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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

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

Engine of Change

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

Student Services

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...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Commencement Features National Teacher of the Year
Naugatuck Valley Community College Commencement Features National Teacher of the Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College...

Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year and NVCC Alumna was the keynote speaker at...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Commencement Features National Teacher of the Year

Speeches & Remarks

Naugatuck Valley Community College Commencement Features National Teacher of the Year

Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year and NVCC Alumna was the keynote speaker at the College’s fifty-second commencement ceremony. The...
NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. Honored by Hostos Community College
NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. Honored by Hostos Community College

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De...

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. was honored on...

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. Honored by Hostos Community College

Performance-Based Institution

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. Honored by Hostos Community College

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. was honored on Friday, May 5 at Eugenio María de Hostos Community...
Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan
Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan

Pilot Program Emphasizing...

Increased student engagement, faculty who are more confident in their teaching, more...

Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan

Performance-Based Institution

Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan

Increased student engagement, faculty who are more confident in their teaching, more relevant course material, and an improved student experience are...
NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa
NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

NVCC Inducts 146 Students into...

Naugatuck Valley Community College held the 36th annual induction ceremony for the...

NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

Performance-Based Institution

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....
NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room
NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a special evening of music and poetry featuring...

NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

Arts & Humanities

NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a special evening of music and poetry featuring three award-winning writers and poets...
Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum
Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum

Horticulture and Hospitality...

In an effort to keep its curriculum current for its students and to help close the skill...

Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum

In an effort to keep its curriculum current for its students and to help close the skill gap in the state, Naugatuck Valley Community College turned...
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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.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Breakfast

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Breakfast

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its fifth annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Technology Hall Atrium where prospective students and their families visited NVCC’s Waterbury Campus. Faculty, staff, and student leaders were on hand to talk one-on-one with prospective students and visitors about applying to and attending NVCC. Campus tours were conducted throughout the day with stops at the Library, Academic Center for Excellence, Student Center, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, Hospitality Management Program, allied health labs, and other popular locations.

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NVCC Hosts College Transfer Fairs on Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

NVCC Hosts College Transfer Fairs on Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

More than 40 colleges and universities from across Connecticut and beyond were represented in the Café West at NVCC’s Waterbury campus College Transfer Fair on October 19. Held every spring and fall semester, the event is organized by the College’s Center for Academic Planning & Student Success (CAPSS). At NVCC’s Danbury campus, students participated in a Transfer Fair on November 9. The new space allowed the College to invite a larger number of representatives than in past semesters and organizers reported a great turn out from colleges and universities in Connecticut and New York. 

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Area High School Students Get Head Start on Higher Ed through NVCC’s College Career Pathways Program

Area High School Students Get Head Start on Higher Ed through NVCC’s College Career Pathways Program

For students at high schools like Bethel High or Waterbury’s W.F. Kaynor Technical, the first steps on the college path are taken before graduation. That’s thanks in part to an early college opportunity program supported by Naugatuck Valley Community College, and directed by the office of Academic Affairs and the Bridge to College Division. 

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A Community of Many Nations: NVCC Boasts Students from More Than 50 Countries

A Community of Many Nations: NVCC Boasts Students from More Than 50 Countries

ESL Program Coordinator, Karlene Ball, writes of the vibrancy of the ESL program which boasts a richly diverse and incredibly resilient student body.

From Afghanistan to Venezuela, from Brazil to Yemen, from Gambia to Uruguay—they’ve come to the NVCC campus. This fall we welcomed students from some 40 countries to NVCC’s English as a Second Language Program. With these newcomers, we now boast a diverse group of students from about 54 countries around the world.

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NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday

NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday

Students learn about how to pay for college

College students and their parents who need help to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) came to the annual College Goal Sunday workshop hosted by Naugatuck Valley Community College on Sunday, October 23.  For prospective students and parents who haven’t filled out the application before, it can prove a daunting and often confusing task, so the event is aimed at simplifying the process.

