The NSCC Bulletin

Congratulations to the 2019 Champions of NSCC Honorees!

NSCC was proud to honor exceptional leaders dedicated to excellence in higher education and career pathways for residents of the North Shore and beyond at our third annual Champions Awards breakfast.
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The Bertolon Family - in recognition of philanthropy and volunteerism, 
l-r: President Gentile, Michael Card, Jennifer Bertolon-Card, John Bertolon, Donna Bertolon, Henry Bertolon, Caleb Loring III
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The Solimine Family of Solimine Funeral Homes - in recognition of community impact
l-r: President Gentile, Joel Solimine, David J. Solimine Sr., David J. Solimine Jr., John Fouhy
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Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development in MA - in recognition of public service and advocacy
l-r: President Gentile, Rosalin Acosta, Nancy Stager
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Memorial Boards for Berta Pereira-Roldan 

Berta Pereira-Roldan, a freshman at NSCC, tragically lost her life last week while celebrating her 19th birthday.    Memorial boards have been placed on the Lynn Campus (outside OSE - LW 171) and on the Danvers Campus  (Berry lobby) for people to write messages of remembrance and condolence. We will have them in place till Thursday noon, 10/10, which will mark 2 weeks since her death. We will then gather the messages and send them to her family. Please spread the word.

--Bonie Bagchi Williamson, Dean of Students


photo of get your flu shot sign          NSCC nursing students and faculty will be assisting Lynn DPH at 2  upcoming flu clinics:
Thurs. 10/10 at Breed Middle School, 90 O'Callaghan Way, Lynn - 4 - 7 pm
Thurs. 10/17 at Marshall Middle School, 100 Brookline St., Lynn - 4 - 7 pm
All are welcome to come and get a flu shot.
Please bring your insurance information.
 -Norene Gachignard, Professor, Nurse Education,
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TRIO Apple Fest is Here!

TRIO Student Support Services will sponsor the 9th Annual Apple Fest, Wednesday, October 23, from 10:00-1:00.  Apple Fest features our delicious caramel apples, made with Winfrey’s caramel and, as always, the apples will be hand-dipped by our students. We will also offer apple cake and other seasonal goodies. We will have our traditional plain, coconut, peanut, M&M, jimmies and Heathbar toppings. Let us know if you have any special requests. Proceeds help to fund TRIO student activities.

Wednesday, October 23, 10:00-1:00

Lynn – Outside of TRIO Office, LW-165

Danvers – Lobby of the Berry Building

--Diane Dickerson, Director, TRIO, x5438,



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Get discounted tickets to NSMT’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL!

Join NSCC’s Alumni Association at Bill Hanney’s North Shore Music Theater to celebrate one of New England’s brightest holiday traditions! An original adaptation based on Charles Dickens’ classic novella, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a musical ghost story following Ebenezer Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys where he discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. Featuring dazzling special effects and traditional songs this award-winning production was created specifically for NSMT and has been seen by more than 1 million people since its 1989 debut. RUNNING TIME: 2h 20m (includes intermission) CONTENT ADVISORY: Contains sudden loud noises, pyrotechnics, dark images. May not be suitable for all audiences.

December 14, 2019, 2 p.m.

Adults $58.50, Youth (4-18) $35.50 Promo Code: ALUMS

Seating is limited – reserve your seats now! Go to to buy tickets.

Hope to see you there!

--NSCC's Alumni Association


Notice of Upcoming Comprehensive Evaluation for the Reaccreditation of North Shore Community College
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Invitation for Comments




 Hispanic Heritage Month Co-Curricular Programming


October 9- Fall Festival Danvers 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sugar Skulls and Banderas - Poster Board and displays on the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)


October 10 - Mobile Market Danvers 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Salsa Dancing


October 17 - Sugar Skulls & Banderas, Lynn  10:00 am - 11:30 am

 Poster Board and displays on the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)


October 21- Danvers Forum on Tolerance: "Online Hate: How to see it and stop it"  11-1 in DS106B


October 22- New Immigrant & Refugee Visions, Lynn Campus, 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria 

Film Screening and Q&A with filmmakers and actors

Teaching Resources:


