Kurn Hattin Celebrates 21 Graduates
June 12, 2019
On Saturday, June 8, 2019 twenty-one 8thgraders graduated from Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in a joyous and emotional ceremony. Graduation proceedings began with an opening welcome from Board President, Mark Bodin and an Invocation from houseparent Clint Plante. Salutatorian Alex Lowe III, then spoke to the audience and his fellow graduating classmates asking them to “accept your mistakes instead of rejecting them, but NEVER let them define who you are.”
Kurn Hattin Homes Leadership Restructuring for Growth & Development
June 11, 2019
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children is planning for its future with leadership restructuring. To begin, Admissions Director Sue Kessler, M.Ed will take on the role of Assistant Executive Director beginning July 1. She will be overseeing direct student services which include the School, Residential Life, Counseling, Nursing, Food Services, Volunteers, and Admissions. Executive Director, Steve Harrison will continue to oversee organizational services–those that operate to support the overall organization, the operations of the campus, and the financial aspects of the Homes.
Alumni and Guests Help Kurn Hattin Celebrate its 125th Anniversary
May 24, 2019
Over 200 guests and alumni, from the classes of 1942 to 2013, arrived at Kurn Hattin Homes on May 18th to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
The day-long event began with a welcome to all guests by Executive Director Steve Harrison. Harrison spoke of Perseverance, Nurturance, Hope, Compassion, and a Sense of Worth—The core values that continue to guide the mission of Kurn Hattin. Harrison next introduced special guest Leslie Ann Dickinson, the great, great granddaughter of Reverend Charles Albert Dickinson, the founder of Kurn Hattin Homes. Leslie reflected on the work of Reverend Dickinson and read a letter written to friends requesting their financial help in supporting Kurn Hattin Homes and an April Fools poem Charles wrote at age 21.