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Center for Liberal Arts offers variety of services

The Center for Liberal Arts is the home for all the Liberal Arts students here at Northern Essex Community College. There are many students who fall under the umbrella of liberal arts at NECC.

P “There’s a pure liberal arts degree and then there are some other areas of the liberal arts you can get degrees in,” said Professor Kimberley Lyng,  liberal arts program coordinator. Some examples of those degrees that fall under the liberal arts category are philosophy, journalism/communications, writing, and psychology.

Located in the Spurk Building in room C209, the center for liberal arts offers a variety of services for its students. As Lyng puts it, “The Liberal Arts Center is located in the Spurk Building in room C209 and is a wonderful space students can use to study or work on assignments or meet with friends or get help with advising. We have computers and a printer in the Center as well as several comfy chairs and a large table that can be used for study groups or learning communities.”

Furthermore, the liberal arts adviser, Shakira Andino can be found in the Center for Liberal Arts and can answer any kind of registration questions that a liberal arts student may have.

Like everything else in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has offered unique challenges for the Center for Liberal Arts. One of the chief aims of the center is to provide a place where liberal arts students can connect face to face.

Of course, the pandemic has made this exceptionally difficult. However, as Lyng puts it, “Despite the obstacles, everyone has done a really nice job stepping up and trying to still connect with each other whether it’s through Zoom or some in person activities…”

 Overall, the Center of Liberal Arts has a very talented and dedicated staff and unique and important services to offer that have the potential to enrich the life of any liberal arts student at NECC.


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