The NSCC Bulletin



BHE Approves Appointment of Dr. William Heineman
as NSCC’s Fifth President

William HeinemanThe Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. William Heineman as North Shore Community College’s fifth president. Dr. Heineman will assume the presidency on July 1, 2021.

Dr. Heineman is currently the provost at Northern Essex Community College. He is deeply familiar with Massachusetts’ public higher education system and its participants having amassed a decades-long record of successive leadership and service as a faculty member, administrator in academic affairs and student affairs, and much more at NECC. MA BHE Chair Chris Gabrieli praised Heineman's leadership at NECC, particularly in developing its early college and CBE programs.

“I am proud and humbled by the endorsement of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education for the North Shore Community College Presidency.  It was wonderful to have so many members of the North Shore Board of Trustees in attendance at the BHE meeting showing their support, Dr. Heineman said.  “I am excited to work with the NSCC Trustees to launch a new era at the college.  I look forward to starting at North Shore in early July and going to work for its students, faculty, staff and the communities it serves. 

“President Bryant and his leadership team have been enormously helpful as I get up to speed and I appreciate and welcome their support.  My focus will be on helping our students reach the life goals they bring to NSCC and on supporting our employees in their efforts to take good care of the students.  When our students achieve significant improvements in their lives as a result of their North Shore Community College education, they raise up all of our communities,” he noted.

Dr. Heineman holds an Ed.D from the University of Massachusetts Boston, an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a BA in history from the University of Rochester, NY.  In addition, Dr. Heineman participated in the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leadership, the American Association of Community Colleges Future Leaders Institute, and the Massachusetts Community College Leadership Academy.

NSCC Board of Trustees Chair Dr. J.D. LaRock said, “The Board of Trustees is delighted that the BHE endorsed our selection of Dr. Heineman and in doing so recognized the many strengths and talents he will bring to the position as the college faces the many challenges and opportunities ahead. We very much look forward to working with Dr. Heineman when he assumes the presidency on July 1 and to helping to introduce him to the entire college community.”





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HR/CMS Upgrade

We are pleased to pass along that HR/CMS is scheduled for an upgrade.

Beginning May 16th, self-service employees and approvers will experience the modern, tile-based navigation. With just one click, users can get to key functionalities like timesheets, personal details, payroll and announcements.

Approvers will see a more streamlined time approval approach. The Manager Work Center has additional new features to access information about your direct reports.

Before the upgrade is implemented, you will be notified of the improvements and the new look and feel.

Pictured above are sneak peaks of the new log in page and the Employee & Manager Self Service pages.

The HR/CMS upgrade will begin on Friday, May 14 at 2:00PM and will be unavailable until Sunday, May 16.
During this time, the Employee Self-Service application will be unavailable to all employees and approvers.  Viewing, updating, or approving time and attendance will be unavailable.  You will not be able to access personal and pay information (including direct deposit).  If you use a Time Collection Device (TCDs), you should continue to swipe as usual.

--Tammy Nguyen, HR/Payroll





prez nate getting covid vax from nurseVaccine Ambassadors Needed

Public relations is looking for faculty, staff and students who would like to take part in a multi-media campaign to encourage folks to get vaccinated in the interest of everyone’s health. We would like to feature messages in multiple languages to reach the broadest audience possible. Quick and easy…..just use provided talking points and make a short selfie video. If you’d like to take part, please email Linda Brantley at

Interim President Nate Bryant is shown receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.




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.

Below is a calendar with key dates for closing your department’s finances for FY21. 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. Offices that have been working remotely might need to schedule time in the office weekly during July and August to review mail, coordinate petty cash reviews, authorize transactions, etc.

Attachment contains: Closing Calendar, Additional FY21 Closing Information, FY21 vs. FY22 Expense Dating, Who to Contact









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Governor Baker to speak at NSCC's 55th Commencement

For the 2nd year in a row, Commencement will be virtual at NSCC

We’re honored that Governor Charlie Baker will be NSCC’s 55th Commencement keynote speaker and pleased to announce that Derek Brennan will be our 2021 student speaker and Davina Yannetty will be our 2021 soloist. read more






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Drive-Thru Grad Celebration

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 11am-1pm, Danvers Campus.

Please join as a Celebrator for the Drive-Thru Grad Celebration that will be held on the Danvers Campus on Saturday, May 22nd! There will be a cheering section of Faculty/Staff/more that will be socially distanced and outdoors with additional protocols (i.e. masking). As we are holding a virtual Commencement this year, this is one of the few opportunities as a community to celebrate our graduates 'in person.' You may bring immediate members of your household (please no pets) to join you in celebrating our graduates!

To join in the fun please sign up with this link. For any questions, please reach out to Amanda Dooling ( or Brian Falter (







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Navigate Weekly Workshops

We’ve got two new workshops this week: Availability Tune-up: Getting Ready for Appointment Scheduling and Advanced Advising and the power of the “Path” Tab.

Learn more about how Navigate can help you support students at one of these upcoming sessions.

 Availability Tune-up: Getting Ready for Appointment Scheduling

In this workshop you will get the chance to review the availability settings and options to make sure that students can find you when they need you (and won’t find you when you are not around). Review the services you are available for, select specific types of availability (drop-in, by appointment, or by invitation), and learn how to create a Personalized Availability Link (or PAL).

Advanced Advising and the power of the “Path” Tab

Discover this powerful resource that will help you get to know your students better. Learn what your students need, where they are on their path, and what they consider their strengths and superpowers.

