For the past five years, NVCC English Professor William H. Foster III and Robert Lyons, owner of Legends of Superheros in Middlebury, have teamed up to coordinate the Brass City Comic Con, an annual comic book convention which brought more than 450 guests to this summer’s July 20th event at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
Alumni from Waterbury State Technical College, Mattatuck Community College, and Naugatuck Valley Community College came together at NVCC’s Technology Hall on Thursday, October 23. A core group of Alumni who are leading the charge to re-invigorate NVCC’s Alumni Association worked to host the event.
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.
NVCC's marketing publications are honored with awards from NCMRP.
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.
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...
Secondary counselors, educators and leaders gather to learn about opportunities for students
Following up Sunday’s Open House, NVCC hosted the third annual Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Forum for service region educators on Monday, April 30, 2014. The event is a project of Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O’Leary, who also heads the College’s Regional Advisory Council, and President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D.
Tours, workshops and information booths helped students explore possible education paths
On Sunday, April 27, 2014, hundreds of potential students and their families arrived at NVCC's Technology Hall for the Second Annual Open House. Information booths filled the Technology Hall atrium and tours departed every 15 minutes on the hour. Workshops were also held consecutively on topics ranging from the admissions process to transfer and dual admission.
Former students are served by Senator Joan Hartley and treated to a free wine lecture
The first official Alumni meet-and-greet took place on April 3 in the Technology Hall Dining Room. NVCC Professor Peter Cisek offered guests a free wine lecture with Senator Joan Hartley and a volunteer panel making sure everyone got a taste!
Boulier describes a high-profile career defined by hard work and focus
NVCC Alumni Charles J. Boulier III joined Naugatuck Savings Bank in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2009, he was elected President and Director of Castle Bank & Trust, which was merged into Naugatuck Savings Bank. He is also the Vice President and Treasurer of Nutmeg Financial, MHC, the parent company of Naugatuck Savings Bank and the Sutherland Insurance Group. In addition he has served as a Director of the Bank and the MHC since 2010.
Several hundred gather to hear the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author at his only community college stop
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author fascinated fans and newly acquainted readers alike during his stop at Naugatuck Valley Community College on Thurs., Nov. 14. Díaz made NVCC the only community college stop on his international book tour to promote his latest work, This Is How You Lose Her.
It's all about student success
President Gregory W. Gray, Ph.D., newly appointed leader of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, brought his vision for the 17 sister institutions that make up Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU) to Naugatuck Valley Community College on Tues., Oct. 8, and happily for Naugatuck Valley supporters, raising the public and political value of community colleges comprises a large part of his plan.
BOR President, Hispanic Heritage, Fulbright Scholar, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
NVCC will host a number of important events in Oct. and Nov., including featured guests: Board of Regents President Dr. Gregory Gray, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, Dr. Marianela Medrano, Fulbright Scholar Oonya Kempadoo and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz.
NVCC’s 2013 valedictorian, Jacob Dooling, is leaving home to attend Johns Hopkins University on a full scholarship this month, after graduating as the College’s top-ranking student.
NVCC student Jasmine Floyd received first-hand experience in her field on June 21, when she spent the day with NVCC alumna and Ragtime Boutique owner, Natalie Testa.
More than 170 manufacturers, NVCC leaders and manufacturing students attended a first-ever annual Smaller Manufacturing Association meeting this month, forging stronger partnerships and expanding goals for the upcoming year.
Naugatuck Valley Community College has been selected to host a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Oonya Kempadoo, of Grenada, to work on a creative writing project during the 2013-2014 academic year
Approximately 125 community stakeholders and partners gathered at Naugatuck Valley Community College on June 7 to review the College’s 2012-2013 community report, and gain a first glance at NVCC’s 2013-2016 Strategic Plan, Toward a Splendid College.
The largest class in NVCC history graduated on May 30, with 1,216 awards presented during the commencement ceremony at the Palace Theater.
Students and NVCC leaders and alumni celebrated the accomplishments made through the college’s clubs and activities during an annual student leadership banquet May 29.