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The following goals serve as the grounding force in all we do. They drive activities on campus, focusing where we think we can leverage significant impact to improve college-wide outcomes.

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Five Goals of Strategic Plan

Goal One:
At NVCC, Students Achieve Their Goals.

Ensuring student success is the heart of what we do. And, it is complicated because it means different things to different students, depending on why he or she comes to NVCC: whether to secure a job, improve employment credentials, or to transfer and continue with education.

Goal Two:
NVCC Faculty and Staff Make a Difference

Cultivating the academic gravitas, administrative effectiveness, student engagement, and community involvement of our faculty and staff makes NVCC a stronger institution. 

Goal Three:
NVCC Programs Meet And Beat Academic And Industry Standards.

In higher education, it is not enough to have good programs. Colleges increasingly must demonstrate their competitive advantage to students, faculty and staff, potential employers, and community partners. That means being better at demonstrating value—as higher education providers helping students pursue their career dreams while offering very practical supports that facilitate their transfer and employment.


Goal Four:
NVCC is an engine of change within Waterbury, Danbury, and the broader community.

NVCC’s mission is grounded in its relationship with its service region—the big cities and small towns that surround it. When it leads or collaborates with its communities on issues from access to higher education to workforce development and employment growth, NVCC acts as a powerful force for regional transformation.


Goal Five:
NVCC Is An Effective, Performance-Based Institution.

NVCC embraces the higher education movement to become better at demonstrating effectiveness and performance, especially as it relates to student success. 


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28 February 2022

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Awarded NASA Community College Quadcopter Challenge Grant

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Awarded NASA Community College Quadcopter Challenge Grant

The Naugatuck Valley Community College NASA grant students are in full swing, building a drone quadcopter for the upcoming flight challenge taking place in later April.

In early January, NVCC students Jonathan Escobar, Albert Lagerman, Anthony Lane, and James Petkin were awarded the NASA Community College Quadcopter challenge grant.

The purpose of the Community College Quadcopter Challenge grant is to "inspire the pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), especially within groups who have traditionally been underrepresented within the STEM disciplines." 

This program challenge requires students to perform a variety of maneuvers using the drone. The quadcopter will need to fly though obstacles, pick up and drop off samples to score points. These maneuvers can be accomplished using manual flight controls. For additional points, students can perform the same tasks using autonomous control by writing computer code.

Jonathan Escobar says, "I had a high interest in participating in the Quadcopter challenge for the opportunity to be involved in a very special and unique project.  I also was excited to be hands-on and learn, not just about the techniques and tools to complete the project efficiently and effectively, but to also have the experience with a team of like-minded and motivated peers."

Rob Sheftel, the ACE Director and advisor to the program says, "We are excited to showcase the talent of our Community College students."

The Community College Quadcopter Challenge is funded through the NASA CT Space Grant Consortium. Learn more about the grant at tinyurl.com/nasancas

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