Wednesday, May 12

8:30AM – 9:00AM                   EAB Coffee – Drop in Q&A

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Availability Tune-up: Getting Ready for Appt. Scheduling

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Open Session Time

Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

--John, Jake, and Orquidia








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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 May 10 - What Is the Best Leadership Advice I Ever Received?  

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,




NERPLAC and North Shore Community College's own Dr. Cristy Sugarman and Heather Mayer will be presenting at the American Association of Community Colleges Digital conference. Dr. Sugarman, Executive Director of the Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing at NSCC, will be discussing the Massachusetts Community College PLA Consortium's My Experience Counts initiative. Heather Mayer, Project Coordinator for NERPLAC, will be joining her to detail the development and activities of NERPLAC over the past two years.

Both Cristy and Heather were interviewed for an article in the AACC's Community College Daily that describes the two programs and their session titled Using Prior Learning to Benefit All: Two Collaborative Models. The session will take place at 1:50 pm on Thursday, May 13th.




henry william dwyerIt’s a boy!

It is with great joy that Accessibility Services announces the birth of Liz Dwyer’s baby boy who arrived on Sunday, May 2nd.  Henry William Dwyer weighed in at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and 21 inches long. Congratulations to the Liz, her husband Dan and a very proud older brother Harrison on the birth of their newest family member.

--Susan Graham, Accessibility Services





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Virtual Retirement Party
Elaine Champagne & Helene VanDernoot
Thursday, June 10, 2-3p.m.

The Corporate and Professional Education Division invites you to join them in wishing Elaine Champagne and Helene VanDernoot, both from NSCC’s Corporate Training Solutions, all the best as they begin the next exciting chapter of their lives—retirement!  We also want to thank them for their years of dedicated service as tireless professionals - Elaine with 19 years and Helene with 25+ years.

We hope you’ll be able to stop by to congratulate our soon-to-be retirees!

Zoom link will be included in an upcoming Bulletin, closer to the date. 



Job Openings

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Operations (Temporary, benefited position)
Director of TRIO /Student Support Services
HR Generalist (Staff Assistant), Human Resources & Payroll
Human Resources Payroll Analyst (Staff Assistant), Human Resources & Payroll
PT Content Developer, Marketing Communication
Sales and Corporate Programming Professional (Staff Associate)

Campus Police
Campus Police Officer III (Sergeant), 2 openings available
Institution Security Officer II (3rd shift), 2 openings available
PT Institution Security Officer (3rd Shift, 2 Positions)

Clerical/Office Support
Accountant I, Fiscal Affairs
PT Administrative Assistant, TRIO-Talent Search Program
PT Clerical Assistant, Fiscal Affairs (Temporary, non-benefited position)
PT Clerical Assistant, Student Affairs (3- 5 openings available)
PT Orientation Leaders (Position Designed for Students)
PT Tutor-Linked Course Leader (TLC) (Designed for Students)
Summer Assistant, TRIO Upward Bound Program
Summer Community Team Leader, TRIO Upward Bound Program
Summer Learning Leader, TRIO Upward Bound Program

Adjunct Faculty, Office Administration Department, Fall 2021
FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Early Childhood Education, Fall 2021
FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Graphic Design Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Nutrition & Dietary Management Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Chemistry, Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Nurse Education Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Surgical Technology Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021
PT Clinical Instructor, Nurse Education Program (Fundamentals of Nursing)
PT Instructor for the Central Sterile program
PT Instructor, Nurse Assistant/Home Health Care (CNA/HHA)
PT Instructor, Principles of Design

Pathway Navigator
Recruitment Counselor, Office of Admissions and Recruitment/Outreach
Special Program Coordinator, English as a Second Language (ESL) (Grant funded)
Transfer Counselor, Student Support and Advising Center

For more information on these and other job openings, please contact Kim Bevan at



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will remain on the air until the end of the semester!

Join us as we journey back in time to the 1940’s and the Golden Age of Radio, for a selection of Five-Minute Mysteries filled with mischief, mayhem, and – you guessed it – murder!   The plays are the result of the hard work of a host of NSCC students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and are offered in a range of formats, including:

  • Audio plays (with transcripts) that capture the spirit of the golden age of radio!
  • Short films featuring a flash of film noir finesse!
  • Illustrated audio plays, each with a unique storyboard designed by a North Shore student artist!

Access is free to the NSCC community.  The complete program of Murder by the MInute is now available on the Arts in April webpage.  Simply log into, and follow the link to the Theater Based Events page!

What are you waiting for?  Log on -- and tune in -- today!




                                            Final Exam Schedule

                  Please share with your exam schedule and calendar page

Please find below the link to the Final Exam Schedule for the Spring 2021 semester.  Please note that the schedule is subject to change.  Consult your instructor for further details.






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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.

May Deep Dive:

The sacred Lakota mountain called The Six Grandfathers, was appropriated to become Mount Rushmore. Mount Rushmore's creator had ties with white supremacy groups.

Think About This:

Internalized racism is the situation that occurs in a racist system when a racial group oppressed by racism supports the supremacy and dominance of the dominating group by maintaining or participating in the set of attitudes, behaviors, social structures and ideologies that undergird the dominating group's power. It involves four essential and interconnected elements: Decision-making, Resources, Standards, and Naming The Problem.   

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








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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Due to COVID-19, NSCC campuses are still under restricted access.  Please monitor your college email and check for frequent updates and resources.

NSCC family, please stay well! #InThisTogether 

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