1 November 2018
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.
27 June 2018
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...
6 June 2018
Naugatuck Valley Community College President and Dominican Republic native Daisy...
30 April 2018
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...
3 April 2018
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.
2 April 2018
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.
20 February 2018
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.
20 February 2018
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.
8 December 2017
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.
7 December 2017
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.
9 November 2017
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.
7 August 2017
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
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
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.
25 April 2017
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.
6 January 2017
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.
13 September 2016
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.
31 January 2016
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.
13 January 2016
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.
2 December 2015
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.