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Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning Summer 2015 Relocation of Danbury Campus

Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning Summer...

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., has announced plans for the College’s new Danbury...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning Summer 2015 Relocation of Danbury Campus

Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning Summer 2015 Relocation of Danbury Campus

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., has announced plans for the College’s new Danbury Campus.  The State Department of Administrative...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Host Round Table Meeting with Board of Regents President

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Host...

 Board of Regents President, Dr. Gregory Gray spent the month of November taking the new...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Host Round Table Meeting with Board of Regents President

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Host Round Table Meeting with Board of Regents President

 Board of Regents President, Dr. Gregory Gray spent the month of November taking the new Transform 20-20 initiatives on the road. With a goal to...
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NVCC Hosts a Community Career Expo

NVCC Hosts a Community Career Expo

On November 18, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted a Community and Public Sector...

NVCC Hosts a Community Career Expo

NVCC Hosts a Community Career Expo

On November 18, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted a Community and Public Sector Career Expo, a unique annual event that provides...
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NVCC Hosts Semi-annual College Transfer Fair

NVCC Hosts Semi-annual College Transfer Fair

On November 12, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted a semi-annual College...

NVCC Hosts Semi-annual College Transfer Fair

NVCC Hosts Semi-annual College Transfer Fair

On November 12, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted a semi-annual College Transfer Fair for students to obtain information about...
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NVCC Inducts a New Cohort of Student Ambassadors into the President’s Circle

NVCC Inducts a New Cohort of Student Ambassadors...

On November 14, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) inducted ten new students and two...

NVCC Inducts a New Cohort of Student Ambassadors into the President’s Circle

NVCC Inducts a New Cohort of Student Ambassadors into the President’s Circle

On November 14, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) inducted ten new students and two returning students into the prestigious...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Poetry at Confluencia Event

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates...

Naugatuck Valley Community College was honored to host special night of poetry at Confluencia on...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Poetry at Confluencia Event

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Poetry at Confluencia Event

Naugatuck Valley Community College was honored to host special night of poetry at Confluencia on Tuesday, December 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the Playbox...
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NVCC Alumnus, Dr. Robert Hartmann McNamara Inspires Students to  Succeed in College

NVCC Alumnus, Dr. Robert Hartmann McNamara...

Unassuming and down-to-earth is how one might describe Dr. Robert McNamara, a 1984 graduate of...

NVCC Alumnus, Dr. Robert Hartmann McNamara Inspires Students to Succeed in College

NVCC Alumnus, Dr. Robert Hartmann McNamara Inspires Students to Succeed in College

Unassuming and down-to-earth is how one might describe Dr. Robert McNamara, a 1984 graduate of Mattatuck Community College, who was invited to speak...
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NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and Celebrates Confluencia

NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and...

On October 15, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted “Julia de Burgos, de Puerto...

NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and Celebrates Confluencia

NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and Celebrates Confluencia

On October 15, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted “Julia de Burgos, de Puerto Rico al universe/ From Puerto Rico to the Universe: A...
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Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck...

Author and lecturer, Daisy Hernandez, is coming to Naugatuck Valley Community College on Friday,...

Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Author and lecturer, Daisy Hernandez, is coming to Naugatuck Valley Community College on Friday, Nov. 14 for “An Evening With Daisy...
11/14/2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join

NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join...

"Make a Difference Day" is the largest national day of community service. On the fourth Saturday of...

NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join "Make a Difference Day" Campaign

NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join "Make a Difference Day" Campaign

"Make a Difference Day" is the largest national day of community service. On the fourth Saturday of October, millions of volunteers around the world...
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NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in Conjunction with Opening Art Exhibit

NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in...

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley...

NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in Conjunction with Opening Art Exhibit

NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in Conjunction with Opening Art Exhibit

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a forum to feature the...
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Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe Haven

Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe...

For the past five years, NVCC English Professor William H. Foster III and Robert Lyons, owner of...

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...
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NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in Conjunction with Opening Art Exhibit

NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in Conjunction with Opening Art Exhibit

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a forum to feature the histories of local manufacturers to celebrate October as “Manufacturing Month” in Connecticut. President De Filippis opened the ceremony with a warm welcome that highlighted the list of seventeen manufacturing companies in attendance.


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Student Open Mic and Art Show Brings Students to Downtown Danbury

Student Open Mic and Art Show Brings Students to Downtown Danbury

NVCC students showed off their creativity at a Fresh Ink Open Mic and Art Show at Martin's in downtown Danbury this May. The event was the first of it's kind in the City, and the first of many cultural events to come as the College looks to increase it's intellectual presence in the community. Approximately 60 guests attended throughout the course of the night to hear students read their works and explain their various art pieces.

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iPhotographed This

Tamarack Photographer Nabs First Professional Cover in Local Paper

NVCC student Jason Honyotski nabbed his first professional cover recently with a stunning image of Professor Juleyka Lantigua-Williams for the Women’s section of the Waterbury Republican-American.

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Summer Classes Mean Less Time in the Classroom - Not More

Summer Classes Mean Less Time in the Classroom - Not More

Sign up now for one of our credit or non-credit summer classes

It can be hard to picture yourself inside as the weather starts getting warmer, but taking classes during the summer means less time in the classroom - not more! Summer semesters are more condensed than the regular fall and spring semesters so you can save yourself precious weeks of time by getting those courses done now!

