The NSCC Bulletin


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Institutional Professional Day

NSCC's Spring Institutional Professional Day for faculty and staff will be held virtually on Friday, March 24th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The theme for the day will be “Building a transformative, future-focused environment for and with the NSCC community.” The opening session will be given by Lt. Kevin Marshall on keeping our community safe. After the opening session, there will be various breakout sessions to attend. More information about Professional Day, including a schedule of the day, is available here

Check back often as more details will be added as the program develops. Please save the date! If you have any questions, please email Kara Kaufman at

To request an accommodation for this virtual event, please send an email to and/or fill out the Employee Accommodation Request Information Form.




NSCC 2023 Governance Award

Every year, NSCC recognizes the work of a governance participant who has demonstrated commitment to serve the college through the Governance System.The deadline for nominations is April 21, 2023. Please nominate a member by completing the nomination form!

Click here to access the list of the current governance membership. Please navigate the tabs in the file to see the members of each committee as needed.

Please contact Mary Meng-Lee ( and/or Lorena Martinez-Diaz ( if you have any questions. Thank you!

--Forum Steering Committee and Governance Subcommittee


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 NEWN Conference

Dean Dianne Palter Gill and Dean Lori Vinci, along with their colleagues from the education strategy group, presented on NCAL (the noncredit to credit alignment lab) at the 12th New England Workforce Network (NEWN) conference on Friday, March 17th at Holyoke Community College.

NSCC staff attending included, standing, l-r, Walter Stone, Denise Deschamps, Lori Vinci, President Heineman, Dianne Palter Gill, Lorraine Boyd, Lorin Buksa, Adelin Nunez, Danielle Mallette, and seated, l-r, Karen King Fargo, Cheryl Hines, and Dulce Gonzalez




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Meet your newest colleagues &
changes to our ranks!

Please give a warm NSCC welcome to your newest colleagues!  Pictured above, l-r: Kenechukwu Abajue Umeh, Academic Counselor, Student Support and Advising; Mary Albanese, Academic Counselor, Student Support and Advising.  Welcome, Kenechukwu and Mary!

Changes to our ranks
Please congratulate the following employees who have moved into new roles:

Nicholas DeFelice, Institution Security Officer III, Campus Police

Yessika Hurtado, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, Equity and Social Justice, Student Engagement

Jason Marsala, Dean of Enrollment Services, Enrollment Services

Donna Rosato, Senior Special Program Coordinator/Military & Special PLA Programs Associate, Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing



Get your GREEN on for NSCC Spirit Week, March 15-22!!
staff members wearing green

Staffers who got their GREEN on last week, clockwise starting top left: (1) John Driscoll (who went all out and dyed his beard green!), (2) l-r, back, Laurie LaChapelle, Karynn Mason, Justine Caron, front, Jill Palermo, Deb Santoro, Amanda Dooling, Kathy Faulkner, Jan Forsstrom (3) Jack Hogan (4) Anne Tabet (5) Tyler Tyrrell, Cassie Reed 
Additional images may be found on Flickr

We invite everyone to celebrate NSCC SPIRIT WEEK, March 15-22, by wearing your favorite GREEN attire on campus – Celtics shirts, green jeans, accessories, jewelry, St. Patrick’s Day hats, etc. – ANYTHING GREEN! If we see you wearing GREEN, you may even make the college’s social media pages!  #RockYourNSCCSpirit 

--C.A.R.E. Committee



Arts in April schedule poster

The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.
  Eric Gill, sculptor and printmaker

Arts in April is nearly here!


Join NSCC throughout April for arts-related workshops, poetry slams, paint nights, live theater, and so much more! Everyone is an artist, and there will be something for everyone! 

Arts in April events are free and open to the public, so bring your family and friends!

Some highlights:

—NYT bestselling author Allegra Goodman will read from her book Sam, about a student at NSCC

—Poetry and photography contests

—Floral arranging and photography workshops

—Student film screenings

—A live theatrical production performed by NSCC students

—Art displays and exhibits by students and faculty throughout both campuses 

… and MUCH more! This is an Arts in April you don't want to miss!

Keep an eye out for updates in the coming weeks, including a link to our website and a full program of events!

For more info or questions, please email the Arts in April Committee, c/o Cari Keebaugh, at

Special thanks to Graphic Design faculty member Jerrie Hildebrand for the Arts in April poster. The painting featured in the poster is by Graphic Design student Kaley Bates.




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).  Ms. Goodman will be holding a book signing after her reading, which is free and open to the public.



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The Student Government Association and the Office of Student Engagement are collecting non-perishable items for NSCC student Emergency Bags from March 27-April 7. Please drop off any donations to the Office of Student Engagement – Lynn LW-171 or Danvers DB-132.

Non-perishable food Items needed:
mac & cheese, soups, pasta, pasta sauce, tuna fish, beans, rice, canned veggies and fruits, apple sauce,
peanut butter, jelly, cereals

Additional Items:
diapers/wipes, toothbrushes/toothpaste/mouthwash, deodorant, feminine hygiene products



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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



Seeking Nominations for

student service awards

Each spring semester, the Student Services Awards Ceremony is held to recognize those students who have given their time and talents to enhance student life at North Shore Community College. This year’s Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2023 at 4:30 PM in the Lynn Gymnasium.  Doors will open at 4:30 pm with the formal program beginning at 5:00 pm.

