President's Circle

Membership into the President’s Circle at Naugatuck Valley Community College represents the highest honor a student may receive while matriculating at the College.

These students represent a select group of outstanding achievers who serve as the College’s student ambassadors. Circle Ambassadors have the opportunity to attend major college events with the President and/or her Cabinet, and lend voice to their experiences as NVCC students. Applications are now being accepted.

If you are ready to make a difference...

Circle ambassadors are given platforms to directly engage with community leaders, officials, alumni and friends of the College. You will have an opportunity to:

  • make connections
  • build networks
  • further your own pathway toward becoming an active citizen and leader.

Applicants who are selected by the president and accept membership into the President's Circle will receive recognition, a small scholarship and a letter of recommendation from President De Filippis upon successful completion of their 2-semester term and graduation from NVCC.

"One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind"

- Neil Armstrong

Applications are accepted in the spring for high-achieving students wishing to serve as ambassadors for Naugatuck Valley Community College.

Download an application or pick one up at the main Library desk in L523.

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Manufacturing Student Lands Program’s First Apprenticeship

Manufacturing Student Lands Program’s First Apprenticeship

Hannah Lenoce, Cheshire, has been hired at Marion Manufacturing as part of CT Apprentice Program

Author: O'Leary, Allison J/Friday, June 20, 2014/Categories: News and Press Releases, Current News, Academic Affairs, STEM, Strategic Goals, Academic Programs

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As a 2014 NVCC Advanced Manufacturing program graduate, Hannah Lenoce, 19, has a promise of employment for at least the next four years at Marion Manufacturing Co. in Cheshire. At the end of this time, she will be nationally certified as a tool-and-die maker, making her highly marketable and transferable at a time when most manufacturers are scrambling to replace an aging workforce.  

In just one year, Hannah has improved her status from high school dropout to manufacturing apprentice. Under the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Program, she will work 40 hours-per-week at Marion, where she also completed an internship, under the tutelage of an experienced journeyman to learn the ins and outs of her craft. Her pay is set and will be incrementally raised as she achieves milestones in her hands-on education.

This isn’t the only door that’s been opened to Hannah, according to Douglas Johnson, Marion’s vice president of operations.

“We’ve been fielding a lot of requests from the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) for access to Hannah,” he said. PMA has a division for women in manufacturing. “She’s going to be featured in their “My Life” publication and she’s been given a scholarship to attend their annual meeting. She’s also been invited back to the college to do some manufacturing commercials.”

For Hannah, the program allowed her to be herself, and continue learning the way she learns best: hands-on. When she dropped out of high school it was to work full-time, even 50-60 hours per week, because she prefers tangible results.

“I like to keep myself moving,” said Hannah in an April 30 interview. “I’m really happy with where I’m at.”

Students who earn their two-semester certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Level II at Naugatuck Valley Community College are qualified to work in machine technology and CNC manufacturing environments. The certificate provides desired work skills by combining hands-on instruction, interactive lab experiences, theory and possible on-site manufacturing internships. The College currently offers daytime and evening manufacturing cohorts. Learn more.

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