Wayne’s War

A number of Professors Emeriti came back to campus to hear former NSCC President Wayne Burton discuss his recently published book, "Wayne's War," which focuses on his struggle to reconcile the different, and conflicting, experiences he had in the war. 

Wayne's War group photo

l-r, Joe Modugno, Greg Reppucci, John Nelson, Judy James, Joe Boyd, Tom MacLachlan, Wayne Burton, Ernest Vieira, Jan McLanahan, Carl Carlsen

Link to the Salem News article about Wayne’s book discussion.  http://tinyurl.com/y3c3ozj2

Additional photos may be viewed on Facebook or Flickr.


President Gentile Appointed to MA Gaming Commission Subcommittee

President Gentile was sworn in last week as one of Governor Charlie Baker’s appointees to the Community Mitigation Subcommittee of the MA Gaming Commission. https://tinyurl.com/yyskukex The Governor’s Office reached out to her for this particular committee position because of her 14 years of experience at Atlantic Cape Community College in workforce development with the Atlantic City Casino Industry.


Professional Development Opportunities in Prior Learning Assessment, Spring 2019:

Offered by your 15 Community College PLA Consortium

For those of you who attended our 2017 Regional Trainings and for those you who didn’t, we have exciting new Prior Learning Assessment training and workshop opportunities coming to your area this Spring! The nearest opportunity for North Shore Community College Faculty* and Staff will be at Bunker Hill Community College on Friday, March 29, 2019.

In the morning we will gather with our statewide colleagues over refreshments to discuss the benefits of PLA and how we are implementing it on our campuses, with the help of a panel of students. This will be followed by breakout sessions for faculty and staff. Faculty sessions will focus on evaluating different kinds of credit for prior learning, from military training to portfolios, including the use of the new tips and tools on our updated, enhanced MyExperienceCounts.mass.edu. Staff sessions will feature colleagues from across the State sharing advising tips using the new enhancements to myexperiencecounts.mass.edu and workshops on communicating with today’s student around credit for prior learning. Lunch provided.

Interested? Please register via this link: Statewide PLA Regional Trainings 2019. We look forward to seeing you there!

*Faculty will receive a stipend for the day


Governance Elections

Elections for vacancies in College Governance are being held between 3/25 - 4/25 for open positions in accordance with the attached timeline. 

Attached is a list of Forum Steering Committee and Standing/Advisory Committee vacancies for 2019-2020.  Most of the terms run for 2 years (expiring in 2021) but a few openings are filling midterm vacancies and are therefore for a one-year term (expiring in 2020).  Information about the process for filling vacancies on the Forum Steering Committee and the 6 Standing/Advisory Committees that represent our governance system is attached for your review.  Please take the time to review the materials and consider making a commitment to serve on a college governance committee.  Nominations are due to Katelyn Considine in HR at kconsidi@northshore.edu by 4/11/19.

If you have any questions please contact one of the Governance Sub-Committee members.


Alexandria Pearson

Meet Your Newest Colleague!

The Human Resources & Payroll Office is pleased to announce our newest colleague to NSCC -  Alexandria Pearson, Academic Counselor, STEM. 




GIC Enrollment 

GIC Open Enrollment Coming Soon

As we begin to approach the spring and put winter behind us, it will soon be time to think about your benefits for FY 2020. The GIC is still finalizing the official open enrollment details and more information will be sent out in the coming weeks. This year open enrollment is from April 3, 2019 through May 1, 2019, and any changes will be effective July 1, 2019. 

The GIC will be hosting benefit fairs beginning in April for anyone interested in meeting with the GIC staff and/or carrier representatives. Please see the “2019 GIC Benefit Fair Schedule” if you are interested in attending a fair.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Chavez (jchavez@northshore.edu, x4106) or Peter Tummino (ptummino@northshore.edu, x5558).


Open Jobs


Energy Systems Manager, Facilities Department

Facilities Operations Manager

Vice President of Student Affairs

Clerical/Office Support

PT Laboratory Technician, Veterinary Technology Program


Adjunct Faculty, Early College Introduction to Bakeshop

Adjunct Faculty, Portuguese, Fall 2019

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

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

FT Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant (Associate Degree), Fall 2019

PT Instructor, Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide


Coordinator of Financial Aid

For more information on these openings, contact Kim Bevan at kbevan@northshore.edu


Advising updates/drop-in sessions for faculty and staff

Advising Information

Get current updates for fall advising, learn how to navigate the website for advising and ask any questions about advising. If you want to come to either session, Please RSVP to Betsy Mariere at  BMariere@bmariere.northshore.edu so she can have materials ready for you.  If you cannot attend, please send your questions to Betsy.


Session I: Wednesday, March 27 8AM to10AM in DH160 (Advising Center) in Danvers)


Session II: Thursday, March 28 8AM to 10AM in the Student Success Center in Lynn

 Arts in Apri

Library Display Space

There is limited exhibition space in the NSCC Danvers and Lynn libraries for Faculty and Staff who wish to display a photo, a painting, or other space-appropriate artwork.

Please fill out this form if you wish to share your art during Arts in April.

Logic Puzzle graphicPlay the Weekly Logic Puzzle Challenge

A Friendly Competition Among Faculty, Staff and Students

Week #7 logic problem

Week #6 solution           Week #6 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


Spread the word and tell our students!

