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Spring Forward

Happy Meteorological Spring!

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 10, 2019.  Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour. 



Call for event staff

53rd Annual Commencement Ceremony - Call for Event Staff!

NSCC's 53rd Commencement ceremony is Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Salem State University. The Commencement Committee is seeking event staff to help the event run smoothly.

We welcome all who can assist! Please note, there are several opportunities to contribute and still walk in the ceremony, if you so choose. This is a great opportunity for staff and/or faculty. Please speak with your supervisor regarding specific departmental needs during the day, your potential participation, and approval to work at the event.

You can access the form here to sign up as an Event Staff member at the Commencement Ceremony. This form will be accessible until Friday, May 10, 2019.

Questions can be directed to commencement@northshore.edu or 978-762-4000 extension 6686



29 who shine

Student Nominations Needed for NSCC’s “29 Who Shine” 2019 Honoree

On May 3, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education will once again salute the “29 Who Shine” one outstanding student from each of the Commonwealth’s 29 public campuses at the Massachusetts State House. Honorees are chosen to be recognized for their “Contributions to the Commonwealth” based on their academic achievements, record of student leadership and community service, and because they are poised to contribute greatly to the civic life and economic well-being of the state.

The college community has always been extremely helpful in bringing wonderful potential nominees to our attention and I would like to once again engage your assistance in identifying NSCC’s 2019 nominee. Please nominate your best and brightest student(s) for this honor. Nominations are due no later than Friday, March 8. A faculty or staff member who played a pivotal role in the selected student’s education experience will also be honored.  Both the student and their mentor are expected to attend the ceremony and a reception following, which will this year be held from 2-4 p.m.

Criteria for 29 Who Shine Student Selection 2019:

The individual student graduate of the Class of 2019 shows exceptional promise as a future leader in civic affairs or in business or professional activity in Massachusetts, having demonstrated an ability to contribute to the civic and/or economic wellbeing of the Commonwealth. The student should have a strong record of civic engagement and have made a demonstrable contribution to his or her community and/or the state. This aspect of the student’s profile should be the most significant in judging the nomination; please see the attached samples of previous winners for relevant examples.

  1. He or she 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.)
  2. He or she is 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.
  3. He or she will complete his/her degree or certificate requirements at a Massachusetts community college within the 2018-2019 academic year.
  4. He or she will be able to attend the 29 Who Shine awards ceremony at the Massachusetts State House scheduled for May 3, 2019.

Please submit student name(s) and description of how they meet the above criteria to Linda Brantley, Executive Director of External & Public Relations, at lbrantle@northshore.edu no later than Friday, March 8. President Gentile will make the final decision on the college’s representative from those names submitted.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Welcoming Diversity Workshop

The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is offering a one-day Welcoming Diversity Workshop on Monday, March 11th. We offer this training opportunity annually to all new employees and other members of the college community.

Through North Shore's mission, vision, and values, we have a commitment to foster Respect and Inclusion. We seek to create a respectful, welcoming, and appreciative learning environment in which each person and every group belongs, is accepted, has value, and actively contributes.

The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is an international organization that has been providing prejudice reduction, diversity awareness, and conflict resolution training since 1984 (view their website, www.ncbi.org). The college has been fortunate to have a strong, active team on campus since 1995 that provides workshops to students and employees. 

The workshop will include activities designed to help you:

  • Become a leader in welcoming diversity by taking risks and being willing to make mistakes
  • Share the similarities and differences that both divide and connect us
  • Begin to open dialogue about misinformation we learn about our own and other groups 
  • Enhance your ability to handle culturally sensitive issues and inappropriate comments
  • Establish new relationships with other members of the College community

The event will be held on Monday, March 11th on the Danvers campus, in the Math and Science Building, Room MS106B, from 8:45 to 3:00. Continental breakfast will be available at 8:45 and lunch will be served. Please contact Katelyn Considine in HR at kconsidi@northshore.edu if you are interested in attending.



Call for Commencement Soloist and Speaker

Seeking 53rd Commencement
Student Speaker and
Soloist Nominations

NSCC Commencement Ceremony

Date: May 23, 2019 at SSU’s O’Keefe Center

Please share with your students!

Do you believe you would be an inspirational student speaker for the graduating class of 2019?  Do you know how to belt out a tune? Nominate yourself for the student speaker or soloist role! Tell your fellow NSCC student peers! Spread the word.

Please visit northshore.edu/commencement to learn eligibility requirements and to access the nomination forms.

Deadline to submit nominations is Monday, March 11th!



Women's History Month



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Play the Weekly Logic
Puzzle Challenge–
A Friendly Competition
Among Faculty, Staff
and Students

Week #5 logic problem

Week #4 logic problem solution and list of student and faculty/staff winners

The Logic Problem of the Week is a fun challenge open to all. Everyone is invited and encouraged to try these fun problems. Click here or stop by the bulletin boards in either Danvers (Berry reception desk) or Lynn (across from LE 303) to see the instructions and the poster each Friday at Noon. You can also join the NSCC Mathematics Department Facebook page to see the problem. Solutions are due every Thursday at Noon. All solutions should be emailed to either aoshea@northshore.edu or jgambino@northshore.edu and must have your first name, last name and class or department. If you have any questions, please contact us at those email addresses.

