Our four student Commencement speakers - clockwise, starting top left: Solmaria Deleon, 10am; Aya Mohamed, 1pm; Rosanna Fernandez, 4pm and Luciano Hoxhaj, 6:30pm - were phenomenal! Each had their own unique story to tell and each of them
offered words of advice and encouragement to their fellow 2022 grads. If you were
unable to attend the ceremonies, you can view them at this link:
Also falling under the heading of Fab Four were our four AMAZING Commencement ceremonies! Amanda Dooling and the NSCC "village" did an outstanding job putting together four ceremonies that were meaningful and FUN for our graduates, their families, and our faculty and staff! So many people commented on how wonderful it was to have live, in-person ceremonies again! Kudos to all involved!
Photos may be found here https://www.flickr.com/photos/northshorecc/albums
Check back soon for additional photos.
June is LGBQ+T Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
In 1994, a coalition of education-based organizations in the United States designated October as LGBT History Month. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months. National Coming Out Day (October 11), as well as the first "March on Washington" in 1979, are commemorated in the LGBTQ community during LGBT History Month.
--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer
James "Jim" Politano, who has been hired as NSCC's Director of Facilities Operations. Jim joined NSCC in 2019 as the Associate Director of Maintenance Operations overseeing trades and maintenance services for both campuses. Before his time at NSCC Jim was the Facility Manager for the Town of Wenham, Facilities Division Foreman for the City of Melrose, and the Town of Saugus.
In addition to this impressive background in facilities leadership positions, all within the public sector, Jim was also the owner of a residential & commercial construction company for nearly 12 years. He delivers great drive and purpose to his work and is dedicated to the betterment of the NSCC Facilities Department. He embodies the very essence of the college's vision and values and works tirelessly to further its mission. I hope you will join me in congratulating Jim on this accomplishment and wish him the best of luck in his new position.
--Jamie Wicks, AVP, Facilities Operations and Services
Nadira McDonald, who has recently received a promotion to Executive Director of K12 Partnerships! Nadira has been a very successful Gateway to College Director since April 2017. The Gateway program has received many accolades, both locally and nationally, for successful completions and college advancement for many students around the North Shore due to Nadira's incredible drive and dedication, in addition to her deep knowledge and experience of many Early College models. In Nadira's new responsibilities, she will be managing the day to day operations of the Early College programs in the Greater Lynn area, including our exciting new Lynn Academy on the college campus! Nadira will continue to manage the Gateway to College program. Please join us in welcoming Nadira to this exciting new role!
--Adam Cutler, Dean of Strategic Partnerships
Erinn Gilmore, William "Billy" Jackson, Yelenna Rondon, and Maria del Mar Vazquez, our four faculty NISOD Excellence in Teaching Awards recipients. Billy, Yelenna and Maria are pictured at the award ceremony that was held recently in Austin, TX.
If you are working with a student who has questions about using Blackboard Learn (navigating
course content, posting a discussion thread, submitting an assignment, taking a quiz,
etc.) or who is experiencing technical issues with Blackboard Learn (accessing Blackboard
Learn, viewing a course site, opening documents, attaching assignment files, etc.),
please send them our way. We are happy to help and are available virtually as well
as in person. We can also assist students who have questions about NSCC's online learning
To schedule an appointment or connect with us virtually, students can send an email to the NSCC Blackboard Learn Helpdesk at email@example.com. Students can also stop by CTLI offices in Danvers DB388 and Lynn LS313. Office hours are posted at https://www.northshore.edu/
--Andrea Milligan, Director for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation
Our Lynn Campus vaccination site continues in the Modular building through July 30,
Wednesday:10 am - 8 pm Saturday: 8 am-2 pm
The Lynn Campus testing kiosk will operate in the Washington parking lot through Sept.
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11 am - 7pm
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
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.
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.
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.
In the News:
If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore.