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Join us for the 44th Forum on Tolerance
October 19th–22nd
Free and open to the public, but PRE-REGISTRATION is required.

Black Lives Matter: The U.S. Journey Towards Justice and Healing

A Four-Day, Virtual Event

WITH OUR CONDEMNATION of the senseless murder of George Floyd as our catalyst, our virtual series will focus on the history of the harassment, profiling, and brutalization of our black citizens by the hands of community policing and the criminal justice system. We will explore steps that might be taken to reverse this systemic racism, help those who have been victimized by it, and heal as a nation and a community.

For more information and to REGISTER, visit

This forum is being presented in collaboration North Shore Community College, Office of Student Engagement and with Salem State University. ssu logo




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Four for four! 

For the fourth year in a row, NSCC’s team of Economics and Finance Club students, under the leadership of Economics Professor Moonsu (Moon) Han, took first place in the Boston Regional Community College Fed Challenge Competition held on October 16, 2020.  The competition was held virtually, via Zoom, this year.   

NSCC has now earned the distinction of being the ONLY community college to win the Fed Challenge Competition for four years in a row – 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020! This year, NSCC competed against community college teams from Bunker Hill CC and Manchester, NH CC.

The competition encourages the development of important skills such as research and analysis, decision-making, argument formulation, and effective communication. 

NSCC's team did an intensive analysis on income gaps based on racial disparities and delivered a presentation of their views and recommended an appropriate course for monetary policy. They answered questions asked by the judges that required them to apply their knowledge and think on their feet.

Congratulations to Moon and members of Team NSCC 2020, pictured clockwise, starting top right : Moon, Adam Ellis, Kaylee Warren, Gretchen LaPorte, Cole Gregson, and Kathryn Corbett.



The Group Insurance Commission’s Fall 2020 health insurance buyout enrollment period runs through Friday, October 30, 2020. 

Under the buy-out plan, eligible state employees receive 25% of the full-cost monthly premium in lieu of health insurance benefits for one 12-month period, and receive a monthly check. The amount of payment depends on your health plan and coverage. 

What You Need to Know

Employees insured with GIC health insurance on July 1, 2020 or before and who continue their coverage through December 31, 2020, may apply to buy out their health plan coverage effective January 1, 2021.This includes state retirees. Municipalities are not eligible for this buyout program. 

Please click HERE to access the "Buyout GIC Insurance" form.

Buyout application forms are due to the GIC by Friday, October 30, 2020. 

For more information about the Health Insurance Buy-Out program, please contact GIC’s main line at (617) 727-2310.


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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 October 19th - How Can I Use Technology to Foster the Emotional Processing of Course Content?

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,





Faces of NSCC 2021

The Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) is collecting pictures, quotes and 10-second videos for its annual Faces of NSCC video, which highlights students, staff, faculty at home, outside, in the office, on/off campus with your 2-legged and 4-legged family members. Play a song, hold up a sign to share your brave, determined, meaningful, inspirational message. Faces of NSCC 2021 will be shown at various faculty/staff/administration meetings and outreach events.   “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in NSCC’s Community” Together apart. 

With most learning and working now taking place remotely, a whole new category of photo & video opportunities has opened up.  Please take and send pictures of students, staff, faculty working from home - teaching, learning, working.  Photo suggestions:  Helping your children do their schoolwork online; your unusual, hastily created "office" space; holding a sign with words of encouragement and support for the NSCC community; serious photos; fun photos, etc. Be creative!

Students' music approx  5-10 minutes is encouraged and welcomed! Email me your link!

There is a question on the release form for those who would like to provide a quote, which is optional.  People may have their picture taken with or without including a quote.

Please direct any questions, send photos, student release form, 10-second individual video message,  student music for project background to:

Anne Tabet at  Deadline to submit Friday, April 30, 2021

Have fun taking pictures and videos!

--The Diversity Leadership Committee




nscc in the news graphicLynn Item: NSCC awarded $40K to offer early college courses to low-income students





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   Have you registered to vote yet?

If not, do so now before it is too late to register (deadline is October 24) for the 2020 elections! #NSCCVotes

                                                                              EVERY VOTE COUNTS!!

Go to or to to register quickly and easily. Also check out OSE and MASSPIRG drop in voter registration sessions.

                                                                         MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!!



