The NSCC Bulletin

I. Newsome, A. Wolniak, J. Charles, A. Gove

Meet Your Newest Colleagues!

Please join us in giving a warm NSCC welcome to our newest colleagues!  Pictured, clockwise, starting top left:
Isaac Newsome, Director of Community Standards; Alexander Wolniak, Registrar; Jean Charles, Campus Police Officer I; Alexander Gove, Campus Police Officer I.  Not pictured, Carlos Edwards-Diaz, Assistant Professor, Nurse Education; Mark Ottolia, Maintainer I; Michael Nadeau, Maintainer I.

Welcome, all!!


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Black History Month

Black History Month, or African American History Month, occurs every February. It pays tribute to and celebrates the achievements of Black Americans and acknowledges the central role of African Americans in United States history. 

Black History Month was first conceived as Negro History Week in 1925 by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Like W.E.B. Du Bois before him, Woodson believed that truth could not be denied and that reason would prevail over prejudice. The first celebration was in February 1926, a week that encompassed the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. They were met with an overwhelmingly positive response. By the middle of the 20th century, many U.S. mayors issued proclamations celebrating the week.

The celebration was expanded to a month in 1976 at the nation’s bicentennial. President Gerald R. Ford urged U.S. Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” By this time, the entire nation had come to recognize the importance of Black history in the drama of the American story. Since then every U.S. president has issued African American History Month proclamations.

I welcome and invite the NSCC community to participate in this year's Black History Month celebrations happening through the North Shore throughout the month of 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:

February 1-28, 2023:

Black Diaspora History Month Expo by City of Salem and Salem United, Inc.  Learn more.

February 2023

Black History Month Events by NSCC's Office of Student Engagement More information.

February 27, 2023, 7PM:
Black History is our History,
a town-wide celebration by S.U.R.E. Diversity.  Enjoy an evening of poetry, music, and reflection featuring Enzo Silon Surin, award-winning Swampscott poet. Details.

--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer


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NSCC Foundation Scholarships – 2023 Cycle 

This year’s Foundation Scholarship cycle will open to students on March 1st.  Eligible students (those with 6 earned credits and a GPA of 2.5 OR Spring 2023 new or transfer students who are registered for 6 or more credits) will be notified via email 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 or would like to be a scholarship reviewer, please email Kathy Faulkner at

This is the website for the scholarship page




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A Night to Shine!

Kudos to our amazing cosmetology students and their instructor Kathy Champlain for giving a day of pampering and glamour to “Night to Shine” prom attendees.

“Night to Shine” is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation at North Shore Community Baptist Church, Beverly.


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CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series

Over the spring semester, the CTLI will be hosting a series of informational sessions on a variety of teaching, learning, and assessment topics. The Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held virtually once or twice a month on Fridays from 9:30am to 10:30am. Please join us with your favorite cup of coffee or tea and we will bring the topics to hopefully spur plenty of conversations. 

Our next Coffee and Conversations session will be on Friday, March 3rd at 9:30am and the topic will be "The Student Internship Experience.” Our Coordinator of Experiential Education and Internships, Karyn King Fargo, will provide an overview of the NSCC Internship program, examples of current internship partnerships, and engage us in a discussion about the many benefits students and employers gain from participating in an internship. Karyn will also talk about a new career readiness event taking place at NSCC this spring.

Please use the following Zoom meeting link for all Coffee and Conversations sessions.

Future Spring Semester Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held on the following Fridays (listed below) so please save the dates in your calendar.

  • March 3rd

  • April 7th

  • April 21st

We would love your feedback on the topics for future sessions. Please share any ideas around what you might like to learn more about at

We hope to see you on March 3rd!

-CTLI Staff




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Help celebrate National TRIO Day!

Hi NSCC Community!

TRIO invites you to join us to celebrate National TRIO Day coming up on Feb. 28th.

Did you know that TRIO is a national program? There is a strong chance that someone you know is a TRIO alum and/or worked in one of the 8 TRIO programs!

We want to celebrate all TRIO family members. Join us by telling us how you are connected to TRIO and sharing your story with us (and the larger TRIO and NSCC community).

Fill out this quick survey: 

Thank you for your support!

-Joyce Wang, Director, TRIO Student Support Services




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Navigate Weekly Workshops

Spring 2023 has been underway and you may have not been able to get to one of our Navigate weekly workshops! However, don’t you worry. We have all the time in the world for YOU! 😊

We will continue focusing on the discussion around Cases & Referrals - our new Coordinated Care process. We will also use this time to answer any questions about Academic Planning & Registration. Please visit any one of our workshops, even if it’s not the current topic. As always, our 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 places to find useful materials.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Coordinated Care: Cases & Referrals

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Intake Survey Results &Responses/Open Session Time 

Wednesday, Mar. 1st

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Coordinated Care: Cases & Referrals

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Academic Planning & Registration/Open Session Time 

Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

--John, Jake, Michael, Jeleiny & Sam




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All are invited!


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Join the Spanish Conversation Group - in person or via Zoom!



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Questions?  Contact Annmarie Paolucci at



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Please share this flyer with your students!

Questions?  Contact Karyn King Fargo,, 781-477-2118



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Summer Workshop: Religious Nationalism in a Global Context

Across the globe, the relationship between religion and nation-states is complex and dynamic. Religious nationalism, a somewhat understudied aspect of this relationship, is key to understanding policies, personal and community impacts, and outcomes globally. Educators today must grapple with these issues as they teach their students to be global citizens. This year, the Global Studies Outreach Workshop will provide teachers with a space to think, learn, and ask questions about religious nationalism in a variety of contexts.

We plan to convene this workshop in person on Harvard’s Cambridge campus from July 31- August 3, 2023.

Apply by Friday, March 31!

Questions?  Contact Kara Kaufman at




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Scan the QR code for further details




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We want to see you in pictures!

2023 Faces of NSCC - TOGETHER   We welcome all NSCC students, faculty, staff, administrators to participate by submitting a picture(s), short video and or quote.  Encouraged to include with you any 2/4 legged/feathered family/friends at home, on campus, outside, studying, having fun, traveling, vacations, anywhere!  We want to see you! 

Deadline to submit April 30, 2023.

Submit Here

Thank you,
--Diversity Leadership Committee 2023 Faces team





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Please share with your students
Student mental health support: Telehealth and more

Reaching out for help can be overwhelming and scary. Your Student Support Program (SSP) is here to help you, not judge you. Call or chat with My SSP anytime. Free, confidential, and available 24/7.

NSCC's MyStudentSupport app from Lifeworks connects students with credentialed, Masters-level counselors to help them successfully address cultural, physical, and mental health challenges as they pursue their college education. Students can speak with a counselor in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese no matter where they are. Students can download the free app from the Google Play or Apple Store, or visit their website at


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.    

This is an example of white privilege: You can be sure that if you need legal or medical help, your race will not work against you.

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


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