The NSCC Bulletin


4 female, 1 male staff member promoting Latino festival flyer

NSCC faculty and staff members, l-r, Professor Irene Fernandez-Palacios, Community Liaison Dulce Gonzalez, Provost Dr. Jennifer Mezquita, Professor Carlos Marin and Professor Maria Vazquez are shown at a press conference, organized by Without Borders Magazine and hosted at NSCC, promoting the upcoming 2022 Lynn Latino Festival.



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Lynn Latino Festival

NSCC is a proud sponsor of this year's Latino Festival that will be held on the Lynn Commons, Saturday, July 30, 10a.m. to 8p.m.

FREE admission – bring the family (and friends and neighbors!) and join us to enjoy the fun, music, food, cultural presentations, games and much, much more! Drop by NSCC’s booth and find out more about the excellent community college right in your own backyard. Community partners and local businesses will also be on hand – stop by and get to know them.

Hope to see you there!

Kudos Korner

jen harris at fenway honored as most valuable educator
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Harris, Professor, Behavioral Science, who was honored at the July 23 Blue Jays vs Red Sox game as a "Most Valuable Educator." Jennifer, shown at Fenway Park,  was nominated by President Heineman and Assistant Provost Andrea DeFusco-Sullivan when NSCC alum Nathaniel Montero, Class of 2016, now working as Community Relations Coordinator for the Sox, reached out with the opportunity.  Jennifer shared that as a young woman she dreamed of being a sports broadcaster or sports psychiatrist.   Responding to an amazing outpouring of congratulations on NSCC's Facebook page, Jennifer said,
"I am truly overwhelmed and humbled. Thanks especially to my former students. I wouldn't be here without you. It was a wonderful and special day."



Meet Your Newest Colleagues!


kathy hughes

The NSCC Counseling Team would like to welcome Kathy Hughes, LICSW to its ranks.  Kathy has been providing counseling services to the North Shore for many years and will now be providing as needed non-emergency counseling services to NSCC students.  Referrals for counseling should be made to where the team will connect students with the appropriate counseling services.

Please give a warm NSCC welcome to Kathy and also to the following new NSCC employees:


c. kozlowski, j. mcgonagle, j. mezquita, v. rafferty

Clockwise, starting top left: Christopher Kozlowski, Institution Security Officer III, Campus Police; Valerie Rafferty, Community Outreach Counselor/Educational Advisor, EOC; Jordan McGonagle, Campus Police Officer I, Campus Police; Dr. Jennifer Mezquita, Provost, President's Office. 


d. deschamps, j. caron, s. consentino, t. dao

Clockwise, starting top left: Samantha Cosentino, Pathway Navigator/Enrollment Counselor, Student Success/Title III; Thu Dao, Administrative Assistant I, Center for Alternative Studies; Denise Deschamps, Corporate and Professional Training Grants Manager, Corporate and Professional Education; Justine Caron, Chief People and Culture Officer, Human Resources.


j. garcia rijo, n. giokas

Left, Jeleiny Garcia Rijo, Pathway Navigator/Enrollment Counselor, Student Success/Title III; right, Nickolaos Giokas, EDP Sysems Analyst (IT/Media Specialist), Information Systems.

New employees not pictured are Roberta Stewart, Special Programs Coordinator/Educational Advisor, TRIO and Ray Newton, Institution Security Officer III. 

Welcome, all!



excerpt from blackboard learn web site

Blackboard Learn Assistance for Students

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 landscape.

To schedule an appointment or connect with us virtually, students can send an email to the NSCC Blackboard Learn Helpdesk at Students can also stop by CTLI offices in Danvers DB388 and Lynn LS313. Office hours are posted at

--Andrea Milligan, Director, CTLI


grab and go foods and the text grab and go

Summer Café Food Service

Aladdin Food Service is happy to announce that the Lynn and Danvers Cafés will be open during the summer - Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

A new Signature Grab & Go Program will now be offered in both the Lynn and Danvers Cafés, featuring high-end Grab & Go salads and sandwiches labeled with complete nutritional and calorie information. Fresh seasonal fruit cups, whole fresh fruit, and a variety of snacks and sweets will also be available.

Summer catering may be limited depending upon availability and guest volume. Contact Ted Nypaver via email or phone 978-290-6171 for pricing and availability. A signed Food Service Request Form, located under the My Northshore Facilities Department Page, must be sent to Form needs to be received in Facilities at least 10 working days before the event.

A service calendar will be posted at the Lynn and Danvers Cafés with hours and days of operation.





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:

Be an ally to people of different faiths. Reach out to your colleagues or classmates of different faiths during key holidays to acknowledge their experience. During Ramadan, for example, message a Muslim friend and ask: "How is Ramadan going? How was your iftar last night?" (Iftar is the meal Muslims have at sunset after a day of fasting from food and water.)


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


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