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‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’ Packs the Halls at Naugatuck Valley Community College...
‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’ Packs the Halls at Naugatuck Valley Community College...

‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’...

The convenience of a “one-stop” process to apply, test and register for fall...

‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’ Packs the Halls at Naugatuck Valley Community College...

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‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’ Packs the Halls at Naugatuck Valley Community College...

The convenience of a “one-stop” process to apply, test and register for fall 2017 classes offered by the “Super Saturday...
NVCC Alumna Sends Back to School Greetings
NVCC Alumna Sends Back to School Greetings

NVCC Alumna Sends Back to School...

NVCC Alumnae sent greetings to the College’s student newspaper, The Tamarack,...

NVCC Alumna Sends Back to School Greetings

Student Success

NVCC Alumna Sends Back to School Greetings

NVCC Alumnae sent greetings to the College’s student newspaper, The Tamarack, to share their success and encourage our new students. Steve...
NVCC Alumni Postcards Gratefully Acknowledge the Difference Community College Makes
NVCC Alumni Postcards Gratefully Acknowledge the Difference Community College Makes

NVCC Alumni Postcards Gratefully...

One of the best things about leading the College newspaper is the postcards and letters...

NVCC Alumni Postcards Gratefully Acknowledge the Difference Community College Makes

Student Success

NVCC Alumni Postcards Gratefully Acknowledge the Difference Community College Makes

One of the best things about leading the College newspaper is the postcards and letters from our students. The Tamarack advisor, Associate...
GEARUP Students from Local High Schools Start Summer Program at Naugatuck Valley Community...
GEARUP Students from Local High Schools Start Summer Program at Naugatuck Valley Community...

GEARUP Students from Local High...

Students from local high schools including Crosby, Kennedy, Wilby, Waterbury Career...

GEARUP Students from Local High Schools Start Summer Program at Naugatuck Valley Community...

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GEARUP Students from Local High Schools Start Summer Program at Naugatuck Valley Community...

Students from local high schools including Crosby, Kennedy, Wilby, Waterbury Career Academy, Waterbury Arts Magnet, and Kaynor Technical High School...
GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural...
GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural...

GEAR UP Students from Local High...

GEAR UP students enrolled in a special summer session of NVCC’s Human...

GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural...

Engine of Change

GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural...

GEAR UP students enrolled in a special summer session of NVCC’s Human Services/Pre-Social Work course, and visited the Saint Vincent De Paul...
NVCC’s Short-term Job Training Programs Offer an Opportunity for Change
NVCC’s Short-term Job Training Programs Offer an Opportunity for Change

NVCC’s Short-term Job Training...

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is hosting a series of free information events...

NVCC’s Short-term Job Training Programs Offer an Opportunity for Change

Engine of Change

NVCC’s Short-term Job Training Programs Offer an Opportunity for Change

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is hosting a series of free information events for everyone interested in workforce-ready programs. These...
NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples
NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples

NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action...

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted the United Way’s annual Stock the...

NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples

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NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted the United Way’s annual Stock the Pantry weigh-in at the Founders Hall Parking lot on...
NVCC Leads the State’s Community Colleges in NIMs Certifications
NVCC Leads the State’s Community Colleges in NIMs Certifications

NVCC Leads the State’s Community...

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) led the way with 162 certifications from the...

NVCC Leads the State’s Community Colleges in NIMs Certifications

Engine of Change

NVCC Leads the State’s Community Colleges in NIMs Certifications

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) led the way with 162 certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) awarded this...
Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life
Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Annual Student Leadership Banquet...

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) students, faculty and staff celebrated the...

Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

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Annual Student Leadership Banquet Highlights Vibrant Campus Life

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) students, faculty and staff celebrated the accomplishments of the College’s clubs and activities...
Annual Honors Night Celebrates the Difference Community Colleges are Making
Annual Honors Night Celebrates the Difference Community Colleges are Making

Annual Honors Night Celebrates the...

Honors Night at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is documented in a crisp navy...

Annual Honors Night Celebrates the Difference Community Colleges are Making

Student Success

Annual Honors Night Celebrates the Difference Community Colleges are Making

Honors Night at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is documented in a crisp navy blue program with regal silver type. It opens to reveal linen...
NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic Federation to Encourage Advocacy for Community Colleges
NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic Federation to Encourage Advocacy for Community Colleges

NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic...

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D.,...

NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic Federation to Encourage Advocacy for Community Colleges

Engine of Change

NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic Federation to Encourage Advocacy for Community Colleges

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., welcomed leaders of the Hispanic Federation including Ingrid...
Education is a Family Affair at Naugatuck Valley Community College
Education is a Family Affair at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Education is a Family Affair at...

When Elida De Jesus graduated from Naugatuck Valley Community College in May 2016, she was...

Education is a Family Affair at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Student Success

Education is a Family Affair at Naugatuck Valley Community College

When Elida De Jesus graduated from Naugatuck Valley Community College in May 2016, she was awarded the President to President Scholarship to attend...
NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th Anniversary
NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th Anniversary

NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th...

Naugatuck Valley Community College management accompanied Dr. Peter Jacoby, a member of...

NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th Anniversary

Academic Affairs

NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th Anniversary

Naugatuck Valley Community College management accompanied Dr. Peter Jacoby, a member of the United Way of Greater Waterbury Campaign Leadership...
NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck...
NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck...

NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to...

On May 20, a group of dance program students from Naugatuck Valley Community College...

NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck...

Engine of Change

NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck...

On May 20, a group of dance program students from Naugatuck Valley Community College performed as part of the “Art of Mental Health”...
Two NVCC Students Make All-Connecticut Academic Team
Two NVCC Students Make All-Connecticut Academic Team

Two NVCC Students Make...

Two graduating Naugatuck Valley Community College students, Desiree Lafontaine and Anju...

Two NVCC Students Make All-Connecticut Academic Team

Performance-Based Institution

Two NVCC Students Make All-Connecticut Academic Team

Two graduating Naugatuck Valley Community College students, Desiree Lafontaine and Anju Gautam were accepted to the All-Connecticut Academic Team....
Student Spotlight: Micah Small
Student Spotlight: Micah Small

Student Spotlight: Micah Small

“I choose my life every day, using what I have learned. My time at NVCC has made a...

Student Spotlight: Micah Small

Performance-Based Institution

Student Spotlight: Micah Small

“I choose my life every day, using what I have learned. My time at NVCC has made a difference to that learning" ~ Micah Small Micah Small is a...
Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz
Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

Yovany Cruz is a 2014 graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College.  She...

Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

Performance-Based Institution

Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

Yovany Cruz is a 2014 graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College.  She transferred to the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT,...
Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes
Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes

Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes

"My roots have been planted firmly and my voice blossomed through my educational...

Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes

Performance-Based Institution

Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes

"My roots have been planted firmly and my voice blossomed through my educational experiences and the relationships I built at NVCC." ~ Nicole...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional...

Naugatuck Valley Community College...

For the fourth consecutive year, NVCC’s student newspaper, The Tamarack, has been...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional...

Tamarack

Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional...

For the fourth consecutive year, NVCC’s student newspaper, The Tamarack, has been honored by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with...

Naugatuck Valley Community College...

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has notified NVCC that all three of their US DOE...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with...

Performance-Based Institution

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with...

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has notified NVCC that all three of their US DOE Upward Bound grant applications have been selected for...
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GEARUP Students from Local High Schools Start Summer Program at Naugatuck Valley Community College

GEARUP Students from Local High Schools Start Summer Program at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Students from local high schools including Crosby, Kennedy, Wilby, Waterbury Career Academy, Waterbury Arts Magnet, and Kaynor Technical High School started academic enrichment programs sponsored by GEAR UP and the Waterbury Public Schools at the Waterbury campus of Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) today.

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GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural Celebration

GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural Celebration

GEAR UP students enrolled in a special summer session of NVCC’s Human Services/Pre-Social Work course, and visited the Saint Vincent De Paul Shelter and the Waterbury Hospitality Center.  The students toured the Shelter and brought health and beauty aids to the patrons. At the Waterbury Hospitality Center they engaged in an overview of how...

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NVCC’s Short-term Job Training Programs Offer an Opportunity for Change

NVCC’s Short-term Job Training Programs Offer an Opportunity for Change

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is hosting a series of free information events for everyone interested in workforce-ready programs. These information sessions provide participants with a chance to explore the numerous short-term job training programs that are available at NVCC.  Programs range from 8 hours to 15 months in length and have both day and evening schedules; many offer State or Professional Certification opportunities. The College offers payment options and may be able to refer potential students to resources for tuition and fees.

