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NVCC Awarded Grant to Support Minority Student Success

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education for the Promoting Academically Successful Students (PASS) program. PASS is a new initiative of the Minority Advancement Program (MAP) to address students of color who are placed on academic probation and need additional support to redress their academic standing.  A successful student of the PASS program will develop sustainable skills to remain on track to graduation and be removed from academic probation.

Waterbury Hospital Opens Drive Through Coronavirus Testing

In order to increase testing volume for patients suspected of having Coronavirus, Waterbury Hospital opened the state’s second Department of Public Health approved drive through Coronavirus Sampling Station for patients. Our colleagues worked very hard to get this station up and running by early Friday afternoon. The sampling station will be open seven days a week, from 8 am to 4 pm.

Anytime Fitness to Host Blood Drive ~ April 24th

Anytime Fitness at 152 Chase Avenue in Waterbury, in the Stop ‘n Shop/Target  retail shopping Plaza, will host a Blood Drive in cooperation with the American Red Cross on Friday, April 24, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  As a thank you for giving blood, donors will receive a $5 Gift Card* via email from the American Red Cross.

Free "Live Well" Chronic Pain Workshop

The Waterbury Senior center is hosting a free, six-week Live Well Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop on Mondays from 9:30 – 12 noon from April 6- May 11 at 1985 East Main Street in Waterbury.  Adults with chronic pain are encouraged to register for this program to help them take control over their life and health. Participants will learn better ways of dealing with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep. Techniques to improve or maintain strength and energy, appropriate use of medications and ways to improve nutrition will also be covered. The workshop also teaches easy, gentle chair exercises to help with pain and improve or maintain strength and energy. Breaking the pain cycle, pacing activities and rest and communicating with healthcare providers will be discussed. Live Well workshops are also beneficial for caregivers, family members and friends of those with chronic pain.

NVCC Students Participate in State Budget Public Hearings

Two students from the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program at NVCC shared their stories at the Appropriations Committee Public Hearing on the Governor's FY21 Budget Adjustments for the State's Higher Education Agencies. Their presentations were coordinated by NVCC and the offices of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) as part of a community colleges’ manufacturing student panel. The students credited the manufacturing program with giving them a new start with no debt.

Jersey Boys Return Engagement at Palace Theater

Dates have been announced for the Waterbury return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to Waterbury to play the Palace Theater on March 17. Tickets may be purchased at the Palace Theater’s Box Office, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, on line at  or by calling 203.346.2000

New Assistant Director of Education at Arch Bridge School

Steve Culbertson has joined Wellspring as the Assistant Director of Education for Wellspring’s Arch Bridge School.  With 35 years of experience in the field of education, Steve has focused his career on working with students with learning disabilities and emotional trauma.  He credits his lifelong commitment, compassion and student championing to his parents, both educators, who managed residential campuses for children.

1st "Recipes for STREAM Success" Fundraiser April 30

Catholic Academy of Waterbury is holding their first annual “Recipes for STREAM Success” Fundraiser on Thursday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Waterbury. This event is slated to be the major fundraiser of the year, and it will be an unforgettably delectable evening. More than 150 guests are expected to bid on dozens of cupcakes and cookies prepared by celebrity bakers. Guests will make their way down the “STREAM of Sweets” to sample a wide array of baked goods from local bakeries.

Senator Chris Murphy Calls for College Athlete Health Care

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, on Thursday noted growing support for his third and final Madness, Inc. report that examines the ways in which colleges and the NCAA neglect athletes’ health. Last month, Murphy had a press conference with former President of the Drake Group Allen Sack and Connecticut State Senator Derek Slap and met with NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert to discuss the need for federal legislation that puts student athletes front and center.   

Dr. Paula Moynahan receives Career Achievement Award

The College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City was proud to recognize distinguished alumna Paula A. Moynahan, M.D. at the Ad Laudem Dei ceremony on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  Ad Laudem Dei awards are presented annually to graduates of the College who have led professional lives of national significance and who best exemplify the Mount’s mission of service as an integral part of the whole person. 

Free "Live Well with Diabetes" Workshops

Start the New Year off right at the Waterbury Senior Center with a free, interactive six-week Live Well with Diabetes workshop! This program helps people with diabetes or prediabetes and their family members or caregivers learn new skills to help manage diabetes. The workshop takes place at the Waterbury Senior Center at 1985 East Main Street on Monday mornings, Jan. 6, 13 and 27 and Feb. 3, 10 and 24, from 9:30-12. Participants will learn about healthy eating, being active, blood sugar goals, how to treat low blood sugar, taking medications, communicating with healthcare providers, basic foot care, and sick day guidelines. Other topics include creating sample menus, learning about stress management and difficult emotions, developing action plans and avoiding complications.

IMTI to Collaborate with Waterbury High Schools

Industrial Management & Training Institute (IMTI) and Waterbury Public Schools (WPS) staff members recently toured Crosby High School’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. IMTI has sponsored the certification of four teachers at Crosby, Kennedy and Wilby High Schools where students can earn NCCER industry recognized credentials. Photographed during the tour (left to right) were Paul Gwiazdoski, Department Chairperson-Technology Education at Crosby, Marcel Veronneau, IMTI Founder, and Michael Merati, Supervisor of CTE for WPS.

With their ongoing mission to “help tomorrow’s youth build their future today”, the Industrial Management & Training Institute (IMTI) has been using the NCCER, The National Center for Construction Education and Research curriculum, to present high school students with 102 hours of certified training in construction skills.

Allstar Home Appliance Center Celebrates 35 Years in Waterbury

Allstar Home Appliance Center in Waterbury celebrated their 35th anniversary with a blue ribbon cutting ceremony and Out for Business networking event for members of the Waterbury Regional Chamber. Assisting Allstar Home Appliance Center Owners John Ciccio (2nd from left) and Pamela Ciccio (3rd from left) were Lynn Ward, Waterbury Regional Chamber President & CEO, Dan Pesce (2nd from right), Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC) Interim Director, and Connecticut General Assembly Representative Ron Napoli representing the 73rd Assembly District.