The NSCC Bulletin

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Meet Your Newest Colleagues and changes to our ranks!

Please give a warm NSCC welcome to your newest colleagues!  Pictured above, l-r: Dr. Natalie Aleman, Dean of Academic and Student Development; Daniel Hauge, Staff Assistant to the Chief Diversity & Equity Officer and the Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action and Compliance Officer; Cierra O'Brien, Clerk IV, Tutoring Center; John Crow, Facilities Project Manager, Facilities Management. Not pictured are Fabricio Fonseca, Accountant III, Fiscal Affairs; Aristoteles Morel Asenjo, Maintainer I, Facilities Operations.

Welcome, all!

Changes to our ranks
Please congratulate the following employees who have moved into new roles:

Amy Stewart, Director of Financial Aid, Student Financial Services; Ashley Vieno, Senior Special Programs Coordinator, Student Engagement.  Congratulations, Amy and Ashley!



We Need YOUR Spectacular Graduates and Their Stories!

Once again it’s Commencement season and time to identify some of our most stellar graduates to feature during this most special time of the college year!

You know them best – they are in your class, your club, your advisee. . .you get the picture. The External
Relations Office requests your assistance in finding outstanding graduates to showcase.

For example, can you recommend a graduating student who:

  • Has earned impressive grades, awards or scholarships

  • Is going on to a great career or a great college

  • Has overcome significant challenges

  • Has been fully engaged in student life, civics, leadership roles

  • Is first generation or a new immigrant

  • All of the above!

If so, PLEASE forward the student’s name and as much contact/background info as you may have and
we’ll take it from there. It would also help to know which town or city the student lives in since our local
newspapers want to highlight students living in their service areas. The end result will be incredibly
empowering for the students and will shine the spotlight on all the good work that is being done at
NSCC on behalf of our students.

Please send your suggestions as soon as possible and no later than May 10 to Linda Brantley at

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support!


Come take a look at our new updated Catering Process!

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The new process and documentation are located on the Facilities Department page of MyNorthShore.

See the new Catering Guide, an updated, easy-to-use, Food Service Request (FSR) and procedures to guide you.

Take note that, moving forward, a 14-day advance notice is required for all requests.

For any questions, email




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Friendly Reminder to Sign Up!

Just a friendly reminder to sign up as a member of the Event Team for Commencement or to participate in one or more ceremonies.  

Below are both sign up forms and the regalia form as well! 


Faculty & Staff Participation Form

Commencement Regalia Request Form

Event Staff Form

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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Final Exam Schedule

Please find the link to the Final Exam Schedule for the Spring 2023 semester below. Consult with your instructor for further details as the schedule is subject to change. Click here to view the schedule

--Eileen Andrade, Associate Registrar



asian pacific heritage month graphicMay is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

Like most commemorative months, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress. Its origins date back to the late 1970s, beginning with annual proclamations for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week until 1990, when Congress passed its observance to a month. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

Dr. Liza Talusan argues it is clear that Asian and Pacific American history is made invisible in our curriculum, and this month is an important time to amplify the voices of Asian and Pacific Americans. Check Dr. Talusan’s post to learn more, including the following resources:

  • See Us Unite is an incredible collaboration between Jeff Chang and Renee Tajima-Pena with short videos that highlight incredible Asian and Pacific American issues, particularly related to cross-racial solidarity

  • The Library of Congress has a great section for teachers navigating AAPI Heritage Month

  • Don’t forget intersectional themes; this here is a great source on AAPI and Queer Identity

  • Fantastic resource by the Smithsonian with lesson plans for AAPI Heritage Month

  • A whole listing (with videos) of Asian American poets (be sure to watch them first based on ages)

  • A good primer if you are at the start of your own journey understanding AAPIs in the United States

  • Have your school or organization invest in purchasing the Asians in America documentary to raise your own knowledge and awareness and to use the lesson plans written by incredible Asian American and Pacific Islander educators

  • A list of AAPI activists to include in your programming efforts

--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer



The STEM Starter Academy is sponsoring two FREE programs this summer!

The STEM Starter Academy grant is sponsoring two FREE programs this summer - the August Math Success Lab for current students of any major and the STEM Summer Academy for incoming STEM students. Please help spread the word! Questions can be sent to Ali Tateosian, Special Program Coordinator for STEM Starter Academy, at

Math Success Lab (returning/current students, any major)

  • Free program, includes 6 classes in August on the Lynn Campus

  • Flyer 

  • Sign up link

  • Powerpoint with more info (for staff/faculty)

STEM Summer Academy (incoming/new students, STEM majors)

  • Free program, 2-weeks in August, program completers will receive $500 stipend

  • Flyer 

  • Website with Application link

  • Powerpoint with more info (for staff/faculty)

--Ali Tateosian,




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RSVP here by May 17th

Click here to contribute to our Farewell video


Join us to Wish Norene Gachignard well!

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Worthy Causes



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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.




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Questions?  Contact Annmarie Paolucci at





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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:

Ethnocentrism is the practice of judging another culture solely based on the standards and values of one’s own culture, and may include a belief in the inherent superiority of one’s own nation or ethnic group.


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


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