The NSCC Bulletin


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Welcome to the Fall Semester!



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While fueling up on Red Bull and water, members of a Rad Tech study group were welcomed to the first day of classes by new President Bill Heineman. "You can't tell under these masks, but we're smiling!" said the students.



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TRIO New Student Orientation

Thank you to everyone who helped make the TRIO New Student Orientation a success. Fifteen students participated in the on-campus orientations in Lynn and Danvers on August 24 & 25, and a dozen more will participate in an evening virtual orientation.

In addition to workshops led by TRIO staff on getting organized and using technology, they gained insight into various personality types, played games and made friends. In teams of two they participated in a scavenger hunt to several departments so that they could become familiar with what each offered, picking up lots of goodies along the way. They also found the location of their first class, to alleviate some of those first-day jitters. Four winners received Amazon gift cards.  After a delicious boxed lunch from Panera, they were on their way with plenty of school supplies, phone numbers of new friends and happy memories.

It was great to see students back!

--TRIO Staff








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Ice Cream Social/Meet & Greet with President Heineman

Faculty and staff came together on a sultry August afternoon to enjoy a frosty treat while welcoming new president, Dr. William Heineman, (many meeting him in person for the very first time) and catching up with friends and colleagues. View additional photos on Facebook or Flickr




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Invest for Success - Scholarship Award Virtual Celebration!

On September 9th, the NSCC Foundation virtually celebrated our incredible scholarship awardees, the generosity of our amazing scholarship donors, and the very first presentation of the Traicoff Award for exemplary and inspirational dedication to scholarships and student success.  This was a record-setting year, with $310,000 in scholarships awarded to 324 students for the 2021-2022 academic year, with more than double the number of students applied for scholarships. NSCC scholarship awardees Megan Schirl, Jorge Romero, and David Okoro shared their inspirational journeys, and NSCC alums Ryan Duggan ’19 and Girish Dang ’05 reflected on the impact of the scholarships they were awarded during their time at NSCC.   The Foss Family, including Marie, Mary, Michael and Anthony, shared the motivation for their dedication to the Peter J. Foss Memorial Scholarship and how meaningful it is to continue the legacy of Peter Foss through this scholarship.

To view a recording of the event, visit and enter password scholarships21.

Check out our newly designed Scholarship Program Brochure featuring the list of 2021-2022 academic year scholarships!

To the faculty and staff who volunteer to make the scholarship program happen each year – thank you so very much!

--Nicole Marcotte, Director of Development



Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Updates

Inaugural Faculty Fellow for Equity & Inclusion (AY 2021-2022)
We are excited to announce Dr. Jennifer Harris as the inaugural Faculty Fellow for Equity & Inclusion. The Faculty Fellow will work closely with Chief Diversity & Equity Officer and the Vice President of Academic Affairs on the various diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives this academic year. The Faculty Fellow will also be a resource, liaison, and collaborator for and with the NSCC community.

Leading for Change Racial Equity and Justice Institute; Racial Equitable Action Planning and “Leadership as an Anti-Racist Practice” by Keynote by Dr. Estela Bensimon and Remarks by Commissioner Carlos Santiago on Tuesday, September 21st 2021 at 1:00 pm.

Dear colleagues,

As you may know, in order to help build on our institutional racial equity and justice efforts our campus is a member of the Racial Equity and Justice Institute (REJI). Over the summer, over 20 faculty and staff members participated in REJI Professional Development workshops with Dr. Estela Bensimon with the purpose of aiding our college in centralizing racial equity tenets and practices into our student service provision and teaching practices. Throughout the fall semester, please expect members to reach out, join department meetings, host workshops, and more to share what was learned in the workshop series on equitable action planning.
On September 21 from 1:00-3:00 noted leader in racial educational equity Dr. Estela Bensimon will be offering a virtual keynote to the REJI entitled “Leadership as an Anti-Racist Practice.”  The time will undoubtedly offer us tools for the work we do together for racial equity and justice on our campus. I invite you to register at the link below: 
Registration Link:

--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer




Kudos Korner

Kudos to Rex Krajewski, Director of the Library and Learning Resources, and his entire team for their passion and hard work in implementing solutions for our students to get equitable access to affordable course materials.

One of the strategies the Library team has used to provide affordable course materials is a partnership with BibliU, an eTextbooks platform. For the Fall 2021 semester, this partnership has helped NSCC to supply students with no-direct cost access to over 120 required textbooks and monographs, as well as an additional 30-plus via CDL.

Read more about BibliU by clicking the link, which includes a case study on how NSCC has transformed their textbook reserve programs with BibliU.

