Office of College Marketing

The Office of College Marketing (OCM) provides the tools to orchestrate, communicate and disseminate accurate, timely information to NVCC and the greater community. OCM promotes College programs and services through a multitude of marketing media.

For Official NVCC logos, please contact OCM.

About OCM

Marketing

OCM supports marketing campaigns aimed at the degree-seeking student as well as the non-credit student who takes personal fulfillment courses and professional training. Our college-wide campaign positions the College and provides specific campaigns for the fall, spring, and summer credit and non-credit semesters. In addition, OCM creates program-specific materials to promote the four unique degrees offered only at the College.

OCM oversees production of all:

  • publications
  • collateral marketing projects. 

Our goal is to position the College in the community as an affordable, convenient and high-quality institution of education and training with many choices for educational goal achievement.

OCM welcomes input from the faculty, staff and students in its efforts to continually promote the College and the achievements of our colleagues.

Advertising

Trying to contact students can be difficult if you don't know how. Before you consider paying for advertising, make sure that you've:

  • utilized our video display system
  • submitted your news item for Web and press promotion
  • approved your posters for the fifth floor walkway.

If your communications require a more sophisticated outside campaign, then its time to meet with our advertising representative to discuss the various media outlets through which you can advertise.

Direct Mail

If you are introducing a new program or event series to the college, direct mail can be a cost-effective way to reach your audience.

OCM can help you purchase address lists for our geographic region. Then, we can help tailor your message to attract your target audience back to you.

Fill out the form below to set up a planning meeting with our direct mail advisor and learn more about the different options and pricing packages that are available to you.

Graphic Design

OCM works with professional and academic departments around campus to help promote student growth and retention.

If you would like guidance developing a poster or brochure that advertises your program or services please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Photography

If you are hosting an event on campus and would like to have photos taken, OCM will either:

  • provide you with a camera
  • send professional staff to take photos.

You will be responsible for distributing and collecting photograph releases from your students/attendees. We suggest having students sign ahead of time if it is a class event. If you have a variable guest list, please ask attendees to sign when they check in at your event. The OCM is not permitted to release any photographs without proper authorization from participants.

Public Relations

 

NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th Anniversary

NVCC Celebrates United Way at 75th Anniversary

Naugatuck Valley Community College management accompanied Dr. Peter Jacoby, a member of the United Way of Greater Waterbury Campaign Leadership Council, at the Aqua Turf on May 3 as the Waterbury branch celebrated its 75th Anniversary. In attendance were NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., Provost James Troup, Dean of Academic Affairs Irene Rios-Knauf, Ph.D., Associate Dean Antonio Santiago, Director of Human Resources Kimberley Carolina, Associate Dean of Development Angela Chapman, Director of Institutional Research Lisa Rodrigues-Doolabh, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management Noel Rosamilio, and Executive Assistant in the Office of the President Beth Monchun.

 

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NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck Museum

NVCC Dancers Donate Performances to the Art of Mental Health Celebration at the Mattatuck Museum

On May 20, a group of dance program students from Naugatuck Valley Community College performed as part of the “Art of Mental Health” celebration held at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury. 

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Two NVCC Students Make All-Connecticut Academic Team

Two NVCC Students Make All-Connecticut Academic Team

Two graduating Naugatuck Valley Community College students, Desiree Lafontaine and Anju Gautam were accepted to the All-Connecticut Academic Team. Lafontaine and Gautam were nominated from a pool of applicants based on the strength of their applications with respect to academic excellence, leadership, civic responsibility, and contributions made to the college community. The All-Connecticut Academic Team recognizes the outstanding scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in Connecticut’s community, technical, and junior colleges. Each college is allowed to nominate two students, who are then accepted as All-Connecticut Academic Team members and then become eligible for the national All-USA Academic team which awards scholarships.

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Student Spotlight: Micah Small

Student Spotlight: Micah Small

2015 NVCC Grad Testifies to the Power of Community Colleges

“I choose my life every day, using what I have learned. My time at NVCC has made a difference to that learning" ~ Micah Small

Micah Small is a graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College, Class of 2015. He came to NVCC because it was affordable. “The value was really important for me, but once I got here, I discovered that the faculty really made a difference to my learning. The culture at NVCC is supportive and the emphasis is on resources for student success, for example I relied heavily on the ACE to help with my classes. The tutors were excellent.”