 
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Behavioral Science Symposium

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Behavioral Science Symposium

According to the 2015 Center for Disease Control Suicide Fact Sheet, suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10-14, the second among persons aged 15-34 years, the fourth among persons aged 45-54 years, the eighth among persons 55-64 years, and the seventeenth among persons 65 years and older. It is a significant health problem that inspired the collaboration between the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network and the Naugatuck Valley Community College Human Services Club. Kathleen LeBlanc, MS, MSW, Coordinator for Human Services/Pre-Social Work Programs at NVCC, assisted with the outreach to invite leaders in the field of mental health to the College for what is destined to become an annual event.


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Naugatuck Valley Community College Welcomes New Students at Fall 2016 Orientation Program

Naugatuck Valley Community College Welcomes New Students at Fall 2016 Orientation Program

More than 450 new students and their families attended the Saturday Orientation program hosted by Naugatuck Valley Community College. The morning opened with a continental breakfast. The top twenty resources for an incoming college student were represented in the Leever Atrium of the Fine Arts Center on the Waterbury Campus including the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), Academic Division Leaders, the Center for Job Placement and College Opportunities, and Veteran’s Affairs to name a few. The formal program was introduced by Dean of Student Services, Sarah Gager. Welcoming remarks on behalf of NVCC President, Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., were presented by Provost and Senior Dean of Administration, James Troup, who concluded his welcome with the poem, “It is I Who Must Begin”  by Václav Havel.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosted “Super Saturday” Registration Blitz

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosted “Super Saturday” Registration Blitz

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a “Super Saturday Registration Blitz,” on Saturday, August 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Kinney Hall on the Waterbury Campus and at the Main Office of the Danbury Campus on 183 Main Street.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College to Award $1.4M for  Student Scholarships

Naugatuck Valley Community College to Award $1.4M for Student Scholarships

Need help paying for college? For students who want to attend Naugatuck Valley Community College this fall, scholarship money is available from the $1,369,270.00 Naugatuck Valley Community College has received in funding from the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education for scholarship grants awarded by the Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program (RWSP). For students whose financial concerns have kept them from registering, this scholarship makes a difference. Any Connecticut resident who is attending a public, two-year college, and has filled out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), is eligible to apply. Recipients must meet federal eligibility requirements for financial aid and be taking at least six credits or more per semester. The scholarship awards up to $4,500 a year for full-time students and is pro-rated for part-timers. Actual amounts will be determined by the NVCC Financial Aid Office. To learn more about the Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program, contact Cathy Hardy, NVCC Director of Financial Aid, at (203) 575-8274 or CHardy@nv.edu. 


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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 Celebrates Five Years of College Goal Sunday

NVCC Celebrates Five Years of College Goal Sunday

The start of the New Year represents new resolutions and high hopes, and for college students and their parents throughout the nation time to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For prospective students and parents who haven’t been through the process before, it can prove a daunting and often confusing task. With that in mind, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosts College Goal Sunday each January to offer guidance. This year’s event, on January 31, marked NVCC’s fifth consecutive year of participation in the nationwide effort—helping scores of students and their families.

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NVCC Welcomes New Students, Families as Spring Semester Commences

NVCC Welcomes New Students, Families as Spring Semester Commences

In advance of the spring semester, Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed more than 100 new students and their families to campus for an orientation session on January 19 on the College’s Waterbury campus. The event featured a welcome from administrators, faculty and staff; over a dozen information tables on various College services and activities; campus tours; and special programs for parents, covering topics ranging from financial aid to academic advising.

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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.

Author: Kupec, Aaron
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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.

Author: Kupec, Aaron
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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 Takes Top Honors in CTrides College Challenge

NVCC Takes Top Honors in CTrides College Challenge

CTrides, which connects commuters with sustainable solutions to get to school or work, has honored Naugatuck Valley Community College for its participation in the Connecticut College Challenge, which seeks to find “green” rides for college students across Connecticut. More NVCC students pledged to take a sustainable ride during the first week of October than students at any other community college in the state.

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NVCC Honors Those Who Served

NVCC Honors Those Who Served

To commemorate Veterans Day, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted two days of events to honor past and present members of the military. U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) visited with veterans from the NVCC community on November 10 at the College’s Veterans Oasis. On November 11, NVCC students, faculty and staff gathered for the College’s seventh annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

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