The NSCC Bulletin


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Your experiences matter. Share your perspectives to help improve NSCC! On April 10th, all eligible students and employees were emailed an individualized link to participate in NSCC’s first Diversity & Equity Campus Climate Survey. Your participation will help in co-creating a culture with an authentic sense of belonging for all NSCC community members. Please be sure to check your spam folder! The survey email is from

The NSCC Diversity & Equity Campus Climate Survey is: 

  • completely anonymous, 

  • offered in both English and Español, 

  • and it only takes 10 minutes to complete.

All survey links will be active from April 10 - April 30, 2023. If you did not take the survey, reminder emails will be sent on April 13th, April 18th, and April 26th. 

Please encourage our students to take the survey! The first 300 eligible students to complete the survey and confirm their participation at the end of the survey will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Read the NSCC Diversity & Equity Campus Climate Survey FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) here. For any further questions, please contact Nikki Pelonia at


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Arts in April continues this week!

Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colours flowers, so does art colour life.

―  John Lubbock, philanthropist and scientist

Join NSCC throughout April for arts-related workshops, poetry slams, paint nights, live theater, and so much more!

This week, don’t miss:

Paint Night (Danvers April 18 / Lynn April 19)

—Announcement of the winners of the Environmental Photo Contest (April 20) 

—A display of artwork by Frederick Douglas Academy students at NSCC in the hallway on the second floor of the Lynn campus 

Pottery by professor Anne O’Shea on display in the Danvers Berry building lobby

… and don’t forget to visit our website for the full program of events: 

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

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 posters. The paintings featured in the posters are by Graphic Design students Kaley Bates and Calvin Kem. Photos used with permission by James Harrington.



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NSCC and the Cultural Arts Department present…


Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Matthew Woods
Fight Choreo by Nicki Buscemi and Cari Keebaugh

Don't miss this action-packed parody of the science fiction genre presented by students, faculty and alumni of North Shore Community College!

Set in a galaxy far in the future (and far, far away), FIGHT GIRL BATTLE WORLD follows the adventures of young E-V, a hard-nosed prizefighter -- and the last known human in the galaxy – as she sets out on a quest for survival against all odds.

Blending stage combat, mask, and puppetry arts this action-packed parody of space operas is a true homage to the science fiction genre and a celebration of Geek Culture.

Qui Nguyen, author of She Kills Monsters and co-author of Raya and the Last Dragon, has written a retro-futuristic romp the promises something for theatre lovers everywhere!

(Adult themes and content. Parental guidance is suggested.)

Performances will be held at the Vault Theatre, Lynn Arts, 25 Exchange St., Lynn, MA. 
Performance schedule: April 28, 7pm; April 29, 3pm & 7pm; April 30, 1pm & 4pm. 
All tickets Pay What You Can at the door.  Reserve seating in advance on Eventbrite:  Fight Girl Battle World!

For more information contact Matthew

Kudos to Integrated Media Design student Alan Torres, who created the winning poster for FIGHT GIRL BATTLE WORLD in adjunct instructor Kristalyn Burns' Digital Page Layout class contest for the theater poster design.


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The NSCC Community is invited to a
Title IX and Affirmative Action workshop

Please join Nick Royal (he, him), NSCC's new Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action and Compliance Officer for a workshop on Title IX and Affirmative Action.  Students, staff, and faculty who participate will learn about their protections and responsibilities under the Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, & Diversity.  Participants will also learn about consent, how to identify prohibited conduct, and more about what to do if they or someone they know experiences discrimination or harassment at NSCC.

Date: Thursday, April 27

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Lynn Campus, President's Boardroom

Please click here to add the workshop to your calendar. Zoom information in calendar invite.  Please note this session will be recorded.

If you or someone you know at NSCC has experienced discrimination or harassment based on protected categories, including sexual harassment, you can report here.

--Nick Royal, Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action and Compliance Officer



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NSCC Police Department Spotlight


A Lockdown Drill is scheduled for the Lynn Campus on April 26, 10am 

Please read the information found in this link so you will know what to expect during the drill.


Campus Security Authority Training Announcement

Pursuant to a federal law known as the Clery Act, the College is required to compile and publish crime statistics in an Annual Security Report. As part of that obligation, members of the College community who are considered to be Campus Security Authorities (CSA’s) are required to report crime statistics for inclusion in the College’s Annual Security Report. The law defines “Campus Security Authority” as “An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings.” Some examples of CSAs include, faculty advisors to student organizations, the police department, and other officials who have a significant responsibility for student and campus activities.

In order to comply with the Clery Act, the college is obligated to determine who the campus security authorities are, advise them of their roles, describe their responsibilities, and provide them with training about their reporting obligations.

