The NSCC Bulletin


Black History Month the Arts

Black History Month, or African American History Month, occurs every February, paying tribute to and celebrating the achievements of Black Americans and acknowledging the central role of African Americans in United States history.

Black History Month was first conceived as a “History Week” in 1925 by historian Carter G. Woodson, being celebrated in February to encompass Frederick Douglass’ birthday, before expanding to a “History Month” in 1976. Like W.E.B. Du Bois before him, Woodson believed that truth could not be denied and that reason would prevail over prejudice. The celebrations were met with an overwhelmingly positive response. By the middle of the 20th century, many U.S. mayors issued proclamations celebrating the week, and by 1976, every U.S. president had issued Black History Month proclamations, recognizing its critical importance to this country. This year’s theme is, African Americans and the Arts: Spanning the many impacts Black Americans have had on visual arts, music, cultural movements, and more. We’ll be celebrating this theme at NSCC throughout Black History Month (all events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL):

Thursday, February 1, 2024, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Movie Screening: Hidden Figures (2016) by Office of Student Engagement

@ Lynn LW22 and Danvers DB131. Contact for more info

Beginning February 5 through March 1, 2024

NSCC Library Black History Month “Quilt” Activity by NSCC Library & BHM Planning Committee

@ NSCC Danvers and Lynn Libraries, contact for more info

A display curated by the NSCC library on this year’s BHM theme will be available throughout February. The display will include books, photos, quotes, and various forms of physical and digital resources. Alongside the display will be an interactive and engaging “quilt” activity for students, faculty, and staff to participate in all month long with different themes each week.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NSCC Black History Month Artists’ “Salon” by BHM Planning Committee

@ NSCC Lynn South Student Lounge (2nd Floor), contact for more info

Calling all NSCC students, faculty, staff, and community members to showcase your talents! The event will highlight Black artistic contributions and inspirations from our local community in the arts to educate the community on Black history. Refreshments will be provided. More info to come.

I welcome and invite the NSCC community to participate in this year's Black History Month celebrations happening through the North Shore throughout February. Black history is the history of the U.S.A. and should be supplemental to our continued collective learning all year long. Some notable events coming up include (all events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL):

Friday, February 2, 2024, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

BLACK EXCELLENCE ART SHOW OPENING by North Shore Juneteenth Association & Lynn Arts @ Galleries at Lynn Arts (25 Exchange St.)

Saturday, February 3, 2024, 2:30 PM

Black History Month Community Celebration & Flag Raising

by The Salem Human Rights Coalition @ Old Town Hall (32 Derby Sq, 1st Floor)

Tuesday, February 7, 2024, 6:30 - 8:00 PM:

Opening Night of Local Black Excellence Display

by North Shore Juneteenth Association @ Lynn City Hall (3 City Hall Sq.)

Saturday, February 10, 2024; 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Danvers Black History Month Celebration

by The Friends of Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee, 

@ Danvers Senior Center (25 Stone St.)

Saturday, February 17, 2024; 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Celebrating Black History: A Paint Workshop!

by North Shore Juneteenth Association and Lynn Arts @ Galleries at Lynn Arts (25 Exchange St.)

On view from February 19 through  29, 2024

Salem Public Schools Charlotte Forten Display

by Salem Public Schools @ Old Town Hall (32 Derby Sq, 1st Floor)

Wednesday, February 21, 2024; 2:00 - 4:00 PM


by Afrobeats Dance Boston and Lynn Arts, @ Galleries at Lynn Arts (25 Exchange St.)

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 11:00 AM

Ode to Charlotte Forten & Other Black Salem Stories Community Event

by The Salem Human Rights Coalition @ Old Town Hall (32 Derby Sq, 1st Floor)

 --Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer



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Winter Wonderland Photos

Danvers Campus

Lynn Campus



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Bulletin to Switch to Biweekly Publication

Beginning February 12, the Bulletin will be published biweekly on a Monday or a Tuesday if Monday is a holiday.

Submissions should be sent to Nancy Barker, by 3 p.m. the Friday prior to publication.

The spring semester publication schedule is as follows:

February 12 & 26

March 11 & 25

April 8 & 22

May 6 & 20

As always, important timely news may be sent out as an addendum.  Bulletins will be published once monthly during the summer, dates tbd. 

Thank you and please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.

--Nancy Barker




NSCC Police Spotlight

New Process for Requesting Keys


The NSCC Police are very pleased to announce a new process for requesting keys. Simply click this link
and complete the form. This form will be sent directly to a designated email account monitored by members of our team. This new process will ensure a timely response by our team, as well as the necessary required signatures for approval.

