The NSCC Bulletin



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Spring Registration postponed until 11/06/21

We will be delaying the start of the Spring registration period until 11/06/21 to allow NSCC to clearly communicate the new, recently approved vaccination mandate to students. 

This additional week will also allow NSCC to fully prepare for the mandate. More information to follow in next week's Bulletin. 

--Stephen Creamer, Interim VP of Student Affairs



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Ray Parker Celebration of Life

Please join us for a Celebration of Life service in honor of Ray Parker on November 5th.  The service will take place on the Lynn East Patio at 3pm.  This will be an opportunity for the college community to share memories and stories of Ray.  If you are unable to attend, we will record the service to be shared with the college community.

Please share a memory of Ray that we may read at his Celebration of Life service.  If you’d like us to read your name as part of your memory, please include it here.  Depending on the number of submissions, we will do our best to include most but we may not have enough time to read them all. In that case, we will be sure to share your memory with his family.

If you would like to speak your memory at the service, please let us know.  For questions or if you prefer to email your memory instead of sharing it here, contact Donna Davis at  Thank you for sharing.

The Ray Parker Memorial Scholarship

Join the NSCC community in continuing the inspirational legacy of Ray Parker with a charitable gift to a NSCC scholarship award established in his memory.

Ray joined NSCC in 1994 as an Academic Counselor in the Student Support and Advising Center. His passion for academic learning and commitment to serving students allowed him to positively impact the lives of countless individuals. Ray took a special interest in working with students in the Health Science programs, initiating and serving as the Pre-Med Club Advisor. Ray also invested his time and resources in support of NSCC’s Veteran students. They held a special place in his heart, as he was himself a proud Veteran.

Ray extended this same time and attention to his colleagues and friends during his nearly three decades at NSCC. He will always be remembered to those who knew him as one of the most dedicated, hardworking and caring persons to everyone around him. Ray saw good in all people, and he strived to connect with them and encourage those around him to be the best they can be.

The Ray Parker Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a NSCC student who is pursuing a certificate or degree in a Health Science/Health Professions program with the intention of pursuing further medical studies.  Donate online today, or by check payable to North Shore Community College Foundation (note Ray Parker Memorial Scholarship in the check memo line), 1 Ferncroft Rd, PO Box 3340, Danvers, MA 01923. To learn more, contact Dan O’Neill at






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Trunk or Treat!

The Office of Student Engagement will be hosting a Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 28 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Washington Street parking lot at the Lynn Campus.  If you are interested in participating by decorating your trunk and/or giving out treats to the trunk or treaters, please complete the form below.  Set up will be between 3:30 and 3:50.  OSE will be providing the treats to hand out. Feel free to decorate your trunk!    There is limited space for "trunk" participants, so please sign up early if you are interested.

Trunk or Treat volunteer sign up form.  




                                    Share Your Pets in Costume Photos!

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It’s October and we all know what that means. Time to dress up the pets!

Share your favorite photo of your pet/s dressed up for Halloween.  Email photos to by 3pm on October 29.  Please include your pet's name.  All photos received by October 29 will be included in the November 1 issue of the Bulletin.

Pictured are Lydia, Max, and Kalvin, shared by doggie mom Shannon Cormier, Educational Advisor in TRIO/Student Support Services.







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Navigate Weekly Workshops

We are about halfway through the Fall semester! As Spring 2022 registration is slowly creeping up, we want to invite you all again for some workshops on Availability & Calendar Syncs, Appointment Campaigns, and Tips & Tricks of the Academic Planning tool! Additionally, the Navigate team has come up with an extremely fun initiative for our students that we are calling, “The 15-Days of Giveaways” event. This will run from mid-October through the first part of November. This event will encourage students to engage with the tool and give us some live data feedback through our Giveaways Survey. Students will have a chance to win amazing prizes from Amazon gift cards, to any (3)-credit course, all the way to a new free HD Lenovo Laptop!

As we continue through the semester and get ready for Spring, you may want to review your Navigate skills. You can do that through our Blackboard Navigate Training Course, or by visiting the Navigate team during any of these meeting days/times!

Wednesday, October 27

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

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

Wednesday, November 3

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

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

Wednesday, November 10

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

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


Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

--John, Jake, and Scott




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Calling all creatives! 
We need you to get involved…in the Performing Arts at North Shore!

