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Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Transportation Link between Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New...

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis is delighted to announce good news for students of Naugatuck...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Transportation Link between Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

Naugatuck Valley Community College Announces New Transportation Link between Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis is delighted to announce good news for students of Naugatuck Valley Community College this week as a Peter Pan...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Selected as the First College in the U.S. to Participate in Advanced Certifications with Siemens

Naugatuck Valley Community College Selected as the...

Four instructors from the Waterbury campus of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Selected as the First College in the U.S. to Participate in Advanced Certifications with Siemens

Naugatuck Valley Community College Selected as the First College in the U.S. to Participate in Advanced Certifications with Siemens

Four instructors from the Waterbury campus of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Naugatuck Valley Community College completed a Siemens...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts CT-ECO

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts CT-ECO

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the second Statewide Connecticut-Early College...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts CT-ECO

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts CT-ECO

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the second Statewide Connecticut-Early College Opportunities (CT-ECO) on Friday, June 3, 2016.
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Launches New Cybersecurity Program in Response to the Outlook for Increased Demand

Naugatuck Valley Community College Launches New...

Cybersecurity is a major issue for every business. Hackers are always trying to sneak into secure...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Launches New Cybersecurity Program in Response to the Outlook for Increased Demand

Naugatuck Valley Community College Launches New Cybersecurity Program in Response to the Outlook for Increased Demand

Cybersecurity is a major issue for every business. Hackers are always trying to sneak into secure servers to steal valuable data, which creates an...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Principal to President Scholars Awards

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Principal...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its ninth annual Principal to President Scholars Awards...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Principal to President Scholars Awards

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Principal to President Scholars Awards

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its ninth annual Principal to President Scholars Awards Ceremony in Naugatuck Valley Community College...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Community Meeting

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual...

The seventh annual community meeting celebrated the College’s plan for “A Decade of...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Community Meeting

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Community Meeting

The seventh annual community meeting celebrated the College’s plan for “A Decade of Vision and Service.” Hosted in the Technology...
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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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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.

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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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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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Campus Conversation Focuses on Fraud Protection, Cybersecurity

Campus Conversation Focuses on Fraud Protection, Cybersecurity

Dozens of Naugatuck Valley Community College students turned out for a campus conversation on fraud protection and cybersecurity on November 9, presented by Shelton-based Mutual Security Credit Union. The session educated students about what they can do to safeguard their personal information and avoid identity theft.

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NVCC Strategizes to Support America’s College Promise

NVCC Strategizes to Support America’s College Promise

A century ago, the notion of providing free high school education to all American students was a controversial one. Today, there is a similar dialogue occurring about a community college education.

The nonpartisan America’s College Promise campaign seeks to establish two years of free community college education for responsible students throughout the United States. While President Barack Obama brought renewed energy to the goal during his 2015 State of the Union address, free, universal community college education was proposed nearly 70 years ago by President Harry S. Truman.

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Free Local Bus Service for NVCC Students in Danbury Now a Reality

Free Local Bus Service for NVCC Students in Danbury Now a Reality

Local bus service is now free for students enrolled in credit courses at Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Danbury Campus. NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., students, faculty and staff joined Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and officials from HARTransit and CityCenter Danbury on Oct. 1 to celebrate the new benefit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural bus ride.

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NVCC and Danbury High School Launch Early College Opportunity Program

NVCC and Danbury High School Launch Early College Opportunity Program

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. joined administrators, local legislators, students, faculty and community members at Danbury High School on Monday, September 21 to cut the ribbon on the Early College Opportunity program launched this academic year.

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NVCC Welcomes New Students, Families as Fall Semester Commences

NVCC Welcomes New Students, Families as Fall Semester Commences

Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed approximately 525 new students and their families to campus for its annual New Student Orientation on August 29 on the College’s Waterbury campus. The event featured a welcome from administrators, faculty and staff; nearly 20 information tables on various College services and activities; campus tours; and special programs for parents, covering topics ranging from financial aid to special services for veterans.

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NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to Danbury with $100,000 Grant

NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to Danbury with $100,000 Grant

With the support of a $100,000 grant from the Leonhardt Scholarship Program through Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Naugatuck Valley Community College is expanding its Student Jobs on Campus program to Danbury. The grant, which will flow through the NVCC Foundation, will sustain student worker positions at the College’s Danbury Campus and its main campus in Waterbury for the next five academic years.

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ACE’s Supplemental Instruction Program Schedules Additional Sections to Meet Increased Demand

ACE’s Supplemental Instruction Program Schedules Additional Sections to Meet Increased Demand

Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions at Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) continue to promote student success. In addition to their regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in a developmental math or English class now also attend one hour of SI each week.

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NVCC Planning “Veteran Friendly” Campuses in Waterbury and Danbury

NVCC Planning “Veteran Friendly” Campuses in Waterbury and Danbury

NVCC is committed to meeting the needs of all its students. In an effort to become a Certified “Veteran Friendly Institution,” NVCC has created a welcoming environment for our veterans that includes Vet-to-Vet Mentoring, Services for Veterans with Disabilities, and veteran-focused events in the Oasis Center, a campus lounge dedicated exclusively to veterans. NVCC strives to provide a positive environment to help all veterans obtain a degree from NVCC. 

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Academic Center for Excellence Captures the Spirit of NVCC Mission

Academic Center for Excellence Captures the Spirit of NVCC Mission

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is dedicated to helping Naugatuck Valley Community College students achieve their goal of academic success.

Though located in Ekstrom Hall, Room E500, the spirit and mission of ACE tutors are not confined to any space on campus. They are dedicated to assist students who need help wherever they go, and whatever the circumstances.

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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 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 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/

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