The Professional Development Committee plans to bring you some great programming throughout the academic year. The times for these events are still in the works, but detailed agendas and calendar holds will be sent out as the dates approach.

2nd Annual Staff Development Day - Monday, July 17th

Fall Convocation - Wednesday, August 23rd

Spring Convocation - Friday, February 16th 

If you are interested in speaking at an event, would like to conduct a breakout session, or have other comments/suggestions, email We won’t be able to accommodate all requests for speaking time, but will do our best to provide alternative avenues for your information/workshop. 


Did you know some colleges had their Upward Bound applications denied because of formatting errors? Well fear not – NSC correctly formatted our grant applications AND presented a compelling case to support programming for CCSD high school students interested in post-secondary education. NSC was awarded two federal grants for the TRIO-Upward Bound program totaling more than $2.7 million over five years. Upward Bound provides high school students who are low-income, first-generation, or at-risk for academic failure greater opportunities to attend college. NSC, under the direction of Kimberly Williams, has executed Upward Bound programming throughout the academic year and over the summer since our first federal award in December 2007. These two awards will extend our existing services in CCSD for the next five years. Notification for funding on our application for the TRIO-Upward Bound Math & Science grant is expected at the end of summer. That grant will focus on increasing high school students’ interest and enrollment in STEM majors. Stop by Dawson M503 to congratulate Kimberly and her team!