We are looking for actors, artists, sound editors, tech wizards, and more to join us this Fall Semester (2021) for ANIMAL TAILS: A Virtual Storytelling Project

Talented tricksters go toe to toe with terrible troublemakers in this series of tales featuring a menagerie of feathered, finned and four-legged beasties from around the world.   

Come join the team responsible for bringing these stories to life this fall!

No experience needed!  All interested students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate. 

AIR DATE:  December 2021, as part of NSCC’S Cultural Arts programming.

For more information about how you can become involved in this virtual performing arts event at NSCC contact Matthew Woods at







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Seeking 2022 Commencement Keynote Speaker Nominations

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 56th Commencement Keynote Speaker.  NSCC's 2022 Commencement Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2022.
Please submit your nomination online here. Deadline to submit nominations is Friday November 5, 2021 at 4pm. Questions can be forwarded to







NSCC students, faculty, and staff must be
fully vaccinated by January 2022

All employees and any students studying or coming to campus must be fully vaccinated by January 2022 President William Heineman announced on September 20.

The decision was made unanimously by the Presidents of all the state’s 15 community colleges.

“During the last eighteen months, the Massachusetts Community Colleges have prioritized the health and safety of our communities while also recognizing that many of our students have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While a significant number of students, faculty, and staff are already vaccinated or are in the process of becoming vaccinated, the fifteen colleges are seeking to increase the health and safety of the learning and working environment in light of the ongoing public health concerns and current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” it was noted in a joint statement.

Students who seek to register for courses that do not include any in-person component, and who do not plan to come on campus for any reason for the Spring 2022 semester, will not be required to provide documentation of vaccination.

The announcement comes amid a rise in the number of new cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, the increased access and availability of vaccines, the Food & Drug Administration’s full and pending approval of available vaccines, and CDC guidance that the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be extremely safe and highly effective at preventing infection, severe disease, hospitalization, and death, the requirement is aimed at ensuring the safest learning and working environment possible for the more than 135,000 students served by the community colleges each year.

“The Massachusetts Community Colleges are committed to ensuring vaccination status is not a barrier to students and will continue offering a range of virtual learning opportunities and services,” Heineman said.



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       Danvers Campus to become a Vax site

NSCC's  Danvers Campus will become a COVID-19 Booster vaccination site on 10/27, offering free Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson booster shots as well as primary doses. Appointments will be available through the state's vaxfinder site although walk-ins will also be accepted.





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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 October 25th - How Can I Effectively Move Peer Reviews Online?

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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2021 Alumni Interviews

Please enjoy this year's Alumni Interviews. Special thanks to Sheila Girard for inspiring our students to share their experiences at NSCC and to Josiah Bourgeois for editing their inspired responses. 

Alumni Interviews 2021


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Please also enjoy this playlist of previous years of Alumni Interviews. Special thanks to Anne Tabet for so many years of also inspiring our students to share their experiences.

Alumni Interviews Playlist









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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:

Be an ally. Practice using "both/and" thinking. This perspective invites us to see that more than one reality or perspective can be true at the same time, rather than seeing reality as strictly either/or, right or wrong, good or bad, this or that. Using “both/and” thinking can be very helpful in reconciling differences and conflicts that do not present easy solutions.  

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






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Worthy Causes

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Do you love cats and dogs as much as we do!? If so, please consider donating to TRIO's 1st Annual Animal Shelter Drive in honor of Diane Dickerson, retired Director of TRIO. Please drop off your donations at one of the TRIO offices in Danvers (DB 104) or Lynn (LW 165). Deadline to donate is 11/23. Questions? Please email


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Mobile Food Markets are coming back to the Lynn Campus!

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  be offered on both the Danvers & Lynn 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.

Danvers Fall 2021 Semester Dates               Danvers 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           

                                     Lynn Fall 2021 Semester Dates                     Lynn Spring 2022 Semester Dates

                                     November 5, 2021                                              February 4, 2022
                                     December 3, 2021                                              March 4, 2022
                                                                                                                     April 1, 2022
                                                                                                                     May 6, 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.




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Sunday tutoring hours now available!

In addition to the tutoring hours listed in the above flyer, your students can now schedule remote sessions with our tutors between the hours of 4pm and 8pm on Sundays.  For the near future, we are piloting limited service during these hours.  Subjects currently available at these times are writing, ESL, statistics, math 110, and selected history, psychology, and other courses.

Students can request a session here: https://northshore.libanswers. com/tutoring/.




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