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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 C-209 on the Haverhill campus. 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 and is located in C-209. We can be reached at or 978-556-3140.

Sarah Regan-Kelley, Center Coordinator

Advising and Registration 

Registration for Summer and Fall 2024 courses is now open!

Center Advisors

Academic Advisors Matt Clark and Vanessa Rodriguez can help you register for classes or answer any questions you have about courses. Matt Clark can be reached at or you can set up an appointment with him through Navigate here. Vanessa Rodriguez can be reached at or you can set up an appointment with her through Navigate here.

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. If you are unable to connect with your faculty advisor, email us at

Dimitry Academic Center L200

The DAC is the academic home for Lawrence-based students in Business & Accounting, Professional Studies, and Liberal Arts.

The Center is located in room L200 on the second floor of the Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin Street in Lawrence.

Hours of Operations:
Monday-Thursday 9 am-3 pm

For more information about the Dimitry Academic Center, contact Director Janice Rogers at or 978-556-3429

The Liberal Arts Division

  • Amy Callahan, Dean of Liberal Arts,
  • Tammy Foster, Liberal Arts Administrator,


  • Academic ESL: Professor Amy Cameron, chair,
  • Art & Design: Professor Michelle Carter, chair,
    • Art & Design Associate Degree
  • Behavioral Sciences: Professor Kristi Arford, chair,
    • Psychology Associate Degree
    • Anthropology, Sociology
  • Global Studies: Professor Meredith Gunning, chair,
    • Philosophy Associate Degree
    • Economics, History, Government, Spanish
  • English:
    • Writing Associate Degree
    • Composition, Literature
  • Performing Arts & Communication: Professor Kim Lyng, chair,
    • Journalism/Communication Associate Degree
    • Liberal Arts Associate Degree
    • Music Associate Degree
    • Theater


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