The NSCC Bulletin



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 Dr. William Heineman Selected as NSCC’s Fifth President

Dr. William Heineman, provost at Northern Essex Community College, is the unanimous choice of the North Shore Community College Board of Trustees to become the college's fifth president. 

The Board's recommendation of Dr. Heineman is pending affirmation by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. Given that approval, it is anticipated Dr. Heineman will take office July 1.

Dr. Heineman is deeply familiar with Massachusetts’ public higher education system and its participants having amassed a decades-long record of successive leadership and service as a faculty member, administrator in academic affairs and student affairs, and much more at NECC.

He holds an Ed.D from the University of Massachusetts Boston, an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a BA History, Graduated magna cum laude with Distinction from the University of Rochester, NY. In addition, Dr. Heineman participated in the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leadership, the American Association of Community Colleges Future Leaders Institute, and the Massachusetts Community College Leadership Academy.

NSCC Board of Trustees Chair Dr. J.D. LaRock said, “Dr. Heineman is already known as one of the finest academic leaders in the Massachusetts public higher education system.  But his analytical and business acumen impressed us as well.  He understands that American higher education is facing immense pressures, and that to thrive, all colleges – including NSCC – will need to innovate.”

Dr. Heineman noted, “I am honored by the support of the Trustees and the constituent groups of North Shore Community College. What I saw during the interview process is a strong institution with a deep commitment to its students and its community.  What I heard was a passionate desire to meet the challenges facing North Shore together, collaboratively and that is what we will do.  The challenges that our rapidly changing world pose to North Shore and its community are significant enough that only a team effort can meet them and I am fully committed to leading that team.”

“I look forward to the remaining steps in the presidential appointment process and getting to know North Shore Community College and its community better in the months ahead,” he added.




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Help spread the word!

Registration for the Fall 2021 semester opened on Thursday, April 1.

Students can attend a virtual Course Registration Event for help in choosing the Fall classes they need to stay on track. It is not necessary to wait for grades to enroll for the Fall semester. In fact, the earlier students register, the greater the opportunity to build a schedule that balances life and work, all of which support persistence!

For students interested in getting ahead on their Fall course load, or catching up on a Spring course they might have missed, they can also register for NSCC's 6-, 10- or 12-week Summer Sessions.

Students can visit the Currents Students web page for a quick link to Registration Events.

A friendly reminder

The FAFSA priority submission date is May 1

Students planning on returning for Fall must submit a new FAFSA for 2021-22. Student Financial Services can help anyone who needs assistance.

LiveChat with Student Affairs

For more information, students can LiveChat their questions during business hours.





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Open Enrollment has begun!

This is the time of year when you’re allowed to start, stop, or change your health insurance plan. This year’s open enrollment period runs from April 7th through May 5th.

As a reminder, all employees who wish to participate in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) MUST re-enroll every year during the open enrollment period.

Please click here for information that includes what’s new, what you can do during Open Enrollment, how to make changes to your benefits, and instructions on how to enroll/re-enroll in an FSA.

Please contact Jenn Chavez in HR with any questions,








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Congratulate Diane Dickerson on her retirement!

Please join the TRIO team in celebrating Diane Dickerson's retirement from North Shore Community College after 11 years of dedicated service to our students, faculty and staff. 

 has been a tireless advocate for NSCC's students, and is a director who walks the talk and isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves and get the work done.  Over the years, Diane has built a juggernaut of a team in the TRIO Office and is always supportive to her team's growth and opportunities. 

She will be missed!

Join us for fun activities and the chance to wish Diane a happy retirement!

Thursday, April 15th from 2-3pm on Zoom

Contribute to Diane's virtual guestbook here:

All the best from your NSCC friends and colleagues, Diane!
--Stephen, Miguel, TRIO Team: Alex, Kathy, Josie, Shannon, Thyda, Vanessa + the tutors




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Seeking nominations for SSU's Educators Hall of Fame

The Salem State University Friends of the School of Education are seeking nominations for the 2021 Northeast Regional Educators Hall of Fame.

There are four award categories. Depending on the category, nominees do not need to be Salem State alumni.

To nominate an educator, simply complete this brief survey by May 1, 2021.

The award winners will be recognized at the ceremony November 2021.

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at 978.542.7530 or email or Arlene Amato-Hanson





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 Hooray for Spring and for the festival of arts that it brings!

The NSCC 2021 Arts in April schedule of events is now available - click here - featuring a number of art, music, theater and writing events.  



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𝐌𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞!

(Conceived and Directed by Matthew Woods)

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!

These free, pre-recorded 5-minute performances will be available for viewing, listening, or reading from April 18-30, 2021. Go to






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As part of the Arts in April events, visiting writer and NSCC Professor Emeritus, John R. Nelson, will present a slide show and read from his book, Flight Calls: Exploring Massachusetts Through Birds,   described as "somewhere between a personal memoir, a true-life adventure, and a birder's personal journey." His essay "Funny Bird Sex" is a Pushcart Prize winner.

This event will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, April 20, 9:30-10:45 am and on Wednesday, April 21, 9:30-10:45 am.  All are welcome.  Zoom link to be provided.





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Join us for the 45th Forum on Tolerance,
Monday, April 12th through Friday, April 16th

A Virtual Forum

Advanced Registration REQUIRED

Black Lives Matter: The U.S. Journey Towards Justice and Healing. PART 2.

