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.
A list of 2014 NVCC graduates by town
View the list of 2014 NVCC Graduates by town.
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
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.
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.
The Presidential Medals of Honor were established in 2012 to recognize students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members for distinguished service to the mission accomplishment and program outcomes of NVCC students and the College. Honorees are recognized on the recommendation of faculty or colleagues, and on the endorsement of the Office of the President.
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.
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.
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.
Students and NVCC leaders and alumni will celebrate the accomplishments of student clubs and activities at the annual Student Leadership Banquet at the Grand Oak Villa on May 28. The event is a way of honoring students and advisors who have volunteered their time and energy working within the 40+ clubs that comprise the Student Government Association.
Information for students and graduates
Commencement is getting close and there are some things you'll need to know if you're graduating this year! Find out more here...
On June 2, Waldemar Kostrzewa was presented the 16th Board of Trustees of Connecticut Community-Technical Colleges Merit Award, which recognizes individuals who have provided extraordinary service to the community colleges and have contributed to students’ quality of life at Tunxis in significant ways. He was honored for his contributions as the former executive director of Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc.
Catherine N. Awwad, executive director of the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board (NRWIB), will receive this year’s Board of Trustees Merit Award at the College’s commencement ceremony, to be held at 6 pm on Thursday, May 27, at the Palace Theater. Awwad has contributed greatly to education and workforce development in the region...