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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...

With the support of a $100,000 grant from the Leonhardt Scholarship Program through Fairfield...

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...
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NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

In its first year of offering credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills...

NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

In its first year of offering credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Naugatuck Valley Community College is off to an...
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Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Trees help to clean the air and water and add beauty to the New England landscape, but they can also...

Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Trees help to clean the air and water and add beauty to the New England landscape, but they can also cause electricity disruptions and threaten safety...
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Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up Conference

Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up...

The Step Up Employer Conference came to Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Fine Arts Center...

Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up Conference

Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up Conference

The Step Up Employer Conference came to Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Fine Arts Center on June 23. The event, organized by the...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible Institution' Status to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible...

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been designated an Eligible Institution by the U.S....

Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible Institution' Status to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible Institution' Status to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been designated an Eligible Institution by the U.S. Department of Education under Titles III and V of the...
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Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community Meeting

Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community...

Community leaders and partners from Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 22-town service...

Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community Meeting

Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community Meeting

Community leaders and partners from Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 22-town service region gathered for the College’s sixth annual...
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Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High School-to-College Link for 30 Local Students

Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a reception honoring 30 Principal-to-President Scholarship...

Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High School-to-College Link for 30 Local Students

Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High School-to-College Link for 30 Local Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a reception honoring 30 Principal-to-President Scholarship recipients from 19 area high schools on Tuesday,...
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NVCC Professor Honored by Connecticut CPAs with ‘Educator of Excellence’ Award

NVCC Professor Honored by Connecticut CPAs with...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Professor of Accounting Scott R. Colvin, CPA has been honored...

NVCC Professor Honored by Connecticut CPAs with ‘Educator of Excellence’ Award

NVCC Professor Honored by Connecticut CPAs with ‘Educator of Excellence’ Award

Naugatuck Valley Community College Professor of Accounting Scott R. Colvin, CPA has been honored with an “Educator of Excellence” award by...
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NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000...

Naugatuck Valley Community College celebrated its 50th Commencement on May 28 at the Palace Theater...

NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

Naugatuck Valley Community College celebrated its 50th Commencement on May 28 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. For the fourth year in a row, the...
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Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

More than 100 students and their families gathered for Naugatuck Valley Community College's...

Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

More than 100 students and their families gathered for Naugatuck Valley Community College's annual Honors Night on Tuesday, May 28 at the...
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Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights...

Naugatuck Valley Community College students, administrators, faculty and staff celebrated the...

Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Naugatuck Valley Community College students, administrators, faculty and staff celebrated the accomplishments made through the College’s clubs...
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NVCC’s Nursing Class of 2015: Nearly 100 Strong

NVCC’s Nursing Class of 2015: Nearly 100 Strong

Ninety-four members of Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Nursing Class of 2015 received...

NVCC’s Nursing Class of 2015: Nearly 100 Strong

NVCC’s Nursing Class of 2015: Nearly 100 Strong

Ninety-four members of Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Nursing Class of 2015 received their pins during the College’s 41st Annual...
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Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community Meeting

Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community Meeting

Community leaders and partners from Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 22-town service region gathered for the College’s sixth annual Community Meeting on May 12, to discuss NVCC’s progress Toward A Splendid College, as outlined in its 2013-2016 strategic plan and to brainstorm enhancements to community engagement initiatives.

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Successful Alumni Giving Back at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Successful Alumni Giving Back at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Thousands of successful students have passed through the halls of Waterbury State Technical College, Mattatuck Community College, and Naugatuck Valley Community College. Today they are all counted among the alumni of the same great institution, NVCC. Three such alumni came by to share their stories this week.

