Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Breakfast | Read the Latest News from NVCC | Naugatuck Valley Community College

News and Releases

4 June 2019

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Breakfast

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Breakfast

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D, deans, directors, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the College’s annual educational update for more than 30 administrators, faculty and staff of the high schools of the 22-town region served by NVCC.  The educational breakfast event was moderated by Lisa Dresdner, Dean of Academic Affairs, in the Waterbury Hospital and Saint Mary’s Hospital Community room at the Center for Health Sciences in Founders Hall, on the Waterbury campus of NVCC. President De Filippis opened the program with a warm welcome and ended by reading a poem from Teaching with Fire.  The fire that it takes to get us all going, she said, pointing to our hearts and minds. “Last week, as I spoke to Crosby High School students, celebrating those who are college bound, the light of hope in their eyes reaffirmed my conviction that it does take brains and heart to ensure our young people don’t lose hope and believe in themselves and their ability to learn and celebrate their achievements.  Our work with the Waterbury Public Schools continues to grow opportunities for so many. I am grateful for the welcoming and collaboration NVCC receives from the Waterbury school system.”

Dr. Verna Ruffin, Superintendent of the Waterbury Public Schools, delivered greetings and thanks for the partnerships with Naugatuck Valley community College.” She noted “Great organizations partner and share a common vision to always do what is best in the interests of students and youth in the community they serve. Waterbury Public Schools is honored to partner with Naugatuck Valley Community College and jointly lay a strong foundation for this community. We join the City of Waterbury on the rise.”

Sarah Gager, Dean of Students, Naugatuck Valley Community College presented a summary of NVCC’s Early College Opportunities with a focus on the program’s success in Danbury. Gager noted, “Providing access and opportunity for high school students to take college courses and participate in Early College Opportunities while still completing their secondary education empowers them with skills and knowledge necessary to pursue postsecondary studies, more effectively compete in today’s workforce and beyond. The successes of our Danbury Early College Opportunity (DECO) students speaks volumes.  This year 17 DECO students (the first graduating class of seniors) participated in the 54th NVCC commencement exercises, earning a total of 21 degrees and/or credit certificates.”

Harry Burt, Professor of Mathematics, presented the College’s New Math Class Design for Faster Completion which highlighted curriculum changes in Mathematics that result in higher completion rates for students.

Antony Wormack, Director, Center for Job Placement and College Opportunities shared details of the College’s Career Coach Program which allows students to connect course selection to regional job opportunities through assessment.

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis delivered the closing remarks with enthusiasm. She recognized NVCC community partners in the Waterbury Public Schools and invited the attendees to the College’s annual Community Meeting on June 14, 2019.

Print

Have a Question? Email us.

Reporters and media inquiries, please contact us at pr@nv.edu.

More NVCC News
NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 18,000 Pounds of Food Staples 12 July 2019

NVCC Hosts United Way Day of Action to Tip the Scales at 18,000 Pounds of Food Staples

NVCC faculty and staff make a difference in the community

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted the United Way’s annual Stock the Pantry weigh-in at the Founders Hall Parking lot on June 21 where more than 18,000 pounds of food was donated. In addition, the dollars donated to Stock the Pantry will be used to purchase food, adding to the overall total. NVCC’s Development Office led the initiative with support from facilities and the entire college community.

NVCC Manufacturing Student Receives Department of Labor Apprenticeship, Commitment to a Bright Future 12 July 2019

NVCC Manufacturing Student Receives Department of Labor Apprenticeship, Commitment to a Bright Future

NVCC student Richard-Rhett Blair earned a certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology this May after a challenging year of balancing school and a full-time job. Prior to coming to NVCC, the Terryville resident worked a series of jobs with long hours, minimal pay, and no path to growth.

NVCC Travels to See Broadway's "Mean Girls" 12 July 2019

NVCC Travels to See Broadway's "Mean Girls"

Almost 60 NVCC students, faculty and staff attended the Broadway production of Mean Girls on May 30. Mean Girls is a musical based on the 2004 film of the same name written by actress, comedian, writer and producer Tina Fey.

NVCC’s Hosts Upward Bound Students for Summer Bridge Program 11 July 2019

NVCC’s Hosts Upward Bound Students for Summer Bridge Program

Thanks to four federal Department of Education Upward Bound grants, NVCC is hosting 60 students from Crosby, Kennedy, and Wilby High Schools in a Summer Bridge Program that runs from June 24-Aug 2. The program provides first generation, low-income students exposure to engaging, project-based learning in a collegiate environment with a focus on teaching students the skills to become better learners.

RSS
Test Scores
Immunization Information
Transcript Information
International Student Transcript Information
Immunization Information
Proof of English Proficiency Test Information
Our History
Project Approach
The Hundred Languages of Children
Waterbury Campus
Danbury Campus
map
Waterbury Campus
Danbury Campus
title here
title
Net Price Calculator
Testing Module Element