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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates...

With classes coming to a close, award ceremonies, finals, summer plans, and perhaps graduation, it...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

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...
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Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the Academic Year

Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the...

Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff packed the College’s Playbox...

Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the Academic Year

Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the Academic Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff packed the College’s Playbox Theater for a special night of poetry at the final...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third...

More than 500 potential students, parents and educators attended Naugatuck Valley Community...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

More than 500 potential students, parents and educators attended Naugatuck Valley Community College’s third annual Spring Open House on Sunday,...
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Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at NVCC with Musical Masterwork

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at...

The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO), which utilizes NVCC’s Mainstage Theater as its primary...

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at NVCC with Musical Masterwork

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at NVCC with Musical Masterwork

The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO), which utilizes NVCC’s Mainstage Theater as its primary performance space, wrapped up its 2014-15 season...
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NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural Youth Summit

NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural...

Naugatuck Valley Community College is committed to being a leader in enhancing education in the...

NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural Youth Summit

NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural Youth Summit

Naugatuck Valley Community College is committed to being a leader in enhancing education in the region and strengthening the bond between secondary...
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NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New Tradition

NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New...

To mark Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22, Naugatuck Valley Community...

NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New Tradition

NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New Tradition

To mark Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22, Naugatuck Valley Community College forged a new tradition. Equipped with rakes,...
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NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the...

To recognize students who have overcome adversity to excel personally and academically, Naugatuck...

NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

To recognize students who have overcome adversity to excel personally and academically, Naugatuck Valley Community College recently hosted a pair of...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground on Center for Health Sciences

Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground...

Joined by state and local dignitaries and members of the campus community, Governor Dannel P....

Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground on Center for Health Sciences

Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground on Center for Health Sciences

Joined by state and local dignitaries and members of the campus community, Governor Dannel P. Malloy,  Department of Administrative Services...
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NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss ‘The American Community College’

NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss...

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. and members of the...

NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss ‘The American Community College’

NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss ‘The American Community College’

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. and members of the College Cabinet traveled to New York University on...
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NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

It’s been nearly a year since the Board of Regents for Higher Education launched the Go Back...

NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

It’s been nearly a year since the Board of Regents for Higher Education launched the Go Back to Get Ahead program, an effort championed by...
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NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on Path to Success

NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on...

Whether the next step is a career or four-year university, Naugatuck Valley Community College is...

NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on Path to Success

NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on Path to Success

Whether the next step is a career or four-year university, Naugatuck Valley Community College is invested in the future success of its students. To...
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NVCC Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

NVCC Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

Two Naugatuck Valley Community College professors have been recognized for teaching excellence by...

NVCC Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

NVCC Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

Two Naugatuck Valley Community College professors have been recognized for teaching excellence by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher...
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NVCC Hosts Presidential Awards Ceremony to Honor Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Students

NVCC Hosts Presidential Awards Ceremony to Honor Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Students

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., President of Naugatuck Valley Community College, presented awards to 21 students of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program. Established by the President to challenge manufacturing students to excel, the awards recognize students whose GPA is in the top ten. A second award goes to students with a GPA of “B” or better. 

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Honors Institute Showcase Features Student Projects

Honors Institute Showcase Features Student Projects

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.

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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 Hosts a Community Career Expo

NVCC Hosts a Community Career Expo

On November 18, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted a Community and Public Sector Career Expo, a unique annual event that provides students of all majors an opportunity to meet and talk with professionals from all sectors of Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education and Human Services.  Café West was filled with 40 agencies and over 250 students who received information and gained insights as they spoke with people in careers as varied as Department of Correction Canine Officers, Social Workers from the VA, and Victim Services Advocates.

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NVCC's GEAR UP Program Wraps up a Second Successful Year

NVCC's GEAR UP Program Wraps up a Second Successful Year

Over the course of two years, NVCC's GEAR UP program has helped more than 2,400 middle school students prepare for the rigors of high school and matriculation to college.

