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Commencement 2023

The BIG DAY is almost here!!  Check out for details and information.

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Hope to see you all on Friday!


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The Return of the Employee Recognition Breakfast!

After missing several years of celebrations due to Covid, we were delighted to be back together to celebrate and honor many current and former colleagues and friends on Friday, May 12, 2023 at Danversport!  Photos may be viewed on Flickr.  Album #1   Album #2

For those unable to attend, click to view the following list of employees that were recognized.



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Kudos Korner

KUDOS to the following employees who have earned advanced degrees:

Carmen Ciprian, Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Indira Leisba, Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership, Children,Youth and Families Concentration,
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Cassie Reed, Master of Science in Information Technology, UMass Lowell

Congratulations, Carmen, Indira, and Cassie!!




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Danvers Student Support has Relocated!

Please note that as of May 15th, the Danvers Student Support and Advising Center has relocated to DH 260 (upstairs). 

--Dan O'Neill, Director Student Support and Advising



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National Police Week

National Police Week started in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year.

The weeklong observance serves as a time when all supporters of law enforcement, whether civilians, family, friends, or police officers themselves, can gather and pay homage to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice while upholding their duties.

So, if you get a chance to do so this week, think about saying “thank you” to our police staff, in acknowledgement of what they do for our community on a daily basis.

To learn more about police week, utilize the following link -

--Dave Cook, Chief of NSCC Police



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




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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Worthy Causes

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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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