The NSCC Bulletin


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"Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn."
--Lewis Grizzard





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Food4Vets & Coats4Vets Distribution

More than 50 Veterans participated in the 2/24/21 Food4Vets & Coats4Vets Distribution on the Danvers Campus. Each Veteran received a box of food containing nonperishable, well-balanced meals that contain enough food and nutritional value for two people to have three meals a day for 14 days. In addition, every Veteran that requested one, received a brand new winter coat.

Grateful thanks to the MA Military Support Foundation and all the volunteers who assisted with the distribution of food and coats, including NSCC Veteran's Services Coordinator Kristine Babcock; Senator Joan Lovely; Representative Sally Kerans; Al Yee, Veterans Employment Representative, MassHire; Interim VP of Student Affairs Stephen Creamer; and Interim President Nate Bryant.

Additional photos may be viewed on Facebook or Flickr






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Student Nominations Needed for NSCC’s 2021 “29 Who Shine” Honoree

Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s “29 Who Shine” student honoree.  This event, organized annually by the MA Department of Higher Education to recognize an outstanding graduate from each of the state’s 29 public colleges, will be held virtually Thursday, Thursday, May 13 at 2-3 p.m. via YouTube Livestream.

The “29 Who Shine” awards highlight the special role that Massachusetts public college and university students play as engaged citizens and future leaders. The awards and the attention generated by the ceremony serve to remind the legislature, business community and the public of the important contributions that public higher education students make to their communities. The "29 Who Shine" are a visible reminder of the "dividend" that investments in public higher education can yield for the Commonwealth.

To achieve this objective, we seek student honorees who have demonstrated a clear commitment to helping others through community service and civic engagement. Given the extraordinary events of the past year, we ask that you prioritize student nominees who have demonstrated a willingness to help others impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These might include students who volunteered to assist peers through on-line mentoring programs, or assisted at an understaffed local food pantry, or made calls to ease the isolation of house-bound seniors. It could also include students who proposed or designed specific solutions to Covid-related problems on campus or in the community.

As in previous years, there is no academic requirement associated with the "29 Who Shine" award. A student's GPA is considerably less important, in this case, than his or her record of service to others.

In addition, as in past years, students will be asked to identify a staff person or faculty member who served as a mentor, either informally or as an assigned advisor. This year, we will honor the mentors by asking them to pre-record 30-second introductions of the students they've supported. 

Please nominate your best and brightest students for this honor. Nominations are due no later than Friday, March 12.  

Criteria for 29 Who Shine 2020: Student nominees must:

  • Complete his/her degree or certificate requirements at a Massachusetts community college, state university or UMass campus within the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Be a Massachusetts resident who plans to continue living and working in the state upon graduation. (A student who plans to live in Massachusetts after furthering his or her education, either in or out of state, would also qualify).
  • The student intends to pursue a career track or interest for which there is a demonstrated need in the Commonwealth, such as a high-demand STEM-related career (health care, life sciences, information technology), or a start-up business that will produce jobs, or a community service role to better the lives of fellow Massachusetts citizens (such as teaching, working in a social service agency or community organization, etc.)

Please submit student names and description of how they meet the above criteria to Linda Brantley, Executive Director of External & Public Relations at no later than March 12. President Bryant will make the final selection decision based on nominations received.   




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Navigate Weekly Workshops!

Come learn in this supportive environment. Attendees will have an opportunity to watch demos, receive handout materials, and will be given an opportunity to work on their own with “experts” on hand to assist with questions. We are also available upon request to go over features with any meeting, group, or department.

During the “Navigate Sandbox” facilitators may share tips and tricks but attendees are encouraged to explore the site features on their own as well. 


Wednesday, March 3

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

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Moving from Academic Planning to Scheduling to Registering

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Navigate Sandbox: come and play in a supported environment


Wednesday, March 10

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

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Student Registration Overview

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Navigate Sandbox: come and play in a supported environment

-- John, Jake, Mustafa, and Orquidia




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Please spread the word!

You must pre-register to receive a box.





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March Mobile Market

Sign up now for the March 11 Danvers Mobile Market - open to students, faculty, and staff.






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Murder By The Minute

Calling all creatives!  We need you to get involved…in the Performing Arts at North Shore!

We are looking for actors, artists, sound editors, tech wizards, and more to join us this Spring Semester (2021) for a virtual production of:


Mischief, mayhem and murder rule the air waves when we journey back in time to the 1940’s and the Golden Age of Radio, for a selection of popular Five-Minute Mysteries.

Cunning criminals mingle with wise-cracking dames, as gumshoes and scoundrels play at cat-and-mouse games in this thrilling homage to a bygone era!

AIR DATE:  throughout April 2021, as part of Arts in April programming.

No experience needed!  All interested students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate.

For more information about how you can become involved in this virtual performing arts event at NSCC contact Matthew Woods at

The clock is ticking…what are you waiting for?  





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Faculty and staff are welcome to join the sessions but the e-cards are for students only. 

Sign up here.





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Click here to join!





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Submit your recipe here.






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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 March 1 - How Can I Guide Online Learning by Engaging with Students?

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,






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.

 March Deep Dive:

The events of January 6, 2021, rattled the nation to its core. The extreme ideologies that led to the insurrection at the Capitol are reflective of radicalized ideological and theological perspectives that are evident in larger society and on college campuses. Within this context, this video will examine the viewpoints and historical perspectives that led to the events of January 6th. The speakers will also offer recommendations for college and university leaders on how to advocate for justice and reconciliation on our campuses and in our nation. Presented by Cora Learning. Featuring: Luke J.Wood, Lasana Hotep & Frank Harris III (1:26:00)


Think About This:

Born in Chelsea MA in 1848, Lewis Howard Latimer was an African American inventor and draftsman. Working with Alexander Graham Bell, Latimer helped draft the patent for Bell's design of the telephone. Latimer's deep knowledge of both patents and electrical engineering made Latimer an indispensable partner to Thomas Edison as he promoted and defended his light bulb design.  


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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