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NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples

NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 89,000 Pounds of Food Staples

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted the United Way’s annual Stock the Pantry weigh-in at the Founders Hall Parking lot on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Scores of NVCC students, faculty and staff volunteered to collect and consolidate the food staples. President De Filippis asked Robert Sheftel, Director of NVCC’s Academic Center for Excellence and David Celotto, Bridge to College Division Director to organize the NVCC collection and volunteers. Kristen Jacoby, President/Chief Professional Officer of the United Way of Greater Waterbury acknowledged NVCC for the unprecedented success of this event. “NVCC was instrumental in the success of our largest ‘Day of Action to Stock the Pantry’ ever.  The campus served as the hub site for the event, where over 89,000 pounds of food was delivered by over 100 companies and organizations to support local food pantries and soup kitchens.  We cannot thank NVCC enough for the location, volunteers and committed partnership!”

Author: beth coates
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NVCC Leads the State’s Community Colleges in NIMs Certifications

NVCC Leads the State’s Community Colleges in NIMs Certifications

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) led the way with 162 certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) awarded this academic year.  Celebrating the highest number of certifications, out of the seven community colleges in the state system that have Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers (AMTC), NVCC is again poised to make a difference to the local workforce training. These nationally recognized, portable, stackable credentials are often used by manufacturers to identify qualified candidates for employment.

Author: beth coates
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NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic Federation to Encourage Advocacy for Community Colleges

NVCC Hosts Leaders of the Hispanic Federation to Encourage Advocacy for Community Colleges

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., welcomed leaders of the Hispanic Federation including Ingrid Alvarez, Connecticut State Director, and State Representatives Chris Soto, D-New London and Geraldo Reyes, D-Waterbury, students, faculty and staff to a round of “fireside chats” at the second event in the series “Latinos in the Nation.”

Author: beth coates
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NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck Museum

NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck Museum

On May 20, a group of dance program students from Naugatuck Valley Community College performed as part of the “Art of Mental Health” celebration held at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury. 

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Student Spotlight: Micah Small

Student Spotlight: Micah Small

2015 NVCC Grad Testifies to the Power of Community Colleges

“I choose my life every day, using what I have learned. My time at NVCC has made a difference to that learning" ~ Micah Small

Micah Small is a graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College, Class of 2015. He came to NVCC because it was affordable. “The value was really important for me, but once I got here, I discovered that the faculty really made a difference to my learning. The culture at NVCC is supportive and the emphasis is on resources for student success, for example I relied heavily on the ACE to help with my classes. The tutors were excellent.”

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Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumna Sets Her Sites on a Future of Advocacy and Social Justice

Yovany Cruz is a 2014 graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College.  She transferred to the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT, where she majored in Social Work. Professors enthusiastically identify Yovany as a “star student.” Advocacy is a personal mission for Yovany. She is a strong advocate for the Latino community and for people in general, when she sees there is a need.
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with Waterbury High Schools

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with Waterbury High Schools

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has notified NVCC that all three of their US DOE Upward Bound grant applications have been selected for funding.  These grants will support increased collaboration between NVCC and the three Waterbury High Schools, Crosby, Kennedy and Wilby. Each grant is a five year grant award in the amount of $257,500 per year/ per school.  The grant will provide 60 students from grades 9-12, at each school, college access, preparation, and awareness services. The 180 students will be selected based on income eligibility and academic need as determined through an interview process.  Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary enthusiastically commented that “the city is honored by the successful efforts of NVCC on behalf of our Waterbury High School students. The College continues to make a difference for students and their families.”

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Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

NVCC’s celebration of artistic multiculturalism launched college as “International Center for the Arts”

On a bright spring afternoon, Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff, and Fulbright scholar-in-residence Felipe Karam gathered around a dozen colorful djembes and dunduns arranged in the College’s Leever Atrium. The African-inspired drum circle was the first of many interactive events at the debut of the College’s International Arts Festival on April 17. The festival also launched the College as an International Center for the Arts (ICA) for the greater-Waterbury community.

 

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Color Guard Procession, Patriotic Sing-Along among Highlights of  All College Meeting

Color Guard Procession, Patriotic Sing-Along among Highlights of All College Meeting

First Meeting of Semester Held in NVCC’s New Community Room in the Center for Health Sciences

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s president, faculty, staff, and students held their All College meeting in the new Community Room located in the Center for Health Sciences for the first of what will be many community gatherings in the new space.