Thank you to Jeff Wardwell for his time and efforts in helping to create a faster, more efficient method of requesting keys

--NSCC Police



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Op Ed by Erika Giampietro, William Heineman, and John Keenan
"Early college is working for students – and for the state"


Upcoming Events


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"Amplifying Voices" is a film event that celebrates diversity in filmmaking. To be held on February 2-3, this will be an annual two-day film event at The Cabot celebrating and screening the perspectives and artwork of filmmakers of color.

Questions?  Contact Dan Hauge,



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Announcing information sessions / auditions for NSCC’s spring ’24 drama production:

Bleak Expectations

by Mark Evans  directed by Matthew Woods

Based on the award-winning radio series by Mark Evans, "Bleak Expectations" takes you on a delightfully riotous romp through Dickensian London and beyond. Follow the heroic misadventures of young Pip Bin as he battles mistaken identities, contemptible conspiracies and surreal plot twists in a quest to save his family and find true love…

We are looking for students, faculty, staff and alumni to join the production as actors, artists and stage crew!

Auditions and information sessions will take place from January 29-February 6.

Please note: participants must be available for performances scheduled from April 19 - 21, 2024. (Rehearsals will begin February 7.)

For more information or to sign up for an audition slot, contact


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NSCC Cosmetology Salon

Treat yourself to some pampering at the upcoming February NSCC Cosmetology Salon nights, February 7,15, 22 & 27, from 4:30 - 8 p.m. The Salon is located at the Essex Technical High School, 565 Maple Street, Danvers, MA.  No appointment necessary, just walk in.                            

Manicures, facials, scalp treatments, blow dry/style, basic haircutting and single process color are some of the services our cosmetology students are performing. All color services must arrive by 5:00 p.m. All work is performed by students with instructor supervision.

The cost is minimal (cash only) and helps cover the material expenses. Please email Kathy Champlain at with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you!

--Cosmetology Students and Faculty



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NSLBA Among Us Power Breakfast

This special event aims to bring together like-minded women from various backgrounds to celebrate the achievements and successes of inspirational women in our community.

Speakers include NSCC Provost Dr. Jennifer Mezquita, Dr. Evonne Alvarez, Superintendent, Lynn Public Schools, and Magnolia Contreras, Vice President, Community Health Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Register for tickets here.



Feb 2024 cafe specials

February Cafe Specials Flyer




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Navigate Weekly Workshops

Navigate Weekly Workshops are still running every week on Wednesdays from 2:00pm – 3:30pm. Jump on
in at any point to ask questions related to Campaigns, Academic Planner, Registration, and/or whatever else
you have questions about! We can cater any week specifically to a function or process (Coordinated Care,
Sending suggestions on an Academic Plan, etc.). So, feel free to send requests ahead of time if you’d like a
topic covered on a specific week. However, always feel free to come in and fire your questions our way.

As always, some fun and useful videos can be found on the Navigate NSCC - Youtube Channel. Make sure
to like & subscribe! Remember: The Navigate blackboard course, as well as the resource tiles on
MyNorthShore, are useful places to find materials.

Topics on each week are flexible to change based on attendance needs!

Thank you for your interest in Navigate!
--John & Jake


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COVID Information Refresher

With COVID cases on the rise, we think it is important to send out a refresher on what to do when you test positive for COVID-19 or come in close contact with someone who tested positive.  We want to assure the community that we are
staying up to date with any guidelines and guidance from the CDC and the MA Department of Public Health.  This guidance, including what to do if you are in close contact with someone who tested positive, can be found here: COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Any Faculty/Staff member who tests positive should contact Jennifer Chavez, HR Operations & Benefits Manager, at or If a student tests positive, they should be directed to



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Selfies Wanted!  2024 Faces of NSCC!

Diversity Leadership Committee Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion

We welcome all NSCC students, faculty, staff, and administrators to participate. We encourage you to also include any 2/4 legged/feathered family/friends at home, on campus, outside, studying, having fun, traveling, vacations anywhere!

Enter your photos through this form.  Deadline is April 30, 2024.


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MassReconnect = FREE Community College for adults 25+!
Please help spread the word about MassReconnect!
If you follow NSCC on social media, please share our MassReconnect posts!

The Commonwealth's new MassReconnect program  provides financial support to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies as well as provide funding for support services to encourage students to stay enrolled and complete their degree. Students must be Massachusetts' residents, over 25, with a complete FAFSA.  Students can get help with the FAFSA here.

Please encourage interested students to attend an upcoming MassReconnect information session.

Contact NSCC’s Admissions team for more information at or or call 781-593-6722, x4188.




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