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State Bond Commission Approves $6M to NVCC for Upgrades to Heating/Cooling System
State Bond Commission Approves $6M to NVCC for Upgrades to Heating/Cooling System

State Bond Commission Approves $6M...

State Bond Commission Approves $6M to NVCC for Upgrades to Heating/Cooling System

State Bond Commission Approves $6M to NVCC for Upgrades to Heating/Cooling System

An outdated and inefficient forty-year old system that provides heating cooling, and hot water for most of the buildings on NVCC’s Waterbury...
NVCC Presents Little Shop of Horrors
NVCC Presents Little Shop of Horrors

NVCC Presents Little Shop of...

NVCC Presents Little Shop of Horrors

NVCC Presents Little Shop of Horrors

NVCC’s music, dance, and theater students performed sci-fi cult classic, Little Shop of Horrors to a packed house on the nights of November...
NVCC’s Radiologic Technology Program Receives Reaccreditation Through 2026
NVCC’s Radiologic Technology Program Receives Reaccreditation Through 2026

NVCC’s Radiologic Technology...

NVCC’s Radiologic Technology Program Receives Reaccreditation Through 2026

NVCC’s Radiologic Technology Program Receives Reaccreditation Through 2026

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) awarded NVCC’s associate degree radiography program with...
NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo
NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo

NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced...

NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo

NVCC Hosts STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo

NVCC’s Technology Hall was bustling with dozens of local, middle-and-high-school-students who came to see what the buzz is all about when it...
NVCC Students, Faculty, Staff Break Kifli and Za’atar and Kulaç (and bread)
NVCC Students, Faculty, Staff Break Kifli and Za’atar and Kulaç (and bread)

NVCC Students, Faculty, Staff Break...

NVCC Students, Faculty, Staff Break Kifli and Za’atar and Kulaç (and bread)

NVCC Students, Faculty, Staff Break Kifli and Za’atar and Kulaç (and bread)

From Brazilian pão de queijo to Lebanese za'atar to Albanian kulaç to cheese-stuffed, European Kifli to pan dulce from Mexico, the Multicultural...
NVCC’s Manufacturing Program Recognized as National Finalist in Workforce Development
NVCC’s Manufacturing Program Recognized as National Finalist in Workforce Development

NVCC’s Manufacturing Program...

NVCC’s Manufacturing Program Recognized as National Finalist in Workforce Development

NVCC’s Manufacturing Program Recognized as National Finalist in Workforce Development

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) at NVCC...  
United Way Grant Supports NVCC’s Student Food Pantry 1 November 2018

United Way Grant Supports NVCC’s Student Food Pantry

Thanks to a recent United Way Grant awarded to NVCC, the “grab and go” service at its student food pantry will be supported for the academic year.

NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 26,000 Pounds of Food Staples 27 June 2018

NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 26,000 Pounds of Food Staples

NVCC faculty and staff make a difference in the community

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) hosted the United Way’s annual Stock the Pantry weigh-in at the Founders...

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. to be Inducted to Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame 6 June 2018

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. to be Inducted to Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame

Naugatuck Valley Community College President and Dominican Republic native  Daisy...

NVCC’s Women in Science Seminar Gets Female Students Geared Up for Careers in STEM 30 April 2018

NVCC’s Women in Science Seminar Gets Female Students Geared Up for Careers in STEM

The female students who attended the April 27 Women in Science Seminar eagerly listened as a line-up of five speakers spent the day talking about...

NVCC Hosts “Harmony & Hatred: Living in Peace” Talk 3 April 2018

NVCC Hosts “Harmony & Hatred: Living in Peace” Talk

Sponsored by the Center for Racial Dialogue and Communal Transformation

Three prominent spiritual leaders from Connecticut discussed religious sensitivity and approaches to peace in the first edition of a series of talks hosted at NVCC, sponsored by the College’s newly-formed Center for Racial Dialogue and Communal Transformation.

NVCC Professor and Author Steve Parlato Discusses Second YA Novel 2 April 2018

NVCC Professor and Author Steve Parlato Discusses Second YA Novel

With a panel at NVCC including faculty, staff, and students

Local author and Associate Professor of English Steve Parlato celebrated the publication of his latest young adult novel, The Precious Dreadful Tuesday with an NVCC-hosted panel discussion including NVCC students, faculty, and staff. Four of Parlato’s advanced readers, professors Patti Pallis, Julia Petitfrere, Kate Pelletier, and Center for Academic Planning & Student Success Director Bonnie Goulet read excerpts from his book and led a discussion on elements of the novel such as characterization, plot, themes, and artistic inspiration.

Free Tax Preparation Available in Your Neighborhood 20 February 2018

Free Tax Preparation Available in Your Neighborhood

NVCC’s Waterbury Campus Will Host VITA Site

For individuals who earn $54,000 or less, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will help those who need assistance preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing of Federal and State returns.

NVCC Responds to Student Needs with Campus Food Pantry 20 February 2018

NVCC Responds to Student Needs with Campus Food Pantry

Preparations for the establishment of a Food Pantry on NVCC’s Waterbury campus have been underway for some time, but this month, the Pantry had its official ribbon-cutting on February 14.

