The NSCC Bulletin

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Seeking 54th Commencement Student Speaker and Soloist Nominations

NSCC Commencement Ceremony     
Date: May 21, 2020 at SSU’s O’Keefe Center

Do you know a student who would be an inspirational student speaker for the graduating class of 2020?  Do you know a student who can belt a tune? Encourage them to nominate themselves for the student speaker or soloist role! Spread the word!

Student Speaker nomination form -Student Speaker Application

Student Soloist nomination form - Student Soloist Application

More information -

Student Soloist -  Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 13th at 4pm.

Student Speaker - Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 13th at 4pm.


This week in Admissions

In an effort to highlight our on-going admissions efforts, I will be providing a bi-weekly update with the outreach efforts of the NSCC Admissions Team so that the campus community is aware of our multiple, various touchpoints.  During the Fall 2015 semester, NSCC Admissions changed the primary role of staff members from Academic Counselors to Admissions Recruitment Counselors.  The primary mission being that Admissions Recruiters are on the road and in the community 70% of their time at work.  The Admissions Recruiters, along with the Director of Admissions, consistently visit/participate in:

  • Primary service area high schools
  • Secondary services area high schools
  • Community based organizations (CBOs)
  • Hospital education/career fairs
  • Community festivals
  • Along with MANY other opportunities for us to make contact with students as they arise

Additionally, the NSCC Admissions Office brings/hosts various high school and CBO groups throughout the year for campus tours, placement testing, assistance with course registration, and other onboarding activities to connect students and families with the College.

If you are aware of, or wonder if, the NSCC Admissions team has made outreach with a specific high school, CBO, or other community event, please email Kimberly Odusami, Executive Director of Admissions at

Below is our list of upcoming visits in case you would like to refer any students to our Admissions team while we are conducting high school and community visits for the next two weeks, January 21, 2020 through January 31, 2020.  Please keep in mind that the calendar will continue to fill, but this will help give you an idea on a bi-weekly basis of what is coming up.  Future Bulletin updates will simply contain our upcoming events and will not include a detailed description unless there is an on-campus event that Admissions is seeking volunteer assistance for.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020: Fecteau-Leary Junior/Senior Alternative High School
    • On the Spot Acceptance Event
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020: RAW Artworks, Lynn, MA
    • Admissions & Financial Aid Awareness Night
  • Friday, January 24, 2020: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    • Education and Career Fair
  • Monday, January 27, 2020: Peabody Learning Academy
    • Admissions Presentation
  • Monday, January 27, 2020: Triton Regional High School
    • On the Spot Acceptance Event
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020: Triton Regional High School
    • Vocational Fair
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Methuen High School
    • College Fair
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020: Saugus High School
    • On the Spot Acceptance Event

Again, if you have suggestions for additional outreach opportunities, we welcome them in Admissions and encourage you to send your suggestions to Kimberly Odusami, Executive Director of Admissions,





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Talk on the Aesthetic and Therapeutic Aspects of Art Training

Please join us in the Lynn campus library for a talk by our talented and esteemed professor Jim Chisholm about the aesthetic and therapeutic aspects of art training. The talk will take place on Thursday, January 30th at 2:30 p.m. in the Lynn campus library.


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Community Partners and Resource Fair

Students are especially encouraged (and all are welcome!) to attend the Community Partners and Resource Fair in the Lynn Gym, on January 29 from 8-11 a.m.  Breakfast will be available all morning, and there will be raffles, giveaways, and great information about NSCC's personal, academic, professional and community resources. 

Participating NSCC departments include Veterans Services, Library, Tutoring, and ESL along with  community organizations such as Raw Arts, the YMCA, the Lynn Museum, the North Shore Animal League, and My Brother's Table. 

Any questions can be directed to



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New Semester, New Problem of the Week!

Click here for Problem of the Week #1 - Border Crossing

Contest Rules:
Each week we will send out a problem solving challenge as a friendly competition among students,
faculty and staff. They will vary in topic, format and difficulty. Problems are posted on Tuesdays and
answers need to be returned via email to Professor Anne O'Shea ( and
Professor John Gambino ( by 11:00 am on Friday of the same week. Please
put the week number

The first randomly selected correct entry, regardless of when it is received, will earn 10 pts, the next 9
pts, the third 8 pts, the fourth 7 pts and the fifth 6 pts. All other correct submissions will earn 5 points.
The last problem of the semester will have the option to “bet” points (think Final Jeopardy!) The
person with the highest cumulative point total at the end of the semester (May 1) will be declared the
winner and Problem Solving Champion and win a “fabulous” prize. Separate contests will be held for
Students and Faculty/Staff.

