The NSCC Bulletin



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NSCC, NSLBA Ribbon-Cutting

After a rainy morning, the sun came out just in time for the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony introducing NSCC President William Heineman to the North Shore Latino Business Association (NSLBA), celebrating the renewed partnership between NSCC and the NSLBA.

A video of the event may be found here: v=oCiVctVKX2Y

Additional photos of the event may be found on Facebook or Flickr



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NSCC's 47th Forum On Tolerance: Opportunity and Marginalization
in the United States Military: A Conversation about
Empowerment and Disenfranchisement

NSCC invites the NSCC community and the public to NSCC's 47th Forum On Tolerance: Opportunity and Marginalization in the United States Military: A Conversation about Empowerment and Disenfranchisement, a series of free, virtual events - April 18-21, 2022.

Beginning with the Selective Service Act of 1917 that brought 700,000 BIPOC men to the U.S. military (History, Art, and Archives), the armed services would grow to include women, LGBTQ+ folks, and other historically marginalized populations. What are some of the experiences of the brave citizens from marginalized groups serving in the military? What was it like afterward? Was the experience empowering, disempowering, or something else?

Speakers include:

April 18 -Shoshana Johnson, U.S.’s first African American female POW

April 19-Bob Delaney, a retired NBA referee and a PTS/Operational Stress authority and advocate

April 20 - Panel discussion with Lt. Col. Kate McLoud, Sgt. Kimberly McGowan, and Maj. Deb Bibeau

April 21 - Sgt. Allyson Hale, a personal story of a transwoman’s journey from male to female soldier through the Army National Guard.

For a complete list of speakers, their bios, and to register (required) for one or more Zoom sessions, go to

For more information contact Dr. Laurie Carlson at with any questions.

This event is co-sponsored by North Shore Community College's Office of Academic Affairs, RAP Experience, and Sheldon and Fran Brown Forum on Tolerance Endowed Fund.




silhouette of baseball player and batHelp NSCC hit it out of the park!

The strategic planning summit is an opportunity to move the strategic plan from “outline” to “draft.”  Participants will take an outline with identified themes, environmental scan results, and SOAR ideas and begin turning them into the strategic priorities of the next plan. 

We will have snacks, prizes, and even a raffle as we get down to work moving NSCC’s strategic plan to the next phase.

Where: Peabody Marriott, 8A Centennial Drive, Peabody

When: Tuesday, May 3rd, 3-5

RSVP: https://nsccir.az1.qualtrics. com/jfe/form/SV_ emTwreHglPszdH0


--Mary Meng-Lee & Jason Marsala, Co-Chairs Strategic Plan Steering Committee



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Criminal Justice Degree Program Open House and Info Session

Please share with your students!

You can make a difference in today's society. NSCC's Criminal Justice Associate Degree Program prepares you for careers in the criminal justice system or can advance your education if you're already employed in the field.

Get more info on the Criminal Justice Program Open House.  Register here:






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Lynn Campus C-19 Testing Site to Close 4/19

Our Covid-19 testing site on the Lynn Campus will be closing on 4/19/22.   Curative will instead open a site at the Lynn Community Health Center, 50 Blake Street. 



Encourage Students to Register by April 30

Below is the current message to students for fall.  Please encourage students to register by April 30 so that they will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a free class. 

If you have the will, we have the way! Stay on target to graduate.

Build your Fall 2022 class schedule around your work and family commitments! Registration for Fall 2022 opens Friday, April 1st. Current students should have an academic plan in Navigate, if you do not see one, please connect with your advisor right away. We know how important your academic goals are to your future and we are here to support you! Register by April 30th and you will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a free class.




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Earth Day Pollinator Garden

In celebration of Earth Day, the Environmental Club in conjunction with MASSPIRG and the Horticulture Department will be creating a pollinator garden on the Lynn campus and we are looking for volunteers who are willing to get their hands a little dirty to make this happen.

When: Friday April 22, 2022 11am - 2pm**

Where: Lynn Campus; meet outside at Broad St. entrance

Who: Open to all students, faculty & staff

Sign Up Here

**Volunteers can come for the whole three hours or for as much time as they have available



NSCC Faculty and Staff Regalia Order Form

Please use this form to place an order for faculty or staff regalia. If you are faculty or MCCC/NUP staff who were hired after May 26th 2020, the cost of your regalia will be covered by the College, and you will be contacted by the Bookstore, and automatically emailed a copy of this attached form this week. If you do not meet this criteria, and would like also to participate, you will be required to fill out and submit the attached form, and cover the cost of your regalia when you pick it up at the "Preferred pick up location" (Danvers or Lynn Bookstore) selected on the form. 

