The NSCC Bulletin


Chief Diversity Officer Search

We would like to invite all faculty & staff to attend the virtual Open Forum sessions to meet the final candidates for the position of Chief Diversity Officer.  The schedule for the Open Forum's will be:

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 James (David) Cross

Wednesday, February 10th, from 10:00am-11:00am

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 966 7576 2212     Passcode: 698356


Nikki Pelonia

Nikki Pelonia

Wednesday, February 10th, from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 947 1219 8421      Passcode: 218109


Dennis Camacho

Dennis Camacho

Thursday, February 11th, from 9:00am-10:00am

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 919 5959 7327      Passcode: 182130


Chantal St. Fleur

Chantal St. Fleur

Friday, February 12th, from 1:00pm- 2:00pm

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 956 0714 1111      Passcode: 378029


Your feedback is important to us!

Please complete the google form, Chief Diversity Officer Search Comment form to gather your anonymous feedback on the candidates. We hope that you will be able to join us and participate in this important process.



Diane DickersonWe will miss you, Diane!

After spending some time over this past year contemplating her next steps, Diane Dickerson, Director of TRIO,  has made the decision to retire from NSCC after 11 years of dedicated service to our students, faculty and staff on April 16, 2021. From day one, Diane has been a tireless advocate for NSCC's students! She is a Director who walks the talk and isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves and get the work done.  Prior to the pandemic, you could often find Diane taking shifts at the front desk of the TRiO office in Lynn to keep an ear to the ground and stay informed of the NSCC student experience.  It's not glory work, but Diane has always been willing to share her thoughts and solutions on how to improve the overall student experience. Additionally, over the years, Diane has built a juggernaut of a team in the TRIO Office and is considered by one and all to be a Director who is supportive to her team's growth and opportunities. Diane, we will miss you. Congratulations on making this big decision and thank you for your dedication to NSCC's students!  We wish you all the best in your retirement and hope that you will soon be able to fulfill your dreams of travel and local volunteerism. 

All the best from your NSCC friends and colleagues!



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President’s Cabinet Highlights, February 2, 2021

Dean of Students Bonie Williamson presented three options for Commencement 2021: in person, virtual or hybrid. Following discussion, it was agreed that a hybrid model would be best this year given continued Covid uncertainty. Bonie is also exploring the possibility of a drive-thru celebration.  Bonie will send recommendations on the date, budget and format for final decisions.

Chief Diversity Officer Update: Vice President of Administration and Finance Jan Forsstrom reported that four finalists will be virtually on campus for interviews and open forums the week of February 8. A schedule and bios of the candidates were included in last week’s Bulletin.   

Prep for Seamless Pathways Partnership meeting with SSU: The agenda for the touch base with Salem State University leadership to continue work on shared partnerships was reviewed and finalized. The meeting was held Thursday February 4.  Some of the topics discussed were housing for NSCC students, reverse transfer for NSCC students, and collaborating with EAB Navigate.  

Cost Savings/Revenue Generation/ New Partnerships Exercise Next Steps: President Bryant explained his idea of creating an intake document that could be shared with the college community to solicit additional ideas in these three areas. All ideas would be reviewed by senior leadership and ranked on what can be implemented and when.   

Culinary Update: An impact bargaining session with the union over the culinary program was scheduled for February 3 to be attended by Vice President Hynick and Interim VP of HR Thanh Giddarie

Moonshot for Equity EAB Next Steps: A debrief on the presentation made by EAB was held to discuss the potential project. All expressed interest and the need to know more information about potential costs and NSCC scope of work. This may be a partnership project for an equity initiative with Salem State University.

Request from Lynn YMCA: Vice President Karen Hynick noted that the Lynn YMCA approached the college about the potential of it using space in its new building. Interim Vice President of Student Affairs Stephen Creamer offered to follow up with his team about how such space could best be utilized and bring that back to Adam Cutler.  

Managers Meeting: The need to schedule a manager’s meeting was discussed. Managers will be surveyed to offer ideas on what the agenda should include in addition to some updates to be shared. 

DISC Results: Thanh shared all the leadership team’s DISC results to aid in teamwork.   

Legal updates:  Thanh also shared a new MA regulation “An Act Relative to Sexual Violence on Higher Education Campuses” effective August 1, 2021. 

Contract update:  MCCC MOA




W-2 Forms


W-2 forms are now available in HR/CMS to all employees that consented to have their W-2 forms suppressed by 1/3/21.  To access and view your W-2, using your User ID (Employee ID of 6-digit numbers) and password log into HR/CMS.  After signing in, you can either click on View W-2 in Quick Link (s) box or navigate to Main Menu > Self Service >Payroll and Compensation > View W-2/W-2C Forms (or see below snapshot for example).

You are required to answer a security question in order to View W-2 page.

Note: If you have not setup or have forgotten the answer to your “security question”, you can setup or get your answer by navigating to Main Menu > My System Profile > Change or set up forgotten password help.  After providing some validation information, you will then see your question/answer.  If you need to, you may also change your questions/answers in the same place   

2020 W-2s were mailed out by January 31, 2021 to employees that did not consent or consented late to have their W-2 forms suppressed.

Please contact the payroll office by email if have any further questions.

Thank you.

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NSCC Foundation Scholarships – 2021 Cycle

This year’s Foundation Scholarship cycle will open to students on March 1st.  We’ll be using a new system that handles all applicants (current students, new fall 2021 students, ESL students, ABE students etc.), eliminating the need for separate external applications.  Eligible students (those with 6 earned credits and a GPA of 2.5) will be notified at the beginning of March that the system is open and ready to receive applications.  New applicants will be notified once they are accepted and have an NSCC ID and email address. 

