About 25 students, faculty and staff participated to clean and then shared time with the President to turn on the fountain in the garden. Lunch was provided to all who participated.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Joins Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) at the Capitol

Naugatuck Valley Community College Joins Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) at the Capitol

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, the students, faculty and staff joined forces with the students and administration of the other colleges in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system to lobby state legislators for support of their academic institutions in an informal “meet and greet.”

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NVCC Partners with Safe Haven of Waterbury to Sponsor a Campus Conversation Series

NVCC Partners with Safe Haven of Waterbury to Sponsor a Campus Conversation Series

NVCC’s Student Government Association and Student Activities Office partnered with Safe Haven of Waterbury to offer a “Campus Conversation Series” covering social media, internet safety and sexual assault. The series runs during the months of March and April.

The campus conversation series began at the start of the 2015/2016 academic year and concludes in May.  The series has included conversations on topics such as sexual assault/domestic violence, cyber bullying, healthy relationships, financial aid and more.  

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Women’s Tea and Positively Male Recognition Awards

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Women’s Tea and Positively Male Recognition Awards

Spring marks the time for Naugatuck Valley Community College to recognize outstanding achievement by students who have overcome significant challenges. The annual Women’s Tea ceremony is a traditional afternoon tea celebrating women who have overcome adversity and found success at NVCC. President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. opened the annual celebration with remarks about the progress of the honorees. “Education is the path to freedom.  I know that you understand it.  It is about opening your mind and your world to another way of being.  It is about being able to find employment and grow as a professional and as a human being.  It is about being able to help others.  This is why you have struggled so much to get to our doors and to study and to succeed.”


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NVCC Students and Staff Take the Plunge to Support Special Olympics

NVCC Students and Staff Take the Plunge to Support Special Olympics

On Saturday, February 27, three Naugatuck Valley Community College students and two staff members took the plunge in Highland Lake for a great cause, the Special Olympics. The "NVCC Ice Breakers" raised over $2,000 dollars for the organization. Half of the proceeds will be directed to the Waterbury Special Olympics.


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NVCC, United Way of Greater Waterbury Host Financial Literacy Workshops

NVCC, United Way of Greater Waterbury Host Financial Literacy Workshops

Naugatuck Valley Community College and the United Way of Greater Waterbury have launched a series of free financial literacy workshops for members of the campus community and the general public. The series is held in cooperation with the Connecticut Association for Human Services. So far, the workshops have covered “financial aid tips for new or continuing students” and “tips for budgets, spending wisely and making and saving money.”


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NVCC Interfaith Center Hosts a Public Forum on Response to Public Violence

NVCC Interfaith Center Hosts a Public Forum on Response to Public Violence

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Interfaith Center welcomed the public to its Waterbury campus on March 3 for a public forum entitled “Cultivating a Diverse Response to Public Violence.”


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NVCC Marks Black History Month with Performance, Conversation, Food and Campus Voices

NVCC Marks Black History Month with Performance, Conversation, Food and Campus Voices

The Black Student Union (BSU) at Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a series of events throughout February to mark Black History Month. The events celebrated African-American culture, food, music, dance and history.


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NVCC Students Testify Before the State Legislature’s Appropriations Committee

NVCC Students Testify Before the State Legislature’s Appropriations Committee

Five Naugatuck Valley Community College students traveled to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on February 10 to speak out on behalf of their College and voice concerns about proposed cuts to higher education before the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee. The NVCC contingent was joined by students from across the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system.


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Evening Bus Service in Waterbury: One Million Rides and Counting

Evening Bus Service in Waterbury: One Million Rides and Counting

It was in October 2011 that evening bus service was restored to Waterbury after sixty years—due in large part to the efforts of Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff, in partnership with the City of Waterbury, the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the city’s legislative delegation in Hartford. As of December 31, 2015, the service has provided 1,003,049 evening rides. North East Transportation of Waterbury estimates that the service eclipsed the mark of 1 million rides sometime around Christmas Day.

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NVCC Students Help Special Olympics Waterbury Meet Matching Fundraising Goal

NVCC Students Help Special Olympics Waterbury Meet Matching Fundraising Goal

Members of Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Student Government Association presented Special Olympics Waterbury with a check for $1,001.78 on January 13—the result of student fundraising efforts during the fall semester, which included bake sales, candy sales and game-room activities.  The contribution puts the non-profit group over the top in a $10,000 fundraising challenge from MacDermid Inc. of Waterbury, which is matching the first $10,000 raised.

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NVCC Hosts Sold-Out CAS Elementary Leadership Conference

NVCC Hosts Sold-Out CAS Elementary Leadership Conference

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted more than 350 students in grades four through six for the 23rd annual Connecticut Association of Schools Elementary Leadership Conference on January 12. Teams of students and their chaperones from 53 schools from across the region participated in a variety of activities to learn new skills and broaden their knowledge and understanding of key concepts—with the aim of bringing that new knowledge back to their schools and sharing it with classmates.

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Third Time the Charm for NVCC Nursing Student

Third Time the Charm for NVCC Nursing Student

Alex Achlioptas ’17 didn’t take the most direct route to success, but things have worked out quite well. The Naugatuck Valley Community College nursing student did the opposite of what most students do. He began his higher education at Quinnipiac and Southern Connecticut State Universities before enrolling at NVCC.

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Thomaston Savings Bank, NVCC Honor Advanced Manufacturing Technology Students

Thomaston Savings Bank, NVCC Honor Advanced Manufacturing Technology Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College honored the successes of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center students during the fall semester on December 21 with a graduation and presidential awards ceremony. The event recognized the program’s 14 evening cohort graduates, the recipients of the fourth annual Presidential Awards and the winner of the annual scholarship generously presented by Thomaston Savings Bank.

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NVCC Business Management Grad Sets Sights for Continued Success

NVCC Business Management Grad Sets Sights for Continued Success

Join the Navy or go to college. That was the decision facing Davey Peguero after high school. Considering that no one in his family had attended college and he didn’t know how he’d pay for it, it was a daunting decision.

It was during a chance conversation while playing basketball with an old friend who attended Naugatuck Valley Community College and sang its praises, that Peguero decided he would choose higher learning. “If it wasn’t for that conversation I don’t know what I’d be doing today,” he says. With the help of a Federal Pell Grant, Peguero was soon enrolled at NVCC and regularly spending 14 hours a day on campus.

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NVCC Students Tapped for ‘Impossible’ Mission

NVCC Students Tapped for ‘Impossible’ Mission

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Hospitality Management Program was well represented as celebrity chef Robert Irvine brought his live cooking show to the Palace Theater on December 4. Program graduate Michael Spinella and current student Benjamin Rosado were invited to help the Food Network star prepare for the show.

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Honors Institute Showcase Features Student Projects

Honors Institute Showcase Features Student Projects

Students in Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Honors Institute presented their research projects for the fall semester at the Honors Institute Showcase on December 3. Research topics ranged from monetary policy to children’s literature.

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NVCC Hosts Book Discussion with ECSU President Elsa Núñez

NVCC Hosts Book Discussion with ECSU President Elsa Núñez

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted Eastern Connecticut State University President and Board of Regents Vice President for State Universities Dr. Elsa Núñez on November 30 to discuss her latest book, Hanging Out and Hanging On: From the Projects to the Campus with students from NVCC’s Workforce Achievers Value Education program and A.I. Prince Technical High School. Núñez was accompanied by Board of Regents for Higher Education Interim Provost and Senior Vice President Estela López, Ph.D., an expert in Spanish literature, who has served NVCC as interim dean of academic affairs and associate dean of institutional effectiveness.

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