Problems are posted each in the Bulletin each week, posted on the North Shore Community College
Mathematics Department Facebook page, and on bulletin boards across from LE303 (Lynn) and on the first floor of the Berry Building (Danvers) by Tuesday. Other locations may be added at a later time.



Join the 2020 NSCC Scholarship Review Committee!

NSCC faculty and staff members are invited to participate on the Scholarship Review Committee for the 2020 cycle! You will review and score applications - a key factor in our scholarship selection process. Participation includes a luncheon info session on February 12th, a scholarship review period from March 3 - March 15, 2018, and most of all, the rewarding experience of connecting incredible students to scholarships that make a difference.

To join the Scholarship Review Committee or for more information, please contact Teresa Lord at 978-739-5502 or The deadline to register is January 22nd. Space is limited - respond today!

Thank you, as always, for your support of the NSCC Foundation Scholarship Program.

- NSCC Scholarship Staff Team





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Meet your newest colleagues!

The Human Resources & Payroll Office is pleased to announce our newest colleagues to NSCC:  l-r, Eileen Gerenz, Comptroller, Fiscal Affairs, Mary Heinzl, Associate Professor, Nurse Education, and Kimberly Stevens, Sr. Specialist for Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes



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Flexible Spending Account

It is just past the halfway mark of the Flexible Spending Account plan year. As a reminder, you will forfeit any unused balances at the end of the plan year, June 30, 2020. There is, however, a 2 ½ month grace period from July 1-September 15 to incur expenses. All claims must be filed by October 15, 2020. Please click  HERE for more information on FSAs, and click on the “EMPLOYEES” tab at the top for information about logging into your account.


  • Log into your FSA account and check your balance(s)
  • Read the “FSA FAQ” page that contains a lot of helpful information, including how to file a claim
  • Contact Benefit Strategies if you have any questions or concerns at 877-353-9442
Open Jobs



Staff Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs

Campus Police

Communications Dispatcher I, Campus Police

Clerical/Office Support

PT Head Tutor, Upward Bound Program
PT Library Assistant (evening hours), Danvers Campus


Adjunct Faculty, Medical Assisting Program
Adjunct Faculty, Surgical Technology Department, Spring 2020
Adjunct Faculty, The Culinary Arts and Food Service Department, Spring 2020
PT Corporate Trainers, Microsoft Office Suite
PT Instructor, Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide


Academic Counselor, Financial Aid

Assessment Officer, Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing

Coordinator of Alternative Studies (Prior Learning Assessment)

Educational Advisor (Special Program Coordinator), TRIO Talent Search (TS) Program

PT Early College Career Pathway Advisor, Academic Affairs

PT Health Simulation Technician (Technical Specialist)

Recruitment Counselor, Office of Admissions

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Lynn Campus Library 


For more information, please contact Kim Bevan at or at x5572.




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2020-2021 Newman Civic Fellowship

Nominations due February 3

The nomination period is now open for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions.

The Newman Civic Fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact's founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education. In the spirit of Dr. Newman's leadership, we are seeking nominations of undergraduate or graduate students who engage in collaborative action with others in order to create long-term social change, take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization, and demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement. Learn more about nomination criteria at

Dean Andrea Defusco-Sullivan,, is the point person for submitting nominee names.



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The Shifting Sands of Immigration Reform

ICE, (Immigration & Customs Enforcement), CBP, (Customs & Border Protection), USCIS, (US Citizenship & Immigration Services), and the Department of State are promoting changes intended to curb the flow of aliens into the US while increasing their removals from the US. The effects of such changes on immigrants, nonimmigrants, refugees, and asylees will be discussed at a free talk on The Shifting Sands of Immigration Reform presented by Professor Emeritus Lou Anoli. 

The talk will take place on Monday, February 3, 2020, from 11 a.m. - noon on the Danvers Campus, Math & Science building, room DS119.  NSCC students, faculty and staff, as well as the public, are invited to attend.   For questions or to RSVP,  contact Lou at

Lou Anoli is an NSCC Professor Emeritus who earned degrees at Suffolk University and the University of Maine. He is also a retired INS/CBP Officer having served continuously from 1966 to 2011. During that time period, he received many Outstanding Service Awards and was selected as Master Trainer of Immigration Law at the Port of Boston, a position he held at the time of his retirement. As Master Trainer, he traveled to many Ports of Entry in New England and to the US Coast Guard in Boston where he conducted extensive training.



Upward Bound Collecting Bottle Caps

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Upward Bound needs your help collecting caps! They will be recycled to create an Upward Bound bench that will be placed on the outside path at the Lynn Campus. Thank you for your support!

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