As such on Wednesday April 18, 2023 select employees who have been identified as CSA’s will be receiving an email from Vector Solutions notifying them that they have been identified as Campus Security Authorities and that they had been registered to take an online Campus Security Authority Training. Please complete this training at your earliest convenience. More information on CSA's may be found here.  If you have questions about CSA’s please feel free to reach out to Chief David Cook,


Autism Awareness Month

The NSCC Police Department has had special patches made to promote Autism Awareness Month that sport the iconic puzzle pattern associated with autism awareness. According to the Autism Society, the puzzle symbol was autism patch 2adopted in 1999 as the universal sign of autism awareness and “reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum” through the different shapes and colors of each puzzle piece.

We ask that people take time to educate themselves about Autism and possibly consider donating to a charity that assists individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

A couple of the best charities for autism in terms of overall impact are the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism and the Organization for Autism Research  Also, charities such as the Asperger/Autism Network and the Star Institute are fantastic for providing support and guidance to individual families impacted by autism.



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Join us at the Black Women of The Suffrage Movement Closing Reception on Thu 4/27 at 4:30 PM to support and see NSCC student and performers Nadine Thenstead, Jesenia Morales, and Rose Morales perform spoken word and poetry!

In partnership with North Shore Juneteenth Association, Inc., the Black Women of the Suffrage Movement traveling exhibit is currently featured at Lynn, 2nd floor, LW200A. In celebration of the exhibit, we will be hosting a Closing Reception on Thursday, April 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM featuring live spoken word and poetry performances from NSCC students Nadine Thenstead, Jesenia Morales, and Rose Morales, as well as food, and speakers from the community. Please RSVP here.

NSCC Closing Reception Student Performers:

Nadine ThensteadNadine Thenstead is studying Business Administration, focusing on accounting, at North Shore Community College. She is currently a part of the RAP and TRIO programs at NSCC and will transfer to Salem State University in the Fall of 2023.She lives in Beverly, MA., with her two children; a teen, and an eleven-year-old. Nadine enjoys writing poetry, especially to encourage other students of color to rise to their potential, and to make a difference.


Jesenia MoralesJesenia Morales is an Afro-Latina studying Business Administration at North Shore Community College. As a young other, she has gained valuable experience that has inspired her poetry, which explores her journey and insights on motherhood and mental health. Jesenia is committed to personal growth and volunteering in her community. Through bartending and running a juice bar, she has always left a positive impact within the community.



Rose MoralesRose Morales is a curious person who is passionate about trying new things. Her favorite quote is: "A jack of all trades is a master of none but oftentimes better than a master of one,"  which demonstrates her ability of gaining many skills. She is currently studying Psychology at North Shore Community College. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, nephew, and nieces, especially teaching them Spanish. She also loves taking long distance bike rides in warm weather. Her favorite hobby is creating arts and crafts out of paper or whatever crosses her mind. Overall, Rose is a multi-talented person with lots to share. 





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l-r, Jenn Chavez, Dana Kyminas, Deb Santoro, Linda Jenness, Katelyn Considine

Celebrate April Spirit Week, 4/18- 4/21

To kick off the start of the NHL playoffs and in honor of our beloved Bruins, who clinched the President's Trophy this year, we're celebrating April Spirit Week, 4/18-4/21! We invite all faculty, staff, administration, and students to help celebrate by wearing your favorite hockey attire - professional, college, or high school - during April Spirit Week! You could be featured on our social media pages if we see you on campus in hockey attire. 


--C.A.R.E Committee


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Environmental Club Battery Recycling Program

Did you know that batteries contain heavy metals that contribute to water and air pollution? Recycling batteries can reduce pollution, and recovered plastic and metals can be used to make new batteries.  The Environmental Club has initiated a battery recycling program with battery collection buckets (see above photo) located on the Danvers Campus in the Berry lobby, near the ATM, and on the Lynn Campus, near the cafe.

Please note that only certain types of batteries can be recycled.  The list is on the recycling buckets and also below:

Alkaline and zinc-carbon batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9 Volt)

Watch/button batteries, rechargable batteries including phone, laptop, lithium ion, nickel-zinc (Ni-Zn), nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel-metal hydrate (Ni-MH), lead batteries (Pb)



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Huge Shout Out to the Danvers Café Staff!!

If you frequent the Danvers Café, you’ve experienced the ultimate in excellent customer service by staff members (pictured l-r) Kristin Blaney, Misty Byrd, and food service director Lindsey Owen.  Fun and friendly, always ready with a warm smile, helpful suggestions, and unlimited patience for indecisive customers, they make ordering from the café a pure pleasure.

Kristin has been with Aladdin nearly 5 years, Misty will be here for 1 year come September and Lindsey has just completed 2 months, although previously she was with Aladdin’s sister company, Corporate Chefs, for 7 years.