NVCC’s United Way Board Memberships Make a Difference in Connecticut Communities 8 December 2017

NVCC’s United Way Board Memberships Make a Difference in Connecticut Communities

NVCC administrators and staff are actively involved on the boards of the United Way of Greater Waterbury and the United Way of Western Connecticut. NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. recently concluded a nine-year term as Waterbury board member and Governance Committee Chair. Lisa Dresdner, Ph.D., Dean of Academic Affairs at NVCC is now serving as a United Way board member in Waterbury.

NVCC Provost Jim Troup Recalls Most Satisfying Segment of Career 7 December 2017

NVCC Provost Jim Troup Recalls Most Satisfying Segment of Career

 From his office on seventh floor of Kinney Hall, Provost and Senior Dean of Administration James Troup can glance out onto NVCC’s Waterbury campus and take in a view that exemplifies the College’s storied history and the exciting future path it is on.

NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday for All Area Students 9 November 2017

NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday for All Area Students

The prospect of applying for financial aid can seem overwhelming. NVCC hosted an event to help college students and their parents to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For prospective students and parents who haven’t been through the process before, it can prove a daunting and often confusing task. With that in mind, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted College Goal Sunday to offer guidance. This year’s event, on November 5, marked NVCC’s sixth consecutive year of participation in the nationwide effort—helping scores of students and their families.

GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural Celebration 7 August 2017

GEAR UP Students from Local High Schools Practice Community Outreach and Cultural Celebration

GEAR UP students enrolled in a special summer session of NVCC’s Human Services/Pre-Social Work course, and visited the Saint Vincent De Paul Shelter and the Waterbury Hospitality Center.  The students toured the Shelter and brought health and beauty aids to the patrons.  At the Waterbury Hospitality Center they engaged in an overview of how the Center is run, and distributed pastry to the patrons. This group of GEAR UP students participated in the activities that make up the abbreviated summer session course giving them the opportunity to experience work in the field of Human Services.

2 June 2017

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. Under the advising of Professor Megan Boyd, the NVCC Dance Program donated two dance performances to the Mattatuck Museum’s sponsorship of We Stand Youth Empowerment and Advocacy Group. 

9 May 2017

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.

Debut of International Arts Festival Big Success 25 April 2017

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.

 

Texas A&M University Recognizes NVCC Horticulture Team as Leader in Rose Trials for Sustainability 6 January 2017

Texas A&M University Recognizes NVCC Horticulture Team as Leader in Rose Trials for Sustainability

Horticulture Program’s Michael Schwartz to Receive Superior Service Award

During the warm months, the rose gardens at Naugatuck Valley Community College are a thing of beauty to behold; they are serene spots on the College’s Waterbury campus where students and community members can stop to contemplate the wonder of nature. But the impact of these gardens goes well beyond aesthetic splendor.


Workforce Achievers Value Education (WAVE) Celebrates 12th Year of Success at Naugatuck Valley Community College 13 September 2016

Workforce Achievers Value Education (WAVE) Celebrates 12th Year of Success at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted an Orientation Ceremony for the 2016-17 class of WAVE students. Sponsored by the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board, WAVE is in its 12th year at NVCC. New students from Wilby, Crosby, Kaynor Tech, Abbott Tech, Naugatuck, and Danbury High Schools were on hand to participate in the opening reception. Students in the WAVE program are recruited from the high schools in the service area of the College. The process of selection involves attendance at open houses, followed by a series of interviews that lead to the final selection. 
NVCC Celebrates Five Years of College Goal Sunday 31 January 2016

NVCC Celebrates Five Years of College Goal Sunday

The start of the New Year represents new resolutions and high hopes, and for college students and their parents throughout the nation time to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For prospective students and parents who haven’t been through the process before, it can prove a daunting and often confusing task. With that in mind, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosts College Goal Sunday each January to offer guidance. This year’s event, on January 31, marked NVCC’s fifth consecutive year of participation in the nationwide effort—helping scores of students and their families.

NVCC Students Help Special Olympics Waterbury Meet Matching Fundraising Goal 13 January 2016

NVCC Students Help Special Olympics Waterbury Meet Matching Fundraising Goal

Members of Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Student Government Association presented Special Olympics Waterbury with a check for $1,001.78 on January 13—the result of student fundraising efforts during the fall semester, which included bake sales, candy sales and game-room activities.  The contribution puts the non-profit group over the top in a $10,000 fundraising challenge from MacDermid Inc. of Waterbury, which is matching the first $10,000 raised.

NVCC Faculty Members Headline December ‘Confluencia’ 2 December 2015

NVCC Faculty Members Headline December ‘Confluencia’

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a special night of poetry featuring four talented faculty members at Confluencia on December 2 in the College’s Playbox Theater. The evening began with music and refreshments in the theater lobby before the capacity crowd moved inside for an “open mic” featuring NVCC students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Greater Waterbury community who offered readings of original works as well as poetry and prose by noted writers.

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