The NSCC Bulletin



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Please Join Us For Commencement !

Help us celebrate the day our students (as well as faculty and staff) have worked so hard to get to!  Tune in this Saturday, May 22 at 3 p.m. (2:30 pre-show) to watch our virtual Commencement Ceremony and participate in the live chat - congratulating and cheering our students on!  We hope to see many of you at the Drive-Thru celebration for students earlier in the day as well.  It's going to be an incredibly exciting, memorable day!

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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President’s Cabinet Highlights, May 11, 2021

June BOT Meeting: Time was spent preparing for the June 15 Board of Trustees meeting. A presentation on the future assumptions and challenges to chart NSCC's future will include: strategies for the fall; response due to the NECHE findings regarding BOT orientation and self-evaluation; equity and access; technology; collective bargaining and high-level finances with a draft FY22 budget so spending can begin on 7/1.

Update on Meeting of Campus Police Chief and EIC: Campus Police Chief Dave Cook attended to report on a recent meeting that was held with himself and the EIC where the EIC shared student feedback around concerns about armed campus police. It was agreed that more communication was needed and that EIC leaders would be meeting further with Chief Cook. The need for training and education was noted as well as the need to get the CDO involved in discussions when he comes onboard. With respect to recruiting a more diverse force, Chief Cook presented the idea of creating a special scholarship to recruit from within which would include paying for candidates to attend the police academy.

Castle Branch/Compilo: VP of Academic Affairs Karen Hynick reported that her team has been evaluating a new product used in the health professions which may be an institutional solution related to tracking immunizations, CORI, SORI, etc. Jan, Thanh and Stephen will review the product demo to see if it could be used for additional institutional needs.

Equity Ambassador Nominations for HCC Equity HEIF Grant: Karen noted a partnership with Holyoke Community College to provide equity training to an ambassador (likely our new CDO) with two $1,000 faculty stipends will be offered starting in June for work on this grant. She will work through Leading for Change to let faculty learn of the opportunity.

New Professional Development Day: In lieu of the traditional January Faculty Professional Day for 2022, a college-wide professional development day with a focus on equity is planned for March 25, 2022. It will  also include students.

Juneteenth Flags: It was agreed that flags should be purchased and flown to draw attention to this important new holiday, which will be celebrated at the college on June 18.

Vaccine Meeting Update on our Plans/Next Steps: Interim VP of Student Affairs Stephen Creamer reported that he is in discussions with several community health agencies about the possibility of doing Covid 19 vaccinations on campus. 

Change Management Training: Interim VP of HR Thanh Giddarie alerted Cabinet that she would be scheduling two sessions in June on this for the campus community – one for managers and the other open to all. This is part of the presidential transition plan.

New Union Leadership: Thanh announced that Torrey Dukes will become the new MCCC president
July 1.




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HR/CMS Upgrade Complete!

The HRCMS/Employee Self-Service upgrade is complete and is now available! Thank you for your patience as enhancements were made to the system.

Please clear your browser cache before logging into HRCMS/Employee Self-Service.  Go to clear-your-browser-cache for instructions. 

If you have any questions or issues with the system, please contact us at





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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Navigate Weekly Workshops

Student Initiated Appointments is now available! Stop by a workshop to find out how to take advantage of this feature or drop in our Open Session Time to fine-tune your availability and calendar sync to make sure you’ve got it working optimally.

Have other Navigate questions? Interested in creating an E4 with an appointment summary report? Looking to recruit students for a program or service you provide? We’re also always available to help with any other Navigate questions or issues you have! Come to an Open Session and we can tackle your question as a group or offer a breakout room to address your specific interest.

Note: The EAB Coffee Drop in Q&A is taking a break for the summer. Please use that time to sleep in, walk your dog, or smell the roses!

Wednesday, May 19

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Availability 101: How to be there for our Students

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

Wednesday, May 26

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Open Session Time

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Availability 101: How to be there for our Students

Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

--John, Jake, and Orquidia



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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)

Clerical/Office Support
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 Peer Tutor (Designed for Students)
PT Tutor-Linked Course Leader (TLC) (Designed for Students)

Adjunct Faculty, Office Administration Department, Fall 2021
FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Graphic Design Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Nutrition & Dietary Management Program, 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, ESL (English as a Second Language)
PT Instructor, Nurse Assistant/Home Health Care (CNA/HHA)
PT Instructor, Principles of Design

Financial Aid Counselor, Lynn Campus (Grant funded)
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!






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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
This is an example of white privilege:  I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to the "person in charge", I will be facing a person of my race.

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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