The NSCC Bulletin


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silhouettes of 4 diverse women, celebrate women's history month

Women’s History Month has its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." - Gloria Steinem

I welcome and invite the NSCC community to participate in this year's Women's History Month celebrations through the various events happening here and in the North Shore all month long:

The Office of Student Engagement celebrates Women's History Month with a variety of activities.

Additional resources:

--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer



ace womens network event flyer

Everyone Leads:
Making an impact on DEIJ from where you are
Panel discussion and networking

featuring two members of the NSCC family - Community Liaison Dulce Gonzalez as one of the panelists
and Senior Executive Officer Kathryn Nielsen as moderator
Reserve a spot



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Get your GREEN on for NSCC Spirit Week, March 15-22!!

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book cover of Sam by allegra goodman
NY Times bestselling author, Allegra Goodman,
to be 2023 Visiting Writer

Editor's note:  The protagonist in Sam lives on the North Shore and eventually attends North Shore Community College!  There are also numerous references to North Shore towns and places of interest that many of you will be familiar with.

As part of NSCC's Arts in April celebrations, visiting writer and NY Times bestselling author, Allegra Goodman,will read from her new book, Sam, on Monday, April 3, 2023, 11a.m. in the Lynn gym, with a video conference hook up in Danvers, DS119 (lecture hall).  The reading is free and open to the public.





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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



NSCC in the News

nscc in the newsPodcast with President Heineman regarding Governor Healey's free college proposal

NSCC partnership with LEO to provide snow parking





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Navigate Weekly Workshops

Summer 2023 registration has opened up, and our students are looking for help! 😊

Our Weekly conversations will always have Coordinated Care as part of the plan. However, over the next several weeks we will also talk about Academic Planning & Registration, Intake Survey results and Student Facing video content. 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, Mar. 8th

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

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

Wednesday, Mar. 15th

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

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

Wednesday, Mar. 22nd

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

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

Wednesday, Mar. 29th

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

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Navigate Quick Tips: Student Video Content/Open Session Time 


Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

--John, Jake, Michael, Jeleiny, Sam & Shannon



digital equity challenge flyer
Please share with your students!







upward bound recruitment flyer




spanish conversation flyer with dates of meetings
Join the Spanish Conversation Group - in person or via Zoom!



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Questions?  Contact Annmarie Paolucci at



career education expo flyer

Please share this flyer with your students!

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



global studies religious nationalism

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.    


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Happy Women's History Month! Each year, the National Women's History Alliance chooses a theme for Women's History Month. This year's theme is "Women Who Tell Our Stories". According to the United Nations Foundation, women comprise just 24% of the stories we read, see, or hear about in entertainment and media.

There have been various studies on this, and all of these studies have shed light on striking gaps, which include low numbers of female protagonists in popular films, and an underrepresentation of women in awards shows. 

“The narratives that come out of Hollywood or advertising or the media are the narratives that get deeply embedded into our society,” says Jennifer Klein, Co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council.

Women’s representation and equal participation in the media shouldn’t be optional — it’s essential. If we want to break negative stereotypes of women in everyday life, we need to tackle them through all forms of entertainment and media.

Watch this short video to learn more about the importance of how women are portrayed and represented in film.



mary mahoney


Mary Mahoney was born in the spring of 1845 in Boston, Massachusetts. Mahoney learned from an early age the importance of racial equality. Eager to encourage greater equality for African Americans and women, she pursued a nursing career which supported these aims. She is noted for becoming the first African American licensed nurse.

Learn more about Mary and her incredible story here.



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


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