Fall Registration WeekFall Registration Week starts Monday, April 1st.

Any student who registers during Registration Week (April 1 to April 5) will be automatically entered to win a free course for Fall 2019 (up to a $645 value). 

Registration Week Activities Include:

  • Classroom advising sessions
  • Prizes and giveaways to students who register early
  • Free coffee in the Advising Centers
  • New and unique course offerings for Fall 2


Fiscal Affairs Newsletter

Click here to view the March Fiscal Affairs Newsletter.

--Reynaldo Ramos, Fiscal Affairs


53rd Annual Commencement Ceremony - Call for Event Staff!

Call for StaffNSCC'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 ext. 6686


20 Minute Online Professional Development

20 Minute Professional DevelopmentThe 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 25th – How can I leverage force multipliers in the classroom?

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



FAFSA Fridays

FAFSA FridaysPlease 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

Addiction Ain't Fiction

March 26 – Addiction Ain’t Fiction:  How is it affecting you?

Please share with your students.

Students in Michelle Simon’s Substance Use Prevention class will be hosting resource tables on addiction prevention Tuesday, March 26, 10am-12:30pm, on the Lynn Campus, across from the 2nd floor café.  All are invited to stop by to check out the resources and speak to the students about their personal experiences. There will also be a trivia game about addiction and the brain with some prizes.  

For more info, contact Michelle at msimons01@northshore.edu or at 617-549-1318.


Join us for this free Liberal Studies Lecture Series (LS)^2:

Seeing is Believing“Seeing is Believing? The Deception of Perception”
Thursday, March 28
12:30-1:45 pm
Lynn Campus gym
Presenter: Dr. Fred Altieri

For more information, ckeebaug@northshore.edu or kkaufman@northshore.edu


Volleyball Game

Students vs. Faculty/Staff Volleyball Game, March 28

Serve - Spike - SCORE! Show us what you've got - sign up for the first-ever students vs. faculty/staff volleyball game!  https://bit.ly/2ItUzZI


The Liberal Arts Division of North Shore Community College presents…



Taming of the ShrewDirected by Matthew Woods

April 5 at 7 PM     
April 6 at 3 PM and 7 PM     
April 7 at 3 PM

Lynn Museum / Lynn Arts, Inc.

The Neal Rantoul Vault Theater,
25 Exchange Street, Lynn

featuring Pay What You Can ticketing

Controversial, complicated, and highly comical, William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew serves up a profound (and profoundly funny) love story wrapped in a wry critique of the marriage contract. 

Although the beautiful and mild-mannered Bianca is surrounded by suitors, her father refuses to let her marry until her elder sister, the fiery-tempered Katharina, first lands a husband.  But who would willingly wed himself to a shrew?  Enter the swaggering and fortune-seeking Petruchio, who directly begins an audacious plan to woo, wed, and tame the wild Kate.   Will these two impossible lovers discover they were made for each other? Or will their happy-ever-after turn into an endless battle-of-wills?  

The Taming of the Shrew is a student-driven production presented by North Shore Community College and the Liberal Arts Division. 

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED OR RESERVED ONLINE:  https://nsccshrew.eventbrite.com

Our goal is to make tickets affordable for everyone, so all tickets for this event are Pay What You Can

Not sure what you should pay?   Consider the standard range for our shows and go from there:  Students and seniors $1-$5; general admission $7-$15; or, why not consider Paying It Forward?  Your larger donation of $10-15 will allow students and others who may not be able to afford even a minimal donation a chance to attend for free!  

For more information please contact Matthew Woods at matwoods@northshore.edu or call Academic Affairs at x2160. 

A NOTE TO EDUCATORS:  if you know a student who would like to attend and who would benefit from a free ticket, you may let them know that there are two ways for them to claim a free ticket: 

  • To reserve a seat online, they will need to offer a minimum of $1 to purchase a ticket, but they can select the PAY AT THE DOOR option at check out, which will not charge them for the ticket. This will allow them to reserve a seat, and they will have a choice to either make a small donation at the door (if they are able), or to simply collect their free ticket / seat.
  • They can contact me at matwoods@northshore.edu. I have held a handful of seats for each show to accommodate students who may need free seats.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Director Matthew Woods has invited special guests to opening night, April 5, and immediately after the show will hold a Perspectives Panel, which will be a chance for the audience and community to engage in a discussion of the play with the director, actors, and two guests. The guests are Drs. Laurie Carlson and Kara Kaufman, who will bring their particular insights into various themes of the play.


April 8

An Evening of Veteran Filmmaking


April 18: Film Fighting

Film FightingEnglish Professors Cari Keebaugh and Nicki Buscemi will “duke it out” in a stage combat demonstration of film fighting techniques.

Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m., Lynn Campus, LE305

Questions?  Contact ckeebaug@northshore.edu, nbuscemi@northhsore.edu




April 22 & 23: 2019 NSCC Visiting Writer: Oompa

OompaOompa 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 (LS328)
  • 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 Resource Fair

Volunteers NEEDED for upcoming NSCC Mobile Markets 

Mobile MarketThank 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


NSCC offering FREE salon services to North Shore First Responders

Free SalonPlease spread the word!

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

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

When: 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, x1516.


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