Congrats to Professor Emeritus Carl Carlsen   As reported on the front page of the Lynn Item last week, Carl has just published Brickyard Stories 2.0: A Lynn MA Neighborhood Before and After Urban Renewal.   Based on interviews with forty Brickyarders, the book combines oral history and storytelling, poetry and prose, maps, photographs and essays to capture the past century of life in a diverse and legendary neighborhood.   Brickyard Stories 2.0 is an update of a much shorter similar book published by the college to accompany the 1985 opening of its permanent Lynn campus.  The book may be bought on or borrowed from the college library.

Speaking of the Lynn Brickyard, kudos to retired Professor Ralph Tufo on his upcoming "Beyond the Blues Revue" which is set in the Brickyard in Lynn in 1982.  All are invited to the free performance on September 19.  Details

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Bonnie Ashmore Davis on being one of the featured artists at the 10th Annual Members' Exhibition at Gallery 263.  Find out more.

Big shout out to Stacy Randell-Shaheen and Diane Amelia Read, from the Adult Learning Center, on recently launching a free podcast called "Personal Power for the Common Good."  Listen to Episode 1.


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Fox 25 News - A segment on Hunger in MA public colleges and universities, featuring NSCC staff members Amanda Dooling and Kristine Babcock along with student veteran, Chris Bates,  aired on Boston Fox News 25 on September 10.  In case you missed it, here is a link to the broadcast.

Lynn Item -  New NSCC President Rolls Into Lynn

Gloucester Daily Times - Couples commitment to country lead to each other  
Amanda is a 2019 graduate of our RN program.  #NSCCProud



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Navigate Weekly Workshops

The Summer has proven a busy time for a lot of you! We have been watching those scores rise and those discussion posts getting juicy! The team went live with five different modules open, starting with FERPA, going through Orientation of Navigate, Academic Planning, Notes & Appointment Summaries, and ending with the Student Experience of Navigate. As of late, we have just released a new optional module that talks about student Appointments and Appointment Campaigns. Take a jab at some of the modules and join us for our weekly workshop to discuss any questions or feedback that you may have!

As we enter the start of the Fall term, you may also want to refresh or brush up on your Navigate skills. The Navigate team is here to go over any material you want to discuss!

Wednesday, September 15

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Navigate Course in Blackboard: Module 5: Appointments & Campaigns

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


Wednesday, September 22

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Notes & Appointment Summaries // Running Reports

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


Wednesday, September 29

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Academic Planning: Features, Functions, Tips & Tricks!

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

Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

--John, Jake, and Scott



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20 Minute Online Professional Development

The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty-minute snippets.

For the week of September 13th -  How Can I Increase Exam Security with Custom Question Banks?

Directions for Accessing the Link to the Presentation and Supplemental Materials

Select the URL link below to access the presentation and to print the supplemental materials. (You may also copy and paste the URL into your browser’s address bar.) Supplemental materials are available to view and print now.  

New presentations go live at 10:00am each Monday morning and are only accessible through Sunday.

The series is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation – we would appreciate your input!

--Andrea Milligan,





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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. 

September Deep Dive

It is important to note that though no person alive today created the public education system, it is everyone’s responsibility to address inequities in the system, question power structures and ensure that every group (especially those who have been historically excluded) is represented and has a voice, making it more equitable for all students and families. It is also critically important to understand that the decisions made today create the public education system that impacts both current and future generations of students. To achieve an equitable system tomorrow, the work has to start today. Learn more here.        

Think about this:

A cisgender person is someone whose gender identity corresponds with the sex that person had or was identified as having at birth.       

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





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Mobile Food Markets (Danvers Campus Only)

Mobile MarketFree farmers market-style distribution of food, fresh fruits and vegetables. Open to the entire college community.  Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, NSCC's mobile markets will look a little different this semester.  The mobile market will only be offered on the Danvers Campus and will only be open to NSCC students, faculty and staff.  Registration will be required for each monthly market.  It will be curbside pick up and you will receive a time to pick up in your confirmation email.  

Please click the date below to complete the registration form.

Fall 2021 Semester Dates                               Spring 2022 Semester Dates

September 9, 2021**                                        February 10, 2022
October 14, 2021                                              March 10, 2022
November 18, 2021                                          April 14, 2022
                                      December 9, 2021                                           May 12, 2022           

*Please note registration will be required for each monthly market.  Be sure to sign up for the ones you would like to attend.

**Market Sign Up closed.  Please reach out to Amanda Dooling at for assistance.
If you need food assistance please complete the Here to Help Application.

If you are a Lynn student requiring food assistance, please complete the NSCC Here to Help Application.












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