Naugatuck Valley Community College Professor of Accounting Scott R. Colvin, CPA has been honored with an “Educator of Excellence” award by the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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.
More than 100 students and their families gathered for Naugatuck Valley Community College's annual Honors Night on Tuesday, May 28 at the College's Fine Arts Center. Honors Night highlights achievements made by both graduating and returning students over the course of the academic year.
Naugatuck Valley Community College student Wilson Rosado II of Watertown has been named NVCC’s Manufacturing Technology Student of the Year for 2015.
For the second consecutive year, The Tamarack, Naugatuck Valley Community College’s student newspaper, has been honored by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists for excellence in campus reporting.
Naugatuck Valley Community College students, administrators, faculty and staff celebrated the accomplishments made through the College’s clubs and activities during the annual Student Leadership and Recognition Banquet on May 21 at the Grand Oak Villa.
Ninety-four members of Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Nursing Class of 2015 received their pins during the College’s 41st Annual Pinning Ceremony held on May 20 at NVCC’s Mainstage Theater.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions at Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) continue to promote student success. In addition to their regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in a developmental math or English class now also attend one hour of SI each week.
Saint Mary’s Hospital, City of Waterbury Enhance Transit Link to NVCC Campus
Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a dual ribbon-cutting/groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, May 12 to celebrate additional enhancements to the #42 CTTransit Chase Parkway bus line that serves the College, made possible by a generous sponsorship from Saint Mary’s Hospital and a partnership with the City of Waterbury.
Two members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation—U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5)—visited Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Veterans’ Oasis on Friday, May 8 to speak with veterans about the consequences of exposure to burn pits while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted 250 local high school students for the Manufacture Your Future Student Expo on Friday, May 8 in Technology Hall. Coordinated by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s (CBIA) Education Foundation, the event introduced students to local manufacturers, demonstrated the exciting high-tech careers available in manufacturing and brought students together to participate in hands-on workshops at the College’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.
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 everyone has to have a chance to unwind. That’s where NVCC’s annual Spring Fling comes in.
Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff packed the College’s Playbox Theater for a special night of poetry at the final Confluencia event of the academic year on Tuesday, April 28. Poised to celebrate its seventh anniversary this coming October, the Confluencia series continues to inspire, enrich and introduce the power of poetry to the community.
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.
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.
Naugatuck Valley Community College is committed to being a leader in enhancing education in the region and strengthening the bond between secondary and higher education. The College recently hosted two events crucial to realizing those objectives.
To mark Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22, Naugatuck Valley Community College forged a new tradition. Equipped with rakes, clippers and even a pair of waders, students, faculty, staff and retirees cleaned out the pond along the Shakespeare Garden before adjourning to the Zinser Rose Garden to turn on the fountain for the season and enjoy lunch.
To recognize students who have overcome adversity to excel personally and academically, Naugatuck Valley Community College recently hosted a pair of special events to celebrate the exceptional achievement of students.
Joined by state and local dignitaries and members of the campus community, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Department of Administrative Services Commissioner Melody A. Currey and Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. led a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, April 17 for NVCC’s new Center for Health Sciences. The center will be housed in Founders Hall, which is undergoing a comprehensive $44 million renovation and addition project. The State Bond Commission approved a $39 million allocation for the project in January.
Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. and members of the College Cabinet traveled to New York University on April 6, where they were the special guests of Martha J. Kanter, Ed.D. Dr. Kanter, a distinguished visiting professor of Higher Education and senior fellow at the Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy at NYU, invited President De Filippis and her team to present their perspectives on leading a community college in Connecticut to students in her graduate course on The American Community College.