The NSCC Bulletin



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NSCC Celebrates Dr. William Heineman as our Fifth President

North Shore Community College was proud to officially welcome Dr. William Heineman as our fifth president at his Inauguration Ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2022.  read more

If you were unable to attend the event, the ceremony may be viewed in full here

Photos may be viewed on Facebook  Inauguration   Luncheon  or Flickr  Inauguration    Luncheon

Stay tuned for links to additional photos of the Inauguration and the pre-inauguration luncheon.




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Meet Your Newest Colleagues and Changes to Our Ranks

Please extend a warm NSCC welcome to the following new employees: l-r,  top row -
Darius Peyton, Academic Achievement Coach (Special Programs Coordinator), Student Success; Daniela Castro, Clerk IV RAP Experience; Yessika Hurtado, Academic Achievement Coach (Special Programs Coordinator), Student Success; Emely Florian, Clerk IV  RAP Experience; l-r, bottom row - Marcy Eisen, Academic Counselor, Student Support & Advising; Anna Davies, Educational Advisor (Special Program Coordinator), TRIO Talent Search Program,TRIO/Talent Search; Michelle Simons, Special Program Coordinator, Addiction Grants Project Coordinator,Human Services & Emergency Response; Eric  Shairs (and his service dog Mikey) Academic Counselor, Student Support & Advising. 

Not pictured: Nadia Abdulmagid, ESL/Developmental English Achievement Coach (Special Program Coordinator), Academic Affairs and William Moy, Human Resources Payroll Analyst (Staff Assistant), Human Resources and Payroll.      

If Eric, Michelle, and Yessika look familiar, it's because Eric and Michelle recently transitioned from PT to FT and Yessika was formerly an EOC Community Outreach Counselor.






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





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:

This is an example of male privilege: If I have children and pursue a career, no one will think I'm selfish for not staying at home.

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


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