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Welcome to the Center for Liberal Arts

The Center is your social and academic home for the Liberal Arts during your time at Northern Essex Community College. We’re located on the second floor of the Spurk Building in room C209. Please stop by, say hello, and take advantage of our many offerings. We have several computers, a printer you can use to work on your assignments, snacks, and a lounge area. You can also use the Center as a quiet place to study or work on class projects.

The Center is also a great place to meet with faculty, participate in study groups, meet other students, and celebrate the rich academic disciplines that make up the Liberal Arts. We host several events throughout the year we hope you’ll attend and please check our event listings as we update them frequently.

The Center is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

Center for Liberal Arts Staff

Maxie Holman Stocks, Professional Academic Advisor,, 978-556-3404

Sarah Regan-Kelley, Center Coordinator,

Kim Lyng, Ed.D., Faculty Lead for the Center for Liberal Arts,


Center Location: C-209 Spurk Building, Haverhill Campus

Center phone: 978-556-3140


Liberal Arts students who are taking classes in Lawrence can make an appointment with an advisor or drop in at the Dimitry Academic Center in the Dimitry Building, room L200. It is open Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm. Closed Friday. For more information about the Dimitry Academic Center, contact Director Janice Rogers at or 978-556-3429.

Advising and Registration Info

Registration for Summer and Fall 2023 courses is now open!

Faculty Advisor

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. You can find out who your faculty advisor is by logging onto myNECC and clicking on Degree Works or Navigate.

Center Advisor

Academic Advisor Maxie Holman Stocks can also help you register for classes or answer any questions you have about courses in the Liberal Arts. Maxie can be reached at or you can set up an appointment with her through Navigate here.

Register Yourself

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.


Click here for more information about 2023 courses and how you can register.

You can also contact the Center at with any questions.

The Division of Liberal Arts is Home to the following Associate Degree programs:

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts: Psychology 
Liberal Arts: Philosophy 
Liberal Arts: Journalism/Communications
Liberal Arts: Writing 
General Studies: Art & Design
General Studies: Music

The Liberal Arts disciplines cultivate academic skills and habits of mind that prepare you to be engaged, knowledgeable, and adaptable citizens in the contemporary world.

Make sure to check out our upcoming and archived events.

The Division of Liberal Arts is Home to the Following Academic Departments:

Art & Design

Behavioral Sciences

Global Studies


Performing Arts & Communication

Academic ESL

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