The NSCC Bulletin


Presidential Transition Team Named

Dr. William Heineman’s presidential transition team has been named and will hold its first meeting on July 14. The team will: support a plan with key activities between July and December 2021 — and beyond as needed — designed to support the transition of a new president to NSCC and to assist the new president in learning about the college community and culture; help the new president become familiar with important campus contacts and relationships; help assess campus concerns and morale, and communicate the information to the new president during meetings/briefings; provide feedback on internal and external communities' perceptions; and report back to their constituencies regularly so that the college community will know the transition process is open and their input is welcome.

The transition team is being co-chaired by Linda Brantley, Executive Director of External and Public Relations and Thanh Giddarie, Interim VP of Human Resources/Payroll. Members and their constituencies include: Jan Forsstrom, VP of Administration and Finance, Stephen Creamer, Interim VP of Student Affairs and Andrea DeFusco-Sullivan, Interim VP of Academic Affairs, Executive Leadership;  Allissa Flint-Kummel (classified staff), Tiffany Magnolia (faculty), Search Committee reps; Carlos Marin, Mary Meng, Sonja Gamby, Forum Leadership; Janease McCloud, Torrey Dukes, Union Leadership; Yuleika Lluveres, Student Leadership; Nicole Marcotte, Director of Development, NUPs; and Brendan Stamm, Coordinator of Advising, Unit Professionals.

Meetings are scheduled for: Wednesday, July 14 - 11a.m. – 12 p.m. VIRTUAL via Zoom; Wednesday, August 25 - 11a.m. – 12 p.m.  VIRTUAL via Zoom; Wednesday, October 13 – 11a.m. – 12 p.m. TBD; and Wednesday, December 15 – 11a.m. – 12 p.m. TBD

To ensure a successful transition for Dr. Heineman, the transition team and the entire college community must: recognize that, in a presidential transition, the needs of the institution come first; take every opportunity to honor what has been accomplished, allay fears and anxieties, articulate the college's current challenges, elicit comment and ideas from all groups, clarify what is being heard, and provide suggestions how the institution can embrace the future and use formal and informal means of communication and inquiry to gather data, build relationships, pass on important information, and ensure continuity.



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Some interesting facts you may not know about incoming president Dr. William Heineman

Career Shift:  Hornell native named college president after tenure with CIA.
Evening Tribune | Chris Potter | June 17, 2021





NSCC Invests in its Students and Community by Eliminating Student Debt

NSCC has elected to utilize $1.2 million in federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to erase college-held debt for students whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of whom are facing significant financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. read more




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It's a boy!

Congratulations to Erin Sheppard, from Marketing, and her husband Jason on the arrival of their new son Zane Daniel!  Zane arrived on May 5th, weighing in at 7 lbs., 10 oz.

Zane is pictured with proud big sister Unity and big brother Braylan. Equally proud, but not pictured, are older siblings Marisa and Jake.






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Making an Impact

The inaugural issue of Impact, the North Shore Chamber’s quarterly magazine, is now out and it includes an article on Handshake (pages 38-39) that features our own Lorin Buksa


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Rachel and Rascal

Congratulations to faculty member Rachel Shiryayeva, who after two decades of writing, with the dream of publishing some day, has had her dream come true with the publication of her children's book, The Life and Times of Rascallion Raccoon.  






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Meet your newest colleague!

Please join us in welcoming Ana Tejeda to NSCC!   Ana is the new Administrative Assistant I in the Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing.



Job Openings

Development Assistant, Planning, Research & Resources (Staff Assistant)
Director of TRIO /Student Support Services

Clerical/Office Support
PT Administrative Assistant, TRIO-Talent Search Program
PT Clerical Assistant, Accessibility Services, Lynn Campus
PT Clerical Assistant, Corporate & Professional Education
PT Clerical Assistant, Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

Adjunct Faculty, PRO 100 - Introduction to Professional Portfolio, Fall 2021
PT Clinical Instructor, Nurse Education Program (Fundamentals of Nursing)
PT Clinical Instructor, Nurse Education Program, Medical Surgical Nursing
PT Instructor for the Central Sterile program
PT Instructor, Nurse Assistant/Home Health Care (CNA/HHA)

Maintainer I (Janitorial), Facilities Department (2 Openings available)
Utility Plant Operator, Facilities Department

Coordinator of Experiential Education and Internships (Coordinator of Cooperative Education)
Financial Aid Counselor, Lynn Campus (Grant funded)
Pathway Navigator (Grant funded)
PT Curriculum Developer Medical Ethics
Recruitment Counselor, Office of Admissions and Recruitment/Outreach

For more information on these and other job openings, please contact Kim Bevan at




Sad News

It is with a heavy heart that we share some sad news of the passing of longtime Career Placement Administrative Assistant, Sandra (Sandy) Hamalainen. Sandy was a welcoming presence at the Lynn Campus for 16 years, and enjoyed getting to know her colleagues from different departments but especially meeting and working with students. To leave an online condolence for her family or to plant a tree in Sandy’s memory, please visit





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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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
As Pride Month comes to a close, a recap: The 1969 Stonewall Uprising marked a turning point in the quest for gay rights. In 2015, the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, but a year later, 49 people were killed and 53 were wounded in a mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In 2020, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling saying that Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination but, in 2021, extending full protections through an amendment to the Civil Rights Act, called the Equality Act, still struggles for approval in Congress.  

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




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Seeking 9th-11th grade students who want to go to college!
NSCC’s Upward Bound program is a FREE after-school college prep program for Lynn public high school students, held at NSCC’s Lynn Campus.
Our program offers after-school tutoring, cultural activities, summer college experience, snacks and meals, scholarships/FAFSA, field trips, college counseling, computer access and so much more – all FREE!
We are now accepting applications from Lynn public high school students in grades 9 through 11. Scan the QR code in the flyer for the application or go to

Find out more about Upward Bound by going to or calling 781-477-2161 or email



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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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