The NSCC Bulletin




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2020-2021 Governance Election and Appointment Results

The Governance Subcommittee of the Forum Steering Committee announces the results of the Spring 2020 elections and appointments.  We want to congratulate the following individuals on their election or appointment to the committees noted:

Forum Steering Committee: Loreen Tirrell, John Bosco, Norene Gachignard, Alyce St. Pierre

Academic Policy Committee: Claire-Marie Hart, Walter Stone, Stephen Creamer, Yelenna Rondon, Nathan Chio, Alexander Lawson

Curriculum Committee: Dianne Palter Gill, Claude Maina, Eileen Andrade, Mary Beth Nelson, Erinn Gilmore, Lori Azzara

Diversity Leadership Council: Dili Zhang, Cristy Sugarman, Thanh Giddarie, Laurie Carlson, Anne Tabet, Kristen Erbetta, Gissel Lopez

Information Technology Advisory Committee: Jeff Wardwell, Sandra Fuhs, Teresa Whitney, Torrey Dukes, Allissa Flint-Kummel, Rex Krajewski, Jennifer Burgess, Jennifer Baker

Professional Development Advisory Committee: Janet Burt, Eileen Gerenz, Cheryl Shnider, Kathy Champlain

Student Development Committee:  Nancy Barker, Mark Hatch, Amanda Dooling, Bruce Ciaramella, Ian Bourgoine, Edie Saranteas, Kimberly Stevens

Committee members serving in their second year of a two-year term are not listed above.  The complete list of all committee members is attached to the Bulletin.  There are still a few openings available as noted on the attached membership list.  If you are interested in filling one of the open slots, please contact Madeline Wallis at

All Standing Committees will meet on May 12th, or on an alternate date agreed to by committee members, to elect a Chair and Forum Steering Committee Representative for the next academic year.  All old and new Forum Steering Committee representatives should plan to attend the Forum Steering Committee meeting on May 18th at 3:00.

Congratulations to new and returning members of governance committees and thank you for making the commitment to serve as members of the College governance structure.

--Madeline Wallis for the Governance Subcommittee


PACE Survey

On April 22nd, all full- and part-time faculty and full-time staff received an email from “PACE Survey,” containing a link to the 2020 PACE survey.  The subject line was: North Shore Community College - PACE Survey. The survey will close on May 6th, so don’t delay your response!

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a refresher on PACE:  The survey is administered by NILIE, the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness, run out of the Graduate School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Raleigh Durham.  NSCC’s contract with NILIE provides the college with a survey report that analyzes the data against similarly sized colleges.  All survey responses go through NILIE’s servers and are seen only by NILIE staff.    NSCC does not have access to the raw data.  Even the comments are screened and a “representative sample” provided.

As always, a good response rate provides the college with the best possible data from which to work for planning future initiatives.  Please take a moment to complete the survey.

--Laurie LaChapelle, AVP Planning, Research & Resources


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2020 Commencement Announcement from President Gentile




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Due to social distancing, Arts in April this year is going virtual!  

Check our website often, as we will continually be posting videos of student work and adding links to virtual museums, live-streaming theater and concerts, and adding links to past Arts in April events! 

The website will continue to be live even after April so you can enjoy the arts all summer! artsinapril2020/home


Virtual Programming

Please share with your students!   Looking for something to do from the comfort of your home?  We've got a few ideas to keep you engaged and entertained.   Fitness, meditation, virtual tours, Riddle of the Week (with a $25 Amazon gift card prize!) and more!  Stay connected with North Shore Community College and the Office of Student Engagement through the Virtual Programming page!





Happening Now!
Annual Enrollment open until June 1st for Changes Effective July 1, 2020
  • Click GIC 2020-2021 Benefit Decision Guide for changes to the plan year and updated monthly rates

  • Click to make changes to your health plan

  • Check your mail for your participating benefits statement – review this information carefully. The GIC and the State Board of Retirement have included change forms and self-addressed envelopes if you need to make any changes and to mail to them directly.

If you are making any changes to your benefits, completed enrollment forms must be submitted no later than Monday, June 1, 2020.

If you are not making any changes, an enrollment form does not need to be completed.


Flexible Spending Accounts - Benefit Strategies

You MUST RE-ENROLL in the Flexible Spending Accounts EVERY YEAR to PARTICIPATE!

  • Click more information to enroll as either a new participant or a current participant in the Health Care Spending Account or the Dependent Care Account.

  • When entering your personal information, please choose “Agency Type – HRCMS” and “Agency – NSC1000 North Shore Comm. College”.

 If you are planning to enroll in the Health Care Spending Account or the Dependent Care Account it must be completed no later than Monday, June 1st.

Check your email for more detailed information.   If you have any questions please contact: Jenn Chavez at  or Jen Burgess at




Job Openings



Assistant Comptroller, Fiscal Affairs

Assistant Director of Enrollment (Staff Associate)

Dean of Strategic Partnerships

Full Stack Integration Specialist, Information Systems

Registrar, Student Affairs

Clerical/Office Support

Payroll Accountant II, Human Resources and Payroll

Summer Assistant, TRIO Upward Bound Program

Summer Community Team Leader, TRiO Upward Bound Program

Summer Learning Leader, TRiO Upward Bound Program


FT Faculty, Medical Assistant Certificate Program, Fall 2020

FT Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (Academic Fieldwork Coordinator), Fall 2020

FT Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Fall 2020

FT Faculty, Practical Nursing Program, Fall 2020

FT Faculty, Surgical Technology Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2020

Part-Time Curriculum Developer for Construction Science Pathway

Summer Instructors (Math, English, Science, Foreign Language, and Social Science) Upward Bound  



Assessment Officer (Military Prior Learning Assessment Specialist)

Assessment Officer, Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing



For more information, contact Kim Bevan at




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Virtual Relaxation

I recorded two meditations I recently led at NSCC and am sharing the links in case you and yours would like to listen, whenever you have time. We can all use some relaxation and encouragement.

Each is roughly 25-minutes long and includes some breathing work, muscle relaxation and then a peaceful journey among the evening sky or to a tropical island beach.  All you have to do is click on the link (no account necessary / sound clip only) to get started on your trip to the stars or sea -- a very nice way to sit back, close your eyes, and unwind after a long day.

Please feel free to share these: 777938233/evening-sky- meditation 777938233/tropical-beach- meditation  

And you are welcome to join us any Friday between 12-12:30pm (ending May 15th) for the live version. Just use this link:

Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)‪+1 316-512-3367‬
PIN: ‪291 630 487#‬

Sending positivity and healing energy your way!

--Donna Davis, Senior Academic Counselor


Diversity Leadership Council is still requesting pictures
 for Faces of NSCC 2020!

The Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) is still collecting pictures and quotes for its annual Faces of NSCC video, which highlights students, staff, faculty, and events at the College. Faces of NSCC 2020 will be shown at various campus and outreach events.   “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in NSCC’s Community”.

With most learning and working now taking place remotely, a whole new category of photo 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. Be creative!

Students' music is encouraged and welcomed! Email me your link!

There is a question on the release form for those who would like to provide a quote, which is optional.  People may have their picture taken with or without including a quote.

Please direct any questions, send photos, student release forms and music to:

Anne Tabet at  Deadline to submit is Friday, May 1.

Have fun taking pictures!

Thank you,

The Faces Committee with the Diversity Leadership Council


Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Due to COVID-19, NSCC campuses are under restricted access. Student learning, teaching, programs, and services are being conducted remotely. Please monitor your college email and check for frequent updates and resources.


NSCC family, please stay well! #InThisTogether  #nsccstrong 




















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