You will be notified by the Bookstore(s) when your order has been received, and is ready for pick up. If you have any questions please contact us at (781) 477-2127 - Lynn or (978) 762-4046 - Danvers, or by email at

This is the link to the form:

--Shawn Cronin, Store Manager, NSCC Bookstores



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Iftar Break-fast

On April 11 on the Lynn Campus, the newly-revived Muslim Student Association (MSA) celebrated Ramadan with an Iftar break-fast. More than 30 students, staff, faculty and family members gathered to eat delicious halal food and meet new friends. Kudos to Danny Shapiro, Assistant Coordinator of Student Engagement, and Aya Mohammed, President of the Muslim student association, for doing a fantastic job organizing the event, prayers, and food!

Additional photos may be viewed on Facebook or Flickr.




Nyla PageNyla Page named
2022 New Century Workforce Scholar

Congratulations to Nyla Page who has been named a 2022 New Century Workforce Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship.  Nyla is a student in our Physical Therapist Assistant Program.

New Century Workforce Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Over 2,200 students were nominated from more than 1,200 college campuses across the country. Only one New Century Workforce Scholar was selected from each state. Nyla had the highest score in Massachusetts! #NSCCProud

Read more:





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Transforming the Future Festival

Celebrate the Inauguration of Dr. William Heineman 2pm on 5/13. Join the FREE fun at the Transforming the Future Festival immediately following. Enjoy live music, food from some of Lynn's best restaurants, and fun activities. Lynn Campus. Proof of vax or NSCC ID required. RSVP required by 4/27/22.







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29 Who Shine Nominations Needed by April 25

Preparations for the annual “29 Who Shine” awards to honor Class of 2022 graduates for their service to the Commonwealth are now underway at the Department of Higher Education. The ceremony will take place at the end of the semester. Student nominations are due by April 25, 2022. As in previous years, they are also seeking the name of a mentor, nominated by your nominee, who played a pivotal support role in the student's educational experience.  

CRITERIA for the 2022 “29 Who Shine” RECOGNITION AWARD

The “29 Who Shine” awards highlight the special role that Massachusetts public college and university students play as engaged citizens and leaders. The awards and the attention generated by the ceremony serve to remind the legislature, industry, and other stakeholders of the important contributions that public higher education students make to their communities.

To achieve this objective, they seek student honorees who have demonstrated a clear commitment to helping others through community service and civic engagement. Given the Department’s focus on racial equity, as evidenced by our Equity Agenda, we ask that institutions give special consideration to students who have worked to advance social and racial justice.

There is no academic requirement associated with the "29 Who Shine" award. Student nominees must:  

  • Complete their degree or certificate requirements at a Massachusetts community college, state university or UMass campus within the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Be a Massachusetts resident who plans to continue living and working in the state upon graduation. (A student who plans to live in Massachusetts after furthering his or her education, either in or out of state, would also qualify).

Please note that “29 Who Shine” is an award of recognition only and does not carry monetary value.  Further details about the date and location will be forthcoming later this month.

Please forward nominations to Linda Brantley at no later than April 25.








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Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule

Below you will find the link to the Final Exam Schedule for the Spring 2022 semester.  Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Consult your instructor for further details.

--Eileen Andrade, Associate Registrar




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Welcome to the 2022 Arts in April celebration at NSCC!

Arts in April (AIA) is a celebration of the arts held every April at North Shore Community College. All NSCC sponsored events are free and open to the public - bring a friend! Events range from fully-staged theatrical and musical performances to art shows and readings of works by local authors. NOTE: For any on-campus events, participants must be in compliance with any/all Covid-19 protocols and requirements set by the college.

Some of the upcoming AIA events are posted below.

Check out the full list of exciting events, including the April 21 release of SPARK 2022, at



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2022 NSCC Visiting Writer

2022 NSCC Visiting Writer and Professor Emeritus Carl Carlsen will read from his new book Brickyard Stories 2.0: A Lynn MA Neighborhood Before and After Urban Renewal, an oral history full of storytelling, poetry, prose, and photographs on two consecutive days.  Pre-registration required for the virtual readings - scan the QR code on the flyer or click on the Zoom links below to pre-register.  

Register in advance for Tuesday, April 26, 9:30-10:45 am:
https://northshore-edu.zoom. us/meeting/register/ tJApdO6uqjkuG90- jTq5EU9DifL1BI3CXtq0

Register in advance for Wednesday, April 27, 9:30-10:45 am:
https://northshore-edu.zoom. us/meeting/register/ tJwqfuCqrjwoH9Nom_efrkiQBgy7W_ DA7FmO


--John Zamparelli, Professor, English Department,



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Stage Combat Panel

Ever wonder how movie stars can take a punch and keep on clobbering the bad guys? Join intrepid faculty members Nicki Buscemi and Cari Keebaugh as they stab, kick, and punch their way through the art of choreographed combat!

Wednesday, April 27: 12:30pm in Lynn Gym



Governance Award 2022 - Last call for nominations!

Every year the college 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 19, 2022.  Please nominate a member!

Click here for the nomination form.

And click here for the list of the current governance membership. Please navigate the tabs in the file to see members in each committee.

Contact Carlos M Marin ( if you have any questions.




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We want to see you in pictures!

2022 Faces of NSCC - BETTER TOGETHER  

We welcome all NSCC students, faculty, staff, administrators to participate by submitting a picture(s), short video and or quote.  You can 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, 2022   Submit Here

--Thank you, DLC 2022 Faces team Anne, Kendalle, Aya   

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Student Service Awards Ceremony

Join us to celebrate the achievements of our students leaders at our Annual Student Service Awards Ceremony on Thursday April 28 at 4:00PM in the Lynn Gym. All are welcome to attend. The event begins with a half hour of light refreshments and snacks to celebrate, and continues with an hour long award ceremony. RSVP now to reserve your spot!

--Danny Shapiro, Assistant Coordinator of Student Engagement,





cup of coffee, notepad and penCTLI 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 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 last two sessions will take place on Friday, April 29th and Friday, May 6th. 


On Friday, April 29th, the topic will be Supporting DEI Outcomes through Research and Critical Thinking. "Join NSCC Teaching and Research Support Librarians for a conversation on how you can integrate DEI outcomes into your classroom through research and critical thinking. DEI issues touch our lives and our students’ lives everyday but we don’t always consider the relationship between justice and the information ecosystem. In this conversation, we will discuss possible steps you can take to start making these connections. During the session, we will discuss questions such as:

  • Who owns information and who can access it?

  • What is personal information and who profits from its collection and sale?

  • What does it mean to be an expert? Who determines ‘expertise’?

  • How is scientific and scholarly research performed? Who decides what is worth investigating?"

On Friday, May 6th, the topic will be Continuing the UDL Conversation! The session will be facilitated by Erinn Gilmore, Andrea Milligan, and Kim Stevens. "When it comes to learning, variability in our students' academic skills is the rule, not the exception! Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can provide multiple measures of learning, engagement, representation, action and expression through a helpful framework to support instruction and assessment. Join other faculty and staff to share ways to maximize our tools to support our learners. During the session, there will be opportunities to discuss what we are doing now in relation to UDL and how UDL can be applied to multiple course modalities as well as what might be our next +1. In addition, we will look at how we are assessing our implementation of UDL and what our plans are for long term UDL data collection to target task analysis to make improvements on your courses. Our goal will be for everyone to walk away with a few awesome ideas."

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

https://northshore-edu.zoom. us/j/99574231620?pwd= bjgrVkIvRjRQUzZJcmtGeWRCWksyUT 09 

We plan to continue these conversations in the fall semester and would love your feedback on some topics for upcoming sessions. Please share any ideas around what you might like to learn more about at yGifSTLdZmmyp75p7

We hope to see you at one of the sessions!

-Andrea Milligan and Kim Stevens







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20 Minute Online Professional Development

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 18th -  How Can I Be a More Productive and Effective Teacher?

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,           





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.                                   

In the News:

The United States Supreme Court was established in 1789 and assembled in 1790.   Since then there has been 115 Justices.    On April 7th  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made  history by being confirmed as the first Black woman on Supreme Court by a vote of 53-47.

Think About This:

This is an example of Christian privilege: Your faith can be an aspect of your identity without being a defining aspect (e.g., people won’t think of you as their “Christian” friend)

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




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Sign up now for the May Mobile Markets!

Free farmers market-style distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables and, at times, non-perishable food items. The next mobile markets will be held on the Lynn Campus (5/06) and the Danvers Campus (5/12) and 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗡𝗦𝗖𝗖 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀, 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳. Registration will be required for each monthly market. Sign up here









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