The NSCC Bulletin


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Dean Andrea DeFusco-Sullivan named interim VP of Academic Affairs

Interim President Nate Bryant and incoming President Bill Heineman are pleased to announce that Dean of Liberal Studies Andrea DeFusco-Sullivan will serve as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs of North Shore Community College beginning July 1, 2021.  Andrea has held multiple positions during her seven years at NSCC and is well prepared to take on this interim role.

Both President Bryant and Dr. Heineman wish to thank Dr. Karen Hynick for her leadership of Academic Affairs at NSCC over the last seven years and wish her well in the new role she takes this summer as CEO of Quinebaug Valley Community College in Connecticut.

Early this fall, Dr. Heineman will invite the NSCC college community to engage in an open conversation about options for the organizational relationship between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.  The result of that conversation will inform the search for a permanent successor to Dr. Hynick.

In the meantime, Dr. Heineman looks forward to working with Dean DeFusco-Sullivan as she leads Academic Affairs at North Shore.  Over the coming weeks they will confer with President Bryant about the best way to provide interim leadership for the Liberal Studies Division so it will be well positioned for operations this summer and fall.

Please take the opportunity to wish Vice President Hynick well and congratulate Dean DeFusco-Sullivan.






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Celebrate Juneteenth!

Juneteenth will be observed as an official state holiday for the first time in Massachusetts this year. (NSCC will be closed in observance of Juneteenth on Friday, June 18)  As part of the recognition of this important holiday, North Shore will be flying the Juneteenth Flag on both of it's campuses. Additionally, the Anti-Racism Working Group will be offering programming to the community to help bring the Juneteenth celebration to NSCC.

The working group will host a forum on Tuesday, June 15th at 1 pm to celebrate Juneteenth and bring the community together in observance of the day. The event will feature community members and history of the day. Please pre-register for the event by following this link: Juneteenth Forum.

If you are not familiar with Juneteenth, more details may be found at Celebrating Juneteenth.



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President’s Cabinet Highlights, May 24, 2021

Return to Campus Follow-up/Impact of Governor’s Decision:  
In light of the Governor’s announcement of lifting most Covid related restrictions on May 29, and rescinding the Commonwealth’s state of emergency in mid-June, re-entry plans for the fall were re-evaluated. It was agreed that as long of things continue to improve in the state, the college should plan to be more robustly open on September 7, the first day of classes. Staffing will still be determined at the managers discretion. A manager’s meeting will be held Friday, May 28 to discuss how to prepare to bring staff back on campus and to answer any questions they might have.  

June BOT Meeting: Time was spent finalizing preparations for the June 15 Board of Trustees meeting. Agenda items 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 proposed FY22 budget so spending can begin on 7/1.

College Cost-Saving Recommendations: Nate announced that he passed along all the input received from the college community to incoming President Heineman for review.

Tactical Plan End-of-Year Report: It was decided that Laurie LaChapelle would be asked to prepare this report to capture the year’s progress.






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

As we continue our work with Student Initiated Appointments, now is the opportunity to stop by a workshop to find out how to take advantage of this feature or to fine-tune your availability and calendar sync to make sure you’ve got it working optimally.

Looking to recruit students for a program or service you provide? Are you just trying to find a way to continue that connection with your students over the summer? Come brainstorm with the Navigators to come up with some ideas for an Appointment campaign or outreach initiative. As more students begin to onboard into Navigate, there is a chance to view some of those intake survey results. Learn how to check them out!

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, June 2

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

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

Wednesday, June 9

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Come Brainstorm Ideas to Stay Engaged with Students over the Summer!

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Advanced Search: Intake Survey Analysis

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!

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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. 

Think About This
Maria Y. Orosa was a Filipino food scientist and war hero educated at the University of Washington. During WWII, she developed a soy-based powder that nourished Filipino and American prisoners in Japanese concentration camps, and a shortage of tomatoes led her to invent the enduring condiment banana ketchup.     

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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