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Post University's Inaugural Class of Malcolm Baldrige Scholars

A valedictorian who was born in Italy, a Hurricane Michael survivor who took online classes from a hotel room when she lost her home, and a German transplant pursuing a Master of Business Administration. What do they each have in common?  They will all be recognized on May 9th as the inaugural class of Baldrige Scholars, representing the top 5% of graduates from Post University’s Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, named in honor of the late former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Waterbury native.

Palace Theater Tour June 1st

The Palace Theater in Waterbury hosts monthly tours and the next one is Saturday June 1, from 11:00 am – 12:30pm.  If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind the scenes of a theater or what the symbolism of a ghost light is, then this tour will answer those questions and more, as well-versed tour guides take you through almost one hundred years of the theater’s history.  Get an insider’s view and learn about the magic behind the curtain along with the history and lore of this much-loved entertainment venue and community gathering place.  Admission to the tour is $5.00 per person and can be purchased online, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. Groups of ten or more are asked to contact the Box Office in advance to register their group.

Chambers USA Honors Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey

The 2019 edition of Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranks two Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP practice areas and eight attorneys, from our Real Estate, Environment, Litigation and Labor & Employment practices, in the top tiers in Connecticut. Chambers USA is a publication by Chambers and Partners, a third-party research and publishing company, that ranks U.S. Law firms and attorneys based on extensive interviews with clients and members of the legal community.

NVCC President gets "Wonder Woman" Award

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. was one of six inductees to receive a “Wonder Woman” Award from the Malta House of Care at its Ninth Annual “Celebrating Wonder Women” awards ceremony on April 25 in Hartford.
Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. was one of six inductees to receive a “Wonder Woman” Award from the Malta House of Care at its Ninth Annual “Celebrating Wonder Women” awards ceremony on April 25 in Hartford. 

Acts 4 Ministry to Present Awards at “Inspiration” Event

During Acts 4 Ministry’s annual fundraising reception, “Inspiration: Inspiring acts of love”, May 15th at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, the global Osterman Community Foundation (OCF) in Cheshire will be honored as a community partner, and Dave and Ellen Rogers of Cheshire will be honored as volunteer partners.

The non-denominational non-profit Acts 4 Ministry will honor the Osterman Community Foundation (OCF) of Cheshire as a community partner, and David and Ellen Rogers of Cheshire as volunteer partners during their annual "Inspiration: Inspiring acts of love" fundraiser on Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. The fundraiser will feature the acclaimed classic folk, rock, and pop duo, The Kennedys.

AmeriCorps Grant for Community Health Center's Drug Abuse Programs

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) today announced it has been awarded $243,072 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. This award will leverage an additional $514,765 from the private sector, foundations, and other sources, in accordance with the unique AmeriCorps model.

Bank of America Offers New Community Centers

Carol Heller (Southern CT Market Manager, Bank of America), Joseph McGrath (City of Waterbury) Lynn Ward (Greater Waterbury Chamber), Lori DosSantos (Merrill), Frank Tavera (Palace Theater), Cyndi Tolosa (Mattatuck Museum), Bob Burns (Mattatuck Museum), Jasmin Fernandez (Chase & Cooke Financial Center Manager), Brian Kimmey, Palace Theatre, Eugene Stovall (Consumer Banking Market Leader), Dalila Borges (Consumer Banking Regional Executive), Joann Reynolds Balanda, United Way of Greater Waterbury, Karen Mello, United Way of Greater Waterbury, Sandy Senich (Bank of America Private Bank)

WCSU Student Receives Fulbright Award

Waterbury native Krysta Scriven had never traveled beyond the eastern United States before attending Western Connecticut State University as a freshman in 2015. Currently a senior preparing to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and a minor in Linguistics, Scriven has racked up plenty of frequent flier miles during her four years at WCSU with educational experiences that have included stops in Bulgaria, England, France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland.

Thomaston Savings Bank Wins Philanthropic Award

Thomaston Savings Bank received the Gold Award in their asset size category and was named “Best in Show” for community banks during the American Business Media’s Community Bank Heroes Awards Gala. American Business Media, publisher of Banking New England and Centerpoint magazines, has selected 18 community banks and credit unions from across New England to honor as Credit Union Heroes and Community Bank Heroes for their creation of unique community partnerships and going beyond the call to aid their communities in a special time of need.

NVCC to Host Dozens of Employers at April Job Fair

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Center for Job Placement and College Opportunities (CJPCO) will be hosting its annual student and alumni Job and Career Fair on Thursday April, 11 2019. The Job and Career Fair will be held in Café West on NVCC’s Waterbury campus from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. A total of 40 area employers will be attending the fair this year. Employers will be searching for students and alumni for both job and internship opportunities.

Sacred Heart H.S. Student Achieves Top ACT Score

David Robillard, son of Ms. Lea Robillard of Waterbury, and a junior at Sacred Heart High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

Approximately two-tenths of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2018, only 2,760 out of more than 2 million graduates who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.

Highlander Theater Co. Produces "Theory of Relativity"

Chase’s own Highlander Theater Company will be producing The Theory of Relativity, a moving and unconventional song cycle bursting with originality as it examines the interconnectedness of us all through life's shared experiences - from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. The Theory of Relativity will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 PM in the Fulkerson Arts Center on the Chase campus at 565 Chase Pkwy in Waterbury. Tickets are $10; $5 for senior citizens and students.