The NSCC Bulletin



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Please Join Us!

We are beyond excited for the upcoming inauguration of Dr. William Heineman as the College's fifth president on May 13, 2022! We invite you to join us for a celebration to mark a new era of transformation. #CongratsPrezBill



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This is THE EVENT! 

 Attend the Inauguration of Dr. William Heineman at 2pm and then join the party from 3-5pm FRIDAY, 5/13. Live music, international foods, and FUN activities. Please remind your students they are invited FREE. Bring Friends and Family. Lynn Campus.

Here's another fun podcast by graphic design student, Kelsey Taylor, about everything going on at the #TransformingTheFuture festival.



The votes are in! Your colleagues turned on max creativity to promote their courses or programs at the Transforming the Future Festival on Friday. The premiere of ALL the one-minute videos immediately follows the Inauguration. The 30-minute loop will play in the gym as well as lecture hall LE203 throughout the festival. Big ups to winners:

Mathew Downie

Jennifer George

Erinn Gilmore

Cari Jo Keebaugh

Joseph Mansell

Maureen Nardella

Jane Schweizer


The Youtube link will be shared in the Bulletin AFTER the Festival on May 13.




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The NSCC community is eagerly awaiting this Friday’s Inauguration of our fifth president, Dr. William Heineman.

While it will be a very momentous occasion, who says inaugurations have to be all pomp and circumstance?! How about some fun with a caption contest, featuring our soon-to-be-inaugurated President?

In this picture, President Heineman contemplates his newly placed, larger-than-life image on the Wall of Presidents on our Lynn Campus. What is Bill thinking?

Enter your caption on this form. Winning submission will receive a $25 Campus Bookstore gift card. The winning caption will be announced on 5/16/22.


Welcome and #CongratsPrezBill!

Students and staff are excited to offer welcoming and congratulatory messages to President William Heineman on the occasion of his Inauguration on May 13. #CongratsPrezBill



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Strategic Plan Summit

The Strategic Plan Steering Committee hosted a summit on May 3rd, which was a resounding success!  But don't take our word for it, ask the over 150 staff, faculty, students, and community partners that attended.  We spent the day doing deep dives into our environmental scans and the information gathered during our appreciative inquiry session and soar forums.  We are now compiling all this data and using it to hone our strategic priorities. 

So we are once again asking for input, and assistance.  We said from the very beginning that we wanted this process to be transparent and all inclusive, so if you haven't participated yet, or if you've been heavily involved since the beginning, your participation going forward is vastly appreciated!

We are forming 3 new teams.  The link to the survey below will allow you to rank the teams in order of preference.  The deadline to apply is Friday May 13th by noon

Priority Team (mid May - mid June) tasked with finalizing suggested strategies to achieve the goals for the five year plan

Metrics Team (mid June - mid July) tasked with determining strategic plan metrics that would be meaningful to the general public

Finance Team (mid June - mid July) tasked with providing estimates for the cost and implications of proposed strategies

https://nsccir.az1.qualtrics. com/jfe/form/SV_ eM6Lrr3kP9hxlps


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




Fiscal Year End Procedures

Each year as the College’s fiscal year end approaches, there are a number of financial procedures that department heads and managers need to perform to ensure complete and accurate financial statements for the fiscal year.

Fisal Year 2022 Closing Calendar

Click the calendar link with key dates for closing your department’s finances for FY22. Please read the following information carefully, and reach out to staff members in the Fiscal Affairs Office with any questions or concerns. Please plan accordingly to ensure a successful close.

--Eileen Gerenz, Comptroller



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May 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 first with annual proclamations for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week until the 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.

In her recent article, Dr. Liza Talusan argues it is clear that Asian and Pacific American history is made invisible in or 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

As always, I welcome and invite the NSCC community to participate in this year's Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month celebrations through the numerous and various events happening across the North Shore all month long.  Also, Student Engagement will be celebrating with an AAPI Heritage Month Pizza and Movie!

--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer,


Faculty: Get involved with Pathways to Success, NSCC's Title III grant!

Are you interested in improving student outcomes, helping students identify their career goals, and working with others across the college to close achievement gaps and improve student success? The Title III grant is looking for faculty participation in the following ways: 

Contextualized Courses Faculty Circles : 5 hours a month from June to December

Pathways Task Force: 4-5 hours a month from May to December

Intrigued? Click here to learn more about these opportunities. 

Questions? Contact Sonja Gamby, or John Duff,



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Join NSCC for Disney Pride

Join NSCC for Disney Pride presented by the Boston Gay Men's Chorus Sunday June 5, 3pm at the Lynn Auditorium.  Free Tickets available to NSCC faculty, staff, students, and their guests. Limited number of tickets available. Sign-up now to reserve your seats! Courtesy of the Solimine Family.










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No Summer Food Service

Please note that there will be no summer food service in our campus cafes beginning May 11.  Stay tuned for the reopening date.




The Cultural Arts Department at North Shore Community College presents:

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ANIMAL TAILS:  A Virtual Storytelling Project

Talented tricksters go toe to toe with terrible troublemakers in this series of tales featuring a menagerie of feathered and four-legged beasties from around the world.  

Take a break from your studies or your work. Performances are FREE to listen to for the entire college community!

To access the stories, simply use this link:  Animal Tails – and enjoy!

[Recommendation: you should clear your browser before logging into the site! This may help the audio files play without the need to download them to your computer.]

--Matthew Woods, Performing Arts Coordinator




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





Worthy Causes


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Fundraiser in Memory of Harvey Calichman

The Beverly Vietnam Veterans are having a fundraiser on May 12 to honor Harvey Calichman, who passed away in July 2021.  Harvey, a proud Navy veteran, was an NSCC adjunct faculty member for 37 years and was a huge supporter of NSCC and our student veterans.  Funds from the event will go towards scholarships which NSCC student veterans have received every year for the past 7 years.

--Kristine Babcock, Veterans Services Coordinator





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:

The theory and practice that advocates for educational and occupational equity between men and women is called feminism. It undermines traditional cultural practices that support the subjugation of women by men and the devaluation of women’s contributions to society.

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 last mobile market of the semester will be held on 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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