As in the past, we will need staff reviewers, and training in the new system will be offered before the review cycle starts.  More information will follow in the coming weeks, and in the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Laurie LaChapelle,;  Mariflor Uva,; or Kathy Faulkner, .

The website will be updated this week to reflect the 2021 dates.


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Learn More about Navigate!

This past fall we had some great response to our drop-in workshops and wanted to provide staff and faculty with further opportunities to explore Navigate. If you are interested in learning more about how Navigate can assist your advising efforts or support of students, feel free to drop in to one of these upcoming sessions.

We are also available upon request to go over features with any meeting, group, or department. Common workshp topics include: Navigate Overview/Navigating Navigate; Availability, Calendar Sync, and Appointment Campaigns; Notes and Appointment Summaries, Overview of Academic Planning.

Thanks for your interest in Navigate!

-- John, Jake, Mustafa, and Orquidia


Wednesday, Feb 10

8:30AM – 9:00AM                   EAB Coffee – Drop in Q&A

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   How to create Notes // Appointment Summaries // Reports

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Open Session Time 


Wednesday, Feb 17

8:30AM – 9:00AM                   EAB Coffee – Drop in Q&A

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Academic Planning 

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Navigate Student Registration Demo and Q&A

Wednesday, Feb 24

8:30AM – 9:00AM                   EAB Coffee – Drop in Q&A

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Navigate Student Registration Demo

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Open Session Time/Navigate Blackboard site review





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The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty-minute snippets.

For the week of February 8th - How Do I Create Questions that Stimulate Engaging Conversations in Online Discussion Boards?

Directions for Accessing the Link to the Presentation and Supplemental Materials

Select the URL link below to access the presentation and to print the supplemental materials. (You may also copy and paste the URL into your browser’s address bar.) Supplemental materials are available to view and print now.

New presentations go live at 10:00am each Monday morning and are only accessible through Sunday.

The series is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation – we would appreciate your input!

--Andrea Milligan,


Open Jobs


Chief Diversity Officer
Dean of STEM and Education

Clerical/Office Support
PT Peer Tutors for Accounting and Spanish (Position Designed for Students)

FT Faculty (Clinical Coordinator), Respiratory Care Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Nurse Education Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Surgical Technology Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021

Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist), 10 month benefited, Grant funded position

For more information on open positions, please contact Kim Bevan at



Please share with your students!

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Students, faculty and staff - Please complete this google form to join!

Check out additional NSCC Black History Month events here.


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Sharing the stories of NSCC

The External and Public Relations Office invites you to share the stories of NSCC so that we can spread the word far and wide of what a great resource and choice NSCC is for the North Shore region and beyond. Depending on your role at the college, you know best about our special students, professors, initiatives, etc.  Share your story by filling out this form to let External and Public Relations know about and promote our super stars and programs! 

--Linda Brantley, Executive Director, External and Public Relations,



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The Arts in April Committee is seeking people interested in participating in the virtual "ARTS IN APRIL" month-long event! This form is being sent out to North Shore Community College faculty and staff interested in giving a presentation, organizing a panel, or demonstrating an activity in music, art, poetry, photography, creative writing, and/or other art forms.

Here's the link to the form.

--Aaron Keebaugh,



Faces of NSCC 2021

The Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) is collecting pictures, quotes and 10-second videos for its annual Faces of NSCC video, which highlights students, staff, faculty at home, outside, in the office, on/off campus with your 2-legged and 4-legged family members. Play a song, hold up a sign to share your brave, determined, meaningful, inspirational message. Faces of NSCC 2021 will be shown at various faculty/staff/administration meetings and outreach events.   “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in NSCC’s Community” Together apart. 

With most learning and working now taking place remotely, a whole new category of photo & video opportunities has opened up.  Please take and send pictures of students, staff, faculty working from home - teaching, learning, working.  Photo suggestions:  Helping your children do their schoolwork online; your unusual, hastily created "office" space; holding a sign with words of encouragement and support for the NSCC community; serious photos; fun photos, etc.  10-second individual video message.   Students' music approx  5-10 minutes is encouraged and welcomed!  

Be creative!  Submission form

Questions to Anne Tabet at  Deadline to submit Friday, April 30, 2021

Have fun taking pictures and videos!

--The Diversity Leadership Committee




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Welcome to the
Equality & Equity Project

 As part of our commitment to Anti-Racism, Diversity & Inclusion, the Equality & Equity Project will provide historical and present-day information about the contributions, challenges, culture, and daily lives of the many vital groups that make up our NSCC community, and the larger world.

We invite you to visit often, reflect on what you see and read, discuss it with others and, hopefully, expand your knowledge base, appreciation, and understanding of groups beyond your own.

February Deep Dive :

American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked: Why aren't there more women in science?  He points out that although he's not a woman, he does know what it's like to pursue a career in a field that defied the expectations of society. Watch his answer here.

Think about this:

A racist is one who is supporting a racist policy through their actions or interaction or expressing a racist idea. A racist idea is any idea that suggests one racial group is inferior or superior to another racial group in any way.


If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore. edu



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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Due to COVID-19, NSCC campuses are still under restricted access.  Please monitor your college email and check for frequent updates and resources.

NSCC family, please stay well! #InThisTogether 

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