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Commencement 2016

North Shore Community College's 50th Annual Commencement ceremony is being held on Thursday, May 26, at 6:00pm.

Congratulations to all for your hard work, dedication and perseverance!


Please be aware that there will be major construction going on in Salem, so please factor in extra time for your trip.
Construction details: Repaving on North Street started, May 19, near the Oakland Street intersection. Construction work will progress south to Stodder Place and is expected to last through May 26.

Candidate Check-in Time
Check-in time for candidates is 4:00 pm at Salem State University's O'Keefe Center with academic cap and gown. Marshalls will line up the candidates and lead them to their seats in the arena.

NSCC Commencement Speaker:
Lauren Baker, First Lady of the Commonwealth

Lauren Baker, First Lady of the Commonwealth North Shore Community College is pleased to announce that First Lady of the Commonwealth, Lauren Baker, will be the Commencement Speaker at the College's 50th Commencement on May 26.

Mrs. Baker is familiar with the community college mission and has a long history of supporting North Shore low-income, first generation college students in achieving their higher education goals. Mrs. Baker was a longtime Trustee at the former Marion Court College where she raised philanthropic funds to help underwrite scholarships for students, worked tirelessly as Chair of the Board, and used her marketing expertise to help promote the college. Mrs. Baker, mother of three adult children with two still in college, holds an undergraduate and graduate degree from Northwestern University.

NSCC Commencement Student Speaker

Nathaniel Montero Nathaniel Montero, ‘16
Business Administration
Salem, MA

Nathaniel Montero of Salem is North Shore Community College’s Student Commencement Speaker. The second year Honors program student is President of the NSCC Student Government Association, former President of the Program Council, Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa, the college’s national honor society for students at two-year colleges, and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success program. He is also in the TRIO program as he is the first in his family to attend college.

Nathaniel credits NSCC and his commitment to succeed to turning his life around. In addition to taking a full course load and getting excellent grades, Nathaniel takes advantage of the many co-curriculum programs North Shore offers. His leadership and poise were acknowledged when he was selected to be the Student Speaker at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the expansion of the Lynn campus. Nathaniel plans to transfer to Boston University, get his law degree, then go into politics.

NSCC Commencement Soloist

Kevin Evangelista Kevin Evangelista, ‘16
Liberal Arts
Boxford, MA

Kevin Evangelista has been selected as this year’s student Commencement singer. Kevin was born into a musical family and has been developing his singing since the age of 9. He plays piano, guitar, and composes, mostly short indie songs. He has starred in community theatre, performs at Open Mike events, busks on the streets in several locations to practice and has opened a recording studio with his best friend and has been pursuing an original album. Kevin is graduating this May and will receive an Associate Degree in liberal arts. He plans on taking a break from education to continue producing albums and truly beginning his career as a performance artist.

Instagram is Returning to Commencement! #nsccgrad16!

To engage our students and future alumni, this year's Commencement will include live Instagram streaming. Soon-to-be grads, faculty, staff and even the audience are encouraged to take pics and share via the hashtag #nsccgrad16. So please join in and share your best shots from Commencement.

Commencement Student Speaker Selection

We were fortunate to have a lively competition for 50th Commencement Student Speaker. Ten students submitted speeches. Of those, three were selected as finalists. It was an extremely difficult decision. Ultimately Nathaniel Montero, President of NSCC’s SGA, was selected as this year’s student speaker.

However the other finalists were so good, we wanted to thank them for their efforts and share just a bit of their messages with you in the links below:

Osarumwense "Sheddy" Agbonsalo >

Laurie Anslono >

Thank you to ALL who participated in auditioning for this year’s student speaker and student soloist roles. We appreciate your interest and talents.

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