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Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

Student Spotlight: Yovany Cruz

Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumna Sets Her Sites on a Future of Advocacy and Social Justice

Yovany Cruz is a 2014 graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College.  She transferred to the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT, where she majored in Social Work. Professors enthusiastically identify Yovany as a “star student.” Advocacy is a personal mission for Yovany. She is a strong advocate for the Latino community and for people in general, when she sees there is a need.
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Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes

Student Spotlight: Nicole Hayes

Naugatuck Valley Community College Grad Testifies to the Power of Community Colleges

"My roots have been planted firmly and my voice blossomed through my educational experiences and the relationships I built at NVCC." ~ Nicole Hayes

 Nicole Hayes is a graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College, Class of 2017.  After graduating with an associate degree on May 25, she will attend Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. At NVCC, Nicole was a General Studies/Pre-Allied Health & Nursing major. With the help of faculty, and the supportive culture at NVCC, Nicole has blossomed as a student and will graduate with a 3.85 GPA. This past semester she completed one of the highest level English courses offered at NVCC, and she is a prolific writer for the College newspaper, The Tamarack.  Over the past two years she has written many articles about social justice issues. Tamarack faculty advisor, Associate Professor Steve Parlato, stated, “I couldn’t be more proud of Nicole. Along with academic excellence, she’s poured heart and soul into her role as Senior Staff Writer. Her meticulously researched articles, on issues of racial and gender-based inequality, make her a powerful voice. I’m thrilled her exceptional work has led to Wesleyan; I know she’ll do great things there.”

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional Journalists

Naugatuck Valley Community College Newspaper, Honored by the Society of Professional Journalists

For the fourth consecutive year, NVCC’s student newspaper, The Tamarack, has been honored by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists for excellence in campus reporting. The Tamarack faculty advisor, Associate Professor of English, Steve Parlato, commented that “I’m excited that this year six of our seven awards are in writing categories, and we swept one category, General Column, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place recognition. It’s also significant, I think, that only two Colleges were honored this year.” 

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with Waterbury High Schools

Naugatuck Valley Community College Honored with Major Grants to Support Collaboration with Waterbury High Schools

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has notified NVCC that all three of their US DOE Upward Bound grant applications have been selected for funding.  These grants will support increased collaboration between NVCC and the three Waterbury High Schools, Crosby, Kennedy and Wilby. Each grant is a five year grant award in the amount of $257,500 per year/ per school.  The grant will provide 60 students from grades 9-12, at each school, college access, preparation, and awareness services. The 180 students will be selected based on income eligibility and academic need as determined through an interview process.  Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary enthusiastically commented that “the city is honored by the successful efforts of NVCC on behalf of our Waterbury High School students. The College continues to make a difference for students and their families.”

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Commencement Features National Teacher of the Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College Commencement Features National Teacher of the Year

Commencement Speaker is another example of the difference community college makes.

Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year and NVCC Alumna was the keynote speaker at the College’s fifty-second commencement ceremony. The event was held on the afternoon of Thursday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at the Waterbury Palace Theater.

NVCC proudly conferred over one thousand degrees or certificates for the sixth consecutive year. 

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NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. Honored by Hostos Community College

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. Honored by Hostos Community College

With Educator of the Year Award

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. was honored on Friday, May 5 at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College Community College with an “Educator of the Year Award” from the Hostos Community College Foundation in recognition of her dedication and perseverance to advancing the communities where De Filippis has worked.

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Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan

Pilot Program Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching Elevates NVCC’s Student Success Plan

Through partnership with the Association for College and University Educators

Increased student engagement, faculty who are more confident in their teaching, more relevant course material, and an improved student experience are many of the benefits that Naugatuck Valley Community College hopes to gain from a pilot program with the Association for College and University Educators (ACUE) which began in February. 

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NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

NVCC Inducts 146 Students into National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

Naugatuck Valley Community College held the 36th annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa on Monday, April 10.  Faculty, staff, friends, and family celebrated the achievements of 146 student inductees. The event opened with a welcome by Professor Lisa Kaufman, an advisor for the organization. NVCC President Daisy Cocco DeFilippis, Ph.D. delivered the opening remarks commending the academic achievements of the students, Dean of Academic Affairs Irene Rios-Knauf, Ph.D., congratulated the recipients, and NVCC Professor of English Steve Parlato delivered the keynote address.

