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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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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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NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to Danbury with $100,000 Grant

NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to...

With the support of a $100,000 grant from the Leonhardt Scholarship Program through Fairfield...

NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to Danbury with $100,000 Grant

NVCC Expands Student Jobs on Campus Program to Danbury with $100,000 Grant

With the support of a $100,000 grant from the Leonhardt Scholarship Program through Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Naugatuck Valley...
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NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

In its first year of offering credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills...

NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

NIMS Credentials at NVCC Off to a Strong Start

In its first year of offering credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Naugatuck Valley Community College is off to an...
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Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Trees help to clean the air and water and add beauty to the New England landscape, but they can also...

Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Landscape Architects Talk Trees at NVCC

Trees help to clean the air and water and add beauty to the New England landscape, but they can also cause electricity disruptions and threaten safety...
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Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up Conference

Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up...

The Step Up Employer Conference came to Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Fine Arts Center...

Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up Conference

Employers Gather at NVCC for Waterbury Step Up Conference

The Step Up Employer Conference came to Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Fine Arts Center on June 23. The event, organized by the...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible Institution' Status to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible...

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been designated an Eligible Institution by the U.S....

Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible Institution' Status to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College Earns 'Eligible Institution' Status to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been designated an Eligible Institution by the U.S. Department of Education under Titles III and V of the...
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Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High School-to-College Link for 30 Local Students

Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High School-to-College Link for 30 Local Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a reception honoring 30 Principal-to-President Scholarship recipients from 19 area high schools on Tuesday, June 9 in the College’s Technology Hall Dining Room. NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. said she hopes the scholarships, which were applied in academic year 2014-15, encourage the students to expand their horizons while exploring choices for future postsecondary education.

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NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

Naugatuck Valley Community College celebrated its 50th Commencement on May 28 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. For the fourth year in a row, the College boasted a graduating class of more than 1,000.

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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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