Lindsey went to Newbury College for Culinary Arts and began working in the industry immediately. She transitioned from chef to food service director to further her career.  “I have always loved cooking for as long as I can remember. I used to watch the cooking channel as a little girl and I knew I was destined to be a chef! I absolutely love what I do!”

On a personal note, Lindsey is getting married this June and is in the process of adopting a child with her fiancé.  Congratulations on both counts, Lindsey!





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Commencement 2023

We are excited to announce that the 57th Commencement Exercises are on Friday, May 19, 2023, at the Lynn Campus.  We will host 3 Ceremonies, 10:00 am,  2:00 pm, and 6:00 pm.   Click here to review the graduate groupings.

The Danvers campus will have limited access and not be open to the public that day as facilities team members and campus police will be at Lynn assisting with the ceremony. If you are scheduled to work in Danvers, please check with your supervisor about remote work or assisting with the Commencement Ceremony at Lynn.  The Lynn campus will have limited on campus services available that day to assist with Commencement but will not be open for in person services. 

The Commencement Committee is seeking event staff to help the event run smoothly.

We welcome all who can assist. Please note, you do not need to be there all day and that there are several opportunities to contribute and still walk in one or more of the ceremonies if you so choose.  You can access the form here to sign up as an Event Staff member at the Commencement Ceremony. This form will be accessible until Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

Also, if you plan to participate as an audience member in one or more ceremonies, please complete this form by Friday, May 12, 2023.   Please note, that faculty and staff will process into the ceremony before the graduates and recess out to form a congratulatory tunnel as the students exit to meet their families and receive their complimentary grad box.  If you need to order or rent Commencement regalia, please complete this Google Form.

With the Commencement Ceremonies taking place during the work day, please check in with your supervisors regarding specific departmental needs during the day, your potential participation, and approval to work the event.

In the next few weeks, we will reach out with additional information and details regarding Commencement, i.e., speaker information, parking, etc.

In the meantime, questions can be directed to or 781-477-2124.

We look forward to seeing you at Commencement!


Amanda Dooling and the 2023 Commencement Team 



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CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series

Over the spring semester, the CTLI will be hosting a series of informational sessions on a variety of teaching, learning, and assessment topics. The Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held virtually once or twice a month on Fridays from 9:30am to 10:30am. Please join us with your favorite cup of coffee or tea and we will bring the topics to hopefully spur plenty of conversations.

Our next Coffee and Conversations session will be on Friday, April 21 at 9:30am and the topic will be "Experiential Learning at NSCC.” Sonja Gamby will provide an overview of various experiential learning activities used by faculty and engage us in a discussion about how we can work collaboratively to design activities for students to authentically connect with course material and reflect on their experiences. Sonja will also talk about how Title III funding can help support the development of these activities.

Please use the following Zoom meeting link for all Coffee and Conversations sessions.

We would love your feedback on the topics for future sessions. Please share any ideas around what you might like to learn more about at

We hope to see you on April 21st!
-CTLI Staff



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Navigate Weekly Workshops

Fall 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, April 19th

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

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

Wednesday, April 26th

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





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



Join us to Wish Norene Gachignard well!

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Worthy Causes

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Black Excellence 5K - April 30

Join the North Shore Community College Group for North Shore Juneteenth Association’s Black Excellence 5K on April 30th! Registration closes on April 27 at 5:00 PM.

To register and join the NSCC group, visit the following link to sign up: When asked “Would you like to join or create a Group/Team?” on the sign-up page, click ‘Yes,’ and on the next page select ‘North Shore Community College’ and use password ‘NSCC5k’ to register. 

For any questions, contact Nikki Pelonia,



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Veterans Club Snack Bag Drive April 17- May 1

Help us make 100+ snack bags!  Each bag will provide snacks for 1 child for 1 week!  All snack bags will be donated to Beverly Bootstraps. Donations may be dropped off at either the Danvers Veterans Center, DS104, or the Lynn Veterans Center, LW218.


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 Veterans Club Hygiene for Humanity Collection, April 10 - May 10

 The Veterans Club is collecting Hygiene for Humanity items (listed in the flyer) that will be donated to My Brother's Table.  Donations may be dropped off at either the Danvers Veterans Center, DS104, or the Lynn Veterans Center, LW218.

Sweet Sadie's Difference Makers Fundraiser - May 6

Sarah " Sadie" MacIsaac (NSCC Class of 2005) was an inspiration to all who knew her.  Though Sarah had Muscular Dystrophy, her physical limitations didn't slow her down.  Her inspirational legacy lives on through the non profit organization, Sweet Sadie's Difference Makers, which funds a scholarship at NSCC.  They'll be hosting a benefit concert on May 6 at 7 pm at the Lynn Knights of Columbus.  For more, please details go to



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Questions?  Contact Annmarie Paolucci at



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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. 

Think about this:
Empowerment is the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities. This enables them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority.

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


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