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NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

NVCC Hosts Night of Multilingual Poetry in New Community Room

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a special evening of music and poetry featuring three award-winning writers and poets at Confluencia on April 19 at the College’s Waterbury Campus. The evening kicked off with the music of a student jazz trio and continued with an “open mike” featuring NVCC students who offered readings of original works as well as poetry and prose by noted writers.

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Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum

Horticulture and Hospitality Industry Summit Focuses on Careers and Curriculum

In an effort to keep its curriculum current for its students and to help close the skill gap in the state, Naugatuck Valley Community College turned to the experts on April 19 at its Horticulture and Hospitality Summit. Focused on industry careers and trends in the horticulture and hospitality industries, the summit was hosted by NVCC and held on its Waterbury campus. The summit provided an opportunity for professionals in the horticulture and hospitality industries along with state and local leaders, and NVCC faculty and staff to discuss the skills, education and future outlook in the field of horticulture/hospitality.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Breakfast

Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates Fifth Annual Open House and Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Breakfast

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted its fifth annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Technology Hall Atrium where prospective students and their families visited NVCC’s Waterbury Campus. Faculty, staff, and student leaders were on hand to talk one-on-one with prospective students and visitors about applying to and attending NVCC. Campus tours were conducted throughout the day with stops at the Library, Academic Center for Excellence, Student Center, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, Hospitality Management Program, allied health labs, and other popular locations.

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Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success

NVCC’s celebration of artistic multiculturalism launched college as “International Center for the Arts”

On a bright spring afternoon, Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty and staff, and Fulbright scholar-in-residence Felipe Karam gathered around a dozen colorful djembes and dunduns arranged in the College’s Leever Atrium. The African-inspired drum circle was the first of many interactive events at the debut of the College’s International Arts Festival on April 17. The festival also launched the College as an International Center for the Arts (ICA) for the greater-Waterbury community.

 

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NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni Reunion & Open House

NVCC Hosts Health Sciences Alumni Reunion & Open House

A chance for alumni to network and share their stories

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff invite health sciences alumni to tour the new Center for Health Sciences. Come see the state-of-the-art Center for Health Sciences, smart classrooms, and simulation laboratories. Reunite with classmates, meet colleagues and health care professionals, enjoy tours and refreshments, and share your story.

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Call for Entries for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book

Call for Entries for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book

Deadline for Intent to Submit is April 10, 2017

Naugatuck Valley Community College invites individuals to submit original work for possible inclusion in its 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book, which will be published in the fall of 2017.  This book will honor the history of the College's beautiful campus and submissions from students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community are highly encouraged.


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Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching

Students, Faculty, and Staff Say Hello to Easier Searching

NVCC Library Launches “NVCC Search”

Searching for the right resources for your next research project just got a lot easier. That’s thanks to a dedicated team that helped the Max R. Traurig Library at Naugatuck Valley Community College move to a new search system interface called “NV Search.” Now, with just a few clicks and keystrokes, NV Search provides one-stop searching for books and e-books, videos, articles, and digital media for anyone who wants to search through the College’s vast collection or discover resources. For those on the go, the best part about the new interface is that it’s 100% mobile friendly meaning that users can access the system from any smart phone.


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YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve Parlato Panelist at Teen Bookfest by the Bay

YA Author and NVCC Professor Steve Parlato Panelist at Teen Bookfest by the Bay

Naugatuck Valley Community College Associate Professor of English Steve Parlato has a lot to celebrate these days. The Young Adult (YA) author just returned from Teen Bookfest by the Bay in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he was joined by other nationally-acclaimed YA authors and illustrators.


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Video Display

College offices and departments and student organizations can use the video display system to promote campus events. 

Please email your request to OCM and include a PowerPoint slide containing all of the information you would like displayed.

All message requests must be received at least 3 days in advance of the activity.

Web Services

Through our content management system, faculty and staff have the opportunity to create customized content and the freedom to change it as the need arises. The Office of Public Relations serves as the final point of approval for updates, ensuring that all of our communications accurately represent the college mission and vision in a positive and beneficial light. 

Ready to freshen up your content? Set up an appointment.