The NSCC Bulletin


have a safe and happy thanksgiving

List of area organizations offering FREE Thanksgiving meals.

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Winter Wonderland Holiday Celebrations

Lynn Campus, Monday, December 19, 2- 4pm, Lynn Cafe
Danvers Campus, Tuesday, December 20, 2-4pm, Math & Science Old Cafe
Featured this year will be a Gingerbread Creation Decorating Contest
More details and invitations to follow



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Get ready to SHINE YOUR LIGHT for NSCC on November 29th!

SHINE YOUR LIGHT for NSCC is a brand-new SPIRIT DAY to celebrate amazing students LIKE YOU! Held on GivingTuesday, a global movement to engage people with opportunities to transform their communities, Shine Your Light offers two easy ways to share your NSCC pride (in-person and virtually) and make a transformational difference for students like yourself!

Follow NSCC on social media - Facebook (mynscc), Instagram (northshorecc), Twitter (@northshore_cc), TikTok (myNSCC) and LinkedIn (north-shore-community-college) – every new follow on an NSCC social media account on GivingTuesday will be matched with a $5 donation (up to $2,000)! Help unlock a $2,000 matching gift by donating a gift of any amount on GivingTuesday to The Annual Fund for NSCC! One hundred percent of donations will go directly to our Here to Help program, which provides emergency and flexible assistance to students so that no one has to put their education - and their future - on hold because of an emergency. Shine your light and make it bright this GivingTuesday November 29th! Every light counts - especially yours! YOU can become an official Shine Your Light ambassador and help spread the word about our new spirit day for NSCC!  It's easy to participate and can be done virtually! Contact to sign up and for more info.



Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

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"The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people -- sometimes in the most brutal ways possible -- it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice."- TDOR founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith

TDOR was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance every year on November 20th.

To learn more about TDOR information,  organizations, resources, and more, visit here.

To take a brief 19-minute course on Making Schools Safe and Inclusive for Transgender Students from NSCC’S online training portal, visit here.

--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer





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NSCC Police & Toys for Tots Stuff a Cruiser Toy Drive

Join in the holiday spirit of giving! Toys for Tots Stuff A Cruiser flyer The NSCC community is invited to join NSCC  Police in donating new, unwrapped toys to stuff a cruiser for Toys for Tots. The drive will be held in Lynn on December 6 between 9am-3pm when it is hoped a cruiser full of toys will be collected at the South Entrance.

In addition, non-perishable food items will be collected for those in need. Beginning November 21, toys and food may be donated in Danvers at boxes located in the Berry building lobby and at the campus police office or in Lynn at boxes at both the west and east ends.

Toys for Tots was created in 1947 by a Marine to, through the gift of a new toy, help bring the joy of
Christmas and send a message of hope to America's less fortunate children. Presently, the Marine Toys
for Tots Program distributes an average of 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children annually.

We hope to see many of you on December 6 in Lynn when a US Marine will be present to accept NSCC’s
donations. Should you have any questions please contact Lt. Kevin Marshall at .



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Early College Field Trip

Early College technology students from Classical High School were presented with an amazing opportunity during a recent field trip to @Akamai Technologies in Cambridge. Big shout-out to NSCC professor Thomas O'Hare who arranged the trip to give students a glimpse into a technology career path. Akamai Technologies is a major provider of security, computing and delivery solutions. Thank you to Early College Coordinators Kate Copans and Derek Edmonds, teacher Luke Richards and NSCC for arranging this trip! (blurb/photo copied from Lynn Public Schools Facebook page.)



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Final Exam Schedule

Please find below the link to the Final Exam Schedule for the Fall 2022 semester.  Please note that the schedule is subject to change.  Consult your instructor for further details:



#NSCCThankful for Community Partners

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Sincere thanks to one of our wonderful community partners, the Nahant Woman's Club of the North Shore, for graciously donating 15 Thanksgiving meals for our students. NSCC students Lissett and Julialba (left) assisted with the unloading and distribution. #NSCCThankful4 mscc parishioners donate snacks for students to director of student engagement

So #NSCCThankful to our amazing friends and community partners from theMaple Street Congregational Church, UCC (right) for their generous donation of 4 large, filled-to-the-brim bags of snacks for our students. Pictured, l-r, from MSCC, Michael Polagye, Rev. Pam Cochrane, Pam Perkins, Sandy Waddell, and Amanda Dooling, NSCC Director of Student Engagement.



Return of Vaccinations

covid 19 vaccine serumBeginning November 8, vaccinations will once again be available through Transformative on the Danvers campus, DB108-DB114, from 9am to 3pm Book an appointment for the Danvers site. Dates include:

  • Tues, Nov 29th; Wed, Nov 30th

  • Thurs, Dec 1; Tues, Dec 6; and Wed Dec 7th, and Thurs., Dec 8th. 

On the Lynn campus, due to construction in and around the gym, we will offer a one-day clinic on November 28th from 9am-3pm in the Lynn Gym. Book an appointment for the Lynn site.

Both Moderna pediatric and Pfzier for 12+ initial COVID shots and boosters will be available on both campuses. Vaccinations will be available to both the NSCC community and general public.


COVID-19 Vaccination Student Accommodation Deadline and Process

While the College and the MA Community College’s strongly prefer that all students, faculty and staff receive their COVID-19 vaccinations (and on-going boosters), we also recognize that some individuals will seek accommodations.

If a student is seeking a reasonable accommodation for the COVID-19 vaccination for Spring 2023, please have them complete the Student Reasonable Accommodation Form by the deadline date of Tuesday, January 3, 2023. The Student Vaccination Review Committee has 10 business days to respond to a completed submission. Therefore, it is crucial that students requesting a reasonable accommodation do so by the posted deadline date to have their application reviewed prior to the start of Spring 2023 classes.

