The NSCC Bulletin


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Please share this information about free Thanksgiving meals.

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 2020 Champions for NSCC

Congratulations to our 2020 Champions Award Honorees: Dr. Sheldon Brown, The Women's Fund of Essex County, and Benjamin Patton! Thank you Presenting Sponsors: Eastern Bank, Comcast, The Loring Family, and Paine and Barbara Metcalf. And thank you to all our Champions sponsors and supporters. YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION TOO! Go to and donate today!

Pictured, 1st photo, l-r: Lyn Kaplan, Vice President, NSCC Foundation; Frances Brown; Dr. Sheldon Brown, Champions Honoree; Dr. Nate Bryant, NSCC Interim President; Shari Sagan McGuirk, NSCC Foundation Director   2nd photo, l-r: Dr. Nate Bryant, NSCC Interim President; Elaine Quinn, President of The Women’s Fund of Essex County; Ro French, Former President of The Women’s Fund of Essex County; and John Fouhy on behalf of Champions Award Presenting Sponsor Comcast



NSCC’s 44th Forum on Tolerance:
Black Lives Matter: The US Journey Towards Justice & Healing

If you missed any of the events of that were part of NSCC’s 44th Forum on Tolerance: Black Lives Matter: The US Journey Towards Justice & Healing, the links are below: playlist?list= PLcvFHzTRdt2pSAy- 6iKsWRnCTkRFzVg01

Here are the individual links:


Event 1

Michael Eric Dyson

Event 2

Unfortunately blocked due to copyright claim on the film 13th

google drive link:  Google Drive Link viewing 13th

Event 3

Ricky Grant, Jr.

Event 4

Implicit Bias Training

Event 5

Reverend Andre Bennett

Event 6

Valerie Stephens





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We’ve had some great response to our optional drop-in Navigate workshops and wanted to provide staff and faculty with further opportunities to use Navigate. If you are interested in learning more about how Navigate can assist your advising efforts or support of students feel free to drop in to one of these upcoming sessions.

If you have a topic that you would like to explore further, feel free to contact or drop-in to a to a “coffee” Wednesday mornings at 8:30.

December 2nd: Broken up into THREE sessions (come to one or all three)

2:00PM - 2:45PM - Sending a follow-up Appointment Campaign

2:45AM - 3:15PM - Overview of Academic Planning // Student Facing

3:15PM - 3:45PM - TBD // Ask the Experts!

December 9th: Broken up into THREE sessions (come to one or all three)

10:30AM - 11:00AM - Reporting on Appointments

11:00AM - 11:30AM - Making a Note (on Student)

11:30AM - 12:00PM - TBD // Ask the Experts!

December 16th
: Broken up into THREE sessions

2:00PM - 2:30PM - Review of Staff/Faculty Home & Student Overview (for the beginner)

2:30PM - 2:45PM - How to run an Appointment Summary Report (Advanced)

2:45PM - 3:15PM - TBD // Ask the Experts!

We look forward to working with you!

--John, Jake, and Mustafa (John Duff, Jake Thongsythavong, Mustafa Sidiqi)


Sharing the stories of NSCC

The External and Public Relations Office invites you to share the stories of NSCC so that we can spread the word far and wide of what a great resource and choice NSCC is for the North Shore region and beyond. Depending on your role at the college, you know best about our special students, professors, initiatives, etc.  Share your story by filling out this form to let External and Public Relations know about and promote our super stars and programs! 

--Linda Brantley, Executive Director, External and Public Relations,



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You are invited to participate in governance!

Governance meetings are always open to the college community. The schedule of governance committee meetings is available here.

If you’re interested in sitting in on a meeting, please email the chair to let them know you plan to attend!

Cassandra Reed, Chair Forum Steering Committee

Yelenna Rondon, Chair Academic Policy

Lori Azzara, Chair Curriculum Committee

Lucy Bayard, Chair Diversity Leadership Council

Torrey Dukes, Chair Information Technology Committee

Andrea Milligan, Chair Professional Development Committee

Nicki Buscemi, Chair Student Development Committee

When you join a meeting, please keep Roberts Rules in mind: as a Guest, you can ask the Chair to speak, but the Chair needs to recognize you before you jump into the fray. Also, as a Guest, you cannot vote. If you would like the opportunity to vote, please consider running for and serving on a committee!



arts in april graphicCalling all creative faculty and staff!

The Arts in April Committee is seeking people interested in participating in the virtual "ARTS IN APRIL" month-long event! This form is being sent out to North Shore Community College faculty and staff interested in giving a presentation, organizing a panel, or demonstrating an activity in music, art, poetry, photography, creative writing, and/or other art forms.

Here's the link to the form.

--Aaron Keebaugh,



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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 November 23rd - How Can I Build Engagement in my Online Classes through Student-created Videos?

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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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...

Do you know what indigenous land you’re living on?  Check out this map and research the groups that occupied that land before you did.  

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


--Diane Read for the Equality & Equity Project




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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



Worthy Causes


2020 toy drive flyer

For more info, contact Kristine Babcock,



 Faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the following events and
are encouraged to share with their students!


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Complete this form to join! 


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Join OSE for the Virtual Thankful Turkey Trot!  Click here to sign up!



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Sign up for one or all of the OTA sessions.

Job Openings

Chief Diversity Officer
Director of Human Resource Development (Temporary, Remote 6-month position January 2021-June 2021)
PT Staff Associate (Program Coordinator), ESL

Clerical/Office Support
PT Clerical Assistant, Tutoring Center

FT Faculty, Associate Degree Nurse Education Program (Medical Surgical Nursing), Spring 2021
PT Adult Education, HiSET Instructor (Math, Science, Social Studies & English) (Grant)
PT Instructor, Excel for Accounting
PT Instructor, QuickBooks for Windows

Maintainer I (Janitorial), Facilities Department

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, 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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Stay informed by reading the Weekly Wave.




Quote of the Week

(Contributed by Debbie Campbell, Senior Academic Counselor)

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

--Helen Keller

You're invited to share your favorite quotes.  Send your contributions to




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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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