The NSCC Bulletin



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Assembling Graduation Packets

Thank you to all the staff who enthusiastically signed up for assembling more than 900 packets for our graduating students! Thank you to the Thursday group who managed to get all the packets ready (Christine Mulvey, Amanda Dooling, Andrew Dore, Archie Bandera, Jacob Rockwell, Anne Tabet, Iyanoska Liria, Kristine Babcock, Lorin Buska, Gary Miller--yes, I am talking about you!). Also, many thanks to Jamie Wicks,Tim Godzik and the facilities staff, Scott Hughey, Rick Reney and the Auxiliary Services staff, and Dave Cook and Campus Police for arranging everything from PPE to efficient mailing of packages).We couldn't have done it without you!


--Bonie Williamson, Commencement Chair and Dean of Students



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Cheer on our graduates as you always have -
please participate in our virtual Commencement ceremony!


Dear Faculty and Staff,

We hope that you and your families are doing well. As you know, this is an exceptional year and NSCC is celebrating our graduating students by hosting a Virtual Commencement Ceremony on June 25 at 6:00 p.m. on a link that will be found at commencement/

However, to make this event truly memorable for our students, we need your help! We are requesting that you send a brief video (or photo of yourself ) with a message for our graduating students. You can tailor it to your particular class, program department, office (for work-study graduating students) or to all graduating students. We are planning to have a pre-show for the students, right before the formal ceremony begins and want to feature all of you. We request that you submit these clips or videos by Friday, June 5, 2020.

You can submit your video/photo by completing the google form. CLICK HERE

We've also attached some helpful tips to show you how to film your video at home.     

HERE is a sample video from a different project that may help you get inspired. Feel free to be creative!

Please contact us if you have any questions. And please keep an eye out for emails closer to the date inviting you to the Ceremony.

Bonie Williamson and Christine Mulvey,


Open Enrollment ends on June 1st !


  • Click GIC 2020-2021 Benefit Decision Guideto learn what’s new for the coming year and for rate changes effective July 1, 2020. (Note: employees of Higher Ed are not eligible for the GIC Dental/Vision benefit).

  • If you are making changes to your benefits, click and scroll to the bottom to choose “Access Forms”. Fill in your personal information, choose “Enrollment/Change-Form 1”, and fill out the form electronically.

Mark the Date!  If you are making changes to your benefits, completed enrollment forms must be submitted electronically no later than Monday, June 1, 2020. If you are not making any changes, an enrollment form does not need to be completed.


 Flexible Spending Accounts - Benefit Strategies

  • When entering your personal information, please choose “Agency Type –HRCMS” and “Agency – NSC1000 North Shore Comm. College”.

  • All new enrollments and re-enrollments are submitted online. Printed confirmations are no longer required to be submitted to HR.




 Please feel free to contact Jenn Chavez at or Jennifer Burgess at with any questions.



Fiscal Year 2020 Closing Deadlines

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.

A calendar with key dates for closing your department’s finances for FY20 may be found here. Please read the following information carefully, and reach out to staff members in the Fiscal Office with any questions or concerns.

--Eileen Gerenz, Comptroller



Programming to Support Our Students in the Fall

As we transitioned to remote learning this Spring, many groups and individuals offered programming to support our students' mental, social, and academic well-being. The Fall semester will bring its own challenges, and the Student Development Committee is reaching out to all of you to find out what kinds of programming groups or individuals might have planned (or be considering) to continue to support our students' well-being in the Fall. Are you offering a support group for a particular population? A fun way to de-stress? In an effort to help promote this programming and get the word out to as many people as possible, the SDC would love to hear about it! Please also let us know if you have suggestions about types of programming that NSCC could offer, and we will do our best to forward those suggestions to the appropriate people or groups.

Please email Student Development Committee Chair, Nicki Buscemi (, with ideas!  



Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Due to COVID-19, NSCC campuses are under restricted access. Student learning, teaching, programs, and services are being conducted remotely. Please monitor your college email and check for frequent updates and resources.

NSCC family, please stay well! #InThisTogether 




















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