Please note, if a student submits a request for a reasonable accommodation, it’s the College’s intention to provide a reasonable accommodation while upholding the Massachusetts Community College COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. All requests are carefully reviewed, and alternative options such as taking a course on-line or via videoconference may constitute a reasonable accommodation. Requests for accommodations do not guarantee that the student will be approved for the specific accommodation they are seeking. Questions about the process should be directed to the Student Vaccination Review Committee by emailing

~The Student Vaccination Review Committee


national career development monthNovember is National Career Development Month!

Are you looking to add in more career exploration or career competency development into your classroom? Abbie Weaber, Career Exploration Counselor, is available for 15 60-minute classroom visit slots for the remainder of the semester. Please view this comprehensive menu of in-class workshop options for more details and to find the best option for your students. There are 10 remaining slots available! Classroom visits are first-come, first-serve, so please email Abbie at ASAP. 



Important Year-end Updates from Payroll:
  1. Address Verification: In preparation for year-end tax reporting and document delivery, any updates in home address must be made by no later than 12/31/2022 in HR/CMS Self-Service site.

  2. Employees may consent to receive and print out an electronic W-2 or 1095-C through HR/CMS Self-don't take chances with your taxes 2Service:

       Some benefits of suppression are as follows:

  • A reduced risk of forms being lost or stolen in the mail.

  • Early access to W-2 and 1095-C in mid-January only to those employees who are suppressed through HR/CMS by 12/31/2022. Employees who select suppressed* W-2 and/or 1095-C will receive an email when those become available. *Paper W-2 or 1095-C forms will not be distributed through the mail.

  • Suppressed W-2 or 1095-C format allows individuals the ability to “cut and paste” the information into most tax preparation software.

If you do not wish to consent, form W-2 will be postmarked in the mail by January 31, and 1095-C in the mail by the end of February.

There is no action required if employees have already consented to suppress Forms W-2 and 1095-C.

How to access the W-2 and 1095-C consent forms:

  • Consent to Receive Electronic W-2, employees can log into HR/CMS and go to Self Service> Payroll tile > W-2/W-2c Consent tile

  • Consent to Receive Electronic 1095-C, employees can log into HR/CMS and go to Self Service> Benefits Details > Form 1095-C Consent.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Form W-2, please use this link here.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Form1095-C, please visit here.

As reminder, NSCC is not supported by the Employee Service Center (ESC), please do not contact the ESC. If you have any questions or need assistance with the above info, contact HR/Payroll at and/or
(978) 739-5422.





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Navigate Weekly Workshops

Spring 2023 registration has been open for a few weeks now, and some of you may be figuring out creative ways to reach out to your students! Visit one of our workshops (even if the topic isn’t registration) to talk about how Navigate can be used for you to connect with your advisees and streamline the work you are trying to do! As always, our videos can be found on the Navigate NSCC - Youtube Channel. Make sure to like & subscribe! 😊

Remember: The Navigate blackboard course, as well as the resource tiles on MyNorthShore, are places to find useful materials.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Different Types of Campaigns: How should YOU connect with your advisees?

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

Wednesday, Nov. 30th

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Academic Planning & Course Selection // Appointment Summaries & Notes

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

Wednesday, Dec. 7th

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Analytics & Reporting – How can they benefit me?

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


Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

--John, Jake, Michael, Jeleiny & Sam



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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 November 21st: How Can You Become More Intentional About Culturally Responsive Teaching?

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.)

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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CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series


Over the fall semester, the CTLI will be hosting a series of informational sessions on a variety of teaching, learning, and assessment topics. The Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held virtually twice a month on Fridays from 9:30am to 10:30am. Please join us with your favorite cup of coffee or tea and we will bring the topics to hopefully spur plenty of conversations.

Our next Coffee and Conversations session will be on Friday, December 2nd and the topic will be “Service-Learning: A Connection Between Text and Reality”. We invite you to join us for an informal conversation about our Service-Learning program. Our Service-Learning Graduate Fellow, Elaina Berry, will engage us in a discussion around the benefits of a service-based experiential learning course, examples of projects students are currently engaged in, and available support for making a Service-Learning experience meaningful to your students.

Also, our last Coffee and Conversations session for the fall semester will be Friday, December 16th and the topic will be "Blackboard Base Navigation: An In-depth Exploration". CTLI team members will provide a more in-depth walkthrough of the new Blackboard Base Navigation as well as provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to test it out before the go-live at the end of December. Please bring any of your questions.

Please use the following Zoom meeting link for all Coffee and Conversations sessions. 

The CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series will return in the spring semester and we would love your feedback on the topics for these sessions. Please share any ideas around what you might like to learn more about at

We hope to see you on December 2nd and December 16th!


--Andrea Milligan, Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation/Instructional Technology




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Please share with your students
Student mental health support: Telehealth and more

Reaching out for help can be overwhelming and scary. Your Student Support Program (SSP) is here to help you, not judge you. Call or chat with My SSP anytime. Free, confidential, and available 24/7.

NSCC's MyStudentSupport app from Lifeworks connects students with credentialed, Masters-level counselors to help them successfully address cultural, physical, and mental health challenges as they pursue their college education. Students can speak with a counselor in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese no matter where they are. Students can download the free app from the Google Play or Apple Store, or visit their website at




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. Recognize that there is a difference between ‘safety’ and ‘comfort.’ As adult learners we are each responsible for our own physical and emotional safety. Often, in situations of cross cultural disagreement individuals may assume they are unsafe, when in reality they are simply uncomfortable. Demonstrate bravery and lean into that discomfort so that we can each remain engaged and move forward together.

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


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