Administered through NVCC’s Bridge to College Office, the GEAR UP program is a seven-year, state-funded grant program designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students prepared to enter and succeed in college by providing early intervention, testing, advising and academic and social support. 

Author: Smith, Tara
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Community College Nursing Partnership a Winning Combination for Students and Community

Community College Nursing Partnership a Winning Combination for Students and Community

NVCC and WCSU share a long history of successful collaborations for the benefit of nursing students.

NVCC and WCSCU continue their history of successful collaborations which benefit nursing students with a convenient and affordable RN to BS program.

Author: Smith, Tara
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Principal-to-President Scholarship Helps 22 High School Students Earn College Credits in 2014

Principal-to-President Scholarship Helps 22 High School Students Earn College Credits in 2014

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a reception honoring 22 Principal-to-President scholarship recipients from 11 area high schools on Monday, June 9 in the Technology Hall Dining Room.

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2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Recognized for High Academic and Community Achievements

2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Recognized for High Academic and Community Achievements

This year's valedictorian and salutatorian received a 4.0 and 3.95 GPA, respectively. Combined, they earned eight recognitions at the 2013 and 2014 Honors Night ceremonies

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1,325 Awards Given Out to NVCC's Largest Commencement Class (Yes, again.)

1,325 Awards Given Out to NVCC's Largest Commencement Class (Yes, again.)

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.

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NVCC Awards More Than 100 Students for Excellence at Honors Night

NVCC Awards More Than 100 Students for Excellence at Honors Night

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.

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Male Students Recognized for Drive, Success

Male Students Recognized for Drive, Success

Eleven students received awards from their instructors on Wed., April 30

Inspired by the President's annual High Tea Ceremony, which celebrates women who have overcome adversity to succeed at NVCC, the NVCC Male Encouragement Network, M.E.N., decided this year it was time to finally recognize the spirit of triumph, resiliency and commitment among our outstanding male students.

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For GEAR UP Students, Spring Break Is the Perfect Time for Learning

For GEAR UP Students, Spring Break Is the Perfect Time for Learning

NVCC-Waterbury AmeriCorps members guide leadership, financial accountability, college readiness and service learning days

For 25 eager seventh and eighth graders, April vacation was about more than late mornings and lazy days this year. From April 14-17, this handful of Waterbury GEAR UP participants were up early, on campus and completely immersed in four days of activities, hands-on learning and local field trips.

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NVCC Women's Month 2014 Honorees

NVCC Women's Month 2014 Honorees

13 Women Are Recognized for Their Academic Achievement in the Face of Adversity

At a high tea ceremony held Thurs., March 6, 2014, members of the campus community gathered together to honor the extraordinary lives and achievements of 13 outstanding female NVCC students. The awardees were nominated by faculty and staff whose lives have been inspired by their students’ strength, patience, commitment and endurance to persist both personally and academically.

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NVCC Danbury Center Outgrows Second Location in Three Years

NVCC Danbury Center Outgrows Second Location in Three Years

More that 1,000 students enrolled in classes

The NVCC Danbury Center is rapidly outgrowing its current space at 183 Main Street and looking to expand in 2014. While proposals are being reviewed in the next several weeks by the Department of Administrative Services, the College is moving forward with plans for a larger, more varied space and added facilities in the next year.
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Charter Oak State College and NVCC Institute Reverse Transfer Program

Charter Oak State College and NVCC Institute Reverse Transfer Program

Associate degrees to be awarded students seeking bachelor’s degrees

For the next several weeks, Charter Oak and Naugatuck Valley Community College staff will be reaching out to former students who have transferred 15 credits or more to Charter Oak, and earned at least 60 credits total, to offer an associate degree from NVCC ex post facto.

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Students Attend Waterbury STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo

Students Attend Waterbury STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo

Expo provides students access to local manufacturers and career opportunities.

Over 40 students from Naugatuck Valley Community College's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center attended the STEM/Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo on November 21, 2013 at CoCo Key Resort in Waterbury. The event was sponsored by the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce and featured 37 area manufacturer and employment-related companies. 
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