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Seeking Keynote Speaker Nominations

NSCC Commencement Ceremony

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 (tentative) 

Do you know of someone who would be a great role model to our graduating students? Someone they could relate to, someone who will inspire them. The College is now seeking nominations for the 55th Commencement Keynote Speaker.
Please submit your nomination online here. Deadline to submit nominations is Friday November 6, 2020 at 4pm. Questions can be forwarded to





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NSCC Pets on Parade!

Celebrate the amazing animals that have offered their unconditional love to us during these difficult times, providing comfort when we needed it the most.  Whether it’s a special talent, a funny moment, or just to show off, share a video of your pet(s), and a little bit of the joy they bring you, with the rest of the NSCC community.

Follow this link for instructions on how to submit your video. Individual videos will be combined into one longer video and shared with the College community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see YOUR Pets on Parade!

--Josiah Bourgeois, Media Services




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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...
This is an example of white privilege: If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an area which I can afford, and in which I would want to live. I can be pretty sure that my neighbors in such a location will be neutral or pleasant to me.

--Diane Read for the Equality & Equity Project,


SENSE Survey

This fall, NSCC will be participating in the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE), a national survey of institutional practices and student behaviors during the earliest weeks of college. SENSE is an initiative of the Center for Community College Student Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. SENSE results will help us better understand the entering student experience.

This online survey will be administered to all students who are new to NSCC (both new and transfer) between the fourth and seventh class weeks of the fall academic term. Emails announcing the survey and inviting participation will be sent directly to students on Tuesday, September 29th.  The survey will close on Friday, October 23rd.  The results will be provided to NSCC in the spring of 2021.

If you are an instructor who teaches or are staff who interact with entering students, please encourage your students to complete SENSE.

To learn more, please visit



Worthy Causes
Help in the fight against breast cancer and ALS

Hello NSCC colleagues, I am reaching out because I want to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer and ALS.  To that end, I have committed to doing annual fundraising and walks.  I walk in memoriam and for survivors.   This year will be my 8th year walking, to raise funds and to support more research for cures.   I hope that you can join me in providing real-time help to those facing and fighting these devastating diseases.

You can make a donation online by clicking the button above my fundraising thermometer.
Thank you for helping me as I raise money in support of ending breast cancer forever and finding a cure for ALS.

Here are links to my fundraising pages 

Susan G Koman, Race for the Cure

Team:  AJ's Ladybugs
Vanessa Bates Team Goal: $500
Walk will be on October 24th

Walk to Defeat ALS MA Chapter 

Team:  WLBates
Vanessa Bates Team Goal:  $500
Walk was October 3rd but fundraising through October 

Thank you for helping me as I raise money in support of ending breast cancer forever and finding a cure for ALS.

--Vanessa Bates, TRIO/Student Support Services



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North Shore Community College Fall 2020 Meditation Series

- featuring pre-recorded, live via Zoom, & Spanish meditation options as well as education
click here


 Faculty and staff are welcome to participate and
are encouraged to share with their students!



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Sign up for one or all of the OTA sessions.

Job Openings

Director of Human Resource Development (Temporary, Remote 6-month position January 2021-June 2021)

Campus Police
Campus Police Officer III (Sergeant)
Communications Dispatcher I, Campus Police
Institution Security Officer II (3rd shift), 2 openings available

Clerical/Office Support
Accountant II, Grants Accountant, Fiscal Affairs
PT Administrative Assistant, TRIO/Student Support Services (Grant)
PT Peer Tutor, Upward Bound Program (Grant)

Adjunct Faculty, Marketing, Spring 2021
FT Faculty, Associate Degree Nurse Education Program, Spring 2021
FT Faculty, Surgical Technology Program (Associate Degree), Spring 2021
PT Adult Education, HiSET Instructor (Math, Science, Social Studies & English) (Grant)

Maintainer I (Janitorial), Facilities Department

Academic Counselor, Student Support and Advising Center
Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist)
Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist), 10 month benefited, Grant funded position
PT Program Curriculum Coordinator for Nutritional Science & Diet Technology
PT Simulation Lab Specialist
STEM Pathway Navigator (Grant Funded)
Transfer Counselor, Student Support and Advising Center

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



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Quote of the Week

(Anonymous contribution)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

-Margaret Mead



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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