The NSCC Bulletin



Foundation Scholarship Update (3/15/21)

Halfway through the application cycle for continuing students!  We’ve got some exciting results so far this year:

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776 students have applied so far, and 363 of them have completed their applications.  Thanks to all of you who are encouraging students to take advantage of this opportunity.  Stats like this demonstrate how important Foundation Scholarship opportunities are to our community.  Continuing students have until March 31st to complete their applications.  New students will be able to apply through at least the end of April.  Meanwhile, our first training session for reviewers was held last Friday and was packed!  So far, we’ve got 70 reviewers signed up – and the more the merrier. If you’d like to join the fun, please contact Kathy Faulkner ( directly to arrange for training.


NSCC Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 3PM.

Please share with your students! 

The College is now seeking nominations for the 55th Commencement Student Speaker and Student Soloist.

Eligibility requirements, application links and more information on Commencement 2021 may be found at

Deadline to submit applications is Saturday, March 27th at 4pm. Questions can be forwarded to .


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 NSCC Seeking Candidates for Alumni Trustee

The North Shore Community College (NSCC) Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Elected Alumni representative to the college’s Board of Trustees. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗔𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗻𝗶 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝗦𝗖𝗖 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲.

The responsibilities of Massachusetts community college trustees are described in state law under Chapter 15A and include selecting and annually evaluating the college president, setting fee schedules, ensuring an annual independent audit, and providing appropriate governance of the college, among other accountabilities.

The term of the Elected AlumniTrustee is five years and those elected are limited to no more than two consecutive five-year terms. The NSCC Board of Trustees meets 6 times per year with committee meetings on an as-needed basis. The Elected AlumniTrustee must also attend two yearly meetings of the Alumni Association Board. The current vacancy will begin with a two-year appointment to fill a resignation.

Those interested should submit this application no later than 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.

Questions? Email



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It is with great sadness that we inform the NSCC family of the passing of Willie Howell, a longtime employee in the Auxiliary Services department.  Willie, who retired in 2012, will be fondly remembered by many for his smile and his jokes, his daily mail visits, and his updates on what was going on at the College.  Arrangements are TBD. 






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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 insights and lessons learned but attendees are encouraged to explore the site features on their own as well.

Wednesday, March 17

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

Wednesday, March 24

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

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Navigate Tips and Tricks

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

-- John, Jake, Mustafa, and Orquidia







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(Boston Globe, March 12, 2021)
Written and directed by our own Performing Arts Coordinator, Matthew Woods!

The fringe theater company known as imaginary beasts moves its annual winter tradition online and delivers a family-friendly spin on the “Hunger Games” trilogy. In this version, according to press materials, “The evil Demon King Discord has devised a malevolent matchup in which panto stories must send tribute characters” such as Prince Siegfried, Calamity Dame, and Little Red Riding Hood to a “digital arena” to compete in the Panto Games. Featuring what are described as “fairy tales and fables with Vaudeville-style routines and cartoon-style capers,” it will be performed live online from actors’ homes. Written by Matthew Woods and Noah Simes, and directed by Woods. March 13-20. All tickets are “pay what you wish,” with no minimum.








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 Join Debbie Campbell and Amanda Dooling for a conversation on celebrating the strength of NSCC's Wonderful Women.  To register and join the event, click here!  



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Please spread the word!

You must pre-register to receive a box.







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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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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 15 - How Can Effective Note-taking Improve Online Student Learning?

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,






Job Openings


Chief Diversity Officer
Dean of STEM and Education
HR Generalist (Staff Assistant), Human Resources & Payroll
Human Resources Payroll Analyst (Staff Assistant), Human Resources & Payroll

Campus Police
Institution Security Officer II (3rd shift)

Clerical/Office Support
Administrative Assistant, Center for Alternative Studies & Educational Testing
PT Orientation Leaders (Position Designed for Students)

FT Faculty (Clinical Coordinator), Respiratory Care Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Graphic Design Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Nutrition & Dietary Management Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Chemistry, Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Nurse Education Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Surgical Technology Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021
PT Instructor, Community Health Worker (CHW) program

Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist), 10 month benefited, Grant funded position
PT Biliterate (English/Spanish) Curriculum Developer for Medical Terminology (Grant funded)
PT STEM Internship Coordinator (Special Programs Coordinator), Academic Affairs (Grant Funded)

For more information on these and other job openings, please contact Kim Bevan at




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:

This is an example of white privilege: I can do well in a challenging situation without being called a credit to my race. I can talk with my mouth full and not have people put this down to my color.

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



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 Check out the Weekly Wave!





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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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