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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Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning 50-Year Celebration Kick-Off

Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning 50-Year Celebration Kick-Off

The first in a series of planned events will take place September 12, 2014

Author: Administrator Account/Thursday, July 31, 2014/Categories: News and Press Releases, Current News, Public Events, President, Strategic Goals, Engine of Change

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Event date: 9/12/2014 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Export event

Community members are invited to celebrate 50 years of education and community service with Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) on Fri., Sept. 12, when the College kicks off a three-year commemoration of its founding institutions, Waterbury State Technical College and Mattatuck Community College.

Waterbury State Technical College opened in September of 1964 in response to the need for engineering technicians in the area’s expanding industries. Mattatuck Community College enrolled its first students in 1967.

The three year window marking the opening of both institutions provides a timeframe from 2014-2017 during which NVCC plans to recognize its roots.

The opening celebration will begin at 8:30 am at the Sept. 12 all-college meeting, featuring citations from the Governor, state legislators and the Mayor of Waterbury. The featured speaker is Martha J. Kanter, Ed.D., Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education and Senior Fellow at the Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy of New York University, who will talk about the evolved role of education in society today.

In addition to the Sept. 12  opening, the College is planning a series of community conversations around the 50th anniversary including a homecoming to be hosted by the NVCC Alumni Association for graduates of all three institutions on Thurs., Oct. 23 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm. Alumni are invited to register for the 50th anniversary homecoming by calling 203-575-8045.

“As we commemorate 50 years in the history of our venerable institution, our work and commitment to mission are tied to the beautiful and fundamental democratic principles that led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, and the founding of community colleges in Connecticut,” said President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. “We are proud to affirm that our work honors and supports that vision of a just and inclusive society.”

For more information about these events, visit the college website at or email Elizabeth Catuccio at

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