Center for Liberal Arts
We’re In the News!
On Monday, February 8 HC Media featured a profile of the excellent Journalism/Communications program of NECC. In it you will meet Dean Amy Callahan, Prof. Kimberly Lyng, Coordinator of the JRN/COM program, NECC Observer editor Isae Grullon and Regis College Dean Bill Koehler. Dean Koehler speaks about the smooth transfer from the program to a bachelors program at Regis College which can be completed from the NECC campus in Lawrence! If you are interested in this communications field, or wish to get a sense of the caring community of NECC, then check this out.
Center for Liberal Arts Staff
Dermot Luddy, Staff Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shakira Moreta, M.Ed., Professional Academic Advisor, email@example.com
The Center for Liberal Arts at Northern Essex Community College is your social and academic home while you study here as a Liberal Arts student. It is where you will meet other students and faculty, debate issues with them, form study groups with them, and provide support to each other. You will develop your cultural appreciation so that you become an educated and well-rounded citizen regardless of the discipline you pursue in life. The Center is where you will decide on your academic pathway, be registered for courses, and find advice and support when in difficulty. It is where faculty and fellow students will help you understand the world in times of confusion, and where you can celebrate with others through music, drama, and art when times are good.
The Division of Liberal Arts is the home to the following academic program: Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts: Psychology Option, Liberal Arts: Philosophy Option, Liberal Arts: Journalism/Communications, Liberal Arts: Writing Option, General Studies: Art & Design, General Studies: Music, English as a Second Language, Academic Preparation, and the Exploratory Program. In addition to each of these programs, the faculty of the Liberal Arts division teach general education classes to all students that provide the basis of the core curriculum of all Associates degrees, and transfer to four-year colleges. The Liberal Arts cultivate academic skills and habits of mind that prepare you to be engaged, knowledgeable, and adaptable citizens in the contemporary world.
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Advising and Registration Information
If you have a faculty advisor, they should contact you to register for the upcoming semester by the time registration begins. They will help you to create an academic plan in Navigate so that you can anticipate how long it will take you to achieve your Associates degree. Feel free to contact your advisor by email during the semester.
If you are a returning student and you know your program requirements, then you may be able to register yourself. Find out how here:
View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.
Contact the Center Advisor
The professional advisor assigned to the Center for Liberal Arts is Shakira Moreta. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. She will likely send you a message midway through the semester so that you can make your academic plan and arrange your registration, be advised about transferring, or prepare for graduation. Make sure to check your NECC email.
Division of Liberal Arts
Amy Callahan, Dean
Tammy Foster, Administrative Assistant
Kristi Arford, Chair Behavioral Sciences Dept.
Alisa Bucchiere, Interim Chair, Music Dept.
Amy Cameron, Coordinator Academic ESL
Michelle Carter, Chair, Art & Design Dept., Coordinator General Studies: Art & Design
Isabelle Gagne, Coordinator of Liberal Arts: Psychology Option
Meredith Gunning, Ph.D., Dept. Chair, Global Studies, Coordinator of Liberal Arts: Philosophy Option
Kim Lyng, Ed.D., Coordinator of Liberal Arts: Journalism/Communications
Patricia Portanova, Ph.D., Coordinator of the Liberal Arts Program & Liberal Arts: Writing Option
Patricia Schade & Clare Thompson-Ostrander, Co-chairs, Department of Academic Preparation
Ellen Yarborough, Ph.D., Chair, English Dept.
Make an Appointment with Us
You can easily make an appointment with staff of the Center for Liberal Arts to be advised and registered for class, or to discuss your studies. This short (really short) video will show you how. Click the Navigate link here if you already know how.
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