October 24-  Lynn Forum on Tolerance (In Conjunction with Salem State Center for Genocide Studies): "Online Hate: How to see it and stop it"  9-2 in the Lynn Campus Gym 


October 30 - Movie Coco, Lynn Gym, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Doors open at 5:00 pm)


Discussion Points or Reflection Assignments

  1. What is Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) and why did people in the film celebrate it?
  2. Why was the song “Remember Me” significant?  How did it link in with the family’s history and the film’s overall message?
  3. How would you describe The Land of the Dead?  What sorts of colors were there? Was it a scary place?  Why did some people keep disappearing?
  4. Would you describe Coco as a happy or sad film, or do with think it was a bit of both? Why?
  5. Draw a picture, write a song, or create a short story or poem to acknowledge somebody in your family or someone else close to you.  Be sure to include what you like best about them and some of their most distinctive characteristics. Also think about if there is a particular place or location that you associate with them and try to incorporate it into your work.

*Adapted from the Into Film website.



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The Beacon's back!

The Beacon Café, North Shore Community College’s student-run café, will be serving fresh, hot meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning October 15th through December 10th. The café will be closed Thursday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Luncheons are only $5.00 -$7.50, depending on the menu, and will be served buffet style.  The Beacon has two seating times: 11:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. and reservations are required. Please call (no emails, please) to make your reservation at 978-762-4000, x1513 and follow the instructions in the message.

The Beacon Café is located off Route 114W at 30 Log Bridge Road, Middleton in the North Shore Business Center.

Hope to see you at the Beacon!



Save the date!



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October 24, 2019 - Celebrate 50 years of Nursing Excellence at NSCC and the unveiling of the planned Bertolon Simulation Health Care Center of Excellence

Please join us as we celebrate 50 years of nursing excellence at NSCC, Thursday, October 24, 5-7 p.m. in the Health Professions and Student Services building on the Danvers Campus!

In addition, the event will include the unveiling of the planned Bertolon Simulation Health Care Center of Excellence at NSCC, made possible by a gift from Donna (NSCC Class of 1972) and Henry Bertolon and their family.  Read more about the Bertolon's gift.

RSVP or for more information, email



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The NSCC Mobile Markets are held monthly on both the Lynn and Danvers Campus and provide fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables to ALL NSCC students, faculty and staff, FREE of charge. Each participant may receive up to 25 pounds of produce.

A one-time registration is required for each campus. Registration may be done online or in person at the Office of Student Engagement Lynn, LW-171 or Danvers, DB 132.

Please plan to bring your own reusable bags to carry your items as bags may not be available at each market.

To volunteer or to register and to find out the dates, times and locations of the mobile markets,




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 Problem of the Week #5

Click here for Problem of the Week #5 and solution to Week #4's problem.

Week #4 Leaderboard scores


Contest Rules:

Each week we will send out a problem solving challenge as a friendly competition among students, faculty and staff. They will vary in topic, format and difficulty. Problems are posted on Tuesdays and answers need to be returned via email to Professor Anne O'Shea ( or Professor John Gambino ( by 11:00 am on Friday of the same week.     

The first randomly selected correct entry, regardless of when it is received, will earn 10 pts, the next 9 pts, the third 8 pts, the fourth 7 pts and the fifth 6 pts. All other correct submissions will earn 5 points. The person with the highest cumulative point total at the end of the semester (12/13) will be declared the winner and Problem Solving Champion and win a “fabulous” prize. Separate contests will be held for Students and Faculty/Staff.

Problems are posted each in the Bulletin each week, posted on the North Shore Community College Mathematics Department Facebook page, and on bulletin boards across from LE303 (Lynn) and on the first floor of the Berry Building (Danvers) by Tuesday. Other locations may be added at a later time.



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Worthy Causes


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On Saturday, October 19, 2019, I will walking in honor and memory of my father, William Bates.  The walk will be held at Carson Beach in Dorchester near the UMass Boston Campus.  I have a team fundraising goal of $500 but I would like to exceed that.   #ChallengeALS

My team link is: pg=entry&fr_id=13852

Vanessa Bates - Team Captain    WLBates - Team


Thank you for your support!


Most Sincerely,









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