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Young Manufacturers Academy Visits NVCC

Young Manufacturers Academy Visits NVCC

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the Young Manufacturers Summer Career Fair and Student...

Young Manufacturers Academy Visits NVCC

Young Manufacturers Academy Visits NVCC

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the Young Manufacturers Summer Career Fair and Student Recognition Ceremony on August 13. The event,...
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Community College Scholars Get Head Start on Fall Semester with Summer Program

Community College Scholars Get Head Start on Fall...

Thirty-six young men and women who graduated from high school in June got a head start on their...

Community College Scholars Get Head Start on Fall Semester with Summer Program

Community College Scholars Get Head Start on Fall Semester with Summer Program

Thirty-six young men and women who graduated from high school in June got a head start on their studies over the summer at Naugatuck Valley Community...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Earns CALAHE Scholarship

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Earns...

On August 6, The Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE) awarded Naugatuck...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Earns CALAHE Scholarship

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Earns CALAHE Scholarship

On August 6, The Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE) awarded Naugatuck Valley Community College student Brian Soto a...
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From NVCC to Yale: Student Gets a Taste of Med School During Summer Program

From NVCC to Yale: Student Gets a Taste of Med...

Naugatuck Valley Community College student Kiana MacBurney is returning to NVCC this fall after...

From NVCC to Yale: Student Gets a Taste of Med School During Summer Program

From NVCC to Yale: Student Gets a Taste of Med School During Summer Program

Naugatuck Valley Community College student Kiana MacBurney is returning to NVCC this fall after spending six weeks at Yale School of Medicine’s...
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NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Rebuild Homes Devastated by Superstorm Sandy

NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for...

Students and staff members from Naugatuck Valley Community College are just back from a week at the...

NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Rebuild Homes Devastated by Superstorm Sandy

NVCC Students and Staff Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Rebuild Homes Devastated by Superstorm Sandy

Students and staff members from Naugatuck Valley Community College are just back from a week at the Jersey shore, but they weren’t there for...
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As NVCC Weighs New Curriculum, Medical Professionals Provide Input

As NVCC Weighs New Curriculum, Medical...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted an Allied Health Summit on Tuesday, August 4 to solicit...

As NVCC Weighs New Curriculum, Medical Professionals Provide Input

As NVCC Weighs New Curriculum, Medical Professionals Provide Input

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted an Allied Health Summit on Tuesday, August 4 to solicit input from local hospitals, as it develops a...
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State Bond Commission Approves $6.5 Million for Campus Improvements

State Bond Commission Approves $6.5 Million for...

At a special meeting on July 28, the State Bond Commission approved more than $6.5 million for...

State Bond Commission Approves $6.5 Million for Campus Improvements

State Bond Commission Approves $6.5 Million for Campus Improvements

At a special meeting on July 28, the State Bond Commission approved more than $6.5 million for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Waterbury...
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Hundreds Attend Sixth Annual Brass City Comic Con at NVCC

Hundreds Attend Sixth Annual Brass City Comic Con...

Hundreds attended the sixth annual Brass City Comic Convention on July 26 at Naugatuck Valley...

Hundreds Attend Sixth Annual Brass City Comic Con at NVCC

Hundreds Attend Sixth Annual Brass City Comic Con at NVCC

Hundreds attended the sixth annual Brass City Comic Convention on July 26 at Naugatuck Valley Community College. The convention offered hands-on...
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‘Noah’s Ark’ Now Part of Mattatuck Community Collection at NVCC

‘Noah’s Ark’ Now Part of Mattatuck Community...

There is a new addition to The Mattatuck Community Collection at NVCC, a partnership forged last...

‘Noah’s Ark’ Now Part of Mattatuck Community Collection at NVCC

‘Noah’s Ark’ Now Part of Mattatuck Community Collection at NVCC

There is a new addition to The Mattatuck Community Collection at NVCC, a partnership forged last year between the Mattatuck Museum and Naugatuck...
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Financial Reality Fair at NVCC Teaches Students the Value of a Dollar

Financial Reality Fair at NVCC Teaches Students...

More than 80 local high school students received a sobering lesson in financial literacy at a...

Financial Reality Fair at NVCC Teaches Students the Value of a Dollar

Financial Reality Fair at NVCC Teaches Students the Value of a Dollar

More than 80 local high school students received a sobering lesson in financial literacy at a Financial Reality Fair on July 21 at Naugatuck Valley...
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ConnCAP Summer Program Part of NVCC’s Commitment to Community

ConnCAP Summer Program Part of NVCC’s Commitment...

For over three decades, the Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation program has prepared...

ConnCAP Summer Program Part of NVCC’s Commitment to Community

ConnCAP Summer Program Part of NVCC’s Commitment to Community

For over three decades, the Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation program has prepared local high schoolers for college and beyond with...
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GEAR UP Completes Third Successful Year; Hundreds Participate in Summer Program

GEAR UP Completes Third Successful Year; Hundreds...

They started as sixth graders when Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Gaining Early...

GEAR UP Completes Third Successful Year; Hundreds Participate in Summer Program

GEAR UP Completes Third Successful Year; Hundreds Participate in Summer Program

They started as sixth graders when Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program launched...
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As NVCC Weighs New Curriculum, Medical Professionals Provide Input

As NVCC Weighs New Curriculum, Medical Professionals Provide Input

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted an Allied Health Summit on Tuesday, August 4 to solicit input from local hospitals, as it develops a proposed curriculum for a new Associate Degree in Surgical Technology. The distinguished panel of speakers included hospital executives, surgeons, surgical technologists and higher education leaders from the Waterbury and Danbury areas.

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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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