Student Engagement and the Student Government Association welcomes all faculty and staff to recognize students by nominating them for our special campus-wide awards. Campus-Wide awards are open to club leaders, leaders in the classroom/office, or students that stand out to you in some other way. These awards are open campus wide, so the nominees do not necessarily have to be a member of a club. While a brief description is provided here for each award, more information is available on the nomination form for each award. Students can be nominated for multiple awards as long as the description of the award fits the students.

Below is a list of the awards.  Click here for full descriptions of the awards criteria.

Thomas Bourke Helping Hands Award - Nomination Link

Lisa Milso Award for Distinguished Service- Nomination Link 

Dr. Cheryl Finkelstein Award for Outstanding Community Service - Nomination Link

Dr. Lillian Derderian Award for Outstanding Service - Nomination Link 

Outstanding Club of the Year Award - Nomination Link

Club Advisor of the Year Award - Nomination Link

Club advisors please see additional instructions for completing the Distinguished Service Award form and the Service Award Spreadsheet to nominate students for club specific awards. 

ALL AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE DATE - DUE BY Wednesday, April 5, 2023!!!

If you have any questions regarding this process, please do not hesitate to contact Amanda Dooling at



cit training group

president heineman, sen. crighton, chief cook

sheriff, da

A Week of CIT Training

During the week of March 13 th NSCC Police Department hosted a free Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for surrounding college and municipal policedepartments. Thirty police officers representing thirteen nearby agencies
attended the weeklong 40 hour training. Nearly half of our own NSCC police department were in attendance.

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families and other advocates. The police-based crisis intervention model intends to help persons with mental disorders and/or addictions access medical treatment instead of the criminal justice system due to illness-related behaviors. CIT promotes officer safety, the safety of the individual in crisis, and reduces both stigma and the need for further involvement with the criminal justice system. CIT provides a forum for effective problem solving regarding the interaction between the criminal justice and mental health care system.

One of the session highlights was a CIT panel discussion featuring Sheriff Kevin Coppinger and Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker. Senator Brendan Crighton also addressed the group.

Photos from the event may be found on Flickr.

If you have areas of interest that you would like to see covered in the NSCC Police Department Spotlight column, email NSCC Police Chief David Cook with your suggestions at



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Consider Becoming a Founders' Circle Member
of the new NSCC Lighthouse Society

Have you ever made a donation to support our incredible students but wished you could do more? Do you want to make a significant gift when you have the resources to do so? Do you ever think about what you want your legacy to look like?

Consider becoming a Founders' Circle Member of the NSCC Lighthouse Society!

Build a lasting legacy by naming the North Shore Community College Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate plan. There is no minimum gift amount to join.  You can designate a specific dollar amount to the NSCC Foundation through your will, life insurance or retirement plan, or you can name the NSCC Foundation as a remainder beneficiary.  As a remainder beneficiary, the NSCC Foundation will only receive a donation if there is any money left over after you've provided for your family and friends. 

You can join the Lighthouse Society at any time, but those joining before March 31, 2023 will be recognized on new, beautifully designed donor walls located on the Danvers and Lynn Campuses (to be unveiled in June 2023).

Download our brochure and registration form today!

To learn more, contact Jean Martinho, Donor Relations Officer, at or 978-739-5560.

Thank you to our Lighthouse Society Founders’ Circle Members as of March 3, 2023:

Professor Emeritus Dr. Sheldon Brown and Frances E. Brown     John and Margaret Cardinale

Dr. Sandra M. Carriker     Susan Wells Ferrante     Janice M. Forsstrom     Marie Foss

John and Patricia Fouhy     Kathie and Tom Gerecke     Theodora “Teddi” Kalfopoulos    

Laura Berkowitz Kurzrok and Steven Kurzrok     Laurie LaChapelle and David Leach

Tom and Courtney MacLachlan     Anthony and Jean Martinho     Tucker and Susan McDonald

Bob and Mary Murphy     Marie and Lisa Milso     Judy Putnam     Ina Resnikoff, Esquire

Donald and Mildred Russo     Polly Southwick     Mr. Richard Thompson and Dr. P. Jane Baugh

Bob and Joan Tufts     Anita P. Turner



female alc staff and students celebrating womens day

l-r: Stacy Randell-Shaheen, ALC Director & Instructor; Jaydah Cabral - ALC Student; Beverly Trice - ALC Instructor; Kim Hemme - ALC Staff Assistant; Ailsha Beltramini - ALC College & Career Advisor; Micaya Clymer - ALC Instructor; Zoe Fogarty - ALC Distance Learning Coach/Advisor; Laura Verrette - ALC College & Career Advisor; Stephanie Moriarty - ALC MassSTEP Coordinator/Advisor

Celebrating International Women's Day!

Staff and students from NSCC's Adult Learning Center gathered on March 8, International Women's Day, to recognize and remember the countless achievements and contributions to the world that women have made since the beginning of time. 



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 Office




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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. 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




Please share with your students!


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Bus schedule

MBTA flyer in English
MBTA flyer in Spanish
MBTA flyer in Khmer



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career education expo flyer

Please share this flyer with your students!

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


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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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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.


This is an example of male privilege: In 2022, women earned an average of 82% of what men earned. The gender gap in pay has been relatively stable in the US for the past 20 years.

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


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