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U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty Recognizes NVCC for Successful Manufacturing Job Placements, Community Collaboration and Grant Opportunities that Make a Difference in Lives of Students

U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty Recognizes NVCC for Successful Manufacturing Job Placements, Community Collaboration and Grant Opportunities that Make a Difference in Lives of Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College is often in the news for the work it does to serve our 22-town service area. A string of student opportunities and success recently landed the college in the newsletter of U.S. Congressional Representative, Elizabeth Esty.


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English Language Learners from Waterbury High Schools Get a Glimpse of College Life

English Language Learners from Waterbury High Schools Get a Glimpse of College Life

Agenda Includes General Info Sessions, Campus Tours, and Financial Aid Workshops in Spanish

More than 85 Spanish-speaking juniors and seniors representing area schools like Crosby, Kennedy, Waterbury Career Academy, and Wilby gathered in Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Technology Hall Friday, January 27 in a special College-hosted visit aimed at accommodating and addressing the needs of English Language Learners. These local students spent the morning learning about some of the things to anticipate as they transition into the next chapter of their educations.

 
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NVCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast

NVCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast

Community Leaders including Danbury and Waterbury Mayors Reflect on Shared Goals for Coming Year

More than 100 community partners and NVCC academic leaders met at a leadership breakfast held at Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Waterbury campus today. The annual Leadership Breakfast “Responding to Our Mission” reflected the individual and shared goals of legislative, municipal, and community leaders in the 22-town NVCC service region. 

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Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Center for Health Sciences

Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Center for Health Sciences

Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, President & CEO, Waterbury Hospital and Greater Waterbury Health Network (GWHN) presented NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. with a $150,000 contribution in support of the new Center for Health Sciences at the College.  Stromstad noted, “it’s about recognizing and honoring the important relationship between GWHN and NVCC. We are pleased to be the first health care sponsor for the Center.  Our new parent company, Prospect Medical Holdings, recognizes the NVCC/Greater Waterbury Health Network partnership and the positive impact it has had on healthcare in our region.  We are proud to be part of this new venture and look forward to it further bolstering our local healthcare workforce.”


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SGA Tree Trimming Ceremony Kicks Off Month of Philanthropic Holiday Celebrations at NVCC

SGA Tree Trimming Ceremony Kicks Off Month of Philanthropic Holiday Celebrations at NVCC

NVCC students unraveled lights, unpacked bulbs from boxes, and laid out strands of golden garland last week in the College’s Prism Lounge to trim a tree that will provide aesthetic cheer during this holiday season.


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Area High School Students Get Head Start on Higher Ed through NVCC’s College Career Pathways Program

Area High School Students Get Head Start on Higher Ed through NVCC’s College Career Pathways Program

For students at high schools like Bethel High or Waterbury’s W.F. Kaynor Technical, the first steps on the college path are taken before graduation. That’s thanks in part to an early college opportunity program supported by Naugatuck Valley Community College, and directed by the office of Academic Affairs and the Bridge to College Division. 

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United States Department of Education Ranks Naugatuck Valley Community College One of the Top 25 Colleges in the Nation to Advance Opportunities for Low-income Students

United States Department of Education Ranks Naugatuck Valley Community College One of the Top 25 Colleges in the Nation to Advance Opportunities for Low-income Students

A recent report published by the United States Department of Education shows that Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is successfully living its mission, to offer quality, affordable education and training in response to evolving community needs by providing opportunities to individuals and organizations to develop their potential. The College was ranked as a top college, in the nation, by a survey that evaluated public two-year colleges for their effectiveness in serving low-income students with relatively high outcomes.
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates the 5th Anniversary of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates the 5th Anniversary of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center

For the fifth consecutive year, the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center on the Waterbury campus of NVCC has successfully placed manufacturing grads into internship and career positions with local manufacturers in greater Waterbury, Danbury, and the northwest corner of the state. To date over 150 graduates of the center have found jobs with some of the over 200 industry partners of the College. According to AMTC Director, Joe Defeo, industry partners are manufacturing companies who have an understanding of the program. “They are in lock-step with the College’s AMTC program and they know it as a pipeline of talent.”

Author: Coates, Beth
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Orientation for New Students - Waterbury Campus

An Open House for new and transferring students attending our Waterbury Campus with presentations from various departments as well as student tours.
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The SGA will be greeting students with hand outs and goodies to welcome and provide assistance. Two Sessions: Morning: 10am-12noon Afternoon: 4:30-6:30pm Waterbury Campus: Prism...
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