Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is a two-year public college located in Waterbury, Connecticut. It is currently one of the 13 colleges in the Connecticut Community Colleges system. NVCC grants a variety of associates degrees and also has certificate programs.
The 110-acre (0.45 km2) campus is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories for general and specialized use. The Learning Resource Center supports the college's mission and academic curricula through its specialized services and diverse collection of materials and online resources. The Student Center supports student activities and offers a game room, and full-service cafeteria. NVCC is home to one of Connecticut's three observatories. Each year hundreds of citizens come to campus to view the "heavens." Over 5,000 networked computers are available for student use. The campus provides cultural programs for the region in the Fine Arts Center which houses two theatres, music and dance studios, video studios, and rehearsal rooms.
The Max R. Traurig Library at Naugatuck Valley Community College is located on the 6th and 7th floors of the L building. The library contains books, journals, media and electronic databases that support the college curriculum. Librarians offer open sessions on research in the L523 classroom, including one on Wikipedia. The library also hosts a blog, that contains news and information on the library, research tips and instant messenger reference services.
Each year the school selects one student to be recognized with the Ann Margaret-Fabisiak Distinguished Student of the Graduating Class award. The award differs from a Valedictorian award in a way that the selected student not only has to excel academically and show good moral character. He or she must show community service work in and off campus and function as a leader during their career at NVCC.
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