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Seen 'n Heard - Dec, 2000 Issue (page 2)

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(November 7, 2000) It has been reported to Woodbury Reports that Laurie Hurd will be the new Headmaster at Hyde School at Bath Maine, 207-443-5584. 

(November 7, 2000) Jade Carter, Director, and Marie McElheny, Asst. Dir. of Admissions for The Horizons School, 205-933-7221, Birmingham, Alabama, mcelheny@horizonsschool.org, announced they have changed their status from a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) program to that of an independent private school called The New Horizons. The school has a non-degree program for young people ages 19 to 26 with a “primary diagnosis of a specific learning disability and/or other mild learning difficulties.”

(November 14, 2000) Donna Burtanger, VP-Marketing for the Brown Schools, 978-922-3388, dburtanger@brownschools.com, announced that The Brown Schools Center for Girls will open in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Center is a “staff-secure, nine to 18-month residential treatment center for young women, ages 13 to 18, who have underlying emotional and mental health treatment needs.” Founded in 1940, The Brown Schools has facilities in 10 states and Puerto Rico, serving nearly 10,000 youth each year.

(November 15, 2000) SUWS of the Carolinas announced the expansion of their program to 28 days. They are adapting the 21-day Idaho SUWS program, adding 7 days to accommodate an extended parent component while maintaining the integrity of the Search & Rescue component by extending it as well. Courses will depart on Dec. 14 & 28, Jan. 11 & 25, Feb. 8 & 22, and March 8 & 22.

(November 20, 2000) Larry Stednitz, with Alternative Youth Adventures, Lstednitz@aol.com, announced they will be co-hosting the Spring Rendezvous in Butte, Montana at the Copper King Inn May 2-4, 2001. This Northwest Regional Conference will feature Michael Gass, University of New Hampshire, Doug Nelson, Associate Professor in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership at Brigham Young University, Keith Russell, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, Dan Popov, Executive Director of WellSpring International Educational Foundation, Greg Kersten, founder and President of Equine Services, Gary Ferguson, author of Shouting at the Sky, Gordon Birch, national director of Alternative Youth Adventures, and Rob Cooley, Founder and Director of the Catherine Freer Wilderness Program.

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