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Monthly eNews: March 2022

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March Updates

There are many changes happening this month and we want to help you move into this next season with some hope and kindness. Check out fresh resources, initiatives and updates that are sure to put some spring in your step.

Photo of NSCC students hugging NSCC 25th Kindness Project – March 25

So many individuals within our College community make a difference each day by helping support others. The past two years have helped us see even more clearly, the importance of building community through kindness. As we round out our 25th anniversary year (April 2021-April 2022), we want to celebrate by spreading a little joy in our communities through our NSCC Kindness Project on Friday, March 25.

By encouraging our community – including employees, students, alumni and supporters – to share some kindness on March 25, we hope to inspire so much more in the way of goodwill and positive thinking and showcase the collective power of our community. 

Photo of NSCC 25th anniversary logo Share your NSCC connection and WIN!

We’ve loved seeing all your photos as part of NSCC’s 25th Anniversary through our How It Started, How It’s Going social media campaign. Our last draw is happening this March 25. 

Photo of woman changing window sign to open REMINDER: Apply for NSCC's Start-Up Accelerator Program

Are you a recent grad of NSCC and interested in starting and managing your own business? Grow your entrepreneurial skills with NSCC’s Start-up Accelerator program! The 30-week entrepreneurial program will help you learn about essential business skills like goal setting, financial forecasting, market research, developing and adapting business plans, and everything else you need to know to successfully launch your business. It’s also FREE to alumni accepted into the program with a flexible delivery schedule.

Blue, white and yellow NSCC graphic saying NSCC Virtual Open House NSCC Virtual Open House

From Tuesday, March 29, to Friday, April 1, NSCC will be hosting our annual Virtual Open House. Join us or spread the word about the various sessions covering general information, along with focused areas of interest such as: Social and Community Support programs, IT and Data Analytics programs, Culinary and Tourism programs, Engineering Technology programs, Marine programs, and more. View the full schedule here, and anyone who registers and attends a Virtual Open House session will be eligible for a free application and a chance to win an Apple Watch Series 7!

Ask A Black Entrepreneur event graphic Ask A Black Entrepreneur Panel

Did you miss the live version of the Ask a Black Entrepreneur Panel on February 17? Now is your chance to learn from these incredible local entrepreneurs including NSCC alum, Martina Kelades and Janelle Clyke about starting a business, to challenges faced, and the resources available. Watch the full recording.

Photo of NSCC alum, Riki Lee Wi’kipatmu’k Mi’kmawey

Riki Lee (Applied Media & Communication Arts ‘19) is featured in NSCC’s 2021 Report to Community for her new label design, that will be featured on books in campus libraries across the province to signify books regarding Indigenous culture. The new book spine label will make it easier for people searching for Indigenous books in the library by recognizing the unique north-facing turtle, with the shell segmented into four distinct quadrants of solid white, yellow, red and black.

Alumni in the News

Mark Amadeus Flowerdew (Recording Arts ’17) has been nominated for "Inspirational Recording of the Year" at the East Coast Music Awards with their album “Let’s Go”! One of the album tracks, “Break It Down” features his classmate and fellow alum, Keigan Fortune (Recording Arts ‘17), which they recorded for their term project while in the program.

P.S. Alum biz alert! Alisha Barron (Business Administration '08) was featured in a Saltwire article, telling her story about how she started her unique business. In the Sydney, Nova Scotia area? Be sure to pop by Fired Creations Pottery Café.