A Five-Day, Virtual Event

WITH OUR CONDEMNATION of the senseless murder of George Floyd as our catalyst, our virtual series will focus on the history of the harassment, profiling, and brutalization of our black citizens by the hands of community policing and the criminal justice system. We will explore steps that might be taken to reverse this systemic racism, help those who have been victimized by it, and heal as a nation and a community.


For more information, contact Laurie Carlson

This forum is being presented in collaboration North Shore Community College, M.A.L.E.S. program and with Salem State University.

For the list of speakers and to register, click here.





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 Student Orientation Leaders Needed

As you may know, we hire Orientation Leaders for every Summer (July-start of classes) to help guide students through our Orientation activities. We're asking faculty and staff to please reach out to your students about this great opportunity.  If you have a class or club meeting time and would like me to come and speak about the opportunity, I would be happy to arrange that with you.

We are planning for an application deadline of April 16th at 5pm.

If you know of any students looking for a part-time summer job please share this link with them:

https://nscc. jobofferdetails.jsp; jsessionid= 4EEF531E3A0D2495123578640B65D1 13?JOBID=128818

Key Info Points:

1) They need to be either a current student or a recent graduate (within the past 2 years). If they took time away from NSCC during COVID but plan on coming back in Fall 2021, they can apply as well.

2) The position runs from July 1st to Sept 3rd. There will be no work around the 4th of July holiday.

3) 15-25 hours a week at $13.50 an hour.

4) July will focus on training (this is when about 15 hours a week)

5) August will be Orientation Events (this is when about 20-25 hours a week)

6) All work will be remote work, so they would need equipment/services to connect through Zoom.

7) We are looking to hire at least 5 Orientation Leaders to be part of the team.

If they or you have questions, please reach out via email It is a great leadership opportunity while still getting paid for it and can be a very good resume booster for those looking to transfer or maximize event development skills.  Orientation Leader flyer



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Drive-Thru Grad Celebration

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 11am-1pm, Danvers Campus.

Please join us as a Celebrator for the Drive-Thru Grad Celebration that will be held on the Danvers Campus on Saturday, May 22nd! We have devised a cheering section that will be socially distanced and outdoors with additional protocols (i.e. masking). As we will be holding a virtual Commencement this year, this is one of the few opportunities we will have as a community to celebrate our graduates 'in person.' You may bring immediate members of your household to join you in celebrating. However after review, we ask that you do NOT bring any pets to the celebration as this would likely complicate the event more than initially thought.

To join in the fun please sign up with this link. For any questions, please reach out to Amanda Dooling ( or Brian Falter (


                                            Final Exam Schedule

                  Please share with your exam schedule and calendar page

Please find below the link to the Final Exam Schedule for the Spring 2021 semester.  Please note that the schedule is subject to change.  Consult your instructor for further details.






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Zoom Link





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The Empower Engagement Experience:

Embracing Leadership. Strengthening Voice. Developing Vision BIPOC Student Conference previously scheduled for Friday, March 26th will now take place on Friday, April 16, 12 - 2 pm as part of the Forum on Tolerance.  The updated flyer is attached, and the presenters and workshops are listed below.  Please encourage the students you encounter to register for this opportunity to share space with their peers from other MA State Public Institutions.  

Students can register at the link on the flyer, or on the Forum on Tolerance page


Friday, April 16


The Empower Engagement Experience:

Embracing Leadership. Strengthening Voice. Developing Vision.



12–1pm Keynote Speaker 
Amma MarfoAmma Marfo 
Empowerment starts with the ability to imagine yourself as impactful and influential. Using a framework for creativity, Amma will help you assess the tools and abilities that not only make you a creative person, but make you a more than capable leader.


1–2pm Simultaneous Workshops

Ricky Grant Jr.Ricky Grant, Jr. (male students).
Metamorphosis into Adulthood “Unlocking your Best-Self," empowers young men to develop a vision for their lives, provides tools to strengthen their voice and embrace their leadership capacity.


Vania PereiraVania Pereira (female students) 
Self- care and Imposter Syndrome: From F.E.A.R to (self) empowerment. Let's discuss strategies to live with fear and build on lessons learned to empower ourselves and others.

Listening and Acting on the Voices of our Students of Color

Jennifer Harris, Michele Cubelli Harris, Junior Pena, Salem State University  Sign up for the panel session.

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Please share with your students!




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Please spread the word!

You must pre-register to receive a box.






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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 April 12th - What Are 5 Easy-to-use Technologies That Have a Big Impact on Learning in the Online 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.) 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,





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,




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.

April Deep Dive:

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked 150 percent since the pandemic began. Learn more about the history of anti-Asian racism in the United States in this link to a recent Washington Post article.                                          

Think About This:

Institutional racism refers specifically to the ways in which institutional policies and practices create different outcomes for different racial groups. The institutional policies may never mention any racial group, but their effect is to create advantages for whites and oppression and disadvantage for people from groups classified as people of color. Examples: 

• Government policies that explicitly restricted the ability of people to get loans to buy or improve their homes in neighborhoods with high concentrations of African Americans (also known as "red-lining"). 

• City sanitation department policies that concentrate trash transfer stations and other environmental hazards disproportionately in communities of 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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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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