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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Commencement Features National Teacher of the Year
Naugatuck Valley Community College Commencement Features National Teacher of the Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College...

Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year and NVCC Alumna was the keynote speaker at...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Commencement Features National Teacher of the Year

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Commencement Features National Teacher of the Year

Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year and NVCC Alumna was the keynote speaker at the College’s fifty-second commencement ceremony. The...
NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. Honored by Hostos Community College
NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. Honored by Hostos Community College

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De...

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. was honored on...

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. Honored by Hostos Community College

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NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. Honored by Hostos Community College

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. was honored on Friday, May 5 at Eugenio María de Hostos Community...
Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan
Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan

Pilot Program Emphasizing...

Increased student engagement, faculty who are more confident in their teaching, more...

Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan

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Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan

Increased student engagement, faculty who are more confident in their teaching, more relevant course material, and an improved student experience are...
NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa
NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

NVCC Inducts 146 Students into...

Naugatuck Valley Community College held the 36th annual induction ceremony for the...

NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

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NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

Naugatuck Valley Community College held the 36th annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa on Monday, April 10....
NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room
NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a special evening of music and poetry featuring...

NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

Arts & Humanities

NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a special evening of music and poetry featuring three award-winning writers and poets...
Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum
Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum

Horticulture and Hospitality...

In an effort to keep its curriculum current for its students and to help close the skill...

Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum

In an effort to keep its curriculum current for its students and to help close the skill gap in the state, Naugatuck Valley Community College turned...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater...
Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater...

Naugatuck Valley Community College...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its fifth annual Spring Open House on Sunday,...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater...

STEM

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater...

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its fifth annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Technology Hall Atrium where...
Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success
Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

Debut of International Arts...

On a bright spring afternoon, Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and...

Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

Engine of Change

Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

On a bright spring afternoon, Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff, and Fulbright scholar-in-residence Felipe Karam gathered...
NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni Reunion & Open House
NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni Reunion & Open House

NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni...

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff invite...

NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni Reunion & Open House

Allied Health

NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni Reunion & Open House

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff invite health sciences alumni to tour the new Center for Health...
Call for Entries for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative...
Call for Entries for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative...

Call for Entries for Naugatuck...

Naugatuck Valley Community College invites individuals to submit original work for...

Call for Entries for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative...

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Call for Entries for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative...

Naugatuck Valley Community College invites individuals to submit original work for possible inclusion in its 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book,...
Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching
Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching

Students, Faculty, and Staff Say...

Searching for the right resources for your next research project just got a lot easier....

Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching

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Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching

Searching for the right resources for your next research project just got a lot easier. That’s thanks to a dedicated team that helped the Max R....
YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve Parlato Panelist at Teen Bookfest by the Bay
YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve Parlato Panelist at Teen Bookfest by the Bay

YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Associate Professor of English Steve Parlato has a lot...

YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve Parlato Panelist at Teen Bookfest by the Bay

Arts & Humanities

YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve Parlato Panelist at Teen Bookfest by the Bay

Naugatuck Valley Community College Associate Professor of English Steve Parlato has a lot to celebrate these days. The Young Adult (YA) author just...
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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.”

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Building Bridges to College for Waterbury Youth

Naugatuck Valley Community College Building Bridges to College for Waterbury Youth

Summer is a time of academic, social and personal enrichment for students from the Waterbury public schools who have the privilege of participating in NVCC’s Bridge to College programs. Since early July the campus has been bustling with college access students aged 13-18.  They are at the College for any of three programs including Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program (ConnCAP), or Community College Scholar (CCS).  Hundreds of Waterbury public school students and first year NVCC students engage in meaningful academic enrichment and exciting social experiences.  “We are excited by the energy surrounding our students this summer,” says BTC Division Director David Celotto.  “Our students have strategically taken the necessary steps to advance through our summer programs.  They have come to campus with the drive and determination to learn and grow.  What more can we ask from our young leaders?  We are very proud.”  Highlights of the featured programs include:
Author: Coates, Beth
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosted Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE)

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosted Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE)

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., hosted the annual CALAHE Scholarship Reception in the Technology Hall Dining Room of the Waterbury campus on Thursday evening, August 6, 2016.
Author: Coates, Beth
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Commissions Renovations for New Danbury Campus Location

Naugatuck Valley Community College Commissions Renovations for New Danbury Campus Location

Set your GPS for 190 Main Street Danbury, CT and you will be pleasantly surprised to find a 1920’s art deco building getting a major makeover to accommodate the thousands of college students who are about to make it their new campus. Work crews are hurriedly braving the heat and humidity while taking advantage of the long summer days to complete the vision driven by the NVCC 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.”

 

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumna Honored with National Teacher of the Year Award

Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumna Honored with National Teacher of the Year Award

Naugatuck Valley Community College is bursting with pride as one of our own alumna Jahana Hayes, ’02 is honored with the 2016 National Teacher of the Year Award. Hayes is an NVCC graduate who earned an associate degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College, a bachelor of science from Southern Connecticut State University, a master of arts from Saint Joseph University, and a certification from the University of Bridgeport.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Joins Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) at the Capitol

Naugatuck Valley Community College Joins Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) at the Capitol

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, the students, faculty and staff joined forces with the students and administration of the other colleges in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system to lobby state legislators for support of their academic institutions in an informal “meet and greet.”

Author: Coates, Beth
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fourth Annual Open House and Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Breakfast

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fourth Annual Open House and Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Breakfast

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its fourth annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Technology Hall Atrium at 750 Chase Parkway in Waterbury. Over 400 prospective students and their families visited the Waterbury Campus. Faculty, staff and student leaders were on hand to talk one-on-one with prospective students and visitors about applying to and attending NVCC. Campus tours were conducted throughout the day with stops at the Library, Academic Center for Excellence, Student Center, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, Hospitality Management Program, allied health labs and other popular locations. The event featured workshops on topics including financial aid, admissions and one workshop held exclusively in Spanish. New this year was an expanded tour which included the NVCC Digital Arts Technology (DAT) lab and the opportunity for students to start the FSAID process, apply to the College and complete on-site acceptance.


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