The Logic Problem of the Week is for anyone who is looking for a fun challenge. Those submitting correct solutions will earn points towards a prize at the end of the semester. First correct submission - 10 pts, 2nd correct submission - 9 pts, 3rd correct submission – 8pts, etc. down to 1 pt for the 10th correct solution. Student and faculty contests are separate. Puzzles will vary in difficulty level and style.

Good luck!

--Professor John Gambino and Professor Anne O'Shea, Math Department



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20 Minute Online
Professional Development

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 4th - Why is Intercultural Competence Important and How Can it Improve my Teaching?

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.)


New presentations go live at 10:00am each Monday morning and are only accessible through Sunday. The complete spring schedule for Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2019/01/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

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

--Andrea Milligan  amilligan@northshore.edu




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Bjs membership NSCC has partnered with BJ’s Wholesale Club to offer discounted memberships to employees. Please see the attached flyer for full details. Submit all completed applications to Peter Tummino in DB-341, or fax to 978-762-4038 by 3/08/19.

Open Jobs 


Facilities Manager of Trades Services and Grounds

Director of Student Accounts, Student Financial Services

Clerical/Office Support

Accountant I, Student Financial Services


Adjunct Faculty, Early College Introduction to Bakeshop

Adjunct Faculty, Portuguese, Fall 2019

FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Paralegal Program, Fall 2019

FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Funeral Services Program, Fall 2019

PT Instructor, Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide

FT Faculty, Engineering Science, Fall 2019

FT Faculty, Computer Science, Fall 2019

PT Instructor, Culinary Courses


Senior Financial Aid Counselor, Lynn Campus

Please feel free to call Kim Bevan at extension 5572 to obtain further information about a posted position.



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Seeking Topics of Interest to YOU for President Pat's Podcasts

New for 2019 is President Pat's Podcasts, a twice-monthly podcast hosted by President Gentile consisting of 15-minute segments that will feature your new program or initiative, classwork or course, or emerging trends. She welcomes you to email her with suggested topics that includes the subject and a brief overview. If your topic is selected, she will create the podcast by interviewing you. Let her know asap if you'd like to be interviewed!  pgentile@northshore.edu

We’ve also been approached by some local media outlets to share some of our faculty and staff perspectives in the form of Op Eds. Linda Brantley will be organizing this outreach so if this is something you are interested in, please let her know at lbrantle@northshore.edu. We can use this as a beginning of starting our own Panel of Experts that can also be utilized to localize national stories or provide speakers and again, sing the praises of what is happening at NSCC.




FAFSA Fridays

Please share this information with your staff and help us
promote FAFSA Fridays.

SFS will be offering FAFSA assistance with our FAFSA Fridays
in March and April. We will be encouraging students to
complete their 2019/2020 FAFSA by the May 1st priority
deadline. Staff will be available in Danvers and Lynn from 10-2. 

--Susan Sullivan, Executive Director of Financial Aid



Upcoming Events

Winter Ski and Snowboarding Event




2019 NSCC Visiting Writer: Oompa

Oompa is a nationally acclaimed, Roxbury-born slam poet, hip-hop artist, and self-described "hood, queer, black, womynist, orphan, sister, friend, and teacher."  She is the winner of the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam and a finalist at the 2017 National Poetry Slam.  She has been featured in magazines such as The Huffington Post and DigBoston and has appeared at colleges such as Boston University, Boston College, and the Berklee College of Music.

You can find out more about Oompa on her website oompoutloud.com, including sample audio and videos.

This year's event will take place on the

  • LYNN CAMPUS: Monday, April 22, at 9:30 and 11:00 am in the President's Board Room in the new building (LS-328)
  • DANVERS CAMPUS: Tuesday, April 23, 9:30 and 11:00 am in the library

Please direct any questions to John Zamparelli at jzampare@northshore.edu.



Veterans Job Fair



Mobile Market


Volunteers NEEDED
for upcoming NSCC
Mobile Markets

Thank you to all the volunteers who help set up, distribute food and clean up. The success of the mobile markets would not be possible without our volunteers! The schedule of upcoming winter/spring mobile markets on both the Lynn and Danvers Campuses may be found here. Volunteers are needed! If you are able to stop by and volunteer at any of the markets, please check out the volunteer page.

Thank you for your continued support!!

--Amanda Dooling, Director of Student Engagement



  Cosmetology salon    

NSCC offering FREE
salon services to
North Shore First Responders

Please spread the word!

North Shore Community College is offering FREE salon services for all North Shore First Responders!

NSCC’s Cosmetology Clinic
North Shore Business Center
Building 100
30 Log Bridge Road
Middleton, MA

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
9am-12:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary but call ahead appreciated.
(chemical services must be started by 10:30a.m.)

Please bring your First Responder I.D.

For more information, call 978-762-4000 extension 1516.