The NSCC Bulletin


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Since most of us won't be working on campus and dressing up for Halloween this year, we'll celebrate the holiday by sharing photos from the past of some of our costumed colleagues.  Also, for those of you who used to bring your wee ghosts and goblins to the children's Halloween party on the Lynn Campus, check out these past Halloween party albums and see if you can spot your now-not-so-little ones.

2015 Children's Halloween Party

2014 Children's Halloween Party

2013 Children's Halloween Party

2012 Children's Halloween Party



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Fall back one hour on Sunday, November 1, 2020



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 26th - How do I go beyond the basics of universal design for learning?

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




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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.  Deadline for submissions has been extended to November 2.

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...
 In 2019, advocates tracked at least 27 deaths of at least transgender or gender non-conforming people in the U.S. due to fatal violence, the majority of whom were Black transgender women.

--Diane Read for the Equality & Equity Project,





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
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)

Academic Counselor, Student Support and Advising Center
PT Program Curriculum Coordinator for Nutritional Science & Diet Technology
STEM Pathway Navigator (Grant Funded)
Transfer Counselor, Student Support and Advising Center

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



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.
Thursday, November 12th

Thursday, December 10th

If you know of a Lynn student requiring food assistance, please have them complete the NSCC Here to Help Application.



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Quote of the Week

(Contributed by Debbie Campbell, Student Support and Advising)

"Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects."

--Arnold H. Glasglow




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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