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State Bond Commission Approves Funding for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Allied Health Center

State Bond Commission Approves Funding for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Allied Health Center

At its January 30 meeting, the State Bond Commission approved a $39 million allocation--the largest ever in the history of the college--to bond the renovation of Founders Hall. Founders Hall is the original home of Waterbury State Technical College when it was established in 1964, a building with much history and beloved by many of the college’s founding faculty and alumni. President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., described the commission’s approval as “a powerful event.”  The President noted that, “The College’s allied health programs are outstanding and deserve more support and better space. The proposed project will have the entrance of our new Center for Health Sciences face the rest of the campus, providing an east campus anchor and a sense of powerful completion.” President De Filippis cited the Governor’s understanding of the significance that NVCC’s Allied Health and Nursing programs have in the region and thanked him for his “vision and continued support.”

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation Launches “Jobs on Campus” Campaign

Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation Launches “Jobs on Campus” Campaign

Thanks to the thoughtful generosity of a supporter from Washington, Connecticut, the NVCC Foundation has launched an initiative to support student jobs on campus. Valerie Friedman, a friend and benefactor to the College led the initiative with a $5,000 contribution to start the campaign, an anonymous donor followed with a matching contribution.  The plan will enable students who are not eligible for financial aid to work on campus between and after classes. Students who do not have to leave the campus for employment have greater academic success. Friedman, a close friend of the College who has been involved with student success programs in the past, noted that “Enabling students to stay on campus and earn what they need to complete their educations is a small price with an important payoff.” 


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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Leadership Breakfast

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Annual Leadership Breakfast

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., students, faculty and staff of the College joined together to welcome area legislative and municipal leaders to the College’s annual Leadership Breakfast. Despite the snowy morning, ten local leaders representing seventeen towns attended the event.  



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Naugatuck Valley Community College President Attends State of the Union Speech in Washington, D.C.

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Attends State of the Union Speech in Washington, D.C.

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., attended President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech as guest of Congresswoman Elizabeth H. Esty (CT-5).  On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Dr. De Filippis accompanied the 5th District Congresswoman to Washington as an advocate for community colleges. Esty cited a long and fruitful working relationship with the President of NVCC and made a special note of how Dr. De Filippis has made a difference by transforming how NVCC partners with the communities we serve.


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Thomaston Savings Bank Awards Scholarship to Advanced Manufacturing Technology Student at NVCC

Thomaston Savings Bank Awards Scholarship to Advanced Manufacturing Technology Student at NVCC

Thomaston Savings Bank (TSB) awarded NVCC student, Wilson Rosado a scholarship on December 8, so he could complete NVCC’s  Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program without the burden of tuition payments.

NVCC and TSB representatives gathered at the College’s state-of-the-art manufacturing center to present Rosado with his award, surrounded by his family, peers and instructors.

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Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe Haven

Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe Haven

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. 


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NVCC Hosts Alumni from Three Colleges to Celebrate 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

NVCC Hosts Alumni from Three Colleges to Celebrate 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

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. 


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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. 

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NVCC Honored with Marketing Awards

NVCC Honored with Marketing Awards

NVCC's marketing publications are honored with awards from NCMRP.

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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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Congresswoman Esty Announces Winners of National STEM Competition

Congresswoman Esty Announces Winners of National STEM Competition

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...

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Third Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Forum Held April 28

Third Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Forum Held April 28

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.

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NVCC Open House 2014 Brings New Students and Families to Campus

NVCC Open House 2014 Brings New Students and Families to Campus

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.
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Alumni Pour In for First Social and Wine Tasting

Alumni Pour In for First Social and Wine Tasting

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! 

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Alumni Insider: Ion Bank President & CEO Charles J. Boulier III

Alumni Insider: Ion Bank President & CEO Charles J. Boulier III

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.

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Junot Díaz Brings Communion to Diaspora at NVCC

Junot Díaz Brings Communion to Diaspora at NVCC

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.

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BOR President Shares Vision with NVCC Community

BOR President Shares Vision with NVCC Community

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.
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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.
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Join NVCC as they host New Student Orientation for incoming freshman and transfer students.  Find out about all the opportunities NVCC has to offer, while meeting fellow classmates, faculty...
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Join the Student Government Association and Student Activities Office as they host a "Welcome to NVCC day" on each campus.  Stop by to find out what is happening and receive some free...
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