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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Submitted by on February 24, 2016 – 4:00 pm

NECC President Lane Glenn reads Dr. Seuss to children from Little Sprouts, which is located on the college’s Haverhill Campus.

Beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. As a homage to the literary genius who brought us “Green Eggs and Ham”, “The Cat in the Hat”, “The Lorax”, “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish”, and “Fox in Socks”, to name a few of his works, Northern Essex Community College’s Alumni Office invited the children of Little Sprouts, the child care center located on NECC’s Haverhill Campus, to a morning celebration in the David Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus.

After a reading of “Green Eggs and Ham” by staff and faculty including President Lane Glenn, Vice President of Administration and Finance David Gingerella, Early Childhood Education (ECE) Professor Deirdre Budzyna, ECE student Kim Dyment, Little Sprouts teacher Jessica Collins, and NECC Enrollment/Academic Counselor Vengerflutta Smith, the children were treated to a breakfast of Dr. Seuss “hat” themed fruit skewers, green eggs and ham sandwiches, yogurt, and juice prepared by Simple Elegant Catering.

Each child was given a copy of the book “Green Eggs and Ham” as a keepsake.

Northern Essex offers an associate degree in early childhood education which prepares students, for professional careers in Early Childhood Education or for transfer to a four-year college.

The college also offers an associate degrees in elementary education and liberal arts: Middle/ High School Teaching.

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