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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. 

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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.

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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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5 February 2021

NVCC Hosts Annual Diversity in STEM Seminar with Nohemi Zerbi

This March 1st STEM Educational Event is Free and Open to the Public 

NVCC Hosts Annual Diversity in STEM Seminar with Nohemi Zerbi

Like science? Considering pursuing an education or career in STEM? Join us on Monday, March 1st when NVCC hosts its second Diversity in STEM Seminar of the academic year. Nohemi Zerbi, Acting Section Chief for the Chemical Section of the Sector Engagement Division of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security, will speak to students about her professional experiences, her efforts to inspire the next generation of STEM students, and the adversities she has overcome to become a well-respected STEM professional. The seminar will be held on WebEx starting at 3:30 pm.    

The seminar is the third in what has become a semi-annual forum for respected STEM professionals to share their careers, perspectives, and experiences about the personal and intellectual journeys they have undertaken to get where they are today. NVCC students and local high school students may attend to learn more about STEM career paths. The public is also invited to register for the free event by joining the WebEx below or by calling 203-596-2175. 

The event is sponsored by the Naugatuck Valley STEM Inclusive Opportunity Network (NViSION) funded by the National Science Foundation grant number 1833974.   

Event At-a-Glance:   
What: 2021 Diversity in STEM Seminar  

When: Monday, March 1st, 2021, 3:30-4:30 pm 

Where: WebEx https://ctedu.webex.com/ctedu/j.php?MTID=mf5790fef19338677107837e1fb8e1265 

Cost: The seminar is free and open to the public  

For more information: email nvision@nv.edu or call 203-596-2175 

About Nohemi Zerbi  
Nohemi Zerbi, PE, Chemical Engineer,  

Chemical Sector Specific Agency, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)  

Nohemi Zerbi is the Acting Section Chief for the Chemical Section of the Sector Engagement Division of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security. She is also the Subject Matter Expert in the area of chemical engineering and chemical processing. CISA is the Sector Specific Agency for the chemical sector and in this capacity ensures the resiliency and protection of chemical facilities in the nation as well as collaborates with international efforts to ensure a culture of chemical security. She has participated in multiple emergency response efforts for the Department. She has also led vulnerability assessment teams of critical infrastructure around the nation. 

Ms. Zerbi is experienced in developing, revising, and implementing policy and preparedness initiatives to prevent, protect, respond to, and recover from various incidents on a national and international level. She emphasizes the critical importance of resiliency and emergency management, as well as partnerships between industry and government to achieve preparedness goals.  

She received a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BA in Spanish with minors in chemistry and biology from Washington University in St. Louis. She also has two master’s degrees, one in System Science Engineering, Engineering Management -Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management from George Washington University in Washington, DC and the other in National Resource Strategy and Planning from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University.  

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