The NSCC Bulletin
Veterans Day Luncheon

Honoring All Who Served

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l-r: Rep. Jerry Parisella, Keynote Speaker Colonel Andrea Gayle-Bennett,
NSCC Veterans Services Coordinator Kristine Babcock


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 As per tradition, the youngest vet (student Rafael Peguero) and the oldest vet (adjunct faculty member Harvey Calichman) cut the cake.



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 Three-peat Win for NSCC!

Congratulations to the student participants in this year’s Regional College Fed Challenge Competition, who, under the leadership of Professor Moonsu Han, took home first place in the community college division! NSCC has now earned the distinction of being the ONLY community college to win the Fed Challenge Competition for three years in a row – 2017, 2018, & 2019! This year our team competed against CC teams from Bunker Hill CC and Manchester, NH CC.

In the four-year division, Harvard College took first place.

NSCC student participants were Alexis Blais, Adam Ellis, Benjamin Gonzales, Kelly Rogers, Justin Shelbourne, and Kaylee Warren.

Worth mentioning is the fact that Professor Han was the only community college professor to serve as a judge, joining colleagues from Yale, Bentley, Dartmouth and Boston College, to name a few.

Kudos to all! #nsccproud


Welcome to Gayle Ashley and Blake Daniel Carlson-Abbott!


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Congratulations to Professor Laurie Carlson and her husband, Dean Abbott, on the arrival of their first children, twins Blake Daniel (l) and Gayle Ashley (r) Carlson-Abbott!  The twins were born on October 8 at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston.  Gayle arrived at 12:24 p.m., weighing in at 3.5 lbs., 16" and Blake made his appearance at 12:25 p.m. and was 3.4 lbs., 15.5". 


Co-Curricular Planning Dates

Director of Student Engagement Amanda Dooling has been working with the division of Liberal Studies and other areas on campus to gather ideas about co-curricular programming for our students.

She has set aside some co-curricular planning dates for faculty and staff to share ideas and programming options. Please touch base with her to RSVP (, or pop in!

Tuesday, November 12 - Lynn Campus 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Room LE 203
Thursday, November 14 - Danvers Campus 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Room DB 313
Monday, November 18 - Lynn Campus 9:30 am - 10:30 am Room LE 303
Tuesday, November 19 - Danvers Campus 9:30 am - 10:30 am Room DB 313



Professional Development Fund$ Available

The Professional Development (PD) Committee would like to let faculty and staff know that professional
development funds are available.

There are three levels of PD grants that you can apply for:

  • Mini grant ($300 or less)
  • Large grant ($301-$1500 – requests are currently being funded at 75%)
  • Coursework grant (for undergraduate or graduate credit coursework, up to $500.)

    Please note that out-of-state travel requires pre-approval from your Vice President and the President. You will
    want to have the pre-approval to travel in writing (email is fine) before you submit the PD grant application. A
    copy of this pre-approval to travel will need to be forwarded to the PD Committee Chair.

    Before completing the PD grant application form, please review the eligibility and application guidelines. These
    are available on My Northshore.

    In My Northshore, search for professional development. Click the Professional Development Application &
    Award Process tile to access the eligibility and application guidelines as well as the Proposal Application Form.

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 Applications are due at least one week prior to the monthly governance meetings.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out the the PD Committee Chair.

Thank you,

Andrea Milligan, PD Committee Chair,




Upcoming Events


November 14 - Red Cross Blood Drive, Lynn


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 November 14 - Gentle Guided Meditation

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November 14 - Mobile Market, Danvers, 11a.m.-12:30p.m.

November 20- Mobile Market, Lynn (3rd Wed. due to Thanksgiving), 10-11:30a.m.

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.

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,


December 13 - President's Holiday Reception


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 Meet your newest colleague!


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 The Human Resources & Payroll Office is pleased to announce our newest colleague to NSCC - Adrian Smith, Maintainer.


Open Jobs



Dean of Career and Technical Education and Business Division

PT Grant Researcher/Writer, Grants Development

Campus Police

Institution Security Officer II (3rd shift)

PT Institution Security Officer (3rd Shift)


Clerical/Office Support

Payroll Analyst (Accountant II), Human Resources and Payroll

PT Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs (Temporary position)

PT Clerical Assistant, Accessibility Services, Danvers Campus



PT Instructor, Basic English as a Second Language lV and Integrated Skills Low

PT Instructor, QuickBooks Level 1

PT Instructor, SolidWorks



PT Evening Custodian, (Maintainer), Facilities Department, Danvers campus


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 November 11- What can engagement in games teach me about engagement in my courses?

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 10:00 a.m. 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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Get discounted tickets (save $23 off full price!) 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





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Enjoy lunch at the Beacon!

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!





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 Problem of the Week #10

Click here for Problem of the Week #10 and solution to Problem of the Week #9.

Week #8 and Week #9 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.





Worthy Causes


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Help NSCC students, and others in need, Chase the Chill!
Please consider donating your knitted creations of hats, scarves, and gloves OR donate new or very gently used ones for the Chase the Chill Lynn event on Saturday, November 30, 12:30p.m..  We are always especially in need of thick men's gloves and socks. And those in need often ask for coats, sweatpants or sweatshirts. 
Chase the Chill Lynn was started by a graduate of NSCC, Kecia Rideout, and several NSCC faculty, staff, and students assist with the event each year.  We distribute these items outside of My Brother's Table.  They hang on clotheslines so people in need are empowered to choose whatever they like for free from the vast selection of colors and designs. 
This year, we will be joining efforts with the Office of Student Engagement (OSE) by collecting gently used/new clothing between Nov. 4-15 (boxes outside both OSE).  We plan to offer clothing items to NSCC students on tables outside the Danvers cafe and across from the Lynn gym during Dec. 2-13.    
Don't have time to shop?  We will shop for you if you would like to give a donation. Donna Davis (Student Support Center, first floor of Health Professions Building) accepts donations all year long and new volunteers and knitters (or shoppers!) are always welcomed.   To help, contact Donna at extension 4245 or





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