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Professor Commemorates History of JET Magazine in Final Print Issue

Professor Commemorates History of JET Magazine in Final Print Issue

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams chosen to author JET's last-ever print cover story

“I was honored to be considered and accepted the assignment thankfully,” said Lantigua-Williams, who wrote for the magazine on topics ranging from politics to the arts, personal profiles, and education over the last three years. Her first JET cover story, “Fade to Black” (April 2013), is currently a finalist for a National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Excellence in Journalism Award.

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2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Recognized for High Academic and Community Achievements

2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Recognized for High Academic and Community Achievements

This year's valedictorian and salutatorian received a 4.0 and 3.95 GPA, respectively. Combined, they earned eight recognitions at the 2013 and 2014 Honors Night ceremonies

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NVCC's Fulbright Scholar Oonya Kempadoo Receives Honorary Associate in Arts Degree

NVCC's Fulbright Scholar Oonya Kempadoo Receives Honorary Associate in Arts Degree

NVCC’s Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Oonya Kempadoo was awarded an honorary Associate in Arts degree at the College’s Commencement ceremonies on May 29. In 2013, Ms. Kempadoo became the College’s second Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence.

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2014 Educational Excellence Award Goes to English Professor Beth Ann Scott

2014 Educational Excellence Award Goes to English Professor Beth Ann Scott

In higher education, our students’ testimony is the most powerful affirmation of the value of the work we do each and every day. This year, NVCC recognizes English Professor Beth-Ann Scott with the 2014 Educational Excellence Award.

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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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Finally finish college!

Finally finish college!

Go Back to Get Ahead is offering you up to three FREE college courses

Do you have college credits but no degree? Now is the time to finish the degree you started! A limited time program from the State of Connecticut called Go Back to Get Ahead is offering Connecticut residents up to three FREE 3-credit courses when you enroll at one of the 17 institutions in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system.

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NVCC Awards More Than 100 Students for Excellence at Honors Night

NVCC Awards More Than 100 Students for Excellence at Honors Night

More than 100 students gathered with their families on Tuesday, May 27, for Naugatuck Valley Community College's annual Honors Night at the College's Fine Arts Center. Honors Night recognizes students who have distinguished themselves throughout the academic year by excelling academically, demonstrating leadership in their field of study, or engaging with the campus and greater area community.

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NVCC Commencement Speaker Announced

NVCC Commencement Speaker Announced

Lucy Anne Hurston, niece of Zora Neale Hurston, will address this year's graduates

NVCC is proud to announce this year's Commencement Speaker will be Lucy Anne Hurston, the niece of literary luminary and Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston, and author of Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston.

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Fifth Bi-Annual Dominican Studies Conference Draws Scholars to NVCC

Fifth Bi-Annual Dominican Studies Conference Draws Scholars to NVCC

Coast-to-Coast presenters comment on the Dominican Experience and Cultural Diaspora

The 2014 Conference of the Dominican Studies Association (DSA), “Making a Difference…,”  was held at Naugatuck Valley Community College May 1-2, 2014. The bi-annual interdisciplinary conference draws hundreds of scholars and students to panel discussions that explore the multiple narratives documenting the Dominican experience and diaspora. 

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Male Students Recognized for Drive, Success

Male Students Recognized for Drive, Success

Eleven students received awards from their instructors on Wed., April 30

Inspired by the President's annual High Tea Ceremony, which celebrates women who have overcome adversity to succeed at NVCC, the NVCC Male Encouragement Network, M.E.N., decided this year it was time to finally recognize the spirit of triumph, resiliency and commitment among our outstanding male students.

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On the Cusp of Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Naugatuck Valley Community College Will Offer Its First Latino Studies Course This Fall

On the Cusp of Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Naugatuck Valley Community College Will Offer Its First Latino Studies Course This Fall

Last spring, NVCC student Alejandro Ortega wrote to President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., wondering why the College didn’t offer any courses for credit in Latino studies. Less than one year later, the College is proud to announce it will offer “Introduction to Latino Studies” in fall 2014. It is the first Latino Studies course designation to be offered at a Connecticut community college.

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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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NVCC Fulbright Scholar Presents Caribbean Story Project

NVCC Fulbright Scholar Presents Caribbean Story Project

The multi-media presentation shows the interdisciplinary link of art and education to social and environmental projects.

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Oonya Kempadoo, presented her collaborative story approach to ecological sustainability as her “gift” to the College on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Playbox Theater. The project includes an interactive website that offers a multitude of ways for readers to engage with Kempadoo’s story “Naniki”, which in the indigenous Taino language means “to be active” or “spirit”. Based on this concept, the story has integrated interdisciplinary elements to link art and education to social and environmental concerns.

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Oonya Kempadoo, will present her collaborative story approach to ecological sustainability as her “gift” to the College on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm in the Playbox Theater. The project entails the building of an interactive website that will offer a multitude of ways for readers to engage with Kempadoo’s story “Naniki”, which in the indigenous Taino language means “to be active” or “spirit”. Based on this concept, the story has integrated interdisciplinary elements to link art and education to social and environmental concerns.
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Call for Entries!

Call for Entries!

Fresh Ink Literary Magazine accepting entries until Feb. 28

Fresh Ink invites writers and artists to submit their work for consideration in the Spring 2014 issue.
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Parallel Lives Intersect at NVCC Music Department

Parallel Lives Intersect at NVCC Music Department

Michigan-born musicians finally cross paths

NVCC music instructors Emily Boyer and Scott Switzer have a lot in common, but they didn't know it until recently.
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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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