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SMA Manufacturing Technology Student of the Year

SMA Manufacturing Technology Student of the Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College student Wilson Rosado II of Watertown has been named NVCC’s...

SMA Manufacturing Technology Student of the Year

SMA Manufacturing Technology Student of the Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College student Wilson Rosado II of Watertown has been named NVCC’s Manufacturing Technology Student of the Year for...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates...

With classes coming to a close, award ceremonies, finals, summer plans, and perhaps graduation, it...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

With classes coming to a close, award ceremonies, finals, summer plans, and perhaps graduation, it is a busy time of year for college students. But...
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Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the Academic Year

Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the...

Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff packed the College’s Playbox...

Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the Academic Year

Record Crowd for Final ‘Confluencia’ of the Academic Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff packed the College’s Playbox Theater for a special night of poetry at the final...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third...

More than 500 potential students, parents and educators attended Naugatuck Valley Community...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

More than 500 potential students, parents and educators attended Naugatuck Valley Community College’s third annual Spring Open House on Sunday,...
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Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at NVCC with Musical Masterwork

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at...

The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO), which utilizes NVCC’s Mainstage Theater as its primary...

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at NVCC with Musical Masterwork

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at NVCC with Musical Masterwork

The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO), which utilizes NVCC’s Mainstage Theater as its primary performance space, wrapped up its 2014-15 season...
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NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural Youth Summit

NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural...

Naugatuck Valley Community College is committed to being a leader in enhancing education in the...

NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural Youth Summit

NVCC Hosts Regional Education Leaders, Inaugural Youth Summit

Naugatuck Valley Community College is committed to being a leader in enhancing education in the region and strengthening the bond between secondary...
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NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New Tradition

NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New...

To mark Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22, Naugatuck Valley Community...

NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New Tradition

NVCC Celebrates Earth Day 2015; Forges a New Tradition

To mark Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22, Naugatuck Valley Community College forged a new tradition. Equipped with rakes,...
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NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the...

To recognize students who have overcome adversity to excel personally and academically, Naugatuck...

NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

To recognize students who have overcome adversity to excel personally and academically, Naugatuck Valley Community College recently hosted a pair of...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground on Center for Health Sciences

Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground...

Joined by state and local dignitaries and members of the campus community, Governor Dannel P....

Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground on Center for Health Sciences

Naugatuck Valley Community College Breaks Ground on Center for Health Sciences

Joined by state and local dignitaries and members of the campus community, Governor Dannel P. Malloy,  Department of Administrative Services...
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NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss ‘The American Community College’

NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss...

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. and members of the...

NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss ‘The American Community College’

NVCC President, Cabinet Invited to NYU to Discuss ‘The American Community College’

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. and members of the College Cabinet traveled to New York University on...
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NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

It’s been nearly a year since the Board of Regents for Higher Education launched the Go Back...

NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

NVCC’s ‘Go Back to Get Ahead’ Success Stories

It’s been nearly a year since the Board of Regents for Higher Education launched the Go Back to Get Ahead program, an effort championed by...
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NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on Path to Success

NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on...

Whether the next step is a career or four-year university, Naugatuck Valley Community College is...

NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on Path to Success

NVCC Hosts Job, Transfer Fairs to Help Students on Path to Success

Whether the next step is a career or four-year university, Naugatuck Valley Community College is invested in the future success of its students. To...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

More than 500 potential students, parents and educators attended Naugatuck Valley Community College’s third annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 26 in the College’s Technology Hall Atrium.

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Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at NVCC with Musical Masterwork

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Completes Season at NVCC with Musical Masterwork

The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO), which utilizes NVCC’s Mainstage Theater as its primary performance space, wrapped up its 2014-15 season with Verdi Requiem, featuring the Naugatuck Valley Community College Chorale, The Connecticut Choral Society and The New Jersey Choral Society on the weekend of April 25-26.

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NVCC Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

NVCC Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

Two Naugatuck Valley Community College professors have been recognized for teaching excellence by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.

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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

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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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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